These are the best pet care providers in NoVA, according to readers

From dog walkers to training specialists, here are the local organizations and sites our readers trust with the care of their pets.

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Northern Virginia Magazine ran an online reader poll to determine the 2019 list of Best Pet Care. We asked readers and pet owners to nominate their favorite services in a number of related categories. Although some winners choose to advertise in the magazine, no one can pay to be included on the list. The listing and advertising sections are separate entities.

This post originally appeared in our October 2019 issue. To subscribe to the magazine, click here.

Day Care and Boarding

A Dog’s Day Out
403-B Swann Ave., Alexandria; 703-739-2336
44642 Guilford Drive, Suite 101, Ashburn; 703-858-3647
6680 Fayette St., Haymarket; 703-596-3647
5425-B Port Royal Road, Springfield; 703-321-3647
4536 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria; 571-312-7723
2800-A Gallows Road, Vienna; 703-698-3647

Affectionate Pet Care
3851 Pickett Road, Fairfax; 703-250-5233

720 Jackson St., Herndon; 703-436-9162
10352 Balls Ford Road, Manassas; 703-278-2101

Fur-Get Me Not
4140 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington; 703-933-1935

Healthy Hound Playground
45910 Transamerica Plaza, Suite 109, Sterling; 703-464-0056

Olde Towne Pet Resort
21460 Squire Court, Sterling; 888-475-3580
8101 Alban Road, Springfield; 888-475-3580

Dog Eaze Inn
13907 Telegraph Road, Woodbridge; 703-496-4392

Paws Awhile Pet Motel
7353 Woodlawn Lane, Warrenton; 540-347-4855

Pender Pet Retreat
4508 Upper Cub Run Drive, Chantilly; 703-631-9590

Whole Dogz
4748 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria; 703-751-3649

Dog Park

Duke Street
Duke Street, Alexandria; 703-746-4774

Glencarlyn Park
301 S. Harrison St., Arlington; 703-228-6525

K-9 Gunner Dog Park
13000 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge; 703-792-6000

Baron Cameron Dog Park
11300 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston; 703-324-8785

Mason District
Intersection of Alpine Drive and Pinecrest Parkway, Annandale; 703-324-8702

Monticello Park
5315 Guinea Road, Burke; 703-324-8702

Shirlington Dog Park
2710 S. Oakland St., Arlington; 703-228-6525

South Riding Dog Park
25168 Elk Lick Road, South Riding; 703-327-4390

Vint Hill Dog Park
4263 Aiken Drive, Warrenton


A Dog’s Day Out
Multiple locations, See Day Care and Boarding for addresses

Bark + Boarding
5818-C Seminary Road, Baileys Crossroads; 703-931-5057

Barks ‘n Bubbles
11725 Lee Highway, Suite A-17A, Fairfax; 703-352-9274

Belly Rubs and Suds
43330 Junction Plaza, Suite 178, Ashburn; 571-295-5516

Canine Carousel
422 Elden St., Herndon; 703-709-8746
43135 Broadland Center Plaza, Suite 129, Ashburn; 703-687-4626

Dog Krazy
307 William St., Fredericksburg; 540-373-4168

Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique
2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington; 571-422-0370
11414 Washington Plaza W., Reston; 703-437-3429

3850 Dulles S. Court, Suite D, Chantilly; 703-278-2021
720 Jackson St., Herndon; 703-436-9162

From Head to Tail Grooming Spa
430 Hume Ave., Alexandria; 571-312-7989

Groom n’ Glory
2339 Saint Germain Drive, Suite 14011-H, Centreville; 703-830-5574

Hairy Situations
1504 A Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-518-3030

Happy Grooming
3301 Lee Highway, Arlington; 703-528-7292 and 703-528-2689

Healthy Hound Playground
45910 Transamerica Plaza, Suite 109, Sterling; 703-464-0056

Kaiser Pet Care
Intersection of Prince William Parkway and Davis Ford Road, Woodbridge; 571-494-7279

Olde Towne Pet Resort
Multiple locations, See Day Care and Boarding for addresses; 888-475-3580

44200 Waxpool Road, Suite 137, Ashburn; 571-426-6503

Lucky Dog Grooming
9439 Main St., Manassas; 703-895-4456

The Pet Spa at Barkley Square
105 N. Virginia Ave., Suite 101, Falls Church; 703-237-3650

The Polished Pooch Grooming Salon
6601 Jefferson St., Haymarket; 703-753-2400

Vienna Pet Spaw
101 Church St. NW, Suite A, Vienna; 703-319-7729

Mobile Pet Services

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
3136 Singleton Circle, Fairfax; 703-870-5489

Dog Sharp Mobile Pet Grooming
8320 Hilltop Ave., Vienna; 703-945-6767

Katie’s Mobile Pet Spaw
Multiple locations serviced; 571-758-3174

VIP Pet Elite
110 S. West St., Alexandria; 703-586-5976

44200 Waxpool Road, Suite 137, Ashburn; 571-426-6503

Cherished Companion Mobile Veterinary Services
11160-C1 S. Lakes Drive, Suite 248, Reston; 571-533-4873

Companion Paws Mobile Vet Services
4090 Waterfowl Lane, Amissville; 571-261-4116

NOVA Mobile Vet
8352-H Terminal Road, Lorton; 866-946-7387

Pet-Friendly Drinking & Dining

Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville; 540-668-6299

2 Silos Brewing Company
9925 Discovery Blvd., Manassas; 703-420-2264

Barrel Oak Winery
3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane; 540-364-6402

Copperwood Tavern
20465 Exchange St., Ashburn; 703-724-4006
4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-552-8010

Dirt Farm Brewery
18701 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont; 540-554-2337

