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Our Mission

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

Our Team & Training

Ruff Housing is exceptionally proud of our amazing and diverse team. We look for team members who have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and grow within our organization. Our thorough and detailed training program consists of on-line training modules, in person classes, and training shifts with mentors. Each team member must complete levels of training and various certifications that focus on safety protocols, cleaning procedures, dog behavior, and dog enrichment to ensure your pets are having a safe and fulfilling experience while in our care!

Just like we value the pets in our care as individuals, we know the importance of having team members from all different areas of expertise and life experiences. We have frequent “lunch and listen” events with every location so that team members can share their ideas to help improve our business.

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Are you planning a vacation get away for the Spring?

Your pet will be safe and have their own good time. Give us a call to book your furry friend's boarding reservation today!

5648 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC

336 Witt Street, Winston-Salem, NC

15 Battleground Court, Greensboro, NC

1605 NW Maynard Road, Cary, NC

Awards & Affiliations

We are active members of several national organizations and proud to be an award-winning pet care provider.


Explore our recent articles and news segments.

Top of the List: Largest Triad Women-Owned Businesses, September 2018

Doggie Delight: A Day at Ruff Housing Doggie Daycare. Winstom Salem Monthly, June 2018

Makeover: Ruff Love, Ruff Housing Help a Pup Out. 1808 Magazine, June 2015

Doggie Prom Video on WXII, May 2015

Doggie Prom Video/Photo Gallery, The Winston-Salem Journal, May 2015

Doggie Prom Scheduled, Winston-Salem Journal, April 2015

Summer Splash Adoption Event: Yes! Weekly Blog, June 2014

WXII 12 Pet of the Week, June 2014

Ruff Housing Opens in Greensboro: Triad Business Journal Blog, January 2014

Ruff Housing Buys Grooming Service, School: The Winston-Salem Journal November 2013

Flat Screens for Dogs? Triad Business Journal Blog, July 2013

Ruff Housing to Open Greensboro Facility: The Winstom-Salem Journal, July 2013

The Good (Dog's) Life at Ruff Housing: Forsyth Woman, December 2013

Ruff Housing to Open Greensboro Facility: FOX8 News, July 2013

Forsyth Woman

Meet Kim Vaughn of Ruff Housing: Forsyth Magazine Youtube Video, May 21, 2013

Women in Business: Triad Business Journal, April 2013

Community Involvement

Ruff Housing is proud to support many nonprofit organizations within our community. We partner with several local shelters and animal rescue organizations to help provide healing and care for those animals in our community that are less fortunate. Many of our staff members volunteer with these organizations. Ruff Housing also sponsors an annual fence-build where a team of Ruff Housing employees works with Unchain Forsyth to build fenced in play spaces for dogs in need.

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Customer Reviews

We are proud of the reputation we have built over the years. Select a location to find out what our pet parents have to say!

5648 Country Club Road

336 Witt Street

15 Battleground Court