Coit Tower – October 2011

Pioneer Park

A view of the San Francisco skyline from the top of Telegraph Hill.

Safely riding public transit is an important part of Guide Dog training. Each month we introduce our puppies to public transit around San Francisco in a group setting. This month we rode Muni from Candlestick Park to North Beach, placing our puppies in between fishermen and their poles, large shopping bags, and a generally bumpy eight-mile ride.

Once in North Beach we climbed Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower. Group leaders walked behind our puppies to evaluate gait and stair climbing abilities. A few potential puppy raisers were able to take the leash for a walk around Pioneer Park, enjoying a puppy and a view of the San Francisco skyline.