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The ultimate in "free range" dog boarding
5 Acres - No Cages - Raw Diet
Vancouver pickup and dropoff available

Customer Comments

I wanted to thank you for taking such good care of Fira and Annie while we were away at the end of July. When I picked them up at Waggin' Tails, they both looked wonderful, healthy and happy - as though they'd been on vacation. Annie was ecstatic to see me and Fira, well, Fira had to be dragged in from the outside pen and then when she saw me she gave a quick nod hello and was off looking for someone or something to play with. I think she has doggie ADD ;)  I'm sure you've been told this a thousand times before; it was wonderful for Greg and me to leave home knowing that the girls were very well taken care of in their home away from home. Though I know you've always got a houseful, I hope that Fira and Annie shared a little of their quirky, fun personalities with you and that you had as much fun with them as they seemed to have had with you. Thank you also for the lovely treat bag for the girls - they're wild about the biscotti and the tug toy but I haven't brought myself to give them the little stuffed toy, as I know its life will be short. Thank you again for everything and please know that we'll be in touch next time we travel somewhere that forces us to leave the girls behind.

         Greg & Beth
         Licks & Wags from Fira & Annie

This is a belated thank you for sending the photos of Louis at the Ranch - they're great - especially the one of them napping. Louis obviously had a great time with you because there was no separation anxiety after we'd picked him up - he just settled right back into life with us again with no fears about us leaving him. So once again a huge thank you from all of us and a big slobbery smoocher from himself!  Hope you're enjoying a lovely fall on the coast.
Best wishes Gillian

I just thought I'd write and tell you that Dobbs clearly had a fabulous time at your place. He slept all the way home and pretty much all the way through till bedtime. Then he slept some more!  It was very clear that he'd quickly grown to like and trust you (and for good reason). Thanks so much for giving us total peace of mind that he'll be well-loved and cared for when we take our next vacation.
All the best,

We just wanted to thank you for Harper's fine care while we were away. He normally "punishes" us when we return from a trip. But when he came home this time he was very happy and tired - a sign that he's had a good time. He loves his new tennis ball from his "loot bag" (and needless to say, the cookies didn't last long...) It's so important for us to know that he's well-cared for and happy while we're away. Many thanks.
Mia & David Rivers

Without doubt, Willi and Sophie had the BEST time at Happy Tails. Thank you so much for looking after them so well and for keeping them so happy. Thank you too for the lovely pictures. I wonder if you guys ever get to sit down or sleep in your own house? I also thank you for their presents - they love the cookies and will enjoy chewing their toys - it will also keep them from chewing one another! If you can entertain the thought we shall be in touch for next May, when we have to go to Europe.  Once again, thanks for everything - Happy tails is marvellous. 
All good wishes, Iain and Liz

Hi! The photos are great! Thank you! And thank you for the cookies and frizbee! Abby very much enjoyed the cookies and is still enjoying the frizbee. She was so tired when she got back that those were the only things she showed any interest in - she pretty much slept for 2 days! It's great to see pictures of her having so much fun. We figured that she had a great time - I know that we did - knowing that she was in great hands made it easy to enjoy the wedding that we went to.  I'm sure we'll see you again this summer - take care and thank you again for taking such good care of her!
Victoria Steeves & Paul McLean, Vancouver BC

First of all thanks thanks thanks. We had a much more relaxed holiday knowing our precious puppy was well looked after. We know this for sure because Nevada slept in the van on the way home, dropped to the floor when we got home and finally looked for some hugging well into the evening....the verdict: A TIRED DOG IS A HAPPY DOG!!!. We did miss her, but knowing that you are totally aligned with her raw food diet, allergy concerns and contact with our Vets- Julie-Anne Lee and Dr Hughson we felt totally happy that we left Nevada there for her own holiday. The pictures say it all. Thank you so much for caring as you do...you are definitely all class! ( Nevada told me to make sure I say this to you). Nevada's "itching " to see you all again...count on it! All the best. 
Eric Giesbrecht, Vancouver BC

"Thank-you so much for the pictures and all the goodies. You certainly do it up right. I was raving about Happy Tails to a friend and she said she thought I would be going there on holiday next time! I really do feel strongly about your services. I have never encountered a boarding service that understood the needs of dog owners as much as the dogs. I'm sure the girls would survive sleeping outside etc., its ME that wouldn't be able to deal with it! So its so nice to be able to go on holiday without worrying about the dogs. Thanks again for being a second home for Sabre and Emi."
Reisa Pollard, Vancouver, BC

"Thank you for giving Mirna her own vacation this weekend. After telling us all about the good time she had at your house, she crashed in the car, happily exhausted. I am inspired to make another trip - maybe a camping trip next time - just so Mirna can visit you again. Thanks again for your kindness to all of us, and especially your loving and treats to Mirna".
Carmen Butler, Seattle, WA

"Happy Tails Ranch is truly an all-inclusive vacation resort for our Marley when we are away. We some times wonder... who had the better vacation?? We are so glad that we finally found Happy Tails Ranch, so that we can go on worry free vacations, knowing that Marley is in a happy home!"
Creig Hart & Candess Paul, Gibsons, BC

"Otis LOVES going to Happy Tails!! It's like summer camp for dogs - he loves running outside, playing with and barking at the tire - he doesn't want to come home! Sometimes, I wish I could go too."
Carrie Gallant, Vancouver, BC

"Happy Tails Ranch is the perfect home away from home for dogs. Our dog Red thoroughly enjoyed his stays here. It almost seemed like he didn't want to come home! He could run around outside to his heart's content and then flop down wherever he wanted. He was treated as part of the family, and so even though we were not there, we knew he was receiving the same love and attention that we gave him at home. It was here that Red made the transition to the raw diet. He loved it!"
Jane Graham-Smith, Vancouver, BC

"We used to feel guilty leaving Mocha behind when we go on holidays but now, we are happy knowing Mocha is having a vacation of his own at Happy Tails Ranch."
Isabella Chan, Vancouver, BC


"We've looked at all kinds of boarding here in the Sunshine Coast, and there is no other that we feel perfectly fits our lifestyle. Not only does 'Sam' get a vacation, we feel comfortable that he will be safe and well taken care of with lots of exercise and attention. For all our business travel, we'll be trusting Happy Tails to take care of Sam like one of the family."
Joel and Leigh Unickow - Gibsons BC

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