Local owners Cody and Amy Emmons met while working at a doggy day care. Now, more than a decade later, the two celebrated 10 years since they started Howl N Woof Dog Daycare on Nov. 15, 2011.

After Amy Emmons, who had been a veterinarian technician for 10 years, went through her dog training apprenticeship, the couple started dog training and dog sitting from their home. They realized they needed a new space after one Christmas the couple had 15 dogs in our house, Amy Emmons said.

After a decade in business with Howl N Woof at at 10010 Manchaca Road, Ste. C, Austin, each member of the couple has 20 years experience working with dogs professionally, while Howl N Woof managers each have 10 or more years of professional experience with dogs, Amy Emmons said.

The business offers day care, lodging and training and has the largest outdoor play yard in South Austin. It is locally owned and family operated by dog professionals. The day care is behaviorally focused while the dogs play and learn.

“We always strive to maintain quality over quantity,” Amy Emmons said. “We know each and every dog by name, personality and play style.”