I had the pleasure of working at The Dog House for 7 years, and I cannot recommend Michelle enough. She cares immensely for her clients and is incredibly knowledgeable about all sorts of dog issues: from behavior to socialization to health, she's an invaluable resource for doggie parents! She takes care to train her staff to know the ins and outs of dog behavior, including temperament testing. No dog is allowed to attend daycare without first passing temperament tests, and there are breed restrictions in place - these tests and rules are there for the safety of all the pups. Dogs of all sizes are allowed to mix, unless there is a safety issue at play (i.e. teacup chihuahuas get to hang out in the Club Room, which is a special area separated from the rest of the main play floor, filled with cushions and in full view of the staff at all times). All dogs must have up to date vaccination records before they can begin daycare (or a vet note explaining any medical reason why they have not been vaccinated), and all dogs must be spayed or neutered if they are older than 7 months of age. Again, the vaccination records and spay/neuter requirements are for the safety of all of the dogs. I would never trust a facility that did not require them. TDH also offers excellent and comparably priced grooming and bathing services by appointment (note: up to date vax records are required for these services, too). There is also a small, but lovingly curated retail section in the lobby, filled with top brand, healthy dog food and treats, and fun toys & accessories. I loved my time working there and learned a tremendous amount about dogs and dog behavior - I highly recommend it!
3368 S Robertson BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90034
From Business: "I Said Sit!" was started by Jonathan Klein in 1988. Over 25 years it has grown to be one of the most respected dog training, boarding and day care facilities in …
My 4 1/2 pound yorkie, "Sophie" goes to Wagville a couple of hours a week purely for socialization. For the first couple of times she sat in one place and stayed there for the entire time. I could see she was being checked on, I called and they reassured me, even bringing her close to the webcam so I could see her. Well after about 8 visits, she still sits calmly by herself, but that alone is a huge change. Before, she didn't even want to be near other dogs. One day I went there and one of the staff put her with another very small dog. It was the first time I ever saw her play with another dog. She was sooooooo happy. Now, they are starting a brand new play day specifically for dogs under 8 pounds. The first one starts on June 29th. Every day I see her confidence show a little more. I cannot be more grateful to the staff of Wagville who are making my little dog be as big a dog as she can be! Thanks Wagville, great job!
Wagville is the most amazing place for dogs. I have a 13 year old Beagle. She has some health issues, but is still going strong. She is very chill and likes to just observe the younger doggies on the small dog side. At this stage in her life she has had some time that she has been not in the best health. The Wagville staff was very helpful and supportive. They took care of her no matter what. They go to my house in the morning 2 days a week and pick up my dog for daycare. She can no longer jump up in the car, so they pick her up and carry her to put her in the Wagville Van. If I leave them medication to give her I know that she will get it. Just last week, I forgot her medication on the kitchen counter. I contacted Wagville and they sent somebody to my house to get my dogs medication. That is amazing service that you just do not see anymore these days. I would reccommend Wagville to anybody.
I discovered Wagville today and I want to shout from the rooftops! It is just awesome! They are friendly organized and took my 4 month old Great Dane puppy in on short notice. After a thorough evaluation they introduced him to his playmates. He loved it! The best part of this place are the web accessible cameras in all the dog populated areas. You can watch on your iPhone! I swear it's addictive. I picked my dog up at 2:00 today and still couldn't help but log on to the webcams and watch all the other cute dogs running around. It's like a dog reality show. I am engrossed in the relationship between the standard poodle and the puggle. I have to see why they all suddenly ran outside in a hurry. What's all the excitement...? Seriously. It's fascinating. Do NOT go here if you want your dog to be lonely, fat and deeply depressed.
I've been to a lot of dog daycares and Citydog is really different than anything else I've seen. For one, it smells great! It doesn't smell like dog! It's spotless clean and has a cool, modern vibe with the music and the overall look and feel. Everyone is really friendly and they always take great care of my two dogs. My dogs pull me in at the entry so I know they are happy. I really feel that they love the dogs here. I've also tried the grooming for a bath and trim and also a furminator treatment - happy with the results. I was surprised how much less my dog sheds with the furmination. The prices are good, surprisingly less than other options in area. They also have a webcam, and it works!, so I can watch my dogs play which is cool. So glad this new place opened - I love it! Citydog is the best!
I MISS YOU WAGVILLE (oh, and so does my dog, lol). By far one of the best doggie daycares in Southern California... REASON: Because I just moved and I'm having an incredibly difficult time finding a doggie daycare with even half the benefits as Wagville. So much so, that I'm spending my precious Monday evening writing my first review on this site in the first place. Hands down... I've learned through my research downtown and the westside that Wagville has a wonderful reputation, and rightfully so. There is so much drama in downtown Los Angeles, and who would have thought it would concern "doggie daycare" drama ... yup!
I had a great experience at Wagville! Not only is Wagville cage-free, but they are so attentive. I've never seen another shelter where the dogs have an actual person playing with your dogs the WHOLE time during their stay. I left both my boxers at Wagville for a 3-day weekend and never once worried about them. When I picked them up, Wagville gave me a summary of what the dogs did while I was away, how the interacted with the other dogs, and they even gave me a picture of them to take home as a souvenir. They even have a web-cam so you can see for yourself how well your dog is being treated.
I was told by another terrier owner that Wagville was the only place to go for extraordinary grooming and customer service. They were more than correct. My Airedale terrier, Naga, and I were treated royally by owner Julie and her staff, and Todd, the best groomer I have experienced. Having just moved to LA from Hawaii 3months ago this place has been my best experience settling in hands(paws) down. I look forward to being a customer for supplies and daycare in addition to grooming, and will gladly recommend them to all dog owners who want and appreciate the best for their family member pet.
I am very impressed with this place. Not only are the facilities top notch, my dog Sophie came home happy and exhausted. She got to play with other small dogs and even got extra attention from the workers. Sophie was boarded there for three days and I can really tell that all the workers really care about the dogs. Sophie even had a bath at the end and she was so fluffy and clean I couldn't believe it was the same dog. I will absolutely use Wagville again. I will recommend them to every dog owner I know.
After reading all the great reviews, I decided to bring my dog Dallas here while I went away for the weekend. We had a great experience. The staff was friendly and reassuring, and the webcam is a great touch! I liked being able to check on him throughout the day, and he always seemed happy and well taken care of. The place is clean, and the staff seems to genuinely care about the well being of every pet that is there. Fantastic place to take your dog for grooming or boarding!