Stay for a night, or saddle up for the long-haul
Over-night stays in our luxurious cat-condos
Supervised outdoor playtime & socialization for your pup
Custom coifs & fancy-do's for your furry friend
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.
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 options for higher-intensity play with our staff.
Our state-of-the-art suites have been built from the ground-up to insure a sanitary, safe, and welcoming environment for your pet.
Call us to schedule a boarding reservation, or book online via our web portal!
Reservations required for first-time guests, recommended for returning guests.
All guests require current proof of vaccines for Rabies, DHLLP, bordetella, and canine influenza. We reserve the right to charge up to 50% of boarding cost (up to a maximum of $50) for reservations cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 to keep the good times rolling.
Chicken-flavored shaved ice treat made in house
Snuggles and a brush-out session one of the ranch hands
A Kong filled with yummy treats and topped with peanut butter
Choose a toy for your pup's stay, then take it with you at pick up
House picked, high reward treat served just before bedtime.
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. All first-time boarding guests must first come for an evaluation day prior to boarding.Here's what we'll need to insure a safe & enjoyable stay for your pet - click below for more information:
We require proof of current vaccines for distemper, DHLLP, rabies, canine influenza, and bordetella before we can confirm your stay at the Ranch. Any guests arriving without current vaccination records will be turned away.
In order to insure that every dog in our care gets the most enjoyment out of playtime, we first assess each dog's temperament and personality to insure that dogs are paired with compatible playmates. All first-time boarding guests are required to come for a daycare evaluation day before their first stay. This helps insure a safe and fun social occasion for everyone, and all guests are evaulated by our team before being introduced to a playgroup. Dogs unable to participate in group play may be accommodated on a case by case basis pending availability and may require an additional $15 fee for one-on-one play sessions with a petcare professional.
We reserve the right to refuse any animal that we believe jeopardizes the safety of the other animals in our care or our staff.
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.
We reserve the right to charge up to 50% of boarding cost (up to a maximum of $50) for reservations cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Additional dogs able to stay in the same run will be boarded at 50% of the normal rate (normal boarding rate still applies to first dog).
All dogs over 18 months of age must be spayed or neutered.