My Kershaw LOVES coming to the ranch! When we first rescued him we were
very worried about leaving him anywhere, even for just daycare, given
how anxious he was when we first got him. After meeting Judi and the
fabulous staff at Wagontail Ranch, Kershaw felt immediately so loved and
cared for. I left town for two weeks after first meeting our family at
the ranch, and since then, they have become kershaw's second family! As a
first time dog owner, I learn so much from WTR, and can ask for tips or
advice whenever I need- I always know they have the best advice and
tips. Thank you WTR for loving my baby so much! Kershaw is so lucky to
have such an amazingly loving and special family over at Wagontail.
"Full Stars!" :)
My dog can barely contain himself when we get in
the car to go over there! It's like going to doggy Disneyland for him,
and for me it's great peace of mind knowing how much love and attention
the entire staff gives him and all the dogs. Thanks guys, from me and my
We have been bringing our dog here since he was 3 months old and we
absolutely could not say enough about how wonderful wagontail is. When
he was a puppy, they were great about slowly socializing our dog Gatsby.
Now that he is a year old, he is so excited when he goes to Wagontail.
It's obvious he has such a good time and it makes us feel comfortable
when leaving him. We use both their day care and boarding services. When
we board him, we know he is having his own vacation which makes us feel
less guilty about leaving him. Judi and team treat all the dogs like
their own family. We bring his bed and he sleeps in that when boarded.
They always send you photos of your dog during the day which is
something my husband and I really look forward to when he is there.
Could not recommend them enough!
Clearly I am not the only person that thinks this place is outstanding.
The staff are warm and loving, the facility is clean and well
maintained. There is ample room for the dogs to run and play.
My dog LOVES going here and if I don't take him for a couple days he becomes depressed :(
Wagon Tails is the best treat I can give my dog.
I am a new dog owner, never grew up with a pet and now am trying to
figure out how to be the best owner to my sweet little rescue puppy
Kobi. Wagon Tail Ranch became a safe and trusted place for me to leave
Kobi in doggy day care for the one day that I work as well as knowing
that I can comfortably board him overnight if I plan on being away from
home for too many hours. Even more, Judi and her wonderful staff have
been helping me to socialize my puppy and try to help him become less
timid. They take the time to gain his trust and work with him through
these issues. The facility is doggy heaven with a large yard that the
dogs can easily access. There is a separate fenced in area within the
yard that separates the smaller dogs from the bigger and often more
rambunctious dogs. There is an area inside the house as well where the
smaller dogs have free reign to run and play with each other.
Additionally, they run their business very well with excellent
communication and clear info about their policies and pricing. I just
read in a prior review that there is now a long wait list to get your
dog into their facility. I feel lucky to already be a customer and I
would encourage anyone who loves their dog to stay in touch with Judi
and be patient because it will be worth the wait.
Wagon Tail Ranch has become the greatest service we have ever found. It
is incredibly hard to find a pet service that you trust, we have dealt
with some bad apples in the past, who charge ridiculous high prices for
the least amount of care possible. Judi and her staff are absolutely
incredible. They are so knowledgeable and have such a passion for what
they do. Whenever we leave our dog Auggie the staff sends us pictures
showing us how much fun he is having. I will forever rely on Wagon Tail
Ranch to take care of our furry family member. They are wonderful, and
have changed our life, knowing we can travel without feeling guilty fir
leaving Auggie behind. I know that Wagon Tail Ranch is like a vacation
for him! Thank you to Judi and staff!
What can I say about Wagon Tails Ranch that hasn't already been said by
other reviewers? I had a bad experience with another boarding place and
came to Wagon Tails after looking at the yelp reviews. I'm glad I did, I
emailed Judi and quickly got a response. I took my puppy for the
temperament assessment test and she passed. I take her here every
Saturday so that she could get used to the environment and have some
socialization. I like how Judi response quickly to e-mails and how they
send you pictures/updates on how your dog is doing. My puppy is always
tired and I have to pull her away from the place so that I can take her
home. Even though it's a little far from me, I will keep going there
because she has so much fun. Highly Recommended!
I highly recommend Wagon Tail Ranch Doggie day Camp & Bed n'Bones!
