Dog Day Care
Fur-Get Me Not
This doggy day care is one that covers all your pet’s needs. Not only is it one of the safest, most comfortable places to board your pet, but it also offers training and dog washing by appointment. Dogs are evaluated before they can begin boarding, and while they are there they spend the day in a camp-like structure playing, going outside and even having naptime. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Dog Park
Shirlington Dog Park
Shirlington Dog Park is the premiere Arlington and NoVA dog park. It is adjacent to Shirlington Park, an 11.5-acre park that is along the Four Mile Run Trail. Pups can frolic and play off-leash in this hound haven morning till sunset. –SR
2601 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington

Dog Walker
Doodlebug Dog Walker
With all the chaos of modern life, it can be difficult to make sure your pet gets the exercise that it needs. Doodlebug Dog Walker offers a professional and insured pet sitting and dog walking solution. You’ll receive notifications via email when your walker arrives and departs for added peace of mind that your dog is getting the care it needs. –SR

Pet Boutique
DogGone Natural
DogGone Natural is an award-winning pet nutrition retail center that focuses on a natural approach to nutrition and care to keep pets happy and healthy. As a boutique, they carry only the highest quality hand-selected pet products and foods to ensure that your animal’s quality of life is the best possible. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Photography by Erick Gibson

Pet Groomer
Next time your pets decide to take a mud bath, dry off their paws and bring them to Dogtopia where they can receive the royal dog grooming treatment. Groomers wash, blow dry and brush as well as clean ears and teeth, clip nails and make sure that pets come out happy and glowing. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Pet Kennel
With webcams, rubber floors and play groups separated by a dog’s size and temperament, there is nothing to worry about when you drop your pet off at Dogtopia. The team of people who love and care for your dog have years of experience, so you can be sure your pet will receive the care it deserves. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Pet Sitter
Woofie’s Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers
All pet owners know that when they are going away, whether for a day or a month, it is important that their dog receives the daily care it needs. Woofie’s pet sitting service ensures that pets receive multiple visits every day owners are gone, and they leave a daily written report card to keep owners informed. –SR
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Suite 195, Ashburn; 571-426-6503

Pet Trainer
Off Leash K9 Training
If you’ve got a new puppy or an old dog in need of new tricks, Off Leash K9 Training can help. They offer numerous packages for dogs and owners with varying needs, such as basic obedience, therapy dog development and a dog aggression training package. –SR
Multiple NoVA locations

Social Hour for Dogs
Hotel Monaco’s Yappy Hour
After-work drinks aren’t just for people anymore. You and your pooch can enjoy mingling with other pet owners at Hotel Monaco’s yappy hour. There are doggy snacks and drinks a la water bowl as well as cocktails and brews from the hotel’s in-house tavern for owners. Every Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., weather permitting, from April through October. –LN
480 King St., Alexandria

Courtesy of Rachel Ray

Caring Hands Animal Hospital: Dr. John Bruzzese
When you’re looking for a vet, you want one who loves animals as much as you love your pet. Dr. Bruzzese of Caring Hands Animal Hospital is one such veterinarian. He is a meticulous and experienced vet who is most interested in internal medicine, preventive medicine, infectious disease and animal welfare. –SR
43300 Southern Walk Plaza, Suite 124, Ashburn; 703-726-0446


(June 2015)