Available 24/7:

Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin
PESCM; https://pescm.ethosvet.com/
901 Francisco Blvd. East San Rafael, CA 94901, (415) 456-7372

BluePearl Pet Hospital, [formerly NorCal]: www.bluepearlvet.com/hospital/daly-city-ca/
2201 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City (415) 413-7363

AIMSS, Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services: www.aimss-sf.com
600 Alabama St. at 18th, Mission/Potrero Hill, (415) 566-0540


PETS Referral Center a 24/7 Specialty and Emergency Veterinary Care Center
1048 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710; (510) 548-6684

ASPCA Poison Control: (888) 426-4435 www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control

Specialist Referrals

SAGE Veterinary Centers: www.sagecenters.com

Bay Area Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (sagecenters.com)

AIMSS, Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services: www.aimss-sf.com

1333 9th Ave at Irving, Sunset district, (415) 566-0540

BluePearl Pet Hospital, [formerly NorCal]: www.bluepearlvet.com/hospital/daly-city-ca/
2201 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City (415) 413-7363

Veterinary Visions, Animal Eye Specialists: www.VeterinaryVision.com

210 Industrial Rd. #100, San Carlos, CA, (800) 427-5367

1235A Taraval St. San Francisco, CA, (800) 427-5367 {M,W,F,Sat}

Aggie Animal Dental Service: www.aggievetdentist.com

487 Miller Ave., Mill Valley: (415) 389.5917

Veterinary Cardiology Partners: www.veterinarycardiologypartners.com Dr. Lori Drourr ; Can do housecalls! 510.318.1692.

Veterinary Behaviorist: Drs. Jeannine Berger DVM and Wailani Sung DVM, board certified behaviorists, Dr. Sophie Liu DVM, at the SFSPCA, Mission Campus www.sfspca.orgwww.sfspca.org/behavior-training/behavior-consultations (415) 554.3085

San Francisco Pet Behavior http://www.sfpetbehavior.com/ Keely Commins DVM

Go, Cat, Go!, Cat Behavior Consulting, with Daniel DQ Quagliozzi, https://gocatgosf.com (415) 806.1351


Pet Loss And Euthanasia

Animal Memorial Service: cremations- individual and communal.
www.animalmemorialservice.com (888) 255-1002
Pet Loss Support Hotline: – grief counseling: staffed by UC Davis veterinary students: www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ccah/petloss.cfm(800) 565-1526
Grieving the Death of a Pet, by Betty J. Carmack, Ed.D., R.N.: www.bettyjcarmack.com
Pet Relationships, Grief and Loss, Ryan Horvath, MFT: http://www.ryanhorvathmft.com/Pet-Relationships 415.663.6286

S.F. Pet Loss Support Groups

a place for healing where others understand and support you in your grief.

Downtown San Francisco, 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:00-8:30pm;

Led by Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD; www.drtonyr.com/pet-loss

To RSVP, call (415) 401.7405 or email trousmaniere@yahoo.com

San Francisco SPCA, 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:00pm;

Led by Betty J. Carmack, Ed.D, R.N.; No RSVP required.

243 Alabama St.

Pet Net Support, ” We’re here for you, so you can be there for them” www.petnetsupport.com; 800.590.2512


Pharmacy Services

SFVH home delivery service through Covetrus: (formerly, VetsFirstChoice)


Pet Sitters/Walkers/Services

www.TheUrbanPaw.com Emy Sakai (415) 202-4157 emy@theurbanpaw.com

ErinKMeyer@gmail.com Erin K. Meyer, veterinary nurse/petsitter (415) 596-4247

Sfpetsitter2000@yahoo.com Melodi Liskey pet services (415) 846-5558

RhondasPetCare@comcast.net Rhonda Lenore (415) 661-7749

www.talesofthekitty.com Shelly Ross (415) 990-2440

www.allcreatureshealingnetwork.com Aldyth Beltane (415) 504-7332

www.josispaw.com Jenn Lyons jenn@josispaw.com

www.athomepetsittingsf.com Mary McCarthy (415) 871-5559


http://www.wetnosepetcare.com/ Matt Miller (415) 746.9672

www.happydogsgowalking.com Emily Leduc, dog walker, veterinary nurse experience (415) 498-0607

http://www.thewholepet.net Courtney and gang, 415.517.6063

kittycatsitter@yahoo.com Cat and House Care, Claire Silver (415) 435.7936

Lydia’s Nob Hill Cat Purrfect (415)515.5281 lydialkim@gmail.com


Veterinary Insurance

This is recommended for most pet owners!

An unbiased website to help you research Pet Insurance: http://www.petinsurancereview.com/about.asp

An independent site run by a veterinarian who has compiled a list of the benefits, coverage and ‘gotchas’ of every policy available in the U.S. http://www.pet-insurance-university.com/index.html

Trupanion www.trupanion.com 800.569.7913

Pet’s Best Insurance www.petsbest.com 877.738.7237 – our clients receive a 5% discount from Pet’s Best Insurance.

