Welcome to The Board Hound

New Location in Old Town Alexandria!

Monday, June 1st 2020


Daycare status for today is ACCEPTING. 

Boarding status for today is ACCEPTING.

*We are fully operational at our Shirlington location for daycare, boarding and select training services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Old Town

Our Old Town location is temporarily closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Old Town Clients are welcome to use our Shirlington location at any time. Any Old Town Daycare Packages can be applied to Shirlington Daycare at request.

Please stay safe and healthy!

Please visit our Reservations page to check upcoming availability for daycare & boarding.

Our Mission

Our mission at The Board Hound is to provide a safe, clean, and fun environment for dogs to play and learn while providing a peace of mind for their owners.

We aim to raise the standard for dog boarding and daycare by providing superior care and attention with high staff-to-dog ratios, above-average cleanliness standards, and high standards for behavior, while having the knowledge, skill, and ability to reinforce appropriate social behaviors and interactions.

Our approach to dog training is centralized on building positive relationships between dogs and their owners. Our goal is to provide our community with accessible and affordable dog training, while providing high-quality and innovative training services.

The Board Hound was created for dogs to socialize, build confidence, and learn in a 100% force-free and fear-free atmosphere. All our clients’ dogs are cared for as if they are our own and we will always encourage your dog to grow into a well-adjusted, and well-socialized, dog.

Thank you for voting us Best Pet Boarding in Arlington!

Our Arlington location in Shirlington is conveniently located 2 blocks from Shirlington Village, with easy access to and from I-395. Our state-of-the-art facility has two indoor play areas and we are the only dog daycare in Arlington with an outdoor play space! Our unique RoofTop PlayTM gives your pup access to the outdoors and fresh air throughout the day, in a safe, secure, and monitored environment. Our spacious, private boarding suites can accommodate dogs of any size. We also offer joint suites for dogs to share! Our facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with the most knowledgeable and attentive daycare and overnight attendants. Your four-legged family members will have constant supervision throughout their stay. Our Shirlington location offers Boarding, Daycare, and select Training Services.

Our Alexandria location in Old Town is located 3 blocks from the King Street Metro Station in Old Town Alexandria, with easy access to and from I-495, King Street, and Duke Street. Open in 2019, this brand new facility has two indoor play areas, and a unique outdoor play space that can be used year-round! Our facility has individual suites for rest time, and separated play areas to encourage a low-stress environment. Our Old Town location offers Daycare and all Training Services.

We would love to show you everything we have to offer. We encourage visitors at any time during normal business hours, seven days a week, to take tours of our remarkable facilities. Check out the rest of our website to read more about the services we offer, and how to become part of The Board Hound family!

We can’t wait to meet you and your pup! If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at info@theboardhound.com, or call us at 703-382-9143.