Laurels
Best Dog Daycares
in Washington DC
2017

Why These Dog Daycares?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

City Dogs

City Dogs provides dog daycare services in Washington. The cage-free daycare features 24-hour staff, climate control and air filtration, supervised play, separate groups based on size and play level, mid-day walks, and speedy pickup and drop-off for owners. The facility also offers overnight boarding, a grooming salon with a full menu of services, and obedience training for puppies as well as adult dogs. City Dogs actively rescues adoptable dogs as well via City Dogs Rescue and welcomes help from any willing volunteers.

Washington, DC(202) 234-9247

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CleverDog

CleverDog has been handling dog daycare in Silver Spring for almost 20 years. Dogs have access to seven separate play areas for dogs of different sizes and temperaments and receive care from professional, insured employees. The center is disinfected daily, and dogs benefit from rubber flooring as well. Owners can view their loved one via the center's Live Pet Cams and can also request grooming services for their pooch from Master groomers. The facility has been recommended by local veterinarians as well as pet care professionals, and overnight, crate-free boarding is also available

Silver Spring, MD(301) 587-5820

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DogiZone

DogiZone is a dog daycare in Rockville. Clients can benefit from a fun, clean, and safe daycare facility that is open seven days a week and offers a cage-less environment as well as a team of DogiExperts who supervise playtimes. The company boasts having the largest indoor/outdoor climate-controlled facility in Montgomery County, provides themed events and birthday parties as well, and also offers private and group training, boarding, and taxi services. DogiZone started as Canine Obedience Unlimited in 2005 and is a member of The Dog Gurus.

Rockville, MD(240) 793-5787

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Dogtown Maryland

Dogtown Maryland has been a Brandywine dog daycare center for over 15 years. The daycare and boarding facility is owned by a husband-wife team, and guests get plenty of outdoor exercise, playtime with other dogs, training if desired, and grooming services as well. Dogtown features various runs with wooden decks, private cottages with deck, luxury cottages, and a group club house as well. The co-owner graduated from the Lackland Air Force Base's Military Working Dog Program, and his work experience includes being a sentry dog handler in the US Air Force and owner of a canine security school.

Brandywine, MD(301) 372-8381

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Just Fur Pets

30-year old Springfield-based Just Fur Pets is a one-stop-shop for safe off-leash dog daycare, boarding, grooming, training, healthy food and treats, and DIY dog wash. Daycare and boarding guests participate in games, activities, story and nap times, snacks and special treats upon request, and are supervised by engaged team members trained in canine behavior and body language. Just Fur Pets' groomers have nearly 20 years of experience turning dogs from whoa to wow. Staff trained in canine nutrition help clients select foods and treats appropriate for their dog’s health and activity needs. Positive reinforcement and behavior modification training is offered evenings and weekends. Just Fur Pets is a member of The Dog Gurus and World Pet Association.

Springfield, VA(703) 455-3333

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Les Pawtite

Les Pawtite is a dog daycare center in Washington. The cage and crate-free boarding facility caters specifically to small dog breeds, is known for loving attention and care, and provides a safe, comfortable "home away from home." Affordable daycare services include meals, indoor playtime and socialization, behavioral training, and indoor agility, and overnight boarding is also available. A list of accepted dog breeds can be found on Les Pawtite's site, the group also offers in-home cat care, and the owner is CPR-certified and offers obedience training as well.

Washington, DC(202) 770-3461

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Milo's Doggy Daycare LLC

Milo's Doggy Daycare LLC is a Washington dog daycare service. The group provides daily 15, 30, or 60-minute walks, and dogs can take care of business, receive tons of respect,belly rubs, and personalized attention, and get the exercise they need. Walkers are fully insured and bonded and make sure to watch out for any signs of distress, dehydration, or other health issues as well. The team prides itself on long-term client relationships and also provides cat sitting, in-home overnight pet sitting, and the Canine Cab transportation service.

