Pet Camp Blog

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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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San Francisco: Perfect Weather for Your Dog!

August 14, 2023

There have been many human hotels advertising as of late that they are also good dog hotels.  Some chains have even gone as far as partnering with web-based apps to provide additional services for your dog.  Now, never mind that a human hotel is designed for… you guessed it – humans, not dogs; and never…

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New York Times and Dog Parks

August 9, 2023

The New York Times recently published a guest essay entitled “Dog Parks Are Great for People.  Too Bad They’re Terrible for Dogs.”  The crux of the essay was that, while we humans think of dog parks as an “oasis” from urban life, it would be wiser to think of them as “undersupervised and vaguely dirty…

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Pet Camp Ranger Station Treat Wall

Fear Free at Pet Camp’s Ranger Station

July 21, 2023

Most of you already know that all Pet Camp managers and supervisors that directly interact with the dogs at the Main Campground are Fear Free Certified.  We think we are the only pet care facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that can make this claim. Some of you may remember that for several years…

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