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Full-Service Pet Businesses

These business offer many pet-care services, typically boarding and/or daycare, grooming, training, and retail.

Affectionate Pet Care, 11116 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station; 703-250-5233; Doggie daycare, cage-free boarding, grooming, and obedience training, plus midday dog walks, petsitting, and vet taxi in most of Fairfax County.

All Dogs Club, 5115 Berwyn Rd., College Park; 301-345-3647; Daycare, cageless boarding, grooming, boutique, and obedience classes. Also hosts birthday parties with cake and goodie bags.

The Animals’ House, 20789 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling; 703-433-1300; Daycare, kennel boarding, obedience and agility training, and dog walking on weekdays. Also hosts Mindful Mutt classes, a holistic training program to improve owner-dog communication.

Blooms Crossing Animal Hospital/Yappie Cuttery, 9471 Manassas Dr., Manassas Park; 703-361-1363; Full-service clinic offering conventional and alternative treatments, plus daycare, training, boarding, and grooming.

City Dogs, 1832 18th St., NW; 202-234-9247; Daycare and cageless boarding, midday walks, grooming. Also offers training classes and private sessions.

Dog Day Afternoon, 305 E. Market St., Leesburg; 703-779-1333; Formerly the Dog School of Leesburg. Small-group play accommodates dogs whose less-social behavior might lead them to be rejected by most other daycares. Also offers training (classes and during daycare) and a supply shop.

Dog-ma, 821 Virginia Ave., SE; 202-543-7805; Indoor and outdoor play areas. Training, boarding, daycare, and grooming available.

Dog Paws ’n Cat Claws, 940 S. George Mason Dr., Arlington; 703-931-5057; Midday dog walks and overnight petsitting in Arlington and Northwest DC. New daycare center, offering behavior modification and training, grooming, and holistic food, opens in March.

The Dog Spot, 1625 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-337-3647; Boutique that offers training, walking (throughout Northwest DC), grooming, and a self-service dog wash. Holds regular social events for dogs and their owners.

Dogtopia, locations in Virginia and Maryland; Cage-free daycare and boarding, dog wash and professional grooming, and a boutique. Training programs available at the Clarksville, North Bethesda, and McLean locations.

Fur-Get Me Not, 2607 14th St., NW, Suite 1, 202-319-7387; 4140 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, 703-933-1935; Midday dog walks, petsitting, housesitting, and pet taxi in DC and Virginia; daycare, boarding, and training at Arlington location only.

Olde Towne Pet Resort, 8101 Alban Rd., Springfield; 703-455-9000; Around 200 rooms, or “suites,” for dogs, with packages that can include windows, television, and playtimes in an indoor heated pool or on an agility course. Similar luxury accommodations for cats. Also houses a day camps, groomer, boutique, and (through the Olde Towne School for Dogs) training.

Olde Towne School for Dogs, 529 Oronoco St., Alexandria; 703-836-7643; Founded in 1975 by Carlos and Sandy Mejias, this family-owned obedience school is among the area’s most respected. Also has grooming and retail.

Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa 11415 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls; 703-450-6760; Consumers’ Checkbook–recommended vet that also offers daycare and houses a popular pet resort, a groomer, trainers, and a boutique. Reiki and massage services recently added.

Woofs Dog Training Center, 4241-A N. Pershing Dr., Arlington; 4160 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington; 703-536-7877; Group and private lessons for obedience and sports. Also provides daycare and boarding.

Your Dog’s Best Friends, 2000-A Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria; 703-566-1111; Indoor cageless daycare and boarding plus obedience and socialization training and grooming.


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