SFDOG is a non-profit organization that promotes responsible dog ownership/guardianship, offers educational programs for both dog owners/guardians and the general public, and works for increased off-leash recreation opportunities for responsible dog owners/guardians and their canine companions.

Open Ft. Funston During the #ShutDown

Please help us open Fort Funston during the gov't shutdown! Right now it's dangerous with people parking on the highway. The GGNRA has agreed to open the parking lot if we remove the trash and clean the porta potties.

SFDOG has asked the GGNRA to open the parking lot at Fort Funston during the partial government shutdown. People are continuing to access and use Fort Funston despite the closed lot and are instead parking alongside the highway. The limited, narrow shoulder parking is routinely packed with parked cars that stretch from the park entrance to as far as the eye can see. Many people unload their young children and pets from the highway side of their car, further congesting traffic as they then walk along the shoulder or in the highway lane on their way to the beach. The current situation isn't safe for people or their pets.

SFDOG Barks Back at the Govt Shutdown

Because of the US government shutdown, which has already been going on for two weeks, many parts of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are not being maintained. National Park Service employees have been furloughed, so trash and bathroom services are not being provided, and some of the GGNRA sites like Ocean Beach, trash is overflowing from trash cans onto the ground. At other sites, like Fort. Funston, the parking lot is closed, so people are parking along a highway to access the site, which is endangering them, their children, their pets and other drivers.

On Saturday, January 5, SFDOG has partnered with U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier and Jared Huffman as well as with Recology for a cleanup at Ocean Beach at 2:30 PM.

Dog groups bark for joy as Park Service permanently ends efforts to restrict access for people with dogs in GGNRA

SFDOG and other local dog and recreation groups celebrated today’s National Park Service announcement that it has permanently ended a planning and rulemaking process intended to restrict where you can walk with a dog in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).
“This is a huge victory for the people of the Bay Area,” said Save Our Recreation’s Andrea Buffa. “For years we’ve been telling the Park Service that dog walking is an important form of recreation for us – it’s part of our way of life. Now, finally, they were forced to listen.”

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