Ruff Mudder

March 15, 2016 • Author: Ruff Haus


A 5km walk or run adventure race where you and your canine teammate will have to navigate your way over, under, and through various obstacles. No timing. No placements. Just a day full of FUN with your dog and family! Lots of other activities on site as well including various vendors, food, agility, and more!  

August 21st, 2016

Stayner, Ontario




CGN Testing At Ruff Haus!

August 21, 2013 • Author: Ruff Haus

CKC Canine Good Neighbour Program

 Good Dogs Make Good Neighbours…


  • To identify and reward responsible, caring owners and their canine partners throughout Canada.
  • To ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.


  • The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.


  • The training program embraces both purebred and mixed-breed dogs and is fun, rewarding, and useful. It encourages owners to have a better and richer relationship with their dogs. The program also enhances community awareness of responsible dog ownership and the numerous benefits associated with dog ownership.
  • The Canadian Kennel Club encourages all dog owners to participate in the program, ensuring that our beloved canines are welcome and respected members of our communities.

Ruff Haus will be holding a Canine Good Neighbour Test on Friday, November 29th from 7:00pm-9:00pm for those of you who are interested. The test will take approximately 20 minutes per dog and you will be assigned a time between 7:00pm-9:00pm for your test to be completed. We will also be holding a Practice Test the week before on Friday, November 22nd 7:00pm for those of you who want to warm up before the real deal. Hope to see you out there!


Family Fun Day at Red Barn Event Centre

July 9, 2013 • Author: Ruff Haus

Thinking about dabbling in a dog sport this summer but not really sure if its right for you or your dog? Why not check out K9 Family Fun Day at Red Barn Event Centre?! They will be hosting demo's of some of their most popular dog sports so that you can see what they're all about and then afterwards give it a try with your own dog! Such a cool concept, and a great intro for anyone who's been considering getting involved in something fun with their dog!




Check out for more details

Customer Appreciation Day!

July 8, 2013 • Author: Ruff Haus

Please Join Us!

Saturday July 20th, 2013 From 10am-2pm






Discounted Packages



Blue Jays Tickets Anyone??

April 23, 2013 • Author: Ruff Haus




As many of you already know, Ruff Haus will be participating in the Barrie OSPCA's annual Friends For Life Walk-a-thon taking place at Sunnidale park May 26th this year. We challenged all of you to join our team and help us reach our goal of $1000 and you came through in a big way! We had so many people join our team that we actually had to make a second team! We thought we'd make things even more interesting and up the ante a little. We want everyone to show their Ruff Haus team spirit at the walk by getting creative and wearing all things Ruff Haus! We want you to go ALL.OUT. T-shirts, bandanas, face paint…whatever you can come up with! We want to see who can stand out the most and represent Team Ruff Haus the BEST! Whoever has the best costume will win tickets to see the Toronto Blue Jays play this Summer! Oh, and one more thing…don't forget to dress your dog up too and let everyone know your dog likes it Ruff!


If you'd like to Join Team Ruff Haus you can find more information at

Team name: Ruff Haus 2.0

Password: ruffhaus2




Summer Events!

April 23, 2013 • Author: Ruff Haus

One of the best things about Summer is that we get to take part in so many fun events! Watch for Ruff Haus to make appearances at these upcoming events this Summer!

May 26th-OSPCA Friends For Life Walk-a-thon

Come out and join us for this annual walk to help raise money for the Barrie SPCA! We'll have our booth set up with lots of fun give aways and prizes. Join team Ruff Haus and show your team spirit for your chance to win tickets to a Toronto Blue Jays game this summer! Help us meet our team goal of $1000 by getting friends, neighbours, work mates and family to sponsor us!

June 8th and 9th-Woof Stock

If you haven't been to Woof Stock you are missing out! Make the trip to St.Lawrence Market in Toronto and bring your pooch to explore all that Ontario's dog community has to offer. You'll find everything under the sun for your four legged friend at this festival and we reccommend bringing a back pack to lug all the free loot you'll score! Make sure you check out the fountain in the middle of the square, it's definately the highlight of the day! Keep your eyes peeled, you never know where Ruff Haus might show up 🙂

June 15th-Precious Paws Golf Fore The Dogs Tournament

If you love to golf or know someone who does you're not going to want to miss out on this tournament! Help raise money for our buddies at Precious Paws Rescue based out of our own community right here in Barrie. These guys do so much life saving work, and this tournament is a great way to get out enjoy the summer weather, win some prizes and support a great cause! Watch for Ruff Haus at one of their sponsored holes and you might even pick up some free swag while your there!

June 29th to July 1st- Promenade Days

It wouldn't be summer in Barrie without this long weekend event! Check out all the action as Dunlop Street is closed to traffic from Mulcaster Street to Mary Street. Interactive entertainment, street vendors, restaurants and patios featuring amazing food and drinks-what else could you ask for!? Make this year’s extra long weekend fun and enjoyable in Downtown Barrie!

Watch for our Ruff Haus Street Team! We will be making the rounds, and handing out goodies to everyone we meet with dogs! You can also find us hangin' out in front of Bark & Mews on Dunlop Street! Come on down town and check us out!

July 20th- Ruff Haus Customer Appreciation Day

We love our clients and all of our four legged friends who are part of our Ruff Haus family. We're excited to share an afternoon with you to show our appreciation for your loyal support over the last year and a half. We'll have more details about this very speial day soon, but mark it on your calendars and make sure you're here, you won't want to miss it!







Friends For Life Walk-a-thon!

April 12, 2013 • Author: Ruff Haus


May 26, 2013 9:00am – 2:00pm @ Sunnidale Park

Our team is participating in the Friends for Life!™ walk-a-thon in support of the Ontario animals. 

The money raised will go towards being able to provide care for thousands of animals that may have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or surrendered because their owner is unable or unwilling to care for them any longer.

Please support the Ontario animals and give thousands a second chance at a forever home.

Please make a donation to support us in the Friends for Life!™ Walk-a-thon today!

You can donate online – it’s safe, secure and super easy.  There are thousands of animals across Ontario who need to be rescued from abuse and neglect – and to have a second chance!


 Join Team Ruff Haus or Donate to Help Us Reach Our Goal!

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Raw Food Seminar

September 17, 2012 • Author: Ruff Haus

Looking for tips and suggestions on how to improve your dog’s diet?

Wondering how to switch to a raw diet and how much to feed?

New to the raw world?

Ever wonder what its all about?


 Come out to a free presentation hosted by Paul Braunton from Raw4Dogs, and learn what you need to know to get started. Meet others who are currently feeding raw diets to their own dogs and pick up some helpful hints and tips!

Monday, October 15th @ 7pm

At Ruff Haus







Golf Fore The Dogs!

September 17, 2012 • Author: Ruff Haus


August 26th is National Dog Day

August 13, 2012 • Author: Ruff Haus

Every dog has its day, and this one's just for them! This year mark your calendars for Sunday, August 26th as Canada goes to the dogs on National Dog Day 2012! National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation in a mission to promote adoption of rescue dogs and to support local pet shelters coast to coast. Their motto? "Saving10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time". Since 2004, the foundation has saved the lives of more than 100,000 furry friends, and today the celebration of National Dog Day has traveled thousands of miles with similar celebrations on the same day occurring in the UK, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Spain and now Canada! So to celebrate this great day and honour our pups by spoiling them rotten, Ruff Haus will be offering a special discounted rate of

25 % off all of our hourly daycare packages for the entire week of August 20th-26th!