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Our Frequently Asked Questions

Group Related
Who can join the group?
How do I join the group?
I'm getting too many emails from the list. How do I change my settings?
How do I leave the group?
How do I send a message to the group?
What about volunteering?
What is the SFRAW Member Code of Conduct?
How do I get a username and password to gain access to member pages?
Why am I having trouble opening/reading or downloading documents from SFRAW?

Ordering Related
Is there anything I need to do before placing my first order?
When can I place an order?
How do I place an order?
Can I pay by check or cash?
What other order and pick-up options are available to group members?

Order Weights and Splitting Orders
How big are the cases? Do you sell by the pound?
What if my order arrives and the weight is not even close to what I expected?
Can I buy half a case or split a case?

Miscellaneous Ordering Questions
Are these wholesale prices or is there a mark-up?
Why is there a shipping/handling charge added to my order if it's not being shipped?
Do I have to pay taxes on my orders?
How much meat will fit into my freezer?

Pick-up Related
Where do we pick-up the orders?
When do I pick-up my orders?
I might not make it to pick-up my order, can you store/hold or ship it to me?
What if what I ordered does not arrive?
What about parking?
What if I am unhappy with the products I purchased or when I get home I realize I brought home the wrong items?

Diet Related
Where can I learn more about feeding a raw or natural diet?

Miscellaneous Questions
How do I find a group like this in my area?
Can you recommend veterinarians/pet health care professionals that are supportive of feeding a raw diet?
Can you recommend hydrotherapy, rehabilitation or physical therapy locations?
Do you know of any kennels or boarding facilities that will feed raw?
Do you know of any pet-sitters/dog walkers who are familiar with feeding raw?
List of veterinarians in San Francisco that will perform home euthanasia.
I am looking for a raw-fed and/or naturally reared dog/cat - can you refer me to a pro-raw rescue or breeder?


Who can join the group?
Anyone can join SFRAW so long as they are willing and able to do three primary, non-negotiable things:

  • Complete/sign the membership forms and always follow our Member Code of Conduct
  • Pay your annual, non-refundable membership fee
  • Fulfill the annual volunteer requirement. Exemptions include: Licensed CA veterinarians and members that sign-up under the "Non-Volunteer" Membership Level.

    There are no minimum order requirements. Members must have internet access, read email regularly, and be able to place orders online through our shopping cart. Obviously, you also need to live in/near the SF Bay Area/Northern-CA to participate.

    How do I join the group?
    To join the group, simply visit our Join page and follow the instructions there to become a member.

    How do I leave the group?
    To leave the group is a two step process involving 1) the Yahoo Group and 2) your annual membership fee/PayPal subscription. To leave the Yahoo Group, simply send a blank e-mail to: sfraw-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com. Membership fees are non-refundable. Membership fees paid are not refunded if you do not use your membership. When leaving the group, be sure to cancel the recurring subscription service you signed-up for with PayPal by logging into your PayPal account and canceling your annual subscription with "Rara Avis SF". Go here to see the steps on how to do this if you are unsure how. That way you won't continued to be charged the annual membership fee when you are no longer an active member. We never charge anyone's accounts because we never keep credit card, bank or payment information on file, but if you don't cancel your annual subscription, you will continued to be charged annually until you cancel the subscription service/auto-payment.

    How do I send a message to the group?
    To send a message to the group, simply send a message via e-mail to:
    sfraw@yahoogroups.com.

    I'm getting too many emails from the list. How do I change my settings?
    You can change your Message Delivery type from any of the below options at any time, as often as you like:

  • Individual emails - sends individual e-mail messages. (this is the default setting)
  • Daily digest - sends you one e-mail message with all that day's emails in the body of the message.
  • Special notices - your will only receive important announcement emails from the group owner.
  • No e-mail - you'll never get e-mail from the list, but can read the messages at the Web site.

    To change your e-mail settings, login to the group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sfraw/ and click on the "[ Edit My Membership ]" link on the right hand side of the home page. If you can't figure it out, just e-mail me and I'll be happy to edit your settings for you.

    What about volunteering?
    Volunteering is central to the group's existence and we have an annual requirement for our members. We require that SFRAW members volunteer at least 8-hours per CALENDAR year (Jan-Dec.) in order to be eligible to place orders with the group. New members must complete their volunteer shift/job first BEFORE placing an order. Most volunteer jobs take place in San Francisco. The only exceptions to this rule is for members that sign-up for the Non-Volunteer Membership Level and licensed CA veterinarians that support raw feeding; pro-raw veterinarians are exempt from our volunteer requirement.

    There are a variety of volunteer jobs that need to be covered monthly. Please review our volunteer page for more information on the different volunteer jobs available. Our volunteer sign-up sheets are posted several months in advance on the Yahoo Groups site. New members must volunteer before placing their first order. Existing members must complete their volunteer job by the end of Sept. to remain in good standing. Please read our Member Code of Conduct and Volunteer page for more details.

    What is the SFRAW Member Code of Conduct?
    SFRAW is a volunteer run buyer's group, not a pet food service. Every member is expected to contribute - being personally responsible for their orders and participation with the group. To that end, all SFRAW members must agree to and follow the below member code of conduct:

    1) VOLUNTEER: If you would like to place an order with SFRAW, you must volunteer at least 8-hrs. per calendar year. Existing active members must complete 3-hrs. of their volunteer work by the end of Sept. New members must complete their volunteer job first before placing an order with the group - no exceptions*.

    2) PICK-UP: Be on time and follow the site rules for your pick-up location. Starting a month in advance - your order is reviewed/calculated and complied into individual wholesale orders with our different suppliers, paid for, confirmed in advance, delivered, organized, handled (usually more than once), printed, and reserved for you specifically. All members must place advance orders through the sfraw.com website during the open order period(s). All members must pick-up their order(s) at the specified pick-up location(s), on the pick-up date(s), and during specific pick-up hours listed. If you fail to retrieve your order at this specific time/date/location, you agree to forfeit your order in full without reimbursement or a refund.

    3) STAY CURRENT: Pay any money requests sent to you via PayPal or outstanding balance notices within 60 days. Keep current with notices and announcements made through the Yahoo Groups list; we do not contact people individually as a rule. Nearly all communication is made through the Yahoo Groups site, so make sure you are reading these messages regularly.

