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Best Dog Daycares
in Escondido

Why These Dog Daycares?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog daycares on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog daycares in Escondido, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A.L. Animal Care

A.L. Animal Care has been providing dog daycare to the local community for 20 years. Canine owners have access to 24/7 care for their furry loved ones either in their home or in the home of the owners, and services include walks, playtimes, meals, and medication if required. The Lewis family prides itself on top-quality care and attentive service for all dogs and handles pet sitting for all animals, dog and cat grooming, special diets and medical needs, overnight care, behavioral training, and pickup and delivery service as well. Interested parties can learn more about A.L. Animal Care at the Scripps Ranch Farmers Market every Saturday, and Spanish-speaking clients are welcome.

Poway, CA 92064 (858) 688-1648


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Bark House San Dieg

Bark House takes care of dogs in San Diego. Daycare services include pack walks and hikes, proper socialization, and exercise, and owners can also ask about boarding, grooming, obedience training, private lessons, in-home training, and an in-board training program for a duration of 14 or 30 days. All canines must be current with their vaccinations, and basic rates can be found on the company's website. Clients enjoy free pickup and drop-off at a location of their choosing, individualized attention for each doggie guest, structured activities and playtime, and positive behavioral support. The Bark House is licensed and insured, and interested parties can contact the group for additional details.

Poway, CA 92025 (858) 375-6509


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Bed & Bone Dog Resort

Bed & Bone Dog Resort offers doggie daycare services in Valley Center and is backed by over 20 years of experience in the field. The team provides worry-free daycare, overnight boarding at the center's dog hotel, dog walking, basic training, pet sitting, and house sitting services as well. The group's staff has a reputation for treating all guests just like they would their own pooch and goes out of their way to make sure all needs are met for a comfortable, fun, and relaxing stay. Bed & Bone Dog Resort is located in beautiful, quiet countryside, and daycare services are available per the hour or the week.

Valley Center, CA 92082 (858) 736-5600


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Best Friends Forever Pet Care

Best Friends Forever Pet Care prides itself on offering loving, caring daycare for dogs in the area. Daycare is provided in the company owner's home, clients are asked to bring in their pup's food, and all guests must be well-socialized and non-aggressive. Dog boarding and walking are also available, and pet sitting at the dog's own home includes fresh food and water, playtime with dogs as well as any cats, litter box cleaning, plant watering, taking out trash, and collecting mail and newspapers. Medications can also be administered including insulin injections, and the sitter makes dogs feel happy and cared for while their family is away.

San Diego, CA 92126 (619) 248-8613


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Del Mar Doggers

Del Mar Doggers has been taking care of dogs in the North County Coastal areas for almost 10 years. Services include 30-minute home visits to tend to a pet's needs, pet sitting for a half or full day, overnight stays at the pet's home or the home of the company's owner, private dog walks, park visits, beach trips, and a pet taxi service. Sitters are licensed, bonded, and insured, and services are available for cats as well. Del Mar Doggers is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and has been recognized for its services by Solana Beach and the San Diego Union Tribune for multiple years.

Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 245-5565


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Dog Days Ranch

Dog Days Ranch offers daycare with plenty of play and interaction in the area of Poway. The group focuses on free play and socialization to make sure guests are never bored, get plenty of exercise, and avoid unwanted behaviors. Socialized boarding is also available, and owner Michelle Ray is dedicated to offering a home-like facility with a large fenced yard and comfortable indoor space for doggie guests in need of care. Michelle was President and founder of Labrador Rescuers, was co-owner of Paws At Home, and volunteers with her own dog at Children's Hospital. Owners can request pickup/drop-off service for their pooch in an air-conditioned van as well.

Poway, CA 92064 (858) 679-0119


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Sandy Pawz Dog House

Sandy Pawz Dog House is a San Marcos daycare for local dogs. Services include daycare, boarding, grooming, and training, and owners appreciate competitive rates, upfront, inclusive pricing, and attentive staff who play with doggie guests and give them personalized, loving attention all day along as well as plenty of exercise and needed socialization with other dogs. Co-owner Sandy "Pawz" Tate is a certified dog trainer and pet groomer via Animal Behavior College and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a AKC Canine Good Citizen trainer and evaluator as well. Co-owner and Sandy's husband Steve Tate is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid with Pet Tech and Red Cross.

San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 739-7299


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Sue’s Critter Care

Sue’s Critter Care offers daycare for small dogs in Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and 4S Ranch. Services include daycare and boarding in the comfort of the owner's home without any cages and with plenty of family love. Sue’s Critter Care is fully insured and licensed, and owner Sue Schutz has been a certified professional pet sitter for almost 10 years and is a Member of Pet Sitters International. Sue brings a lifetime of experience with all sorts of pets, performs all services herself, also runs Sue's Critter Camp, which interested parties can link to via the website, and boasts multiple references from happy dog owners who have relied on her care.

San Diego, CA 92128 (858) 213-3054


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The Dog Biscuit Inn

The Dog Biscuit Inn handles doggie daycare services in the Poway-San Diego area and is backed by decades of combined experience. The team prides itself on providing proper socialization for all guests in a fun environment where dogs can snuggle, co-sleep, and interact with other dogs who are boarding or in daycare. The Dog Biscuit Inn specializes in small to medium dogs and asks that all dogs first come in for a free personality test to make sure they will be able to participate in socialized play or boarding. One of the owners previously ran Paws at Home of Poway for over fifteen years and also regularly volunteers at local rescues.

Poway, CA 92064 (858) 848-0170


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