Southwest Austin dog day care celebrates 10 years in business

A dog plays at Howl N Woof Dog Daycare, which celebrated its anniversary Nov. 15. (Courtesy Amy Emmons)
A dog plays at Howl N Woof Dog Daycare, which celebrated its anniversary Nov. 15. (Courtesy Amy Emmons)

A dog plays at Howl N Woof Dog Daycare, which celebrated its anniversary Nov. 15. (Courtesy Amy Emmons)

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.”
By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.