Posted by the San Francisco Dog Walker
(taken directly from the GGNRA website)
(taken directly from the GGNRA website)
San Francisco Bay Area dog groups are suing the government over their plan to eliminate dog walking in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – GGNRA. They have launched WoofieLeaks an online website where information exposes a biased federal process which shows contempt for those who dared to stand in the way.
Many of the documents on WoofieLeaks.com raise serious questions regarding a fair planning process. The emails and internal documents were obtained as part of a federal lawsuit for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request.
Morrison & Foerster says these emails and documents are just the tip of the iceberg, pointing out the agency may be withholding a stockpile of emails. For instance, Howard Levitt, the GGNRA’s former Director of Communications and Partnerships, can’t “recall” his password to an email system prior to 2013 and so, the agency claims, those emails are inaccessible. Both Levitt and former Superintendent Frank Dean were also caught using their private email accounts to discuss the dog planning process, according to recently obtained records.
Janet is such an amazing dog walker! I have a little westie, Finn, who has a lot of energy and he always comes home tired and ready to snuggle. This is the first dog I have owned and Janet is extremely knowledgable about food, fleas, and anything else you might have questions about and she is always ready to help! I have also used her for boarding multiple times and she takes such good care of my dog. She has a cute backyard where they can run around and play and she always sends me photos so I’m not missing him too much. Needless to say, if you’re looking for a dog walker who really cares about the wellbeing of your dog Janet is the only choice!
Kennel Cough is an airborne disease that is very contagious among dogs. This year, Kennel Cough has been very active in the bay area and extremely difficult to control. Kennel Cough, also know as, Bordetella bronchiseptica is most often spread in facilities where dogs are enclosed. Places such as boarding kennels, groomers, dog shelters, veterinarian offices, and dog parks are all places where your dog may be at risk of infection, due to their close proximity to other dogs that may be already infected with the virus.
So what is Kennel Cough exactly? Dogs will develop a harsh, hacking cough and most often become very sick and mimic symptoms similar to our own flu symptoms. The incubation period is about 5 days, so that means your dog will not show any signs until 5 days after exposure. If you dog has contacted Kennel Cough, it is imperative that you keep them away from other dogs to keep from spreading the disease!
One of the main problems of Kennel Cough is that the virus is being shed 2 days prior to any coughing symptoms, so your dog may be infecting others and you may not be aware of it! Also, it is important to note that Kennel Cough can take 2 weeks for recovery, so you dog should not be going outside for a very long period of time, which can cause sadness and depression. Kennel Cough is often thought to be non-contagious after your dog has started the antibiotics. Wrong! You dog can be contagious for a two to three week period following the onset and you should not let your pet around other dogs especially if they still have any cough. It is worth noting that sometimes the cough seems as if it has gone away, but in fact, it is just hiding and not noticed until the dog begins actively running.
Veterinarians offer a vaccination called a Bordetella shot, which stays active for 6 months and then must be repeated. But even though your dog gets a Bordetella shot twice a year, it is no guarantee that you dog will not come down with the virus. 100% guarantee is impossible because the strains of the virus mutate from year to year and the vaccine developers need to guess what strains will be prevalent.
Bordetella shots are usually combined with the annual DHLPP vaccination, but you must ask for it, it is not automatically given to your dog.
The hacking cough can last seven to 14 days and may be much more severe in very young or very old dogs. These dogs can develop a secondary bacterial lung infection, or even pneumonia, which will cause them to become lethargic and have a decreased appetite. It is very important to keep your dog well rested and isolated from other dogs.
The silver lining in this cloud is that if your dog has been vaccinated, your dog will probably exhibit the illness for a much shorter duration and less severe symptoms than those that have not been vaccinated.
Our dog, Maya, is so happy when she sees the Doggie Business van. Janet is a wonderful person with a real affinity and understanding of dogs. We highly recommend Doggie Business!!
Janet has been walking our dog Baileys for over two years now. Janet is a god send for both Baileys and our family. Janet treats Baileys like she is part of her family and Baileys cannot wait for Janet to take her for a play date because let me tell you, Janet does not merely walk the dogs, she plays with them, interacts with them and makes sure that they are safe. Baileys comes home a very happy and exhausted dog. Janet also walked our other dog Roscoe until he passed-he would wait by the window at the front of the house each day for Janet’s dog safe truck to pull up. That is a true testament to the effect that Janet has on dogs-they adore her and she adores them back. Janet also uses towels in the crates in her truck-this reduces the amount of water and dirt that normally would wind up in your home. We highly recommend Janet to anyone looking for a kind, capable and wonderful dog walker.
Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! It’s our ten year anniversary today.
Yes, I know, how cliche to start my business on the BIG HEART DAY! But how could I resist?
My client’s dogs are just so lovable!!!
