Laurels
Best Dog Daycares
in San Francisco
2017

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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog daycares 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.

Aunt Shawna's Dog Day Care

Aunt Shawna's Dog Day Care is a dog daycare center established in 2007 in San Francisco, also known as Shawna's Pet Sitting. The daycare only accepts small dogs, one of the only daycares in the area to do so. Their daycare services include structured play time and rest periods, lots of socialization and attention, plenty of fresh water and potty breaks, and training practice through interaction. Aunt Shawna's Dog Day Care also offers boarding services and are certified in pet first aid.

San Francisco, CA(650) 758-2090

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Bark Avenue Doggy Daycare

Bark Avenue Doggy Daycare is a dog day care center in San Francisco, California with two kennel-free daycare spaces that feature a high ratio of humans to dogs. This facility teaches dogs basic obedience including good walking manners and solid recall as well as potty training for puppies, all through a positive reinforcement approach. Bark Avenue is a small daycare that limits the number of dogs they accept for the best experience for each furry client. The daycare follows a schedule of walking, playtime, and rest time that includes four visits to the dog park or walks. Bark Avenue Doggy Daycare holds the Dog Tec advanced certification in dog walking, and all of Bark Avenue's dog walkers are certified.

San Francisco, CA(415) 954-2275

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Barkeley K-9 University

Barkeley K-9 University is a mobile, in-home dog training company based in Castro Valley, California that serves the greater San Francisco metro area. The business owner and dean of the dogs, Patrick Gibbons, has over a decade of experience in training dogs and is a proud member of the National K-9 Trainer’s Network. Barkeley K-9 University provides professional dog training and day care.

Oakland, CA(510) 629-3647

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Dog Time Stay & Play

Dog Time! Stay & Play is a dog boarding and day care facility located in San Leandro, California. They include a doggy webcam so clients can watch their dogs anytime, anywhere. With Dog Time! Stay & Play, dog owners can take a vacation or go to work without feeling guilt. This facility is chain link free.

San Leandro, CA(510) 352-2658

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EmBARKadero Social Club

EmBARKadero Social Club is a dog day care facility in San Francisco, California that offers day care and boarding services. During day care service, their clients’ dogs will spend their time playing and sleeping along with other dogs. EmBARKadero Social Club provides bathing services for short-haired breeds, as well. This staff treats each dog as if they were their own beloved pet.

San Francisco, CA(415) 431-3647

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Every Dog Has Its Day Care

Every Dog Has Its Day Care is a dog day care center that was established in 1997 in Oakland, California. This dog care center offers day care, boarding, puppy services, and training in a 50,000 square foot facility with 12 indoor/outdoor play yards. Additional services include spas, birthday parties, and more. The day care by the month rate is $505 per month, and $43 is the per day rate. Every Dog Has Its Day Care devotes their time to enriching the lives of every dog they meet.

Oakland, CA(510) 655-7832

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Freeplay Dogs Doggie DayCare

Freeplay Dogs Doggie DayCare is a dog day care center located in Concord, California, offering 24/7 staff care, group daycare, cageless boarding, cageless grooming, and indoor dog park hourly play. This cageless-facility is open to serve their furry friends 365 days a year, rain or shine. For all new guests, they provide 2 hours of complimentary playtime.

Concord, CA(925) 692-2144

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Happy Hound Play & Daycare Inc.

Happy Hound Play & Daycare, Inc. is a dog day care facility that has operated in Oakland, California for over 14 years. Their services include boarding, day care, training, dog walking, fitness programs, spa services, a clinic, and transportation. Happy Hound Play & Daycare, Inc. is the winner of the Bay Woof – Best Daycare 2016 award and of the Bay Woof – Best Boarder award in 2016.

Oakland, CA(510) 547-3647

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K9 Playtime, Inc.

