How Hearts and Paws became a family...

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Family History

Hearts and Paws had its modest beginnings within the Smith Family home. Diana had been training for several years but in 1998 we decided to make it a family business with Chip (her husband) and two sons Ryan and Trevor on board. We started with a dog boarding and training as well as teaching classes in different areas around Austin. During that time, Diana helped develop the training programs for the volunteers at Town Lake Animal Shelter and the SPCA. Our business has remained a family based business. It started with one family, the Smith Pack, who loved teaching others about the wonderful world of dogs. As our business grew and added on new families, it was time for Hearts and Paws to move to a bigger house. In 1999 Hearts and Paws moved to Volente Road in the North Austin Area. For the next 10 years we served Austin as a full service training, agility, behavioral counseling, daycare and boarding facility. Our Club Pup Camps for children was also. As a new year approaches in 2014, we are creating a premiere training center in N.W. Austin on Pond Springs Road. Our new facility will feature indoor, climate-controlled classrooms, training, daycare, stay & train, and meeting rooms. We will have large outdoor play yards and this will be the future home of our popular Club Pup Kids Camps. By the spring 2014, we will have two regulation size agility and training fields and our famous "Yappy Hours" will return! Click here to get on our email list for opening dates and event news.
Our Mission...

To glorify God, the Creator, by providing excellent care and training for your canine family members, enhancing those family relationships for a lifetime.

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Where are we located?

13291 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729

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