San Diego and SoCal Area Dog Links

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Boarding & Day Camp

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  • Alpine Dog Ranch
    • Alpine Dog Ranch treats your dog like family while they board there. The canine guests get to play together on the 3.5-acre property for most of the day, and get lots of personal attention. Your dog will stay busy enjoying their own vacation while you are away. The Ranch offers pick-up and drop-off services in the greater San Diego area for an additional fee.
  • Markim Pet Resort
    • You can send your dog to Camp Run-a-Muck while you are at work and he will have a blast playing all day and burning off lots of energy. They also have state-of-the-art boarding facilities.
  • Camp Diego Canine Daycare & Boarding Center
    • Award-winning doggie daycare and boarding.
  • Dogs and the City Daycare and Spa - Where Urban Dogs Come to Play!
    • Dogs and the City offers 2100 sq. feet of indoor cage-less play space for supervised play and exercise with canine companions. Their daycare also has live internet viewing so that you may watch your dog while at work!
  • The Golden Paw - an Exclusive Resort for the Perfect Pet
    • The Golden Paw offers daycare and boarding, and you can watch your dog in the playrooms on their live internet webcam!
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center
    • In addition to their outstanding educational and therapeutic programs, the also have a wonderful pet boarding facility with a caring, responsible, and animal-loving staff.
  • Holiday Pet Hotel
    • Winner of "Best Pet Boarders" from Best of San Diego 2002-2003. They also offer K-9 Day Camp. Locations in Encinitas and San Marcos.

Dog Sports

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  • Action K9 Sports
    • Action K9 Sports was founded to provide an all around performance training facility for the owners of dogs competing in herding, agility, flyball, schutzhund, and tracking.
  • Agility Club of San Diego, Inc.
    • Agility Club of San Diego, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting dog agility in the San Diego area. They host trials that draw competitors from all over Southern California, teach classes for all levels, and offer a variety of other member benefits.
  • All Breeds Obedience Club
    • All Breed Obedience Club is a non-profit group dedicated to the development of the canine/human bond. They foster the three levels of dog ownership that a dog can be a pet, a companion, and a partner. Their various activities at centrally located Allied Gardens Recreation Center in San Diego, in the vicinity of Interstate 8 and Waring Road, include classes, practice sessions, Show & Goes, Flyball, Rally Obedience, Obedience Trials, and more.
  • Canines N' Ewe
    • Canines N' Ewe has developed a multifaceted herding dog training facility that they hope will address the needs of all types of herding dogs and handlers.
  • Catchers on the Fly Flyball Team, San Diego

  • Disc Dogs in Southern California
    • Disc Dogs in Southern California (D2 I.S.C.) is a group of disc dog fanatics whose main purpose is to have fun while promoting canine Frisbee® as a great way to keep family pets happy, healthy, and in shape.
  • Dog Agility Racing Team
      Dedicated to the promotion of dog agility in Southern California
  • Dog Quest
      Dog Quest, owned by Anne Platt, has a gorgeous agility training facility in Escondido, CA. They offer several agility classes during the week from the very beginner obstacle training level all the way up to the top competition masters level.
  • Fast Fourward Flyball Team, San Diego

  • Glenrose Farms - Herding from the Heart
    • Glenrose Farms is a full service Sheep Dog Training Facility who offers sheep dog training to all breeds of herding dogs.
  • Luratics!
      Luratics! is San Diego's only lure coursing club. Most lure coursing is only open to sight hounds, but Luratics! is open to all dog breeds.
  • Martini's Ranch Agility Training
    • Agility Training with Debby Wheeler in Escondido, CA.
  • Pawsitive Action Training
    • Agility Training in Vista, CA
  • San Diego DockDogs
    • San Diego DockDogs is a local club of dogs and handlers who wish to participate in the exciting sport of Big Air. Big Air is a sport where your dog runs down a dock, leaps into the water and retrieves a floatable, retrievable object.
  • Skydance Ranch
    • A working horse & dog ranch offering classes in agility, conformation handling, protection work, tracking, and herding.
  • Southern California K9 Air Corps
    • Disc Dogs in Southern California
  • Stockdog Ranch
    • Stockdog Ranch, home of the Valley Center Stockdog Training Center, works with all of the herding breeds and their handlers, on both sheep and cattle.
  • Ups 'N Downs Agility Club
    • Ups 'N Downs Agility Club offers training classes for beginners through advanced on a year round basis. The Club is based in North San Diego County, but members from any area are welcome.
  • US Agility Training Center
    • Agility Training with Sandy Crook in Poway, CA.
  • West Valley DogSports' Rock 'N' Rovers
    • West Valley DogSports' Rock 'N' Rovers is a flyball team based out of West San Fernando Valley

