Happy Hound is a unique dog boarding and training facility focused on creating a nurturing, comfortable and safe environment for dogs of all ages. They provide boarding, daycare, training, fitness programs and spa service in a cage free environment. They came to us in need of a new facility that would better suit their specific needs. We designed a new one-story facility in West Oakland on a previously neglected 1/2 acre triangular site. The 10,800 sq ft building is designed to accommodate dogs of various sizes and ages. The new building provides space for dog boarding, play areas and rooms for grooming and food prep. For the humans, there is a large reception area, staff offices and a director’s office. Exterior wall art is designed by Zander Bice.
The project incorporates numerous green building strategies such as storm water treatment planters, bicycle parking, low-flow plumbing fixtures.