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San Francisco Dog Care business that cares for First Responders' dogs needs your support

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Dear Grateful Dog Family and Friends,We are reaching out to ask you for your support with an issue that's threatening our business. The Grateful Dog, a small, minority, family-owned doggy daycare and boarding b ...Read More

  • Dear Grateful Dog Family and Friends,

We are reaching out to ask you for your support with an issue that's threatening our business.

The Grateful Dog, a small, minority, family-owned doggy daycare and boarding business in San Francisco, was originally permitted in 2009 under then-existing City requirements. Since then, the Planning Code requirements and definitions have changed, which include a more recent addition of a more specific “Kennel” category for our overnight boarding operations. The Grateful Dog updated this permit in a December 2018 hearing. We thank all of you that supported us then and spoke at the hearing on our behalf!

We are now up for a One-Year Review for this approved permit and now the city of San Francisco is adding additional subsequent requirements and permits for our continued operation at our SF location. Furthermore, our residential neighbors, who never complained in the prior 9 years of our operations, have flooded the City of San Francisco with frivolous complaints. They are trying to get our backyard usage revoked and ultimately get us shut down because they feel we're decreasing their property value (even though we all border the Lombard Street thoroughfare). Most of these neighbors moved into the neighborhood after our existence.

The City has supported our use for the past decade and continue to do so, however we need to continue to show the support of and need for our services. We've served you for over a decade and look forward to serving you for decades to come!

We'd greatly appreciate it if you could do 3 things to support The Grateful Dog,

1. Sign this petition of support for our business.

2. Write a letter of support for our business.

3. Speak at our San Francisco Planning Commission Hearing(virtual).


The support letter should be dated and addressed to:

david.weissglass@sfgov.org
joel.koppel@sfgov.org
kathrin.moore@sfgov.org
sue.diamond@sfgov.org
frank.fung@sfgov.org
theresa.imperial@sfgov.org
milicent.johnson@sfgov.org
deland.chan@sfgov.org
jonas.ionin@sfgov.org
commissions.secretary@sfgov.org
erncervantes@gmail.com (CC me in email)

Our Planning Commission Hearing is set for Thursday, July 30th at 1:00PM PST.

The virtual address is:

Stream: https://sfgovtv.org/planning
Public Comment: Toll Free: 1-888-273-3658 / Access Code: 3107452

Thank You,

Ernie & Karla Cervantes
The Grateful Dog, San Francisco

Check out our news story of how we've stayed open to care for First Responders' dogs during the pandemic.

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