In DC, the question is not if you have a pet, but what kind of pet and how many. Everyone, it seems, is an indulgent pet parent, and unlike tradition would have you believe, many locals have both a dog and a cat. Why choose?
But, DC is also known for hard work and long hours, so it is a necessity to have great daycare options for our very best friends. Fortunately, many local businesses exist simply to ensure that your furry friends never need to feel lonesome while you’re out earning the money to afford them a better life.
Here, then, are some of the best local dog and cat daycare options in the DC area.
- Itty Bitty & Kitty City: This is a new shop with a really impressive pedigree. Founded by the owners of the famous Doggy Style Bakery, Grooming, and Pet Spa, Itty Bitty & Kitty City caters to small dogs and cats with daycare and boarding for each. In addition, your little one can enjoy grooming services during their stay, just to make things that much more special for them, and convenient for you. With custom built kitty condos and an indoor dog park coming soon, your little darlings will be spoiled rotten—even more than usual!
- Patrick’s Pet Care: One of the most popular options on the list, Patrick’s Pet Care has long been a favorite all-in-one service for pet owners in the DC area, landing at the top of most lists year after year. And with so many services including day care, day school, in-home sitting, dog walking, transportation, and more, there’s almost no need the can’t accommodate. Bonus: Have pets besides a dog or cat? They also pet sit for rabbits, domesticated pigs, guinea pigs, ferrets, most rodents, birds, and most fish. They can even sit for reptiles and amphibians with advance notice. That’s what I call full service!
- Dogwood Acres: Located in Davidsonville MD, Dogwood Acres has one of the best daycares in the area. With an emphasis on activity including splashing in the pool or playing on the indoor/outdoor playground, Dogwood Acres ensures that the laziest dog will get his or her exercise. And if you are going out of town and need boarding services, this is consistently voted best boarding for dogs and cats in the DC Metro.
- Life of Riley: Okay, let’s get serious for a minute. If you are looking for something completely beyond, something that treats your pup like the little diva she is, you need to get familiar with Life of Riley. Open now in Rockville and opening soon (Hurry! Hurry!) in Adams Morgan, Life of Riley offers daycare, boarding, and grooming like other local businesses. But add to that parties, portraits, and chauffeur-driven limos. Okay? Over the top? Yes. Completely mental? Uh huh. Will my Bulldog be having a birthday party there? You bet.
- A Dog’s Day Out: Originating in Alexandria, A Dog’s Day Out offers doggie daycare and in-home care for your dog or cat. With locations throughout Northern Virginia, you’re bound to find a nearby daycare. And the convenience of on-site grooming plus available pet taxi service, you won’t know what you did before you found ADDO.
- Affectionate Pet Care: Fairfax go-to Affectionate Pet Care offers a variety of doggie daycare and boarding services, as well as in-home care for dogs and cats. With more than 12,000 square feet of indoor space and 16,000 feet outdoors, your dog will be sure to get his energy out running around with friends. And with options like grooming, training, and transport, you’ll appreciate this great facility. Thinking of adding a doggie brother or sister to your family? The Adopt-a-dog program will help you find the perfect furry friend.
There are so many great professionals in the DC metro who dedicate their lives to taking care of our precious pets. Whether it’s daycare, in-home care, dog walking, training, or transport, you’re sure to find a local business that loves your pet almost as much as you do.
Looking for a home with a little backyard for your pet to run around in? Want to be close to work so you can get home to your baby faster? Let your Eng Garcia Grant Realtor help you find the right home for all of your requirements. Sign in at our website, and let us know what you’re looking for so we can create a custom search just for you and your buddy.