Daycare At Planet Pooch
Large or small, your dog will enjoy every day it stays at Planet Pooch. Naturally social creatures, dogs love to play with each other, and they get plenty of it at our daycare centers. We provide a dog-centric atmosphere for your pooch and top safety, trained supervision, and complete transparency for you, the Owner.
Transparency, Safety, Trained Staff
You can check-in on our playgroups anytime with HD cams. We’re so confident you will find Planet Pooch to be fun and safe that we don’t require an appointment to come observe the playgroups. Each location has one-way mirrors so you can watch your dog play without disturbing the whole group. Guiding the group are our carefully vetted Certified K-9 Attendants, trained in learning theory, dog behavior, and pack dynamics. They are experts at keeping balance and equilibrium in every Planet Pooch playgroup.
Our Certified K-9 Attendants use distraction and negative punishment – better known as timeouts – to extinguish rude behaviors. When a dog displays an unwanted behavior, such as: nuisance barking, humping, jumping up, etc., they are given a 20 second timeout. Eventually, they create an association with the rude behavior and make a decision to stop doing it. It’s an effective and humane way to make each Pooch a better K9 citizen. To find our daycare safety policies, click here.
Large, Well-Appointed Play Areas
At Planet Pooch, your dog has lots of room to play and run. When it’s time to relax, we have cozy spots to curl up and recharge. Our entrances are designed to minimize surprises and confrontation, so every pooch enjoys a stress-free day
Bay Area Convenience
We have two locations for your pooch to enjoy their doggie universe. Share love with your friendly pet with full day of excitement in Redwood City or South San Francisco, and we’ll manage the rest. Both centers have an indoor and outdoor play area for your dog to roam free and even a full pool for a splash down and swim. Wherever your dog plays, there’s a trained eye keeping watch for loving safety and maximum fun. Once enrolled, your pooch has access to both locations.
Generous Community Discounts
We're proud to invite public service members and employees of our partner businesses. Discounts are offered to members of the following organizations: Genentech, Google, Facebook, Passport. We also offer discounts for service members: Veterans, Teachers, Firemen, Police, Nonprofits, Stanford, Union Members.
FunDay For Your Pooch From $20
First time visitors to Planet Pooch require a friendliness evaluation before being admitted. Just fill out an application, which includes a Planet Pooch Nametag for your dog. For information about the friendliness evaluation and other daycare questions, check out our FAQ. The first evaluation is $10 and includes a name tag. A special needs evaluation is available for $30.
Weekday Full Daycare
Weekends & Holidays
Just $29.50 per day.
Great value at $24.75 per day.
Weekday Monthly Pass
Best value at $21 per day!
Whether daycare or sleepover, your canine's adventure at Planet Pooch begins here. In just 3 steps, your pooch will be bounding about, meeting friends, and enjoying the days that you're away.
Provide us some basic information in our application and provide us with your dog’s vaccine history. Then call to set up a friendliness evaluation.
Bring your dog in and we’ll measure their sociability. We start with one canine ambassador that makes most dogs feel safe and comfortable. Then, we bring your dog into the playgroup area to interact with dogs representing various behaviors your pooch may encounter. Finally, we add more dogs to see if your dog remains confident. A tour of the facility and a quick overview of the pick-up and drop-off procedures finish the process.
Schedule A Visit
Use our convenient online scheduling system and we will send you an email confirmation based on availability and current vaccination status. Bring your pooch to your chosen Planet Pooch location and check-in. When you're busy or in a rush, you're going to love
90-second check-in/check-out and the time you'll save.
Two Locations & Live Webcams
Watch Your Pooch Live On Webcam
Watch your pooch playfully bound about using our live webcams. Occasionally, we move packs to different rooms, so if you don't see your pooch in his or her regular room, check out the other rooms too.
If you're a current customer of Planet Pooch and your pooch has already passed a friendliness evaluation, you can use these shortcuts to visit Planet Pooch. Otherwise, please use the Apply Now button above.
Planet Pooch is one of the safest doggie daycare facilities in the Bay Area because we strictly monitor and enforce our safety policies. We’re proud to say that because of our top commitment to safety, Planet Pooch has the lowest accident level of doggie daycares in the San Francisco Bay Area/Peninsula. So when your pooch starts daycare, you must agree to abide by those same safety policies that make Planet Pooch fun for everyone.
Collar & Nametag Policy
All dogs must wear a soft quick-release collar with a name tag. Leather or cloth is fine and no metal collars are allowed. A dog without a name tag will have one made for a $10 fee, with or without notice.
We enforce leash laws at Planet Pooch. Your dog must be leashed when you drop him/her off and you must have a leash when you pick him or her up.
Please be prompt about picking up your pooch after daycare or boarding. Our late fee is $1/minute for every minute after your pick-up time. If you are 30 or more minutes late, your pooch will be boarded overnight for an additional $30.
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cannot attend a scheduled visit for any reason, please notify us by noon the day before. A late cancellation or no show will result in a charge for that day.
Please reserve your pooch's visit as far in advance as possible. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so save the stress and plan early. It also helps to book reoccurring days (i.e. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). If you have reoccurring days, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance of any schedule changes or you will be charged for missed days. We do not automatically stop booking you when you run out of days in your pack. Let us know of any cancellations otherwise we will charge you for missed days when you renew.
Half-day daycare is offered on a space-available basis and may not be reserved in advance. To request a half-day visit, please call for availability after 5:00 pm the day before you want daycare. Any dog at Planet Pooch for a half-day must be picked up by 5:00 pm. Payment must be cash or check at the time of pick-up. Failure to pay upon pick-up will result in a daycare check-in and be counted as a full day of daycare. A half-day may not exceed 6 hours and there are no pick-ups or drop-offs during nap time (1:00 pm to 2:30 pm).
Food & Medication Policy
We will feed and/or medicate your pooch at no additional charge. You must separate each meal for the day into separate plastic bags and label them with your dog's name, your last name, breed, and AM or PM feeding. Bins to drop-off food are located near the sign-in book. We cannot store food or medications unless your dog is boarding at the time, so do not bring more than one day's supply. If you do not individually bag each meal you will be charged $1/meal fee.
Sick Dog Policy
If your pooch is sick, please take him/her to the vet. We reserve the right to refuse a visit if your dog arrives sick or flea-infested. If your pooch becomes sick while at Planet Pooch, we will either quarantine the dog until you can pick him/her up or we will take the dog to our vet if we deem it necessary. You will be responsible for any vet bills.
Alternate Person Pick-Up Policy
You must notify us if someone else is picking up your dog. You are also responsible for making sure that any person who picks-up or drops-off your dog is aware of all policies.
Discount Package Restriction Policy
Multi-visit discount packages are valid Monday through Friday only. They are not redeemable for weekend or holiday daycare or boarding.
Any dog that has not been to Planet Pooch in the last 3 months may be required to have another test day before attending daycare or sleepovers again.
Holiday Surcharge Policy
For sleepovers during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, we require a $75 deposit to reserve. The deposit is fully refundable when you check-in to daycare or if you provide 2 weeks cancellation notice, otherwise it is forfeited. Please book holidays in advance as space fills quickly. If your first choice of location is fully booked, try our other location if it’s convenient for you.