The Broadview

Puppy pals help combat isolation, loneliness from shelter-in-place

Charlotte Ehrlich, Adele Fratesi, and Nicole Klein

August 19, 2020

With the continued shelter-in-place order, many San Franciscans are looking at adoption agencies to invite the presence of a furry friend into their hearts and homes to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness. “We agreed that quarantine would give us a lot of time to train and socialize our n...

Shelter in place prompts behavioral shift in pets

The Koch family dog, Emmie, reaches out of the car window while driving to Crissy Field Beach. San Francisco city officials announced that all dog parks now have a capacity limit to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Clara Bonomi, Reporter

May 7, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Six weeks into San Francisco's shelter-in-place order requiring many people to spend more time in their homes, pet guardians have noticed a shift in their furry friends’ behavior.  “[My dog] has had a lot more energy now that my whole family is here at home,” freshman Melanie K...

Sophomore leads activity for pet adoption center

Sophomores Ella Beard and Peyton House create toys for cats and dogs by weaving pieces of fabrics tightly together. All 27 toys produced today will be donated to the Marin Humane Society shelter for pets.

Jordan Russell, Senior Reporter

April 17, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE A homemade cat and dog toy-making workshop took place in the Center during Collab this afternoon to be donated to the pet shelter Marin Humane Society. “I saw this activity when I was researching the Marin Humane Society’s website,” sophomore and event organizer Ella Beard sai...

Animals blessed in honor of St. Francis

Reverend John De La Riva sprinkles holy water on pets during a slight rain shower. De La Riva called the animals up by their size to bless them.

Mary Perez and Kira Daley

October 4, 2016

Animals of all shapes and sizes came together this morning in front of the Flood Mansion to be blessed in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. “I thought today’s ceremony was lovely,” Deacon Eddy Gutierrez said. “What I liked best about it was we’re here ...

Puppies ‘ruff’ and tumble on the football field

Pitbull terrier mix puppies fight over the fluffy play toys placed in the center of the field.

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor

February 8, 2016

Fans of the Panthers and Broncos put aside their rivalries this weekend to cheer on a common family favorite — puppies. Throngs of people gathered outside of Gott’s Roadside at the Ferry Building for a live viewing of Animal Planet TV’s “Puppy Bowl Cafe,” where puppies mimicked a footb...

Law may be repealed for shelter pets

A Pets Unlimited employee walks a dog who is up for adoption. Pets Unlimited also has foster program, allowing volunteers to care for a dog in their homes.

April 5, 2012

Shirley Yang Reporter A poster of a 1-year-old Basenji mix recently transferred from San Martin Animal Shelter staring into the camera with glossy eyes is one of many dogs and cats waiting for adoption at Pets Unlimited, a pet shelter, adoption center and 24/7 veterinary clinic located in the corn...

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