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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog boarders in Austin, TX.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A to Z Dog Ranch

A to Z Dog Ranch is a Spicewood dog boarding facility that also offers grooming services. Grooming is available only by request, and only by appointment. Before the appointment begins, the pet owner will receive a price quote, which will vary depending on the dog's size, the type of its coat, and any physical or behavioral conditions.

Spicewood, TX(512) 264-2224


Arbor Animal Clinic

Arbor Animal Clinic is an Austin veterinary hospital that specializes in internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and even offers dog boarding. Arbor Animal Clinic also has an in-house laboratory to ensure each guest and patient receives accurate diagnoses. Arbor Animal Clinic’s professionals have served pet and pet owners around the area for more than two decades.

Austin, TX(512) 794-1040


Austin City PAws

Austin City Paws in an in-home dog boarding and sitting business offering pick-ups and drop-offs to residents in Austin and surrounding areas. Austin City Paws is kennel-free and follows clients’ specific house rules for each guests’ stay. Their professionals also fulfill any special requests such as extra walks, runs, or outings. Austin City Paws prefers if pets are social, vaccinated, and well-groomed. They also ask that owners provide food, toys, and other personal items.

Leander, TX(512) 839-7353


Austin Pup Culture

Austin Pup Culture offers dog boarding and daycare to pets throughout the Austin Metro area. Austin Pup Culture’s professionals carefully designed each living area to resemble a home environment by including beds, glass doors, and decorations. Accommodations for guests include climate-controlled living, three outdoor breaks, lunch and dinner, daily health monitoring, and the administration of medication. Austin Pup Culture’s minimum age is three months, and all dogs six months or older must be spayed or neutered.

Austin, TX(512) 524-0057


Barking Springs Dog Ranch

Barking Springs Dog Ranch specializes in dog boarding for animals around the Austin Metro area. Barking Springs offers guests free, all-day play groups unless owners prefer their pets to be caged. Barking Springs’ professionals pay close attention to each dog and their personalities when pairing animals in their play groups for safety and interactive purposes. Barking Springs only asks that guests have their own food and beds, and are vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella within proper time frames of their stays.

Garfield, TX(512) 444-9000


Bed & Biscuit

Bed & Biscuit is a dog boarding and daycare center for pets and pet owners in and around Austin. Bed & Biscuit offers guests overnight stays that include special amenities such as feeding, medication administration, and outside play, all free of charge. Bed & Biscuit’s facility also includes “quiet rooms” to accommodate the specific needs of individual guests.

Austin, TX(512) 343-0723


BEEVET Animal Hospital

BEEVET Animal Hospital is a veterinary care clinic that offers day and overnight dog boarding for animals throughout the Austin Metro area. BEEVET’s boarding facilities are fully air-conditioned, supply soothing music, offer chew-proof dog bedding, and have veterinarian approved toys. BEEVET’s professionals are willing to take on dogs with any particular needs, as well as provide additional services such as grooming, teeth cleaning, vaccinations, and surgeries. BEEVET Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited facility.

Austin, TX(512) 263-9292


Bobbi Colorado's Canine Camp

Bobbi Colorado’s Canine Camp is a dog boarding and training facility located in Austin. Bobbi Colorado’s ensures boarders of all sizes remain well-fed, entertained, and cared for throughout their stays. Bobbi Colorado’s staff takes the time to tuck each guest in at night, along with 24-hour surveillance. Owners are free to bring along bedding, toys, treats, and any other unique items that will make for a comfortable stay. Bobbi Colorado’s Canine Camp has been opened for more than a decade and is BBB accredited.

Austin, TX(512) 288-6928


DogBoy's Dog Ranch

DogBoy’s Dog Ranch is an Austin pet care service that specializes in dog boarding, training, and daycare. DogBoy’s boarding program offers guests 15 acres to exercise and play. The boarding cost covers food, medications, special diet accommodations, and any other needs. DogBoy’s Dog Ranch has been owned and operated by husband and wife, Bart and Courtney Emken, for the past two decades.

Pflugerville, TX(512) 251-7600


Dogs Day Away

Dogs Day Away is a locally owned and operated, dog care service located in Kyle. Dogs Day Away offers room and board to pets overnight and during the day. Their kennels are climate-controlled and furnished with dog beds and soothing music. Days begin at 6 AM with interactive playtime occurring every three hours. Dogs Day Away does not allow dogs of other families to interact for safety purposes.

