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Interim Rule on Commercial Dog Walking
Updated August 19, 2014
Interim Rule on Commercial Dog Walking
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 Presidio.
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.
The interim rule initially appeared in the Federal Register on August 19, 2014. View the Federal Register notice >>
Permit Details
Detailed information on permit requirements and how to apply can be found at
Contact Information
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.
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