about us

At the Local Wag we understand how important your pets are to your family, and we are honored to be a part of the care you provide them. We take the responsibility of their health very seriously and will work hard to provide them with the compassionate, professional attention they deserve. We are proud to provide a facility completely committed to wellness.  

Our Values

  • To care – for our clients and their pets.

  • To serve our local community.

  • To educate our customers about issues affecting all animals.

  • To build relationships through superior customer service.

Our Mission is to become a partner in advancing the health of your animal by providing a facility completely committed to wellness thru nutrition, training and play.



Our Services



At The Local Wag the welfare and happiness of our four-legged clients is our primary business. We understand dogs and have created a safe environment that focuses on socialization and playtime. Your pets will have a healthy outlet for their energy in an open play facility. 

Each dog is evaluated on social skills, play type, confidence level, temperament, communication skill and problem-solving ability. This allows us to see what, if any, potential problems could arise in daycare. It is our belief that daycare helps to develop your dog into a more well behaved companion.


Our facility offers a retail store stocked with some of the most reputable and honest companies in the industry. On our shelves you'll find the top rated dry, canned, freeze dried and raw diets along with treats, chews, supplements and supplies. All hand picked by our staff for the benefit of your pet.

Nutrition consultations

You are what you eat, and the same holds true for your pets. Good nutrition is the bedrock of good health, and our goal is to recommend a diet best suited for your pet's nutritional needs. The concept of good pet food is quite simple: include fresh, whole ingredients that are biologically appropriate for dogs. Not sure where to start? Schedule a consultation with our Carnivore Nutrition Coach.


Our boarding suites are designed for comfort and safety in mind. We work hard to ensure that our kennel area is clean, calm and relaxing after a day of group play in our gym. All kennels feature elevated beds which allow your pet to rest comfortably.


The bond you have with your animal is one that can be strengthened with positive reinforcement training. Our facility offers private lessons, day training, board and train as well as group classes that will be forming later this year. 

Self-Serve Dog Wash

Self Serve Wash Includes:
* One Waist High Tub and One Low-Entry Tub
* Shampoo
* High velocity dryers
* Aprons
* Towels
* Grooming Tools
Everything you need to groom your dog!

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
— Roger Caras (photographer and writer)




Daycare pricing

1 Day $25.00
5 Day Package $115 ($23/day)
10 Day Package $210 ($21/day)
20 Day Package $380 ($19/day)
1 Half-Day $15.00
5 Half-Day Package $70 ($14/day)
10 Half-Day Package $130 ($13/day)
20 Half-Day Package $240 ($12/day)
Drop-off Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 9am
Pick-up Hours:
Monday - Friday: 
Half-day by 1pm, Full-day by 6pm

Boarding prices

Pricing: (Daycare included with all boarding)
$45.00 per night (3'x6')
$55.00 per night (4'x6')
$35.00 each additional pet (in same run)
(Stays of longer than 5 days will receive a 10% Discount. Peak Season Rates subject to change)
Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Drop-off Hours:
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2pm – 5pm
Pick-up Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7am - 12pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 12pm


Self-Serve Dog Wash

Self-serve dog wash- $12 per dog

Self-serve dog wash appointments are booked in 1 hour time slots. Shampoo, Dryer, Towels, Aprons and Grooming tools are provided.


Private Lessons: TBA
Play and Train: TBA
Board and Train: TBA
Group Classes: TBA




Our facility




Thank you for your interest in The Local Wag. If you have any questions or would like more information on the services we offer, please feel free to contact us or stop in for a visit.

Address: 371 Thompson Road Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: 859-523-2516
Fax: 859-559-0124
Email: bark@thelocalwag.com

Facility Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm