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Let your dog run and play in our spacious indoor and outdoor play areas.

Cage Free Daycare

Camp Run-A-Mutt dog daycare and boarding is a true puppy paradise!

Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique cage free daycare anywhere. We feature a park-like outdoor setting on premium synthetic turf, with a splash pond and waterfall. We have ramps, bridges, and tunnels to run through and water proof dog beds to stretch out on in the sunshine. There’s also plenty of fresh drinking water and lots of shade those hot summer days.

While all that is important, it’s what we don’t have that’s just as important - cages. Our campers get to run, chase, fetch, sniff, be sniffed and just be a dog. And it all happens while getting the socialization, loving attention and exercise every dog needs. Our highly qualified team of “Alpha humans” encourages good behavior, safety and fun. Camp Run-A-Mutt guests are never caged, never left unattended and can be watched on our Muttcams from any computer, smart phone or tablet.

Benefits of daycare

Let's face it, our dogs are our "kids", and just like humans, they need love, attention, exercise, and guidance. Doggie daycare provides these essentials. Just interacting with other dogs will help your four-legged friend learn the social skills they need to be happy, confident and healthy. Ideally, building these skills begins when your canine kid is a puppy, but can be learned at any age. 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 fur kid gets to socialize in a physically safe environment, with other dogs whose temperaments have been carefully evaluated, all while being constantly supervised by our staff. Running, jumping, fetching, splashing and chasing are all part of a typical day at CRAM, and while your pup is engaging in these activities they are getting the mental and physical stimulation they 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 reading dog body language, and they understand how important it is for a dog to listen and respond for the safety and fun of everyone in the yard. Camper wannabes are required to know basic obedience, show no aggression toward dogs or humans, play well with dogs of all sizes, refrain from jumping onto humans, and not bark excessively. These are the characteristics we look for when testing and they are positively reinforced by our staff even after the dog becomes an official "camper."

Daycare rates

Full days

Full day is from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays, 6:30 am to 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays.
Single day
Five day package
($39.80 per day)
Ten day package
($36.00 per day)
Twenty day package
($33.00 per day)
Month unlimited
($19.83 per day)

Half days

Half day is considered six hours or less.
Single half day
Five half day
($29.00 per 1/2 day)
Ten half day
($25.00 per 1/2 day)
Twenty half day
($22.00 per 1/2 day)
Month half day unlimited
($14.17 per 1/2 day)
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday - Saturday. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements
and register online!

Cage Free Boarding

Our overnight boarding, like our daycare, is totally crage free and supervised 27/7.

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 dinnertime rolls around, they are brought into our large rubber floored play room and fed in their own private areas. After supper, they get to romp around a little while longer, to get out any leftover energy. Then when the sun goes down, they come back inside and settle in for a night of snuggling, 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 be as close as possible to what they experience at home. Like our daycare, boarding is cage free and dogs are never left unattended. In fact, our "alpha human" stays with them in the same room all night. 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 one full “test day” (minimum six hours) for evaluation to determine if they will get along in a cage free environment. There is a discounted fee of $25 for this test day. We ask you to supply your dog’s regular food and medications, but all feedings and administering of medications is included in the cost for boarding. You can also provide their detailed care instructions using our Boarding Checklist, which can easily be filled out (and updated) online. Drop off time is before 12:00 noon and pick up is before close of business on the last day of their stay.

Boarding rates

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

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.
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
NOTE: Holiday rates are $80 per night.
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday - Saturday. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements
and register online!

Full Service Grooming

We offer full service grooming from a caring, experienced dog groomer.

Imagine your ultimate spa experience. It might include a shower with luxurious shampoos, and a stylist to give you a fresh, new look. But what if the stylist could tell you about your health too? Your pup can get more out of grooming than just a new style. A professional groomer can alert you to your dog’s specific needs, and how to keep their skin and coat in tip-top shape.