    Non-Compliance and Membership Suspension/Cancellation: If a member has ordered, but not yet volunteered by the end of Sept., their membership will be suspended without notice or additional reminders. All order(s) placed by such non-compliant members will be cancelled/refunded until a volunteer job has been actually completed. After completing a volunteer job in full, these members can start placing orders again. Members that fail to pick-up their order(s) at the specified pick-up location(s), on the pick-up date(s), and during specific pick-up hours listed more than once per year or once per every four (4) orders placed will have their membership suspended indefinitely/cancelled. Members that do not pay outstanding balances within 60 days will have their membership suspended until the balance is paid in full.

    * Licensed CA veterinarians that promote raw feeding and members that sign-up for the Non-Volunteer Membership Level are exempt from fulfilling the annual volunteer requirement.

    How do I get a username and password to gain access to member pages?
    You must complete the membership process (list, forms, fee, volunteer) to receive pick-up location information, have access to the pricelist, download page, and to place orders through SFRAW. To join the group, please visit our join page. After you complete the four steps of the membership process, including the *completion* of at least one volunteer shift, the login credentials will be sent to the email address on your subscription payment receipt. Be sure to use a working email address that you check frequently! More information on membership responsibility and volunteering can be found here: Member Responsibility Checklist; Volunteer Requirement; Volunteer Job Descriptions.

    Why am I having trouble opening/reading or downloading documents from SFRAW?
    Most of our files are available in a PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download a free copy of this software
    here. This software will allow for you to open and read PDF documents.

    Is there anything I need to do before placing my first order?
    Yes - you need to join the Yahoo Group list, READ/sign and submit the necessary forms, pay your membership fee, and complete your volunteer requirement. Once you do these four things, you are ready to place an order!

    To make ordering as easy as can be, we highly recommend that you register with PayPal about 7 days before placing your first order. We use PayPal's shopping cart and collect payments for orders using PayPal's military-grade, safe and secure payment system.

    When can I place an order?
    Orders are placed and picked-up on a monthly schedule. Orders going to the NORTH/EAST pick-up locations are placed from the 1-10th of every month for pick-up on the 1st Saturday of the following month. Orders going to the SF/SOUTH pick-up locations are placed from the 11-20th of every month for pick-up on the 3rd Saturday of the following month. You'll want to pay close attention to our ordering and pick-up schedules, as well as pay attention to e-mails about changes in ordering dates and pick-up schedules on our e-mail list. Orders can be placed only during our specified order periods, and must be picked-up on our specified pick-up dates during specific time frames.

    I might not make it to pick-up my order, can you store/hold or ship it to me?
    We do not ship orders. We do not store orders with the single exception of those members scheduled to pick-up orders at our location in San Francisco (250 Napoleon Street, Unit G). ONLY this location has storage available; there is a $15 storage fee if we need to store for you for any reason. If you cannot make it to a pick-up date/time -- do not place an order the month before! However, if something serious and unavoidable comes up so that you can no longer make it to pick-up your order after you've already placed it - contact us immediately. If there is enough time to do so before the pick-up date (7 days before pick-up), Kasie will try her best to cancel the order and refund your money. Alternatively, you can contact members via the Yahoo Group list to make arrangements with other members to pick-up your order and hold it for you. You can also choose to sell your order to other members via the Yahoo Group list before the pick-up date, if it is too late to cancel for a refund.

    Not picking up your order on time or failing to pick-up is a serious infraction of the membership rules and Code of Conduct. If you are late or fail to pick up your order during the specified pick-up time frame, on the specified pick-up date, your order will be donated or distributed (exception: at SF-Napoleon ONLY, you will be charged $15 and we will store for you to pick-up during the next scheduled Freezer Sale dates). You will not be eligible for a refund. If this happens at one of the neighborhood/regional pick-up sites, you will also lose privileges for picking up at these locations, and you will be re-assigned to pick-up future orders at the San Francisco-Napoleon Street location indefinitely. This is our group policy as explained in our disclaimers, which are viewable on each page of this website and sent out to the Yahoo Group list once a month.

    How do I place an order?
    Ordering is easy! Simply visit our Order page, and use the shopping cart buttons to place and pay for your order. Only members that have paid their membership fee can login to order. Since some items are not available when others are, you may not see shopping cart buttons for all the items every time you go to place an order. Only items with a shopping cart button are available when you go to place an order. If you have any questions about an items availability, just ask us about it.

    Can I pay by check, money order or cash?
    We no longer take checks, cash or money orders and request that all members order through the website shopping cart. Here, you can pay via credit card, e-check or PayPal direct transfer. The reason why we do this is that if everyone uses the same shopping cart system, it is much easier for me to download and keep track of all the orders, for your order to be accounted for properly, and better for me for accounting purposes. It also makes it easier for your order to be ordered/sorted correctly and quickly by the volunteers on the pick-up day.

    Where do we pick-up the orders?
    We currently have several remote/regional pick-up locations throughout the SF Bay Area/Northern-CA. We have weekly pick-ups from our main location in San Francisco. We have monthly pick-ups available in Oakland; Berkeley; Pittsburg; San Rafael; Fairfax; Corte Madera; Pacifica; Redwood City; San Jose; Santa Rosa and Mendocino. Delivery to each location is dependant on meeting a minimum weight requirement (see this page for details on weight minimums for each location). Members can always pick-up their orders at the SFRAW-Napoleon Street location on Saturday from 12-5pm instead of the regional/neighborhood locations. We can also arrange for you to pick-up your order at the SFRAW warehouse in San Francisco on Friday night from 5-7PM - this is the earliest an order can be picked up and is only an option for this location.

    What other order and pick-up options are available to group members?
    We have Freezer Sale events at the SFRAW-Napoleon Street location every week. These sales are open to the public and anyone can drop in to make purchases from the stock we have available. A limited selection of products are available at these sales events. We do not take special orders or reserve products for these sales. Payment is by cash, check or PayPal mobile only.

