Aloha! For over 20 years, we’ve been the only licensed dog boarding facility, run by the only certified dog trainer, serving the Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Western Alpine Counties.

We take great pride in providing our clients peace of mind and the joy of a well-mannered dog, and doing it all with both professionalism and a family touch.

Private Dog Training

Private Dog Training

Struggling with behavior issues like jumping, barking, and destruction? Dog not coming when called? New puppy needing a good start?
We can help!

Dog Training Classes

Dog Training Classes

Our positive-based basic manners class is equal parts fun and effective. And with open enrollment, you can start right away.
Enroll today!

Dog & Cat Boarding

Dog & Cat Boarding

Whether you’re traveling for fun or work, you want to know your dog is safe and happy. We’ll make sure he is, so you can relax or focus.
How we do it.

Dog & Cat Day Boarding

Dog & Cat Day Boarding

Need your dog out of the house for the day? Vacationing in the area with your dog? We’ll show him a great time while you play or get work done.
Learn more.

Why Aloha?


Located in Murphys, our facility is easy to reach. We’re a licensed facility run by an experienced, certified dog trainer

A Family Touch.

We’ve been family run for 20 years—and we’re always on hand. We use only positive, science- based training methods


Our training has one goal: a dog who’s fun and easy to live with

Peace of Mind.

We’ll care for your dog as though he were our own


We’re Karen and Art Kaua. Nothing makes us happier than training and caring for dogs—and making our clients’ lives a littler easier.
Learn more about us and the Aloha philosophy.

Ready for relief?

Whether it’s time to travel or time to address a little unwanted dog behavior, we can’t wait to help.
What can we do for you?

“5 stars and 4 paws up”

"We give Aloha 5 stars and our dog gives a huge 4 paws up. Our dog can't wait to get out of the car and greet Art and Karen—this pretty much says it all. Their facility is awesome, they have beautiful play yards, they love dogs, and treat all with great care. Karen is a respected agility trainer, and the dogs get great play time. We love knowing our dog is treated like family at Aloha.

—Ladd and Barbara Smith

Our service area

Our private dog training, dog training classes, board and train, dog boarding, and dog day boarding services are provided at our easy-to-reach facility in Murphys, CA, convenient to Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Western Alpine counties, specifically the towns of Angels Camp, Altaville, Arnold, Avery, Bear Valley, Columbia, Copperopolis, Jamestown, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, San Andreas, Sonora, and Valley Springs, CA.