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5-Star Dog Daycare & Dog Boarding in San Diego

Where your dog can be a dog.

Welcome to your pup’s home away from home:
Discover one of San Diego’s most sought-after small-group dog daycare and boarding centers for fun, relaxation and learning.

$60 Per Day
$82 Per Night
Holiday/Peak Rate $90 a night

Our Paw-Approved Services

Top-rated daycare & boarding for San Diego dogs.

At Down to Earth Dogs, we do things differently. With a small-group format, we ensure your dog gets the individual fun, attention and care they deserve.

Dog Daycare

Drop them off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon!
Tuesday - Friday.

Welcome to your dog’s vacation home, where they get to:

●  Spend quality time in the sunshine at one of our 5 yards.
●  Be matched with a small group of San Diego dogs for optimal safety, health and fun.
●  Learn how to interact with dogs of all ages, sizes, and temperaments (great for puppy socialization!)
●  Care from fellow furry friends and loving hum
ans, trained in dog care and training.
●  Come home tired and relaxed after a fun-filled day with friends.

Dog Boarding

Days of play and overnight stays.

Need to get away? Your pup can, too!

At Down to Earth Dogs, they’ll enjoy: 

● Outdoor playtime in the day and opportunities to learn appropriate dog skills, puppy socialization and boundaries with fellow fur friends.
●  Short breaks to avoid overstimulation and unwanted behavior.
●  A safe, cozy, individual crate or pen to sleep in.
●  Medication and dietary accommodations for their unique needs.
●  Keeping in touch with you as we send photo updates of them having a blast!

Portrait with Dog

" We love bringing our dog to Down to Earth dogs!  He is well cared for, gets lots of play time, and we get pictures daily :)"

-Nicole B.

Say goodbye to overcrowded, overstimulating kennels.

Your dog deserves better!

Whether traveling or working, you need a trusty partner to watch your fur baby while you're away. But you want to make sure:

● Your puppy doesn't learn unwanted behavior and get set back in their socialization goals.
● They don't feel overwhelmed and overlooked.
● You don't have to worry about their safety, happiness and health while you're away.

Say hello to your dog’s vacation home.

A new approach to dog daycare & dog boarding.

Think of Down to Earth Dogs as your dog’s vacation home. To large, overcrowded kennels, it’s about volume. With strict requirements for behavior, we ensure it’s about your individual dog’s experience.

For over 13 years, we’ve taken our background and training in behavior to create a new, innovative solution for dog daycare and boarding. Here, it’s about your dog’s individual needs, supporting positive behavior, and giving them a fur-ever place where they can be a dog.

Portrait with Dog

"The absolute best doggy daycare and boarding service in town! The care, the communication and the ease I feel when we are away on trips is just the absolute greatest"

-Stephanie R.

More than a dog daycare.

Your dog’s home away from home.

Down to Earth Dogs is more than just a place for dogs to stay while their owners are away. It's a place where dogs receive hands-on care and attention, learn, grow and build relationships with other dogs and humans alike.


Emily's compassion and care for animals have transformed Down to Earth Dogs into a unique and special place for dogs to call their home away from home.

Combine the benefits of a dog daycare, dog boarding and dog trainer in one, and find the personalized care you and your best pal deserve.

Portrait with Dog

"My journey to find someone I could trust my two pups with was a long and painful one, and I am so glad I took the chance on contacting Emily after reading a few Yelp reviews.  Now I've been a loyal and happy client for years!"

-Jasssi K.

What to Expect

  • Requirements for Boarding
    Guest dogs must must come for an initial meet and greet as well as a trial run prior to their first overnight stay. In the best interest of your dog, we strongly recommend leaving them for at least one overnight visit or full day of daycare before leaving for any extended period of time. This allows your dog to become relaxed and familiar with the new environment and helps ensure a stress-free experience. Dogs must be social with other dogs and able to acclimate well to a new environment (no excessive barking, destructive behavior or attempts to escape). All dogs must be crate trained for sleeping/naps.
  • Vaccination Requirements
    All dogs must be in good health and up to date on Vaccinations: Rabies and DHPP. Titer test results are also accepted. All dogs must be on some form of flea/tick prevention. Dogs over 6 months must be spayed/neutered.
  • Pricing/Cancellation/Holiday Policy
    One overnight is considered up to 24 hours. (Over 24 hours, half day or daycare rate applied) We require advance notice of cancellations as follows: 7 days for all non-holiday reservations: 14 days for any holiday reservation. A 25% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking for all reservations. Holiday Rate: $77 per night Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas(5 night minimum) New Years Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day
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