    Members frequently help others in the same area with pick-ups, and sometimes there is even an order chain -- for example, one person picks up orders for several people and takes them to a central location. The only catch is, you need to work out this type of arrangement yourself with the people involved as we cannot facilitate these sorts of arrangements. The Contacts database includes the city where people live, making it easy to contact others to to help facilitate this kind of cooperation ahead of time. You can also email the list to find others in your area to make arrangements with.

    How big are the cases? Do you sell by the pound?
    We do not weigh product or sell product by the pound (unless it is already packaged/sold by the single lb. by the supplier). All fresh/frozen case and packaged food weights are estimates only and listed weights are provided by our suppliers. We ONLY sell "by the each" - this means you get a case, bag, bottle, or whatever for a listed price. The products we order come in an estimated 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30 or 40-pound bag or box. The range for case sizes varies from vendor and product. Items for some ground and trim products start at 1-pound bags and go up from there. Again, there is no minimum order and you can order as much or as little as you need, but you must order by the size/portion listed; we do not sell split cases or portion out packaged products.

    What if my order arrives and the weight is not even close to what I expected?
    We do the best we can to represent the products listed in the shopping cart and pricelist as accurately as possible from the information we receive from our vendors. Some vendors are really good about delivering accurate and reliable weights - these are usually products that come packaged into what are called "chubs". However, most products we sell are not chubbed, and case weights can vary. Since we only sell by the bag/box and not by the pound - the weights listed on our pricelist and shopping cart are only there to give you a general idea of what to expect when ordering, not a guarantee for a product's weight. Sometimes a product will arrive in quantities that are very different than what we expected/ordered. In these situations, members do have to take home and pay the extra for additional weight delivered - you are expected to take and pay for whatever the vendor sends us for your order.

    The actual weights for some products are printed on the case or bags by our vendors. If you order something and the actual printed weight is 12% over or under the estimated weight listed in our shopping cart/your invoice, you will receive a refund for the missing product or will be required to pay for additional weight delivered. We do not have a scale at the pick-up location (would need to be calibrated/certified/licensed by CA Weights and Measures), and unless you have one of these certified/calibrated scales at home then we do not honor weights you come up with at home. Weights listed on the boxes or bags by our vendors are the weights we go by for the 12% rule. If a weight is not printed/listed on the packaging for a product by one of our vendors when it is delivered, then the product is sold "as is" by the bag/box for the price listed on the website.

    Can I buy half a case or split a case?
    Cases are sold by the each so you cannot directly buy a partial or split case, but all members are welcome to split cases with other members. We DO NOT get involved with case splits - this is something you arrange and organize on your own with other members.

    To split a case, one member e-mails the list to ask if others want to split a case with them. If they get a response, they then make arrangements with the other member(s) privately on how they will split the case, who will pick it up, where they will do the actual splitting of the case, who will do the splitting and who will purchase the whole case. Then one person buys the whole case as part of their order though the website. The actual splitting of the case can take place on the pick-up day, or after one member picks-up the case to split elsewhere (at home, for example - if those splitting a case are neighbors). The actual splitting the case is the full responsibility of the members who arranged the split.

    NOTE: The person doing the split must bring bags or other containers for all orders to be made out of the box. The group will not/can not provide bags or boxes for splits. Volunteers, SFRAW managers or site hosts will not and do not get involved with, facilitate or manage split orders or cases - splits are a self-serve, "at your own risk" situation!

    What if what I ordered does not arrive?
    This happens every month to some extent, so be sure to have a back-up source for food in case something you order doesn't arrive or was out of stock from our vendors. We do not backorder product or re-order for future orders/next time. Please re-order through the website if you want to order the product for a future pick-up date. You will get a refund for any product that is not delivered as noted on your invoice the day of pick-up. When we review/check-out your order at the pick-up site, we make a notation on your invoice that the product did not arrive. If your order is delivered by us, we make a copy of this invoice and pack it with your order (usually taped to one of your boxes). Refunds are credited back directly/electronically to whatever source you used to pay for the product originally (credit card, PayPal account, eCheck, etc.). Refunds are processed within 30-45 business days after the pick-up date, though your bank or credit card company may take an additional 3-5 days to show the refund in your account.

    What about parking?
    Yes -- we have parking! Our location in San Francisco has four reserved parking spaces in a private lot directly outside/in front of our unit. There is additional unrestricted, free street parking on Napoleon Street - parking is especially plentiful on evenings and weekends. Parking is a non-issue at our San Francisco location, but our neighborhood/regional pick-up locations can have parking limitations and requirements for that site.

    What if I am unhappy with the products I purchased or when I get home I realize I brought home the wrong items?
    It is essential that you examine your order carefully when you pick-up to verify that your order is correct. Although volunteers work hard to pull the right items and we have a check-out process to catch most errors, in the end, it is each member's own responsibility to make sure their order is correct (both when placed and when picked-up).

    Because nearly everything we sell is extremely perishable, all sales are final and we can not guarantee the freshness or integrity of the products beyond the closing hour on pick-up day. If you are unhappy with the quality of an item, please let us know on the day you pick-up your order. We will try to determine if it is a normal attribute of the product (grass-fed beef is "gamey" and tripe is very smelly - this is normal, even if it may be unpleasant to deal with). If you are unhappy with a particular cut, all we can do is ask for a better cut for next time. If a product was delivered rotten/damaged to the point where it is not safe to feed when you come to pick it up - we will happily refund you for the cost of the product. Beyond the closing hour on pick-up day, we cannot guarantee freshness of your product.

    Be sure to inspect your order carefully before you leave the pick-up location (for correctness, quality and freshness) - this way we can be sure to remedy any problems as quickly as possible.

    Are these wholesale prices or is there a mark-up?
    There is a small mark-up on most items to cover the cost of weight/price discrepancies when ordering from vendors, freight/shipping, deliveries, and to help pay for things like this website/domain. Membership fees cover additional overhead such as rent and utilities on our location in San Francisco. No person makes a profit in running, organizing, or administrating SFRAW. SFRAW is not a for-profit operation; everyone that makes this group happen works on a volunteer basis.

