Founded by Ernie in 2000, the Grateful Dog is one of the most respected daycare facilities in San Francisco.


While your pet lounges at our facility, he will be stimulated with bright colors, scientifically-produced music for dogs, toys and all the comforts of home – not to mention other dogs of similar size and temperament to socialize within group sessions.

Each dog in our care receives playtime and one-on-one time with one of our experienced handlers, mini-massages, time outdoors in our fenced potty area with the “new doggy turf” and walks to the park at least once a day. We do our best to make sure all pups go home ready to snooze with smiles of contentment on their furry faces.