World, meet Remus aka Remi. This little four pound mini wolf and his friends have been gracing our private dog park with their presence weekly since COVID-19 hit Austin. While here, Remus' mom posts cute pics on Instagram, tagging us to help boost our business to others. Thanks, Remi & Lisa! You can follow Remus and his adventures on Instagram @Remustheminiwolf.

For those of you who have been clients for a long time, you know that we've always been really passionate about spaying & neutering. This month, we made a decision to relax our spay/neuter policy from six months to one year. Due to varying opinions among the veterinary community, we would like our clients to have more freedom to reach the best decision for themselves and their canine companions. We will still move intact dogs to orange cards from the age of 6 months until they reach one year to prevent pregnancy and focus on safe playgroup formation.

In this issue, we talk about the ways we're still staying safe through COVID, introduce our new Kennel Manager, and share updates from our training team. Enjoy!
COVID Update

DogGirl, here. Noodle and I are feeling pretty stir crazy these days. But I'm also doing everything I can to stay safe. If you're not yet ready to bring your dogs out to DogBoy's, let me tell you - we totally understand! Many of us are staying home and self-isolating to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Here's what we're doing to stay safe at the Ranch:

We have a core group of employees who are committed to serving the clients and dogs who are coming, making sure we are wearing our masks, and social distancing from our coworkers and clients. We have continued the process of contactless pickup and drop off, with new signage in the circle drive to simplify and speed up the process. Our office is closed to clients, but we still have staff onsite answering phones and taking care of pups. You are welcome to call or email us for retail orders with free curbside pickup!

Tours are all virtual for the time being, which you can watch here if you've never done so!
Dog Ranch TV Podcast!

We are so excited to introduce our new podcast as a companion to our digital education series Dog Ranch TV. We can talk about dogs all day long! Join DogBoy & DogGirl as we talk to industry pro's about dogs, dog lovers, and the professionals who work to help them.

The podcast is available on all podcasting platforms or simply click one of the links below. In our latest episode, we talk to our friend Frances Jonon, President & CEO of the Austin Humane Society, and learn all about how the AHS is working through the pandemic and continuing to find loving homes for homeless pets! If you have time, take a listen and leave us a review!
Mason Emken, Promoted to Kennel Manager

Congratulations to Mason Emken for becoming DogBoy's new Kennel Manager! Mason literally grew up on the Ranch, and has been working at DogBoy's since he was just 15 years old.

Mason is already working on some exciting new changes. He has implemented a new staff training program called Pet Guru College. Also in the works are improved grooming techniques and a reimagined daycare that will include learning and enrichment. Stay tuned for more details about that!

We are so excited to have him in this new leadership role and we look forward to all the improvements he has in store for your pups!
DogBoy's Makes National News!

We have some fun news to share! DogBoy's was recently featured in the May/June 2020 issue of Pet Boarding and Daycare magazine! (Fun Fact: We were interviewed 5 days before COVID hit Austin) We were chosen for the cover photo (that's Alfred!) and lots of our clients' pups were pictured inside too! To read the wonderful article in it's entirety, you can visit the online version. We were truly honored to be featured as a profile for success!

Board and Train
Did you know DogBoy's is offering Board and Train in the homes of our certified professional trainers? How cool is that? Your dog will live with one our trainers and receive round the clock care and training!!! Click for more information and request a consultation.
Visit our website to view the most current class postings or click below to speak to one of our certified trainers.
Online Training Classes

It has never been easier to train your dog in the comfort of your own home. Our online zoom classes come with a link to the recorded video and the slide deck, so that you can go back and review as needed.

ONLINE Puppy Class
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ONLINE Basics Class
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Saturdays, August 15 - September 5
(4 week class) $195

ONLINE Manners and Impulse Control
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sundays, August 16 - September 6
(4 week class) $195

ONLINE Tricks Class*
Still Available
(Self Paced, Take at your Leisure!)

Only $99

*Please allow up to 48 hours to receive your account information

❤ Y'all stay safe and healthy! ❤