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Ruth D.

142 Reviews
77 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Ruth's Resident Pets

Java
Beagle
Female
1 yr 8 mo old
Rufus
Lhasa Apso
Male
3 yr 8 mo old
George
Poodle
Male
7 yr 2 mo old

Ruth's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ruth

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I have owned and trained our own dogs for much of our adult lives. . We have been DogVacay hosts since August, 2013, and have totally enjoyed the experience. We are extremely pleased to have so many repeat customers, and are very proud of the number of positive reviews we have received. We are very appreciative that our customers take time from their busy l lives to say such kind things about their pups' stays with us!
Rufus, our 3 year old Lhasa Apso mix, loves to run and play and doesn't know how small he actually is, so he plays with even our largest guests, if they are willing! After our beloved 17 1/2 year old black lab crossed the Rainbow Bridge, we added Java, a one year old lab/beagle mix puppy, to our family. She has just 2 modes right now: PLAYING MADLY, and SOUND ASLEEP!
I am retired, after a long and wonderful career as a teacher, so I have a very flexible schedule for providing playtime, exercise and TLC for your beloved dog, along with ours!
We have a very spacious backyard, surrounded by a 5 ft. tall privacy fence, making it a perfect place for chasing tennis balls, playing tug, or playing in the sprinkler on a hot day. We would love to have your dog, large or small, stay with us while you travel. We will treat them as if they are our own, with plenty of play, attention and cuddling, while you are away!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Ruth D.

142 Reviews
77 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ruth's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ruth's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$20 /bath
142 Reviews
Blaze had a great time. I think he wants to go back with his doggie bffs.
Ruth was absolutely wonderful with our dog Pixie. Anybody who loves their dog knows that it can be very difficult to leave that family member behind, especially one that has separation anxiety! I can not begin to put into words how excellent this experience was for us. Ruth not only worked with Pixie each and everyday to make her feel secure but kept in constant contact with us through videos and pictures. We knew how Pixie was doing everyday we were away from her. We will not hesitate to use Ruth for our dog-sitting needs again!! Excellent care and wonderful person!!
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Perfect, Perfect, Perfect! Super kind to my dog and he had a blast. We were out of the country so the photos AND updates really put our minds at ease. Home away from home for our dog for sure. Would recommend Ruth to anyone to take care of your furry best friends.
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Once again, Ruth was able to ease our minds and provide a safe and caring stay for our Sophie. Ruth posted numerous photos of Sophie during her stay and it was apparent that our pup felt right at home. I highly recommend Ruth to anyone looking for excellent canine care.
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Finley had a great time! We would definitely have him stay with Ruth again. We loved getting pictures of him while we were away.
Ruth is fabulous! I will definitely be using her in the future to care for my dogs when we go out of town. I have a Pomeranian and a Retriever mix. She did great with both of them. My Retriever had a bit of anxiety the whole weekend so she even slept on the couch with him so he'd feel better :) She sent pictures and videos too! She did a great job and you can tell she really cares about dogs!! HIGHLY recommend!!
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My dog was very well taken care of and I really appreciated all the photos and updates while we were away.
Ruth D is the best! Boba Fett (Beagle Mix) loves his vacations with her. He comes back home extremely happy (and tired) from all the company with the other dogs boarding with her. This was his second visit and I'm sure there will be plenty more.
Ruth is also is extremely prompt about messaging back and flexible if you need to extend stays. I love the daily photo and updates!

I would recommend Ruth to anyone looking for a safe and loving environment for their furry friends
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Great, as always!
This was my first experience using DogVacay and Ruth could not be a better representative. She could not have been nicer or more accommodating to me or my pup. Her house is perfectly set up as Doggy heaven. Elwood would be lucky to go back again and I would highly recommend to anyone who is hesitant about leaving their pup!
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Our two dogs have stayed with Ruth D several times and will likely be back next vacation!
Ruth is wonderful! Collins loves spending time with her and her family. Her and her husband treat Collins like he is apart of their family. She is very responsive and willing to help at the last minute. She always sends daily updates with pictures which makes it much easier to leave Collins for the weekend.
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My dog had a great time with Ruth and she sent many updates while we were away.
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Gus' stay with Ruth and her family. She updated us daily with pictures and info about how Gus was doing, and she clearly loved him like one of her own. We are so thankful to have found her! A fantastic experience for us, and for Gus! Thank you Ruth!!
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Ruth was awesome!! I was very skeptical at first but she eased my anxiety tremendously. Daily updates proved she was providing a safe, loving home for our dog while we were gone. You can really tell she cares about all the doggies she watches. He had a lot of fun running with other dogs, and that helped his separation anxiety. If we ever need to leave our dog, Ruth is at the top of the list! Thank you again so much for doing what you do, you are truly a blessing!!
