Best Dog Daycares in Santa Monica

Why These Dog Daycares?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Monica Dog Daycares on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Dogwood Doggie Day Care, LLC

Started in 2001, Dogwood Daycare & Boarding is a pet service located in Los Angeles, California. Dogwood provides cage-free daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, and training. Their facility is entirely cage-free with over 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas that are monitored with 24-hour surveillance. In addition, owners and operators Kate Judge and Mick Moran are certified animal behaviorists and dog trainers from the Animal Behavior University and have over three decades of experience; and their presence is constant each day of the week. For interested clients, Dogwood requires a personal meet and greet interview for any new dog additions to maintain the levels of cleanliness and safety.

Los Angeles, CA 90034


The Pawed Piper

Founded by Peter Dice, The Pawed Piper is a pet sitting and dog walking service based in Santa Monica, California. Dice has a passion for animals that stems from his childhood and was the founder of the Free Love Animal Rescue. The Pawed Piper offers a range of services such as dog walking, pet sitting, hiking, park visits, daycare, and pet boarding. Walking rates vary based on time and dog count, while hiking and park visits can vary based on transportation, off-leash hikes, and pet disposition. For pet sitting, The Pawed Piper includes photo updates, exercise, socialization, feeding, and medication as needed. In addition, The Pawed Piper can also provide general household maintenance such as bring in the mail, taking out the trash, and plant watering.

Santa Monica, CA 90405