Under One Woof started in 2003 as a home-based business called Seiji Morikawa Certified Groomer. As demand for services began increasing, Seiji started hiring staff and in 2007 moved to a 500 square foot space on Central near Webster (pictured, right). By the middle of 2011, popularity on the Island had reached a point that the team had grown to four groomers, two bathers and a receptionist and could no longer fit in its current space. But, wanting to stay in West Alameda, the sho[ moved into a new space at 1701 Webster St. in December 2011.
The move finally gave the team room to do something they'd been wanting to do for a long time – create a special area where well-behaved small and medium-sized dogs can play after being groomed instead of staying in kennels. They were also able to create a home-like, cage-free space to offer daycare and a pet hotel for small and medium-sized dogs. To signify the range of pet services available in one convenient location, the name of the business was changed t to Under One Woof.
Many of our original customers are still bringing their dogs and cats to us for grooming and we've been fortunate enough to gain many new customers over the years for grooming and more recently our daycare and pet hotel services. We now have more than 3,000 regular customers and our staff has grown to meet the increased demand. Our team of professional groomers, certified bathers, trained daycare and pet hotel attendants and our receptionist provide the same level of personalized service that we became known for when we were a much smaller operation.
As of August 2021, Seiji and his partner are enjoying their retirement and Under One Woof is under new ownership. We are continuing to work hard every day to assure you receive the same quality of care and passion you have grown to love over the years.