Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit started as a family run company. When Stephanie first started the business and needed help, her parents came to the rescue. Her mother answered the phones and helped with client relations and her father set up and helped with the accounting. Stephanie has always treated this as a family business and every employee is considered part of the “family”.
Stephanie - Owner
Stephanie has lived in Laguna Beach since the age of 5. Animals have always been part of her life but it wasn’t until after graduating from Chapman University with a degree in Accounting and working in the accounting field that she decided to dedicate her life to dogs. Stephanie felt so guilty about leaving her first dog at home while she went to work that she made the decision to leave her job and start a new career in pet sitting.
After having a pet sitting business for 8 years she decided that the dogs would be better served having their own private outdoor dog park at which to play, and so Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit was born in January 2001. Not only was Dog Ranch the first dog facility in the United States to install synthetic turf in the play yards it was also the first to feature a live camera so that clients could
see their dogs playing in real time.
She is also very active in the community and strongly supports surrounding animal welfare groups, contributes to local charities, fundraisers events and educates the public on natural remedies and holistic diets. Her passion for her work has made Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit the successful and thriving business it is today.
Eric - Manager
Eric joined the Dog Ranch family in 2005. He was promoted to manager in 2016. His love of animals was fostered by his mother who is a small animal veterinarian in Northern California. Eric’s childhood was filled with the many animals his mother rescued and cared for. He also spent many of his breaks from school with Stephanie where he learned the profession of pet care. He is the main driver for Dog Ranch so you can be comfortable in the knowledge that your pup will be shuttled safely to and from our facility. Eric takes pride in being the designated driver and enjoys the opportunity to meet and greet clients while on his rounds.
Eric is a single father who enjoys playing with his daughter and French bulldog and Boxer at the park, bowling, playing softball, golfing or cheering for the Angels at one of their games.
Vicky - Manager
Vicky joined the Dog Ranch family in 2008. She was promoted to manager in 2016. In addition to being skilled groomer and training new employees in the intricacies of working with dogs, she handles the office side of running the business. She enjoys the art of grooming dogs. It makes her happy to give them that perfect haircut and make them look their best.
She is a single mother who enjoys dancing and outdoor activities like hiking and biking with her son, boyfriend and his daughter. Her dog, Chikilla, is a rescued pup and she enjoys playing with all the dogs here.
Her best friend is Rufus and size doesn’t matter to her because she is only a little larger than his head!! Vicky also rescued a cat, Sophia, from the streets in her neighborhood.
Adela joined the Dog Ranch family in 2016. She majored in Criminal Justice and Project Management. While her schooling led to her working in a law office she soon decided to follow her heart and work in the dog world instead. What she like most about her job is learning the dog’s likes and dislikes. She says that the pups are just like kids with their own personalities.
When not at work she enjoys spend time with her son and attending church gatherings with her friends.
Jose joined the Dog Ranch family in 2016. He has always had a passion for dogs and his family currently has four dogs. He enjoys everything about working here which is evident by his never ending smile and the whistling that can be heard as he works. His passion and joy for the dogs ensures that any dog in his care is getting wonderful care and attention.
When not at work he loves to play soccer, go to the gym, and shop with his wife and spend time with his family.
Colleen joined the Dog Ranch Family on 2018. She had attended Vet Tech school and wanted a position working with dogs. She really enjoys working with all the dogs and learning all their different personalities. And she also likes interacting with the clients and giving them updates on how their pups are doing.
Before coming to Dog Ranch Colleen worked in the hospitality industry and at a horse stables. She has always had a love for all animals, especially dogs and horses.
When she is not at work Colleen like to horseback ride, going to the gym and eating pasta & pizza.
Matt joined the Dog Ranch family in 2019. He thoroughly enjoys working with the dogs each day. He loves showing attention on all the pups! Before joining the team here, he worked shoeing horses and as a landscaper.
When he is not at work Matt enjoys surfing, backpacking and camping.