Dog Boarding
...at Eastside Pet Ranch

Stay for the night, or saddle up for the long-haul.
We're here to provide a comforting, safe, and enriching home-away-from-home for your furry friend when you can't be there.



East Austin's Premier Pet Boarding

Located on over 7 acres in East Austin, we've got lots of space for your pup to roam. All stays include a maximum of outdoor time, with daily supervised play sessions in our dog park and the option for one-on-one nature walks around the ranch.
Our state-of-the-art suites have been built from the ground-up to insure a sanitary, safe, and welcoming environment for your pet.

  • 7+ acre site with extensive dog pasture & nature trails
  • Professional staff trained in the key principles of canine ethology
  • Rigorous safety & sanitation protocols
  • Custom HVAC & sanitation system meet the highest standards in veterinary architecture
  • Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning system uses no toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Add grooming or training sessions to any boarding stay
  • Cat boarding also available - bring the whole family!

Book a Stay Today!

Call us to schedule a boarding reservation, or book online via our web portal!

First Timers?

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Returning Customers?

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Reservations required for first-time guests, recommended for returning guests.

All guests require current proof of vaccines for Rabies, DHLLP, bordetella, and canine influenza.




Regular exercise & socialization- the keys to a happy, healthy pup!

Around 50% of dogs will experience separation-related anxiety at some point during their lives 1 - and while some dogs can tolerate time alone better than others, many leading animal welfare experts believe that leaving dogs alone during the work week can take a toll on your pet's mental and physical health2. When your busy schedule keeps you from giving your dog as much time and attention as you'd like, we've got your back, insuring that your pup gets the necessary human and canine contact, as well as the required exercise and stimulation, to thrive3, 4.


1 - Bradshaw, J. W. S., McPherson, J. A., Casey, R. A. & Larter, I.S. (2002). Aetiology of separation-related behaviour in domestic dogs. Veterinary Record, 151:43-6

2 - Rehn, Therese, Keeling, Linda J. (2011). The effect of time left alone at home on dog welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 129(2):129-135

3 - Coppola, C.L., Grandin, T. & Enns, R.M. (2006a). Human interaction and cortisol: can human contact reduces stress for shelter dogs? Physiology & Behavior, 87 : 537-41.

4 - Tuber, D.S., Hennessy, M.B., Sanders, S. & Miller, J.a. (1996). Behavioral and gulcucorticoid responses of adult domestic dogs (Canis familiaris

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Professional, Pet-Crazy Staff

We love animals so much, we play with them for a living. We maintain the highest professional standards to insure a positive environment for our animal guests, our employees, and our customers.

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City-Side, Country Charm

Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, your furry friends can enjoy a little vacation of their own at the Ranch. We've converted 7 acres of former cattle land into a little slice of Puppie Heaven in East Austin.

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Door-to-Door Service

Door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service now available to East Austin via our customized pet shuttle, for the ultimate in safety and convenience.

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Positive, Empirical Approach

Our mission is to apply best-practices derived from the rapidly advancing field of canine science. Our animal assessment and care procedures have been designed by our founder, Dr. Poling, DVM, drawing on his decades of experience in animal care.

What's a typical day like on the Ranch?

When you have to leave your furry friend behind, we've got you covered.

Every guest receives personalized care, hours of supervised play, and quality time spent relaxing in one of our luxury kennels. Our goal is to keep dogs outdoors and active for as much time as possible. On rainy and high heat days, we're able to make use of our spacious indoor playroom. When

Personalized, Professional Care

  • All stays include 100% supervised play with dogs of compatible size, age, & personality.
  • In order to insure a safe, fun, and rewarding boarding experience, we make sure your pup is paired only with compatible play partners - all boarding dogs undergo a behavioral assessment before being introduced to a play group & are grouped together by age, size, and personality.
  • Individual nature-walks & one-on-one high-intensity play sessions available for dogs that require more alone time
  • Dogs that don't enjoy social play can receive a personalized, one-on-one time for an added fee of $10.
  • Add a grooming or training session to any boarding stay
  • We're an all-inclusive pet lifestyle center - in between play sessions and nap times, there's always a chance for a new hairdo, or to practice some new tricks!

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Boarding Add-Ons

  • High Intensity Play Session (30 min.) - $10
  • One-on-one play with one of the ranch hands, customized for your pet

  • Lap Time (30 min.) - $10
  • Snuggle up for some rubs and a snooze with one of the ranch hands

  • E-mail Update w/Image - $5
  • Kong Time - $5
  • A size-appropriate kong is filled with peanut butter for a yummy treat

  • Treadmill Session (30 min.) - $10
  • Run pupper, run! A supervised workout on our DogPacer treadmill

  • Gourmet Treat - $2
  • Freezy Pups Frozen Treat - $2
  • A refreshing flavored, frozen treat - great for those dog days of summer

  • Treasure Hunt - $15
  • Oh boy! Dig through a sandbox loaded with fun toys & treats!

  • Kitty Disco - $6
  • Chase and pounce at the moving laser dots and images, all set to music

First Time Guest?

In order to insure personalized care and a safe environment for all guests, we'll need to get to know your pet a bit before your first stay with us.
Here's what we'll need to insure a safe & enjoyable stay for your pet - click below for more information:

Vaccination Records & Spay/Neuter Policy

We require proof of current vaccines for distemper, DHLLP, rabies, bordetella, and canine influenza.

We reserve the right to refuse unneutered and unspayed dogs.

Behavioral Assessment

In order to insure that every dog in our care gets the most enjoyment out of playtime, we first assess each dog's temperement and personality to insure that dogs are paired with compatible playmates. This helps insure a safe and fun social occasion for everyone. First-time guests will be evaulated as part of their vist before being introduced to a playgroup. Dogs unable to participate in group play may require an additional $10 fee for one-on-one play sessions with a petcare professional.

Special Care Instructions

At East Side Pet Ranch, we strive to make your dog feel right at home. We can insure that your pet maintains their usual diet, administer any needed medication, help manage any potential sources of anxiety, and accomodate almost any need. Please make sure to advise us of any special care instructions we will need to be aware of in order to insure your animal's wellbeing.


Get ready for fun

Schedule your pet's play-date today!

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