Best Dog Boarding Facilities in Alexandria

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Alexandria, VA

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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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A Dog's Day Out

2800 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22180
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming

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A Dog’s Day Out is a full-service dog care company that provides dog boarding services in Alexandria. The center is equipped with small, medium, and large dog playgrounds with rubber flooring and toys. The dogs are grouped according to their size to ensure they socialize safely with the other pets. The facility also offers daycare, grooming, kenneling, and training services. A Dog’s Day Out has been named "Best Dog Daycare and Boarding Company" by the Northern Virginia Magazine in 2019.

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4.9 / 5 (1)

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A Dog's Day Out Van Dorn

4536 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming
  • House Sitting

Business Description

Serving Alexandria and the surrounding areas, A Dog's Day Out is a business that offers dog boarding services. Its facility has a large outdoor area where dogs can freely explore and play with appropriately sized playmates. The business also offers cage-free daycare, pet grooming, and kenneling services. In addition, A Dog's Day Out has a mobile app that pet owners can use to make and manage reservations, update their pets' information, and make curbside drop-off and pick-up requests.

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4.0 / 5 (60)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Bark Boarding

5818 Seminary Road, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041
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  • Daycare
  • Training

Business Description

Bark Boarding is a family-owned and family-operated pet care business that has been helping customers in the community of Alexandria and its surrounding areas since 1999. The company offers pet daycare, grooming and spa treatments, boarding, and training services. It also provides various services, such as midday dog walking, in-home pet sitting, wedding attendant, and pet taxi services. In addition, Bark Boarding has been featured in Northern Virginia Magazine and Arlington Magazine. Its owner and founder, Ryan Fochler, started his career as a dog sitter.

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4.0 / 5 (98)

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Del Ray Animal Hospital

524 East Mount Ida Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
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  • Boarding

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Del Ray Animal Hospital has been providing pet care services to clients in the Alexandria area since 1989. It offers dog boarding services as well as hospitalization for injured and sick pets. Additionally, it creates customized balanced recipes and raw meat diets for cats and dogs. The facility's veterinarians provide a variety of procedures for medical and behavioral conditions and illnesses, as well as preventative health care and surgical services. Del Ray Animal Hospital is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

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4.0 / 5 (244)
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5.0 / 5 (37)

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Fairfax Animal Hospital

5718 Seminary Road, Falls Church, VA 22041
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  • Doggy Day Care
  • Boarding

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Fairfax Animal Hospital has been serving dogs and their owners in Alexandria and the surrounding areas since 1945. It offers dog boarding services that include anxiety, fear, and stress evaluation to keep track of dogs' health. It also provides daycare, bath, and nail trim services. Fairfax Animal Hospital also caters to canines that are hyperactive and hyperkinetic by providing cots and extra play sessions. Practice manager Olivia has been in the veterinary field for over five years. She is an advocate for Fear Free Handling and pet owners' education.

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4.0 / 5 (88)
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4.0 / 5 (83)
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5.0 / 5 (18)

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Hayfield Animal Hospital

7724 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315
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  • Grooming
  • Cat Care

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Hayfield Animal Hospital has been providing pet care services since 1977. Based in Alexandria, the center is staffed by veterinary technicians and assistants, as well as kennel attendants. The staff members offer boarding for pets with a range of size enclosures and options for accommodation. They also attend to grooming needs and provide special care boarding. Hayfield Animal Hospital supports the King Street Cats and Alexandria Welfare League. It is a Cat Friendly Practice that is both AAHA-accredited and Fear Free certified.

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Hometown Bed & Biscuits

6137 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
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  • Daycare
  • Grooming

Business Description

Hometown is a vet care facility that provides services in the Alexandria metro. It offers personalized pet boarding that comes with a large space, luxury suites, beddings, raised steel cages, and treats. In addition, the facility offers radiology, dentistry, physical exams, doggy daycare, and grooming. It aims to provide pets with personalized care in its fun and safe environment while their owners are away. Hometown was part of the Top Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2017.

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4.0 / 5 (109)

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Hybla Valley Vet Hospital

7627 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306
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  • Cat Care

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Hybla Valley Vet Hospital, an animal hospital founded in 1948 by E.J. Schrenzel, caters to pets and pet owners throughout the Greater Alexandria metro area. It offers dog and cat boarding services and a wide range of veterinary services, which include dental, surgical, medical, and preventive health care. The facility has 30 boarding cages and three veterinarians on staff. Additionally, Hybla Valley Vet Hospital also provides behavioral counseling, nutritional counseling, digital X-ray, and microchipping services.