K9 Playtime, Inc. is a dog day care center located in San Francisco, California that offers day care, overnight services, self-washing, and grooming. This facility offers a weekday full day pass for $44. Their weekend daycare rate is $55 for a full day and $33 for a half day. K9 Playtime, Inc. also caters day care packages such as Weekday Half Day Passes, Good Dog, Top Dog, and Best in Show. This dog day care company is certified, bonded, and insured.

San Francisco, CA(415) 796-2245

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Moulin Pooch

Moulin Pooch is a dog day care center located in San Francisco, California. This dog day care has a kennel-free facility where dogs are free to move without any restriction. Their day care facility comes with a vast play area, jungle gyms, toys, and more. Moulin Pooch sells quality food, apparel, and standard goods. This dog day care company practices positive reinforcement and supervised play.

San Francisco, CA(415) 440-7007

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PlayBow Dog Daycare

PlayBow Dog Daycare is a dog day care facility in San Francisco, California that offers day care, sleepovers, dog running, bathing, and training. Their day care rates include $45 once per week, $42 two - three times per week, $38 four - five times per week, $30 for a half-day, and $50 for a safety assessment test. Sleepovers have a nightly rate of $75. PlayBow Dog Daycare is enthusiastic and passionate about safe and fun dog care.

San Francisco, CA(415) 325-4405

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PupTown

PupTown is a dog day care facility in San Leandro, California. Their rates for daily full-day care are $35 for 1 dog and $62 for 2 dogs. This dog day care also offers pre-paid stay packages that must be used within 3 months of purchase. Rates for 10 pre-paid stays are $330 for 1 dog and $585 for 2 dogs. For 20 pre-paid stays, rates are $520 for 1 dog and $940 for 2 dogs. A half-day is $21, Monday through Friday, 5 hours or less. No discounts are given for half-day care rendered, and it cannot be combined with other packages.

San Leandro, CA(510) 969-4157

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RUFF ‘N READY®

RUFF ‘N READY® is a dog daycare center located in Daly City, San Francisco, California that has been providing pet care for dogs weighing 25 pounds or less since 1994. RUFF ‘N READY® treats their furry clients like house guests, offering home-based private boarding and daycare services including group play, one on one attention, feeding, treats, walks, and administration of medicine, and/or supplements. RUFF ‘N READY® also offers gift certificates, coupons, and promotions throughout the year.

Daly City, CA(415) 225-6653

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Sit Stay Sleep

Sit Stay Sleep is a home-based dog boarding and daycare facility in Albany, California. Their services include plenty of dog social time, adventures, dog baths, and more. Every day, the team bring dogs to fun-filled outings in dog-friendly parks, beaches, and trails and many dogs can remain off leash. Sit Stay Sleep practices positive reinforcement with their dog guests who are treated as if they are part of the family.

Albany, CA(510) 527-1011

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Smilin Dogs

Smilin Dogs is a dog day care center located in San Carlos, California. This dog day care company was established in 2000 to provide hiking services, expanding in 2009 into a full day care and boarding facility. Their services now include hiking, day care, a boarding club, training, and bathing. Smilin Dogs has gained a positive R+ rating on their training and dog management skills.

San Carlos, CA(650) 592-3997

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The Panting Pooch

The Panting Pooch is a dog walker located in San Francisco, California. The Pooch Package, consisting of 12 group walks, has a value of $22 each, at a total cost of $264. Their pooch sitting has a fee of $55 per night. The Panting Pooch also offers private walks, baths, pet taxis, playdays, doggy day care, potty breaks, cat sitting, and weekend group walks, all with toys, treats, and fun.

San Francisco, CA(415) 370-8006

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Woofgang's Doggie Daycare

Woofgang's Doggie Daycare is a dog day care center located in South San Francisco, California. This dog day care is composed of an indoor/outdoor facility that spans 27,000 square feet. Woofgang's Doggie Daycare provides a fun, healthy, and safe environment where dogs remain under supervision during all of their activities.

San Francisco, CA(650) 872-7700

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