Winner of Seattle Magazine 2014 Reader's   
           Choice Poll - 'Best Dog Daycare'

Welcome to P
LAY Doggie
We are a small, friendly, neighborhood hangout for your favorite companion to get the exercise and socialization they need to help promote a healthy body and relaxed mind. But we’re not just about the dog, we’re about you too. You get to do the things you need to get done without the worry, guilt or extra work that can come with having to leave your dog alone for extended periods of time.

So think of PLAY Doggie Daycare, not only as your dog’s personal trainer or playmate, but also an extended member of your family – Fido’s favorite Aunt.

PLAYmates Winston & Percy...
"Dogs are amazing animals and companions, unlike other pets, they have the capacity to take up as much physical and emotional 'space' in our lives as another human." Sarah, PLAY Owner

Sarah, PLAY Owner, has been owner/operator of Sniff and Scamper, a successful Seattle dog walking and boarding business since 2004. She decided to opened PLAY Doggie Daycare in 2012 in order to extend her services. A native of England, Sarah's background has been in IT Marketing with managerial positions at ORACLE UK; establishing and operating Slater Graphic Design, and really going back some years... trained and worked as an NNEB Nursery Nurse - the quintessential english Nanny!  She is certified in both animal CPR and Red Cross Pet First Aid.

Lisa, Manager, is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute's Veterinary Assistant Program. Lisa worked for 6 years as the lead surgical nurse at a busy private veterinary hospital. Her passion for dogs began at a young age when her family started raising German Shepherds. Her years as a veterinary nurse together with experience managing off-leash groups as given Lisa valuable knowledge in preventable care that she now enjoys sharing with dog owners throughout the area. Lisa was born and raised in the South Seattle area and is excited to give back to the community by being a part of PLAY Doggie Daycare. Lisa is certified in both animal CPR and Red Cross Pet First Aid. 


Matthew Von Itter, Head Referee, left his cozy cubicle in Silicon Valley 6 years ago to enter Seattle's dog daycare industry, and hasn't looked back. His love and handling of dogs goes back to his childhood in the suburbs of Detroit. He brought his behavioral knowledge, and pack handling experience to PLAY in January 2013, and we haven't look back! When not working with the dogs, Matthew and his German Shepherd, Bowen, study Zen and music. Matthew is certified in animal CPR and Red Cross Pet First Aid.
Anthony Russell, Referee, is a Washington native with 2 years working in Seattle's dog daycares. He has a huge passion for dogs and a natural talent to handle and communicate with them. They all love him! He is a fine self-taught musician who has been known to serenade the dogs at quiet time on his guitar. Anthony is certified in both animal CPR and Red Cross Pet First Aid.
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