Lost Dog Café
808 N. Henry St., Alexandria; 571-970-6511
2729A Merrilee Drive, Fairfax; 703-205-9001
1690 Anderson Road, Suite A, McLean; 703-356-5678
5876 Washington Blvd., Arlington; 703-237-1552
2920 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 703-553-7770

Maggie Malick’s Wine Cave
12138 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville; 540-905-2921

Powers Farm & Brewery
9269 Redemption Way, Midland; 540-272-5060

Quattro Goombas Winery
22860 James Monroe Highway, Aldie; 703-327-6052

Stone Tower Winery
19925 Hogback Mountain Road, Leesburg; 703-777-2797

The Farm Brewery at Broad Run
16015 John Marshall Highway, Broad Run; 703-753-3548

Three Fox Vineyards
10100 Three Fox Lane, Delaplane; 540-364-6073

Vanish Farmwoods Brewery
42245 Black Hops Lane, Leesburg; 703-779-7407

Virtue Feed and Grain
106 S. Union St., Alexandria; 571-970-3669

Vola’s Dockside Grill
101 N. Union St., Alexandria; 703-935-8890

Whitlow’s on Wilson
2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-276-9693

Pet Memorializing

In Memoriam Pet Services
4500 Upper Cub Run Drive, Chantilly; 703-537-7373

Rainbow Bridge Pet Services
39710 Rocky Lane, Lovettsville; 703-973-5088

Sunset Pet Services Inc.
5521 Vine St., Alexandria; 703-971-4120

The Pet Loss Center Chantilly
13929 Willard Road, Chantilly; 571-299-4791

Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

All Friends Pet Care
Multiple locations serviced; 703-716-7387

Becky’s Pet Care Inc.
433-B Carlisle Drive, Herndon; 703-822-0933
7200 Fullerton Road, Suite B-200, Springfield; 703-822-0933
13478 Minnieville Road, Suite 203, Woodbridge; 703-822-0933

Doodlebug Dog Walker
Services available in Prince William and parts of Fairfax County; 571-969-5717

The Happy Paws Pet Nanny
Multiple locations serviced; 571-292-1766

KSR Pet Care
McLean; 703-945-5045

Make My Day Please, LLC
Multiple locations serviced; 703-624-3583

Meg’s Loving Pet Care
12997 Kyle Moor Place, Bristow; 703-338-3446

Passionately Pets
1 E. Bellafonte Ave., Alexandria; 571-438-2323

Paw Pals Pet Sitting
14001-C Saint Germain Drive, Suite 213, Centreville; 703-345-1695

Presidential Pet Care
Lorton; 571-730-7730

Villaridge Pet Sitters
11654 Plaza America Drive, Reston; 703-732-8242

Walking the Dogs, LLC
7481 Huntsman Blvd., Suite 210, Springfield; 703-473-9768

44200 Waxpool Road, Suite 137, Ashburn; 571-426-6503

Your Dog Smiles Pet Services
44121 Harry Byrd Highway, Suite 240-F, Ashburn; 703-962-7222

Pet Supply Store

DogGone Natural
44031 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza, Suite 287, Ashburn; 703-858-1112
21 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg; 571-291-3970

Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery & Bakery Boutique
Multiple locations, See Groomer category for addresses and phone numbers

Felix & Oscar
6671-A Backlick Road, Springfield; 703-866-0222

Happy Hound
19352 Promenade Drive, Leesburg; 571-333-2171

Loyal Companion
3903-F Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax; 703-830-5454

Nature’s Nibbles
2601 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-931-5241

Old Town School for Dogs
529 Oronoco St., Alexandria; 703-836-7643

The Dog Park
705 King St., Alexandria; 703-888-2818

Weber’s Pet Supermarket
11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax; 703-385-3766
2599 John Milton Drive, Herndon; 703-476-3536
14508-G Lee Road, Chantilly; 703-631-2738

Your Dog’s Best Friend – Weber’s Pet Supermarket
1323 Chain Bridge Road, McLean; 703-356-7437

Shelters and Rescue Centers

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria; 703-746-4774

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington; 703-931-9241

Fairfax County Animal Shelter
4500 W. Ox Road, Fairfax; 703-830-1100

Fauquier SPCA
9350 Rogues Road, Midland; 540-788-9000

Friends of Homeless Animals
39710 Goodpuppy Lane, Aldie; 703-385-0224

Homeward Trails Adoption Center
11116 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax; 703-249-5066

King Street Cats
25 S. Dove St., Alexandria; 703-231-7199

Lab Rescue LRCP
Annandale; 301-299-6756

Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
Arlington; 703-295-3647

Loudoun County Animal Services
39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford; 703-777-0406

Paws for Seniors
Bealton; 540-748-8177

Wolf Trap Animal Rescue
Merrifield; 703-638-2531

Training and Behavior

Fur-Get Me Not
4140 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington; 703-933-1935

Wholistic Hound Academy
18 Roth St., Alexandria; 703-962-6335

Woofs! Dog Training Center
4160 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington; 703-536-7877
4241-A N. Pershing Drive, Arlington; 703-526-0218

Off Leash K9 Training
2627 Hanco Center Drive, Woodbridge; 571-252-5536

Pawsome Pups Dog Training
14878 Cider Mill Road, Hillsboro; 540-668-9095

Sit Means Sit Dog Training
9823 Godwin Drive, Manassas; 703-342-6164

Holistic Therapy

Pet Rehab
Treatment available in Fairfax, Great Falls and Springfield; 571-213-2624

Veterinary Holistic Center
7950 Woodruff Court, Suite 1, Springfield; 703-662-4494

Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services
20600 Gordon Park Square, Suite 170, Ashburn; 571-438-0339

Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic
13444 Dumfries Road, Manassas; 703-791-2083

Wholistic Hound Academy
18 Roth St., Alexandria; 703-962-6335

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