Unique Local Pet Shops

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  • Dexter's Deli
    • The original health food store for dogs and cats with locations in Del Mar and Carlsbad
  • Dog Beach Dog Wash
    • Just 2 blocks from Dog Beach, they have been open since 1993 and are Southern California's premier self-serve dog wash. Lots of services and accessories.
  • Lucky Dog Pet Boutique
    • A pet boutique in downtown San Diego with the best selection of pet products for discriminating canines and those who adore them.
  • Muttropolis
    • A Utopia for Pets and their Parents. Southern California Locations in La Jolla, Newport Beach, and Solana Beach.
  • The Original Paw Pleasers
    • San Diego's foremost dog and cat bakery located in the Hillcrest area, just minutes from downtown.
  • Point Loma Pet Pantry
    • Point Loma Pet Pantry offers healthy natural food for your pets with no by-products, fillers, hormones, preservatives, or additives. They offer a wide variety of whole, natural pet food, treats and vitamin supplements.
  • South Bark Dog Wash
    • South Bark Dog Wash has created a spa like atmosphere which is friendly, affordable, and dog and cat centered.
  • Tag for Dogs & Cats (formerly Dogma Catma)
    • Hillcrest area shop catering to the finer tastes in pet accessories. They also have an extensive online selection of products.
  • Wag'N Tails
    • Coronado pet store full of unique dog and cat supplies, do-it-yourself dog wash tubs, and full service professional grooming.

Canine Health

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Adoption, Rescue, and Related Programs

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  • Breed-specific organizations in Southern California
    • Please see our breed-specific organization page for more rescues in the SoCal area.
  • Emergency Animal Rescue
    • Emergency Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation based in San Diego California who specializes in the rescue of animals that are in life threatening situations.
  • Find Local Pets
    • A website to help you find adoptable pets in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County
  • Friends of County Animal Shelters
    • FOCAS exists primarily to encourage a strong adoption program for animals impounded in the three shelters operated by the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services. FOCAS is a volunteer, non-profit organization formed to help the lost and abandoned dogs and cats in these public shelters. We are a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) charity. FOCAS has no shelters of its own, but works with the three County shelters: North (Carlsbad), South (Bonita), and Central San Diego.
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center
    • This outstanding and unique non-profit organization provides educational and therapeutic programs for people and humane care and adoption for animals.
  • Help4Pets
    • 100% volunteer operated San Diego area animal welfare group helping rescue and find homes for abandoned and abused animals.
  • Living Free
    • Living Free is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary that saves, rehabilitates and finds qualified homes for orphaned and abused Cats and Dogs facing shelter euthanasia.
  • Maps of Local Animal Hospitals & Shelters
  • North County Humane Society & SPCA
    • North County Humane Society & SPCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a humane and sustainable environment for all animals, including humans, to protect animals from neglect, abuse and exploitation, to advocate for their interest and welfare, and to educate the public in responsible and compassionate stewardship
  • Pet Assistance Foundation of San Diego, California
    • The Pet Assistance Foundation of San Diego refers pet owners to veterinarians offering low-cost spay and neuter services for cats, dogs, and rabbits.
  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society
    • Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a non-profit organization whose main goal is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. RCHS' adoption process is tailored to find the best match between pets and people. After finding the perfect match, they help prospective adopters learn about health care, nutrition requirements, grooming, exercise, responsible pet ownership, socialization and the importance of the human/animal bond.
  • San Diego Animal Support Foundation
    • The mission of The San Diego Animal Support Foundation is to raise funds to improve the welfare of animals in shelters and rescues throughout the community.
  • San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

  • San Diego's Spay and Neuter Action Project
    • Their mission is to eliminate pet overpopulation through education and programs that promote and facilitate spaying or neutering pets in San Diego Country
  • San Diego Special Needs Rescue
    • San Diego Special Needs Rescue is an all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to rescuing small dogs from life-threatening situations.
  • Senior Mutt Match - Adopt Old Dogs!
    • There are many wonderful reasons to adopt an older dog. Visit this site to read about the many advantages of adopting a senior dog, and find the perfect one for you.
  • Shelter Pet Partners
    • The mission of The San Diego Animal Support Foundation is to raise funds to improve the welfare of animals in shelters and rescues throughout the community.
  • United Hope for Animals
    • A wonderful organization based out of Pasadena that focuses on Tijuana animal rescues.

Dogs Helping People

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  • PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support)
    • A volunteer driven, non-profit organization that provides essential services to assist the low-income elderly, chronically ill and disabled in keeping their companion animals.
  • Paws'itive Teams
    • Paws'itive Teams, incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in California, provides service dogs for persons with disabilities, enabling these persons to live more independent lives and to achieve an enhanced quality of life.

Other San Diego Resources

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