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There are hundreds of pet day care centers in the DC area, but not just any old temporary dog house will do for your furry pal. These facilities cater to your dog’s every whim and need, and with some, their living quarters have been upgraded to include private suites with furniture, TVs and music. Why go through all this extravagance for your four-legged roommate? Because if he could, you know he would do the same for you.

Hours: Mon to Fri – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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A Dogs Day Out (ADDO) is one of the largest daycare facilities in the DC Metro area. This doggy day care offers mini dog parks and play areas with live and silk trees. The staff monitors your pets through video and in person. Groomers are also available if your furry friend needs a spa date.

Hours: Sun 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Mon to Fri 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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City Dogs is centrally located and offers a fun-loving and active environment. They maintain a clean play area with climbing obstacles. The staff is known for

their friendliness and enthusiasm for the animals. At the end of day, you will receive a day care report of your dog’s activities.

Hours: Mon to Fri – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 5 pm.
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Visit Clever Dog for a great dog day care.  This facility offers more than 80 years of dog care experience from their knowledgeable staff. Clever Dog features various playrooms based on your dog’s style of play. They have installed cameras in each room and have a state of the art grooming area.

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Hours: Sun to Sat- 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sniffers Doggie Depot has gone through a renovation to provide an awesome experience for your dog. They maintain a healthy environment by providing air purifiers in every playroom. They offer stimulating toys and play equipment in every room to make sure your dog will never be bored. They have themed events weekly and host the Bethesda Small Dog Meetup groups on a monthly bass.

Hours: Mon to Fri 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat to Sun 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Your Dog’s Best Friend works hard to make sure your dog is comfortable. The knowledgeable staff will help your dog, regardless of the demeanor, and bring out the best in your dog. They enforce a positive method throughout their center, and offer a program for dogs with special needs. Their facilities include a 2400 sq. foot gym and plenty of space for bedroom boarding.

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Carly Mannava is a freelance writer living in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Her work can be found on