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Dream team is ready for your dog
What do you do with the family dog when the lazy summer calendar has been traded for a jam packed one? You can take him to the Bowen Island Dog Ranch where the canine care dream team of handlers, trainers and groomers has prepared the ranch for your pup’s home away from home. With acres of rugged terrain for your dog to explore, the dog ranch at 1302 Adams Road is the solution that both you and your pup have been searching for.
Board meetings, business trips, recitals, sports tournaments and a hectic daily routine can overwhelm the household schedule. The Bowen Island Dog Ranch offers a unique experience for dogs that is safe and adventure-filled. Dog owners enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their furry family-member is having a great time, getting lots of exercise, and is in a loving, caring and supervised environment. Karen Munro, owner of Bowen Island Dog Ranch, has hand-picked a great group of canine-experts to provide the best care.
Manager Karen Cote or KC, as Karen Munro calls her, is the heart beat at the ranch. She comes from Maine, USA, where she created and opened one of the state’s most successful small bakeries, Scratch Bakery. It’s her joy and love of dogs, nature, and community coupled with her exceptional management skills that make her a tremendous asset.
Dayna Woodman is a certified master trainer and senior dog handler. She received her certification at the renowned Canada West Canine Centre and has a wide knowledge of dog training including obedience, agility, service dogs, personal protection dogs, search and rescue dogs, drug, explosive and accelerant detection dogs. She teaches dog owners how to communicate effectively with their dogs by using modern, positive reinforcement techniques.
Ellen McWilliams is the head groomer and shuttle driver. Dogs are Ellen’s passion. She has been grooming them since she was a young girl. Grooming evolved into showing and handling dogs plus doing field work with hunting dogs. It’s Ellen’s experience with show dogs that makes her invaluable to the team. She knows breeds, haircuts and the specific grooming needs of all dogs.
Keli Gletsu is a registered veterinary technician and takes on the role of senior dog handler and assistant groomer. Keli came to the dog ranch after working as a registered veterinary technician for 10 years in Ontario and Saskatchewan. She brings not only her medical experience and vet tech education, but also a deep love of the furry guests that respond so positively to her care with love and devotion.
Nikki Nagy is the senior dog handler, shuttle driver and administrator. For over four years, Nikki has been a part of the team. She keeps things running smoothly and gives all the dogs loads of affection and attention.
The dog ranch was founded by Karen Munro and her husband Scott in 2006. They settled on an ideal property for dogs and have spent the last seven years working to make the dog ranch a high quality dog boarding business servicing Vancouver and the North Shore. After seven successful years, Karen continues to enjoy the many levels of running the business and taking care of all her furry friends. “We have it all now: specialists, staff, beautiful surroundings, wild terrain for our dogs, top notch facilities, and a loving team that all of Vancouver’s dogs and owners need to know about if they don’t already,” Karen Munro says.
For information about training, grooming or boarding at the Bowen Island Dog Ranch, please visit www.bowendogranch.com or call 604-947-6965.