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 We offer dog boarding here in the beautiful country-side of Poway, CA. As dog owners and trainers, we understand how stressful it can be to part ways with our pups and here at Paw Paradise we cater to your dog like we do our own and make sure they are as comfortable as can be.

Paw Paradise offers superior convenience in our home-based facility as well as the quality of our staff and amenities. Unless otherwise instructed, all dogs being boarded will participate in group daycare activities at no additional cost, allowing them to play and socialize indoors and/or outdoors with the whole gang. 

Important update! 
Unfortunately, Due to high demand from clients who have trained aggressive and non-aggressive dogs with Paw Paradise, we are only boarding dogs who have been trained. If you have a long trip or are interested in training, please look at our training page and you can get the best training in San Diego and save yourself the boarding fees!!

Accommodations: Here at Paw Paradise we are very fortunate to have 4 very spacious play yards, one with turf (4,200 square feet), three others with good old dirt do the pups can enjoy digging holes for fun or to sunbathe in (1,800 square feet). Although being outside is encouraged, we will not force your pup to be in a playgroup or even be outside if they do not want to. At Paw Paradise, your canine companion enjoys a comfortable, home-like atmosphere complete with day and night supervision. There are always caretakers on the property. Every furry guest can expect their own clean & comfortable sleeping area, complete with fresh bedding and a raised cot, plenty of cool water, and just the right amount of attention. Our customizable activity options mean days are spent living the good life, from romping around our spacious play yards with other furry friends to cuddling with our caregivers or cooling off in the pools. With more than 13 years of experience in San Diego, CA caring for dogs of all kinds, we know just what keeps their tails wagging and hearts happy.

What Our Day Looks Like: Each morning we wake up at 6 am and let the pups out for their first potty/playtime break. about an hour after that we come back in for breakfast and let the pups digest for an hour before going back outside to enjoy the day playing with their new friends and lounging around. 

FOOD: We ask that you provide your dog's food just as you would when you are home. This way they do not get an upset stomach. Just be sure to fill out the feeding instructions on your Paw Paradise Boarding Contract.

Throughout the day each dog is pulled out for some one-on-one time with an employee. Paw Paradise feels it is important they have the same human stimulation, so they feel right at home. This also helps us create a bond with your dog's, so they feel safe and loved.

Around 6 pm we will call everyone in for dinner and they rest for another hour before being let back out for the evening playtime.

we usually tuck everyone in around 8-830pm. We do live on the property and the kennel is no more than 40ft from our window, if for any reason a pup needs out to go potty in the middle of the night, we are always here to let them out just like we would one of our own.

Day Of Go Home: Unfortunately, we don't get to keep your dog's forever, but we do want you to take home a clean and fresh pup. Paw Paradise has always offered a free go-home bath on the day of pick-up. We use an oatmeal-based shampoo and conditioner with added essential oils such as lavender, tea tree oil, peppermint, and citrus, each of these oils not only smells amazing, but act as natural defense against fleas, ticks, and flies. All go home baths are pre-scheduled.

If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.


  • Rabies (given at least 1 weeks prior to check-in) 
  • DHPP (given at least 1 weeks prior to check-in) 
  • Bordetella (given at least 72 hours before check-in, or within 6 months of current visit)
  •  Lepto (given at least 48 hours prior to check-in)

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Times

Our pick-up and drop-off times are strictly between 12 noon and 2pm. Introducing dogs to a new environment takes time and we want them to feel safe and comfortable from the moment you leave until the moment you pick them up. That being said, on the day of pick-up, we need time to bathe and completely dry your furry kids, not to mention having made sure they received breakfast and had the chance to go potty before the bath.


Payments and Deposits: Please note that we do not accept checks. When you pick up your dog, please be sure to bring cash or a valid credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

We also Accept Venmo.

​A deposit of 50% is required on all Boarding Reservations, the rest is due at drop off. (If you are boarding during our holiday dates there is no exceptions due to high demand) see below*

Holiday Boarding Dates

Memorial Day / May 27th-May 30th

Fourth of July / July 2nd-July 5th

Labor Day Weekend / Sept. 2nd-Sept. 5th

Thanksgiving Week / Nov. 19th-Nov. 26th

Christmas/New Years / Dec. 16th-Jan. 2nd 


​Reservations must be cancelled in writing (email) 5 days prior to your boarding date in order for your deposit to be refunded.

NOTE: If you are boarding more than one dog and they need to have separate kennels, you will be charged the single dog fee of $60/night per dog. 

Our kennel is fully temperature controlled with 8 6x5ft kennels, 3 6x6ft kennels and 1 8x6ft kennel. We accommodate each pups board and stay on a first come first come first serve basis and all kennels are the same price. If you call and have 3 dogs but my XXL kennel is taken, we will refer you to other recommended boarding facilities nearby. 

Our fav boarding and day care for the fur family! My corgis are so happy to stay here and have a great time playing and socializing. Lori makes it real easy by staying in touch and sending cute pics! I know they are very well taken care of. Thanks Lori and team.

Nancy B.

Poway, CA

Paw Paradise is a wonderful place for short or long term pet boarding and training, our dog Rosie has been at PP many times for both weekend and week-long stays and it's always been so smooth and safe! They have multiple outdoor/part covered fenced in areas with tall fences, the dogs are safe and active! We will be back.

Lauren B.

San Diego, CA

We had to go out of town for the weekend and brought our American Pitbull, Bronx, and our American Bulldog, Lily, to Paw Paradise and it waa great. They were very well taken care of. The staff is great! I'm really happy that we've found a fun place for the pups! thanks again Lori and Paw Paradise!!!


Spring Valley, San Diego, CA

Boarding Prices

1 Dog



Per Night

Overnight Boarding

All Day Daycare

FREE Exit bath on the day of go-home

2nd Dog



Per Night

Same Kennel Overnight Boarding

All Day Daycare

FREE Exit bath on the day of go-home

3rd Dog



Per night

Same Kennel Overnight Boarding

All Day Daycare

FREE Exit bath on the day of go-home

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