Established in 2004, Dog Tales Daycare and Boarding began as Maddie & Ellie’s House, owned by Michele Melius and Melissa Marker. Their dogs, Maddie and Ellie, were the inspiration behind the original name of our dog daycare in Chantilly, VA. Both of our owners worked long hours at a local animal hospital together and were unable to take care of their beloved dogs during the day. They found out there was a nearby dog daycare and quickly took advantage of their services. The wheels began turning, and from that point, they decided it was something they could do, and it was needed in other locations.