Proudly Serving Gaithersburg Canine Clients

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Healthy Hound Playground and Grooming Salon & Spa provides Gaithersburg, MD pet parents award-winning dog daycare, dog boarding, and  grooming. 

We are the only Montgomery County dog kennel facility to share a building with a 24 Hour Emergency Veterinary Hospital and Surgical Center. Parents can rest easy knowing that not only is their dog getting top notch care, they also have immediate access to emergency veterinary services.

We are located a short drive from Gaithersburg in Rockville, MD right off of E Gude Drive near Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road, just a short distance off of I-270.

Our Rockville location is proud to serve Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, and Germantown.

We can't wait to meet you and your pup!

Gaithersburg Award-Winning Dog Daycare & Boarding

Healthy Hound Playground and Grooming Salon & Spa is proud to offer Gaithersburg doggie parents a brand new, luxury dog daycare, boarding kennel, and grooming salon at an affordable price point. Truly, no expense was spared to create the ultimate home away from home for your pet. Spacious canine cottages, large play areas, fenced in outdoor green space, and the latest high tech grooming equipment will have your dog excited every time they come to visit.

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Round the Clock Access to Emergency Vet Services

Are you looking for some extra peace of mind when you are away from your best friend? Our Rockville facility is unique in that we share a building with the highly rated Blue Pearl Pet Hospital. Should the unexpected happen, there will be no delay in getting life saving emergency services, 24 hours a day.

Features

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Large Dedicated Daycare Areas

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Deluxe Canine Cottages

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Brand New, State of the Art Facility

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Expansive Outdoor Play Area

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Regular Outdoor Potty Breaks

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12 Hours of Continuous Cage-Free Daycare

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24/7 Onsite Attendants

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Experienced Attendants Trained by On-staff Animal Behaviorist

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Multi-Dog Discounts on Daycare & Boarding

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Daycare Open 365 Days a Year

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Cushioned Rubber Matting 

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Cutting Edge Air Ventilation System

Competitive Rates

Daycare Full Day Rates Over 6 hours

NamePrice
Full Day$38
5-Pack No Expiration!$180 $36/day (save $10)
10-Pack No Expiration!$350 $35/day (save $30)
4 Week Unlimited Includes weekends$616 $22/day (save $334)
5 Week Unlimited No weekends$625 $25/day (save $325)

Half Day Rates 5 ½ hours + 30 minute grace period

NamePrice
Half Day$25
5-Pack No Expiration!$120 $24/day (save $5)
10-Pack No Expiration!$230 $23/day (save $20)
4 Week Unlimited Includes weekends$532 $19/day (save $168)
4 Week Unlimited No weekends$400 $20/day (save $100)

Extra Services and Activities

NamePrice
6 Month Bordetella Vaccine$25
Lunch for Dogs 1+ years$5
Lunch for Puppies under 1 yearFree
10 Minute Treadmill Run No Expiration!$10 10 Pack: $90
20 Minute Treadmill Run No Expiration!$15 10 Pack: $135
20 Minute Outdoor Stroll$15

Multi-Dog Discount

NamePrice
Dog 1Full Price
Dog 220% off
Dog 3+30% off

Multi-dog discounts do not apply to grooming services.

Expert Haircuts

Let our professional groomers style your dog any way you want!

Our premium grooming service incorporates a soothing Spa Bath, which includes a nail trim & filing, anal gland expression, a gentle ear cleaning, and of course the haircut and style of your choice. Please note that final pricing is based on coat length, thickness, and prior maintenance.

SizeWeightPrice
Small25 lbs or less$65 – $80
Medium26 – 65 lbs$80 – $95
Large66 – 90 lbs$95 – $110
Giant91+ lbs$110 – $125

Haircuts generally take 2.5 to 3 hours to complete from drop off time.

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Standard Boarding Rate

$40 per night + daycare

Full Day Rates Over 6 hours

NamePrice
Full Day$38
5-Pack No Expiration!$180 $36/day (save $10)
10-Pack No Expiration!$350 $35/day (save $30)
4 Week Unlimited Includes weekends$616 $22/day (save $334)
5 Week Unlimited No weekends$625 $25/day (save $325)

Half Day Rates 5 ½ hours + 30 minute grace period

NamePrice
Half Day$25
5-Pack No Expiration!$120 $24/day (save $5)
10-Pack No Expiration!$230 $23/day (save $20)
4 Week Unlimited Includes weekends$532 $19/day (save $168)
4 Week Unlimited No weekends$400 $20/day (save $100)

Extra Services and Activities

NamePrice
6 Month Bordetella Vaccine$25
Lunch for Dogs 1+ years$5
Lunch for Puppies under 1 yearFree
10 Minute Treadmill Run No Expiration!$10 10 Pack: $90
20 Minute Treadmill Run No Expiration!$15 10 Pack: $135
20 Minute Outdoor Stroll$15
Boarding Photo Pupdate$10
Medication AdministrationFree
House FoodFree

Multi-Dog Discount

NamePrice
Dog 1Full Price
Dog 220% off
Dog 3+30% off

Multi-dog discounts do not apply to grooming services.