    Why is there a shipping/handling fee added to my order?
    There is a 5% shipping/handling fee placed on all orders purchased through the website. This small, worthwhile handling fee enables us to process payments securely online. 100% of this fee covers costs associated with processing orders, and does not go to any individuals associated with the group. It is not a tip or profit.

    Do I have to pay taxes on my orders?
    The majority of our products are human food products and are sold tax-free. All human-grade, human-consumable food products are not taxed. All other products must be taxed. San Francisco sales tax rate is 9.5%. This is added to all pet food products, supplements, and books, which includes Primal, Rad Cat, Jeffrey's, Honest Kitchen, Know Better/Feline Future, Papa Poochinelli, and Greentripe.com products. Sales tax is added to your order during the online shopping cart check-out process.

    How much meat will fit into my freezer?
    If you have a large dog or multiple pets, it is a good idea to invest in a freezer. You can find used freezers for a good price on Craig's List or in your local newspaper's classified section.

    To gauge how much meat you can fit into your freezer, please refer to the below guides. You'll need:
    28 cu. ft. of freezer space for a whole beef carcass (500 lbs. of meat)
    14 cu. ft. of freezer space for a half beef carcass (250 lbs. of meat)
    7 c u. ft. of freezer space for a split-side beef carcass (125 lbs. of meat)

    From a Texas Grass Fed Meats site, "To calculate your storage requirements, figure that 35 pounds of meat requires one cubic foot of freezer space."

    Some of you might be surprised how little space so many pounds of meat can occupy. I'm always amazed how much we can cram into our freezer - of course, there isn't any room left for people food after stocking up on pet food! :) How much you can fit into a freezer also depends on how well you can pack it. If you wrap up items up into compact, smaller portions, you will be able to fit much more into your freezer.

    Where can I learn more about feeding a raw or natural diet?
    I have several recipes and meal plans available for download on our download page. I also recommend several excellent sources for information about feeding raw:

    Click here for a list of books
    Click here for a list of websites
    Click here for a list of e-mail discussion lists

    How do I find a group like this in my area?
    SFRAW has monthly deliery to several different locations throughout the SF Bay Area and Northern-CA including: the city of San Francisco (weekly pick-up available here only), Mendocino, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Fairfax, Corte Madera, Berkeley, Oakland, Pittsburg, Pacifica, Redwood City, and San Jose. You can find a current list of our pick-up locations here.

    Our membership includes residents from all over Northern California - many live in the San Francisco Bay Area counties, and in cities throughout Northern California from Mendocino to Grass Valley to Santa Cruz. You may want to see if other members would be willing to work with you on driving to pick-up orders, so you don't have to drive a long distance each month. However, groups are forming up all over California and the US, so you can usually find one closer to home if you look in the right places.

    There is a group with pick-ups available in Fremont, Livermore, Menlo Park, and Galt called the Fremont BARF Co-op. The Fremont BARF group is run by Sharon Goldstein and I do their website for them. Sharon and I are friendly and encourage our members to join both groups.

    The Capital City Raw Feeders is a buying group located in the Sacramento area.

    There is a large group for residents of Southern and Central California called the SoCal BARF group. They have recently started to service Stockton and Truckee, and are hugely successful throughout most of Southern California.

    Nationwide, you may be able to locate a group via one of the e-mail discussion lists (see above link in previous question), on the Carnivore-FeedSupplier list or by simply searching the Yahoo! Groups site for "BARF + coop" or "raw + coop" to find a group near you.

    There are currently buying/resource groups in these US areas/states: Phoenix (AZ), Tucson (AZ), Connecticut Raw Feeders (CT), Houston (TX), Austin (TX), Dallas-Ft. Worth (TX), Central TX, DE/MD/SoPA, Eastern PA, Alabama-Florida, Central Florida, South Florida (Palm Beach County), New Jersey, Mid Atlantic (NY/NJ/PN), New York, North Carolina, North Carolina II, Greenville (SC), Greenville (SC) II, Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago/Southeastern WI, Wisconsin (state-wide), Colorado, Puget Sound (WA), Seattle (WA), Pacific Northwest, Washington/Oregon, Oregon, New England Raw Feeders, Richmond (VA), Southeast Virginia, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas II, Maryland (MD/DC/VA/PA), Michigan, Roseville (MN), Minnesota, Northern Mississippi, Middle Tennessee, Kansas City (MO), Ohio Akron (OH), Cleveland (OH).

    If there isn't one in your area, consider starting one - it's a lot of work, but it's worth it! There is a discussion list for new or experienced/established National Raw Coop Managers here.

    Can you recommend veterinarians/pet health care professionals that are supportive of feeding a raw diet?
    Although there are veterinarians world-wide who adamantly support feeding a natural, raw foods diet, these veterinarians remain a relatively small segment of the greater veterinary community. Most vets are not well-educated about raw diets and/or are not even necessarily very knowledgeable about pet nutrition. Vets generally learn about pet nutrition in veterinary school where the major pet food companies are the sole source for nutrition information, and provide the textbooks/learning material. Good vets, however, will neither support nor admonish something they know little about, and will be open to enriching their knowledge about not only diet, but all aspects of pet husbandry and healing.

    Thus, it can be amazingly difficult to find a vet that is even remotely knowledgeable or supportive of raw diets, and yet it is so important to have one to guide you through the transition and any health problems your pet may face. It is strongly recommended that you find a vet who is supportive of a raw diet should you decide to switch to feeding raw foods, otherwise you will most likely run into many conflicts (they may always first blame the diet for any health problems your dog/cat face under their care, they may not be able to look past the diet to treating the animal, and they can severely undermine your confidence by constantly "knocking" the diet you have chosen).

    Below is a list of SFRAW recommended vets, and other pet health care providers (listed by modality in alphabetical order), that are supportive or tolerant of feeding a raw diet. Please be aware that these vets and only these vets - not the entire clinic or hospital - are ones we recommend. Other vets in the same office can be down-right anti-raw or even (gasp) pro-Science Diet!

    Those marked with an (*) are highly recommended by Kasie.

    All of the below pro-raw homeopaths that will do phone consultations:

    * Christine Barrett, DVM (classical homeopath)
    Location: Colfax, CA
    (530) 346-9460
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.

