Searching for a place for your dog to go when you go to work? Feeling a bit stressed as you plan your vacation, knowing you’ll have to find a place for your four legged best friend to stay?
Finding a place to board your animal takes time, patience, and a really great pros and cons list to help you make your decision. However, if you’re looking for a dog day care in West Seattle, we’ve just made your job a whole lot easier.
Below we have the top 11 dog day care providers in West Seattle, listed for you to gain more information — and ultimately make a decision about where your dear friend should stay!
1. West Seattle Dog House Daycare
With over 1000 square feet of play area, West Seattle Dog House Daycare is a great place where your buddy can relax, unwind, and have fun with other dogs — whether he or she is there for one day or for a longer stay. Outdoor and indoor areas are set up for dogs here, resulting in a fun and entertaining environment that your dog is sure to love. All animals are under constant surveillance from the staff, and the daycare always has a certified veterinarian in the building — the founder is actually a vet, as well.
For a one day stay, this daycare charges $27. 10 day and 20 day stays are also provided through the daycare. Make sure you check out all the rates provided to see which best fits you and your dogs needs!
Prior requirements: Before your dog checks into West Seattle Dog House Daycare, there are a few things you should know. All dogs need to at least be 10 weeks of age, spayed/neutered (if older than 6 months), up to date on all vaccinations, free of any illness, and on a flea control program. Also, all dogs should not have possessive or aggressive behavior in any way. If your dog fits into all these categories, make sure you contact West Seattle Dog House Daycare!
There are certain dog daycares that offer services that no other dog daycare does, and DogCity is no different. At this daycare, they actually provide senior dogs with the same level of care and attention that younger puppies do — and you won’t have to worry about older dogs getting exhausted or anxious around the younger ones! DogCity has it’s very own senior center!
DogCity provides quite a lot: dog care, long term boarding, and a grooming salon. With climate controlled suites for dogs that are staying overnight and a safe and secure outdoor run, this vast daycare is a great option for many different scenarios an owner may find him or herself in.
For a one day stay, this daycare charges $35. For a half day stay, this daycare charges $25. Hourly, this daycare charges $10. Make sure you check out all their rates and packages to learn more.
Prior requirements: Before your dog checks into DogCity, there are some things you should know. All dogs need to be 3 months or older (with all puppy boosters completed), spayed/neutered (if older than 6 months), up to date on all mandatory vaccinations, in good health and free of any illness (including flea and tick free), and all dogs must have a collar and name tag. Before your dog stays at DogCity, your dog also must complete and pass a behavioral evaluation. Contact DogCity to start this evaluation and learn more.
3. Stella Ruffington’s Doggy Daycare
In business at its current location for about 10 years now, Stella Ruffington’s Doggy Daycare is a mainstay in West Seattle. This daycare offers daycare, overnight boarding, training, and grooming. With three separate indoor play areas where your dog can have the time of its life, this daycare also provides a full staff that watches and plays with the dogs throughout the day. This daycare also helps separate bigger dogs from smaller dogs, as well as more relaxed or older dogs from the more rambunctious younger ones for overall safety.
This daycare charges $35 for a one day stay, $22 for a half day stay, or $10 an hour. Check out all the rates and packages this daycare provides for more information.
Prior requirements: Before your dog checks into Stella Ruffington’s Doggy Daycare, there are a few things you should know. First off, your dog must pass an interview and/or evaluation period to determine that he or she is not aggressive and a good fit for the daycare. Also, your dog must be up to date on all mandatory vaccinations, in good health and not sick, and on a monthly flea program. Contact this daycare to learn more.
4. Camp Crockett Dog Day Camp
Co-owned by married couple Vanessa and Joseph Crevling, Camp Crockett Dog Day Camp provides 6000 sq ft for your dog to run around in and have fun with other animals while you work. With a staff and team that makes sure to always watch your dogs and a huge area for your animal to relax in, this day care has become a fan favorite in West Seattle.
This daycare charges $33 for a one day stay, $23 for a half day stay, or $10 for one hour. Check out all the rates and packages this daycare provides for more information.
Prior requirements: Before your dog checks into this daycare, there are a few things you should know. All owners should be able to provide the daycare with proof of their dog’s vaccination records. More requirements may be necessary after talking with the daycare prior to setting up an appointment. Contact this daycare to learn more.
5. Stay Doggie Daycare & Boarding
Founded by Lee Blanchette, Stay Doggie Daycare & Boarding is one of the largest daycares in West Seattle — and is only 12 minutes south of the Sea-Tac Airport for frequent fliers and travelers looking for a place to board their dog. With over 3,000 sq ft of room (climate controlled) for your dog to relax in while you’re gone or at work, this daycare also has a secure outdoor play space.
This daycare charges $30 for a full day and $20 for a half day stay. Check out all the rates and packages this daycare provides for more information.
Prior requirements: Before your dog checks into this daycare, there are a few things you should know. All dogs should be vaccinated and have their temperaments checked prior to their first stay at the daycare. More requirements may follow after contacting the daycare. Contact this daycare to learn more.
6. Lady Di Pet Chaperone
In business for about 15 years, Lady Di Pet Chaperone is owned by Sarah Mettler and vows to help your animals feel relaxed and calm when they are away from their owners. This daycare provides doggy daycare, in home care (and cat care), pet walking, and house sitting.
