Owners Janean & Bill Huston own a small ranch in the unincorporated west end of Escondido, an area known as Eden Valley & Harmony Grove. They share their ranch with 2 dogs, 16 horses (it's an addiction!), and Janean's mom also lives onsite (the 90+ rose bushes out front are hers!).
Bill & Janean met at the MCAS Miramar Stables were they previously boarded their horses. The had a "stable" relationship and got married! When Bill retired from the Marine Corps, they purchased their current property. Together they founded HOUNDS TO HORSES which "officially" became a business in January 2003, specializing in Dog Boarding, Retirement Horse Boarding, and Pet Sitting. Both Bill & Janean where raised with a varied of animals, each bringing 50++ years of animal expertise to the business.
Janean & Bill
2018: Celebrating 15 Years!
Janean - APHA 2019 Championship Show
AQHA Circuit Champ - Connor
Invest In A Hottie (aka: Jake)
Jake - Reserve Show Champ
Us at the SDSU Monty's Awards
Bill and the dogs
Huston Elf Dance
Pet Sitter Head Lamp!
Michelle & King's Spa Day!
Sunset at our ranch
Bill at AQHA Show with Stinkbug
Janean and Foster 2018
>> Janean (Owner) is a graduate from San Diego State University, and worked in sales & marketing most of her "corporate" life. As Janean departed from a career as a Senior Radio Market Executive, she turned her energies and passion for animals into founding Hounds To Horses in 2003. She had joined Pet Sitters International (2003-2013), and has attended a Pet First Aid class held by the Escondido Humane Society.
Janean was the youngest person to be elected to the San Diego State Alumni Association Board of Directors (1994-2000), and she has also served as Co-President of the Kappa Delta Sorority House Corporation at SDSU until 2009. In 2008, she was the first "Non-Pro" rider ever to be elected to the So CA Professional Horseshow Association (SCPHA) Board of Directors, helping to put on an annual Open Horse Show series.
As Co-President of Friends Of Eden Valley, she now donates many hours to attending a variety of meeting with the goal of maintaining a rural environment in her community (ie: fighting irresponsible development). Janean meets regularly with other local Professional Pet Sitters for "yappy hour" to network, and is dedicated to caring for animals as a full-time Professional Pet Sitter since 2003.
>> Bill (Co-Owner) was raised on 80-acres in rural Montana. After retiring with 20 years from the U.S. Marine Corps at MCAS Miramar, he worked as a Project Manager for a local construction contractor, and then was the Stable Foreman at the 44-acre horse stable located at Miramar until it's closure. Bill is now a Maintenance Tech with Lincoln Military Housing in the Del Mar District at Camp Pendleton. Additionally he is the Maintenance Division here at our ranch! In his spare time, Bill enjoys riding and showing our Quarter Horses at AQHA Breed and local Open Shows.
>> Michelle (Overnight Sitter.) was raised in San Diego and Hawaii. She works here for us at Huston Ranch, as well as helping out with all aspects of the Pet Sitting, from Overnight visits to In-Home Visits. She has a great background with horses, as well as dogs, cats and other pets!
>> Cameron (Pet Sitter.) live in North County and has her own Acu-Scope Therapy business for horses, dogs, and occasionally people. She owns a Quarter Horse, which she shows on the AQHA Circuit, plus hs two PAWsome dogs, Lola & Link. She helps out with all aspects of our Pet Sitting business, from Overnight Visits to In-Home Visits. She has an extensive pet and horse background, is an avid animal lover, and is spectacular with all pets!
>> Jenn (Ranch CMO) - that's Chief Mucking Officer (CMO) here at Huston Ranch. She does the weekend "mucking" and feeding to keep our horse phat & happy!
>> Holly (Ranch CGO) - that's Chief Grooming Officer (CGO) here at Huston Ranch. She handles the weekday feeding and grooming to keep our horses looking FAB-U-LOUS!!!
Hounds To Horse is not a huge corporation or chain, but our home based family business where we welcome your pets as family. We are grateful to each and every one of our clients who have allowed us the privilege of loving and caring for thier pets. We hope you enjoy being able to travel knowing your "babies" are well cared for, and having a PAWsome time in our care.