The Dog Social Club is Oakland’s BEST dog daycare and boarding facility.

Our History

The Dog Social Club Cooperative celebrated its first day of business on July 9, 2019, but its roots go many years (decades!) deeper.

In 1997, Every Dog Has Its Daycare was founded in Emeryville, CA. One of the pioneers of the modern dog daycare model, Every Dog cared for East Bay dogs for over 22 years across 3 facilities in Emeryville and Oakland. In early 2019, the owner of Every Dog announced the West Oakland building was being offered for sale and the business would be closing.

The community of workers and clients mobilized. Bonded together over their love for their canine companions, they quickly acted to form a new entity which would allow the community to continue. The Dog Social Club Cooperative was formed.

The Dog Social Club Cooperative is a worker-consumer hybrid cooperative, reflecting the shared interest of the workers (as service provers) and consumers (as service clients) in the long term success of the business. A cooperative business model ensures this incomparable facility will operate for many years to come, including a structure for fair compensation for the passionate and talented workers who care for the dogs every day, and input from the human clients to ensure the needs of every dog are met.

  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California
  • Dog and handler at The Dog Social Club Cooperative dog daycare and boarding in Oakland, California

Our Leadership

The Dog Social Club Cooperative Board of Directors:

You can contact the Board of Directors directly via email: TheBoard@DogSocialClub.com.

Press

“How dedicated dog lovers saved their canine day care in Oakland”
Tilde Herrera, San Francisco Chronicle, June 2019

“For dog day care watching over first responders’ pets, it’s a slumber party at work”
Julie Chang & Monica Lam, March 2020

Winner, “Best Place to Board Your Pet”
Oakland Magazine, April 2020

“A quiet workplace revolution in the shadow of Silicon Valley”
Vanessa A. Bee, The New Republic, June 2020

Winner, “Best Doggie Daycare”
East Bay Express, February 2021