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Denise Knight
Denise Knight

Emerson (our dog) loves going to Ruffin Inn.

I know all the people there treat him so well because of how excited he gets, and how much he loves them! He gets in a lot of play time, as well as lots of pets and hugs. The staff are very …

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We love Emerson so much!!! Thank you Denise!

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Baily Hastings
Baily Hastings

Ruffin inn is only place I will take my dog! The workers are always so kind and I feel comfortable leaving my dog with them. Axle comes home exhausted everytime he goes 🙂 as a dog mom I love it. They take pictures and post them on Facebook…

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Axle is the best! Thanks Baily!

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Rita Bajari
Rita Bajari

We sent our old dog (14 ½ years old) to the resort multiple times, and he had the time of his life. Our dog was smiling in every photo they posted online. It felt so nice to know our pup was in great hands, and was loving his time! Justin’s…

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Thank you so very much Rita:( we are broken hearted.........

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Brenda Larson
Brenda Larson

Absolutely Fabulous! They care for my dog as if it was their own. Justin does a great job posting pictures and videos, so you can see how your dog is doing daily. I will continue to take my dog here!!

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Thanks Brenda!! ALL our wonderful staff post pictures of the guest and it makes for great competition for workers on who can get the best photos of all our pals at Ruffin Inn:)

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Lila Becker
Lila Becker

Always happy with the service they provide. My two dogs love to visit with Marilyn. She always does a great job on their grooming!

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Can't say it enough, Marilyn is by far the best groomer in Wright County! Thanks Lila!

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Lane Baumgartner
Lane Baumgartner

Love having the Ruffin’ Inn located so close for all of our boarding and daycare needs. Our fur baby loves going to see his friends! Wonderful caring staff highly recommend!

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Carly Roskowiak
Carly Roskowiak

Our two large dogs have stayed with Ruffin inn multiple times. Our vacations are always stress free knowing our dogs are well taken care of and having a vacation of their own. Seeing pictures of them on social media is always a highlight …

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Thanks Carly!

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Shawn Jorgensen
Shawn Jorgensen

We've lived in many corners of the United States and have had to kennel our dogs. Never have we've been so happy and pleased with a kennel as we are with Ruffin Inn. They are extremely hands on with the pups and post many pictures and …

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Thanks for the very positive feedback! We are also very grateful to have had the pleasure of getting to know Cora – such a sweetie! Belly rubs to her and look forward to seeing her again.

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Morgan Hoverson
Morgan Hoverson

Kota started daycare last week and absolutely loves it. She came from a different daycare so as any dog parent I was worried about her first day but thanks to the FB pictures and videos they post I could clearly see she was totally fine and…

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Carol Jordan
Carol Jordan

Marilyn is the best. She does an outstanding job every time.

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We couldn’t agree more! Thanks Carol!

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Jennifer Wiseley-Jungemann
Jennifer Wiseley-Jungemann

Such a warm reception upon arrival, wonderful customer service, and confidence boosting encouragement that our “Uly” would be happily playing most of the day & we could trust he would be grouped with comparable doggies. It was an …

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Thanks for the kind words Jennifer!

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Wally Shelstad
Wally Shelstad

Great care given to our Molly ! Great staff!

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Thanks Wally and belly rubs to Molly!

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Daryl Boeckers
Daryl Boeckers

Our 2YO shelter dog goes to doggy daycare once a week most weeks. We feel really good about boarding her while away on vacation. Sadie comes home from Ruffin' Inn happy and tired. Staff are always friendly, helpful, and patient with us and …

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Thank you Daryl! We love Sadie!

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Ryan Prigge
Ryan Prigge

We love Ruffin Inn!! Our Moose gets so excited to be at Ruffin Inn as soon as we get in the parking lot. The staff know him by name, so cool and makes you feel comfortable leaving him there any time for play dates. You can tell the staff …

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Thanks Ryan!! We get excited to see Moose too!!!

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Diane Dynon
Diane Dynon

I’ve boarded 3 dogs here about 7 months ago, I forgot to leave a review. Excellent boarding facility, you can leave your fur babies here and know they will be well cared for. Highly recommended and will definitely return.

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Thanks Diane!

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Julie Baskerville
Julie Baskerville

Our Luna is very skittish around new people and especially men. From Day 1 (its been about 3 years) Ruffin Inn made it a point to help her feel more comfortable. She is genuinely excited to go to daycare, and runs right in and plays HARD…

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Thanks Julie!

