Mission Bay’s Boutique Doggie Daycare

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Bark Avenue is a boutique doggy daycare located in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco.

We offer a one-of-a-kind doggy day care experience that includes:

Indoor Play

We offer separate, kennel-free playrooms for small and large dogs, each designed with your dog’s safety in mind.

Neighborhood Walks

We take time to carefully-organize small playgroups of 4-5 dogs per human for trips around Mission Creek Park.

Dog Park Romps

Have an adventure dog? We take regular trips to nearby dog parks where your pup gets to romp, race, and play with their friends!

What Sets Us Apart

Because we have a max capacity of just 25 dogs per day, you can rest easy knowing that your pup will receive plenty of personal attention and loving care. All of our staff are certified professional dog walkers through the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy, and we are certified in canine first aid and CPR, fully insured, and trained in safety protocols!

Hours & Locations

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

 Click map for detailed directions.

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

Pricing

Day Rate: $80/day

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

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.

  • PLimited weekend, overnight, or holiday care by appointment, for clients only.
  • PFree drop off services for dogs who live in the neighborhood—very rare in the city.
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 Knier

Owner & Certified Dog Walker

Amanda received certification at dog*biz’ respected Dog Walking Academy and  The Advanced Dog Walking Academy, the only training courses of its kind in the States for professional dog walkers. She is also currently a student of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, and is working towards trainer certification.  

We Know Dogs

Our entire staff has attended and graduated from the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy where they mastered a curriculum that included:

    • PPack Management
    • PDog Body Language
    • PAdvanced Recall Training
    • PSafety & Fight Protocols
    • PPolite Leash Behavior
    • PTrail Etiquette
    • PBest Business Practices
    • PCanine First Aid & CPR

    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.