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Ruth was amazing with our fur babies! I loved receiving updated photos and videos while we were away.
Ruth was absolutely amazing! She cares for your pup like it is her own... Doak had an awesome time playing with all of the other dogs and she sent me daily pictures and updates. He's been sleeping ever since he got home since he played so much and had such a great time! I absolutely recommend Ruth if you want your pup to be in the best hands.
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Ruth was excellent! She really cares about dogs, and she was wonderful with our Abby. We would feel very comfortable leaving Abby with her again.
Ruth was fantastic. I was a bit nervous leaving Messi because we had just gotten him from the shelter a month prior and was afraid he would get upset. Ruth gave him extra attention and he did wonderful. She sent a video of him playing in the yard and several photos. Will use her anytime we need to have a dog sitter.
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This was our second time leaving our puppy with Ruth! It was again, an amazing experience for our dog! We were out of the country for almost a week and a half, and we knew our dog was in great hands! As always, Ruth is wonderful with pictures and updates! It's wonderful that our puppy gets to play in a gated backyard with other dogs, but also lots of rest! Ruth accommodated our dog with some special requests since she had Major survey not too long ago! We can't wait to have our dog stay with Ruth again!
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Ruth was an amazing host! She sent pictures and videos daily of Isa playing with other dogs and cuddling with everyone she could get close to. I would definitely recommend Ruth as a sitter again.
Ruth and her husband made us very comfortable with leaving our dog for the first time. Ruth sent pictures along with a note for the first couple of days which made me feel a lot better! She took extra steps to make my dog comfortable, which I really appreciate! I would definitely use Ruth again!
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Yuki and Yuto had a great time at their new place. Ruth sent pics and videos almost everyday. Thanks for taking care of them.
We left our dog, Lily, with Ruth for her first night away from family. Lily did great and immediately headed out back to play with the other dogs when she arrived. Thanks, Ruth for taking such good care of our 80 lb baby! We've already scheduled another trip and are happy that Ruth is available to doggie sit for us!
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I was very comfortable leaving Zeke with Ruth. She sent pictures and updates while he was there. We will definitely be sending Zeke on Vacay with her again! Thanks Ruth!
This was the first time we have left our dogs with someone who was not staying in our home. We were especially concerned for our 18 year old as she needs lifted up and down steps. Ruth really understands and appreciates dogs. They got into a great routine with her and her dogs. Our older dog did well there - Ruth was very accommodating to her needs. And our younger dog had a great time running in the fenced yard.
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Blaze had a great time. He has slept for two days which means he had plenty of play time. Pictures of his play dates were very nice. We will keep you in mind next time.
I am so thankful I found Ruth! She responded very quickly and accepted my reservation with short notice. She was very flexible on drop off and pick up times, which helps with a busy schedule! She treated my puppy as if it were her own dog!!! Her home was dog friendly and had a perfect set up to meet my dogs needs! Her backyard and her dogs were a perfect fit as well!!! I loved the picture updates I received, and Ruth's compassion for dogs! I knew right away my puppy was in good hands; it certainly made traveling easier!! I look forward to having Ruth care for Quinn again!!!
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Ruth is a wonderful dog sitter. She sends great videos and pictures so you know your dog is having fun on their vacation too! Excellent communication and very trustworthy. Her large backyard is great for the dogs to play!
Ruth, Thanks again for taking such good care of Diesel. It made our vacation so much more enjoyable knowing that he was being well taken care of!! Getting pictures of him in our email while we were gone was great! Thanks Again!!
How lucky I was to find Ruth! A home away from home for my senior dog. She provided a loving place for my dog while I was away for an extended time. The pictures, videos and communications provided me piece of mind. My dog enjoyed her lovely home, sofa and a spacious yard to roam. And of course all of her snuggles for a dog who is more a person than a dog. Individual needs met, including his meds and all of his quirks! Thanks Ruth, will return for sure for my next Dog Vacay.
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Our dog Buddy loves Ruth D! Ruth sent daily updates, including video and photos, and we know her to be kind and caring. Your dog might not want to leave! Seriously, pick Ruth, but leave a spot for Buddy!
Our 8 year old Schnauzer, Harley just returned tonite from Ruth & Dave's "Top Dog Getaway". As in the past, Harley is VERY HAPPILY exhausted! He had a blast with his human AND canine hosts. We LOVE the pictures & videos Ruth sends throughout his stay. Whenever we leave Harley with Ruth & Dave we always know he's having SO much fun!....MUCH more than in any "typical" kennel setting. What a great resource and piece of mind they provide when we're going away. Thanks Ruth, Dave, Rufus & Java for the hospitality!
