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#Social Madness at Pet Camp

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Posted: June 26, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After pulling lots of teeth convincing Mark to be active in the world of social media, he is now happily tweeting and posting mobile uploads from the Savannah and just about everywhere…

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Come Celebrate Virginia’s Birthday – Oops We Mean July 4th With Us!

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Posted: June 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Virginia’s birthday is July 3rd and this year she is this many fingers old (just get a bunch, & we mean a bunch of your friends to help out on this). Now unlike many who enjoy going out for…

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I Love My Shelter Cat Contest Rules

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Posted: June 13, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month and we want to honor all the Pet Camp parents who have provided new forever homes to shelter cats. At our Main Campground and Cat Safari locations we open our…

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Star Camper Voting Continues

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Posted: June 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Star Camper campaigning is underway! The finalists have been selected and now it’s up to you to decide the next four Pet Camp Star Campers. Granted their platforms are pretty similar and very…

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Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month

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Posted: June 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June is national Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month and we want to celebrate all the Pet Camp cat campers who have found forever homes with Pet Camp parents. From June 12th through the 30th…

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Sunday Streets in the Bayview

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Posted: June 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 9th is Sunday Streets in the Bayview. Join Pet Camp at the “Pet Corner” located at the intersection of Galvez Street and Third Street (yup right across the street from the Savannah). Frankly, we’re not…

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Pet Camp Camper Cadets

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Posted: June 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We know that the two legged little ones are done, or all but done, with school for the year so no more helping them with math homework – which at least for us is getting to be a good thing…

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Global Warming and Pet Care

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Posted: June 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – As you know, we try to take a pretty expansive view of the issues we need to keep up with to provide quality pet care. Virginia and Mark regularly read and comment on issues raised in various…

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Camper Finalists Chosen – It’s Time to Vote

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Posted: May 29, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Pet Camp’s talent scouts have been hard at work screening Star Camper Contest entries. Choosing our finalists was not an easy task. Thank you to all of the wonderful campers that participated…

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Memorial Day is Next Week

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Posted: May 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Yes it’s happened again! The summer has snuck up on us and it’s time for frolicking in the sun (or the fog); shorts and t-shirts (or jeans and a sweatshirt); and hitting the pool…

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Last Week to be A Star

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Posted: May 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Next week ends the first round of the Star Camper contest – think of it as an audition to be on America’s Got Talent, Voice, Idol or some other show that may or may not even still be on the air…

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Star Campers

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Posted: May 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Pet Camp is searching for the next four star campers. We need 2 dog and 2 cat campers to be on our web page, our Facebook page, our billboards and on the right field wall at AT&T Park…

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Mother’s Day at Pet Camp

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Posted: May 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Diamonds? Fancy meals? Breakfast in Bed? Heck No! We know that all our pet parent mothers want for Mother’s Day is a great picture of their…

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Summer School

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Posted: May 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Yup, we know that school is almost out for the two-legged kids in our families, but summer is a perfect time for our four-legged friends to get some education…

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Pet Camp in the Community

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Posted: May 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Campy had a blast at DogFest last month so this month he’s off to the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo on May 6th (we hope he doesn’t drool on someone’s suit), the Whole EnChihuahua

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Memorial Day BBQ

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Posted: May 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Memorial Day is May 27th and that means it’s time for the first Pet Camp BBQ of the season. Now we want to clarify something: the BBQ is for campers staying…

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Summer Time Fun

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Posted: May 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – It won’t be long till those bratty, winey kids (oops – sorry those are Virginia’s & Mark’s kids, we know yours aren’t that way) are off from school and after 5 minutes complaining…

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Still Winning After all These Years

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Posted: April 9, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Thanks to everyone who voted Pet Camp as best overnight pet care facility in the Bay Area! This is the 5th year in a row we’ve taken this honor. We are humbled by the trust our campers’...

