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Best Dog Daycares in Berkeley, CA

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Berkeley, CA
$10 off first booking! Rating

Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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Berkeley, CA Rating

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Albany, CA 94706 Rating

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4.0 (82)

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Tails A Go-Go is a one-stop, full-service pet groomer and daycare based in Albany, California. Grooming services include a basic package of hydro-surge bathing, ear cleaning, and nail trimming, as well as a deluxe package with additional cleanings and custom haircuts. Tails A Go-Go works with all dog breeds and dogs of all size. Additionally, Tails A Go-Go offers dog daycare options which include private kennels, entertainment, and bathroom breaks. Tails A Go-Go offers a new, state-of-the-art facility as well as a calm, pleasant experience for pets. Tails A Go-Go aims to provide professional care in a caring environment.

Oakland, CA 94608 Rating

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4.5 (18)

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Doggy-Style is a pet services company based in Oakland, California. They offer customers a broad range of pet care services including regular walking schedules, daycare, personal training, boarding with training, as well as overnight stays. Doggy-Style can also personally pick-up and deliver customer's dogs before and after their stay; they also offer grooming, flea treatments, and veterinary visits. Dogs staying at Doggy-Style receive comprehensive care including off-leash walking environments and specialized walking groups based on dog temperaments to ensure their safety and happiness. Doggy-Style prides themselves on offering customers a happy and healthy stay for their dog, with safety as their top priority.

5680 Oak Grove Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 Rating

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5.0 (34)
5.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Oakland Pet Care, based in Oakland, California, is a dog daycare business that emphasizes giving dogs individualized attention to build deep relationships with every pet they serve. Their mission is to return pets happier and healthier than when their owners left them. The staff offers hour-long group walks with a maximum of six dogs for exercise and socialization, individual walks with a trainer at a local dog park or lake, and neighborhood walks with feeding. Also available are all-day pet sittings with hikes, supervised group playtime, couch lounging, and an overnight stay. Photographs of pets they have cared for can be found on the company website, and customers have praised them as gentle and caring.

San Francisco, CA 94132 Rating

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The Art of Dog is a dog service specialist serving dog owners in San Francisco, California and the surrounding communities. Services offered include dog walks, dog daycare, and more. The Art of Dog ensures a professional, certified dog walker supervises all dog walking services. The Art of Dog specializes in providing walking and supervision services for dogs under 25lbs. They use advanced, humane techniques for correcting dog behavior through positive reinforcement using natural rewards such as treats and affection. The Art of Dog is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, as well as Certified Dog Walkers with dogtec, and Certified First Aid & CPR with PetTech.

San Francisco, CA 94112 Rating

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5.0 (41)
5.0 (5)

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PlayBow, located in San Francisco, California, is a dog daycare business passionate about maintaining safety and having fun with every pet. The canine specialists go through extensive training and supervising with senior specialists who are experienced dog trainers educated in numerous seminars and courses. Daycare is customized for every dog, to provide the proper balance of play time and neighborhood walks, and the right diet and playmates. For overnight stays, surroundings are designed to resemble the pet’s home. All daycare guests receive services such as bathing, brushing, and de-shedding. Their mission is to help give dogs the best quality of life, and the photo section of the website is updated daily with pictures of those they serve.

Oakland, CA 94601 Rating

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5.0 (5)

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East Bay Paws is a pet daycare and boarding facility in Oakland, California that strives to create caring, stimulating, and clean environment for pets and their owners. They have a gated yard and cage-free boarding, the staff can handle pets of any age, medications, any special instructions, and they can provide free daily photo updates by e-mail. They offer light grooming options such as hair cutting, nail trimming, bathing, and brushing. Also available are cat boarding, walking service and one-way or round-trip transportation. Customers can view the pets they have served in the online image gallery, and service extends to Oakland, Berkeley and other areas throughout the East Bay.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Berkeley, CA$10 off first booking!
Tails A Go-Go
Albany, CA 94706
Oakland, CA 94608
Oakland Pet Care
5680 Oak Grove Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
The Art of Dog
San Francisco, CA 94132
PlayBow Dog Daycare
San Francisco, CA 94112
East Bay Paws
Oakland, CA 94601


  • Introduction

    It can be stressful for dog parents to leave their fur babies alone at home while they’re away. They worry about their pooch being anxious, lonely, bored, and destructive. Plus, safety is a concern, along with the fear that their dog will leave unwelcome surprises for them in their home. If that describes you, dog daycare may be the solution.

    Doggie daycare can help socialize your pup while ensuring that they have care, exercise, regular potty breaks, and safe supervision. Dog owners who use doggy daycare services provide additional reasons for their choice. It can offer a better quality of life for their four-legged friends, keep homes free of pet messes, and help with canine health and physical fitness.
  • What is a dog daycare?

    Dog daycare is on-site, supervised daily care for dogs. Pet owners bring their animals to the daycare location on their way to work, then return at the end of the day to pick them up. There are commercial doggie daycare facilities and private, in-home options. Commercial daycare businesses usually have more staff and more dog clients than private ones.

  • What happens at doggy daycare?

    Reputable, well-rated dog daycare operations typically offer several activities for the dogs they care for. That includes walks, playtime, naps, dog food, and water. Some providers also offer companionship, snuggles, and special options, such as dispensing medication, grooming, and training. When choosing a doggy daycare, ask about all the available services and whether visits or video observation are available.

  • Should I take my dog to daycare?

    Answers to the following questions can help you decide on doggie daycare services.

    • Are you away from home for several hours most days of the week?
    • Does your pup engage in destructive behavior while you’re gone?
    • Is your pooch crated for several hours every day?
    • Does your dog walker report issues?
    These concerns may indicate the need for doggy daycare.

  • How much is doggy daycare per day?

    Rates vary, depending on location, demand, and competition. But the national average typically ranges from $25 to $40 per day. Half-day rates may also be available. Commercial dog daycare centers commonly charge a bit more than in-home providers. Many facilities offer price breaks on weekly and monthly packages as well as discounts to multiple dog families.  

  • How do I know if my dog likes daycare?

    The following are signs your pup likes doggy daycare. She falls asleep on the ride home, exhausted from a full day of activity or she quivers with excitement when you mention the daycare and is beside herself with joy leaving the house. Also look to see if your pup exhibits positive body language at the daycare — like a wagging tail that means they're eager to see everyone.

  • How do I prepare my dog for daycare?

    They’ll be around other dogs all day, playing and interacting. So, take your pup to a dog park several times for an introduction to dog language with other canines. Bring your fur baby to the daycare to meet the staff before using the service. Plus, walk your pup before drop-off and be upbeat and positive to avoid stress.