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Let your dog run and play in our spacious indoor and outdoor play areas.

Cage Free Daycare

Camp Run-A-Mutt dog daycare and boarding is a true puppy paradise!

Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique cage free daycare anywhere. We feature a park-like outdoor setting on premium synthetic turf, with a splash pond and waterfall. We have ramps, bridges, and tunnels to run through and water proof dog beds to stretch out on in the sunshine. There’s also plenty of fresh drinking water and lots of shade those hot summer days.

While all that is important, it’s what we don’t have that’s just as important - cages. Our campers get to run, chase, fetch, sniff, be sniffed and just be a dog. And it all happens while getting the socialization, loving attention and exercise every dog needs. Our highly qualified team of “Alpha humans” encourages good behavior, safety and fun. Camp Run-A-Mutt guests are never caged, never left unattended and can be watched on our Muttcams from any computer, smart phone or tablet.

Benefits of daycare

Let's face it, our dogs are our "kids", and just like humans, they need love, attention, exercise, and guidance. Doggie daycare provides these essentials. Just interacting with other dogs will help your four-legged friend learn the social skills they need to be happy, confident and healthy. Ideally, building these skills begins when your canine kid is a puppy, but can be learned at any age. Dogs are "pack" animals at their core, and a feeling of belonging and acceptance comes from being around other members of the pack. The great part about Camp Run-A-Mutt is that your fur kid gets to socialize in a physically safe environment, with other dogs whose temperaments have been carefully evaluated, all while being constantly supervised by our staff. Running, jumping, fetching, splashing and chasing are all part of a typical day at CRAM, and while your pup is engaging in these activities they are getting the mental and physical stimulation they need.

Our staff and Campers

Our staff knows the concept of being the "Alpha Dog" in the pack. They have years of experience in dog handling and reading dog body language, and they understand how important it is for a dog to listen and respond for the safety and fun of everyone in the yard. Camper wannabes are required to know basic obedience, show no aggression toward dogs or humans, play well with dogs of all sizes, refrain from jumping onto humans, and not bark excessively. These are the characteristics we look for when testing and they are positively reinforced by our staff even after the dog becomes an official "camper."

Daycare rates

Full days

Full day is from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and Closed for Daycare on Sundays.
Additional family dogs: $39
Single day
Five day package
($40.00 per day)
Ten day package
($37.50 per day)
Twenty day package
($33.50 per day)
Month unlimited
($19.83 per day)

Half days

Half day is considered six hours or less.
Additional family dogs: $29
Single half day
Five half day
($30.00 per 1/2 day)
Ten half day
($25.00 per 1/2 day)
Twenty half day
($22.50 per 1/2 day)
Month half day unlimited
($14.50 per 1/2 day)
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday - Friday (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY). ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements
and register online!

Cage Free Boarding

Our overnight boarding, like our daycare, is totally crage free and supervised 27/7.

Campers who qualify to be overnight guests are in for a wonderful experience. Not only do they get to play with their buddies all day, when dinnertime rolls around, they are brought into our large rubber floored play room and fed in their own private areas. After supper, they get to romp around a little while longer, to get out any leftover energy. Then when the sun goes down, they come back inside and settle in for a night of snuggling, television, and community snoozing with the pack. For many dogs, boarding can be a stressful experience. To minimize this stress, our goal is to have your dog's stay be as close as possible to what they experience at home. Like our daycare, boarding is cage free and dogs are never left unattended. In fact, our "alpha human" stays with them in the same room all night. It’s kind of like a slum-grrr party.


While we think cage free is the best way to go, it's not for all dogs. Dogs who have not attended Camp Run-A-Mutt for daycare are required to stay at least one full “test day” (minimum six hours) for evaluation to determine if they will get along in a cage free environment. There is a discounted fee of $32 for this test day. We ask you to supply your dog’s regular food and medications, but all feedings and administering of medications is included in the cost for boarding. You can also provide their detailed care instructions using our Boarding Checklist, which can easily be filled out (and updated) online. Drop off time is before 12:00 noon and pick up is before close of business on the last day of their stay.

Boarding rates

Why pay for "extras" when they're really necessities?

PLEASE BRING YOUR DOG'S KIBBLE PRE-BAGGED IN INDIVIDUAL MEALS any additional food items may be left separate *Pre-paid boarding packages are available for a minimum purchase of 20 nights. Boarding packages must be paid for BEFORE boarding stay. When purchasing 20 nights, you may pay for more nights in increments of 10.*
Day of play & overnight stay
no charge
no charge
no charge
Nap time
no charge
Splash pond fun
no charge
no charge
Belly rubs
no charge
Lotsa Luvin'
no charge
NOTE: Holiday rates are $80 per night.
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday - Friday (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY). ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements
and register online!

Full Service Grooming

We offer full service grooming from a caring, experienced dog groomer.

Imagine your ultimate spa experience. It might include a shower with luxurious shampoos, and a stylist to give you a fresh, new look. But what if the stylist could tell you about your health too? Your pup can get more out of grooming than just a new style. A professional groomer can alert you to your dog’s specific needs, and how to keep their skin and coat in tip-top shape.

