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All About The Ranch

Just 20 minutes from West Vancouver, it's "camp for dogs" here!

All About The Ranch

The Bowen Island Dog Ranch is Greater Vancouvers’ leash-free, boarding and training facility, conceived and created to put dogs first. A tranquil five-acre rural property, the Dog Ranch allows dogs to fulfill their natural instincts—by freely exploring the outdoors, playing with other dogs, and enjoying constant human companionship. The Dog Ranch is located on Bowen Island in spectacular Howe Sound, just a short 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Learn more about your dog’s Ranch experience here.

We welcome your dogs by reservation, and offer five ways to transport them the Ranch:

  • Make an appointment to meet our shuttle at any of our 3 City Shuttle locations, to and from Vancouver, North Vancouver, or West Vancouver.
  • Have your dog picked up or dropped off at your city home, with our NEW Door-to-Door Valet Service.
  • Take the ferry by car from Horseshoe Bay directly to the Dog Ranch on Adams Road, Bowen Island (please see Dog Ranch Hours before planning your trip).
  • Take the ferry by foot from Horseshoe Bay. We’ll meet you in Snug Cove and shuttle your dog to and from the Ranch, by appointment.
  • For Bowen Island dogs, use the Island Shuttle and have your dog picked up and dropped off at home.


Karma, Spirit, & Rufus

"We have been taking our huskies to the Dog Ranch from the first year they opened until now. They always came home happily exhausted and healthy. The greatest compliment any boarding facility could ever have would be the way dogs respond when they are brought onto the premises. They begin barking and jumping around the car with excitement and pure joy. This to me is evidence of the love and care he receives at the Dog Ranch."

~ Lisa Shatzky & Family
"Karma, Spirit, & Rufus"

"If your pup is at the Bowen Dog Ranch while you're on vacation, you'll never have to feel guilty or wonder, is our dog safe? Are they getting out for a enough fresh-air and exercise each day and are they having fun?

The facilities and staff at the Dog Ranch are fantastic. I love that we can check their Facebook updates and see our little guy having fun while we're away. And, he always comes home happy and relaxed."

~ Karley & Elise


Pick up /
Drop Off:
Weekends & Holidays
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thurs
Noon - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Site visits by appointment only.

Contact Info

EMAIL the RANCH with your questions