What is a Puppy Mill?

“Puppy Mill” – few terms bring about such a visceral reaction in the dog world. But what exactly is a puppy mill? Well in addition to there being no legal definition of a puppy mill, until recently there was no agreed upon industry definition either. Recently, after two years of work, the American Pet Products…

April 17, 2013

Still Winning After All These Years

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Thanks to everyone who voted Pet Camp as best overnight pet care facility in the Bay Area! This is the 5th year in a row we’ve taken this honor. We are humbled by the trust our campers’ parents place in us every day and can’t think of a better way to spend…

April 9, 2013

Is declining treatment for your pet animal abuse?

I got a call from a reporter the other day with an unusual question. She said that someone had called her and told her that they had taken their dog to a local veterinarian because the dog had a swollen muzzle. The veterinarian diagnosed a cracked tooth and suggested extraction with an estimated cost of…

April 4, 2013

Tech and the Small Business

We opened Pet Camp 17 years ago at the start of what became known as the “Dot-Com Boom.” While everyone else who was starting a business was going high tech, we went low-low tech. The “Dot-Com Boom” went onto become the “Dot-Com Bust” and many of those remarkable tech companies (anyone remember Pets.com?) left while…

March 27, 2013