Testimonials

Testimonials

“We left our boy here for 13 nights last month while we traveled with the kids. Our dog came home tired and happy. We called to check on our dog a few times, and they always seemed to have very accurate reports about how he was doing. We had a few hiccups with our flight, and they kept him and extra day for us. They are very accommodating. I will definitely board him here again.”

Leslie P., Pacific Palisades, CA
“This place is fantastic! The staff is dedicated, knowledgable and has been outstanding with our Belgian Malinois, Apollo. For over 4 years, we have utilized Sheryl and her team to train, board and even day-care Apollo. He is always excited to go and comes home each time well adjusted, happy and healthy. Due to work or family emergencies, we have even boarded him for weeks at a time and have never had a problem or issue. We highly recommend Topanga Pet Resort!!!”

Scott R., Topanga, CA

“I have extreme anxiety about leaving my three dogs when I leave town. Once I found TPR, no more anxiety! My dogs get excited when they arrive, because they get to spend most of the day outside with other dogs in the hills of Topanga. I used to live in Topanga, and they were five minutes away. I live in Laurel Canyon now, and I don’t even think twice about driving the extra distance to bring them here. This is a place run by dog lovers, plain and simple. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.”

Ken K., Los Angeles, CA

“I had been taking my 7.5 Month old Male German Sheppard x Husky to D Pet Hotels in Hollywood for most of this year but he’s getting bigger and I really wanted an outdoor style pet boarding place for him.

From the get-go the staff at Topanga Pet Resort were extremely helpful and very accommodating. I was leaving for 3 weeks and, due to time constraints, I was unable to travel to their location to do a Meet & Greet prior to his check-in date (which is what they recommend). My pup was not yet neutered so when they did a temperament test he did try to mount a few dogs. Aside from adding an extra $10 per day due to him still being intact they were really fair about the situation and said that this was normal behaviour for a male pup of his age.

Before I left him, Natalie was kind enough to give me a tour of the facility and explain how his day would run. She also showed me where he would be sleeping at night and the yard he may need to be put in if his mounting behaviour was a little too out of control.

I received updates during the 3 weeks he was there and they included information on how he was eating and also how he was interacting with the other dogs. He came home tired but very happy.

I will most definitely be using their services again.”

Leah M., Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles

“I have been bringing my dogs here since they were puppies and my oldest is now 10. I would not bring them anywhere else. In the 10 years of bringing them I average a stay about one time per month, sometimes just a few nights but often up to two weeks. My dogs are always happy when I bring them and are great when I pick them up as well. There has been no turnover of staff for the 10 years I have been bringing them which says a lot. Everyone is so friendly and caring and seems to really know my dogs and all their habits. My dogs genuinely recognize the staff as well and seem happy to see them. I have complete trust in Topanga Pet Resort and highly recommend this facility. It is clean and well maintained. The dogs have plenty of time to be outside playing too. I would never go anywhere else.”

Julie G., Calabasas, CA
“I have been boarding my Ellie here for going on 10 yrs now. The staff is always super friendly and welcoming. Ellie is always wagging her tail when we pull up. I know she enjoys romping around with her fellow canines but mostly she loves the staff. She is more excited to see Sheryl than me! It is just such a relief to know that I do not have to worry about her care. Over the years, they have gone above and beyond on several occasions. Some examples are getting Ellie in on the holidays, taking her to the vet when she had a belly ache, and one time when I got injured out of town and couldn’t travel back, I gave one call and they ensured she was cared for and on top of that, they gave me a discount. Just recently since Ellie is getting into her senior years, they have made accommodations for her to play on the grassy lower level if she is having trouble climbing the hills. I have had nothing but positive experiences!”

Sherri X., Agoura Hills, CA

“We have been taking our dogs to Topanga Pet Resort since they opened. We have boarded and done training here with 4 of our dogs (all with very different personalities). I can not say enough wonderful things about this facility. The staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful and are great about reading the dogs different personalities and have been a wonderful resource for training tips. The dogs love going here and when they come home they are happy and tired from playing all day.
We have worked with several of the trainers Victor, Francisco and Angus and they are all amazing with the dogs, they have helped us socialize our dogs with other people and dogs. We have told many of our friends with dogs about this place and they have all been very happy. I feel totally at ease leaving our pups here I know that they are looked after by people who understand dogs and who really care about them!”

Julie F., Topanga, CA
“I have been working with Victor on One to One Obedience training with my 1 year old Doberman.

I cannot say enough to praise Victor. He is very talented trainer.

