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Welcome to
Down to Earth Dogs

Welcome to Down to Earth Dogs

A place full of “pawsitive” energy where your dog can be a dog! Whether you’re away for work, on vacation, or just need to spend some time taking care of you, Down-to-Earth Dogs can help. We specialize in doggie daycare and overnight boarding designed to provide your dog with excitement and adventure while putting your mind at ease.

With over 10 years of dog training, rescuing and volunteering, we will provide your dog with a pawsitive environment where he can thrive. Our company is earth friendly using 100% biodegradable bags, natural dog treats, and non-toxic cleaners. We even provide electronic invoices to do our part to save the trees!


"I Love to have a place that can safely help my puppy to socialize with other dogs of all sizes and temperaments. I highly recommend Emily & Down To Earth Dogs!"

-Magdalena Laffaye

Dog Daycare and Boarding

A typical stay at Down-to-Earth Dogs includes several hours of outdoor play time, meal times suited to your dogs needs and much needed rest time. We’ll even send pictures to your email or phone with every visit, so you can see your what your dog is up to.


When you pick up your dog, you can rest assured that he’s had a fun-filled;  action packed stay and perhaps even learned a trick or two!


Emily Keaney

Emily Keaney is a Boston native who moved to San Diego in 2010. Beginning in her teens, she immersed herself in the animal shelter and rescue community, adopting over 30 animals of all different species. She has volunteered her time with several local organizations, both in Boston and in San Diego, most recently to include the San Diego County Animal Shelter & the San Diego Partners for Pit Bulls Program, & as an adoption counselor/trainer with San Diego Animals Worthy of Life (AWOL). She has fostered numerous dogs for local rescue groups, including a litter she saved from neglect in Mexico. Her personal dog Rodney, a Mastiff mix, was adopted from the Oceanside Humane Society after spending 9 months waiting for a home. He came to Emily with significant separation anxiety, as well as a wide range of fear-based behavior issues; he was the catalyst for Emily’s education and experience in dog behavior and training.

Emily spent 3 years apprenticing under local trainers, including Jessica Wheatcraft, Kyle Rayon, and Madeline Gabriel. Through this experience, she developed a strong intuitive understanding of dog training and behavior, and has a keen eye for body language and social interactions between dogs. She is pursuing certification with PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council). Emily initially offered private in-home training, but now focuses solely on boarding.


"Emily has a special gift with training dogs, and her love and passion for animals is clearly evident. She's also prompt, responsive, and great to work with. I'd give her 100 stars if I could!"

-Joseph Willmore

Walking Dogs

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Emily's services to anyone with a dog. She is a fabulous force free trainer!

-Matt White

Big, Tall, Little, Small. We Board Them All!

It doesn't matter what size your dog is! At Down To Earth Dogs we accommodate you and your canines size and needs every step of the way!

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