High-Tech Moves to the Country
We are animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who spent many years in Silicon Valley high-tech careers while building our future for living in the country. We developed 60 acres into our dream ranch in northern California's gold country, and now enjoy sharing our dog-friendly farm stay with others wanting to getaway and re-connect with nature.
Many of our Dog & Pony Ranch guests tell us they've been inspired hearing our journey from Bay Area high-tech to rural ranch living, especially our animal experiences. So we'll be putting more of our stories and learnings in blog format to reach a wider audience of animal lovers.
We've been inspired by many of our guests as well, and blogs are a great way to share in a 2-way conversation so hope you'll join in with your experiences. Let us know what you want to hear about!
Exploring the Gold Country
There are many great places to explore in Amador County and we make it a point to check them out for our guests (such a sacrifice!). We list info including dog-friendly options on our Local Favorites pages for Ranch guests. Our blog posts include more photos and insider information about what you can expect to find at special places in the gold country.
Farm-stay guests should refer to our top nav web pages for visit details including an FAQ. These blog articles go beyond our lodging info with our learnings and experiences in ranch living.
Building on decades of experience with dogs and horses, we've had lots of fun adding other animals (llamas, heifers, mini donkeys, and chickens) and learning about them -- each species and individual is so unique and special!
It's a Dog's Life
Our dogs are our kids and we've learned a lot from them while enjoying dog-related activities over the years. We've volunteered in rescue and fostered special dogs of various breeds. Our black Lab, Torri, had an affinity for seniors so I enjoyed years of pet-therapy visits with her. Our athletic little yellow Lab, Hannah, did dock-diving and agility so you'll see her legacy with these toys at the Ranch. And of course we traveled many places with our dogs, so stay-tuned for more dog-related articles on these topics.