HOUND HOTEL DOG BOARDING (Homestyle dog boarding and daycare.)
the Hound Hotel, our 4-footed guests get the absolute best of care. 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.
We offer exceptional quality services and unquestionably some of finest doggie daycare anywhere here in the Bay Area.
The Hound Hotel is a private
getaway exclusively for dogs and we strive to keep the environment happy, stress-free, and safe for our guests.
Please call for an appointment. Due to safety, health and insurance concerns to us, our home and, of course, to our
beloved client boarding dogs, we do not accept unannounced visitors, known as "lookie-loos)", or those without their
state required vet shot record and filled in application prior to entering our grounds. 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.
We offer short term and long term boarding, daycare, walking,
socialization training and in-home pet care visits.
to the local Pinole Valley dog park, http://www.yelp.com/biz/pinole-dog-park-pinole, (yep, up to two times daily, 9am-6pm) is where you'll find us, approximately a combined 1-3 hours, with
a morning and evening walk here in the neighborhood.
Our back door is open continuously
during nice weather so dogs can come in and out of the house as they please to lay on the sun mats basting themselves in the
warm sunshine during the day or run from edge to edge of our property. There is plenty of room to investigate all
the smells and action here that dogs love. We want all dogs to feel our home is like an extension of your home.
And most important, no dogs are allowed to camp and sleep under the stars at night.
Please also bring
the hard copy of the application/contract or you can email all items to me prior to your meet and greet interview.
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.
Your Meet and Greet Interview - Your
dog will be assessed for socialability, separation anxiety or hostility 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.
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 their blankie 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? Small and medium size dogs. I will occasionally have a large dog, but limit
dogs to no more than 50-lbs due to safety concerns. I do make exceptions for breeds that weigh more and do not
pull. These dog breeds are on a case-by-case basis.
What Breeds Are Not Allowed Here Due to Insurance Restrictions?
Territorial and Behavior breeds.
Please call to inquire the breed names.
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. Clients have told us they sleep for hours, even the day after, when their dogs gets
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!"
- You will be emailed an application to complete once we receive a photo of your dog to 'email@example.com' and service dates needed.
- (Your application/contract
and vet shot record are necessary in order to be allowed through the gates. I apologize for the questionnaire length
but we want to be absolutely sure to avoid any type of canine personality conflict. (We've never had a dog fight
- Our hours are 8am-12pm. Pickup
can be as late as 12:00 midnight for those late arrivals. We know how important it is for you to want to get your dog
home as soon as you return from a car trip or a flight.
Free boarding pickup and delivery within the unincorporated El Sobrante area with an El Sobrante address. A travel charge
is applied for any other city without an El Sobrante address.
- Holi-day rate is subject to a $10 fee.
- Our 37 questionaire might be intimidating to some folks, but it's for everyone's safety, to be provided
prior to, or on the day of the meet and greet interview. This is how I base my questions during our meet and greet interview.
- 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
a 30 minute walk in your neighborhood. Travel charge, outgoing dog park visits, and additional home visits incur
an additional fee.
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.
Big or Small, we love them all!
We charge only for days from 6a-6pm. Dropoff time starts at 8:00am. Can pickup as late as midnight.
2. Free evening pre-boarding from 6pm to 6am the next morning. Give yourself some well deserved time alone
to pack, not be in a rush to bring the pooch in the morning and instead bring the pooch over the night before, at no
charge after 6p.
2. Discounts Given!
a. $20 credit after every 15 full-days boarding on the 16th day.
$10 first time customer discount (2-full day minimum). Note, only 1 discount
can be given at a time.
c. Free Nail Clipping/Grinding during their boarding stay. Please ask for
this feature at time of drop off. I will clip/grind as much as your dog will/if allow me.
3. First timers? Please arrive during daylight hours so we can take them on a walk to get them acclimated
to the neighborhood and to us.
We do not provide a multi-dog discount rate as we only take a certain number of dogs depending on size and breed.
5. Free Acupressure massages during your dog's stay. Your
dog will be so relaxed, he/she just might sleep the whole day as soon as they get home. Sorry, massage is only for dogs,
6. You are required to bring potty pads if your dog is pad-trained. We do not allow
adult dogs that are not house-trained or those that mark in the house. There is a $10 per day charge for cleanup and
sterilization if your dog is not house-trained, marks and/or and soils the floors.
up to 6 months, and still in the house training stage? A $10 per day is charged as an additional fee for
floor cleanup and sterilization. Once they are house trained, there is no additional fee.
(Please note, this is our private home. Please do not come unannounced or enter
through the wooden gates without being invited.)
WHY YOU WANT TO PLACE YOUR DOG IN
AN HOME ENVIRONMENT COMPARED TO A COMMERICAL KENNEL.
Kennels are stressful, especially
when there are a lot of loud, barking dogs and your pet is in an unfamiliar environment. The kennels get cleaned once a day,
and are still in a "dirty" condition most of the time. There is little human contact other than the 2 "potty
breaks" they get, possibly a daily 15 minute walk around the property and during feeding times. Our pets,
to some owners, feel and treat their pets like children and can feel at ease when they know their pet is happy, safe,
and comfortable at home.