Andrew Grant loves animals — so much so that he’s dedicated much of the past three years to them.The Southern California-based photographer is the man behind “Rover,” a coffee table book that features up-close and detailed pictures of dogs from around the country. Read More
A San Francisco pet owner has joined a national drive urging major chain stores to ban Chinese-made pet treats that campaigners hold responsible for the deaths of hundreds of dogs, a claim the company disputes and federal officials have yet to confirm. Read More
Professional dog walkers could be limited to eight dogs each outing if regulations introduced by Supervisor Scott Weiner are adopted Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Commercial dog walkers in San Francisco’s parks would be subject to an annual business license fee of up to $250 and be limited to walking seven dogs at a time, under new legislation being introduced Tuesday by Supervisor Scott Wiener. Read More
With no kennel space available for incoming dogs at its shelter, San Francisco Animal Care & Control is asking anyone considering giving up their dogs to hold off until there is room to accommodate the animals.The taxpayer-funded shelter, which said it is experiencing an “unprecedented and severe dog overcrowding situation,” has reached its capacity.On average, the shelter has been accepting 25 more dogs per month than in previous years. Read More
After losing his job due to his employer going out of business, Joustin Cordary got the idea of starting a dog-walking company and ran with it. The 33-year-old, who founded Running with Rover about a year and a half ago, offers various canine services. For more info, visit www.running withrover.com. Read More
A Peninsula landlord thinks she may have found a new way to get her tenants to pick up after their pets: DNA testing of dog poop.
Mary Michaels, who manages the Pinewood Apartments in Redwood City, said she is fed up with tenants not cleaning up after their dogs while using communal areas outside the building.
“People aren’t responsible for their pets,” Michaels said. “This is an opportunity to weed out the bad apples and find out who these people are.” Read More
Final exams put pressures on college students, particularly those in professional schools. So the University of San Francisco is trying to help alleviate the stresses some students face by allowing them to spend time with a pet.
For 10-minute sessions during exams, law students at USF can relieve their stress by petting, playing with, or just sitting and reading alongside a dog. Read More
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd acted as the lone dog in Tuesday’s fight over the off-leash dog policy going on for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Read More
The phone’s been ringing in the Mayor’s Office on Tuesday, and it’s probably not going to stop any time soon now that off-leash dog walking advocates have organized a call-in day to Mayor Ed Lee. Read More