Is It Safe For Dogs to Drink Out of Community Water Bowls?

When I take one of my dogs to one of San Francisco’s many off leash dog parks or to walk around one of San Francisco’s commercial corridors, I try to keep them from drinking out of communal water bowls. My wife always argues with me about this. She says, “they’re thirsty, what are you worried…

April 24, 2021

Pet Behavior and the Pandemic

The other day I attended a webinar presented by the Animal Medical Center of New York City. The focus of the webinar was getting pets (dogs and cats for the purpose of the webinar) ready for pet parents to return to working outside the home. One of the main issues addressed was “separation anxiety.” I…

April 21, 2021

Petsmart Pet Care Facility in San Francisco

Pet Camp has been around since 1997. We’ve been through the ups and downs of the San Francisco economy and seen pet care providers come and go these almost 25 years. That said, whenever a new pet care facility comes to town I worry. This weekend Petsmart opened in San Francisco (in the Sears building…

April 16, 2021

Big Dogs – Why We Love Them!

The other week, we posted a blog critical of a post that listed only small dogs as good apartment dogs. We protested that big dogs also made great apartment dogs (and great dogs overall). We’re thrilled to report that in their Spring 2021 Our Animals magazine the San Francisco SPCA agreed with our assertion. The…

April 14, 2021