The Dog Stop - East End Pittsburgh

★★★★☆
The Dog Stop - Where Tails Go To Wag CLEAN, SAFE, FUN, ALL INCLUSIVE DOG CARE FACILITY We were bred from the beginning to be America's best all-inclusive indoor/outdoor dog care facility offering grooming, daycare, boarding, training/in-home services, and a retail store. Our facilities exist to promote healthy and happy dogs through socialization, physical and mental exercise and a holistic retail approach. Whether it's running in our play yards, socializing with friends, or just lounging around, The Dog Stop is your one-stop shop for all of your pup's wants and needs.
  • 1140 Washington Blvd

    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Cross street: Located In the East End of Pittsburgh

    Map & Directions
  • 412-361-0911

About The Dog Stop - East End Pittsburgh

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Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri 6:30am-7pm

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I had a reservation for my dog to stay there until i read the online article written by a former employee. Very disturbing! Didn't want to take a chance...back to camp bow wow!\r

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I had a reservation for my dog to stay there until i read the online article written by a former employee. Very disturbing! Didn't want to take a chance...back to camp bow wow!\r

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My dog, Sunshine, loves going to doggie daycare at The Dog Stop! All I have to say in the morning is, ""Does Sunshine want to go to daycare?"" and she leaps off the couch and bolts down the steps and impatiently waits to get in the car. Each day when I come to take her home, she wants to go back and play some more.

The staff at The Dog Stop is amazing. They know each of the dogs by name and know each of their special quirks... Sunshine tends to be very sensitive to the heat, and if she seems too warm they will take her into the air conditioning to cool down.

I also have used The Dog Stop for grooming. The groomers do an amazing job and Sunshine always leaves prancing and feeling beautiful after getting groomed.

If I could give The Dog Stop 10 stars, I would!

I couldn't imagine a better place for daycare, grooming, or you

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My dog, Sunshine, loves going to doggie daycare at The Dog Stop! All I have to say in the morning is, ""Does Sunshine want to go to daycare?"" and she leaps off the couch and bolts down the steps and impatiently waits to get in the car. Each day when I come to take her home, she wants to go back and play some more.

The staff at The Dog Stop is amazing. They know each of the dogs by name and know each of their special quirks... Sunshine tends to be very sensitive to the heat, and if she seems too warm they will take her into the air conditioning to cool down.

I also have used The Dog Stop for grooming. The groomers do an amazing job and Sunshine always leaves prancing and feeling beautiful after getting groomed.

If I could give The Dog Stop 10 stars, I would!

I couldn't imagine a better place for daycare, grooming, or you

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I have been taking my black Lab Daisy to Daycare at the dog stop for about a year. She is very shy but the staff have been great with her and now all I have to say is ""Doggie Camp"" and she goes nuts! I have also used the boarding services and it is so much fun to watch the videos of her playing when I am out of town. I have a couple of friends who use the Dog Stop as well and we all agree that it is hands down the best!

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I have been taking my black Lab Daisy to Daycare at the dog stop for about a year. She is very shy but the staff have been great with her and now all I have to say is ""Doggie Camp"" and she goes nuts! I have also used the boarding services and it is so much fun to watch the videos of her playing when I am out of town. I have a couple of friends who use the Dog Stop as well and we all agree that it is hands down the best!

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The Dog Stop is the BEST place to take your dog! My dog SADIE loves it! The owners totally love dogs! They are so friendly and love the dogs they are taking care of. They know the personality's and the temperment of each dog and make the environment perfect for each pup! I would recommend The Dog Stop to everyone!!!

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The Dog Stop is the BEST place to take your dog! My dog SADIE loves it! The owners totally love dogs! They are so friendly and love the dogs they are taking care of. They know the personality's and the temperment of each dog and make the environment perfect for each pup! I would recommend The Dog Stop to everyone!!!

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I have been sending my dog to daycare here for four months and I love the establishment. The people that work there really love the dogs. When I pick up my best friend/dog, the girls at the desk always know every dog on a personal level. I have toured the place and would recommend it to anyone.

During the bad weather I feel so lucky to have a place for my dog to run around indoors!

