Colorado Pet Friendly Dude Ranch

Being a pet friendly dude ranch allows the entire family to play together

Colorado’s Pet Friendly Dude Ranch

Why a pet friendly dude ranch? 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.

Your dog or horse is also welcome to share your Family Reunion, your Murder Mystery Weekend, and even your Elopement Wedding or honeymoon!

There is no extra charge for your pet.

Dogs

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Ranch dogs Roxie and Draco

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 have any questions, please call us to discuss these topics before you bring your dog.

Your dog must:

    1. Have proof of current rabies vaccination.
    2. Be under control and well-behaved at all times. We may ask you to leash your dog.
    3. Have manners around adults and children. The owner of a dog that bites, jumps on, or causes any injury to a person is fully liable for any damages and losses.
    4. Respect property. If your dog chews on furniture or fittings, we will replace it at your expense. The purchase price of the replacement is entirely at the discretion of the ranch and non-negotiable. Consider bringing a crate for your dog.
    5. Be fully house trained. You will be expected to clean any accidents.
    6. Display manners around ranch animals. This including kittens, horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, etc.

Other Considerations

  • 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.
  • Ranch animals that are injured by your dog will be seen 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 at the discretion of the ranch and non-negotiable.
  • You are fully responsible for your pet’s health and welfare and feed.
  • We cannot treat injured or ill animals. We can provide a referral to our local veterinarian, or we can help you transport your horse to the Colorado State University Large Animal Veterinary Hospital in Fort Collins.
  • No dogs in the dining room or 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 sleep inside at night. Coyotes eat house-dogs.
  • No un-neutered dogs allowed.

Horses

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The boys saying hi!

A growing number of people are now bringing their horses with them. You are very welcome to bring your horse, however you will be asked to sign an agreement that legally binds you to the following:

  1. Your horse is welcome here as long as she/he is healthy and well mannered. (Uncut stallions and mare/foal pairs should be left at home.)
  2. Horses from out of state must have proof of a negative coggins dated within the last six months.
  3. Remember that we have other guests here, some of whom are small children, some of whom sometimes find their way down to the corrals without parental supervision. The ranch cannot be liable for the behavior of guest children, nor can we be liable for the behavior of your animals. There may be legal and liability issues if a guest child interacts with your horse and is injured.
  4. We can provide an open corral, fresh water and sweet feed.
  5. We ask you to provide your own hay.

Other Considerations

  • Our corrals have no shelter.
  • Do not bring clipped horses here in cold weather.
  • You will be responsible for all of your horse’s care and tacking.
  • The adaptation to 8,000 feet elevation takes some humans by surprise, some horses too! If your horse is not in good physical condition, he or she may not be able to carry you on the trail without risking exhaustion or colic. If this is the case, you will be welcome to ride one of our horses while your horse adapts.
  • Sun block or zinc oxide will come in handy if your horse is light-skinned.
  • There may be other guest horses and/or dogs here at the same time yours are here. The ranch cannot take any responsibility or liability for any negative experiences suffered by your horse because of other guest horses and/or dogs on the ranch.
  • The ranch cannot be liable for any injury or illness that your horse sustains while here.
  • We cannot treat injured or ill animals. We can provide a referral to our local veterinarian, or we can help you transport your horse to the Colorado State University Large Animal Veterinary Hospital in Fort Collins.

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