Dog Boarding & Daycare in Ellensburg, WA

Breathe a sigh of relief while your dog jumps for joy

Leaving your companion is hard. We strive to make your dog’s experience fun and enriching and yours worry-free.

Specializing in Happy Dogs and Worry-free Owners

What to expect during your pups’ stay with Waggin’ Tails Ranch

Waggin Tails Ranch Boarding and Daycare - Dachsunds

Small, evenly-matched groups

For boarding and daycare, our campers join small social groups based on size, energy and play style.

Training & enrichment

Bored dogs learn bad habits! More than a watchful staff, we provide dogs with a structured routine of play, training, and daily enrichment.

Regular rest breaks

Play and rest go hand-in-hand. With short rest breaks between play sessions and a midday nap, your dog will go home happy and relaxed.

Individual attention

With cuddles and kisses included free of charge, we ensure each and every dog gets the individual attention they deserve.

Are we right for your dog?

New dogs are required to come for a full-day evaluation prior to approval for boarding or daycare and must meet the following requirements:

All dogs must be well-socialized and friendly with unfamiliar dogs.

We are not accepting dogs who frequent dog parks.

Dogs who have been outside WA State, stayed at another boarding/daycare facility or attended a dog event (dog shows, competitions etc) within the previous 30 days will not be permitted.

Must have current vaccinations, including Bordetella, DAPP, Influenza and Rabies 

Must be spayed/neutered if over 9 months of age.

Dogs must easily fit into one of our established playgroups.

Dogs must be crate/confinement trained (calm and quiet with confined).

Waggin Tails Ranch Boarding and Daycare - Dachsunds

Hours and Rates at Waggin’ Tails Ranch

(Pre-approval and reservations required.)

Morning Arrival and Departure Times

Monday – Sunday

7:00 – 8:30 AM

Afternoon Arrival and Departure Times

Monday – Thursday

3:30 – 6:00 PM

Friday – Sunday

3:30 – 5:30 PM

Boarding fees are charged by the calendar day; we recommend bringing your dog during the morning drop off times to maximize their stay with us.

Daycare Rates:

1 Dog: $32

2 Dogs (same family): $49

(We do not offer 1/2 day daycare)

Purchase a 10-day package and get the 11th day free!

Boarding Rates:

1 Dog: $42

2 Dogs: $69

Charges are per calendar day.

Minimum 1-day charge.

No charge for the day if dog is picked up before 8:30 AM.

Returning Clients

Login to request your dog’s stay

New Clients

Set up an account, upload your dog’s vaccination records, then email or text to request an evaluation.

Common Questions
My dog isn’t good with other dogs, can he still attend daycare and boarding?

Sorry, no. Our focus is on social groups for dogs, so we are not accepting dogs who do not get along with unfamiliar dogs.

My dog gets along with some dogs but can be too much for others. Can he participate in group play?

Possibly. We set up our play groups based on size, energy and playstyle. Dogs must fit easily into one of the playgroup types.

I have a small dog/puppy. Can she come to daycare?

Yes! For safety, we don’t let small dogs or young puppies out with big dogs. We have a day reserved just for small dogs and puppies and they have lots of fun hanging out together.

What vaccinations does my dog need?

Dogs must be current on all vaccinations, including Influenza and Bordetella (Kennel Cough). Bordetella vaccinations, must have been administered at least a week prior to boarding or daycare. 

My dog isn’t spayed or neutered, can he still come to stay?

All dogs must be spayed or neutered by the time they’re 9 months old. We cannot accept females in heat.

Can I bring or pick up dog outside your regular hours?

To minimize interruptions and permit our staff to focus on the dogs in our care, we ask that you respect our scheduled arrival and departure hours.  Arrangements can be made for arrivals and departures outside our scheduled hours during the day, for an additional fee.  No arrivals or departures after our evening closing time.

My dog has never been confined. Where will she sleep?

All boarders sleep in our heated and air-conditioned bunkhouse. We use appropriately sized, individual wire crates, or 4×6 or 6×6 kennels. All dogs must be crate trained, and able to remain calm and quiet when confined.

I have a young puppy, can I board her?

We love puppies and are happy to have them stay with us, provided they have finished their complete series of puppy vaccinations, including Rabies and Bordetella, at least a week prior to their stay with us, and are at least 4 months old.

My dog needs daily medications, can you give them?

We are happy to administer oral medication for your dog. Please bring the medications clearly labeled with the required dosage, and any item (cheese, pill pockets) that you use to hide the medications in. There will be an additional fee if we are required to purchase food items to administer the medication. Please note: We cannot board dogs who require injectable medication.

My dog jumps fences, will he be secure at your facility?

No, sorry. While our main play yards have 6-foot chain link fencing, and all dogs are supervised when outside, for the safety of the dogs in our care, we cannot accommodate dogs who are known fence jumpers or escape artists.