Dog Day Care
Dogs deserve day care too!

Dog Day Care

Serving Ashburn – Reston – Sterling – Herndon – Chantilly – Centreville

$32/day – $20/half day

Dogs deserve day care too!

During cage-free dog daycare at Northern VA’s Healthy Hound Playground, your pup is paired with dogs of similar activity level and size. Day care is a great way for your pup to learn positive socialization behavior, get much needed exercise, as well as have companionship and stimulation during times doggie moms and dads may need to be away from home. Dogs of all ages and activity levels will enjoy coming for a day of fellowship and friends at Healthy Hound Playground.

Day Boarding in Sterling

If your dog does well with humans but for any reason isn’t a candidate for group play, we offer an alternative that we call ‘day boarding’. Your dog can come for the day and stay in a large individual canine cottage, go out for longer outdoor potty breaks, and perhaps do an activity such as a run on our doggy treadmill or an outdoor stroll. The cost for day boarding is the same as regular day care.

The Healthy Hound Playground Difference

  • Regular Outdoor Potty Breaks
  • 12 Hours of Continuous Cage-Free Day Care
  • Experienced Attendants Trained by On-staff Animal Behaviorist
  • Expansive Facility Featuring 24 ft Ceilings
  • 3 Separate Day Care Areas Covered in Cushioned Rubber Matting Spanning over 4,500 sq ft
  • Safe, Clean and Comfortable Climate Controlled Indoor Environment
  • Multi Dog Discounts on Day Care & Boarding
  • Day Care Open 365 Days a Year
  • Doggy Treadmill (additional cost)

Day Care Amenities

Does your dog need to burn off a little extra energy?

We offer 10 & 20 minute Doggy Treadmill Runs and 20 minute Outdoor Strolls.

A Day in the Life

Healthy Hound Playground

Northern Virginia’s Premier Dog Day Care, Boarding Kennel & Grooming Salon & Spa.

Party Inside
Potty Outside!

Client Reviews

  • Our dog LOVES LOVES Healthy Hound. She practically jumps through the door from the second we get there so she can start playing with all her friends. I really like that the dogs get walked every few hours so they can go take care of business outside and the staff is great across the board. We will never take our girl anywhere else.
    Warren, Fairfax, Lab Mix
  • My dog and I both love Healthy Hound Playground! Everyone who works there is wonderful and clearly loves dogs! My dog is a rescue from a rural kill shelter who had not had a lot of contact with people or other dogs. Everyone there is so kind, and their facilities are well-maintained and perfect for my dog's socialization. Also, they walk your dog outside at regular intervals. I highly recommend Healthy Hound Playground.
    Joanna, Reston, Aussie Brittany Spaniel
  • Outstanding place, we have two pups that start getting excited when I'm sitting at the light to turn in, superior staff and extremely accommodating. Highest of recommendations! The best that we have ever used.
    Joseph, Herndon, 2 Handsome Black Mutts
  • This is such a wonderful facility!! My Cinnamon absolutely LOVES coming here to spend the day playing with her canine friends!! (She loves the human ones, there, too!) She's now a regular bi-weekly visitor, and is even starting to understand when I tell her "we're going to Healthy Hound today" and starts wagging her tail!! Brandon and his team are just terrific, and I know Cinnamon is in very good hands. After a day of playing, she comes home exhausted, healthy and happy -- JUST the way I want her to be!!! I absolutely would highly recommend Healthy Hound Playground to other canine parents!!
    Andrea, Reston, Terrier Mix
  • Go and see for yourself! I started researching daycare facilities several months before I got my puppy (that's how much I care!). I found the Healthy Hound Playground far superior than other facilities in the area. The staff are excellent - from the front desk to the owners - extremely professional, knowledgeable and caring. The facility is large and spotless. They also offer training classes. I took my first class yesterday, and already see improvement! The most important thing? Lilly, my German Shepherd puppy, can't wait to go and play! And when I pick her up, she's happy and ready for a long nap! That says it all! Thank you Healthy Hound Playground! Keep up the great work!
    Amy, Sterling, German Shepard
  • The "Party Inside, Potty Outside" philosophy at HHP is hugely beneficial for dogs like ours who lived for a long time in a shelter situation and were not properly potty trained. Our dog was still not housebroken at 7 months old when we adopted her and training her to potty outside was a very challenging process. Based on my experiences with my other dogs at different facilities, I am certain that a week long stay somewhere without the same commitment to taking the dogs outside would have caused her to backslide. (Not a fun way to "celebrate" coming home after vacation!) The diligence of the HHP staff in taking the dogs outside ensured Lark kept her hard-earned "house manners".
    Meredith, Vienna, Terrier Mix
  • After 14yrs with another kennel we tried HHP. I was a little nervous but as soon as we walked in I knew my pups were in good hands! It is a very friendly clean environment and the staff were very understanding and gave me a personal full report when we picked them up. I really appreciated the fact that they took beds, toys, and leashes. At pick up they returned everything just as it was. It is the first time we have picked up our dogs and they weren't over excited to leave! Thank you so much Brandon and Shayda!!! I'm considering doing doggy day camp now!
    Mikala, Sterling, Pug and Gorgeous Mutt
  • My mini-goldendoodle Teddy has been going to Healthy Hound anywhere from 1-3 times per week since he was 6 months old. As soon as we turn down the street he starts barking and howling. Teddy is now 19 months old and loves his doggy day care. He is excited when he walks in and he is exhausted when he leaves (usually fast asleep by the time we reach 28). We have used the playground for boarding as well and it has been a great experience. The staff and owners are friendly and always greet Teddy and I as we come in. As a first time dog owner I never imagined sending a dog to day care, now I can't imagine not doing that. It has become the highlight of his week. As soon as I tell him he is going to the playground he will follow me around the house, wagging his tail, until it is time to leave. Many times he will just sit in the car waiting for me!!!
    Michelle, Ashburn, Golden Doodle
  • Both me and my dog (Kacee) LOVE Healthy Hound Playground! I ask Kacee in the morning if she wants to go see her friends and she gets so excited! She is always happy to see the staff there and they are happy to see her too! She is even happier leaving then she is going in, and much more tried to boot! She has always been a little shy of meeting people on the street, but goes right up and loves the staff when she sees them. Healthy Hound Playground is not just a local business but a key part of my dogs happy life! Highly recommended!
    Dan, Reston, Black Lab




365 Days a Year
Day Care & Boarding Drop-off/Pick-up:
Monday through Saturday: 7am-7pm
Sunday: 9am-7pm