Our Family

The Shady Acres Staff could be more accurately referred to as a family. We are a group of people passionate about caring for animals. When you bring your Dog to The Ranch, we offer you more than just a place to stay for the night… We offer you a place in that family. We are a small, family run, operation and we live on property.

Tom & Megan Wittkower, Owners

Shady Acres Pet Ranch is owned and operated by Megan and Tom Wittkower, with plenty of love supplied by our three children.

Megan is an animal expert, a 10 year Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Surgical Technician, and Certified Animal CPR and First Aid Specialist. While staying here your dog has the absolute best possible care available should any need arise. Because of Megan’s expertise, we are able to accommodate dogs with special medical needs, just ask… and let our compassionate care exceed your every expectation.

The Ranch is the fulfillment of Megan’s life-long dream, to create a place where your Dog becomes a part of our family and is treated as such. Where dogs can be dogs, run, play, and socialize. Our laid-back atmosphere is relaxing for pets, giving them a stress free environment while you are away. Her life is driven by a passion for animals and she has dedicated her life to the care and nurturing of all animals.

Tenny White, Office Manager, Office Mom

Tenny is Megan’s Mom, and an invaluable part of this family run business. Tenny brought years of office management and accounting experience to Shady Acres, and most importantly, a love for animals. She is the smiling face greeting you at the door and helping care for your dogs in the play yards during the day.

Sabby, Receptionist

Sabby is our receptionist in the evenings. She loves animals! You will normally find her fur baby hanging out behind the desk in the office or playing with the other dogs in the play yards.

Alex, Animal Care Technician

Alex is dog lover and an animal care expert. She has years of experience caring for dogs at clinics and facilities in the Austin area. Alex spends her days making sure every dog that comes to Shady Acres is cared for as if it were her own.

Megan Hodge, Groomer

Megan joined the Shady Acres family in January of 2015 as we expand into grooming, opening a full service grooming salon @ Shady Acres called Fur Kids Grooming. Megan started her career in grooming at PetSmart, her dedication to the craft of grooming and skills as a groomer saw her promoted to a lead groomer position. We are excited to have her join the family!

Alexandrea, Trainer

Alexandrea joined the Shady Acres family in January 2015 to launch our training services. Alexandrea began her career as a trainer at Petco and now brings her training skills and expertise in animal behavior to our clients at Shady Acres. we are excited to have a training expert as part of the Shady Acres Family!