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Welcome to Shamrock Ranch Kennels

Located within a scenic valley just 15 miles south of San Francisco, Shamrock Ranch Kennels provides a little something for every dog. While many other kennels in the area exist within more of a warehouse setting, Shamrock Ranch Kennels sets itself apart with 200 acres of open space, cool coastal breezes and a relaxed ambiance. Whether your dog needs a place to stay while you’re away, playtime with other dogs to burn off some energy or even a bit of training, we’re committed to providing dogs of all breeds and temperaments with a safe and fun home away from home.

Shamrock Ranch began as a family-owned-and-operated business in 1939 and remains that way to this day. We have decades of experience, with staff on-site 24 hours a day. Our professional and caring staff is dedicated to answering any questions you may have, as well as helping with anything that you and your dog(s) many need.

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Our Services

Compassionate care for a most important family member.

Kind words from happy clients

I dropped my Frenchie off to bootcamp at Shamrock for 2 weeks due to some aggression issues. His trainer, Lisa, spent a lot of time with me prior to drop explaining the process and what to expect. Upon picking my dog up, Lisa spent two hours teaching me what my dog had learned and how to continue the training. I came home and have had nothing but success in reforming both of our behavior and we are experiencing a much better quality of life. I couldn't recommend the services at Shamrock enough.

Kristina Markula

My 2 labradoodles love going to playcare at Shamrock Ranch. They go 2-3 times a week and always come home happy and tired. Shamrock Ranch is great because they ensure that dogs are with compatible playmates and don’t learn any bad habits.

Amy R., Moss Beach

We just wanted to let you know how much we all love what you offer at Shamrock Ranch with the play care for our dog Kala. The play care staff are super nice and they love Kala. Plus she comes home nice and calm. We believe she’s a better dog since starting with Shamrock! So, keep up the good work it really shows.

Danny and Kim Bier

All our dogs trained with Lisa and board at Shamrock whenever we travel. We always feel confident about the safety and well being of our dogs while at Shamrock. Our dogs also groom at Shamrock regularly (which is no easy feat with 3 German shepherds). We love Shamrock and all the staff there!

Gigi Taylor

Every dog in my life has gone through a Shamrock Ranch Dog Training program. I am at ease leaving my dogs at the ranch as I know they are safe and well cared for. I always recommend friends and family, who in turn become satisfied customers with happy, well trained dogs!

Cinder Ernst

We are so happy we found Shamrock Ranch! The staff is wonderful and they really care about the well being of our dog, who is a frequent participant in their playcare. Trainer Lisa Rhodes is amazing and helped us to overcome our dog's unwanted behaviors. Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated to making your relationship with your dog the very best it can be.

Carmen and Jim Ott