2500 E. Hwy 290 Dripping Springs, Texas 78620 Phone (512) 894-7387 Email staynplaypetranch.com
Stay N Play Pet Ranch is owned and operated by people who truly care about animals. As a member of the Pet Care Services Association, our management and employees are trained under PCSA certified training programs. Created with the firm belief that there must be a better way for pet care, we carry forth that founding principle every day with ongoing education, training, and research to continue to enhance your pet’s body, mind, and spirit experience in the healthiest, all natural facility possible.
Meet the Stay N Play Pet Ranch team!
Charlotte Biggs and Betty Gale, Founders
Having experienced a variety of care environments for her dogs when traveling extensively for work, Charlotte Biggs knew there had to be a better way for pet care. Partnering with Betty Gale, the two women spent several years researching and planning the ultimate boarding facility. Both gave up corporate positions to put their hard work and true passion for animals into creating one of the finest pet boarding, grooming, and training facilities in the country. Nationally recognized for their efforts in creating an all natural and green facility, Charlotte and Betty make all decisions based on what is best for pets in Stay N Play Pet Ranch’s care including putting together an experienced team who share the same passion. Learn more about Charlotte, Betty, and Stay N Play Pet Ranch in their profile by Pet Services Journal. Click here to download the PDF.
Lynn Fruchey, DVM, Director of Kennel Operations
A retired veterinarian, Lynn came to Texas in 2008 with over 30 years experience in the boarding kennel and pet care industry. She has been breeding and showing her beloved Gordon Setters since 1976 and competes in Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Tracking and Hunt Tests. Her dogs also chase squirrels and sleep on her bed. Originally from Wyoming and Colorado, Lynn loves the Hill Country and does NOT miss snow! Her philosophy toward pet care is to treat our clients’ pets as well, or better, than her own. Too often a pet’s physical needs are taken care of, but their emotional needs are neglected. She and our staff spend every day making sure every pet’s environment is as stress free as possible and that they are comfortable and happy.
Melody Hilburn, Director of Business Operations
Melody was a devoted customer before joining our staff. Prior to Stay N Play Pet Ranch, she worked in corporate communications for over 15 years and managed 51 retail stores with over 150 employees. Stay N Play Pet Ranch customers, pets, and co-workers all benefit from Melody’s vast professional experience in customer service and her genuine love of animals, as exemplified by her long-term service as an active board member of PAWS Shelter and Humane Society.
Trisha Kelley, Director of Business Operations
Trisha has lived in the Dripping Springs community for a decade and knows a lot of the locals by their first name (as many of your have already discovered). Trisha has an extensive background managing a veterinary diagnostic hospital in all aspects, and brings with her a vast knowledge of management, medical and training experience to our team.
Leslie Hutson, Front Office Administrator
Leslie worked with Special Olympics Texas for over 19 years coordinating state and local sporting events for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. She worked with an ABC aflilate in Lufkin as a weekend anchor and weekday news reporter. She grew up with dogs, rabbits, cats all throughout childhood and currently has a Great Pyrenees and 2 Chihuahua and 3 cats.
Stay N Play Pet Ranch Hours:
Sun: 3:00pm-5:00pm (Sundays are pick-up only)