1 Sep

Pet Camp Passes PetMD Test

PetMD, a web site that claims to be Vet Authored and Vet Approved, recently posted a blog entitled “8 Signs of a Bad Boarding Kennel.”  The blog has caused some consternation in the doggie day care and dog boarding industry because, as always, not everyone agrees with what makes or doesn’t make a good doggie […]


23 Aug

Pet Care: Concern About Convenience Euthanasia

I was reading a recent issue of DVM Magazine that included a discussion of “convenience euthanasia.” Perhaps like many, I had to pause and consider what “convenience euthanasia” was. The briefest definition is when a pet parent requests that a pet be euthanized for reasons other than to end suffering due to a medical issue. […]


18 Aug

Doggie Day Care | Lonely Dog No More

All too often we hear, “I wish my dog could go to doggie day care, but she doesn’t get along well with other dogs.” Well perhaps not getting along with dogs means no doggie day care at other pet care facilities, but it sure doesn’t mean that at Pet Camp. One of the things that […]


8 Aug

The Secret Life of (Pet Camp) Pets

A movie was just recently released that presents a fun take on the types of things that pets do when their humans aren’t looking. It’s called “The Secret Life of Pets,” and it’s playing at various theatres around the Bay Area. Several of our doggie day care counselors were lucky enough to get tickets to an […]


1 Aug

Goodbye, Thumbelina

This is a guest blog by Michelle Barrera, Operations Manager at Pet Camp: Today, we here at Pet Camp mourn the loss of one of our trusted foot soldiers. It’s a sad day for the counselors, but one that we all knew would come sooner or later: “Thumbelina,” our original Pet Camp Express van, used […]


26 Jul

Your Cat’s Nails | Regularly Trimming Matters

Pet parents know the importance of regularly trimming a dog’s nails, but did you know that regularly trimming a cat’s nails is just as important? For many of the same reasons as for dogs, cats need their nails regularly clipped to enhance their quality of life. In this blog and video, we’ve presented some basics […]


22 Jul

Tennessee Beats California in Protecting Animals

Over the past number of years there have been a host of laws passed in California to protect animals. For example, in 2008, Proposition 2 set standards for hens, calves and pigs and in 2012 the penalty for cockfighting was doubled and fines for dogfighting ere increased.   But unlike Tennessee, the most populated state in […]


18 Jul

Double Your Money AND Help Pets Too!

We hear this kind of stuff all the time: “Double Your Money,” or “Two For One.” Well, here’s a way to make that true AND help San Francisco’s pets at the same time. For years Pet Camp has been supporting the efforts of San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control, San Francisco SPCA, and a host of […]


11 Jul

Designer of Designer Dog Has Regrets

Regrets, I’ve had a few… but then again I never designed a designer dog.  Apparently once you’ve done that, you’ve got oodles of regrets.  Now before any doodle gets upset with us – just because your “father” has some regrets doesn’t mean that you and all of your doodle friends aren’t great dogs (because we know […]


17 Jun

To Hug or Not To Hug | Doggy Day Care

This blog is written by Michelle Barrera, Operations Manager at Pet Camp. By now, many of us have seen the various articles out regarding hugging dogs. Apparently, we’ve all been doing it wrong; that is, hugging our 4-legged best friends. A recent New York Times article written by Christine Hauser (Should You Hug Your Dog? […]