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Planet Canine - 12 Reviews - 1123 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, CA - Animals & Pets Reviews - Phone (415) 459-6130

Planet Canine

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1123 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael, CA 94901
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(415) 459-6130
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Planet Canine - San Rafael, CA
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Planet Canine - San Rafael, CA
Planet Canine - San Rafael, CA

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Best

Ive never seen a better a experience for a dog in all of my life. The workers who are employed their bend backwards and forwards for a dog to be as happy as possible. They have...

Worst

I was originally informed that the facility was air conditioned. The following morning, I was told that the facility was in fact NOT air conditioned. I guess they can't keep thei...

Only good experiences here 1/13/2010

I just had to post here after seeing negative reviews- this place is clean and they are lovely with my dog. I've seen the facilities and they are just fine. Pros: They are lovely people and good to my dog more

Best dog kennel ever! 5/4/2009

Ive never seen a better a experience for a dog in all of my life. The workers who are employed their bend backwards and forwards for a dog to be as happy as possible. They have so much free time and so much good healthy food, that i've seen dogs leave happier than when they came in.! I high l reccomend this place to all of my friends, and of course you! Pros: customer service, facility, affordable Cons: 0 more

Liars! 6/19/2008

I was originally informed that the facility was air conditioned. The following morning, I was told that the facility was in fact NOT air conditioned. I guess they can't keep their lies straight? I was stuck with them though, as I had a flight to catch. In 100 degree weather, a/c is a necessity! Pros: The one honest emplyee!!! Cons: The other employee, poorly managed! more

My dog loves it here!! 5/28/2008

Who knew when a dog entered a kennel it would run in with it's tag wagging! My dog Tater loves everyone here. Marcelo and Matt are excellent to her. Tater knows Marcelo well and loves him! And dogs are the best at knowing character. Marcelo has helped me with problems I have had with my dog graciously. I go out of town often and wouldn't trust my best friend with anyone else. I have recommended Planet Canine to all my friends. If you want knowledge, love, caring, reliable people, then Planet Canine is where you should send the one you love. Take it from Tater, because she wouldn't lie. Pros: Very personable! Very Clean! Cons: Absolutely nothing! more

The Staff Knows Their Stuff! 10/23/2007

I have a friend that works there...the dude is a member of MENSA, ok! He and fiancee own a dog kennel in Alaska and co-own a police dog training center in Santa Rosa. He trained with Patricia Conwell and appeared on her show on Animal Planet on two occasions. He is a certified Assistance/Seeing Eye dog trainer from Canine Companions for Independence, and finally (I think) he and I are composing a book. I would trust any of my dogs in Planet Canine's hands. Pros: Everything Cons: None more

Cool place...cool staff. 10/22/2007

Place was clean and the staff are really nice and very accomodating. I would recommend this place if someone asked me about it. Pros: Staff, Price Cons: Small space, wish it were a bit bigger. more

A place I trust w/ my sensitive canine 8/25/2007

We've left our dog here on every vacation where she could not join us. The staff is friendly and everyone I've met is an obvious dog lover. I don't think I've ever written an online review for anything, however upon reading the reviewer who claimed his/her animal was beaten... I felt I had to add my two cents. Our dog actually was abused before we rescued her 6 years ago. She is very shy and easily spooked by strangers. She has a fear of abandonment which generally throws her into a panic at the thought of being left behind. It is a rare person who can comfort her and calm her when she enters a place she senses she may be left behind (most notably the vet, or a kennel). The folks at Planet Canine are these rare people. Our dog is more calm and collected with them than I've seen her with animal handlers at other kennels. The folks at Planet Canine know her by name, and from what I've seen, treat her like a member of the family. I have never witnessed the slightest sense of anxiety from her upon picking her up after a stay - and would be very skeptical of anyone who claimed otherwise. Pros: Staff are genuinely interested and engaging with dogs. Cons: Could have bigger space... so could my house... such is the cost per sq ft in Marin more

setting the record straight 5/22/2007

I am the proprietor of Planet Canine. I have been in business for 13 years. I question the veracity of a couple of the reviews. We don't beat or torment the dogs, they are our pack and we love them. Pros: Personal care and 9 hrs a day of play Cons: Would love a larger facility more

My dog loves this place 5/11/2007

I have been taking my dog here for a couple of years. She loves it. The employees are very kind to the animals. They take dogs on field trips and for walks in addition to letting them play and socialize. There has never been a problem. I am not sure if the other reviewers are bogus or what but Planet Canine would not be in business if they were abusing animals. The Planet rocks. Pros: Staff more

Filthy and disease ridden 3/1/2007

I took my dog here for a few days, he came back coughing and with an eye infection. To give the place the benefit of the doubt, I took him here again, and he came back skittish(as the previous poster had said, like he had been struck) AND with another eye infection. more

My dogs love it at the Planet! 2/21/2007

I have been taking my dogs to Planet Canine since 1997. I use their services for both daycare and boarding. My dogs get all wriggley and happy before I even pull into the driveway! I even left my dogs for three weeks while I traveled in Europe. When I returned they were happy and healthy! I would recommend Planet Canine to anyone. Pros: Allot of play time for my pups. Save, caring environment. more

Abuse and beat animals - do not go here 1/2/2007

We took our dog here for daycare. The second time we picked her up she would cringe when you put your hand out to pet her. We immediately took the dog to a animal training expert who said it was obvious that the dog had been beaten or abused by someone. She was never like that before we went here. This place abuses animals Cons: The abuse animals more
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Owner Message

  • Planet Canine is all about dogs. They come to play.  They sleep. They make friends and at the end of the day they feel happy, loved and part of a family.  Kate Marden is owner and goddess of Planet Canine, in business for more than 11 years in San Rafael, California. Kate believes in letting dogs play, in letting them hang out to have a bit of fun; it keeps them off the streets and saves a lot of shoes from death by chewing. Your dog can come to daycare or even have a sleepover! Dogs are pack animals and don't like to be alone. They see you and your family as part of their pack so when you are away for the day your dog is at a loss. Planet Canine offers a second pack for your dog to be a part of while you are at work. Kate Marden opened Planet Canine in October, 1994. We operate differently from more conventional kennels in that the dogs spend quite a bit of time together; upwards of nine hours a day; supervised, of course. Our staff is on hand to insure that the dogs get pettings, don't get overly excited and stay out of trouble. Our purpose at Planet Canine is to allow your dog to be a dog in a safe, caring environment.

Editorial

  • Planet Canine is your dog's home-away-from home where he will get ample attention from the knowledgeable staff and plenty of playtime with the pack.

  • 2/11/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 7am-11:30am, 2:30pm-7pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-10am, 4pm-6pm
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