Getting Started

If you are new to A Dog’s Day Out, the process of getting started for daycare and boarding is provided below.

Bring in your dog to any of our facilities Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm to be evaluated by a knowledgeable, dog-loving staff member. The process takes about 20 minutes, only costs $15 per dog, and there is no appointment needed. We do not give evaluations on major US holidays, major holiday weekends, or on the days before or after major holidays. Your dog does not need to pass our evaluation for grooming and kenneling services.

You must present proper/current documentation regarding your dog’s vaccinations before your dog can stay at any of our facilities. If a puppy, your dog must complete the initial three rounds of booster vaccinations. It must be a full 48 hours after a shot or booster to be evaluated or attend daycare/boarding. Please be aware that your dog must be older than three months; current on Bordetella, Rabies, and Distemper vaccinations; and spayed or neutered if your dog is older than seven months of age.

Complete a Pet Profile, Owner Agreement, and Emergency Care form before your dog’s first day at A Dog’s Day Out. Visit the location page (Ashburn, Alexandria, Springfield, Van Dorn, Vienna) that you will be visiting to find and print the above-mentioned forms. Don’t forget to bring in your forms when you visit A Dog’s Day Out!

We look forward to seeing both you and your precious dog!