2 Apr

San Francisco Dog Parks Closed – Pet Camp Open

When San Francisco’s Shelter in Place order was extended until May 4th it was also expanded to close all of San Francisco’s dog parks. We know that this is a burden on San Francisco pet parents – because as much as an on-leash walk is fun, there’s no way it makes up for a romp […]


31 Mar

Shelter in Place – Pet Camp Week Two Update

Here’s a quick update on how week two went at Pet Camp: Dogs & Cats – still amazing. Mark’s back & knees – considerably less so The campers, managers, and our clients have been, in a word, remarkable. We are beyond proud to still be open and providing overnight care for the pets of those […]


24 Mar

San Francisco Shelter In Place – Week 1 Update

It has been a week of sheltering in place for San Francisco (in case you are counting, that’s 7 weeks in dog years), and I have to say that things are both bleak and amazing. First the bleak: Pet Camp, like pet care facilities around the country and businesses everywhere, has taken the response to […]


13 Mar

Thanks for Asking – How COVID-19 Impacts Pet Care Facilities

The other day we got a cancellation of an overnight stay at Cat Safari. Frankly, these past weeks we’ve been getting plenty of cancellations of both overnight stays at both Cat Safari and the Main Campground as well as doggie day care reservations at the Main Campground. We completely understand why this is happening, that […]


10 Mar

Dear Abby: Time to Join the Modern Era of Quality Pet Care

The other week I was reading Dear Abby; ok, that’s not true, I’ve never read Dear Abby in my life. Really, my wife was reading it and told me that Dear Abby had said that asking a family member to put a dog in a “kennel” is “tantamount to telling them they must put their […]


21 Jan

Has your dog seen you naked?

I was having a conversation with a Pet Camp counselor and was more than a bit taken back when they said they didn’t get undressed in front of their dog. I had no idea what to say, but my mind was racing.  I knew that the dog and the counselor were of the opposite sex […]


14 Jan

Dogs and Your Next Dental Appointment

Hate going to the dentist?  The sound of the drill give you the willies?  Well, if you’ve got really good dental insurance a visit to a dentist in Norway might be the answer. Researchers at the Uit Artic University of Norway (they play in the Artic Circle league for you college sports fans) are exploring […]


7 Jan

News Flash: More than 1 Dog Goes to Pet Camp at a Time

The other week we had to fire a client. I hate when this happens. There is the obvious business reason for not firing a client: it costs money to market a business and in the pet care world the first few visits (until we get to know the pet and the pet parent) are the […]


24 Dec

Dog Beds at Pet Camp

Since we opened in 1997, Pet Camp has allowed pet parents to bring in bedding from home for their dogs and cats while staying with us. For several reasons, we must reevaluate our dog bed policy. Reason number 1: The San Francisco Fire Marshall has told us to! While pet care facilities in San Francisco […]