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  At The Ruff House at Bayside, we're committed to providing the safest, cleanest, and most comfortable environment for your furry family member.  As part of this commitment, owners Maria and Patrick have completed the Heroes for Health Pets Certification Program for Infectious Disease, ensuring our staff is knowledgeable in the latest information and best practices for disease prevention and control.


A Standard of Excellence


As the longest standing boarding and daycare facility in Virginia Beach, we aim to provide the highest level of customer care as a full pet service company. We seek to provide exemplary service for both the pets and parents, an attractive and sanitary facility, and a safe and healthy environment for all. Through comprehensive overnight care, daycare, and training services, we are a one-stop shop for discriminating clients.

Above all, we provide pet owners with peace-of-mind while improving the quality of life for both pet and parent. Our ultimate goal is to love these animals as our own and to provide the best professional care while ensuring their safety and security.

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Options for Every Pet Owner

The Ruff House Stay & Play at Bayside (formerly Bayside Kennels) is the first of two Ruff House locations in the Hampton Roads area. Offering the same exceptional level of service and care, The Ruff House offers clients in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and the greater Hampton Roads area convenient and professional pet care service. From interactive group play, including daycare, to one-on-one, customized playtime with our staff, dogs of all temperaments, sizes, and play styles will find The Ruff House a perfect home away from home. For non-canine pet owners, we also offer overnight care for cats and small domestic mammals such as hamsters, guinea pigs, and ferrets.


Animal Care Specialists,
     A Cut Above The Rest

Professionalism and experience lie at the heart of everything we do at The Ruff House Stay & Play. As such, we put a great amount of effort into the continual training and education of our staff members. All staff members are trained in dog and cat CPR and emergency first-aid in addition to animal behavior and proper handling techniques. We are nothing like the "neighbor across the street" who occasionally watches your dog. Instead, we're the professional handlers who can identify the first signs of distress in your pet or safely handle pups who may not care for other dogs. Couple this with a modern facility equipped with the latest technology to keep your pet safe and you have an unbeatable combo, giving you peace of mind knowing your pet is in the best possible care while you're away.

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