17 Reviews Explaining Why Hounds Lounge is the Best Dog Daycare

Doodle at Hounds Lounge

Are you looking for the best dog daycare for your fur child? At Hounds Lounge, we consider ourselves the best dog daycare in Arkansas – and maybe the whole world! Arkansas Democrat-Gazette readers agree, voting us the “Best of the Best Dog Boarding & Pet Facility” every year since 2016. 

We have caring and professional staff, state-of-the-art facilities, a wide range of high quality services and the grreatest furry guests. But don’t just take our word for it. 

Out of more than 2,000 customer reviews, we have a 4.9 star overall rating! Here are some of the reasons why people are raving that Hounds Lounge is the best dog daycare.

Spacious and Safe Play areas

  1. “Our pups get excited when they see they are at Hounds Lounge and that gives us peace of mind. The dogs get to play in a pool, slide down a slide, have fun outdoors and interact with the Hounds Lounge staff.”

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  1. “Betty and Duke have been visiting Hounds Lounge for about three years now and I don’t think I trust anyone as much as I do Hounds Lounge with their daycare and grooming needs. They truly care for each dog in their care like their own and ensure a safe play environment. You can keep up with the daily action on their Instagram stories and you may just spot your fur-baby living it up big time with his or her new friends!”

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Dogs on slide at the best dog daycare in Arkansas

Our indoor/outdoor, off-leash play areas are pawfect for letting your pooch socialize, exercise and get some mental stimulation. Each location’s play yard is at least 5,000 sq. ft., and woofs are divided into play groups based on size and temperament. Vaccine, health and age requirements are enforced for group play. 

Did we mention the furrst day at the best dog daycare is FREE?

Experienced and Caring Staff, On-Site 24/7

  1. “Took my 1 year old puppy for the 1st time today and our experience was incredible! I booked online, but they knew who we were as soon as we walked in the door. Django was nervous to go back, but he was so happy when I picked him up. Staff was super friendly and complimentary of my silly boy and gave me the sweetest report card when we left.” 

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  1. “Caitlyn is so awesome! You can tell she enjoys her job and the pups. I always appreciate her updates on how my pet’s day was. She is also great at educating about behaviors and providing feedback/solutions. She’s not afraid to have the tough conversations. I appreciate her and the Hounds Lounge team so much!!”

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  1. “This is one of the best doggy daycare facilities we’ve seen in the Southeast portion of the US. We loved that they had 24/7 staffing. Our girl, Bailey, was always excited to go in and see her pals (both human and canine)…Our time in Little Rock was temporary but they’ll be in our hearts for forever.”

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Loving Hounds Lounge staff member holding pup

We’re the best dog daycare because we have the best staff! Our professional pack is CPR and Pet First Aid certified, as well as trained to recognize dog body language. They love pooches so much, they are more than willing to sleep on-site so that our overnight guests are monitored 24/7.

Clean and Comfortable Accommodations

  1. “Rocky always gets excited to see all his friends for his play dates (half day daycare). Today he is resting up from a lot of fun during a two-day boarding. He loves all the staff and is quite comfortable at Hounds Lounge Riverdale.”

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  1. “We typically go to the Riverdale location, but took our pups for a long weekend stay in Bryant. The facility is NEW and clean and wonderful! I would highly recommend.”

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  1. “I have used Hounds Lounge for doggy day care and also boarding over the weekend, I am very pleased and confident my puppy is happy and content.”

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Clean Bryant Hounds Lounge Play Yard

Dogs and messiness go paw-in-paw, but, at Hounds Lounge, we have a top-notch cleaning regimen! We use hospital-grade cleaning products that are safe for both humans and animals and have FDA approval to kill all diseases. We wipe all walls and doors in the facility and mop all floors. Additionally, we power wash all of our indoor and outdoor play yards nightly with dog-safe chemicals. 

At the end of each day, we rigorously fog the facility to sanitize any dust or dirt that may be floating in the air and we sanitize all of our stainless steel bowls. To take it to the next level, we also change our air filters weekly to ensure clean air flow throughout the facility to combat any airborne yuckies. 

