All About Us

Let me introduce myself to you. My name is Sabrina Trussell, I’m from Germany. Myself, my husband and son moved here to Athens Alabama in late 2018. I have 3 dogs myself....those dogs are not just dogs...they’re family members. That’s why I came up with the idea to create DAK’s Dog Ranch. It’s a place where you as a dog owner can be sure that also your dog will be treated as a family member as well. My slogan "Come as a stranger, leave as a friend" is not just a saying it’s my promise to you, your dog and myself.


DAK’s Dog Ranch does not just offer normal boarding in little crates. We have a one-acre fenced-in area that will be used for each dog at least twice a day for playing, running or just to stretch those bones.


We offer a lot of services. Daycare, Boarding, Pickup and Drop off, Airport Service and much more.




I boarded my German Shepherd and my Malinois with Sabrina while out on a business trip and they did absolutely wonderful! Both of my dogs are very well trained and get a long with everybody, but they are also two very powerful breeds. I have had some terrible instances with other facilities where people do not understand how to interact with the dogs, so they just leave my dogs in crates all day. Sabrina sets herself significantly above the standard, ESPECIALLY for the price she charges. My dogs get play time outside of the kennels, they are well watered and fed throughout the day, and they get plenty of exercise. I hope that I will never have to take my dogs anywhere else for boarding, this place is a Heaven for my two dogs and they LOVE sabrina! -Nick Sutton

Sabrina, the owner, has an incredibly big heart, and it shows in the quality & care she gives to the dogs staying at the Ranch. The facility is beautiful and makes you feel welcome!

Definitely a place anyone should feel comfortable boarding their dogs -Rachel Moore

Sabrina is fabulous! I have three dogs that have never been boarded together or haven’t been boarded at all. We were SO nervous to try boarding BUT Sabrina busted her tail and got the “little house” ready to host my crew. She even accommodated a freezer for our homemade dog food and provided and additional accommodation for my scared dog if it stormed with her son.

She brought my creatures home and coordinated with my mom to meet her while we were on vacation.

I have NEVE...R had a boarding facility provide personalized care. Or exhibit such care for clients and four-leggers.

We will be back :) 500 star review!! ---Ashley Anderton

Best decision made! Sabrina is a true animal lover and did a fabulous job Nearly 6yrs between my two babies and their first trip away from their normal indoor life, I hoped for the best. No worries though, the apartment was on point and they got tons of loves Spoiled! -Chris Stephens

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