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Welcome to Camp Zoo!


I am SO glad we found Camp Zoo!


We adopted our beloved dog right before the pandemic. All we know is that she was picked up as a pregnant stray and narrowly avoided euthanasia. Combine her history with the isolation of the pandemic years, and she has some social challenges – she wants to play with other dogs but doesn’t know the rules. And she tends to be very protective of us, which makes it hard to let her socialize safely under normal circumstances.


Then we found Camp Zoo & Pet Ranch for doggie daycare. A compelling testimonial suggested they accepted dogs with social challenges, so I crossed my fingers and made the call. It is doubtless one of the best decisions we’ve ever made for her! These folks have taken the time to get to know her and earn her trust. I can tell from her body language that she feels completely at ease with them – even during dropoff and pickup (those handoffs have always required special awareness). I can tell from the videos they post - which are both adorable and reassuring - that she is gradually gaining more social confidence and learning the rules. This is really the only place where she can socialize AND be off of mom-protection duty at the same time, and it’s been life-changing. Since she started weekly visits to Camp Zoo, we have also noticed that she’s a little more relaxed in her social encounters when she’s WITH us, too. She is eager to hop in the car when I tell her she’s going to “school” and she’s happy and tired when I pick her up at the end of the day. THANK YOU CAMP ZOO!!

- Stephanie M. and Hestia

Camp Zoo & Pet Ranch is a pet boarding/sitting facility located in SW Austin, specializing in dogs. We do NOT believe in breed restriction and will care for any pup who lets us. We care for your pets like family. We treat your babies as part of our pack, and give them lots of socialization, play and LOVE!

Camp Zoo was established in October, 2014 by Mark Camp, our founding member, and currently run by myself, Joe Wolf. Mark and I worked closely together before his passing and we bonded over our shared passion for animal care. My staff and I continue to keep his legacy alive by continuing especially relating on the importance of treating every dog like the unique individual they are and taking our time to make sure each pup feels special and loved.
The name “Camp Zoo” started out as a joke on Facebook, as Mark's last name is “Camp”, and with “Zoo” being a reference to all of his wonderful animal companions over the years, so it seemed appropriate to call it Camp Zoo.  The “Pet Ranch” part comes from being located on an acre of land, with lots of room for our furry kids to run and play.

Camp Zoo is an LGBTQ+ friendly and owned business.

Hours of Operation


MON - FRI: 9am - 12pm, 4pm - 6pm

Closed weekdays 12pm to 4pm for drop offs & pick ups

SAT: 11:00am - 2:00pm

SUN: 12:00am - 2:00pm


MON - FRI: 1pm - 3pm

Meet and Greets by appointment only,


Contact Camp Zoo to arrange a meet & greet with us!

Send us a email or text at 512-983-7141 to arrange for a meet & greet and set up boarding. We look forward to meeting your canine companion!


6501 Ridge Oak Rd, Austin, TX 78749, USA

(512) 983-7141

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