Laurels
Best Dog Daycares
in San Jose
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 Jose, 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.

Canine Corral

Canine Corral Dog Daycare and Overnight Care is located in San Jose and provides for the daycare and boarding needs of dogs in the metro area. Canine Corral is an air-conditioned facility that gives dogs "space to run, play, and stay cool during the hot days, and temperature control when it gets cold.” All dogs must pass a temperament evaluation, and owners can check in on their dogs via webcam as well as receive a “full report card” about the dog’s behavior at the end of every visit. Canine Corral offers bath services and dog training at the facility or in-home. Daycare is priced by single visit or in a 16-visit package for one dog. Overnight care starts at a per-dog price with discounts for additional dogs. Dogs can receive a basic or deluxe wash, or individual services such as dry brushing, nail clipping, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, and de-shedding treatment. BBB accredits Canine Corral, and Canine Corral offers a forum for their customers to post questions and comments on their website.

San Jose, CA(408) 377-6788

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Dr. Dave's

Dr. Dave’s is a pet daycare, boarding, and grooming facility in Campbell. The veterinarian-owned business serves the needs of San Jose Metro Area dog and cat owners who may be looking for a place to keep their pets during the day or while on vacation, or who need grooming for pets. Dr. Dave’s is an eco-friendly facility, and the team strives to ensure that chemicals do not interfere with the daily life of the pets in their charge. Dr. Dave’s has an online pharmacy to serve pets’ health needs, including flea and tick removal and heartworm treatment. Bay Woof voted Dr. Dave’s a Beast of the Bay Awards winner for best “doggie daycare, boarding, and grooming.” Clients have described the “personal attention” pets receive at the facility, as well as the “friendly and professional” demeanor of the staff.

Campbell, CA(510) 279-3917

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Good Dog Day Care

Good Dog Day Care is a business in Hayward that offers daycare, boarding, training, and bathing to dogs in the San Jose area. The facility aims to provide “the best of everything--a healthy routine, a safe environment, people who care, plenty of exercise, and a lively circle of dog friends.” Their professional doggie daycare and boarding services focus on structure, manners, and nurturing happy dogs, and the staff operates on the philosophy of positive reinforcement with a mantra of “happy dogs are good dogs.” The state-of-the-art facility offers a rubber floor and a “potty area” composed of K9 grass. Rubber floors are said to be safer than concrete, and the K9 grass provides antimicrobial properties and “superior cleaning abilities.” Dogs at K9 have designated areas for naps and training, and the Aqua-Air cleaning system uses less water than traditional hose-down methods, which helps make the facility sustainable. Good Dog Day Care won Best Dog Day Care in Bay Woof Magazine.

Hayward, CA(510) 324-1176

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Happy Tails Dog Daycare, Inc.

Happy Tails Dog Daycare, Inc. is a dog daycare, boarding, and grooming facility in Belmont. The company focuses on providing a “spacious, clean, and very well-maintained” atmosphere that is a “home away from home” for dogs of the San Jose Metro Area. Happy Tails is unique in that their 20,000 square foot facility does not have cages, and the environment is a safe and fun space for dogs to socialize and play. Happy Tails also has an outside grassy area, where the dogs can play frisbee, fetch, and swim. Before leaving their dogs at the facility, all new customers must arrange a free behavioral evaluation. Happy Tails feeds boarded dogs food from their owners, and the team will provide other food as needed. Customers can pay for their dogs to receive services ranging from basic baths to full-service grooming, including teeth brushing, flea baths, and nail painting services.

Belmont, CA(650) 593-9800

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K9 Casa

K9 Casa is an independently-owned and operated dog daycare and extended stay facility in San Jose that was founded in 1998 with the philosophy that boarding dogs should be "just like going to Grandma's." Dogs receive bedrooms overnight and only reside in crates during sleep time. K9 specializes in smaller dogs and does not leave dogs alone, citing dogs’ needs for social interaction. The dogs can stay at the facility for a few hours with the daycare option to days or weeks with the extended stay option. K9 Casa owns a large fenced-in backyard area for play time, and the company is fully insured and open seven days a week.

San Jose, CA(408) 267-3245

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Pet Sitting to the MAX

Pet Sitting to the MAX is a dog daycare, walking, and pet sitting business in Mountain View that seeks to serve the needs of pet owners in the San Jose metro area. Pet Sitting to the MAX offers professional services in-home with discount weekly and monthly packages. Team members are pet first aid and CPR certified and specialize in handling elderly and special needs pets. Pet Sitting to the MAX will walk dogs, and they donate a portion of their earnings to the Humane Society Silicon Valley. Customers praise Pet Sitting to the MAX for their “excellent and highly personalized service.” All dog daycare attendees must pass a behavioral assessment.

Mountain View, CA(650) 963-9190

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The Furry Pooch

San Jose’s The Furry Pooch offers daycare and “sleepover adventures” for dogs in the metro area. The company promises to take care of customers’ dogs during the day by providing a “full day of fun activities” interspersed with downtime periods and a “360 Wellness program.” The Furry Pooch differentiates itself from its competitors by building upon its business philosophy of “nurturing, inspiring, and having fun.” Boarded dogs enjoy the same amenities and wellness program as the daytime visitors, and at night, dogs stay in private suites that are for comfortable sleeping. The Furry Pooch believes in a green approach to dog care and takes efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. The company actively seeks out innovations in sustainability, water, energy, and waste management conservation. The dogs of potential customers must be in good health with updated rabies vaccinations, and breed restrictions may apply.

San Jose, CA(408) 717-4605

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Wag-on Doggie Daycare

Wag-on Doggie Daycare is a dog daycare and overnight facility located in a residential neighborhood in San Jose. The company offers regular daycare and overnight care as well as custom care packages that create a “special day” for the dog. The facility strives to achieve a home-like setting for dogs, offering a fun place for dogs to spend the day. Some of their amenities include a custom-built play center with stuffed toys ropes, bones, and hundreds of tennis balls. Owners wanting the custom care special day package can request a specific schedule in writing and can include such accommodations as swimming activities and exercise regimens with downtime. Wag-on Doggie Daycare does not have a “set price” for regular daily packages but rather a starting base price. To leave their dogs at the facility and determine pricing, owners must first set up a meeting with the staff and arrange for a behavioral interview to determine if the dog is a digger or whether he or she exhibits overall good health. Wag-on accommodates special needs dogs for a fee.

San Jose, CA(408) 300-8874

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We Dog Care

We Dog Care is a dog daycare, boarding, and learning center with a focus on the community of San Jose. Dog daycare features open playpen time with other dogs, outdoor run time, one-on-one time with a handler, treats at the owner’s discretion, and quiet time. We Dog Care features large windows, webcams, and an open access playground to promote transparency and openness. They provide choices of full baths, baths plus nail and ear cleaning, and other individual options. Owners can make appointments for services by telephone or when the dogs are dropped off, and customers who board their dogs overnight can expect their dogs to receive custom sleeping arrangements, feeding, high-quality food for a nominal fee, and indoor and outdoor time. We Dog Care seeks to maintain communication with customers about the well-being and activities of their dogs.

San Jose, CA(408) 533-0252

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