    * Larry Bernstein, VMD, PcHom. (classical homeopath)
    naturalholistic.com
    Location: North Miami Beach, FL
    (305) 652-5372
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. Strongly recommended for complicated cases.

    * Diana Bochenski, DVM (classical homeopath)
    Location: Buellton, CA
    (805) 688-2334
    Very supportive of feeding a raw diet. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Dr. Bochenski splits her time between Buellton, CA and Wyoming.

    Stephen Blake, DVM (homeopath)
    The Pet Whisperer
    Location: San Diego, CA
    (858) 566-3588
    Sells his own brand of raw diet. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.

    Larry Bruk, DVM (homeopath)
    Location: Mill Valley, CA
    (415) 381-0723
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.

    * Stephanie Chalmers, DVM (classical homeopath)
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    (707) 538-4643
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. Recommended for complicated/challenging cases..

    * Gwen DeBaere DVM (classical homeopath)
    Mt. Madonna Veterinary Clinic
    Watsonville CA
    (831) 722-6800
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. SFRAW member.

    * Jeff Feinman, DVM (classical homeopath)
    homevet.com
    Location: Weston, CT
    (203) 222-7979
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. Strongly recommended for complicated/challenging cases.

    * Barbara Fishelson, DVM (classical homeopath)
    Veterinary Homeopathy
    13025 Sea Pines Lane
    Mendocino, CA 95460
    office: 707-937-1358
    100% telephone consult practice; will soon have an office in Mendocino. Available locally at the ER clinics. Strongly supports feeding fresh foods diets/raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. SFRAW member; Dr. Fishelson has been Kasie's primary veterinarian since 1999.

    * Cecille O'Brien Greenleaf, VMD (classical homeopath)
    Location: Portola Valley, CA
    (650) 533-0074
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. SFRAW member.

    The below pro-raw homeopaths are NOT doctors of veterinary medicine. Please consult with a licensed veterinarian, as needed.

    Melanie Palomino (homeopath)
    Location: Oakland, CA
    (510) 524-8523
    Very supportive of feeding raw. SFRAW Member.

    Heidi Hill (homeopath)
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    (510) 843-2133
    Very supportive of feeding raw. SFRAW host.

    Patricia Vershines (homeopath)
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    (831) 426-0555
    Very supportive of feeding raw.

    This is a list of veterinarians/health professionals that practice Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the SF Bay Area and beyond:

    Animal Wellness Center
    Location: Davis, CA
    (530) 756-7387
    Tolerant of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bioresonance Therapy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, NAET, Herbs.

    Animal Wellness Center of Marin
    Stanley Goldfarb, DVM, BA
    Location: San Rafael, CA
    (415) 456-4471
    Supportive of feeding raw and/or cooked diets.
    Modalities: Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Allopathic Medicine, NAET, Nutrition, Western Herbs.

    Assisi Acupuncture, Ltd.
    Ann-si Li, DVM, OMD
    Location: Berkeley, CA (house calls in the East SF Bay Area)
    Tolerant of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Acupuncture/TCM (interest in: immune support, musculoskeletal disorders, kidney disease).

    Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center
    Kirsten Williams, DVM BS
    Location: San Ramon, CA
    She also practices in Oakland at the Creature Comforts Holistic Veterinary Center.
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Nutrition, Western Herbs, Prolotherapy.

    Ella Bittel, DVM
    Location: Buellton, CA
    (805) 688-2707
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Nutrition, CranioSacral Therapy, Energy Medicine, T-TOUCH, Holistic Hospice Care.

    Betsey Carpenter, DC (chiropractor)
    Potrero Hill Healing Arts (San Francisco)
    Location: Berkeley + San Francisco, CA
    415-282-0988
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modality: Chiropractic.

    Clearlake Veterinary Clinic
    Debra Sally, DVM BS
    Location: Clearlake, CA
    (707) 994-9100
    Somewhat raw-diet tolerant.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathy, Reiki, Western Herbs.

    Coastal Holistic
    Molly Rice DVM, CVA
    Kari DeLeeuw DVM, VSMT, CVA
    Location: Pacifica, CA
    650-355-2810
    She also practices in SF at:
    San Francisco Veterinary Specialists
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Glandular Therapy, Nutrition, Western Herbs.

    Coddingtown Veterinary Clinic
    Jona Sun Jordan, DVM
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    Very supportive of feeding raw; long-time raw feeder and promoter of raw diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition.

    The Country Vet
    Jim Codington, DVM
    Location: Novato, CA
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, Western Herbs, Shock Wave Therapy, Prolotherapy, Shamanism.

    Creature Comforts Holistic Veterinary Center
    * Jenny Taylor, DVM
    Kirsten Williams, DVM
    Karen Rettig, DVM
    Christie Johnson, DVM
    Adam Piaseczny, DVM
    Beth Murray, CCH, RSHom(Na)
    Margaret Holiday, DC
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Supportive of feeding raw and/or cooked diets.
    Modalities: Acupuncture/TCM, Herbs, Homeopathy, Chiropractic.

    Lindsay Croom, DVM
    Location: Oakdale, CA
    (209) 541-7884
    Somewhat raw-diet tolerant.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Western Herbs.

    Janet Dunn, DVM
    Location: San Mateo, CA
    (650)839-0323
    Somewhat raw-diet tolerant.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulation.

    Cynthia Easton, DVM
    Location: Menlo Park, CA
    (650) 325-5671
    Supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Homeopathy.

    Geary Veterinary Hospital
    Carol Jean Tillman, DVM
    Location: Walnut Creek, CA
    (925) 938-8010
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, Homeopathy, Nutrition.

    Healthy Pets
    Zbigniew Adam Piaseczny, DVM (Dr. Adam)
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    (415) 742-5961
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, Complementary Alternative Medicine, Glandular Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Herbology.

    Holistic House Calls
    * Anne Reed, DVM
    Location: San Leandro, CA
    (510) 557-0640
    She also practices in Sebastopol at the Veterinary Healing Arts Center (see below).
    Supportive of feeding raw and/or cooked diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition, Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, Western Herbs. (Kasie reccomends Dr. Anne Reed for TCM in San Francisco; and Dr. Siri Dayton for homeopathy.)

