The San Francisco City Council has there sights set on regulating dog walkers operating in the city. A proposal brought up at City Hall is expected to be considered for approval by the Board of Supervisors early next year. According to news reports the legislation is to set very basic standards for professional dog walkers who use city parks and other city property.
About one out of every three households in San Francisco own a dog, with an estimated 500 people making a living providing full time dog walking services. Dog walkers are embracing the proposed legislation that is seen to elevate and legitimize the profession.
Proposed regulations would require professional dog walkers to obtain a formalized permit issued by the city. Dog walkers will be required to take a training course that teaches dog park etiquette, first aid for pets, proper poop disposal, and leash laws. A dog walking permit will run about $250 with an renewal cost of $100.
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