sleeping puppy at doggie daycare

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.

Dog sitting in the sun

Modified Hours & Services

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 and SLU locations offer daycare from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Boarding services are available at our Ballard and SLU locations We are so excited to see your pups again!

Grooming services are available! Remember, you can schedule a bath or other grooming services during your pups daycare or boarding stay and pick up a fresh, clean pup. Training services are on hold until further notice.

To our valued package holders, please note that we have extended 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!


We hope you are all staying healthy during the ongoing pandemic. We are working hard to serve you and your pup by taking extra precautions 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.

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!

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dogs playing at doggie daycare

Cabin Fever

Monday – Friday 12 to 2pm

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 $25 effective July 1, 2020.

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

two dogs in the play yard


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.

dogs sleeping in kennel

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.

Seattle Quality Dog Grooming

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.

dog trainer with puppy


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.

DDL Bakery

The Downtown Dog Lounge Bakery in Fremont is open Daily from 7 am to 8 pm. 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! Thank you for supporting our small bakery and please be sure to check out our Instagram @ddlbakery for announcements and new products.

seattle dog meetups

On Sundays, we’re hosting 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, alcoholic beverages, and coffee for sale.

November 8: Whippet & Greyhound – RSVP
November 15: Labrador – RSVP
November 22: Chihuahua – RSVP
November 29: Great Dane – RSVP
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 events are free, but please rsvp.

Italian Greyhound, Whippet, & Greyhound Meetup in Fremont
Halloween at the Dog Yard

Dog Yard

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

The Dog Yard Bar outdoor area
Best Seattle dog grooming - groomer with dog
Best Seattle dog boarding - two dogs snuggling together
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senior dog relaxing in a sunny spot
happy dog on indoor play structure
two dogs in the sunny play yard
dog playing in the pool
Dog groomers, trainers and handlers

Job Openings

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