805-987-1364 info@beachdogfun.com


“We are dedicated to improving the lives of pets and owners alike. Every pet deserves to be healthy and well cared for – that comes from the right nutrition, staying active, being love, supported, and well socialized.”


and her  handsome Belgian Malinois named Hoss


and her feisty Scottish Terrier named Victoria


Theresa Blackwell and her daughter Melissa, have been lifetime dog lovers and have over 20 years of combined care experience. As dog-owners themselves, they understand how hard it is to balance the demands of work, life, family and your pet’s needs.


We are committed to the mission of overall improvement in the health, behavior, and socialization of your best friend. They will want to come back again and again!

What our customers are saying about us

Beach Dog Fun is the greatest thing to happen to dogs since bacon!   Melissa is a dog GENIUS.  She really loves dogs and it shows! She took care of my rescued puppy after her surgery and transformed my sad, shaking little kid into the happy, frisky pup she is today.  She is seriously the best!  Beach Dog Fun is a doggie vacation- your dogs won’t want to leave!

Story C

“Nothing is more comforting knowing that you can leave your dog with people who care, love and will protect your family member. He loves Theresa and Melissa at Beach Dog Fun and I know they love him too!

Thanks Guys!!

Marcus J

I want to take this time to thank you and Theresa for watching Pepper. We truly appreciated the attention she recieved and the pictures and updates. It gave us great comfort to know she was being well cared for.
We just got home this morning and Pepper was so happy to see us. We missed her very much.  We wanted to thank you both personally for keeping watch on Pepper an extra day.
With much thanks and gratitude!
Catherine and Michael M

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long is a full day of daycare?

Cute-dogs-wallpaper-150x150A full day is anything over 4 hours time.

Is there a minimum daycare attendance requirement?

Beach Dog Fun does not have a minimum requirement; however, we do recommend that you come at least once per week for the sake of your dog. Attending daycare is a social skill which the dogs need to practice. Dogs who attend only occasionally usually don’t enjoy daycare as much and may find it stressful.

What happens if I book a day and don't show up?
If you schedule a day and don’t show up you will be charged for the same.
What happens if I am late to pick up my dog?


Late fees are as follows:
Monday-Friday: $10 at 6:46pm
Saturday: $10 at 3:45pm

If you have not picked up your dog by 7:00pm M-F or 4:00pm Sat, your dog will be boarded at Beach Dog Fun overnight and you will be responsible for boarding costs as well as the $20 in late fees.

Are there specific drop off and pick up times?
We do not have specific drop off and pick up times for FULL days. However, if you are going to do a HALF day, you must either pick morning (in which case your dog must be picked up by 12:30pm) or afternoon (in which case your dog can not be dropped off until 12:30pm). Please remember, half days are up to 4 hours time.
What are the holiday hours?

cute-dogs-premium-982043-1-s-156x156We are open most holidays from 8:00am to 6:00pm but you must contact us for specific details.

Are there nap times during the day?

There are not designated nap times because most dogs will take a break on their own. However, if you would like your dog to be separated for any part of the day, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

Should I bring anything besides my dog?

cute-dog-toy-150x150We recommend that you do not bring any toys or rawhides with your dog as they may cause some possessiveness problems & because many toys will most likely not make it through the day. If your dog has special treats due to a medical reason, you may bring them. You MUST bring your dog in/out on a leash.

Does my dog need a flea & tick preventative?

Handsome HossWe do require a topical flea & tick preventative from May 1st – October 31st and suggest either Frontline or Advantage. Flea collars do not count and are not allowed at Beach Dog Fun.

There is a lot of barking when I drop off my dog. Is it always like this?

Cute-dogs-wallpaper-150x150Absolutely not! The dogs always get excited when a new dog arrives and/or when visitors stop by. We take your dog outside immediately and may wait a little while before putting them in a play area; this gives the other dogs a chance to calm down before they greet the new dog. Within just a couple of minutes, the dogs settle down and everything is back to normal.

Will Beach Dog Fun feed my dog during the day?

Feeding dogs in this type of setting is not recommended because of possible aggression and health issues. In addition, dogs are generally not interested in eating as they are more interested in playing with all of their friends! However, in the case of very young puppies (6-10 months of age) and/or medical reasons, we would be happy to feed your dog in a separate area as needed, there may be a charge. Also, if you have not had time or ran out of dog food – many brands are available to purchase at BDF and we can make special arrangements to feed our dog.

What vaccinations are required?
We require rabies, distemper combo & bordetella. We also require a flea & tick preventative during the appropriate season.
Will my dog get sick by being around so many other dogs?
We try to stay on top of any possible illness and take necessary precautions. However, just like with kids at school or daycare, viruses may be passed between dogs. If your dog comes down with anything contagious, he/she must stay home until your vet says it’s okay to return.
Will my dog get hurt at Beach Dog Fun?

The safety of the dogs is always our first priority. In our initial interview, we make every attempt to weed out aggressive behavior. We closely monitor dogs and keep play on a fun, friendly basis so that it doesn’t become too wild or confrontational. However, dogs use their mouths & paws to play; therefore, little scratches & nicks are not uncommon. If anything serious should happen, we will transport the dog to a nearby veterinarian if needed and notify you immediately.

How many dogs are in the facility at once?

cute-dogs-wallpaper-1-150x150We are able to accommodate up to 20 dogs and all under 35 lbs at one time – we may fill up quickly on busy days so it is best to plan ahead and schedule your daycare early! We are able to accommodate other big dogs off site – call for details!

Do you offer Boarding?

dog-with-headsetWe do at an alternate facility – call for details!


Call us and book your appointment today


Every pet deserves to be healthy and well cared for


We are dedicated to improving the lives of pets and owners alike

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