Hillcrest Dog Boarding

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Premier Dog Boarding in Hillcrest San Diego, CA

Paw Commons Pet Resort provides Premier Dog Boarding in the San Diego community of Hillcrest near University Heights, North Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. Near Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park and San Diego International Airport.

Our premier Dog Boarding service offers your precious pets more than just a safe place to stay overnight. You too can rest easy knowing we offer the highest levels of care, comfort and attention that your dog needs and deserves.

Greeting your dog at the front desk

Minimum 3-night stay required to redeem offer. Not valid over holiday periods. First night free offer valid only to new clients. Not to be combined with other discount offers. Must mention at the time of booking.

Quality Dog Boarding at Paw Commons in Hillcrest

Paw Commons offers dog boarding services for all of our guests. Pet parents will appreciate our flexible, customized care options, and dogs will have so much fun. We love seeing the excited tail-wagging and bouncing exuberance of our return guests upon arrival when they realize where they are! Our trusted services feature:

Staff hugging a dog during outdoor play
  • Climate-controlled facilities
  • Safe, comfortable lodging for every dog
    • Comfy Suites: Private room, Raised plush bedding, Fresh water
    • Dogs from the same family are able to share the same lodging suite if space allows
  • Feeding options are flexible and are included in the cost of boarding
    • We will provide your (dog’s) choice of
      • Fromm Adult Chicken and Brown Rice dry food
      • Fromm Chicken pate or Fromm Beef & Barley pate (additional cost)
      • Pet chef prepared boiled chicken and steamed white rice for our pets with sensitive stomachs (additional cost)
    • Or you can provide your pet’s food from home
      • Please bag and label each portion
    • Our full-service kitchen easily accommodates food needing fridge or freezer storage
  • Outdoor Group Play area with separate yards for small and large dogs. Group play includes toy time, bubbles, and plenty of socialization 
  • Webcams are password protected and provide pet parents with a sneak peek at the outdoor group play yards during normal business hours
  • Day Play Evaluations with temperament assessments are required for all group players
  • Safety measures include daily wellness checks for all guests, daily room cleanings and refreshing of water multiple times per day. Staff are trained in Animal handling and Behavior safety
  • Our programs are well-suited to Smaller dogs, who enjoy our separate play area, private sleeping accommodations and full-service grooming options
Staff playing with a group of dogs in outdoor play

Dog Boarding Rules & Rates

  • Comfy Suite starting at $41 per night

Prices are per night, per dog and are dependent on size of dog and whether it is a peak/holiday season. Discounts of 20% off the 2nd dog & 40% off the 3rd dog apply to all dogs staying in the same room.

We know you're busy, so our goal is to make your check-in as easy as possible. Submit your pet's registration forms before you arrive.

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sat: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sun: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM


All overnight guests must arrive prior to 3:00 pm*

All overnight guests must check out by 1:00 pm**
1:00pm check out time can be extended with the addition of an exit grooming service

*$25 fee for late check-in

**Cost of the next night's lodging rate for late check-outs after 1:00 pm

Ask about our full service grooming options for overnight guests.

**The check out fee is waived with the addition of an exit bath on the day of departure. The 1:00 PM check out time will be extended until we close during normal business hours.

Dog Boarding Activities in Hillcrest San Diego, CA

Enrichment activities for overnight boarding guests at Paw Commons include group play, and training camp options.

We require a play package for all of our dog boarding guests at Hillcrest. Having a structured routine helps dogs stay happier and more settled during their visit with us.

Staff greeting a dog at the front door

Group Play at our Paw Commons Hillcrest Location

  • Must pass day play evaluation
  • Must be spayed/neutered if over 7 months
    • Platinum $39/day
      • Recommended for all, especially for energetic puppies, active breeds, and dogs who enjoy socialization
      • 6 hours of free play in the group play yard (bubbles, toys, webcam access)
    • Gold $31/day 
      • Recommended for older pets or couch potatoes or pets needing lesser activity  
      • 3 hours total of group play split into two sessions with a midday break (bubbles, toys, webcams)
    • Silver $24/day
      • Recommended for senior pets, pets who are shy and may need a slow acclimation to group play 
      • 1 hour total of group play split into two 30 minute group play sessions

Overnight Dog Training Camp at Paw Commons Hillcrest

Does your dog need some obedience lessons or manners reminders? We can arrange a consultation with one of our skilled dog trainers to create a program tailored to your pet’s specific training needs. 

The training will take place while your pet is boarding with us.

Dog Boarding Add-ons and Extras

  • Treadmill Program $20/session - Treadmill Sessions provide mental enrichment, physical exercise, and confidence booster for dogs. These sessions not only provide a foundation of physical exercise but also help dogs build their confidence with a new experience. ​Treadmills provide a safe and controlled environment for your dog to exercise, walk on leash skills, and reduce energy and stress. We always go at your pup’s pace to ensure safety and fun
  • Add a bedtime treat – choice of Peanut butter kong or Bully Stick

Ask us about our Grooming services, from basic to full-service options

Staff playing with dogs in daycare

Minimum 3-night stay required to redeem offer. Not valid over holiday periods. First night free offer valid only to new clients. Not to be combined with other discount offers. Must mention at the time of booking.

Serious about Dog Boarding Safety

  • Our staff are trained in Animal Handling and Behavior Safety Training
  • Group play is always supervised to ensure positive interactions
  • Regular sanitization of shared and private play spaces and lodging quarters
  • Frequent supply of fresh water
  • Sophisticated HVAC system maximizing quality airflow throughout the resort
  • Separate fenced play yards for large and small dogs
  • All Dogs must pass day play evaluation to participate in group play
  • Daily health wellness checks for lodgers
  • Staff is on site as early as 4am to as late as 12am
  • Each pet is secured in their private room overnight
  • Building is equipped with alarm system, fire safety system and interior security cameras with full access for management
  • Rotating on-call schedule for managers
  • Regular fire safety inspections performed by fire department

Frequently Asked Questions about Dog Boarding at Paw Commons Hillcrest

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