Jul 09

Pet Dogs on SF Muni, BART, Caltrain

Pet dogs are not allowed Caltrain, however both San Francisco Muni and BART allow pet dogs to ride with a few restrictions.

Snoozer TotePet dogs on BART:

  • must be in a container (or bag?)

Pet dogs on SF Muni:

  • cannot ride during rushhour (weekdays 5-9 am and 3-7 pm)
  • must be muzzled and leashed
  • require fair equal to the owner’s ($2)

I’ve never seen anyone pay fair for a dog or be turned away during rushhour, but it’s probably not worth the risk.

I’ve started feeling really annoyed by all the rules about where dogs can and cannot go.  I feel like most rules were designed to control large aggressive dogs so the rules just seem silly when applied to Ada.  A muzzle?  Seriously?

-- Tessa


  1. Derek Gardiner

    Hi I am feeling the same way you feel, but not all large breed dogs are aggressive, so why punish them all?
    I understand where you are coming from on the muzzle issue (is there one that small).
    Try putting a 100 pound dog in a kennel and lug it around on B.A.R.T difficult even if all elevators and escalators are functioning properly. Bottom line there should be fairness to all.

  2. How do I efficiently use public transportation if Caltrain does not allow a dog but Bart and Muni do? This precludes me even going into the city to enjoy what it offers. It takes, on average, 1.5 hours (each way) for me to start from home to most destinations in SF using public transportation. Already, I am 3 hours away from home and have not even had a meal or shopped or enjoyed the water front. Bringing my dog offers me so much more flexibility and time!

  3. I guess I’ll have to put my 70 lb English bulldog in a “bag.” Imagine a huge bag with legs and a head poking out. It’s in the bag, no? #walking bag big enough for a bulldog ;D #RIDONKULOUS

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