Pricing Example:

Drop-off: 7am Friday | Pick-up: 1pm Sunday
2 days ($38/day), 2 nights ($40/night) & 1 half day ($25/half)= $181

2 Hour Grace Periods

Drop-off after 5pm (close at 7pm) and you will not be charged for daycare for the day of drop-off – just the nightly fee ($40).

Pick-up before 9am Monday thru Saturday (open at 7am) & before 11am Sunday (open at 9am) and you will not be charged for daycare for the pick-up day.

Note: After grace periods are over, normal charges are in effect.

Deluxe Bathing Services

Make your Dog Pop at our Grooming Shop!

Basic Bath

Our Basic Bath consists of a relaxing, oxygen-infused cleansing for your pup, using our signature shampoo. Then, a gentle towel and blow dry, finished off with a thorough brushing.

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Small 25 lbs or less

Price
Short, Thin Coat$30
Medium Coat$35
Thick, Coarse Coat$40

Medium 26 – 65 lbs

Price
Short, Thin Coat$40
Medium Coat$45
Thick, Coarse Coat$50

Large 66 – 90 lbs

Price
Short, Thin Coat$50
Medium Coat$60
Thick, Coarse Coat$70

Giant 91+ lbs

Price
Short, Thin Coat$60
Medium Coat$70
Thick, Coarse Coat$80

Bath’s generally take up to 2 hours to complete from drop off time.

Spa Bath

Give your dog the works with our Spa Bath. This package provides your dog with everything included in our Basic Bath, as well as a nail trim & filing, anal gland expression, and gentle ear cleaning.

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Thick, Coarse Coat

Small 25 lbs or less

Price
Short, Thin Coat$45
Medium Coat$50
Thick, Coarse Coat$55

Medium 26 – 65 lbs

Price
Short, Thin Coat$55
Medium Coat$60
Thick, Coarse Coat$65

Large 66 – 90 lbs

Price
Short, Thin Coat$65
Medium Coat$75
Thick, Coarse Coat$85

Giant 91+ lbs

Price
Short, Thin Coat$75
Medium Coat$85
Thick, Coarse Coat$95

Bath’s generally take up to 2 hours to complete from drop off time.

Bathing Add-On Options

Get your Groom on at our Dog Salon.

+$25 Hair, Hair Everywhere!

Is excessive shedding an issue with your pup’s coat? We’ve got the solution!
This upgrade includes our highly effective de-shedding shampoo and conditioner, a gentle scrub with our specialized tools, and is finished off with a de-shedding brush and blow-out.

+$25 Whiten and Brighten

Leaves the coat bright and shiny, highlighting whites.
With our special brightening shampoo and conditioner your dog’s coat will come out bright and shiny with whites in their coat appearing highlighted. Your pup will also be pampered with our Blueberry Facial, which both cleanses and helps to remove tear stains. Your dog’s spa day will be completed with a gentle tooth brushing to enhance those pearly whites.

+$25 The Icky Itchy

Is your dog itching, scratching, or scooting? Let us help relieve the itch!
Your dog will receive a soothing spa bath with our medicated shampoo to relieve itchiness from a range skin conditions including those associated with yeast and bacteria. A deep conditioner will then be applied to calm the skin and prevent dandruff.

+$5   Blueberry Facial

Helps remove tear and beard stains. 
Our tear-free formula is made with natural ingredients like oatmeal and blueberries. It gently exfoliates, helping to remove tear and beard stains. It is designed with aromatherapy to provide a soothing experience for your pup.

Shampoo & Conditioning Menu

+$5 Color Concerns

Black as Night
Intensifies the black and blue while helping to eliminate red tones, brassiness, and sun fading.

Aloe Bluing Shampoo
Brightens any color coat – makes white coats sparkle, and takes the rust out of black coats.

