Our Guiding Principles


    We understand that leaving your dog(s) with someone is a serious decision, and understand we must earn your trust before we can earn that privilege.


    We will always put your dog’s health and safety as our top priority.


    Simply put, we have set a new standard for the dog care industry, and we challenge you to compare our services with our competitors.

  • FUN

    Whether it’s the dogs, their owners, or our staff, we want the entire BratPak experience to be FUN—everyday!


    From our efficient check-in and check-out processes to our on-site grooming salon, we strive to make our customers’ lives easier.


    We recognize we are a valued part of the East Bay community and will do our best to make a positive difference.

About the Owners


Sean C. Marler

Sean is Co-Owner and General Manager at BratPak. He is a retired Air Force officer, a certified dog trainer, and most importantly, a lifelong dog lover! Sean has enjoyed dogs his entire life and has always had a strong connection with them. He completed his Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in Educational Leadership, as well as a Masters in National Security and Defense Policy. After the Air Force, Sean attended the Animal Behavior College in Santa Clarita, CA, where he earned his certification in dog obedience and behavior modification. He is also a certified trainer and evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Over the past 18 years, Sean has worked with various animal rescue organizations as both a volunteer and trainer, served as a foster dog parent, and more recently developed an excellent reputation in dog behavior, specializing in social interaction. His clients are often most impressed with how he treats each dog as if they were his own, and his ability to communicate with dogs ranging from the extremely timid to the very strong-willed. His motivation for starting BratPak was simply a vision to advance the dog care industry by providing more focus on the dogs’ individual behavior and needs. If you haven’t met Sean, please stop by the facility and introduce yourself and your dog. You will see his immediate connection with dogs and his genuine passion for making their lives better.


Virna Lee

Virna Lee is a Co-Owner of BratPak and works full-time as a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente. She has three dogs of her own (Nikkeyy, Archeyy and Yyarrahh) and is an avid believer that every dog should live a happy life. You’ll frequently find Virna at BratPak helping with the dogs, getting to know the customers, or making her favorite espresso drink.

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