Welcome to Downtown Dog Lounge

The best dog daycare and boarding in Seattle
Staffed 24/7, 365 days a year
Locations in Ballard, Elliott and South Lake Union (SLU)

At Downtown Dog Lounge we know how difficult it can be to leave your pet in someone else’s care. We work hard to give you peace of mind and to reassure you that your dog is in good hands. We do this by providing a wide variety of amenities, offering live 24 hour webcams on our website for you to check in on your pup, and by treating your dog as one of our own.

Special Update

Hello Pups and Parents!
We hope you are all staying healthy during the ongoing pandemic. We want to assure you that we are working hard to serve you and your pup in the safest way possible.


Extra precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of our clients, pups, and staff:
  • The drop-off process is now contact-less and in line with social distancing regulations.
  • Complimentary disinfectant service provided for your pooches’ leads and leashes.
  • Cloth face coverings have become a part of our uniform. Please wear yours when you visit us.
  • Hand washing stations have been installed at the entrances of all locations.
  • Hands-free door systems installed wherever possible to minimize unnecessary contact among employees.
  • Before sending your pooch home with you, we apply a plant enzyme spritz on their paws and an oatmeal coconut spray to their back.

Locations & Modified Hours

All three daycare locations are NOW OPEN!

Our Elliott location is operating with slightly modified hours: Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm, closed on Saturday and Sunday. Our Ballard location has remained open 24/7 with operating daycare hours from 7 am to 7 pm every day of the week. Boarding services are available at our Ballard and SLU locations now.

Please make your dog boarding and daycare reservations online as spots are filling up quickly. We are so excited to see your pups again! And remember, you can schedule a bath or other grooming services during your pups daycare or boarding stay.

Grooming & Training Services Update

Grooming services are available! Training services are on hold until further notice.

Please feel free to make your dog grooming reservations online or reach out to reservations@downtowndoglounge.com with any questions you may have.

Is Your Pup Driving You Crazy At Home?

Our pups can feed off our anxiety and many are in need of a good run. In addition to regular dog daycare, we will offer existing clients a 2 hour “CABIN FEVER” special Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for $10 through June. Cabin Fever will be $25 effective July 1, 2020.

As a gentle reminder, significant changes in routine are likely stressful to your pooch and could result in them becoming unfamiliar with our daycare environment. We ask that you maintain a similar schedule with your pooch by bringing them to daycare at least once a week. We love seeing your pup and regular visits would be beneficial to their mental well-being by reducing potential stress associated with returning to an unfamiliar environment. Also, dogs that visit quarterly will get priority for holiday Boarding. We will get through this together!

To our valued package holders, we would like to inform you that we are extending the expiration date of 5, 10, and 20-day packages by three months. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this—we are happy to help!

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DDL Bakery

Our Downtown Dog Lounge Bakery in Fremont is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.

We have loads of dog essentials, house-made dog treats, and fresh baked human treats. Yes, we make birthday cakes for dogs! Thank you for supporting our small bakery and please be sure to check out our Instagram @ddlbakery for announcements and new products.

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Dog Yard

While progress has been delayed due to COVID-19, our Dog Yard location is still on track for a late summer/early fall opening. Dog Yard will be located in Ballard on Leary and 17th. Please follow our Instagram @dogyardbar and check out the new www.dogyardbar.com for the most recent updates and promotions.

As a small business, we greatly appreciate your support during this tough time. We are looking forward to reuniting with your pups! In the meantime, stay healthy and stay home whenever possible.

Elise Vincentini

Our Services

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Job Openings
Interested in working for Downtown Dog Lounge? Check out our open positions!