Northwest Portland fosters a great culture of philanthropy, as the many public works donated to the area show. The culture of giving back mixes with many interests for local residents, and the dog-friendly attitude of the area results in some destinations that are driven by both good will and dog affection.
Virginia Woof is a dog daycare with devoted dog lovers who undergo professional training before working with canine visitors. The daycare is a nonprofit division of Outside In, meaning they work with youth to provide job training and skills on-site to prepare them for careers in animal care. In addition to daycare services, they provide overnight boarding services and one-on-one behavioral training sessions.
The prices at Virginia Woof are very reasonable and the care is top-notch. Canine guests will be treated to play time with friends in the area upon passing medical and temperament screening. Initial consultations may be scheduled via the Virginia Woof website and are recommended before dropping off a dog for the first time. A photo gallery on the website shows dogs at play in the indoor park canines will enjoy during a stay, be it overnight or for a few hours during work days.
Virginia Woof is located on West Burnside Street, where Northwest 16th Avenue ends (there’s a short cross street connected Burnside to Southwest 15th Street). It is located a block away from an Interstate 405 off-ramp, though street parking in the area is limited; TriMet Bus Line 20 has a stop directly in front of the daycare.