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Ruffin'It Doggie Daycare

Submitted by: Laura Leonhard
State: Kentucky
City: Florence

Business Description

Our goal is to provide the ultimate experience for the pet and the pet owner. We strive to provide pups with a safe, healthy and happy place to stay and play providing owners with peace of mind

What makes your business one of the best small businesses in your community?

"It's a RUFF life!" Unlike other Northern Kentucky dog daycare facilities, dogs at Ruffin’ It play in an open area with other dogs that match their personality and activity level. We are dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality pet care, and furnishing a clean, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere at a reasonable price. We work with Kentucky Dog Rescue to provide shelter for stray dogs assuring these animals receive a safe place to stay until a permanent home can be found.

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

We spent two and a half years researching and planning our vision before it finally became reality in July of 2015. During this time our SCORE mentor was always available to assist me. He assisted in the preparation of a business plan, introduced our plan to the SBA director in Cincinnati who in turn recommended bankers favorable to lending to a start up venture. Dick reviewed possible facility sites and when we settled on a building he prepared a building layout and worked with the general contractor on the renovations. He made my dream a reality.

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

We opened Ruffin' It Doggie Daycare with the intent of helping dogs become better pets. We know what it’s like to get a new cute puppy and not have the time during the day to train and socialize with them. We want you to be able to pick up a happy and tired dog at the end of your day. A dog’s stay with us for the day or long term can give you peace of mind and your dog a more balanced behavior. We are a one –stop shop for all your dog’s needs. We are associated with an animal hospital, a canine obedience trainer and have a complete grooming facility in our building to provide for all of your pet's needs.
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