Stay-N-Play Pet Ranch®, Inc.

2500 E. Hwy 290 Dripping Springs, Texas 78620 Phone (512) 894-7387 Email

About Us

Stay N Play Pet Ranch is owned and operated by people who truly care about animals. As a member of the International Boarding Pet Services Association, our management and employees are trained under 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 experience in the best facility possible.

Meet the Stay N Play Pet Ranch team!


Paul Kennedy, Owner                                                                                 

Paul has been in the Austin area for 18 years. He purchased Stay N Play in November 2013 and has vast experience as a business owner. Paul understands the relationship between a pet and their family, as he rescued their own family dog, Farley. Paul is married and has 2 sons who are active in sports. He enjoys skiing, deep sea fishing and diving, coaching baseball and spending time with his family.   


Melody HilburnMelody Hilburn, Director of Business Operations
Melody has been a part of Stay N Play for many years. She was a devoted customer before joining our staff. She previously worked in corporate communications and has extensive experience in customer service. Melody is married and has lived in the local community for 20 years. She has a genuine love of animals and is an active board member of PAWS Shelter and Humane Society.

TrishaTrisha 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. She has an extensive background managing a veterinary diagnostic hospital and brings with her a vast knowledge of management, medical and training experience to the Stay N Play team. Trisha is a proud mother and enjoys spending time with her kids and doing project around the house.


Leslie Hutson, Kennel Manager
Leslie graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. She also ventured out into her passion for photography and enjoys capturing great shots of the pets here at Stay N Play as well as the hill country. Her love for animals has been a constant in her life. She enjoys managing the kenned here at Stay N Play. At home, she has a Great Pyrenees, 2 Chihuahuas and 2 cats.

Stay N Play Pet Ranch Hours:

M-F: 7:30am-5:00pm
Sat: 8:30am-1:00pm

M-F: 7:30am-3:00pm
Sat: 8:30am-1:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm-5:00pm (Sundays are pick-up only) 

The name Stay N Play Pet Ranch, Inc® (Stay N Play Pet Ranch) is a federal trademark registration; U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,307,105. The unauthorized use of this name as a whole or any part of by anyone in a pet related, same or similar business is a direct violation of federal, state and common law trademark laws