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4.5 / 5 (61)
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4.6 / 5 (7)

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Old Dominion Animal Health Center

6719 Lowell Avenue, McLean, VA 22101
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  • Bathing / Grooming

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Old Dominion Animal Health Center is an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital that is located in McLean. It also serves clients in Alexandria and the surrounding areas. It offers dog boarding services, with options such as courtyard, doggie den, and penthouse for the pets' accommodations. The hospital provides grooming services, including bathing and brushing, ear cleaning, nail trims, medicated bathing, and pedicures. Old Dominion Animal Health Center has been in operation for more than 40 years.

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Olde Towne Pet Resort

8101 Alban Road, Springfield, VA 22150
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  • Puppy Care
  • Dog Walking
  • Doggy Day Care
  • Boarding

Business Description

Olde Towne Pet Resort is a family-owned pet boarding facility serving clients in the Alexandria area. Its dog boarding services include playtime, afternoon walks, daycare, and access to outdoor yards. Additionally, it provides swim sessions, agility courses, pet massage, and training classes. The facility offers grooming services for cats and dogs, such as coat treatment, aromatherapy facial, anal gland expression, and mud bath treatment. Olde Towne Pet Resort has been featured on The Wall Street Journal.

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4.0 / 5 (341)
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4.1 / 5 (29)

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Sonny's Place

6118 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310
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  • Daycare

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Sonny's Place caters to clients in Alexandria looking for boarding or daycare accommodations for their dog or cat. It offers caged and cageless overnight stays, along with supervised playtime with pets of similar sizes. Its staff also takes dog guests out for two long walks per day. Grooming services such as nail trims and baths for dogs and cats are available as well. Sonny's Place and its staff can also cater to clients looking for pet photography services.

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4.3
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4.1 / 5 (35)

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Springfield Animal Hospital

6580 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150
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  • Daycare

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Springfield Animal Hospital serves pet owners in need of dog lodging in Alexandria. The facility is designed to be spacious and comfortable, housing more than a hundred kennel suites with clean beds. The attendants offer nutritious dry food meals to dogs, frequent leash walks outside the hospital, and regular cuddle sessions. Its veterinarians utilize a preventive approach in protecting dogs' health by providing wellness checkups, dental procedures, and administering immediate treatments.

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4.0 / 5 (49)

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The Backyard Pack

7213 Lockport Place, Lorton, VA 22079
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  • Daycare

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The Backyard Pack is a dog daycare and boarding facility that serves the Alexandria area. It offers dog boarding services to owners and dogs that have passed the daycare assessment or have obtained the facility membership. Its boarding services include playtime, feeding, and exercise time, as well as daily potty walks. Dogs are also required to pass a minimum weight requirement, breed fulfillment, vaccinations, spray, and fecal test. Furthermore, The Backyard Pack was voted Best of 2015 for the Washingtonian Magazine.

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4.3
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4.0 / 5 (62)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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The Board Hound

133 South Peyton Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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  • Daycare
  • Training

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Established in 2019, The Board Hound is a canine center in Alexandria that offers a number of services, including dog boarding. The 4,000 square-foot facility, which is supervised round-the-clock, is equipped with a covered outdoor play area, two indoor play spaces, and separate suites for rest time. Private training, behavioral assessments, and dog daycare are some of The Board Hound's other services. Its owner, Meg Long-Sappington, is certified in pet first aid and CPR. She has a background in information management.

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4.0 / 5 (58)
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5.0 / 5 (21)
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5.0 / 5 (12)

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Whole Dogz

4748 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22333
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  • Daycare

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Whole Dogz is a dog boarding facility serving Alexandria pet owners. It offers sleepover suites for dogs that are staying overnight. Boarded dogs spend their day in the daycare area, which is equipped with large indoor and outdoor play spaces. The facility uses organic and natural food and cleaning supplies. Additionally, it provides dog grooming services and training programs. Whole Dogz is managed and owned by Patrick Kenkel, who has several years of experience in managing dog daycares.

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4.6 / 5 (34)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a doggy daycare?

You should have experience with and knowledge of dog care before launching a dog daycare. Your business must comply with all state and local laws. You also need to choose what type of business formation you want. Visit the Small Business Administration website and the site for your Secretary of State’s office for guidelines, tips, advice, and resources.

How long does kennel cough last after being boarded?

When a dog is exposed to kennel cough, the incubation period is approximately two to 14 days following exposure. Symptoms, such as a mild cough and nasal discharge, can last a few weeks. In most cases, kennel cough is not serious, but pet owners should schedule a veterinarian visit to rule out secondary infections.

Can dogs get sick from boarding?

Several factors can cause a dog to become ill during boarding. While transmittable viruses that lead to kennel cough are quite common, dogs can also get sick due to the stress of a new environment and dietary changes that lead to stomach upset. Vaccinations help prevent dogs from picking up certain viruses and bacterial infections, so owners need to ensure that all shots are up-to-date before boarding.

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