Dog Boarding

$26
in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

$21
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$15
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds
Additional Preferences
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Ruth Ellen can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Ruth Ellen can host up to 6 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

1
repeat client
9 Reviews

Zach R.
Zach R.
October 18, 2017
Verified Stay

Ruth took excellent care of our two pups while we were gone! She kept us up to date with messages and pictures throughout their stay. She was very accommodating with the drop off and pick up times and didn’t hesitate to say “yes” to keeping them an extra day when our flight got pushed back. Our pups came home happy and pooped-out from their fun time with Ruth!

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.
Chris T.
Chris T.
October 4, 2017

Ruth has continued to be an excellent dog sitter for the 1.5 years that I have used her. She cares very much for the dog's well being and generally does a great job keeping him active and safe. Highly recommended and does a terrific job.

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.
Shelley R.
Shelley R.
October 4, 2017
Verified Stay

It was a great experience with Ruth Ellen! I was very hesitant to trust anyone with my dog.She is 11 years old and a. nervous type. Ruth Ellen reassured me that all would be fine, and it was! I needed to stay an extra day on my trip-and Ruth Ellen was able to accommodate this. Ruth Ellen also sent me pictures and messages so I knew all was well there! I highly recommend her-she ...

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.

About Ruth Ellen

4
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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