Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Response Rate
Response Time
Under an hour

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Ruth Ellen can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Ruth Ellen can host up to 3 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
34 Reviews

Yoona K.
Yoona K.
January 22, 2018
Verified Stay

Barney was happy and tired when I picked him up, both days. Exactly what I needed. Thanks Ruth!

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.
David S.
David S.
January 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth Ellen was WONDERFUL! Our pup is a rescue who tends to be anxious around new people and new dogs, and we needed to board her in order to travel for a wedding. Ruth Ellen first had us come for a meet and greet, and then took our pup for a day to make sure that she would be as comfortable as possible when it came time for our trip. Ruth Ellen was kind, patient ...

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Ruth Ellen W.
Adrienne D.
Adrienne D.
January 14, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth Ellen was terrific! A few hours into the day we received a thoughtful update on our dog's day. Ruth Ellen treats each dog as the individual that he/she is, is attuned to the dogs' expressions, and is clearly committed to the dog's well-being.

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.

About Ruth Ellen

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check

Flexible doggy daycare and boarding

I moved to Charlottesville, VA in 1995 to earn my Master’s degree in Special Education at the University of Virginia. Between classes, I took my 120 pound Bouvier, Bear to walk the river trail at Riverview Park. I have volunteered countless hours with the Charlottesville SPCA, and found an unparalleled joy in working with animals. I have a special knack for connecting with all pets - dogs, cats, and birds alike, I am happiest when ...

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Ruth Ellen's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has No Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Caged Pets
No Children Present
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