Pet Care Mistakes To Avoid

  1. When you work with the wrong pet care provider, you are left in the dark wondering if they have your pet's (and your) best interest and safety in mind.
  2. One bad decision can keep you up at night or leave your dog feeling anxious or unsafe.
  3. Let's take the stress out of pet care, because you and your pet deserve to love your pet care provider.


We’ve lodged, groomed, and trained dogs for over 15 years and are in it for the long haul to help you be the best pet parent.


Keeping your dog clean and well groomed is essential to their health and well being. We support you making your dog feel and look great.


We teach you to think like a dog and use the language that dogs speak so when he sees you, he lights up and your bond is stronger.


When you engage their minds, provide socialization, teach problem solving, help them find friends, and get exercise their lives are enriched, and we are here to help you do that.


Grow your relationship and give your dog the best life possible because they deserve it and so do you.

At Hot Diggity Dog Resort, our goal is simple: to ensure that your pets are safe, happy and well taken care of. When working with us, you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. Services we provide include dog training, dog grooming, dog boarding, dog daycare, and more.

Dog Training

Be more important than that rabbit or squirrel.  Things can be frustrating and confusing as to why your dog is misbehaving. We understand that. We also know how dogs think and speak. When you speak your dog’s language, it brings clarity and eliminates chaos, they are drawn to you and want to play with you.

We know how hard it can be to learn their language and communicate clearly. We have helped hundreds of families improve their relationship with their dogs. And when you learn how they think and their language, your relationship improves, and your family and dog are happier and less stressed.

Hot Diggity Dog Resort is headed by professional dog trainer and animal behaviorist Penny DiLoreto. Equipped with the experience, knowledge and expertise in canine behavior and understanding how dogs think, Penny has consulted with thousands of dog owners to help them train and improve their relationships. When working with Penny and her team, you will:

  1. Work with not only a professional trainer but also a behaviorist who know the "why" behind behaviors;
  2. Work in small class sizes or personalized & private or virtual sessions, each with comprehensive one-on-one instruction;
  3. And, receive consistent feedback from us letting you know how you and your dog are progressing towards your goals.

Finding a place that offers your dog the very best life with you, one in which you can trust and have peace of mind for your loving four-legged family member – that’s the most important consideration. Check out the classes and training options we offer to make you an amazing dog owner. With our guidance, you are capable of becoming an amazing dog owner. And, your dog is going to thank you for it.

Dog Grooming

Everyone feels good when they look good; be Dapper!  Keeping your dog clean and well-groomed is essential to its health. Our professional dog groomers make sure to clean every nook and cranny in your dog’s paws and fur to make sure they are as clean as possible. We offer a full range of grooming services for grooming, including baths, haircuts, nail trims, and more. We will evaluate your dog’s condition and recommend grooming services accordingly. We can help you keep your do looking and feeling good about him or herself.

Dog Boarding

Most owners worry about leaving their pets. We understand and customize your dog’s stay so they are happy, healthy and you have peace of mind.  We understand the stress you are having about leaving your pet.  Our pet boarding professionals will ensure your pet has a safe and enjoyable stay. We will follow any specifications regarding your pet’s diet and medications and can be reached at any time if you have any questions or concerns. While away you will have access to our pet cams so you can look in on Fido. You can rest assured knowing that your pet is in capable hands.

Dog Daycare

Where BFF’s meet and become soulmates and their energy level will match yours at the end of the day.

It's more than sniffing, barking, and rolling around.

Our intention with Doggy Daycare is to help each dog become a self-confident, well-rounded member of the family and the larger human and dog community, too. We achieve this aim through continuous training in:

 ~ Human-to-dog relationships, which includes educating owners on how to help their dogs become enjoyable family members; and

 ~ dog-to-dog relationships with appropriate play in and outside daycare. 

Out in your neighborhood, your dog is our calling card. We want to make a good impression.

Here's our Three-Step Process to get started with dog daycare...

1.  Register your dog by completing these two online forms  Daycare Registration and Waiver.

2.  Take a photo of your vaccinations and email them to us at [email protected] . We require current vaccinations for Bordetella, Distemper-Parvo, and Rabies. 

3.  We will review your paperwork on same or next business day and call you to set up your first daycare visit.

Once your four-legged best friend is in the program you can set up a regular schedule for daycare or set up lodging as the need arises.

 Our daycare program matches your pet with the proper age group, size, and activity level to bring a wonderful experience and enjoyable lifestyle.  For an extra stimulation pets can also join our Life Enrichment Education Program we call LEEP.  In LEEP dogs have mind stimulation, aerobics, physical challenges, and more.  Dog daycare discount packages are available for regular attendees.

Pet Care in Escondido, CA, and San Marcos, CA

At Hot Diggity Dog Resort, your pet’s well-being is our top priority. We have years of experience providing residents of Escondido and San Marcos, CA with reliable dog grooming, dog training, dog daycare, and dog boarding services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (760) 745-9900.


Read What Our Clients Say

    I don't know why I've taken so long to write a review, but I've never had such a good experience taking my dog some where! My dog is 65lbs pit mix who can be aggressive towards other animals. Understandably, I'm weary of taking her to places I know will have animals. However, whenever I take her here, they are more than accommodating and understanding of my dogs behavior. They've been respectful, proactive, and gentle with her and I couldn't thank them enough! Their dedication to working so hard

    Ana L.

    Always a great experience for my 5...yes...5 Huskies at a time ! Thank you for always taking care of them !!!

    Josh T.

    I have been taking my 1 year old dog Leah to day care here for a few months about once every week and I could not be any happier. All of the staff members are so sweet and the owners are extremely kind. They make me feel very safe leaving my little girl in their care and I know that Leah has so much fun playing with all her friends here. She comes home completely exhausted which makes me very happy. I love that I can check in on my fur baby online to see her and that I get cute report cards tel

    Dayna M.

Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Penny DiLoreto

    ABCDT, CPDT - KA, CTDI, Professional Dog Trainer, Animal Behaviorist, Certified Dog Groomer, and Hot Diggity Dog Resort Owner in Escondido, California. Author of “Gonna Buy Me a Dog” and “The Potty Training Answer Book”

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  • David DiLoreto

    As co-owner of Hot Diggity Dog Resort, David watches over the operations hands on as well as focusing on customer satisfaction, marketing, and software/website development.

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  • Priscilla
    Grooming Supervisor

    Priscilla has been with us from the day we opened.  She began as our daycare/boarding manager while attending school to become a certified groomer.

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  • Stephanie .
    Pet Stylist & Assist. Grooming Supervisor

    Stephanie joined Hot Diggity Dog Resort as the receptionist who then moved to bathing and became certified.  Now, Stephanie is a certified professional groomer and stylist.

  • Keri .

    Keri joined the Hot Diggity Dog Resort team as a Daycare Assistant.  She then went to school to learn Bathing and is now graduated as a Groomer.

  • Ben
    Daycare & Boarding Supervisor

    Ben worked up through the ranks from Bather and Daycare Assistant to Boarding and Daycare Supervisor.  Ben is currently working on his professional dog training certification.

  • Justin M
    Daycare Attendant

    Justin loves working with the dogs in our boarding and daycare department.  You can find him through playing with the pets that are here and training those signed up for the Life Enrichment Education Program (L.E.E.P.)


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