Howl 'n' Woof San Francisco, California

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Reviews: Howl 'n' Woof (San Francisco)

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Tom Harrison

2 years ago

Toby, our Corgi, has been attending Howl N Woof for 6 years now. The staff is super! Very professional but also caring of the critters entrusted to their care. We are so glad we discovered Howl N Woof and Toby has found a second home there. They are the best!

Julie Nelson

2 years ago

Cody loves going to Howl n Woof! They are great with him and his quirks. I always know he is in really good hands.

Monica Stiggins

2 years ago

Caring and enthusiastic team members make this my dog’s favorite place! Highly recommend!

Charlsie Wolfe

2 years ago

When our dog was a puppy we wanted her to socialize as much as possible so that is why we chose howl n woof. She was doing great at play time at first... except she wouldn't do well in the kennel and would rub her nose until it would bleed. They tried to "help" with lavender (what scientific data proves lavender calms dogs anyways?) and bully sticks which only caused her to have a stomach blockage and needed medical attention...She started developing anxiety from being in a kennel and begun being scared to get in her kennel at home. They wouldn't allow me to see the conditions in which they were keeping her pinned in and said that "the dogs are expected to settle down after playtime and stay in their crates until next playtime" which I thought was irresponsible since dogs have different energy levels and their website said they cater to their individual needs. 15-20 min twice a day is not a sufficient amount of time for a dog to expend their energy, especially my dog who can play and sprint for and hour straight. Then she apparently began herding and nipping during playtime and they were suggesting that "your dog doesn't seem happy here" because of her behavior. We hired a certified dog behaviorist said that their tactics is what drove her to an anxious state because they forced her into a uncomfortable position with no positive reinforcement and that her herding/increasing aggressive behavior during play time was due to frustration with the conditions, excessive energy, and anxiety. I believe the people watching the dogs are not certified as I would get mixed review from everyone. One employee would say she did fine then I would get a call from the owner the next day about issues with my dog. If your dog is mellow, then this place might be fine but if your dog needs even the slightest guidance or emotional help then stay far away and find a place that doesn't lock your dog up for hours and tries to force them to cooperate resulting in the dogs self injuries.

Annie O'Grady

3 years ago

TLDR; they keep all the dogs in cage kennels the majority of the day which is pretty messed up. I’m moving to the area and have been looking for a new daycare/place to board my dog. All their reviews were so awesome but I couldn’t find a single picture of their interior boarding set up so I decided to call and ask about it. When I asked the guy on the phone said that each dog had a “kennel with a blanket over top” that they stayed in. I asked if he meant the cage-style kennels and he said yes. This was shocking since every place we’ve gone to before had indoor “fenced” areas with a bed, water, toys, ect. for each dog. But I thought hey, their reviews are so good maybe they are only in the kennels overnight when they board? Nope! I asked and the guy said they are in there AT ALL TIMES when not in a play group and play groups are 15-20 minutes “every hour or so.” At that point I said thanks but no thanks. I honestly couldn’t believe a place that crates the dogs in their care ~80% of the time could have these kind of reviews. Then I remembered why I called in the first place: despite posting 30+ pictures per day I could not find a single picture of their interior setup anywhere on their Facebook or website. After the call I re-read their website again I noticed more veiled references to the dogs actual situation but it is very vague and really doesn’t tell the truth of just how much time your dog is spending in a crate. After a few hours to reflect I started wondering if the people who currently send their dogs there know this and how are people who are looking at their website and reviews supposed to know this without directly asking the question like I did? That’s why I decided to write this review, because people considering this place should know how they treat the dogs in their care without having to go out of their way to ask.

Lauren Castellano

3 years ago

I love that they actually know my dog and don't just pacify me with "she's fine she had fun." If she was anxious one morning they will tell me in detail what she did to make them think she was anxious and how they responded to make her comfortable while still encouraging her to get back out there and make friends. They staff is also kind enough to take my calls if I ever want to check on her during the day... I only call once so I don't put my crazy dog mom on full display. My large dog get nervous around other large dogs and the Howl N Woof team was so patient with her with they were integrating her into groups. I know how much my dog loves it there now based on the crying in the car when we get close, which doesn't stop until the staff has taken her back. My dog was a little hesitant the first two drop offs but by the 3rd she could not get out of the car fast enough.

Robert Struzick

3 years ago

Boy do I love Howl N Woof. They take such good care of my sweet pup and clearly care about his well being. I have never once worried about anything with their operation. You should take your pup here too so mine has another to play with ????

Lisa Burk

3 years ago

Best doggie daycare ever!! The whole team is awesome and very knowledgeable. They take great care of our fur baby and he absolutely LOVES it there!!

Marc Vitulli

3 years ago

The operation and team at howl and wolf is amazing! They are responsive, helpful and extremely friendly. Plus every person shows a genuine love and and care for the pups including our boy Enzo. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a daycare or boarding.

Steph Muniz

3 years ago

We've been using the Howl N Woof for years and can't recommend them enough. Our adopted lab mix was a lot of love and energy when we first got her. After taking classes at Howl N Woof we all became more comfortable together and she's now a happy member our family. The day care is outstanding and the amount of attention and love they show our pup is great! The crew is extremely professional and you would be doing yourself a favor by sending your pup there.

Aaron Evans

3 years ago

WE LOVE HOWL AND WOOF!!! They are the very best with our tri-pod pittie mix, Supernova, who loves going to "school "every week. They are very attentive and will give me updates when we pick her up. They will also reach out if they noticed your dog has worrisome marks on their body or if they are acting unlike their typical self. Supernova loves this place and the people. Your dog will not be disappointed!

