Camp Run-A-Mutt East County

Dog Training

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Website | (619) 312-2267
412 Front St, El Cajon, CA 92020, USA

Opening Hours:
Monday: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Area Served:
Within 4 miles (6.4km) of 412 Front St, El Cajon, CA 92020, USA
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If your dog is not already a Camper, they must first pass a temperament test and stay for at least one full day of daycare.

Once your pup has passed their initial temperament test, they will be required to spend at least one full day (minimum of six hours and a fee of $20) in daycare.

During their day of play we are watching to see how they interact with other campers, if they settle in after a while, whether they have severe separation issues or if they are disruptive to the pack. At the end of their day, we will let you know if we think your pup would be comfortable enough to spend nights at the Camp.

If they pass his “test” day, you can now schedule your pup for their sleepover. Reservations are required for boarding.

We STRONGLY encourage you to bring your pup for a few days of play before their first boarding stay so they can acclimate to our camp and staff. This always makes the sleepover easier.

Before your pup arrives for their stay, please fill out our Boarding Checklist (which is found in the confirmation email you received after scheduling). This ensures proper and consistent care during their stay.

We require that your pup is dropped off BEFORE NOON the day they sleep over. You can pick them up during normal business hours after their last night.

Google Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (71 total ratings)

Anna Armas
5 Star
I love using Camp Run-A-Mutt for daycare! My dog is always insanely happy when we arrive, and he is treated well by kind, friendly employees. I trust the staff here and know they are caring for my dog and ensuring he has the best experience in a fun, safe environment. Camp Run-A-Mutt's outdoor space means I have to worry less about potential illnesses; at a different facility in El Cajon, the dogs spent too much time in a cold, indoor space where they could get sick easier. Camp Run-A-Mutt is clean and my dog has never had an issue here. I highly recommend this location.
Friday 4th August 2023
Diana Temple
5 Star
I can't say enough good things about this place. Amazing! I was referred by a neighbor and have been coming ever since for about a year now...on average about once/week to let my energetic husky get some quality exercise and play time with his fellow dog friends. I have also had my pup stay a couple different times for overnight stays. The quality interaction with the staff and dogs there is genuine, gentle and so very appreciated. I also love that they do initial personality testing to make sure the incoming camp members will get along with the other pooches. This creates a much calmer and happier environment for your furry family member. Highly recommend!
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Liz Leras
5 Star
We started taking our puppy Otis here so he could socialize with other dogs and not be board while we were working all day from home! I’m so glad we did!!! Molly, Mike, and all the staff are AMAZING! They treat our pup well, and love the hell out of him! Recently they had a foster come in that I fell in love with so I adopted him! They were amazing throughout the entire process! My boys love going to camp and I love knowing they are well cared for and will be exhausted when they get home! This place is the best around!!!
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Mark Robinson
5 Star
Clifford loves to go to camp. Great people run it and we feel more than safe to have him camp overnight when needed. Highly recommended!
Sunday 16th August 2020
K Mom
1 Star
I made an appointment to see if I could board my dog two weeks in advance. I was given misinformation on the phone. Since I was traveling, the gal said they would wave a 48 hour wait period. As I was waiting at the gate to be helped, a worker walked by with a dog on a leash that snapped an lunged at my dog, who stood wagging his tail. I took him Wags Pet Hotel which was the same kennel free environment, where I was respectfully given correct information. My dog was accepted right then and I could watch him on Pet Cam for the duration of his stay. He was with dogs his size and energy level and cared for professionally.
Wednesday 16th November 2022