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If I could only be as good a person as my dog thinks I am...


Camp Ruff House is a dedicated group who truly believe dogs deserve the same unconditional love and trust they give to us everyday.  We care for every "camper" as if they were our own. It is our way of repaying these "4 legged angels" for enriching our lives and making our world a much happier place to be.


He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.

You are his life, his love, his leader.

He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.

You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.



This is the foundation Camp Ruff House is built upon.  It started as a dream based on the love of dogs and the desire to provide the best care possible. We are committed to the entire dog day care experience, and hope that you are as happy with us as we are to have you here.




I'd like to thank my dear friend, Angie MacGowan for passing this a long to me. It was too good not to share...





From time to time people tell me "Lighten up, it's just a dog, "or "That's alot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, time spent, or costs involved for "just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come a bout with "just a dog." Many hours have passed with my only company being "just a dog, " and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought about by "just a dog." In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.


If you too think it's "just a dog," you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of "just a dog," I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.


For me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog". It's an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memory of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from the worries of the day.


I hope that someday people can understand it's not "just a dog." It's the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman."


So the next time you hear the phrase "Just a dog," smile, because they "just don't understand".