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.



"We’ve been taking our very active Standard Poodle to the Dog Ranch for her entire life. She's a bit delicate and fussy with her food and they always go the extra mile and give her the attention she needs. When she comes home she's happy and feeling content with all the exercise and play time she gets. Thank you BIDR."

~ Ceddie Peacock

"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


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