Welcome to K9 Resort and Spa
Your Canine Expert in San Marcos and Escondido,CA
We offer 5-Star Resort quality doggy daycare, grooming, overnight boarding, and training.  Call us at (760) 745-9900

K9 Resort and Spa is a full service canine exclusive facility offering grooming, dog daycare, overnight boarding, training, vaccinations, and anesthesia-free canine teeth cleaning.

K9 Resort and Spa is a unique combination of training school, activity center, boarding facility and grooming spa located in Escondido and just across the CA 78 from San Marcos. Our grooming staff are certified groomers with veterinary assistant diplomas who have been with us for many years. 

After caring for dogs and puppies since 2001, the owner, Penny DiLoreto, CPDT-KA, felt there was a real need for an alternative to kennels and traditional dog daycare. K9 Resort and Spa is the result of years of planning a wonderful experience for dogs and peace of mind for dog and puppy owners in a unique structured environment.

The benefits of a day of structured play are many. Dogs brought consistently to K9 Resort and Spa’s doggy daycare are often more confident and well-adjusted in their everyday lives. Doggy daycare gives them an opportunity to socialize with other dogs and people. Play with a purpose under the supervision of a certified trainer or highly-educated staff gives them an outlet for their energy.

At K9 Resort and Spa, each dog is treated as the individual they are. That is why each dog is provided with a thorough, choice-based personality assessment. We consider your dog's age, breed, training history, confinement/rest preference, play style, energy level, exercise requirements, health/injury status and personality when designing a program to best meet their individual needs.

We work with puppies and adult dogs on things such as potty training, obedience, basic manners, problem solving and even mental dexterity. We love working with shy dogs. Those that were afraid to walk in the door, are now running in to spend a fun day with friends. Training can take place in a group in our air-conditioned facility, your home, at a neighborhood park or during an extended boarding stay. Each training program is custom-designed to meet YOUR needs, because what works for one family or dog doesn’t always work for another.

If you live in Escondido or the surrounding area and need a trusted Pet Services Expert to care for your pets – look no further.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. If you have any questions, call (760) 745-9900 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Escondido pet owners.

At K9 Resort and Spa, we treat your dog like the valued family members they are.

Escondido Canine Services Experts | K9 Resort and Spa | (760) 745-9900

2750 Auto Park Way, Suite 22
Escondido, CA 92029

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Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Penny DiLoreto
    Owner

    ABCDT, CPDT - KA, CTDI, Professional Dog Trainer, Animal Behaviorist, Certified Dog Groomer, and K9 Resort & Spa Owner in Escondido, California. Author of “Gonna Buy Me a Dog” and “The Potty Training Answer Book”

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  • David DiLoreto
    Owner


    As co-owner of K9 Resort & Spa, David watches over the operations hands on as well as focusing on customer satisfaction, marketing, and software/website development.

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  • Priscilla Garcia
    Grooming Supervisor

    Priscilla has been with us from the day we opened.  She began as our daycare/boarding manager while attending school to become a certified groomer.

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  • Stephanie
    Groomer - Pet Stylist


Location

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Hours

Overnight Boarding 7 Days A Week

Grooming

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Daycare

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

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  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

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  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I don't know why I've taken so long to write a review, but I've never had such a good experience taking my dog some where! My dog is 65lbs pit mix who can be aggressive towards other animals. Understandably, I'm weary of taking her to places I know will have animals. However, whenever I take her here, they are more than accommodating and understanding of my dogs behavior. They've been respectful, proactive, and gentle with her and I couldn't thank them enough! Their dedication to working so hard while providing affordable pet services gives me peace of mind whenever she's in their hands. Will be taking her back for many years to come! Thank you thank you thank you!"
    Ana L.
  • "Always a great experience for my 5...yes...5 Huskies at a time ! Thank you for always taking care of them !!!"
    Josh T.
  • "I have been taking my 1 year old dog Leah to day care here for a few months about once every week and I could not be any happier.
    All of the staff members are so sweet and the owners are extremely kind. They make me feel very safe leaving my little girl in their care and I know that Leah has so much fun playing with all her friends here. She comes home completely exhausted which makes me very happy. I love that I can check in on my fur baby online to see her and that I get cute report cards telling me about her day.
    I am so grateful that I have found K9 Resort and Spa and could not imagine taking my dog anywhere else."
    Dayna M.