Best Dog Boarders
in San Francisco

Why These Dog Boarders?

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

Arguello Pet Hospital

Arguello Pet Hospital's boarding facilities board dogs, cats, and pocket pets. The San Francisco clinic is run by licensed, experienced veterinarians. Founded in 1928, the facility offers a safe space where dogs have easy access to professional care. Pet owners have praised the hospital for its kind staff and reasonable prices.

San Francisco, CA(415) 751-3242


Balboa Pet Hospital

Balboa Pet Hospital has been serving the San Francisco area since 1948. The business' dog boarding facility has a large, fenced-in outdoor lawn for dogs to play in. The practice also provides grooming services, including baths, nail trims, brush outs, and medically necessary grooming. Pet owners have praised Balboa Pet Hospital for its gentle and knowledgeable staff.

San Francisco, CA(415) 752-3300


Black Nose Trading Company

Black Nose Trading Company is a cage-free boarding facility that lets dogs roam freely and socialize with other dogs. The business' doggie daycare includes two leashed walks to local parks, and its bathing services include baths or self-serve baths with shampoo, conditioner, and brushes. Black Nose Trading Company's dog walking services include individual or group walks. Pet owners have praised the business for its friendly owner who dogs love.

San Francisco, CA(415) 503-1004


Camp K-9 of Marin

Camp K-9 of Marin has 20,000 square feet of play yards and personal cabins. The dog boarding facility, based in Corte Madera, provides extra add-on services including extra play time, cuddling, brushing, and basic training refreshment. The company's Camper Cams let pet owners check in on their pets while they're away.

Corte Madera, CA(415) 924-2267


Dairydell Canine

Dairydell Canine is a dog boarding facility in Petaluma that has wide open spaces for dogs to play and run around in. The facility's Bunk House lets dogs sleep with other dogs in an open space, while its Special Needs Suites have comfortable beds and air conditioning. The business' add-on services include leash training, professional training, pool play, one-on-one time, and guided time with sheep. The President of Dairydell Canine has more than 50 years of experience working with animals.

Petaluma, CA(707) 762-6111


Dan Perata Training

Dan Perata Training is run by a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist with more than 25 years of experience. The San Francisco dog boarding facility has overnight boarding and daycare available. The business' board and train packages provide intensive training for new puppies or dogs with behavioral issues. Pet owners have praised Dan Perata for his effective training and dedication to his work.

San Francisco, CA(415) 373-0889


Fit N Furry Pet Resort

Fit N Furry Pet Resort provides a fun and interactive experience in its climate-controlled Petaluma facility. The business' spacious suites include comfy dog beds, and during the day dogs get to socialize and play in the play area. The company's spa services include nail trimming, ear cleaning, brushing, nail painting, teeth brushing, d-skunking treatment, and flea and tick prevention.

Petaluma, CA(707) 769-7387


Fog City Dogs

Since 2002, Fog City Dogs has boarded dogs in comfy private suites. The San Francisco dog boarding facility lets dogs play and socialize during the day, with separate playgroups for smaller dogs and puppies. The company's add-on services include bubble baths, pedicures, treats, one-on-one time, brush outs, and teeth brushing. Fog City Dogs has webcams in the play areas so that owners can check in on their pets.

San Francisco, CA(415) 642-3647


High Tail Hotel

High Tail Hotel boards dogs in cage-free boarding facilities. The San Francisco business provides overnight boarding or daycare service with plenty of playtime. Dogs who stay seven days or more get a free bath before going back to their owners. High Tail Hotel uses green practices, including non-toxic cleaners, natural treats, non-toxic toys and bedding, recycling, and low energy consumption.

San Francisco, CA(415) 913-7101


Mr. Muggles' Dogs

Mr. Muggles' Dogs is a cage-free dog boarding and daycare facility. The business has a large play area for group play, and has private rooms in the back for dogs to nap in before going back out to play. The company also has bathing and grooming services available. Pet owners have praised Mr. Muggles' Dogs for its kind, caring staff and fun, energizing environment.

