(760) 456-9556

195 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

clientservices@thedrakecenter.com

Map & Directions»

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri 7 am - 7 pm
Sat 7 am - 5 pm
Sun 8 am - 5 pm

Schedule an Appointment»

Eat. Play. Love.

Helpful tips, recent news, inspiring tales, cute photos and more fun stuff from The Drake Center.

The Latest Canine Influenza Outbreak: What You Need to Know

By Nicole Abrego

Since 2017, Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) has emerged in California, with the most recent cases taking place in the Bay Area as of January 2018. First reported three years ago in Chicago, CIV has made its way to over 40 states and is considered endemic in dogs in the United States.

Read More

Activity Levels to Consider When Adopting a Dog

If you’re considering adding a dog to your family, congratulations! Dogs make great companions, and with a little forethought, there’s bound to be a dog that’s right for you. However, think about your lifestyle and the ideal qualities you’d like in a dog first.

Read More

5 Exercises for Sedentary Cats

If you laugh at the idea of getting your couch potato kitty into an exercise routine, consider this: an overweight kitty is at risk for serious health issues. In fact, excess weight increases your kitty’s propensity toward diabetes, joint disease, and even urinary tract problems.

Read More

Pet Photography Tips to Uplevel Your Pet Photos

Does this sound familiar? You want to capture your pet’s cuteness on camera but by the time you get the camera ready, they’ve turned their head, or left the room? It’s tricky to get your pet to pose for the camera but with these tips, you’ll capture more of those perfect moments whether you’re grabbing the shots with your iPhone or a DSLR.

For the best results you’ll want to pay attention to a variety of factors:

Read More

Take a Hike! Top 6 Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Did someone say, “W-A-L-K”? Whether you’re exploring a new trail or hitting your tried-and-true neighborhood loop, taking regular walks with your dog can have many positive effects on her health—and yours.

Here are the top six reasons you should add a stroll with your best friend to your daily routine:

Read More