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Daycare hours: Monday ~ Friday 6:30am ~ 6:30pm; Saturday 7:00am~6:00pm (DSR Members Only)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bowie and friends if they were comic book characters...

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Monday, February 27, 2017

"I am not proud, but whats done is done." -Dozer

Friday, February 24, 2017


It was a dreary day at Dog Star Ranch. It started to rain in the night and into the morning creating the perfect opportunity for a mud monster to emerge.

The Star Buddy thought her group innocent enough. What kind of mischief could a bunch of rambunctious puppies get into?

Well, for starters they could find a muddy puddle to play in...

And then they could decide to roll around on the wet, muddy ground...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Love at first sniff

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lots of coffee
kisses and cuddles
from happy pups
and a puppy chow treat
helped us survive
the organized chaos of today

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

" Throw the ball you silly hooman!! Hey! Throw it pleaseeeeee"

Monday, February 20, 2017


Come to Daycare
Thinkin' it's just you
As the only Beagle
When all of a sudden
You see your stunt double
What fun!
Two Beagles
Are always better than one!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

TGFP: Thank Goodness For Puppies
TGFGW: Thank Goodness For Good Weather
TGFDSR: Thank Goodness For Dog Star Ranch
TGIF: Thank Goodness It's Friday
TGFTB: Thank Goodness For Tennis Balls

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kindness is contagious is, so spread it around like crazy!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It was play at first sight for these two!

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Take a ride on the Dog Gone Waggin’!

“So leaving at 6:50?” Anna texted Diane.
Diane replied back “Yes, leaving at 6:50”
“Perfect!! I’m excited!!” Anna replied.
“Lol….it will be fun and with 15, it will be the perfect day for you to ride!”

Bodhi R. (Stop #1)

Diane drove down the long and bumpy driveway; she could see Bodhi sitting next to his Dad waiting.
“I’m sitting, I’m sitting, I’m sitting like a good boy…” Bodhi repeated to himself, as it was sometimes very difficult for him to remember his manners when he was so excited.
Bodhi hopped up and shouted “Diane!” and then remembered his manners and sat again, his front paws marched in place: left, right, left, right, left.
Diane gave Bodhi his good morning behind the ear scratches, “Good morning, Bodhi!”
Bodhi licked her hands with excitement (they tasted like treats), “Good morning!”
Diane took Bodhi’s leash from his Dad and walked him to the bus. Bodhi rested his front paws on the bumper as Diane opened the door for him.
“Alright Bodhi, you ready?” Diane asked as she opened the door to his spot.
Bodhi hopped into the bus.
“…good boy! In your spot…” Diane praised.
Bodhi climbed into his spot, positioned himself comfortably and then gently nudged Diane’s hand. “Umm…it’s Friday.” He whispered as he nudged her.
Diane held out a handful of treats for Bodhi, which he gobbled up quickly.
Bodhi settled into his spot as Diane drove off to their next stop.

Bowie and Maybel O. (Stop #2)

Maybel stood next to the window and watched as Diane pulled up to the house. “Bowie, I see her!” She barked.
“I’m coming!” Bowie slid to a stop next to Maybel. “She’s getting out!”
As Diane approached the door she heard Bowie and Maybel pawing at the door, their signal to her to move faster.
“Dog Star! Dog Star!” Bowie and Maybel sang to each other.
As they waited for Mom and Dad to open the door, Bowie and Maybel performed their “Happy Dance” for Diane. Bowie tap, tap, tapped his paws while Maybel wag, wag, wagged her tail.
Bowie and Maybel wagged their tails good bye to Mom and Dad as Diane walked them out to the bus.
Diane opened the door and Bowie hopped up and into his spot, no trouble at all. Maybel followed, but her long and awkward body didn’t want to get all the way into her spot, so Diane needed to help her tuck her tail in. Bodhi watched from his spot with an amused expression on his face while Bowie whined for his treats.
“Here you guys go!” Diane said as she slipped a few treats into each spot.