I found Wagon Tail Ranch by doing a google search over 4 years ago. I
consider them my dogs other family. I took a job in woodland Hills and
found an apartment around the corner. I was going home on my lunch
break and walking my dog. The apartment building is new and has had a
few hick-ups. The fire alarm kept going off all of the time. I tried
getting recommendations from my coworkers for kennels and daycares for
dogs. I had a co-worker who was taking his dog to a kennel that walked
the dogs around 3 times a day but otherwise they sat in a cage all day.
I felt to sorry for his dog. I did a bunch of interviews with several
day cares/Kennels and loved the way the dogs had the freedom to be dogs
at Wagon Tail with no leashes. They have the freedom to run, dig, and
sleep until they choose to. I trust them to take care of my dog and to
treat him like I want him to be treated. I worship my dog and treat him
like a little human being and they do the same. My dog is currently 18
years old (Schipperke/Chihuahua mix) and still acts like a young dog.
His health is excellent. He actually seems to get healthier with age
if that is possible? I think most of that comes from having a
life/purpose. He goes to Wagon Tail Ranch 5 days a week. Going to
Wagon Tail Ranch is his job, school, and friends that he hangs out with.
They keep him young and healthy. He can't wait to get out of the car
every morning and he falls sleep in my arms at the end of the day when I
pick him up. He has been going to Wagon Tail ranch for over 4 years.
I also take him there when I go on vacation. Great place to take your
dogs! They really love animals here and treat your dog like their own. I
highly recommend this place for any picky pet owner. In my next life I
would like to come back as my dog and hopefully I could to go to wagon
Tail Ranch. If you ever end up there for a visit, ask about my little
guy, his name is Romeo and he goes by LR there.
Home away from home for our puppy. I have gone to visit 5 dog day care /
boarding facilities from Santa Monica to Topanga, Woodland Hills. We
needed to board Kiki, our 5 month old female english shepherd (herder
like a border collie) for the first time for 10 days. Kiki was anxious
during the temperament test, and I was worried that she wouldn't pass
Judi's standards. Judi recommended that I bring her back for a day play
date the next day so she could see her behavior when I am not around.
Thank goodness with Judi's expertise, love and care, Kiki felt
comfortable the next day to relax a little and have fun! I brought her
back every day for 5 days before the trip so that she could get totally
used to her home away from home before we left her for 10 days. I will
attach a photo of Kiki walking on to Judi's property for the first time
looking concerned, and a contrasting picture of Kiki today (4 days
later) having a blast with her new friends! In addition to the
professional staff and care Kiki is treated to at Wagon Tail Ranch, the
grounds and facility is a giant ranch home, so the dogs totally feel
like they are at home, and not in some concrete building with cubicles.
They sleep in the house on sofas and some of the needier dogs even
sleep in bed with Judi! I am so grateful for Judi and her staff, and
intend to begin taking my other 2 dogs there as well!
I have nothing but positive things to say about Judi & Tim and
the entire Wagon Tail Ranch team! Our Lucy absolutely loves her time
there. Nothing beats the peace of mind of knowing your cherished dog is
in good hands when you are away, and whenever we drop her off at Wagon
Tail we know she will have a fantastic time and be as well cared for as
though she was home with us.
Judi & Tim are special people,
in that this is more than a business for them. They truly and
sincerely love the dogs that come into their care. We love to get
pictures of Lucy's days at Wagon Tail - in every single shot we can see
that she's having a great time. They have a large property, and our dog
loves running and playing with the new friends she makes at every
visit. We like knowing that Judi & Tim screen the dogs to ensure no
aggressive dogs will be present. We also like knowing that Lucy isn't
just stuck in a kennel with periodic visits out - unlike other boarding
options, at Wagon Tail, Lucy gets to just be a dog and enjoy nature. Wagon
Tail Ranch - thank you for taking SUCH good care of Lucy this weekend!
We know she is looking forward to her next stay with you.
We are so glad we found this amazing place. Judi, Tim and the whole team
at Wagon Tail are great. Boomer starts crying as soon as I turn down
the street and literally drags me to the door to get in. Knowing he
enjoys going here and he is welcomed here makes us feel better about
Of course we want him to go every with us, but as most
of you know that is not possible. We take comfort knowing he is in good
Boomer comes home exhausted from all his fun time!
