A Dog's Day Out

A Dog's Day Out We offer cage-free dog daycare, boarding, grooming, self-serve dog wash and more! Compare our low rates as well as safe and spacious facility. It is like an indoor dog park!
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At A Dog’s Day Out, your dog will be able to socialize and play with other dogs in our cage-free, premiere dog daycare facility serving Northern Virginia. With separate areas for small, medium and large dogs and dog-loving ADDO staff, your dog will have a great day. We offer boarding and grooming, too! Make a playdate with us today!

What is your dog trying to tell you? Here are some clues!
06/21/2018
A Way Without Words: Interpreting Canine Gestures

What is your dog trying to tell you? Here are some clues!

A new study is one of the first to record and analyze the referential communication abilities of dogs when interacting with people.

This came from Veronica Johnson at ABC 7 on Twitter — when it's 95 degrees, this is how hot the pavement can get for y...
06/20/2018

This came from Veronica Johnson at ABC 7 on Twitter — when it's 95 degrees, this is how hot the pavement can get for your dog's paws (the top line). The middle line is at 90 degrees, the bottom is at 85.
"Be careful walking your dog. Use the #5-secondRule : Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you can't hold it for 5 seconds, it's too hot to walk your dog."

Did you know dogs have a scientifically-proven positive influence on your health?
06/18/2018
Want to live longer? Get a dog

Did you know dogs have a scientifically-proven positive influence on your health?

Owning a dog could literally be saving your life. According to a new study, dog owner have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Ginger ❤️❤️
06/17/2018

Ginger ❤️❤️

06/17/2018

Sofi and Lulu ❤️

Happy Fathers Day to all the pup dads! ❤️
06/17/2018

Happy Fathers Day to all the pup dads! ❤️

"Clearly the up side of having a dog outweighs the inconveniences of having one..."  Absolutely!
06/17/2018
Why Do You Have A Dog?

"Clearly the up side of having a dog outweighs the inconveniences of having one..." Absolutely!

My parents, despite being otherwise lovely people, are just not that into dogs. My Mom once said, completely seriously, “I just don’t understand why people would want to have an animal living in their house.” Though her view presumably matches exactly zero people reading this blog, I think the...

If you (or your vet) worry about your dog's weight, send your dog to us for some fun exercise!
06/15/2018
How To Tell if Your Dog is Overweight

If you (or your vet) worry about your dog's weight, send your dog to us for some fun exercise!

Canine obesity is the most common nutritional problem seen in vet clinics in North America. In North America, it is estimated that 30 percent of adult dogs are overweight. Any breed of dog can become overweight but it is most commonly seen in Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, and Pugs...

How do you know which dog treats are healthiest? Here's what to know next time you hit the pet supply store.
06/13/2018
Treat Your Dog to … Different Types of Dog Treats

How do you know which dog treats are healthiest? Here's what to know next time you hit the pet supply store.

Dogs love dog treats — seems like a no-brainer, right? But there are all different kinds of dog treats out there … so which one is best for your canine? Let’s talk about different types of dog treats — from dog-friendly cupcakes and cookies to sustainable and locally sourced.

We've had a lot of rain and thunderstorms lately. How's your dog handling it? If they cower and hide before you can even...
06/12/2018
Is Your Dog Scared of Thunder? 6 Tips for Soothing Him

We've had a lot of rain and thunderstorms lately. How's your dog handling it? If they cower and hide before you can even hear the first rumble, here are some tips.

Summer storms are here, with their bright flashes and loud booms. Is your dog scared of thunder? One writer offers up a few ways to effectively handle her dog's fear of thunder.

Yes, you can teach your old(er) dog new tricks. Here's how!
06/11/2018
Wondering How to Teach a Dog Tricks? Our Step-by-Step Guides

Yes, you can teach your old(er) dog new tricks. Here's how!

A dog who’s adept at tricks isn’t something best left for Instagram or agility stars. With the right steps and training, most dogs can learn tricks. We surveyed a few pros to get their tips on how to teach a dog tricks, ranging from “roll over” to retrieving drinks from the fridge.

