Choosing comfortable kennel quarters for your pet while you're away is a difficult process. We consider your pet part of our family. With four convenient Southern California locations to serve you, we invite you to tour our "home away from home", and meet the staff. Our passion is providing your best friend the best possible care in a professional, safe, clean and loving environment. To insure availability, the Animal Keeper recommends advanced reservations.
Since 1979, we've been the leader in specialized pet care & hope to see you & your pet soon at the Animal Keeper.
Call us today for more information & pricing.
We are proud that all of our location staff receives hands-on dog training and behavior skills training from a highly qualified CPDT-KSA, and CBCC-KA dog trainer; of which there are only 50 in the United States. This training occurs on a monthly basis. The staff also receives monthly classroom training on dog, cat and bird anatomy and physiology as well as diseases, skin conditions, symptoms, cleaning protocols and general pet care health. Our staff is tested at two levels for Certified Pet Care Technician certification in addition to bather brusher certifications.
The pictures you see above are of a recent first aid training class where managers and assistant managers refreshed their skills on basic first aid and CPR for animals. We are very proud of our staff and their desire to give the best pet care possible for our clients.
I recently boarded my dog Satch at the Animal Keeper in Encinitas. I especially would like to mention how friendly and pleasant the front desk person was both when I dropped Satch off and again when I picked him up. Satch almost didn’t want to go home. The $10 I spent on his going home bath was a real bargain. I’m used to spending much more at other places to have him bathed. It’s worth it to board Satch occasionally just for the bath! I’m really happy with my experience at AK and would highly recommend it to everyone.
My husband and I were able to go away for the fourth of July. We were very concerned about leaving our little ""Charlie"" with someone for the first time since we moved to the San Diego area. We asked around and kept hearing the name ""The Animal Keeper"". After taking a tour and seeing how well the employees interact with the animals we felt we had found the right place. When we dropped our little fellow off, he went with the young lady without a second thought. Although we were sad to leave him for a week, it sure helped to see he was so willing to go with her. (He is usually a shy dog.) I called several times during the week to check on Charlie. I was told he was eating well and enjoying playing with the other dogs. I was also told that he and another dog had become fast friends. When we returned to pick Charlie up I had to believe they had told me the truth. Not only had Charlie gained a little weight he was freshly bathed and smelling great. The best part is our Charlie was in no hurry to come home with us. I plan to take him back for day care so that he can visit his friend. The Animal Keeper was a wonderful experience for my husband and me. I cannot recommend it highly enough. My husband and I are older and Charlie is more than just a family dog to us. Thanks again to the staff at the Animal Keeper for making our trip enjoyable because we were not worried about our pet.
I recently boarded my dog Satch at the Animal Keeper in Encinitas. I especially would like to mention how friendly and pleasant the front desk person was both when I dropped Satch off and again when I picked him up. Satch almost didn?t want to go home. The $10 I spent on his going home bath was a real bargain. I?m used to spending much more at other places to have him bathed. It?s worth it to board Satch occasionally just for the bath! I?m really happy with my experience at AK and would highly recommend it to everyone.
The people at the Animal Keeper have taken good care of my pets. They are the best. The staff is customer oriented, ready to help with any special concerns that I have had.
WE just LOOOOOVE the Animal Keepers. Baker, my Bichon Frise Puppy loves to go see all of his little puppy friends and people pals! I do not worry one bit while I am away because I know that he is being taken great care of, AND Baker is having so much fun on his "play dates" with other dogs and "snuggle time" with the employees there.
I have so many friends that leave there puppies. i.e. their "babies" with The Animal Keepers" and they all have only the best things to say!...