This daycare charges $30 for daycare up to 12 hours and $40 for daycare over 12 hours. To learn more about their rates and packages, check out their website.
Prior requirements: Before your pet can receive care or attend daycare, they must first be evaluated for free. All vaccinations must be up to date, all dogs must be neutered/spayed, all dogs must wear collars and verification dog tags at all times, all dogs must be free of fleas and ticks (and on some type of program), and all dogs must be provided with enough food to last during their stay (as provided by the owner). Contact this daycare to learn more.
7. Metro Dog Seattle
A family owned business that has been around since the mid-1990’s, Metro Dog Seattle provides daycare, boarding, dog walks, pet sitting, and pet first aid. The daycare provided includes an indoor and outdoor area where dogs can play and roam, which is always monitored by their staff and team members. From old comfy couches to sleep on to kiddie pools dogs can splash around in during the summer, this daycare provides fun atmosphere for all dogs! Also, if needed, this daycare can also provide transportation for your dog to and from your house.
This daycare charges $29 for a half day and $42 for a full day. Check out all their rates and packages for more information.
Prior requirements: All dogs must not be aggressive in any way. Dogs must be at least 16 weeks old, up to date in all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and in good health. All dogs must have a dog tag worn at all times for safety reasons and all fees must be paid upfront prior to a dog’s stay. Your dog may participate in a free trial day to see if he or she adjusts well to the atmosphere in this daycare. Contact this daycare to learn more.
8. Dog’s Day Out Seattle
Founded in 2000 by Danette Johnson, Dog’s Day Out Seattle provides daycare, training, and different forms of education. Johnson, a licensed veterinarian in the state of Washington, has trained dogs and worked in animal hospitals for years prior to creating Dog’s Day Out Seattle. The daycare itself revolves around exercise, socialization, and guidance. This daycare’s philosophy is that dog’s do better when socializing with both humans and other dogs alike! However, this daycare vows to remain small and will only take on 15 dogs a day.
This daycare charges $35 a day for 1-2 days a week; and $32 a day for 3-5 days a week. Check out all their rates and packages for more information.
Prior requirements: All dogs must have a completed application on file, all dogs must have gone through an initial evaluation/interview prior to daycare, all dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations (and must have verified proof), all dogs must be spayed/neutered, all dogs must be 12 weeks or older, and all dogs must be in good health. Contact this daycare to learn more.
9. Seattle Wags Puppy Daycare
A full time puppy only daycare, Seattle Wags Puppy Daycare started as a puppy walking business before becoming the full-fledged daycare it is today. This daycare also provides training in all sorts, overnight boarding, and one-on-one private training. The first day at this daycare is free! This unique puppy daycare only takes in puppies under 6 months old.
This daycare charges $55 for one day and $35 for a half day stay. Check out all their rates and packages for more information.
Prior requirements: All puppies must have all shots/vaccinations and must be on a schedule to receive their full series of shots. Owners may be informed of more requirements prior to enrolling their puppy once contacting the daycare. Contact this daycare to learn more.
10. The Dog Resort
Established in 2009, owner Mona Elassiouti wanted to create a daycare where dogs weren’t penned, kennelled, or caged away, waiting for their owner to pick them up. Instead, The Dog Resort is a free-range and cage-free daycare that is both indoors and outdoors. This daycare also has puppy playrooms! The staff knows that some dogs aren’t used to boarding or daycare — resulting in a daycare that carefully tends to the needs of nervous dogs that are first time boarders.
This daycare charges $34 for a full day and $22 for a half day. Check out all their rates and packages for more information.
Prior requirements: All dogs must be up to date with their vaccinations, in good health, on a flea treatment plan, and have an application form on file. During their stay, all dogs must also wear quick release collars. Contact this daycare to learn more.
11. Downtown Dog Lounge
Founded in 2002, the Downtown Dog Lounge offers daycare, boarding, grooming, training, and a pooch shuttle. If you’ve ever felt worried about dropping off your dog at a daycare, you may want to consider this daycare above the rest: you can watch your dogs on a live webcam feed that the daycare provides! Owner Elise Vincentini and the Downtown Dog Lounge team makes sure all dogs are monitored 24/7.
This daycare charges $45 for a full day and $32 for a half day. Check out all the rates and packages this daycare offers for more information.
Prior requirements: All dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, must be at least older than 8 weeks old, all dogs must have a quick release collar, and all dogs must go through a dog evaluation before their first stay at the daycare. Contact this daycare to learn more.
Hopefully you and your furry friend can find a daycare in West Seattle that you both love from this handy list!
Do you offer dog day care in West Seattle? If so, please tell us more about your organization in the comments box below!
Bonus: Another West Seattle Dog Day Care Provider
Muttley Crew Cuts offers both dog grooming and dog day care in West Seattle and also in Ballard, northwest Seattle. Its prices for dog day care for one full day is $36.00 and £25.00 for half day. There is also an hourly option priced at $12.00 per hour. Take a look at this page for more details.
Editor’s Note: This article was first published in April 2018.
When Julia Mehalko isn’t playing and taking care of her own dogs, she’s writing about them. An avid animal lover, she grew up with animals by her side every step of the way. As a full-time writer and public relations specialist, she divides her time between her work, her dogs, and her creative fiction writing.