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There are no federal requirements for opening a dog daycare, and statewide rules don’t exist in Virginia or Maryland, either. DC’s Department of Health is in the process of drafting rules to establish standards for commercial pet-care facilities in the District. Currently, DC kennels and daycares require a basic business license—the same kind you’d get to open a clothing store, for example.

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Established in 1998, DogMa was DC’s very first doggy daycare facility. For over 15 years, we have been the city’s ONLY place to play outdoors and in.

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My dog goes to daycare at the DC site twice a week, and gets baths and shaved periodically. “BEWARE of Wagtime daycare in Washington, DC. Their pit bull rescue named Blu (owned by Wagtime’s owners) attacked my 12.5 year old yellow lab, without provocation, while he was recently in daycare at Wagtime. My dog also lost a tooth & his ACL was injured. The owners did not think it needed medical attention, knowingly chose NOT to report the bite to DC Animal Control, and illegally dispensed unprescribed and unlabeled antibiotics.”

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It all started in 2000, when Schreiber began a dog-walking business in Dupont Circle. Then she started a doggie day care in Shaw and Khal came to work with her. They married four years ago, after Wagtime moved to the neighborhood near D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In its new home, Wagtime has exploded: It’s a pet boutique, grooming service, doggie day-care center and boarding facility with 55 employees, including groomers, day-care employees, walkers, drivers, night-shift workers and receptionists.

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DogMa Daycare and Boarding for Dogs offers carefully supervised group play and loving care for friendly, fun-loving pups. Our 10,000 sq. ft., dog-park-sized environment is DC’s ONLY outdoor daycare facility for dogs.Pant & Wag will take your furry family member out into nature, to the most dog-pleasing in the DC metro area and deliver a safe and fun Doggy Fitness Adventure. And unlike 'normal' dog walkers or dog daycare, you'll be able to monitor your dog's activities through With amenities like a or pet spa, pet owners can get excited that there's more than one residential development in the District that caters to their needs. Added onto that list is the View 14 development at the corner of 14th Street NW and Florida Avenue NW, which will become the first mixed-use building in Washington, D.C. to house a dog daycare. According to , the Zoning Commission approved the dog daycare and boarding facility, called , this week. To ensure that Citydog! Club would become approved, residents in View 14 signed a petition in support of the project. In View 14, the dog daycare will occupy a 4,300-square-foot facility on the ground floor. The cage-free facility will allow dogs to roam five "play parks" and will include free WiFi, music, entertainment, and an on-site retail store, as reported by .