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

A Dream Vacation For Your Dog

If dogs could speak, what kind of boarding experience would they ask for?

Without a doubt, it would involve hours of joyful, unfettered romping, dog friends galore, and great people to love them. In Metro Vancouver, that place is the Bowen Island Dog Ranch, dedicated providers of an amazing vacation for your dog—a super-fun, leash-free, safe and comfortable boarding experience. We’re the “un-kennel”, where cages are banned, leashes are unnecessary, and “dog” is spoken fluently, 365 days a year.

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Why Dog-Lovers Choose The Dog Ranch:

  • Our convenient Shuttle Service can pick up and drop off your dog in West Vancouver, North Vancouver and the West End of downtown Vancouver, Monday – Friday.
  • Our heated, and air conditioned boarding facilities have various sized rooms and are outfitted with comfy bedding and a constant supply of fresh water. We also offer crates if you wish your dog to be crated.
  • More than one dog from the same family may share a room.
  • The design of our rooms ensures a safe and private environment for each dog (they get a lot of stimulation at the Dog Ranch and naps and quiet time are very important to maintain balance).
  • The boarding facility also has 24-hour monitored fire system to ensure the dogs’ safety at all times.
  • We’ve double-fenced the entire Dog Ranch property to make it as safe as possible for your dog and eliminate any worries for you.
  • We accept most ages, sizes and breeds that are healthy, neutered or spayed, with up-to-date vaccinations.
  • The Dog Ranch staff offer a customized approach to introduce your dog to the other dogs so they are comfortable socially with everyone.
  • We don’t accept aggressive dogs!

Board 'n' Train Program

Come home to a more cooperative, more stimulated pup! Before your dog’s stay, call or email us to book some training sessions, and our instructor will work those pesky behaviours your pup needs work on while you’re away

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Dates We're Full

We get very busy and often full for boarding during the times when the kids are out of school. This includes Long Weekends, Summer, Xmas, and March Break. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment!


If your dog is coming in for boarding or day camp, please ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date. We have a 5-7 day window from when you have them done before your dog can socialize here. We appreciate your diligence on making sure they are valid.

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"Every time I drop Tetley off at the Ranch she doesn't even say good bye to me. All I see is her happy wagging tail as she trots off up the hill with the Dog Ranch staff. They take very good care of her and when I come to pick her up she has an extra little skip in her walk - not bad for a 12 year old dog! Its nice to be able to travel and know your beloved canine child is in good hands.

Thanks to the Dog Ranch for all you do!"

~ Deb & Rick Stringfellow
Christopher Starbeam

"Thank you for the love, excellent care, and great training that you gave to Christopher Starbeam. He came home soooo much more confident, with lots of new, good behaviours. We are so grateful."

~ Danielle LaPorte
"Christopher Starbeam"


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