Top Dog - Daycare-Dog

Winner: Tails R Waggin Doggy Daycare

Proprietors: Charlie and Juli Gilbert

4925 NW Fruit Valley Rd., Vancouver, WA

360-258-0986 ∙

Est. 2008

Philosophy/Mission:  Lead the Pack, it's what we do!  It's our mission.  Dogs love the pack, they find joy in the pack, and when they spend the day with us — their Tails R Waggin!  At our doggy daycare, we don't just socialize your dog and play a few games, we introduce your dog to the pack.  And whether it is a pack of two (you and your dog) or 20 —  to a dog, pack means family.  Pack family and Alpha leaders (our human staff) is what makes our daycare different.  The pack defines the dog experience - always has, always will.  Come experience the pack life at Tails R Waggin and see how leading the pack makes all the difference, not just for your dog, but for you — your dog's pack leader.

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service:  A Dog's Pure Joy!  The dogs love the pack and increasingly in our society the dogs don't get to run with the pack.  Dogs find comfort and security once they know their place in their natural dog pack.  This is what we provide at Tails R Waggin . . . pack training.  When they know comfort and security and they are among their friends, this equals "pure dog joy.”

Community Involvement, Special Notes:  We support the SW Washington Humane Society, the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, Beaches Howloween Barkfest, Dogpaw, 4H, Salmon Creek Little League and Battle Gound Barkery.

2nd Place: Lazy Dog Crazy Dog

8805 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

503-477-7334 ∙

3rd Place: 3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare

5430 NE 42nd Ave., Portland, OR

503-206-3028 ∙