Your dog is a guest of honor at Alcala.

Alcala Pet Care strives to give your dog the most comfortable, enjoyable, and playful vacation while you are away. Alcala's unique design offers your dogs more personal attention, interaction with other dogs, and larger areas to run and play.

Dogs and their owners come from all over Southern California for our attention to detail, impeccable cleanliness, world-class grooming, and the most experienced staff in San Diego.

Your dog will enjoy warm meals at Alcala. We prepare a special recipe of chicken, rice, and kibble for our guests.

Happy family with their pugs

Your dogs will enjoy three separate areas:

  • Individual large runs
  • Heated or air-conditioned sleeping rooms
  • Large, outdoor play yard

Our unique care gives your dog much more attention than the standard in/out or single room kennel.

Dog Boarding Rates
Dog Size Boarding Rates
Small Dogs (up to 20 pounds) $22.00/day
Medium Dogs (20 to 40 pounds)  $27.00/day 
Large Dogs (over 40 pounds)  $35.00/day 
Daycare  Small Dogs $20/day
Large Dogs $25/day 
Please note: We give a $2/day discount for multiple dogs that board together and for visits that last more than 21 days.

Prices as 4/26/2015

Alcala Pet Care charges by the calendar day

Alcala's boarding prices are different than most places. Jim Lockwood started this in the late 1970's because he felt it was more important to send dogs home happy & clean than to worry about a check in/out time schedule. On the day you pick up your pet we will give them a bath unless otherwise specified. Typically, the bath is only $15 ($20 for large dogs) unless they have a very big/thick(Chow, Collie, Long haired German Shepherd, etc.) or matted coat.

This also means there is NO check-out or check-in time. We ask that you pick up your dogs after 12 if your dog is being bathed, but the price is the same regardless of the time you visit Alcala during our normal business hours. We realize this can be confusing at first. Please ask us for an estimate before you drop off your pets if you are concerned.

There is an additional charge for dogs with long hair or matted coats.

Baths include: Nail Trimming(per request), Shampoo, full brush out, and ears cleaned(per request). We use natural, detergent-free Tropiclean Shampoos and Conditioners.

Dog Baths and Grooming

Baths include: Nail Trimming, Shampoo, Conditioner, full brush out, and ears cleaned if necessary. There is an additional charge for dogs with long hair or matted coats. We use all natural Tropiclean Shampoos, Conditioners, and Flea control products.

Vaccinations required for Dog Boarding

Must be current, within the last 3 years.
We accept a current 1-year or 3-year vaccination.
Good for 6 months, we recommend it being given internasal at least one week before coming in.

Please note: Corona vaccine is no longer required for boarding.

Age Limits

We cannot board puppies under 16 weeks of age due to immune deficiencies. Your dog must be healthy, happy, and able to climb a few steps.

TLC, Special Care, and Play Time

Dogs love to run and play in our secure 1/2 acre Play Pals Park. There's enough room for even groups of greyhounds to stretch their legs. Our TLC playtime sessions give your dog the extra personal attention and playtime that make a vacation one to remember.

Group play is available for the social dogs and individual walks can be reserved for those that prefer to see the area.

TLC Rates
Quantity Daily Rate 2X Daily Rate
Small Dogs
Single Dog $8.00 $10.00
Two Dogs $10.00 $12.00
Three Dogs $12.00 $14.00
Large Dogs
Single Dog $11.00 $14.00
Two Dogs $14.00 $17.00
Three Dog $17.00 $20.00
Mixed Sizes
One Large and One Small $12.00 $15.00
Two Medium $12.00 $15.00
One Large and One medium $15.00 $17.00

Private (One-on-One) Play

Private play sessions run 30 minutes and are $10.00 to do once a day or $15.00 to do twice. Please note that this applies to all un-neutered/un-spayed dogs and any dog that doesn’t play well with others.

Alcala Pet Care kennel building in November, 2011 Photo by Karrina Darlene Salazar

Little Buddy Playground

While the big dogs love to stretch their legs in our large park, some of our smaller guests prefer a more intimate surrounding. Alcala has just added a new park, the Little Buddy Playground. This new yard is perfect for the toys and older dogs that prefer hands-on, individual attention. Ask for it today.

TLC (Play Time)

Playtime prices in our large park are based on the size of your dogs and how many times per day they visit the dog park.. Play time lasts for around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the dogs energy level, and is always supervised.

TLC (Special Care)

Additional charges of $4.00 a day are applicable for medications, special feeding, geriatric dogs, and puppies.