Dog Walking Permit

Required for an individual to walk 4 or more dogs (limited to 8 dogs total) at any one time, on public property.

Cost

Initial Fee: $285
Annual Renewal Fee: $114

Information

Commercial dog walkers must meet each the following five requirements.

 

1. Have a registered business license as a dog walker with proof that you have been doing business for 3 or more consecutive years; OR be employed as a dog walker at a registered dog walking business with proof of employment for 3 or more years; OR have completed training that meets the listed requirements and have a valid San Francisco business license.

 

2. Obtain a Dog Walker Permit.

 

3. Have proof of $1 million general liability insurance.

 

4. Have all vehicles used to transport dogs inspected and approved by San Francisco Animal Care & Control.

 

5. Comply with all CCSF Health and Safety rules and regulations for dog walkers, including leash length requirements, canine waste dispsal, and availability of safety equipment.

 

See Animal Care & Control for more information.

Permit Documents

The following documents are part of this permit. Fill out the necessary forms and submit them to the issuing department to apply.