Grooming can be as basic as a regular nail trim and filing or Bath & Brush Service to keep your ‘mutt’ super soft and snuggly. Maybe your pup is a fashionista and wants to run with the “best in show” crowd. Poodle trims and sporting clips are available too, or we can create a unique look that lets your pup stand out in the pack.

Our campers never sit in a cage waiting for their appointment. They can be dropped off, play, play, play until they’re dog-tired before getting groomed and beautiful. Afterwards, if there’s time, they can play some more until it’s time to go home. Or if you need to pick up late, your pup can lounge with the groomer until you arrive, so they stay perfectly fluffy. They get a stress free, fun experience and you get a clean, fresh, and tired pup at the end of the day. Talk about convenient!! It’s the ultimate doggie spa treatment.

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. Appointments are recommended.

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 April and Allison!

Both of our groomers offer full service grooming including scissor cuts!

April is a dog lover 24/7 but is available to give your pups a lovely spa day Monday through Friday. 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). 

Feel free to call us with any questions at 858-565-2267.

(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.) 

Grooming rates

Small dogs (1-20 lbs)
Scrub-a-Dub Pup
Blueberry Facial, Single Shampoo, Quick Brush, Blow Dry, Ear Cleaning
Squeaky Clean
Blueberry Facial, Double Shampoo, Conditioning, Brush Out, Blow Dry, Ear Cleaning, Nail Trim, Anal Glands
Clean As a Whistle
Blueberry Facial, Double Shampoo, Conditioning, Brush Out, Blow Dry, Ear Cleaning, Nail Trim, Anal Glands, Teeth Brushing, and a Sanitary Trim (if necessary)
Lookin' Good
Clean As A Whistle Package, Touch up Face, Feet, and Tail
Bow Chicka Bow Wow
Clean As A Whistle Package with a Full Body Haircut
Medium dogs (21-40 lbs)
Scrub-a-Dub Pup
Squeaky Clean
Clean As a Whistle
Lookin' Good
Bow Chicka Bow Wow
Large dogs (41-70 lbs)
Scrub-a-Dub Pup
Squeaky Clean
Clean As a Whistle
Lookin' Good
Bow Chicka Bow Wow
X-Large dogs (41-70 lbs)
See grooming for pricing on larger breeds
Scrub-a-Dub Pup
Squeaky Clean
Clean As a Whistle
Lookin' Good
Bow Chicka Bow Wow
A La Carte
Nail Trim
Nail trims include grinding them smooth at no extra charge, but if your pooch is too difficult, it is not guaranteed that they can be filed.
Anal gland expression
Teeth brushing
Ear Cleaning
Sanitary Trim
Includes paw pads, behind, belly, armpits, tear area (if needed), inner ear flap (if needed)

Obedience Classes

Our dog training classes are based on positive reinforcement.

Camp Run-A-Mutt believes positive reinforcement training is the only way to go. The positive reinforcement method rewards the dog (by praise, treat or clicker) when desired behavior happens. It's a tried and true method which humans, dogs and Camp Run-A-Mutt prefer.

We offer group training classes that are great for puppies and younger dogs who need a little more practice with the basics such as walking on a loose leash, coming on command, “sit” and “stay.” One thing we know to be true at Camp Run-A-Mutt is you CAN teach old dogs new tricks, so group classes are available for all campers (and non-campers!).

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

Camp Run-A-Mutt’s cage free daycare, along with our obedience classes are a winning combination for just about 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 dogs.

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

Rates & info

Dog obedience class rates.

Basic Manners

Basic Manners
$175 for 5 Sessions
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.
Consists of 5 one hour classes, once a week.

Puppy Socialization Class

Puppy Socialization Class
$175 for 6 sessions
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.
Consists of 6 one hour classes over 8 weeks. Ongoing classes mean you take the classes at your convenience.

Beginning Basic Manners Class

Beginning Basic Manners Class
$175for 5 sessions
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
Consists of 5 one hour classes, once a week.

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