Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

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

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
54 Reviews

Kieran O.
Kieran O.
May 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Our dogs had a great stay with Ruth Ellen! She was very responsive throughout the booking process and stay. Our dogs were happy, safe, and well-loved. And, we got text and photo updates while we were away. Will definitely book with her again!

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Ruth Ellen W.
Kate L.
Kate L.
May 14, 2018
Verified Stay

We hired Ruth Ellen for the first time this past weekend to watch Ollie, our 70lb Aussie mix. He had a great time! When we picked him up he was tired and happy and was clearly comfortable and affectionate with Ruth Ellen. I also LOVED that she sent us frequent updates and pictures of Ollie - as a nervous dog mom, it went a long way towards making me relaxed on my trip. She also has ...

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Kathy D.
Kathy D.
Apr 26, 2018
Verified Stay

We've left our little girl with Ruth Ellen several times and she does very well. Ruth Ellen is very good with her and Roxie, although very much a mama's girl, seems happy to see her and loves having a fenced backyard to roam around.

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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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