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Emily Sandstrom
Emily Sandstrom

My pup LOVES Ruffin inn! We started coming here in March and everyday he wakes up and gets so excited because he knows he gets to go and play with his friends! He comes home pooped out and I love it! It lets me know he had a long day of …

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Melissa Moorman
Melissa Moorman

We dropped off our 4 month old Newfie this weekend as we had a dance comp we had to leave town for! They kept Facebook updated with photos of her having the best time and when I went to pick her up you could tell she had made some bffs …

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Thanks Melissa!!!

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Angela Henry
Angela Henry

Ruffin Inn is a great place to bring your pet. All the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I trust them completely and know my dogs are being well taken care of!

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Thanks Angela!

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J Kov (JKov)
J Kov (JKov)

We're very pleased with the love and care the staff at Ruffin give to the animals in their care. Milo loves going there!

We especially appreciate all the photos and videos that are posted so we can see all the fun everyone is having!

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ThanksJ!!

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Dave Spike
Dave Spike

My dog Bonnie loves it here! Everyone who works here is very professional, They are in tune with a Bonnie‘s special needs.

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Thanks Dave!

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Tina Fitzpatrick
Tina Fitzpatrick

First time we had to board our two dogs and my expectations were blown out of the water! I was very apprehensive because my dogs have never been with other dogs, and the staff gently introduced them to other dogs. By the second day we were …

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Thank you for your kind words. Your pups were an absolute pleasure to have! They are welcomed back anytime!

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Chantelle Sundberg
Chantelle Sundberg

I have been using the Ruffin Inn since 2015. I have two Chihuahuas Louie and Lola. Louie loves everybody but he especially loves Al. My Lola is a little bit more particular but they have even won her over and she especially loves Justin. …

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Thank you Chantelle!!

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Ryan Soderholm
Ryan Soderholm

This was our first visit but we will definitely be coming back.

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Thanks Ryan!

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Melissa Wilson
Melissa Wilson

This place is the best! So accommodating and fair priced. We do half day daycare and they love our pup like he was their own! Highly recommend!!

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Thanks Melissa!

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Jane Gappa
Jane Gappa

They got my dog in for nail trimming even if about to close. So thankful.

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Thanks Jane!

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Tori Conway
Tori Conway

Thank you Ruffin’Inn for such an amazing daycare and boarding experience. We felt safe leaving our sweet girl with you. We especially loved that we could see updates through your many daily posts while we were away. Thank you!!

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Sarah Elke
Sarah Elke

I have somewhat Anxious dogs and they took them no problems and my dogs loved them

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Thanks Sarah!

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K.L.
K.L.

My dogs LOVE it here. When we arrive they forget that I exist, and are so excited to go to daycare. I love that there's always plenty of other dogs for them to play with, and also that they post daily photos on their Facebook page. They …

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Thanks KC!

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Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer

They really take good care of Oliver when we need to be out of town. He doesn't like a lot of other people, but he seems to like going here. Plus they post a lot of pictures throughout the day so you can see what all the guests are up to.

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Thanks Larry!

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Jennifer Frentz
Jennifer Frentz

So happy we chose Ruffin'Inn for our first time boarding. We were very unsure how our Kona would interact with other dogs, but they reassured us no matter how she did they would take care of her. They posted tons of pictures throughout her …

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Renee Sande
Renee Sande

We are so happy we chose Ruffin’Inn for Nacho. I was pretty nervous because Nacho has never been to boarding or even been away from family so I didn’t know how he would do. The staff was super patient and understanding and made sure nacho …

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Thanks Renee! Nacho loves all his new human and canine friends at Ruffin Inn and told us he is so happy you chose Ruffin Inn!

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Claire Rinehart
Claire Rinehart

We LOVE Ruffin’ Inn & our pup loves it even more! This was our second time using them, and when it came time to pick up our pup after a long weekend away, she didn’t want to come home! She ran back to the door and the fence to try to …

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Ron H.
Ron H.

Nice clean place with friendly people

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Thanks Ron!

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Britt P
Britt P

My dogs always seem like they have had a good time when they board here.

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Thanks Britt!

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Alissa Amland
Alissa Amland

My Lily loves Ruffin’Inn!! She knows the days she’s going and gets so excited to go and play with her friends!

The staff are also amazing and so friendly when we arrive! I won’t take her anywhere else!

Plus, they wear her out and we all …

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Donald Jahn
Donald Jahn

Great place, they have fun with the dogs and let all the dogs play together! Will be using again!

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Jacqueline Manninen
Jacqueline Manninen

Our dog loves going to day care at Ruffin and just spent his first overnight there. He is very well cared for and drags us into the building when we get there!

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Thanks Jacqueline!

