Crocker Amazon is a popular neighborhood for families in the suburbs of San Francisco due to the abundance of parks, schools, and nearby amenities. The heart of the neighborhood is primarily single-family homes and most of the businesses here are situated on the outskirts, guaranteeing fairly quiet streets that are perfect for walking on. It does mean that it can be a bit of a long walk or a trip in the car to find nearby amenities.
Spot faces the same problem as the closest pet store is in the Hillside community, but there is a pet hospital with the rest of the retail sector should your pup need it. You won't find a lot of days when walking is not possible as the climate in San Francisco is one of the mildest in the country with highs and lows staying in the 50s and 60s year round with a few warmer summer days in the 70s.
Like many neighborhoods in this area, Crocker Amazon is not without its hills. These hills make a great challenge for those dog parents who really want to mix up some exercise for themselves with some fresh air. The hills are quite steep in places so if you or your dog are very new to walking, make sure to take it easy in those areas. The good news is that there is also some flatter terrain to the north.
Don’t forget that Spot can be just as out of shape as we humans can be and it's important to make sure you start out slow with shorter walks on flatter ground. Most of the areas do have sidewalks for you to walk on, but only a few patches of grass or trees are available. If you want to offer them some soft grass ground, you would be better off heading for one of the many parks in the area.
While this area might be fine for biking, walking, and kids playing, it does lack in the natural element that is so important to your dog. Fortunately, there are plenty of parks and trails nearby so on your days off, you can take Spot out for an excursion that will offer them plenty to sniff and do.
Crocker Amazon itself is small and does not have its own parks, but right next to the neighborhood to the east, is Crocker Amazon Park which has plenty of grass and its very own dog zone. This park runs parallel to a public golf course and just to the north of that is John McLaren Park which is another great place to take your pup. With 7 miles of hiking trails, Spot will not run out of things to explore anytime soon. There is forest, meadows, grassland, and 312 acres to explore.