Ruff Life Dog Retreat

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Warren and Karen B.

34 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler

Warren and Karen's Resident Pets

Border Collie
15 yr 11 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
4 yr 11 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
4 yr 11 mo old

Warren and Karen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Warren and Karen

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Ruff Life Dog Retreat! We are located near 27th Avenue and Dobbins, in the South Mountain foothills, on 1.25 acres.

We are a married couple in our mid-50s and life-long dog lovers. We have been taking care of our own dogs and our friends’ dogs since we were children. We have fostered medium and large-breed rescue dogs for the past five years. (References available.) Warren is retired and spends most of his time working around the house and the property. He loves being outdoors and spends a lot of his time playing with the dogs. Karen works close to home and has a flexible work schedule.

We are committed to providing a loving, fun, and safe environment. We look forward to meeting you, and your four-legged family members.

Ruff Life Dog Retreat has:

* 3 large fenced yards,

* A 200' x 30' dog run,

* 2 large covered patios with misters,

* Lots of toys and dog beds.

All dogs stay in our 3,800 square foot home at night, and as often as they like during the day. Our home has two air conditioning units, so cooling is never an issue.

We offer:

* A dog park atmosphere, where all
dogs interact together.

* Unlimited playtime, inside and out.

* Cage-free living, but we have large
crates if someone needs a little "time out.”

* Supervised meal times.

* Administration of medicine and
attention to special needs.

* Short-term, long-term, and holiday
services are available.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Warren and Karen B.

34 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Warren and Karen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Warren and Karen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
34 Reviews
Warren as Karen were awesome! Jax was treated great and we got updates on him all the time! He was pooped when he came home from playing with all of his new doggy friends. I will definitely be using them again if we need a doggy sitter !!
I will definitely come back! My dogs were well cared for and in better shape than when I brought them. Thank you!
What a great experience for Oski! She loved being with Warren and Karen, such dog people. They sent pictures which made me so happy. The very best...
Warren and Karen are perfect dog sitter for my active dog. They have a very large yard that allows my dog to run and get her energy out.
Warren and Karen have always been very good with Hazen. He always comes back happy and sleeps very well for the next few days. They live a little further away from me but despite the distance I choose to go to them as I know Hazen will be very well taken care of.
HOW AMAZING ARE THESE TWO!!!! You can tell that these two really love what they do! Warren and Karen are just great people. From the meet and great, it was smooth. We took our 3 dogs to meet Warren and Karen, there own 4 legged friends, and some other 'guests'. From the first sniff, all the dogs got together extremely well. Warren and Karen have a large area for the dogs to run and play in which was perfect for my two youngest friends, both under 1 years old. Being out in the outskirts, we were a little worried about safety, but Warren explained his procedure of care while guests were visiting, and we were completely at ease. During the stay, they provided picture messages with updates as to how his guests were doing. It was an added bonus as my 6 year old was worried they were not having a good time. My family will MOST DEFIANTLY be using Warren and Karen again for all our dog sitting needs.
Our boxer Steffie gets nervous around new people and dogs, but she adjusted very quickly during her stay with Warren and Karen. She had lots of fun with the large group of dogs and has improved her doggie social skills. When I picked her up at the end of her 4-day stay, she greeted me for a few seconds and then went right back to playing with Merlin and Kaiser. An extra thank-you to Warren for helping us boost our dead car battery during the meet and greet!
Our dog had the best stay and she will be back for sure! She already misses her doggy friends! Warren and Karen were amazing and so kind to our Cha Cha!!
Warren and Karen were awesome and Daisy had so much fun. They treated her like she was their own and I would definitely use them again!! Thanks much!!
They were great with my dog! I don't think he wanted his vacation to end!
They were fantastic and at such short notice too! They took the time when I dropped off to gauge my pup's temperament to make sure he was around other dogs that were about the same as him. They sent updates and pictures and I'm pretty sure my dog had a better vacation than me!!
My Yadi had a blast! Loved the pictures with the update as well as speaking with Warren when I returned. Getting ready to book our next DogVacay.
Warren and Karen were fantastic! I left my 4-month-old puppy with them for two nights (the first time I've ever left her with anyone) and she did wonderfully. She played with the other dogs really well and was very comfortable at their home. I have a long weekend coming up and a longer vacation this winter, and I will be leaving my puppy with them both times. You will not regret having Warren and Karen as your sitters!
First time leaving my girl with anyone and I was very pleased with all the updates warren and Karen sent letting me know she was doing well. Would definitely use them again for future vacations. Thank you!
Warren and Karen took excellent care of our dog while we were on vacation. They kept us posted on how she was doing. They sent pictures and even a video of her. It made us feel at ease knowing that she was in a loving home environment!
Warren and Karen did an amazing job with some extended care for our Shepherd mix, Thor. From their picture and video updates, I could see that he was healthy, happy, and having the time of his life. I'm convinced that after we picked him up again and got him back home, he actually became depressed for a few days. :) Thank you, guys, for doing such an excellent job. Thor misses you!