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What the Tax Man Taketh, Pet Camp Giveth Back

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Posted: April 9, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – As our small part of addressing the national debt we want to make sure that all of our campers’ parents have some quiet time on April 15th to finalize their taxes and pay their fare share...

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Spring Time Fun

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Posted: April 9, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – It’s already spring time in San Francisco. The rain has pretty much stopped and the fog hasn’t yet rolled in so let’s enjoy this weather while we can! Hitting AT&T Park for a home game?...

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Pet Camp in Canada

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Posted: April 9, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Pet Camp is featured in the new documentary Dog Dazed. Released the end of March in Canada this great movie focuses on the role of dogs in urban human life. In case there is no U.S. release Mark...

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Guinness is the Naughtiest Dog

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Posted: April 9, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Our Naughty Dog contest is over and Guinness has been voted the Naughtiest Dog followed by Kady and Bogie. It’s one of those rare times when being bad is good. Guinness will receive a free week...

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Pet Camp Express

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Posted: April 9, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Pet Camp Express is cruising all over town picking up and dropping off campers. The Pet Camp Express runs on compressed natural gas – so we’re saving the environment while saving you time!...

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Carmine and Vincent Get New Homes

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Posted: March 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Just last month we introduced you to Carmine and Vincent. These adorable 10-month-old Rottweiler puppies had failed their adoption screening at San Francisco Animal Care & Control...

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Vote For Pet Camp

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Posted: March 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The voting continues on A List and we’re holding our own. But we’re still pretty confused about how the popular vote gets translated at the Electoral College and can’t risk any hanging chad issues...

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Pet Camp Supports Local Schools

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Posted: March 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We know that times are tough for San Francisco’s schools and we are doing our share to support their efforts to raise funds to help our kids. So far we’ve donated XX gift baskets and gift certificates to San Francisco’s school (both public and private)…

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Saint Patrick’s Day

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Posted: March 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After years of trying, we’ve given up on the whole green beer thing – it just causes too many problems with the little dogs. Who knew that Chihuahuas can’t hold their liquor? This year the joyous green holiday is on Sunday, which in addition to meaning that Mark & Virginia’s…

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March Madness

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Posted: March 5, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Every year March Madness comes to Pet Camp with breed bracketology. We track the men’s games and if your camper is here when a school of the same breed wins, your camper wins too. That’s right, cheer on the Huskies, the Bulldogs, the Salukis, Great Danes and Terriers. When they win, you win…

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Naughty Dog Contest

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Posted: February 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Is your dog being more naughty than nice? Need to get some better behavior from the pooch? Tired of having friends decline visiting your house because your four-legged friend is out of control?...

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Smooch the Pooch and Kiss the Kat Continue

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Posted: February 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We know that you’ve recently changed your search engine filter to allow more adult content so you can view the counselors’ intimate pictures with their favorite campers on our Facebook page – – but have you posted any of your own?...

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Vote for Pet Camp

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Posted: February 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We know you’ve got a lot going on and we kind of hate to ask, but Pet Camp is once again nominated to be the best overnight care facility in the Bay Area and we need your support...

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Campy Not AKC Recognized

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Posted: February 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Much to our great disappointment Campy did not win at the Golden Gate Kennel Club even after he buddied up to show officials. We thought that it was that perhaps Campy had spent too much time...

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Dental Health Month

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Posted: February 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February is National Pet Dental Health month. We think it’s great that Pet Dental Health month overlaps with Smooch the Pooch and Kiss the Kat (for all the obvious reasons) and we really think dental health is important. Those of you who have seen Mark’s smile this last month..

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Continuing Education a Must at Pet Camp

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Posted: February 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We strive to provide our campers with the best care bar none and we know that keeping up to date on pet related issues and continuing education is a big part of that. So in addition to Mark reading all sorts of bizarre journals like DVM Magazine...

