Something to Bark About!

Whether you are on vacation, traveling for business, or it's just another day at the office, Barking Good Walks will be there to feed, walk, play, and of course hug your pets. The bonus for you is absolute peace of mind knowing that your furry friends are receiving plenty of love, exercise and attention while you’re out.



Samuel Giacopazzi is the Founder of Barking Good Walks. Sam moved to San Mateo in 2013 with his wife, Monica and his two cats. He has more than 15 years of experience working with all types of animals; from domestic cats and dogs, reptiles and exotic birds - to pet goats and pigs.

Sam was a sou chef at Maitri Compassionate Care, a nonprofit AIDS hospice, for over 10 years before he decided to pursue his dream of working with animals. He officially opened his business in 2017 as a dog walker and pet sitter for animal lovers with busy work schedules, and for the occasional family vacation. The experience and passion he has for all animals shows through his interaction and loving disposition. 

From his previous career, Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts from the California Culinary Academy. As an active partner of the community, Sam is a proud member of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce. He is also a volunteer for Community Cats, a non-profit organization that feeds, spays/neuters and re-homes homeless cats in San Mateo. 

When he is not at work, Sam enjoys weekend getaways with his wife and spending time with his friends, family and pets. 



Happy, Healthy Pets



Regardless of what type of animal you have, In Home Pet Sitting is always a great option; especially if your pet has special needs or you are out of town.


With Barking Good Walks, you can rest assured that your pet is safe and will receive the encouragement and attentiveness they need during walks.



What My Clients Are Saying

I love getting feedback from my clients. As a professional Dog Walker, I’m proud to have gained the trust of my valued clients. They can be sure to rely on me with taking amazing care of their pets, and showering them with the amount of affection they are used to. Read below to see what’s been said about Barking Good Walks.


Amy C.

"I have three cats that I absolutely love. Samuel has spent a lot of time with my kitties. I would not hesitant to recommend working with Samuel. He is an animal lover and very trustworthy. I’m sure he will take very good care of your pets."



I love animals and have years of experience working with them. You can trust me to provide a safe, comfortable, fun, and healthy environment for your furry friend. Whether it’s taking them for walks, coming by to feed them, or providing at-home care, I’ll watch over your pet as if it were my own.

Contact Samuel - (510) 386-6368


Contact Samuel - (510) 386-6368

San Mateo, CA, USA