Camp Run-A-Mutt Mission Hills
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  • Daycare
  • Sleepovers
  • Grooming
  • Obedience
  • Much more!

Cage Free Daycare


Daycare rates

Full days

Full day is from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm weekdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Military service members (retired or active) and additional dogs in the same family will receive a 10% discount off standard daycare prices. *Some restrictions apply.
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 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday - Sunday. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements and register online!

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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 excercise 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

Just Chillin'
Just Chillin'

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

The CRAM Family
The CRAM Family

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
Military service members (retired or active) and additional dogs in the same family will receive a 10% discount off standard boarding prices. *Some restrictions apply.
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 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday - Sunday. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements and register online!

Sign my pup up!


Cage free boarding too!
Cage free boarding too!

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

    Full Service grooming includes: Basic bath with Blueberry Facial, up to 15 minute brush out of coat, nail trim, ear cleaning, anal gland expression (upon request only), & full body trim or shave. Custom & breed cuts available. Prices will vary based on dog's size, coat condition, and temperament. Please contact Groomer for more specific pricing.
    Puppy package
    For puppies 7 months and younger. Includes bath, brush, face trim, sanitary trim, nail trim, & ear cleaning.
    Small breeds
    starts at $50
    Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Scottish Terrier, Wirehaired Fox Terrier, West Highland Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Bichon, Yorkshire Terrier, Long-Haired Chihuahua, Dachshund, Maltese
    Medium breeds
    starts at $55
    Shetland Sheepdog, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, Wheaton Terrier, Cockapoo, Standard Schnauzer
    Large breeds
    starts at $65
    Golden Retriever, Giant Schnauzer, Portuguese Waterdog, Airedale Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Husky, German Shepherd, Collie, Saint Bernard, Chow Chow, Old English Sheepdog, Malamute, Briard
    Hygiene package
    Nail trim, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, anal glands, & sanitary trim.

    A La Carte

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

Camp Run-A-Mutt is proud to offer full service grooming by our fantastic, highly skilled and talented groomers: Lee & Melissa. Their love of dogs and attention to detail has earned them many loyal customers who keep bringing their pup back for more spa treatments! They do their best to work around your schedule so your pup can be squeaky clean when you come to pick 'em up. 

(Note: Grooming appointments are required for all services. Please make sure to make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure your dog will be able to receive a spa day with our groomer on the day of your choice.)

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, May TBD
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Available Classes

Beginning Basic Manners
Date: Wednesday, May TBD 2017
Price: 5 sessions for $150
PLEASE NOTE: CLASSES HELD AT POINT LOMA In Beginning Basic Manners Class, you and your dog will learn basic obedience as well as how to apply the behaviors in real world situations. Owners will learn how to address issues such as chewing, digging, barking and fading out treats during training. Includes basic introduction to agility training.
Notes: Consists of 5 one hour classes, once a week. No dogs the first class (owners only)
Puppy Play Class
Date: Ongoing on Saturdays at 1:00 pm
Price: 6 sessions for $150
Socialization is a fundamental key for a well-trained dog. Your puppy will meet and play with other puppies in a safe and fun environment. They will learn some basic obedience, as well as potty training and to come to you. You will learn how to deal with puppy nipping and other problem behaviors.
Notes: Consists of 6 one hour classes over 10 weeks. Ongoing classes mean you take the classes at your convenience
About Town Intermediate Class
Date: Saturday, TBA, 12:00 pm
Price: 4 sessions for $100
Want to take your skills and your dog's behavior repertoire to the next level? This intermediate class will teach you how to think for yourself and deal with any situation. You will challenge your dog to stay focused: in distracting situations, for longer periods of time, and while farther away.
Notes: Consists of 4 one hour classes, once a week.
Board and Train
Date: Ongoing - Call to schedule
Price: 2 weeks training - $2,000
Your dog will stay at Camp Run-A-Mutt for a period of two weeks where your dog will participate in a personalized training program designed with your needs in mind. You will sit down with trainer Adam Campbell and discuss what goals you would like your dog to accomplish. Your dog will be trained a couple times a day on the things important to you.
Notes: Board and Train also includes the following: Group lessons at 1/2 price, one free in-home consultation, unlimited follow-up lessons at Camp Run-A-Mutt

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.

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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.

When the first Camp Run-A-Mutt location was being built in 2007/2008, a young trainer from SeaWorld approached the owners and introduced himself. After a brief conversation and a handshake, Joel Beckman became Camp Run-A-Mutt’s first (and only) dog trainer. Being new business owners, Joel and the Camp Run-A-Mutt founders relied on instinct, common sense and most importantly, what was best for the dogs.

Joel brings to Camp Run-A-Mutt years of experience training exotic animals at the world famous SeaWorld and claims, “After training killer whales, dogs are a breeze”.

Joel teaches the basics like walking on a loose leash, coming on command, sit and stay. Joel also addresses specifics like leash aggression, fear based aggression, dog body language and a lot more using proven “positive reinforcement” techniques. Joel and his wife Liz have over 20 years combined, hands on experience that has given them the knowledge, insight and confidence to train 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 and Liz’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.

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it's easy as "sit/stay"

Camp Run-A-Mutt cage free daycare along with our obedience classes are an 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.

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 dog.

Much more!


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.