Thanks again everyone at Wagon Tail
When we had to leave our gentle beloved 13 year old Labrador for the
first time, without our relatives able to care for him as usual, I was
very very anxious. I visited numerous other dog boarding facilities
which left me feeling increasingly anxious. Either they were smaller
cement enclosures were he would be lonely and increasingly stiff with
his mild arthritis or they were crowded with rather hyperactive barking
dogs running aimlessly in indoor warehouse type facilities, or a
combination of both. Disappointed, I almost canceled my trip to my
daughter's college graduation until I pulled into the beautiful setting
of Wagon Tail Ranch. The environment was both serene, natural, loving,
and still extremely clean, organized and well staffed. Our dog felt
instantly at home because he was in the same environment as he was with
us at our home. Dogs are able to go where they want in the very spacious
secure grassy backyard (complete with trees and misters) or wander into
the home where they enjoy the kitchen and family room. All the dogs at
Wagon Tail Ranch are so happy and peaceful that my dog blended right in
the moment he came for his evaluation. Most important, the owners,
Judi and Tim and their staff are so warm and friendly and true dog
lovers who absolutely love your dog. They will kiss and hug your dog
(other places had the audacity to charge extra for such attention!) and
do whatever it takes to make your dog feel loved and comfortable. They
are wonderful professionals as well. They will treat you respectfully
and answer your questions thoroughly. Emails and phone calls are
responded to immediately and many pictures of our dog were sent to us
(unrequested!) to further give us peace of mind. We are thrilled and
relieved to have found Wagon Tail Ranch and highly recommend them. Judi
and Tim and the staff really do feel just like family to us and clearly
our dog feels the same. We'll be back!
We would never leave Los Angeles were it not for the Wagon Tail Ranch. Judi, Timothy and the whole Wagon Tail Ranch crew are AMAZING!! From the moment we first met them at our dogs consultation visit, we knew we had found a special place with special people.
Weather it's just a daycare visit or a 2week stay, our dog has a fantastic time at the ranch and we know he is in the best of hands. The house is immaculate for having a lot of dogs roaming around. They have an enormous fenced in backyard where all of the dogs can play with one another so they get a fantastic amount of exercise during their visit. Our dog, a terrier, has a TON of energy. When he comes home he sleeps from the ranch he sleeps for days. And i convinced the last time we picked him up he was a little depressed to leave all of his friends! The Wagon Tail Family cares deeply about animals and we feel lucky our dog is considered part of the family.
Lara T. "Ernie"
I recently boarded my dog with Wagon Tail Ranch for 2 weeks.
I have never boarded a dog for that period of time and was quite apprehensive.
I have tried other boarding places in the past and was always greeted by a
fairly depressed dog. Not at all the case this time at Wagon Tail Ranch. My dog
goes to work with me everyday and is used to being with people and other dogs
all the time. He is used to getting allot of attention.And he does not sleep in
a crate. When I picked him up after 2 weeks he was very happy and very tired.
Exactly what I had hoped for.
The facility itself is excellent. There is app. 1 acre+ and the dogs stay in
the owners lovely ranch style home. Between Judi and Tim and there staff the
home and grounds are immaculate. There is no need to look any further for a
place to bring your beloved pet. This is the spot.
Dave W Westlake Village CA "Philly"
The Wagon Tail Ranch is the best, and now only, dog day (and
overnight) care I will ever trust my pups with. I was leaving town for my
birthday and all of my friends that usually watch our dogs for us were coming
with to celebrate. I didn't know who to call. I received several
recommendations and looked up several boarding facilities locally with no
avail. Then I called the Wagon Tail Ranch. Tim and Judi invited us to come over
for a meet-n-greet, and we couldn't be any more pleased once we went over. Their
ranch is amazing! A doggie oasis! We knew we found the right place right away.
Our boys stayed for 3 nights. They sent us emails with updates and pictures of
our dogs enjoying their time with all the other dogs. That was a special
gesture that really made us feel good while our dogs were away from us.
