1023 Country Club Drive, Escondido, CA 92029 

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.

Socialized Dog Boarding


1 Dog......$48

Additional Dog

(same family)....$45

Late Check-Out 

(after 10am).....$25

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.

Dog Boarding Appointments 

Available 7 Days A WeeK:

Monday       8:30 am - 10:00 am  &  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday      8:30 am - 10:00 am  &  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am  &  5:00 pm - 6:00pm

Thursday     8:30 am - 10:00 am  &  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday          8:30 am - 10:00 am  &  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday     8:30 am - 10:00 am  &  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday        8:30 am - 10:00 am  &  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Zen Den Doggy Daycare Rates

Single Session......$ 35

4-PAK Discount 

(#32 x 4 times) ....$128

10-PAK Discount

($30 x 10 times) ...$300

Our unique Zen Den Doggy Daycare caters to the dog who likes to socialize and play, but not in "high-gear" all day! Our place is best suited for dogs of Average to Lower energy levels. Perfet for older dogs and smaller dogs who prefer to just chill with good company! Currently, Daycare is only open by appointment.

You're pup is welcome to arrive and depart                    by appointment during these hours*

    Monday       9a - 5p

    Tuesday      9a - 5p

    Wednesday N/A

    Thursday     9a - 5p

    Friday          9a - 5p

    Saturday     N/A

    Sunday        N/A

*Based on availability. 

We hope to be adding days in the future!

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We Offer Limited Doggy Day Care By Appointment: 

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. 


  • 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)

12:30pm   Siesta

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.