Dog Friendly San Francisco: Cable Car Living

So I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is that my run of bad luck with technology continues.  Unlike the coffee incident with my laptop, this time it wasn’t my fault!  The lens on my camera won’t retract and until I can get it fixed all my photos will have to be taken on my phone.  The good news is that before my camera died I was able to snap a few photos from our cable car adventure.

Dogs are welcome on San Francisco’s historic cable cars during off-peak hours.  You have to pay for your pup to ride, but the experience is well worth it.

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 You can hop on the cable cars at any intersection with one of these signs

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Eko happily hopped on board, but when he looked down the hill he had second thoughts about whether he wanted to go for a ride

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Yeah, that hill

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We made it safely to the bottom of Hyde Street and took in the sights at Fisherman’s Wharf

Eko also got the chance to play Super Dog on our ride down to the wharf.  As we boarded the car, we ended up next to a little girl who was crying because she was scared by the shaking of the car.  When she saw Eko, she pet him, he licked her hand and she was happy as could be.  The cable car ride was a blast, and if your dog doesn’t mind the excitement you should definitely bring him or her along.  You never know, your pup just might save the day!

On our way home we swung by Allyne Park to meet up with a couple friends I used to work with and their new pup Quincy.  I only had time to snap one photo, but one photo was all Quincy needed to give me the “Yeah, I’m in charge of this park” look.

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Quincy has some serious swagger

We have to make it all the way to Portland for our next stop, so after we visit Muir Beach National Park today we’re going to hit the road.  We’ll stop for the night in Northern California and we should make it to Portland on Friday night.  I have heard great things about Portland, so if you’re in that area be sure to let me know your favorite spot to go with your pet!

10 thoughts on “Dog Friendly San Francisco: Cable Car Living”

  1. That looks like a tram not a cable car… cable cars are those little cabs that hang from cables up in the air. They don’t touch the ground ever and don’t have wheels or tracks.

    I’ve taken my border collie on a cable car… because we were being menaced by monkeys (dog ignored them but they didn’t like him at all) – the cable car driver called us to get on quickly to escape them and we went down to the next station. I didn’t expect my dog to be so calm hanging 20 – 30 meters above the ground in a little swaying cab but he was fine with it, walked on and got off nonchalantly as if he did it every day (which is weird because he used to hate walking across plank bridges where you could see the ground below through the gaps).


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