Scooter and Spencer V. (Stop #3)

“Can you see her?” Scooter and Spencer asked each other at the same time.
“You’re taller!” Scooter said.
“Nu-uh! We’re the same height!” Spencer responded.
Scooter and Spencer stood on their tippy-toes and tried their best to peek out the bottom window of the door to see if their Diane was walking up. She was, and all she could see were just the tippy-tops of their heads, but she could hear them itching at the door.
“She’s coming!” Scooter and Spencer said to each other at the same time.
In unison they barked out “Mom! She’s here!”
“Open the door!” Scooter demanded.
“Open the door PLEASE!” Spencer corrected.
As the door opened together they shouted “DIANE!”
Scooter and Spencer sprung out the door as soon as they could both fit through and immediately started to hug and kiss and receive love from their favorite bus driver.
Diane leaned over and greeted them. “Don’t forget to say goodbye to Mom!” She reminded them.
Scooter and Spencer raced back into the house, got distracted and antagonized the cat instead.
“We’re going to DOG STAR RANCH!” They shouted at the cat.
“GOOD! Then go!” The cat said as it ran off somewhere safe.
Scooter and Spencer ran back to the door and gave their Mom a quick kiss and headed back out the door.
Scooter and Spencer raced each other to the bus where Diane opened the large sliding door for them and first Scooter, then Spencer hopped up and waited patiently for Diane to pick up one and then the other.
Diane hadn’t even reached the end of the driveway, when she turned around to check on her pups, they were already half asleep.

Ernie P. (Stop #4)

Ernie was sitting by the window waiting for Diane to walk around the corner.
“Mom?!” Ernie shouted.
“Yes Ernie?” Ernie’s Mom came to the door.
“She’s here! Do you have my stuff ready?!” Ernie began to prance around with excitement.
“It’s all ready to go!” Ernie wiggled around while his Mom put his leash on.
Ernie bolted out the door. “Aren’t you going to say goodbye?” Diane asked as she gave Ernie his good morning scratches.
“BYE!” Ernie grabbed onto his leash and started to pull.
His Mom stepped out onto the cold cement. “Goodbye Ernie! Have fun! Don’t miss us too much.” She said as she tried to give him a hug.
“I won’t!” He said between his teeth, still holding onto the leash.
“Ernie’s Mom laughed, “I see who you like more!”
“Love you Mom!” Ernie smiled.
Ernie grabbed onto his leash and walked backwards as he pulled Diane all the way to the bus, jumping from left to right.
Diane opened the large sliding door “Alright, alright! Let’s get in the bus.”
“Whoa, whoa, whoa…!!” Ernie put on the breaks.
“What is it, Ernie? Come on! Let’s go to Dog Star!” Diane tried coaxing him into the van.
“Show me the treats.” Ernie said as he sat down in the snow.
“See!” Diane pulled a handful of treats out of her pocket.
“Okay!” And just like that, Ernie jumped into the van and went straight into his spot and immediately turned to Diane for his treats.
“ERNIE!” Bodhi barked from the back.
“Hey Bodhi!” Ernie greeted back.
“Are we gonna play together today?” Bodhi asked.
“Oh yeah we are!” Ernie said excitedly.
As Diane drove off to Elsa’s house a stinky stench filled the bus.
“Who farted?” Diane asked.
“Wasn’t me!” Bowie chimed in.
“I would know if it was you!” Diane chuckled.

Elsa G. (Stop #5)

“Elsa! Good morning sweetheart.” Diane greeted Elsa who was waiting inside her crate.
“Well aren’t you chipper…” Elsa muttered.
“Aww Elsa, what’s the matter?” Diane opened the crate door and scratched Elsa behind her ears.
“I’m mad.” Elsa said matter-of-factly.
“Mom told me you were gonna be grumpy.” Diane said as she and Elsa walked out the door.
“They always get to go places and I can’t go with.” Elsa said.
“But so do you!” Diane reminded her. “You get to go to Dog Star!”
“You make a good point.” Elsa wagged her tail at this.
Elsa hopped into her spot and as Diane was handing her some treats, Elsa scrunched up her nose and asked “Who farted!?”
“Not me!” Bowie shouted again.
Ernie just chuckled.

