Dog Daycare Dogs deserve daycare too!

Dogs deserve Daycare 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. Daycare 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 daycare.

Spay/Neuter Policy

We accept intact female pups up to age 6 months for both daycare (group play) and boarding. We do not accept intact females over age 6 months for either daycare, day boarding or boarding, but we do accept them for grooming only.

We accept intact male pups up to age 9 months for daycare (group play) and boarding. We still accept intact males over 9 months for boarding and day boarding, but not for group play. We also accept intact males for grooming.

Minimum Group Play Weight Requirement: 10 Pounds

At this time we are not accepting dogs under 10 pounds for group daycare. Please contact us prior to scheduling if you require non-group play boarding for your dog under 10 pounds.


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.

Rabies – Required
Distemper – Required
Bordetella – Required (6 month vaccine highly encouraged!)
Lepto – Highly Encouraged – Note: If your dog receives a 3 year Distemper/Lepto combination vaccine, the Lepto portion is only good for 1 year!
Canine Influenza – Highly Encouraged!

Sterling Competitive Rates & Features


4 Separate Dedicated Daycare Areas Spanning nearly 6,000 sq ft


Large Standard 24+ sq ft Canine Cottages


Daycare Open 365 Days a Year


12 Hours of Continuous Cage-Free Daycare


Regular Outdoor Potty Breaks 


Expansive Climate Controlled Facility Featuring 24 ft Ceilings 


Multi-Dog Discounts on Daycare & Boarding


Doggy Treadmill (additional cost) 


Experienced Attendants Trained by On-staff Animal Behaviorist

Full Day Rates Over 6 hours

Full Day$35
5-Pack No Expiration!$165 $33/day (save $10)
10-Pack No Expiration!$320 $32/day (save $30)
4 Week Unlimited Includes weekends$560 $20/day (save $420)
5 Week Unlimited No weekends$560 $22.40/day (save $315)

Half Day Rates 5 ½ hours + 30 minute grace period

Half Day$22
5-Pack No Expiration!$105 $21/day (save $5)
10-Pack No Expiration!$200 $20/day (save $20)
4 Week Unlimited Includes weekends$448 $16/day (save $168)
4 Week Unlimited No weekends$340 $17/day (save $100)

Extra Services and Activities

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$10

Multi-Dog Discount

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

Multi-dog discounts do not apply to grooming services.

Pack Introductions and Evaluations

At Healthy Hound, your dog’s playgroup introduction/evaluation will be on their first day of daycare, and there is no extra charge for this service. A trained staff member will gradually integrate your dog with the appropriate pack. There is not a standard duration for an introduction – some dogs take only a few minutes, while others can take longer. After the introduction has occurred, and your pup has been given some time to adjust, you will receive a call from the supervisor to advise you on how things went. To ensure the playroom stays as calm as possible, we do not allow parents to view the integration process.