Dog Boarding in Arlington

Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight at your sitter's home.

336 pet owners in Arlington booked on Rover this week.

Dog Boarding in Arlington

Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight at your sitter's home.

Andrea recently booked dog boarding with Jillian & David in Arlington

Jillian & David
(9)
3 repeat clients
Andrea's ReviewJul 29, 2019

Jillian and David were great! Very responsive and flexible. They were very welcoming with my shy dog and made sure she felt at home. Would definitely use again.

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What is dog boarding with Rover?

Dog boarding with Rover is an alternative to traditional overnight dog care in a kennel. Rover allows you to search thousands of local five star dog sitters who provide overnight dog boarding in their homes. Now instead of dog boarding in a kennel you can give your pup the personal attention it deserves from a background checked dog sitter.

Features pet owners love about dog boarding on Rover

High quality pet care

Rover has the largest network of five star sitters providing dog boarding services. Rover sitters are background checked and reviews help give confidence that sitters are trusted by other dog owners. Enjoy the peace of mind that your sitter will treat your dog like their own during your dog boarding stay.

Communication is just a touch or call away

During your dog boarding stay you can keep in contact with your sitter via the Rover App, text message, email, or a phone call with your sitter.

Photo updates during your dog boarding stay

Rover sitters love to take photos of your dog during their dog boarding stay. Enjoy getting updates of your dog enjoying their stay while you are away. If you receive 5 or more photo updates during your dog boarding stay we will put together a slideshow with the highlights of your dog’s stay.

Unmatched support

Every dog boarding stay booked on Rover is covered by 24/7 customer support, the Rover Guarantee and Reservation Protection.

FAQ

Where will your dog stay during their visit?

Rover sitters provide dog boarding in houses, apartments, townhomes, condos, and more. Instead of your dog being stuck in a small kennel, like traditional dog boarding, they can enjoy the comfort of staying in a sitter’s home. If your dog enjoys going outside you can find a sitter with a yard or access to local parks where they can take your dog for a walk. To learn more about the amenities dog boarding sitters offer, check their profile page or contact them directly.

Is Rover dog boarding right for my dog?

Rover provides dog boarding to dogs of all sizes, ages, and needs. This includes puppies, older dogs, disabled dogs, dogs that require medication, dogs with separation anxiety, and more. If your dog has special needs that you want to ensure your dog boarding sitter offers, check their profile page or contact them directly.

Preview local sitters providing dog boarding in Arlington

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Natalie
(94)
42 repeat clients
Danny
(19)
10 repeat clients
Leslie
(7)
5 repeat clients
Jillian
(33)
16 repeat clients

See what owners are saying about dog boarding in Arlington

Arlington dog sitters were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 898+ reviews

Andrew's review on Oct 21, 2019
Katie and her bf have an adorable golden doodle named Red, and our dog enjoyed playing with them all for the weekend. They even offered to pick up and drop off since we were so close. Thank you Katie, hope to see you all again soon.

Stephanie's review on Oct 17, 2019
Paul Anka had a blast with Laura and her dog, Blue. I absolutely loved getting her creative updates everyday and I knew Paul Anka was in good hands.

Julie's review on Oct 14, 2019
Caitlin-Marie and Colleen were terrific with Farrah! They were very welcoming and I think she had a great stay with them. It was easy to communicate with them throughout the process. I would have Farrah spend another weekend here without hesitation.

Clint's review on Oct 13, 2019
Jillian has watched my dog on a couple of occasions and I believe he hates coming back to me because she spoils him so much. She is awesome, flexible with her schedule, and keeps me posted throughout his stay.

Helen's review on Oct 03, 2019
Adriana was wonderful! So kind and caring making sure Miley has an easy time adjusting to the new place. Miley had a wonderful time, played a lot and got some good rest. I am so grateful for making her fill at home.

