Dog Training Saves Lives

Recently we hosted two 10-month old Rottweiler puppies, Carmine and Vincent, from San Francisco Animal Care and Control for a week of lodging and training. These two very cute (but rambunctious) puppies had not passed the adoption test because they were too difficult to manage.Sadly, failure to pass the adoption test often means that the dog will…

March 5, 2013

Rent a Pet at a Strip Mall Near You

I take Splash, my Newfie, with me everywhere I go – which includes several bars in both San Francisco and Oakland. Splash is an attention getter, so much so that I am often asked if I can lend her out to those who are looking to attract a little attention and start a few conversations.   I…

February 27, 2013

Old Dogs: When Is It Time to Say Goodbye?

One year ago today I had to say goodbye to Zambi. She was 13 years old – ancient in Newfoundland years. And as with everything Zambi did for me, she made her passing easy, well as easy as possible for a pet parent.  She simply stopped eating and drinking Friday night after work.  By Sunday…

February 19, 2013

Stop Feeding My Dog Human Food

I’m a big believer that humans eat human food and dogs eat dog food. I think it’s healthier for my dog.  I don’t think her stomach can process the spicy Mexican food that I like – and there are plenty of really high quality dog foods available. Equally important, I don’t want her to think…

February 13, 2013