Updated August 19, 2014
Interim Rule on Commercial Dog
This interim rule applies to commercial dog walkers (i.e.,
persons walking four or more dogs at one time for consideration) in Area B of
the Presidio of San Francisco (Presidio).
The interim rule requires any such
commercial dog walker to possess a valid commercial dog walking permit obtained
from the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).
Commercial dog walkers are allowed a maximum of six dogs at any
one time. Commercial dog walkers are required to comply with the terms and
conditions of the GGNRA permit, and to visibly display their
badges when engaging in commercial dog walking activities within Area B, and comply
with all other regulations applicable to Area B of the
To obtain a GGNRA permit, applicants need
to submit a business license, proof of liability insurance, and proof of
dog-handling training from an existing training course provider (such as the
San Francisco SPCA).
The GGNRA commercial dog walking permit requirement is a
compendium amendment for all GGNRA sites in San Francisco and Marin Counties
that allow dog walking, and has been implemented concurrently with the Trust’s
rule. Both are interim actions and will remain in effect until the final
special regulation for dog walking in GGNRA is promulgated as anticipated in
late 2015, at which time the Presidio Trust expects that it will adopt a final rule
following public input and comment.
If you have any questions regarding the commercial dog
walking permit application process, please contact the GGNRA Office of Special
Park Uses at (415) 561-4300.