Compared to the other dog walking companies in San Francisco, we have the best transport system, hands down! We keep your pet safe and comfortable with our superior vehicle system that includes large wire crates with toweled bedding to catch all the debris from the park. With Doggie Business you will achieve all of your pet health goals and will be enjoying a more exclusive service than anyone else offers in the dog-care industry.
We are licensed, insured, bonded and certified dog walkers. Because we are small, we can only offer our services to a limited number of residents in San Francisco. Our pick up area is exclusively the Sunset – West Portal Area in San Francisco. If you are looking for a premium service and reside in our limited pick up area, you are in luck!
Offering the best daily dog walking services to the residents of the West Portal and Sunset areas of San Francisco. This dog is happy to sniff the fresh forest air and be with his best pals at Stern Grove Dog Park. Find out exactly why Doggie Business has been nominated “The Best”! Check out our “Why Us” page to see the difference for yourself.
to keep your dog healthy and fit!
so you can focus on other commitments such as work, families and homes needing our care.
Nominated “BEST DOG WALKER!” – SFGATE’S BAYLIST Best Dog Walkers in San Francisco
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Janet is amazing! We tried several dog walkers before her and our 1 year old (at the time) would run away because he was scared and used to being only with us, those dog walkers would give up immediately. Janet took our dog in and really worked with him; spent the time getting him comfortable and acclimated to both her and her group. One year later and he’s in love with not only Janet (Auntie Janet) but loves to play with all the dogs in her group and runs out the door excited when she comes to pick him up. He always comes home dirty and tired (which we love!). Janet is very professional as a business owner. I appreciate she has the dogs in a large comfortable van with cages so they can have their own space. She communicates well in advanced when she will not be able to walk our dog and gives us enough time to make other arrangements. We highly recommend her to anyone who loves and wants the best for their dog.
Her dog escaped from the house and seemed to be lost for several days. My client hired a pet detective, Jackie Phillips, and they tracked the scent of her lost dog to a spot in Golden Gate Park. Running up to the gardener, my client was surprised to learn that he had found the little lost dog, but unfortunately, it had been hit by a car and killed at 19th and Lincoln and he had buried it near a beautiful large tree.
Even though it is a heartbreaking tale, it is still quite amazing that the tracking dogs were able to follow the scent of the lost dog so accurately. Since then, I have passed along this information to many dog walkers and they have had very successful results.
This might be a great method to try to find your lost dog, if you ever need one. Just be sure to call her right away, without delay!
Jackie Phillips, certified pet detective (510) 415-6185
Here is a story written up about her accomplishments in San Francisco:
Does your dog love to chase after tennis balls? Even, perhaps, a little obsessed about it?
Something you need to keep in mind is that a tennis ball is made of abrasive material that can quickly wear down your dog’s teeth. Some dogs love them so much that their teeth have ground down to little nubs. This is important because a dog must have their teeth last a lifetime and you definately want to protect them whenever you can.
If you want to nip this problem in the bud, change to rubber balls. Rubber does not have the abrasive properties like the green tennis balls you see at all the dog parks. Why do most people not change to rubber? Not all dogs have problems with tennis balls, so just keep an eye on your dog’s teeth to determine if you need to make any adjustments. Also, they are costly, especially if your dog likes to leave them behind in the bushes.
Pumpkin tastes good to dogs. Add a little to their daily diet, or use as a supplement when the “runs” strike…
Firm Up! is also a great product to use when your dog is transitioning to a different diet. The fiber helps digestion and makes the switch easier.
Firm Up! is 100% USA GROWN dried pumpkin. Pumpkin is low in fat and dense in nutrients such as Alpha-Carotene, Beta Carotene, Fiber, Vitamin C & E, Potassium, Magnesium, and Pantothenic Acid. Find it online for about $8.
I don’t know what I would do without Doggie Business! I am a busy professional with a very hectic schedule and I also happen to have a dog with way more energy than I have! Luckily, I found Doggie Business about 2 years ago. MJ is in love with Janet and I am thrilled because MJ gets plenty of exercise on the days she goes out with Doggie Business (here is a picture of her after a 2 hour walk with Doggie Business). MJ has also spent many nights at Janet’s house – I love knowing she is with Janet rather than at a big kennel where she is just one of many dogs. Thanks Doggie Business for taking such good care of MJ because I can’t do it all on my own! Sara S.
Janet is a professional dog walker that takes her job seriously and genuinely loves walking her dogs. Her dog groups are small so your dog stays safe and gets plenty of attention. Our dog Jack has been with Janet since he was a puppy and absolutely loves her, and my husband and I do too. She goes above and beyond her job. For example, she makes sure that Jack is returned home clean by wiping off his paws and body down with a towel or if needed a quick bath in her tub, and brushing out his fur. She pays close attention to foxtails and other things that might harm your dog. I could go on and on about all of the amazing experiences that we’ve had with Janet. UnChu R.