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. “Before my pup’s first day, they let me tour the facility and answered all of my questions. Then, our first day experience was great! The staff were so nice and inviting, and they were excited to meet Lily. When I picked her up, she was super happy, and they gave me a cute little report card with how they think she felt, who she played with, and how she interacted with the staff and other pups. There was no charge for the first day as it’s meant to be a trial to see how the pup will fit in and react. We will absolutely be taking her back!”

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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. “Hands down the best…Facility is ALWAYS clean. Wouldn’t trust anyone else to care for my Moo.”

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  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. “The cleanest place we have ever been to! They are so patient and kind to my old girl with separation anxiety! They treat my dog better than I have ever been treated at a hospital.”

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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 folks at Hounds Lounge are wonderful. Our dog loves going there. A last-minute request to bathe my dog today was fulfilled. Do not hesitate to use their services.”

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  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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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!

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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  1. “Mandy and Justin are the best in the business!! Never once worried about leaving my dog Olivia at the Hound Lounge…If you want peace of mind of dropping your dog off and your dog having the time of its life playing and staying the night…Hound Lounge is the place to be! Best dog boarding and daycare spot for your furry friend!”

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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. “We are so happy with Hounds Lounge in Bryant. All the staff is so friendly and caring. Jennifer takes extra special care of our aging pooch and has been instrumental in helping us keep her healthy and happy!”

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  1. “Very friendly staff. My dogs require meds and [the Hounds Lounge staff] were very accommodating with their needs. I would highly recommend!”

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  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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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. “It’s a relief to have a safe, fun place to leave our furry family member! He loves going to play with his friends at Hounds Lounge. And we have a very relaxing evening afterwards because he is so tired that he doesn’t have the energy to get into trouble.”

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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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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!

The Best Dog Daycare is Ready for You!

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, Fayetteville, and Rogers 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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  • Locally Owned

  • 24/7 Staff

  • 6 Convenient Locations