About Us

Voted Best Dog Boarder in Fort Worth

Cowtown Canines is staffed by a knowledgable team of dog experts. They help ensure that fun is had while your dog experiences wonderful climate-controlled indoor-outdoor play facility, complete with doggie lounge, couches,
 and bouncy beds, located just minutes from downtown Fort Worth. Add our shaded outside play yard with pools, trees, and play sets, and that equals lots of fun, stimulating play for your barking buddy! 
We offer Dog Day Care, 24 Hour Dog Boarding, Dog Training, and much more! All dogs are welcome to come join the fun!

…and we were voted the best dog boarder/groomer in Fort Worth by readers of Fort Worth Magazine!

Meet the Staff

Brittany and Dogs

Brittany – Owner

Cowtown Canines is owned by Brittany Pugliese. Her passion for animals began before she could remember. Growing up, she had every type of animal imaginable, including horses, dogs, cats, ferrets, chinchillas, rabbits, turtles, and iguanas. Her passion for furry things soon blossomed into a life dream.

She knew from a very early age that no matter what, she would always work with animals, especially dogs. As soon as she was old enough, she got a part time jobs at a veterinarian clinic and a pet shop, while also assisting training classes with her father’s non-profit, Shadows For Life.

Brittany went on to become a veterinary assistant and kennel manager at a facility in Arlington. Although she loved her job there, something was missing. Seeing the dogs kenneled all day, with minimal attention, made her seek an alternative for the pups.

That was when Brittany discovered Cowtown Canines. It was perfect. It was a way for her to combine all her knowledge and experience in one place. So, on June 13th of 2008, 20-year-old Brittany, purchased Cowtown Canines. Best decision she ever made.

Fast forward to 2019 and Brittany is now a mommy to her son Colt and loving the country life out in Weatherford. They have a little mini farm with way too many animals to count and more love than anyone would ever need. She is a busy woman with juggling mom life and opening our second Cowtown Canines location, but she wants all of her clients to know that she is only a phone call away.

Lesley

Lesley – Facility Manager

Lesley has lived in Fort Worth seven years, originally from Graford, Texas. Lesley was born being raised into the Australian Shepherd breed, with her aunt having them since the seventies. At eleven years old she started to learn how to do obedience training with an already trained Aussie. From there she grew to have a lifelong passion of working with animals. Going on to compete at the 4-H state dogs show 5 years in a row. In addition to being a young girl in 4-H, she also went on to compete in the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) and American Kennel Club (AKC). Accomplishing many Best Junior Handler awards and learning extensive knowledge of several different breeds in AKC. Such as, grooming techniques, and education of how they should be properly presented to a judge. Before long being taken under the wing of a Dallas resident AKC judge and having the honor of presenting his English Springer Spaniels too many breed winning awards. Her dog showing has sent her all over the United States traveling to show against the stiffest competition in the country. She has even shown dogs that were here from France and Germany to earn their American championships. In 2009, she was honored with breaking the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) breed club’s all-time record of high points in Junior Showmanship. That same year having the number one altered dog in the country. She has been training and showing dogs of her own and other peoples for fifteen years. She helped with the training of therapy dogs (German Shepherds and Pit bulls), which were able to be formally invited to visit Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She’s trained dogs to the extent of them being readily welcomed to enter nursing homes putting smiles on people’s faces. Her favorite thing to teach dogs to do is crowd pleasing tricks, like “playing dead”. Her current German shepherd “Katrina” can do around twenty different fun tricks.

In another aspect of her animal experience, she also was a Kennel Tech and had Veterinary Technician training. Which was consistent of learning individual doctor’s protocol of treating different patients, also prevention methods for the future. In Lesley’s additional free time, she can be found hiking at local lakes with “Katrina” and her younger sister, Australian shepherd, “Galaxy”. Dogs are a lifestyle for her, and she is currently teaching her two dogs to Stand Up paddle board with her.

Kristen

Kristen – Receptionist

My name is Kristen. I grew up loving animals, but my dream was to work dogs. I have worked at Cowtown since the beginning of 2019 and I couldn’t ask for a better job. Thank you to all the dogs and people that come and are a part of the Cowtown Canines Crew. We wouldn’t be us without you.

Yuli

Yuli – Kennel Tech

Hi Everyone. My name is Yuli and my love for animals started when I was very young. Of course, it has only grown stronger with age. I’ve had many types of pets. Such as rabbits, hamsters, and cats. Of course, dogs are my favorite. I’ve been taking care of animals for as long as I can remember. I started off small with dog sitting, then I began dog walking, and eventually I started volunteering at animal shelters and rehabilitation centers. As I gained more experience working with animals, I considered making a career out of it and that is how I found Cowtown Canines. I absolutely love my job here at Cowtown Canines. Every day is a great day here with such loving and playful dogs.

Diamond

Diamond – Kennel Tech

Hello, my name is Diamond. I am a dog lover and a military brat all in one. Go Navy! My Dream is to become a Military Police K9 trainer or to even become a wildlife vet. I am very grateful to be a part of such a loving team and for being able to make memories with all my furry friends.

Selena

Selena – Kennel Tech

Hi! My name is Selena, and I love being a kennel technician at Cowtown Canines. I’ve always had a passion when it came to animals, so I decided to make it my career! Cowtown Canines is my home away from home & I can’t wait to grow with this company.

Shelby

Shelby – Kennel Tech

Hi! My name is Shelby, and I am 22 years old. My love for animals runs deep. As long as I can remember, I’ve always had pets. Dogs, cats, lizards, guinea pigs, hamsters, snakes, spiders, you name it. I currently have a Husky puppy and an old Pitty. They’ve both been my babies since they were 8 weeks old. There has never been any question as to what I wanted to do when I grew up. It HAD to involve animals. I made the high school varsity soccer team freshman year, and graduated in my junior year, at only 17 years old. A few months later, I got married and had my son. I’m 22 now, and I worked a couple kennel positions before starting schooling in the veterinary technician field. Now I’ve found a place in the Cowtown Canines family and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve never worked in such a loving and stress free environment. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for my time with Cowtown Canines!

Tepanga

Tepanga – Kennel Tech

Hi, I’m Tepanga. I have a great love and passion for dogs. There was never a time growing up where my family didn’t have a dog. I was taught young how to train and work with dogs and started working at my grandmothers daycare/boarding facility when I was 14. There I got more experience with training, handling, and providing services for dogs. When I’m working with dogs, I am at my happiest. No matter how hard the work is, getting to stop and love on a dog makes it all worth it. I put 110% in everything I do. I’m always looking to improve and expand my knowledge. Getting to work with dogs is my dream job. It’s a privilege to work for this company with the best staff around. Cowtown Canines Proud!!!