First and Only…
Outdoor and Indoor…
Day-care and Night-care
Play-care… for dogs.
Dog-ma Daycare and Boarding for Dogs offers carefully supervised group play and loving care for friendly, fun-loving pups. Our 7,000 sq. ft., dog-park-sized environment is DC's ONLY place for dogs to play outdoors!
At Dog-ma, we provide exercise, love, and canine companionship, 12 hours a day for daycare and round-the-clock for boarding, in a setting unique to the city.
In 2005, when creating its laws governing dog-care facilities, the District of Columbia permanently designated DOG-MA to be the ONLY outdoor play facility allowed in the entire city.
How Else is Dog-ma Better?
Space Dog-ma's 7,000 sq foot, secure indoor/outdoor facility offers real room to run, so your dog isn't cooped up all day inside.
Value Compare 12 hours of daycare activity to a 30-minute walk on a leash. Compare our constant "doggy caretaker" attention, activity and love to the isolation and inactivity of kennels or brief visits from a pet-sitter.
Vision Established in 1998, Dog-ma 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.
Convenience Dog-ma is located on Capitol Hill, a mere stone’s throw from historic Eastern Market, close to the SW waterfront and Navy Yard and a short drive from downtown DC. We are right off the I 295/395 freeway, just over the 14th St Bridge from Arlington and Alexandria in Northern Virginia, and 5 min from the Maryland line. We're also 20 minutes from Dupont Circle and 15 minutes from Georgetown. Best of all, there's always room to pull up out front on busy mornings - we'll even greet you right at the gate!
Transparency Unlike some facilities that whisk your dog to a back room somewhere, Dog-ma's play-yards are the first thing you see. Weather permitting, the Pack's in full view - human and canine alike!
Safety Dog-ma meticulously screens every dog to make sure they'll fit in with our Pack. We carefully evaluate each dog for temperament, health, and medical requirements. Dog-ma isn't for just any dog.
Commitment At Dog-ma, your precious doggie is always in the very best of hands. We're mature, loving professionals invested in maintaining only the highest standard of care and attention. We have live-in staff who call Dog-ma home, allowing us to provide unparalleled service to our overnight guests. Most of our employees have been with us for years, and know our clients' dogs like their own. We take great pride in making it our strict policy to know every dog and every client by name. This isn't just a job to us.