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Jamie Tarnowski
Jamie Tarnowski

We took our Labradoodle there for the first time this weekend and they were amazing! Thank you for taking such good care of him and for posting all the adorable pictures. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LaNell Helmbrecht
LaNell Helmbrecht

I've been bringing my pup to daycare for the last couple of weeks and it's going great so far! They make it so easy to pick up and drop off, I love that they post pictures throughout the day!

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Thanks so much LaNell!!

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Mona Kramer
Mona Kramer

Great place for boarding and I have a difficult dog breed.

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Thanks Mona!

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Crissy Uttech
Crissy Uttech

Al and all of the workers treat my German shepherd as if she were their own.

Response from business owner

We love your girl:) Thanks Crissy!!!

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Dana Schliinz Mueller
Dana Schliinz Mueller

they are amazing with our fur babies!

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Kristin Anderson
Kristin Anderson

We love taking our Golden to Ruffin Inn! They have an easy to use reservation system, know our dog by name at drop-off, post multiple pictures of our dog playing on Facebook during his stay, and have friendly customer service. We love their…

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Thanks Kristin!!!

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JaNel Harper
JaNel Harper

Loved this place so much..Ended up adopting, transporting and fostering! Can't even come close to expressing enough Gratitude!

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Thanks JaNel!!!!

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Valarie Schwinghammer
Valarie Schwinghammer

Very patient with nervous dogs. Wonderful place will definitely be bringing our dog back!

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Thank you Valarie!! Your pup did wonderful!! Nice boy and we hope to see him back again!

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Bill Snyder
Bill Snyder

They did a great job taking care of our pet.

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Thank you Bill!

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Kristin Webb
Kristin Webb

We sre so thankful for Ruffin'Inn. We had a family emergency and needed to leave town right away. I needed someone to take my 2 dobies but I wasn't sure when we would be back to pick them up. They said, no problem, we will take good care …

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Such good pups, we would love them to come visit again!

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Joy Marschel
Joy Marschel

We had an amazing experience!! This was our first time boarding our boy for vacation. I was nervous dropping off, the staff reassured me completely! And the Facebook pictures of our Gabes stay was fantastic! Picked him up this morning he …

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Thank you, he was such a good boy

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DJ Welteroth
DJ Welteroth

Really great people, caring.

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Thank you DJ!

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Heidi Brewer
Heidi Brewer

We boarded our cat, Chico, here for 5 days while on vacation. It was wonderfully reassuring to see pictures of him on their facebook page, and the atrium was a beautiful spot for him to call 'home' while we were away. He seemed happy and …

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Thank you Heidi!!! We would love to have Chico back for some kitty play time!!!:)

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Jo Hal
Jo Hal

Doggie daycare is fantastic plus we adopted our dog thru them.

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Thanks Jo!!!

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Ashli Anderson
Ashli Anderson

Thanks Ruffin Inn for the awesome play time this weekend. I came home and I was so tired. My silly hooman tried to take me on a walk and I sat down on the side walk.

Response from business owner

He was such a good boy!!!

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Theresa Cullett
Theresa Cullett

Friendly small businesss, owner is so friendly.

Response from business owner

It was nice meeting you Theresa. I hope one day you will use us for your pets!

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Amanda Burlingame
Amanda Burlingame

I cannot say enough about customer service, kindness, and cleanliness for both facilities! The owners and all of the employees deeply care about our dogs. They know our dogs and have deep knowledge of what they need. Our dogs run into the …

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Thank you Amanda:)

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Monica Sabinash Seckerson
Monica Sabinash Seckerson

I cannot tell you what a relief it is to find such kind and compassionate organization.

Our pup has had some not so good experiences in the past.

She loves to come here.

Everyone here is wonderful.

We feel blessed to have Ruffin Inn lodge…

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Juan & Lilia Jimenez
Juan & Lilia Jimenez

Great service, our dog loved staying there.

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Thank you!!!

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Sandy Jorgensen Vito
Sandy Jorgensen Vito

Excited for your upcoming vacation? Worried about having to leave/board your pet? Worry no longer. Ruffin'Inn Pet Lodge is the place to go. We just returned from a week long vacation and we boarded our dog for the week at Ruffin'Inn. …

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Thank you Sandy!!!! Trixie was such a good girl!!! Smooches and belly rubs her way!🥰

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Liz Strand
Liz Strand

I highly recommend Ruffin Inn to anyone looking for a place for their pet while they are out of town. My Cocoa is deaf after an ear surgery, and needs various medications, and they always do a phenomenal job with her. They post awesome …

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Thank you Linda:)

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Sandy Holte
Sandy Holte

I’ve just started bringing pup and from drop off to pick up the staff is super friendly! The place looks very clean and Wally is very tired from playing so much. Great place to socialize your dog!!! Highly recommend. 👍

Response from business owner

Thank you Sandy!!! We are so happy to hear Wally is enjoying coming!! It makes life easier with a puppy for sure when they come home tired from playing all day!

