2017 marks the 17th anniversary for our friends at Fur-Get Me Not and we’re celebrating this holiday season by handing over our editorial leash.  Learn more about Fur-Get Me Not’s services including daycare, pet sitting, boarding, training, a dog wash – and lots more – as they present the 12 dog days of Christmas!

12 Favorite Breeds

Fur-Get Me Not Dog Breed CollageFrom Shepherds, Retrievers, Greyhounds, Dalmatians, Poodles and Doodles, to Schnauzers, Shih Tzus, Shiba Inus, Dachshunds, Min Pins, and Papillions….

Why stop at twelve! We love all canine breeds and celebrate the uniqueness of each breed (including our mixed breed friends) throughout the entire year.  Each week, we select a breed to receive a standard self-service wash for $15 –that’s  $10 off the regular price. Check out the Events Calendar to find your breed’s week.

11 Community Service Awards and Media Shout-Outs

Fur-Get Me Not Community Service Awards Angies List

Fur-Get Me has been recognized by numerous publications, organizations, and it’s very own customers for their high quality of services and their friendly, professional employees.   Fur-Get Me Not has also been featured by both local and national media outlets including Fox 5 DC, NOVADog Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Arlington Examiner, O Magazine, and Entrepreneur.

10 Retail Brands

Fur-Get Me Not - Retail BoutiqueIn addition to our DIY dog washes and boarding and training facility, Fur-Get Me Not has a retail boutique shop with many high-quality products.   Some of our favorite tough toys, enrichment toys, and training treat brands include:

  • Happy Howies – Lamb rolls
  • 2 Hounds Design – Freedom Harness
  • Red Barn – Bully Sticks
  • Bravo! – Freeze dried treats
  • Cloud Star – Oven Baked Buddy Biscuits
  • Wag More – Soft and Chewy Savory Duck Treats
  • Kong – Wobblers
  • earthbath – shampoos, spritzes, ear & eye wipes
  • Best Buy Bones – all natural bones and treats
  • Outward Hound – Squeaker Matz

9 Certified Trainers

Fur-Get Me Not Certified Professional Dog Training NOVADog Magazine

At Fur-Get Me Not, you will find a wealth of professional dog training experience and knowledge all under one roof.  Our goal is to teach people in a fun and inspiring way how to motivate their dogs to perform wanted behaviors.  Our teaching involves no force or coercion.  All lead trainers are Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT).  This ensures the canine students are guided by committed and skilled professionals.

Classes are held at Fur-Get Me Not’s Dog Training School at: 4120 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA, 22206 – or we can come to your home for a private session.

If you are interested in training or have questions, contact the Training Director at 703-229-4960 or trainer@furgetmenot.com

8 Awesome Local Rescue Organizations

FGMN Local Rescues

Fur-Get Me Not is proud to work with many rescue organizations in our community including:

  1. Washington Animal Rescue League*
  2. Washington Humane Society*
  3. Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
  4. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
  5. Animal Welfare League of Arlington
  6. Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
  7. DC Paws Rescue
  8. City Dogs Rescue and City Kitties

(*Merged to form the new Humane Rescue Alliance)

And others!

We are proud to sponsor events, help with holiday drives, have our own dog wash fundraisers, and in some cases, offer special discounts to adopters.  Fur-Get Me Not is happy to partner with local organizations that work hard, saving millions of pet lives!

7 Days a Week Service

Fur-Get Me Not provides pet care services 7 days a week/ 365 days a year!  Our daycare and boarding facility is open Monday – Friday: 7AM – 7PM and Saturdays and Sundays: 9AM – 6PM.  Our office is open daily from 9AM – 5PM, and of course, our pet sitters and dog walkers conduct visits 24/7!

6 AM Visits and Feedings

Fur-Get Me Not employees rise and shine with your pets! Whether it’s pet sitting cats or taking care of boarded dogs, we are up at the crack of dawn ensuring everyone gets an early morning breakfast and walk!

5 DIY Dog Washes

Fur-Get Me Not DIY Dog Washes NOVADog MagazineAt our DIY dog wash in Adams Morgan, we have five counter high baths so you won’t break a sweat!

And who doesn’t want hugs from a clean dog?   A few of the benefits of bathing your dog regularly include:

  • Washes away dirt and allergens that may irritate your dog’s skin and make them itch.
  • Helps remove dander that accumulates on your dog’s fur.
  • Grooming and handling is one of the best ways to strengthen your relationship with your dog.
  • Handling your dog often will increase their confidence, allowing them to handle stressful similar situations (e.g. vet office visits, groomer visits) better.

4 Daycare Playgroups

Fur-Get Me Not - Daycare and Boarding - NOVADog MagazineFur-Get Me Not is committed to making sure all dogs are daycare friendly.  All dogs go through an evaluation, then separated into one of four playgroups based on their temperament, size, age, and personality, among other factors.  We actively manage the playgroups to engage and stimulate dogs all day long.

During daycare, the daily schedule is structured to provide specific times for daycare tested toys, snacks, walks, and even “naptime.”  Naps are key to managing the arousal level of the groups and to give each dog quiet time.

3 Locations in the Northern VA/DC Metro Area

Fur-Get Me Not - 3 locations

Fur-Get Me Not operates three physical locations including the dog training facility and dog daycare in Shirlington, and a DIY dog wash in Adams Morgan.

2 Dedicated Owners

Fur-Get Me Not - Tammy and Steve HunterFur-Get Me Not is a family-run business, owned by husband and wife team Tammy and Steve Rosen.  In December 2000, Fur-Get Me Not began as a part-time, one woman pet-sitting business in Arlington.  Her husband Steve joined the team in 2010, leading customer services and business development, making the business a full family affair!

1-on-1 Individualized Pet Care Services

Fur-Get Me Not - Dog Walking and Pet Sitting NOVADog MagazineFur-Get Me Not employs over 140 people, providing regular service to 5,500 customers throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area.  We work hard to create individualized pet care services for each family.  The services we provide ensures that your pet(s) receives one-on-one time with a member of our dog walking/pet sitting team.  We do not provide dog services in a pack and will never care for multiple pets from different households at one time unless specifically instructed to do so.    Our dog walkers and pet sitters will communicate with you through daily journals about your pet’s activities during their visit. Our goal is to build a lifelong relationship with you and your pet.

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There you have it – the 12 dogs days of Christmas – brought to you by our friends at Fur-Get Me Not.  Help Fur-Get Me Not paw-ty into the New Year by contacting them for all of your pet-sitting, boarding, and training needs.  And don’t forget to visit their DIY dog wash and retail boutique.  From the entire team at NOVADog Magazine, here’s wishing Fur-Get Me Not 17 more unFURgettable years!