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San Francisco Says Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Animals

February 18, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

The city of San Francisco has voted to ban the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats at local pet stores in a move to combat so-called “puppy mills” and help find homes for the thousands of animals that shelters take in each year. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, under a proposal from District 4 […]

Congrats, Rory!

January 31, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

One look into those soulful brown eyes and it’s enough to melt anyone’s heart. This beautiful Miniature Australian Shepard is the one and only Rory. Don’t let her calm demeanor fool you, she is an absolute spitfire when it comes to the Go-nuts toys and tug-o-war. When she’s not play fighting or chasing after toys, […]

Tax Breaks For Pet Owners

January 12, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

You love your pet. He’s like your child, after all. But the IRS doesn’t quite see it that way. The IRS takes the position that the money you spend on Fido or Fluffy is generally a personal expense. Your pet gives you pleasure like that latte you bought on your way to work this morning. […]

National Walk Your Pet Month

January 4, 2017 :: Posted by meagan

January is National Walk Your Pet Month, and contrary to popular belief, walking your dog does far more than just alleviate copious amounts of energy. While walking your dog is an obvious great way to let your dog get rid of extra energy, it is also a great source of exercise.  According to Pet Obesity […]

Congrats, Frank!

December 31, 2016 :: Posted by meagan

Meet the fantastic Frank, Central Bark Downtown’s 2017 January Dog of the Month! We couldn’t let the opportunity to bestow this honor upon him pass us by…again! You see, some time ago Frank & his family moved away to Arizona. To say the least, we were all deeply saddened by the news(and don’t get us […]