Welcome to The Board Hound

Our Shirlington location is OPEN for Daycare and Boarding!

To maintain the health and safety of our community, we have enacted curbside pick up and drop off at both entrances. Please remain at your car for a manager to assist you, and we apologize for any delays that this may cause.

Our Old Town location will remain closed until further notice.

The Board Hound is dedicated to operating with the safest practices to protect our clients, staff, and community against the COVID-19 pandemic while providing the best possible care for your furry family members.

Thank you for your support and patience during this time. We hope to have both locations back to normal operations soon.

New Location Now Open in Old Town Alexandria!

Thursday, April 2nd 2020


Daycare status for today is ACCEPTING. 

Daycare Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm 

Boarding status for today is ACCEPTING.

Boarding Pick up/Drop off Hours:
Monday – Friday: 6:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm

Old Town

Our Old Town location is CLOSED amid COVID-19 public health concerns.

Normal Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7 am to 7:30 pm

Old Town clients are welcome and encouraged to use our Shirlington location for daycare and boarding during this time.

Please view our Holiday Hours for daycare closures and holiday boarding pick up and drop off hours for 2019.

Please visit our Reservations page to check availability for daycare & boarding on specific dates as well as special holiday information and announcements.

Our Mission

Our mission at The Board Hound is to provide a safe, clean, and fun environment for dogs 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.

The Board Hound was created for dogs to socialize in a 100% force-free and fear-free atmosphere. That means we will only use methods that encourage dogs to enjoy their time with The Board Hound.

All dogs in our facility 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 is conveniently located 2 blocks from Shirlington Village, with easy access to and from 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 facility is climate controlled equipped with radiant flooring throughout the building to keep your pup comfortable year-round!

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 a tour of our remarkable facility. 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.