Many pet owners work long hours, leaving their dogs home alone without mental or physical stimulation. Daycare is a fun alternative to crating or leaving your dog home alone. Our dog daycare allows you to leave your pup with us for the day knowing they are getting the very best experience through positive canine interaction, physical exercise, and mental stimulation, all while getting lots of love an attention from our highly trained Canine Coaches!
Dogs are naturally social creatures who enjoy regular, positive interactions with other canines. In the correct environment, group play can be a positive tool to enhance your dog's behavior and obedience training. During group play our staff works with the play group to help improve basic manners and promote good social cues/recognition.
With 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play space, every dog has all the room they need to catch the zoomies and stretch their legs or find a comfortable piece of play furniture and snooze the day away.
Dogs are grouped separately based on size and play style.
We maintain a strict maximum 15 to 1 dog to staff ratio so every play group is properly supervised.
All staff members are trained in Pet CPR and Emergency First-Aid.
Our staff is continually training in the latest dog daycare standards and canine handling/behavior literature so your pup gets the best interaction possible.
All dogs visiting The Ruff House must complete a Temperament Test. This screening consists of a "touch test" (seeing if the dog will allow us to touch their back, tail, and feet), a "crate test" (crates are used for "cool-downs" or "timeouts" if a dog becomes overstimulated), and a slow introduction to the group of dogs. We have several indoor and outdoor play yards which we use to facilitate the screening. Your dog will be introduced to the first play yard and given time to become comfortable after which we will bring dogs of similar energy and size over to meet him or her. During these initial introductions, we focus heavily on physical cues and body language to ensure group play is fun, not stressful. Following the temperament test, our staff will go over the results with you and discuss any recommendations for care including membership in our Enrichment Club or day training.
Temperament Testing is available Monday through Thursday by appointment only. We require all dogs checking in for boarding complete a temperament test prior to their first overnight visit. We will have to cancel reservations for any dog who has yet to complete their temperament test prior to boarding. Please plan on having your pup stay with us for at least 4 hours to give them time to get comfortable with new friends and environment. Regardless of whether they test into Daycare or not, your pup is able to stay at our facility for the full day.
The safety and security of our visiting pets is our highest priority. Therefore, we require the following canine vaccines before your visit. Please upload them, or have your vet send them to us before your visit:
Negative fecal test (within 6 months). This is not the same thing as a heartworm test.
We also recommend, but do not require:
*Both the H3N2 & H3N8 strains - ask your vet for the bivalent vaccine.
Temperament Test: $40 nonrefundable at time of reservation. We book out several weeks in advance for temperament tests, and last minute cancellations prohibit other dogs from staying with us. Rescheduled temperament tests will forfeit the original deposit and require a new $40 deposit to confirm the new date.
Daycare is available Monday - Friday.
Our daycare environment is designed to provide proper stimulation and exercise to your dog. After a full day of playing and running around they may be noticeably more tired after you pick them up. Dogs go out to Daycare as soon as they arrive, and stay out until pickup or dinnertime. If your dog is a puppy and needs lunch, we will bring your pup into an individual crate during lunchtime to eat their food. We require all dogs to wait 1 hour after eating before returning to group play.
Also, remember that dogs play with their mouths and feet. They may get scrapes, scratches, or even punctures from a tooth when wrestling with other dogs. Just like schoolchildren on the playground, these things can happen even with constant supervision. We do not allow aggressive dogs and proactively work to ensure play does not escalate beyond acceptable standards. If you have questions regarding how your dog is doing in group play feel free to give us a call!
- Full Day: $34.00 (anything over 5 hours)
- Half Day $27.00 (5 hours or less)
- Several package options available, including 5 day, 15 day, and monthly unlimited passes! Ask about the package discounts!
If you would like us to feed your pup lunch, there is a $3 charge per day. For pups under 7 months, or deemed medically necessary by a vet, we do not charge for lunch.
We also offer day boarding for dogs who don't do well in a group environment. Day boarding comes with one playtime and plenty of individual potty breaks. $29/day.