Blue and Harrison E. (Stop #6)

“Harry, she’s here! She’s here! She’s here!” Blue danced around the foyer singing “She’s here, she’s here, Diane is here! She’s here, she’s here, she’s here, Diane is here!”
“I know, Blue.” Harrison said to his energetic little brother who continued to dance around him.
“Blue, sit down…”
“Yes Harry…” Blue huffed as he sat down next to his big brother. “She is walking up to the door.” Blue reported. “She is opening the screen door!” Blue started to wiggle and tried really hard to stay sitting.
“Dog Star Ranch!” Diane shouted as she opened the main door.
“DIANE!” Blue wiggled like a squirmy wormy around Diane while Harrison sat patiently waiting his turn.
“Alright boys, are you ready to go?” Diane asked.
“YES! Don’t forget my lunch!” Blue shouted as he bolted out the door.
“I won’t forget your lunch.” Diane said as she picked it up off the floor.
“WOO-HOO!” Blue shouted as he ran to the bus.
Harrison walked casually behind Diane as Blue bounced around by the bus as he waited for them. Diane opened the door and Blue hopped in right away while Harrison sat down quietly beside her leg and waited to be picked up and placed in his spot. Before they even left the driveway Blue was already sawing logs. Harrison watched from his tower as they pulled out and onto the road and headed to their next destination.
“Only a couple more stops.” Diane promised.

Benson, Bridgett, and Rifiki R. (Stop #7)

“Mom!” Benson shouted.
“Mooom!” Rifiki shouted.
“Moooooom!” Bridgett shouted.
“She’s here!” Rifiki said.
“The bus is here!” Benson informed.
“Diane is here!” Bridgett squeaked.
Benson, Bridgett, and Rifiki’s Mom opened the door and all three ran out to greet Diane.
“Hello Weenies!” Diane said as the three ran between her legs and around her.
“Mom is making me wear two sweaters!” Rifiki grumbled.
“I only have one on!” Benson smirked.
“It’s cold!” Bridgett ran back inside.
“Brr!” Benson followed Bridgett.
“Back inside! Go, go, go!” Rifiki ran.
Bridgett’s Mom picked her up and gave her a kiss before handing her off to Diane. “Time to go with Diane!” Their Mom said as she shooed them out the door. Benson and Rifiki ran out the door and to the bus.
“Can you put me in your coat?” Bridgett asked as she nuzzled herself closer to Diane.

Mia and Rudy P. (Stop #8)

“She’ll be comin’ around the corner…”
“When she comes!”
“She’ll be comin’ around the corner…”
“When she comes!”
“We’ll be sittin’ by the door…”
“Until she comes!”
“We’ll be sittin’ by the door…”
“Until she comes!”
“We’ll be getting’ on the bus…”
“To go to Dog Star!”
“We’ll be getting’ on the bus…”
“To go to Dog Star!”
Mia and Rudy sang their duet.
“Oh!” Shouted Mia.
“She’s here!” Rudy danced left paw, right paw, left paw, right paw to the syllables of each word “Di-ane-is-here-Di-ane-is-here!”
Diane opened the door. Mia and Rudy rushed out to greet her, one on each side so that they would both have a hand to scratch them and then they switched sides (just in case one hand was better than the other).
Mia and Rudy pranced around the bus doing their happy dance while they waited for Diane to open the door for them to hop inside. Mia and Rudy took turns perching themselves on top of the baby gate where they begged to be loved from their favorite Bus Driver.

Brody H. (Stop #9)

“Right on time!” Brody smiled as Diane opened the door for him. He would have done it himself, but no thumbs.
“Good morning, Brody!” Diane said.
“Good morning!” Brody said as he bounced around.
“Sit!” Diane said as she motioned for him to sit.
“Yes ma’am!” Brody plopped his butt on the ground.
“Shake!” Diane held out her hand.
“You’ve got it!” Brody high-fived her hand and she shook it.
“Treat?” Diane asked as she reached her hand into her pocket.
“Have you ever known me to say no to a treat?” Brody tilted his head.
Diane smiled at her meathead and then gave him a pat on the head.
As they were walking out to the bus Brody became distracted by an unfamiliar smell. “Wait! Diane, do you smell that? Something was over by my wood stack! There are even footprints! Look! See?! Smells like a bunny…”
“Come on, Brody!” Diane motioned for him to come over to the bus.
“Coming!” Brody ran up to Diane and hopped into the bus.
“Last stop Dog Star Ranch!” Diane informed all the pups.
“Someone farted again!” Mia shouted.
“Wasn’t me!” Bowie exclaimed!

