By Southwester Staff

District Dogs is a locally-owned business that started as a dog walking service with one owner-employee in 2014. Since then, founder Jacob Hensley has grown the business into a full-service pet care company, with its first brick-and-mortar location opening in DC’s Parkview neighborhood.

Recently, District Dogs announced that it would open a second full-service pet care facility in the Navy Yard neighborhood. The company officially opened its Navy Yard location at 1221 Van St., SE on March 9.

District Dogs’ newest location was custom-built, with an eye towards maximizing fun and safety. The location has four playrooms that ensure safe play for dogs of all ages, sizes and energy levels, six HVAC systems to control temperature and air flow on a zone basis, dedicated water supply with industrial-grade drainage systems, protective flooring that is soft on joints, and play structures meant to keep dogs entertained and engaged.

The location offers daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, salon services, dog walking, pet sitting and a retail shop.

For more information, visit District Dogs online or contact

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