The five-acre Ranch is a “Wonderland of Wagging Tails” where dogs frolic
together all day, romping over ramps, playing hide-and-seek through underground tunnels and tubes, wading in their own bone-shaped swimming pool or running
behind a cascading waterfall. And all the ball-chasing they can dream of.
As Time Magazine said, “Forget the dog – I want to stay!”
Meet the Owners:
Randy Neece and Joe Timko
In 1998, Randy and Joe moved to Topanga Canyon with their family of seven Tibetan Terriers to build a new life, and a place called Canyon View Ranch.
Before we came up with the idea for Canyon View Ranch, we searched far and wide to find a place to board our dogs whenever we traveled. Every place we checked out left us racked with guilt at the thought of leaving them there. So we decided to create a place where people could give their dogs a vacation while they went away on one of their own. We were at Disneyland one day, and that’s when it hit us. We would create a Magic Kingdom for canines!
We set out looking for our dream and found it in the countryside of Topanga Canyon, located in the hills above Malibu. At the time it was just a house in the middle of five acres of weeds and sage brush.
But soon we cleared the grounds, trucked hundreds of trees up the hill, planted an orchid and gardens, and created large parks for the dogs, each with pools, waterfalls, tunnels and tubes –
Munchkinland for the little ones and Wonderland for the big ones.
We opened on Thanksgiving weekend in 1998. And now, 14 years later, Canyon View Ranch is the ultimate fantasyland for dogs.
From training, to boarding, to daycare, we’re all about giving your dog lots of love and attention, friends to play with, and hours of adventure. We love that they’re all having such a great time here – but to tell you the truth, we don’t know who’s getting more joy out of this – the dogs or us!
What makes Canyon View Ranch so unique isn’t just the fun
and beauty of the yards, it’s also a team of the best dog professionals and trainers around to help carry out our mission:
To treat all our dog guests as if they were our own.
Here are two you’ll meet when you first arrive …
ECHO HANSEN, Manager
Echo has been working in the animal care industry for over ten years. She began her career with animals at just 14 years old when she started working at a dog boarding facility doing both kennel and office work in Santa Barbara, CA. Over the years, she has also worked as an adoption counselor at a humane society in Berkeley, CA, aiding people in finding the right pet and educating them on how to properly care for them. She received her Bachelor’s degree from California College of the Arts in 2010. Her passions have always revolved around making art and helping animals. She has two older cats that were rescued with FIV. Echo brings her vast knowledge of animals and years of experience to Canyon View Ranch, and her devotion to all our guests is one of the reasons why your dog is in such safe and caring hands.
KARI HORMANN, Office Supervisor
Kari grew up on a small farm with an array of animals, and has a natural love for them all. She has been involved in 4H, caring for and showing live stock animals as a kid, and has helped out in her grandmother's dog kennel as a kennel attendant and office assistant for four years. She loves interacting with dogs and people, and enjoys getting to know all the families that come to Canyon View Ranch.