Maggie's review on Sep 18, 2019
Kristi was great! Her dog was a great playmate and she took great care of our dog for both day care and boarding.

Staci's review on Sep 09, 2019
Debbie and Mel were so great with my shy chihuahua. They were attentive to her reserved nature and their own chihuahua got along with her very well. Will definitely book with them again when Holly needs a sitter!

Andrew's review on Sep 02, 2019
Leslie and her husband did a great job watching our pup. Super easy communication and pickup/drop off, we appreciated the photos, and our dog seemed to have a great time!

Top Dog Parks in Arlington

Virginia Highlands ParkPentagon City, Arlington

On the northern side of Aurora Highlands, this 20-acre park is packed with a wide range of sporting fields and courts. There are 2 baseball fields, 6 tennis courts, and 2 basketball courts that are all lighted. The park also has a volleyball court as well as 3 petanque courts for lawn games. There’s plenty of parking for all the various activities. When the weather is warm, get the kids in swimsuits, so they can play in sprayground to cool off. If you’re taking a walk with your pup or watching a game, be sure to keep your dog leashed.

Potomac Overlook Regional ParkDonaldson Run, Arlington

On the northern edge of Crystal City, this 30-acre urban park has 3 multi-sport athletic fields, picnic areas, walking paths, playgrounds, and more. Take a stroll with your leashed pup along the raised walkways to enjoy views of the Potomac River and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary. At the north end of the park, you can enjoy view of the capitol monuments. There’s plenty of green space to play or lounge, and be sure to check out the interactive fog area with the kids. The park is perfect for people and airplane watching as it’s just northwest of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Long Bridge ParkCrystal City, Arlington

On the northern edge of Crystal City, this 30-acre urban park has 3 multi-sport athletic fields, picnic areas, walking paths, playgrounds, and more. Take a stroll with your leashed pup along the raised walkways to enjoy views of the Potomac River and Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary. At the north end of the park, you can enjoy view of the capitol monuments. There’s plenty of green space to play or lounge, and be sure to check out the interactive fog area with the kids. The park is perfect for people and airplane watching as it’s just northwest of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Bon Air Park Rose GardenBrockwood, Arlington

If you’re dog sitting in Arlington, take your dog for a walk in this 24-acre park on the west side of Brockwood neighborhood. It’s is full of flowers! The Arlington Rose Foundation is a partner of the park, but visitors will find more than roses. Enjoy a variety of gardens including azalea, shade, sun and ornamental trees. The Master Gardeners of Arlington take care of several gardens and provide education opportunities for local gardeners. This park is also well-loved by wedding parties and photographers. In addition to the gardens, bring a picnic lunch, hang out with the kids at playground, or shoot hoop on the basketball court.

Arlington's Bark Score

60
National Rank: 329Virginia Rank: 2
47
Vet AvailabilityUS Avg: 40
68
Parks and FunUS Avg: 57
65
Pet ServicesUS Avg: 58
63
Quality of Dog LifeUS Avg: 58

How Arlington got their Bark Score

We love crunching numbers almost as much as we love caring for dogs, which is why we came up with the Bark Score. It's all about how dog-friendly a city is, and is determined using census statistics, local business information, and our own data. Arlington received a 47 out of 100 in vet availability, which includes the number of emergency veterinarians, regular vets, specialists, and the average premium for pet insurance in the area. For pet services—like groomers available, number of dog trainers, and count of Rover sitters—this city earned a 65. For the parks and fun category, Arlington received a 68 for its number of dog parks, sunny days, and dog-friendly restaurants and hotels. And last but not least, for quality of dog life which includes overall dog population, average yard size, and number of dog-friendly property rentals, this city earned a 63.

