DogBoy's Dog Ranch in Pflugerville to close after 26 years

Courtney and Bart Emken said in a Jan. 5 announcement via the DogBoy's website and social media they have sold their 15-acre property. (Courtesy DogBoy's Dog Ranch)
Courtney and Bart Emken said in a Jan. 5 announcement via the DogBoy's website and social media they have sold their 15-acre property. (Courtesy DogBoy's Dog Ranch)

Courtney and Bart Emken said in a Jan. 5 announcement via the DogBoy's website and social media they have sold their 15-acre property. (Courtesy DogBoy's Dog Ranch)

The owners of DogBoy's Dog Ranch, located at 2615 Crystal Bend Drive, Pflugerville, announced the business will close Jan 30.

Owners Courtney and Bart Emken said in a Jan. 5 announcement via the DogBoy's website and social media they have sold their 15-acre property.

Courtney said a development company purchased the DogBoy's property in mid-December, along with property owned by two of their neighbors, to convert to single-family residential rental properties.

"It was not an easy decision to make as we love all of our employees, our clients and your dogs," the statement said. "After careful consideration, we believe this is the best decision for us. We want to thank you so much for your loyalty over the past years."

The Emkens will remain in the Austin area and continue to work in the industry, according to the statement.


In an email, Courtney added she and Bart "would like to thank the Pflugerville and Greater Austin community for the outpouring of love and support as we share the news, and over all, for the years we've called Pflugerville home."
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.