Here’s how to get registered for our Boarding Services
- Please complete and submit a New Client Registration Form. If your dog is a current training client, there is no need to fill out the form.
- After submitting your complete application, please schedule your Daycare & Boarding Evaluation at the Shirlington location.
- Daycare and Boarding registration is closed for new clients until September 2022. Thank you for your patience.
- Once scheduled and confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation for your appointment(s).
Requirements for your Dog to Participate in Boarding
For puppies under 16 weeks of age, please visit our Puppy Services to get started.
For dogs over 16 weeks of age, up-to-date Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccines are required prior to scheduling an evaluation. The Canine Influenza vaccines is not required, but recommended. Titer testing will be accepted in place of vaccine requirements. If you are interested in waiving the vaccine requirements for health reasons or otherwise, please contact us.
About Our Boarding Evaluation
To uphold the highest safety standards possible, all our boarding dogs are required to successfully complete our daycare & boarding evaluation at our Shirlington location. The evaluation is very important for the well-being of your dog, our staff, and all other dogs in our facility. All our boarding dogs participate in daycare throughout their stay. This process gives us the opportunity to get to know your dog, and for your dog to get to know us, while enjoying all that group socialization has to offer. We also introduce them to our overnight suites so they become familiar and comfortable with the overnight accommodations.
During the evaluation (4-hour minimum) we are able to establish a behavioral profile for your dog. This profile is used to determine the appropriate play group and daycare, and rest plan for your dog and to ensure that our boarding environment will be a positive experience. We understand that a dog’s behavior is always adjusting as each dog builds confidence, learns the rules of socialization, and gets comfortable in a group play setting. As a dog’s behavior changes, we are able to adjust their personalized plan for boarding as needed.
Our evaluations include the trial day of daycare at no additional cost. Once your dog has completed and passed a daycare & boarding evaluation at our Shirlington location, boarding reservations can be scheduled as needed.
If you have already completed your daycare evaluation at our Old Town location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day of daycare at our boarding location before your need for overnight boarding.
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.