Doggy Day Care in Downtown, Washington, D. C.

Drop off your dog at your sitter's home in the morning, and pick them up in the evening.

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1. Iuliia

Big backyard to play & socialize

Aurora Highlands, Arlington, VA, 22202

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"This was Penny's 5th or 6th stay with Yulia and Ken. As always, everything went well and Penny came home happy. Thanks for watching her and sharing all of th... (more)"

2. Katie

Capitol Hill home away from home!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Huey had a wonderful time with Katie and Pip. Katie was very responsive, provided great updates, and gave Huey excellent care. We would highly recommend Kati... (more)"

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3. Elizabeth Gray

Licensed vet tech with flexibility

Brentwood, Washington, DC, 20002

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Gray A. is an exceedingly knowledgeable, committed, and, most importantly, professional (and professionally licensed) veterinary technician. Previous clients... (more)"

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4. Kate

Frequent walks -- I work at home!

Stadium-Armory, Washington, DC, 20002

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Kate L. Is amazing. She walked our dog every day for 2 years and watched him each time we left for vacation. I don’t know who loved her more, us or the dog! (more)"

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Labor Day
5. Thom

The Pentagon Puppy Stop

Arlington View, Arlington, VA, 22204

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Thom thank you so much for taking care of our puppy. You gave great feedback on his well being. You also offered up guidance on how to take of puppy which is... (more)"

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6. Lee

My dog and I love company!

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"Lee was incredible with Edith. She handled her slight anxiety like a pro and was flexible when we needed to shift our timing a little. We'll definitely be bo... (more)"

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Labor Day
7. Lydia

Barking in Eastern Market.

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Sammy had a great stay with Lidia. Lidia kept us informed all trough the day how he was doing and we appreciate that. Sammy came home tired and happy - wha... (more)"

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8. Deanna

Will love your pup!!

South West, Washington, DC, 20024

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"I honestly can’t thank you enough for taking care of my baby and treating her to such a wonderful time!! Not only that but for making my life so much easier ... (more)"

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9. Supon

Happy Home = Happy Dogs

Kalorama, Washington, DC, 20008

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Bella loves going to Supon's! She gets along great with his dogs and his other guests and is always so happy when she leaves! Supon makes sure she gets lot... (more)"

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10. Brenn

I'll love your pup like you do!

Shaw, Washington, DC, DC, 20001

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Brenn was very flexible with drop off and pick up times when dog sitting my pup. She took great care of Ellie and followed the detailed feeding directions. I... (more)"

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11. Tracie

Work from Home, Park Across Street,

Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington, VA, 22209

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"When I think of an animal lover, Tracie is the first person who comes to mind. She is a kind and responsible person who has watched our energetic dog many ti... (more)"

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12. Emilie

Home full-time + Pals for your pup

Adams Morgan, WASHINGTON, DC, DC, 20009

Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Emilie was great with Cub! He got to play with her pups all day and came home with a little less puppy energy :) would definitely recommend Emilie to anyone ... (more)"

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13. Erin

Home full-time for summer

Capitol Hill, WASHINGTON, DC, 20002

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Erin watched our 14-year-old Labrador recently when we were out of town for a week, and she couldn't have been nicer or more responsible. Our dog has some me... (more)"

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14. Lindsay

Doctoral Student home all day!

Adams Morgan, Washington, DC, 20009

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care

"Lindsay has an intense love for animals, especially dogs. She's highly reliable, and cared for her last dog lovingly and responsibly. Lindsay has had dogs in... (more)"

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15. Christopher

Love dogs and exercise

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

About: I am an avid long distance runner who recently moved to the Washington D.C. area. I grew up with dogs and especially love taking care of dogs that ... (more)

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Labor Day
16. Travis

Passionate about Pets

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Travis has a way with animals. He treats them with respect and cares for them as if they were his own. He takes great pride in looking after dogs and makes... (more)"

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17. Melinda

Safe, Intuitive, Capable Dog Care

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Melinda was great. She invited us over to meet her before our day care appointment and was flexible with our drop off and pick up times. She clearly loves do... (more)"

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18. Centa

Home full-time, love walks

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"I very highly recommend Centa to care for anyone's beloved pet. She's the best dog mom ever to her own little guy, and he is thoroughly spoiled and loved. I'... (more)"

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19. Samantha

Work from home & foster rescue dogs

Brentwood, Washington, DC, 20002

Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care

"Sam is an extremely reliable and caring dog sitter. She really understands animals, and is passionate about caring for them. She has watched my dog, Penny, s... (more)"

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Labor Day
20. Devon

Energetic and friendly, full-time

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Incredible sitter! Very kind and gracious, I am definitely going to book Devon again. 10/10! (more)"

In Downtown Washington, DC, dog lovers trust Rover.com for their doggy day care needs. Over 7,397 pet owners have reviewed day care sitters in Washington DC, giving them an average rating of 4.9/5 stars. Booking doggy day care in Downtown can be incredibly affordable, no matter what price range you're looking for. Curious about what it might cost to book doggy day care in Washington on Rover? Check out our average doggy day care rates to get an idea before reaching out and beginning a conversation with a sitter.

No more begging your friends to take care of your dog when you have a day full of meetings. With Rover, you can book dog day care as often as you need it. Drop off your dog on your way to the office, then pick them up 8 hours later when you're heading home. It's that easy. You can book dog day care (or puppy day care) any day of the week, whether it's a one-time thing, all week, or an every-Tuesday arrangement. And just like overnight pet sitting booked through Rover, you get free premium insurance, a team of safety experts available 24/7, and cute photo updates sometime during the day. It's the easiest way to find a trustworthy sitter for your dog, someone who'll treat them like family while you're at work. Find your dog's perfect sitter, book, and relax. Your dog is in good hands.

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