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My Sadie is a very fearful dog and Ruth makes her feel right at home. I don't need to worry about her when I go out of town because I know she will get the same TLC with Ruth. The photos she sends me of Sadie at play always puts my mind at ease.
This our 2nd time with Ruth and again we are very pleased.Cleo had as good a tme as we did on vacation.Thanks again Ruth,we will see you next time
Our dog, Adele, absolutely loves staying with Ruth. This was our second time watching Adele for a few nights and it ceetainly won't be the last!
Eden has stayed with Ruth several times now and always seems to enjoy her stay. In fact, I think she misses all the fun of playmates when she gets back home! Drop off and pick up always works well. Ruth also gave Eden some medication that I suggested, and followed up several days after we were home to see if things were going well. I appreciate and trust Ruth with my fuzzy baby!
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Ruth took wonderful care of our small dog! My husband and I have a 5-month old Havanese and we were really nervous about boarding her. We met with Ruth who gave us a tour of her house and let our dog meet several dogs that were already on the property. Ruth was very nice, making us feel right at home and answering any questions we had. Her home is perfectly set up for taking care of dogs, with a wonderful large, flat backyard that is completely fenced in.

When we need to travel we are very comfortable with Ruth taking care of our dog. We look forward to using her services again in the future!
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Ruth is the best! Our dog is a senior now, and Ruth gives her some extra TLC! Bill
Emmy had another great visit with Ruth. I'm so happy to have found someone who loves and enjoys dogs as much as Ruth! Emmy is always happy and well cared for when she is there! It's great peace of mind!
Ruth was amazing! She sent pictures so we could see how our dog was doing (and she was only there 2 days)! She was patient and kind to our sometimes timid doggie, giving her the time and space she needed to get comfortable. The space she has is great! There is lots of room to run and enjoy the sun, as well as a place to rest and get some petting! We will FOR SURE use Ruth again! The experience from beginning to end was fabulous!
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Amazing experience. Ruth is wonderful lady and Bo loves her. So happy with our experience. I love receiving the pictures and notes- you know your baby is being well cared for.
We keep returning to Ruth to care for Beau and Bella because they get such incredible care and love from everyone involved. Both dogs hopped out of the car to be dropped off without any hesitation, fell right into playing with Ruth's dogs and came home calm and worn out. The daily pictures and video I received showed them running around enjoying the big yard and other dogs and chilling on the family sofa for their naps. Knowing how much care Ruth is taking with my pups means I can relax and enjoy my time too. Thanks again, Ruth!
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I'm very happy I found Ruth through dogvacay. I felt so much better leaving Daisy at Ruth's house rather than a kennel. Ruth sent me pictures and even a video of Daisy playing and having a blast with her puppy Java. I will definitely use her again!
Eden always seems to enjoy her time at Ruth's house, especially the chance to play with lots of other dogs! Now that we have used Ruth several times, it is an easy transition when we drop Eden off, or pick her up. Ruth has everything ready when we arrive.
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This was the first time we've left Baylee for more than an overnight visit with Ruth. I didn't worry one bit about the care she would receive. Ruth sent pictures and videos (which I loved) and kind words about Baylee. I don't trust many people to take care of her, but Ruth is kind and you can tell she genuinely loves dogs. I would rate her a 15 out of 10!!! Thanks, Ruth!
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As always, Hogan's weekend stay with Ruth was fantastic. Hogan seems to thoroughly enjoy his stay and is very worn out from all of the play with other buddies he meets at Ruth's. I would highly recommend!
My Lilly loves spending time at Ruth's house! She has a blast running around the big, fenced-in yard! I love having a tired, happy pup when I get home!
Ruth is the best!
Emmy loved her Doggie Vacay with Ruth and Dave! She was so happy in all the pictures and updates we received. We were nervous to leave her but quickly felt at ease as we communicated with Ruth throughout the week. I think Emmy misses all her new dog friends and surrogate parents!! We will definitely use Ruth again and recommend her highly! Thanks for taking such great care of our girl!
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Wonderful host experience for our dog. Have already booked a repeat reservation!
Ruth was awesome. Loved that we went out ot meet her prior to Devon's Stay. She explained what it would be like for Devon. She asked many questions about Devon so she would understand what her needs were.
Ruth sent update photos throughout the week and let us know how she was doing. Devon seemed very happy when we picked her up.
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Once again our dog had a wonderful experience at Ruth's this past weekend. She is very flexible and accommodating and always ensures our dog has the best time possible while at her house. We also always appreciate the pictures and videos she sends. It is so nice to know Sadie is always in the best of hands!
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Another fantastic stay for our pup, Peyton, at Ruth's home! We are so happy with how things have gone with leaving Peyton at Ruth's and will no doubt continue to have Peyton stay there when we are out of town.
