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At Camp Run-A-Mutt,
it's all about the dogs...

Cage free dog daycare is the best option for your pup!

The award-winning Camp Run-A-Mutt™ is the premier cage free dog daycare and boarding paradise! Our indoor/outdoor camp is beautiful (see for yourself on our Muttcams), fun, safe and supervised 24/7. Camp Run-A-Mutt™ Kearny Mesa features over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play area for your dog to romp, play and socialize to their heart's content! Watch your camper online as they run on the spacious grassy area, cool off in the custom waterfall/splashpond, relax on the sun deck or under the cooling misters on a hot day. We also offer dog washing, grooming, boutique, obedience training and surprises you’ll find only at Camp Run-A-Mutt™. Your pup will love it, and so will you.

It's not just the amenities that make us unique. Camp Run-A-Mutt™ is also 100% cage-free for both daycare and overnight boarding. Your pup will receive exceptional care by our well-trained, attentive staff who are certified in pet CPR and first aid. Overnight Campers enjoy the security of a caring human in the same room while they snooze. Our goal is to make boarding fun by minimizing the stress and anxiety some dogs experience when they are away from home. “Pack boarding” instead of cages, human love instead of being alone, it’s a no brainer.

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Camp Location

Camp Run-A-Mutt Kearny Mesa

7888 Othello Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
phone: 858-565-2267
fax: 858-278-6888

Holiday Hours

Monday December 24th - Christmas Eve
8 am to 6 pm

Tuesday December 25th - Christmas Day
Closed for day care
Drop Off / Pick up for boarding between 8 am and 6pm

Monday December 31st - New Year's Eve
8 am to 6 pm

Tuesday January 1st - New Year's Day
Closed for day care
Drop Off / Pick up for boarding between 8 am and 6pm


Business Hours

Weekdays: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Pickup for days we are closed: 8:00am - 6:00pm

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Our daycare lets dogs do what dogs do best: run with the pack, play with friends (both human and dog), chase balls, splash in our splash pond/waterfall, lounge in the sun or simply hide safely away on top of one of our many structures and watch the hi-jinx. See for yourself on our Muttcams.


Like our daycare, boarding is also cage free. This means, “pack boarding" indoors with the pack and mothered by our qualified alpha human. Our staff stays with your pup all night to make sure they are safe, comfortable, relaxed and all their needs are met. A good nights sleep tonight means a sharp mind and lots of energy tomorrow.


Our groomers are skilled, patient and most importantly, love dogs. Dogs who get groomed at our camp get to play right up until their appointment. Most dogs actually enjoy the break and our groomer knows that tired dogs are more relaxed and easier to groom. It’s really a win/win for everyone.


Even the best dogs can develop undesirable behaviors. All Camp Run-A-Mutt trainers practice positive re-enforcement methods which is the most humane and effective training there is. Most camps offer a variety of obedience options, like on-site classes, "board and train”, and one-on-one training.

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What our customers say

  • This establishment is more than amazing. The employees owners and clients are the best in the country! Many military dogs play with my pit bull and I am honored. There is no discrimination of breeds. Each pet is interviewed and assessed. You can feel the love that they have for "my Blue" when he enters the door. So accommodating I am awed! I love camp run a mutt Kearny Mesa and so does Blue!
    Toni M.
    San Diego, CA
  • This place has been the best thing for myself and my dog!!! I only take my pup twice a week and she gets all the exercise she needs. She is super happy to be there with all the dogs, the staff is always welcoming and friendly, and the facility is extremely clean and organized. My dog comes home exhausted and all wet because she played in the splash pool all day:) They gave me a full tour my first day along with a full free day of play. They explained their services fully along with their boarding and cage free philosophy. I can watch my dog in the mutt cam to see how she is doing and she is always so happy. They give you detailed reports of how the day was and any tips they might have. Very professional. The pricing is very fair and worth every penny! I fully trust Camp Runamutt and would recommend this camp to anyone!
    Alanna M.
    San Diego, CA
  • My dog Maggie gets so happy and excited when I drop her off at "camp". She comes home happy and exhausted. The staff is friendly and everyone seems to enjoy their work. I liked that they give each dog a temperament test to make sure they will be good campers. Price is less expensive then another place I tried. Also like that there's lots of outdoors space and you can watch your doggie on the mutt cams. I have also boarded Maggie and that experience was excellent as well!
    Rosann C.
    San Diego, CA

Meet the owners

Erik and Tim have been life long dog lovers.  They currently have one dog, a puggle named Kirby Wigglebutt. Kirby has been attending Camp at the Mission Hills location since he was a pup in 2008.  He was going so frequently and had so much fun, that the folks over at Camp Run A Mutt dubbed him “The Mayor”.

 Erik is originally from New York and moved here in 1995 after graduating from Rutgers University.   He worked for AAA for several years before going to graduate school and earning his MBA.  From there, Erik has worked in sales and Human Resources.  With almost 20 years of customer service and human resources experience, Erik is excited to be em”bark”ing on this new adventure.  Tim, originally from Ohio, moved to San Diego in 2005.  He has his Master’s degree in Information Management from The University of Akron and is a Professional Project Manager.  Tim brings over 25 years of experience working with teams in the public and private sector to Camp Run-A-Mutt.   Both Erik and Tim are eager to be involved owners and you will surely be seeing them around.  If you do, please say “Hi!”. 

The “Mayor” could not be reached for comment.