Are you looking for a new spot to socialize alongside your furry friend? Come rain or shine, you and your dog will have a place to hang out when Snouts and Stouts, a new indoor dog park and bar, opens in Arlington in August 2023.
The 6,000-square-foot indoor space, climate controlled with specialized K9 turf and sanitation system, offers dogs a mud-free, off-leash playing experience.
“I wanted to create a space for the community that would allow their dog to play all day, every day of the year, without the worry of the weather or sacrificing their own comfort,” Daniel Ramos, founder and CEO of Snouts and Stouts, said in a recent news release.
Snouts and Stouts will feature drinking and dining options for humans and dogs alike, with a beer and wine bar, snack café, and dog treat shop.
A “Dog Patrol” of staff members, trained by pet care experts The Dog Gurus, will supervise and pick up after dogs playing in the indoor park while their owners relax and enjoy a drink.
Set to open at 2709 S. Oakland St., Snouts and Stouts will be steps away from Shirlington Dog Park, a public off-leash dog park with access to the Four Mile Run stream. Ramos said the two parks will be complementary, giving the community “the best of both worlds” with both indoor and outdoor options for dog recreation.
“At Snouts and Stouts, we plan on partnering with many local businesses so that we continue to add value to the community and not take anything away,” said Ramos.
The building is currently occupied by local production brewery New District Brewing Company, which is not renewing its lease. Snouts and Stouts will take occupancy of the whole building in late spring to begin construction.
Day passes for the indoor dog park will cost $10 on weekdays, and $15 on weekends. A second dog can be added to a day pass any day of the week for $5. Dog lovers without pets can always enter and enjoy the bar for free.
Monthly and annual membership options are now available for pre-purchase at discounted rates. Snouts and Stouts members can expect to receive 10 percent discounts on snacks, beverages, and day care, according to the company’s website.
Snouts and Stouts will offer limited capacity daycare and boarding options on weekdays. Dogs staying overnight will be housed in individual kennels in a private boarding area.
Safety requirements for dogs participating daycare and boarding will include a temperament test, a minimum weight of 20 pounds, and a minimum age of 6 months. Owners will be able to book online after the grand opening.
“Through training from The Dog Gurus and Certification from PACCC (Professional Animal Care Certification Council), Snouts and Stouts is keeping the standard for daycare and boarding high so that the dogs in our care will always be safe, be in a sanitary environment, and have tons of fun,” said Ramos.
All guests are encouraged to register their dogs on the website before visiting for quicker entry. Snouts and Stouts also will have in-person registration options.
Feature image courtesy Snouts and Stouts
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