Laurels
Best Dog
Daycares in
Austin
2017

Why These Dog Daycares?

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

All Paws Pet Care

All Paws Pet Care, based in far Southwest Austin, is a highly-reviewed doggy daycare and pet boarding service that aims to give owners a "guilt-free" work or vacation experience. The company's owner has 14 years of experience and, as the Foster Coordinator of the Pug Rescue of Austin, happily accepts senior dogs and those with special medication needs. Their professional, fully-insured caretakers are certified in animal CPR and first aid, and each pet's stay includes a complimentary nail trim, plenty of play time and optional grooming services. For those whose "fur babies" need at-home attention, the company also offers drop-in and concierge services for both dogs and cats, plus individualized training and custom-made pet beds.

Manchaca, TX(989) 737-5796

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Camp 4 Paws

Camp 4 Paws is a dog daycare, boarding facility, and specialty pet boutique based in North Central Austin. The company prides itself on its custom-built facilities, which feature stimulating indoor and outdoor play areas where active dogs socialize in a supervised environment according to their age, size, and energy level. Less active dogs and those that simply need a break from group socialization can relax in tranquil, comfortable rest areas. Overnight campers receive fresh bedding daily, plus plenty of play toys and optional specialized services like massage, long walks, and outdoor trail runs. Meanwhile, owners can shop the on-site premium pet boutique for a wide selection of collars and leashes, extra-plush bedding, charming t-shirts, handmade feeding bowls, and freshly baked treats.

Austin, TX(512) 300-2267

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Chinatics

Chinatics is a social group for chihuahua lovers that operates a cage-free daycare and boarding facility exclusively for small and medium-sized dogs in East Central Austin. Originally founded as a Meetup group more than ten years ago, the company now boasts a community of more than 1,000 members--the second-largest chihuahua group in the world--and opened its indoor/outdoor facility in 2012 to create a place where small dogs can socialize and play without fear of aggression from larger dogs. After a vigorous day of supervised play, overnight lodgers cuddle with staff on the couch and watch TV or listen to music, with optional grooming services available upon request. Animals receive 24/7 attention, and there is no additional charge for administering medications.

Austin, TX(512) 670-6653

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Doggy Day Out

Doggy Day Out is a pet boarding company with two North Austin locations providing full-service daytime and overnight care for dogs and cats. Facilities are monitored 24/7 and feature climate-controlled indoor kennels, outdoor play areas with natural grass yards, and a state-of-the-art cattery with quiet kitty condos and a controlled play space separate from the dogs. Animals play for hours in small, supervised groups based on age, size, and temperament; and owners who wish to spoil their pets may opt for a variety of additional services like bathing, massage, and personalized play time. The company also periodically offers group obedience training classes that employ positive reinforcement techniques and are supervised by its Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners.

Pflugerville, TX(512) 251-3009

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Howl N Woof

Howl N Woof provides basic and advanced obedience training, daycare, and overnight boarding services for dogs of all kinds in South Austin. The owners have both volunteered as rescue team members for Austin Pets Alive!, and they are passionate about building a "pack" mentality for the dogs that come to play and lodge at their home-like facility, which is located on a fenced acre of land and provides ample space for active dogs to run and socialize with human trainers and other dogs in a fully-supervised setting. Animals are divided into play groups based on size and temperament and are taught a combination of obedience and calming behaviors using positive reinforcement techniques. The company also proudly partners with local expert trainers from DeBono Dog Training to provide owners in-depth attention for particular problem behaviors.

Austin, TX(512) 282-9663

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Mother Rock Star Dogs

Mother Rock Star Dogs operates a highly-rated, family-owned doggy daycare and boarding facility southeast of Austin on the philosophy that dogs need plenty of sunshine, human contact, and a stress-free natural environment where they can roam and socialize with other dogs. The owners live on-site, enabling animals to develop long-term relationships with their caregivers, and loyal clients express appreciation for the way their pups are consistently treated like family here. Dogs play for hours in supervised playgroups in the company's spacious, shaded outdoor yards in the rural countryside, then relax at the end of the day in their own comfortable, individual spaces in a climate-controlled indoor kennel. The facility is open year-round, and prices include meals and administration of medication (as needed).

Garfield, TX(512) 350-5624

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Pups & Pals Pet Lounge

Pups & Pals Pet Lounge, conveniently located in far South Austin, provides stimulating daycare and comfortable overnight lodging for all breeds of dogs. Animals romp and frolic for hours in the company's large backyard play area and wrestle and play games in a climate-controlled indoor exercise room. The facility's all-inclusive overnight packages offer dogs their own private lounges or one of four luxurious, themed private suites--complete with comfy bedding, blankets and toys, and extra play time each night. Optional bathing services are available at the end of the stay, and the company partners with local professional pet photographers at Gold Sun Studios to provide owners affordable, exclusive portrait packages to show off their pup's unique personality.

Austin, TX(512) 897-8755

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The Austin Pet Ranch

The Austin Pet Ranch provides doggy daycare and overnight boarding services for both dogs and cats at its brand-new facility located in Southwest Austin. The company boasts some of the most spacious accommodations in the area and strives to offer pets as close to an "at home" experience as possible. Boarding packages include at least five 30-minute morning and afternoon playtime sessions, plus optional personalizations like individual "couch potato" time or outside yard play with caregivers, a creekside stroll in the scenic Texas hill country, and affordably-priced grooming services. Each room is appointed with a therapeutic bed, and select rooms can even be viewed live via webcam access from the company's website.

Austin, TX(512) 301-2279

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