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"Victoria and her team have been watching Sparky since 1999. They have always been there not only for Sparky but for me as well. Their professionalism as well as devotion to their clients is unsurpassed. They truly are dog’s best friend!" - Sparky and owner Tanya

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The Doozle Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the inn

Not a pup was stirring, not even Finnegan

The stockings were hung at the front desk with care

Looked after by Zeus and Penny and Bear


The Labs were all nestled snug in their beds

Rocco and Zane even shared one with Zed

With Sugar in her sweater and Buddy his cap

They had all settled in for a long High Tail nap


When out on Revere there arose such a clatter

Zoe and Carter rose to see what was the matter

Away to the window Marco ran like a flash 

While Chili and Caiman pulled open the sash


With a full moon lighting the street with a glow

Saxon and Otto sat wanting to know

What would cause Aiden to yell out a howl

Could it really be Saint Nick out on the prowl?


First Bella and Fred started to wiggle

Then even Wasser started to giggle

Stockton thought of treats, Louie of bones

It was all too much for Lily who started to moan


Tonight’s the night, Jessie barked twice

Ollie kept turning circles knowing he’d been nice

They’d all get treats, of that they were sure

Liam nose-bopped each one just to keep score


All watched as St. Nick filled each stocking that hung

They’d waited for this night since each was so young

Abby sniffed up as the smell of treats wafted in

Timmy and Apollo licked their lips in a big grin


The old fat man gathered them all on the grass

Even Dozer and Simba and Kimbo and Cash

With a twinkle in his eye he held up a hand

And an unusual hush fell over High Tail-land


“We’re all so fortunate we have one another,

Keep being good to the humans and to each other.”

And as St. Nick leaned in toward them all

He touched each one’s head and by name he did call


“This is my favorite stop every year!

I wish all the world was as nice as it is here!”

And with that he was off in a jump and a spin

Out through the dog-door and gone with a grin


But one thing could be heard as he vanished from sight

“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good- night!”


The Doozle Tune lyrics


I’ve bounced around a bit

In and out of the clink

One kennel to the next

Always thinking I’m on the brink

You’d think after all these years

Someone would shout out and say

I want to take that boy

I want to take him away

But I’m still looking, searching for love


Yeah, I can’t hear at all

Some say that’s good

And I don't walk too right

Least not like I should

Came here from New Orleans

I rode the rescue rail

Hoping love would find me

I found High Tail

But I’m still looking, searching for love

Looking, searching for love


O’ forever home

Don’t be a dream

O’ forever home

Don’t be a dream

I’m waiting




Re: Loup Garou and Loving Black Dogs

One of our favorite rescue organizations has a great article about their work in today's SF Gate.

Here's the link:




Instagram Dogs

Little known fact: High Tail Hotel has its very own Instagram celebrity!

Meet Trotter: HTH regular, frenchie, and social media icon! We're always lucky when she graces us with her presence! 


Follow her on instagram: @trotterpup


And if you're a doggie instagram fan like we are, here are some other fantastic dogs we recommend!

Tuna: @tunameltsmyheart


Born with a disfigured jaw, Tuna has made his cuteness work for him! You can't help but awww when you see this adorable face!

Ginny: @ginny_jrt


This sassy Jack Russell Terrier's favorite things include: sleeping in late, bacon-tinis, and jumping over things like an action star!


Digby Van Winkle (and new brother Alo): @digbyvanwinkle


These boys definitely have swag! Whether it's wearing a pair of aviators or a fuzzy bear suit, they are the epitome of style!


Maddie: @thiswildidea


Known best for "standing on things", Maddie travels across the country with her owner sharing amazing animal rescue stories! Both Maddie and her owner have each written a book too. Now that's impressive!


Of course there are thousands of amazing animals on Instagram, but these are some great dogs we thought you might like. Feel free to share your own doggie instagrams! And don't forget to follow High Tail @high_tail_hotel 



The High Tail Staff

It's true, we love dogs here! And that means we can't help to give our pups extra love and attention. Here are some shots of just how much we care: 

Krista and Dunbar Sophia and Percy

Kim and Trotter

Liv and Penny

Diana and Luna

Martina and her bestie Bella

Kianna and Kandu being crazy!

We just can't get enough!