MONDAY thru SUNDAY: 7am-6pm

336 Witt Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Phone: 336.765.RUFF (7833) Fax:336.765.8132


Our Winston-Salem Dog Daycare is Dog Boarding, minus the Dog Boredom!

Dogs may be covered in fur and walk on four legs, but they are actually a lot like us.  They are also social in nature and enjoy hanging out with their dog friends, just like you enjoy having a fun hangout with your friends. Ruff Housing is far from the average dog daycare facility you may find elsewhere in Winston-Salem. Your pet spends the day interacting with their dog friends and people, getting the attention they crave and the play they desire so that they stay physically and emotionally healthy.  This is how doggie daycare should be!

By providing Socialization, Physical Exercise and Mental Stimulation, we meet their personal needs while giving them a well-rounded experience.



Nobody wants to sit around the house all day. Our dog daycare is set up to provide your dog with the right amount of interaction they need and an active social life is so beneficial! Through our directed play and free interaction, your dog will gain confidence and their emotional health will improve. Plus, they will make some great new friends!!



Dogs love and need exercise, you can tell by the joyous look on their face when they are given the opportunity to run free. That’s why we built our dog daycare to provide ample space for lots of romping around. Our indoor and outdoor play areas are designed to give the right amount of space for the dogs to be physical and engage in purposeful play.  And our staff will work one on one with your dog to direct their activity to a level that meets their needs.


Mental Stimulation

A dog’s mind is just as complex and beautiful as a human’s. So stimulating their mind is just as important as engaging their body in physical activity. An unhappy dog is typically a bored dog.  So we take great care to gear our doggie daycare towards engaging your dog’s mind and emotions during their entire stay. You pup will be tired, happy and ready to wind down with you at night after spending the day with us.


Group Play

We get dogs from all over Winston-Salem of different types and personalities.  But watching all of these different dogs play and interact together is a truly joyous experience! We designed our Group Play to give your dog the opportunity to socialize and let out some energy as they play with their friends in our indoor and outdoor play environments.  Our play groups are based on size and/or play style of participating dogs and the group sizes are typically between 15-30 dogs.

Our staff members are thoroughly trained and exhibit skills in group play management, observing and reacting to dog body language and pet first aid. All group interactions are carefully supervised by our professional team. We offer both full-day and half-day options for group play. So whether your dog is here just for the day or boarding for the week, you can find a group play option that is right for them.

See our pricing page for more details.


Enrichment Program

We believe all dogs are unique individuals.  Because their personalities can differ, we understand that not all dogs enjoy playing with a group of other dogs.  And some dogs may not be able to participate in group play due to health or other reasons.  That is why we offer our Enrichment Program, so that we can accommodate any dog at any level. If your dog prefers individual care, they will receive potty breaks throughout the day plus fun activities to stimulate their mind and body. 

We want to provide dog care that is just as unique as your dog is.  Our Enrichment Program is flexible to your dog’s personality and health needs.  Activities in Enrichment can range from running and playing fetch to a more relaxing walk or cuddle time.


Peace of Mind for You

We believe dog care should not only be about the care of your dog, but your peace of mind as well. We want you to go to work, run errands or vacation without being concerned that your dog is simply passing time alone in a kennel.  At Ruff Housing, you will know that your dog is safe, active and happy in a caring and fun environment. As dog lovers ourselves, we know how valuable that peace of mind can be.

We instill additional safety measures to ensure that you are comfortable leaving your dog in our free play environment.  We require all dogs who play with us to:

  • Have up to date Rabies, Distemper/Parvo & Bordetella vaccinations
  • Be spayed or neutered if over 6 months old
  • Participate in an evaluation by appointment before attending daycare or spending the night

We know how much you love your dog. Book your doggie’s stay with us and we assure you, we will take great care of them.  We love our Winston Salem pups!