About Us

About Downtown Dog Lounge in SeattleFrom Elise Vincentini, Founder & Owner:
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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To Our Valued Clients:


We have a lot of great things happening here at Downtown Dog Lounge, and we wanted to keep you updated.


A few things as you plan for your 2018:


It’s never too early to start making your holiday boarding reservations! Spots fill up quickly and we want to make sure you’ve secured your space.  We are currently booking for all holidays, including Memorial Weekend, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas 2018. Reserve online or give us a call!


Speaking of boarding dogs, we highly recommend that your boarding dog visits us for playcare or an evening at least once per quarter, so that we can minimize any anxiety, fear, or aggression that may occur during their  overnight stay. We find that dogs that are more comfortable with the space have a better overall boarding experience and are able to play and enjoy their time here.


Mark your calendars! May 17th 11am -2pm is our annual Dog Fest – a celebration of our 16 years in business as well as an opportunity to celebrate The Chinese Year of the Dog. The event will be adjacent to our South Lake Union site in the Van Vorst Plaza located at 426 Terry Ave N. Come join us for food, photos and lots of canine fun!


Lastly,  our current Elliott site is scheduled to be re-developed in 2019.  We are happy to have over 12 months to plan for another site, and are looking forward to growing with the city. We are actively pursuing other spaces in the immediate Elliott area. We have loved this space, but are embracing the new opportunities in front of us.  We promise to keep you posted as information develops, but for now, rest easy. Your pooch will always have a place at DDL.


Thank you for your ongoing support and loyalty to DDL. We very much appreciate you!


Elise Vincentini,

CEO, Owner

Downtown Dog Lounge






Our Purpose:  


We are leaders, delivering peace of mind in a safe environment by caring for every dog as our own.   


DDL Values:


*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.