The Bowen Dog Ranch is a dog boarding facility on Bowen Island in British Columbia. Dog daycare services for Bowen Island residents (or those visiting Bowen Island) are also available, as are grooming services.
Dog Boarding Services
Bowen Island Dog Ranch offers two types of dog boarding experiences. Classic Boarding and Enhanced Boarding.
Classic Dog Boarding
While at the ranch your dog will enjoy daily opportunities for supervised play with other dogs, roaming the Dog Ranch’s intriguing forest and trails. Health checks are conducted regularly for each dog, tip-to-tail, and come with oodles of loving attention. Boarding rooms are scrupulously clean, warm, well ventilated and very comfortable.
Enhanced Dog Boarding
If your dog needs a little more attention and stimulation while they are staying at the ranch, you can opt for the Enhanced Dog Boarding option.
Throughout your dog’s day, your dog will enjoy extra, intensive one-on-one time with staff, and a daily schedule of additional fun games and activities that stimulate the brain, exercise the body, and encourage new skills.
Grooming services are offered at the ranch on Wednesdays and Thursdays and require an advance appointment. Services include:
- Quick Brush and Bath
- Classic Groom
- Styled Groom
Grooming is done in a grooming facility that is separate from the boarding facility. Care is taken to ensure that the experience is a positive and fun one for your dog.
Getting to the Bowen Dog Ranch
Most dogs travel to the ranch via the shuttle service. The service operates Mondays and Thursdays and serves West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Downtown, by appointment.
If the shuttle service days don’t line up with your schedule, you are welcome to walk (or drive on) the ferry and ranch staff can pick/drop your dog at the ferry terminal Tuesday and Saturdays.
You can pick up or drop off your dog at the Dog Ranch daily before 4:30pm.
Please check with bcferries.com for schedule and fare information, and be aware you must buy your ticket by 10 minutes before departure. During the busy summer months, long weekends and Christmas, the ferry’s get VERY busy. Please leave yourself lots of time when taking the ferry to/from Bowen Island.
More information on the Ranch Shuttle Service can be found on the Bowen Dog Ranch website.