Dog Boarding

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 in our magical BC rain forest, 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 among the trees. We’re the “un-kennel”, where leashes are unnecessary, and “dog” is spoken fluently, 365 days a year.

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Dog Boarding Rates

Off Peak* Season Rates 

Rates are per single dog, per night (2019)

1 – 7 nights $55
8 – 14 nights $50
15+ nights $45

*See below: Peak Season dates and rates, and discounts offered for multiple dog families sharing a room.

  • We charge per night and there is no extra charge for day care the day your dog arrives or leaves.
  • 15% off for full time, permanent Bowen Island Resident Dogs during our off peak season dates.

Peak Season Rates

Rates are per single dog, per night (2019)

*All Peak Season reservations require a 25% deposit. This is non-refundable if we are unable to book in another dog for your cancelled dates. If you cancel your reservation within 7 days of your pup’s arrival date during Christmas, we will charge 50% rather than 25%.

We have a 3 night minimum stay for our Christmas dates.

1 – 7 nights $64
8 – 14 nights $59
15+ nights $54
  • Discounts below offered for multiple dog families sharing a room.
  • We charge per night and there is no extra charge for day care the day your dog arrives or leaves.

*Dates for Peak Season rates (all major holidays including the weekends or weekdays attached to the Stat, March Break and summers):

• BC Family Day Weekend
   (Feb. 15 – 18, 2019)
• Summer Holidays
   (June 28 – Sept. 3, 2019)

• Spring Vacation
   (Mar. 16 – Apr. 2, 2019)

• Thanksgiving Weekend
   (Oct. 11 – 15, 2019)
• Easter Weekend
   (April 19 – 22, 2019
• Remembrance Day Weekend
   (Nov. 8 – 12, 2019)
• Victoria Day Weekend
   (May 17 – 20, 2019)
• Christmas Holidays (3 night minimum)
   (Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020)

Please book ahead (even if you have approximate dates), as we fill up months in advance for the Peak Season dates above.

January 1st annually, the Bowen Island Dog Ranch may raise its rates based on inflation. We are not raising our Boarding rates in 2019.

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Boarding Hours of Operation

NOTE: Boarding pick up and drop off hours by appointment only.

We prefer to know ahead of time when you’ll be arriving so we can get ready to receive your dog, or get them and their belongings ready for you for pick up.

Open Daily 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
*Weekends & Statutory Holidays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dogs arriving for Boarding Arrival by 12:00 pm

We are closed for any pick ups or drop offs on Christmas Day. We have a 3 night minimum at Christmas.

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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 mornings.
  • We accept most ages, sizes and breeds that are healthy, neutered or spayed (we do make exceptions). Up-to-date vaccinations are required. We may require test nights for dogs that have special needs. We don’t accept aggressive dogs.
  • The Dog Ranch skilled staff offer a customized approach to introduce your dog to the other dogs so they are comfortable socially with everyone.
  • Outside playtime is in the forest and trails of the beautiful 5 acre Dog Ranch property in the Bowen Island valley.
  • Our heated, and air conditioned boarding facilities have various sized rooms and are outfitted with comfy bedding cleaned daily, and a constant supply of fresh water. We also offer crates if you wish your dog to be crated. The design of our rooms ensures a safe and calm indoor environment.
  • The boarding facility also has 24-hour monitored fire system to ensure the dogs’ safety at all times and 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.

Additional Dogs From The Same Family (sharing a room)

Off Peak Season Rates (2019)

Discount 2 Dogs 3 Dogs
1-7 Nights $44/dog $41.25/dog
8-14 Nights $40/dog $37.50/dog
15+ Nights $36/dog $33.75/dog

Peak Season Rates (2019)

Discount 2 Dogs 3 Dogs
1-7 Nights $53/dog $50.25/dog
8-14 Nights $49/dog $46.50/dog
15+ Nights $45/dog $42.75/dog

Boarding: Additional Dog Walk

Group Leash-Free Walks (1.5 hrs per)

One Walk/Dog $35
10 Pack $300

Food

Please ensure that you provide your dogs enough food for the length of their stay with us. The rates below are if your dog runs out of food and we need to supply it for them!

