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.