I highly recommend Warren and Karen and have already referred a friend. Thanks again!
Warren and Karen were wonderful! I was nervous to leave my two border collie mixes for the first time with a sitter, but it turned out amazing! They were given lots of play time and attention. They provided plenty of updates to let me know my girls were doing well. It was a great experience and would not have any concerns leaving my active dogs with them again.
Warren and Karen took amazing care of my two dogs. One is young and very active and he had lots of fun running around their huge yard and swimming in the pool. My 13 year old senior dog was relaxed and well cared for. I appreciated the texts and pictures and was able to relax on my vacation knowing they were both being so well cared for. I will absolutely use Warren and Karen again in the future!!!
Warren and Karen are exceptional hosts. They took really good care of my little Max while I was out of town visiting family. I travelled well knowing Max was in great care getting more freedom and family-like attention than he would receive in most other boarding facilities!
Warren and Karen were amazing Honey really enjoyed her stay. They were extremely flexible with my time and always available for questions. The meet and greet was amazing they were so so good with our little baby. Even taught her how to swim!
Warren & Karen were amazing! Very responsible and trustworthy. I felt great knowing my two dogs were safe with them! I would highly recommend!
Buddy seemed very happy with his time with Warren and Karen. They were very accommodating to me and it was a good experience. Thanks
Warren and Karen are the best! They always go above and beyond to help out us doggie parents! They have been a life saver on many occasions!
The bonus is both my dogs get excited to go over and can't wait to get out the car and go in! It feels good to leave your dogs at a happy place!
Warren and Karen are great hosts for my old dogies! they are caring and really understand my dogs. Lisa
Juniper had a wonderful time staying with Warren and well as all of the other dogs. She was happy and completely worn out when we got home. Thank you for taking care of her!
Willy loves being at Warren and Karen's. He runs and plays with the other dogs. They all have a blast! They pay attention to detail and Willy had his peanut butter treat. He jumps out of the car as soon as we pull up. Thank you!
My furball Jazz had so much fun, it was difficult to put her into the car when it was time to go home. She met lots of new friends and I could tell she had a great experience.

I will in the future, definitely do another daycare with Ruff Life dog retreat
I dropped Ruffy off for his first excursion here at Warrens retreat, appropriatly named after Ruffy.
He had a special room for my geriactric dog. Ruffy bonded right away with Warren and did not appear to want to leave upon return!

The open air, less concrete atmosphere gave him a new lease on life. All of his dogs were sweet and happy. Ruffy got along great with them.

After we got home and settled, I caught a virus on the plane. I guess I gave some of it to Ruffy. The next day Warren came to check on him. Ive never seen my dog so happy to see someone, not even me. He was all better for good.
Thank you Warren for being such a caring dog lover, and my dog sensed your good character and kindness. A prayer answered for him as he finishes his last journey through this life. He will be 16 in April. God bless Warren and Karen and if your considering a vacation for your dog? This is the place.
Warren and Karen are amazing! Went above and beyond to make my dogs comfortable. We will be booking with them every time we leave town :)
Awesome team! My puppy was sad to leave. Definitely first choice in Boarding.
My review with Warren and Karen was perfect. Very quick response to accept the invitation, very accommodating to our drop off times (even running 2 hours late!), and was great with our dog! They have an awesome house that any dog would love, lots of room to run and play.

Warren and Karen were easy to work with and kept me updated about our dogs trip, sent pictures about every day.

I'll certainly be booking with Warren and Karen again, best doggyvacay experience I've had BY FAR
Little Max had another wonderful series of daycare visits at Warren and Karen's right before Thanksgiving. He is making all kinds of big dog friends there! Thanks again, Warren and Karen!
My little dog had a pleasant daycare stay at Warren and Karen's Ruff Life Dog Retreat. What a nice area they have for the dogs, small and large. Very nice! Thanks for taking good care of my little fur baby!
I took Maximus Dogimus to Ruff Life at Warren and Karen's home, it was great! Max interacted with the other dogs , everyone seemed to get along and when Max got tired he was able to come in and take a nap. Warren sent me pics of Max during day - he seemed happy! I like that there were both big and small dogs there...I plan to go back - Warren and Karen did a good job taking care of my dog buddie!
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