Welcome to the Velvet Coat

We give the highest standard of pet care. We believe a visit to The Velvet Coat should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience!

A visit to The Velvet Coat for pet care will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you and your pet. Imagine your dream vacation.  We offer the finest standard of pet care in Santa Cruz County! Your best friends are there and many new friends, too.  There are several activities to choose from, all tailored to your select interests and personal preferences.  You can play your favorite games, lounge by the pool, take a long walk, watch a new movie, and have a good book read to you, take a cat nap, or go for a swim.  

Your every indulgence awaits at the Day Spa. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage, fragrant blueberry facial, soothing pedicure, dead sea mud pack, or a complete makeover with a private glamour photo session.  After a full day of fun, you retreat to your private suite, where you lay in luxury bedding. In your bed fast asleep, morning room service arrives and a new day of play begins.

Pet Friendly People

The Velvet Coat is committed to Animal Rescue and supports not only the local rescue community but also the United States War Dog Association. Our beloved CEO (Canine Executive Officer) and constant inspiration is a rescued Belgian Malinois named Raja.

When he is not busy overseeing charitable activities, Raja can be found helping to manage the doggie daycare or greeting a new guest. We have been caring for pets residing in Santa Cruz County since 2002. The Velvet Coat provides reliable, loving pet care on those occasions when you need to be away.

Large Beautiful Yard

Can it be true? Does such a perfect pet lodge exist? It does if you’re a dog living in Santa Cruz County! The Velvet Coat offers the very finest of accommodations for our vacationing “guests” every comfort and your peace of mind.

Deluxe animal and dog boarding with no cages, kennels or concrete runs! We offer luxury bedding and accessories, soothing classical music, and constant play time in our beautifully landscaped 4000 square foot  yard and 4500 square feet of oceanview deck. Available amenities include specialty meals, leashed walks, salon and spa treatments, massage. 

Deluxe Visit

Servicing all of Santa Cruz County and the Following Communities: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Aptos, Capitola, Felton, Scotts Valley Soquel, Watsonville, Bay Area and beyond. All pets sleep in the house in complete luxury just like they were at home. We offer a variety of indoor accommodations according to your pet’s preference and habit.

While boarding at the Velvet Coat your pet will enjoy free reign of the house and yard. Contact The Velvet Coat today and book a deluxe stay for your furry friend. Phone: (831) 818-8376

About Us

The Velvet Coat

The Velvet Coat is a luxury canine and feline resort and spa providing distinctive, quality services. We run a safe, clean, and playful place of unmatched comfort and beauty in the County of Santa Cruz. Our genuine love of animals shines through in all that we do. The Velvet Coat guests receive highly personalized care by a team of experienced professionals who share a sincere love of dogs.

We affectionately attend to every detail of each Guest’s visit to ensure an enchanting experience from the playroom to the bath to the bed. Space is limited as we do not want to be known a “large kennel”. The Velvet Coat is cozy and calm sanctuary, not a large and hectic facility! Please make early reservations to assure a luxurious space for your family friend. We offer a unique grooming experience in for your dog or cat in many ways.

All animals are treated with kindness, patience, respect, and love. We hand dry all our clients. Hand drying with high velocity dryers is not only safer and healthier for the pet but it also exfoliates the skin, removes the dead and loose undercoat and produces a more refined and finished style. We know you will see and feel the difference!

What some of our satisfied customers have to say

The only place I will take our beloveds. Shannon is the best and where else can you take them where they can be inside and outside on the grass…..and maybe in the bed being hand-fed?

Belinda C.Client Santa Cruz

I’m Stevie and I LOVE the Velvet Coat!!!! I have been going there every other Tuesday since I was a baby. Now my little brother Mick comes too. Shannon and crew take such good care of us :).

John P.Pet Owner Santa Cruz

Velvet Coat Rocks!! My two girls, Roxy and Maya, have been lucky guests and styled gorgeously since pups and my girl Zoe before that by Shannon! XXMel

Melyssa C.Happy Pet Owner Santa Cruz

The best by far. There is a reason its by referral only. Best in quality and care. There is no substitute for the thoroughness and gentle attention that your pup will get at the Velvet Coat. I have seen at least a dozen different dogs from Chihuahua to Shepherd come out and ready to show. Where your dogs at?

A Google UserClient

The Velvet Coat guests receive highly personalized care by a team of experienced professionals who share a sincere love of dogs. We affectionately attend to every detail of each Guest’s visit to ensure an enchanting experience from the playroom to the bath to the bed. Bring your pet in today for a relaxing stay at the Velvet Coat.

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