Nationwide (formerly, VPI Pet Insurance) http://www.petinsurance.com/ 800.872.738

Pet Assure, is a pet membership vet referral program, pet care saving’s plan; www.petassure.com 888.789.7387

24PetWatch http://www.24petwatch.com/ 888.897.7387

Purina Care http://www.purinacare.com/ 877.878.7462

AKC Pet Insuance http://www.akcpetinsurance.com 866. 725.2747

PetPlan http://www.gopetplan.com/ 866. 467.3875

ASPCA http://www.aspcapetinsurance.com/ 866. 861.9092

Pet First Healthcare http://www.petfirst.com/ 866. 937.7387

Embrace Pet Insurance http://www.embracepetinsurance.com/ 800.511.9172

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance http://www.healthypawspetinsurance.com/ 800.453.4054

Pet Premium https://www.petpremium.com/ 800.935.7280

Pet Stores

Hazel & Gertie’s www.hazelandgerties.com

3385 22nd St., San Francisco, (415) 401-9963

Cheeko B pet boutique www.cheekob.com

611 Post St., San Francisco, (415) 440-1221

Cheengoo pet boutique www.cheengoo.com

2250 Union St., San Francisco, (415) 337-8481

BowWowMeow pet specialties and grooming www.bowwowmeow.net

150 Polk St., San Francisco, (415) 440.2845

Cole Valley Pets 910 Cole St. , San Francisco, (415) 564.8811



Golden Gate Groomingwww.goldengategrooming.com 415-566-PAWS (7297)

Aussie Pet Mobile of San Francisco (415) 877-1779 / 1-888-764-8613 www.aussiepetmobile.com/index.cfm

Shear Pets, mobile grooming salon [cats and dogs] www.shearpets.com/ 888-503-8007

Mudpuppy’s tub and scrub, www.mudpuppys.com 536 Castro St., SF, CA 94114 415-431-8899


Boarding Facilities

High Tail Hotel www.hightailhotel.com

2275 Revere Avenue, San Francisco; (415) 913-7101

Pet Camp Cat Safari www.petcamp.com

3233 Sacramento Street, San Francisco; (415) 567-0700

Pet Camp – Main Campground www.petcamp.com

525 Phelps Street, San Francisco; (415) 282-0700

SF Hound Lounge www.sfhoundlounge.com

2825 Mariposa Street, San Francisco; (415) 255-1170

Fog City Dogs www.fogcitydogs.com

Lodge: 2280 Shafter Ave. SF, CA ; 415-642-DOGS (3647)

Daycare: 1488 Lombard St. SF, CA; 415.409-DOGS (3647)

Feline Wishes and Caviar Dreams www.felinewishes.com

600 Bryant Street, San Francisco; (415) 543-KENL (5365)

Embarkadero Social Club www.embarkaderosocialclub.com

1766 Mission St. , SF, CA; 415.431.3647

Kitty Chateau www.KittyChateau.com A family owned, feline only, luxury bed and breakfast. in the heart if the Castro.

4406 18th St., SF, CA; (415)529-1819


Pet Classes/Trainers

SF Puppy Prep www.sfpuppyprep.com

251 6th Street, San Francisco; (415) 618-0828

A Better Way Dog Training, Bob Gutierrez

(415) 648-DOGS (3647)

Sirius Dog Training www.siriuspup.com 800.419.8748

Smarty Pup www.smartypup.com (415)730.5149


Pet Artists

Mark Rogers Photography, who did some of the pictures on this website:

Pet Poses with Personality – www.MarkRogersPhotography.com (415) 378-8602

Jesse Freidin Photographs, Fine Art dog portraits – www.jessefreidin.com (415) 370-5054

Pet Poses Photography, witness and illuminate the love you feel with your special animal friend – www.petposes.biz/

(415) 846-9983

Pet Picasso, by David Barnett, colorful custom pet portrait acrylic paintings; he did my beautiful dog ‘Remy’ as depicted here. www.petpicasso.net (415) 505-5466.

Pet Rescue Organizations

SF Animal Care and Control, for dog licensing: http://www.sfgov.org/site/acc_index.asp?id=6619 415.554.6364
[At SFVH, we can honor the first free exam/consultation for newly adopted pets; please call SFVH for more information].

The San Francisco SPCA www.sfspca.org

2500-16th Street, San Francisco, (415) 554-3000; the hospital: (415) 554-3030

[At, SFVH, we can honor the first free exam/consultation for newly adopted pets;please call for more information].

Asians for Humans, Animals, and Nature www.ahan.org Is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on animal and environmental welfare.

BADRAP www.badrap.org Securing the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion.

Family Dog Rescue www.norcalfamilydogrescue.org Dedicated to the proper care and socialization or our rescued animals and to making a great connection between dogs and humans!


