If there’s a more dog-friendly big city than San Francisco, we certainly don’t know about it. An abundance of open space open to dogs is one thing that makes the City by the Bay so enticing to visitors traveling with dogs. Well behaved pooches are allowed to exercise and socialize off-leash in two dozen places within city limits, including several—Alamo Hill, Bernal Heights, Crissy Field, Fort Funston—with views to drool over.
Mistral Visits Corona Heights, San Francisco
Kala Sherman-Presser and her nine year old black lab Mistral have this urban waves and wilderness thing pretty well figured out as these photos show. Taken in San Francisco and neighboring Marin, they prove that us city dwellers and our pups can find beauty and solitude just minutes away from our doorsteps. more »
Rohn at Crissy Field
As DogTrekker.com first reported in an editorial last September
, the then recently revised 1,900 page plan did little to improve the outlook for dog owners who have used the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
(GGNRA) lands for decades to walk, run and recreate with their dogs. Just one percent of the 80,000 acres managed by the GGNRA in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties allow dogs, and if the current plan is put into play, it would reduce this access to only .1 percent. That would leave 99.9% of the lands off-limits to dogs and their owners. more »
Dog hiking Mount Davidson - Sharon Hahn Darlin (CC)
Everyone who comes to San Francisco catches a glimpse of the deep green hill topped by a 103-foot-cross
that serves as a kind of subliminal city landmark. But while many seek out the views at neighboring Twin Peaks
, relatively few bother to find their way to the top of Mount Davidson
, whose 938-foot summit is the highest point in a city said to be built on 44 hills. more »
In December, SFO will launch a new program, titled “Wag Brigade,” to bring trained dogs to the terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable. The San Francisco Chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will bring nine dogs, certified through their Animal Assisted Therapy (ATT) Program, to roam the terminals to take the stress out of holiday travel. more »
Julie (right) says ''bartender pour me another''
Kim and Larry, winners of our June 2013 DogCation, recently took pugs Bert and Julie to the Hotel Rex in San Francisco and had this to say: "we cannot thank you enough for providing us with a wonderful Dogtrekker.com weekend! Our 2 pugs, Bert and Julie, LOVED staying with us, as much as we loved being there. We were able to eat at the bar with Bert and Julie present, and everyone loved saying hello to them. The food was good, the room was great, loved the location, and people were super kind." more »