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Doggie Daycare in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, like most of the DC Metro area, is a great place to raise a dog. You’ll find plenty of spacious dog parks. There are lots of rental properties, restaurants, and other businesses who are happy to accept your pooch on their premises. This makes our area of the country somewhat unique. Not many places love dogs like we do!

That’s why we are proud to be a local doggie daycare, boarding, training, and grooming facility. Our goal is to help support dog owners throughout the Alexandria area with all the services they need to raise happy, healthy dogs. We began as a small, 2,900 square foot facility and later expanded into a 15,000 square foot indoor-outdoor daycare over time. We’ve been able to create a facility that’s safe, scrupulously clean, and a ton of fun for dogs of all ages, stages, sizes, and breeds.

Want to know if we’ll be a great fit for your dog? Sign up for a free evaluation today.

Even in Alexandria, dogs are not welcome everywhere. That’s why we thought we’d take a moment to put together this resource page. We want to help you enjoy time with your dog as you’re enjoying Alexandria’s amazing urban lifestyle.


Dog Parks in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria is home to 17 dog parks and exercise areas. Note a “dog park” is a fenced area where you can allow your dog to enjoy off-leash play, and an “exercise” area is an unfenced area where it is best to keep your dog on a leash. It’s also important to know the rules and regulations of any dog park you choose to visit. You can find the full list of dog parks, exercise areas, and rules by visiting this link.

The city also announces public meetings related to dog park usage on that page, so make sure to check back often if you want to get a chance to weigh in on these issues.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Alexandria, VA

There are plenty of cool restaurants all over town where you and your pooch can enjoy a bite together. Do keep in mind that you might want to wait for a sunny day to visit many of these establishments, as several of them only allow dogs outside. It’s also a good idea to call the restaurant before going, as policies do change. Here are four of the most dog-friendly options in town:

  • Jackson 20 –  This restaurant actually has a “dog happy hour!”
  • La Refuge – French Restaurant… Ooh la la!
  • The Dairy Godmother –  This Alexandria institution even creates puppy pops so both you and your dog can enjoy a cold treat.
  • Buzz Bakery and Cafe – Need a pick-me-up while you’re out walking your dog? This coffee shop will hit the spot.

Need more options? Visit this link for a comprehensive list.

Dog-Friendly Rental Properties in Alexandria, VA

In many cities, looking for a dog-friendly place to live is an exercise in frustration. But not in Alexandria, where there are lots of great options to choose from. As with restaurants, however, it’s a good idea to call and double check on the most recent policies.

Don’t like any of these options? There are others! Many private landlords offer dog-friendly rentals as well.

What our clients say about us

Recommend without any reservations!

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I recommend Reserved Barking without any reservations! It is great to know that I have a safe place to take my fur baby where she can get plenty of exercise and play with friends while I am at work. Not only is she happy going to daycare every day, she doesn't want to leave! All the employees are kind and knowledgeable - always happy to answer any questions I have and give me a full report on how my dog did that day. The facility is always clean and my favorite part is the outdoor play area. I have recommended this doggy daycare to all my friends who have dogs reminding them that a tired dog is a happy dog. Also, in regards to money - doggy daycare is more affordable for the amount of care and exercise your dog gets vs. using a professional dog walking service. We considered having a dog walker but it was more expensive for two walks per day than it is for a full day of daycare so the choice was clear. I am glad we made the choice to go to Reserved Barking because my dog is safe, tired, and happy!

So thankful!

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I am so thankful for this place! I moved to Alexandria, and my 90 lb dog Zeus did not adjust well. I was unable to leave the house without him having horrible separation anxiety, and had the worst time walking him around other dogs. Zeus would pull me in attempts to play with every dog close by. I took him to reserved barking doggie daycare, where the staff was friendly and accommodating. They gave me a card for a trainer, Brian, who Zeus and I worked with. After the second session, I was able to walk Zeus around the crowded streets Old Town, and leave my house without him going wild. I was shocked with the difference in my dog in such a short period of time. Brian is an amazing dog trainer, and works wonders. I would recommend Brian to anyone in need of dog training, or close to losing hope on their pet like I almost did!

Staff is attentive, loving and caring!

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Reserved Barking is a "home away from home" for our Beagle boy, Buddy. He has been a "student" there for about 7 years. The staff is attentive, loving and caring. They don't hesitate to share personal observations about our boy to us; pictures, health and well-being information, etc. He loves his school and The Pollard family appreciates Reserved Barking.

Finding our Facility

We are located at 6404 Telegraph Road in Alexandria near the Highland Park Pool. We are also up the street from the Lee District Park. Stop on in and see us!

Not sure your dog will behave while you bring him around to all of these fantastic locations? Call us. We can create a fully customized training program just for your dog. We’re passionate about helping your pup become the best canine citizen he can be!

6404 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA — 22310
(driving directions)

703 417-9755