    Forestville Veterinary Hospital
    Jack Long, DVM
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    707-887-2261 or 707-823-7312
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Nutritional Therapies, Glandular Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy.

    Integrative Veterinary Center
    Signe Beebe, DVM CVA
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Clinical Nutrition, Glandular Therapy, Massage Therapy, Reiki, Western Herbs.

    Irving Street Veterinary Hospital
    * Stephanie Szabo, DC (chiropractor)
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Supportive of feeding a raw diet and an excellent chiropractor.
    Modalities: Chiropractic only.

    Linda Mar Veterinary Hospital
    Angelique Cucaro, DVM, ABVP (allopath)
    Susan Bromley, DC (chiropractor)
    Location: Pacifica, CA
    Dr. Cucaro and Dr. Bromley are somewhat raw-diet tolerant.
    Modalities: See above, next to their names.

    Lotus Veterinary House Calls
    Rachael Feigenbaum, VMD
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Rachael Feigenbaum is very supportive of raw and home-cooked diets as long as they follow guidelines to make sure they include all necessary nutrients.
    Modalities: Integrative approach using Acupuncture, Chinese/Western Herbs, Allopathic Medications, Diet, Nutritional Supplements, and Behavior Consultations as house calls in San Francisco, Pacifica and surrounding areas. She also performs home euthanasia.

    Deborah Mathis, DVM
    Location: Saratoga, CA
    (408) 499-3647
    Somewhat raw-diet tolerant.
    Modalities: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies, Clinical Nutrition, Chinese Herbs, NAET, Western Herbs, Behavior Consultations as house calls in San Jose, Palo Alto & Santa Cruz areas.

    Mendocino Animal Hospital
    Katy Sommers, DVM
    Location: Ukiah, CA
    (707) 462-8833
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Clinical Nutrition, Glandular Therapy, Massage Therapy, Western Herbs, T-TOUCH, Acupressure.

    * Michael Gleason, D.C.
    Location: Tracy, CA (Veterinary offices and stables throughout California - Northern & Southern)
    (209) 833-3814
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Chiropractic. (Dr. Gleason is the chiropractor Kasie recommends and uses for her animals.)

    Montclair Veterinary Hospital
    * Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
    Oakland, CA 94611
    510-339-8600
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: TCM (Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs), Clinical Nutrition, Western Herbs.

    Muller Veterinary Hospital
    Jennifer Yamamoto, DVM
    Location: Walnut Creek, CA
    (925) 934-8042
    Sells Primal raw diets.
    Modalities: Acupuncture.

    Next Level Animal Chiropractic
    * Deb Sell, BS, DC
    Location: Various veterinary offices throughout the South Bay/Peninsula area including Adobe Animal Hospital.
    (408) 779-2233
    Cell: (408) 460-9960
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Chiropractic. (Dr. Deb is the chiropractor Kasie recommends and uses for her animals.)

    Leslie Phillips, DVM, MS
    Location: Grass Valley, CA
    (530) 272-8819
    Somewhat raw-diet tolerant.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture.

    San Francisco Veterinary Specialists
    * Alan Stewart, DVM, CVA, DACVIM
    David Fong, DVM, L.Ac., Dipl. Oriental Medicine (TCM/acupuncture)
    Ella Woods, Dipl. Oriental Medicine
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Somewhat raw-diet tolerant. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, and TCM.

    Southampton Pet Hospital, Ltd.
    Shelby Riddle, DVM BA
    Dale Olm, DVM
    Location: Benicia, CA
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine & Surgery, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Nutrition.

    Team4K9 Holistic Pet Care
    * Megumi Cusick, Veterinary Technician
    Location: San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties.
    Advocates feeding raw and/or cooked diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. SFRAW member.
    Modalities: Reiki; Senior Dog Boarding and Day Care; In-Home Hospice Care; Nutrition Counseling; Veterinary Technician; Certified Consultant/Instructor trained by the Marin Humane Society; Certified Animal Emergency First Aid/CPR.

    Tender Care Veterinary Hospital
    Pamela Bouchard, DVM
    Todd Czarnecki, DVM
    Location: San Rafael, CA
    (415) 454-4994
    Supportive of feeding raw and/or cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathy, Western Herbs.

    Veterinary Healing Arts Center
    * Lisa Pesch, DVM
    * Anne Reed, DVM
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    (707) 823-1491
    Very supportive of feeding raw. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. SFRAW member.
    Modalities: Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Psychomotor, Chiropractic and Herbal Medicine.

    Veterinary Acupuncture By Housecalls
    Kelly Weaver, DVM
    Location: Fresno, CA
    (559) 433-6913
    Somewhat raw-diet tolerant.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture.

    Veterinary Housecalls
    Sarah Green, DVM CVA
    Location: Arcata, CA
    (707) 822-8387
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition.

    Wags 'n Wellness
    * Heather Sanders, CAP, SAMP (acupressurist and massage therapist)
    Location: House calls in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties
    Advocates feeding raw and/or cooked diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules. SFRAW member.
    Modalities: Integrative approach using Acupressure, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Chinese/Western Herbs, Nutritional Therapies, Dietary Supplements, and Behavior Consultations.

    Walt McCall, DVM
    Location: Campbell, CA
    (408) 378-5190
    Supportive of feeding raw and/or cooked diets.
    Holistic Training/Interest: Since 1970, Walt McCall has been using Homeopathy, Electronic Acupuncture, Energy Medicine, Radionics, and the use of both Western and Chinese Herbs to treat "incurable" disease.

    The Western Dragon
    * Sara Skiwski, DVM
    Location: San Jose, CA - she works out of several area clinics.
    408-265-4503
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, Integrated TCM, Acupuncture (electro and needle), Herbs.

    Winnie’s Center for Holistic Veterinary Medicine at Pets Unlimited
    Randy Bowman, DVM, IVAS-certified
    Daphne Livoni, M.S., L.Ac.
    Beth Schneider, M.S., L.Ac.
    Location: San Francisco, CA 94115
    415-568-3062
    Supportive of feeding raw and/or cooked diets.
    Modalities: Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

    This is a list of raw diet tolerant-to-supportive strictly Western/Conventional/Allopathic veterinarians in the Bay Area (and beyond):

    Animal Hospital of Sebastopol
    Sue Buxton, DVM
    Nicole Canon, DVM
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    (707) 823-3250
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine.

