Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Dog of the Month...OLIVER

December Dog of the Month; Oliver

Oliver is a very sweet Border Collie and Elk Hound mix. He is a very silly guy, and is really under the impression that he is not a dog at all, but a human. His parents and the girls at Ruffledale go along with his beliefs on that matter. He can be a border collie-human mix! Oliver has been coming to Ruffledale for about a year. He used to come with his sister Gracie. Sadly, Gracie passed away this past spring. Oliver and his family had a hard time with her loss, but still enjoy the memories of her and Oliver playing together.

Oliver was a rescue pup. He came originally to his Mom who gave him lots of love. She first gave Oliver a bath and then spoiled him with toys and love. Oliver also got a new sister when he came home. After lots of love with his new Mom and sister, Oliver got a new Dad and the two of them became best friends right away. Oliver’s Dad has nicknamed Oliver “Buzz.” Oliver always loves to come play at Ruffledale but is always a little sad to leave his Dad. In Oliver’s ideal world his family would come to Ruffledale with him during the day! Oliver loves coming to play, but he is also happy to go home at the end of the day. He especially loves if his Mom gets him some chicken nuggets on his way home from daycare. Mmmm…. Those are his favorite of all treats! Oliver also loves to play with an old ball that belonged to Gracie when he gets home. Oliver is a very loyal dog and loves his family unconditionally.

Oliver is a very loving boy. He loves having right above the base of his tail rubbed. That is his favorite “spot.” Oliver also loves to show his affection by giving “hugs.” “Hugs” are very sweet because Oliver will literally jump up on you (when you ask him too) and give you a very human like hug. He does have to get to know you a little bit before he is willing to do hug’s with you. We all love getting Oliver hugs here at Ruffledale. Oliver has become a regular here at Ruffledale and we are all happy to see him every morning. He loves to stick with his favorite people and is always full of love for us! We have all loved the time we have gotten to share with Oliver. xoxoxo

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


In Loving Memory...

We lost a very important part of our Ruffledale Family. Charlie was a special part of his family and we know how much they loved him and how much he meant to them.

We all will miss Charlie dearly. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family. His life was too short and we will miss his kisses everyday..

"Heaven is a place where all the dogs you've ever loved...come to greet you!"

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bastian is in need of a home!

Bastian is a five year old neutered lab. He is neutered and up to date on all of his vaccinations. He is such a happy boy! He loves everyone. All people and all dogs. He is so sweet and in need of a new family to share his love! If you are interested please contact Ruffledale at 801-497-9663. We would love to see him find a happy home soon! Portraits were taken at Portrait Creation Photography during Ruffledale's picture day!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Hey Dog Lovers...... We are going to do Pet Portraits of all our furry friends... We will take pics of all the dogs here on these two days....Don't miss it...Have any questions call us for details!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

October Dog of the Month; Buddy!!

Buddy in Action!!!
After a long day of play!!!

October Dog of the Month; Buddy H

Buddy is a barely 2 year old Black Lab. His birthday is was on August 31st. He has been coming to play at Ruffledale since he was 7 months old. We have loved watching Buddy grow up. He has turned out to be such a silly and fun dog! Buddy LOVES all toys. The best ones are the ones that squeak. He also loves frisbees and balls that he can chase! Buddy is a great ball chaser! Buddy also loves Jumbones and Chicken Jerky. At Ruffledale he gets his fair share of Milk bones, and he is pretty partial to those too!

Buddy’s parents found him and all of his brothers and sisters on a corner in Bountiful. They chose Buddy out of the litter. We all bet that he was an adorable puppy. How could you resist a little Buddy?? After they chose him out, they took Buddy to buy a new collar, leash and a bag of food. Little Baby Buddy napped during the whole trip. Once he got home, Buddy’s new parents introduced him to his new cousin B.J., Buddy and B.J. have been best friends ever since. They love to get together and play. Buddy was his parents’ “first-child,” but in February Buddy will be a big brother to a human baby brother. We all think Buddy will be a great brother to a human. He is always very gentle and sweet with kids.

