At The Board Hound, our daycare was established to enrich the lives of the dogs in our community through healthy outlets for play and socialization. Our smaller play groups come with individual care and attention, while providing a low-stress, safe, daycare environment at our locations in Arlington and Alexandria. Since safety is our first priority, we start with providing a high staff to dog ratio of about 1 to 10. This personalization ensures that your dog is always closely monitored.
We understand that not all dogs are the same so we match energy levels, comfort levels, and play styles to create the perfect playgroup with each dog in mind. These playgroups are continuously adjusted as the dynamics fluctuate throughout the day to ensure that all the dogs stay safe, happy, and healthy. Our goal is to provide a positive play space for dogs to flourish and be dogs. Our approach is always fear and force-free.
Our facilities are temperature controlled for comfort, with flooring made of epoxied concrete to prevent paw and pad injuries. And because our floor and walls are non-porous, they are easy to clean and disinfect. Our play areas are thoroughly disinfected to provide an exceptionally clean daycare environment every day.
Our Shirlington location includes our trademarked RoofTop PlayTM space. The Board Hound is the only dog daycare in Arlington with an outdoor play area! Our unique outdoor space provides your dog access to fresh air throughout the day in monitored playgroups. RoofTop PlayTM is approached just the same as our other play areas to provide a low-stress, safe, and clean environment. Our Old Town location also features a fully-covered outdoor play space for dogs to get fresh air in any weather and any season!
At The Board Hound, we understand that every dog has unique needs while in daycare. We do our absolute best to accommodate any special request for your dog while in our care. We can accommodate a wide range of requests to suit your dog’s needs ranging from midday lunch to scheduled rest time. In addition to providing exceptional care for your canine companions, we are equally flexible in the understanding of our clients’ needs. We offer early drop off in the morning before we open, as well as late pick up in the evening.
Drop-Off Daycare Evaluation + Trial Day: FREE
Full-Day Daycare (up to 12.5 hours): $39
Half-Day Daycare (up to 6 hours): $27
Daycare Packages & Pricing:
- 05-Day Package: $190 ($38 per day)
- 10-Day Package: $370 ($37 per day)
- 15-Day Package: $540 ($36 per day)
- 20-Day Package: $700 ($35 per day)
- 30-Day Package: $1020 ($34 per day)
- Unlimited Monthly Daycare Package: $690 ($23 per day)
Daycare Pricing for Additional Dogs in the Same Family
Drop-Off Daycare Evaluation + Trial Day: FREE
Full-Day Additional Dog Daycare (up to 12.5 hours): $34
Half-Day Additional Dog Daycare (up to 6 hours): $27
Additional Dog Daycare Packages & Pricing:
- Additional Dog 05-Day Package: $165 ($33 per day)
- Additional Dog 10-Day Package: $320 ($32 per day)
- Additional Dog 15-Day Package: $465 ($31 per day)
- Additional Dog 20-Day Package: $600 ($30 per day)
- Additional Dog 30-Day Package: $870 ($29 per day)
- Additional Dog Unlimited Monthly Daycare Package: $660 ($22 per day)
Additional Daycare Services
Early Drop-Off services are offered Monday through Friday at both locations for $15 per daycare dog ($10 per additional dog in the same family). Early Drop-Off services are not offered on weekends, holidays, or any day we are scheduled to open at 9 am.
Late Pick-Up services are offered Monday through Friday for $26 per daycare dog ($21 per additional dog in the same family). Late Pick-Up services are not offered on weekends, holidays, or any day we close at 7 pm.
Transportation services are available from Old Town to Shirlington for any daycare dog that has not been picked up by 8pm. A $20 fee will apply.
Walks can be requested while participating in daycare for $10 per walk, up to four walks per day.
Bath & Nail Trimming Add-On Services
Bathing and Nail Trims are accommodated by request for dogs attending daycare or boarding. We also have a self-wash station at our Shirlington location that clients can use to bathe their dogs themselves.
Standard Bath includes Top Performance Fresh Pet Shampoo, Ear Cleaning, Brush, & Blow Dry (daycare & boarding dogs only): $35
All-Natural Bath includes Top Performance All Natural Green Tea & Mint Shampoo, Ear cleaning, Brush, & Blow Dry. This option is best for dogs with sensitive skin (daycare & boarding only): $40
Nail Trim Add-On (daycare & boarding dogs only; with bathing service): $10
Nail Trim Only (daycare & boarding dogs only): $15
Self-wash (Shirlington location only, for daycare & boarding clients only; Walk-ins welcome!): $20