“Kennels” and “Kennel Cough”

For far too long, Bordetella and other upper respiratory illnesses that afflict dogs have been referred to as “kennel cough.”  Those of us in the pet care industry have long tried to change that vernacular, sadly to little avail.  For those needing some quick background information, Bordetella is an airborne bacteria that dogs can catch…

October 31, 2016

“No-Kill” versus “Kill Shelters”

Let’s start with two disclaimers for this blog: For many years I was on the Board of Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control.  This non-profit organization raises money for San Francisco’s animal shelter to fund the things that the City’s budget doesn’t fund.  I watched for many years as the managers and staff…

October 18, 2016

National Walk Your Dog Week

This is a guest blog by April.  In addition to being one of the managers at the Main Campground’s Front Desk, April coordinates Pet Camp’s Camper Cadet Program where your dog can learn all the necessary manners to succeed as an urban dog. The first week of October is National Walk your Dog week! A…

October 1, 2016