    Fremont Animal Hospital
    Margo Hogan, DVM
    Location: Fremont, CA 94539
    (510) 656-1852
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine.

    SF/SPCA Leanne B Roberts Animal Care Center
    Jennifer Scarlett, DVM
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    415 554 3030
    Supportive of feeding raw and cooked diets. Supportive of limited-no vaccination schedules.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine, and learning acupuncture.

    Muller Veterinary Hospital
    Location: Walnut Creek, CA
    (925) 934-8042
    Sells Primal raw diets.
    Modalities: Allopathic medicine.

    Jyothi Robertson, DVM
    Noble Veterinary Clinic
    Location: Hayward, CA 94544
    510 537 3292
    Dr. Robertson is studying alternative healing methods and is open to alternative therapies.

    Silicon Valley Pet Clinic
    Erin Campbell, DVM
    Location: Santa Clara, CA
    (408) 248-3844
    Supportive of feeding raw.
    Modalities: Allopathic Medicine. Interest in Whippets, owns Kimera Whippets.

    Wandering Vet
    Adam Behrens, VMD
    Location: Housecall practice serving San Francisco and Southern Marin Counties with arrangements to do procedures at a few local practices (one in Marin, one in SF, and one on the Peninsula)
    (415) 376-9780
    Fed BARF to his dog starting in 1999. Only recommends raw diets to solve problems, not as a general new puppy/kitten strategy. SFRAW member.
    Modalities: Purely allopathic medicine, but he's eager to support anything that works.

    Can you recommend hydrotherapy, rehabilitation or physical therapy locations?
    Here is a listing of local rehabilitation centers and hydrotherapy facilities. Please note: These are not necessarily supportive of raw feeding or limited/no vaccination schedules.

    Andrew Sams Clinic
    Location: Mill Valley, CA
    (415) 380-0500
    Therapies: Surgical and allopathic medical management orthopaedic conditions; offers canine physical rehabilitation and has a hydrotherapy pool.

    Healing Touch Small Animal Rehabilitation Centers
    Location: San Jose/Campbell, CA
    408/293-2905
    Therapies: Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Aquatherapy/Swim Therapy, Cryotherapy, Massage, Heat Therapy, Electrical Stimulation, Passive and Active Therapies, Range of Motion Exercises, Therapeutic Exercise, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Acupuncture, Chiropractic.

    Integrative Veterinary Center
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    916/454-1825
    Therapies: Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Cryotherapy, Massage, Heat Therapy, Electrical Stimulation, Range of Motion Exercises, Therapeutic Exercise, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chiropractic.

    K9 Rehabilitation Center
    (Located with Muller Veterinary Hospital)
    Location: Walnut Creek, CA
    (925) 934-8042
    Therapies: Cold and Heat Therapy, Massage, Passive Range of Motion, Electric Stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Hydrotherapy, Home Exercise Program, Acupuncture.

    Pet Camp
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Therapies: Doggie day care/boarding center that has a dog pool for swimming which can be rented for 30-minute sessions by the public. Does not offer other physical therapy or rehabilitation services.

    * The Rex Center(SFRAW members and host site)
    Location: Pacifica, CA
    650-224-2183 or 415-578-5735
    Therapies: Canine Aquatic Fitness in a New State-of-the-Art Warm Water Fitness Pool; Assisted Swimming, Open Swimming, Reiki, Canine Massage, Aromatherapy.

    * Scout's House
    Location: Menlo Park, CA
    650/328-1430
    Therapies: Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Low-level Laser Therapy, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Land Treadmill Therapy, Manual Therapy Techniques; Massage, Joint Mobilizations, Range of Motion Exercises, Scar-Tissue Remodeling, Cryotherapy and Heat Therapy. Services: Hospitalization, Day Care for Rehabilitating Pets, In-Home Massage Therapy.

    Do you know of any kennels or boarding facilities that will feed raw?
    The below kennels/boarding facilities come highly recommended and will feed your own raw diet while your pet is staying with them.

    Anderson Acres - Very familiar with feeding raw diets.
    Central Sonoma County
    (707)588-8494
    www.andersonacres.org

    Camp K-9 of Marin - Very familiar with feeding raw diets.
    Corte Madera, CA
    (415) 924-CAMP
    www.campk-9ofmarin.com
    Note: Camp K-9 will accept titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis with a recommendation from your veterinarian!!

    Citizen Canine
    Oakland, CA
    (510) 562-1750
    Overnight Boarding in Deluxe Accommodations • Daycare tailored to your dog's needs - upgrades include: Basic Obedience, Tricks Training, Extra Playtime, T-Touch, "Love Supreme".
    www.citizencanine.net

    Doggrrl - Very familiar with feeding raw diets/SFRAW Member.
    Jenny Test
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 412-1849
    Cageless, in-home day care/overnights in a home with a fenced yard. Off-leash romps daily. Pick-up/drop-off service in San Francisco.
    Note: Doggrrl will accept titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis.

    The Doody Ranch
    Lloyd LeBarron
    Healdsburg, CA
    (707) 473-0153
    Cageless, in-home care for up to 6 dogs at a time (2 dogs to each room) on a vineyard with fenced runs and a fenced big yard. Off-leash romps in acres of nearby fenced vineyards.
    Note: The Doody Ranch will accept titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis.

    Happy Hound
    Oakland, CA
    510-547-DOGS (510-547-3647)
    www.happyhound.com
    Dog Boarding • Daycare • Training • Grooming in a "green" facility.
    Note: Happy Hound supports and encourages Titers blood tests for all dogs as an alternative to proof of vaccinations.

    Planet Pooch
    Redwood City, CA
    (650) 364-7792
    planetpooch.com
    Note: Planet Pooch may accept titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis with a recommendation from your veterinarian.

    Small Club - Very familiar with feeding raw diets/SFRAW Member!
    San Francisco, CA
    smallclubsf.com
    Dog Boarding & Daycare for dogs of all breeds who weigh (or should weigh!) 25 lbs or less. Caretakers experienced with special needs small dogs (we readily accommodate any dietary needs and medication schedules/treatments).
    Note: Small Club accepts titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis with a recommendation from your veterinarian.