After Diane was finished handing the first fifteen of her bus friends to their Star Buddy, she headed back out to get her Zoe.

Zoe S. (Stop #10)

When Diane walked in the door of Zoe’s house, she was waiting patiently-ish next to her Dad. She couldn’t help but do an antsy dance from the excitement of knowing that she was going to Dog Star Ranch.

Zoe’s Dad waited until she settled. “Okay, okay…I’m calm. I promise.” Zoey whined.

As soon as her Dad let go of her collar, Zoe ran up to Diane and gave her a hug (even though she knew better than to jump, she just couldn’t help it!).

“You always save the best for last!” Zoe said proudly as she strutted to the van.

As Diane walked away from the bus with Zoe, she was already thinking about her afternoon bus run and Monday’s bus run…

“So what is your favorite part about being the bus driver to dogs?” Anna asked.
“Just seeing how happy they are when I get there and how they ‘know’ me when I walk through the building…like I make them feel safe and they WANT to be around me. Make sense?” Diane replied. “Oh…and I LOVE it when they get in their spots and turn around and pop their head out for hugs and kisses” she added.

“That is because you are their Diane J” 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Zuke: WHOA! Just like this leaf, this warm weather just came out of nowhere! I thought it was winter, where's the snow?!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

When you misunderstood your Star Buddy about where you were going...
Not realizing that you were going outside...
And then when you got outside and realized that you were outside and don't want to be...
So you bet to be picked up and tucked in the pouch of your Star Buddy's coat...
Just like a joey (baby kangaroo) and your Star Buddy is your hooman kangaroo.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sam B.: If I take this side...
Satchi M.: And I take this side...
Finley B.: And I'll bite down in the middle...
Sam B.: And then we will have three pieces!
Satchi M.: Yay!
Finley B.: Teamwork makes dreams work!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dog Star Ranch presents Te Amo Mi Amor: To My Love I Sing

Ska and Twilight have been in a long-distant (and very much open) relationship for as long as anyone can remember. It has always been their agreement that when Twilight is away, that Ska may do as she chooses with whomever she chooses. However, this does not make for the easiest relationship, especially when you try to surprise your girlfriend and find her already with another man! Even though it is to be expected, it still be heartbreaking.

"I don't understand why you are so upset..." Ska muttered.
"Really? It isn't obvious?!" Twilight cried out.
"It's been like this for how long??" Ska rolled her eyes.
"I'd like a little more respect please." Twilight shot back.
"Look, I didn't know you were going to be coming here." Ska said.
"Can't a guy surprise his girlfriend?" Twilight asked.
"We don't do surprises." Ska pointed out.
"Ska, do you even care that it hurt my feelings to see you with him?" Twilight whined.
"Of course I care! How dare you..." Ska glared at Twilight.
"I didn't mean it..." Twilight started to explain.
"I know how you meant it." Ska turned away from him.

Ska was an open book. Twilight was not. He had secrets. Ska was always curious about his life outside of their relationship, but she never asked him. Mostly because she didn't want to know, probably because if she did, then maybe she would be reacting how Twilight was right now.

"Do I ask you about your relationships outside of here?!" Ska turned around and barked at him.
"No, but if I think I know what you are trying to get at, that is totally different!"
"How? How is it different?" Ska asked.
"Because you don't see me with them! I saw you! I don't talk about them in front of you. I don't mention them."
"Twilight..." Ska lowered her head. "There is so much I don't know about you."
"But that has always been what I love about our relationship, the mystery!"
"But can't I know a little bit about your outside life?" Ska nudged him with her nose.
"Do you really want to know?" Twilight asked.
"I don't know..." Ska hesitated. "Maybe?"
"This is our last day together for a while, Ska, how do you want to spend it? Arguing about trivial things or spend it playing and taking naps?" Twilight flopped down onto the ground.
"The latter..." Ska said as she laid down next to Twilight.

Ska and Twilight have been in a long-distant and very much open relationship for as long as anyone could remember. It was always their agreement that when Twilight was away, that Ska could do as she chose and with whomever she chose to. However, that does not make for the easiest relationship. Ska and Twilight would forever be brought together and torn apart, but she wouldn't have it any other way because her life wouldn't be as beautiful if Twilight weren't in it.

