Bizarre dog walking flyer


41 Responses to “Bizarre dog walking flyer”

  1. vettekaas says:

    I’m concerned more with the “Jump on it” and the poodle with sailor tattoos.

  2. Anonymous says:

    creepy…this looks like something that marched right out of the struwwelpeter.

  3. Brainspore says:

    Are we SURE this is a service being offered for people’s pets and not a coded ad for adult services?

  4. jungletek says:

    Wonder if she’s some sort of dominatrix, advertising her services to the mainstream, but in a ‘non-sensical’ way. Either you get it, or you don’t…

  5. i_prefer_yeti says:

    Sadly, not a lot of takers for her service.

    My favorite part … the under armour logo tattoo.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I would have thought that was some sort of gay dating service.

  7. mappo says:

    Why has the number been blurred out? It’s an ad, after all.

  8. Mike Harris says:

    “Help us raise dough to pay for Natalie’s dental work and maybe remove her tumor. All proceeds go directly to Natalie the dog.”

    Helping raise money to do right by your dog? Good for this owner.

  9. Takuan says:

    what if it was a prank ad?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Some sort of future-swastika tattoo on her arm? Weirdness!

  11. rsplatpc says:

    I want the mountain bike!


  12. jamesthompson23 says:

    Haha, I was thinking the same thing about the tattoo on the arm. WTF?

    Well, honestly, one of the most hilarious things to me about this ad is how the man looks like he has one leg and one arm. Cracks me up!

    - James

  13. i_prefer_yeti says:


    that’s the under armour logo! And, yes! It is a future Nazi logo!

    see here:

  14. jahknow says:

    In Soviet Francisco, the (BDSM) dog walks you!

  15. ralphdeluca says:

    That is hysterical! It looks like a 1960′s underground comic book.

    Ralph DeLuca
    Madison, NJ

  16. blueelm says:

    That is a very dark drawing. It almost reminds me of Raymond Pettibon’s drawings. If she drew that she should be making bizarre dog-master art for extra money. I’d buy it.

  17. nixiebunny says:

    @6: The full photo shows that there a many little name/number stubs at the bottom that haven’t been removed yet. I assume you refer to those.

    I noticed those, and that they were never cut apart, and that they are covered by a piece of clear tape, so they can’t be removed!

    Looks like Natalie’s human isn’t quite on the ball.

  18. oregonian_jedi says:

    Hmm…”Carolina” is a breed of dog. Looks kinds like a Dingo, but smaller. Wonder if that has something to do with it?

  19. IamInnocent says:


    every time I see a dog walker he or she is led by the dogs anyway. This is only a case of truth in advertisement.

  20. nanuq says:

    What. No welcome for our new dog-headed, under armour wearing overlords?

  21. ursusarctos says:

    I think this photo answers the phrase “Wow, the area code explains it all.”

  22. mr_quetzalcoatl says:

    Reminds me of a flyer I saw last year at a laundromat for free puppies

  23. Anonymous says:

    The dog looks strangly, if you squint and imagine the head a little bigger, like Barry Bonds.

  24. Anonymous says:

    This reminds me of the ads that Paul’s Painting guy puts up around town–there are a few outside the Costco at 10th and Harrison. I’ll try to take a few pictures and upload them. (I suppose I also ought to sign up for an account one of those days . . .)

  25. David Pescovitz says:

    I blurred the phone number because I didn’t want to subject the ad’s creator to the possibility of a slew of people, many of whom may not even be in need of the service offered, might call just to inquire about the unusual illustration. : )

  26. Anonymous says:

    Well, David, if you don’t want to post the number, couldn’t you at least do us the favor of calling the number yourself, then let us know what you find? I’m uber-curious.

  27. Anonymous says:

    This guy also posts adverts (in the same fab drawing style) for his services as a pet portrait artist, and for handyman. The pet portrait service also features “Natalie” the dog, as a cameo example of his mad skills.

  28. tubagus says:

    Glad I stumbled into this article! I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Yes, David, please call on our behalf. In fact, JUMP ON IT.

  30. Anonymous says:

    The illustration is strangely reminiscent of medieval representations of dogs. See the image at the top of this link for an example:

  31. gulo gulo says:

    this is awesome

  32. jjasper says:


  33. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of another dog-walker I witnessed in SF, walking a group of dogs, and accompanied by a tiny, spunky rainbow-dyed & bedazzled dog that held the leash of another and “walked” it along, too.

    Guess that’s SF for ya.

  34. Anonymous says:

    The Flickr set is interesting, but none of the other posters reaches the epic strangeness of the “how it could have been” gem. Although it seems that “pets” is a wide term in Carolina, stretching to giraffe, reindeer and some odd lokking rodents.

    I hadn’t appreciated before studying the Flickr pictures in full that the payments for both dog walking and pet portraiture were for the aid of Natalie the dog and her tumour removal…which leads to the inevitable question: if all the money from dog walking and pet portraiture goes to Natalie the dog, what’s the strange artist’s day job?

    PS your catcha thingy thinks Erskine is a word. It may be a name, but it doesn’t seem to be a word.

  35. Anonymous says:

    I think the gist is that you can pay to take his/her dog for a walk, to help raise funds to help the dog.

  36. Bray_beast says:

    I want to know what a “Carolina Dog Walk” entails. Is that anything like a Santa Fe Steamer? Or a Nova Scotia Bruiser? Jelly Tugs anyone?

  37. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Is that…..the chicken lady?

  38. demidan says:

    We except her, we except her. One of us, one of us.

  39. Anonymous says:

    A Google search for “Natalie’s dog walking service” yields other Flickr results of posters that are obviously from the same service, which appears to be bona fide. They also include a phone number if you’re super-curious.

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