Dog Boarding, Short and Long-Term boarding,
Daycare in a home-style environment.
at the Hound Hotel is focused on the dog's safety, their health, and their happiness. 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 each boarding or daycare 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.
Hotel is a private dog getaway exclusively for short or long term boarding, and daycare in which we strive to keep the environment
happy, stress-free, and safe for our guests.
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 "looky-loos)", or those without their updated state required vet shot record (Rabies, Bordatella and DH2PP) and
filled in application/contract prior to entering our grounds.
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).
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 100-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? Breeds that want to be territorial and with behavior problems
and those that have severe separation anxiety problems.
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
- 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.
- NEW! 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.
- 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.