Saying Goodbye to Competitor

In some industries, businesses are pleased when a competitor closes. The thought seems to be that, “With one less competitor, there will be more customers coming to my business.” I can’t speak for all pet care businesses or for all circumstances, but this is not the way Pet Camp operates and we are sad to…

June 9, 2020

not all in this together - dogs in savanah

Apparently Not All in this Together amid Covid-19 Crisis

For as long as I can remember, which is March 16th (the day before San Francisco Shelter in Place took effect), I’ve heard “We are in this together.” Apparently to one of our competitors in San Francisco, this isn’t the case. Before I go on, we know who the competitor is, we’ve just decided not…

May 28, 2020

Dog smiling at Pet Camp

Health Care During a Health Crisis

San Francisco has been operating under a Shelter in Place Order since March 16th. While Pet Camp has stayed open, our business has suffered immensely. I say that not to whine, or even to claim that Pet Camp is suffering any more than any other small business in San Francisco or the country – it…

April 21, 2020

In Time of Need, San Francisco Shakes Down Small Businesses

I thought I would take a break from a weekly update on San Francisco’s Shelter in Place order and its impact on Pet Camp to discuss the larger issue of the role of small businesses in San Francisco and how we are generally treated. In the midst of this coronavirus crisis, we are hearing all…

April 14, 2020