Our Mission

Fog City Dogs is committed to making dogs happy in their owners’ absence. We aim to meet the needs of dog owners by providing dog daycare, boarding, grooming and training in a fun, safe, and structured environment.

Fog City Dogs hosts Northern California’s premier dog activity centers. With 2 convenient San Francisco locations, we offer dog daycare and overnight stays in an interactive and social setting. Fog City Doggie Daycare has been providing Bay Area pups with fun since 2002. Fog City Dog Lodge opened in 2005 and provides both dog daycare, overnight boarding, and training. Canines come here for supervision, socialization, and playtime and they go home tuckered and happy. Fog City Dogs was one of the first services of its kind in San Francisco as well as in the country. Although there are many dog daycares now, we are still one of very few to offer all day socialization, and playgroups in a controlled yet fun environment - all for one low rate. We also offer webcams in playgroups for customers’ peace of mind. Fog City Dogs offers all of the services your dog needs to stay healthy and safe.

Meet The Staff


Jason founded Fog City Doggie Daycare in 2002 in response to a challenge to find quality care for his own dog while he went to his day job. He wanted to create a service that allowed dogs to romp around and play with each other all day long, spend time on daily strolls outside, and allow their owners the ability to watch their furry friends on playgroup webcams.


Sean joined Jason in 2005 when they both realized there were limited options for overnight care. Together they founded Fog City Dog Lodge. He has thoroughly enjoyed his career change to pet care and went on to get certified in pet care administration by the PCSA. He spends as much time as he can spare at both locations every day visiting our four legged friends.


Melissa joined FCD soon after the opening of Fog City Dog Lodge. Her part time job as a dog walker developed into a passion for getting to know new dogs. She prides herself on knowing all dogs and their owners and developing lasting relationships built on quality care. She has fostered and adopted multiple pets in need and is committed to animal welfare.


Nick joined Fog City Doggie Daycare with years of experience providing grooming and dog daycare services on the East Coast. He provides excellent service to our customers by getting to know every dog and its owner. One of his assets is that he always makes sure dogs get the right level interaction to go home from "school" happy and healthy but deservedly tired. He loves what he does and it shows.


Logan joined Fog City Dogs in 2013. First a wrangler and then a manager, Logan found the path into animal care via fostering pets in need. Logan has helped numerous dogs find new homes and is looking forward to working with you to help your dog get the best care with us.

Join Our Team

Do you love dogs and have lots of experience with animals? Does your dream consist of having fun playing with dogs and giving them loads of love and attention? Got an eye for detail and a knack for following very specific directions? If so, then come work for us!

Fog City Dogs offers a great environment for animal care professionals who like to see dogs treated as family members rather than animals in lab cages. Our jobs have maximum dog exposure and allow you to play and have fun with dogs while getting lots of exercise. Taking care of dogs isn’t easy though. We work to keep the highest standards of sanitation and a healthy environment so we need hard working, responsible, and dedicated individuals. We offer highly flexible schedules and competitive pay, as well as bonuses and certification assistance for hard working individuals. Email your resume, a completed application, and two professional references to jobs@fogcitydogs.com.

Here is a copy of our Employment Application.

Want to improve your chances of getting hired? We prefer individuals who are:

  • Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid
  • IBPSA Certified
  • College Degree
  • Licensed Drivers with Access to a Car
  • Able to work weekends and holidays

Looking to volunteer?

Unfortunately, we aren’t set up to handle volunteers as well as the SF SPCA, so we recommend that you go to them first. They have a first rate volunteer program and the details can be found here .

A Team that Gives Back:

For many years Fog City Dogs has supported dog friendly charities by providing mobile dog daycare services at fundraisers like “Petchitecture” (annual event for PAWS) and the “Run for the Seals” (annual event for the Marine Mammal Center). We also regularly provide daycare and overnight boarding services to such rescue groups as Wonder Dog Rescue and other rescues in need. Furthermore, we have found that by donating services to most community oriented fundraisers, we can help the charities that build strong communities and raise money while growing our own pack. We actively seek out and donate services to silent auctions for elementary schools, community organizations, and local/national charities. By doing this, everybody wins. We also capitalize on the idea that dogs are more open and understanding than most people. So Fog City Dogs has worked with local schools and various city programs to help get disabled people work experience, as well as to help people in state sponsored programs get back on their feet with a paying job. Both programs have provided worthwhile opportunities for the disadvantaged and helped the rest of our staff, many of whom are new to the workforce, learn the value these individuals bring to the table. If you’re group or organization is looking for a sponsor or partner, email us and we’ll consider your request: info@fogcitydogs.com

Contact Us

Fog City Dog Lodge
2280 Shafter Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
p: 415 642 3647 (DOGS)
M-F: 7am-7pm; Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 4-8pm.
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Fog City Doggie Daycare
1488 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
p: 415 409 3647 (DOGS)
M-F: 7am-7pm; Closed on the weekends.
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Partners & Resources

Rescue Groups:

We believe that every dog deserves a happy home. To help support the efforts of local rescues, we have given them certificates for your dog’s first night of boarding or first day of daycare if you adopt from the following rescues:

SF SPCA Rocket Dog Rescue Wonder Dog Rescue Furry Friends Pet Rescue CARE Pets Nor Cal Collie Rescue Nor Cal Weimaraner Rescue NorCal Poodle Rescue German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

If your rescue is not listed here, ask them to partner with us.

Local Dog Organizations:

If you care about dog issues pertaining to local laws, dog friendly parks, and other canine news check out SF Dog or Dog PAC

Dog Friendly Lodging:

Travelodge – Dog friendly motel right next door to our Lombard location. Marina Motel – Dog friendly motel just down the street from our Lombard location. Jenner Inn & Cottages - Dog friendly accommodations near the Sonoma Wine Country on the Northern California Coast.

Dog Health:

Web MD for Dogs

Pet Insurance:

A resource to compare different pet insurance companies can be found here.

Local Veterinarians:

Fog City Dogs supports and partners with all the veterinary clinics in San Francisco. But in cases of after hours emergencies, we use Pets Unlimited for our emergency care. Other recommendations are: Ocean Avenue Pet Hospital Presidio Way Veterinary Hospital Marina Pet Hospital Pacifica Pet Hospital

Other Affiliations:

Fog City Dogs is a proud lifetime member of the International Boarding & Pet Services Association. IBPSA is an organization dedicated to standardizing and improving the pet care services industry. To learn more about them click here : IBPSA

Fog City Dogs is proud to partner with American Bark Park in Cincinnati Ohio as a recommended service affiliate. Following the same service best practices as FCD, we highly recommend their services to anyone travelling or relocating to the Cincinnati Area and looking for a dog daycare, dog grooming or dog boarding in a modern kennel environment http://www.americanbarkpark.com