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 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 (2018)

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 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.

Peak Season Rates

Rates are per single dog, per night (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 below offered for multiple dog families sharing a room.
  • We do not add any extra charges for day care the day your dog arrives or leaves, we charge per night.

*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 29 – Sept. 4, 2018)

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

• Thanksgiving Weekend
   (Oct. 5 – 8, 2018)
• Easter Weekend
   (April 19 – 22, 2019
• Remembrance Day Weekend
   (Nov. 9 – 12, 2018)
• Victoria Day Weekend
   (May 17 – 20, 2019)
• Christmas Holidays
   (Dec. 21, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019)

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

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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 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 (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-free Kibble / Cup $2
"Medical Vet" Kibble / Cup $3
"Lean Cuts" Wet Food / Can $2.50
"Medical Vet" Wet Food / Can $5.95

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.

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

Find out more here >

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

Hanley & Petunia

"BIDR has been the home away from home of my dogs for many years, as, over time, five of them have been ‘guests’ since the Ranch opened. The BIDR has taken care of my dogs as carefully and lovingly as I do myself and it is a great comfort to know they are welcomed, loved and get fabulous exercise and stimulating interactions. Off-leash boarding is the healthiest option for dogs, and at BIDR they are safe and beautifully cared for."

~ Susan Knott
"Hanley & Petunia"
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"

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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