Long may they wag

We think canine children are pretty amazing. They are incredibly loyal, an endless source of comic relief, and a generous giver of nuzzles and cuddles when you need them most. They even helped a lot of us stay sane through endless months of quarantining. Our pups are always there for us, and we built a business around being there for them.

We’re Colby’s Dogcare & Spa—a safe, loving provider of high-quality canine care, delivered by the world’s biggest dog lovers. Our staff is focused on promoting healthy and happy pups, while delivering convenience and peace of mind to the humans who love them.

As the world opens back up and humans return to their normal work and travel routines, our little ones suddenly face the prospect of spending long stretches of time alone. For dogs who were adopted during the pandemic, it might even be the first time in their lives they have to face the day without a human by their side. Colby’s is here to make sure no canine child is left behind. We’d be honored to care for and spend time with your pups, so they’re less anxious during the day and happier when you return home.

We currently provide one-on-one walking, and will introduce 5-star daycare, sleepovers, and grooming this winter.


Right where you need us

You’ll find Colby’s Dogcare & Spa in the heart of DC’s NOMA District; close to the H Street Corridor.

About our Founder, Michael Pastreich

Animals have always been central to Michael’s life and his love of them inspired him to create Colby’s Dogcare & Spa. His affectionate boxer, Colby, along with his wife and five children are the loves of his life. He and his family were immediately drawn to Colby because of his loving nature and eagerness to please. Their daily trips to the park together, filled with rounds of frisbee fetching, are the greatest joys of their day.

In the years before founding Colby’s, Michael cared for wild animals at San Francisco’s Randall Museum before working for the National Forest Service. In addition to his work with animals, Michael also served as CEO of Illinois’ Elgin Symphony Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra, and as the Executive Director of The Washington Ballet.