It was all too easy giving 5 stars to Judi, Tim and the Wagon Tail Ranch!!! I
look forward to taking my dogs there again!
Jimmi "Dodger and Tahoe"
I can't say enough wonderful praises about Judi & Timothy. They are the most loving & caring people I have met in a very long time. I have never boarded my doggies Benji & Buffie before as I could not put them in boarding & feel happy. Now I am addicted to Wagon Tail Ranch! My dogs love going there & Aunt Judi & Uncle Timothy take excellent care of them. They are very knowledgeable about animals & I trust them explicitly! My dogs have gone for play dates, daycare and overnights and just recently for 10 days....my first vacation in years. I did not worry (my dogs are my children) and wouldn't leave them with just anyone!! I just moved from a house to an apartment, so now I take my dogs to Judi and Timothy on the weekends just so they can play! It's amazing to me what a quiet pleasant environment it is they have such a control of the dogs and their routines...it's so organized and clean....it's amazing. They treat the dogs as each one is personally their child: they love them and kiss them and give me the piece of mind I need! I live in Porter Ranch so driving to Woodland Hills is not around the corner, but it's worth the effort and I will take my dogs and any future dogs I have to Wagon Tail Ranch....and only there! I plan on getting away all of the time now as I no longer have to feel guilty leaving my dogs behind. (I wish they would adopt me!!!!) There is nothing not to love about them. We have had many wonderful conversations and they have taught me a lot of things about dogs I didn't know.
I now defer to their judgment based on their years of experience. I can't explain what a wonderful feeling it is to know that if you want a vacation, a day off to attend a wedding, or recently I hurt my back, so there was a place for Benji and Buffie to live while I was home in bed unable to take care of them.
Judi and Timothy, I want to thank you very much for what you do....you are a remarkable couple who truly puts every ounce of your love & care to all of the dogs in your care. You are my lifesavers and I am truly blessed to have found you both.
I would tell anyone that if you need a loving home environment for dog care, that this is the place for you!! I cannot praise them enough.....they are truly dogs best friends.
Forever appreciative, "Benji &Buffie"
My dog was treated like a KING. Judi and Timothy took great care of Barney and myself!! I received constant updates when I was away. Including pictures of him playing with the other dogs. I felt super comfortable leaving him there. The ranch has a beautiful play area, the dogs can stay in the living room and they are treated like part of the family. Barney got lots of love and great care at Wagon Tail Ranch. I HIGHLY recommend this place!
We are so happy to have found Wagon Tail Ranch! Our little
adopted poodle mix, Dori, has separation anxiety and I am a very
"mothering" dog owner. Needless to say, I used to worry about having
to go away and leave her. Finding Judi and Tim was almost too good to be true.
Only 15 minutes from home and no cages, this is honest and loving care of each
and every animal. They take the time to "interview" dogs and owners
before accepting animals to their "brood". No aggressive behavior is
tolerated; the dogs play and interact socially in a very positive environment.
The level of care was obvious the day my husband went to pick up our dog after
her 3-day overnight stay; she didn't want to leave! Judi sends pictures and
keeps us posted on how Dori's doing via email and she responds to phone calls,
when necessary, very quickly. I am so grateful to have this very special option
available to me as an empty-nester who travels fairly regularly.
This is THE BEST place you can find! My little westie,
Calamity, is always so tired after running and playing that she falls asleep on
the way home. I completely trust Judy and Tim. They truly make you feel
comfortable leaving your pet in their care. While I'm out of town, I get
updates and photos emailed to me regularly so I can have peace of mind while
I'm away. They only take non agressive dogs and never have more than they can
handle, so each pet gets the attention they need. They have a large fenced in
backyard and lots of toys. At the kennel, your dog is locked up in a crate most
of the day and you have to pay extra for any special attention. At the Wagon
Tail Ranch, for the same price, sometimes less, your pet gets constant
attention, an entire house and backyard, and friends to play with all day long.
I am so glad I found this place!
I am so impressed with Tim and Judi I want to quit my day job and go to work for them. They are so good at what they do - true dog lovers. These people do not only look after your pets with love, care and responsibility, but they treat them like thier own animals; giving your dog special treatment if he especially misses home, take pictures of your pet while you're away so you can see just how happy they are at the ranch. They even have a living room that is specifically designated to the house guests including easy chairs, toys and couches.
