SAM's Doggie Dude Ranch:
A Little Piece of Dog Paradise
SAM's Doggie Dude Ranch is named for our beloved dog SAM, undefeated champ of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Although SAM has gone to Doggie Heaven, his gift to this world lives on.

SAM’s Doggie Dude Ranch is set on a 300-acre cattle and horse ranch on the gorgeous Gaviota coast. The ranch has been in the family since 1866 and offers plenty of room for playful romps through pastures, soaks in the water troughs, peaceful walks and chasing squirrels!
A Kennel Any Dog Would Love
Our kennel is split into two sections – one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. We feature a separate play yard and a comfortable, insulated bedroom for our smaller guests. We call our small-dog area “TatorTot Village” in memory of TatorTot, SAM’s girlfriend and runner-up in the ugly dog contest.

Feel free to bring your pet’s bed, but keep in mind it may get chewed, damaged and probably very dirty! We provide cozy, washable blankets and beds and our facility is well heated.

You may provide your dog’s normal diet, or we can provide meals for $5/day.
Your Pet's Safety is Our Top Priority
Our spacious play yards are encompassed by a six foot fence with additional dual-angle fencing at the top. The added fencing discourages dogs from climbing out and prevents anyone or anything from climbing in.

The perimeters of the play yards have an 8” x 18” concrete trench to prevent dogs from digging out. The entry to the play yard has a holding area where new dogs can be introduced before meeting the gang. This also helps us let dogs out one at a time without the pack bolting out.

At night, some dogs are kept inside the barn in individual kennels. Many dogs prefer to sleep in a cozy, warm pack on pads, but always inside the barn. There is one large kennel that can hold three dogs from the same family, if desired.

In the warmer months, dogs may also sleep in private outside runs with doghouses. These runs are within the safe perimeter of the fence and concrete trench.

Because we are a small, mostly cage-free boarding facility we only accept highly socialized, friendly dogs and we do not take fighting breeds nor any dogs with a history of violence. (These types of dogs would be better suited to another type of kennel). However, we do have individiual "cabanas" for feeding and occasional separation...as even the friendliest dogs can get nutty over food!

All feedings outside of a kennel are supervised by our caring staff.