Dog Boarding, Daycare
in a home environment.
at the Hound Hotel is focused on the dog's safety, love, attention, health, happiness, training and exercise.
With all these, you have a well-balanced dog.
Our business is founded on the love of pets. We believe we provide the best
animal care available because of our experience and commitment to the health and happiness of each pet. We believe a pet
flourishes within a home environment, like yours, compared to being in a kennel. Offering the finest doggie boarding
or daycare with exceptional quality services anywhere in the Bay Area where lots of human contact, playtime, and love is given
while their owners are away.
Sorry, but we do not accept unannounced visitors, known as "looky-loos) due to safety, health
and insurance concerns to us, our home and, of course, to our beloved client dogs.
What Do We Offer? This is a place where your beloved dog will
learn that they will be well cared for, LOVED as part of a family, and can play, relax, receive mental/physical stimulation
and socialization skills without the stress of being in a crate, or being in a kennel environment with dog runs and with
limited human interaction. We want all dogs to feel our home is like an extension of your home, without a kennel.
So Where Are We? We're located in the quiet, charming woodsy area named Pinole.
Where Do We Go for Park Visits? Visits
to the local dog park in Pinole, Pinole Dog Park, is where you will find us with a 1-2 daily hour visit, (twice per day sometimes.)
Your Meet and Greet Interview - Your
dog will be assessed for social ability tests. It will take approximate 30-45 minutes while your dog interviews me, smells
me and determines if I and our dogs meet his/her approval.
What dogs are allowed? Small and
medium size dogs, no more than 35 lbs. (Up to 50 lbs for Basset Hounds; low leg dogs, etc.) All dogs must be house-trained
and up to date on their rabies, bordatella and distemper vaccines. I charge a $15 per day cleaning/sterilizing fee if
dogs are not house-trained and soils on carpet or tile.
Are Crates Used? No crates
are used unless you want them in a crate for bedtime or if they want to go into one to rest. Please be sure
to bring one of your used T-Shirt, their blanket or dog bed. All dogs sleep in the house at night, and sleep
just like they do at your home. Yep, we've been known to sleep on the edges of our bed while our canine guests
get the luxury of sleeping in the middle. Sound familiar?
How Will Your Dog Be Treated?
Like Family, of course! Your pet will be always be treated
as a family member and will benefit from the love and attention they receive during their guest stay. 24-hour care
and security is provided. Puppies, geriatric and special needs pets (those who are on medication) are always welcome
and medication is given at no extra charge.
Don't Be Surprised If Your Pet Is Tired After Visiting Us. If you elect to have your dog walked or go
to the daily 1-3 hour dog park visits, clients have told us their dog sleeps for hours, even the day after, when their
dogs gets home.
We here to
help you, so come on over for a visit, let's chit-chat with each other while your pet and I interview each other
and investigates our property.... you and your pet will not be disappointed...Your pet will soon learn we are also part
of his family-pack and that's what important for you and your pet!
So What Else Do We Offer?:
- Our application and contract will
be emailed to you once we receive a picture of your dog to our email address along with service dates and an approximate drop
off and pickup times.
- Our hours
are 7am-12 midnight.
- Free boarding
pickup and delivery with a Pinole address. A travel charge is applied for any other city.
- Long boarding over 14 days? We also have a payment plan. Pay 3/4th of
the boarding fee at the time of drop off, while also providing, at the time of drop off, a postdated check, written
for the day you will be picking up, for the remaining 1/4th balance at the time of drop off.
WE ALSO OFFER OUR
IN-HOME CARE PROGRAM - We come to your place for those pet owners who have more than one pet, or would
like your dog to stay at your home. Please inquire about these details.
Basic fees include up to 2 visits per day which includes an hour walk in your neighborhood.
Travel charge, outgoing dog park visits, and additional home visits incur an additional fee.
Cities Serviced: Albany, Benecia, Berkeley, Crockett, El Sobrante, Emeryville,
Kensington, Piedmont, Oakland, Piedmont, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pleasant
Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Vallejo. Serving all East Bay Contra Costa County cities.