About Us

At Happy Tails Dog Ranch, we offer both overnight boarding and doggie day care. We believe that dogs crave and need socialization with other dogs, so we offer co-mingled play for both our day care and boarding guests.

Our Northern Colorado facilities reside on nearly 22 acres of land, with a fully remodeled dog barn with indoor kennels and outdoor play yards designed for dogs of all temperaments and sizes.

All breeds and sizes of dogs are welcome at Happy Tails Dog Ranch!


Happy Tails Dog Ranch operates out of the “Dog Barn” on our ranch. In the barn, we have our check-in lobby, retail store, kitchen, grooming room and kennels. Outside, we have some of the best play yards around! We have six main play yards, some over 1/2 acre, for the best play days ever. In summer, we have our Canine Island Oasis featuring splash pools and shady play area.

We were so happy with our dog’s recent stay at Happy Tails. The staff is friendly, facilities are clean and the price is very competitive. We especially loved the daily report cards so we could rest assured that she was having fun and taken care of. I highly recommend Happy Tails both for boarding and day care – we will definitely be back again!

Paige C.

Luna, our border collie, loves Happy Trails and we are so happy to have found them! She has come to play for daycare and been boarded, she always gets so excited when she realizes where we are going. The staff is knowledgeable and remembers Luna every time we bring her. They even make sure after a long day of play in the ranch that she comes home clean!

Jenny K.


We were so happy with our puppy’s stay at Happy Tails last weekend. This was our first time leaving our dog for multiple days at a kennel and Happy Tails exceeded our expectations of a kennel experience. The staff was friendly, the facilities were clean and the price is excellent. We especially loved the daily text/email report cards with pictures so we could see she was having fun and were assured she was in good hands. Thank you for everything, we will be back again!

Paige M.

What Makes Happy Tails Unique

  • 4-plus hours of play time every day are included in our basic rates! 
  • The ranch atmosphere – very few other kennels have the outdoor space and freedom that we can offer our dogs every day. 
  • The owners, Kristi and Jay, live on-site.
  • Our facility regularly handles 40-60 dogs on a daily basis, but with all the space and our staff, the play yards are never crowded, we pair dogs with similar temperaments, and our staff genuinely loves dogs, so ear scratches are never far away.

Quiet Hours / Nap Time

Why don’t we just let the dogs play all day long? Because we have so much space for the dogs to run and play, they wear themselves out during playtimes! They need a chance to come in and recharge for the afternoon play session.



Happy Tails Dog Ranch
18490 CR1
Berthoud, Colorado 80513

We offer daycare seven days a week and boarding year round.



Monday - Friday
7-9am / 4-6:30pm

Saturday - Sunday
8-10am / 3-5:30pm


Visitors during drop off and pick up times only!