The Dog Store

The Dog Store

2301 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
Alexandria, VA 22301 Open Map Directions Phone: 703-685-9166
Support Hours:
Today: 11 AM - 8 PM
all times Eastern
  • About Us+

    For the past ten years we have been partners in raising and caring for dogs at our playcare and boarding facility on Route 1, where we also offer grooming, walking, training, and socialization. So it was a natural progression for us to open The Dog Store in the heart of Del Ray - on Mount Vernon Avenue.  

  • Boarding+

    Deciding where to board your dog can be a tough decision.

    That's why Your Dog's Best FriendsSM has introduced Bedroom BoardingSM, a more natural, low-stress way to board your dog. We don't use cages, or stalls, or kennels. At night, your "best friend" sleeps with other dogs in a comfortable bedroom at the foot of the bed where a trained staff member spends the night.

    We offer Bedroom Boarding at our main location on Route 1 

  • Day Care+

    We call our approach to cageless daycare, Positive Playcare. Positive Playcare is the fusion of the science of positive conditioning with the service of dog daycare. It is also our commitment to you and your dog to earn and maintain a relationship based on positive interactions.
    We offer Positive Playcare at our main location on Route 1 

  • Dog Walking+

    Why have YDBF walk your dog?

    • Our walkers are carefully chosen and trained to provide the best in compassionate and professional pet care.
    • Our walkers take the time to get to know your dog's individual needs as well as yours.
    • Our walkers are carefully monitored in the field, so you can be sure that you will receive the quality pet care and length of service you have been promised.
    • All our employees are fully bonded and insured for your security and peace of mind.

      for more info please call our main facility at 703-566-1111
  • Training+

    The goal of any training is a dog that is better behaved. Your Dog's Best Friends training aims higher. Our goal is a dog that is happier, more fulfilled and a proud and positive part of the family. Our approach to training is rooted in positive training techniques using praising and playful voice, command tone, and individualized rewards. We avoid the use of coercive corrections or other methods that have the potential to erode the bond between owners and their dogs.

    We Offer:

    • Individual (In-home or on-site)
    • Daycare Training
    • Board & Train
    • Socialization Training
    • Behavior Modification
  • Grooming+

    Cuts and Kisses

    In addition to the best baths and cuts in town, your dog is going to get a whole lot of loving from our groomers and staff - excellent care is an important part of your dog's grooming experience. We don't groom on an assembly line; your dog is given the full personal attention they deserve - bath, cut, and blow dry are always by hand.

    Call 703 566-1111 to make an appointment at our main facility 

  • Pet Adoption+

    We host events with local rescues, mainly The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and the Second Chance Animal Rescue of PR

  • Bakery+

    We have a variety of beautifully decorated "barkery" cookies for almost any occasion! Available both at our store and main facility 

  • Home Delivery
    Shipping Information

    We are offering local delivery 3.2 miles from our location. 

  • Online Ordering
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Dog Products +

    We offer a select number of foods, plenty of treats made and sourced in the US, as well as high quality toys. We have leashes, collars and accessories for the fashionable pooch as well.  We look to offer everything "a dog lover loves" 

    Fromm Family Dog Products We Carry
  • Cat Products +

    We have a VERY LIMITED cat corner with the basics that you may find yourself having run out of. 

    Fromm Family Cat Products We Carry
    Fromm Four Star Cat

    Fromm Four-Star

    Variety driven gourmet cat food and treats




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