Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) welcomes commercial dog walkers carrying a Commercial Dog Walking Special Use Permit (CDWSUP) in designated park areas in Marin and San Francisco County.
Certain requirements must be met in order to be issued a permit. Where possible, GGNRA follows the same requirements as the county jurisdictions in which the commercial dog walking will take place. If you will be conducting commercial dog walking in both San Francisco and Marin Counties, you will need to meet the requirements for both counties.
a. One of the courses accepted by San Francisco Animal Care and Control
b. Provide proof of three consecutive years as a commercial dog walker in good standing.
b. One of the courses accepted in San Francisco.
Insurance & Business License
A Certificate of Insurance is required, for $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $2,000,000 aggregate, listing "The U.S. Government, National Park Service, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area" as Additional Insured. A valid business license is also required from the county or counties in which commercial dog walking will take place.
The annual cost for a CDWSUP consists of a $75 application fee, and a $300 fee per individual dog walker for a Company Badge.
Please note that all dogs 4 months and older are required to be licensed in Marin and San Francisco Counties. While this is not part of the CDWSUP application process, Permittees will be responsible for confirming with their clients that all dogs are appropriately licensed before walking them in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Last updated: May 1, 2019