9602 Dalcrest, Houston, TX | Directions 7708029.421479 -98.361269
Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio
Like no place else for dogs we've ever seen ... – In two words: Houston's Best. Our one-year-old Labrador Retriever is in love with Houston Dog Ranch and its wonderful, skillful trainers, groomers, and staff. We have relied on HDR for almost everything dog-related practically since we brought our Lab home--multiple levels of training classes, grooming, and doggie daycare in particular. HDR takes a special interest in our boy, and everyone at the facility seems to know him by sight. We feel we've avoided the first-year Lab-puppy "nightmares" we worried about (chewing, destroying furniture, over-excitability) largely due to the excellent training we received at HDR. The facility, with its running field, bone-shaped doggie swimming pool, and "'hotel' rooms" for dogs, are unmatched in our opinion. (Labs, of course, love to swim, and ours comes home from HDR after his "play" day and sleeps for two days it seems! He's worn out from all the fun!) HDR has truly enhanced our first-time dog-ownership experience. Don't miss this place.
Dog Dream House – What a wonderful place for any dog to be able to spend time. The staff at HDR have always gone above and beyond in caring for my Eskie Kodi. I would recommend the Houston Dog Ranch to anyone who wants their pet to experience the best. In fact I feel so strongly about the Houston Dog Ranch and the staff that I wrote them the note below expressing just how I feel about them and wanted to share it with anyone interested in finding a place for their pet to flourish and grow. HDR Staff I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank all of you for taking such great care of Kodi during the Christmas holidays. As Kodi and I drove up the driveway to check him in all of the staff was calling out Kodi's name saying hi to him. What a great feeling your staff gave me as a pet owner. I could go away from Houston feeling assured that Kodi was in the best care available. You guys go above and beyond in your care of Kodi! I would leave him with any of you at anytime. Tonia, you and of your staff are the greatest!! Kodi has been coming to the 'ranch' for almost three years and has been slowly molded into a 'new and improved' pet over these years. He began his journey at the ranch with Tonia alone in the HDR field just learning how to react with other animals. Having been abused by another animal made this a daunting task for Tonia, so I thought. She worked with Kodi weekly until he was ready for a 'day-board' stay and finally a 'sleepover' at the ranch. Tonia kept Kodi in the office with her during these sessions so that he would come to trust and love the staff while working on his fear of other animals. After months of work with Tonia and Colleen, he was able to start in the small dog daycare program at the ranch. It has now been almost two years since Kodi was able to join the daycare sessions. Kodi has been given a new lease on his doggie life. He has gone from a scared animal to a loving, quite loquacious pet that loves his Friday's with the HDR staff. He even, at age eleven is now able to join in agility classes on Saturdays. I owe all of you guys at the ranch a giant thank you for helping Kodi become the pet he is today. Thank you Tonia, Colleen, Abby, Delia, Diane, Leslie, Katie, Janna, Stacey, Tracey, Alison, and of course his man Chad for all the love and hard work you have given Kodi over the years. Kodi's vet fondly refers to the ranch as 'Tonia's Playhouse', but I would have to say it has been Kodi's DREAM HOUSE since he has been able to be the puppy he was born to be there.
Think Again about this place – I have been going to The Houston Dog Ranch for over 2 years. I have used their boarding services as well as the Doggie Day Care. My dog went every Friday to the Big Dog Day Doggie Day Care. I thought they were a wonderful place. And my dog loved it. This past year they have hired a new "dog watcher" for the doggie day... care" by the name of Delia. She is rude and condesending. And it seems that she is valued more by the owner Tonia, than the paying customers. My dog barks too much. Can you believe it? Right. They don't want him to come to doggie day care because it hurts Delia's ears. She had to wear ear plugs, poor thing. What kind of business does she think she's in? I have a good, happy playful excited dog. Dogs bark. I have contacted several other doggie day camps and they laughed. I won't be going back to the Houston Dog Ranch. They are too expensive anyway. They do have a nice place, but they do not value their long time customers and they have such a long wait list for others to get it that they just threw me and my dog to the wind. Shame on you Tonia!
Doggie heaven Doggie heaven – My dog loves this place! The staff really cares
THE BEST IN HOUSTON – Great staff!! Beautiful facilty!! This place is one of a kind. I strongly recommend the Houston Dog Ranch to anyone looking for dog trainers and/or boarding.
Fantastic – Great Staff. Excellent Positive Training. Amazing Facility. We were concerned about having to board our dog so soon after adopting him. He was rescued during Ike and had been in a number of different shelters and foster homes. He couldn't have been happier at the Ranch. At a recent training session at our home , he had tons of kisses for Colleen, his trainer there, the minute she walked in the door.
The Houston Dog Ranch is a one of a kind place! My dog has been going there for over a year now and he loves it. The staff there works extremely hard and takes great care of the dogs! I know with out question that when i leave my dog there he's going to have a great time and i know he's in good hands. When i go pick my dog up and i can see all the dogs out there running around the pool you can tell the dogs are having a great time. If you need a place to take your dog during the day or board them over night there should be no question about it The Houston Dog Ranch is the place to go!
DOG'S BEST FRIEND IS THE "HOUSTON DOG RANCH". – Houston Dog Ranch is the most amazing home away from home for my beloved animals. I would never leave my animals anywhere else. It has everything a dog and dog owner could want.
THE BEST PLACE!! – You just have to try this place! My dogs GO NUTS when the bus pulls up! They hear it before I see it! They run and play to their hearts content. When they come home, they are relaxed and calm. It is the best place for my dogs.
The facility is so beautiful.... it does not feel like you are in Houston. A must for any dog lover!
What a Great Place for your Dog! – If you haven't been to the Houston Dog Ranch, you are truly missing one of the most beautiful places to bring your dog and treat him like part of your family. The grounds are magnificent, the staff is amazing and makes a difference in your dog's life. They have always gone over and above to accomodate our pet's need.
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