Austin’s Original, Clean Air-port Kennel
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Austin's Original, Clean Air-Port Kennel

-  EST. 2010  -



Our pets are our family and in today's world we want the best quality care for our furry family members. When you go on vacation it sure is nice to know that fido is getting the ultimate care so you can truly enjoy yourself!

We are located just 8 miles east of Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  We offer 4 acres of play yards for all day play!  Come see what makes us so unique.  For questions about our services or to schedule a tour, you may email us at or call us at 512-444-9000 (office) or text/call 512-293-4856 (cell).

** We are now selling Primal raw dog food and treats, DoTerra Essential Oils, and collars & leashes from ** 



Best Dog
in Austin

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about us

My passion for dogs started when I was very young. Mom decided to breed her German Shepherd when I was 7. Since the day the puppies were born I have been in love with dogs. We have 2 dogs, a 9 year old Ridgeback (Aby) and an 8 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback (River) that is already 100 lbs!

I decided to leave the Real Estate Development rat race and pursue my passion of walking dogs. Barking Springs Dog Walking and Pet Sitting was birthed but, than I got married and had a baby so I had to put a halt to the dog walking. Once we purchased the land I wanted to continue with my passion so we opened the kennel! - what better job than to play with dogs all day! 


Meet the "Pack"

Aby: 9 year old Ridgeback

Aby: 9 year old Ridgeback

Owner Doug Garwood

Owner Doug Garwood

 RIP Sweet Bailee Jade - 2000-2013

 RIP Sweet Bailee Jade - 2000-2013

RIP Dehay - 1980-2015

RIP Dehay - 1980-2015

River: 8 month old Ridgeback

River: 8 month old Ridgeback

Owner Jessica Garwood

Owner Jessica Garwood

RIP Sweet Dakota - 2007-2015

RIP Sweet Dakota - 2007-2015

Not Pictured:

Simba: 8 year old black cat
Stormy: 3 year old cat
2 horses: Hooter- 14 year old mare, Asher- 4 year old Gelding
4 guinea hens and 50 sheep

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Boarding & Pricing



How it works:

Call or email us for availability (if you inquire about space for certain dates this does not guarantee you a spot, you must follow up by confirming you will need the boarding), fill out the necessary forms, and bring the forms with you upon drop off along with current vaccination records (Rabies within three years, DHLPP and Bordatella (to prevent Canine Cough) annually). Bordatella must be given at least 2 weeks prior to reservation date.

All boarders will receive all day play in playgroups at no extra charge. If you prefer to have your dog in an area by itself please let us know and we will give him or her special one on one attention. We will do our best to pair dogs together that have the same personalities. 

All dogs must be spayed or neutered unless they are 6 months old or less, some exceptions can be made, please call to talk to a staff member. We do not charge extra for administering medicine, playgroups or any other special needs.

Please bring your dogs food and a bed. It seems that most dogs adjust to being away from home better when they continue eating their own food and when they have something that smells like home. All belongings must be labeled with your dogs name. We are not responsible for lost items.


  • 1st dog $38/night
  • 2nd dog $30/night
  • 3rd dog $20/night

*Multiple dogs must be in the same room to receive the multiple dog discount

All dogs picked up after 12 pm Monday through Saturday will be charged a day of day care ($20) per dog.

If you would like your dog bathed before going home please let us know. Here are the prices:

  • Under 50 lbs: $25
  • Over 50 lbs: $30
  • Nail Trim: $15

Airport Pick up: $50 (by appointment only during business hours)

*airport parking not permitted at the ranch

  • Tours are on Saturdays between 10am and 12pm by appointment.
  • Please keep drop off/pick up times to a minimum.  
  • Airport parking not permitted.

Day Care

Monday through Friday only.
Ranch drop-off: $20/day per dog




Since Jessica is a dog owner/lover I know she understands how much a dog means to someone. The past few months being away from Nala has been heartbreaking at times. Knowing she has such a wonderful place to go has made it much easier. I know she loves it at Barking Springs Dog Ranch. Jessica has really created a dog heaven. I thank her so much for all her help over the last few months. It has made the transition from Austin to DC so much easier. Nala will miss Jessica and her doggie heaven so much.
— Joanna Bradley
Kobe loves Barking a Springs so much, and I love their daily updates and pictures! It’s so great that the dogs get to run around the ranch during the day, and get their own bedrooms (no kennels!) to sleep in at night! This place is amazing, and he owners and employees are awesome! We will never take our fur children anywhere else!
— Melissa V.
I moved to Austin last year and was very worried about where I would leave my two labs while I was away! Fortunately I found Jessica at Barking Springs Dog Ranch! She is so friendly, easy to get in touch with, and has a fantastic staff who you can tell truly loves dogs. I never crate my dogs and I love that they can run around outside all day while I am away. They even have air conditioned rooms for the dogs to stay in! I’m a crazy dog mom and I love getting email updates with photos when I am away!
If you worry about your dogs and you want them to have a BLAST while your away then email Jessica and take a tour of Barking Springs!
Ps. Tired dogs after a vacation is always a plus!
— Emily Y.
Barking Springs takes great care of my golden retriever, Abbie. She comes home from a stay happy, healthy, and well-exercised. I would recommend Barking Springs to anyone.
— Audra Kinser
Barking Springs gets my vote for a top notch place to board your dog. We’ve been boarding our oversized German shepherd with Jessica and Doug now since they opened. My husband and I love this place because we can tell how happy our dog is when he stays there. Jess and Doug let us come for an appointment so we could see the place ahead of time - newly built building, beautiful piece of land, plenty of room to roam around for the off leash kind of doggie. The review, though, should really come from our dog: once he realizes he is at Barking Springs, he starts to whine and bark because he can’t wait to get out and have fun. He adores Jess, and he gets treated like one of the family dogs when he is there. Jess has an obvious love of dogs and a sense of ease around large dogs that makes our boy feel relaxed and at home. As I write this, he is snoring on his bed, still tired from all his fun over July 4th weekend! Other good things: Jess and Doug are nice to humans too, and easy to work with. Easy access from the airport, so you can drop the dog and go hit the parking area and be on the way. If you are a worrier, Jess will give you updates by email or text. And she has a form to fill out ahead of time so she knows your dog’s quirks. Did I mention these are super nice people? Love that.
— Catie Mohin
Barking Springs has taken care of my most treasured possession, Baxter, many times. The only complaint I have is that I think he likes Jessica more than he likes me! He always has fun with her, and she takes him on special outings. He is even more spoiled when I get home than he was when I left him…..and, that’s pretty spoiled.
— Francie Little
We called upon Barking Springs to find a service that would take our ailing dog, Rowdy, into their home so he didn’t have to be kenneled. Barking Springs was fantastic! They followed all of our directions and cared for our dog as if he was their own. Simply, Barking Springs is the best and we’re thrilled to have them help us care for our dog.
— Vicki Hodson




We are located at 2400 Caldwell Lane, Del Valle TX 78617.

For questions about our services or for a tour, you may email us at or call us at 512.444.9000.



Drop offs/Pick ups are by appointment only and are to be made between the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 7am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

We are CLOSED from 12 pm- 2 pm for lunch everyday except Sunday.


If an appointment can not be made during these hours we offer an after hours pick-up or drop-off option. Space is limited so it’s important to reserve the spot if you know you will need it. All after hour pick up/drop offs need to be pre-approved by a BSDR staff member prior to closing and are $25.