by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Jessica Breaux | Special Advertisement

Putting Your Pet First

Markim Pet Resort Is Southern California’s Premier Pet Care Facility

mp_markimpetresort3When it comes to quality care for our furry, four-legged family members, we don’t want to compromise. Markim Pet Resort, a pet care facility located in Carmel Valley, is committed to providing a clean and safe environment, making comfort and genuine care of your pet its highest mission. “We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our guest pets which will always be treated with respect and dignity,” stated Salem and Luz Flores, owners of the business. “The Markim Pet Resort experience enriches the lives of our guest pets, instills their well-being, and fulfills even the unexpressed wishes and needs of their owners.”

Markim was founded over 20 years ago by a couple (notably named Mark and Kim) who had a vision of providing modern and comfortable boarding facilities for all sizes of dogs. In 2009, after working for several years at Markim, professional dog trainer Salem and his wife Luz acquired the business. Today, the Floreses not only maintain spacious boarding for both dogs and cats, but also offer a wide range of services including short or all-day doggy play, a large walk-in doggy pool, basic to complex training, and full grooming services. “We continue to be active in the day-to-day operations,” said the couple. “Salem is supervising boarding and training. Luz is overseeing Markim’s full range of grooming services.”

With its “one-stop shop” appeal, Markim stands out among its competition. Another draw for customers is Markim’s exceptional service. “We will accommodate safe and well-attended overnight visits, we will take your pet to play, swim, and treat your loved one to a variety of special treats we offer here at our resort,” explained the Floreses. “And if needed, we provide top quality training with career professional trainers. The full grooming salon is staffed with professional groomers that have been here for several years.” The staff even provides your pet with outings and activities while they wait to be groomed.


“We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our guest pets which will always be treated with respect and dignity.”

Pet safety and overall wellness is a top priority at Markim. “At the beginning and end of every playtime, the caregiver will thoroughly examine the pup’s ears, eyes, underneath the tail, overall body and fur to make sure the pet does not have anything alarming in the fur or on the skin,” said the Floreses. “We also have detailed reports of any medical issues that occur during the stay. We notify the owner immediately and provide a full report when they pick up their pet.”

Markim is well-known for its unique Camp Run-a-Muck program, which is a “play all day” option for its pet guests that are being boarded or who need daycare. Under close supervision, the camp activities include daily cardio, ball play, and pool time. “Every day we study our guests and divide them by accurately observed groups of similar size, energy level, and way of playing,” described the Floreses. “We consider it an important factor of our daily routines and procedures to max out the fun our guest can have while being surrounded by our friendly staff and fresh San Diego sunshine.”



Name of Business: Markim Pet Resort
Owners/Managers: Salem and Luz Flores
Years in Position: Since 2009
Year of Establishment: 1996
Address: 4393 Carmel Valley Rd., San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-481-3881
Fax: 858-481-3072
Description of Business: Markim Pet Resort provides your pet(s) with safe, high-quality pet care for cats and dogs on a spacious outdoor nine-acre property. Here your pets will receive excellent care and attention from our professionally trained staff. Striving on detail-oriented daily routines and procedures we ensure your pet’s well-being and safety while under our care. Our roomy overnight accommodations allow your pet to exercise in between outside outings, while our outdoor play times are held in our large gated yards of different floor materials for optimum fun for your loved one.