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. 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.


Whether you need basic lodging or dog boarding in a fun and safe environment, or you want to pamper your pet while you are off pampering yourself, The Dog House Inn is the place for your canine companion!

All of our overnight canine guests enjoy elimination breaks, group or individual playtime (please choose one of our fun activity packages!) in one of our 4 indoor or 2 outdoor play yards, guided by The Dog House Inn’s expert caretakers.

After a hard day of group or individual play, each guest will spend a relaxing night in our premium accommodations.

We believe the more interaction and activity a pet receives, the happier and healthier they are, especially when they’re away from home. This is why we have customized activity and care packages available, so that you can choose the activity level for your pet.


Need an owner’s day out or just a few hours to run errands? We have a huge space for your dog to play in while you are away. 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 an experienced, well trained staff to take care of your pet.


Welcome to The Dog House Inn, where good dogs become great! Our dog training specialists are waiting to assist you with your dog training adventure. Whether you are looking for private lessons, a board and train, in-home consultation or group classes, 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, understanding their credentials and making sure you are pleased with the style of training they will provide is a key element in this search. Here at The Dog House Inn, we take the time to meet with you and your dog in person, discuss in detail the goals you have for training and customize a training plan specific to your wants and needs. Our certified professional trainers will assist you in choosing a program that is right for your lifestyle.

Saratoga School for Dogs is now Dog House Inn of Gilroy


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Call Us: 877-579-3223
Greater San Francisco & Monterey Bay,
8525 Forest St., Ste D., Gilroy, CA 95020

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