About Us

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade

At Metro Dog, we believe in changing the world for the better, one dog at a time! We have taken our cue from the Buddhist Metta Meditation practice. Our mantra is:

May all beings be safe
May all beings be happy
May all beings be healthy
May all beings live with ease.

These are our values:


We are all about your dog! Everything about our Center is designed with canine comfort and safety foremost in mind. Metro Dog is housed within a spacious 12,500 square foot warehouse with vaulted redwood ceilings and twelve skylights to let the sunshine in. We offer seven play yards: two are outdoors (2,500 sq ft) for romping on sunny days, and five are indoors, completely covered with rubber flooring to reduce impact upon your pet’s bones. All of our housing units are supplied with filtered water, and the building has great ventilation. Fresh air is circulated continuously with enormous fans and the Center is heated throughout with overhead radiant heating that is has the highest energy efficiency rating available.

We provide 24 hour supervision to ensure that your pet’s needs and safety are tended to at all times. Visual barriers around play areas are designed to prevent over-stimulation and generate security.


green certified / socially responsibleMetro Dog believes in taking care of our environment. This translates into better care for your pet too! We only buy green products for use in the Center, and use recycled materials and soy inks for all of our correspondence with you. Our construction materials are sustainable, non-polluting, and whenever possible, purchased from a reuse company.


At Metro Dog, we also understand that taking care of our world doesn’t stop with the natural environment.

We believe in supporting sustainability and fair trade both locally and globally. We buy products that are fair trade, as well as supporting local businesses and artisans. We purchase green products and actively contribute to decreasing landfill contributions through reuse. We appreciate and encourage our customers to share their knowledge of product makers that you think we should carry in our store.

3117 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA, 94804 • 510.524.DOGS (3647) • info@metrodog.com