Policies and Requirements


All guests must provide proof of the following:

Rabies vaccination

Distemper vaccination

Bordetella vaccination (up to 1-year dosing)

Canine influenza vaccination (both strains required)

Negative fecal test


We accept all sizes and breeds, but all guests must continue to demonstrate good social skills, appropriate play styles, and strong bite inhibition. We can not accept at this time overly aggressive or fearful dogs, known bite histories, or any dog that must have completely separate accommodations.

Neutering Policy

All guests must be fixed by 7 months of age. Exceptions made for large-breed puppies up to 12 months, with a letter from your veterinarian citing health concerns. All guests over 12 months of age must be fixed, no exceptions.

New Client Bookings

We require all new clients to complete an initial temperament assessment for all services, and up to three full days of daycare prior to the first boarding reservation. This lets us ensure that we are the best fit for you and your dog. We recommend scheduling your assessment no less than three weeks before your intended stay. All prospective guests must be current on all vaccinations, including canine influenza.

Current Client Bookings

Current clients can book boarding or daycare reservations anytime. Clients are responsible for keeping vaccination records up to date. We recommend reserving your boarding dates as soon as possible, especially for holidays. We request daycare reservations no less than 24 hours in advance.

Join Our Pack!

We love meeting new clients, humans and dogs both! Come by with just two legs for a tour, or schedule your four-legged friend's assessment today! Tours available anytime with appointment during public hours.  Assessments are currently available during the day Wednesday through Friday, and Saturday mornings from 8:30-11:30am.

Contact Us

Let's get started!

 Assessments are currently available during the day Wednesday through Friday, and Saturday mornings from 8:30-11:30am. Tours available anytime during public hours, with appointment. 

A Dog's Haven

9619 Stauffer Road, Walkersville, MD 21793, US

(301) 845-2705


Monday - Friday: 7am-7pm

Saturday: 8am-1pm 

Sunday:  3pm-7pm, pick-up only

Boarding available year-round

Daycare available Monday - Friday and on Saturday mornings

Closed to the public on all national holidays

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