Tru Luv Kennels opened in 2009.
Our family looks forward to keeping all of our guests happy, safe, and loved while their parents are away.

Tru Luv Kennels
Lynne & Allen Gibson
9739 CR 744
Princeton, TX  75407

214-534-9608 ph
972-736-3336 fax

See our Policies page for dog boarding vaccination requirements if you plan on bringing your dogs(s) along for a tour or visit, and please mention you are bringing them when you make the appointment for the visit.  Proof of vaccinations is required for entry.

We do not offer tours during the following periods:

-Spring Break
-Easter wknd
-Memorial Day wknd
-Independence Day
(and the days surrounding July 4th)
-Labor Day wknd
-Thanksgiving week
-Christmas week through January 7th

During these extra busy times our responsibility and priorities must lie with the guests in our care, and we are unable to grant tours. 

Do you want your furry family member to enjoy the time you were on vacation as much as you did?
Do you want them to have a large private room to sleep comfortably and peacefully in at night?
Do you want them in a safe, loving environment, focused on providing quality boarding experiences? 
Well that's TRU LUV!

We've been taking THE BEST care of families canine companions for over 11 years. 

Please visit the pages in the left column for detailed information about our rates, along with photos.

Temporary check-in procedure change
For the time being, we are limiting our customers entering the kennel to 1 person at check-in, so we each can remain at a distance in our office, and we kindly request they wear a mask, per the Governors order.  If other family members come with you for drop-off, please ask them to wait in the car.  
As always, we will help carry your pups things in, and at check-out, their things will be between the double-gates, ready to be put in the car, before your dog(s) exit.  No changes there.

    *****We are open 7 days a week *****

Our rates are low and are all-inclusive, meaning we don't charge extra fees for hours of outside play, human interaction, potty breaks, larger rooms, or the "Luv" we provide. Our smallest rooms are 32 square feet (4x8) and comfortably accommodate very large breeds or multiple small breeds, their bedding, bowls, and toys.  Our guests go out 7-9 times per day, and take their last potty break around 10 pm, just like home.  We are located 3 miles south of Princeton, and a short drive from McKinney, Lucas, Allen and Fairview.  Keeping our guests happy, healthy, comfortable, and feeling loved is what we do.

We have a pick-up & take-home service to take the some of the stress out of getting out of town or coming home after that long trip.  See the bottom of our "Rates" page for more information. 

A summary of what we offer:
24,000 sq. feet of play area separated into 4 play yards, 17 completely climate-controlled, indoor, multi-sized, spacious guest rooms, individualized activities, hours of daily human interaction & outdoor play-time, in-house baths, 7-day a week availability for check-in and pick-up, and the lowest rates around for comparable dog boarding care and lodging.  Visit the pages listed in the left column for details. 


The kennel sits on 3/4 of an acre, and is surrounded by 4 separate play areas, all with 6 ft. tall, double-gated fence.  We have natural grass, lots of sunny areas, 7 large shade trees, and 4 awnings, so we can provide our guests with HOURS of daily outside play, weather permitting.  Our home is adjacent to the kennels, so at night, we are only steps away.  We are a small dog boarding kennel (only 17 rooms), so our guests receive personal attention, and LOTS of it.  As a result, a bond is developed with each one of our guests.  We do not keep aggressive dogs. 


We are just across the Lake Lavon bridge from Lucas, and a short drive away from Allen, Fairview, McKinney, Farmersville, Murphy, Wylie, Anna, Plano, Melissa, and Greenville.  We are convenient for all Collin County residents, western Hunt County residents, and northern Dallas County residents.


We put A LOT of pictures on our "Photos" page so you can see the whole place.  People tell us that it looks just like the pictures, except that the play areas are larger than they appear on the web site.



All check-ins, check-outs and visits are done by appointment only.

Customers and visitors have to enter through our front play yard, so we have to schedule play times for that yard around our appointments.  We don't want to have to put the dog boarding guests up because someone just drops-in. Our guests come first.  You will be asked to list your preferred appointment times on our reservation form.  If a time you request is not available, we'll do our best to book you as close as possible to the time you need.  These appointment times can also can be tweaked or changed as you get closer to check-in, so don't worry about it having to be set in stone far in advance.  If during our daily mid-day "closed" hours is the only time you can manage to come, let us know and that shouldn't be a problem as long as we've discussed it and planned for it in advance.  That being said, we do not ever open earlier, or stay open later, than our appointment hours for check-ins or check-outs.  

(See our "Hours" page)  

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-Stephen Grellet
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We would like to thank you for visiting our dog boarding kennel site and hope it is informative and thorough.

Check back soon.  We are updating it often. 

Best Dog Boarders in McKinney 2020 Award by Expertise!  5 years in a row!
Princeton Small Business Excellence
Award in the Pet
Boarding/Pet Sitting
Category.  6 years
in a row!
Best of Princeton Award- Kennels category
2016 Best Business of Princeton in the category of Pet Boarding/Pet Sitting, 4 yrs in a row.
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