As the best dog daycare, our guests are guaranteed a clean place to play, fresh water to drink and a cozy spot to take a nap.


  1. “The staff is absolutely amazing. Our boys are taken care of and had a blast! It is always so easy to get information, upload records, and just a joy, honestly!”

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  1. “My fiancé and I have a one year old Swiss Mountain Dog and both work 12 hour shifts and this place is great!! It’s set up well with grooming and bathing, overnight boarding, and half and full days. The staff are all friendly and Meru LOVES when she goes here for the days we work. If you work long hours they do early drop off and late pick up on request as well. Highly recommend this place, they’ve been great!”

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  1. “Moved from Little Rock to [Northwest Arkansas] – loved the HL in [West Little Rock] – and am happy to say these guys are just as great…I love the website and all [its] capabilities!”

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Hounds Lounge exists to make your life easier! Not only do we offer the best dog daycare, boarding, grooming and self-serve dog wash services around, but we also focus on providing convenience in everything we do. From accessible locations to flexible hours to a user-friendly website – it’s all what you should expect from the top rated dog daycare!

For even more convenience in Northwest Arkansas, keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked for our newest location in Rogers, opening soon!

Locally Owned

  1. “The staff have always been friendly and know both the dogs and their owners when they arrive. The business is very involved in community activities and fundraising efforts for local shelters.”

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Hounds Lounge owners

Hounds Lounge is family owned by our founders, Mandy and Justin, who are always working to make a difference in our community. We sponsor various events in Arkansas, including Barkus on Main, Hillcrest Harvestfest, Bryant Fall Fest and Fayetteville’s Falltoberfest, and we frequently host pet food and toy drives at each of our locations to support local animal shelters. 

Our local ownership allows us to maintain our personal ties to each and every customer, as well as take care of our incredible employees by providing above-average wages. You don’t get to be the best dog daycare without going the extra mile for your people!

Commitment to Dog Wellness

  1. “They took great care of our 4 month old Fergus making sure he was not overwhelmed on his first day. Most highly recommended!”

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  1. “I took my sweet doggo, Stella, for the first time yesterday, and the staff were so sweet and patient with her. I appreciate their thoroughness with the vaccine records, and my very first impression is that they truly care about her and prioritize her safety and happiness just how I would. She came home absolutely worn out from a full day of playing, and I was one happy mom…They seem to meet and surpass the standards for caring for dogs. I took her back again today, and I’m relieved to have somewhere to take her during my work days!”

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Happy dog at Hounds Lounge

At the end of the day, we want to provide the best dog daycare for your pooch, and we will always put their well-being furrst. We are honored that pet pawrents choose us as their woof’s home away from home, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly! 

Home of the #HoundsLoungeHangover

  1. “My two pups, Cloud & Appa, have been here three times and all the experiences have been wonderful…They’re always so tired when they get home, so you can tell they had fun! Definitely recommend.”

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  1. “They are great about posting regular photos of the pups and you can tell your baby is having the time of their life – the #HoundsLoungeHangover is REAL! Chance is a nervous rescue and I always worry about his safety and socialization – Hounds Lounge takes care of both and beyond.” 

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  1. “My dog absolutely loved her first day at doggie daycare here! I can tell she played all day because as soon as we got home she immediately got on her bed and fell asleep. She was exhausted and very happy!”

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Hounds Lounge hangover

The best dog daycare has to have a signature service, right? Ours is the #HoundsLoungeHangover, where pooches spend their day pawtying with furriends and come home ready to snooze! Search the hashtag on Instagram, and you’ll see exactly what we mean!

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This blog is brought to you by customers who believe we’re the best dog daycare. You might be thinking we only picked the most pawsitive reviews to feature… but there’s way more where these came from! Choosing a doggy daycare facility is a big decision, and we encourage you to do your own research and check out all the Google reviews for our Riverdale, North Little Rock, West Little Rock, Bryant and Fayetteville locations.

Hounds Lounge pool

We also invite you to tour our facilities and see firsthand why we’re the top rated dog daycare! If you’re already sold on Hounds Lounge, you can book your FREE first day of daycare now. We can’t wait to see you soon and welcome your woof into our pack!

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