In-Home Boarding  -  5 Acres  -  No Cages   -  Vancouver pick-up and drop-off available

Happy Tails Ranch

Gibsons BC  -  604.886.1724  -

About Us         

Happy Tails Ranch is located on the Sunshine Coast in Gibsons, BC, only 5 minutes from the Langdale ferry terminal.  We have been welcoming dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes into our home since 2001.   Our facility is unique; guests stay in the house with us and are treated like one of the family.  There are no cages here!  We have a large fenced play area and five beautiful acres, so all our clients get lots of fresh air and exercise.

We serve the highest quality raw diet from Club Canine. If your dog is not already on a raw diet, we can help you make the transition. We also keep a top quality dry food on hand for those guests not on a raw food diet.  Food is included in the price of boarding, but if your dog has special dietary needs you are welcome to provide their food.

All guests of Happy Tails Ranch must be at least 1 year of age, spayed or neutered, and of course, housebroken.  Initial puppy vaccinations are required but annual boosters are not.  We do, however, recommend periodic titer tests in lieu of vaccinations.  We are unable to accept dogs with health or mobility issues that prevent them from safely using stairs.  Because we have chosen to offer an alternative to conventional kennels, our guests will be eating, sleeping, and living communally, so it is essential that they be well socialized and non-aggressive. To that end, all guests must be pre-screened prior to their first visit. This is primarily to look for aggressive tendencies or behavioural issues that render a potential client a poor fit for the environment we provide.  It also gives you a chance to meet us and see the facility, and your dog the opportunity to become at least marginally acquainted with us and the surroundings before coming for an extended visit.  Just call or email to arrange an appointment.  All clients must complete our waiver and client information forms. 


We are pleased to offer Vancouver pickup and drop-off from Waggin' Tails K-9 Playschool in North Vancouver.   We do not transport on weekends or holidays, but you are always welcome to come across on the ferry as a foot passenger and we'll be happy to come down to the terminal to meet you.