December 20th to January 1st

$5/day holiday surcharge applies to daycare and boarding during these date ranges. Minimum 2 night boarding stay during holidays.
The holiday surcharge is waived for our Unlimited daycare package holders.
Our daycare hours on Christmas Day and New Years Day are 8am to 2pm. Pickups after 2pm will be subject to the after-hours pick-up fee ($15).

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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.

December Events at DDL South Lake Union

South Lake Union Doggie Daycare Discount

Saturday, Dec 12th, Shop & Drop

Special doggie daycare discounts. For only $15, existing daycare clients can drop off their pooch for the day. Dogs that are new to DDL daycare can come in for their new dog evaluation, a $49 value.

Friday, Dec 18th, Ugly Sweater Party and Homeless Pet Benefit

Join us in the Obidos courtyard outside Downtown Dog Lounge SLU to enjoy a mimosa or glass of champagne and check out the ugly sweaters. In addition to donating 50% of the ticket price to local homeless pets, we’re also collecting pet food and blankets to donate.

Dog Ugly Sweater Meetup
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Mobile Vet Services

Starting December 1st

We’re partnering with BoosterPet to offer convenient mobile vet services at our three daycare locations on a rotating schedule. South Lake Union on Mondays, Elliott on Tuesdays, and Ballard on Wednesdays. The weeks of Dec 28th and Jan 25th will be “dental weeks” where dental services can be performed at each location.

DDL Client Special: Sign up with BoosterPet in December and your dog’s initial exam is free.

puppies playing at doggie daycare

New: Puppy Playtime!

Fridays at Elliott Ave only

We invite you to sign up for supervised puppy play to give your puppy socialization time! Fridays at Elliott Ave only, for puppies under 16 weeks. $25 from 12-2pm.

Fill out a pet profile and then email to schedule an evaluation.

Our Services

Ballard outdoor dog play space


Dog daycare helps your pup socialize with other dogs and gives them a fun outlet for their sometimes boundless energy. We’ve got space for pups to run and romp, and you can check on them any time with our 24/7 webcams.

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Overnight Boarding

Leaving Seattle for an upcoming vacation or business trip? No matter how long you’re gone, we’ll make sure your dog receives the best care possible with our overnight boarding services. We also offer Premium Luxury Boarding at our SLU location.

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Grooming & Bathing

Treat your pup to a wide variety of spa services. Haircuts, nail trimming and pawlish, or splurge of the Urban Spa Package. The full service, professional groomers at Downtown Dog Lounge are here for all of your pooch’s style and haircut needs.

Seattle dog training


Our behavior and obedience training classes use only positive reinforcement. We offer one-on-one sessions and periodically weekly group classes for pooches of all stages including a Puppy Basics class and AKC Canine Good Citizen classes.

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Go Off-Leash in Ballard!

The Dog Yard is a 21+ bar created especially for people and their dogs, located in Ballard on Leary and 17th.  Our spacious indoor-outdoor doggie play areas are perfect for socializing while staying safe. Learn about the different membership options at  or follow our Instagram @dogyardbar for the most recent updates and promotions.

Downtown Dog Lounge Bakery

The Downtown Dog Lounge Bakery in Fremont is open 7 days a week and now serving espresso and coffee drinks to go along with your bakery goodies.

We have loads of dog essentials, house-made dog treats, and fresh baked human treats. Yes, we make birthday cakes for dogs! Be sure to check out our Instagram @ddlbakery for announcements, specials and new products.

Downtown Dog Lounge Bakery in Fremont
Fremont Bakery Sunday Meetups

We host socially distanced meetups at Downtown Dog Lounge Bakery in Fremont. Stop by to hang out with some cute pooches! We’ll have human treats, dog treats, adult beverages, and coffee for sale.

December 6th: All Breeds – Small & Medium Size Dogs – RSVP
December 13th: All Breeds – Medium & Large Size Dogs – RSVP

Face masks are required to attend.
These Seattle dog breed meetups at the DDL Bakery are free, but please rsvp.

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