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Super Bowl Party at Pet Camp

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Posted: January 25, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Having friends over to watch the big game? Found a place with a bigger T.V. than your living room? Well that’s all well and good for you…but what about your 4-legged friend? Think all those dropped nachos are good for his stomach or did you just plan on…

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Smooch the Pooch and Kiss the Kat is Back

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Posted: January 25, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Just when you thought it was safe to put away the chapstick, breath mints, or heaven forbid that liver flavored toothpaste (hmmm we just love that stuff) – Smooch the Pooch and Kiss that Kat is back…

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New Year’s Resolution

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Posted: January 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Well we’re about a week into the New Year and Mark has already broken his New Year’s resolution (trust us – whatever it was he’s already broken it), but all kidding aside, all of us at Pet Camp want to thank our campers…

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Camper Cadet Program

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Posted: January 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January is National Train Your Dog Month – how convenient that it’s also the first month of the Pet Camp Camper Cadet Program! Camper Cadets learn how to sit, lie down, walk nicely on a leash, leave it and look…

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Campy Delivers to Pets Unlimited

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Posted: January 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Virginia and Campy visited Pets Unlimited to deliver baskets full of lamb rolls for the homeless dogs waiting for forever homes at Pets Unlimited. Said Virginia, “We’re so very thankful to the generosity of our Camper’s parents…

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Pet Camp Bus Routes Continue to Expand

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Posted: January 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – While MUNI is trying to cut back service, the Pet Camp bus routes continues to expand! Last week the Pet Camp Bus made its first intentional run across the Bay Bridge to the far away land of Oakland…

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Smooch the Pooch and Kiss the Kat

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Posted: January 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – That’s right it’s time to pucker up! Every day from January 28th to February 15th we’ll be posting one of your favorite Pet Camp counselors getting up close and personal with one of the campers on our Facebook page AND for every…

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Virginia Joins California SHOP Advisory Workgroup

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Posted: January 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Ok, when we first heard this we thought – isn’t this a pretty extreme way to justify an afternoon at Nordstrom?…

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Our Holiday Gift to You – Later Checkouts

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Posted: December 5, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Just in time for the holidays, Pet Camp is changing its checkout time to allow your camper to stay longer and have more fun! Starting December 17, checkout time for campers participating in our Explorer, Trailblazer and Back Country activity packages will now be 5:00 p.m…

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New Menu at Pet Camp

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Posted: December 5, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Oh yes, the holiday season brings all sorts of dietary delicacies. From San Francisco Dungeness Crab to baked Ham, we all change our diets at Pet Camp in December (well, everyone except Mark who continues to practice those really old dietary customs)…

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Shoot and Score to Support Pets Unlimited!

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Posted: December 5, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – There’s still plenty of time to support the homeless dogs at Pets Unlimited. All this month, pickup a Natural Balance Lamb Roll to donate to a homeless dog at Pets Unlimited and you’ll get 20% off the price. Even better, if you shoot and score, you’ll get a free…

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Santa Paws is Coming to Town

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Posted: December 5, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – If your camper is lucky enough to be spending Christmas with us (sorry, this year Chanukah is so early that we’re not even bothering to mention it in this newsletter) Santa Paws will once again be visiting! Spend at least $5.00 on a treat or toy in our lobby…

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New Year’s Eve at Pet Camp

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Posted: December 5, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – It’s time to find those doggie party clothes because it’s New Year’s Eve at Pet Camp! There will be balloons, decorations, party hats and special treats (sadly, no Champagne toast – the bubbles tickle the dogs’ noses)…

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Pet Camp – It’s Not Just Fun & Games Anymore

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Posted: December 5, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We know that your dog wants to come to camp to romp about in the Savannah and hang with buds during playgroup, but now your dog can enjoy all that AND come home with some new found (or re-found) skills! Ok, your dog won’t be able to vacuum or do the dishes, but thanks…

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Post World Series in San Francisco

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Posted: November 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Well, the baseball season has ended in San Francisco – granted it ended here later than anywhere else and the parade was AMAZING, but it’s still sad when it ends. So what’s a dog and cat to do to get over this? Can they really spend the winter cooped up…