Large pups ❤️🐶🐾
06/11/2018

Large pups ❤️🐶🐾

Who do you know in the Haymarket area?! We are SO excited — our team in Haymarket has broken ground on a new A Dog's D...
06/08/2018

Who do you know in the Haymarket area?! We are SO excited — our team in Haymarket has broken ground on a new A Dog's Day Out location. Please encourage your friends and family in the Haymarket area to follow the page for more info in the coming months! https://www.facebook.com/ADogsDayOutHaymarket/

Your dog should have a life jacket on for boating — and yes, they can carry their own gear while hiking, too. Here are...
06/07/2018
Summer Gear for Dogs Who Love the Great Outdoors

Your dog should have a life jacket on for boating — and yes, they can carry their own gear while hiking, too. Here are some great options!

Summer is unofficially here! Get your dog ready for some safe outdoor fun with pup-friendly life vests, on-the-go accessories and items to keep him cool.

Dogs are social animals — they don't want to be away from you or from their friends. Dropping them off for even a few ...
06/06/2018
How Long is Too Long to Leave A Dog Alone? | Whole Dog Journal

Dogs are social animals — they don't want to be away from you or from their friends. Dropping them off for even a few hours at A Dog's Day Out can make a huge difference!

Few people today would admit to leaving their dogs home alone for 24 or 48 hours or more, but leaving the dog home for 10 to 12 hours is not at all uncommon and questioning this practice can sometimes lead to social ridicule. If an owner decides that after being gone all day, she d rather not confin...

Boone is back!! Last time we saw him was two years ago ❤️❤️❤️❤️
06/06/2018

Boone is back!! Last time we saw him was two years ago ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Start talking to your boss now! Take your dog to work day is Friday, June 22, and there are lots of resources here to co...
06/05/2018
Take Your Dog To Work Day | Pet Sitters International

Start talking to your boss now! Take your dog to work day is Friday, June 22, and there are lots of resources here to convince them to participate.

Take Your Dog To Work Day is celebrated each year the Friday following Father's Day. The event was created by Pet Sitters International in 1999 to celebrate dogs and promote pet adoptions. Businesses are encouraged to allow employees' dogs for this one summer Friday each year.

There is NO reason for your dog to have "a case of the Mondays." Make Monday the best day of their week by dropping them...
06/04/2018

There is NO reason for your dog to have "a case of the Mondays." Make Monday the best day of their week by dropping them off with us on the way to work!

Even though your dog may be friendly, very well-trained and "just wants to say hello," not everyone's dog is as awesome ...
06/02/2018
An Open Letter to People Who Walk Their Dog Without a Leash

Even though your dog may be friendly, very well-trained and "just wants to say hello," not everyone's dog is as awesome as yours. Leashes are for everyone's safety.

Dear neighbors who walk their dog unleashed, Hi! I’m the guy with the tan pit bull mix named Rufus. I want to take a moment and ask you to walk your dog with a leash. No, I get it. Your dog is amazing and well-trained. You’ve been through extensive training and your dog knows a slew of verbal co...

Saturday: Rain, rain, rain. Again. Reminder: We're open every day, including weekends and holidays. Avoid the wet dog sm...
06/01/2018
Why Do Wet Dogs Smell So Bad? – American Kennel Club

Saturday: Rain, rain, rain. Again. Reminder: We're open every day, including weekends and holidays. Avoid the wet dog smell!

We’ve all had this experience—a summer day, a drive to the lake, and a refreshing dip for your and your four-footed pal in the clear cool water

As we head into hurricane season, here's what you should have packed and ready for your pet in case you're somewhere tha...
05/31/2018
Pet Talk - Preparing for Hurricane Season

As we head into hurricane season, here's what you should have packed and ready for your pet in case you're somewhere that you need to evacuate.

In the event of an emergency, families often prepare a plan for themselves and their children, but what about their pets?

It's thunderstorm season! If your dog hides or cowers before you can even hear the thunder, here's what you can do.
05/30/2018
Is Your Dog Scared of Thunder? 6 Tips for Soothing Him

It's thunderstorm season! If your dog hides or cowers before you can even hear the thunder, here's what you can do.

Dealing with a dog scared of thunder? Our rescue pup Grant is terrified of thunderstorms, but we've managed to reduce his anxiety with these techniques.

