Is the Bay Area Too Dog Friendly?

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The Bay Area is known for being a dog-loving region, but has our canine adoration reached an unhealthy level? Dogs now accompany us into grocery stores, cafes, and even offices, but some argue that we're excessively spoiling our dogs at the expense of others. We discuss whether our region really has a dog-coddling problem.


Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for

Martha Walters, co-founder and chair of the Crissy Field Dog Group, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible dog ownership and establishing permanent off-leash dog walking rights within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Richard Lee, director of the Food Safety Program at the San Francisco Department of Public Health