Providing loving care for dogs that belong to busy and working owners
who want only the best for their pets.
Bed & Biscuit:
If someone wanted to locate some of the most beautiful and
well-trained canines of Laguna, they would most likely find some of them
at Dog Ranch in Laguna Canyon. The warm, California sunshine and lush
vegetation that surrounds the doggie day care facility make it a lovely
place for a dog to play, fetch, sleep in the shade, be groomed and even
receive its daily medication if needed.
For the love of dogs
One of the original employees of Dog Ranch since it opened two years
ago, Todd Jacobs has found himself working at a place that allows him to
combine his love for animals with his work.
“I always wanted to be a veterinarian, but I could never bring myself
to put an animal to sleep,” Jacobs said.
A former engineer, Jacobs’ general job description consists of playing
with and caring for the dogs -- including sleeping over with them in the
night care house usually three times a week. He also does construction
work around the property.
It seems that the longer Jacobs has worked at Dog Ranch, the more he
tends to think in terms of dog.
He works full time to create surroundings that will make any dog
comfortable, from the fluffy beds and a TV permanently tuned into Animal
Planet for relaxation, to a yard constructed with football-field grass
An important part of his job is recognizing a dog’s destructive
personality traits when a client brings one in for care.
“Certain breeds are automatically turned away, and also those that do
not get along well with other dogs. The safety of every animal is a large
priority,” Jacobs said. “We lose about 30% of potential clients that
Working with different dogs and their varied personalities is one of
Jacobs’ favorite aspects of working at Dog Ranch.
“All dogs have their own personalities,” Jacobs said. “They react in
their own ways to your body language and what you do.”