Brief History

Brief History

Saratoga School For Dogs was a much loved dog training and boarding facility, located in residential Saratoga, CA, since 1950.

Due to the growth of high end homes in this area of Saratoga, and several complaints to the city over noise issues, the boarding and training kennel’s permit was not renewed in 2012. The property was sold and a brand new home has been built on this piece of Saratoga history.

For residents of Saratoga who are searching for a dog training or dog boarding facility nearby, there aren’t a lot of choices. For a business like this to get the right zoning in place costs more money than most can bear, and in a very high end town like Saratoga, it is even more difficult.

Even a very popular dog daycare, boarding and training business, It’s a Dog’s Life in Sunnyvale, CA just had to close their doors at that location due to lease agreements changing with the new San Francisco 49ers stadium going in.

Many people are choosing to go a little further out, to boarding and training businesses that have more space available, in zoning friendly towns.

A great place, just a little south of San Jose, in Gilroy, is The Dog House Inn Resort and Training Center. It has huge indoor and outdoor spaces, and some real dog loving folks running it. We recommend you check them out! Also, they were started as a training facility originally, and have so many options for training available through their training company, Dog Behavior Rehab, and even have a brand new training center next door.


We might be waaaay down in Gilroy, and what that means for you is that we have a LOT of space for your dog to romp and stomp!!!

We invite you down for a tour.  We have people from all over the Bay Area who make the drive to have their dogs stay with us when they are away. Because, to be honest, it’s worth it. We even have two long term clients who drive from Grass Valley. To Gilroy. Yes.

Whether your dog loves to play with other dogs, or perhaps you have a shy pooch, or one who doesn’t care for many other dogs, we have a solution for you.

It is our belief that the more interaction and activity a pet receives, the happier and healthier they are, especially when they’re away from home.  This means we are NOT an all-inclusive boarding facility. Because YOUR DOG is NOT the same as every other dog.  This is why we have customized activity and care packages available, so that you can choose the activity level for your pet.

Come on down for a visit!!! Give us call, and set up a tour. We’d love to meet you! 408-842-5600


On your way to Monterey or the Gilroy Outlets? Do you need a dog daycare on the way, so your dog can play while you are out? We have a huge space for your dog to play in, and we are located just off Highway 101, a couple of blocks from the outlets. If your dog is used to social play at another daycare, call us to see how we can get your dog evaluated and in with our pack of regulars.

Dogs love to play with other dogs, and you can be assured that they are properly supervised by our highly trained staff at all times, with dogs of similar size and temperament.

The Dog House Inn is here for you.

We offer 4 indoor and 2 outdoor play yards, and a great day of fun for your favorite dog!!!


The Dog House Inn Resort and Training Center, is the home of Dog Behavior Rehab, our training company… where good dogs go to become great! Our dog trainers are waiting to assist you with your dog’s training adventure. We offer private lessons, day training, our very popular board and train, in-home consultations and puppy training – give us a call, we will find a program to fit your needs.


Choosing a dog training professional is one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to the the happiness of you and your dog. Getting to know the trainers you are working with,  and making sure you are pleased with the style of training they will provide is a key element in this search. At The Dog House Inn Resort and Training Center, along with our partner, Dog Behavior Rehab, we take the time to meet with you and your dog in person and discuss in detail the goals you have for training and customize a training plan specific to your wants and needs. Our dog trainers will assist you in choosing a program that is right for your dog(s), you, and your lifestyle.

Call us at 877-579-3223, and leave a message to speak with a trainer today!!!

Saratoga School for Dogs.com is now The Dog House Inn of Gilroy


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Contact Us

Call Us: 408-842-5600
Greater San Francisco & Monterey Bay,
8525 Forest St., Ste D., Gilroy, CA 95020

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