Portland >Pet Services > Virginia Woof Dog Daycare
1520 W Burnside St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.522737 -122.687024
Monday thru Friday
Sat and Sun
7-9am and 5-7pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Goose Hollow
Knowledgeable and Compassionate – I've been bringing my dog to Virginia Woof (the MLK one) since I've moved to PDX. Not only have my partner and I been very happy with the social stimulation our dog gets but also how much we've learned from the staff. Nearly every time we pick we pick our dog up from daycare we get a thorough run down on her behavior and how she got along with other dogs. This has really helped us to get to know our dog better and learn how to better serve her needs when we're not around.
Thank you Virginia Woof!
Clean and interested in getting to know my dog. – I took my mini poodle to Virginia Woof for a week during the holiday season because I had to travel out of state. They suggested before I boarded him for such a long period that I should drop him by for daycare a few times so he knows that I will come get him. I followed their advice. They let me leave his blanket that he sleeps with for him as well. I worried about my dog a little while we were on vacation because I've never left him anywhere before. When I went to pick him up he was happy to see me but he was fine. The staff told me that he did great. The store has always smelled fine and been clean. I will go back if I need daycare/boarding again.
My dog loves Virginia Woof – My dog Curtis loves this place even more than I do! He always has the best time and comes home a happy, and tired, dog. The staff is always super helpful and I am at ease knowing he is with people who love and care for him as much as I do. Virginia Woof is one of the few day cares in town who don't discriminate against bully breeds, and I can't be more thankful to have them around! We are definitely life long patrons!
Unprofessional. – I boarded my dog here for three days last year. While I was out of town, they gave me a ring on the second day and said that she had snapped at another dog. They asked if they could put a restraint around her nose that would prevent her from opening her mouth all the way, just in case she snapped again. I assured them that my dog was well socialized and had boarded well many times when I lived in another state (no aggressive behavior, she is 9 years old and loves little kids and other dogs, goes to the off-leash park regularly). I asked that they simply separate her from the other dogs and leave her in a kennel by herself if they felt it necessary. They said that they would do so, and I thought nothing more of it. When I picked her up, they said she was great for the rest of her stay and that they would see us next time.
I am planning to go out of town again and gave them a call today. The employee I spoke to on the phone said that my dog's computer profile had a note about the "snapping incident" but said that she was still a-ok to board there. I suggested that my dog simply have more "alone" time on this visit since she is old and sleeps half the day. She replied that the dogs spend most of the day in a community play area. She said that it might be better to board somewhere else. I was pretty shocked--they can't just give my dog less community play time? I am a paying customer, and I just don't get why this would be such a difficult request to fufill. THEN, she had the gall to tell me that I should actually PAY to bring my dog in for a pre-boarding "test" half hour daycare session to see if she'd be comfortable there. Yeah, right. I'll gladly take my business elsewhere!
Virginia Woof East Provides Professional Service with Heart – Virginia Woof East has done a fabulous job with my rescued Australian Shepherd, Max. He was not accepted at a dog day care up the street, having too much separation anxiety from being neglected at his first home. They couldn't deal with him.
When I brought him to Virginia Woof, East, they took him in, and after just a couple of months, he couldn't wait to get back to the "play room,"and was anxious to see all of his friends, four and two-legged.
I remember, in the beginning, he would bark his high-pitched don't-leave-me bark, and the Virginia Woof manager told me that one of the two-legged friends who was playing with the dogs that day asked him, "Max, do you need a hug?", and gave him one, solving the problem.
Virginia Woof East's personnel are all skilled with the dogs, have heart with all of us, and run a supremely professional and clean operation. I have boarded Max there overnight as well - and he still wants to go back! That says alot about the care given to the animals. He loves it there.
I appreciate them all, and so does Max!
Smelled bad, not paying attention. – I came in last week to check the place out. I needed a place to house my dogs for a couple days. Place smelled so bad I gagged. I was watching the dogs in daycare and the staff just blabbed away while other dogs where huuuuuumping and digging their teeth into one another. Not impressed. I read the review that below that the place smelled great. What a lie. Clearly the staff or the owners are posting positive reviews on here. The front desk girls where very nice. The older asian guy did not even look up at me from his computer there at the front desk. Clearly not interested in my business. Their prices are not worth the lack of attention the dogs get.
I checked it out – Had to see what all the hupla was about. Seems nice and clean and everyone was helpful and sweet. The self groom was clean and the sinks were stainless steal. Seams to me this place spared no expense to be sanitary. I will tell my gazillion friends with dogs who have been going to substandard, rude and filthy places. I guess I don't need to tollerate that anymore just because my child is a dog. I would give five stars but I have not tried all of their services yet. We will see. So far okey dokey.
want a tired dog? come here – i took my little girl lola here last minute. after about 5 minutes of being 'reviewed' they said she was good to go. i picked her up a few hours later and she was having fun! when i got her home she was wso worn out. the staff was great, the place was clean and smelled nice. its also in a convenient location with decent price options. the only thing that would be better would be if it was a little bigger.
Peace of mind and our dog loves it – We were very happy to find Virginia Woof and our dog loves going there. After mixed experiences elsewhere, Virginia Woof has been a great discovery. Both their day and boarding options are great, their prices very reasonable (especially considering the location) and their staff obviously all love dogs and are very good with them. They always have a spot when we need one, and our dog lights up when she realizes that's where we're going. They call if they have any questions and our dog always comes home happier. Plus, we know this supports a good cause so it's like giving to the community at the same time.
WOW! – After visiting other boarding facilities in town, Virginia Woof is BY FAR THE BEST place in portland. I would recomend to eveyone to take their dog there but I want to make sure there is still room for me. So.... shuuuuush keep this place a secret!!!!
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