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


repeat clients
67 Reviews

Heidi G.
Heidi G.
Oct 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Gentle and calm, she made my pups feel welcome and relaxed. They had a fun weekend socializing and getting fresh and and exercise. Awesome.

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Scott K.
Scott K.
Oct 1, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth was great! My dog came back happy and exhausted from playing with all the other dogs there. Highly recommend.

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Jeanine W.
Jeanine W.
Sep 1, 2018
Verified Stay

Ruth has been great with our young puppy. We were a little worried about putting her in doggie day care at 10 weeks but Ruth was careful about letting her play with dogs that were gentle and not too overwhelming for a new pup. Our pup looks forward to her visits and clearly enjoys hanging out with the other dogs Ruth keeps. The large shaded yard is a great space for the dogs to run ...

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Jeanine. Thank you for your recent review. Bella makes my job fun. I love how she hides behind the door ...
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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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