No need to stress, we can look after your best friend

We make sure your loved one is part of our family and having a lot of fun throughout the day.

About Us

Our Ranch is one of the largest indoor doggy day care centres on the northern beaches, providing plenty of space for your dog to run , play and socialise in a well supervised and caring environment.

We also have an air-conditioned lounge for smaller or less active dogs to play or relax with comfy couches, dog beds, tunnel and toys. There is also a separate mind stimulation and agility area upstairs.

The doggy day care was originally set up in early 2020 thanks to the imagination and creative design of Trent and Natalie Merifield based on their love of all things Western. It was named the Deadwood Dog Ranch after the Deadwood mining town in South Dakota.

The business was sold to the Rush family (Georgia, Lisa and Stephen) in late August and the name was shortened to the The Dog Ranch.

The family have always loved dogs and Georgia studied Animal studies at Taronga Zoo and has worked in doggy day care for the past five years.

A typical day out at The Ranch

Whilst every day is different, we do try to provide a structure to your dog’s day at The Ranch. A typical day will include:

Ball games and rope wrestles to burn off some energy

Time for a swim, both cooling and exhilarating, splashing around in the pond

Fun chasings and rumblings amongst the dogs, up and down the ramps and around the forts

Throughout the day, we’ll see what tricks or commands your dog knows and we’ll try to capture it on film. Check out the results on facebook, instagram or tik tok.

We encourage some quiet time, to recharge the batteries and perhaps catch a quick kip, otherwise we’ve oodles of cuddles to give

Upstairs to the enrichment and agilities area to play in the ball pits, through the tunnel, around the poles and through the hanging ring, or perhaps finding a hidden treat in an interactive toy or kong

The Ranch also includes:

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Dog Washing

We can shampoo, condition and blow dry your dog so that they are nice and clean before heading home.

Dog Walking

We can come to your house and take your dog for a walk whilst you’re at work or simply if you don’t have the time. Please contact us regarding availability.

Dog Minding

We offer dog minding at our home, whether it’s overnight, a weekend away or a family holiday, we would be happy to take care of your fur baby. It includes day care attendance for mid-week stays. Please contact us regarding availability.

We have ample off-street parking for easy drop off and pick up, as well as offering a drop off and pick up service for your convenience (refer to Pricing to see the cost for your suburb).

The Dog Ranch is a family business and we look forward to welcoming you and your dog soon.

Testimonials

We started sending our Beagle Baxter 1 day a week to Deadwood Dog Ranch in June 2020. The pond, obstacle courses and play equipment provide day long entertainment and a safe environment….

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for Baxter to play and socialise with his kindy friends, which includes a broad range of breeds and varied aged pups. Baxter comes home from Deadwood Dog Ranch completely exhausted, he typically arrives home, has dinner and is then straight to sleep for the night until the next morning.

The owners take amazing care of Baxter and always capture his awesome daily moments on Instagram and TikTok, which our family thoroughly enjoys reviewing. The air-conditioned room will also be appreciated during the warmer months. I highly recommend The Dog Ranch to any puppy parent who wants their baby to have a fun filled day, full of adventures, playing with their friends.

Shannon, Josh & Baxter

My 14-month border collie, Benny Blue, has been hanging at “The Dog Ranch” since he was about 7 months old. All I have to say to him is “are you going to go to doggie daycare today?” and he’s at the door….

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ready to go in a fluster of excitement! Upon arrival, he is greeted by all his doggie mates at the gate. His human mates, Georgie, Lisa and Steve, are always there to let him in for an exciting day of ball chasing, dog rumbling, ramp running, swamp swimming, tube running, jungle gym climbing and Tik Toking! There is always a human interacting with the dogs and making sure they are all safe and playing nicely together. When he is extra stinky, he is treated to a bath and groom by the very talented Georgie and he comes home wearing a very cool bandana that he won’t take off! When I drop Benny Blue off, I know he will be spoiled and treated as a member of the “The Ranch” family. He is an extremely social dog and many of his socializing skills were developed at “The Ranch”. I cannot speak more highly of this wonderful enriching doggie daycare and Benny Blue agrees with me! 5 woofs from us!

Shani and Benny Blue

I have been taking my Labrador Frankie to the Dog Ranch for nearly 12 months and this place is her home away from home! The Ranch gives her a packed day full of stimulation, socialising with lots of other dogs….

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of all ages and breeds which has taught her so much!! Safety and care of all the dogs whilst they are there is totally professional and they know each dogs personality and it’s needs!!! Frankie just loves going to “doggie day care” and having such a great facility close to home/work has given me so much peace of knowing she’s being cared for , while having a great day!!!. I can recommend TDR for everyone with a pooch on the beaches!!

Jenny and Frankie