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Heart of Texas Dog Ranch, originally known as Boutique Boarding, was opened in September of 2020 by Ashley Nichols. Our mission is to provide your dog with a healthy, safe & fun stay whether for a day or for a month. Motivated by a passion for dogs and deep understanding of quality pet care, we continue to serve a growing client base and expand our service offerings to meet their needs. When you and your pup come to Heart of Texas Dog Ranch, you become part of our family.

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Overnight Boarding

•    Indoor/outdoor runs available for large dogs
•    Spacious indoor kennels for small, medium & large dogs
•    Climate controlled throughout
the facility
•    Doggy Daycare included during your overnight stay
•    Daily Pupdate via text

$35 per night, per dog

*** As of June 1, 2024 Peak Pricing will apply during summer months and holidays. An additional $5 per night will apply to regular & special accommodations boarding***


*Doggy Daycare

•    Climate controlled play areas separated by size
•    Outside play/potty time
•    All day enrichment
•    Interaction with dogs and caregivers
•    Daily Pupdate via text

*Daycare available Mon - Fri only.

$25 per day, per dog

*Doggy Daycare 10-Day Package

All the same wonderful amenities as regular Doggy Daycare but your pup gets the 10th day FREE! 

*Ten stays must be completed within 365 days
from purchase.

*Daycare available Mon - Fri only.

$225. per dog

Business Hours

Mon-Sat (Check-in):

7am-11am & 3pm-6pm
Mon-Sat (Check-out):

Mon-Sat (Late Check-out):

3pm-6pm - $25/per dog

Sunday (Check-in):

Sunday (Check-out):

3pm-6pm - $25/per dog

Odd Hour Check-in/Check-Out:

•   Please contact us to make arrangements to pick-up or drop-off

your pup outside of business hours.


$12/per dog


At Heart of Texas we pride ourselves on the quality of care given to each pup during their stay. With our special accommodations boarding we are able to tend to all dogs with all types of needs. Please keep in mind if your pup falls into one or more of the categories below the special accommodations rate will apply:

  • Intact (non-spayed/neutered) pups over 8 months of age

  • Pups who require special medical attention during their stay

  • Asocial/introverted pups

  • Aggressive dog breeds (if your fur baby is or is mixed with any of the following aggressive dog breeds: Belgian Malinois, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Chow Chow, German Shepherd, Presa Canario, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro,  American Bully or Pitbull; No Wolves or Wolf Hybrids are permitted for any services)

 *Please note: Special Accommodation pups will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis. 

At least one play day is required to evaluate your pup before confirming their boarding reservation. Depending upon your pup’s demeanor, Pampering Services may
not be available.

Special Accommodations Overnight Boarding:

$50 per night, per dog

Special Accommodations  Daycare:

$40 per day, per dog

Full-Service Grooming
Performed by our highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in scissor cuts and fashionable styles.
$70 and up depending on the dog’s size and your desires.
Please email us for a quote.
Pampered Pup

• Dog bath with Shampoo and Conditioner massaged throughout

•    Blow dried & brushed out

•    Nail trim & ear cleaning

 $55 - $70 (depending on size)
Basic Bath
  • Massaged with our Apple Shampoo & Dried
               $25 - $40 (depending on size)
Luxurious Bath

•    Massaged with Apple Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner & Dried

$30 - $45 (depending on size)

De-shedding Luxurious Bath 

•    Massaged with de-shedding Shampoo & Conditioner
•    Blow dried & thoroughly

brushed out

$65 - $80 (depending on size)


Nail Trim

•   Relaxed nail trimming from our experienced caregivers


 $20 per dog

Ear Cleaning 

•   Ear cleansing with a gentle formula from our experienced caregivers

$10 per dog

Dog Walk

• A leisurely pasture stroll across our ranch with an experienced dog handler - offering new experiences and exercise while safely
on a leash.



