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Best Dog Daycares in Fairfax, VA

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Fairfax, VA
$10 off first booking! Rating

Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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Fairfax, VA Rating

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Need help contacting a Dog Daycare in Fairfax? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

Woodbridge, VA 22192 Rating

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The Dog Eaze Inn is a professional pet care service offering daycare and other pet services to customers throughout Northern Virginia and the DC metro area. Services include dog daycare and lodging services such as grooming and spa treatments, overnight stays, and more. Additionally, The Dog Eaze Inn provides several activity packages for individualized experiences. The Dog Eaze Inn prides themselves on caring for customer's pet's and maintaining their utmost happiness and well-being during their stay. The Dog Eaze Inn is the 2009 winner of the Small Business of the Year Award. Owners Kim and Kelly Campbell have many years of professional dog care experience and ensure their staff is well-trained.

Chantilly, VA 20151 Rating

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4.0 (29)
4.7 (11)

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NOVA Pets is an integrative pet care facility including a wide range of pet care options, serving customers throughout the Chantilly, Virginia area. Services include dog day care, pet boarding options, as well as grooming for all breeds. Additionally, NOVA Pets offers veterinary services for personalized diagnostic, medical, and preventative care; they also offer a free exam for first-time clients coupon via their website. They hold accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association ensuring a high standard of excellence in their facilities and technology used. NOVA Pets has over two decades of experience and pride themselves on extensive training all of their vets, groomers, and caregivers.

Sterling, VA 20165 Rating

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4.5 (31)

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The Animals' House, founded in 2001, provides customers throughout Northern Virginia with dog day care services. Services include full-service dog daycare and boarding including specialized options such as midday walks and more; The Animal's House offers their services to dogs of all sizes and abilities. Additionally, The Animals' House offers dog obedience training options, agility classes, dog boot camp training, and more. The Animals' House pride themselves on their comprehensive, quality, and convenient dog daycare and boarding options. The Animals' House holds certifications with the Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Canine Good Citizen, and others. Founder Kathy Benner has over a decade and half of professional experience and has a certificate in Exotic Animal Training and Management.

Chantilly, VA 20151 Rating

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4.5 (27)

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Dog Tales Daycare is a dog daycare center serving customers throughout Northern Virginia. Services include overnight boarding, daycare, dog training, dog birthday parties, and much more. Additionally, Dog Tales Daycare offer customer's extra services for their dogs during their stays such as massages, extra walks, special treats, and more. Additionally, they offer grooming options such as bathing and nail trimming. They also offer live dog webcam via the Dog Tales Daycare website for customers to view their dogs remotely. Dog Tales Daycare prides themselves on catering to each dog's needs and preferences. They are members of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association.

Fairfax, VA 22031 Rating

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4.0 (92)

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Affectionate Pet Care is a cage-free pet boarding facility based in Fairfax, Virginia. Services include daycare, dog walking, training, grooming, pet transport, as well as special daycare options for work days and vacation schedules. They also offer clients dog photography services from their 'Pawtographer'. Affectionate Pet Care uses state-of-the-art equipment that provides customer's pets with a safe and soft engineered environment to play in. Affectionate Pet Care prides themselves on their individualized care for every customer's pet. Founder and operator Amy Mercadante has over two decades of professional dog daycare experience and is an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Fairfax, VA$10 off first booking!
The Dog Eaze Inn
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Nova Pets
Chantilly, VA 20151
The Animals' House
Sterling, VA 20165
Dog Tales Daycare
Chantilly, VA 20151
Affectionate Pet Care
Fairfax, VA 22031


  • Introduction

    It can be stressful for dog parents to leave their fur babies alone at home while they’re away. They worry about their pooch being anxious, lonely, bored, and destructive. Plus, safety is a concern, along with the fear that their dog will leave unwelcome surprises for them in their home. If that describes you, dog daycare may be the solution.

    Doggie daycare can help socialize your pup while ensuring that they have care, exercise, regular potty breaks, and safe supervision. Dog owners who use doggy daycare services provide additional reasons for their choice. It can offer a better quality of life for their four-legged friends, keep homes free of pet messes, and help with canine health and physical fitness.
  • What is a dog daycare?

    Dog daycare is on-site, supervised daily care for dogs. Pet owners bring their animals to the daycare location on their way to work, then return at the end of the day to pick them up. There are commercial doggie daycare facilities and private, in-home options. Commercial daycare businesses usually have more staff and more dog clients than private ones.

  • What happens at doggy daycare?

    Reputable, well-rated dog daycare operations typically offer several activities for the dogs they care for. That includes walks, playtime, naps, dog food, and water. Some providers also offer companionship, snuggles, and special options, such as dispensing medication, grooming, and training. When choosing a doggy daycare, ask about all the available services and whether visits or video observation are available.

  • Should I take my dog to daycare?

    Answers to the following questions can help you decide on doggie daycare services.

    • Are you away from home for several hours most days of the week?
    • Does your pup engage in destructive behavior while you’re gone?
    • Is your pooch crated for several hours every day?
    • Does your dog walker report issues?
    These concerns may indicate the need for doggy daycare.

  • How much is doggy daycare per day?

    Rates vary, depending on location, demand, and competition. But the national average typically ranges from $25 to $40 per day. Half-day rates may also be available. Commercial dog daycare centers commonly charge a bit more than in-home providers. Many facilities offer price breaks on weekly and monthly packages as well as discounts to multiple dog families.  

  • How do I know if my dog likes daycare?

    The following are signs your pup likes doggy daycare. She falls asleep on the ride home, exhausted from a full day of activity or she quivers with excitement when you mention the daycare and is beside herself with joy leaving the house. Also look to see if your pup exhibits positive body language at the daycare — like a wagging tail that means they're eager to see everyone.

  • How do I prepare my dog for daycare?

    They’ll be around other dogs all day, playing and interacting. So, take your pup to a dog park several times for an introduction to dog language with other canines. Bring your fur baby to the daycare to meet the staff before using the service. Plus, walk your pup before drop-off and be upbeat and positive to avoid stress.