Daycare Staff & Dogs

Doggie Daycare


At Bark + Boarding we strive to make sure all dogs are safe and comfortable in our environment. If your dog has never been to our daycare, a dog daycare evaluation (lasting 2 hours minimum) is required to begin service.  What to get the most out of your evaluation?  Let pup spend the day with us on eval day!  The longer you leave pup, the better for everyone!  We get a chance to get to know your dog and your dog has a chance to relax in his/her new environment.

Evaluations are $25 and are done between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (on the hour) Monday-Friday and between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (on the hour) Saturday. What's required?  Dogs must be at least 3 months old and current on bordetella, distemper (DHLPP or DHPP) and rabies vaccines (once 4 months old). In addition, all dogs six months or older must be spayed/neutered.

Just give us a call at 703-931-5057 to set up an evaluation

Our goal is to ensure that each dog has a stress free and fun experience while staying with us. If your dog hasn’t been to daycare or boarding in over six months, we do require that your dog come and spend the day to get re-acclimated to our environment (fees may apply). We have noticed that dogs that visit our daycare frequently have minimal to no stress while boarding with us as they are familiar with our staff and facility. The more daycare visits you can schedule before your scheduled boarding stay will help make your dog’s stay less stressful and more fun!

Bark + Boarding is one of the only doggie daycares that offer all-inclusive pricing.  At doggie daycare your dog will receive:

  • Playtime with people and other dogs all day long

  • Constant professional supervision

  • Outdoor playtime in our outdoor run

  • Feedings and medication given, all at no additional charge

From my first initial phone call to the moment we walked out the door - the entire staff was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and super friendly and sweet to both our dog and my boyfriend and I.
— Mattie's Mom


Half Day (6 hours or less): $25.00
Full Day (6+ hours): $35.00

Packages –
10-Half Days: $23/day
20-Half Days: $21/day

10-Full Days: $33/day
20-Full Days: $30/day

All packages are valid for 6 months from the first day of use and can be used for same day drop-off/pick-up daycare 7 days/week!

No package refunds after 30 days from the date of purchase.

For package refunds within 30 days of purchase, daycare days will be charged at the full daycare rate.


Does your pup come and play at daycare more than 5 times a month?  Join our Top Dog Membership Program and never pay full price again, get special monthly promotions and more!  Memberships are a prepaid monthly commitment that are are easily adjustable from month-to-moth to fit your daycare needs. (Changes or modifications to your Membership must be received by the 15th of the month prior to the requested adjustment)

Top Dog Membership Pricing --

Top Dog 5-Half Days: $22/day
Top Dog 10-Half Days: $20/day

Top Dog 5-Full Days: $32/day
Top Dog 10-Full Days: $29/day

Top Dog Month Unlimited: $530 ($17.50/day)*

*Our Month Unlimited pricing is the cream of the crop! No diggity, no doubt!  On top of the lowest guaranteed daycare pricing you'll get one FREE bath per month, and 10% off any retail purchase!

All Top Dogs can add a la carte boarding nights at the rate of $25/night...what a deal!

Inclement Weather PolicY

Bark + Boarding typically follows the FCPS and/or Federal Government weather-related closings, but service closings are decided on a case-by-case basis. Clients will be notified via email of any cancellations or delays.  Bark +  Boarding will make a determination no later than 10pm the night before inclement weather is predicted as to whether our office will either have a delayed opening or be closed for daycare and retail services. Dogs already in boarding will still receive full care, however dogs scheduled to be dropped off or picked up in the event of closing or delayed opening will need to be rescheduled.

Late Pick-up Policy

At Bark + Boarding we understand things are going to come up!  We get that you can't control traffic or weather related delays.  If you think you'll run late for pick-up, please give us a call so we can make alternative arrangements as needed.  We close promptly at 7:30pm Monday-Saturday & at 5pm on Sundays and Holidays.  Bark + Boarding has a 5 minute grace period after closing.  After that, a $10 late pick-up fee is applied for pick-ups 10-15 minutes after closing and a $20 late pick-up fee for pick-ups 25-30 minutes after closing.  Any dogs still here 30 minutes after closing will be boarded.

For example, on Tuesdays we close at 7:30pm.  PIck-ups between 7:30-7:35pm incurs no additional fee.  A pick-up between 7:35-7:45pm incurs a $10 fee & a pick-up between 7:45-8pm incurs a $20 fee.  Any dogs left at 8pm will be boarded.