Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only


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


repeat clients
49 Reviews

Lisa A.
Lisa A.
April 20, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth Ellen was wonderful with my shy and nervous rescue pup! Olive warmed up quickly and eventually fell asleep in her lap!

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.
Heather B.
Heather B.
April 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth is wonderful! I always feel confident leaving my dog with her while I travel because I know he is in good hands!

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.
Amy K.
Amy K.
April 8, 2018
Verified Stay

This is our second time using Ruth Ellen and we hope to keep using her. She is absolutely wonderful with our dog. We know we will pickup a happy, tired, and well cared for pup when our dog stays with her!

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.

About Ruth Ellen

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Skilled full-time care provider/

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
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

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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