MONDAY thru SUNDAY: 7am-6pm

5648 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Phone: 336.602.1538 Fax:336.765.8132


Our Winston-Salem Dog Daycare: Dog Boarding, without the Dog Boredom!

Dogs have a lot more in common with us humans than you may think! Yes, they are covered in fur and they have four legs, but they are very social by nature and enjoy interacting with other pups, just like us humans like hanging out with our friends.  This is what makes us far from your average dog daycare facility. At Ruff Housing on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem, your pet gets to spend the day interacting with people and other pups, getting the attention they need and the playtime they desire; this helps your pet stay physically and emotionally healthy.

We provide a well-rounded experience for every pup, by meeting their needs for Socialization, Physical Exercise and Mental Stimulation.



Who wants to sit around the house all day?  All dogs can benefit greatly from an active social life, and our dog daycare is unique in that we set up just the right amount of interaction for each individual dog. Your dog’s confidence will grow and their emotional help will improve through our direct play and free interaction. They may even make a life-long friend!



Dogs love to run free and exhibit all of their energy, which is why you see that look of pure joy on their face when they get the chance to do so.  That look tells you just how much dogs love and need to exercise! Most pet hotels have a run for the dogs to use, but it might not offer the right amount of space, nor address the specific needs of your dog.  Our doggie daycare is able to offer purposeful play by providing ample space for romping around. Our indoor and outdoor play areas fulfill your dog’s need to be physical and their instinct to be part of a pack, and our staff will work directly with your dog one on one to provide them with the activity that they need.


Mental Stimulation

In order to maintain their emotional health, a dog’s mind needs stimulation. This is just as important as engaging them in physical activity. That’s why we gear our doggie daycare towards engaging your dog’s mind and emotions during their stay. You pup will come home tired, happy and ready to wind down after spending the day with us.


Group Play

If you have ever had the chance to watch a group of playful pups interacting with each other, you will agree it is a joyous moment! Our group play is designed to pair dogs of similar size and play style and our groups sizes are typically between 15-30 dogs.  When your dog participates in group play, they get an opportunity to socialize and let out some energy both indoors and outdoors in our large play environments.

We train our staff well above the industry standards, giving them the ability to exhibit professional skills in group management, reading and reacting to dog body language and pet first aid. All group interactions are carefully supervised. You can choose between a full-day or a half-day of group play if you dog is lodging with us. If your dog is with us just for the day, your charges will be based on your drop-off and pick-up times.  See our pricing page for details.



We believe all dogs are unique. Their personalities vary just as much as our own, so we understand that not every dog enjoys playing with a group of other dogs. Also, due to health or other reasons, some dogs may not be able to attend Group Play. That’s why we created our daycare to accommodate any dog at any level.  Our Enrichment Program ensures that your dog receives at least four walks outside throughout the day, plus a variety of activities to stimulate their mind and body. 

We want to be sure that the care we provide for your dog is as unique as they are. Our Enrichment Program is centered on your dog’s individual personality and health needs and can consist of a workout with our FitPaws equipment to playing fetch to a more relaxing walk or cuddle time.


Peace of Mind for You

We know that there are other pet care options in Winston Salem, but Ruff Housing believes that owners should be able to go to work, run errands or vacation without the concern of your dog passing time alone in a kennel. Your dog will be active, happy and most importantly, safe in our environment while you are away. We are dog owners and lovers ourselves and we know the value of that peace of mind.

We instill additional safety measures to ensure you are comfortable leaving your dog in our free play environment. We require all dogs who board 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 you love your dog.  Book your doggie’s stay with us and we assure you, we will take great care of them, because we love dogs too!