Bed and Biscuit Austin understands that you really don’t want to leave your pet. But when that’s necessary, they’ll give your dog the highest level of care – not just a place to stay. Whether you need daycare, bathing services or a place to board your dog, the staff at Bed and Biscuit takes time to observe each pet carefully and then use that knowledge to determine the best surroundings, schedule, and overall situation. A good reason it’s considered among the premier dog care facilities in Austin is that they incorporate socialization, stimulation, and exercise to give your dog its best day at their expansive space. Potential clients are also invited to tour the facility prior to bringing in their pet.
Workers from Hot Diggity! step out of houses with pups tugging politely at the leash and lolling their tongues in the sunshine. The crew members, who are all licensed, bonded, and insured, give owners a break from taking the dog outside and dealing with all the strange children the dog rescues from farm wells. After consultations allow them to get to know the home and the pet’s routine, staffers can even stop in several times a day or stay overnight to care for their animal charges. They also care for care for critters including cats, gerbils, birds, and reptiles.
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).
Though boarding a pet can be an unnerving experience for both human and animal, the credentials of the pros at Bluebonnet Bunk’n Biscuit should put everyone at ease—the team includes certified vet technicians and staff from the San Antonio Zoo. In addition to the peace of mind provided by handlers’ collective curricula vitae, webcams mounted throughout Bluebonnet’s facilities as well as inside individual suites to give pet parents a glimpse of their furry companion’s stay. Clients might find their dogs romping around during open play (where they’re matched up by size and temperament), napping in their 4’x6’ bunks, or eating their own food brought from home. For cats, Raintree cat condos with vertically and horizontally connecting chambers give felines plenty of room to climb and explore. They’re housed separately from dogs, ensuring the cats can relax during their stay and don’t come home meowing with a canine accent.
At Bluebonnet’s sister business, Cathy's Critter Care, team members can also come to clients’ homes for walks, daily medicine administration, or even overnight stays. The insured-and-bonded staffers have gone through full criminal background checks, and bring programmable lockboxes for clients’ keys instead of making copies of their own.
At Silver Fox Farms, owner and trainer Colleen Brombach guides students and steeds through premiere hunter and jumper learning programs. Colleen’s training arenas sit in the hill country of Wimberley on a pasture that reaches far out to a wooded border. The carefully designed new facilities allow hoofed residents to exercise no matter the weather and without students having to dress them in trench coats and ride them through the mall. Among the programming offered at Silver Fox Farms are training sessions designed to help students to progress toward competition in the show ring. Summer day-camp programs encourage children to learn early with educational demonstrations on horse care and fun activities.