Stay tuned next week for more Te Amo Mi Amor!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mack: Newt lay down and take a nap.
Newt: NO! How can you nap at a time like this? 
Mack: You just lay your head down and close your eyes...
Newt: But Mack were at Dog Star! This is just too exciting!
Gandalf: Newt just lay down.
Newt: Nope! I'm gonna find some more entertaining friends to play with! Jeesh! Oh hey there is a Star Buddy!!! CHEEEEEESE!

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Does Monday have you feeling blue? If so, we know what will cheer you up! Check out all the adorable pictures of me and my fur-friends having fun at Dog Star!

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Friday, February 3, 2017



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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Vote for your favorite picture! Tell us who you think is the adorable dog(s) of the day!

A. Mochi and his gal pal Mia
B. Dozer
C. Eevee and Sawyer
D. Pepper

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dog Star Ranch presents Te Amo Mi Amor: Episode Four: Happily? Ever After

In case you missed it:
Last week's episode ("Escape!") left us with Sophie escaping, running into Mack and Mack taking her to Big Papa to find out about Burton's past.

Sophie was devastated by Burton's past. She knew that that was no longer who he was, but to know that that was who he use to be...she couldn't shake it. He was just as bad as Moss, but unlike Moss, Burton turned around, made something out of his life, but his past still haunted him. And now it haunted her too...

Burton was able to stop Moss' evil plan on one condition...he return to his old ways...

In a letter to Sophie he wrote...

Dearest Sophie,

Words cannot even begin to describe the pain my heart feels as I write this letter to you. Nothing I say will comfort you. I chose what I had to do to protect you, so that I wouldn't cause you any more pain. But even saying that won't provide you with any comfort.

I want you to be happy. I want you to be with someone who will not cause you any pain. Be happy.

I will never forget you.

Don't wait for me.


Sophie cried for days. Her broken...

But Sophie's heart did not stay broken forever.

She found love again.

She would always remember Burton, but Keeper was able to mend her heart and make her happy again.

Stay tuned next to see what drama Te Amo Mi Amor will cook up next!

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DayStar of the Month for January 2017

DayStar of the Month for January 2017 ~ Mochi Ballantyne

Our DayStar of the Month for January 2017 is a very special someone with a one of a kind personality! When he is not busy being a rufferee, our DayStar can be seen flying (it’s his superpower) across the parks rescuing damsels in distress or coming to the aide of his other superhero fur-friends!

We are happy to announce that Mochi Ballantyne is our DayStar of the Month for January 2017! Mochi may be small, but his personality is VERY large. Mochi started coming to Dog Star Ranch in July of 2015 and although he was a little shy his first time out to the Ranch, it did not take him long to warm up and make MANY fur-friends! Since then we have seen Mochi for Daycare, Boarding, Training, and his most favorite activity out enjoying the parks with his Mom regardless of the season (and sometimes even weather!).

In my search for pictures of Mochi I came across over 95+ pictures of him partaking in various activities such as: napping on the couch, hanging out with his fur-friends inside, enjoying the pond, running around the park, and getting the spa treatment from his Groomers. It is safe to say that Mochi loves EVERYTHING about Dog Star Ranch.

Mochi is quite the social butterfly. He is always very quick to make fur-friends whether he is here for Daycare, Boarding, or the Parks, Mochi is always making friends! One of his best fur-friends is Lily the Beagle! Whenever Mochi and Lily are here at the same time, they are inseparable! Mochi also loves playing with his much larger twin, Thor! Thor is a Pyre-doodle, and minus the size difference these two could be identical twins!

Mochi is extremely agile. He floats like a butterfly and flies like Superman. It is always heartwarming to watch Mochi greet his Mom after a boarding stay or even daycare; he launches himself up and into her arms and proceeds to shower her with loads of hugs and kisses.

Mochi, we are so happy to have you as a part of the Dog Star Ranch family! We love seeing you have fun out in the parks, as well as here with us! You are such a unique and special boy and we wouldn’t want to have you any other way! Your spunky personality is what makes us smile so much!

Congratulations on being nominated as Dog Star Ranch’s DayStar of the Month for January 2017!

We love you!

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