Max had a great time! He loves the big fenced yard and new friends to play with! Ruth is so understanding and welcoming. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of Max!
Daisy always has a great time at Ruth's! She even knew where she was going this past time and was wagging her tail and barking to get out of the car to see Ruth and the other pups! She always comes back happy and pooped!
Our dog clearly had a wonderful time! Getting to play with other dogs was great! I would highly recommend Ruth D. Fantastic place and highly recommended! We loved the videos and daily pictures and updates.
Our dog was cared for wonderfully and appeared to have a blast at Ruth's house based on the pics and videos provided during her stay there while we were away for a weeklong vacation. Definitely would recommend Ruth and plan to use her again in the future when needed. Always great to have one less thing to worry about when traveling.
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Amazing, as always. Timber is a bit shy, but as soon as he saw Ruth he ran right to greet her - he adores her and has so much fun playing with the other dogs in her care. We are 100% confident and comfortable leaving Timber with Ruth while we're away - it's truly his home away from home!
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Our experience with Ruth and her husband could not have been better! They were great about sending us updates including pictures which really helped with our time away from Peyton. She got along great with the other dogs there and will definitely be using them in the future! Thank you Ruth!
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Our two dogs just spent the weekend with Ruth and we couldn't be happier. This was or first time leaving our dogs with someone other than our neighbors and Ruth was so awesome with them! From the pictures and updates, to the meet and greet, we were totally at ease. She is so knowledgeable about dogs and their quirks and she treats them like family. Thank you so much! We will definitely be back!
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Ruth was wonderful. We were visiting Cincinnati for a concert and did not want to leave Daisy alone in the hotel. Ruth was happy to take her and even sent us update pictures in case we were worried. She gave Daisy a lot of TLC. We would definitely use her again if we were back in the area.
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Thank you once again Ruth and Dave!! Bailey is all tuckered out today after another fun and wonderful time playing at your house all weekend. As first time dog owners Ruth and Dave are the only dogvacay home we have ever used this past year and a half. We tell everyone about them and the amazing care Bailey receives, truly like one of their own pups. He loves playing with Rufus and the other dogs and has so much fun running free in their backyard. Bailey gets spoiled and always want to go back!!! We couldn't ask for anything better! Thank you Ruth and Dave!!!
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Murphy had a great time with Ruth! She was very accommodating to our early flight and sent fun pictures during the week he was there. My neighbor recommended her for dog sitting and we will be sure to refer her to other friends! Dawn R.
We are so glad we found Ruth! Shadow loves to go and play with the other dogs and Ruth loves Shadow. I get updates and pictures daily and I know that our family member is in good hands.
Ruth did an absolutely wondeful job with Myah. This was our first time leaving Myah and Ruth made it so easy for us. She sent us pictures and updated us regularly on how Myah was doing. Thanks for taking such great care of our dog.
Our puppy has stayed with Ruth several times. She is really excited to go there and always has a great time. Ruth also sends pictures during her stay which is great.
We picked up the pups today and know that Beau and Bella had a great vacay with Ruth again. This was their fourth visit and they know the routine but Ruth works hard to understand each dog and to coax out the best from them. Their little accomplishments and activities are documented in pictures and videos that we always enjoy receiving and, once again, they came home happy, calm and worn out from the fun! Thank you, Ruth.
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A friend referred us to Ruth and I plan on telling my friends how awesome Ruth is! Our dog now has a second home! Bill Ward
We left Osa (our grand doggy) with Ruth for 2 days. When we picked her up yesterday, Ruth gave us a good review of her observation about Osa. We feel we have found a good place for Osa's temporary stay, finally. Among other things that we are happy with, we appreciated her honest comments about Osa and we feel Ruth has the skills and knowledge to take care her guests.
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As always, Ruth was terrific!
We recently moved cross country and had never needed to kennel Reeda before, she had always stayed with friends or family. I was nervous about leaving her with someone we didn't know, until we met Ruth. Ruth is warm and caring and made sure I was comfortable leaving Reeda with her. She is also extremely accommodating, we hit some bad weather driving back into town and Ruth was great about letting us schedule an extra night. Every day we received an update on Reeda, what she did that day, and there were even pictures or a video along with the update. It was so comforting knowing that Reeda was in good hands. As for Reeda she came home exhausted and happy from her weekend away and loved playing with the other pups at Ruth's. Reeda can't wait to go back for another stay! Ruth is AWESOME!!!
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Callie had a wonderful time with Ruth and made many new furry friends during her stay. She had the comforts of home, the freedom of a fenced in yard, the companionship of other dogs, and Ruth's great care. Ruth was kind to keep our family updated with pictures, videos and narratives of Callie's active days. It really was a great experience! Thanks Ruth!
