Dogs get dirty. That’s what they do. And that’s eco-friendly pet boutique, pet wash and full service pet salon Green Pawz’ mantra. Located in the Haight and conveniently near dog friendly Golden Gate Park, owner Julianne Morales Walsh keeps things local by formulating her own grooming products in Marin and sourcing homegrown organic pet food and treats.
On February 3rd, San Francisco's design elite went to the dogs, packing the beautiful Galleria atrium of the San Francisco Design Center for the first annual Haute Dog SF. Legendary designer Wilkes Bashford emceed the sold-out evening, which was attended by Bay Area luminaries—including former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown—who enjoyed delicious bites, engaged with a wide array of wine sponsors, and imbibed fantastic cocktails made with Karlsson's Vodka.
They say beauty's on the inside. That's never been more true than at the 23rd annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest, which took place last night at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in Petaluma. 29 dogs, mostly from Northern California, competed for the distinction.
But the winner last night was Yoda, a two-pound Chinese crested-Chihuahua cross, whose owners originally thought she was a rat. Yoda won $1,000 and the 2011 crown as the World's Ugliest Dog.
Check out photos of some of the other uglies above.
For this week's "Scenes of the City", we visited several dog parks including Bernal Heights, Duboce Park and Corona Heights and captured some of the city's dog owners, dogs and dog parks.
All photos and copy by Joseph Schell
Trixie (right) and Shannon stop for a quick photo in Duboce Park.
If you've got a dog, you've probably been planning their Halloween (or should we say....Howl-o-ween?!) costume for months now. Parade your princess pooch or your little superman down the grass carpet tomorrow evening at Kimpton Hotel's 4th Annual Howl-O-Ween costume contest and Yappy Hour event at the Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf, which benefits the local SPCA!
San Francisco's obsessed with dogs. If you're lucky enough to own one, you know how important it is for pups to be able to hang out with other pups without things getting weird. Play dates aside, here are some doggie social hours worth both you and your dog's time.