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Ruff Housing is owned by Kim Vaughn. Kim is a UNC Chapel Hill alumna and former Senior Vice President at BB&T. In 2008, she happily traded the corporate world for the dog world and never looked back.

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.

Awards & Affiliations

We are active members of several national organizations and we are certified through The Professional Animal Care Certification Council. We are proud to be an award-winning pet care provider.

Triad Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business 2020 Logo IBPSA Risk & Safety Logo IBPSA Logo IBPSA Pet Care Business Excellence Award Winner Logo PACCC Logo Triad Moms On Main Choice Award Winner Logo Wake Forest University Family Business of the Year Winner Logo Triad Local First Logo Guilford Merchants Association Logo Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Logo Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Logo The Dog Gurus Logo Triad Moms On Main Choice Award Winner Logo Triad Moms On Main Choice Award Winner Logo Triad Moms On Main Choice Award Winner Logo Best Groomer Award Logo


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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. For charitable donation requests, please complete our charitable request form.


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!

15 Battleground Court

5648 Country Club Road

336 Witt Street

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