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Once again our dog had an amazing stay with Ruth. She was very responsive and receptive to taking him on short notice, and Timber was excited when we arrived for his return visit. We could tell that Ruth and Timber are nicely bonded and we'll definitely be booking with her again!!
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Bailey had another great weekend with Ruth and Dave! There's nowhere else we'd rather have him when we're out of town. He had so much fun playing with Rufus and the other dogs and is treated like a king. We always enjoy and appreciate the updates and pictures Ruth sends and look at them over and over... tickled that he's so happy and taken such good care of :) Thank you Ruth and Dave!
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Daisy always has a great time at Ruth's! She is always happy to see Ruth and the other pups! She treats Daisy as she does with her own dogs.
Our dog Timber's stay with Ruth was AMAZING. She was thoughtful about how the dogs in her pack interacted and we loved that she really took time to understand our dog's temperament so he would have the best experience possible. Ruth is quite dog-savvy and we felt completely confident leaving Timber in her care.

Communication with Ruth also was top-notch - she quickly and thoroughly responded to all inquires. She sent several photos and a text update almost every night of Timber's stay and we loved hearing about his days.

Will definitely use again!!
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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. She is a fantastic dog sitter and sends such lovely photos and notes about how our dog was doing. It was like we were sending our dog to a resort vacation!
Ruth did a fantastic job watching Zoey for the holidays - she was flexible with drop off and pick up times and sent us pictures and updates throughout the week. Zoey came home and slept for a day after all the playtime she had while we were gone!
The best environment for my little dachshund. Comes home happy, healthy and asking when he can return!
My wife and I were looking for a place to bring our dog for overnight stays after using our vet for the past several times. While it was a little more expensive, it was completely worth it. The pictures and videos during the stay are great but it's best knowing she's running around and tiring out instead of being cooped up. We have found a new home away from home for our dog!
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I have a very nervous 3 year old Pomeranian who has never been separated from me since I got him at 9 weeks old. He has an extreme case of separation anxiety and will not even let anyone hold him if I am in the same room. I found Ruth online and was extremely impressed with the quantity and quality of reviews and have decided that my Teddy could use some socialization as well as a loving family to watch over him while I am gone. I have booked a few daycare dates to get him acclimated and familiar with Ruth, Duke, Rufus and family. I am truly impressed with the compassion, knowledge and care that Ruth has shown to Teddy and myself. She has been extremely patient, and flexible which means so much when choosing someone to care for my sweet Teddy. This has been an agonizing decision to leave him with someone else and she has truly helped me through the whole process. The messages throughout the day with pictures has relieved my anxiety and warms my heart. Stay tuned for the big 5 day stay over Christmas :-)
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We moved here two years ago with our only option for the dogs being a kennel. But thanks to DogVacay, especially to Ruth D, we were able to take a vacation knowing our two Labs were in the best of care. They got to romp and play and feel at home.This was an ideal situation and Ruth made us feel so at ease leaving them in her capable and loving care! We'll be back....Thank you!!
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Our cockapoo had a great 'vacation' with Ruth and her family. She provided excellent care and a great environment for our dog. We have already booked another stay next month! Definitely use the Meet and Greet opportunity to make sure your dog will be compatible/comfortable in her home. It enabled us to be completely confident in the care our dog received. And we loved receiving the daily photos of our dog. Overall, the best option!
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My husband had to have surgery with an early morning appointment. At a fairly last minute, we reached out to Ruth to see if she'd be able to "host" Harley for an overnight and the day of surgery. Luckily she was willing and able, and as always Harley had a blast! Ruth, Dave, Duke AND their newest family member, Rufus, made Harley feel right at home AGAIN! Soo-oo cute to see Harley and Rufus run and play together!. He came home very happily exhausted! Thanks again Ruth and family for easing our minds that our little guy was in great hands!!
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Lucky is an older dog with some medical issues, and these are all dealt with handily. She seems to love the big back yard, and being able to spend time out there as desired. A really wonderful solution to getting her good loving care while we are out of town. Thanks, Ruth!!!
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It was clear when we picked Rascal up that he had a great time staying with Ruth. It was great to see the photos that Ruth sent everyday...playing with the other dogs and lounging on the couch. We will definitely use DogVacay again when we go on vacation!
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My dog had another great weekend of playing and snuggling at Ruth's house!
Ruth was awesome, and my dog was happy to stay two weekends in a row! She did a great job making him comfortable with the other dogs staying and sent cute pictures of him having fun!
