Trying to Find a Pit Bull a New Home

For the last several months, San Francisco’s Pet Camp has been taking care of Romeo. Romeo is a pit bull who should not be here – not because he’s a bad dog and not because he isn’t having fun at Pet Camp. He shouldn’t be here relying on dog boarding services because he needs a…

June 10, 2014

Why Are San Francisco Police Officers Killing Dogs?

As shocking as this question is, that’s exactly what was asked at last week’s meeting of San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare.  In the first 4 months of 2014 San Francisco police officers shot 3 dogs – all pit bull mixes, and all of whom died as a result of their injuries.   For over…

May 21, 2014

Changes in Dog Food – Better or Just More Expensive?

We all know that I’m pretty damn old, but while that age brings with it a gray beard and a sore back, it also brings along some institutional memory. The other day while listening to a pet parent checking in their camper to Pet Camp go over all the food requirements for their dog, I…

May 14, 2014

When Pet Grooming Goes Bad?

If physicians worked more collaboratively with veterinarians there would be tremendous benefits for both animal and human health according to Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, authors of the new book, “Zoobiquity:  what Animals can Teach Us about Health and the Science of Healing.”  Natterson-Horowitz is a professor of cardiology at UCLA and a cardiovascular…

May 8, 2014