Before your dog can stay a Wagon Tail Ranch they must come over and be introduced to the other dogs slowly. Tim and Judi are very experienced with dogs and won't accept a dog at the ranch that doesn't fit in socially. Judi is extremely organized when it comes to food specifics like diet control or any special medications. One of my dogs doesn't drink out of other dogs water bowls so she was sure to put Dodger's water out in a special spot so he knew it was his.
Listen....i hate leaving my dogs. I'm one of these pathetic animal lovers who gets
sad on her way to Hawaii cause...."What about the boys?" Wagon tail Ranch is a special treat for dogs. Judi told us that dogs have been knows to sleep for a couple of days when they return home because they are so active playing at the ranch and our dogs were no exception to that. I will absolutely use them again and again and you should too.....it's like Disneyland for the dogs!
Emily "Dodger and Tahoe"
My husband and I had been trying locate a facility that would take care of our French bulldog, Conrad, after having a bad experience with his last Doggie Day Camp. It seemed during our search we would never find anyone until we found Judi and Timothy at Wagon Tail Ranch. What wonderful people and what a wonderful home environment. Judi and Timothy are so loving and caring and they really invest in each dog that is in their home. They understand Conrad's needs and do not deviate from it one bit. Conrad has overnight stays, spends two days a week at Doggie Day Camp and we can walk away and NEVER have to worry. Judi always sends us pictures of Conrad playing with his new found friends, which gives my husband and I a great deal of joy and provides us with the opportunity to take park in Conrad's day. I would highly recommend Wagon Tail Ranch to anyone who is looking for Doggie Day Camp or overnight stays for their dog. Even though their home is out of our way (we are in Canyon Country), it is worth having to drive the extra time and miles on the road to ensure Conrad is well taken care of. You know that your dog is well taken care of when he does not want to leave when you arrive to pick him up. This has been our experience and Conrad is always eager to get out of the car when we arrive and wants to turn around and go back when he has to leave. While Conrad loves being with his parents it is reassuring to know that he has no qualms about staying. Thank you Judi and Timothy for taking such wonderful care of our boy....we appreciate it tremendously.
Renee and Bob "Conrad"
To All Animal Lovers,
If you have ever wanted a perfect place to leave your
pets when you are away, do we ever have the most wonderful people and place for
Judi and Tim have taken care of our
various pets for over twenty-five years, both in our home and in theirs. Each
time it has been a fabulous experience for our pets and for us ! We have the
knowledge and peace of mind knowing that our animals are receiving the absolute
best care and royal treatment possible ( humans should get the great care our
pets do !! ) Judi and Tim always seem to " go the extra mile "and
treat our pets like part of their family. Indeed, after all these years, they
are family !!
Please consider talking with Judi and Tim whenever
you need and desire superb pet service and care. You will love them as we do,
and your beloved animals will be in for the most wonderful experience of their
Toni and Bob Portillo "Wrinkles"
To Pet lovers,
Judi & Timothy have
been my babysitters of choice for my dog Ginger for the
last four years. They are wonderful. It seems that Ginger gets even more attention
at Wagon Tail Ranch than at home. Ginger has a
great time with the other dogs and loves to play in Judi’s big yard.
Judi is very loving and often refers to the dogs as her “Children.” She has more compassion for animals than
anyone I have ever seen. Judi and Timothy are great
and I wouldn’t have anyone else take care of Ginger. I would recommend them to anyone who would
like a loving, fun and affectionate sitter for his or her dog.
Teresa Aulestia "Ginger"
Judi & timothy at the Wagon Tail Ranch are going to be my preferred place to take my dog when I'm away. Their patience & calming personalities makes your pet feel so at home & so loved. They are able to accommodate the needs of your pet in anyway they can, so that he/she feels comfortable. The grounds at Wagon tail Ranch are perfect for your pet to run around while your gone; enough to maybe even forget about you while your gone. They sent me multiple pictures while I was away, which truly made being away from my dog much easier! I had a sense of ease the entire time I was away, not having to worry about him. I also felt as though it was an easy transition taking my dog there and then bringing him back home. I would recommend them to anyone!
