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15 Dog Boarding San Diego North County (Pet Boarding Guide)

Pet Dog Boarding San Diego North County

Going on vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but the days leading up to the getaway can cause some anxiety. Making sure the passports are handy, packing the right clothes, getting someone to watch the house… and don’t forget the pets! Worrying about what to do with the furry family members can take all the fun out of a holiday getaway.

Find out how the facility handles medical emergencies. Does the facility have a veterinarian on site or even a strong relationship with a 24-hour veterinarian? In the event of a medical emergency, you’ll want to know that treatment is available. With so many excellent facilities in the North County area, boarding your pet(s) will not be a problem. Still, you might be feeling some guilt about leaving your furry family members behind.

Here are a few things to find out that will set your mind at ease before boarding:

  • What are the facilities daily routine for visiting dogs, cats, etc.? Just like at home, pets should be taken out of kennels frequently for potty breaks and to burn off excessive energy. The more breaks from the kennel, the better!
  • Choose a facility with plenty of outlets for extra energy such as ball toss games, treadmill training or other forms of exercise. For social dogs, choosing a facility with a group play option could help minimize the stress of boarding. A tired dog is a happy dog!
  • Ensure there is an attendant supervising group play at all times. Some facilities leave dogs unattended, which can be very dangerous, should a scuffle occur.
  • Call ahead to find out what the kennels require. Most kennels will want documentation of current vaccinations before allowing your dog or cat to be boarded. Some kennels are able to get your pet’s shots up to date upon check-in.

Quick Search: North County Coastal | North County Inland

Best Coffee Shops: North County San Diego Coastal

(Del Mar to Oceanside)

1. Markim Pet Resort

2. Holiday Pet Hotel

3. Paw Commons

4. Coastal Pet Sitters Day Care

5. Woofingham Palace

*Boarding for daycare clients only.

6. Bressi Ranch Pet Hospital

7. Oceanside Pet Hotel

8. Dog Dayz of California

9. The Animal Keeper

10. Dog Spot

Best Coffee Shops: North County San Diego Inland

(Rancho Bernardo to Escondido)

11. Camp Run-A-Mutt

Camp Run-A-Mutt offers day care, up to 13 hours per day. No reservations are needed for day care, but Sabrina recommends taking your dog in for the temperament test ahead of needing it. That way, you’re all set when that busy day pops up on you. For overnight boarding, Run-A-Mutt staff stays on sight overnight. Sabrina says it’s “one big slumber party.” Having a human in the room while they sleep tends to minimize stress and anxiety of being away from home. The facility also offers full grooming services. If you’re more hands on, they also have a Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash ($14, includes shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer, perfume.)

Mention YourNorthCounty at Camp Run-A-Mutt San Marcos and get 20% off your package!

12. Creature Comfort at Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital

13. Hounds to Horses

14. The Animal Keeper

15. Dog Days Ranch

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Sugar Jones: Sugar Jones has been blogging about life since 2008. She has contributed to various local news stations for lifestyle segments, speaking about tech, social media, travel, food, and family.