17 Mar

San Francisco Is Re-Opening: Is Your Dog Ready?

Finally, after months of learning which color means what: When we can go back inside for dinner? How many people from how many households can sit a table outside? How many people can safely go into Pacific Bell Park (Oracle Park to you newbies) for Opening Day baseball?– the time has come for San Francisco […]


14 Mar

Doggie Daycare For Dogs Who Reach Sexual Maturity

San Francisco recently released its guide to safe sex during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The City has a list of suggestions including “maybe you’d like to watch” and “quicker can be better.” The guide includes a risk chart that provides the relative safety of various things with virtual sex, masturbation, watching porn and outdoor sex at […]


10 Mar

Dogs Playing In The Rain

There is about a month left in California’s rainy season and if there is any hope of taking showers this Summer, we better hope for a lot more storms. But while the rain is needed, for many pet parents rain equates to slogging through puddles with your dog as you convince both of you that […]


3 Mar

Which dog is best for your apartment?

I was looking over a blog post called “The Best Dog Breeds For Apartment Living” and was simply stunned by the list of dogs suggested by the post and the American Kennel Club (which the post says it took the list from). Let me start by saying there is nothing wrong with the dogs on […]


25 Feb

Supporting San Francisco’s Small Businesses

The other week we spent a few days bringing Valentine’s treats to all of Pet Camp’s referral partners. We drove around San Francisco, Burlingame, San Mateo, Colma, and Pacifica visiting the veterinarians, neighborhood serving pet stores and groomers who refer their clients to Pet Camp. We do this every year as a way to say thanks, […]


18 Feb

All Breeds Welcome at Pet Camp

I recently had a conversation with the manager of a veterinary hospital who expressed concern that an increasing number of pet care facilities (both dog overnight boarding and doggie day care) were banning “Bully Breeds” and those dogs who are “primarily Bully Breeds.” She asked if we did the same and was relieved when we […]


16 Feb

Neither Snow nor Rain – But Dog Bites!

The informal motto of the United States Postal Service is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But it turns out dog bites can! According to the United States Postal Service, 5,714 postal employees were “victimized” by dogs in 2018. The […]


12 Feb

Dog Hikes in San Francisco: McLaren Park

Truth be told, for the last gazillion years I’ve regarded myself as more of a Fort Funston pet parent than a McLaren Park pet parent. More about why I adore Fort Funston in a later blog. But in the last month or so, as my desperation for anything new after 11 months of Shelter in […]


10 Feb

Working with Pet Care Competitors in San Francisco

I was reading an article in the Harvard Business Review (yup, nerd alert is going off now) titled When to Work with Rivals. The article provided a series of examples of competitors working together to address an issue and how businesses should decide when to work with a competitor. The article branded working with a […]


4 Feb

Dog Training and Driver’s Ed

Some of you may know that I have 4 children (the type with 2 legs). Like most families where both parents work outside the home, we have divided up the chores and other household responsibilities. Some of this allocation is based on preference and some on skill set, and through this I ended up being […]