"Grain-free" Kibble / Cup $3
"Medical Vet" Kibble / Cup $4
"Lean Cuts" Wet Food / Can $5
"Medical Vet" Wet Food / Can $6.50

Miscellaneous Fees

Vet visit Bowen Island $85 approx.

(1-2 hours)

Vet Visit Vancouver $100 approx.

(3-5 hours, including ferry)

Boarding Shuttle Rates (2019)

City Shuttle :
(North Vancouver, West Vancouver & Sunset Beach)

Sunset Beach City Shuttle per dog, each way $28
North Shore City Shuttle per dog, each way $24
Each additional dog from same family $14
For all dogs staying +21 nights, shuttle home is free

VIP Home/Office Shuttle Service:
(North Shore, Downtown Vancouver, East Vancouver, Granville Island, Kitsilano & Point Grey)

Downtown Vancouver, East Vancouver, Granville Island, Kitsilano & Point Grey VIP Shuttle per dog, each way $48
North Shore VIP Shuttle per dog, each way $44
Each additional dog from same family for Home/Office VIP Pick Up or Drop Off, ADD $20
For all dogs staying +21 nights, VIP Home/Office Shuttle Service is only $20 Per Dog!

Bowen Island:
(Snug Cove Ferry Shuttle)

City Shuttle per dog, each way $13
Each additional dog from same family $8
For all dogs staying +21 nights, shuttle home is free

More Information

*Special Requirements Surcharge*

At the Dog Ranch, we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to ensure each dog receives the care it needs for a happy, healthy, and safe stay. We understand some dogs have special needs and require considerably more TLC. If your dog requires specialized handling for proper care, or out of the ordinary medical considerations, a daily or one-time surcharge may be added at the discretion of Bowen Island Dog Ranch. Read more >

Payment Options and Information

We accept Cash

Credit Cards: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX & Discover

E-Transfers Please send to ([email protected]) and use your pets name as the password.

Most clients prefer the convenience of paying by credit card, and we do require a credit card on file if your dog is staying with us. You have the option of providing us with your credit card information by going to your secure personal “owner” portal on our website, where you completed the application form. We will then automatically charge that card at the end of your dog’s stay. If you prefer to pay us with anything other than a credit card, please let us know before your dog goes home. Thank you.

January 1st annually, the Bowen Island Dog Ranch may raise it's rates.

Boarding Hours of Operation

NOTE: Boarding pick up and drop off hours by appointment only.

We prefer to know ahead of time when you’ll be arriving so we can get ready to receive your dog, or get them and their belongings ready for you for pick up.

Open Daily 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
*Weekends & Statutory Holidays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dogs arriving for Boarding Arrival by 12:00 pm

We are closed for any pick ups or drop offs Christmas Day.

Reserve Now

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 mornings.
  • We accept most ages, sizes and breeds that are healthy, neutered or spayed (we do make exceptions). Up-to-date vaccinations are required. We may require test nights for dogs that have special needs. We don't accept aggressive dogs.
  • The Dog Ranch skilled staff offer a customized approach to introduce your dog to the other dogs so they are comfortable socially with everyone.
  • Outside playtime is in the forest and trails of the beautiful 5 acre Dog Ranch property in the Bowen Island valley.
  • Our heated, and air conditioned boarding facilities have various sized rooms and are outfitted with comfy bedding cleaned daily, and a constant supply of fresh water. We also offer crates if you wish your dog to be crated. The design of our rooms ensures a safe and calm indoor environment.
  • The boarding facility also has 24-hour monitored fire system to ensure the dogs' safety at all times and 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.

Board & 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!

Vaccinations

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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Hours

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

Site visits by appointment only.

Contact Info

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