Buddy has a few Best Friends here at Ruffledale. Actually, we think Buddy may have a bit of a love triangle going on between Liberty, Kayzer and him. Liberty and Kayzer are both German Shepherds so we think he has a thing for German Shepherds. Buddy LOVES to play with both Liberty and Kayzer, but always one at a time. Liberty and Kayzer are both jealous girls and don’t like to share Buddy so they have to take turns playing with him. But Buddy is always happy to play with one or the other. Liberty and Kayzer are both such sweet girls, but are also a little silly and crazy. So Buddy must like silly and crazy women! Buddy’s other best friend (who is a boy) is Cooper the golden retriever. They play so hard together when they are both here at daycare. After they are all tired and worn out, they lay together and drink out of the water bowl for a while till they are re-energized and can romp and play again. Sometimes you’ve gotta have guy time with all the girlfriends fighting over you!

Buddy loves to have his butt scratched as well as behind his ears. Those are his two favorite spots. He knows some pretty cool tricks such as “Stick-em-up” and “down” to play dead, but he won’t show his friends here at daycare. There is too much distraction to be showing off his tricks here! Silly guy. We have all come to love our Buddy and have really enjoyed have him being a part of our Ruffledale pack for so long. We all adore him, naughtiness and all. He is such a sweet heart and we are happy every day when he comes to play!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Dog of the Month- Millie

Millie was being camera shy yesterday here at Ruffledale. We tried all day without any success of getting any pictures. Her parents sent us some of Millie at home.... Here she is relaxing!

Looking like she doesn't want her picture taken :)
And lastly, this is the silly Millie we know! We see a lot of this expression here!

About Millie

Millie is an extra sweet Whippet and Black Lab mix. The girls at Ruffledale also think she is half cat. She moves like a cat… ha ha She is very petite and weighs only about 30 pounds, but she definitely has a bigger personality than a little girl! Millie is a super duper escape artist. That is how we got to know Millie here at daycare. She escaped from her parents house by scaling a 5 foot fence to find out where they had went once they left for the day. After climbing the fence, she took advantage of her petite frame and slipped underneath another gate that was in her way. After a few escapes, Millie’s parents decided she needed to come to daycare to keep her busy during the day. Even here at daycare she is a sneaky girl. She likes to jump our back gates, but luckily not our fences. Millie is also a little digger to try to get where she wants to go.

Millie was born in April of 2010 so she is just over a year old. Millie is a very socialable girl and loves everyone. Her best friend of all time is Maggie (May dog of the month) Maggie and Millie have grown up together here at daycare. They are so silly together but are also very happy to have other dogs in their “playgroup.” Millie’s family adopted her as a young girl, she is a rescue who couldn’t have found a better home. Millie’s family decided to get her after the loss of their 14 year old Tasi-dog. Tasi will of course always be dearly loved, but Millie has helped bring love and joy back to her family’s home after the loss. As much happiness as she brings, and as sweet as Millie is, she is also a little mischief maker! Millie loves to steal brand new bags of treats and has a special hide out at her house between the shed and fence where she can enjoy her loot! Her favorite of all treats to steal are salmon treats. Yum!!

Millie LOVES playing fetch. She will play fetch outside multiple times a day if her parents will indulge her. She loves her tennis balls and anything else that she can fetch for her parents. A day without fetch is just not complete for Little Miss Millie! Just like any other dog, Millie has some things she doesn’t love. One thing is long drives in the car. She gets a little impatient being confined for too long. One of the worst things you can do to Millie is to “pretend” to throw a ball. It is very frustrating to be looking for something you can’t find! Poor Millie. She also doesn’t appreciate having air blow in her face, another negative for car rides.

Millie is such a sweet girl. Her parents say she isn’t all sugar, but here at daycare we all think she is! She loves to play and when she wants a break from rough housing with her canine pals, she LOVES getting kisses from all of her people friends here! She is so sweet and gives us all the most gentle kisses. Millie is the perfect size to be a little lap girl! We all love when she is here. On days she misses, we miss having her sweet face here!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May dog of the Month; Maggie!

