About Mutt Shack

Mutt Shack boarding is a family owned and operated animal boarding and daycare business. Mutt Shack will treat your pets with love and integrity like they receive in your home. We provide both short term and long term boarding and doggy day care by reservation. The Mutt Shack boarding family will also provide care for special need pets and accommodate special drop off and pick up hours for our clients.
The Vela family have been involved in dog care and rescue for over fifteen years, and are dedicated to the care of your pets. In addition, Steffenie and Shauntell Vela are the founders of Trinity GAP Club and Trinity GAP Rescue. Trinity GAP Rescue is a 501C charity dedicated to helping pets in need and also a sponsor of Euless Animal Shelter. Pet care is more than a business for the Vela family, it is a way of life.

To us, pets are family, and we are dedicated to giving your pets the best of care while they are our guests.

Shauntell Vela

Shauntell has been in love with animals since she was a child. She was always bringing home stray cats and dogs she found wandering the neighborhood. Growing up with at least three dogs and a cat, she knew early that she wanted to work with pets. Her dream has always been to own her own dog business.
In her senior year of high school, she volunteered at an animal clinic on Saturdays. After attending college a couple of years, she went to Colorado and attended veterinary tech school. Shauntell has worked with dogs for the past fifteen years. In 2003, she helped start the Trinity GAP Club, which sponsors the Euless Animal Shelter. She is the vice president of Trinity GAP Rescue, and volunteers at the shelter, adoption events, the pet fair, and the annual walk-a-thon.
Shauntell has worked in doggy day care, boarding, and supervised play groups in the metroplex area including Paradise for Paws, the premier doggy day care/boarding facility in the metroplex. In addition to co-owning and working at Mutt Shack, Shauntell also works parttime at Park Place Vet Clinic in Southlake.

Bobby Vela

Bobby Vela has also been a life long dog enthusiast and dog owner. He has been in the business and sales field for thirty years, however, his love for dogs and interest in dog training, led him to make a career change. Bobby trained under long time trainer, Ray McDaniel, and is now doing individual training at Mutt Shack, along with Ray.
Bobby has been an active volunteer for Trinity GAP since its inception. He has helped with the annual pet fairs, walks, and adoption events on a regular basis. He and his family have fostered numerous dogs for the rescue and worked tirelessly to promote the organization.

Steffenie Vela

Steffenie Vela taught in the HEB school district since 1987, and at Trinity High School from 1993 until 2014 when she retired from full-time teaching. She now is co-owner of Mutt Shack and works full-time here. In 2003, she co-founded the Girls Awareness Program (GAP), at Trinity High School. GAP is a girls’ organization which focuses on girl issues and sponsors the Euless Animal Shelter. This group has won numerous awards, and earned the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award for the City of Euless in 2010.
The Trinity GAP Club, with the help of community volunteers and sponsors has grown to include a group of wonderful volunteers who work tirelessly for the Euless shelter. Four years ago, these volunteers formed Trinity GAP Rescue, a 501C of which Steffenie Vela is President. Through the hard work of the volunteers, the euthanasia rate of the shelter has been cut by 80%.

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I appreciated the love and attention my baby Sadie Grace got while staying at the Mutt Shack. This place is so clean and the owners and workers are so passionate about what they do. This is a home away from home for my precious little girl. If you need somewhere for your baby to stay, check out this awesome place. ~ Lola Wade
We left our two dogs at the Mutt Shack while on vacation. It was so comforting knowing they were being loved on, played with and well taken care of. They love the dogs and make sure they are healthy and happy. Went above and beyond to make sure our dogs were bathed and ready to go when we picked them up. Our pups were walked several times a day, played with other dogs and loved being there. They didn't want to leave! Thanks Mutt Shack! We will see you again for play dates! ~ Laura Plauche Pritchard
My husband and I couldn't stop talking about how kind and loving these people were towards our senior Golden, Bubba. Bub is a rescue and gets nervous when being boarded but when we picked him up from Mutt Shack, he was calm and happy. We could tell he had a great experience! We will be back in the future and will be telling all of our friends in the area about how wonderful this place is! ~Lacie Arthur

Contact Us

8415 Davis Blvd #313
North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Monday-Friday 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM – 5:00PM for pick-up and drop-off only

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