Dog Boarding 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 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.

  • 7+ acre site with extensive outdoor canine turf runs
  • 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 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. 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.

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


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.


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.


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 to keep the good times rolling.

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 care options & one-on-one high-intensity play sessions available for dogs that require more alone time
  • Add a grooming 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!




Summer Boarding Add-Ons

  • Puppy Snow Cone - $4
  • Chicken-flavored shaved ice treat made in house

  • Relaxation & Pamper Time - $12
  • Snuggles and a brush-out session one of the ranch hands

  • E-mail Update w/Image - $5
  • Pooltime Photo Shoot - $7
  • Social Media Shout Out - $5
  • Kong Time - $7
  • A Kong filled with yummy treats and topped with peanut butter

  • Take Home Toy $7-26
  • Choose a toy for your pup's stay, then take it with you at pick up

  • Whimzees Stick Treat $1
  • Whimzees Hedgehog Treat $4
  • Bedtime Snack - $2
  • House picked, high reward treat served just before bedtime.

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. 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:

Vaccination Records

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.

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 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.

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Multiple Pets?

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.

Get ready for fun

Schedule your pet's play-date today!

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