Sweet tired Maggie..

Crazy Maggie with her sidekick Millie..

About Maggie:

Our sweet Maggie is a year old “Labweiller” (Lab and Rottweiler mix). She just turned a year old in March. She started coming to daycare when she was only eight months old. We have loved watching her grow up and become an (almost) grown up pup!! Maggie loves all dogs who come in to play. She is always one of our most friendly dogs here in daycare. She is also one of the craziest…. Any time there is a big wild and crazy play-group Maggie is right in the middle of the action! Some of her best friends are Millie, Beau (our live in foster dog), Little Lucky, and Shiloh, but Maggie isn’t picky and is happy to play with everyone.

You know your in good with Maggie if she chews on your arms. Silly Maggie loves to chew on arms as a symbol of her affection. When she gets dropped off in the morning for Daycare Maggie switches from chewing on her Mom or Dad to chewing on a “Ruffledale girl’s” arms! We all love our “love chews” from Miss Maggie! Because of all the fun Maggie has here at daycare once she is home she loves to get belly rubs and sleep to revive herself for another day of playing! Belly rubs are the key to Maggie’s heart. Maggie also loves chicken treats. That is another favorite of Maggie’s. Although, there are plenty of other treats that are yummy too!! Maggie is more than willing to do her favorite trick, somersault for any variety of treats.

Maggie was very happy to get to come home to her new family. She loves to play with her “cousin” Bear. Bear is her best friend to play with when she is at home. Maggie loves to get to romp around in her yard either with or without her friend Bear. Then when she is nice and tired, there is nothing better than lounging underneath the Apple Tree. Maggie also loves when her family takes her to play in the water. She dives full force into the river, then submarines before she finally comes back up. With Maggie’s little stubby tail, she kind of looks like a submarine. Maggie is such a sweet girl. We all love having her at daycare and hate the weeks when her Mom is off track at school and we don’t get to see our Maggie. It is so fun for us to watch Maggie and her “partner-in-crime” Millie. They are always on the prowl for something exciting to do! Maggie is the best little arm chewer we know and we all love her dearly!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March dogs of the Month; Rufus and Ripli

Rufus and Ripli saying hi to the camera.

The pair playing with their best friend Marcus.

About Rufus & Ripli:

Rufus and Ripli are two adorable little “boxer babies.” Well, really they are a year old, but to us they are still “boxer babies.” Rufus and Ripli are littermates and were born on June 26th 2009. We have known them here at Ruffledale since they were about 10 months old. We all love when they are here and enjoy our “boxer days.” Rufus is a male “flashy” (white chest, face and collar) boxer and Ripli is a female fawn with a black mask. They are a very lovely pair. Rufus and Rupli both LOVE having behind their ears rubbed and Miss Ripli also likes to have her tummy rubbed. Like true boxers Rufus and Rupli’s favorite things in life are: eating, eating, eating, playing, playing, playing and then finally cuddling, cuddling, cuddling. Silly boxers. They both have their own special toys. Rufus loves the Frisbee and Ripli loves her special road kill toy. Of all the treats that they love, Rufus and Ripli especially love milk bones and chicken strips. Mmmmmm

Rufus and Ripli had it a little easier than most puppies when they went to their new home because they still had each other. They still missed their dog Mom, but were happy they had each other. They got to share a kennel because they were both little tiny babies. It took a little while to convince Rufus and Ripli that dog food was yummy. They only liked treats at first. Maybe they were trying to convince their new human parents that treats were the way to go rather than plain old dog food. Smart little boxers. Rufus and Ripli loved their new family. They love their new two legg’d human brother. They go crazy when he picks them up from daycare. They also get excited to see his friends when they are with him. Rufus and Ripli loved running around outside in their new yard playing chase. They still do. They are the best of friends as well as brother and sister.

