Special Features:

  • We have large play yards for both dog daycare and dog boarding.

  • Supervised all-day, off-leash play by trained staff members.

  • 24-hour on-site employees.

  • Online registration and reservations.

  • Returning customer online reservations.

  • Private rooms for each of our guests.

  • 15 doggie pools!

  • No extra charge for bringing your own food, medication, and/or bedding.

  • You can bring toys from home.

  • Mid-day drop-off & pick-ups allowed for no extra charge

  • We are a non-profit business and a large portion of our proceeds go to Alpha Academy or New Life K9s

  • Secured boarding facility at night.

  • Our night staff checks on the dogs every night at 9pm.

  • 16 play yards in boarding to suit your pet’s needs.

  • 7 daycare play yards, 2 just for the little guys.

  • Bath service for your dog at day of pick-up when requested.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do we take non-social dogs?

No, our first and foremost priority here is the safety and health of your pet. We carefully evaluate every dog that comes into the resort, and build play groups so the active dogs can play safely together, while the less active dogs can relax peacefully. If your dog is not safe around other dogs or people, this would not be the best facility for him. If you have further questions on whether your dog is considered “not social”, please contact our office staff at 805-596-0112.


Do we take “escape artist” dogs?

We do not board dogs who have climbed or jumped a 6-foot fence or have been able to dig under a fence. We are located in a rural area and do not have the indoor facilities that would be required for those dogs’ safety.


Do we take Bully Breeds?

Unfortunately there are breeds we cannot accept, including: Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers. While these breeds are known for being loyal and fun companions, their strength in mind and body is not always suitable for our social environment. When over-stimulated their energy and focus can escalate situations and/or interactions. We understand that this is not the fault of the breed, but in training practices. With that being said, we will not assume the risk of possible occurrences.


In addition, any new pup that is a mix of these breeds and wishes to visit us must schedule a socialized screening test before scheduling a boarding reservation or plans to join our friendly and fun daycare area. This screening is to observe their social interactions, play style, and basic command knowledge (sit, stay and come).


We strive to provide a happy, healthy and safe environment for all of our furry friends. If at any point your pet shows inappropriate and/or aggressive behavior towards other guests or our staff, they may be asked to leave.


Do we board female dogs who are in heat?

For safety reasons, we do not accept reservations for intact females who will be in heat. Please make your reservation before or after you know they will be in heat.


Do we deliver medications and do we charge extra for medication?

Our staff members can deliver all medication types except injections, and we do not charge extra for medications - feel free to bring whatever will make your dog feel at home!


Do the dogs have to be in the play yards all day?

No, we are flexible to meet your dog’s needs, and can do half days, 3/4 days, etc. We can bring the dogs out for potty breaks. We recommend 2-hour heat breaks for short-nosed breeds during the warmer months.


Are the dogs together with other dogs in their room?

Dog(s) stay in their own private rooms.


Can two dogs from the same family stay together?

Yes, families can share rooms.


Do we have drop-off and pick-up outside normal business hours?

At this point we are unable to accommodate late drop-off or pick-ups. We have early drop-off for daycare (an additional $5 per dog applies, $2 per cat). Please call our office if you are not able to pick up your pet during normal business hours, our staff may not be available, in which case your pet will have to stay overnight. If our staff is available, we may remain on site up to a maximum of 30 minutes past closing for last minute unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances. You must call our office in advance to make arrangements for this. In the case that we can accommodate a pickup after our closing time, the additional charge will be $15 per family (For boarding this would be in addition to the 12:00pm late checkout fee).

  • Our office is closed daily from 12:00PM-1:00PM for lunch. We cannot accommodate boarding drop-offs and pick-ups during this hour.

Can I bring my own bedding and toys?

Yes, but we can provide bedding for your pet if you would like. We allow up to a maximum of 2 toys per pet. The toys must be safe for your pet without direct supervision. We cannot guarantee that your property will come back in the same condition as you left it.


What are your shot requirements?

Rabies and Distemper Parvo (DHLPP) for the dogs and FVRCP and Rabies for our cats. All vaccines must be completed, at minimum, 7 days prior to coming to our facility.


Do we board/daycare puppies?

We can accept puppies 7 days after all shot series are completed and the puppy is at least 4 months old.


Do we have daycare on the weekends?

Yes, from 8AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday.


Do we play with the dogs?

We interact with the dogs in the yard at least 5 times per day.

What to Bring:

  • Food (Please include the feeding instructions and bring in a resealable container)

    • We can provide dry kibble for your pet if you would like to use our house food. There is an additional charge of $4 per day for any dog over 25lbs, and $2 per day for any dog 25lbs and under. ​We currently use Kirkland Dog Food for our house food. 

  • Bedding (if wanted) - we can provide bedding as well.

  • Medicine (if necessary) – make sure medication is in the original bottle with the name, dosage, instructions, and any other pertinent information.

  • Safe Chew Toys (for inside run–please limit to one toy)

  • Please label all belongings (bedding, toys, food)

You don't need to bring:

  • Food or water bowls, we will provide all bowls needed.

  • Collars or leashes.


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173 Buckley Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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