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The Best Doggy Day Care in Oceanside, CA

Is your dog spending a lot of time at home during the day? Does your dog need a way to burn energy in a healthy, non-destructive way? Do you want a place where your dog can socialize and play in comfortable, clean surroundings? Come to DogSpot’s playgroup and doggy day care! If you have to leave your dog at home alone due to work, school, or any other reason, our dog day care in the San Diego area is the perfect solution. Dogs left home alone often become depressed, destructive, or noisy. Spending time in day care provides great exercise for dogs and is the perfect opportunity to socialize with other pups and people. Playing and interacting with other dogs is not only fun, but is scientifically proven to help teach good manners and build confidence.

Come to us if you’re looking for the best doggie day care in the Oceanside, CA, area. DogSpot offers dog day care center services for all North San Diego County including the Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Cardiff, and other surrounding cities in California.



As a certified canine behavior and training specialist, I can tell you that dogs can teach each other so much. In the right environment, spending time with other dogs is a positive tool that can be used in your training process. That’s why DogSpot offers safe and fun playgroups. Plus while your dog plays, our team will help improve the basic manners that everyone wants to see in their dog.

We provide your dog with plenty of toys, free space, and friends to burn energy in a safe way and promote a healthy body and mind. Taking your pet for a walk is a great exercise for you, but your dog is usually ready to run laps around the house or yard when you get home. Why? They are just getting warmed up! Playing with other doggie friends gives your dog both mental and physical stimulation so when you pick them up they are ready for some real cuddle time. Having spent all that excess energy, any training you do will be much more rewarding. If you keep dog training to a 15-minute session, your dog will be able to concentrate on the task at hand.

Huge Indoor Play Area

We offer the largest indoor play area in North San Diego County with wall-to-wall shock absorbent rolled rubber flooring to prevent stress on your dog’s joints. Our air-conditioned facility will keep your dog cool when running and playing so they don’t overheat even on those hot California days.

Our trained dog day care center team always makes sure your pet stays safe! With your dog’s well-being in mind, we:

  • Offer separate dog day care playgroups for both large and small dogs
  • Supervise all day care playgroups at all times
  • Continually interact with dogs to keep them entertained the entire time they are with us

In addition, we have multiple webcams throughout our facility that enable you to see your dog at no additional cost. Feel free to log on as many times as you would like to see firsthand how much fun your dog is having while at DogSpot.

Doggy Daycare Hours

We offer flexible hours at our center:

Monday – Friday : 6 AM – 8 PM

Saturdays: 8 AM – 5 PM

Full day: Anything over four hours

Half-day: Four hours or less

Call us to learn more about our schedule!

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Burning energy in a healthy way

Just as you may be tired after a busy day, dogs who spend all day playing may be very tired when you pick them up. This is normal. Our dog day care fills your furry friend’s day with opportunities for the best activities, like running, jumping, and more. Also remember that dogs play with their feet and their mouths. They may get scrapes, scratches, or even punctures from a tooth when wrestling with other dogs. These marks may be more noticeable in short-coated breeds. Just like kids in the playground, this happens even in play and even when supervised. Dogs that are aggressive are not allowed, and we do our best to prevent any conflicts and overly rough play. If you have any questions or concerns about how your dog does in the group, please call. Always remember you can watch them on the webcam throughout the day at any time

Required Vaccinations

Before dropping your pet off for doggy day care or boarding, your dog must have proof of current Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordetella vaccinations. Your veterinarian’s office can email these to us upon your request. If you already have these documents, you can simply upload them into your portal.

Please note that we require the Bordetella vaccination every 6 months. We highly recommend the intranasal Bordetella, and if your dog’s Bordetella has expired (*is past 6 months from the date administered), we offer this type of Bordetella immunization at our facility for just $25.

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Temperament Testing $30

All dogs must pass a temperament test to ensure our playgroups continue to be as safe as possible. We schedule evaluations Monday through Friday at 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, and 9:30 AM by appointment only.

The temperament test consists of an initial 15 to 20 minute assessment, and if passed, your dog will then be allowed into our main playgroup. For the test day, we ask that your pet stay a minimum of two hours to ensure they are compatible with our playgroup.

On your dog’s temperament test day, they are more than welcome to stay in daycare for the full day at no additional charge.

Important Behavioral Notes

The DogSpot dog care experts want you to have a healthy, fulfilling relationship with your pet. With that in mind, here are some facts to consider when you’re thinking about dog day boarding at our center:

  • Boredom and lack of exercise are the leading causes of behavioral problems.
  • Socialization, especially in young dogs, helps teach manners and plays a significant role in shaping your dog’s personality.
  • Animal behavior experts agree that socialization and exercise are extremely important to your dog’s health and well-being.

General Policies

  • All vaccinations must be current and up to date.
  • Flea/tick treatment: We require your dog to be on a flea preventative, either topical or oral.
  • All male dogs older than 9 months are required to be neutered. Females do not need to be spayed, but they cannot stay at the facility while they’re in heat.
  • Due to DogSpot’s Insurance, we are not allowed to have pure bred Pitbulls or American Staffordshire Terrier’s at our facility. If your dog is mixed with either breed, you must have a vet record stating they are a mixed breed and then must email us a photo of your dog to send to our insurance for review. They must not have pitty predominant features in order to pass when mixed. This is not a personal view that DogSpot or its staff holds, unfortunately it is just the policy of our insurance.


DogSpot recommends a one-time or two-time a day feeding for most dogs. If your puppy is young and is fed three times a day, we are more than happy to feed them lunch. Just bring enough for that meal in a small plastic container or sealed bag marked with your dog’s first and last name. A rest period before and after eating will be given to prevent an upset stomach.

The Best Doggy Day Care In The San Diego Area

No need to keep typing “dog day care near me” into your search engine. DogSpot is the best doggy day care in Oceanside, CA. We believe in excellent care, and our commitment to excellence affects everything we do at our facility.

We take great pride in employing only caring, knowledgeable, and hardworking staff. Every employee combines real hands-on animal caretaking experience with a lifelong love of animals. We all bring our own dogs to work with us and go the extra mile by staying involved in animal welfare and rescue efforts in our community. With our employees, it’s not just a job—it’s a passion.

We also offer dog boarding and training. Let us help your pet live a full and happy life and call us to learn more about joining our playgroup today!

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