Welcome! We Are Open By Appointment Only.
  We are experiencing a LARGE demand for services during this "post-pandemic" time.  It is best to contact us via our ON-LINE pet portal located on the Reservations Page of this website.  
If you have a last minute need, we probably will NOT be able to accommodate you, as we have very limited space and all dogs must complete a complimentary Meet & Greet prior to staying with us.

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Dog & Horse Boarding
Dog Boarding / Escondido
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Pet Sitting / Escondido
Dog Boarding / Escondido
Dog Boarding / Escondido
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Social Dog Boarding
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Horse Boarding - Retirement Ranch
Horse Boarding - Retirement Ranch
Retirement Horse Boarding
Horse Boarding - Retirement Ranch
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Since 2003, Hounds To Horses Has Specializing In Professional & Reliable Pet Sitting Services, Offering Cage Free: 

  • Small Dog Boarding

  • Small Dog Doggy Daycare

  • Horse Retirement Boarding


Located in San Diego's North County Inland Area of West Escondido.

Harmony Grove is convenient to both Hwy 78 & Hwy 15, and just north of Del Dios Hwy.

City Close, Country Feel!

We are not a corporation chain, nor are we a kennel. Hounds To Horses is a home based family business where we welcome your pets as family in our home. We are a Veteran owned, Woman run Small Business, and are grateful to each and every one of our clients who have allowed us the privilege of loving and caring for their pets. 
We hope you enjoy being able to leave your pets with us, knowing your "fur-babies" are well cared for and they are having a PAWsome time! 

DOG BOARDING Arrival/Departure Are By Appointment Only (not time ranges).
  Mo, We, Fr  8:30-10:00a    &    4:30-6:00p
  Tu, Th, Sat  8:30-10:00a    &    3:30-6:00p
  Sundays we are closed until 4:30-7:00p

"Zen-Den" Small Dog Daycare Offered:

Mo, Tu,  &  Thu, Fri from 9a - 5:30p

Limited Openings. Please call for availability.

Open By Appointment Only
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Due to several knee injuries, we are no longer able to accommodate high-energy dogs. Our services are limited to SMALL DOGS ONLY.

North County's Best Dog Boarding! Is your pet a member of your family? Then your fur-baby deserves a vacay where quality is more important than quantity. Limited to approximately 6 dogs for overnight boarding, we offer socialized accommodations in our home on our small ranch in West Escondido. We believe the care, comfort, and security you find here will truly make your tail wag!

Small Dog Day Care
Small Doggy Doggy DAYCARE

Our unique "Zen Den" Doggy Daycare caters to the smaller dogs who likes to socialize and play, but not always in "high-gear" the entire day! This is NOT the place for high energy dogs who need to "just burn off energy".


Instead, this is open specifically for smaller dogs who would prefer a more "Zen" setting to chill socially interact with other dogs of the same size.

Professional Pet Care Specialist

Pet CPR & First Aid Trained

Background Check Verified

Horse Retirement Boarding
Horse Retirement Boarding


Horses now easily live into their 30's and the decision that go along with having an older horse is a long term commitment. Existing commercial boarding operations may not be attuned to a senior horse's needs. Solution:

Nestled in the quiet west Escondido area of Eden Valley/Harmony Grove, Huston Ranch is a private equestrian property which accepts a limited number of Retired or "Non-Riders"... that's all we do! We provide elder care basics for your pet horse including: DAILY turnout, good nutrition - fed 3X per day, congenial social arrangements, and attentive care so your old-timer remains physically comfortable and healthy and emotionally content.

Dates we MAY be CLOSED for Horse Shows:​
  • Aug 30 - Sept 5

  • Sept 30 - Oct 2

  • Nov 7 - Nov 13

  • Dec 1 - Dec 4

All horse show dates are TENTATIVE.


Since 2003, we have been pet care specialists providing loving care in a professional and reliable manner. We go above and beyond to ensure every dog in our care is kept safe. Dogs play with their teeth, nails, and at times are very "ruff". All pets in our care are covered by our Premium Pet Insurance*. Hounds To Horses will cover up to $1,000 per incident of vet bills for one year.

To us, your pet is a V.I.P. (that's Very Important Pet!)

Please call us for an appointment to come visit!

* Some restrictions apply. Not applicable to Boarded Horses.

Pet Sitting Visits
Pet Sitting Visits &
Overnight Stays (your home)



Pet owners who who have a variety of pets, or those concerned with both the care of their pets and the safety of their property are choosing our professional "in-home" pet care service option. With overnight stays in your home, we care for your pets just as you do...and even spend the night with them! We can customize our visits to your specific requests to fit your pet's needs! Our goal is to keep your pets in their own environment and as close to a normal routine as possible, all in the comfort of their own home!

Thank You - Hounds To Horses Loves Our Clients!!!

We would like to send out a big thank you to each and every one of you for your wonderful comments, reviews and suggestions. Your thoughts are important to us, and we do our best to live up to your expectations. Without you...there would be no us!




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