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We Speak Dog

at the Bowen Island Dog Ranch

The Dog Ranch offers a proven dog care experience in the magical Bowen Island forest.

With 5 acres off-leash, we have a variety of boarding and board & train options to suite your dogs needs.

Bowen Island is a beautiful 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

We have several city shuttle options to and from the North Shore and Vancouver.

Come for a visit! We encourage tours with you and your pup. Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun off the 10:15 am ferry.
Contact us here to make an appointment or give us a call at (604) 947-6965.

At the Bowen Island Dog Ranch, we are devoted to giving dogs everything they need to be happy, healthy and safe.

Here, a dog can be a dog, free to play with other dogs exploring the forest and with our enriched boarding program, have fun off-property at Bowen Island’s many beaches and trails—secure in the constant affection of our skilled dog carers. Since 2007 our standard of excellence continues with loving care and attention for every dog, every time. With full-body health checks (given to each dog upon arrival and thereafter depending on their length of stay), comfy rooms, and enough physical and mental stimulation daily, we are confident your dog will have the time of their lives with us!

At the heart of it all is our fluency in dog-human communication—we really do “speak dog”. The Bowen Island Dog Ranch is here to help you and your dog live your best life together.

Rosco the dog with a beautiful view of the ocean.


that you need for your furry family member:

Classic Boarding

Our classic Dog Ranch boarding experience continues with devoted care, daily health checks, oodles of affection, and lots of outdoor play and exercise exploring our magical rainforest and trails.

Enriched Boarding

Take your dog’s boarding experience to the next level, adding special activities for more stimulation, from exciting brain games to nature walks to extra games or ball time—all to assure a happier, calmer dog.

Board & Train

Board & Train is all about training away from home—an immersive method that works for all dogs. We offer several individualized training programs taught by dedicated expert trainers. Take home a happier, calmer, better behaved dog.

Top Notch Facilities

The Bowen Island Dog Ranch’s outdoor experience is beyond compare, with many large corralled areas and multi-leveled forest and trails. At the Bowen Island Dog Ranch, dogs are free to roam and interact – always under the eagle eyes of our skilled and caring dog handlers. Our indoor boarding facilities are kept to the highest accommodation standards.













I built the Dog Ranch in 2007 because I could not find anywhere in the Metro Vancouver area that provided a natural outdoor environment, cage-free, fun and professional facility for my own dogs. Since then it’s been my sincere pleasure to care for all the many dogs over the years that have joined myself and my awesome dog-loving teams.

~ Karen Munro, Owner and Managing Director

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