San Francisco, California: Last Doggie Diner Head
Dog head sign from the last operating Doggie Diner has been preserved on a pole on the boulevard median. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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Harold Bachman, 84, the advertising artist who dreamed up the Doggie Diner heads, died Oct. 1st in Santa Rosa, Ca.... [10/12/2005] Complete News Story
The Doggie head is BACK! He had blown over in a wind storm, but he's back up on his pole in front of the Carousel, with a beautiful new coat of paint![kdoyle, 04/18/2004]
The Doggie Diner opposite the San Francisco Zoo on Sloat Avenue has been a favorite eating and Dog Head viewing place for years. Recently this last remaining Dog Head has been under threat. The nursery next door bought the site and wanted to remove the Dog Head. Dog Head lovers from all over protested and the Dog Head was saved. Mother Nature then took action and toppled the Dog Head on its fiberglass nose during a windstorm.
The City of San Francisco went to work using other salvaged (saved) Dog Heads, owned by a fellow in Emeryville, as patterns. The Sloat Avenue Dog Head has been restored and placed back on his pedestal across from the zoo and next to the evil nursery.[Tim Timberlake, 07/16/2001]
The Last Doggie Dinner Head, which fell over in a storm and crushed its nose on April 2, 2001, was remounted Saturday July 1, 2001. The location for the head is across from the main San Francisco Zoo entrance on Sloat Blvd.[Stephen Spenser, 07/15/2001]