Chama's Corner

Chama’s Hillcrest Dog Wash & Wellness, born May 2009, is independently owned and operated by Olivia and Ernest. Dogs are a major force in our lives and our world pretty much revolves around them. 

There is no more joyful experience for us than seeing dogs express their happiness to be alive by running through the surf, digging in the snow, scaling a desert dune or chasing that elusive ball.  Dogs make people smile!

Our mission statement is a simple one  -  to do everything in our power to attain and support the state known as  - “Good Dog, Happy Man”

Olivia is a San Diego native whose mission in life is ensuring the happiness and welfare of dogs.  She is forever searching for novel ways to improve the overall life of dogs.

Born in Hawaii, Ernie grew up mostly in San Diego.  He was a concert promoter in San Diego and most recently a Purchasing Manager for an organic flax oil maker.

Over the past 32 years we’ve traveled thousands of miles across the Western US with our dogs as camping companions. Having lived in five states, we’ve been exposed to a mix of life-styles, cultures and attitudes.  Whatever the situation, we have never been without a wonderful dog, or two, to brighten our lives.

We look forward to sharing some of our experiences, a little knowledge and much information of the Canine American variety with our customers and fellow dog-lovers.  

We are here for you and your dogs.  If there are products or services that you would like to see at Chama’s, let us know and we will do our best to include them in the business.

Ultimately Chama’s Hillcrest Dog Wash & Wellness is dedicated to all the dogs that have come before and shared their lives with us but who are no longer of this world.
-    Uinta – who always gave it her best
-    Zuni – the handsome, fun-loving Husky
-    Mojave – the mysterious one who passed too soon
-    And, especially – Soma – like no other!

Thank you and remember our motto : peace, love & dogs!

Hours of Operation
Mon - Closed | Tues - Fri 10 - 7 | Sat - 10 - 6 | Sun - 10 - 6