By Lani Gering
Your Dog’s Home Away From Home!
In addition to daycare, they have boarding facilities that are monitored 24 hours a day, offer grooming and walking services and conduct both training and socialization sessions. They also sell a wide assortment of dog related paraphernalia both in the facility and online. This is definitely a one stop shop. This state-of-the-art facility was built with much attention to cleanliness, safety and most importantly, the comfort of your dog.
Established in 2003 as a result of a movement among the residents of the Del Ray section of Alexandria to attract a dog daycare into their area, YDBF is the culmination of those efforts. To quote prominent Alexandrian and early advocate and well-known dog lover, Sandy Modell, “Create a profoundly positive place for dogs and success will follow.” This is certainly the case with YDBF. This may actually be one of those Field of Dreams businesses that the “Build it and they will come” model worked. This definitely isn’t the norm with the other 99% of business models.
In talking with the employees, it is clear that they love what they do and that transcends to their furry clients. Brittany Wolf was very gracious about giving me the tour and she most certainly enjoys what she does. This is a very happy place!
If you are looking for a retreat for Fido and Fifi that can, indeed, be called your dog’s best friend, check out YDBF.
Your Dog’s Best Friends
2000 A Jefferson Davis Highway
YDBF Mission Statement:
We are your partners in raising and caring for your best friend. We will be there with helpful advice and essential services from puppyhood through the senior years.
We are a loving and hard-working team who are devoted to understanding and enriching the minds, bodies and hearts of dogs.
We are trained professionals with the knowledge to help you bring out the best in your dog and to help them to live a healthy, happy and highly social life.
We are a profoundly positive place for dogs to play, exercise, socialize, and learn.
We are a community of dogs who are bonded by play, good manners, and friendship.
“A devotion to dogs is at the heart of everything we do.”