North Lake Dog Camp in King's Beach, CA, with 17 years experience, provides 24 hour cage free overnight care. We are located in a light industrial area legally zoned for animal care. We are the opposite experience of a stressful, crowded kennel because we are a home based business that only takes 12 dogs a night. An intimate, cozy home nestled in the woods of the Tahoe National Forest, North Lake Dog Camp truly is your dogs home away from home! If your dog can't be home with you, this is the next best thing as they will meet lots of new friends, have exciting adventures everyday, get daily wellness checks, enjoy belly rubs and be kept safe and loved! We have a large, very secure fenced yard that wraps around the house and backs right up to the Tahoe National Forest and the year round flowing Griff Creek. With a maximum of only 12 prescreened dogs per night, your pooch is 100% guaranteed to have tons of individual attention while having free range of my warm, clean home, daily playgroup adventures (groups split based on age, breed and size) and supervised play in the yard. The lucky dogs that stay at NLDC are cherished as our own kids and we really are one big, happy family!
Camp begins each morning at 6am for breakfast (one at a time in the kitchen!) then the dogs enjoy free playtime in the yard while they greet the daycare pups during the morning drop off time of 8-9:30am. After that, we head out on morning playgroup which is an off site, bigger adventure of the day at places such as Page Meadows, Bristlecone Beach, Blackwood Canyon and 64 Acres. We are extremely careful and conscientious with keeping everyone safe thus all dogs are carefully vetted before they are allowed off-leash. Not everyone can be off-leash and if your dog can't be then it won't! Very small/older dogs not able to join in the longer morning playgroup are treated to shorter trips to the lake and leashed walks in the woods behind the house. If we run short errands, it's a family outing as we load into our new Sprinter van with no seats, only dog beds! In the afternoon we have mandatory nap time from 12-3pm and they can choose whatever fluffy, clean dog bed they like! We all head out as a group for our afternoon walk at 3pm, always right out the back gate along Griff Creek behind the house. You will be able to keep up with all the excitement through daily videos and pictures of your pooch! There is a daily snout to tail wellness check at 4pm to check for issues with nails, ears, eyes etc. The evening pick up is between 4-6pm and we all have dinner around 5pm.
Unlike other places, we do not charge extra for administering medications, insulin shots or fluids, any type of special diet nor do we charge extra for the playgroup adventures they enjoy each day! This is an all inclusive experience and we are firmly against up-charges! NLDC provides clean, downy dog beds, bowls, leashes, toys and different types of snacks based on diet/allergies. I do ask overnighters to only bring their paperwork, including latest shot records, food and any currents medications. At North Lake Dog Camp, we focus on setting the dogs up to succeed behaviorally and live together amicably by never allowing resource guarding so please leave your dog's toys at home too! Nothing in the world is more important to us than keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy and we're immensely grateful each day to be with your kids!