7 Mar

Time for Paw-Ternity Leave in San Francisco

As a small business in San Francisco it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the list of benefits mandated by our Board of Supervisors and Mayor: from required paid time off (for even part time counselors) and health care (again, even for part time counselors), to a minimum wage in San Francisco that is 30% […]


3 Mar

Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

A few weeks ago Congress did the right thing (I know, you’re shocked already) and re-introduced the Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017.  In the most general terms, this Act is designed to “protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by acts of violence […]


28 Feb

World Spay Day

February 28th is World Spay Day.  Pet Camp is proud to support the Peninsula Humane Society and their mobile spay/neuter clinic (often referred to as the “Go Nuts” van).  Take a listen to Dr. Tiffany Hahn from the Peninsula Human Society as she explains the health and behavioral benefits to spaying or neutering your pet.  […]


26 Feb

Fairy Tale Day at Pet Camp

It’s Fairy Tale Day and while every day at Pet Camp has a Fairy Tale like ending for your dog or cat, we wanted to celebrate Fairy Tale Day (really, too bad it’s not Fairy Tail Day) with a special Pet Camp fairy tale. Grab a nice cup of hot coco, drop in a few […]


22 Feb

What’s Up with Grain-Free Dog Food?

We’ve written about dog food in the past, but a recent article in DogWatch, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s monthly newsletter, caught our attention and we wanted to pass it on.  At Pet Camp we can have up to 160 dogs lodging with us plus a number of dogs just doing doggie day […]


14 Feb

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Pet Camp

It’s Valentine’s Day at Pet Camp! Sure we could celebrate with chocolate (but that’s bad for dogs) or overpriced roses (but those thorns hurt paws) or cheesy greeting cards (actually, we kind of like those). But we didn’t! Instead we celebrated with our campers. Check out the Pet Camp Counselors and some of their favorite […]


1 Feb

We Be Jammin’ at Pet Camp

Almost 18 years ago we installed a sound system at Pet Camp’s Main Campground.  We purchased a used McIntosh Amp (which is still working), put in about 10 pairs of speakers around the building and started playing music.  Lisa, who was the person sleeping here at night back then, thought we were insane spending all […]


27 Jan

Divorce and Pets

It is commonly said that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. I’m not sure if that number is right, but after 20 years of marriage I can see how it happens. In many marriages there are kids and, perhaps more importantly, pets to consider.  Of course for many years there have been laws in […]


10 Jan

Big Business and Your Pet

For almost 20 years, Pet Camp has been proud to be family owned and operated.  There have been several offers to purchase Pet Camp; some from corporate competitors and some from investors.  For reasons both personal (we weren’t ready to sell) and financial (they weren’t offering real money but simply shares in the new-bigger and […]


9 Jan

Dogs, Drugs & Police – A Bad Combination

At the end of last year, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (that’s the one that covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee) ruled that it is reasonable for police officers to shoot and kill a dog for merely blocking the path of travel of a police officer searching a basement.  Now to be fair, when […]