Top Dog - Daycare-Dog

Winner: A Dog’s Best Friend

By a Landslide!

316 SE Hearthwood Blvd., Vancouver • 360-737-6439

4601 NE 78th St. Vancouver • 360-597-3188   |   Est. 2011

Philosophy/Mission:  Simply put, A Dog’s Best Friend wants to be your dog’s best friend when you’re away. They offer pampering for the canine mind, body, and spirit — whether it’s in their grooming salon and spa, or while playing with one of the staff in daycare. Their activities, playground, and indoor areas are all designed to create a positive, fun, safe, and educational experience for your dog.

Claim to Fame:  The staff! Their goal is to know your dog’s special needs, creating a bond that ensures the best experience possible. The staff at A Dog’s Best Friend participates in ongoing training, including the Dog Guru’s programs for Off-Leash Playgroups and Body Language.

Community Involvement:   A Dog’s Best Friend is a huge supporter of Must Love Dogs NW in Vancouver. Many staff members foster dogs, and rescue dogs are welcome in the daycare, with special trips to the grooming and pet spa. In addition to sponsoring Rotary Events throughout the year, A Dog’s Best Friend is also a presenting sponsor for the Gardner School’s Annual Auction and Fundraiser.

2nd Place:  3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare

5430 NE 42nd Ave. Portland • 503-206-3028 •

3rd Place:  Tails R Waggin’ Doggy Daycare

4925 NW Fruit Valley Rd. Vancouver • 360-258-0986 •