Just 20 minutes from West Vancouver, it's "camp for dogs"!

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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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!

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!


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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"No hesitation to recommend the Dog Ranch. Our pup Viggo has been going there for years and we know he is having a blast, and we have felt safe leaving him for many weeks at a time. It is doggy paradise there."

~ William Pettigrew
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"


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