I'm no longer living in Austin, and one of the things I will miss the most is Agape Acres. For 3 and 1/2 years, they took the best care of our two dogs when we were away.
The last time I boarded them there, we had to board them (sadly) for four months because our move did not go according to plan. Nancy stayed in touch with me on a regular basis about how Malcolm and Bailey were doing, gave them their flea and heartworm medicines every month and made sure they got lots of attention and love. When we picked them up, both dogs were in great spirits and healthy and VERY happy to see us. I never wanted to have to leave my dogs boarded for such a long period, but since I had to, I can't imagine leaving them in anyone else's care.
I read the negative review that was posted, and can't imagine what happened. Yes, the dogs do play together with other dogs, but I know that they do keep a close eye on them. One of my dogs gets along with dogs some of the time, but not all of the time, and I know they separated her from the others when she and another dog did not get along. They also fed my dogs separately because one of them starting getting a little food aggressive, and Nancy kept me informed as we worked together to nip the bad behavior in the bud.
We've lived enough places and boarded our dogs in a number of boarding kennels, and my dogs have never been so happy and well cared for as here. They leave exhausted but extremely content, and I would recommend Agape Acres to anyone. Mike and Nancy live on site, love animals and will take great care of your dog too. If you're looking for a fancy, Four Seasons-of-the-dog world kind of place, this may not be the place for you, but if you want your dog to be well cared for and want a place where a dog can be a dog by running, playing and socializing, this is the place for your pet.
Pros: affordable, lots of playtime and attention
Cons: none that I can think of