It's a busy weekend for us at CITIPETS! First up, on Saturday 26 April (11:00 AM– 4:00PM) it's the beloved DogFest in Duboce Park. This is the 7th Annual celebration of dogs and kids benefitting San Francisco public school McKinley Elementary, with the customary free admission.
Come join in the fun! The dog show begins at 11:30am and goes till 3pm. Register your dog to be part of the contest at sfdogfest.com. Daniel Handler (Official Lemony Snicket representative) will emcee the dog show. Local chef and Iron Chef winner Chris Cosentino will be one of the dog show judges. Dance troupe, The Devil-Ettes, will be this years half-time entertainment.
Don't miss the auction, jumpy houses, carnival games, canine vendors and dog rescue zone.
The very next day is the 16th Annual Glen Park Festival
- Sunday April 27th, 2014
- 10AM to 4:30PM on Diamond Street
This most San Franciscan of festivals is held right in San Francisco's Glen Park village, along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery, as well as extending down Wilder street. Stop by our booth to say Hi and collect some swag!
This Saturday, Grateful Dogs Rescue and CITIPETS team up to do a fun and family-making event, February 15th from 11AM to 1PM.
Come to the CITIPETS store at 183 West Portal Ave San Francisco, CA 94127, to meet some sweet, loving pups who need homes -- and to be your best friend!
Here are just a few of the dogs who will be at the event:
- Breed: Rat Terrier/Jack Russell Terrier Mix
- Color: White - With Black
- Age: Adult
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
Elsie is already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Elsie is a sweet, beautiful, black and white, 15-pound, 3-year-old, female, Rat Terrier mix. She is a very special girl for many reasons. Elsie has been with us twice before and for reasons well beyond her control finds herself looking for a new forever home. In spite of her circumstances she continues to be a loving, attentive, and playful girl who does well with people and other dogs. She is housebroken and has good command of basic training. She is very eager to please and loves to be close to her caregiver, she is most happy in your lap or snuggled next to you as you sleep. She is good with children but would be best that they are confident with dogs and over 5 years of age.
- Breed: Miniature Poodle Mix
- Color: White
- Age: Senior
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
Naru is already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Naru is a 7 year old miniature poodle who is friendly towards everyone; he loves meeting new dogs during his daily walks and visits at the dog park. He's great indoors. Naru has such a sweet temperament that he's great at walking, off leash park visits, traveling in a car, going grocery shopping, traveling on an airplane, and play dates. He does well with cats and dogs of all sizes. Naru would do best in a home with adults and older kids who will know how to pet him and handle him gently as he startles easily.
Naru loves cuddling and is great with other dogs in the house. He is great with strangers and a very quiet poodle who knows how to sit on command and is eager to learn new tricks (right now he is learning the "down" command). In the time that I've fostered Naru I've fallen in love with his goofy bouncy walk; he is so eager to please and has brought so much joy to my household. He is the perfect dog for someone in need of a service dog or emotional support animal. If you're looking for a social and loving dog who will bring joy in your life Naru is the perfect companion!
- Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
- Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
- Age: Adult
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Male
Tucker is a 60 pound 6 year old chocolate lab mix with adorable one-up-one-down ears.
Meet Tucker! He is the ultimate cuddle bug who will win your heart in a second! This high energy guy loves long walks and lots of snuggles. He has been diligently working on his basic training skills with his foster mom. He is is extremely food motivated and knows all the basic commands. He does, however, need to learn to focus better in the presence of distractions. He is housebroken, but has a tiny bladder and needs to be let out often. He remembers everyone he has ever met and is known to sneak in a kiss when you are not looking. He is fine being left home alone during a work day and will patiently await your return. He has GREATLY improved on leash. Tucker would thrive as the only dog and can be trained around cats. This however, does not come to him naturally and would need to be done by a seasoned trainer. He would do great in a home with older children since he is such a love bug.
- Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
- Color: Silver & Tan (Yorkie Colors)
- Age: Young
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
Stitch is already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Stitch is a love bug. He is about 1 year old and 8 pounds. Over the past few weeks he has done well with both our dog and cat. He is wonderful with children.He loves walks and is doing well potty training although not quite house broken yet. He loves to cuddle and nothing means more to him than a good tummy rub. He loves toys and is very curious. He would be a great addition to any family.
Grateful Dogs Rescue is the oldest all-breed rescue group in San Francisco. For more than two decades our mission has been to save the lives of dogs at San Francisco Animal Care and Control that are at risk of euthanasia. We save as many of these dogs as possible, place them in experienced foster homes, and provide veterinary care and training as needed until loving adopters can be found. We are a volunteer run organization with no paid staff, the funds that are donated to Grateful Dogs Rescue all go toward the care and training of the dogs.
- Grateful Dogs Rescue: (415) 587-1121
- CITIPETS: (415) 564-1183
Call For More Info:
If you are as concerned as we are about the proposed dog management plan, and you want to make sure that the GGNRA hears the will of the public, please call Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to ask her to help.
