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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.

Small Dog Boarding / Hounds To Horses

Your pet is a member of your 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 moderate to lower energy levels, where all doggy guests get to romp outside in our fenced play yards, or hangout inside our home... the choice is theirs!

Our home is set up to cater to your dog’s comfort. We are a low volume business centered on Quality over Quantity. 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.


Due to several knee injuries, we are

no longer able to accommodate  

high-energy dogs.

We must now limit our services to small (ish) dogs AND dogs of lower engery levels only.

Socialized Dog Boarding


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Dog Boarding is offered in our home, 7 days per week (by appointment) for  moderate to lower active dogs who are able to live peacefully in a group situation.

1 Dog....$70.00*

Additional Dog

(same family)...........$68.00*

Late Check-Out 

(after 10am)............$30.00

* Please read The Fine Print section listed below.

Bill hangs out with Max and RK / Hounds To Horses
Holiday Schedule at Hounds To Horses

How We Charge

  • Overnight guests are charged per night. The day you check-in (by appointment) counts as the first night regardless of check-in time.

  • Final day standard check-out time is by 10am at NO added charge.

  • Late Check-Out: Dogs departing from 10am - close on the final day will only be charged a discounted Daycare Fee (instead of a full Boarding Fee).

  • All fees are paid in advance through our online booking portal. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Boarding Drop-Off & Pick-up by Appointment Only During Hours Listed Here:

Mon     8:30 - 10 am   &   4:30 - 6 pm

Tues    8:30 - 10 am   &   3:30 - 6 pm

Wed    8:30 - 10 am   &   4:30 - 6 pm

Thur    8:30 - 10 am   &   3:30 - 6 pm

Fri       8:30 - 10 am   &   4:30 - 6 pm

Sat      8:30 - 10 am   &   3:30 - 6 pm

Sunday - CLOSED UNTIL 4:30 - 7 pm


Zen Den Daycare Hours Differ.

Please call for availability.

* The Fine Print:

HOLIDAY BOARDING PREMIUMS: During Peak Holidays, there is an additional $5.50 per night/ per dog charge. These apply during the following times:         

  • Thanksgiving (Nov 20 - Dec 2), 

  • Christmas/New Years (Dec 17 – Jan 3),

  • Easter Weekend (Friday-Monday),

  • Memorial Day Weekend (Friday-Monday),

  • July 4th (days vary),

  • Labor Day Weekend (Thursday-Monday).

Premiums go directly to the staff who give up their own holidays to help make yours special. 

All Fees subject to change without much notice.

KnoxDogs in Dog Boarding/ Hounds To Horses


From: Justin Knox

July 2020

Janean is awesome! First time boarding both our dogs together. They were so happy and well cared for here. No chance we would go anywhere else. Plenty of love and attention... plenty of room to play... total peace of mind. Loved getting picture updates on how our dogs were doing while we were gone. Highest recommendation!


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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. 

We now only accepts dogs of Moderate to Lower energy levels.

Small and senior dogs are welcome! All dogs MUST be able to co-exist 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 too many dogs.


Most dogs are social creatures and like to play with other dogs, but many dogs may get overly excited in our group environment. We can only provide accommodations for pets that are well socialized. We suggest you may want to work with a trainer to correct any unwanted behaviors prior to coming to us...we are Pet "Sitters", and not Pet "Trainers".  :) 

Are we a good fit for YOUR dog / Hounds To Horses

Dogs that are NOT a good fit for us include:

Dogs that are NOT a good fit for our Socialized Boarding / Hounds To Horses
  • 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. 


  • Your pet's food (pre packaged) for overnight boarding

  • A copy of current vaccination record

  • (optional) bed or blanket

  • Always have your pup arrive wearing a collar and leash.

What to bring / Hounds To Horses

Ready To Book?

Zoie sleeping before breakfast / Hounds To Horses
Karly loves a biscuit break during playtime at Hounds To Horses Pet Services
The typical day here:

And the adventure begins...

7:00am-ish Wake-up & Morning Potty/Exercise

7:30am     Breakfast & Digestion

8:30am   Office Opens / Playtime Begins

  • 9:00am   Zen Den Daycare Opens

10:00am  Standard Check-Out Departures Concludes

10:00am - 3:00pm  Play Time Resumes

3:00pm     Biscuit Break

  • 5:30pm Zen Den Departures Conclude

6:00pm    Late Check-Out Departures Conclude

6:00pm   Office is closed & Dinner is served

7:00pm    Digestion and TV Time

10:00pm   Last Potty Call

10:30pm   Doggy Doors Close & Lights Out

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.

There's always room on the couch / Hounds To Horses
Boarding dogs love the social time / Hounds To Horses

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.


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