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I have been sending my dog to daycare here for four months and I love the establishment. The people that work there really love the dogs. When I pick up my best friend/dog, the girls at the desk always know every dog on a personal level. I have toured the place and would recommend it to anyone.

During the bad weather I feel so lucky to have a place for my dog to run around indoors!

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This place is absolutely AWESOME !!! The staff are kind, courteous, very accommodating and most importantly love dogs. I have been taking my two dogs for daycare and boarding since they opened two years ago. They are so excited when we turn onto Washington Blvd, I can hardly contain them. They have been visiting 2-4 days a week for daycare and nearly once a month for boarding. Every experience has been nothing short of fantastic. My dogs are nice and tired after a day of daycare so that we can have a relaxing night at home. When I come to pick them up from a boarding stay, they always give me a quick hello, and try to run back in to resume play with all their doggy friends.

The daily Facebook videos are the BEST!!! They have become very popular in my office, even among my co-workers who do not own dogs. It is so great to be able to check in and see my two dogs having a great time.

Anyone looking for an all-in-one dog care facility MUST check this place out. Great work Chris and Jesse on creating the perfect place for Pittsburgh dogs and their owners.

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This place is absolutely AWESOME !!! The staff are kind, courteous, very accommodating and most importantly love dogs. I have been taking my two dogs for daycare and boarding since they opened two years ago. They are so excited when we turn onto Washington Blvd, I can hardly contain them. They have been visiting 2-4 days a week for daycare and nearly once a month for boarding. Every experience has been nothing short of fantastic. My dogs are nice and tired after a day of daycare so that we can have a relaxing night at home. When I come to pick them up from a boarding stay, they always give me a quick hello, and try to run back in to resume play with all their doggy friends.

The daily Facebook videos are the BEST!!! They have become very popular in my office, even among my co-workers who do not own dogs. It is so great to be able to check in and see my two dogs having a great time.

Anyone looking for an all-in-one dog care facility MUST check this place out. Great work Chris and Jesse on creating the perfect place for Pittsburgh dogs and their owners.

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This place is absolutely AWESOME !!! The staff are kind, courteous, very accommodating and most importantly love dogs. I have been taking my two dogs for daycare and boarding since they opened two years ago. They are so excited when we turn onto Washington Blvd, I can hardly contain them. They have been visiting 2-4 days a week for daycare and nearly once a month for boarding. Every experience has been nothing short of fantastic. My dogs are nice and tired after a day of daycare so that we can have a relaxing night at home. When I come to pick them up from a boarding stay, they always give me a quick hello, and try to run back in to resume play with all their doggy friends.

The daily Facebook videos are the BEST!!! They have become very popular in my office, even among my co-workers who do not own dogs. It is so great to be able to check in and see my two dogs having a great time.

Anyone looking for an all-in-one dog care facility MUST check this place out. Great work Chris and Jesse on creating the perfect place for Pittsburgh dogs and their owners.

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely AWESOME !!! The staff are kind, courteous, very accommodating and most importantly love dogs. I have been taking my two dogs for daycare and boarding since they opened two years ago. They are so excited when we turn onto Washington Blvd, I can hardly contain them. They have been visiting 2-4 days a week for daycare and nearly once a month for boarding. Every experience has been nothing short of fantastic. My dogs are nice and tired after a day of daycare so that we can have a relaxing night at home. When I come to pick them up from a boarding stay, they always give me a quick hello, and try to run back in to resume play with all their doggy friends.

The daily Facebook videos are the BEST!!! They have become very popular in my office, even among my co-workers who do not own dogs. It is so great to be able to check in and see my two dogs having a great time.

Anyone looking for an all-in-one dog care facility MUST check this place out. Great work Chris and Jesse on creating the perfect place for Pittsburgh dogs and their owners.

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My husband and I are huge fans of the Dog Stop! Our last dog, Lucy, was adopted from a shelter and had ""special needs,"" she was afraid of everything and a little grouchy. The Dog Stop was the only place we felt comfortable leaving her because the staff was so attentive and caring. Lucy never had a stressful stay at the kennel after the Dog Stop opened and we were so thankful for the piece of mind while we were away!

