dogs are who we are.

mission statement

At Camp K-9 of Marin, your dog comes first. We pride ourselves on our compassionate and humane approach to dog care by providing a safe and comfortable environment where dogs can play, stay, and learn! Our goal is to educate dogs and their people in order to strengthen the bond between them and create a happy and loving partnership.

our history

Camp K-9 of Marin was founded in 2003 with the vision to provide a safe and engaging environment for all of our canine friends. We have a true appreciation for the unique qualities of Marin that make dog ownership such a natural complement to living in this area. Perhaps this explains why Marin County has the highest per capita dog ownership ratio in the United States!

We offer a unique and effective approach to dog day care and boarding. Each dog is evaluated and special attention is paid to his or her individual needs. We are experts at working with all sizes, breeds, and temperaments.

Our Campers love to play outside! With over 20,000 square feet of outdoor play space, we have taken full advantage of beautiful Marin County so your dog can run and play in the environment that they love. Our playgroups are structured to accommodate different play styles in order to ensure that your dog will always be safe while having fun at Camp.

Custom designed, comfortable
private overnight cabins

Wading pools and shade
structures just
right for
those dog days of summer.

20,000 sq. ft. of
and securely
fenced outdoor play space.

3,500 sq. ft. of indoor,
climate controlled
play space
with rubber

camp map

We have over 20,000 square feet of outdoor, and 3,500 square feet of indoor play areas for our campers.

Come rain or shine, it’s no wonder our campers love to play and stay.

See for yourself by taking a virtual tour of our facility or contact us to set up a tour in person. Just select a floor from the tabs above and then move your cursor over each area in the map to find out more about our outdoor campgrounds.

what you need to know

Dogs must attend a Pre-Camping Interview. Please schedule 1-2 weeks before your start date.

Our staff

Evan Springer

Liv Springer

Bryza Murillo

Austeene Caproni

Piper Fleece

Our founders

Wendell Laidley

Claire-Marie Laidley

Camp Director | Certified Pet Care Technician

Molly Balla

Pets' Names

Dottie and Fred

Favorite Quote

“We must go and see for ourselves.”  – Jacques Cousteau

“Camp and the work we do every day brings us much joy.  It’s messy and fun and requires a lot of hustle, yet we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s been a privilege for 20 years. Truly.”

Front Office Manager

Lisa Nicholson

Pets' Names

Dug, Andie, Winston, Echo, Indie, Louie and Bruce

favorite pasttimes

Anything with my husband, kids & grandkids

“Why do I love Camp? So many awesome clients – 2 legged & 4 legged

Camper Experience Manager

Kristin Borello

Pet's Name


favorite quote

If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table not a taller fence

“Camp is home to me. Having spent almost half my life here, taking care of all the dogs and customers over the years, has been wonderful. A happy dog = a happy me.”

Operations Manager

Megan Graves

Pets' Names

Penny and Gus

favorite quote

“Wherever you go, there you are.”

“What do I love about Camp? I love the dogs and how every day is a completely different day.”

Lead Counselor/Manager on Duty

Caitlin Ray

Pet's Name


Favorite Human

My son, James, as he is my world!

“I love working at Camp and getting to play with your amazing dogs all day!”

Camp Counselor

Brittany McCann

Pets' Names

The best dog named Cupcake and two kitties KiKi and Lovely

favorite Ice cream

Rocky Road (Yummy) That’s my special treat!

“I am in love with hanging out with your fur babies! It’s the perfect time in the world”


Rhea Moore

Pets' Names

Snowball, Wally & Cosmo

Favorite Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip

“I love seeing how the dogs love it here; so much that they don’t want to leave!”

Camp Counselor

Sawyer Zook

Pets' Names

Cherry Pie, Apple Strudel, Cream Cicle, Ginger, Pepper

favorite Ice Cream / music

My favorite flavor of ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Phish food, and I love to eat it while listening to Smooth/Piano Jazz

Lead Greeter

Chele Beers

Pet's Name


favorite saying

Love Peace Love Louder

“I get my puppy fix with all the happy campers!”

Camp Caretaker

luke aloia

Pets' Names

Nigel and Nova

favorite Part of Marin

The hiking

“What do I love about Camp? It’s different from everything else and has a lot of flexibility.”

Overnight Supervisor

Yoli De Los Reyes

Pet's Name

Dottie and Izzy

favorite things

Pot Roast and Going to the Beach

“What do I love about Camp?  I love all my boarders and treat them as my own pups.”

Overnight Supervisor

jorge ramirez

Pets' Names

King & Stromy

favorite quote

“The answer to every question is – It depends upon the dog”  -Michael Ellis

“What I love most about Camp? The dogs of course!

camp keeper

T.j. ross

claim to fame

Resident expert on all things Warriors and Formula 1

camp keeper

Chris Tucker

favorite quote

“It is what it is.”

“My favorite things about working at Camp K9 are taking all the dogs out to the play yard to have fun and also work at a place where I do what’s expected but I can also be myself and have fun making everyone laugh.”

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