meet our team:
Our team of pet care professionals are more than just pet enthusiasts, we are made up of dog trainers, instructors, AKC evaluators, groomers, veterinary technicians and many other professions, all certified and/or experienced in their own field. We have something in common: We specialize in animal handling, working with animals as our profession and passion, we are fully trained and most importantly: We love what we do.
We only work with select individuals able to pass a criminal background check, we are insured, bonded and certified pet first aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.
We service the city of Long Beach and its surroundings, Los Angeles and Orange County. Please let us know if you have any questions!
President and head trainer:
Hello, I am Carlos!
My love for dogs has turned into a business passion after adopting Trina, a formerly unwanted pet with serious behavioral issues. Trina was fearful, distrustful and scared when I met her. Today she is a well adjusted girl who trusts me and we have a very special and close bond. She is my companion and best friend, she helps me throughout the day when meeting new doggies that join our dog daycare service and even helps me to train some pups. But most importantly, she is a very happy girl today.
I am a life-long animal lover, I have been around dogs, cats and exotic pets since my childhood. I truly love animals, I love every pet under my care and being a trainer and a dog walker in Long Beach is not a part-time job for me, it is my life and my profession.
My background is in Advertising, Sales and Marketing, which changed after moving to California from the East Coast. I knew the corporate world did not make me happy, the stress and the daily grind got old. Adopting Trina made me so happy and I fell in love with her and with California so the transition was very natural. I have applied over a decade of business experience to create a company that focuses on something that I am truly passionate about.
The best advice I have received was from my mom, she said: “If you don’t want to go into a corporate office job again, don’t, life is too short, find something you enjoy.” So I did. My favorite part of this business is working with dogs that need help and getting to know them. At the end of the day, we get paid to play with puppies in California weather, it truly is a dream!
My pledge to you: You can feel safe that your pet is in the best hands: experienced, trained, certified and insured professionals who will treat your best friend as our own family.
carlos | president and head trainer
Hi, my name is Adriene!
I have been around dogs and cats ever since I can remember. I live with Holly and Sophie, a maltese terrier mix who I fell in love with while taking care of her and a pit bull terrier mix. They are the lights of my life and my companions and assistants.
I am in charge of new recruits for our dog daycare service, I perform personality assessments and energy level evaluations. I am a dog training instructor as well and I make recommendations for our daycare doggies that need homework.
My experience working with dogs every day has made me realize that most issues with dogs come from the amount of exercise and the type of exercise a dog gets. That is one of the best parts of being a dog walker and trainer, I get to help people better their relationship with their dogs. I have learned that a well exercised puppy is a happy and healthy puppy.
My pledge to you: I will care for your dog like it was my own, and I will do whatever I can to help you better your relationship with your pup!
adriene | general Manager, pack leader and dog training instructor
Hello, fellow canine lovers I'm Doriam. I am a Certified Dog Trainer through Animal Behavior College. I am glad to be part of the team of pack leaders at wooftidoo pet services who's love and devotion for our canine companions is what motivates me to be the best dog care professional. No matter what the situation calls for I am up for the challenge whether it be a dog walk, dog sitting, doggy field trip, or training.
My love for my two dogs is what made me become a dog trainer / dog handler. I hold my certification from the Animal Behavior College which has help me better understand the canine species in a whole new way. My theory on dog training is that you only need a dog, leash, and lots, lots of patience.
My pledge to you: Doriam will help you better understand your canine companion on what his breed needs are so that it can have a long happy life. While at the same time it can learn the basics of being a well mannered canine.
doriam | pack leader / coordinator and certified dog trainer
Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter:
Raised in Long Beach by a family of pet lovers in a home overflowing with animals, I found myself caring and raising birds that were laid as eggs in my very own backyard, cats that I find lonesome and lost along the road, and taking in dogs that just need one more chance. I didn’t truly value the relationships and companionship that pets, especially dogs, can offer till I truly needed it. Following the passing of two of my relatives, I was able to find great solace in the unconditional love from my dog, Apollo. That’s when I realized that I wanted animals to always be a large part of my
life. I then became much more proactive in learning all I can about animal behavior and health. I sought out resources in order to gain knowledge and experience, volunteering at shelters, fostering animals, and working with veterinarians. I am so happy to have the opportunity to work with wooftidoo, a new source that is wealthy with information and experiences. At wooftidoo I’m able to work with people who love animals just as much as I do, and that on it’s own is very exciting. I can’t wait for whatever new obstacles and challenges I will encounter, because I know that I will always show any animal love and kindness and use all of my experience and knowledge to provide that animal with the best care possible.
