Off-Leash Dog Walks
Licensed, Insured, Certified in Canine First Aid
Woofers enjoy an Off-leash adventure with their newfound woofer pals out in nature for a minimum of 1 hour (often times more). This hike is perfect for your dog if they have recall skills. (max 8 dogs per group) Pick-up and Drop-off service included.
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday.
Time: pick-ups start at 8:30am and drop offs end at 1:30pm (these times may fluctuate with hot or cold weather, traffic or circumstances beyond my control)
Price: $31.50 + GST per hike (minimum 1 hike per week)
Woofer Walks (Fall,Winter,Spring)
Woofers enjoy an On-Leash walk with a smaller group of their newfound woofer pals for 1 hour. We always do our best to track down green spaces. Decent leash skills required. (max 4 dogs per group) Pick-up and Drop-off service included.
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday.
Time: Pick-ups start at 2pm and drop offs end at 5pm (this group is not available in the summer due to heat extremes these times may fluctuate with traffic or circumstances beyond my control).
Price: $31.50 + GST per walk (minimum 1 walk per week)
James Bay, Fairfield, Gonzales, Oak Bay, Uplands, Fernwood, Rockland, Harris Green, Downtown.
I offer In-your-home overnight dog sitting available exclusively for clients who have their dogs enrolled in either group. $60 + GST
If you are looking for Boarding I would recommend https://www.islandtimepetcare.com/in-home-boarding
All dogs will be required to have updated immunization records and a current license within their local municipality.
I have a zero tolerance aggression policy for my groups. I am not a dog trainer and for the safety of the group members and public, I maintain the right to refuse service at any time.
email: marinaavros (at) gmail.com
I would like to acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations communities – past, present, and future – for their stewardship, care, and leadership on these lands.
“When Harvey leaves every week to spend the day with the pack and Marina I know he’ll have fun, stay safe, and return exhausted but happy. I can think of no better way for a dog to spend his day! Marina is respectful, patient and fun – basically the perfect pack leader. I highly recommend her if you are interested in letting your dog spend the day with friends!” – Francesca Wheler, Oak Bay
“Our dog Rosie is really high energy, and her daily hikes with Woofers in the Woods keep us all sane. She loves to romp on trails and beaches with a small controlled pack, and we love that she is getting plenty of exercise and enrichment. Marina is reliable, conscientious, and very sweet with the dogs. Rosie absolutely adores her, and we do too!” –Lisa Goddard, Fairfield
“Marina is very pleasant and professional. She has excellent communication skills with both people and pooches. Our 5 year old Spoodle is very high energy and these hikes are fantastic. Bailey has been going twice a week for many months and he always comes back happy and (thankfully) tired out. He clearly loves the walks, the dogs and Marina” – Irene Zafferoni, Rockland
“Marina was introduced to my son and me about 1 year ago. Our dog Kerry is a small to mid sized dog and is a part of Woofers Hikes. She lovers her adventures. They always go to interesting parts of the city to explore. Marina is a very kind, thoughtful and trusting person who puts her Woofers as top priority.” – Shannon Von Kaldenberg, Rockland
“When Marina comes in to our home our dogs get all excited because they know they are soon to go on another amazing adventure! Marina is a great pack leader and our dogs respect and love her.” – Carla Hyslop, Aunty
“My little doggo always has a great time with her Woofers pack. And i have full confidence in Marina’s ability to handle a variety of pooch personalities while ensuring that everyone is safe. Highly recommended!” – Hope Schreiber, Gordon Head
“I’ll admit, before I met Marina and Ember I didn’t have very many interactions with dogs as I am allergic and also a Cat person. Over time I realized how amazing Ember is and I know a huge part of that is because of the solid leadership and attentiveness that Marina has provided for her dog. Many people don’t realize it but Ember is a Cat Whisperer. I never in a million years thought that my cats would have a dog friend but because of Ember’s calm and respectful demeanor the cats have totally warmed to her presence whenever they visit. Marina is very loving towards my cats and always takes the time to give them her undivided attention. I trust her to be in my home caring for them if ever I am away!” – Tanya Battersby, James Bay