Since 2000 North Lake Dog Camp, located in Kings Beach, CA, has provided daycare and 24 hour cage free overnights. We are in the industrial zoned area of Kings Beach that allows us to legally operate licensed, bonded and insured day and overnight care. We are NOT a kennel but a cozy home based business for a maximum of twelve well socialized dogs a day whether you have a Chihuahua, St. Bernard, Dachshund or Great Dane! All pooches are prescreened based on their social history, daily routines with their family and breed to ensure a sweet temperament with no history of any aggressive behavior. Based on our selectiveness, we can guarantee a happy, stress free experience and harmonious environment for all. Because of our small pack, we can also guarantee plenty of loving, individual attention and appropriate playmates based on age, size and temperament. Dogs are required to be at least one year old, spayed or neutered and current on all standard vaccinations including the Bordetella vaccine given within the last twelve months.  

     Dogs have free range of the whole home and a very large, securely fenced yard that backs to Tahoe National Forest and Griff Creek. Overnighters and daycare pooches enjoy all day free freedom with two playgroups a day included in our fee, a huge yard and a clean, comfortable home.  With two adventures everyday such as cross country skiing, lake trips, hiking to reservoirs and vistas, the campers will end the day dreaming on fluffy dog beds in front of the fireplace! Each night you too will feel at ease with daily pictures and videos of your pooch's new friends and adventures! As life long animal lovers, we feel that is an honor and privilege to care for your furry family member and keeping the dogs safe, healthy, loved in a harmonious environment is always our priority!  

North Lake Dog Camp is owned by Megan Ahlburn who began dog camp in 2000. Having worked at North Lake Veterinary Clinic in Tahoe City for two years before starting dog camp, Megan now has over 19 years behavioral and medical experience. Megan is a graduate of the University of Vermont, Animal Behavior College as a certified dog trainer and has been certified by Pet Tech multiple times for Canine First Aid and CPR. North Lake Dog Camp has three part time helpers, Robin, Erik and Tim who are all certified through PetTech as well. We are experienced with any type of special diet or medical need from subcutaneous fluids to insulin shots. We are licensed through Placer County and bonded/insured through Pet Sitters Associates. 


Daycare & Playgroups

NLDC offers daycare six days a week whether you are at work or on the slopes. Each day is organized based on the activity level that each camper needs. With a small group and friendly playmates, your dog comes home healthy, loved and happy!

Daycare & Playgroups


Our property in King's Beach is in a industrial area zoned for animal care. This is a 24-hour cage free experience in a home based business for a maximum of 12 friendly pups a day! 

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