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About Citizen Canine

Citizen Canine was opened in October 2000 by Tina Merrill, whose frequent business travel made her realize the importance of quality, reliable care for her own dogs. Citizen Canine was created to fill the need for a boarding and daycare service dedicated to the health and happiness of dogs. In 2014 Randi Drake joined Citizen Canine as the local partner. Randi is the President.

Our staff consists of dog care professionals dedicated to providing the proper care for our guests. From helping first-timers settle in and preparing special meals for finicky eaters to playing extra games of fetch and ensuring everyone is comfortable in their beds at night, our staff go the extra mile for our canine guests. As dog owners ourselves, we treat each guest as if they were our own.

happy dogs playing in the outdoor space
Owner with white dog

Randi Drake, President

Randi joined Citizen Canine as local partner and President of the company in 2014.  Randi is a volunteer at the East Bay SPCA and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.  She lives in Piedmont with her husband and two children, along with their wheaten terriers, Dixie Lu and Maggie.

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2020 Reader's Choice Winner
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Alist Badge
Best of Oakland 2022
PCSA Level II gold logo
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Citizen Canine

420 Hegenberger Road,
Oakland, Ca 94621

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