OUR STORY

Founded by Sheri Villa in 2012, Furball Fitness began as a one-woman show, operated modestly by a fun-loving dog walker who shuttled dogs to and from the highlight of their day - adventure hikes with the pack! These lucky dogs spent countless hours along the San Francisco coastline, either jumping waves at Baker Beach or weaving through the forest’s maze in Golden Gate Park.


Sheri focused on developing meaningful relationships with her human and canine clients, quickly becoming their trusted pet caretaker, and ultimately, an extension of their families. From the beginning and through to this very day, Furball Fitness has and will always deliver passion and a personal touch to every customer.


This same fledgling route - which was built through word of mouth referrals and random conversations at heavily dog-populated areas - evolved from a small pool of dogs randomly walked during spare time to a thriving business and full roster of clients with a wait-list of prospects attached, all yearning to join the club.


Seeing the potential for growth, Sheri was inspired to further pursue the next iteration of this dream; to share in her belief of providing our fur-friends the best lifestyle possible with daily exercise, socialization, and purpose. These are three basic needs for a dog’s wellness, all delivered with a daily dose of Furball Fitness.


As a result, in 2017, after five years of dog walking in San Francisco, Furball Fitness Dog Camp & Daycare opened its first brick and mortar location in Oakland, California, operating as a full-service dog daycare.


Featuring 5000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas, dogs at Furball Fitness enjoy a “backyard ambiance”; that is - ample room for some to rock and roll while others lounge and sunbathe. To preserve this relaxed environment and to maintain a good dog-to-human ratio, only 25 spots are available for reservation per session. Regulated attendance ensures a calm and safe play environment. Finally, because you will know each and every one of your dog’s caretakers personally, this private format helps to build the supported, communicative, and intimate relationship and experience that is so important to us.

MEET THE TEAM

Sheri - Owner

Sheri sought to create a career that she could be proud of, but more importantly, one that would bring long-term fulfillment and happiness. She loves dogs, being active, and spending time outdoors, so she founded Furball Fitness back in 2012. It started off as a dog walking company and has evolved into what it is today.


Charlie, pictured left, is Sheri's road dawg and thinks all of this is for him. Even though the king of the castle has claimed his throne, Sheri has enough love to go around for ALL of the pups!

Sam - Manager

Furball Fitness team member since August 2019, Sam comes from a varied background of animal care, with the majority of her experience being in Veterinary Medicine after having graduated from UNLV with an AS in Animal Science and a specialty in Orthopedic Surgery.


She began her career with VCA Animal Hospitals but wanted a fun job to offset the seriousness of her day job, so she started working for boarding and daycare facilities and LOVED IT!! Happy wiggling butts and sloppy kisses filled the day, and she was hooked!

GET STARTED:

Furball Fitness conducts a detailed and thorough intake and screening process to ensure all dogs who participate in daycare contribute positively to our carefully-curated group dynamic. Our top priority is to keep all dogs in our care happy, healthy, and safe, and this first phone call will help in determining if we’ll be a good fit for one another.

USE THE CALENDAR BELOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR PUP-EVALUATION (20-MINUTE PHONE CALL):

Meet & Greet

Pup-Evaluation - Oakland

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PLEASE NOTE: Furball Fitness is a clean and secure dog daycare facility that guarantees days full of fun and exercise for your dog. To ensure everyone is happy, healthy, and safe, the following stipulations must be met before your dog can come hang out. All dogs must submit up-to-date vaccination records for the following: - Bordetella - DHPP (Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus) - Rabies All dogs must be spayed/neutered. The only exceptions are for puppies, as we recognize that some owners want to let their pups develop and grow a little bit before their procedure. At the 6 month mark, you will be asked to schedule and complete their surgery within a 60-day grace period in order to continue with daycare. Our indoor/outdoor dog park is a communal space for all puppies to enjoy. Therefore, everyone at Dog Camp must play well with others.

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Furball Fitness Dog Camp & Daycare

(510) 545-2546 | (562) 544-1152
FurballFitness@gmail.com

1243 E 12th Street Oakland, CA 94606
1711 E Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802

Furball Fitness Dog Camp & Daycare

(510) 545-2546 | (562) 544-1152
FurballFitness@gmail.com

1239 E 12th Street Oakland, CA 94606
1711 E Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
630am - 7pm

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

630am - 7pm