Stay & Play Socialized Dog Boarding & Zen Den Doggy Day Care
We believe that pets prefer to be with real people, in real homes.
Hounds To Horses offers an alternative to kennels providing individualized attention, a welcoming environment, and cage-free stays in our home. We will truly make your tail wag!
Due to the cage-free environment, we are open by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Your pet is a member of your family...like a fur-person! It is our mission to make sure that every guest in our facility is pampered and feels completely loved while their family is away. We have removed the elements that cause stress from boarding and pride ourselves on providing top quality care at Hounds To Horses.
We provide "socialized" boarding which is best suited for dogs of average to lower energy levels, where all doggy guests get to romp outside in our fenced backyard, or hangout inside our home...the choice is theirs! Our home is set up to cater to your dog’s comfort. The number of dogs we take is limited to 6, so we can provide your dog(s) with a quality stay! Additionally, there is no direct access to any front exterior door, ensuring your pup has a safe and PAWtastic time here with us.
During Peak Holidays, there is an additional $5 per night/ per dog charge. These apply during the following times:
Thanksgiving (Nov 22-Dec 2),
Christmas/New Years (Dec 20 – Jan 5),
Memorial Day Weekend (Friday-Monday),
July 4th (days vary),
Labor Day Weekend (Friday-Monday).
Premiums go directly to the staff who give up their own holidays to help make yours special.
Are We A Good Fit For YOUR Dog?
All dogs must be interviewed prior to acceptance. Proof of current shots as well as be on a Flea/Tick program must be presented in order to stay. All guest dogs accepted must be able to live peacefully with other dogs, be non-aggressive, and be potty trained.
Our place is best for dogs of Average to Lower energy levels. Senior dogs are welcome! Dogs MUST be able to coexist appropriately in a group of dogs, not dig or climb fences, not continually bark or whine, and must have general good manors. Most dogs are social creatures and like to play with other dogs, but many dogs may get overwhelmed at a facility with many dogs.
We provide accommodations for pets that are well socialized. We suggest you may want to work with a trainer to correct unwanted behaviors prior to coming to us.
Dogs that are NOT a good fit for us include:
dogs that don't fare well in a group setting,
dogs that are extreme high energy,
dogs that have no basic training skills,
dogs that are destructive chewers
dogs that cry or whine when left unattended
dogs who constantly "mark" their area
puppies under 1 year old
Their needs are greater than we can provide for here, as this is our home.
WHAT TO BRING:
Your pet's food (pre packaged) for overnight boarding
A copy of current vaccination record
(optional) bed or blanket
Always have your pup arrive with a collar and leash.
The typical day here:
And the adventure begins...
7:00am Wake-up & Morning Exercise (½ hr)
7:30am Breakfast & Digestion
8:30am Office Opens / Play Time (2 hrs)
9:00am Zen Den Daycare Opens
10:00am Standard Check-Out Departures Leave
10:30am (½ hr) Biscuit Break
11:00am Play Time (1½ hrs)
2:00pm Play Time (2½ hrs)
4:30pm (½ hr) Biscuit Break
5:00pm Play Time (1 hr)
6:00pm Zen Den Departures Conclude / Office Closed
6:30pm Dinner & Digestion
7:00pm TV Time / Inside Play Time (3 hrs)
10:00pm Last Potty Call
10:30pm Lights Out (snooze for 8 ½ hrs)
At night we close the doggy door to outside and the pups pull up a comfy dog bed, couch, or crate (upon request) to snuggle down for the night with us! All dogs sleep inside our home with us. Your pup can pick a spot with other dogs in our home to sleep. We also have a few large crates for those who are crate trained, and x-pen areas for those who prefer a bit more private area to ensure everyone has a PAWsome night’s rest.
Ready To Book?
760-PET-8822 1023 Country Club Drive, Escondido, CA 92029
Premium Pet Insurance Included!
While staying with us, your pup is covered under our Premium Pet Insurance at no additional charge.
It's a fact: Dogs play "Ruff"! Our Premium Pet Insurance will allow you to rest assured that if by chance your dog incurs an injury while in our care, a safeguard is in place to help with unforeseen costs*.
* Insurance reimburses the pet owner after a claim is submitted, to our limits.