Medium pups today 🐾🐶❤️
05/30/2018

Medium pups today 🐾🐶❤️

Large pups today 🐾🐶
05/30/2018

Large pups today 🐾🐶

Bubble bath for Mister Melo 🐾🐶
05/29/2018

Bubble bath for Mister Melo 🐾🐶

Good morning from Elwood 🐾🐾
05/29/2018

Good morning from Elwood 🐾🐾

To all who have served our country, we honor and thank you.
05/28/2018

To all who have served our country, we honor and thank you.

Remembering and honoring all the men and women who have died in military service for the United States.
05/28/2018

Remembering and honoring all the men and women who have died in military service for the United States.

Here's our advice: If you can avoid it, don't fly with your pet. Leaving them with us while you travel is easier, safer,...
05/27/2018
Flying with pets: The cost and other complexities to consider in making your plans

Here's our advice: If you can avoid it, don't fly with your pet. Leaving them with us while you travel is easier, safer, and much less traumatic for everyone involved.

As airlines tweak their policies on bringing a pet on a flight, flyers traveling with their animals this summer must navigate a slew of rules that differ by carrier. But most of what you need to research are three C’s: cabin vs. cargo, crates and cost.

Are you happy? Your dog knows it!
05/25/2018
The Most Outlandish Way Your Dog Mirrors Your Emotions

Are you happy? Your dog knows it!

New study proves just how your dog processes emotions and other information; they read far more into it than you probably realize, but we humans may inadvertently stifle this essential trait in our canine BFF.

Do you have #MemorialDay weekend plans? If so, leave your precious dog with us! Our boarding spaces fill up quickly over...
05/24/2018

Do you have #MemorialDay weekend plans? If so, leave your precious dog with us! Our boarding spaces fill up quickly over the holidays, so call us today to book your dog's reservation. #DogLove #happydog #dogsofinstagram #AshburnVA

Large pups 🐾🐶
05/24/2018

Large pups 🐾🐶

Medium pups 🐶🐾
05/24/2018

Medium pups 🐶🐾

If you want a healthier treat for your pup, you have options!
05/23/2018
Can Dogs Eat Carrots? If So, Are Carrots Good for Dogs?

If you want a healthier treat for your pup, you have options!

Can dogs eat carrots? If carrots aren't toxic to dogs, are carrots good for dogs? And are there any dos and don'ts when it comes to carrots for dogs?

Medium pups :)
05/22/2018

Medium pups :)

Happy Tuesday :)
05/22/2018

Happy Tuesday :)

Do you say, "Leave it!" or "Drop it!" a lot to your dog? Do they obey? Here are some tips!
05/21/2018
How to Teach A Dog to "Leave It" | Whole Dog Journal

Do you say, "Leave it!" or "Drop it!" a lot to your dog? Do they obey? Here are some tips!

There are many times in your dogs life when she needs to be able to control her impulse to engage in a behavior. Last month, we discussed Wait and Stay but impulse control goes far beyond these dont move cues. Leave it is another impulse-control behavior that is very useful for your dog to know. The...

Remember: It takes less than 10 minutes for a car's interior to reach more than 100 degrees on days like today.
05/20/2018
Dogs in Hot Cars and on Hot Pavement

Remember: It takes less than 10 minutes for a car's interior to reach more than 100 degrees on days like today.

On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car reach 120 degrees in just minutes, and on an 86-degree day, asphalt can reach a sizzling 135 degrees.

So much fresh spring grass out now. Yum? (Here's why your dog might be eating grass this spring.)
05/19/2018
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? | petMD

So much fresh spring grass out now. Yum? (Here's why your dog might be eating grass this spring.)

Dogs love to munch away on that green stuff in your yard, and some even make it part of their daily routine. But why exactly do dogs eat grass?

Great story to read this weekend!
05/18/2018
Lost Dogs and Their Finders

Great story to read this weekend!

John Lundquist got word that someone had spotted Lindsey, his Australian Shepherd mix who’d gone missing about a month earlier on a camping trip deep in Minnesota’s north woods, but the news wasn’t reassuring. She had been seen racing across a backcountry road, a wolf apparently in pursuit. .....

Amanda loving on the dogs today 🐶🐾❤️
05/18/2018

Amanda loving on the dogs today 🐶🐾❤️

Large pups say hi ❤️🐾🐶
05/17/2018

Large pups say hi ❤️🐾🐶

Address

44642 Guilford Dr Ste 101
Ashburn, VA
20147

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(703) 858-3647

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