About Us

Hello and welcome to Carolyn's K9 Retreat! My name is Carolyn, and my husband Bryson and I are the proud owners of the top-rated doggy daycare in the South Puget Sound. We have a deep love and passion for dogs, and our journey to starting The Retreat is quite unique.

After spending a year on the road visiting national parks, Bryson and I fell in love with Washington and the Olympic Peninsula. We knew we wanted to make this beautiful state our home, so we settled into Olympia. At that time, we were living in a travel trailer in Bryson's mom's backyard. After seeing an ad on social media for the Rover app, we decided to give it a try and little did we know our journey to Carolyn’s K9 Retreat had begun! It wasn't long before we realized that there was quite a need for quality dog care in our area, and that's when we decided to go all in on becoming your #1 doggy daycare and boarding resort.

Today, we own 3 acres of land in the woods and have built a beautiful, cage and kennel-free, private dog retreat for our furry guests. We offer a range of services to meet your pet's needs, including daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, private training sessions, and training classes. We have an excellent Certified Dog Trainer on staff who leads our training services with a decade of certified training experience and twelve years total experience. These training sessions are designed to help your pup learn new skills and behaviors in a positive and safe environment. All of our team members are trained in safe dog handling practices and have a deep understanding of dog behavior.

When you arrive at Carolyn's K9 Retreat, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We have separate play areas for different sized dogs, comfortable resting areas, and plenty of outdoor space for exercise and play. Our team of nine experienced and dedicated staff members are all passionate about providing the best care possible for your furry family member.

We understand how important your pet is to you, and we take their care and well-being seriously. That's why we carry comprehensive insurance coverage on our business and have implemented strict safety protocols to ensure their safety. We believe in open communication and welcome any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for considering Carolyn's K9 Retreat for your pet's needs. Bryson, our team, and I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member and providing them with the exceptional care they deserve!