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About The Pooch

The Panting Pooch is an insured, dog*tec and PetTech certified City of San Francisco Commercial Dog Walker that provides affordable dog walks, doggy daycare, pet sitting and more. The Panting Pooch uses Pet Check Technology to bring you real-time GPS tracked walks to assure you of the quality of walks your pooch receives. You will receive email alerts at the start and finish of every walk that include a GPS map and a report of what your pooch did on his or her adventure.

The Panting Pooch transports pooches to the best off leash dog walking locations in San Francisco such as Ocean Beach, Baker Beach, The Presidio, Mountain Lake Park and more. The Panting Pooch uses the ideal vehicle transportation methods established by The City and County of San Francisco Animal Care & Control and every pooch is safely transported in their own comfortable compartment with access to water. 

As a Dog*Biz certified dog walker, The Panting Pooch pledges to use only humane training approaches. The Panting Pooch is committed to using only scientifically sound, positive training methods with all dogs in its care. The Panting Pooch also pledges to adhere to The Dog*Biz Business Code of Ethics.

The Panting Pooch has been making pooches pant since 2011. The Panting Pooch looks forward to being your partner in keeping your pooch healthy and happy for years to come.

About the Founder

In 2011 Lane Gunsolley, the founder of The Panting Pooch, left his successful nearly ten year career in the banking industry to pursue what made him happiest: being surrounded by the joy of dogs. In 2012 Lane graduated from The dog*tec Dog Walking Academy. Lane has furthered his education in canine behavior and training by completing Pet Addict's Dog Behavior & Psychology Course in 2015 and Karen Pryor's Dog Trainer Foundations course in 2016 and renews his Pet Tech first aid training every two years.

While growing up in a small rural town in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Lane formed a strong love of nature and the outdoors. After completing courses at The Art Institute of Seattle, he began a career in banking, which eventually brought him to San Francisco in 2005. No matter where on the globe Lane may be, he will always consider the great City of San Francisco his home.
Lane is the proud guardian of Harlow, a six-year-old "Teacup" Chihuahua and the late Crow, a Golden Retriever and Chow Chow mix. He and Crow shared 15 years of great joy and adventure together. Lane hopes to assist you in providing your pooch with the long, healthy, happy life that Crow enjoyed.

Lane would like to thank his clients for sharing their best friends and allowing him to be a part of some of the happiest times of their pooch's lives.

Certifications & Credentials

Lane Gunsolley of The Panting Pooch graduated from The dog*tec Dog Walking Academy in December of 2012. Lane adheres to the dog*tec Business Code of Ethics.

Lane completed The Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundations Course and received a certificate of completion in February of 2016.

Lane completed The Pet Addict Dog Behavior & Psychology Course and received a certificate of completion in August of 2015.
Lane is certified in pet first aid & CPR every two years by Pet Tech. The Panting Pooch always carries a first aid kit containing essential first aid items on every walk.
Lane has passed a background check on Thumbtack which includes identity verification and a criminal record check in Axciom Information Security Services' criminal record database and Department of Justice's national registry.

The Panting Pooch was one of the first dog walkers to pass an inspection and receive its commercial dog walking permit when The City & County of San Francisco enacted its commercial dog walker legislation on July 1st, 2013. The Panting Pooch is one of the few dog walkers that transports pooches using Animal Care & Control's ideal transportation methods.

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