Last August, we told you about our plans to open a second location in the Navy Yard area of Southeast DC. We’ve been counting down the days till construction was complete and have even shared a few sneak peeks on Instagram. Finally, we’re able to say that on Saturday, March 9th District Dogs will officially be open for business at 1221 Van Street SE.
And what’s a grand opening without a party? Join us on Friday, March 8th from 5 pm to 9 pm to celebrate our new digs. We’ll have refreshments for our two- and four-legged guests to enjoy. Plus, you’ll get the chance to tour the new facility which includes four play areas, private boarding suites, a full-service grooming salon, and a curated retail boutique.
Believe us when we tell you that our newest location is the stuff (dog) dreams are made of. Every aspect of the space was designed to make sure we could offer a fun and safe home-away-from-home for your furry friends. Read on to learn about the amazing features we’re excited to offer!
Clients will be able to book services starting Saturday, March 9th, with tours available for visitors that day (as well as Sunday, March 10th).
The Pawfect Place for Play
Our new facility has four playrooms—two for large dogs, one for medium/small dogs, and one the littlest of the little pups. No matter your dog’s size, age, or energy level, we’re here to make sure they have a play experience that’s just their speed. To make playtime engaging and exciting, we’ve got a variety of FUNiture play structures to keep dogs entertained and engaged for hours of play—and everyone knows that a tired dog is a good dog!
Each of our playrooms features Protect-All Flooring for premium underfoot comfort that is soft on joints with superior traction to keep playtime safe and fun. A dedicated water supply with industrial-grade drainage systems in each playroom allows for easy deep cleaning and disinfecting.
Above the field of play, our new location boasts six (!!) HVAC systems. This high-tech set-up allows for separate zones with individual temperature control and air supply, preventing cross-contamination of air between playrooms, hooman spaces, grooming, and private boarding suites. Each of the six units utilizes efficient hot gas to reheat while maintaining low humidity. Keeping the air so fresh and so clean, our systems provide a constant supply of fresh air—with seven changes per hour! Forgive us for nerding out about HVAC units, but know that we’re committed to keeping your pups healthy, cool, and comfortable.
Beyond the Playroom
Heading out of town? We’re ready to make sure your pup has a great time while you’re away by offering overnight boarding—with staff on site 24/7 to make sure your pup is happy and healthy. In addition to our open-air play areas, we also have private boarding suites for dogs who need a space for serious R&R.
For the pup who likes to be pampered, we’ve also got a full-service grooming area on-site. So, whether your pup needs a spa day, or you simply don’t want a wet dog running around the house, we’re here to help!
Finally, like our Park View space, our Navy Yard facility features a thoughtfully-curated selection of retail goods. From food and grooming supplies to toys and treats, we’ve got a selection of boutique goodies for dogs and dog-lovers alike.
We can’t wait to see you at our newest location!