2350 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412437.746294 -122.402315
Neighborhoods: Southeast, Bayview
Best dog care on the planet – When you treat your dog as if it were your child, you need the best child care out there. Our family (including our Golden Retriever, Foster) recently had to relocate back East; we only wish we could take Pooches with us.
For nearly ten years Molly and Jen and their colleagues took care of Foster as if he were their own child. Daily walks allowed us to be at work without feeling guilty. Overnight boarding at the commodious Jerrold street location permitted us to go on vacation, knowing Foster was also on vacation, not in jail/kennel. On occasion, Pooches staffers house sat for us as well. We knew we could trust them to take care of the place as well as our most trusted posession.
The walks are great. Foster was often gone for hours, running off-leash with his friends from Pooches and coming home happy and tired. The daily company of other dogs and people goes a long way toward helping to make a social dog who can deal with any situation.
I've never written a review for Citysearch before, but I feel compelled to do so to let fellow dog people know about Pooches. Pooches makes having a dog in the city not only possible, but easy-peasy. Now if only they would open a branch in Connecticut.......
Best Dog Care – Molly and Jen and the POOCHES crew - many thanks again to you all for taking care of our dog.
My experience with Pooches Playtime was thoroughly excellent. Molly met with me beforehand to observe and get general info. She is utterly professional, loves dogs and understands the relationship between people and their pets. I am convinced that our pup had a better time with Pooches than he has at home!
While we were away I emailed to find out how things were going and got a quick response and even a photo.
When we came back we met Jen and she told us how much she enjoyed spending time with our pet, which was proven by the enthusiastic way he greeted Jen as we were saying goodbye.
It's a huge load off our minds to know Pooches Playtime is here. I highly recommend them!
was ok.. – was good to go there..!! this is a good place, but the customer service was so so..
that was my first impression... but the final service was good..!!
Editorial Review – Doggie daycare and boarding house provides supervised play rooms with toys and splash pools, group excursions and cage-free overnight stays.
Big dogs love Pooches – My English mastiff has been going to pooches for a year. She has grown up with the owners and their staff. Even though she is huge they always make room for her in the playgroup walks and boarding. Then I rescued another English Mastiff a couple of months ago that has behaviorally issues and they have been great working with her. I dont know what we would have done without Pooches. They are always friendly and helpful and they really care about dogs. When they come back from playgroup both of them are tired and that is GREAT for me.
Pooches Playtime is a Pup's Best Friend – I've used Pooches for over 10 years. Molly and Jen are very knowledgeable, calm and compassionate. They always make room for us - be it for a few hours or a few weeks. My (multiple) dogs always come home tired and happy - from all the play and exercise Pooches provides.
I LOVE that they don't use cages. The dogs get alot of physical touch and affection from the caring staff at Pooches. At several other places I checked out, my dog would never be touched by a human for the whole time I was on vacation - unless I paid extra! Pooches also takes my off-leash trained dogs for a park walk while they are boarding. Most other boarding facilities keep the dogs inside all day. With Pooches, keeping the girls on a more normal routine while we are gone results in much calmer, happier dogs when we return.
Loyal customer for 4 years – I have been a customer for 4 years and trust that my beloved family member is safe and well cared for at Pooches. The owners are highly experienced, with an abundance of common sense and love for their canine charges and I have found their employees to be attentive and caring as well. It is very common for dogs first attending 'day care' to come home exhausted due to higher and more intense amounts of activity, a point which was explained to me at my initial interview in person and in writing. When my Jake was a pup, Pooches set aside 'nap time' for him as he was quite simply unable to pace himself. I have found Pooches to be responsive and open to providing what works best for my four legged friend within the realm of a day care setting.
Pooches' Playtime - Best Value and Best Care – I dont know what we would do without Pooches Playtime. Our dog has been going to Pooches for over 2 years (couple days per week). The peace of mind knowing he is getting the attention he needs, is highly socialized with other dogs (not confined to a kennel like other doggy daycares) and knowing they will take care of him like he is their own is the greatest benefit. Our pup is tired when he gets home but since he is a 4 year old lab with a ton of energy, this is another benefit for us. If you are looking for a day spa for your dog to get a bath try a groomer. If you want to have the peace of mind that your dog is getting great care, for a very reasonable price when you cant be with him/her I highly recommend Pooches Playtime.
This place is great! – I've had a chance to visit, be interviewed and use their services and I couldn't be happier. The staff really seems to love all the dogs and instead of 1 or 2 playtimes, my dog had playtime all day! My interview with the owner let me know that my dog's safety was their first concern.
I read the other review and I have to say....of course he was tired! He played all day with the other dogs instead of sleeping at home all alone.
Seriously? check it out, you'll love the place and the staff.
MY DOGS HOME AWAY FROM HOME – I LOVE POOCHES PLAYTIME....MY DOG DIZZY ADORES JEN AND MOLLY AS WELL. THE DOG WALKS ARE LONG, NOT JUST THE USUAL RUN AROUND BERNAL AND HOME BUT LONG WALKS AT MCLAREN PARK AND HE COMES BACK TIRED AND READY FOR A NAP. BOARDING IS WONDERFUL, I CAN LEAVE DIZZY IN THERE CARE AND GO AWAY WITHOUT ANOTHER THOUGHT. THE STAFF IS GREAT AND ALWAYS WILLING TO DO SOMETHING EXTRA.
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