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.