About Us


Your dog’s safety, well-being and happiness are top priorities. We spare no expense to ensure our facility, procedures and staff exceed industry standards by providing the best experience for you and your dog.

Our Facility

Ruff Housing is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, including special rubber flooring in playrooms and K9 Grass, artificial grass designed specially for dogs, in all outdoor play yards.

Our Staff

All staff members are certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross, and also complete a rigorous Ruff Housing training program in which all employees participate in on the job training and pass tests on educational manuals before becoming certified to work in our playrooms. We also have specialized certification programs for our lodging and customer service specialists.


Ruff Housing is owned by Kim Vaughn. Kim is a UNC Chapel Hill alum and former Senior Vice President at BB&T. She is happy that she traded the corporate world for the dog world.