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 rainforest, 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 cages are banned, leashes are unnecessary, and “dog” is spoken fluently, 365 days a year.

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Rates & Hours

Peak Season Rates

Rates are per single dog, per night (2018)

Dates for Peak Season rates (all major holidays include the weekends or weekdays attached to the Stat):

• BC Family Day Weekend
   (Feb. 9 – 12, 2018)
• Thanksgiving Weekend
   (Oct. 5 – 8, 2018)
• Spring Vacation through
   Easter Weekend
   (Mar. 16 – Apr. 2, 2018)
• Remembrance Day Weekend
   (Nov. 9 – 12, 2018)
• Victoria Day Weekend
   (May 18 – 21, 2018)
• Christmas Holidays
   (Dec. 21, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019)
• Summer Holidays
   (June 29 – Sept. 4, 2018)
 

*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%.

1 – 7 nights $64
8 – 14 nights $59
15+ nights $54

Discounts offered for multiple dogs from the same family sharing a room, please see below.

We do not add any extra charges for day care the day your dog arrives or leaves, we charge per night.

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

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Off Peak Season Rates

Rates are per single dog, per night (2018)

See “Peak Season” dates and rates below.

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

Discounts offered for multiple dogs from the same family sharing a room, please see below.

We do not add any extra charges for day care the day your dog arrives or leaves, we charge per night.

15% off for full time, permanent Bowen Island Resident Dogs during our off peak season dates.

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

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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 Christmas Day.

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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.
  • 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 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!

Additional Dogs From The Same Family (sharing a room)

Off Peak Season Rates (2018)

  Discount for 2 Dogs Discount for 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 (2018)

  Discount for 2 Dogs Discount for 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 $30
One walk/Extra family dog $15 ea.
10 Pack (11 for 10) One Dog $300  ($27.27 ea.)

Private Walks

One Walk/Dog $35
One walk/Extra family dog $18 ea.
10 Pack (11 for 10) One Dog $350  ($31.81 ea.)

Boarding Shuttle Rates (2018)

North Shore:
(North Vancouver & West Vancouver)

Per dog, each way $23
Each additional dog from same family $13
For all dogs staying +15 nights, one way is free

Downtown Vancouver:

Per dog, each way $27
Each additional dog from the same family $13
For all dogs staying +15 nights, one way is free

Bowen Island Snug Cove Shuttle Rates:

Per dog, each way $13
Each additional dog from the same family $8
For all dogs staying +15 nights, one way is free

Payment Options and Information

We accept VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, Debit, E-Transfers ([email protected]), Cheques (made out to the “Bowen Island Dog Ranch”), or Cash.

Most clients prefer the convenience of paying by credit card. 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. We do require a credit card on file if your dog is staying with us. Thank you.

*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 >

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-feed Kibble / Cup $2
"Medical Vet" Kibble / Cup $3
"Lean Cuts" Wet Food / Can $2
"Medical Vet" Wet Food / Can $5

Miscellaneous Fees

Vet visit/consult Bowen Island $40 approx.

(1-2 hours)

Vet visit/consult Vancouver $100 approx.

(3-5 hours, including ferry)

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

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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Praise

Ronnie

"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
"Ronnie"
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"

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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