We recommend keeping your call to Congresswoman Pelosi's office brief and courteous. For example, you can say, "I am very concerned about the GGNRA's proposed dog management plan. I hope Congresswoman Pelosi will do everything she can to help stop this plan and preserve recreational access for all people, including people with dogs, in the GGNRA." If you live in the Congresswoman's district, make sure to leave your name and address.
- Washington, DC office: (202) 225-4965
- San Francisco office: (415) 556-4862
- Email through her website
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released a plan to dramatically cut where people can walk with their dogs on GGNRA lands. There will be NO off-leash dog walking anywhere on GGNRA land in San Mateo County. Rodeo Beach will be the ONLY off-leash area in Marin. In San Francisco, the plan will ban dogs entirely from the vast majority of Fort Funston, the East Beach at Crissy Field and most of Ocean Beach.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted twice to oppose the GGNRA's extreme plan. Now, we need Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who represents people in many of the areas that have been impacted, to help us stop this misguided plan by the GGNRA and to stand up for her thousands of constituents who have been walking with their dogs for decades in areas that are controlled by the GGNRA.
- Congresswoman Pelosi has not made any statement in support of or opposition to the GGNRA dog management plan, and her support is essential in protecting outdoor recreation for dogs and people in the GGNRA.
- The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has spent millions of dollars trying to severely cut and in many places entirely ban where people have been walking their dogs for decades in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
- The GGNRA's first "dog management" was roundly criticized 3 to 1 in public comments against it and opposed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Yet almost three years later, the GGNRA has now released a new plan that is identical to the original with insignificant, meaningless changes.
- The plan does not offer any evidence to support the need for such a drastic change in usage. The plan fails to manage the GGNRA for the recreational needs of the people of the Bay Area, in direct contradiction to its reason-to-be as described in the legislation that created it.
- The Plan will severely cut where people with dogs, who have walked in the GGNRA for decades, will be able to walk in the future, without offering any evidence to support the need for such drastic change in usage.
- The Plan fails to manage the GGNRA for the recreational needs of the people of the Bay Area, in direct contradiction to its reason-to-be as described in the legislation that created it.
- The Plan wrongly acts as if the GGNRA is a remote wilderness, when it is actually located within and adjacent to a large city, with its services and environment inextricably intertwined with those of the cities that surround it.
- Recreation is the reason the GGNRA was created, and it must continue to be its guiding principle.
To view the GGNRA's new dog management plan, go to: http://www.tinyurl.com/NPSdogplan
This is endorsed by Crissy Field Dog Group, Dolores Park Dogs, DogPAC of San Francisco, Fort Funston Dog Walkers, Montara Dog Group, Ocean Beach DOG, Save Off Leash Dog Walking, SF Professional Dog Walkers Association, SFDOG, and others.
CITIPETS appreciates what our servicemen and women have given their country.
We want to give back, so this Veterans day:
- all vets,
- those currently serving,
- and families of currently serving military personnel
get 15% off when you buy anything at our CITIPETS shop (183 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127 - View on Google Maps) or use our daycare facility, The Playground! (2253 Shafter Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124 - View on Google Maps)
Just stop by our store or The Playground on Monday November 11th and mention that you're one of the above!
CITIPETS will be hosting a doggie adoption event at our retail store at 183 West Portal Ave. for two weekends this month!
- Saturday Sept. 21st 11AM - 2PM
- Sunday Sept. 22nd 11AM - 2PM
- Saturday Sept. 28st 11AM - 2PM
CITIPETS and the Niko Foundation are coming together to find homes for some amazing pups who need a loving home. Nissa (see below), is an easy-going sweetheart who appoints herself the "official greeter" at social events. If you need an undemanding companion, she's the gal for you!
The CITIPETS store has bedding, food, and toys (and clothing!) available so you'll be all set and ready to go to take your new family member home!
Just some of our sweet pups who want to go home with you:
Beau, 2 yr old mini Schnauzer
Tesla, 5 mo old Border Collie mix
Oscar, 10 mo old cafe au lait coloured Doodle
More about the Niko Foundation
Niko Rescue Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit, all-breed canine rescue organization, based in the Central Valley in California. Due to the ever growing number of abandoned and homeless dogs in surrounding communities outside the valley, we feel the need to continually expand our network. Our focus is Northern California, however we often rescue dogs from other areas when there is a need. Our priorities are the dogs in the shelters who are at high risk of euthanasia. NRF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We rely purely on donations from you, our community and supporters, to help fund the laborious but rewarding work we do.
NRF is based on two fundamental philosophies, "Compassion fuels our rescue mission. Every life matters." We are comprised of individuals who share the same compassion and common belief. We are all volunteers who dedicate and commit our time to providing structure, training, behavior modification, medical care when necessary, socialization and plenty of TLC for the dogs in our program. Our goal is to place our dogs in appropriate homes that provide and compliment the needs of each individual dog, as well as the requirements of the adopter.