Sports and Activities

Treat your dog to fun, adventure, and the great outdoors!

Southern Utah is an outdoor lover’s paradise. While you are out exploring Zion National Park, hiking, or biking, your Doggy Dude can be having fun in beautiful Southern Utah as well! We have designed a great sports arena and take advantage of our natural surroundings for some amazing canine activities.

It’s kind of like sports camp – for dogs!

Our 10 acre ranch is conveniently located  just 3.7 miles from the entrance to Zion National Park. It’s a place where hundreds of dogs have enjoyed the sun, fun and outdoor adventure we live for in Southern Utah.

Doggy Dude Ranch has 30,000 square feet of fenced-in play areas. We offer individualized sports activities including swims in the Virgin River (dogs are on a martingale collar and a 30 foot floating lead), agility and confidence courses, swimming in pools and private walks, even PACK-tivities for both you and your best friend to experience!

Check out our sports and activities list, then sign your best friend up for a day of outdoor fun and adventure. It’s what Doggy Dude Ranch is all about. Don’t see your service or activity here? Let us know! We are here to help make your stay in Zion Canyon a truly enjoyable experience for you and your dog(s).

Splash Time (weather permitting)
At the river fun!
Dogs are on martingale collars with floating 30 foot leads.
— 20 minutes $15.00/dog

Swimming Lessons (weather permitting)
A private swimming lesson with Filly
— 30 minutes $25.00/dog

FUNgility (weather permitting)
Fun for all dogs of all sizes and ages, builds confidence, focus, and balance. Especially good for shy dogs.
— 20 minutes $15.00/dog

Pack-tivities (weather permitting)
Available for you and your dog (without boarding). 30 minute minimum. By appointment only.
— $15.00 + $5.00 for each additional dog up to 3 dogs

Custom Play Time (weather permitting)
Let us know what your buddy (or you and your buddy) would like to do!
Hourly rates include instructor and arena time.
— Starting at $15

Play/Sports Arenas (weather permitting)
For your private use to run your dogs (all fenced).
By appointment only.
— Starting at $15

Private Walks (weather permitting)
For our guests who prefer one-on-one walking time.
— 20 minutes/$15 per dog

Hours of Operation:

We have 2 seasons here at Doggy Dude Ranch – Summer and Winter. Summer hours are March through October and Winter hours are November through February. Please see hours below.

All times are Mountain Time! On days we are closed we do not have drop offs or pick ups.

We love and appreciate your business and loyalty. Please remember, to give your dog the best care reservations are required.

Often we can not get to the phone or email for same day reservations or after hours calls.  If there is room, and you have your proof of vaccinations, we do our absolute best to take walk ins, but quality and safety are our priorities, not quantity.

IMPORTANT: Closed between 12-2 every day when open.

Summer Hours:
(March through October)

Tuesday thru Saturday
8 – 6 Day Care and Overnight
Drop off: 8 – 10 am
Pick up: 3 – 6 pm
Overnight AM drop off : 8 – 10 am
Overnight PM drop off: 2 – 4 pm (note: am drop off is best)
Sunday and Monday: Overnight only, when available, by appointment.

Winter Hours:
(November through February)

Tuesday thru Saturday
9 – 5 Day Care and Overnight
Drop off: 9 – 11 am
Pick up: 3 – 5 pm
Overnight AM drop off : 9 – 11 am
Overnight PM drop off: 2 – 4 pm
Sunday and Monday: Overnight only, when available, by appointment

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: 9-2 (Drop off and pick ups only on Christmas Eve)
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Day: Closed
Easter April 21: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed
Labor Day: Closed

dog care facility near Zion, Springdale dog care, dog training in southern utah, Zion Dog care, dog care facilities near Zion Tip: Traveling with a pet means thinking ahead and being prepared. Make sure your dog or pet is welcome where you plan on traveling and staying. Generally National Parks dog not welcome dogs on the trails. Most State Parks and National Forests do. Please plan ahead for the best experience for you and your dog, after all – this is their vacation too.

Sports and Activities available by appointment only. Hours change seasonally.

Click the yellow button to download the Doggy Dude Ranch Boarding Release Form:


Proof of vaccinations are required for all of our guests, click the button below for the requirements:

TIP: Make it simple! You can take a picture of your vaccination records with your smartphone or tablet – we can view them when you get here!

Special Arrangements

– Please contact us for any Special Arrangements you may need. Advance reservations are required to ensure availability and to allow us to prepare for your needs.

– If you have a specific request, please ask as we will accommodate whenever possible with prior arrangement.

– We care for other types of animals at our discretion. Please call 435-772-3105 to discuss special care requirements prior to arrival.

Credit cards are required for all reservations.


Cancellation policy.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Doggy Dude Ranch,
800 East Main (on SR 9)
Rockville, UT 84763