**2019 Dates**

A note from Leighann, Koinonia Founder and Trainer:
”It’s hard to believe we’ve been serving Austin’s dog families (first as a hobby and then as a business) for 14 years!
2019 will mark a change for us as I suspend Boarding to concentrate on Training. I thank all who have entrusted their furry family members to my care. Keep in touch on the Koinonia Facebook page!”


Our goal at Koinonia Boarding is to keep our doggy boarders as comfortable and fulfilled as possible during their owners' absence.  We do this by:

  • Maintaining a home-style atmosphere.  Koinonia operates out of a private home, so the dog lives almost exactly as he would in his own home.

  • Minimizing crate time.  Unlike typical boarding facilities, the dog spends the majority of his time living among our family. Please note that your dog must have prior crating experience to stay with us.  See the FAQ page for more details about how crates are used at Koinonia.

  • Prioritizing physical activity.  Walks are considered a necessity, not an extra, at Koinonia.  Most boarders receive daily walks.

  • Providing mental stimulation.  We love to see our boarders mentally engaged during their stay!  This means access to interactive, food dispensing toys, as well as additional learning activities when appropriate.


Rates and Details

When can I pick up and drop off?  

  • Drop Off: Monday through Saturday from 8:30AM to 8:30PM; Sunday from 4:00 to 8:30PM

  • Pick Up: Monday through Saturday from 8:30AM to 8:30PM; Sunday from 8:00 to 8:30AM, 12:30 to 2:00PM and 4:00 to 8:30PM

If your needs fall outside these hours, please contact us to discuss availability. After-hours drop-off or pick-up is subject to a $10 convenience charge.

For more FAQ, visit our Boarding FAQ page.

Special Cases

Special Needs
Special Needs are welcome at Koinonia!  With experience as a veterinary surgery technician, Leighann is happy to administer oral, topical and injectable medications.

Senior Citizens
Age alone does not disqualify any dog from Koinonia's Boarding Program. 

  • Senior Citizens get to enjoy individualized attention, and we rarely double book.

  • Please inform us at the time of booking if your dog requires toilet breaks less than every two hours.

Intact Dogs
Male and females dogs over the age of six months old must be neutered or spayed to stay at Koinonia.  Exceptions made at Leighann's discretion.