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Best Dog Daycares in San Jose, CA

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San Jose, 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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San Jose, CA Rating

Why choose this provider?

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Mountain View, CA 94040 Rating

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5.0 (41)
5.0 (37)

Why choose this provider?

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.

Campbell, CA 95008 Rating

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4.0 (441)

Why choose this provider?

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.

931 South 8th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Rating

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5.0 (21)
5.0 (13)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Precious Paws Dog Walking and Boarding serves clients in San Jose. It provides dog daycare services, including walking, sitting, and puppy socialization. The boarding facility accommodates all dog breeds and offers boarding transportation for the convenience of dogs and their owners. To protect guest dogs, its staff performs sterilization of equipment and the surroundings on a regular basis. Owner Jacqueline Ruiz and her dog named Roxy Girl hold Canine Good Citizen Title Certificate from the American Canine Institute.

San Jose, CA 95124 Rating

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4.5 (57)
5.0 (42)

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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 95126 Rating

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3.5 (91)
4.6 (58)
5.0 (25)

Why choose this provider?

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.

Belmont, CA 94002 Rating

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4.5 (91)
4.6 (74)
5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

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.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
San Jose, CA$10 off first booking!
Pet Sitting to the MAX
Mountain View, CA 94040
Dr. Dave's
Campbell, CA 95008
Precious Paws Dog Walking and Boarding
931 South 8th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Canine Corral
San Jose, CA 95124
We Dog Care
San Jose, CA 95126
Happy Tails Dog Daycare, Inc.
Belmont, CA 94002


  • 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.