We welcome all breeds and sizes, prioritizing your pups safety and well being, our team carefully groups dogs based on size, temperament, and play style to ensure a positive experience.

"We love Tale of the Dog! Our Porter has been going here since he was a puppy when we take a vacation. When we bring him here we tell him he is going camp. He comes home happy and tired every time. We know he is getting the best possible care and he is treated like one of their own."

          -- Suzanna H.

​About us

Our spacious 3,300 square foot outdoor yard allows for running, jumping on platforms, water activities, napping under trees, all while still having access to our climate controlled indoor portion of our facility for any additional breaks or naps.

Whether your dog is staying with us for daycare or boarding, our facility provides the perfect balance or play, exercise, and rest. Rain or shine your dog will receive personal attention and companionship in a healthy and caring atmosphere!

"Thank you so much for providing a place to leave Murphy where I know he is happy and cared for. I know I can leave him and never have to worry. When he gets out of the car and follows you without looking back, that says a lot!

          -- Dolly W.

"I am very happy with the care our dog receives when we are away. He is about to board with Tale of the Dog for the third time and I'm so grateful he has a fun place to play and be loved whiles we're out of town. I love that they offer baths before pick up, and send pics/videos! Every interaction I've had with the staff has been friendly and professional, and our pup seems to love it there.

            -- Lacie A.

Tale of the Dog is a kennel free dog daycare and boarding facility located in the heart of Poway providing a peace of mind  since 2010. Our dedicated team of staff ensures a safe and supervised environment for your pup, offering plenty of playtime and endless belly scratches.

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"We have had such wonderful experiences with Tale of the Dog. Our pup is a street rescue and as a result is extremely shy around other dogs. The Tale team is very kind and patient with her. It has been super heartwarming to see her come out of her shell and start to make some canine friends. This is by no means the closest dog daycare to our home but we continue to return because of the staff and the generous yard space the dogs have to play in."

          -- ​Lindsey F.