Dog Day Care

Bowen dogs can romp with the happiest pack of pooches around!

Dog Day Care At The Ranch

For Bowen dogs, Day Care is the coolest: Fun social time and day care with the happiest pack of pooches around.

Are you a Bowen-based dog owner? If so, the Day Care experience awaits your dog, seven days a week, from the early morning opening hours until late afternoon closing. It’s all about engaging your pooch in positive play with other dogs, and when you need our full boarding services, your dog will already be familiar with the Ranch and eager to return.

Whatever the reason, a regular Day Care experience gives your dog lots of exercise and extra fun, playing with other dogs and staff at the Dog Ranch. If you’re in Vancouver looking for doggy day care, our Bowen Island Dog Ranch is a convenient solution with reasonable rates.

Book Day Care now. And if you buy our Day Care Rancher Package, you pay for 10 visits and receive 2 visits free! Only $25 for 9 1/2 hours of dog fun!

Bring your dog to our Day Care yourself, or book the Island Shuttle. Or, combine the two, by using our Island Shuttle one way only, to or from your Bowen Island home. Whatever works, we’re happy to help.

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  • All vaccinations must be up to date.
  • Day Care closes for the main Christmas week every year.
Use the Island Shuttle

We’ll pick up and drop off your dog at your home on Bowen Island. Please note the times are approximate and vary depending on number of dogs on board.

  • Shuttle pick up: Between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. (Call or email before 9 a.m. if you cannot drop off your dog at the Ranch.)
  • Shuttle drop off: Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Call before 4 p.m. if you cannot pick up your dog before 5 p.m. closing.)

The Dog Ranch’s van and trucks are outfitted for the safe transportation of dogs; dogs are always leashed between your house and the vehicle. We may ask for a brief initial meeting (at your house) so we can understand your entry instructions and ensure your dog is comfortable having us approach and engage with him.

Reserve Shuttle

You Drop Off and Pick Up

Drive your dog to and from the Ranch for Day Care as follows:

  • Drop-off at the Dog Ranch: From 7:30 a.m. on (8 a.m. weekends and holidays)
  • Pick up at the Dog Ranch:
  • Full day: Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Half day: Mornings until 1 p.m, or afternoons 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you’re unable to pick up by 5 p.m., your dog must board for the night if we hear from you too late and cannot take him home—and a single night rate will be charged. Please be aware of our Drop-off and Pick-up times, above. And please provide food if you think you might miss the last ferry before we close.

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Day Care and Train

For Bowen dogs, Day Care at the Dog Ranch can be an ideal learning environment. Especially if you’re too pressed for time to join a training class, Day Care & Train is a great way to work on your dog’s specific learning needs.

Here’s how it works. Just book your dog into Day Care as usual, and ask for a training option. Choose one behaviour, such as Recall, from our Behaviour Menu, and our trainer will work on that, one on one, with your pup throughout the day. He’ll go home happy about the extra fun—and smarter than ever.

Email our Certified Trainer Scott James at [email protected] or call (604) 947-6965

Day Care Single Day Rates

Full Day (No Rancher Package) $30/dog
2nd Dog From The Same Family $13.50/dog

$12 additional for each dog from the same family

Half Day (No Rancher Package) $22/dog
2nd Dog From The Same Family $12/dog

Day Care Rancher Pre-paid Rancher Packages

Pre-pay 10 Full or Half days and get 2 Full or Half days FREE. That works out to $25 (Reg. $30/day) for 9 ½ hours of fun!

Rancher Full Day 1 Dog $300 ($25/day)
2nd Dog From The Same Family $135 ($11.25/day)
Rancher Half Day 1 Dog $220 ($18.33/day)
2nd Dog From The Same Family $120 ($10/day)

Bowen Island Day Care Shuttle Service Rates

Rates are based on pick up and drop off per household (not per dog). See map of Bowen Island for your zone rate.

Zone 1 – Main Roads of Bowen $5/house
Zone 2 – End of Windjammer, Eagle Cliff… $7/house
Zone 3 – Hood Point and outlying roads $10/house


Pick up /
Drop Off:
Weekends & Holidays
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday -
By Appointment

Site visits by appointment only.

Contact Info

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