Grass roots grown, Austin made dog care.

for the love of dogs.

The Ranch

Hand cultivated, locally grown goods

In addition to dog care we run an vegetable and flower farm, complete with pigs and chickens.

Starting with a small plot of land we have hand sown a variety veggies and flowers. We have fresh veggies, eggs and preserves for FREE delivery to the Austin Area. Click the link below for prices & availability.


About us


       Wag N Heel started in 2015 as a hobby with the sole intention of having dog friends over for Emily's dog, Spider. Within a few weeks, we had gained a small clientele base. We were asked if we could do daycare and said "why not?". We were asked about doing in home visits and, again, said "why not?". We steadily gained clients through word of mouth and after one year, Emily quit her job to take over the dog business full time and "Back Yard Dog Park" was born.

From 2015 to 2019 we hosted over 500 individual dogs and had over 1000 individual bookings at our home in South Austin. Now, we've taken the next step and found our little slice of heaven, bringing Wag N Heel ranch to life.​

meet the pack


She's a fiddle player, is obsessed with tropical plants and most importantly loves dogs. 

Emily has had a dog beside her since before she learned to walk. Volunteering with the Akita Rescue of North Florida and boarding facilities by the age of 10, she's gotten hands on experience from day one. Born in Texas & raised in north Florida, Emily moved back to Texas in 2014 where she met Nick.


Originally from New Jersey, Nick has spent time all over the U.S. including a few years in Hawaii. He has great love & knowledge of plants, trees and flowers. He moved to Texas in 2014, and within a few months ran into a girl with a dog living at the same apartment complex. Before long, Emily & Nick were running Wag N Heel and raising chickens in South Austin together. 


Emily adopted Spider (FKA Montel) when she first moved to Austin in 2014 from Austin Humane Society when he was 6 months old. After a painstaking battle with mange, his skin and coat came back 100%. From day one he has shown that he has an exceptionally loving and caring personality. He's able to bring the shyest pups out of their shell and even get along with dogs that have reactive tendencies and don't get to have many dog friends. 

Lady Bird

Nick adopted Ladybird (FKA Madeline) from Austin Pets Alive! in 2016 when she was 8 weeks old. She has had a spunky, explorative and independent personality from day one. Growing up with a constant flow of new friends big & small and her big brother to show her the ropes, she's had an incredible amount of socialization. She loves face pets and food more than anything else.

what makes us different...

-Personal, At- home Feel

-All Dogs Welcome, we are not one size fits All!

-Nick and Emily live on site, giving your dog 24/7 care, 365 days a year. 



  • 30 min

  • 24 hr

    40 US dollars
  • 8 hr

    25 US dollars
  • 24 hr

    Starting at 100 USD
  • 1 hr

    10 US dollars
  • 1 hr

    20 US dollars


Emily and Nick helped me take care of my senior girl, Missy. I don't know what I would have done with out them. After Missy crossed the bridge, Ellie came along. She loves daycare and boarding with Wag N Heel ranch.

Arden C., Ellie

Daycare & Boarding client since 2018

“The best! My pup, 

Jackson, loves Nick and Emily! 

I never have to worry about him when I'm at work or out of town because I know he's getting the best care possible! 

Jenifer L., Jackson

Boarding & Daycare client since 2015

Located in south east austin


Come and Play!

Operational 24/7

Appointment only - schedule a meet and greet by phone or email!



Two French Bulldogs
Three French Bullgod Puppies
Beagle Puppy
Dalmatian Dog
Golden Retriever
Rescue Puppy

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