We can't say enough about how pleased we were with Ruth and her care of our dog Cleo.We recieved updates and pictures everyday of her playing with Ruth,s dog and doing the goofy things she does.Ruth even let her sleep in bed with her the same as she does at home.This was our first time leaving Cleo with anyone and what a great choice we made!We will absolutely contact Ruth again the next time we leave.Many thanks!
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We found ourselves in need of a sitter just a day before a 6 hour drive to our child's college. Murphy had never stayed with a "stranger" let alone no time for a meet and greet. Ruth lives a reasonable distance from the school, had fabulous reviews and pictures and responded quickly. So we packed him up and off to Ruth's. So relieved to see that she lived up to all the wonderful things written and more. Her two dogs are sweet and it is just a nice calm environment. She seemed organized and trustworthy and I like that she asked for proof of immunizations. Great safe and large outdoor area. I only wish she lived closer to home!
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This was Bailey's second stay with Ruth! We are equally as thrilled!! Bailey LOVES it there and has a ball with his great buddy Rufus. Bailey loves to play and has met his match with Rufus :) We highly recommend Ruth to anyone looking for the next best thing to home for their pup. She will love and care for your dog like her own!! As an added bonus she takes time to send the cutest pictures throughout your dog's stay. We felt so good knowing Bailey was in wonderful hands with Ruth!
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This was Parker's first stay with Ruth. Ruth and her husband went out of their way to make both Parker and me feel comfortable. She even changed her sleeping routine to adjust to Parker's to make him feel more at home! The photos she sent during his stay allowed me to relax and enjoy my time away.
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Another fun time for Daisy!
As always, my dog returned home happy and content. He loves staying there, receives a lot of attention and quality play time.
Ruth is wonderful with our dogs.
Thank you for taking such great care of Max! We really appreciated the daily updates, pictures, and extra time you took getting to know him. It's wonderful to know he was treated as if he was home, with the added bonus of friends to play and exercise with! Max will be looking forward to another vacay with you!
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Ruth is the best!
Lilly Loves staying at Ruth's house!
Ruth was great with Daisy and we could tell Daisy was well taken care of. Ruth definitely took care of Daisy's needs and went the extra mile as well! We will definitely be using her again!
This was our third visit with Ruth and they just get better and better. We were away for two weeks and traveling very far from home so we entrusted Ruth with Beau and Bella and went off comfortable that we didn't have to worry about them at all while we were away. Both dogs settled into their routines, enjoyed playing with Ruth's dogs and other visitors, and came home really mellow and relaxed. That alone tells me how comfortable they were with the situation and the positive attention they were getting. When we could access wifi, we always checked to see the pictures and notes that Ruth sent and could keep up with Beau and Bella's adventures while enjoying ours. All I can say is Thank you, thank you, Ruth. And, I'm already planning the next stay!
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Our lab Leo had the BEST time with Ruth. Her home provided a perfect environment for our puppy. We really appreciate her flexibility, caring and concern. We look forward to future visits! Karen
As always, my dachshund came home happy and content. It's the only place he wants to go!
I was at first concerned leaving Sadie since she is a rescue and is so afraid of everything. Sadie is just starting to get use to us after 5 months. Ruth sent me photos showing Sadie playing with the other dogs and relaxing in the house on the family sofa. I loved seeing the photos as it put my mind at ease. Sadie was enjoying her stay and they did everything possible to make her feel comfortable in their home. I was so grateful for the TLC they gave Sadie!
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Ruth did a great job taking care of my energetic tennis ball fanatic. I looked forward to seeing the photos Ruth sent every day. It helped give me confidence that Eden was receiving the attention and exercise she craves so much! I was totally satisfied!
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Ruth is extremely flexible when it comes to pick up and drop off times and she's such a sweetheart that you can't help but feel comfortable leaving your little (or big!) puppster in her hands. Their backyard is very spacious and our little Teacup seems to have a blast every time she's there. I would definitely recommend this host if you're in the area! We won't hesitate to utilize her services again :)
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We were so happy! Bailey LOVED Ruth and Dave and had a wonderful week there. He enjoyed their dogs and their great backyard. They took wonderful care of Bailey and went above and beyond to meet his needs! We will definitely have Bailey stay there again in the future!!
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We continue to be so very happy with Ruth and Dave as caregivers for our Toby! We feel so at ease when we leave him there when we go out of town, knowing that he will not only be well-cared for, but also will be cuddled, played with, and loved like a member of the family! We can't thank them enough for all they have done!
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Ruth was awesome with our dog, Dexter! We loved getting photos of him having fun with the other dogs, as well as enjoying his alone time. Ruth gave Dexter the TLC that he needed while we were on vacation. It gave us peace of mind knowing he was being so well cared for. Thank you, Thank you!
