Double Dog Ranch

Pacific Northwest

What People Have To Say About Double Dog Ranch Pacific Northwest

Dear Lorinda & Sam

When it was time to make a long awaited trip last year, we made the mistake of leaving our dog with friends. Friends may have the best of intentions, and the dog may live, but in our case, he was exhausted and clingy, stressed out, & he had a 5 pound weight loss to prove it.

This year, I contacted Sam and Lorinda via email and they warmly welcomed a tour of the Double Dog Ranch. With one visit, I knew I could take this year's trip without worry. Our playful, people-loving Doberman, Beaumont, ran all over the place, made a potty mistake in their office as we chatted, and while I ran behind apologizing, they seemed to understand my dog better than I did! The Ranch was very clean in the places it should be.

Sam and Lorinda aren't just individuals who love dogs. They have experience & working knowledge of dog psychology, dog health, diet, breed specific traits / behaviors, and just how dogs like to have fun. When I called to see how Beau was doing during our trip, I had to end the calls as they were going on and on about whatever bird watching and game playing our pup was up to.

I could ramble indefinitely singing the praise of Double Dog Ranch, but in short, lets just say as long as they are around, they are the only place I'll leave my dog. When we came back from vacation this year, a healthy, happy Beaumont greeted us, then ran back to Sam in the grass. I couldn't ask for a better endorsement than that!

Lisa & Richard (and most of all BEAUMONT)

Dear Lorinda and Sam,

Now when we go on a business trip, our chocolate Lab goes on vacation! We are so jealous. Maddie just completed her second stay at Double Dog and, as usual, she had a BLAST!!! When we moved from Texas in May, we had high expectations because our Texas kennel was so good. Little did we know we could find not a kennel in Oregon, but an adventure camp.

Double Dog Ranch is wonderful. Your acres and acres of fenced, wooded, grassy property are perfect for running, jumping, tugging, wrestling, drooling, catching, and laughing. Our dog grins from ear to ear when she's thoroughly enjoying herself and every photo you send and post is a toothy grin. She comes home happy and exhausted. Although, I'm not sure she really ever wants to come home from Double Dog.

Thank you for taking such great care of her and also for taking such great care of us by sending emails and posting photos on the website. I go onto your website even when she's not there because those dog photos make my day.

We would like to suggest you open a dog-owner B&B where the owners get to run, jump, play, wrestle, tug with dogs for a week and come home 5lbs lighter! We wouldn't be much extra trouble - we'd bring our own kibble.

You guys and Double Dog are the greatest. I didn't know boarding my dog could be so much fun.


Barb in Portland

After five days at DDR, Casey came home completely played out- she slept for the better part of a day before recovering enough to beg for a walk.


Hi Sam and Lorinda,

Thanks for taking care of Shunka for us. She loves the doubledog ranch and the people there. When my husband dropped her off at her second stay she was so excited that she yelped with much enthusiasm, something that she reserves for one special person in her life, her grandpa (our dad).

I was apprehensive about her leaving her but I can honestly say that now I wouldn't trust anyone else with her. We feel like she has a family in upper Oregon now.
Olive sez:

"Double Dog Ranch provided me with the opportunity to shake out the city and get back to nature. I really got in touch with my inner puppy running up and down the Ranch's grassy knolls with seven of my closest pals. When I returned home, I was so tuckered out from all the fresh air and exercise, I couldn't even rouse myself to chase the cat or tip over the garbage can for at least a week. Thanks Double Dog Ranch!"

Really, you guys were great and we'll be back!

Catie (and Scot)
Dear Lorinda and Sam,

Our 11 year old Border Collie, Buley, who we've raised from a pup, never had the need to be boarded. When we traveled, which we did frequently, she went back to her breeder who has remained a close friend.

On a recent occasion her breeder was out of town and we were stuck. We reluctantly checked out the web and found the intriguing Double Dog Ranch II site. We went up to visit. It really did look great. We decided to leave Buley for a week.

Even if we didn't get to see the frequently updated shots of Buley on the web each night in New York, when we returned home and picked her up, she was in awesome condition. She had renewed spirit and health and we couldn't have been happier. I hope we have another reason to send her to the spa real soon.

Bob and Linda


This is the second time that our Siberian Husky, Murphy has been to the dog ranch, and this time he took Paddy, our new addition to the family. Once again Sam and Lorinda have really taken great care of the pups and judging by the extremely quiet evening my husband and I enjoyed last night the boys had a great time and did lots of playing over the weekend. Double Dog Ranch is just the most fantastic place and Tim and I are so happy that we have found somewhere that our boys can go a be safe, play all day and just have a great time. Murphy now knows where we are going when we get in the car and head out to the Ranch and I don't think it will be long until Paddy understands.

