Your pup will love our 3-acre ranch with a country feel, but city close! Since 2003 we've been providing professional & reliable pet care. I am a full time pet care provider and my husband is a retired Marine. My aging mother lives here on our ranch too! We also breed and show our Quarter Horses locally. Hounds To Horses is located on a 3-acre ranch in the Harmony Grove/Eden Valley area of West Escondido. Country feel, but freeway close!
The number of dogs we take is limited to 6, so we can provide your dog(s) with a quality stay! We are not set up to accept dogs under 1-year of age. We have NO children or cats. Our ranch home is set up to cater to your dog’s comfort with both carpet and tile flooring, three doggy couches, multiple comfy dog beds, plus TWO separate doggy doors for outdoor access into 2 of our 3 separated natural terrain play yards. Two of these adjoining yards can be opened into one big “all play” yard. Our main play yard has double fencing, and while inside our home there is no direct access to any front exterior doors, ensuring your pup has a safe and PAWtastic time here with us!
The typical day on the ranch begins with a short romp outside before breakfast. All doggy guests are fed their own food to keep them “regular”, are separated during meal times, then given a bit of "down time" to digest. Then the doggy doors are open for the day! Dogs can come and go from our house via the two separate doggy doors into the fenced backyard to romp and play, chase each other up the hill, hang out under the big shade tree or covered patio, nap in the sun, or just relax inside our home. The choice is theirs! We’ll even text you some pictures of your dog(s) having fun!
In the evening all dogs are fed dinner, then it's hang-out time with us to watch TV in our den, or nap under the desk in our office while the "paper work" gets filed for the day. Last potty call is typically around 10:30pm, then the doggy doors are closed for the night. All dogs sleep inside our home. Your pup can pull up a spot with other dogs throughout or home, or near us to sleep. We also have large crates for those who are crate trained to ensure everyone has a PAWsome night’s rest.
All guest dogs must be able to live peacefully with other dogs, be non-aggressive, be potty trained, plus be current on a flea program and all vaccinations. Dogs that are under 1-year old, dogs who don't play well in a group setting, dogs who climb or dig at fences, dogs who continually bark, who whine or howl, and those dogs that chew shoes & furniture are NOT accepted as their needs are greater than we can handle.
Because of the cage-free environment here, times are BY APPOINTMENT only for the safety of the dogs.:
>> Check-out time on the final day is 10am.
>> Dogs staying past 10am on the final day will be only be charge a daycare fee instead of paying for a full day.
>> We work 7-days a week, so in an attempt to "get a life", we maintain the following business hours: Mon-Sat 8:30a-6pm, Sun 9a-10a & 4p-6p.
Hounds To Horses is insured with DogVacay AND with Pet Sitters International for YOUR protection, and are Pet First Aid Certified. We take pride in our reputation for superior care of pets, and are happy to provide client references.
Our Peak-Season/Holiday rate is $53 per dog, which applies to a specific period that includes any FEDERAL HOLIDAY. (*) Special offers not valid during these times. Our staff gives up their holidays, so you can enjoy yours. Please inquire for exact days.
Have more than one dog? Ask about our MULTI-DOG DISCOUNT for dogs of the same family! (*Not applicable with other Specials, Discounts or Holiday Rates.) We look forward to meeting you and your pup(s)! Thanks!
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