1140 Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1520640.465878 -79.907624
I had a reservation for my dog to stay there until i read the online article written by a former employee. Very disturbing! Didn't want to take a chance...back to camp bow wow!
The Best There Is! – My dog, Sunshine, loves going to doggie daycare at The Dog Stop! All I have to say in the morning is, "Does Sunshine want to go to daycare?" and she leaps off the couch and bolts down the steps and impatiently waits to get in the car. Each day when I come to take her home, she wants to go back and play some more.
The staff at The Dog Stop is amazing. They know each of the dogs by name and know each of their special quirks... Sunshine tends to be very sensitive to the heat, and if she seems too warm they will take her into the air conditioning to cool down.
I also have used The Dog Stop for grooming. The groomers do an amazing job and Sunshine always leaves prancing and feeling beautiful after getting groomed.
If I could give The Dog Stop 10 stars, I would!
I couldn't imagine a better place for daycare, grooming, or you
My dog's favorite place to go! – I have been taking my black Lab Daisy to Daycare at the dog stop for about a year. She is very shy but the staff have been great with her and now all I have to say is "Doggie Camp" and she goes nuts! I have also used the boarding services and it is so much fun to watch the videos of her playing when I am out of town. I have a couple of friends who use the Dog Stop as well and we all agree that it is hands down the best!
The Dog Stop is The Best!!! – The Dog Stop is the BEST place to take your dog! My dog SADIE loves it! The owners totally love dogs! They are so friendly and love the dogs they are taking care of. They know the personality's and the temperment of each dog and make the environment perfect for each pup! I would recommend The Dog Stop to everyone!!!
Puppy's favorite hang out – I have been sending my dog to daycare here for four months and I love the establishment. The people that work there really love the dogs. When I pick up my best friend/dog, the girls at the desk always know every dog on a personal level. I have toured the place and would recommend it to anyone.
During the bad weather I feel so lucky to have a place for my dog to run around indoors!
The BEST Dog Care in The 'Burgh – This place is absolutely AWESOME !!! The staff are kind, courteous, very accommodating and most importantly love dogs. I have been taking my two dogs for daycare and boarding since they opened two years ago. They are so excited when we turn onto Washington Blvd, I can hardly contain them. They have been visiting 2-4 days a week for daycare and nearly once a month for boarding. Every experience has been nothing short of fantastic. My dogs are nice and tired after a day of daycare so that we can have a relaxing night at home. When I come to pick them up from a boarding stay, they always give me a quick hello, and try to run back in to resume play with all their doggy friends.
The daily Facebook videos are the BEST!!! They have become very popular in my office, even among my co-workers who do not own dogs. It is so great to be able to check in and see my two dogs having a great time.
Anyone looking for an all-in-one dog care facility MUST check this place out. Great work Chris and Jesse on creating the perfect place for Pittsburgh dogs and their owners.
Best Doggie Daycare in the City! – My husband and I are huge fans of the Dog Stop! Our last dog, Lucy, was adopted from a shelter and had "special needs," she was afraid of everything and a little grouchy. The Dog Stop was the only place we felt comfortable leaving her because the staff was so attentive and caring. Lucy never had a stressful stay at the kennel after the Dog Stop opened and we were so thankful for the piece of mind while we were away!
Now we have a new puppy and she goes to the Dog Stop daily to play. Prior to going to the Dog Stop (even with a daily dog walker), she was eating our recycling and digging huge holes in the backyard. Now she can't wait to get in there in the morning and when we pick her up she is tired and sleeps through the night to recharge for the next day.
Thank you Chris and Jesse and all of your wonderful and knowledgeable employees! You're the best!
BAD EXPERIENCE – We recently took our lab puppy here for 3 days of Day Care and then immediately boarded all of our dogs for several days. I picked them up on July 3rd. Two days later our lab was lethargic, coughing and had fever. Our vet xrayed her chest and saw double pneumonia. She said it had to have been a virulent strain of kennel cough to turn into pneumonia so quickly. She was placed on two antibiotics. A day or two later, our Cairn terrier began showing same symptoms. Xrays showed she also had bad kennel cough and pneumonia. All of our dogs were current in their Bordatella vaccines. We notified the kennel and asked to speak with the owner, however, the Mgr told us he was not always there and she was responsible for dealing with issues like this.
Unfortunately I didn't ask to see the back of the place until I picked all of our dogs up on 7-3. When I went into the back where the play areas are, I was shocked at how hot it was back there where the dogs were playing. It felt like it was 90 degrees and not air conditioned like the front of the store. I was told they have large exhaust fans. They advertise themselves as being "climate controlled" but if that was the case it sure wasn't working that day. We know that kennel cough can easily be spread by having numerous dogs in a hot environment with poor air circulation.
I saw a conveyor belt and was told that was how they get the dogs up to the boarding areas. An attendant carries those dogs up the belt if they are afraid. They also have an outside stair case they can use.
We asked on several occasions to speak with the owner but when we left a voice mail in his phone he never returned our call. We never did hear from the owner.
In addition to the heat, we had to bathe our dogs immediately as they smelled. The other thing I noticed which was upsetting was an attendant came out of the back with a dripping wet mop to clean up urine in the front. After doing so he carried the dripping mop to the back area never using a bucket to keep the urine from dripping on the floor.
Our dogs will NEVER return to this kennel. I would not trust any kennel where I could not speak with the owner especially given how sick our two dogs were. The mgr told us we were the ONLY case of kennel cough she could remember, however we learned of 3 cases of dogs contracting kennel cough after being there in Feb and March.
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