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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.