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A parade of customers saunters out of Kit + Kaboodle's Austin and Lockhart locations donning edgy mohawks, neon hair color, and sassy tattoos. This is not a group of teenagers from an ’80s flick, though. It's a pack of leashed corgis and everything about their look, including the hair dye and temporary tattoos, is nontoxic and tear-free. The technicians at Kit + Kaboodle love adorning pooches in such details. They groom dogs with organic and natural products and augment treatments with quirky trim such as handmade pup feathers. Their pet-sitting services include drop-ins and daily dog walks to exercise canines, administer medication, or refill food bowls while owners are at work or visiting their secret dogs.

1020 State Park Road
Lockhart,
TX
US

Andrea Martin founded Jackie's Play & Stay so no dog owner would have to endure the same experience she had after boarding her four-year-old border collie, Jackie. After dropping her off on a Friday, Andrea picked an ill Jackie up on Sunday. Her rapidly declining health suggested some form of poisoning, and she soon passed. Determined not to let Jackie's death be in vain, she founded a daycare and boarding facility where owners could feel secure every time they parted with their best friends.

Today, Andrea and her caretakers earn owners' and dogs' trust by getting to know each four-legged guest individually to ease their transitions in and out of Jackie's Play & Stay. They also keep the 14,000-square-foot facility meticulously clean, using disinfectants that target canine viruses and fungi. Believing that a tired dog is a happy dog, the staff supervises indoor and outdoor play and socializing. They provide small dogs with their own play space, and welcome dogs to relax on their own if that's what they prefer. The facility’s suites for overnighters are climate-controlled, with dog beds and relaxing music that plays through the night. The staff also encourages owners to leave their pets with a familiar item, such as a favorite blanket or the neighborhood fire hydrant. Beyond daycare and boarding, Jackie's Play & Stay extends to grooming and training, where dogs learn everything from basic obedience to how to drive stick. Today, Andrea and her caretakers earn owners' and dogs' trust by getting to know each four-legged guest individually to ease their transitions in and out of Jackie's Play & Stay. They also keep the 14,000-square-foot facility meticulously clean, using disinfectants that target canine viruses and fungi. Believing that a tired dog is a happy dog, the staff supervises indoor and outdoor play and socializing. They provide small dogs with their own play space, and welcome dogs to relax on their own if that's what they prefer. The facility’s suites for overnighters are climate-controlled, with dog beds and relaxing music that plays through the night. The staff also encourages owners to leave their pets with a familiar item, such as a favorite blanket or the neighborhood fire hydrant. Beyond daycare and boarding, Jackie's Play & Stay extends to grooming and training, where dogs learn everything from basic obedience to how to drive stick.

3822 Airport Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

Founded by dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, Zoom Room works to strengthen the bond between humans and canines of all ages and pedigree with fun and educational training courses. Zoom Room specializes in dog agility training, a burgeoning sport on the competitive canine scene that trains dogs by guiding them under, over, and through gymnastic obstacles. During timed runs, pooches playfully navigate the course, which ultimately results in improved strength, coordination, and balance. Instructors also lead obedience training classes for dogs of all ages, which can help improve behavior and ensure dogs stop jumping up on furniture and wearing white fur coats after Labor Day. Using a scientifically proven method of positive reinforcement, owners reward dogs with verbal praise and treats for successfully completing commands such as "sit," "stay," and "screen phone call." Additionally, Zoom Room’s schedule of classes includes doggy tricks training, puppy training, and therapy dog training.

7739 Northcross Dr
Austin,
TX
US

Yelpers give Which Wich on Brodie Lane a 3.5-star average, and eight Citysearchers give the Third Street spot a 4.5-star average. A whopping 82% of Urbanspooners recommend the University of Texas location.

1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

Doody Free provides services for both waggy and whiskered companions. Pups, matured mutts, or dogs that just want a little time to themselves to build a sandcastle will appreciate the weekday walking service: a 40-minute stroll costs $20, with a $5 charge for additional animals or travel. Social snoutpals will appreciate the play-date service, where Doody Free will match your mutt with a canine companion for a day of playing, fetch, and tug-o-war. Barefoot-ready your backyard with the waste removal service ($8 daily or $24 twice a week).

1610 Chatham Ave
Austin,
TX
US

Entrust your domesticated darling to the caring hands of Westlake Animal Hospital's veterinarians, many of which are avid pet owners themselves. They'll gently pet your pet's skin, ears, eyes, and teeth, carefully hunting for any health concerns. Along with recording your animal's vitals and weight, your veterinarian will provide valuable insight into your beastly best friend's nutritional needs and address any questions or concerns you may have. In about 30–40 minutes, you'll be able to walk out the door confidently with the lowdown on your low-to-the-ground pal.

3930 Bee Cave Rd
West Lake Hills,
TX
US