About The San Francisco K9 Unit
The SF K9 Unit was founded in November of 2004 by Spunky. After coming onto the puppy scene, he yearned to find other people with whom he could share his newly found human canine spirit. But it seemed that the only place he could find them was on a very few social websites. As much fun as those sites were, Spunky wanted to create something more intimate—a pack bonded by brotherhood. As a result, he met with men who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area to see if there might be an interest in creating a local social group. Rowdy Pup was one of the first who responded and together they created the San Francisco K9 Unit (known as the SF K9 Unit).
Since that time, we have grown from just a handful of people to well over 150 pack members. During the early years, we hosted a few small social gatherings, bar events and outings. Today, in addition to those events, we annually host two large puppy and Handler Friday night dinner socials during the Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fair as well as have booths at both Sunday events. Our booths have grown from a single space to six spaces and have come to be one of the most popular attractions at the fairs. We also organize social outings throughout the year, offer occasional educational classes, throw private puppy play parties and host public moshes for pups and Handlers to come and explore their human canine headspace. In 2008, Brue Pierce, one of the members of the SF K9 Unit along with assistance from several other members, developed and organized the first “Woof Camp” at the International Mr. Leather weekend in Chicago. Woof Camp at IML every year since then was produced by Brue with Brue retiring in 2016.
Today, the San Francisco K9 Unit is run entirely by voluntary board members. Each one donates their personal time to help bring together and build the pup play community.