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 5 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
59 Reviews

Noelle B.
Noelle B.
Aug 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth Ellen is a very kind woman who took very good care of our dogs.

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.
Rick W.
Rick W.
Jul 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth Ellen is amazing!!

Ruth Ellen W.
Ruth Ellen W.
Clare V.
Clare V.
Jul 15, 2018
Verified Stay

My dog was nervous about being left with a stranger but he settled down and made friends with the other dogs. There was a nice big back yard to romp in and plenty of choice for places to sleep. I would recommend Ruth Ellen to other dog people who need a good place for their forever friend to stay while they are away from home.

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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