Our Favorite Spring Activities for Pets (and Their People!)

Although we don’t experience blizzards and extreme temperatures here in San Francisco, humans and pets alike are still looking forward to the first spring flowers and warm breezes. Spring activities for pets and their owners abound in the Bay Area, and we encourage you to get out there and explore as the weather warms!

Down by the Seaside

We are so fortunate to live near the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and spring is a great time to remind ourselves of that! Grab the leash and head out to one of these gorgeous locales:


Most Intelligent Dog Breeds and What Makes Them So

Is your dog a canine Einstein? Chances are, all dog owners have some anecdotal evidence as to why we think our pups are at the top of the class. From their incredible adaptability to have joined human communities an estimated 15,000 years ago to their ability to learn, it’s understandable why we view dogs as one of the smartest species around.

But what makes a dog smart, exactly? The team at AIMSS sets out to explore intelligent dog breeds and why they make the grade.


When It Rains It Pours: Rainy Weather Pet Safety

San Francisco residents know that our winter weather is, well, unpredictable at best. One thing we can be pretty sure of is that there will be rain in the winter, but how much is anyone’s guess.

Rainy weather pet safety is of paramount importance to those of us who live with furry family members. By tending to our pets’ needs during wet weather, we can keep them healthy while still enjoying a little singing (or howling) in the rain.

Rainy Weather Pet Safety

Rain or shine, San Francisco is one of the most pet-friendly cities in America. That being said, you will most likely still be out walking your dog in the rain, whether out of necessity (no yard) or for the sheer enjoyment it brings to you and your pet.

Preparation is key when it comes to a successful walk in the rain. Follow our tips for rainy weather pet safety: Continue…

Kitty Concerns: Why Do Cats Sleep so Much?

It’s the rare cat owner who hasn’t looked upon their peacefully sleeping kitties with envy from time to time. After all, cats seem to be able to sleep just about anywhere, anytime, and for hours on end.

Indeed, cats sleep more than most mammals. The average cat logs an impressive 10-16 hours of shut-eye per day. For anyone who has ever wondered why cats sleep so much, you’ve come to the right place. Your friends at AIMSS have done the research, and we’ve got the low-down on your cat’s, well, low down.