Pet Camp Blog

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The Ranger Station – Easy as A-B-C!

April 23, 2024

Pet Camp’s new enrichment and training center – the Ranger Station – has been open for about 6 months now, and it’s been a great success. While we’ve had a few casualties among our plants in the sensory garden, which was to be expected, overall, it’s been smooth sailing. Since it’s still relatively new, folks…

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If you hate us – just stay away!

April 15, 2024

Last week, I found myself behind the lobby desk, an anomaly I know, when a client who has used Pet Camp for 2 prior visits checked in. She began with the following statements: “My dog sitter is out of town and you’re my last option,” and “These medicines are very important and I know you…

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Why a Dog Maze?

April 9, 2024

One of the many enrichment activities at Pet Camp’s Ranger Station is a very large dog maze – no, not a maze of dogs; but a maze for dogs! When people first see it, they are both amazed and curious, and we often get asked: why a maze for dogs? We have got 5 reasons:…

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Managing Seasonal Allergies in Dogs: A Guide for Pet Parents in San Francisco

March 25, 2024

San Francisco, with its amazing climate, parks, and greenery, is a haven for dogs and dog lovers. But along with all of this comes the inevitable presence of seasonal allergies, which can affect our dogs as much as they do us. From pollen to mold spores, San Francisco’s changing seasons can trigger allergic reactions in…

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Bespoke Pet Care?

March 19, 2024

Last Sunday, the New York Times Magazine had an article about the “bespoke pet care industry.” For those not super hip, such as myself, bespoke now means exclusive rather than the earlier definition of custom made. I bring your attention to this because Pet Camp has always been custom made when it comes to the care…

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Harmonizing with Canine Nature: The Magic of the Treat/Scent Wall in Dog Training

March 11, 2024

When we opened the Ranger Station, our training and enrichment facility at Pet Camp, one of the many enrichment activities we included in construction was a treat/scent wall. The treat/scent wall is not just a novel addition to Pet Camp (though it is that as well); it is an amazing blend of canine instinct and…

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