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Joanna Cochran
Joanna Cochran

Our dog always has so much fun and is well taken care of! I appreciate the pictures and videos😀

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Joanna thank you for using us!!!

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Skylar Rekstad
Skylar Rekstad

They took great care of our 6 month old pup! Great people, very friendly.

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Thank you Skylar!

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Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown

Wonderful experience with them. They truly care about your dog and spoil them as if they were going to grandmas house for the weekend. Highly recommend! They went out of their way to help ensure our senior dog was taken care of while we …

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Thank you Jordan!

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Michael Meyer
Michael Meyer

Great place and people

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Thank you Michael!

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Nicky Endreson
Nicky Endreson

My dog is 6 and never been to daycare. She has severe separation anxiety and was recently attacked by a large dog. We were very worried how she would do. I called to check up on her and they were very accommodating to my worries and …

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Response from business owner

She did great and loves to be in the little dog group:)

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Colton Berger
Colton Berger

We have been taking our energetic husky mixes Mocha & Latte here for 4 years now and they always come back happy and tired--a good sign of great pet care. We love this place!

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Thank you Colton:)

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Suz Bedell
Suz Bedell

We highly recommend the Lodge. Our dog Daisy loves going here. The staff are fabulous and caring. The place is always neat, clean and tidy and we never have to worry or wonder if we made the right choice, because our dog deserves only …

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thank you so much, Suz

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Adrean Weldele
Adrean Weldele

I came here to visit and check it out for our fur baby. I talked to the owner and she was very nice. The place was clean and the set up looks like it would be fun. I love that I was able to see where she would sleep and all the options …

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Response from business owner

Glad you stopped by Adrean to check us out. As we tell all who are looking to board their pets, make sure to visit other boarding facilities before you book your pets stay to see what options are out there so you can make the right informed choice for your pet.

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Kurt Jonas
Kurt Jonas

I have a dog that is very hard to groom and they were able to groom her and did a great job! A different groomer said to never bring her back! I'll always go back! Thanks

Response from business owner

Marilyn is a wonderful groomer and has worked on all kinds of dogs! With well over 35 years experience she is one of the best! Thanks for recognizing her Kurt!!

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Melissa Skillman
Melissa Skillman

I’ve taken my pup here a few times now for boarding, and the staff is always so friendly and great with my dog. This is such a wonderful place with staff that you can trust to take exceptional care of your dogs. I highly recommend! 😊🐾

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Thank you Melissa!

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Lori Peirce
Lori Peirce

Both my visits to each location were great. John at the Ranch and Mary at the Lodge

Showed me around and explained there routens, and different sections of the property and building. I felt very comfortable making an appointment for daycare…

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Thank you Lori!

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Joel Williamson
Joel Williamson

Our GSP seems to enjoy her time here when we are out of town. She always comes home and sleeps for what seems like days due to all the run time she gets.

Response from business owner

Thank you Joel! It looks like you have never brought Ursa to the Lodge location, only the Ranch. We would love to have her at the Lodge!!

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Tiana Woodrich
Tiana Woodrich

We boarded our dogs for the first time for a few days and they had such a good time. we will be back for sure for daycare and future stays!

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Laura Farnham-Swenson
Laura Farnham-Swenson

This is our 3rd time away from our two fur babies. Our little nugget is only 4lbs and has anxiety issues. They are so accommodating to all of her/my needs! Highly recommend this amazing place! Not to mention that it’s always clean!

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Thank you Laura!

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Laurie Davis
Laurie Davis

Our dogs love this place! Very accommodating all around.

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Thank you Laurie!

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Terry Sovell
Terry Sovell

My first experience at Ruffin Inn Lodge was great. The Staff was very friendly, and I liked how they were mopping/cleaning when I walked in the door. Marilyn the groomer did a great job on my Leo! I was also impressed that they could get me…

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Thanks Terry!!! Hope to see you and Leo again!

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Mai XK
Mai XK

We boarded our dog, König, for the first time and were a bit worried. After visiting and reviewing a bunch of boarding places, we chose Ruffin'Inn Pet Lodge and we do not regret it. They took such good care of König. We definitely …

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We sure had a fun time with Konig. What a nice pup!