Kenneth Simpson

3 years ago

They take such great care of our pup and give us an update at the end of each of his play days. Each dog gets individual attention. Just the best! I would not go anywhere else.

Patricia Mitzel

3 years ago

We have been taking our FurrBabies to Howl n Woof for the last 9 plus years . Amy and Cody have helped us train and work effectively with our dogs. The staff always takes the time to answer our questions and address any concerns we have. We love Howl N Woof!

Sarah Hughes

3 years ago

We have been going to Howl n Woof for about 10 years. My dogs live it and they have thrived being able to have their play days.

Jody Harrison

3 years ago

We LOVE the professional and loving care H&W staff give our Toby!

Zuzana Kajuch

3 years ago

My two large dogs LOVE going to Howl N Woof. The staff places them individually into appropriate groups so they get to make new friends. I appreciate the new process for pick-up and drop-off which is well designed for social distancing and staff safety. This team cares about your pet and it shows.

Erica Sigholz

3 years ago

Our Goldendoodle loves to go play with his friends at Howl n Howl. It’s the best part of his week and we trust them completely to take good care of our pup!

Wendy Moore

3 years ago

I still drive from Pflugerville to take my dog to day camp here! She loves it! They’re amazing with fearful pets, and individualize play groups based on temperament evaluation.

Erin Thompson

3 years ago

The staff was very nice and called mid-day to let me know how my pup's first day was going. It was nice to see pics and video of her playing and to know how her day was going. We'll definitely be back!

Jeannette Langer

3 years ago

Simply the best! We’ve been taking our dogs to Howl n’ Woof for years, mostly to doggie daycare for our big, super-energetic dog. She goes nuts the minute we pull into the driveway. I know she would totally live at Howl n’ Woof if she could. Their boarding program is fantastic as well. I know that our dogs are in great hands when they are at Howl n’ Woof. HIGHLY recommend!

TGD B

3 years ago

We have loved our experience with Howl n Woof! Our dog enjoys the doggy day care social time, learning how to safely play with other dogs, adapting to other playstyles and enriching her life. We also like that they use intermittent rest time in crates so they can reset between playgroups and relax. The staff is very friendly, they took their time during the 1st walk-through, got to know our dog's personality and have consistently been friendly and welcoming every visit. We 100% trust they are committed to a happy, safe and clean environment for all the pups! Highly recommend checking out Howl N Woof!

Sean Hutchisson

3 years ago

We absolutely love this place. After an absolutely terrible experience with another daycare/lodging place, We found this hidden gem right down the street from us! It’s a little hidden with enterprise in front, but we are so happy we found them. Our Three year old Mini Schnauzer has a ton of energy and taking her here a couple days a week helps us make sure she gets the exercise and fun time that she needs. They also offer a lot of cool add ons as well if your pup need some extra attention! They are awesome for extended stays as well. Our go to place to make sure our pup is well taken care of. Big thank you to all the awesome people there!

Jordan Pieper

3 years ago

They are the BEST! I would never leave my dog anywhere else. I feel so good knowing that my dog gets all the love when he goes there and always feel comfortable knowing they keep a close eye on him. Awesome people who were there that genuinely care about you and your dog.

Kate Reimer

3 years ago

My dog, Remi, loves Howl N Woof!! He gets so excited everytime we show up. Great employees. They are so sweet, animal lovers, and really get to know your dog. They also take pictures and post to Facebook and Instagram of Playtime. Couldn't recommend them enough!

LaShonna Sells

3 years ago

My six month old puppy looks forward to attending Howl n Woof. I appreciate the thoughtful caring way the team engages with my dog. As a new pet parent, I feel reassured by the social media posts and report card which chronicle Opal's day.

Lee Ann Dumas

3 years ago

The actions of my dog show the high quality of dog daycare at Howl N Woof. She rushes to get in the gate in the morning and then she balks about leaving in the afternoon. When we get home, she goes to bed because she is tired from her busy day of socializing. It’s very obvious that the staff enjoy working there and they get to know the dogs. I heard one call to another dog that “your best friend is here” when my dog came in. As for value, have you looked at how much dog walkers charge for one hour? I appreciate that they evaluate a dog before accepting them as a client. My dog and I highly recommend Howl N Woof

Marcia Aquino

3 years ago

Tubbee definately loves it here great socialization and she’s been a daycare pup for almost 5 months or so; would definately recommend! Love the communication from staff and the different services they offer.

Rachel H

3 years ago

Our dog Bailey has been going to Howl N Woof for years and she loves it. She goes for both day care and boarding and we've always had a great experience. The owners are amazing and really care and there are so many staff members that have been there since we first started taking her (maybe 6 years ago) and to us that longevity really matters in the quality of care they give. She runs to the car when we tell her "it's day care day!" and she comes home happy and tired.

Rebecca Lundy

3 years ago

My family and I LOVE Howl-n-woof!!! We have done training and day care and are exceptionally pleased with our experiences.

Regina McGough

3 years ago

Howl N Woof has been a great place for my dog to socialize and get her energy out. My dog has been going there for years and she is excited every week when she is dropped off. It's a great place and I highly recommend it.

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Howl 'n' Woof, California, San Francisco

Business Hours

Monday

11 AM - 4 PM

Tuesday

11 AM - 4 PM

Wednesday

11 AM - 4 PM

Thursday

11 AM - 4 PM

Friday

11 AM - 4 PM

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

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