Paw Commons Hillcrest

Pet Resort & Dog Training Center

Located in San Diego, CA

Welcome to Paw Commons - Hillcrest

Welcome to Paw Commons Pet Resort in Hillcrest, just off University Avenue. Established in 2001, Paw Commons has been serving San Diego area pets and their devoted parents for more than 20 years. When you’re looking for pet services you can trust – including dog boarding, dog daycare, dog training and full-service grooming – turn to Paw Commons Hillcrest to experience the best in pet care.

Dog and owner greeted at the front door



Note: Check out is by 1:00pm. Can be waved with grooming service.


Recommended for older pets or couch potatoes or pets needing lesser activity.

Gold Group $79

3 hours total of group play split into two sessions with a midday break (movies, bubbles, toys, webcams)


Recommended for all, especially for energetic puppies, active breeds, and dogs who enjoy socialization

Platinum Group $89

6 hours of free play in the group play yard (movies, bubbles, toys, webcam access).


Kongs $6
Bully Stick $4 - $7
Ice Cream Treat $6
Teeth Brushing $12
Pet Care Warranty $3 or $4
Private Training $40/day

30 Minutes of Basic Obedience 101


Daycare Paw Pass and Membership options. Memberships are a monthly commitment and have a two month minimum.

10 days

½ Day Daycare

Single Purchase $314

10 Days of ½ Day Daycare

Membership $285

10 Days of ½ Day Daycare with a recurring monthly membership

20 Days

½ Day Daycare

Single Purchase $528

20 Days of ½ Day Daycare

Membership $478

20 Days of ½ Day Daycare with a recurring monthly membership

10 days

Full Day Daycare

Single Purchase $435

10 Days of Full Day Daycare

Membership $389

10 Days of Full Day Daycare with a recurring monthly membership

20 days

Full Day Daycare

Single Purchase $726

20 Days of Full Day Daycare

Membership $615

20 Days of Full Day Daycare with a recurring monthly membership


Full Day Daycare

Single Purchase $659

Full Month of Full Day Daycare

Membership $659

Full Month of Full Day Daycare with a recurring monthly membership



Get Your Pup Fresh & Clean

Basic Bath Starting at $29

Warm oxygenating bubble bath:

  • Hypo-allergenic & premium shampoos
  • Finishing hand-blow drying
Premium Bath Starting at $52

Everything in the Basic Bath plus:

  • Nails trimmed
  • Eyes & ears cleaned
  • Anal glands expressed (as needed)
  • Tidy-up around eyes & ears
  • Tidy-up sani-area (under tail)
  • Tidy-up paws (no legs or body)
Full Service & Haircut Starting at $76
Express Bath Starting at $37

For Boarding Customers Only

Grooming Extras

Give Them That Extra Touch

Teeth Brushing $12
Boarding Brush-out $12
Furminator De-Shedding Treatment $17 - $28
Nail Trim (File or Trim) $18
De-Matting $10 per 15 min
Extras $6 - $15

"Poodle" feet (tight trim of hair in and around paws - can be for any breed), Medicated/flea shampoo, Teeth brushing, Ear cleaning, Sani, Pads, Blueberry Facial, Coat Treatment

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California Invite Code: 887231
Arizona Invite Code: 667297

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Contact Us

3915 9th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103


Phone: (619) 299-2068

Fax: (619) 299-2731

SMS (Only for clients on Gingr):
(844) 984-0221

Paw Commons Hillcrest is convenient to the San Diego communities of University Heights, North Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. We are located near Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and San Diego International Airport.

Hours of Operation
M-F: 7AM-7PM
Closed to the public on all major holidays

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Peek at your pet while they play the day away at Paw Commons!

Dogs love playing in our huge indoor dog daycare room, where they can make new friends under the constant supervision of our trained staff. A password-protected web camera allows you to get a sneak peek of the action anytime during business hours.


Paw Commons Hillcrest Pet Care Services

From head to tail and breakfast to bedtime, Paw Commons offers a range of pet care services – including dog boarding, dog daycare, dog training and full-service grooming. If you’re a boarding or daycare regular and your dog needs a training tune-up or a fresh haircut, just ask! We are happy to make recommendations based on your specific needs and schedule. 

We look forward to meeting all of your pet care needs and earning your loyalty in the process.

Staff with a group of dogs in daycare

New Daycare Clients - get 15% off your first daycare package after completing our Dayplay Evaluation!

Luxury overnight care with customized options

Socialization in a fun, safe environment

Bathing, haircuts and products with health benefits

Free consultation, Overnight and certifications available

Toys and treats, Leashes and collars, and More!

Hillcrest Location Gallery

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What to Expect When You Visit Paw Commons Hillcrest

From your very first visit to our bright, modern facility, we hope you and your pets will immediately feel cared for and secure. Our experienced staff members are constantly looking for ways to serve our guests (and each other), cleaning everything (then cleaning it again) and training in best practices to bring you uncommon excellence in the pet care industry. 

Upon arrival, you can park in our private lot on the corner of 9th & University and come to the front desk for check-in. While you’re here, check out our handy retail shop. It’s like a convenience store for dogs!

Dog daycare is available on a walk-in basis or can be scheduled in advance, as long as your dog’s immunizations are up to date. For scheduled grooming services, we will give you a call when your dog is ready to be picked up. You are welcome to call, text or email for an update at any time during your pet’s visit.

Check Out What One of Our Clients Has to Say

New Clients

For new clients, please give us a call to set up an account. We’ll ask you about your dog(s), go over the vaccination requirements and answer any questions you may have about our services.

Returning Clients

For returning clients, feel free to call, text or email us, or make your reservations through the app or website

Frequently Asked Questions

Tours are not being offered at this time. If you would like to see photos of our facility, check out our Google Business Page and Social Media accounts (Facebook and Instagram) for some great shots of our pet resort.