About Us

Downtown Dog Lounge is a Seattle family owned and operated dog day care center with two locations in South Lake Union and Ballard. We pride ourselves on delivering peace of mind in a safe environment by caring for every dog as our own.

Our services include Seattle’s finest day care / play care, overnight boarding, grooming and training along with retail items to meet all of your dog's food, fashion and safety needs. Our Ballard location boasts 7,000 square feet of outdoor play space while our South Lake Union location offers the ultimate in luxury overnight boarding for your pooch. Our amazing team of handlers, trainers, groomers, and all-around-dog-loving people is always expanding. If you're interested in joining, visit our career opportunities page.





The Story Behind Our StoryAbout Downtown Dog Lounge in Seattle


A story from the owner - Elise Vincentini
"My inspiration for Downtown Dog Lounge came to me when my dog Lily became sick with bloat.  While she lay on my lap during her recovery, the plan for this business unfolded.  We wrote it together even though no words were spoken.  She inspired me to create something out of love, respect, and complete appreciation for her life that was almost taken too soon.  She was by my side when I opened the business in 2002 and was my faithful, loving companion until she left this life to play with all of her DDL friends who had passed on.  At Downtown Dog Lounge, we strive to exceed your expectations.  Your pooch’s well-being is our #1 concern.  We want you both to feel comfortable and at home when you walk through the doors.  Every dog and human will be treated with equal respect.  Please let us know how we can serve you best and thank you for trusting your pooch with us!"


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Expanding the Heart of our House in to the community with love & passion.
Respectfully supporting one another with integrity in all we do.
We say 'YES' - you say 'WOW!'
As industry leaders, we are committed to the ongoing education, development, and training of our crew, pooches, and pooch parents.
Communicating clearly, openly, honestly, and kindly.
Cultivating the bond between pooches and their people by serving generations of pups for life.
Coaching and serving in the moment.