Of course you were stoked to find the adorable pup with a bow around its neck under your Christmas tree. But as the New Year kicks in (and it has kicked pretty hard), so does the reality of owning a new pet. That reality comes in the form of dog shit on your carpet and a cat that's clawing away at ... More >>
Greyhound lovers everywhere want Skechers to dump its new Super Bowl ad before it airs on Feb. 5 -- and it's not necessarily because they'd rather see a sweaty Kim Kardashian on screen.The group is upset by the fact that the ad was shot at a racetrack in Tucson, Ariz., which the group claims mistrea ... More >>
Yesterday we brought you the tale of a drunk driver who attempted to crash the carpool lane with his border collie as the requisite second passenger. There's little that border collies can't do. But they cannot drive cars nor serve as your passengers in the carpool lane. They can, however, make b ... More >>
maplegirlie/FlickrThis pit bull looks friendly enough, but the breed overall is having some rough news days.Pit bull advocates will argue that the breed is unfairly mauled by the media, and yesterday's altercation between a pit and a cop in Bernal Heights is only giving the pups more negative pre ... More >>
Eating your pets is just plain unsavory A group of San Francisco animal lovers is taking on a not-so-domestic animal-rights issue. In Defense of Animals, a international nonprofit, will deliver 15,000 signatures tomorrow, asking the South Korean government to crack down on illegal dog and c ... More >>
So getting your dog and cat neutered probably won't cure society of animal hoarding, but you can be sure that if there are fewer pets procreating, then there are certainly fewer pets out there to hoard.Fix this problem With so many abandoned pets crowding the shelters, the San Francisco SPCA has ... More >>
Let Me Roam FreelyIn a city where there are more pooches than there are kids, you don't really want to be on the wrong side of dog owners.The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a federal organization that owns popular dog-roaming spaces, wants owners to put leashes on their dogs. The agency dr ... More >>
Tillman the skateboarding bulldog distracted office workers in Mission Bay todayYou don't get to meet an internet meme every day. Rarer still does one drool on you. But for SF Weekly, today was the the day. Tillman -- the world's fastest skateboarding dog -- and three of his less rapid canine ska ... More >>
Suddenly, much less funny...The 33-year-old man witnesses claim stabbed a dog at Fort Funston will likely be arrested this week, according to park ranger George Durgerian. "We know who the man is and he's requested an attorney," he says. "It's pending -- we believe an arrest is happening this wee ... More >>
A brutal dog attack in Nob Hill has revived the city's battle over canine control. Here's why it's going to get worse.
Joseph Byrnes' longtime friends have trouble believing he'd ever harm one of his beloved dogs -- but note the San Francisco musician's battles with mental illness On Monday, SF Weekly broke the disturbing story of a nude man eyewitnesses and police claim hacked his pit bull to death in a Bernal ... More >>
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Canine in the City
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