Grateful Dogs rescue www.gratefuldogsrescue.org Our mission has been to save the lives of dogs at San Francisco Animal Care and Control that are at risk of euthanasia.

Milo Foundation www.milofoundation.org To rescue adoptable at-risk animals, match them to homes best suited to provide lifetime care, rehabilitate those who need it, offer sanctuary to those who are not placed, and educate the public about responsible pet guardianship, including spay/neuter.

Muttville www.muttville.org To change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice.

Pets in Need www.petsinneed.org To bring a loving, healthy home within paw’s reach of every adoptable dog and cat in our community.

Rocket Dog Rescue www.rocketdogrescue.org Is a volunteer based organization serving the greater Bay Area, dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from over crowded animal shelters.

Wonder Dog Rescue www.wonderdogrescue.org We are a dedicated volunteer group, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and rescuing dogs from all over Northern and Central California.


Food, Fashion And Fun

VET SOS, that Dr. Lum occasionally volunteers his services for: www.vetsos.org

A volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans.

Best Veterinarian: BAY WOOF’s, Beast of the Bay Awards 2009 winners: www.baywoof.com;

And runner up in same category for 2010!

Examiner Article 9.14.08, that Dr. Lum was in: www.sfexaminer.com

The Guido Gazette, start your day the Guido way; adventures of the Italian kitty www.theguidogazette.blogspot.com, see review by Guido of Dr. Lum, blog entry March 1, 2009.

Josie’s Bake Sale, locally and sustainably handmade, healthy, and super delicious human-grade baked treats for dogs

www.josiesbakesale.com (415) 830-5909

Small Batch, a natural alternative, using fresh organic and free-range ingredients grown and raised in the Bay Area

www.smallbatchpets.com (415) 285-4729

Paw Patch Pastries, freshly baked daily, natural organic gourmet treats for dogs. Gluten, soy and corn FREE! We offer cookies, and special cakes for any “Paw-ty” & occassion… www.pawpatchpastries.com (415) 500-4205

Paco Collars, handmade leather goods for you and your pet

www.pacocollars.com (510) 848-PACO


Pet Health Information


Up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.

www.aspcabehavior.org Virtual Pet Behaviorist for free solutions to common pet behavior problems

ASPCA Poison Control: www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control (888) 426-4435a

A Great website about Pets and Zoonoses, animal diseases that humans can get:    https://www.wormsandgermsblog


Traveling With Your Pet

Interstate and International travel with your pet from the US, and within the US


For International travels, check out www.PetRelocation.com


Human House Call Doctor, plus...

Dr. Justin Davis, the House Doctor: www.thehousedoctor.com

24/7 – call (415) 834-5364

TACT MASSAGE with Corey Petersen, licensed massage therapist: www.tactmassage.com exceptional quality in Therapeutic deep tissue massage. (415) 686-2051


Vets Elsewhere

Lake Tahoe area:

Dr. Bree Montana, Agate Bay Animal Hospital, Kings Beach area, 530.546.7522; www.AgateBayAnimalHospital.com

San Francisco:

**the first two local SF veterinary hospitals listed below, to consider for Dentals

**Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital, 5264 Diamond Heights Blvd, 94131, 415.642.7200; www.sevenhillsvet.com

**Presidio Way Veterinary Hospital, 3619 California St., 94118, 415.387.6752; www.presidioway.com

Bay Area Bird Hospital, 2145 Taraval St., 94116, 415.566.4359; http://www.bayareabirdhospital.com/ …

… Birds, Reptiles and Small Exotic Mammals, oh my!


Sequoia Veterinary Hospital, 1409 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 94063, 650.369.7326; www.sequoiavet.com

Evergreen Veterinary Clinic, 1611 Capitol Expressway, San Jose, 95121, 408.238.0690; www.evergreenvetclinic.com


Other HOUSECALL vets outside of SF:


Dr. Margo Reid of East Bay Veterinary House Calls, EBVHC, 510.806.8860; www.EBVHC.com

Dr. Anthony J. Smith of Rainbow Bridge Pet Services, 510.381.3389; www.RainbowBridgeVet.com

Dr. David Grant, 510.524.3062

Dr. David Bennett of Dr. Bennett’s Veterinary House Calls, 510.758.7921; www.BennettVet.com


Dr. Beverly Ort of San Bruno Pet House Calls, 650.588.4291.

Dr. Jennifer Martin of Wise and Wonderful Vet Housecalls, in San Mateo, 650.522.9838; www.wise-wonderful.com/

Dr. Barbara Kollin of Palo Alto, 650.321.6797

Dr. Janet Lawson, of Coastside Veterinary Clinic, in Half Moon Bay, 650.726.9738; www.coastsidevet.com

Marin County:

Dr. Ken Steele, of San Rafael, San Anselmo, 415.451.4838.


Dog Licensing In San Francisco