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Pet Boarding Lindale TX

Michael & Deborah Tansley, Owners

Circle Star Pet Resort has been in business since 2005. In 2017, Michael and Deborah Tansley purchased this beautiful ranch and business to share the passion they have for animals. We provide tender loving care to each of our guests and live on the premises with 24-hour camera surveillance.

Our staff has years of dog experience and have attended multiple programs to further their education through The Dog Gurus courses and IPBSA class offerings. We are members of both IPBSA and The Dog Gurus, and are proud to offer the best dog daycare, boarding, and grooming services to dogs in Athens, Tyler, Lindale TX, and beyond.

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Tamara, Manager

Tamara Watson has been with Circle Star for almost 6 years. She began as a housekeeper and has worked her way up to General Manager. She enjoys all aspects of the resort and reassuring customers that their pets are in great hands. She and her husband, David, live in Ben Wheeler with their Catahoula/Basset, Bo that she adopted from Circle Star Pet Resort.


Audrey, Den Mom & Assistant Manager

Audrey Miller is a den mom and our assistant manager. The best part of her job is welcoming pets that may suffer from anxiety and seeing them overcome that fear and have fun during their stay. She and her husband have 4 dogs of their own, ranging from small to large.


Paige, Den Mom & Groomer

Paige Alvarez is a full time den mom and our part time groomer. She has been with Circle Star Pet Resort for 5 years. Paige has recently graduated from grooming school and is now grooming part time. Paige and her now fiance, Michael, have 2 dogs of their own.


Bridget, Trainer

Bridget Ray has been professionally training dogs since 2017. While searching for a new career path, I found myself working at Circle Star Pet Resort, where I learned that I had a true passion for dogs. The first dog I trained was a rescue, whom I later adopted. My drive comes from knowing that I am making a difference, in not only the dog's life, but the families lives as well. As a bonus, I will love and spoil your baby as much as you do.

San Juanita

San Juanita, Den Mom

San Juanita Fernandez has been with Circle Star for almost 2 years. She has always had a passion for animals and has 3 dogs, and 2 cats of her own. In her spare time she enjoys bass fishing and taking her dogs shopping at Petsmart for new toys.


Rachel, Den Mom

Rachel Leichty has been a part of the Circle Star family for close to 2 years. She has a special touch with all the animals. She is very patient with anxious dogs and makes them feel comfortable. She has a Yorkshire Terrier of her own at home. Rachel has been cross trained and also is a kennel tech.


Pinky, Dog Ambassador

Pinky has been with us since she was a little puppy. She has successfully completed our 30 obedience training program. Pinky helps new dogs acclimate to our environment. She never meets a stranger.

Pam, Axton, Savannah, Morgan, and Lauren

Den Moms & Housekeepers Here to keep your pet happy and comfortable!