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I cannot thank Ruth and her husband enough for taking care of my Cally like she was their own. I loved the daily updates from Ruth and it was so reassuring seeing Cally and knowing she was happy and well taken care of! I will definitely be bringing Cally back for play dates and will only use Ruth when I go out of town again!
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Ruth's place was a perfect home away from home for our dog, Bailey. The house has a large fenced-in backyard. Ruth works well with dogs and has two of her own that are always there for the guests to play with. It was obvious by all of the picture updates that we received from Ruth that Bailey had a blast during his stay- he has been exhausted since returning. We will certainly use Ruth's services again!
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This was our first experience leaving our 2 dogs with anyone except family so we were naturally nervous especially since one of our dogs is deaf! Ruth made sure to send us daily updates as well as pictures showing us how well the puppies were adjusting to their new surroundings. It was evident that they were in good hands are were being well cared for. We would highly recommend Ruth!
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Thanks for being a great host to our four-legged friend! It sure gave us piece of mind to know that our pet was in good care. Doing the "Meet and Greet" was a great way to acquaint our dog with you. We also loved the pictures that you took and sent to us. I think our dog really did have his own vacation!
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Denali had another great stay. Thanks Ruth!
Ruth is wonderful! My Lilly had lots of fun during her visit, and I felt completely comfortable knowing she was in good hands. We will be visiting again!
Denali had a great time.
Ruth is incredibly patient and good with dogs. We were tremendously relieved leaving our babies there.
This was our pups second vaca with Ruth and again she was terrific! We will continue to choose Ruth in the future!
This was our second stay with Ruth and it once again exceeded my expectations. Beau and Bella were welcomed like old friends and made as comfortable as possible. Ruth and her family worked hard to overcome the dogs' quirks and settle them into the family and both dogs enjoyed their stay. The daily pictures showed the belly rubs and racing in the big yard so I knew they were enjoying their vacation while I enjoyed mine. I have no doubt where they will be the next time I'm out of town!
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Ruth was accommodating and willing to keep our blind schnauzer and sent daily updates. Our dog seemed to have a fine visit - enjoying roaming the backyard, and came home tired but calm! Thanks Ruth!
Ruth watched our golden doodle this weekend, and it could not have been better. She sent us a note with pictures to let us know how things were going. I know that our puppy is looking forward to going back.
This was my first time away from my 8 months old puppy. Since I am so attached to him (and vice versa), I was super anxious about leaving him for the first time but Ruth took good care of him and sent me reassuring photos that he's well. She was also flexible about pick up and drop off time, which is really important to all travelers! I think Libby enjoyed the stay too because he was having fun with her dog Rufus. Thanks again Ruth!
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Cooper seemed to thrive once he got used to being with Ruth and David. The pictures we received during his stay were priceless! They were very caring and aware of what his needs were and how to make him feel at home.
This was my dog's second stay with Ruth and her husband. They both have been very accommodating with drop-off's and pickups and treat my pet like one of their own. He seems very happy to be there and from the pictures Ruth shares it looks like he's just hanging out in his own house.

Overall, very satisfied.
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We used Ruth for the second time during the holidays, and once again we could not have been more pleased with the care and love they showed to Sadie. The photos and updates they sent assured us Sadie was in great hands and was having a good time. Ruth also helped us out with scheduling in a pinch, and we really appreciated her flexibility. I would highly recommend Ruth to anyone looking for a loving and caring place for your dog while out of town.
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Ruth was terrific! Our dog had a great stay with her and her family! We would choose to book a dog vaca with Ruth again in the future.
We are very pleased with Ruth and her husband! They took really good care of our puppies while we were on vacation. Ruth kept us updated every day by sending adorable photos of our dogs. We didn't worry about them once, we knew they were in really good hands!
The dogs came home very happy and tired after spending a week with Ruth, her husband and their adorable dogs.
We couldn't wish for a better place to take our dogs, we will definitely be back!

Don't even hesitate to take your dogs to Ruth on vacation!
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Ruth and her husband were wonderful hosts for our husky Juliet! We got photo updates every day and Juliet got along with their own dogs very well, and absolutely loved the huge backyard to play in. She was clearly well-cared for and got lots of exercise.
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Hershey so enjoyed his daytime stay. He was in great hands; so much so, he wanted to stay. We will always use Ruth for our baby.
Before Ruth, my dog had only spent one night away from me--and that night, he was at the emergency vet. My little guy is a rescue and I'm super protective of him. As you might imagine, I was more than a little nervous about leaving him anywhere. I needed to travel for work, though. Ruth was answered prayer! She took great care of my beloved critter, and she also took great care of my husband and me by sending us adorable pictures and even a video. My little guy and I are "needy" creatures...and Ruth did a fantastic job of wrangling both of us. :-) We appreciate you, Ruth!!
