The Grateful Dog

The Grateful Dog



Looking for a safe, fun place to care for your dog while you're away? You've come to the right place! Conveniently located on Lombard Street/Hwy 101, we've been San Francisco's premier doggy daycare and boarding destination since 2009. We take pride in positive-reinforcement training, supervised play indoor and outdoor, and a cageless, kennel-free environment. We serve the Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, and Russian Hill Districts but are not limited to those neighborhoods. Last minute drop-offs are welcome and we have no weight restrictions. If you’re visiting San Francisco for the day give us a call! Come one, come all! To top it off, we're open 7 days a week/365 days a year. We take the “environmentally-friendly business” badge seriously, and are committed to using only biodegradable, non-toxic products. We’ll supply your dog with filtered water and organic treats and will administer medication or cater to special needs at no additional charge. Our services benefit not only your pet, but the animals around the city of San Francisco – We continue to donate a portion of our proceeds to help local animal shelters, foundations, and rescue centers where care is needed most.

While your pet lounges at our facility, he will be stimulated with bright colors, scientifically-produced music for dogs, toys and all the comforts of home – not to mention other dogs of similar size and temperament to socialize within group sessions. Each dog in our care receives playtime and one-on-one time with one of our experienced handlers, mini-massages, time outdoors in our fenced potty area with K-9 grass, and walks to the park at least once a day. Throughout the day our handlers will work with your dog using positive-reinforcement training techniques to learn basic commands or to iron-out undesirable behaviors. Our mission is to smother our dogs with care, attention and engagement so that they go home a “better” dog than when they arrived. We do our best to make sure all dogs go home ready to snooze with smiles of contentment on their furry faces. Your dog says it all when they make a b-line to our front door on return!


12 employees
15 years in business
Serves San Francisco , CA

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We require new customers to bring their dog in for a First-Time Visit/Temperament Evaluation; be current on vaccinations for Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella; be spayed or neutered, and not be dominant or aggressive.

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