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Seeking a Clean Pet Boarding Place for My Cute Puppy Brandy!

Does anyone know of a clean, and safe Pet Boarding Place in the San Jose/Willow Glen area? My dog is really 10 months old but I have heard horror stories about Pet Boarding and we are taking a 3 day vacation. She is trained to walk with me but not yet trained to walk with someone else as of yet. I don't have anyone that I trust enough to come into my house and my Parents are in their 70's and my dog could knock them down. Does anyone have any recommendations? My dog is a Rott/Mix and she is huge!! I am in the process of training her and am taking her to dog training in July. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Thank you everyone for all of your responses. We won't be able to board her this vacation because I have to request vaccination papers from her Vet, but we will be using a boarding facility for our vacation in July. I am still checking the other places out as well but so far these are great facilities. I really love Spots too because they take big animals and the Pet Bath is included in the stay. It looks like they receive lots of play time so much so that she won't want to come home-smile! My Puppy will be very happy come this July. Also, thanks for the training resources. This is really an area that we are looking into, possibly next week.
Thank you Mama's and any Mama's to be and Dads!!

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I had taken my daughter and father's dogs to the Saratoga School of Training and Boarding. Very clean facility!! The dogs are in a dog run with a heated dog house. Give them play times. The facility is across from West Valley College in Saratoga. Do not have their phone# at this moment; but they are definitely in the phone book.

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We have been taking our dog Dixie to SPOTS in Santa Clara. They are located on DeLa Cruz near Costco. They are a cageless boarding facility, but they have completely seperate areas for big, medium and small dogs. Dixie loves it there, and in fact they were voted the #1 People's Choice Kennel in 2007. They have a website that you can check out. You do have to bring your dog in first for a "behaviorial assessment" and they will want a copy of your dogs vaccination sheet. But they are awesome! The best thing is that they are open 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. So if you want to pick your dog up at 2am you can! They also offer grooming services. I highly recommend them! When Dixie comes home she sleeps for and entire day because she is so tired from playing!

Good luck!

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Have you considered using a pet sitter? Many of us will board dogs in our homes for around $50 a night. They are treated like part of our family while they are here and your training can continue. It limits the exposure to illnesses like kennel cough and depending on the home there might be other doggie playmates. I am a pet sitter based in Sunnyvale but therer are lots of us in the Bay Area :-)

You can check out my site at www.southbaypetting.com and you can find others through pet sitters international or national association of professional pet sitters. Best of luck to you!

We have been taking our two LARGE dogs to Spots for several years now and I highly recommend them. They recently opened up a new larger facility on Dela Cruz for large dogs. Its all cageless and they have someone in with the dogs 24 hrs a day. I love that I can pick them up at 4 am if thats when we happen to get back into town. They also give me updates on how they are doing when I call. Our dogs are exhausted when they get home.

I agree with downtown dogs! We started boarding our golden retriever puppy there and have positive experiences and the doggy cam is a plus to keep an eye on things! Jen

Paw's Place, in Campbell is GREAT!

I had taken my daughter and father's dogs to the Saratoga School of Training and Boarding. Very clean facility!! The dogs are in a dog run with a heated dog house. Give them play times. The facility is across from West Valley College in Saratoga. Do not have their phone# at this moment; but they are definitely in the phone book.

If you really must board your puppy, the best place in the area is Saratoga School for Dogs (both a doggy training and boarding facility). It is wonderful but extremely expensive and I don't take my dogs there any more. I have Rudi Clark of PetPetters come to my home to look after my two boxers when I go out of town. She is wonderful and the dogs love her. She takes one weekend a month off for herself and if I need doggy care on the weekend she is off, she finds a substitute to come to my home. If you comtact her tell her N., mom to Alex and Tahoe referred you. Her number is: ###-###-####. Good luck.

HI M.,

We went on a trip in April and had boarded our dog at the Pets Mart Hotel over on Coleman Avenue. It is located in the Pets Mart store, the people there are great very friendly and they take the dogs for walks and they do not use cages they are boarded off areas with plexiglass and a bed with water and their food, there is also different things you can add to there stay such a play time and extra walks, the price was $25 a day so not bad, good luck. M.

Hi M.,

I recommend Downtown Dogs - they do daycare and boarding, so if your dog gets along with others she gets a chance to play all day and sleep - soundly - at night in a private "suite". See www.downtowndogs.com.

I also recommend a few pet sitters who can come to your house - see http://www.wagntrain.com/Resources.htm#Services

(I also have training classes starting sooner than July if you are interested!)


S. Braslau-Schneck, MA CPDT CAP2
S.'s Wag'N'Train
San Jose, CA
/You'll love your well-behaved dog!/

I recommend Downtown Dogs in downtown San Jose. They have been wonderful to our two golden retrievers. We recently went on an 8 day trip and boarded them there. The dogs were well cared for and were not kept in cages. They played with friends all day and came home happy to see us, but I think they missed all the fun of the facility.

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