My pledge to you: I give my word that I will always care for your pets as if they were my own, working with each one to make them the best pet they can be. Weather the problems be big or small, I will do my best to improve the quality of life for you and your furry loved one.
eduardo | Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter
Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter:
I am so happy to be a part of the wooftidoo team! I live in Long Beach with my husband and our black lab mix, Marley. Marley came into our lives about six and a half years ago when he was three. He is our second rescue dog. I can’t tell you how much Marley and his predecessor, Scuttle, have enriched our lives. They bring us so much happiness, companionship and joy. I can’t imagine life without a dog or cat to love.
I worked for many years in the corporate world and decided to make a complete change when I was laid off from my job. Having always loved animals I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do what I have always wanted to do – work with animals.
My pledge to you: You can be assured I will give your pet the best of care and treat him or her as though they were my own.
jeannette | Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter
Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter:
Hello, my name is Wendy. I am very excited to be a part of the Wooftidoo team as a dog walker and pet sitter in the Long Beach area.
I have always had a great love for animals of all sorts. Which is why I am the “go to” person for dog walks, feedings and poop-duty when my friends go out of town. I have house keys and alarm codes to all my friends’ homes for that very purpose. I also enjoy volunteering at rescues as a large breed dog walker when I have spare time. My goal is to one day run and operate a rescue for all sorts of animals (domestic and farm).
My pledge to you: You can rest assured that I will always provide your pet with love, affection and respect and treat it as though it were my own. Your pet will be in great hands at all times, be it for short walks or during extended stays with me.
wendy | Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter
Hi everybody! I’m Julie, and I live in Paramount right next to Long Beach. I was raised in a family that has always loved animals, and over the years I’ve had the opportunity to share my life with dogs, cats, parrots, guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, fish, iguanas, geckos, and more. I feel comfortable around animals of any species, and I just don’t feel right if I don’t have one of my dogs by my side!
I started working for a pet store in 2004, and I became their dog trainer in 2006. I had always known that I wanted to have a career working with animals. My work training dogs there inspired me to learn more about animal behavior and training. In 2008, I started studying with Animal Behavior College; after I graduated as a certified dog trainer, I trained and walked dogs on my own and was an assistant trainer in Lomita in my spare time. These days, I volunteer at the Wildlife Waystation in the Angeles National Forrest and at the Seal Beach Animal Shelter. And now, thanks to Wooftidoo, I get to continue working with wonderful dogs and their loving owners!
I am the proud pet parent to my three dogs: a 9-year-old black & tan coonhound/pincer mix, a 3-year-old red-nosed pit bull/German shepherd mix, and a 3 year old chihuahua, and to my 2 year old cat, my baby green iguana, and my beta fish. I am indescribably thankful for my beautiful late keeshond/elkhound mix, Koko, who inspired me to make animals and their care my life’s work.
My pledge to you: I will consider your pet as part of my family, because he or she is such an important part of yours. Your fur baby will be in safe, experienced hands, and I will give you any help you might need to make your bond with him or her even stronger.
julie | Long Beach dog walker, pet sitter and certified dog trainer
Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter:
Hello there pack moms and dads, I am Daren Golden. I am currently a
student at CSULB and a Long Beach native. I assist the packs from week to
week but I promise to give each pup as much love and attention they
need and continue to develop great bonds with all of them. The focus of my pack is to show them each how to socialize with other dogs, explore new places, and keep each dog active. I know your pups will enjoy their long walks and adventurous hikes with me. I have years of experience with animals and I will use my knowledge to keep your dog happy and safe. I will love your dog just like I love my own.
My pledge to you: We are going to have a ton of fun under the Long Beach sun!
daren | Long Beach dog walker and pet sitter
Westside / South Bay dog walker and pet sitter:
Hello! My name is Yazmin...
And I have a 6 year old Chihuahua mix named Mezkal that I adore with all my life. All my friends and relatives know my love for animals, I have a greater understanding and respect for them since having my own dog.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fresno. I have worked in the social services field for the past 5 years and I have greatly enjoyed it. However, I have always had an interest in working with animals which is why I decided to become a professional dog walker and pet sitter in Los Angeles.
Mezkal and I are great walkers and enjoy the outdoors. I am comfortable with all breeds and sizes. I believe that all animals deserve to be treated with respect, love and understanding. As a pet owner I understand how our pets are special and part of our family. I honestly feel that our world would be a better place if we all treated each other with respect, love and understanding and that includes our animals. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me.