Joe M. Gurney "Pugsly"
My little Chihuahua Palmer has been in doggy daycare at Wagon Tail Ranch for the past 3 years. Yes we are a bit crazy , but he has horrible separation anxiety. He is so happy at Wagon Tail Ranch. He especially loves to run around in the big back yard (we don't have one). Tim and Judi are his surrogate mom and dad. We never worry a bit when he is there because they treat him like one of their own.
Our pound puppy, Corky spends time at the Ranch whenever we go out of town. Tim and Judi are so loving to him and he really enjoys being there. All the dogs get along very well and we never worry about the care Corky is receiving. He gets to run and play in the backyard and sleep inside with the family. Tim and Judi have a special bond with all animals and there are always lots of hugs and kisses to go around. Tim and Judi will also train you and/or your dog. I would highly recommend Wagon Tail Ranch to anyone looking for a great place to care for your dogs.
Elaine & Bill "Corky"
Hi Judi & Tim,
We were so happy to see that you sent us and email and photos while we were away. Great shots!!! Thanks for the fun report also. We can see that Lacey was so well taken care of and very much loved. What an amazing home away from home
you provide. We were also impressed with the clean and cozy feel of your home.
This was Lacey's first time ever, in her 15 years, that she has stayed away from
family, and with other members of her kind. We were a bit nervous, but oh my, what a surprise. Your slow introduction of Lacey and her new friends seemed to make her feel comfortable. You are right , she is very wise and her fun self was able to shine in your safe and loving home. We were so happy to hear how well our "Granny Lacey" fit right in. Thanks for taking the video with Lacey playing with Milo. Tell him she says "Hello!" If we are able to take another vacation, we know the perfect place for our "old" gal.
Tracey and Anna "Granny Lacey"
Dear Judi & Timothy,
Wagon Tail Ranch is the only place I would ever leave my beagle puppy , Tobey. Judi & Timothy are such wonderful, loving, caring and knowledgeable dog care owners and trainers. I was so worried about going on vacation because I just couldn't find the right care for Tobey. I just couldn't leave my "Baby" in a large, impersonal dog resort. I just can't tell you how happy I was to find Wagon Tail Ranch. They give your animals the love and attention they need as if they were their own pet. The ranch itself is a dog heaven; there is so much room for the dogs to roam, but still be supervised. Now I can go on vacation and have piece of mind
knowing that Tobey is having a great time too. If my dog could talk, I just know he would tell me what a wonderful time he has at the ranch and that he loves to go back for other doggie vacations.
Lots of Love,
Hi Judi & Timothy,
I just want to thank you once again for taking care of our Okie. It makes me very happy to have found someone like you that takes very good care of our pet. I was really surprised to see how excited he was to return to the ranch. It really shows that he feels good being there and that he really likes it. Thank you for the photos and for all your help. We will be in touch when we need your care. Have a wonderful day and thank you once again.
Hi Judi and Tim,
Thank you for the pictures of Albi. We did not have any pictures of Albi and our friends and coworkers have been asking for them. I sent them the pictures you took and received great comments back. We would recommend you in a minute!
We would be happy to have you help us with Albi next time we go out of town, in fact I can see bring him for a play day. He really seemed so happy when we picked him up . Thank you for caring about him.
Kent & Evelyn Palmer "Albi"
Hi Judi and Timothy,
Thank you so much for all the adorable photos. it looks like Daisy and Teddy we having the time of their lives. Next time we go out of town they are all yours. It's so nice having someone care for them who really loves them.
Thanks again talk to you soon,
Lisa "Daisy & Teddy"
Hi Judi & Tim,
I just wanted to say thank you for the pictures you emailed me last night! I loved them! I showed my brother and we all cooed how cute Jack was playing with his friends! We're glad he had a lot of fun and agreed that it was much better that he stayed at your ranch rather than just sitting at grandma's house home alone and bored. He hasn't played with other dogs in a while so it was great to see him play again! Thanks again for everything and we plan on taking Jack back there whenever we are out of town!
Ferlay Aguda "Jack"