The Ruff House Fredericksburg, Virginia dog daycare boarding

Dog Daycare & Boarding

Policies & Procedures

Dog Requirements

To join us, dogs must:

  • Be in good general health with no open wounds or stitches.

  • At least 5 months of age.

  • Be current on Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, and Canine Influenza (preferred) vaccinations.

  • On a flea/tick preventative.

  • Be spayed or neutered if 7 months or older (only required for daycare).

  • Friendly towards people and other dogs.

  • Complete the Ruff House evaluation process and trial day to RH’s satisfaction at its sole discretion.

  • Must have a nylon collar with a quick-release buckle and a nametag. No metal buckle collars, choke chains, pinch collars, or harnesses are allowed. Please enter and exit the building with your pup on his or her leash.

Evaluation Process

The Ruff House requires an evaluation with each dog upon registering for daycare and/or boarding because the safety of our animals is our priority.


Our evaluation process includes:

  • A brief wellness check

  • Response to staff touch and interaction

  • Response to other dogs, varying in breed, size, and activity level

  • Reaction to an open play environment

  • Comfort level in crate

  • Overall observation

Evaluations are done by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule an interview.