About Us

Learn Play Stay Doggie Resort LLC

186 Amy Road

Rustburg, VA 24588


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Mon-Fri: 7am - 6pm

Sat: 8am - 4pm

Boarding Pickup: Mon-Sat before 12pm

Boarding Drop-off: Mon-Sat after 12pm

Sun: 2pm - 5pm (Pickup Only)

Grooming:  By Appointment

Hours of Operation

Learn Play Stay Doggie Resort is dedicated to providing your four-legged family members with a loving, fun, healthy, and an educational “home away from home.” We strive to achieve this by:


  • Giving your pets personalized attention with a sense of routine and structure

  • Creating a home-like atmosphere that features actual living room furniture and indoor and outdoor play areas

  • Supplying doggies with an array of rooming options to meet their needs

  • Helping owners train their dogs to become well-mannered, productive pets of society  

  • Using positive reinforcement techniques

  • Promoting the safety and welfare of dogs

Our Mission

"Our babies were loved, spoiled, and especially well cared for at Learn, Play, Stay Doggie Resort. Donna is the best and the staff are great as well. We will have them care for our six pups again whenever we go out of town. The facilities are excellent and we really loved that each of our six pups had their own room."

- Ms. Murphy

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Meet the Owner

For founder Donna G. Proffitt, loving animals comes just as naturally as breathing. In fact, they have always held a special place in her heart. “I’ve always had a love for animals, even as a kid when I had pet dogs and horses,” Donna said. Though Donna is exceptionally passionate about animals (particularly dogs), it wasn’t until she raised her Yellow Lab Zolofft as a therapy dog that she recognized how she could make more of an impact in the lives of dogs.  


During that time, Donna became inspired to acquire her dog training certification from the Animal Behavioral College. In order to do so, she had to undergo extensive training, volunteer 15-20 hours at a shelter for training, and complete externships at St. Francis Service Dogs and Field of Dreams in Roanoke, VA.


Having worked as a registered nurse, Donna’s compassionate nature and knowledge of administering medications gave her the extra drive to move forward with her vision of one day opening a multi-service dog care facility. Starting off small, she initially cared for doggies and taught training classes from home. In the Fall of 2014, Donna was finally able to witness her dreams come to pass when she established Learn Play Stay Doggie Resort in Rustburg, VA. "This journey has been so worth it, and in my heart I am rich with joy. It means so much more to achieve this dream come true!" said Donna.

© 2017 by Learn Play Stay Doggie Resort LLC.
Dog Boarding, Dog Grooming, Dog Training

186 Amy Road, Rustburg, VA 24588

434-821-3647 (DOGS)


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