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Ruth was a fantastic host for our dog! He was as happy when we picked him up as he was when we dropped him off. I was nervous dropping him off as we could not do a meet and greet, but our dog was very well cared for and came home and slept for two days! Thanks so much to Ruth and family for taking such good care of Duncan!
Lori & Brian
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It's always stressful leaving the kids with someone but Ruth and her husband welcomed Beau and Bella into their home like favorite guests and made them feel a part of the family. I added a wrinkle of meds for Beau, prescribed that morning, and Ruth made sure he took them and figured out how to make them palatable when he wasn't too keen on them. Both dogs were calm when we picked them up which says a lot about their time with Ruth and I am happy to know I have a great place for them when we travel. I also loved getting pictures every day so I could see how well they were doing.
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My dog has never returned from a stay happier! In the past, we have always boarded him with our vet and he has always come home anxious. Our experience with Ruth was outstanding, our dog came home happy, healthy and relaxed. We will always use Ruth in the future.
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This was our first time to use Dogvacay, and the experience for Sadie was terrific! Ruth could not have been a better hostess for Sadie. She took the time to really get to know Sadie, and I knew Sadie was in great hands. It helped us enjoy our weekend away knowing she was in a loving home and getting special attention. She sent pictures of Sadie playing with the other dogs and with her husband, and I could see Sadie was relaxed and happy. You can tell Ruth has a sincere passion for dogs and just loves being around them. I will certainly use Ruth for our next trip out of town.
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This was my first Dog Vacay experience. I went to my meet and greet, met Ruth and she put me at ease about leaving my Goldendoodle, Webster. She asked me all about him and made sure he followed his "rules"! She took him for walks like I do at home and kept me posted about his stay via photos. I am so happy he got to stay with someone who cares so much about dogs! Webster was totally relaxed and happy when I came to get him. Thanks Ruth, we will be back!
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We can't say enough good things about our host Ruth and her care of our mini-schnauzer, Harley! This was our 1st experience with DogVacay and Ruth. We feel so fortunate to have found her and her lovely home! We had the BEST vacation we've had in quite some time because we knew that Harley was in such good hands. What a GREAT alternative over having him in a kennel!....he had personal attention and lots of exercise in that big, beautiful fenced backyard. Her lab, Duke was a great host, too. Harley seemed to really enjoy all the interaction with the other dogs. We also really enjoyed the great pictures we got of Harley while we were away. We would highly recommend Ruth to others and will surely book Harley's next Vacay with her!
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Once again, our Toby had a wonderful "vacay" with Ruth and Dave! We feel so lucky to have found such wonderful folks to take care of him when we need to be away!
We were so pleased to have Baylee spend the night! I felt so comfortable leaving her and knew she was in good hands. She didn't seem stressed and I think she had a fun time! I would definitely use DogVacay and Top Dog again. Thank you so much!
Ruth was wonderful. I received daily texts and pictures about Jakey's activities and how he was doing.

My husband and I appreciate how she continued to work with him b/c Jakey is 6 month old puppy in a LARGE body. Ruth took Jake on walks, rides in the car, to the park, socializing him with more people and dogs.

We will definitely see if Ruth is available the next time need someone to watch Jake.
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Ruth has been wonderful with both of my dogs. They each have their own little personalities and quirks and she has really taken the time to get to know them and understand them. She isn't afraid to work with them or encourage the right behavior. I love that they get to spend so much time outside when I'm away. Ruth also takes pictures and sends them to me so that I can see how well my dogs are doing!
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Our dog, Toby, has had some difficulties with "separation anxiety" and staying in a kennel environment. I found DogVacay through a Groupon email I had received, so we thought we'd give it a try for a short 4-day trip we had planned. We were thrilled to find Ruth (only 10 minutes from our home) and got together for a "meet and greet" prior to making our reservation. We knew instantly that this would be a perfect place for Toby to stay!

Toby had a wonderful time with Ruth, her husband, Dave, & their lab, Duke, and was treated like one of the family while he was there. Even though he was on several oral medications, they were very accommodating, and had no trouble with giving the meds to him on the schedule we provided. Ruth even kept us updated via cellphone by sending us text messages and photos to let us know how he was doing! (He was even treated to "Frosty Paws" ice cream one evening!) We couldn't have asked for a more loving environment for our dog, and we definitely plan to use them again in the future!
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I could not have asked for a better place for my puppy to stay than with Ruth and her family! I was so worried about leaving my 14-week-old puppy and found the perfect home! Ruth updated me with pictures and anecdotes of what "Hazel" was doing while I was gone - which was very reassuring. I think staying in Ruth's home was the best and my dog's adjustment to life back home has been very smooth. I highly recommend TopDog!
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