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My husband and I are huge fans of the Dog Stop! Our last dog, Lucy, was adopted from a shelter and had ""special needs,"" she was afraid of everything and a little grouchy. The Dog Stop was the only place we felt comfortable leaving her because the staff was so attentive and caring. Lucy never had a stressful stay at the kennel after the Dog Stop opened and we were so thankful for the piece of mind while we were away!

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We recently took our lab puppy here for 3 days of Day Care and then immediately boarded all of our dogs for several days. I picked them up on July 3rd. Two days later our lab was lethargic, coughing and had fever. Our vet xrayed her chest and saw double pneumonia. She said it had to have been a virulent strain of kennel cough to turn into pneumonia so quickly. She was placed on two antibiotics. A day or two later, our Cairn terrier began showing same symptoms. Xrays showed she also had bad kennel cough and pneumonia. All of our dogs were current in their Bordatella vaccines. We notified the kennel and asked to speak with the owner, however, the Mgr told us he was not always there and she was responsible for dealing with issues like this.

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We recently took our lab puppy here for 3 days of Day Care and then immediately boarded all of our dogs for several days. I picked them up on July 3rd. Two days later our lab was lethargic, coughing and had fever. Our vet xrayed her chest and saw double pneumonia. She said it had to have been a virulent strain of kennel cough to turn into pneumonia so quickly. She was placed on two antibiotics. A day or two later, our Cairn terrier began showing same symptoms. Xrays showed she also had bad kennel cough and pneumonia. All of our dogs were current in their Bordatella vaccines. We notified the kennel and asked to speak with the owner, however, the Mgr told us he was not always there and she was responsible for dealing with issues like this.

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I recently took my lab puppy to Day Care for 3 days here and boarded all of my dogs on the 4th day. I should have taken a tour of the place prior to doing this. I picked all of them up on July 3, 2011 and two days later my lab puppy was lethargic, feverish and coughing. Our vet suspected kennel cough and xrays revealed double pneumonia as well as kennel cough. She put our lab on two antibiotics and felt that the kennel cough was a virulent strain. Two days later our Cairn exhibited identical symptoms. Xrays confirmed that she had double pneumonia as well and she was placed on two antibiotics. We notified the manaager of the kennel and asked to speak with the owner, however, the mgr said she was the person who handled issues like this and we never could talk with the owner. When I went to pick all of our dogs up from boarding I asked to see the back of the place where the dogs play. I was shocked that the play area felt as though it was 90 degrees. Unlike the front where the store part is, the play areas and boarding areas have exhaust fans only...no air conditioning. The kennel advertises itself as being ""climate controlled"" but that is not what I consider climate controlled. Between the heat and the smell of a kennel I could not stay in the back and returned to the air conditioned front while my dogs were brought out. Kennel cough is spread by inadequate ventilation and heat. I also saw a conveyor belt and was told that was how they got the dogs up to the second floor for boarding. I was told an attendant carries the dogs that are fearful and there was an outdoor set of steps they could also use to get upstairs.

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I recently took my lab puppy to Day Care for 3 days here and boarded all of my dogs on the 4th day. I should have taken a tour of the place prior to doing this. I picked all of them up on July 3, 2011 and two days later my lab puppy was lethargic, feverish and coughing. Our vet suspected kennel cough and xrays revealed double pneumonia as well as kennel cough. She put our lab on two antibiotics and felt that the kennel cough was a virulent strain. Two days later our Cairn exhibited identical symptoms. Xrays confirmed that she had double pneumonia as well and she was placed on two antibiotics. We notified the manaager of the kennel and asked to speak with the owner, however, the mgr said she was the person who handled issues like this and we never could talk with the owner. When I went to pick all of our dogs up from boarding I asked to see the back of the place where the dogs play. I was shocked that the play area felt as though it was 90 degrees. Unlike the front where the store part is, the play areas and boarding areas have exhaust fans only...no air conditioning. The kennel advertises itself as being ""climate controlled"" but that is not what I consider climate controlled. Between the heat and the smell of a kennel I could not stay in the back and returned to the air conditioned front while my dogs were brought out. Kennel cough is spread by inadequate ventilation and heat. I also saw a conveyor belt and was told that was how they got the dogs up to the second floor for boarding. I was told an attendant carries the dogs that are fearful and there was an outdoor set of steps they could also use to get upstairs.