Rufus and Ripli’s best friend here at daycare is Marcus. They knew Marcus from their puppy training class and were reunited with him here at Daycare. Rufus and Ripli love to play with the classic “boxer punch” type of play and Marcus LOVES it! They are a very silly and crazy threesome to watch. Some of Rufus and Ripli’s other favorite friends are Shiloh, Stetson, Packer the boxer, Maggie & Millie! Rufus and Ripli’s parents also enjoy taking them to the dog park to make other new friends. Rufus and Ripli pretty much always stick together. As they get older, they get a little bit more independent, but are still very aware of where their sibling is. They are so sweet and love each other so much. Rufus and Ripli are such a great part of our pack here at Ruffledale. They love their visits and make us laugh all day with their silliness. We’ve loved watching them mature and become such good “boxer babies.” They are a joy to have and we would miss them if we didn’t get to have them visit.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

FurBall 2011 !

The girls at Ruffledale will be attending this years Furball.
For more information or to purchase tickets go to
All Proceeds go to help Homeless animals in Utah

We hope to see some of our doggie and people friends there!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Dog of the Month: Maggie

Pretty Maggie

Maggie and friends Rufus and Soldier

About Maggie:

Maggie is a year and 4 month old Chocolate lab. Her birthday is on October 13th 2009. There are more pictures of Miss Maggie eating her Birthday cake on her Birthday in the Birthday album. Maggie is a very camera shy girl so getting good pictures of Maggie can be a chore. She hides when we pull the camera out! Silly girl, she doesn’t like the spotlight. We have to sneak up on her with the camera! Maggie is known by many fantastic names such as; “Magalicious”, “Magadoches”, “Magnificent Mags”, and “Magdoll”!! Silly names for a silly girl. Maggie is a very special dog to all of the girls here at Ruffledale. She has been coming here since she was only 12 weeks old! She was such an adorable little baby we couldn’t help fall in love with her right away. Now that she is all grown up (well mostly) we all still love her just as much!

Maggie is an only child to her parents Andy and Lindsay. Her parents drove all the way out to American Fork to pick her up where her Dog parents lived. It was a long drive for little Maggie since at that time her new Mom and Dad were strange people to her! But once she got home she very quickly got comfortable in her new Layton home. Maggie loved getting to run around the house and check out all of the new and exciting smells! It wasn’t to long before she got to come and meet her new friends at Ruffledale too! Maggie landed the high life! Maggie is such a big part of her human parents life. She loves to cuddle all night on the couch with them. Maggie is such a loveable girl. She is so happy to get love and attention. She especially loves getting her belly rubbed.

At Ruffledale we never get to rub Maggie’s belly because she doesn’t hold still long enough! Maggie is too busy playing like a crazy girl with all of her best friends. Some of her favorites are Lucy M, Lucy L, Dutch, Stetson, Kayzer, Toby and Dash among others. Maggie will pretty much play with anyone! Maggie also loves to eat!! After all of her playing she needs lots of yummies to give her energy. Her favorite treats of all time are Puperoni’s. If Maggie doesn’t get to eat first thing in the morning she makes sure to let her parents know that she isn’t pleased, by whining. Other things Maggie loves are playing with plastic water bottles or any squeaky toy with stuffing. Maggie loves going on long walks with one or both of her parents. Maggie knows lots of tricks also. All you need is a Puperoni to get Maggie to “sit”, “paw,” “lay down,” or her most fantastic trick “turn around and jump very high!” That is an impressive one! Since Maggie is a purebread lab, besides eating another thing she loves is Swimming. Maggie hopes her parents take her back to Bear Lake this summer for some more splashing around!

We have all loved spending this last year watching Maggie grow up into an amazing dog! She is such a sweet heart and a very happy girl! She is a great addition to our daycare friends and we will always cherish the time we have had with our sweet girl Magdoll!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Coming Next Month.......

We are so excited for another fun year at Ruffledale. 2010 seemed to just fly by. Our dog of the month for February is Maggie, a sweet chocolate lab. Stay tuned to read about her in February.