Best Dog Boarders
in Washington DC

Why These Dog Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Washington DC Dog Boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Fur-Get Me Not

Fur-Get Me Not provides dog boarding services to the Arlington area. Dogs must be evaluated before entering daycare or boarding, and all dogs are separated into groups based on various factors. Boarders are let outside five times a day, and numerous extra services are available such as spa time, special desserts, and a pet taxi for pick-ups. The owner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT), and the Dog Training Director works with the boarding and daycare manager to optimize care.

Arlington, VA 22206


Happy Paws

Happy Paws provides cage-free boarding in the Washington area. A variety of luxury packages are available, but all include 24/7 supervision, on-call veterinarian, fresh water, walks as requested, and all-day play. Play areas have safe flooring, and owners can view their dogs' activity via webcam. Due to the cage-free environment, a temperament test must be passed, and all vaccinations must be current.

Washington, DC 20016


K-9 Divine

K-9 Divine provides dog lodging to Newburg residents. The ranch has a 5,600 square foot facility with beds, couches, and 24/7 supervision. Crates are only used for meals, and small dogs are kept away from larger canines. Training sessions are also available. Employees at the facility include certified dog trainers, vet techs, animal shelter workers and volunteers, and experienced animal care workers.

Old Mill Boarding Kennel

Old Mill Boarding Kennel has been providing dog lodging to residents in Leesburg and the surrounding areas since 1986. Guests have access to large indoor and outdoor runs, climate-controlled rooms, an AAHA Accredited hospital, grooming salon, and special needs care. Play Time services include trail walks, group or individual play, and cage-free daycare through My Dog's Daycare. Medication can also be administered, and there is a 24-hour on-site manager.

Leesburg, VA 20175


Palisades Veterinary Clinic

Palisades Veterinary Clinic provides dog boarding services in Washington. The clinic does provide day boarding at its facility as well as an online pharmacy, dental care, diagnostics, surgery, and grooming services. Large runs are also available for dogs in the hospital. Clients can arrange for longer-term boarding on the 17-acre Shady Spring Pet Retreat. A shuttle picks up boarders from the clinic and takes them to the retreat in Maryland where dogs can enjoy a variety of special activities, walks, swimming, and grooming.

Washington, DC 20016


Pender Vet Animal Hospital

Pender Veterinary Centre is a Fairfax dog boarding center with over 40 years of experience in veterinary care. The luxury Pet Retreat offers 24/7 monitoring and care, six wooded acres, numerous fenced play areas, and full medical services. Additional services for boarders include the Doggie Spa Package, Distinguished Dog Program, Nature Trail Hikes, and Pampered Pup Program. Webcam access is available to owners of dogs staying in the Executive Suites.

Pet and Home Care LLC

Pet and Home Care, LLC has been offering sitting and boarding services to the Clarksburg community for over 15 years. The company's Pet Resort provides indoor/ outdoor cage-free boarding and day care. In-home pet sitting, grooming, overnight sitting, and home cleaning is also available. The center has received Angie’s List Super Service Award for five years in a row and is a member of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Los Angeles, CA 90025


Pet Dominion

Pet Dominion is an AAHA Accredited facility with dog boarding and medical services in Rockville. Guests enjoy soft bedding, music, ventilation, and security measures. Staff is on-hand 24/7 every day of the year and has been fully trained in basic pet first aid. Boarders are monitored closely and have access to all wellness and surgery care at the clinic. The clinic has been awarded Best of Montgomery as well as Angie's List Super Service Award.

Rockville, MD 20855


Wag More Dogs

Wag More Dogs is an Arlington dog boarding service. The facility features cushioned rubber flooring, playground equipment for dogs, stimulating toys, climate control, and a security and fire alarm system. Webcams enable owners to view their pets online, and daycare and grooming are also available. All employees are trained according to the standards of the Pet Care Services Association and Off-Leash Dog Play.

Arlington, VA 22206


Waggy Walkys

Waggy Walkys LLC has been offering dog walking and boarding in Falls Church for almost 15 years. Dogs enjoy a family-style, free-roaming facility without any cages, and boarders also have access to dog walking, dog park play, and pet taxi services. The company is licensed, bonded, and insured and performs background checks on all employees. House sitting and in-home pet sitting services are also available.

Falls Church, VA 22046


Your Dog's Best Friends

Your Dog's Best Friends has been an Alexandria dog boarding facility for over 10 years. Dogs sleep with one another at the foot of a bed of a trained staff member, and crates are only used at the owner's request. Dogs also play openly with other dogs in a 2,400 square foot gym during the day. All boarders must complete an Orientation Day two days before boarding, and grooming and training are also available. The center won Best Doggie Daycare in the Washington City Paper and Best Pet Boarding in the Alexandria Times.

Alexandria, VA 22301


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