San Diego, California: Statues of Bum and Greyfriars Bobby

Bum was the town mooch dog of San Diego from 1887 to 1898. People in bars would give Bum food and booze. San Diego is the sister city of Edinburgh, Scotland, which has its own famous dog, the tiny Greyfriars Bobby. Bronze statues of both dogs are in both cities; San Diego wisely positioned them next to each other. Bum lost a paw in a fight with another dog, so his statue only has three paws as well.

Address:
410 Island Ave., San Diego, CA
Directions:
Downtown, in the Gaslamp Quarter. In a tiny park on the northeast corner of 4th Ave. and Island Ave.
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Bum and Bobby.

Statues of Bum and Greyfriars Bobby

The park containing the statues was locked, but you can see them from the side wall.

[Julie Mattox, 05/31/2022]

Statues of Bum and Greyfriars Bobby.

Statues of Bum and Greyfriars Bobby

Bum and Greyfriars Bobby statues are in a nice little shaded parkette, to beat the heat and reflect.

[Debbie, 09/29/2014]

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