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Michelle Araujo
Michelle Araujo

Great facility and people. Even if the staff doesn't know the humans, they know our dog on sight and are excited to see her! Will go back again and again, no guilt leaving her here for a few days!

Response from business owner

Thanks Michelle:) We love Dory, seriously how could anyone forget that beautiful puppy face!!! Belly rubs!!!

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Wilson Simon
Wilson Simon

The consistent best dog boarding experience I've found in 30 years

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Thanks so much Wil!!!

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Leah Wagner
Leah Wagner

Our dog, Bo, loves to go play with his “friends” and gets excited when we use that word! Both overnights and day care are a fun time and great for energetic dogs who loooove to PLAY. Bo always comes home tired after all of the fun!!

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Mike Gold
Mike Gold

Awesome home away from home for our furry family members!

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Truly loved having your kids at the Lodge!! Our pleasure to hang with them!!

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Laura Elhard
Laura Elhard

First time at The Ranch (been to the lodge several times before) and everyone there is fabulous also! Our 3 year old lab mix was very excited to get there and based on the pics posted had a great time! Not even 20 minutes after picking him…

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Thank you Laura! We love your sweet boy Jax!

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Kierra Scepurek
Kierra Scepurek

We’ve taken our dog Jack to both the lodge and the ranch and are super impressed with the cleanliness and amount of space there is for the dogs to play.

The staff has my trust 100%, I know they give so much love and attention to all the …

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Christine M Quirk
Christine M Quirk

We contacted Ruffin Lodge when we purchased Gidget 2 1/2 years ago. Al and Mary, catered to our needs and hours.

Gidget,still looks forward to going to daycare.

Yesterday, we picked Lucy Gidget’s sister. Monday, Lucy and Gidget will be …

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April Suchy
April Suchy

Great place for pet owners needs. We found out about adopting via the doberman rescue and adopted a puppy thru here. Very friendly staff. We love our dobe mix puppy.

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Thank you April!!!

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Molly Miller
Molly Miller

The people here are wonderful — so kind and caring with our dogs. And the facility is great!

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Thank you Molly!!!

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Bob Caticchio
Bob Caticchio

Hate leaving our girl but when we do this is the only place we use. Great job guys!

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Thank you Bob:)

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Amanda Wallestad Johnson
Amanda Wallestad Johnson

Had to board my dog and cat while we had some house showings and last minute got them both in here. Absolutely great place! My yorkie, Cookie got to hang out up front and seemed like she had a great time. Bella, my cat had the cat area to …

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Thank you Amanda!

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Itgrl007
Itgrl007

My dog LOVES going to daycare here. Staff is super freindly, they post pics of my pooch during the day. He comes home exhausted from playing so much. Love that they get a nap time too.

Response from business owner

Thank you Maria:)

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Amy Jacobson
Amy Jacobson

we love how much play time our dogs get at Rufffin Inn. they're not just closed up in their kennel all day like other boarding places we have been to.

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Thank you Amy!

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Michelle Hebert Feldman
Michelle Hebert Feldman

Tried out the new location today. Great people and great facility. We plan on using their services in the future.

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Thank you Michelle!!!

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Melissa Stein
Melissa Stein

Every time I pick my dog up after staying here he is happy and exhausted. I am feel completely comfortable leaving him here and the staff is great.

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Walter Wilson
Walter Wilson

Just picked up our kitten ENKE and highly recommend the Ruffin Inn.... the staff is amazing and they took such good care of him.... THEY ARE THE BEST

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Rachel Slipka
Rachel Slipka

being able to see our fur kids playing and having a great time while we were gone made being away from them so much better!

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Jessica Raygor
Jessica Raygor

Great place. They do a great job! We don't have to worry at all when we travel!!

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Thanks Jessica!!

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Paige Vick
Paige Vick

Wonderful staff who take care of my pupper like one of their own when he’s there 🙂

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Thank you

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Emily Theisen
Emily Theisen

We've boarded a few times and have a great experience.

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Thank you Emily!

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Missy Minnesota
Missy Minnesota

Great place to bring my dog. He is always tired and happy when I pick him up from daycare and I feel completely comfortable leaving my dog in their hands.

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Thank you Melissa!

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Jeremy Miller
Jeremy Miller

Only place I trust with my dogs.

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Thank you Mr. Miller!!!

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Adam Bechtold
Adam Bechtold

First time bringing our labradoodle to Ruffin Inn. Place is well maintained and provides shelter, big rooms and play areas both in and outside. Had my 1.5 year old puppy here for 3 days along with a groom and nail trim. Price is no where …

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Thanks Adam!

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