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Culture, The Exhibitionist The SPCA Parties Down, Pet Adoption Rates Go Up

The SPCA Parties Down, Pet Adoption Rates Go Up

On Friday the San Francisco SPCA threw a party for the ages, a ramen-fueled hootenanny resulting in the adoption of 25 of their animals. As an avid supporter of the organization (and the rescuing of animals in general), I…
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News, The Snitch Make a Dog's Day During the Dog Days of Summer

Make a Dog's Day During the Dog Days of Summer

The Oakland animal shelter is waiving adoption fees for the month of July and launching a foster program for large dogs, the East Bay Express reports.  Oakland Animal Services is at 200% of capacity, in part because the rise in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 10 Funny Halloween Costumes -- for Pets

10 Funny Halloween Costumes -- for Pets

While we're sure you're super busy getting together your Sexy Bert and Ernie costume for this week, don't forget about your pups -- after all, in our experience, San Francisco pets love to join us on our nightlife escapades,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Art Show Featuring Pugs in Fruit Hats to Benefit the SPCA

Art Show Featuring Pugs in Fruit Hats to Benefit the SPCA

Some of us can't have pets. We've been cursed with landlords who wish to deny us the love and affection of a pug. But just because we can't adopt, doesn't mean we don't want to do our part in supporting…
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Dining, SFoodie Snickers Mini-Donuts, Your Puppy Is Getting It On, and the Vegan Drag Queen is Back!

Snickers Mini-Donuts, Your Puppy Is Getting It On, and the Vegan Drag Queen is Back!

Let's kick things off with a little WTF:A new study by the Environmental Working group shows that while California produces 12 percent of U.S. agricultural output, we only get 5 percent of farm-bill spending. Why? Because Cali grows silly fruits…
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Dining, SFoodie Somewhat Famous Vegans on Ellen, Yummy Sweet Potato Tots, and Maryland Says "Bad Dog!" to Pit Bulls!

Somewhat Famous Vegans on Ellen, Yummy Sweet Potato Tots, and Maryland Says "Bad Dog!" to Pit Bulls!

Hey pork-lovers! The Humane Society has a new video for you. They got a chance to see some nice behind-the-scenes treatment of pigs at a Wyoming factory farm. Moving on: Sweet Potato Tots with Chipotle Aioli from Vegan Yack…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Skin for Sale: Auction and Fundraiser Lead to Two New Tattoos for SPCA's Laura Gretch

Skin for Sale: Auction and Fundraiser Lead to Two New Tattoos for SPCA's Laura Gretch

Last week we told you about Laura Gretch of the San Francisco SPCA: She agreed to let the highest bidder in an eBay auction choose her next tattoo, and then get the winning design permanently applied at a fundraising event.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Skin for Sale: SPCA's Laura Gretch to Let Auction Decide Her Next Tattoo

Skin for Sale: SPCA's Laura Gretch to Let Auction Decide Her Next Tattoo

When we think of pet adoption drives, we think of Saturday mornings in a Petco parking lot, not tattoos, cocktails, and auctions. But the latter is what you'll get Friday night, as Laura Gretch of the San Francisco SPCA will…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Use Is on the Rise ... Among Dogs and Cats

Marijuana Use Is on the Rise ... Among Dogs and Cats

Animals are known to consume marijuana. In fact, many have long known that pot producers in the northern counties deer-proof their marijuana plants, else docile does and bucks will chew on the buds and leaves. This author once knew a…
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News, The Snitch PETCO Not Welcome in San Francisco Richmond District, Neighbors Vow to Fight

PETCO Not Welcome in San Francisco Richmond District, Neighbors Vow to Fight

​Pet owners are starting to feel increasingly unwelcome in San Francisco. Just last week, the federal government rolled out plans to seriously restrict dogs from running off-leash in open space around the city.Now Richmond District neighbors are trying to block…
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News, The Snitch Puppies! Kitties! Macy's Pet Adoption Display Is Here.

Puppies! Kitties! Macy's Pet Adoption Display Is Here.

People who love doggies and kitties -- and love adopting them, hint, hint -- can now fawn over the Macy's SPCA Adoption display. The pet-to-be display was unveiled on Friday at Union Square and will run until Jan. 2. A…
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News, The Snitch Do Pets, Terrified By Fleet Week, Enrich Carpet Cleaners?

Do Pets, Terrified By Fleet Week, Enrich Carpet Cleaners?

Yep, blame that one on the Blue Angels​The spectacle of a jet screeching over one's domicile can be terrifying. And human beings, ostensibly, can rationalize, "oh, it's a jet." Your dogs and cats cannot. Therefore, they go on the carpet.…
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News, The Snitch Cockatiels Inundate San Francisco Animal Control

Cockatiels Inundate San Francisco Animal Control

'I just flew in from the coast...'​A flock of cockatiels wasn't a band in the 1980s. There was no signature "flock of cockatiels" haircut. A flock of cockatiels is, literally, a flock of cockatiels -- and you can find one…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Animal Control Reeling From 'Paris Hilton Syndrome'

San Francisco Animal Control Reeling From 'Paris Hilton Syndrome'

Sonny the chihuahua clicks around the linoleum floors on his dime-sized paws, casts your humble narrator a glance askance out of his googly left eye, and raises his tiny nuzzle skyward to release a minute, trilling bark. He is soon…
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