Camp Run-A-Mutt Kearny Mesa
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  • Daycare
  • Sleepovers
  • Grooming
  • Obedience
  • Much more!

Cage Free Daycare


Daycare rates

Full days

Full day is from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm weekdays and Saturdays from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm, and Sundays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
We offer a 10% discount for multiple dogs in a family as well as for active military (with a military ID). We also offer a one time 20% discount for Sharp employees (with a Sharp employee ID).
Single day
Five day package
$37.00 per day
Ten day package
$33.50 per day
Twenty day package
$30.75 per day
Month unlimited
$18.50 per day

Half days

Half day is considered six hours or less.
Half day (six hours or less)
Five half-day package
$26.00 per half day
Ten half-day package
$22.50 per half day
Twenty half-day package
$19.75 per half day
Month half-days unlimited
$12.67 per half day
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between Monday - Saturday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm by Appointment Only. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements and register online!

Sign my pup up!

Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique cage free daycare anywhere. We feature a park like setting on premium synthetic lawn made especially for dogs, splash pond complete with waterfall and sun deck, ramps, bridges, dog houses, Kuranda dog beds, plenty of clean cool drinking water, lots of shade and even misters and a kiddie pool for the hot summer days.

Mornings at Camp consist of bringing out all the toys (from Kong balls to big Boomer balls), turning on the bubble machine and letting our campers chase, play fetch, run, jump at bubbles, sniff, be sniffed and just be a dog all while getting the socialization and exercise every dog needs. In the early afternoon we retire the toys and bubbles and let our campers bask in the sun, settle for a nap, take a dip in the pond or chase around their new friends.

Good behavior and fun are always encouraged by our highly qualified team of "Alpha humans". We are proud of the fact that the campers who qualify to be Camp Run-A-Mutters are never caged, never left unattended and can be watched on our Muttcams from any computer, iPhone, iPad or Web-enabled cell phone.

Benefits of daycare

Cage free and always supervised
Cage free and always supervised

Let's face it, for many of us, our dogs are our "kids", and just like the human ones, our canine kids need the same love, attention, education, and guidance. Doggie daycare can provide these essentials. Just being around other dogs will help your little one learn the social skills they will need to be a happy healthy dog. 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 dog gets to socialize with other dogs that have been temperament tested in a physically safe environment while they are being constantly supervised. Strong social skills will enable your dog to lead a happier, healthier, and more confident life. Ideally, building these skills should begin when your kid is a puppy, but these social skills can be learned at any age. Running, jumping, fetching, and chasing are all part of CRAM, but while our kids are doing these activities they are also getting the exercise that their bodies and minds 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 understand how important it is for a dog to listen and respond for the safety and fun for all. Camper wannabes are required to know basic obedience, show no aggression toward dogs or humans, refrain from jumping onto humans, play well with smaller dogs and not bark excessively. These are the characteristics we look for when testing and emphasized by our staff after the dog becomes an official "camper".

Cage Free Sleepovers / Boarding


Sleepover rates

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

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
We offer a 10% discount for multiple dogs in a family. We also offer a 10% military discount for all active military, with a military ID.
NOTE: Holiday rates are $75 per night.
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between Monday - Saturday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm by Appointment Only. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements and register online!

Sign my pup up!


Even our boarding is cage free!
Even our boarding is cage free!

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 the sun goes down, we bring them into our large rubber floor play room where they are individually fed in their own private area. After supper they settle in for a night of relaxation, 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 as close as possible to what they experience at home. Like our daycare, boarding is totally cage free and dogs are never left unattended. In fact, our "alpha human" actually sleeps with them in the same room. 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 a full day (minimum six hours) for evaluation to determine if they will get along in a cage free environment prior to an overnight stay. Feeding is included in the cost for boarding but we require you to supply your dog's food along with feeding and care instructions. Drop off time is by 12:00 noon and pick up is by close of business the last day of their stay.


  • Grooming Rates
  • Schedule Appointment
  • Grooming rates

    Packages are as follows: BASIC BATH (no blowdry or brush), SCRUB A DUB PUP: Blueberry facial, shampoo, quick brush, blow dry, ear cleaning, SQUEAKY CLEAN: Scrub package PLUS conditioning treatment, brush out, nail trim, and anal gland expression, CLEAN AS A WHISTLE: Squeaky Clean package PLUS Teeth Brushing and Sanitary Trim (upon request), LOOKIN GOOD: CAAW package PLUS face, feet, and tail trim, BOW CHICKA BOW WOW: CAAW package PLUS full body haircut
    Puppy package
    - Not offered at Kearny Mesa
    Small breeds
    starts at $20-60
    1-20 lbs. Shitzu, Chihuahua, Bichon, Mini-Poodle, Maltese etc.
    Medium breeds
    starts at $25-70
    21-40 lbs. Shetland Sheepdog, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, Wheaten Terrier, Standard Schnauzer, Heeler, Bulldog, Beagle, Smaller Pitbull
    Large breeds
    starts at $30-80
    41-60ish lbs. Golden Retriever, Large Pitbulls, Portuguese Waterdog, Airedale Terrier, Labrador, Husky, German Shepherd, Collie, German Shepherd Extra Large 65+ lbs, call about pricing. Saint Bernard, Malamutes, Akita, Large GSD
    Hygiene package
    Nail trim, teeth brushing, anal glands & sanitary trim

    A La Carte

    Nail trim
    Teeth brushing
    Blueberry facial
    Nail painting
    Anal glands
    Sanitary trim
  • Schedule Appointment

We've got all A's in Grooming! Camp Run-A-Mutt is proud to offer full service grooming by our fantastic, highly skilled, and sweet groomers Ashlee, Allison, and April!