Washington, DC(202) 375-3376

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Paradise4Pets

Paradise4Pets has been offering dog daycare in Beltsville for over 40 years. The family-owned facility boasts being the largest indoor and outdoor kennel facility in the Washington Metropolitan area with six wooded acres, 63 outdoor exercise areas, heated and air conditioned indoor runs, a vet on call, and professional bathing. Boarding services are also available, other small mammals, birds, and lizards are welcome, and seniors and military receive discounts. Paradise4Pets has also been an AKC certified breeder for thirty years and specializes in Golden Retrievers.

Beltsville, MD(301) 384-0388

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Reserved Barking

Reserved Barking brings over 30 years of combined experience in dog daycare and overnight boarding to its two convenient locations in Alexandria and Springfield. Dogs are separated into groups based on size and temperament and enjoy off-leash, supervised play times both indoors and outside. The centers have over 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas as well as a salon for everything from nail trims to deluxe spa packages. Additionally, they have a results-based dog training academy headed by one of the leading trainers in the nation for teaching clients' dogs everything from essential commands, puppy training, intermediate and advanced training, overcoming fear, or behavior modification. Interested parties can phone the Alexandria (703-417-9755) or Springfield (703-337-4777) locations for a free evaluation, military receive discounts. Reserved Barking holds an A+ rating with the BBB.

Alexandria, VA(703) 417-9755

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Royal Pet Haven

Royal Pet Haven is a dog daycare serving the community of Alexandria. Dog owners appreciate the safe, stress-free environment as well as caring staff of experienced professionals and can opt for a half or full-day stay at the facility. Multi-visit packages are also available as well as Puppy Playtime Packages with daycare, 10-minute walks, and nap time. Additional services include boarding and a salon that offers teeth brushing, nail trim, brushing, ear cleaning, and anal gland cleaning, and Royal Pet Haven also boards cats, small mammals, reptiles, and exotics.

Alexandria, VA(703) 329-7070

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The Backyard Pack

The Backyard Pack offers dog daycare services in Lorton. Interested parties must already have Restricted, Limited, or Full Pack Membership, and those who are not members need to schedule an assessment. Dogs can play in the indoor play area and sunroom, are supervised at all times, and receive walks for potty breaks as well. The Backyard Pack also has a store on Amazon for various dog supplies and was voted Best of 2015 by Washingtonian Magazine as well as Best of for Lorton from 2012 through 2016.

Lorton, VA(703) 585-1254

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The Dog Eaze Inn

The Dog Eaze Inn is a Woodbridge dog daycare facility. The center has come to be a second home to many of its guests, and dogs can enjoy plenty of fun, outdoor activities, salon and spa treatments, food treats, and overnight lodging as well as develop social skills, get rid of energy, receive personal attention, and exercise. The Dog Eaze Inn prides itself on maintaining a clean, safe, and secure environment, supports a number of local animal rescue groups, and is a member of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce. The center won the 2009 Small Business of the Year Award as well.

Woodbridge, VA(703) 491-1564

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The Dog Stay

The Dog Stay has been a Silver Spring dog daycare since 2010. The brother-owned company has over 5,200 square feet of indoor space with separate open play areas for large and small dogs and welcomes guests seven days a week as well as on holidays. Dog owners can choose from a half or full-day option as well as multi-visit packages and can also take advantage of grooming services including nail trims, baths, and ear and anal gland cleaning. Open-air boarding and crate-boarding services are also available.

Silver Spring, MD(240) 491-5858

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Vizsland

Vizsland offers dog daycare in Washington. The center specializes in daycare and boarding for Vizslas, who require specific services due to their gentle, peaceful temperament and high-energy needs. Guests can run, play, socialize, nap, and hike with other Vizslas and enjoy park, playground, and indoor time as well with plenty of toys and a loving environment. The facility only takes a limited number of dogs each day to ensure personalized care for all, and the owner has a Vizsla as well and thus is very familiar with the breed and its sensitive needs.

Washington, DC(202) 297-5255

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