family owned and operated

Your pet is in good hands with our professional staff and world class kennels.
We offer only top quality care for all of our visitors.

World Class Kennels
24/7 Quality Care
Clean/Safe Environment
  • a few words about our history

    about us

    The Big Dog House is an upscale Pet Boarding Facility located on 9 beautifully wooded country acres just 3 miles north of the intersection of Highway 380 and Highway 377 in Aubrey, Texas. Our management lives on the property allowing for constant on-site supervision of all of its guests! Our services include boarding for a variety of pets, grooming and day care.

  • a few words about who we are

    who we are

    Our owner, Lorrie Buckingham has been an animal lover all of her life. She was originally from Illinois and moved to Texas in 1994 and started a mobile grooming business. She always had higher aspirations of opening a professional, state of the art kennel for dogs and cats. In 2003 she found the perfect location in Aubrey Texas and construction on THE BIG DOG HOUSE began. It took six months to clear the property and build the first kennel.

we love your pets

The Big House Dog Kennel focuses on making your animals happy.
Let your pet get the highest level of care from our professionals.

give medicines

Our trained staff is very comfortable administering meds for your loved one.

scheduled feedings

Our scheduling system always ensures your pet gets fed on time!

clean environment

Cleanliness is our top priority to ensure your pet has a comfortable visit.

heat & air

All of our kennels have fantastic, upgraded heating and a.c. systems.

24/7 live in staff

We live on-site so you rest assure your pet will be cared for while you’re away.

individual play times

Each pet will have safe, INDIVIDUAL play and exercise times.


  • Just wanted to let you know that they both were much more calm and happy when they got home. They were exhausted but played with toys and ran around the yard. Totally opposite from last Christmas. I was so relieved. They will definitely be back for another visit. Thank you so very much for taking such good care of them this time.
    Marilyn Stevens
    Proud Pet Owner
  • The Big Dog House has saved my life on multiple occasions and is always willing to adjust to me and my dog, Scarlett’s needs! I don’t know what I would do without them. While juggling a busy working and traveling schedule, they make it possible for me to be away without worry; knowing that my best friend is in the best hands possible. Scarlett is always so excited to go back! A big thank you to the Big Dog House!
    Veronica and Scarlett
    Proud Dog Owner
  • We moved to Texas in June 2014 and visited many dog kennels within a 35 mile radius. We were so blessed to have found The Big Dog House! The Big Dog House is very personable and our Bullmastiff’s are so happy and safe. We are also very concerned parents regarding the cleanliness. You do NOT have to worry here! The Big Dog House is very experienced, friendly, and caring. The Big Dog House is a 5-star kennel! We wouldn’t go anywhere else!
    Katina V
    Proud Dog Owner


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