Dog Day Afternoon Doggy Dude Ranch was started by Phil and Julie Castaneda, March 1, 1999 in a 5000 sq ft warehouse in downtown Topeka, Kansas. Their goal: to provide area dog owners exceptional pet care in a safe and fun-fillled environment with a focus on training, behavior and socialization. The business quickly grew and it wasn't long before the couple realized they would soon outgrow their space.
While running an errand one afternoon, Julie stumbled across the property on West 10th Ave, just outside the Topeka city limits. She found the location attractive because it offered 5 acres of great outdoor space, something the warehouse did not. While they agreed the old barn left much to be desired, Phil and Julie decided to leave the decision to relocate up to their current clientele. Julie admits, she was a little surprised when the unanimous decision was made by clients to move the business to the outskirts of town. The property was purchased in February of 2000 and with a lot of help from their dedicated clients, the doors were opened exactly one year later on March 1, 2000. And while the old dairy barn left much to be desired when compared to the brick warehouse, the clients seemed to prefer the more rural setting over the asphalt and concrete at the former location. The term Doggy Dude Ranch was added to the company name in an effort to reflect the unique outdoor experience now provided at Dog Day Afternoon.
Today, with indoor playrooms, eight outdoor play yards, a private dog park, playground, pond area and wooded trails, Dog Day Afternoon Doggy Dude Ranch can provide your furry family member with more than just your average Doggy Daycare experience.
Julie Castaneda has more than 30 years experience in the pet services industry. Her focus has always been animal behavior, training and grooming and she is proud to serve the NE Kansas area with her expertise.
8235 1/2 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66615
121 NE US Highway 24
Topeka, KS 66617
We can't wait to meet you and your pet!