San Francisco, CA(415) 817-1744


Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital

Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital has been serving the San Francisco area since 1969. The full clinic's veterinarian-supervised boarding facility keeps dogs and cats in separate areas to keep them comfortable. Dogs are taken outside twice a day for exercise, and pets staying three or more nights get free baths. Pet owners have left positive feedback for Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital's professional, compassionate staff and reasonable prices.

San Francisco, CA(415) 586-5327


Pet Camp

Pet Camp has been serving the San Francisco area since 1997. The facility boards dogs in spacious, climate-controlled campsites, with separate accommodations for small dogs. Dogs get fed up to three times a day and are taken out for bathroom breaks three times a day. The 20,000 square foot indoor and outdoor facility gives dogs plenty of space to play in. Pet Camp's optional add-ons include all-day play in the company's dog park, group play sessions, private play time, pool play, treats, and bathing.

San Francisco, CA(415) 282-0700


Pittsburg Pet Resort

Pittsburg Pet Resort is a 5,000 square foot dog boarding facility based in Pittsburg. The business has overnight boarding and daycare services available, and also provides professional grooming. The company's obedience training can be taught while dogs are in boarding or daycare. Pittsburg Pet Resort also helps families with pets move to ensure a lower-stress experience for pets. The business is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Pittsburg, CA(925) 432-7387


SF Hound Lounge

SF Hound Lounge has been boarding dogs in a cage-free facility since 2002. The business' 7,000 square foot space has couches, dog beds, and a TV, plus a separate section for smaller dogs. Puppies get special care and supervision during their stay, plus basic training. SF Hound Lounge's grooming services include bathing, nail filing, and teeth brushing. The business won Best of San Francisco from readers of the San Francisco Chronicle and Best Dog Daycare & Boarding Facility from 7x7 Magazine.

San Francisco, CA(415) 255-1170


The Grateful Dog

The Grateful Dog is an eco-friendly dog boarding facility that provides group playtime and one-on-one time with handlers. The business' boarding services also include mini massages, outdoor time, toys, and music made for dogs. The facility separates dogs into playgroups based on their size and temperament. A portion of the company's T-shirt sales goes to the Giants Community Fund, an organization that helps at-risk kids build a sense of community.

San Francisco, CA(415) 563-2275


The Pawington

The Pawington is a dog boarding facility open 24 hours a day that has free SFO airport parking. The San Francisco pet resort is 23,000 square feet and provides private suites for pets' comfort. The business also provides daycare services, grooming, a pet spa, and a pet boutique. The resort's lake-inspired play area includes a waterfall and has webcam access for pet owners. The Pawington's eco-friendly cleaning products and air ventilation systems keep its indoor air quality fresh.

San Francisco, CA(650) 588-7788


Two Rock Dog Ranch

Two Rock Dog Ranch is a 30-acre dog boarding facility based in Petaluma. The business lets dogs play in supervised groups divided by size in fenced-in outdoor areas and climate-controlled indoor spaces. The facility has bedding available for dogs to nap in at any time. The company's grooming services include nail trimming, ear cleaning, and haircuts.

Petaluma, CA(707) 763-3997



Wags has been serving the San Francisco area for more than 10 years. The dog boarding facility has created an open environment for dogs to socialize and play in, and has a large, grassy fenced-in space to run around in. The company's grooming services include bathing, brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, and a haircut.

San Francisco, CA(415) 409-2472


Woof Daycare & Boarding

Woof Daycare & Boarding is a cage-free boarding facility with private suites for dogs. The business' overnight accommodations have Kuranda dog beds or squishy beds, and dogs staying overnight get to play with daycare pets during the day. The facility's optional add-on services include dog toys, bedtime treats, and one-on-one staff sessions with an emailed or texted photo. Woof Daycare & Boarding's grooming services include a basic bath or deluxe bath with a facial and ear cleaning.

San Ramon, CA(925) 855-9663


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