My pledge to you: I will always treat your pet with the love, respect and understanding that it deserves. You can rest assured that your pet will enjoy his or her walks and will be safe under my care.
yazmin | Westside / South Bay dog walker and pet sitter
Westside / South Bay dog walker and pet sitter:
Hello, My name is Nina. I am an animal lover of all kinds but take a special interest in dogs and cats. I have owned, rescued and fostered dogs and cats as long as I can remember and will continue on this journey as my mission in life is to help our beloved four legged friends in need!
I live in Marina Del Rey with my two cats. I volunteer for dog rescues as well as dog walking and training for others. I treat every pet as they were my own and they are always happy to see their "auntie Nina."
My pledge to you: I have a lot of education and experience when it comes to nutrition, problem solving, training and basic vet care. I will make sure that each pet gets the attention, exercise and love they deserve!
nina | Westside / South Bay dog walker and pet sitter
Orange County dog walker and pet sitter:
Hi there! My name is Lizzie and I live in northern Orange County, in Fullerton to be exact with my boyfriend Oliver and my three large babies Berdoo, Bullwinkle and Captain E.O. I have worked in the pet community doing rescue, pet services, and fostering for the past three years. I love how pet friendly southern California is and take my babies everywhere, camping, hiking, and biking.
My love of pets started early, I remember being 10 and begging for a puppy, my parents did the right thing and went out and got me a rescue dog and brought it home saying “she’s small so she’s like a puppy right?”. I fell in love with that little cocker spaniel I named Chelsea on the spot. She was my sister, best friend, and most trusted confidante. As I got older I realized I was just an animal person, and in high school I was always bringing home strays, whether they were kittens, dogs, of even injured wildlife.
When I moved to California I went to the Humane Society to pick out a dog and ended up coming home not with a little fluffy dog like I wanted but a long lean GSD mix we named Captain. But I was so touched by how many dogs were in need of homes I decided to start volunteering with a rescue, and then started fostering. Through that process I took in many different doggies and fell in love with two more big babies, Bullwinkle and Berdoo. Through my days fostering I learned that EVERY animal needs a different type of treatment to help them be the best pet they can be. I’ve taken in dogs that were afraid of being touched and turned them into outgoing snuggle bugs, and wild jumpy over excited dogs into easy going well manned babies and gotten them great homes!.
I met Carlos at wooftidoo as a client and when he saw my gentle hand and knowledge about dogs he asked me to join the team, so today I am a client turned team member. I love animals, big or little, cat or dog it doesn’t matter because there is nothing better than I could be doing.
My pledge to you: To treat your baby like my own, spoil them with walks, play time, and affection. I will find what works best for each pet to be happy, healthy, and always be gentle and caring with them.
lizzie | Long Beach pack leader
Dave Dreyfus, CDT
Dave Dreyfus is a Certified Dog Trainer through Animal Behavior College. After educating owners and saving dogs in Connecticut, Dave has moved his talents to Santa Monica, and is eager to help you. He has been around and enamored with dogs since he was practically born. His end game is simple - to help dogs and their owners. He has the perfect blend of knowledge and great interpersonal skills - two values that make a complete trainer.
He is married to his beautiful, loving wife Desi, and they share parental duties for their Jack Russell-mix, Halo. That's her to the left with Dave being the cute, obedient girl she has become.
Dave has volunteered for shelters and pet adoptions for many years. He is a former Humane Commissioner for the City of New Haven, CT, former Director of CUDA (Critical Urgent Donations for Animals), a wonderful non-profit organization, and was an integral part of the planning committee for Connecticut's National Pit Bull Awareness Day. In his limited free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors with Halo.
My pledge to you: Dave will treat literally every dog with the same level of respect and care it needs, and help you better understand your four-legged companion.
dave | certified dog trainer
Certifications and Accreditations
Insured and bonded - Kennel Pro
Cat and Dog First Aid - American Red Cross
Background check profile - Sittercity
AKC Canine Good Citizen® | CGC Evaluator - American Kennel Club
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy | Evaluator - American Kennel Club
Member - Pet Sitters International
Member - Petsit USA
H.E.A.L. I (One) Animal Behavior & Training - spcaLA
Volunteer dog grooming assistant- spcaLA
Volunteer pet photography - spcaLA
Why Pet Owners Hire Professional Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers:
• Pets are happier and experience less stress at home.
• Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted.
• Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated.
• Pet's exposure to illness is minimized.
• Untrained or unwilling friends/family/neighbors need not be called.
• In-home professional pet care provides added peace of mind.
Areas of expertise
Canine behavioral training
Canine obedience training
Puppy basic training
Pet parent consistency training
Pet concierge services
Doggie wash & grooming