Friday, August 10, 2012
by Bernie's Grooming
Join Bernie's Grooming, Pawtrero Bath House and Feed Company, Java House, Grateful Dogs Rescue and San Francisco Animal Care and Control for a special adoption event during the 2012 Dog Days of Summer Event at AT+T Park.
The event will take place on the plaza at Pier 40 near Java House Restaurant. Come out and see wonderful dogs available for adoption in the San Francisco Bay Area, learn about fostering and meet the volunteers who work with the dogs.
City Dogs | Bernie's Grooming will be offering mini groomings to the foster dogs so they look their best to meet their potential adopters.
Come out and meet us all.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
by City Dogs
This visitor was at Bernie's Grooming | City Dogs location on Brannan Street.Do you think it's a real dog?
Yes, he is real. It is our second time grooming him at City Dogs. The first grooming appointment the client said we could do whatever we wanted to him as it was his first grooming. The client picked him up and was speechless as to what he looked like. When he left the grooming shop three young pretty women made such a fuss over him that the client again was speechless. He is longer speechless – he likes the attention.
Monday, July 02, 2012
by City Dogs
Bernie's Grooming is located within the SF ACC shelter and partners with SF ACC to groom all of the city dogs, cats and guinea pigs who need to look their best for potential adopters. Today we'd like to share
a pet safety message from SF ACC.
San Francisco Animal Care & Control urges the public to keep their pets safe during this 4th of July holiday. The agency advises pet owners to leave their pets at home, indoors, in a safe enclosed area if the family plans on attending
firework displays. The bright lights and loud noises of fireworks can be extremely frightening and stressful to animals, causing them to panic and possibly escape. Even normally calm animals can be adversely affected by the patriotic celebrations that
humans enjoy so much.
Animal Care and Control also advises the community to make sure their cats and dogs have identification tags visible at all times - or even better - have a veterinarian implant a microchip in addition to ID tags on collars. Local shelters can identify
lost animals - and quickly reunite them with their owners - if animals are wearing proper identification or are microchipped.
Every 4th of July, Animal Care and Control takes in lost animals frightened by fireworks. Animal Care and Control urges the public to take precautions to avoid a potential tragedy involving beloved family pets around this holiday. “We hope the
community heeds our advice to keep their pets safe and comfortable at home,” says Kat Brown, Deputy Director of San Francisco Animal Care and Control. “We’ve seen too many sad endings on the 4th that could have been easily prevented.”
The Department of Animal Care and Control is a taxpayer-funded, open door animal shelter. ACC provides housing, care and medical treatment to wild, exotic and domestic stray, lost, abandoned sick, injured and/or surrendered animals. ACC aims to adopt, rehome
or reunite domestic animals with their guardians and to rehabilitate and release wildlife to their native habitat. ACC responds to animal related emergencies 24/7 including animal abuse and neglect as well as matters of public safety. Animal Care and Control
is located at 1200 15th St. (at Harrison.)
Friday, June 29, 2012
by City Dogs
City Dogs groomed a Shepherd-like dog for Muttville
yesterday named Tim who will walk out on the field with Tim Lincecum to open the Giants game this weekend. Read more about it below.
"Muttville asked Tim to help one long-haired unwanted mixed breed dog get adopted by taking him onto the field before first pitch and helping raise awareness for the dog (coincidentally named Timmy) and the organization. On Sunday, July 1st, prior to
game start, Tim and Timmy the dog will take to the field with the high hopes of building awareness for this very important local cause and finding a home for this very special dog..."
Animals are vulnerable and really need our help. Most people only want to adopt a puppy, or a dog that is relatively young. If you are a fan of dogs and baseball, we hope you got to the Giants game to see Tim Lincecum help this old dog find a new home. Good
luck to Timmy the pooch, may someone who will love him very much take him home.
Hungry for change? Tim Lincecum is. San Francisco's
favorite pitcher is teaming up with popchips to "chip in" and give back
to his local community. Tim Lincecum joins fourteen other professional
athletes across the country who are giving back to their local
communities as part of the popchips game changers program. The all-star
pitcher (and snacker) asked fans, "what can i do for you?"
On July 1st, popchips helped this hometown hero give back. Tim and Timmy
took the field with the high hopes of building awareness for this very
important local cause and finding a home for this very special dog.
Bernie's Grooming | City Dogs was glad to help Timmy look his best for this high-profile event with Muttville and the San Francisco Giants.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
by City Dogs
Rebecca Katz, director of San Francisco Animal Care and Control
shared the following news with City Dogs | Bernie's Grooming Today.
New Dog Programs at SF Animal Care and Control in Addition to WOOF
The kennel sign says “Sheba is at camp.” A new pilot
program is underway at San Francisco Animal Care and Control that will send
dogs to Pet Camp, a board and care facility in San Francisco, where they
might enjoy more opportunities for socialization and prepare them for their
forever homes. Sheba will have regular visits from an SF/ACC trainer who
will work with her one-on-one to keep up her leash manners. The playtimes
at Pet Camp are monitored by “camp counselors” (employees) and will give
Sheba the social stimulation and enrichment that only playing with other
dogs can provide. Sheba was chosen as the first dog – or rather,
Ambass-a-Dog – for the program because she has been at the shelter a few
months, and is very friendly with other dogs and people.
