Proposed Public Use Limit on Commercial Dog Walking

Proposed Public Use Limit on Commercial  Dog Walking in Area B of the Presidio

Summary of Proposed Action
The Presidio Trust (Trust) is proposing a public use limit on commercial dog walkers (i.e., persons walking four or more dogs at one time for consideration) in Area B of the Presidio.

The limit would require 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 would be allowed a maximum of six dogs at any one time.

Commercial dog walkers would be required to comply with the terms and conditions of the GGNRA permit, and visibly display their badges when engaging in commercial dog walking activities within Area B. To obtain a GGNRA permit, applicants would 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 being proposed for all GGNRA sites in San Francisco and Marin County that allow dog walking, and would be implemented concurrently with the Trust’s proposed rule. Both are interim actions and would remain in effect until the final special regulation for dog walking in GGNRA is promulgated as anticipated in late 2015, at which time the Trust expects that it will adopt a final rule following public input and comment.

View the full text of the proposal in the Federal Register >>

Submit Your Comments
Send comments to or to John Pelka, Presidio Trust, 103 Montgomery Street, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129.

Comments will be accepted through May 5, 2014. All comments will be considered, and this proposal may be modified accordingly. The final decision of the Trust will be published in the Federal Register.

For Further Information Contact
Presidio Trust Office of External Affairs
(415) 561-5300