Boarding Drop off and Pick up Hours:

Monday through Friday: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am–10:00 am  &  4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Our weekend hours are limited so that our boarding guests can relax while staying with us.  Boarding can be stressful on dogs and people coming and going causes disruption, and disruption causes stress.  Imagine how excited your dog is when you come home from work. Now imagine you have 20+ dogs at home, and you come home every hour all day. That’s a lot of excited dogs. We want dogs to relax while staying with us, and not be distracted by people coming and going.

Please do not come to the back fence and yell for staff to let you into building outside of posted hours- this is a huge distraction when there is a yard full of dogs and causes a dangerous situation for both dogs and staff.

All boarding and day care is by reservation only. Please make reservations as far in advance as possible. Holidays book up months in advance and weekends book up weeks in advance.

We require 24 hours notice for cancellation of non holiday reservations, and 72 hour notice for holidays. Christmas and Thanksgiving and New years.

The fee for cancellation without required notice is $35 for non-holiday reservations.

Christmas and Thanksgiving and New Years reservations require a 50% non refundable deposit at the time the reservation is made.

Please feel free to bring comfort items from home- we however request that you do not bring Rawhides, Peanut butter Kongs or Benebones.

We only launder owner beds or blankets if they become un-sanitary.

Our vaccination policy is for the health and safety of all our guests and we make no exceptions to the policy.

Our staff has the right and responsibility to remove a dog from playgroup for aggression or any other reason they feel necessary for the safety and welfare of all the other dogs and humans.

Please review our FAQ section for more detailed information.

Please be advised, WE ARE NOT A STANDARD KENNEL FACILITY. Pups and Mutts’ provides an open environment for boarding socialized and friendly dogs.

  • Aggressive dogs cannot and will not be accepted.
  • Female dogs in heat cannot and will not be accepted.
  • All dogs must pass an evaluation to ensure they play well with other dogs and people to participate in day care group play.  Non-social boarding guest will not be allowed to participate in group play; however we will accommodate individual play time. 
  • Pets 7 Months or older must be spayed or neutered to participate in group play activities. 
  • Current flea and heart-worm prevention is required at all times.
  • Puppies 12 weeks and older must have completed two sets of DHPP vaccinations and be vaccinated for Bordetella – administered more than 5 days prior to arrival.
  • Puppies must be vaccinated for Rabies by 16 weeks- this is a State and County requirement. No exceptions
  • Dogs older than 4 months- All vaccinations – Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella – must be up to date and Bordetella must be administered more than 5 days prior to arrival. 
  • Please provide proof of vaccination prior to check in.  Only veterinarian administered vaccinations and Titer tests will be accepted.

Bordetella vaccine or re-vaccination requires a 5 day waiting period before arriving for day care and boarding

  1. Review our operating hours, rates and policies to make sure we are a good fit for you and your Pup.
  2. Set up a personal account on our customer portal, enter your Pups information and upload vaccinations and request a reservation.   
  3. Provide your dog’s vaccinations record.  Upload vaccination records into customer portal account or have your vet email or fax the vaccination records to us. These can be emailed to or faxed to 512-268-9165.   
  4. We will monitor boarding guest for temperament style on their first day.  This will allow us to determine if they are a good fit for group play or will need individual play time during their stay with us. 

If your dog does not like other dogs, he or she may not enjoy the day care environment. Every dog is different.  We want you and your dog to be happy with our services, so we promise to be honest with you if we feel day care or the group play environment isn’t a good fit.  Safety is our number one priority and some dogs just do not do well in group play.  For our boarding guests who are not candidates for group play, individual playtime and potty breaks will be made available.   

No.  The boarding rate is all-inclusive and all social boarding pups join the day care group each weekday and participate in similar activities on Saturday and Sunday. 

We do not discriminate based on breed; however, an open play environment is not suitable for all dogs. Dogs staying at Pups & Mutts must complete a temperament evaluation so we can assess how they interact with other dogs. All dogs must be over 3 months old, be spayed or neutered (if they are over 7 months of age), and be current on vaccinations. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept dogs that show aggression towards people.

Although we do our best to minimize any injury to your dog, during normal play a dog may get small scratches, nicks, and lose small patches of fur. Although rare, it is possible for more serious injuries to occur.

We quickly assess the situation to determine a plan of action. Depending on the situation, we will either take your pet to the closest vet or, in non-emergency situations, we will make an effort to take them to their regular vet. We always attempt to contact the owner to get their permission for our chosen course of action.

This depends on the health issues. There are certain illnesses that don’t mix well in a social environment.  Our staff cannot give your dog intravenous injections; therefore, we cannot accept dogs that require intravenous injections. We also cannot accept dogs with communicable diseases or parasites. There are other health issues such as ear infections, arthritis, glaucoma, diabetes and cancer, which we are usually able to accommodate. It is best to discuss any possible issues with a staff member.

Yes, we separate dogs into our play areas based on size, temperament, and activity level.

Your dog gets to play all day so, naturally, they are tired at the end of the day. Often when you take your pet home, they may curl up and go to sleep.    

Water is available at all times in all of our play and boarding areas. Playing hard all day is just as strenuous as exercising. Even though water is available, after a car ride home, it will probably be time for your pet to drink more water to help re-hydrate after a hard day of play.

We require bringing your dog’s food from home. We provide clean bedding.  If you wish to bring toys, bedding, or anything else that will help make your dog feel more at home, please feel free to do so. In fact, we encourage that you do.  However, we do not allow Rawhides, Peanut Butter Kongs and Benebones. 

No. We do not have staff that spends the night with the dogs, but we do have monitored security, heat sensors, and an alarm system.  If your dog requires overnight monitoring, your best option may be in-home pet care or medical boarding, which is provided by most veterinary hospitals. 

We require bringing your dog’s food from home. We will happily feed your pup our food if it becomes necessary, but to avoid upset tummies, it is best that your pup has his/her own food during his/her stay with us.  If you would rather we feed your dog our house food, we can do so for an additional charge.

If you call and let us know you are running late, you can pick up by 7:00 pm with an additional $10 charge.  Anything after 7:00 pm will result in a $35 fee (in addition to the day care/boarding charges for that day).  

Yes. For overnight boarding, we definitely need a reservation. Depending on the time of year, we can often accommodate short notice or same day notice.  Please be aware that holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, book several months in advance and other holidays book several weeks in advance. We require a credit card to hold a boarding reservation. You may also be asked to provide a deposit to reserve your pups’ accommodations.

To help insure our staffing ratios, we request that a reservation be made in advance for dog daycare, although we can often accommodate same day notice.

Reservations can be made by calling Pups & Mutts directly at 512-268-9177 or emailing

Or check out our Customer Portal, where you can set up a personal account, enter your Pups information, upload vaccination records and request reservations.

Pups & Mutts will accept cash, check, Master Card, Visa and Discover for payment.  However, we require a credit card to be on file.

We board pets during the holidays, with a minimum of 2 night stay.  However, our lobby is closed for New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Rest assured our boarded guests will be taken care of by scheduled staff members.  Day care will not be offered during these days.

Pups & Mutts requires 24 hour notice to cancel reservation for non- holiday reservations.

We require 72 hour notice for holidays- Christmas and Thanksgiving and New years.

The fee for cancellation without required notice (24 hours) is $35.00 for non-holiday reservations.

Christmas and Thanksgiving and New Years reservations require a 50% non refundable deposit at the time the reservation is made. It is non-refundable for cancellations with in 72 hours of arrival date.  We require a credit card on file for holiday reservations.

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