Pet Camp Blog

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Selective City Enforcement Harms Small Businesses

October 3, 2023

The other week one of Pet Camp’s vehicles could not be started at the end of the day.  After struggling for a bit, the counselors left it on the street (parked nicely along the curb) overnight.  This vehicle, the old school bus we will use to move dogs between the Main Campground and the Ranger…

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What is the Best Leash Length for Dog Training?

September 27, 2023

With the Ranger Station up and running, and our associated ability to do more dog training and enrichment at Pet Camp, we are receiving more dog training questions than ever. One of the most common questions we get is, “what’s the best leash length for dog training?” As with much of dog training, there is…

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What Pet Camp Means To Me: Stevie Hoodja

September 13, 2023

As the Ranger Station launched its soft opening the other week, I have been reflecting on what I have done at Pet Camp the past year, and it’s been unlike anything I expected and more than I could hope for. This time last year, I was an eager 22-year-old recent graduate with a Bachelor of…

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Why Does Pet Camp Require the Dog Flu Vaccine?

September 6, 2023

Pet Camp and many, but not all, pet care facilities in San Francisco require that all dogs be vaccinated against CIV, also known as dog flu.  Because not every San Francisco veterinarian asks pet parents about the dog flu vaccine, and others treat this vaccine as a “lifestyle” vaccine, there are times when Pet Camp…

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The “Quiet Command”

August 28, 2023

Now that the Ranger Station is up and running, we wanted to begin to share some of the additional training and activities we can offer at Pet Camp. One area of the Ranger Station is a desensitization area.  We have an array of things your dog is exposed to while out and about in San…

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Pet Camp Ranger Station: “Beyond Group Play”TM

August 22, 2023

As we begin operations at the Ranger Station, we are being asked the inevitable question: why? Why did we feel the need to expand?  Why did we feel the need to offer enrichment and training beyond group play? And for those of you who know how Pet Camp really works, why did Michelle let Mark…

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