Your dog’s safety, well-being, and happiness are our 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.

Triad Local First

Guilford Merchants Association

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

International Boarding and Pet Services Association

The Dog Gurus

Family Business of the Year 2011

Voted Best Place to Board Your Pet 2012

Triad Moms on Main’s Best Place to Board and/or Groom Your Pet 2014

Women in Business 2013 from The Business Journal

Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

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.

Kim Vaughn


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.

If you have any other questions, give us a call or check out our FAQ page.