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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. Tina formed a team committed to making her vision of superb care and service a reality. In 2014, Tina brought Randi Drake in as a local partner. Randi is 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.

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Randi Drake, President

Randi joined Citizen Canine as the President of the company in 2014 and she is responsible for business operations.  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, two children, along with their wheaten terriers, Dixie Lu and Maggie.

Olivia Campos, General Manager

Olivia has worked at Citizen Canine for over 6 years. As GM, she oversees the daily operations and details that ensure the happiness of all our canine guests! In addition, she manages all training of our staff. Olivia is accompanied by her husky, Willow. During Olivia’s time here. she has rescued two pups that found their way here and had difficulty finding adoptive homes. Today Louie and Roo enjoy a life of pampering and love at Casa d’Olivia.

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Citizen Canine

420 Hegenberger Road,
Oakland, Ca 94621

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Citizen Canine is located just down the street  from the Oakland Airport (OAK) and we have partnered with AirPark airpark.com to take care of your car while we take care of your pup.