Your dog depends on you to take good care of him or her, especially when you have to go out of town. Usually we turn to friends and neighbors in such situations but they may not have the experience or the time to properly look after your pet, particularly if you will be gone for a long length of time. Best to leave your dog with a professional who has the necessary experience and expertise to handle pets and are accountable for their well-beingWe specialize in care and overnight boarding.

Why Choose Blue Ribbon Acres

  • Dogs are exercised outdoors six to seven times each day, in small groups of 3-4 dogs only as appropriate and after careful evaluation by owner, Jennifer Donnelly.
  • All of our quarter-acre exercise areas are on grass with large, established trees providing shade.
  • Dogs sleep in large 5' x 12'  climate controlled indoor runs with individual doggy hammocks and Pup Rugs
  • Pick up and drop off at our facility seven days a week (yes, even on Sunday!).
  • Pricing is all-inclusive - no "nickel and dime-ing" for things like giving meds, leash walking or other special needs.
  • Owner lives on property and facility is protected with monitored alarm system.
  • Veterinarian on-call 24/7/365.
  • Senior and military discounts.


Our Services

Blue Ribbon Acres Boarding Spa offers a wide variety of services while boarding your dog with reasonable rates.  We understand that each dog is an individual, as is its owner.  We work together with you to determine exercise, socialization, grooming, training and diet for your dog during his stay

A typical boarding experience includes six to seven exercise periods per day, socialization as desired by the owner and rest in a large clean run with special doggy hammocks for sleeping.  We offer two types of standard diets with Top 10 rated kibble or can use your food.

Our pricing is all-inclusive and we don't charge extra for administering meds, leash walking or extra exercise. Our dogs go out in small groups as appropriate and only after careful evaluation by our owner, Jennifer Donnelly.

Boarding Fee: $65.00 per day (as of January 1, 2020)

Day Care Fee: $35.00 per day (as of December1 , 2018)


Blue Ribbon Acres Boarding Spa offers bathing, grooming and nail trimming. All dogs who stay with use three (3) days or longer will receive a bath (extra charge applies) before going home unless declined when the reservation is made.  Brittany Hudnell, Master Groomer is available to bathe, fluff and clip your pup, please call and make an appointment or schedule while your dog is staying with us.

Grooming Fees begin at $38.00

"We would be delighted to take care of your dog during your next trip out of town. You have my promise to treat your dog as carefully as you do – with a lot of love, respect and fun."  – Jennifer Donnelly, Owner, Dog Lover


CANINE MASSAGE - $50.00   After a Day of play and romp - schedule a 30 minutes massage for your pup -  Massage is proven to help with tight muscles, soreness and stiffness especially for your older pup.



Blue Ribbon Acres Boarding Spa offers pick-up and drop-off in the areas of Arlington, McLean, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, Alexandria, Herndon, Reston, Leesburg, Sterling, Fairfax, Burke, Fairfax Station, and more!

Pick-Up/Drop-Off:  $160.00 round trip (Monday thru Friday)
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: $80.00 one way (Monday thru Friday)

"My clients love it when I pull in the driveway to pick up their dogs and the dogs coming running to the car. The owners are secure that their dogs are happy, there is no better advertising then a happy dog."  – Jennifer Donnelly, Owner


Blue Ribbon Acres Boarding Spa offers limited private training sessions designed to address specific issues. Owner Jennifer Donnelly has more than 25 years of experience in dog training and has achieved dozens of AKC titles as well as draft/carting titles. Training is done while your dog stays with us and then owners are given instruction when the dog is picked up. Training at our clients' homes can be done for an additional fee.

Individual Training: $50.00

"I started showing Golden Retrievers many years ago and I was hooked. The relationship between a dog and its owner is based on trust, respect, honor and love. In the end, I think I have learned a lot more about life from dogs than they have ever learned from me."  - Jennifer Donnelly, Owner