Pet Care Professional Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Today is a sad day in the pet care world – this week Abe Taylor, the former owner of Unleashed SF Doggy Daycare of San Francisco, was found guilty of animal cruelty and sentenced to 60 days in jail, 3 years probation and fined $880. At Pet Camp we can’t even begin to get our heads around…

October 19, 2012

Support Pets Unlimited and Paws

Event Date: October 18, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – This fall Pets Unlimited will celebrate its 65th anniversary and PAWS will celebrate its 25th! Come celebrate the human-animal bond! Bring your pup to an anniversary party for PAWS and the shelter animals of Pets Unlimited at a joint fundraiser on Thursday, October 18 at El Rio from 5-9PM – your $10 admission…

October 18, 2012

Why pets end up in shelters?

I was reading Tuft’s University “Your Dog” newsletter and was  intrigued by a short article with the same title as this blog. For years I have repeated the standard mantra that poor behavior resulted in dogs being abandoned. Well it turns out that this “fact” was based on research performed by the National Council on…

October 16, 2012

CPR Classes for Dog and Cats – Are They Worth It?

There are a plethora of classes being offered to teach pet care professionals (non-veterinarians) CPR and almost an equal number of pet care professionals tout themselves as being CPR certified. That’s great – more education is always better than less. But is CPR where pet professionals should be spending their finite time and training resources?…

October 3, 2012