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Our New Address!  4551 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante,CA  94803

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Hound Hotel Dog Boarding, Daycare, Long Term and Socialability training.

Everything at the Hound Hotel is focused on the dog's safety, love, attention, their health, happiness, training and exercise.  With all these, you have a well-balanced dog.
Come visit our approximate 2800 sq ft back yard where your pet will play and truly enjoy a loving and fun experience for your favorite friend while you are away. 
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.  
Due to safety, health and insurance concerns to us, our home and, of course, to our beloved client dogs, we do not accept unannounced visitors, known as "looky-loos)." 
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.   There is plenty of room here to investigate all the smells and action (squirrels, birds, watching other dogs) that dogs love. 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 El Sobrante between Hwy 80 and Hwy 24, on San Pablo Dam Rd on a private 1/2 acre in El Sobrante with shaded trees.    Plus we have 4 gates that a dog would have to figure out how to get out of our compound, so we offer a completely safe environment for your beloved family member.
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 2-3 daily hour visit, (twice per day during the summer/once per day during the winter).
Your Meet and Greet Interview - Your dog will be assessed for sociability issues.  It will take approximate 30-45 minutes while your dog interviews me, smells me, the other dogs and our grounds while you and I talk. 

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 yours used T-Shirt, their blanket or dog bed.  All dogs sleep in the house at night, uncaged (unless you want them crated at night), and sleep just like they do at your home.  Yes, we've been known to sleep on the edges of our bed while our canine guests get the luxury of sleeping in the middle of our bed. 

How Many Dogs Are Here?  We only allow 6-8 dogs here depending on breed and size. 

What Size Dogs Are Here?  No more than 75-lbs.  I do make exceptions though for breeds that weigh more and do not pull us when we try to walk them. These dog breeds are on a case-by-case basis.

Who Is Not Allowed Here for Safety Reasons? Dog breeds that have territorial and behavior problems. Please call to inquire.


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 within the unincorporated El Sobrante address area. A travel charge is applied for any city without an El Sobrante address.  

  • Free pre-boarding, the evening before your actual boarding commences.

  •   WE ALSO OFFER OUR IN-HOME CARE PROGRAM -  We come to your place for those parents 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, 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.

Please feel free to either email me at 'houndhotel@yahoo.com or call me at 510-220-2102.  I'm here to help you with your daycare or boarding needs. Or if you just have a question about your dog.
For new customers, our discounted rates are simple for either daycare or boarding.  Just $1 per hour,  per dog on an 18 hour basis from 6a-12 midnight.  Free night boarding from 12midnight-6a, the next morning. 
With that, we also charge a $20 daily dog park fee per dog for up to two dog park visits per day, generally 1-2 hours per dog park visit (morning and late afternoon.) during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.  Guaranteed to make a very relaxed, balanced and socialized dog.



WHAT'S NEW WITH US?  Our Loyalty Card Program....One stamp per full boarding day. Receive 10 stamps and receive a $10 credit toward a future visit.  Cannot be used or count toward daycare.  WE WUV YOUR DOG!



Hi Ho, Hi Ho, on the way to the park we go!


Sorry, with our low rates, we do not offer a multi-dog boarding discount. We do however offer a long-term boarding discount.



This past month I had a new addition to my family (a rumbling tumbling Boston Terrier). It was sort of unexpected... And not planned... When I had to leave for a week out of state, I was scrambling to find a place to leave him so he would be cared for while I was away.

I went to several kennels and called tons of boarders but none of them seemed to be the right fit for where I wanted to leave my dog. I was referred to Hound Hotel by a local veterinarian.

I called and spoke with the owner, Macy. Immediately upon talking to her, I felt like I already knew her! She told me about her policies (yes , they are strict-- but it's for the safety and health of your dog and the other dogs). I made an appointment to introduce her to my dog and later in the day drove to meet her!

Her backyard is a dog's paradise. Ample bowls of water, sun beds (big pads for the dogs to lay on) and plenty of place to romp around! I was ambushed by her happy, tail-wagging dachshunds who were all smiling and eager to meet a new face! I could tell that Macy only allows dogs who get along with other dogs, because each and every dog (even the old grandpa dachshund) had their tails wagging and came up for me to pet them.

Macy sat with me for nearly two hours, giving me so much advice and pointers (I never expected this!) I felt like she was a long lost relative! And the way she interacted with my dog made me feel so happy and relieved. She gave me a bag of dog goodies and coupons and also provided me with tons of good literature and information about properly caring for your dog.

There are plenty of dog hotels that will charge you $70 a night to put your dog in a fancy room with fancy amenities... But your dog doesn't need any of that. Now what Macy provides is a fun, loving, SAFE, nurturing environment to care for your dog. Nothing fancy, only all the good things a dog truly needs- most importantly, love!

Macy kept me updated with emails, photos-- letting me know how he was doing, asking questions, giving advice. It made me rest assured on my trip that my dog was being well cared for.

This is just my first time boarding my dog with Macy. Based on this experience I already have plans to utilize her services again this week, and beyond. I can't speak highly enough of her.  

You may be thrown off by the long application and contract - but you must understand she is selective and has to be to maintain that happy, safe, healthy environment for dogs!

You will not regret bringing your dog to Hound Hotel! I know my dog can't wait to go back to play with Macy and all his new friends! Don't put your dog in some place where he (or she) will be shoved in a cage. Bring them to Hound Hotel where they will feel at home and happy, the way a dog always should feel!

Yelp:  Hound Hotel - El Sobrante, CA
Questions or comments?
Get in touch with us at: 510-220-2102

Email Address is houndhotel@yahoo.com