Puppy & Dog Boarding Bay Area

D For Dogz is your pup’s home away from home :).

Turn your travel into your pup’s Staycation with us. Think of this as his vacation – but in a systematic, structured and home setting, so you pup retains all the training you invested in, since you adopted him.

Why Board with D For Dogz?

  • It’s not a Kennel. It’s a Home.
  • Your pup stays with a certified dog trainer who has over 12 years of experience training and caring for dogs.
  • We focus on structure, reinforce the rules of your house and ensure your pup’s training is not compromised.
  • Boarding includes daily walks, mental enrichment activities and play time with other dogs, if your dog enjoys playing with them.
  • If you are a D For Dogz current or past client, we will also add refresher training to brush up your dog’s skills.
  • You will have peace of mind knowing your dog is in good hands while you are away.

Have a dog or people selective pup?

  • We understand. We are “people selective” too :).
  • We have the knowledge and skills to accommodate your dog’s need for space from other dogs or people.
  • We board dogs with Separation Anxiety.
  • We have the education & expertise to train and care for dogs with special needs.
  • We will work in conjunction with your dog’s trainer and vet behaviorist to ensure continuity in their progress.

Daily Boarding Rate: $195

For initial assessment choose between:

  • Half Day Drop Off Assessment: $100
  • 60-Minute In-Person Consultation: $145


  • There is a mandatory 1-2 day trial boarding to ensure we are a good fit for your pup.

Boarding FAQs

If you have this question in mind, you are doing great :). Remember that every pet is unique, so finding a boarding facility that aligns with your pup’s personality and needs is crucial for a positive experience.

  • D For Dogz is not a boarding facility. It’s an actual home.
  • The owner is a Certified Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs who have Fear & Aggression.
  • Read our online reviews from other dog owners – Facebook, Google Reviews, Yelp.
  • Inquire about our educational dog training qualifications.
  • We require up-to-date vaccinations and fecal test results for all pups.
  • Please ask questions about the daily routine, feeding schedules, and how we handle specific situations.
  • If your pup has special needs or medical conditions, we can accommodate that.
  • We do a trial overnight to make sure the pup gets comfortable for the actual stay.

You are absolutely welcome to schedule a consultation with us or write to us with your questions. We are here to ensure you feel good about leaving your pup with us.

  • Please contact us by clicking the “contact Us” button above.
  • Please share the vaccination records & fecal test results.

We will reach out to you with in 24 hours to schedule the assessment & trial boarding. You can also call us – 650 538 3011.

1. Food – Please label the bag and make sure to send extra, just in case.

2. Please make sure the bags have a measuring cup in case you are dropping off an unmeasured portion.

3. Other food rewards, chews etc.,

4. Grooming supplies – in case you need their teeth brushed, ears cleaned, body brushed on a daily basis.

5. Their crate, and bedding for the crate.

6. One of your worn t-shirts to leave in the crate.

7. Body harness and Collar with your contact information

  • Drop off and pick up time is 8.30 to 9.30 AM.
  • Please talk to us to arrange for alternate times if that’s easier. We’ll be happy to accommodate whatever we can.

What Our Clients Say

“Kaajal is an amazing trainer who has helped so much with our hyper-active and anxious borador, Faye! What I love best of all is that Kaajal LOVES every pet. She knows them by name, personality, and she’s always so happy and enthusiastic, very patient and practices positive-reinforcement training only — that we feel GOOD about doing with our baby!”

Sonali M, Mom of Faye, a Lab-Collie (Day School & Boarding Client)

“Kaajal is truly gifted when it comes to helping dogs & dog parents. My rescue pup is fearful of other dogs and strangers. We’ve been working with her on managing his anxieties and I trust her judgement implicitly. Having a reactive dog can be very challenging and I have had to lean on Kaajal countless times for advice & support. She is my dog’s favorite person!”

Nisha J, Mom of Ziggy a terrier mix (Day School & Boarding Client)