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Small Business Saturday

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Posted: November 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is Small Business Saturday, a day to support your local small businesses. Pet Camp is thrilled to be part of San Francisco’s own Vertical Response’s Small Business Saturday Microsite (if only we were techie enough to understand what a microsite is)…

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Thanksgiving Fun at Pet Camp

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Posted: November 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – It’s only two more weeks until Thanksgiving. For most of you that means a long weekend spent with family and friends over a great dinner and then hitting the malls or the internet for Black Friday or Cyber Monday…

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Shoot and Score for the Homeless Dogs at Pets Unlimited

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Posted: November 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Again this year Pet Camp will be supporting Pets Unlimited by having the Pet Camp basketball hoop set up at the Main Campground during the entire holiday season. Pickup a Natural Balance Lamb Roll to donate to a homeless dog at Pets Unlimited and you’ll get 20% off the price…

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It’s More Than Just Macramé at Pet Camp

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Posted: November 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Tired of your camper coming home with macramé and pasta art and think we need more enrichment programs at Pet Camp? Well, starting January 2, 2013, Pet Camp is pleased to announce that basic dog training will be available at the Main Campground…

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Staying Warm & Dry this Rainy Season

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Posted: November 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Need to get your camper over to the Main Campground and don’t feel like dealing with the elements? Don’t forget that the Pet Camp bus is here to help…

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Fall Fun

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Posted: October 3, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The weather is finally beginning to feel like summer in San Francisco and the campers are loving it! The fall sprucing up in the Savannah is done: more trees have been planted, the sun shades are in and there are huge mounds of dirt just waiting for your camper to romp on…

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Pet Camp PAC Flexes its Muscles

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Posted: October 3, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Man o man do we wish we had a Pet Camp PAC with all that unlimited money flowing in to support the issues the campers care most about. But since we know we can’t get that organized in time for Election Day, here’s what we can do to support the democratic process…

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Pet Camp Bus

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Posted: October 3, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Early this morning the Pet Camp Bus was out on another run. Sure we started the bus with lots of limitations about where we would go and when we would be driving around town…

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Update on Virginia’s Jaunt to Washington, DC with Small Business

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Posted: October 3, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Virginia’s trip to our nation’s capital with Small Business Majority has already borne fruit. Her main message was about health care (what else is new?) and she had two specific things she wanted the IRS to do…

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Frequent Camper Cards Make a Come Back

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Posted: September 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Ok, we tried to embrace technology, we tried to be so cutting edge…we ditched our tried and true paper Frequent Camper Cards for some whiz bang computer based version and we failed. Yes it’s true…

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Savannah Improvements

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Posted: September 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Savannah has been a huge hit since it opened last year. The dogs just love having 13,000 square feet of outdoor space to run and frolic in but we need to add some more protection against sun…

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Pet Camp Bus

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Posted: September 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Every week the Pet Camp Bus is out and about picking up and dropping off campers. We know that you’ve got a lot to do getting ready for a trip or when your camper just needs a day of play…

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Virginia Goes to Washington

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Posted: September 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Virginia will be one of 13 small business owners going to Washington to meet with members of the House, Senate and government agencies to discuss the impact of the Health Care Reform Act…

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Busy Fall Season

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Posted: September 4, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Every fall there is amazing assortment of things going on in San Francisco and this year the list is even longer. Here’s what we know of so far…

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End of Summer Fun

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Posted: August 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – It’s finally getting warm in San Francisco – so we know that summer is almost over. Bring your dog or cat over to Pet Camp to enjoy the long Labor Day Weekend. This will be our last BBQ of the summer season so don’t forget to sign your camper up to enjoy this amazing treat…

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Labor Day is Fast Approaching

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Posted: August 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We know, it’s only August, but Labor Day is September 3, so make your reservation now! And speaking of holidays, as much as it shames us to admit it, we are actually beginning to think about the winter holidays. Every year on Christmas Eve someone calls and says…

