Coyote spotting? Know how to protect your dog.
Coyotes are part of the ecosystem here in San Francisco, and it's not uncommon for them to be seen traveling between larger parks, such as McLaren Park and Glen Park just to the east and northwest of Mission Terrace. This story in SFGate talks about their history and the reasons behind coyote policies in our city. Here is further information from SF's Animal Care & Control, about how what to do when you see a coyote.
Found a pet? Try NextDoor's Pet Directory to track directory to find its guardian.
Doggie Bags now at Balboa Park!
There are now dispensers with plastic bags at the doggie area at Balboa Park. If you're a dog owner/walker please feel free to use them. If you are a friend or neighbor with extra bags, please help keep the dispensers stocked. Thanks to Peter Smith who shared this good news on May 2nd.
Off-Leash Dog Play Area is Official!
In March-2018, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to help celebrate the change. SF Recreation and Park was on hand with bags, photos were taken, and dogs celebrated with their furry friends. SF Rec & Park will be installing more benches in the park, along with a low "barrier" to demarcate the off-leash area. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a reality. For more information, click here.
After multiple years and much neighborhood support, the north-west triangle of Balboa Park, along the upper block of Havelock Street, was approved as an off-leash dog play area. (SF Recreation & Park Commissioners Mtg, July 20, 2017). On Friday, September, 2017, despite record-breaking temperatures, a number of the dog-guardians and their furry family members, gathers to celebrate this success.
Information on fences/signage/doggie-bag station, etc will be coming soon.
Responsible Dog Guardians
There has been a regular crew at Balboa Park for many years, and a general rule, work together to ensure a safe and clean area for humans and canines to gather and have fun together.
Here is neighbor Prudence Hull with her dogs Monty and Maggie. She not only is a responsible dog guardian, but also cares for the park, taking time to clean the street drains along Balboa Triangle dog play area.
Woof! That's a good looking bunch!
Do you have a furry family member (dog or cat) to add below? Email us a photo with your pet's name and we'll add it!
Mission Terrace dogs join the 4th of July parade!