Healthy, happy dogs need social interaction, exercise and’s day out is a comprehensive training and day care facility providing exercise, socialization and specialized day care with a strong emphasis on educating both the human, and the canine companion.

dog’s day out provides a structured, but stimulating day for your dog. Day care hours are 7:00am – 6:30pm Monday through Friday.


We differ from many dog day care centers in three ways:

1. We are dedicated to remaining small (only 15 dogs allowed per day) to prevent potential problems related to too many dogs in one space, and so that all dogs are guaranteed individual attention. We may have a wait list for day care, but we are worth the wait! Also, we can often get you in on our “floating” space before a regular space opens up.

2. We maintain a strong focus on positive education, behavior and training. We are a training and behavior center with all staff members having extensive knowledge in canine behavior. Thus, we are able to avoid any problematic behaviors that could occur by recognizing them and stopping them before they escalate.

CLICK HERE to get to know your dog’s day out staff!

3. We’re pioneers! We have been in this business for over 10 years. We were the second facility to open in Seattle. We have experience and we continue with our passion for behavior, we continue to learn.

Each day at dog’s day out will include periods of supervised socialization, in which your dog will have the opportunity to make new canine friends and play, play play!

Because no one should be exercising 8-11 hrs per day (!), daily schedules will also include periods of quiet time and rest for each dog. Then, of course, there’s cookie time! Treats may given (but of course, they must be earned!)

It is extremely important to us that not only does your dog get sufficient exercise while here but also that he leaves us with his manners in tact! We run through basic commands throughout the day because we know a well-mannered dog is definitely more fun to live with.

For some extra “work” for your dog during the day check out our dog day training program!

Also, please take a look at the excellent article on dog day care written by Danette Johnston (the owner of dog’s day out) for the Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s journal. Day Care Good or Bad? for the article!

Day care clients can get more info and instructions here: Day Care Client Info

  1. Sam Lucchini01-01-11

    I am interested in daycare for my 2 yr old rat terrier Doug. I work in Ballard & have heard wonderful things about ypur daycare.

    • danette01-02-11

      Great! Just call Erica Wells (she is our day care manager) at DDO 206-706-4875 or email her directly at She can fill you in on availability, requirements and scheduling an evaluation.

  2. Lisa researching dog daycare12-03-13

    I love the fact that you work with the dogs on commands throughout the day. I wouldn’t want to drop my dog off somewhere where disobedience is encouraged. I work with her all the time to make sure she is well behaved.

  3. Brenda Radeke04-09-15

    I have a 6 year old Maltese (female) I am looking for a
    drop off day care 2 – 3 times a week maybe 4 – 5 hours
    and sometimes more. She loves to play and good with
    other pets.


  4. Karin Swope12-17-17

    We’d like to put or dog on the waitlist.

  5. rani messina10-10-19

    Hello, my mother and dog just moved here from Florida. She’s a jack tussle that’s 10 years old and was born deaf. She has bad separation anxiety when my mom leaves for work. We’re looking for a place she can spend during the day with other dogs and people. I was wondering how much it is to bring her here. My mom is outta the house between 6am and 5pm. Thank you for all your help!

    • Danette Johnston10-10-19

      Day care is $35-$38/day. Please see the day care requirements page for more information. You would need to contact our day care manager (206-706-4875) to find out current availability and schedule the evaluation.


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