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San Francisco Marathon

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Posted: August 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Campy and Splash made an appearance at the San Francisco Marathon last month. No, they didn’t run the damn thing – really what were you even thinking?? Nope, they were recruited to be signage for the “dog leg” portion of the Munchkin Kids’ Run mile run…

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Our Friends From Up North

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Posted: August 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Pet Camp recently got a visit from the folks at Bountiful Films from British Columbia, Canada (you know that big empty place just north of us) who were in California doing a documentary on dogs and the role dogs play in our increasingly urbanized society…

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The Olympics are in Full Swing

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Posted: August 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Well, like London we have had to organize the Olympics in the middle of a big City (not the middle of nowhere) and we are confident that we are doing just fine. In fact, several of the events have already happened and we are pleased to announce the current leader…

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Take the Bus to Camp!

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Posted: August 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Pet Camp bus has been spotted plenty of times in Noe Valley and recently as far away as Hayes Valley. If your camper needs a ride to or from Pet Camp just give us a call. This is still in the rollout phase, so there are some geographic limitations…

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Send a Homeless Dog to Camp

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Posted: June 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Pet Camp is thrilled to be working with San Francisco Animal Care & Control to send homeless dogs on summer vacation at Pet Camp. This innovative program, funded completely by the Friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Control (for you fellow San Franciscans worried…

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July Special Offer

Get Campy's Dog-gone Hot Summer Special

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Posted: June 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Our referral program just got hotter! Let your camper cool off at Pet Camp with Campy's Summer Referral offer. In the month of July, when you refer a new camper, receive a $50 Pet Camp gift card and an additional special camper treat…

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The Camp Bus is Up and Running

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Posted: June 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Pet Camp Bus is up and running. We currently have routes in the Noe Valley, Castro, SOMA and Potrero neighborhoods and are looking for more riders. Think about it…we show up at your door and whisk your camper away for an amazing day of…

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Campy About Town

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Posted: June 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Campy has been out & about. From farmers’ markets, to Giant’s games, to corporate headquarters, to MUNI stops (of course he had a transfer), Campy has been making the rounds of our fair City. We’d like to pretend that we have an organized…

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And the winner is…

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Posted: June 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The voting has ended! The list of potential mascot names sent in was amazing! After looking over the list, dealing with some “Hanging Chad” (not one of the submitted names), and some backroom discussions we are proud to announce that our mascot has a name… Campy!

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Pet Camp Joins the 20th Century!

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Posted: May 30, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Sure, we know that we’re ahead of the curve on some things related to pet care (like doggie group play and our Safari excursion for cats) but on others we’re notably behind the times; and yes, we know that the 20th century started 112 years ago...

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The Pet Camp Bus is Ready for Action

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Posted: May 30, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After many months of haranguing from a certain pet parent who shall go nameless (but whose pet is Lucky Moss), lots and lots of responses to the Pet Camp survey asking for transportation options we are proud to announce that the Pet Camp bus...

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Hot Time Summer in the City

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Posted: May 30, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – If only it was hot in San Francisco in the summer…but notwithstanding our lovely fog driven air conditioner it is still summer and things are heating up at Pet Camp. We just had our first BBQ of the season (all beef franks – can’t call them...

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Father’s Day

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Posted: May 30, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We gave out nearly 100 beautifully framed camper cameos over the Mother’s Day weekend and the response from the pet parents was amazing! If you missed out, fret not, we’re repeating the entire thing the weekend of...

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Spring is in the Air

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Posted: May 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – If you’re not sure, just ask anyone with allergies – spring is definitely here and all that pollen is definitely in the air. This may not be good for allergy sufferers, but it sure is great for the campers...

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Pet Camp Turns 15

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Posted: May 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – It’s a shocker to us too, but May 4th Pet Camp will turn 15. In May 1997 we opened our doors to San Francisco’s dogs and cats. So much has changed since then, we added a pool, opened Cat Safari...

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