All About The Ranch

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

The Dog Ranch Story

The first canine guests arrived at the Ranch in 2007, after dog-lover Karen Munro, a business owner looking to change professions, discovered on quiet and picturesque Bowen Island the ideal acreage on which to build her vision. She worked to shape the property and business into a professional leash-free, fun-filled, caring and compassionate boarding destination for Greater Vancouver and Bowen Island dogs.

Since then, thousands of dogs have arrived at the Ranch to join our special world of dog-centred love and fun.

The Dog Ranch continues to strive for excellence and Karen and her remarkable team have won many fans for their “dogs first” philosophy—and take great pride in “speaking dog”. They are passionate about assuring every dog at the Ranch is healthy, safe, and having a blast, every day of the year.


Hanley & Petunia

"BIDR has been the home away from home of my dogs for many years, as, over time, five of them have been ‘guests’ since the Ranch opened. The BIDR has taken care of my dogs as carefully and lovingly as I do myself and it is a great comfort to know they are welcomed, loved and get fabulous exercise and stimulating interactions. Off-leash boarding is the healthiest option for dogs, and at BIDR they are safe and beautifully cared for."

~ Susan Knott
"Hanley & Petunia"
Tucker, Wolfie, & Ghetti

"I just wanted to thank everyone so much for looking after Tucker and Wolfie. It’s SO NICE to get away, and not worry about them. Since they are used to walking in the woods, we really appreciate that your place is 'like the woods'. Also, Tucker is much less grumpy and nervous with other dogs after staying with you. We really appreciate you all working so hard over the holidays so that the rest of us get a break. Thank you."

~ Dr. Chris Booth & Carole Booth
"Tucker, Wolfie, & Ghetti"


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

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