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San Diego’s Premier Doggy Day Care
Run, Fetch, Play, Train!
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Currently doing a free 1 day trial so please finish the form and attach a picture(s) at bottom of this page.

Step 2 complete daycare agreement

  • Kamp Kanine can send pictures and/or video of the current conditions of our dog yards. Currently tours are not available as dogs are in the yards during our normal business hours. For that reason, tours are not ideal as dogs can be very social in the select group of dogs they are placed in. But possibly reactive towards a strange person appearing in the proximity of the yards, this circumstance is less than ideal for dog socialization and daycare even if you as a prospective Klient are on the other side of the fence.

  • The minimum age requirement for puppies is 16 weeks of age. Typically, by this point they have received at least 2 sets of their initial puppy shots. The requirements at Kamp Kanine are Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis/Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Bordetella and negative test result for fecal parasites. We do accept Titer Tests for DHPP(Distemper, Hepatitis/Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza. Most vets agree this 16 week age is an acceptable time to begin introducing your puppy to other dogs. Don’t forget, all Kamper’s are required to be up to date on all vaccinations while at Kamp Kanine so this is also one of the safest places for your puppy to begin interacting with new dogs.

  • There are exceptions to the policy which can be determined with a phone conversation. The requirements are for the safety of all dogs in our care. Often, when puppies begin to produce sex hormones, it can lead to unwelcome behaviors. It can also cause other dogs to behave differently toward that dog than they normally would. In order to prevent behavioral issues on both sides, and since 6 months is the average age where problems begin to arise this is the reason for the policy. If we believe that this may lead to an unsafe environment for any dog, including yours, we may ask you to temporarily refrain from daycare and boarding until after your dog has been fixed.

  • A temperament test is an opportunity for Kamp Kanine to introduce your dog(s) to a select group of dogs that is a good match for their size, age, energy and temperament. Your dog(s) will be introduced to the dogs in one or more of our yards, and assess their compatibility with each select group of dogs. Sometimes we will use a mix of males and females, small, medium, and large sized dogs, adult, and senior dogs. This helps us know how to set your dog up for success on their first day of daycare, to ensure they have a rewarding, comfortable and fun experience!

  • We can send pictures or video of the evaluation. In an effort to create the most accurate representation of the dog yard environment for your dog(s) and observe your dog(s) true temperament evaluations must be done without owner present. Since you won’t be there when your dog(s) are in the play yard, we want to understand how they behave without you nearby. But we promise to communicate with you during every step of the process!

  • Usually not long but we ask for a two hour minimum. Kamp Kanine will place your pup or dog into one of our select groups of dogs to evaluate compatibility. Each temperament test is based on the unique characteristics and history of the new dog. For a dog that’s been in daycare their whole life and is happy-go-lucky and super confident, it may be no more a handful of minutes to determine success. For a dog that hasn’t had a lot of socialization, or trauma and may be slow to warm up to new people or dogs it can take time.

  • Yes, you can drop your dog(s) off at 7AM and pick up at your convenience after the two hour temperament test is completed. We know that life is busy, which is why we offer temperament testing every day that we are open for daycare. For this reason, we ask that you call or email us to determine the best time for you to bring in your pup. This also allows us to ensure that we can provide you the highest level of customer service and our undivided attention when you arrive!

  • Congratulations! Many of our Kampers are adopted, and we love that! However, newly adopted dogs often have had a lot of transition or trauma in their lives, potentially in a very short period of time. Also, there are several aspects of daycare that are very similar to a shelter environment (barking, tons of smells, many different dogs, strange people). That might cause a dog to think they are back in that place, and revert back to behaviors they might have exhibited at that time such as those associated with anxiety or fear. For that reason, please share the details of what you know when requesting an evaluation.

  • To optimize the outcome for each dog Kamp Kanine prefers to have the opportunity to evaluate your dog(s) at no charge in our environment to determine pass/no pass for temperament. We do this to ensure the safety of each and every dog that enters our facility. Dogs are very sensitive animals and may respond differently to new sights and smells, people, and dogs, so we want to ensure that the combination of those stimuli at our location is a good fit for your dog(s)

  • For their safety, all Kampers must wear a proper fitting collar while participating in daycare. If they happen to arrive at Kamp without one, we can utilize one of our collars for the day. (Please note: if your dog cannot wear a collar for medical reasons, we can permit them to wear a harness instead.)

  • Once approved for daycare your dog(s) can be dropped off and picked up in front of our office at your discretion.

  • Daycare packages can be used as often or infrequently as you would like and they do not expire.

  • Every dog yard has shade and water.

  • We offer a flat rate for a day of service; the pricing depends on the package and payment method you choose.

  • Yes, some dogs are very active all day, some lounge around part or most of the day. And some dogs will curl up and go to sleep.

  • You can request a picture and or video at any time to check in on your dog(s). See our Instagram page!