We’re unlike any other daycare in San Francisco; dogs at Bark Avenue don’t spend their days indoors languishing on the daycare floor. We offer a one of a kind experience that combines indoor play, at least 3 walks around the neighborhood and trips to nearby dog parks per day to exercise your dog’s bodies and stimulate their minds. At the same time, our certified dog walkers work to reinforce your training foundation with a focus on basic obedience, good leash manners and solid recalls.

We take time to carefully-organize small playgroups of 4-5 dogs per human for trips around Mission Creek Park and even take the dogs who enjoy off-leash play at fenced-in dog parks to one of the two local dog parks. To do this, we maintain a high staff-to-dog ratio and choose our staff members both for their love of dogs and their commitment to professional development. All of our staff are certified professional dog walkers through the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy certified in canine first aid and CPR through Pet Tech, fully insured, and trained in safety protocols.

We offer separate, kennel-free playrooms for small and large dogs, each designed with your dog’s safety in mind. Our playrooms provide plenty of room to romp on slip-resistant rubber flooring that is slightly cushioned to help protect your dog’s joints. Rooms are equipped with size-appropriate toys and designated rest areas with a variety of cozy spaces to snuggle up for nap times — giving your pup a chance to relax in comfort after all that play!

Phone

415-954-BARK (2275)

Email

info@barkavesf.com

Locations

Small Dogs
301 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
(On King Street between 4th and 5th Streets)

Big Dogs
Corner of Berry Street and 5th Street

Click map for detailed directions.

Hours

* Reduced Hours due to COVID-19: Monday through Thursdays, 8 am till 6 pm. Closed weekends and major holidays.

Limited weekend, overnight, or holiday care by appointment, for clients only.

Free drop off services for dogs who live in the neighborhood—very rare in the city.

Due to the structure of our daycare activities, we prefer that dogs arrive no later than 9:30 am and be picked up no earlier than 4 pm.

ABOUT US

Bark Avenue Methods & Philosophy

In interactions with our dogs, Bark Avenue employees use only positive reinforcement dog training methods, based on canine behavioral science. We use natural dog motivators like toys, treats, praise, and attention to elicit the desired behavior. Dogs are never subjected to punishment, threats, yelling, or aversive techniques involving leashes or collars.

ABOUT US

Bark Avenue Methods & Philosophy

In interactions with our dogs, Bark Avenue employees use only positive reinforcement dog training methods, based on canine behavioral science. We use natural dog motivators like toys, treats, praise, and attention to elicit the desired behavior. Dogs are never subjected to punishment, threats, yelling, or aversive techniques involving leashes or collars.

Meet The Humans

Amanda Rotondo, owner of Bark Avenue Doggy Daycare, is a certified dog walker and canine First Aid/CPR instructor. She received dog walking certification at dog*biz’s respected Dog Walking Academy and Advanced Dog Walking Academy, the only training course of its kind in the U.S. for professional dog walkers. She completed canine First Aid and CPR instructor training with Pet Tech, the first International Training Center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats. She is also currently a student of The Academy for Dog Trainers, and is working towards trainer certification. 

Each member of the Bark Avenue staff are also certified in canine first aid and CPR and are all graduates of the dog* tec Dog Walking Academy which trains students on:

  • Pack management
  • Dog body language
  • Advanced recall training
  • Safety & fight protocols
  • Polite leash behavior
  • Trail etiquette
  • Best business practices
  • Canine first aid & CPR
  • And more!

Meet The Humans

Amanda Rotondo, owner of Bark Avenue Doggy Daycare, is a certified dog walker and canine First Aid/CPR instructor. She received dog walking certification at dog*biz’s respected Dog Walking Academy and Advanced Dog Walking Academy, the only training course of its kind in the U.S. for professional dog walkers. She completed canine First Aid and CPR instructor training with Pet Tech, the first International Training Center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats. She is also currently a student of The Academy for Dog Trainers, and is working towards trainer certification.

Each member of the Bark Avenue staff are also certified in canine first aid and CPR and are all graduates of the dog* tec Dog Walking Academy which trains students on:

  • Pack Management
  • Dog body language
  • Advanced recall training
  • Safety & fight protocols
  • Polite leash behaviour
  • Trail etiquette
  • Best business practdices
  • Canine first aid & CPR
  • And more!
  • Amanda

    Owner

    Certified in Dog Trainer Foundations- Karen Pryor Academy

  • Barbara

  • Betsy

  • Diana

    Manager

    Certified in Dog Trainer Foundations- Karen Pryor Academy

  • Esther

    Assistant Manager

 

Pricing

 

  • Day Rate: $80/day
  • Monthly Rate (5 days a week, every week – does not include holidays): $72/day

Suryeon K.

Our puppy has been going for only about a month, but there is no other doggy daycare I’d send her to! I have a 6 month old French bulldog puppy that has a finicky stomach, is not yet fully potty trained (we’re very actively working on it!), and apparently is a serial pooper at daycare (so so sorry….). The entire staff have been nothing but understanding, patient, and kind, so much so that my puppy shakes in excitement each time I drop her off.

Suryeon K.

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