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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 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on weekdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sundays.
Single day
Five day package
($38.00 per day)
Ten day package
($35.00 per day)
Twenty day package
($31.00 per day)
Month unlimited
($18.33 per day)

Half days

Half day is considered six hours or less.
Single half day
Five half day
($27.00 per 1/2 day)
Ten half day
($23.00 per 1/2 day)
Twenty half day
($20.50 per 1/2 day)
Month half day unlimited
($13.33 per 1/2 day)
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 9:00 am to 3:00 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 $27 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?

PLEASE BRING YOUR DOG'S KIBBLE PRE-BAGGED IN INDIVIDUAL MEALS any additional food items may be left separate
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 $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 3:00 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.

Dog Grooming with Ania

One thing is true about Ania, she certainly is a devoted dog lover.  Working with animals has been her lifelong dream.  After graduating from grooming school, she perfected her talents by volunteering at various dog shelters.  She is skilled at recognizing and managing dogs of different personalities, ages and sizes.

Ania is experienced with a variety of hair cuts, hand stripping, de-shedding, and much more!  She is patient, kind, and attentive to every furry client, from younger puppies to the more mature fur kids.  Ania will give special treatment to every single pup.

Your beloved dog is in great and very loving hands with Ania, and we are very pleased to have her as part of our team at Camp Run-A-Mutt, San Marcos!

Grooming rates

Includes haircut, bath (shampoo & conditioner) brush out, nail trim, anal gland expression, ear cleaning & blow out
Small Dogs (up to 20 lbs)
Medium Dogs (21-41 lbs)
Large Dogs (41-60 lbs)
X-Large Dogs (61+lbs)
Includes bath (shampoo & conditioner) brush, nail trim, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, & blow dry
Small Dogs (up to 20 lbs)
Medium Dogs (21-41 lbs)
Large Dogs (41-60 lbs)
X-Large Dogs (61+ lbs)
Includes high velocity blow dry to remove the undercoat
QUICK SCRUB (short hair dogs only)
Includes bath & light blow dry
Small Dogs (up to 20 lbs)
Medium Dogs (21-41 lbs)
Large Dogs (41-60 lbs)
Nail Trim
Nail Painting- $10
Anal Glands
Ear Cleaning
Ear Plucking $10-$15
Hair Coloring
Ask Groomer
Flea Bath
Teeth Brushing
Medicated Shampoo
Brush Out only
Quick & Fresh
Quick & Fresh includes nail trim, nail grinding, teeth brushing & ear cleaning
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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.

At Camp Run-A-Mutt San Marcos, we use only positive reward-based training.  The pups are rewarded with treats, clickers, and lots of pets and praise.  This approach is based on research into dog behaviors and responses, and is supported by professional organizations such as the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. 

Early socialization and positive training result in a better quality of life for both you and your dog.  Dogs gain confidence, are responsive to your commands, and are welcome in the community--because they are well behaved and fun to have around. You can be confident that your dog will be politely sitting by your side and waiting to be petted, instead of jumping up or knocking people down. 

We offer private and group lessons; our group lessons have been structured to offer flexibility in attendance and the opportunity to attend more than a single lesson a week--more than the traditional 6 week format.

Lloyd Reid and Sharon Andrews are the trainers at Camp Run-A-Mutt San Marcos. Lloyd is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). Sharon is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.  We encourage you to stop by Camp Run-A-Mutt San Marcos to learn about our training program, daycare, and boarding services!

Rates & info

Dog obedience class rates.

Level 1

Level 1
$210 for 2 months unlimited
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm and/or Thursday at 7:00 pm

Level 2

Level 2
$210 for 2 months unlimited
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm and/or Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Puppy Class

Puppy Class
$85 for 3 sessions
Scheduled Privately
Puppy Class is for puppies 8-20 weeks of age. They are 45 minute classes, and the focus is basic puppy behaviors and socialization.

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