Ashlee is a dog lover 24/7 but is available to give your pups a lovely spa day Monday through Thursday. She has great attention to detail and aims to please, so feel free to make your detailed requests known! (Pictures are also very welcome for specific styles). 

(Note: Appointments are required for all styling services. Walk-ins are welcome for nail trims and other a la carte services (call to make sure our groomer is in), but to ensure your pooch’s spot, an appointment is suggested. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible to ensure your dog will be able to spend some quality time with one of our groomers on the day of your choice.) 

Ashlee also offers creative grooming! 

Feel free to email Ashlee at, or text her at 801-558-2834. She is more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Our campers love the idea that they can be dropped off, play, play, play until they're dog-tired, get groomed and beautiful, play some more, then go home. They never sit in a cage waiting for their appointment. They get a stress free, fun experience, and you get a tired, clean and groomed pup at the end of the day!


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. Grooming is by appointment only.

Obedience classes


Class info

Five sessions for $150
Next class starts
Wednesday, April 5th
Sign up today!

Available Classes

Recall class
Date: Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30pm
Price: 5 sessions for $150
For this class, your pets will learn how to respond to to their names efficiently and rapidly, as well as to a variety of other commands.
Notes: Consists of 5 one hour classes, once a week.
Puppy Socialization Class
Date: Every Sunday, starting April 23rd!
Price: 6 sessions for $150
Puppy socialization is the single most integral step in raising a happy and mentally sound puppy. Lack of proper socialization during a puppy's critical periods of development (8-16 weeks) can be very detrimental. It's important to proactively build their confidence and set the stage for a lifetime of good behavior in a fun and safe environment. In this class, we will go over socialization, Potty Training, jumping, nipping, and some basic obedience.
Notes: Consists of 6 one hour classes over 8 weeks. Ongoing classes mean you take the classes at your convenience.
Tricks class
Date: Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm
Price: 4 sessions for $100
Want a break from obedience? Take our Tricks Class - it's fun for owners and fun for dogs. Your dog can be the star of your next party!
Notes: Consists of 4 one hour classes, once a week.
Beginning Basic Manners Class
Date: Wednesday, April 5th at 5:30pm
Price: 5 sessions for $150
In Beginning Basic Manners Class, you and your dog will learn basic obedience behaviors like sit, down, stay, etc as well as how to apply the behaviors in real world situations. Owners will also learn how to address issues such as chewing, digging, barking and fading out treats during training. Socializing your dog is the single best thing you can do to have a happy and well balanced dog, so we do a playtime in every class we teach.
Notes: Consists of 5 one hour classes, once a week.

Class supplies

Leash, Collar (buckle), small soft treats, treat bag, thin dog bed and vaccination records (if not already on file at Camp Run-a-Mutt). Dogs must be at least 3 months old.

Class sign up

Obedience classes

Camp Run-A-Mutt only uses positive reinforcement training at all locations. The positive reinforcement method rewards the dog (by praise, a treat or a clicker) when desired behavior happens. It's a tried and true method which humans, dogs and Camp Run-A-Mutt prefer.
The Kearny Mesa location is headed by the highly qualified Joel Beckman. His years of hands on experience with exotic animals has given him the knowledge, insight and confidence he can apply to any pup, even yours!

Along with weekly training sessions for your pup and family, Joel offers “Board and Train”. This is a two week comprehensive training program at Joel's beautiful ranch where your dog will be boarded while they receive positive reinforcement training in a clean, safe environment. Like Camp Run-A-Mutt, Joel does not charge extra for swimming, playing, exercise, one-on-one time, administering medication or special diets.

Camp Run-A-Mutt has been working with Beckman’s Dog Training since 2008 and is thrilled Joel will be involved with each new San Diego area location as they spring up.

For more information, you can reach Joel and his staff at

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

Camp Run-A-Mutt cage free daycare along with Beckman's Dog Training is a winning combination for 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.

Joel encourages the whole family to get involved with training so that’s why his classes are designed to teach the humans as well as the dog.

Much more!



Paws 4 Shots and more is a mobile veterinarian that provides preventative care for dogs and cats. They administer vaccines and also carry a variety of flea, tick, and heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative medications. Their experienced team can help you select the products that are right for your pet. 


You can find them here at Camp Run-A-Mutt Kearny Mesa once or twice a month - check our Facebook for dates/times

Dog boutique

Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique, useful and just plain fun supplies for your pup. From the essentials like dog food, food and water bowls, vitamins, beds, shampoos and medication (all at prices that beat the big chains), to the non-essentials like toys, clothing and treats (although your pup may think these are the essentials too), we carry it all. Our goal is to make your pup happy and healthy while making your life easier by carrying everything they need in one stop. We support local vendors who come up with safe, unique and interesting products for your dog. This way we can offer things you won’t get from your local chain while supporting our community. And if it’s not here, let us know. We can probably fetch it for you.

Giving back to the community

Camp Run-A-Mutt loves dogs, and it is for this reason that we contribute our time and financial resources to help those pups that are less fortunate. We work with local shelters and rescue groups in addition to making charitable donations to several human organizations. Camp Run-A-Mutt believes in giving back to the community in which we live, after all, we are all one pack.