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It is one thing to read about daycare online, or to discuss it with friends.  In the end, nothing will tell you more about Colby’s than a tour of our facility.  Please call us at (202) 481-4848 or email us at to schedule a tour.

Your pup starts missing you the moment you walk out the door. Some pets deal with loneliness in quiet, mopey ways. Others literally bounce off the walls until you come back home. See why it’s so important to weave loving, human interaction and regular exercise into your dog’s day.

  1. Call (202) 481-4848 to speak with one of our family members.
  2. Click here to book a FREE Assessment Day, or call us at (202) 481-4848
  1. We are happy to care for your little (or big) ones from three months old through adult.
  2. We welcome pups who have not been altered. By having multiple playrooms and classes, we are able to accommodate any well-behaved pup. We ask that unspayed females remain at home while in heat.
  3. We welcome canine babies that are at least 10 lbs.
  4. For the well being of all of our canine children, we ask that you not bring your pup if he or she is either aggressive or unusually fearful.
  5. Similarly, your pup would be happier at home while recovering from an injury or illness.
  1. Colby’s is devoted to the care and wellbeing of our pups and wants to be sure everyone is a good fit. It is so important to us that we have a chance to assess your pup that we offer your pup a FREE day with us.
  2. During the Assessment Day, our staff spends quality one-on-one time with your pup and finds the most supportive way to introduce them into our classroom.
  3. At the end of the Assessment Day, we will review your pup’s report card and accomplishments.
  1. Given that canines have delicate tummies, we recommend that you provide meals for your pup, proportioned exactly the way he or she likes it.
  2. If you cannot provide your pup’s food, Colby’s is happy to provide your pup a meal for $5.00 per feeding.
  1. The registration allows for you to download a photo or PDF of your Vet’s certification.
  2. We take health and safety very seriously and require certification from your vet that your little one has been vaccinated for Rabies, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus), Bordetella (“kennel cough”), and Canine Influenza (the doggy flu).
  3. Your little one should not have ticks, fleas, or other pests.
  4. It is imperative that you tell us anything thing we should know about, such as behavioral or medical issues, or anything else that could impact their time with us, the well-being of your little one, or our family. You should both give this information in your questionnaire and during our initial conversation.
  5. Your little one needs to have any and all legal licenses.
  6. While this point is about you instead of your little one; please keep your mobile device near you when we have your pup. It is wise to also encourage your Trusted Friends to be near their mobile devices.

While we open our doors promptly at 7:00 am, and close them just as prompty at 7:00 pm, you can call us at (202) 481-4848 and we are happy to arrange drop-off as early as 6:00 am or pickup as late as 10:00 pmfor $10.00 per visit.

  1. We welcome pups who have not been altered. By having multiple playrooms and classes, we are able to accommodate any well-behaved pup.
  2. We ask that unspayed females remain at home while in heat.
  3. Unaltered classes generally combine a larger range of sizes, energy levels and temperaments.
  1. For Daycare, Sleepovers or Grooming, we are eager to serve your little one as soon as they are 16 weeks old.
  2. We offer puppy training, starting two weeks after their second set of shots.
  1. All pups like to have some bedding or a blanket from home and many also have a favorite toy. We encourage you to bring these loved items to us which we will keep in your pups personal space.
  2. While we have raised beds for everyone, you are welcome to bring your pup’s own if that is his or her preference.
  1. Overnight stays are inclusive of their associated daycare, and are counted in 24-hour periods from arrival.
  1. Depending on the severity, we will either call you or your vet first. If we first call your vet, you will be our very next call.  If we cannot reach you, we will call your Trusted Friend.
  2. We also have a relationship with Union Veterinary Clinic, who we might contact if we cannot reach your vet.
  1. A Trusted Friend is someone we can call if we cannot reach you. Unless your registration gives boundaries, we will entrust your Trusted Friend to make all decisions in your absence.
  2. You are allowed to have up to three Trusted Friends and need to rank order them so that we know who to call first.
  3. Your Trusted Friend will never have financial responsibility for their decisions. Our entire financial relationship is with you and you are responsible for all expenses incurred.

You may cancel any service, for any reason with 12-hour notice.