Kyle, TX(512) 783-7833


Four Paws @ Four Points Veterinary Hospital

Four Paws @ Four Points is a locally owned and operated, veterinary clinic that has served pets and pet owners throughout the Austin Metro area for more than a decade. Four Paws offers a Sunday pick-up for boarding dogs between 7 and 7:30 PM. Four Paws’ facility is located on 3.3 acres of land to keep boarders comfortable and clutter-free. Four Paws @ Four Points also offers guests and patients physical examinations and, for owners, nutritional counseling for their pets.

Austin, TX(512) 258-7447


Hip Hounds

Hip Hounds, located in Round Rock, offers dog boarding and daycare services for pets surrounding the Austin Metro area. Hip Hounds is a 7,000 sq. ft., climate-controlled facility that places each boarder in an active, group play environment. Their staff does not “crate and rotate.” Hip Hounds uses webcams for owners curious to see how their pets’ stays are going.

Round Rock, TX(512) 989-6767


K9 Mastery

K9 Mastery is an Austin dog boarding and obedience training facility. K9 Mastery locates their kennels on 42 acres of land, and the kennels are temperature-controlled for each guests’ preference. On top of standard boarding services, K9 Mastery’s staff also offers nail trims, baths, and private and group play. K9 Mastery requires all dogs to be up to date with standard vaccinations and recommends the Rattlesnake vaccine for visits during warmer months.

Bastrop, TX(512) 966-4752


Laura's Doggie Doo's

Laura’s Doggie Doo’s is a pet grooming service now offering Austin dog boarding for pets under 50lbs. Laura’s Doggie Doo’s boarding options include multi-dog stays, three daily walks, and blankets, bowls, and toys. Laura’s Doggie Doo’s professionals require owners to bring food and a copy of current vaccinations.

Austin, TX(512) 497-3966


Leander Pet Care

Leander Pet Care is a family-owned-and-operated, Austin pet care facility serving local residents and their animals. Leander’s husband and wife team offers both short term and long term stays that include walks around the neighborhood, naps on the sofa, and attentive care and interaction. They also allow owners to bring their pets’ toys, beddings, and treats if they prefer. Leander Pet Care is bonded and insured by Pet Sitters Associates and is Pet CPR certified.

Leander, TX(512) 766-5025


North Austin Animal Hospital

North Austin Animal Hospital has offered pet care and boarding services for more than four decades. North Austin Animal Hospital’s boarding program for dogs includes clean cages, runs, outdoor leash walks, attentive care, daily housekeeping, and many other amenities. North Austin’s professionals only require that dogs are vaccinated for Distemper, Rabies, Bordetella, and Canine Influenza, as well as internal and external parasites.

Austin, TX(512) 459-7676


Southpaws Playschool

Southpaws Playschool offers crate-free overnight and day boarding to dogs within and around the Austin area. Southpaws Playschool also offers obedience classes and crate training for both puppies and adult dogs, and behavior consultations for owners. Southpaws Playschool is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Training, the Austin Independent Business Alliance, and the IBPSA.

Austin, TX(512) 440-7529


Westlake Animal Hospital

Westlake Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic that specializes in dog boarding and grooming for residents in the Austin Metro area. Westlake’s dog boarding program includes two daily reserved runs, and their professionals allow owners to bring toys, blankets, and any other small, personal items. Westlake Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited and partners with Petly.

Austin, TX(512) 237-7724


Westlake Pet Love

Westlake Pet Love is a locally owned and operated, dog boarding and sitting service located in Austin. Westlake Pet Love’s owner, Lisa Ploth, established Westlake Pet Love to provide animals with a comfortable boarding and sitting experience. Lisa runs her dog boarding program from her 4-acre house and takes a cage-less approach. Westlake Pet Love ensures every guest is supervised and offers pick-ups and drop-offs free of charge, within an 8-mile radius.

Austin, TX(512) 413-6592


Woof Ranch

Woof Ranch is a five acre, dog care service located in Leander. Woof Ranch’s dog boarding program focuses on reinforcing manners, socializing, exercise, and playtime. Woof Ranch’s staff also offers board and private training options at their ranch, or at the owner’s home. Woof Ranch provides transportation, adventure training, meals, bathing, and photos at an extra charge. Woof Ranch is BBB accredited, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and certified in dog walking and canine first aid.

Leander, TX(512) 422-0358


Zoot Pets

Zoot Pets is a Georgetown pet hospital and boarding facility. Zoot Pets’ dog boarding program offers both indoor and outdoor suites and no extra fees for feeding and medical care. Their rooms are meant to fit any-sized dogs and even accommodate multiple pets if owners would like to keep their dogs together. Zoot Pets requires guests to have had Rabies shots within 1-3 years, Distemper within the past year, and Bordetella within the past six months.

Georgetown, TX(512) 864-9668


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