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Bad experience here. Two of our dogs became ill with kennel cough and double pneumonia after being here for Day Care and boarding. I should have taken a tour before I boarded them but didn't until I picked them up July 3, 2011. The play areas were about 90 degrees. There is no air conditioning only exhaust fans. They advertise themselves as being "climate controlled" but it was so hot in the back where the dogs were running that I would be concerned especially for a senior dog. Kennel cough flourishes in the heat with poor circulation. I couldn't imagine how hot it must be on the second floor where the dogs sleep. There are exhaust fans up there as well. We were told by the kennel manager that our was the ONLY case of kennel cough they've had. We subsequently learned that 3 dog owners from our area said there dogs got kennel cough in Feb and March from being at the Dog Stop. Inspite of asking to talk with the owner, the manager would not allow this to happen. She said she was responsible for handling situations like this. Our dogs had to be bathed as soon as they got home as they smelled. A conveyor belt takes dogs up to the second floor boarding area. An attendant reportedly goes up with the dogs that are fearful or they use an outdoor staircase.

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Bad experience here. Two of our dogs became ill with kennel cough and double pneumonia after being here for Day Care and boarding. I should have taken a tour before I boarded them but didn't until I picked them up July 3, 2011. The play areas were about 90 degrees. There is no air conditioning only exhaust fans. They advertise themselves as being "climate controlled" but it was so hot in the back where the dogs were running that I would be concerned especially for a senior dog. Kennel cough flourishes in the heat with poor circulation. I couldn't imagine how hot it must be on the second floor where the dogs sleep. There are exhaust fans up there as well. We were told by the kennel manager that our was the ONLY case of kennel cough they've had. We subsequently learned that 3 dog owners from our area said there dogs got kennel cough in Feb and March from being at the Dog Stop. Inspite of asking to talk with the owner, the manager would not allow this to happen. She said she was responsible for handling situations like this. Our dogs had to be bathed as soon as they got home as they smelled. A conveyor belt takes dogs up to the second floor boarding area. An attendant reportedly goes up with the dogs that are fearful or they use an outdoor staircase.

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My Archie spent 5 days in this kennel. Was supposed to be 4 but the roads were flooded and closed when we went to get him. When I brought my boy home he immediately needed a bath. He stunk, there was something greasy all over the side of his ear and head. THere was poop all stuck to him. During his bath I discovered that his feet were bleeding. His pads were actually burned through, presumably from standing in his own waste for long periods. Between his toes were bleeding. His testes were so raw and oozing and bleeding there was no skin or hair left on them. Again the only think I could think of is neglect. When I called to let them know how my dog was returned to me they seemed very helpful and terribly surprised....which leads me to believe that maybe whomever was in charge of my dog was inadequate and not the kennels themselves. He appears to have been neglected but not physically abused. Just a heads up. I will never take my dog here again even if it was just one neglectful person because I cannot bear the thought that this would happen again. I'm his mom and I failed to protect him... i felt so bad for making him go there.

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My Archie spent 5 days in this kennel. Was supposed to be 4 but the roads were flooded and closed when we went to get him. When I brought my boy home he immediately needed a bath. He stunk, there was something greasy all over the side of his ear and head. THere was poop all stuck to him. During his bath I discovered that his feet were bleeding. His pads were actually burned through, presumably from standing in his own waste for long periods. Between his toes were bleeding. His testes were so raw and oozing and bleeding there was no skin or hair left on them. Again the only think I could think of is neglect. When I called to let them know how my dog was returned to me they seemed very helpful and terribly surprised....which leads me to believe that maybe whomever was in charge of my dog was inadequate and not the kennels themselves. He appears to have been neglected but not physically abused. Just a heads up. I will never take my dog here again even if it was just one neglectful person because I cannot bear the thought that this would happen again. I'm his mom and I failed to protect him... i felt so bad for making him go there.

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