One Location Does It All For Your Dog

One Location Does It All For Your Dog

Contributor : Yasin Aberra

Located in Sterling, Virginia, is a doggy hotspot that really makes tails wag. No mere doggy daycare, this full-service facility for furry friends caters to just about every need your dog could have.

Serving Northern Virginia communities like Reston, Ashburn, Chantilly, Herndon, Centreville and Dulles, Healthy Hound Playground offers a wide range of services to meet as many canine needs as possible under one convenient roof. From daycare and boarding to grooming and doggy transportation, they’ve got it all covered.

When you’re away from your furbaby, whether it’s for the day or for a weekend, you need to know that your dog is getting all the attention and fresh air he needs. With regular outdoor potty breaks, plenty of exercise, and doggy socialization, your dog can have a blast in one of three separate play areas with cushioned rubber flooring within the 3,500 square feet daycare area, or chill out on one of the many Canine Cots in the daycare rooms.

There’s absolutely no kennel time at Healthy Hound Playground. It’s a cage free environment. With day boarding, dogs who don’t play well with other dogs get their digs. They’ll house your dog in an individual canine cottage, let him stay out for longer potty breaks, and even offer an outdoor stroll or a walk on the treadmill to keep him active and healthy´┐Ż”all at the same price as regular daycare.

To learn more about the facilities, there’s a video showing a day in the life of a doggy daycare camper at the website.

In addition to the daycare services offered, you can also have your dog pampered in style with the doggy spa amenities. Your freshly-washed dog will greet you at the end of his daycare day, smelling clean and showing off his gleaming fur. You can choose from a basic bath or a spa bath, and add on extras like a de-shedding upgrade, a facial to remove tear stains, a de-frizzing treatment, or a shea butter and Argan oil conditioning treatment to detangle the coat and leave that fur feeling silky smooth.

There is also a range of a la carte services such as gentle ear cleaning, anal gland expression, a nail trim, or trims of the face, feet, and fanny. There’s even a combination option for all the a la carte service at once, to help you save money.

If you ever need to go out of town, your dog can stay with his favorite doggy daycare friends and have all the same luxuries he does every day, while at night he’ll have 24 hour supervision by the attentive staff while he stays in one of the private Canine Cottages with thick cushioned rubber matting, an elevated comfy Canine Cot, and a roof that features noise reduction for your pet’s comfort.

If daycare, spa services, and boarding wasn’t enough, there’s even an experienced dog trainer on staff who can help with undesired behaviors your dog may be exhibiting. Trainer and animal behaviorist Issac Terrell can work with you to address these behaviors, making for a more enjoyable relationship with your furry pal. Home visits are also possible if your dog exhibits situation-specific behaviors.

For those who live within 25 miles of the daycare and want to save time and gas, there is even a Premium Pet Shuttle Service offered by Bus4Dogs, a service that picks up your dog for daycare each morning and drops him off at home at the end of the day.

With all these services and amenities, Healthy Hound Playground will have an option to fit your needs. For more information, you can check out their website at, or go to their social media accounts, listed below, for an inside look at what they do.