Gentle, kind very informative and clear. My dog is excited to see him each lesson and responds well to him and his methods. I was looking for a method that did not use treats, clicker or shock collar.
And also was looking for a trainer that was experienced with Working Class dogs that could take me to a level of off leash and non verbal hand commands. Each lesson I am amazed at the level my dog rises to. We are well on out way!”

Charisse G., Woodland Hills, CA
“The absolute best outdoor doggie day camp, school and resort your dog can go to. Acres of land to play on, beautiful atmosphere and amazing, loving, caring staff to make the facility feel like home. Learning is fostered in the home, built on top of a sturdy foundation. Topanga Pet Resort is a cornerstone of that foundation. Love them!”

M.J., Beverly Hills, CA
“Topanga pet resort has literally saved my dogs life. There is no better place to board your pets!!! I can not say enough good things about this place. My dogs love it here too!”

Nikki H., Topanga, CA

“We have had two furry family members stay at Topanga Pet Resort, separately and together. Both Ziggy and our beloved Bowser would walk into the office full of excitement and ready for their visit. They barely noticed us as we left. They knew that fun and games awaited them just past the office and they would see us when we returned. When we first adopted Ziggy as a rescue dog, we asked Topanga Pet Resort to help us train him and they did a fabulous job. As one of the most stubborn, but lovable dogs I have known, even Ziggy responded well to their training course and came home with better manners.

After moving to San Francisco, we continued to drive down with the dogs anytime we went to LA. We knew they would be happy to stay at Topanga Pet Resort. There were even a couple of times that we chose to fly internationally out of LA just to take Ziggy to Topanga Pet Resort. We live in Germany now and we are waiting for a satellite country camp to be set up by Topanga Canyon Pet Resort.”

- Andrew and Mary-Margaret Walker, Karlsruhe, Germany
“My Shepherd loves Topanga Pet Resort on Old Topanga. He get lots of exercise! The individual inside kennels are large with a pretty good sized run attached.”
Peggy S., Topanga, CA

“I have been boarding my Ellie here for going on 10 yrs now. The staff is always super friendly and welcoming. Ellie is always wagging her tail when we pull up. I know she enjoys romping around with her fellow canines but mostly she loves the staff. She is more excited to see Sheryl than me! It is just such a relief to know that I do not have to worry about her care. Over the years, they have gone above and beyond on several occasions. Some examples are getting Ellie in on the holidays, taking her to the vet when she had a belly ache, and one time when I got injured out of town and couldn’t travel back, I gave one call and they ensured she was cared for and on top of that, they gave me a discount. Just recently since Ellie is getting into her senior years, they have made accommodations for her to play on the grassy lower level if she is having trouble climbing the hills. I have had nothing but positive experiences!”

Nykia E., Woodland Hills, CA

“This place is the best! Six acres of grass for doggies to run on! – Beautiful grounds and reasonably priced. My dog had better accommodations than I did when I was in New York.”

Sara G., Malibu, CA

“Love this place. This is the only spot I know I can take coco. he is happy, taken care of and the entire team knows him. Bonus is when we do get home he sleeps for about 2 full days since he’s so exhausted from all his play dates at the doggie spa! . Thank you!”

Courtney A., Pacific Palisades, CA

“Topanga pet resort has been boarding our pooch (Australian Shepherd) for years now. He always comes back happy and exhausted from playing on the hillside. They also trained him for three weeks and it was life-changing.”

Anna G., Calabasas, CA

“I love this place! It is so nice know that when I am out of town that my dog Clyde is well cared for. Clyde is HUGE and a lot to handle. They took him on and have helped him become much more manageable. Every time I leave him there I know that he is getting the best care. They also do dog training for a reasonable price. They love dogs as much as do!”

Tina R., Los Angeles, CA

“Short story on our situation. My fiance and I are looking to buy a house and in the meantime are also looking for a temporary apartment to live in and most won’t take pets, especially if they’re bigger dogs. The place we usually board our dog Tank wasn’t accepting dogs til later in the year and we had no place for our shy, sometimes aggressive dog. They referred us to a few places.

Enter Topanga pet resort. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff were able to to do a quick assessment on our dog (we had a muzzle on Tank but a minute into it they took it off) and take him in. Tank even felt at ease with most of the staff which showed their confidence and experience with all types of dogs.

The facility is very nice with temperature controlled kennels, an acre of space for the dogs to roam, and even a private area for our dog to run around in case the pack was a bit much for him. We call every so often and the staff is always happy to give us updates on his progress.
We are quite impressed so far and feel relieved that our dog is in good hands.”

