Durango Dog Ranch

Mailing: PO Box 29
Hesperus, Colorado 81326
(970)759-1691 (Gretchen cell)

Our Kennel and Home is located in Hesperus. We do not do kennel tours at this time because of our busy lives.

Introduction to Mushing/Hourly Tours take place at Purgatory Resort. #1 Skier Place. Our kennel is off Highway 550 in the ski area boundary.

Mush on the Brain/Half Day tours take place in Mancos, thirty minutes west of Durango, near Transfer Campground in the National Forest. 



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About Us:  


The Dubit Family

DDR is owned and operated by Gregg, Gretchen, Lydia(14) and Hayden(11) Dubit. It all twenty six started years ago when Gretchen said "I Do" and Gregg thought she said "I do want two kids, thirty dogs, three cats, and three fish to grow old with". This family business is in its twenty fifth year. 


Elise Cody

Elise is in her second year with DDR and we are hoping she will never leave. Her love for rivers and dogs keeps her here and once she get her fill, she will be pursuing a degree in nursing.

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Chris Young

He hails from Kentucky and has been with DDR for eight years. Chris lives in a yurt with his six dogs and shows ho signs of getting tired of dogs and guiding. In the off season he operates his own window cleaning business.


Phoebe Newsham

Phoebe Kiwi from New Zealand who spent last summer on glacier in Alaska. She is coming to the sunny Southwest for her first season with DDR.  We love her accent though sometimes we are not sure she is speaking English. 

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Anna Amidon


One of our favorite white girls, Tundra, with Anna who found her way to DDR after a summer river rafting. She is a Fort Lewis college graduate  formerly from Minnesota and is studying being a dirtbag until she finds a real job in Environmental Studies. 

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YOUR BIO HERE! We are always looking for part timers. Send us a resume and we will invite you upto learn how to scoop poop and run dogs!