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Best Dog Daycares
in Alexandria

We scored 35 Dog Daycares in Alexandria, VA and Picked the Top 6

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Here are the Picks:

Why These Dog Daycares?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 35 23 6

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.

Animal Paradise

Animal Paradise is licensed, insured, and bonded, which serves the Northern, VA explicitly as well as D.C. and Maryland. The company carries certification in Pet CPR and CPDT Training, and it has over a dozen years of experience in pet services. They offer full services mobile dog training, dog walking, pet sitting, doggie daycare and residential boarding. All residential boarding is cage-free, offered out of the owner's residence. Owner Laura handles all pet sitting jobs in a client’s home to ensure the following of proper protocols. Military discounts are available to active and retired personnel, and Animal Paradise works during all major holidays.

Romp N Roam

Romp N Roam is a mobile dog daycare with cage-free boarding that is insured and bonded in the state of Virginia and works out of Springfield. It has won Best of Annandale twice for dog boarding from the Annandale Awards Program, and the owners have more than three decades of experience, having started in the pet care business in 1987. Mobile daycare works similarly to grooming services in the sense that a licensed professional will pick up the dog (or dogs) from the owners’ house and bring them back at the end of the day. A typical day consists of alternating trips to local dog parks or planned five-or-six-mile hikes to keep dogs from growing complacent.

Springfield, VA 22150


The Beantown Dog

The Beantown Dog is an Alexandria-based dog salon and spa that serves pets (and their owners) in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington DC area. The company focuses solely on smaller breeds for daycare services (25 pounds and under), with animals having the freedom to move about in an oversized open-air facility with two 70-inch fans circulating additional air to keep pets comfortable for the entirety of their stay. The company also requires vaccinations for rabies, DHLP, Parvo, and Bordatella to protect its clientele. A full day at the facility is for owners who need more than four hours. Half-days are under four hours. It also offers professional grooming and bathing.

Alexandria, VA 22314


The Board Hound

The Board Hound has operated out of the Arlington area since 2013. Its location is within walking distance of the famous Shirlington Dog Park, and the facility offers owners and their pets 24/7 staffing and holiday hour availability while promising to closely monitor pets and give each one a uniquely individual experience. Customer reviews on Yelp indicate it has achieved this goal, crediting the company’s careful evaluations showing intent, care, and concern for each animal. The Board Hound emphasizes safety first, and to help with this, it keeps a staff-to-dog ratio of one person per 10 pets. It also accommodates owners’ special requests.

Arlington, VA 22206


Wag More Dogs

Wag More Dogs of Arlington is a pet boarding, daycare, and grooming business that serves pet owners in Arlington and the surrounding area. The owner is Kim Houghton, a former advertising professional with the Washington Post. She left that position after 21 years to pursue her dream of working with animals and has since earned her certification as a Pet Care Technician. She also does volunteer work with Lost Dogs Rescue, Pets on Wheels and various other local canine groups. Houghton has served on the board of ArlingtonDogs, and she helps out with the Canine Community Areas (aka dog parks) of Arlington County.

Arlington, VA 22206


Your Dog's Best Friends

Your Dog’s Best Friends serves pet owners in the DC Metro area as well as Arlington and Alexandria. The owner is Paul Haire, a real estate professional and animal lover, who had the state-of-the-art facility built for and designed around pets with an emphasis on safety. During its time in business, it has received the readers’ choice award for Best of DC from the Washington City Paper and Best Pet Boarding from the Alexandria Times. While at Your Dog’s Best Friends, dogs and their owners can benefit from walks throughout the day, professional grooming, training, and socialization.

Alexandria, VA 22301


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