Ruffgers Pricing Guide

What drives the cost of Dog Boarding, Training, etc:

Things that someone looking to board their dogs would want to consider is the cleanliness of the facility. Do the dogs have their own private space? If yes, how are those spaces separated (chain-link fence or walls). Also, how many dogs per staff member are there? What is the total square footage of the boarding space, and what is the facility’s max capacity? Limiting the number of dogs per sq ft is going to increase the pricing, but provide greater comfort for a dog. It also ensures the dog receives more one-on-one attention and is provided greater levels of care. Is there overnight care? Is the staff proficient with administering special medications and dietary needs. It goes without saying, location. How convenient is the location to where you are. Is the staff trained in handling dogs.

Pricing Variables at Facilities

Low

Available Features
  • Outdoors
  • Located in residential location
  • Limited number of staff members
  • Communication and updates upon request only
  • Chain link fence barriers
  • Temperature controlled environment
  • Individualized care and attention to the pets
  • Mandatory dog assessment prior to first visit

Medium

Available Features
  • Separation barriers are walls or chain link
  • Located in a commercial area
  • Extra staff hired to help take care of the dogs
  • Overnight caretaker a possibility
  • Some level of individualized attention
  • Mandatory dog assessment may or may not be required
  • May receive updates and communications unsolicited

High

Available Features
  • Located in a commercial area
  • Robust staff waiting to take care of you and your dog
  • Overnight care is available
  • The entire staff is trained in dog care, training and handling techniques
  • Individualized care and attention
  • Ample communication between the facility and you, including pictures
  • Mandatory dog assessment prior to first visit
  • Facility tours available and encouraged
  • Multiple accommodations offered

How to Keep Your Costs Down

Our dens offer an inexpensive accommodation without sacrificing the care and treatment from our team. Customers can limit the add ons and extras during the stay as well.

What a Normal Day May Look Like at Ruffgers

Daycare: $25-$50 / day. Depends on 1/2 or full day, and whether or not they want enrichment training done while the pup is with us. Boarding: $45-$110 / day depending on accommodation and whether or not there is training requested. If you elect to add services, such as baths, nails, teeth, brushing, etc. it can increase the price depending on the amount of services requested.