Pet Care Resources

Helpful information on all things pet in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area Pet Resources

Having a dog or cat (or both if you are so lucky) in the San Francisco Bay Area is amazing! We are fortunate to have wonderful outdoor spaces, pet friendly activities, and outstanding veterinary care. While no single list can ever include all this material, we have tried to provide you with information and links to those who might be able to answer your questions about pet care in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as ideas of things to do with your pet when they are not at Pet Camp. This list will continue to evolve, so if we have missed something, please pass it along.

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It's the Law

San Francisco requires every dog over the age of four months to be licensed. Licenses are valid for one, two, or three years depending on your dog’s rabies vaccine (the license lasts as long as the rabies vaccine is valid). The cost of the license is reduced for spayed/neutered dogs and if the pet parent is a senior citizen. You can purchase a dog license online from San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

The only legally required vaccine in San Francisco is the rabies vaccine for dogs over 4 months of age.

There are a number of other animal laws in San Francisco, but most of them don’t apply to the average pet parent (not that you are average).

Getting a Pet

San Francisco has an amazing assortment of rescue partners that work alongside San Francisco Animal Care and Control. San Francisco Animal Care and Control has dogs, cats, birds, rodents and other “smalls.” San Francisco SPCA has dogs and cats. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, as its name implies, focuses on senior dogs. In addition to these larger organizations, there are many breed-specific dog rescue groups and species-specific pet rescue groups throughout Northern California.

Dog Parks & Walks

San Francisco has an amazing amount of official off-leash dog parks. You can get the full list from the San Francisco Department of Parks and Recreation. The largest off leash dog parks are Mclaren Park, Fort Funston (part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area), and the dog park in Golden Gate Park.

There are also unlimited places to walk a dog. You can stroll a neighborhood or promenade on the Embarcadero.

Emergency clinics for pets parents:

ACES Emergency Vet
1333 9th Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 578-5405

Lenity Vet Specialists and Emergency Care
257 N Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 513-6660

SAGE Veterinary Centers - San Francisco
600 Alabama St, San Francisco
CA 94110
(415) 566-0540

San Francisco Animal Medical Center
2343 Fillmore St, San Francisco
CA 94115
(415) 872-1872

Mobile Veterinarians:

Veterinary clinics for pet parents:

Allcare Veterinary Hospital
225 Carmel Ave
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-8387

Animal Farm Pet Hospital
5601 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 333-0813

Arguello Pet Hospital
530 Arguello Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 751-3242

Balboa Pet Hospital
3329 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-3300

Banfield Pet Hospital - Colma
4937 Junipero Serra Blvd
Colma, CA 94014
(650) 991-6939

Banfield Pet Hospital - Daly City
315 Gellert Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 758-4915

Banfield Pet Hospital - Marina
2024 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 921-0410

Banfield Pet Hospital - Pacifica
721 Hickey Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-5937

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital
2201 Junipero Serra Blvd Ste. C
Daly City, CA 94014
(415) 413-7363

City Pet Hospital
170 Skyline Plaza
Daly City, CA 94015
(415) 849-3777

Coastal Cat Clinic
150 Eureka Dr
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-5770

Colma Animal Hospital
1232 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014
(650) 756-1753

1898 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 741-5890

Especially Cats Veterinary Hospital
1339 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 681-5553

Healthy Pets Veterinary Hospital
373 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 742-5961

Irving Pet Hospital
1434 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 664-0191

Juvo Veterinary Hospital
711 Oceana Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 351-7111

Veterinary clinics for pet parents, cont:

Linda Mar Vet Hospital
985 Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-6471

Mission Pet Hospital
720 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-1969

Modern Animal - Nopa
401 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
(866) 505-8755

Nob Hill Cat Clinic
1540 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 776-6122

Noe Animal Hospital
3818 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 727-9101

Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital
1001 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 586-5327

Pacifica Pet Hospital
4300 CA-1
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-3685

Park Animal Hospital
1207 9th Ave
San Francisco, California 94122
(415) 753-8485

Polk Street Animal Hospital
1830 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 877-1555

Presidio Way Veterinary Hospital
3619 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-6752

San Bruno Pet Hospital
1111 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 583-5039

San Francisco Animal Medical Center
2343 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 872-1872

San Francisco Pet Hospital
1371 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 931-8312

San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital
201 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-3000

Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital
5264 Diamond Heights Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 642-7200

SF Vet Hospital
2001 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 907-7576

SoMa Animal Hospital
1110 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 727-9116

South Park Animal Hospital
598 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 523-4404

St. Francis Veterinary Hospital
2179 Junipero Serra Blvd
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 994-8670

Sunset Veterinary Hospital
3741 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 753-2884

The Castro Animal Hospital
100 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 658-7745

Urban Pet Hospital
2308 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 400-5754

VCA All Pets Hospital
269 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 861-5725

Westborough Pet Hospital
45 Chestnut Ave, South San Francisco
CA 94080
(650) 588-1195