Mike, Leasa, Zoey and Liam Dornbier are owned by Buster (dog) and Bandit (cat) and have recently been joined by Stormy (cat). They moved to their country home in 2018. With its state of the art kennel, spacious pens and grassy enclosures, it’s the perfect location to give your furry family member a wonderful home away from home experience!
Cherie is our full time kennel coordinator and is owned by Molly (dog) and Ophilia (cat). She is an absolutely amazing belly rubber and caretaker of both the kennel and our clients!
Gabe is our part time pet care specialist and loves long walks in the grass and playing catch with our boarders!
We are located just minutes east of Sidney, NE on Highway 30.
We strive to take care of your pet as he or she is one of our own. We are dedicated to making sure we are giving them not only a clean, safe place to stay, but also a fun one! From a comfortable suite to rest in and wide open spaces to play, we will do everything we can to make sure your pet will have a “pawsitively” great stay. Hugs and kisses for your pet come standard with each visit!
There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site - we can't wait to meet you and your pet!
Your pet deserves a vacation, too! We want their stay here to be a luxury escape with fresh air, exercise and personalized attention. You'll be able to relax and know that we are caring for your family member like he or she is one of our own.
Whether your pup wants rambunctious play with friends, or a relaxing nap in the sun, we have what he or she is looking for. Our property has shady trees and sunny wide open spaces. The smells and sounds of the country and the entertainment of music and tv are just a few of the luxuries your pet can enjoy while visiting.
We make homemade fresh doggie biscuits on site with wholesome, pup friendly ingredients. Treats, belly rubs, hugs and kisses are plentiful at the Ruff House.
Our pet suites are heated and air conditioned and feature rubber padded floors for your pet's comfort. Each dog suite has an indoor area with orthopedic couch style bed or a raised cot and as well as a spacious outdoor run. Kitty condos have shelves and a hammock as well as a comfy bed and toys.
Every dog has specific needs- If your dog is intact, he or she will be able to spend time outside safely enclosed away from friends. If your pup is elderly and doesn't appreciate the energy of the younger crowd he or she can spend time relaxing at a distance. We will make sure the Ruff House is the home away from home you and they desire.
While you are missing your pup, you can be sure he or she is having a blast. We will send you photos and videos of their time at the Ruff House. We are sure they will want to come back and visit again and again!
At doggy daycare your dog gets to run, play and socialize in a supervised environment. We offer state of the art suites that are climate controlled year round and multiple fenced outdoor play areas which are always accessible and supervised by a Ruff House staff member.
Doggie suites feature comfortable beds, and a clean, spacious area to rest and play. Dogs will get ample opportunity to exercise outside in one of several fenced yards with people and/or dog friends. Treats, games and personalized attention are all part of the doggy daycare experience.
Doggy Daycare is available Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm.
Does your pet need weekend care? We do dog (and cat!) boarding as well!
Doggie Daycare Doesn’t Just Stop At The End of The Day…
You can travel more or have a long weekend away from home and know that your dog is in great hands with our overnight care. We encourage you to visit our facility with your pup prior to scheduling boarding!
*What do I bring for my dog’s overnight stay?
Your own dogs' food is the most important need! We do not want to subject your dog to having loose stool or an upset stomach because of a dietary change. You can fill out the registration form online at or before drop off with your dogs’ feeding instructions. We have bowls and measuring cups so you do not need to bring yours. We can refrigerate food if needed.
We will keep fresh, homemade dog biscuits on hand for treats. If your dog has a preferred treat, please feel free to send them along!
We supply elevated cot beds that get your dog off the floor as well as blankets and couch style orthopedic beds. You may prefer to bring your own blanket or bed- whatever your pup will be most comfortable with is fine with us!
We will be happy to give medication to your dog at no extra charge. Let us know at the time of drop off of what doses have already been given that day and how you typically administer the medication. It's a good idea to send an extra days' medication in case of schedule changes.
For those dogs who would rather play only with their siblings or those who prefer humans to other dogs, we offer individual playtime and family play options. This is also the playtime option for intact dogs (those who have not been spayed or neutered) who are over 6 months of age as they are not eligible for playgroups. This individual playtime is personalized, one-on-one human attention for your dog where they can run in the grass, fetch a ball, or just take a relaxing walk with their favorite new human friends!
