• ENCINITAS (760) 753-9366
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Pet Boarding

Since 1979, we’ve been the leader in specialized pet care and pet boarding in San Diego.

Our Services

Pet Boarding

We provide dog boarding, cat boarding, bird boarding, and pocket pets boarding.

Dogs | Cats | Pocket Pets | Birds

Pet Daycare

Your buddy will enjoy fresh air and sunshine while being fully entertained at Doggie Day Camp!

Dogs | Cats | Pocket Pets | Birds

Pet Grooming

A bath, a groom or a full on spa treatment with blueberry facial – we can satisfy your pet grooming needs!

Dogs | Cats

Pet Training

Problems? Let us help solve them! We offer pet training that is gentle, effective and fast!


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5 star ratingI just got off the phone with Roberta to have my Guinea pig boarded for a long weekend. She was so helpful, understanding and could tell she's phenomenal at her job. She answered all the important questions and eased my anxiety for leaving our first pet overnight for the first time! Highly recommend.
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Dana B.
5 star ratingThey take great care of my Husky. The groomers do a wonderful job. I love that they socialize her with dogs her size and she gets to spend time outside playing. The only thing that drives me nuts is a minor customer service issue. I call and book a stay for husky. They ask me what services and camps that I want to book for my dog. At the front desk when I am dropping off my dog, they ask me to fill out a form requesting all the same information that I had given over the phone. It is annoying and sometimes I am in a hurry to get to work. Please use another customer service form or take better notes so everyone is on the same page. Other then that, thank you Animal Keeper for taking good care of my furry princess.
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Isaac R.
I have used the animal keeper in Oceanside many times For my dog Nellie . I have used them for boarding her, day care And also grooming . Nellie always comes home happy and excited and the groomer does great job. If you want quality care use the animal keeper . They have always taken very good care of Nellie Thankyou animal keeper Jackie van deventer & Nellie
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Jackie V.
5 star ratingI am thrilled with Animal Keeper! I bring my very big and goofy boy, Toro about once a week to get the wiggles out. He pulls me so hard to get in as fast as possible because he can't wait to play. He is well taken care of while there and I am always impressed with how well the handlers are in the yard. If there is a scuffle (which is rare), it is handled promptly and back to play time. All of the reception staff, especially Katelyn are so friendly and helpful. EVERYONE there that I talk to are kind and respectful. They truly love all the pets, even the more difficult ones. I recently started some training with Rurik and I absolutely love it! He truly knows dogs and cares about the relationship between us and our pups. If you are looking for fun and affordable training check out the classes. SO FUN! Thanks to ALL of the staff at Animal keeper. I know my Toro is safe and happy in your hands.
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Serving North San Diego County, Encinitas, Oceanside/Carlsbad, Poway, Del Mar, Fallbrook and surrounding cities, we offer pet boarding, doggie daycare and camp, play time, pet grooming, pet training and more for your beloved pets!

Choosing comfortable kennel quarters for your pet while you're away is a difficult process. We consider your dogs, cats, birds, and pocket pets part of our family. With four convenient Southern California pet locations to serve you, we invite you to tour our “home away from home”.

Our certified pet trainers, pet groomers and staff will give you endless reasons why your pet should be part of The Animal Keeper family! Our passion is providing your best friend the best possible pet care in a professional, safe, clean and loving environment. To ensure availability, The Animal Keeper recommends advanced reservations.

Since 1979, we've been the leader in specialized pet care and pet boarding in San Diego. Whether it's for dog boarding, cat boarding, birds or pocket pets boarding, grooming, or training, we hope to see you and your pet soon at The Animal Keeper.

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