East Bay Mutts has moved to Gold Country!

***After 3 wonderful years we have left Oakland. Please stay tuned for the adventures of Gold Country Mutts.***

My name is Christina Yasi and I am the owner/operator of Gold Country Mutts. Over the past 10 years I have fostered close to 100 animals with a variety of medical and behavioral issues.  Some stayed and became a part of my family.  Having volunteered at several Bay Area shelters, I currently spend my free time at Oakland Animal Services and serve on the board of Friends of Oakland Animal Services.  

Given my experience working with rescue dogs, it was a natural transition for me when I quit my job in higher education and founded East Bay Mutts in 2016.  I am committed to serving my clientele (both humans and dogs) to the best of my ability.  To that end I am continuously honing my skill set, enhancing my knowledge base, and staying up-to-date on current animal learning theory.  I earned my dog walking certification through dog*biz in 2017.  In 2018 I earned my dog training certification through the Dog Training Internship Academy of San Francisco, a highly respected, rigorous 5-month program focused on scientifically proven, positive-reinforcement dog training methods.

My clients make me laugh and smile every day. I can’t believe how lucky I am to work with such amazing dogs.


All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.
— Charles M Schulz

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