Many families come here because we provide a summer dude ranch family vacation or Bed and Breakfast Country Inn experience that also welcomes your horses and dogs.
Dude Ranch Delight – Dog Friendly Guest Ranches, Bark Magazine, July/Aug 2009 and Pet Friendly in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, The Pet Gazette, May/June 2006.
There is no extra charge for your pet. There are some pretty common-sense rules listed here, and some Special Notes at the bottom pf the page:
A growing number of people are now bringing their dogs with them. A dude ranch is doggy heaven! You are very welcome to bring your dog during either our Summer Dude Ranch season or our fall/winter/spring Bed & Breakfast Country Inn season. Most people find the following rules to be common sense and common courtesy.
If you do not agree with any of these, you should not bring your dog here. If you have any questions, please call us to discuss these topics before you bring your dog,
- Your dog must have proof of current rabies vaccination. If your dog does not have this proof, you will be asked to remove her or him from the property immediately.
- You are expected to control your dog and be responsible for his or her behavior at all times. Some dogs need to be kept on leash, others can run free. We may ask you to leash your dog.
- Your dog must have manners around adults and children, lots of small children. The owner of (or the person who brings) a dog who bites a person or jumps on a person or causes a person any injury is fully liable for any damages and losses. Be prepared for any legal consequences.
- Your dog must respect property. If your dog chews on any of the furniture or fittings, you can take the affected piece of furniture or fitting home with you, as we will replace it at your expense. The purchase price of the replacement piece of furniture is entirely at the discretion of the ranch and non-negotiable. Consider bringing a crate for your dog.
- Your dog must be fully house trained. You will be expected to clean any accidents. We will assist you by providing cleaning agents. If, in our sole opinion, your clean up is not satisfactory, we will arrange for professional cleaning at your expense. If, in our sole opinion, professional cleaning is not satisfactory, we will arrange for replacement at your expense.
- Your dog must have manners around ranch animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, pigmy/baby goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens ducks, and whatever else might be on the ranch at any time.. The ranch bears no responsibility or liability for any injuries that your dog suffers if she or he is kicked or bitten by a horse, pony or donkey.
- Any ranch animals that are injured by your dog, or who sustain an injury because of your dog will be cared for by the veterinarian of our choice at your expense or replaced at your expense. The choice of veterinarian and/or the purchase price of the replacement animal is entirely at the discretion of the ranch and non-negotiable.
- You are fully responsible for your pet’s health and welfare and feed. We are not veterinarians. We cannot treat your dog if she or he is injured or becomes ill. We can refer you to our local veterinarian or help you transport your horse to the Colorado State University Large Animal Veterinary Hospital in Fort Collins.
- Dogs are not allowed in the dining room. Dogs are strictly never allowed in the kitchen.
- There may be guest horses and/or other guest dogs here at the same time yours are here. The ranch cannot take any responsibility or liability for any negative experiences suffered by your dog because of other guest horses or dogs on the ranch.
- Dogs must be brought in to sleep inside at night. Coyotes eat house-dogs.
- American Pit Bull’s or any of the “fighter breeds” should be left at home.
- Owners are FULLY responsible for cleaning up any peanut shells left by your elephants! No giraffes in the house please!
- Guinea pigs, hamsters and fish must be on leash at all times.
- A special note to Billy Crystal: please leave Norman home until he is FULLY house trained!