To Sam and Lorinda, thank you so much for all the hard work you have put into making DDR such a wonderful place for our dogs to visit. Murphy and Paddy are both really looking forward to their next visit.

Claire & Tim - Portland

Dear Lorinda and Sam, 

Mousse wanted me to let you know how much he misses you all at the DDR. He has gained back all the weight he lost while at your ranch. (He lost 6 pounds while having fun at DDR!) And I want to thank you again for taking such good care of my boy for me, while I was in the hospital having cancer surgery. Knowing Mousse was in a nice, safe place made my recovery time better and faster. You two are wonderful. And you treat my "boy" as if he was your own. Words cannot express the kindness you two give. I will make the DDR Mousse's #1 place to stay. Thank you for all you have done for Mousse and me.

Sam and Lorinda -

We adopted Lady Bear when we found out she was headed to the animal shelter for the 3rd time. She had separation anxiety and a serious aversion to being kenneled which left us with very few options for overnight care when we were away. Then one day while looking for a place to board her, I came across the DDR website. Oh, the joy! We came up and checked the place out, fell in love and brought Lady Bear back the next day for her stay. The facilities are wonderful and the dogs all looked happy and excited to be there. Heck, I even considered asking how much it would be for us to camp out there for a few days!

When we picked Lady Bear up after two days, she was pooped. She slept for the entire day when we got home but was obviously very happy. The next time we brought her, she started bouncing in the back seat when we turned onto your road. She actually ran up to Sam like he was a longtime friend! So much for the separation anxiety. We are so very, very grateful to have DDR - for both Lady Bear and us. We actually leave her there knowing she's going to be having as much or more fun than we are. We no longer worry about vacation planning and what to do with Lady Bear. You've made us two very happy dog owners!

Thanks so much -
Bonnie and Jillian and Lady Bear

You two and your property and your barn and your kindness and your business are phenomenal! Bruuni is not exactly dog sitting material just yet as he is still a fairly wild puppy, but whatever happened at Double Dog during his one night stay not only exhausted him, but taught him a lot about how to behave with other doggies that he has not been able to learn at the dog park or with other dog friends he spends time with.

He seems to have learned more in 24 hours with you than he did in 10 weeks of obedience school with me. I read all of the testimonials before we came out, and those people are not kidding about dogs coming home EXHAUSTED. My wild puppy slept all afternoon, all night and until 8 this morning--and he typically rises with the sun.

A million times thank you for doing all that you did, and do. Its so nice to be away and know that Bruuni is having such a fun time under the careful watch of such kind people.

I am afraid he had more fun at your house than he does at mine! We will be back!

Tiffany in Portland

You guys are great! Thank you so much. This is the first time we have come back from vacation and she has been in such good spirits. You guys are WONDERFUL!


Message: Dear Lorinda and Sam,

Thank you so very much for taking such great care of Connor last weekend. I can tell she had a terrific time, as our normally super-hyper dog was tired and worn out. This never happens! She looked absolutely wonderfully exhausted, and she smiled at us the whole ride home in between little naps. We will most certainly be back if not just to send her to camp to play and visit her new friends.

Thank you very much. It means a lot to us that she is taken care of so well, and we have nothing to worry about when she is having such a great time.

Sincerely, Connor, Jen and Andy.

Message: Dear Sam and Lorinda,

We wanted to thank you for your fantastic care of Brinkley; first when were on vacation for a week and most recently over a weekend where we were very busy and just needed to know that Brinkley was well cared for and not at home being ignored by us! When we drop him off he RUNS to Sam and this is a dog who was very scared of men for the longest time after we adopted him.

He comes home happy and tired. We LOVE being able to relax and not worry about him when he is with you. Thank you for the peace of mind we have knowing how happy he is with you two!

Lisa and Peter and BRINKLEY!

Message: Thanks for taking such great care of Rev while we were gone. This is the first chance we've had to check out all of the pictures of him on your Web site, and in some, I swear he's actually smiling. We'll definitely be boarding him with you in the future.

Thanks again. -- Cory and Richard

Lorinda and Sam,

I would just like to thank you for letting my dogs stay at Double Dog Ranch. It was so good for them, they came home so happy. This is the first time I have brought them home from being kenneled and have them just act like their normal selves, albeit a little bit calmer/tired than normal :)

I will be bringing them to you only from now on, your kennel is by far above and beyond what any other kennel has to offer and it's the perfect environment for my lunatic pack.

Thank you again,

Gayle, Daisy, Dora and Ficzko

Hi Sam & Lorinda-

Let me first start by saying how impressed my husband and I were with DDR. Your property is beautiful and so well kept up. We were glad to see that everything was tidy and well kept!

We wanted to say thank you for taking such great care of Ziggy for 10 days. He was so tired when we got home, that he slept most of the next 4 days! Ziggy is really excited to come back soon. We know that you guys truly love dogs and it shows.

Thanks again!!