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Best Bay Area Pet Day Care Centers

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Pet dogs play on the lawn (Photo credit by PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dropping your pet off at a day care or boarding facility can leave some pet owners feeling anxious and sometimes even a little guilty. But sometimes it is a necessary to make sure your pets are exercising and safe. What better way to have that than a doggy day care? Here are some of the best spots we found for your furry friends in The Bay Area.

A pet dog anc cat (City of Alameda)

Hours: Mon to Fri 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

K9 Country Club & Kitty Spa Boarding and Daycare was started in 2001 by Kris and Tiffanie. They both previously worked at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Their mission is to provide a fun, safe, home-away-from home for your pets. A new kennel building was added in 2009 and increased the capacity of dogs to 50. They also have a kitty spa above the office in a quiet air-conditioned room. Everyday, cats are individually let out of their condos to roam around and stretch their legs or lay in the window to bird watch. Feline guests are relaxed and stress free.

Hours: Open 24 Hours a day for check in/check out

The Wag Hotel is exclusively for dogs and offers a variety of innovative services and amenities. They offer hotel-style boarding and all day dog day care as well. They also offer grooming and spa services to pamper your little furry friends. They feature open-air loft-style facilities with fun play areas, swimming pools and peaceful private rooms for snoozing.

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Pantsf,-PANT stands for Parks and Nature Trails, which is where your dog will have a wonderful time in a happy and stable facility. The owner will pick up and drop off dogs to their homes. They also offers classes. For San Francisco dogs, walking around the block is fine for a potty break, but to enjoy life, your dog needs plenty of running, playing and pack camaraderie. At this facility, they will come home happy and ready to rest.

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This fully-licensed, bonded and insured professional dog care company serves the Potrero Hill and SOMA neighborhoods of San Francisco. A Girl and Your Dog has been taking care of pooches for more than 14 years. Their specialty is five-day-a-week outdoor social fun. They also offer other services to make urban life with your city canine a more positive experience. If you have an extra long workday, your pup can stay for daycare. If Fido doesn't like going on planes, he can live in their home while you are away. Pickups and drop offs are always included.

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Dogpile Dogs is everything you could want in a dog day care or overnight boarding location. The staff is attentive and all of the dogs are screened. Your pet will be happy to be dropped off here, and happy when you pick him up. Personalized service including phone calls and reports of the visit are one of the raves of this facility.

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Jennifer Azevedo is a writer living in San Francisco. Her work can be found at

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