Pets in Crofton

$79 for a Four-Week Basic Obedience Package at New Breed Canine ($200 Value)

New Breed Canine

Multiple Locations

$200 $79

During group and private sessions, dogs learn basics commands, leash-walking, and socialization, and trainers discuss behavioral issues

$33.25 for The Works Pet Spa Package at Fieldstone Animal Inn ($60 Value)

Fieldstone Animal Inn

South Gate

$60 $33.25

Dogs receive a full pampering experience with a bath, nail trim, paw treatment, ear cleaning, and brushing

$39 for Five Days of Puppy Kindergarten at K9 Koncepts ($79.99 Value)

K9 Koncepts

Sparrows Point

$79.99 $39

Train up your pup—and give it time for socialization—during classes with other canines that span topics from grooming to nutrition

5, 10 or 15 Dog Walks from Germantown Dog Walker (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Germantown Dog Walker

Redeem from Home

$90 $45

Friendly, punctual dog walking takes furry friends on 30-minute treks around owner's neighborhood

Five 20-Minute Walks or Visits for One or Two Dogs or Cats from Raining Cats & Dogs (Up to 55% Off)

Raining Cats & Dogs

Redeem from Home

$75 $35

Dog walkers & cat-sitters available seven days a week play with cats or take pooches on 20-minute walks, providing food & water if requested

One-Day Doggie-Daycare Package or Three Nights of Dog Boarding at The Downtown Dog Resort & Spa (Up to 58% Off)

The Downtown Dog Resort & Spa

Swann Park

$108 $45

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Pooches frolic in a 10,000-square-foot facility during daycare; boarding pups spend the night in climate-controlled kennels

Two Doggy Daycare Visits with Initial Interview and Screening at Doggie's Best Friend (50% Off)

Doggie's Best Friend

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

90-Minute In-Home Dog-Obedience Evaluation and Training for One or Two Dogs from Sit Means Sit (Up to 80% Off)

Sit Means Sit

Redeem from Home

$225 $59

Trainers help dogs with behavior modification and issues such as excessive licking, scratching, chewing, barking, jumping, and biting

Daycare for One or Five Days or Grooming for a Small, Medium, or Large Dog at Poochie Playhouse (Up to 52% Off)

Poochie Playhouse

Alexandria

$34 $17

Daycare allows pooches to socialize with their peers; grooming leaves fur washed and brushed, ears cleaned, teeth brushed, and nails trimmed

Private or Group Training Lessons for One Dog or Agility Classes for Two Dogs at Zoom Room (Up to 61% Off)

Zoom Room

North Bethesda

$116 $45

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Dogs and their owners learn new skills and gain confidence during group classes, training sessions, and agility classes

Grooming Package for Small, Medium, or Large Dog at Canine Couture (Up to 53% Value)

Canine Couture

Kingsville

$40 $20

A professional groomer bathes pooches and enhances sessions with blueberry facials and deep-conditioning treatments

Grooming Package for Dog Small, Medium, or Large Dog at Happy Tail Grooming Salon (Up to 50% Off)

Happy Tail Grooming Salon

Happy Tail Grooming Salon

$60 $30

Packages include a skin-and-coat analysis, 15-minute brushing, therapeutic bath, nail clipping, ear cleaning, cologne, and a bandana

Select Local Merchants

A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center has been privately owned since 1998, when Drs. Patricia Peynado-Boyce and Lizel Salmon took the reins. Their three-pronged approach to animal health?compassion, innovation, and education?promotes a warm and well-informed venue for furry companions.

To exceed the demands of the credo's three facets, the staff invests in highly customized care. Many of their tools are typically seen only at specialty practices, such as endoscopy gear and spider-flavored lollipops for cooperative ferrets. Though their emphasis on preventive care can help stave off many illnesses, their hospitalization services remain at the ready: the team issues daily progress reports to owners and oversees patients kept onsite with late-night through early-morning monitoring. Heated kennels, outdoor play areas, and sunlit cat-only perches decorate their daycare and boarding space. The facility is located less than three miles from both the 495 Capitol Beltway and Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

7601 Good Luck Rd
Lanham,
MD
US

When jogging down a nearby wooded trail or driving past a sprawling local park, it's not uncommon to spot Bree—a seasoned pet specialist and sitter certified by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters—with a band of boisterous puppies scampering along behind her. Though the bulk of her services has to do with dog walking, the animal enthusiast pet-sits for creatures of all shapes and sizes, from kittens to iguanas. Bree travels to homes across Anne Arundel and Howard County, picking up canines or popping by to replace food, water, and outdated copies of Dog Fancy while owners are away. The expert caregiver dotes on all pets under her watch with fond attention, generously doling out belly rubs and playfully tossing sticks to keep pets’ spirits high.

1700 Green Meadow Court
Severn,
MD
US

Jonathan Bohbot was raised by a dog—or at least he likes to tell people that. The owner of Silver City K9, he says that his parents' german shepherd was partially responsible for his upbringing. His early rapport with the canine species helped him blossom into a true dog lover. Today, he's a certified dog trainer, and he guides his clients' pups in learning basic behavior skills, as well as reversing bad behaviors, such as overt aggression and raiding the fridge for chocolate. Jonathan also welcomes overnight charges into his own home, up to six at a time to maintain a small-pack atmosphere. Together, he and his charges go on hikes and scamper around the backyard.

3214 Paul Drive
Silver Spring,
MD
US

From its location within the Hickory Ridge Village Center, Freetown Animal Hospital cares for pets with preventative services and general surgery. Its team of medical professionals take the time to get to know each pet and seek to provide them with the same level of care that they expect for their own pets. In addition to preventative and dental care, Freetown Animal Hospital's services include behavior counseling, geriatric care, radiology, and microchip implants.

6470 Freetown Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

Colleen Seely, a horse trainer and judge for local equestrian shows, channels her love for the gentle creatures into Fox Pointe Farm, L.L.C., which she opened in 2005. The 27-acre expanse houses two arenas—one lighted with professional footing and the other sandier than a hermit crab's beach house—as well as two barns' worth of stables, grassy pastures, trails, and a swimming pool. Within the tranquil setting, Colleen and her staff train and board steeds for showing at local venues or the farm's own school. Focus shifts from horses to riders during lessons for all ages and abilities, in addition to summer camps for avid athletes. Some overnight camps span an entire week, during which 10 girls bunk in the air-conditioned Fox Den cabin after a day of riding.

5205 Wildlife Ridge Trl
Quinton,
VA
US

Even after dropping their dogs off at LIttle Rascals, owners are never truly separated from their pups—they can always check in on them through a live webcam feed. That's just one of the amenities that elevate the grooming, boarding, and day care center to feeling more like a dog resort. While at the facility, dogs play with a range of toys that include balls, tug-of-war ropes, and Frisbees. Pups who stay overnight snooze in a choice of quarters that range from a simple crate to a cageless suite complete with a child-size human bed.

When it comes to keeping pets looking good, the grooming technicians at Little Rascals transform dog fur into chic, clean coats with their washes and deshedding services. A slew of training classes also teach pups fundamental skills for living in the human world, such as how to fetch a newspaper without swallowing a single bite of it. Even cats have a place here, with grooming services created just for them.

5917 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington,
DC
US