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Pets Welcome! Dog-Friendly Features

What makes our Dog & Pony Ranch so special are the features that have been designed for 4-footed family members who are not only “pets considered” but PETS WELCOME! We chose stained concrete and tile throughout the house which is not only beautiful but also easily cleaned. Only the loft (which most dogs won't access) has carpet. Leather sofas and chairs repel dog hair and no delicate décor is below tail level.

Artificial grass front and back lawns are perfect for fetch sessions or agility training (jumps, weave, tunnel and teeter are available). There is a dog-door in the master bedroom to a wrought iron fenced side yard. We’ve also field-fenced the perimeter of our 60-acre property so dogs can roam off-leash. Miles of well-marked private hiking trails through the rolling hills (2200’ elevation) provide exciting deer, rabbit, turkey and other wildlife smells for your canines to explore with you. Many dogs’ favorite feature is the large 50’x70’ swimming pond complete with a dock where our dogs practice their dock diving. Yes, people can enjoy the hiking and swimming too, but we think it’s so much better with man’s best friend by your side!

Local Activities

There are a variety of nearby activities to do with your pets especially all the hiking and lakes/rivers in the area. There's a new dog park in Kennedy Tailing Wheels if your dog is looking for playmates (8am-8pm, 7 days/wk). Restaurants and activities that allow dogs are listed in our local info section.

Please remember not to leave your dogs unattended at the property due to the stress to them of feeling abandoned, as well as risk of damage and barking. If they are crate trained, you can leave them in a crate in the house for a short period. There are also several nice daycare alternatives nearby:

Dock diving into private pond at Dog & Pony Ranch
Dog agility course and fetching lawn at California Gold Country vacation rental
Private hiking trails on 60-fenced acres in Jackson California
Dog chewing on deer antler