To ensure a safe and healthy environment for your dog, The Ruff House requires the pet parents of all dog daycare and boarding attendees to read and comply with the following Rules and Regulations. These Rules and Regulations may be changed at any time by The Ruff House - but don't worry. We will let you know!
All dogs must be at least 4 months old and have completed their puppy series of vaccinations.
Owners must submit written proof from their veterinarian that their dog has received the following vaccinations (and such vaccinations must be current): DHLPP, rabies, and bordetella (kennel cough).
We do take intact pets at the Ruff House. Because they are not eligible for playgroups, they receive one-on-one playtime with their human caregivers.
All dogs must be in good health. Dogs with an illness, stitches or open wound will not be admitted until they have sufficiently recovered or healed. BEHAVIOR: All dogs must be non-aggressive and should not be possessive of territory or toys. Owners must certify that their dog has not harmed or shown aggressive or threatening behavior towards any person or any other dog.
We have chosen to insure our kennel for the safety and protection of the dogs in our care and their families. Our insurance carrier restricts the breeds of dog we can board due to " their violent tendencies and past claim histories involving bites". The list includes Rottweillers, Chows, Pit-bulls, American Stafforshires, American Bulldogs or any hybrids of these.
We understand that dogs of any breed can be excellent pets and wonderful dogs. However, we must adhere to this requirement to maintain our insurability and apologize if we are unable to care for your pet.
The Ruff House is open for daycare Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Boarding is available 7 days a week!
"Fantastic facility with incredible caregivers! The registration process is very thorough with space to add your pet’s preferences, personality quirks, etc. Communication with pictures and text messages provided a great look at what our dog was up to on her vacation. The love and attention given to our Springer was beyond our expectations. We plan to board her at Ruff House for any future out of town travel." -SG
"This is an amazing facility to board your "fur babies"! It is exceptionally maintained. The facility has outdoor areas where my dogs could run and get their exercise. They had "movie night" with the owner's children! I highly recommend Ruff House!" -SV
"Panda was taken care of very well for 10 days. We loved getting pictures of her during her stay. Thank you, Ruff House Boarding!" -RS
"I highly recommend the Ruff House! The facility was phenomenal; lots of room to play and very clean. They sent me updates and photos throughout my puppy’s stay. I wasn’t sure if my fur baby would want to come home after her eventful stay. Thank you Ruff House for your care!" -TS
"Lu had such a great time at Ruff House!! She got to spend lots of time outside, and she even got to meet some new buddies! Mike, Leasa and their family do such a great job and are so caring. We will definitely be back soon!"
"Wonderful facility. Clean and well built. Amazing staff and large areas for pets to run and play. This is the very best business to happen for Sidney, NE. Huge thanks to this wonderful family for filling this need." -SS
"We took our 6 month Fox Red Labrador there for the holidays and what a great experience she had. Beautiful area, Excellent facilities, Home baked treats, sent us messages and pictures on how she was doing. Good people.. Thanks for caring for her like we do." -SL
Daytime vacation play
A half day is considered to be up to 5 hours of daycare between the hours of 7am-6:30pm
A full day is considered to be more than 5 hours of daycare between the hours of 7am-6:30pm
Weekend and Overnight Stays
Boarding is considered to be any stay after 8:00pm. On the final day of boarding, daycare fees will apply for afternoon pickups.
Additional pups must share a suite. (Smaller dogs only, larger dogs only 2 dogs per kennel).
Do you have more than two pups that want to be in the same suite? Ask about availability of our family suite! It's the size of two regular kennels!
Getting in late, but want your baby home with you? No problem!
Cat care in our kitty condo
Boarding in our kitty condo includes individual indoor suite with bed, hammock, toys and playtime.
It can be stressful to board your pet. We don't want it to be! If you have any questions or concerns about how we make your pet's home away from home as comfortable as possible, please reach out. We will get back to you soon!
12515 Road 22, Sidney, Nebraska 69162, United States
7:30am - 6:00pm Mon -Fri
Dog and Cat Boarding: 7 days a week
Call and reserve your pet's luxury suite today!