    Tappen Hill
    Christopher and Annie Desmond
    Sebastopol, CA
    (707) 824-9100
    www.tappenhill.com

    Vintage Kennel Club
    Dog Ranch and Spa
    Sonoma, CA
    (707) 938-1173
    www.vintagekennelclub.com

    Do you know of any pet-sitters/dog walkers who are familiar with feeding raw?
    We are lucky to have several excellent pet-professionals who are members of SFRAW. The below dog walkers, trainers, and pet-sitters are very familiar with feeding raw diets.

    Ady Larsen - familiar with feeding raw.
    San Francisco, CA
    415-541-5059
    Pet/house-sitter.
    Ady is a vegan (also a yoga practitioner and very into a holistic lifestyle), and is completely comfortable with (and knowledgeable about) feeding a raw diet. Stays overnight in your home while you are away. Highly recommended by one of our members (Gina Barnett).

    * Shura Kelly - feeds and promotes raw/SFRAW member.
    San Francisco, CA
    415-387-7877
    Bark-To-Basics
    Small dog day-care (must be 20-lbs. or less); dog walking and training services.
    Note: She gladly accepts titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis.

    * Courtney Gunter - feeds and promotes raw/SFRAW member and host site.
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 517-6063
    courtneygunter.com
    Courtney Gunter is is a dog trainer who does in-home boarding and pet-sitting for all animals. Courtney is Kasie's regular pet sitter (birds, turtles). Highly recommended! Note: She gladly will accepts titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules.

    Denise Perry Vanger
    Pet sitter for all kinds of animals, will feed raw.
    650-578-8592

    * Jenny Test - feeds and promotes raw/SFRAW member.
    Doggrrl (dog walking/pet-sitting/training)
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 412-1849
    doggrrl.com
    Jenny Test is a dog-walker and trainer who does in-home boarding and pet-sitting for all animals. SF SPCA Certified Trainer and Behavior Counselor; Marin Humane Society Dog Canine Behavior Academy; DogTec's Dog Walking Academy Certified; Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers; Licensed, Bonded and Insured; References and Continuing Education Certifications provided upon request. Kasie highly recommends Jenny as a dog walker! Note: She gladly accepts titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis.

    Kimberly McCarty - feeds and promotes raw/SFRAW member.
    Fur Kid Fancy
    San Jose, CA
    408-979-0901
    Member of the WholesomeDane and Raw-Diabetic-Dog lists.
    Provides in-home visits and will consider in-home stays and boarding on a case by case basis in the South Bay area including: San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Altos, Palo Alto and anything in between. We go further outside these areas, as needed. Handles limited and non-vaccinated animals.

    Larry Dean - feeds and promotes raw/SFRAW member.
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 920-1979
    Larry is a dog-walker and also does occasional in-home boarding.
    Note: He gladly accepts titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis.

    Mighty Dog Walking + Pet Sitting
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 235-5151
    mightydogwalking.com
    Play groups, private walks, home style, cage-free boarding; affinity for bully-breeds.
    Note: They will accept titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis.

    Out of the Dog House - feeds and promotes raw/SFRAW member.
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 867-1333
    Pamela Wyman is a dog-walker and SFSPCA certified dog trainer offering private lessons and group classes.
    Note: She will accept titers, reduced or no-vaccine schedules on an individual basis.

    * Sally Running Dog
    San Francisco, CA
    (415) 346-1887
    Sally Cancelmo is familiar with raw diets and does both dog walking and cat sitting. Works the North side of the city: Pac Heights, Marina, Cow Hollow, Presidio Heights, etc.

    Tail Wagging Pet Services
    San Francisco, CA
    415-265-2552
    Don Oshiro provides boarding, daycare, sitting, walking, and feeds raw.
    Note: He will accept titers with documentation, and no vaccine with a waiver from a veterinarian.

    List of veterinarians that will perform home euthanasia in the San Francisco Bay Area, when needed.
    This list is for reference only. Those marked with ** have been recommended by SFRAW members, but they are not necessarily endorsed by SFRAW/Kasie.

    Raymond Asta, DVM
    Serving: Central and East Contra Costa County and the Tri-Valley Area
    925 932 5666

    Julio Bolivar, DVM
    Serving: San Francisco, CA
    650 873 5817

    ** Jill Chase, DVM
    Serving: San Francisco, CA
    phone 415 422 0701
    pager 415 201 0867

    ** Rachael Feigenbaum, DVM
    Serving: San Francisco/Pacifica, CA
    415 282 2541

    Bruce Max Feldmann, DVM
    Serving: Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Oakland, Richmond
    510 525 1404

    Ann-si Li, DVM
    Serving: East Bay areas
    510 540 7387

    Calvin G. Lum, DVM
    Serving: San Francisco
    415 931 SFVH (7384)
    drlum@sfvh.com
    www.sfvh.com

    Deborah Mathis, DVM
    Serving: San Jose, Palo Alto & Santa Cruz areas.
    408 499 3647

    Sybil Murray, DVM
    Serving: Solano county, Berkeley environs, Marin county, some West Contra Costa County areas
    707 435 1512

    James Murphy, DVM
    Serving: Sonoma and West Marin counties
    707 823 4866

    ** Anne Reed, DVM
    Serving: East Bay, San Francisco, Marin
    510 557 0640

    Anthony J. Smith, DVM
    Serving: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco/Daly City, and Solano Counties.
    510 381 3389
    www.rainbowbridgevet.com

    Ken Steele, DVM
    Serving: San Rafael, CA
    415 483 4838

    I am looking for a raw-fed and/or naturally reared dog/cat - can you refer me to a pro-raw rescue or breeder?
    Below you will find a list of raw-fed breeders and rescues, or links to directories online. These resources are listed here to assist you in finding a raw fed, naturally reared animal companion. Please take the time to read/understand about how to find a truly responsible breeder, as well. Please note: We do not specifically endorse or recommend any of the individuals listed here, so be sure to screen breeders or groups very carefully!


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