Distinguished as the oldest established dog boarding kennel and cat boardingkennel in Marin County, Bridewell Hilltop Boarding Kennels & Cattery offers the finest quality facility and pet services available for your pet in Novato, San Rafael and all of Marin County. We maintain the highest standards, codes, and procedures relating to health, safety, and cleanliness at our facility. Your pet’s health and happiness is our number one priority.

Our country retreat is well located, and we take great pride in the fact that we are a valuable resource to the North Bay.

We invite you to take a tour of our facility!


  • Professional and caring
  • Continuing education encouraged and offered to the staff
  • Staff members living on-site and checking on the animals at night
  • Veterinarian recommended


  • Sparkling clean accommodations
  • Large indoor/outdoor runs
  • Climate-controlled inside
  • Misting outside in the summertime
  • Five large play yards
  • Grooming Salon


  • Dog Boarding and Cat Boarding program for all breeds of dogs, cats, and small animals other than reptiles
  • Dog Daycare program
  • Pet Grooming
  • Complimentary bath on the day of departure with a paid 7-day stay
  • Shuttle service for veterinarian visits
  • Pet pick-up and drop off
  • Dog walking program
  • Ball throw program

Note: We have the segregated space as well as the experience to handle aggressive dogs.


  • Small carefully-screened and supervised play groups
  • Pamper Room for small dogs
  • Puppies and geriatric dogs
  • Un-neutered males and females in season
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We were a month behind on some vaccinations when we dropped our dog off. Bridewell took her to the vet, got her shots updated and could not have been nicer to work with. Belle is excited to see us whenever we come to pick her up, but hesitant to walk out the front door to go. She truly loves it there.”

Torn R, San Francisco