Location: McNeil

Taurus McNeil

Our dog Tessie knows when Wednesday comes around, because Wednesday is Doggy Play Day. Everyone we tell about Taurus has been pleased with all aspects. Your people are the best!


General Information

Hours: Monday-Sunday: 7 am - 8 pm
Phone: (512) 258-5588
Fax: (512) 258-9002
Email: mcneil@taurusacademy.com
Address: 6917 McNeil Drive
Austin, TX 78729
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Our Pack

Dedicated to you and yours.

  • Cate has lived all over the world but decided to call Austin her home in 2004. After nine years working at a desk, she made the choice to follow her heart and make the move to Taurus. Cate has a degree in photography with a minor in psychology and hopes to put both to use while at Taurus. When she's not busy loving on other people's dogs she can be found loving on the four dogs she shares with her husband Wade, or setting them up for a photo session. She also enjoys hiking, exploring, kayaking, refurbishing furniture, making stained glass, cheese, snorkeling with her nephew, and making her husband belly laugh.
    Cate McElroy


    Pack Leader

  • Jordan is a native Austinite and proud of it! She loves that we have so many fun pet friendly events and festivals year round to attend. She is currently a licensed Massage Therapist, and is excited to bring the practices of addressing the well being of the body, mind, and soul in her approach to caring for and training the dogs here at Taurus. When not throwing herself into her work, she enjoys free time with her two dogs Frank and Molly, preferably having a quiet afternoon hanging out in the pool.
    Jordan Werner


    Trainer Consultant

  • Deidre and her Yellow Lab, River, are a couple of bookworms. After growing up in El Paso, Deidre moved to Austin and is a dedicated student. She loves to help people and nothing makes her happier than knowing she made someone else’s day. 
    Deidre Salas


    Pack Member

  • Kaitlyn has a wandering soul! She is passionate about animals, her family and traveling. She loves to go to new places and especially enjoys music festivals. In addition to her two dogs (a Dachshund and a Heeler mix), Kaitlyn has a leopard gecko named Bandit and a hamster named Bernie. She believes that every dog and home is unique and she loves that she gets to make an impact on those relationships.
    Kaitlyn Deckert


    Pack Member

  • Courtney’s pit bull, Theodore, is a trooper. He wears costumes and goes on lots of adventures to trails, dog parks, even nursing homes! Courtney loves to introduce Theodore to new experiences and wants to help dog owners achieve their perfect relationship with their own dog.
    Courtney Timbs


    Pack Member

  • We couldn't put it better than Alician can: "Getting paid to be surrounded by dogs every day = dream job." Alicia's positive energy makes her the perfect candidate to watch the progress firsthand in both dogs and owners in training. She, her boyfriend, Sean, and their massive Great Dane mix, Indigo, love to hit the dog park as well as go swimming or wander around South Congress. 
    Alicia Harms


    Pack Member

  • Animals and their care have been a life-long passion of Jamie's. Being able to make a living doing what she loves is simply a dream! She, her three cats, one giant German Shepherd, and one God-of-Thunder-resembling boyfriend (no really, he goes by Thor) love spending time together at home or checking out what's new at Dragon Lair. 
    Jamie Pace


    Pack Member

  • Robin Fiedler


    Pack Member

  • Megan Allen


    Pack Member

  • Sarah Heath


    Pack Member

  • Sammantha Mesa


    Pack Member

  • Haley Jarosek


    Pack Member

  • Tara Reece


    Pack Member

  • Lina Fusumada


    Pack Member

  • Jordan Sanner


    Pack Member

  • Hannah Balch


    Pack Member

Dog of the Day

Meet "Zoe"

If we could hug and squeeze Zoe all the time we would.

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