Vaccination Requirements 

At Heart of Texas Dog Ranch, the health & safety of all pups is top priority. All dogs coming to our facility must be up to date on all vaccinations including Rabies (1-3yr), Distemper/Parvo (1-3yr), Bordetella EVERY 6 MONTHS. If your dog has received the yearly Bordetella and needs a booster there will be NO waiting period. If your dog has never received or lapsed on any of the above vaccinations, they will be required to go through a 7-day waiting period.

HEART OF TEXAS DOG RANCH does not accept home administered vaccines, hand written vaccines,
sticker/checkmark booklets and require all vaccinations to be administered by a licensed veterinarian listed on a
printed invoice.

Cancellation Policy

Non- Holiday 

  • If you cancel 48 hours prior to your boarding reservation, there will be no cancellation fee.

  • If you are a no-show or cancel within 48 hours prior to your reservation, you will receive an invoice with a cancellation fee of $50 per dog. You will not be eligible to book your next stay until the cancellation fee is paid.


  • A 2-night minimum stay is required at holidays to better accommodate all our furry guests.

  • Seven (7) days prior notice for reservation cancellations for holidays is required to avoid a cancellation fee.

  • A holiday period is considered 3 days before and 3 days after the actual holiday.

  • Cancellations within the 7-day period prior to the holiday reservation and no-shows will receive an invoice with a cancellation fee of $125 per dog. You will not be eligible to book your next stay until the cancellation fee is paid.

  • Holidays include MLK Day, Presidents Day, Spring Break, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Years. 

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How do I make a reservation?

How do I pay and what form of payment do you accept?

To make a reservation with us, please send an email to with your requested dates and an attached copy of your pup(s) most up to date vaccination records.

Please keep in mind that your booking is not final until confirmation is received. 

Once you arrive at the Ranch to pick up your pup(s) is when you will pay for their stay and any services provided. We accept cash and card only.

How can I get my dog(s) acclimated to your facility before their stay?

What should I bring for my dog(s) during their stay?

Our goal is to have the pups feel as much at home as possible. We allow dog beds, blankets (or towels), any food, supplements, & medications, and two toys per dog. We have a fridge provided if your pup eats wet food, cheese, chicken etc. We provide all food and water bowls but feel free to bring a slow feeder if that's what your pup uses!

What will a typical day entail for my pup(s)?

 Here at the Ranch, if your dog is able to be socialized, they will be grouped in a playgroup with dogs of their same energy/ size/ personality. If your pup is unable to be socialized, they will still enjoy plenty of one-on-one playtime with a care giver. During our 7-11am as well as our 2-6:30pm window, your pups will be out in the play yards socializing with their assigned friends. Between the hours of 11-2pm there is a designated nap time, lunch is fed at this time if provided. At 8:45pm, the pups will be let out one final time before bedtime. Feeding hours are between 7:30-8:30am for breakfast and 4-5pm for dinner.

We highly suggest you schedule at least one day of doggy daycare prior to their stay in order for your pup to feel most comfortable and properly acquainted with our staff and facility.

What do I do when I arrive at the Ranch to drop my pup(s) off?

When you arrive at the Ranch, please follow all directions of the signs that we have posted. Stay in your vehicle and send us a text message stating you've arrived with your pup(s); one of our Kennel Techs will come out to your vehicle to greet you.

Does the facility have a fire suppression system for when my pup happens to be alone?

Heart of Texas Dog Ranch is equipped with 24 hour monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detection however does not have a fire suppression system. There are also security cameras that management has access to 24/7/365. Although our location is staffed most "non-business hours" there are instances where the facility may not have staff inside the kennel but an employee is on the premises, including "nap" times from 11am-2pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm. As well as overnight from roughly 9:45pm-6:45am. There may be rare circumstances that your pup is left without an associate on site for a given period during the "non- business hours" or posted closed specialty hours.


You may also attach your pup's vaccination records to your email or have your veterinarian email them to us:
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Heart of Texas Dog Ranch 
2570 FM 471 N 
Castroville, TX 78009

Ph: 830-355-8522

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