Grooming can be as basic as a regular nail trim and filing or Bath & Brush Service to keep your ‘mutt’ super soft and snuggly. Maybe your pup is a fashionista and wants to run with the “best in show” crowd. Poodle trims and sporting clips are available too, or we can create a unique look that lets your pup stand out in the pack.

Our campers never sit in a cage waiting for their appointment. They can be dropped off, play, play, play until they’re dog-tired before getting groomed and beautiful. Afterwards, if there’s time, they can play some more until it’s time to go home. Or if you need to pick up late, your pup can lounge with the groomer until you arrive, so they stay perfectly fluffy. They get a stress free, fun experience and you get a clean, fresh, and tired pup at the end of the day. Talk about convenient!! It’s the ultimate doggie spa treatment.

Dogs who are not “campers” can also be groomed but are kept separate from the rest of the dogs until they are picked up. All “non-campers” need proof of current vaccinations. Appointments are recommended.

Dog Grooming with Ania

One thing is true about Ania, she certainly is a devoted dog lover.  Working with animals has been her lifelong dream.  After graduating from grooming school, she perfected her talents by volunteering at various dog shelters.  She is skilled at recognizing and managing dogs of different personalities, ages and sizes.

Ania is experienced with a variety of hair cuts, hand stripping, de-shedding, and much more!  She is patient, kind, and attentive to every furry client, from younger puppies to the more mature fur kids.  Ania will give special treatment to every single pup.

Your beloved dog is in great and very loving hands with Ania, and we are very pleased to have her as part of our team at Camp Run-A-Mutt, San Marcos!

Grooming rates

All Grooming appointments need to be scheduled directly with Ania please call or text her directly at 805-906-1150 for a same day response time.
Includes haircut, bath (shampoo & conditioner) brush out, nail trim, anal gland expression, ear cleaning & blow out
Small Dogs (up to 20 lbs)
Medium Dogs (21-41 lbs)
Large Dogs (41-60 lbs)
X-Large Dogs (61+lbs)
Includes bath (shampoo & conditioner) brush, nail trim, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, & blow dry
Small Dogs (up to 20 lbs)
Medium Dogs (21-41 lbs)
Large Dogs (41-60 lbs)
X-Large Dogs (61+ lbs)
Includes high velocity blow dry to remove the undercoat
QUICK SCRUB (short hair dogs only)
Includes bath & light blow dry
Small Dogs (up to 20 lbs)
Medium Dogs (21-41 lbs)
Large Dogs (41-60 lbs)
Nail Trim
Anal Glands
Ear Cleaning
Ear Plucking
Flea Bath
Teeth Brushing
Medicated Shampoo
Brush Out only
Quick & Fresh
Quick & Fresh includes nail trim, nail grinding, teeth brushing & ear cleaning
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Obedience Classes

Our dog training classes are based on positive reinforcement.

Camp Run-A-Mutt believes positive reinforcement training is the only way to go. The positive reinforcement method rewards the dog (by praise, treat or clicker) when desired behavior happens. It's a tried and true method which humans, dogs and Camp Run-A-Mutt prefer.

We offer group training classes that are great for puppies and younger dogs who need a little more practice with the basics such as walking on a loose leash, coming on command, “sit” and “stay.” One thing we know to be true at Camp Run-A-Mutt is you CAN teach old dogs new tricks, so group classes are available for all campers (and non-campers!).

Sign up today, it's easy as "sit, stay"

Camp Run-A-Mutt’s cage free daycare, along with our obedience classes are a winning combination for just about any dog. The earlier your dog starts with socializing and proper training, the better quality of life he, and you, will have. You'll have a dog that’s confident, healthy, and happy because you cared enough to give him exactly what every dog needs.

We encourage the whole family to get involved with training so that’s why our classes are designed to teach the humans as well as the dogs.

Obedience at Camp Run-A-Mutt

San Marcos


We are pleased to announce that Obedience is back on the calendar at Camp. The programs have been rescheduled and redesigned, but remains force free and a positive/reward based experience.  We are offering a Puppy Class along with Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Obedience.  The Class Schedule will be somewhat flexible based on enrollment and the needs of our dogs, owners and trainers.

Lloyd Reid and Sharon Andrews are the trainers at Camp Run-A-Mutt San Marcos. Lloyd is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). Sharon is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.  We encourage you to stop by Camp Run-A-Mutt San Marcos to learn about our training program, daycare, and boarding services!

Rates & info

Dog obedience class rates.

Puppy Class

Puppy Class
$90.00 for 3 sessions
This is a series of three, 45 minute classes.  These classes include an introduction to how puppies and dogs learn, the basics of successful house training, socialization, and an introduction to handling and relationship building.

Basic Obedience

Basic Obedience
$150.00 for 6 sessions
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
This is a series of six, 45 minute classes that introduce basic commands, uses trick training and games in the obedience work and starts the content for designation as an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. 

Intermediate Classes

Intermediate Classes
$150.00 for 6 sessions
Tuesdays at 7pm
his series of six, 45 minute classes that improves and stabilizes your dogs’ response to the command series and adds increasing time, distance and response to distractions. There is a continued focus on the content for designation as an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen.   Participation in this class requires successful completion of our Basic Obedience class.

Private Classes

Private Classes
$40.00 per hour session
Private lessons focus on the individual needs of the Owner and Dog.  They may be purchased as single classes on a series of 5. 

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