22 Jan

Cat Man Do – How to Keep Your Cat Active in San Francisco

Nope, not a typo. We all know there’s a difference between Kathmandu and what a Cat Man Do (or Cat Man Does if we’re being grammar sticklers). Frankly, it’s almost endless what a Cat (Man) Can Do. As a quick editorial aside: PLEASE, we know that there are some who believe if we say Cat […]

20 Jan

Does The Idea of Social Capital Apply to Dogs?

Social capital is the idea that groups do better when there is trust among the members of the group.  The basic idea is that through trust in others and confidence that others are not out to “get you” everyone in the group benefits; people have better connections with others, society improves because people trust others […]

14 Jan

Pet Camp Isn’t Walmart

Just in case you were wondering, Pet Camp is not Walmart. We’re not the largest private employer in the United States, we’ve never locked employees in one of our buildings overnight (though a counselor does spend the night at the Main Campground), and we’ve always offered comprehensive health care with a contribution that the counselors […]

1 Dec

Pandemic Pup or Friend for Life?

One of the few positive things from the pandemic – ok, maybe the only really positive thing – has been the uptick of pet adoptions. Rescues and shelters around the country are reporting record placements and many are experiencing a “shortage” of adoptable pets. Unfortunately, the positive change may not be long lasting. According to […]

18 Nov

What Covid-19 Has Taught Us About Dog Vaccines

Pet Camp requires all dog campers to be up to date on 4 vaccines: Rabies DHPP (sometimes referred to as distemper) Bordetella (for canine cough) CIV (dog flu) We think requiring dogs to be current on these vaccines is essential for their health and safety as well as the health and safety of the dogs […]

27 Oct

Excitedness Mitigation or How to Train Impulse Control?

Last week, we got a call from a pet parent who was working from home and wanted to bring her dog in for doggie day care and some à la carte K9 Enrichment.   During K9 Enrichment she wanted us to focus on “excitedness mitigation.” It took us a minute to translate “excitedness mitigation” into “impulse […]

21 Oct

Doggie Day Care Means Less Doggie Fears

We’ve preached for some time now that doggie care – be that “traditional” doggie day care involving group play or K9 Enrichment (what some might refer to as doggie day care 2.0) – is as important for a dog’s mental state as it is for their physical state. A study of almost 14,000 dogs in […]