1412 Windsong Lane

Escondido, CA  92026



OPEN for your convenience

By Appointment


Closed on Sunday

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Exotic Pet Rates


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Not just another pet resot, Windsong is a unique pet experience.


Windsong Coupons, Pet Coupons, ...everyone loves a great deal.



Dog Grooming and so much more in our luxury boutique Dog Spa. Cat Baths & Trims too.

Easy to find in North County San Diego, Escondido and freeway close.

Dog Portraits and candid shots, Kitty closeups and scenic pics...


Doggie Day Care and Day Boarding at a whole new level. Explore Camp Windsong.




Birds and exotic pets are always welcome to stay at Windsong.

Cats LOVE Windsong. And we love CATS. Our prices are great for cat boarding and care.


Micheal Dougherty is always working, see what's new at the Pet Resort.

Dogs receive the finest care and attention, for the same prices as everywhere else.

Dog Rates

Windsong Spa

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Camp Windsong


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Tour the Pet Resort from the comfort of your chair...Check in on your pet from anywhere in the world.














Web Cam Tour

          Our puppy play pool takes the heat out of summer, and it's FUN!


What's new at Windsong?...

This website is growing and improving. Currently in the works are the following pages: Webcams, testimonials from happy customers and their owners, a page of links to all the very best pet stuff, a garden page featuring many of the wonderful plants here at the resort, and much more...please check back in with us soon.

Our New Spaw is Open! Click below for more info:

Click here for more information and a coupon for the Spaw...

We have a new Referral Incentive Plan:

Refer your friends and earn FREE nights at Windsong!


We are so excited to be involved in a great project:

The Biggest Loser: Canine

This blog is written by freelance journalist & consultant Lillian Cox, following the story of Lara, a 2-year-old Labrador mother used as a backyard breeder, and confined to a small concrete slab before being rescued as a stray by a Good Samaritan.



  The Windsong Resort for Pets is not like any of the many kennels in San Diego. Located in a particularly beautiful part of Escondido, in the midst of a 3 acre private garden, is our one of a kind boutique Pet Resort. A kennel is a traditional boarding facility of mostly concrete, chain link, plastic, and  fences; we have private suites, grass lawns, customized stay plans, and so much more. Although many veterinarians offer boarding, other animals may be unwell while your pet is there. Would you want to check in to a hospital room while on vacation, or does an exclusive, homey Bed & Breakfast in the country sound more appealing? Serving all of North County including Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, Poway, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Center, and Oceanside, we are easily accessible just off the I-15 at Deer Springs. Check out the great day care program that we offer for dogs called Camp Windsong, to enrich and develop your dogs health and well being during the work week. All pets are welcome, including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits, goats, goldfish, lizards, turtles, exotic pets, and others.

Please call: 760-233-5060 for more information.


Windsong Spa & Grooming Update:

     Check out the new menu of grooming services offered in our Spa'w':

  • Bath & Brush
  • Nails
  • Full Service Grooming - All Breeds
  • ''Furminating'
  • Additional Spa Services Available
Weekends and Holidays are booking fast, Call Today for your Reservation.  760-233-5060 or email pets@cox.net

The Lemon Grove Kennels Legacy

    Forty years ago Jack and Marion Dougherty built and opened Lemon Grove Kennels, which became one of the three largest in San Diego, along with Mission Valley Kennels and Fon Jon Kennels. Michael Dougherty and his brother Steve worked alongside their parents for ten years at the kennel while still over achieving in school. Besides active involvement in school sports, they also became involved in the professional world of purebred dogs.

    After receiving degrees from Stanford and USIU respectively, Steve and Mike left San Diego to pursue their careers in Los Angeles. Jack and Marion continued to run a successful and profitable kennel until twenty-five years ago when the 125 Freeway was built over the site of the Lemon Grove Kennels. Jack and Marion retired and moved to a condo in La Mesa. Mike continued to be very involved in dogs and started judging at AKC events in 1987. In 2001 he met the love of his life, Michelle.

    In 2004 Mike and Michelle left Los Angeles and also moved to La Mesa. After carefully considering all the cities in San Diego they decided Escondido had the right feel for a new pet care business. Instead of building in the old kennel style, the new business would be a resort, but have the same welcoming and caring atmosphere of the original Lemon Grove Kennel. The Windsong Resort for Pets provides much more luxurious accommodations.  The concrete runs are now travertine tiled  “suites” and the exterior is now a lush and green park-like setting. In the Spring of 2008, Mike and Michelle will open the Windsong Resort for Pets and carry on the tradition of fine animal care and service established by Jack and Marion at their Lemon Grove Kennel in 1965.


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