Dogs In The City: Meet David and Presley of San Francisco
They're the city dwellers of the canine kind. The dogs about town. From primped pooches to zestful rescues to perky pups playing in the park. These dogs and their human companions find adventure among skyscrapers and long lasting friendships in dog parks. The Dogs In The City photo series roams the urban jungle in search of their unique tales.
Dog dad’s name: David
Dog’s name: Presley
Neighborhood: Castro, San Francisco
How did you and Presley meet? Presley was a rescue. He was three months old when I got him. I was one of 350 applicants for him, because he was a puppy at the time. He was the runt of the litter and also a black Pekingese. He’s the first indoor dog I’ve had. I grew up with farm dogs on a cattle ranch and dairy farm in northern Alberta.
What made you decide to get a dog? It was actually a lot of loss in my life. I lost three really important people in my life the year before I got him. I had also just ended a long-term relationship, and I decided it was a good thing. Turns out it was one of the best things.
What’s it like to have a dog in the city? It’s a great way to walk the city and have someone with you constantly. Presley goes with me all over the place. He goes with me to work every day. He goes to client meetings with me. He flies with me when I travel for business.
Any advice for budding pet parents? It’s really important that you make the time for an animal. It’s not a thing. It’s a person, basically. You have to take care of it like you would a child.
Photo by: Margo Moritz
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