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Dogtoberfest in the City

San Franciscans love their dogs and Saturday saw lots of money being raised at the 4th Annual Dogtoberfest.  This event raises money for the upkeep and improvements to Upper Douglass Dog Park, a large off-leash park in the Noe Valley neighborhood.

Since the Diamond Heights Animal Hospital closed last year, I had to find a new Veterinarian. Fortunately now a new team has taken over the old location and opened Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital.  Sandra Hazanow DVM stopped by Dogtoberfest for a neighborly meet and greet.

The cool temperatures helped bring out lots more dogs and people I think.  We met lots of cute dogs like Buster whose owner Amy Kott from the SF-SPCA is a certified dog trainer and had a booth called Ask Amy! 

There were delicious dog treats to buy...

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..or try to sneak off the table!!! Nice try buddy!

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There were lots of fun games and general play for the dogs.  Everyone had fun and took lots of photos of the cute pups in their costumes.

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We saw some clever costumes too, like Tonto here..even a little human/giraffe was spotted!

Miles and the Baby Giraffe
Here's a cheerleader named Trevor, telling Riley the Cocker to Bring it On! BOL

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The new fence here is one of the improvements unveiled this month. The two side-gates allow dogs and their owners to safely navigate from playing in the park to the city street.  Prior to this gate, dogs could slip across the street and bother local residents or possibly get hit by a car.

New Fence @ UDDP

New Fence @ UDDP

We have to give a big tip of the paw to the many sponsors and all the people who came out for this neighborhood event. There were donations of dog equipment that went to the SPCA and Grateful Dogs Rescue.  We can't wait until next year!  And like my friend Palette, from Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen suggested, maybe they'll have bacon beer!

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