Dog Boarding Services

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new clients for overnight boarding until after Labour Day.  Please check back with us closer to that time if you are looking to board your dog this fall/winter.  Very sorry for the inconvenience.

Please Note:  Our Squamish Daycare is currently at full capacity and our wait list is over subscribed. Unfortunately, we are unable to add new dogs to our daycare waitlist right now. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. 

Please Also Note:  Unfortunately we are unable to accept new clients for overnight boarding until after Labour Day.  Please check back with us closer to that time if you are looking to board your dog this fall/winter.  Very sorry for the inconvenience.

Dog Boarding in Vancouver

Boarding your dog in Vancouver is now as easy as 1, 2, 3! At Ruff Stuff Dog Services, we understand that leaving your dog can be stressful for both you and your dog. That’s why we created The Ruff Stuff Retreat! Where Good Dogs Come To Stay and Play, While You’re Away! Experience our Dog Boarding services. 

Whether you live in Metro Vancouver, Squamish, or Whistler, Ruff Stuff offers the Ruff Stuff Retreat, a wonderful free-range boarding setting your friendly, social dog will absolutely LOVE.

The Ruff Stuff Retreat is located in Squamish at the home of Tracy and Erik, Ruff Stuff’s owners. At the Ruff Stuff Retreat, the dogs get to enjoy our fully fenced 1-acre property where they have plenty of space to run, play, wrestle, chase balls, play tug, dig in the sandpit, play on our agility equipment and more! When the dogs aren’t playing with their new friends, we have leather couches and comfy dog beds for them to snuggle up on for naps and at night.

The Ruff Stuff facility is heated in the winter and cooled with AC in the summer. The downstairs of the house has been converted for the dogs. We have plenty of leather couches, comfy dog beds and some extra large crates for these dogs that prefer their own space at night. Fresh clean Squamish water is provided all day and all night, indoors, and outdoors. Dogs are fed twice per day and medications and/or supplements are administered as per your instructions.

Shuttle Service

For the convenience of our Metro Vancouver guests, we offer a shuttle service from/to Vancouver/Squamish. Applicable charges apply.
  • The shuttle runs on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday basis. Please note – It does not run on weekends or stat holidays.
  • The shuttle service is free for guests staying with us for 15+ nights.
  • Our shuttle vans are fully ventilated and equipped with AC and heat to safely and comfortably transport your dog to/from our Squamish Retreat
  • You are more than welcome to drop off or pick up your dog directly in Squamish if you prefer, or on days the shuttle isn’t running.

Vancouver Dog Boarding – Pick Up and Drop Off Times

Drop off times are between 10 and 10:15 Monday/Wednesday/Friday via Angus Park in Vancouver and we’ll transport your dog to our Retreat in Squamish that day. 

Pick up times are between 10:15 and 10:30am via Angus Park in Vancouver.

Angus park is located on Angus Drive, just west of Granville Street. We will be parked on the south side of the park close to Alexandra Street in either a white cargo van or a white Toyota pickup truck.

If the pick up and drop off times do not work well we also offer Door To Door Service for Vancouver based clients. Please contact our office to coordinate Door To Door Service. Applicable charges apply.

More details about our shuttle service will be provided at time of booking or closer to the time of your dog’s stay

Squamish Dog Boarding – Pick Up and Drop Off Times

Drop off times are between 7:30am – 3pm , Monday – Friday or 8am -3pm on Weekends and Statutory Holidays. Please note we are closed daily 1- 2pm for lunch.

Please Note – We will not accept dogs being dropped off past 3pm as we need time to get your dog properly settled in for their stay as we want them to have the best start possible. 

Pick up times are between 7:30am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday and 8 am -5:30pm on Weekends and Statutory Holidays.  Please note we are closed daily 1- 2pm for lunch


  • We’re all about fun at the Ruff Stuff Retreat. We have equipment to play on and run through, a sand pit, balls and ropes and plenty of space for the dogs to run and play
  • Paddling pools are set-up for dogs that want to take a dip or splash around during the warmer months.
  • Cuddles, cuddles and more cuddles!!

Our Handlers

  • Tracy and Erik, the owners, have been operating Ruff Stuff since 2003.
  • We have well trained, fully qualified handlers to help us care for the dogs on a daily basis who know how to read K-9 body language and are K-9 first aid trained.
  • Montana has 10 years of experience working as a veterinarian technician.
  • We are all absolutely nuts about dogs!!


  • Every day the entire facility is cleaned and sanitized including all water bowls.
  • Feeding bowls are washed and sanitized after each use to help prevent any cross-contamination.
  • Bedding is washed regularly.
  • All dog waste is picked up regularly throughout the day and properly disposed of via Scooby’s Dog Waste Disposal service.


  • The 1-acre property is fully fenced and very secure.
  • When dogs arrive at the facility via our shuttle, the property is fully secured before they are brought out of the van.
  • All doors and gates are kept locked at all times.
  • Crates, separate rooms and extra large kennels for dogs that prefer and/or require their own space at night.
  • Cameras, smoke & CO2 sensors and fire extinguishers are installed in every indoor area of the facility.
  • New dogs are introduced slowly to the rest of the guests and dogs are housed with dogs they get along well with.
  • We only accept friendly dogs to help reduce the possibility of altercations.
  • Dogs are always closely monitored 24 hours per day

Love & Attention

  • All the dogs are given plenty of one on one attention, cuddles, ear scratches, belly rubs, butt rubs, and more!
  • If we notice your dog’s nails are a bit long, we’ll give them a little pedicure.
  • Every night Tracy puts all the dogs to bed and everyone gets tucked in and receives a little cuddle and a kiss on the top of the head  ♥.

Bathing Service

Upon request, we can give your dog a nice bubble bath before sending them home at the end of their stay. See Rates Page for prices.

All rates are subject to GST.
Each additional dog per household will receive 25% off all services.

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