The shelter is seeking innovative ways to find homes for the ever
increasing number of dogs coming into their care. With the economic
downturn, the shelter has experienced an average increase of 42 dogs per
month which poses a significant challenge for the agency as well as for
their rescue partners. Pet Camp will give adoptable dogs that have
experienced protracted stays at the shelter some extra training and
socialization with people and other dogs. Giving the dogs a change of scene
keeps them happy while they’re waiting for their new homes and Pet Camp
will help promote these adoptable camper dogs by listing them on their
website and through social media.
Sheba came into the shelter with a litter of puppies (all have been
adopted) and was a shy mom. She is a different dog after experienced
Special Forces volunteers— another new SF/ACC program—worked with her for
weeks on learning commands and leash manners. If Sheba is not adopted
directly from Pet Camp after a two-week respite, she will return to the
shelter where SF/ACC trainers and volunteers will continue to give her
attention and promote her adoption.
SF/ACC is pulling out all the stops to save as many lives as possible by
implementing and evaluating a variety of new programs including the much
publicized WOOF – see:
That project will pair dogs needing extra time and attention with
pre-screened individuals living in supportive housing for whom fostering an
animal in need may help them reintegrate with society and restore their
dignity. SF/ACC hopes that these efforts will help animals find new,
loving homes and that the human-animal bond will reveal the resilience of
all two-legged, four-legged, feathered and finned species.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
by City Dogs
Poodle Day is an annual event in Carmel, California, that unites poodle owners and lovers — and their furry companions — for a fun-filled day. In addition to being one of California’s premier vacation destinations, Carmel consistently ranks as one of Dog Fancy’s top ten most dog-friendly cities in America. In 2011, more than 347 poodles participated in the parade and other events during Poodle Day.
This year Poodle Day is September 29th, 2012
Proceeds from Poodle Day benefit NorCal Poodle Rescue, which has been a haven for poodles and poodle mixes in need in Northern California and Southern Oregon for 27 years. NorCal’s philosophy is to help poodles while also enriching the lives of the people who adopt them.
Poodle Day kicks off with a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions followed by other activities at The Crossroads. Afternoon events include off-leash beach play — organized by the Poodle Day Team — a scenic stroll, a hike, or other dog-friendly activities around Carmel. Later that evening, cocktail parties allow the dogs to lounge in style as their human companions gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation.
For more informaiton, visit their website at http://poodleday.com
Be sure to book a grooming appointment for your poodle at City Dogs | Bernie's Grooming before heading down to Poodle Day this Septebmer.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
by City Dogs
The SPCA will be bringing cats and dogs to the South Beach neighborhood!
Join Pawtrero Bathhouse and Feed Company and City Dogs | Bernie's Grooming for an adoption event on Saturday, June 30th from 1:00 – 4:00 at 177 and 199 Brannan Street (near Embarcadero)
The SF SPCA guarantees that adoptable cats and dogs will be at this event but they cannot guarantee which animals. If you have any questions about the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us when you come in for your dog grooming appointment at City Dogs | Bernie's Grooming.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
by City Dogs
The website for San Francisco Animal Care and Control posts adoptable dogs on a regular basis. We are glad to feature some of them here. Click here to visit the SF ACC website.
Bernie's Grooming is located inside SF ACC and the talented groomers there have an opportunity to meet most of the pets that pass through the city shelter. Countless hours of time are donated to the city to make sure that the pets who end up here – through no fault of their own – look their very very best for potential new adopters.
Today, meet Eddie!
Age: 6 years
Breed: Bichon/Poodle mix
Date Posted: 5/25/2012
Description: Eddie is a great little guy who enjoys walks and loves toys! This adorable fellow is affectionate, sweet, and very dog social. He had so much matted hair when he arrived at the shelter; he's much happier now and handsomer too (thanks Bernie's Grooming!). Eddie will require regular grooming to stay so dapper. A family with older children is fine for Eddie.
Come down to SF ACC and meet some wonderful dogs who are looking to be adopted! And when you are there, stop by and say hi to the Bernie's Grooming staff and see our little grooming salon in side the shelter.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
by City Dogs
Today, we wanted to share some great photos of dogs who have been groomed at City Dogs | Bernie's Grooming. Photos are by Kimberly Saunders of Saunders Fine Art Photograhy. Click here to read more about her.
Have a great day with your dog!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
by City Dogs
Grooming pets since 1996, owner Bernie Machado has garnered accolades
and local awards for her first shop, Bernie's Grooming, located
inside the Animal Care and Control building in the Mission. Opening
this sister shop has always been a dream. A wide-open transparent
space, mixed with cool vintage finds, City Dogs is the perfect spot to
settle into a pair of rad chairs from the '40s and sip a coffee while
Fido is getting his glam on. Bonus: Despite its name, City Dogs doesn't
discriminate when it comes to four-legged creatures, offering grooming
services for cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits, too!
Thanks to Refinery 29 for the words (http://www.refinery29.com/city-dogs-south-beach)