David I., Monterey Park, CA
“Topanga Pet Resort rocks! It’s the cats meow and the dogs coolest place in town! Victor has done incredible training with my skittish young Golden Chow rescue fur-child. In only a few sessions, remarkable changes.
All staff I’ve met really enjoy their work and really care about your pet and you.
The grounds are gorgeous–worth the trip from Culver City for weekly training. I’ve raised other dogs, had other trainers and can only say” do not stop, go to Topanga Pet Resort.”
Barbara E., Culver City, CA

Great place. Our very challenging (but charming) malinois had all sorts of fear aggression issues before we started boarding her here… she’s now much more confident and gets excited as soon as we turn onto Old Topanga!

Ben L., Los Angeles, CA
“They Love and understand your dog… You never have to explain what your dog is like… they laugh and tell you things you never knew about your pet, apparently my girl runs the yard or spends the day sleeping under a tree in the shade, happy !!! They truly socialize your dog and work out the quirks… My dog has a lot of issues but when she’s spending the day or the week here her needs are met and she comes home relaxed and exhausted !! Second home and family.”

Shelee D., Los Angeles, CA

Best Dog Boarding and Training in LA – This is the best place that I have found in my to take my dogs for daycare, boarding and training, and I have searched all over LA. My dogs ( a shepard and a husky mix) have gone here for Daycare/socializing, extensive boarding and training since they opened and they love it ! I have one dog that used to not want to get out of the car when I boarded her at other places and would be very shy but she bounds out of the car and through the gates to the pet resort. Both dogs can barely wait to get out of the car and see all the other dogs and staff. Not only are the dogs excited to go to camp they are always happy when I pick them up!


The staff is very knowledgable and helpful, and there stye of training is completely in tune with the dogs. I have recommended the Pet Resort to several friends and clients who have very high standards for thier pets care. Everyone I have recommended to the Topanga Pet Resort has thanked me and been very happy with thier experience at the Pet Resort.


I love that I have found a place that I know my pets are having as good a time on vacation as I am!
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jzdesign, Los Angeles, CA
“your dogs will love it – if you want a dog kennel that is safe and fun for your dogs: this is definitely the place All dogs are pre-screened for aggressive behavior. And beyond that, there is lots of supervision during group play to insure that things stay calm and friendly. The kennels they sleep in are clean and large and have runs. My one dog has dietary issues and they are careful with food. i also do not use a flea and tick repellent so they spray them daily (if you want ) for a small charge with a natural repellent. If dogs could choose a place to stay- this would be the place. My dogs get excited on the drive there .They are happy when they get there every time. I have never had a problem when I picked them up. It is a large fenced in place with grass and trees, etc. Safe as can be. They also have a large misting area and shade if it is a hot day. The owners have been training dogs for many years and my dogs (and I) were trained there. And the training actually stuck. They also explain why certain things work so you don’t send the dogs mixed messages. My dogs come, sit, stay, heel when I ask. And if i say enough; they stop what they are doing. They are great with other dogs and never had a problem at the resort. i can go on vacation without worrying about them. And there is doggy day care too -if you need it.”
mlusky, Los Angeles, CA

“Best place for dog training and boarding! Both of my dogs LOVE going to Topanga Pet Resort. And when my Weimaraner was a puppy, they trained him as well! Gorgeous place.”

Joanna L., Los Angeles, CA
“My dog LOVES this place!”
Tanya S., Malibu, CA

“Great place! They love animals and are caring!”

Elaine P., Los Angeles, CA

My mother is bringing her dog Harley back to Topanga Pet Resort for yet another visit! He loves the staff, the location, and all of the friends he makes there. And my mother knows that he will be well looked after and left in capable hands. We all LOVE TPR!
Thank you for everything!!!
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Miguel D., Los Angeles, CA

I have taken my dog to almost every boarding business in southern California and in Las Vegas. Out of all the boarding business, Topanga Pet Resort is always my dog, Chowie’s favorite! This place is so great. I’ve been taking my dog here for over 2 years. They are always so enthusiastic in helping me and taking care of my pup! They accommodate my dog’s needs and mine. (Apologies to the employees there, my constant call to check up on my dog.. I just miss him so very much) I highly recommend Topanga Pet Resort for boarding!
I know my dog loves this place because when I drop him off, he doesn’t even look back when I hand him off to the handler… (so sad..)
Then when I pick him up, he is happy to see me. Then he gets into the car and plops down and falls asleep before I can get into the car! (he must have had too much fun to sleep)

Gracie W., Los Angeles, CA
“Can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff here! They take such good care of or two pups Indy and Roxy.”

Jessica L., Los Angeles, CA