“Ruff-rences” on the Camp Canine website call this premier pet resort and training center a “Disneyland for Dogs.” We couldn’t agree more. With boulders to climb at Camp Run-A-Muk, waterfalls to run through at Lake Splashmore and cozy cots with lambies to curl up in for a well-deserved nap, Camp Canine is a pooch’s paradise.
803 E. Montecito St., 805/962-4790.
Playtime is the name of the game at Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, a cage-free, full-service canine care facility with two locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta. While you’re away, watch the action via webcam as your dog splashes in the dog-boned shaped pool (Goleta), romps with new friends on the padded playground, or indulges in a head-to-paw spa bath or massage. Ask about Dioji’s free, one-day doggie daycare pass.
7340 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 805/685-6068.
822 E. Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, 805/845-0500.
Fully stocked retail boutique brimming with the latest in canine couture, tasty treats and tempting toys, an air conditioned indoor play room and a sunny outdoor area are just some of the amenities awaiting your dog at Loose Pooch Dog Club. Oh, and did we mention that owner, Nathan Woods, is a certified dog trainer who started training dogs when he was just 10 years old?
1925 State St., 805/569-5201.
-Karen Lee Stevens