Top Dog Neighborhoods in Arlington

Arlington Forest

Located several neighborhoods west of the Potomac River in the center of Arlington, this neighborhood is a historic district of the city. In 2005 the area was added to the National Register of Historic Places as an important historic area to preserve with the first homes built in 1939. The Arlington Forest Citizens Association has been operating since 1940 and organizes several community events including the Neighborhood Spring Cleanup and Annual Yard Sale. Lubber Run Amphitheater sits in the middle of the neighborhood with live music, dance, theater, and other performances on stage June through September. Bring the pup, a picnic, and the whole family to enjoy a show!

Donaldson Run

This neighborhood sits on the northeastern side of the city with the Potomac River boarding the eastside of the neighborhood. The Washington Post calls this neighborhood a “green oasis” with the Potomac Overlook Regional Park on the eastside of the neighborhood and the Washington Golf Course & Country Club on the north side. Plus, well-kept wooded landscapes throughout the neighborhood. A primary goal of the Donaldson Run Civic Association is to preserve the green space, and they’ve been at work on a stream restoration project. The neighborhood is also home to Marymount University. It’s a beautiful place for dog sitters in Arlington to get out for a walk.

Westover

On the west side of Arlington, this neighborhood is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area is known for it’s well-crafted urban design making it easy to walk, shop, eat, and access public transportation. The neighborhood is home to many flourishing family-owned business and residents who love to shop local. Check out Lost Dog Cafe on Washington Blvd and North McKinley Road for a delicious selection of pizza and beer options. This well-loved cafe gives a portion of its profits to the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. Westover Beer Garden is another popular stop offering live music.

Pentagon City

This neighborhood sits just south of the Pentagon with a variety of shopping, eating, and green space options. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is a popular destination that’s directly connected to the Metro and offers 164 retail shops and restaurants. Pentagon Row is a higher-end outdoor shopping area on South Joyce Street. There’s also an ice skating rink in the winter! Check out Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant in Pentagon Row offering pub food and outdoor seating that’s dog-friendly. Then, get out for a walk around Virginia Highlands Park or check out the view of the Air Force Memorial at Prospect Park.

Why do dog owners love Arlington?

Arlington offers numerous historic sites to learn from and walk around. On the east end of Arlington is Fort Myer, home of the Arlington National Cemetery. There are many historic landmark in the cemetery including President John F. Kennedy’s Gravesite. He is one of two presidents buried in here. Women in Military Service for America Memorial was dedicated in 1997 and is on the western end of Memorial Avenue. The cemetery is also home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, honoring unidentified U.S. service members who were killed in war. Unfortunately, pets are no longer allowed; however, you can walk the site with your service dog. Air Force Memorial is on the south edge of Fort Myer and honors those who served in the U.S. Air Force and heritage organizations. In 1993, President Bill Clinton approved the memorial; however it wasn’t complete and dedicated until 2006 when President George W. Bush was in office. The Pentagon, a National Historic Landmark, is located south of Arlington National Cemetery and is headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. It’s also the world's largest office building. The Pentagon is 6,500,000 square feet of space and employs 23,000 military and civilian staff as well as another 3,000 non-defense support personnel. George Bergstrom was the architect of the Pentagon and the building was built by contractor John McShain. The building has 5 floors as well as 2 levels below ground. Each floor has five corridors totaling 17.5 miles of corridors. Southwest of the Pentagon is the Pentagon Memorial honoring the 184 people who were killed in the building during 9/11. After your history tour, get out to one of the many green spaces along the Potomac River. Check out Fort Bennett Park and Palisades Trail with natural trails or Windy Run Park with access to the Potomac Heritage Trail. Plus, there are countless dog parks around the city. If you’re dog boarding in Arlington, get out to Shirlington Dog Park with your dog clients. This popular park in the Fairlington-Shirlington neighborhood is visited by lots of puppy playmates. When you’re hungry, get over to the Falls Church area of Arlington and grab a patio seat with your pup at Pizzeria Orso on South Maple Avenue. If you haven’t taken the time to explore Arlington, it’s time! You’ll find it’s packed with dog-friendly adventures for you and your pup.

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