San Francisco, California: Last Doggie Diner Head

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Address:
Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, CA
Directions:
Median strip of Sloat Boulevard near Ocean Beach at 45th Avenue. The head faces east.
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Doggie Diner head.

Last Doggie Diner Head

Dog head sign from the last operating Doggie Diner has been preserved on a pole on the boulevard median.

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Doggie Diner head.

Last Doggie Diner Head

Nice stop. There's good street parking and it's very close to the zoo and the beach. It's really the head of a dog chef. Quirky!

[Bart, 06/17/2014]
Doggie Diner Designer Died

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

Doggie Diner

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]
Doggie Diner Dog Head

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]

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