Happy Tails Dog Ranch




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Welcome to Happy Tails Dog Ranch!

At Happy Tails Dog Ranch, we offer both overnight boarding and doggie day care. We believe in the philosophy that dogs crave and need socialization with other dogs, so we offer co-mingled play for both our day care and boarding guests.

Our facilities reside on 2+ acres of land dedicated to the kennel from our 20 acre horse ranch in beautiful Northern Colorado. This includes a fully remodeled dog barn that has indoor kennels and outside play yards that are designed to meet the needs for dogs of all temperaments and sizes.

All breeds and sizes are dogs are welcome at Happy Tails Dog Ranch! Every dog is evaluated to ensure that they have the appropriate temperament and social skills to fit in well with our play groups.

What's New?
Doggie Paw
Happy Tails is h hiring staff members

"Our best testimonials come directly from our dogs. So many of our customers tell us that as soon as they turn onto our driveway, their dogs get excited in the car"


Happy Tails Dog Ranch operates out of the "Dog Barn" at the back of our 20 acre ranch. In the barn we have our office, kitchen, and individual and family kennels for our dog guests. Outside we have some of the best play yards around! We have 5 main play yards, some over 1/2 acre alone, for dogs to get out and stretch their legs to their heart's content.

See our Facilities page for an in depth tour.

What Sets Us Apart from other Kennels?

  • 4-plus hours of play times every day are included in our basic rates!  Many other kennels advertise cheaper boarding rates, but when you read closely you notice that they offer play times or walks for your dog at an additional cost.  We feel the playtime is key to making our dogs happy, and our customers happy.  So we will never charge you extra to ensure your dog is out getting exercise and mental stimulation.
  • The ranch atmosphere – very few other kennels have the outdoor space and freedom that we can offer our dogs every day. Nearly 2 acres of fenced play yards, plus the horses and cows in nearby pastures sets a unique setting for all of us at Happy Tails.
  • Owners, Ginger, David and Monica, live on-site – Because there are three of us we each can arrange to take vacation yet still have an owner around to look after the businesses.
  • "Ideal Sized" - our facility regularly handles 20 - 40 dogs on a daily basis, but we are limited to 60. So you know your dogs:
    • are never crowded
    • always have a good selection of other dogs of similar temperaments to make friends with
    • get a lot of personal attention as our staff have time to get to know each dog

Quiet Hours / Nap Time

Some people ask why we don't just let the dogs play all day long? Because we have so much space for the dogs to run and play - they wear themselves out during playtimes! They need a chance to come in and recharge for the afternoon.

Take a look at this video to see what the dog's think about nap time.


  New Customers

All new doggies start with an Evaluation Day of Daycare prior to booking a boarding stay so that we all rest assured that your dog is comfortable and happy here. We will also need vaccination records from your vet, and our own Pet Services Agreement filled out. See all of our Policies & Requirements.

Would you like to talk further
or schedule a tour?
New customer inquiry

Also see our Referral Bonus Policy


We have morning and afternoon office hours 7 days a week:

Mon-Friday: 7-9 am; 4:30-6:30 pm
Sat-Sunday: 8-10 am; 4-6 pm

Nap Time is 12-2, No visitors please
Holidays: Closed for drop offs / pickups

Appointments outside of these hours will be subject to an Off Hours Fee.


We offer Daycare during the week, and Boarding year round (with the exception of no drop off/pickups on the major holidays.)

Existing Customer?
Online Reservation Request

Are you a New Customer?
New customer inquiry


18490 County Road 1; Berthoud
7 miles NE of Longmont
4 miles SE of Berthoud

See maps and directions on our Contact Us Page


All of our rates include 4 or more hours a day of co-mingled playtime, and our high quality dog food if your dog doesn't require a special diet.

Basic Daycare: $20
View Discount Options for Daycare

Small Dogs Boarding: $27
Large Dogs Boarding: $31
View Discount Options for Boarding.

Policies & Requirements