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Balboa Pet Hospital

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Primary Location
3329 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 1-415-752-3300
Fax: 1-415-752-8782

Office Hours

Monday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM5:00 PM
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Pet Boarding in San Francisco, CA

Balboa Pet Hospital offers clean, safe pet boarding facilities to pets in our community. We provide affordable, safe doggy daycare facilities and overnight boarding facilities to dogs, cats, and exotic pets.

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Dog Boarding San Francisco and Cat Boarding San Francisco

Dogs and cats need a place where they can sleep, eat and get exercise while their owners are away! At Balboa Pet Hospital in San Francisco, we provide a beautiful fenced backyard to our pet boarders. All dogs are given individualized outdoor play periods to ensure that they get the exercise they need to stay healthy, and each cat is given specialized attention and care during their stay. When it's time to rest, each pet is given a pet condo to match his or her size, so our pet boarders can be comfortable and happy.

Please note that Balboa Pet Hospital is located in a residential neighborhood. Dogs who bark are not allowed to stay on our premises. To ensure that your dog is a proper fit for our facility, all dogs are given a trial board before their reservation. This mandatory experience is provided at no charge. Once the mandatory board is complete, we let dog owners know if their dog will be allowed to board with us.

Exotic Pet Boarding San Francisco

Exotic pets need a place to stay when their pet owners go away! That's why we offer flexibility to pet owners who have exotic pets. We have cages and pet condos for pets of all sizes. Our specially trained staff can provide your pet with expert care. 

Medical Requirements for Boarders

All pets who stay on-site at Balboa Pet Hospital must have a current exam (within the last year) from our pet hospital. Pets are also required to be up to date on all preventative care (including vaccinations) and must be free from communicable disease.  

Information About Meals

All pets are fed a balanced diet from Hill's Prescription Diets. We also allow pet owners to provide their own food when they bring their pet on the first day. Owners who provide their pet's food should also provide instructions to ensure that their pet is given the proper servings and proportions.  

On-Site Medical Care and Grooming

We provide on-site medical care for boarders in need of help. We also provide limited grooming services to our pet boarders, so your pet should be returned to you looking and feeling his or her best.  

Check-In and Check-Out Information

Pets can be checked in or checked out during our normal office hours. Attendants are on-site on Sundays, but no check-in or check-out services are available at this time.

Contact Our Veterinarian in San Francisco for an Appointment

Want more information? Visit the American Veterinary Medical Association's website for an article about preparing your pet for professional boarding. To make an appointment and view our facilities, contact us today at 1-415-752-3300.

Exclusive Offer

New clients receive 15% OFF first visit.

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  •           8/29/2017

    I love Balboa Pet Hospital! Balboa Pet Hospital's staff is amazing! The staff is knowledgeable, caring and above all honest! I feel confident that my pets are getting the best possible care there. The staff has always taken time to answer all of my questions and if I think of something after my appointment, I can just email! I know I won’t have to wait too long for response.

    Unfortunately, this year I’ve had to make some really difficult decisions. The compassion the staff showed to both my pet and I made these unbearable times tolerable. I am indebted to both Dr. Del Rosso and (the wonderful) Dr. Ravn for their kindness, compassion and dedication.

    If you are new to the area or just looking for a new vet, please give Balboa pet Hospital a call!

  •           6/5/2017

    LOVE everything about this place!!! The people are all super nice & caring. I never feel like they’re trying to sell me stuff I don’t need. The vets (especially Dr. Alice Chan) are wonderful, I always fee; comfortable coming here whenever Walle has an issue. They even help me file the insurance claims after each visit! Would highly recommended any pet owners to see them for their fur-baby needs.

  •           6/5/2017

    My dog has been a regular patient since 7 years ago. Once in a while we visit other hospitals due to time conflicts. However, we always go back to Balboa Pet Hospital. My dog has bad allergy and the doctors and assistants always follow up with us after the treatments or visits, help us submit the insurance claims. It’s not a cheapest place to go but their patience and caring are irreplaceable.

  •           4/28/2017

    I’m glad to have found Balboa Pet Hospital near my home. It’s definitely a hidden gem! Dr. Chan saw my dog, Oreo, for her skin problem last week, and my three cats, Pepper, Tofu and Cola, today for annual check-up. She’s very patient (especially with Oreo who’s shy to strangers), knowledgeable and approachable. The front staffs are also very friendly and helpful. They are so prompt to reply my email (within a few hours when I checked back my mailbox). All my pets are about 1-year-old and I’ll definitely bring them here for their health issues/checkup in many years followed.

  •           5/4/2017

    Brought my dog here for a checkup and some minor concerns. Dr. Chan was very professional. She got my dog the treatment he needed and answered all my questions regarding my concerns. The rest of the staff were very friendly and gentle with my dog. You could tell that the staff are genuine animal lovers; definitely something you want when you entrust the health of your pet to someone.

  •           5 of 5

    Been bringing our animals to Balboa for over 25 years and will continue because they provide great advice and care. We love Dr. D and staff are really helpful and friendly. Now if I can find medical care for myself like my animals get at Balboa...

  •           5 of 5

    I have been a patron of Balboa Pet Hospital for almost 500 years now (wink). I love Everybody there and feel they are have always been a great resource and the BEST support system for everything pertaining to my pets.


    The staff is very kind and gentle, the doctors are very caring and patient when dealing with my scared cat Lulu. I appreciate the time they took to put her at ease and making this procedure as painless as possible for the both of us. Will definitely be spreading the word. Thank you Balboa Pet Hospital.

    Linda P. San Francisco, CA