+$5 Aromatic

Plum Silky Shampoo
Plum Silky Conditioner
Mediterranean Magic! Shampoo
Berry Gentle Tearless Shampoo
Sweet Passion Puppy Shampoo
Blueberry Dew Shampoo
Blueberry Conditioner
Lavender Shampoo

+$0 Sensitive Skin

Hypoallergenic Shampoo

+$5 Texture

Almond Crisp Shampoo
Leaves a coarse crisp coat. Adds texture, volume, and sheen as seen on show dogs.

+$5 Moisture & Skin Concerns

Shea Butter Shampoo
Aids in the relief of various types of skin irritations. Repairs and promotes hair growth; stops breakage.

Shea Butter & Argan Oil Conditioner
Detangles and leaves coat healthy and luxurious with a light clean fragrance.

Acai Conditioner
An exceptionally rich hydrating conditioner leaves a lustrous shine while revitalizing depleted coats.

Aloe Shampoo
Deep cleansing conditioning shampoo; creamy and gentle with a fresh herbal fragrance.

Oatmeal Shampoo
Emollient shampoo used to help relieve the itching and discomfort associated with dry, flaky skin.

Oatmeal Conditioner
A soothing coat conditioner that’s great for itchy, dry, flaky skin or light dander.

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A La Carte Services

ServicePrice
Nail Trim & Grind$15
Gentle Ear Cleaning$10
Tooth Brushing$10
Anal Gland Expression$10
Face, Feet & Fanny Trim$15
Complete Brush Out$1/min
Finishing Fragrance$3
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Unexpected Encounters

ServicePrice
Pepe Le Pew – Deskunking
With this package, your dog will receive a soak and rigorous scrub with our odor destroying shampoo. Next, we will treat your pooch to a full Spa Bath with our signature shampoo to bring back freshness and sheen to your dog’s coat. Finally, a specialized leave-in spray will be applied that will neutralize any remaining odors as the coat dries to remove any trace of skunk.
$100
Flee Fleas! – Flea Bath
Have fleas taken over your pup? Let’s make them FLEE! Using our specialized all natural shampoo and specific tools, we will rid your dog of those pesky little buggers and soothe agitated skin with a deep coat conditioner.
$100

Vaccines

Please note that we will need vaccination records prior to your appointment. You may email or upload them to your customer profile.

As a gentle reminder, at Healthy Hound it is the customer’s responsibility to provide vaccination records in order to use our services. Our staff is not responsible for calling vets.

RabiesRequired
DistemperRequired
BordetellaRequired (6 month vaccine highly encouraged!)

For Grooming Only appointments, please contact us directly prior to your appointment if your dog is not currently vaccinated with Bordetella or Distemper. We will still be able to accommodate, but will need for you to sign a waiver.

Additional Fees & Terms

  • While we try to give every dog the best, most relaxing grooming experience possible, in the event of an uncooperative and/or aggressive dog we will do all we can to ease them through our process, though a special handling fee of up to $50 may be added, after consulting with the owner.
  • Up to 30 minutes of brushing is included in our pricing. Should your dog require longer than 30 minutes to be brushed out, $1 per each additional minute will be charged.
  • Note on Matting: Mats are often a problem with some dog coats; many mats can be eliminated with special tools and patience, while others will need clippers. However, if your dog is heavily matted, we may not be able to provide a bath, and may give you the option to have your dog shaved prior to bathing.
  • Multi-dog discounts are not applied for grooming services.

Cancellations

  • We require credit cards to be on file for all grooming clients.
  • Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours prior to an appointment.
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of reservations with grooming appointments must be done via email or phone, and will result in a $25 fee that will be automatically charged to your credit card.
  • No shows or canceling at the time of appointment will result in a charge of the entire fee for the reserved service.
  • Please remember that our groomers work on commission; last minute cancellations do not allow them time to rebook with another client.

Customer Experience

At Healthy Hound our goal is to provide a 5 star experience for you and your pup! If you are not satisfied with your experience at our facility, please let us know directly so we may address it.

Get in Touch

To contact Maryland’s Healthy Hound Playground and Grooming Salon & Spa, please feel free to call us, email, or come see us at our address listed below.  All emails are answered within 24 hours. As a dedicated and hardworking doggy daycare, boarding and grooming center in Rockville, MD, we strive to provide the best possible experience for your pooch.

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Rockville

1 Taft Court
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-328-6536
Fax: 240-235-8605
Email: rockville@houndplay.com

Hours -Location Opening Soon!

365 Days a Year
Daycare & Boarding Drop-off/Pick-up
Monday - Saturday: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sunday: 9am-7pm