Thursday, April 8, 2010

Camper Spotlight 2

Good afternoon I am your host Jake and thank you for joining us for another episode of Camper Spotlight. Tonight we will feature two bouvier des flandres named Weston and Gili.
First off I would like to say thank you to you both for joining us here today.

When Did you first start coming to Camp Ruff-n-More? We first started attending camp about a year or so ago.

Do you use Camp for boarding or daycare? We actually do both. We come almost daily for day care and then we board when needed. We do love the special treatment we get in the VIP room.

How did you find out about Camp? Some friend recommended Camp and we also mom met Cory's wife and she gave her a brochure.

What made you pick Camp Ruff-n-More? We think Camp is so professional, safe, clean, & fun! We LOVE it there! You are the only place we have ever spent the night other than our grandowners home!

What is your favorite thing about Camp Ruff-n-More? It's a marvelous place with a fabulous staff! We think it's the friendly professionalism in a safe, clean, environment that we like the very best!

Do you make it to any of the local dog parks or dog events? We try to go to events but would love to go to more!

What are your favorite activities? We absolutely love to eat! And playing and sleeping are both pretty fun as well!

Any final thoughts from you two? Just a big thank you to all of the staff for taking such good care of us! We also have a few snap shots to share with all of your viewers! Please enjoy!

Here we both are relaxing after playing rough!

Showing each other some love :D

Thank you both so much for coming in and talking to us today! We look forward to seeing you both at camp soon for some play time! It was truly our pleasure!

I hope our viewers enjoy this lovely spring weather! And also just to let everyone know, we have begun to get very busy now! So please try to make sure all items are labeled when you bring your dog to board, and if you are requesting anything other than the Cabin to please get your reservation in as soon as possible! Until next time, Jake signing off! Good day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Who's ready for some pictures?

But before we get to the good stuff a quick bit of news!
* We are going to have a table set up at the Doggie Easter Treat Seek! Come by and say hi to us, enter to win a free day and a free bath, and we will have t shirts and collar lights/key chains for sale! T shirts are $10 and Key chains are $1!
* We would also like to let everyone know that we are getting busier and busier! Each day we are getting new dogs! Which is awesome news, but it means that we are filling up much quicker than in the past! If you have a time when you need your dog boarding please try to get the reservation in as soon as you can! We usually have plenty of room in the cabin, but anything larger books very quickly. We do offer a waiting list if
*If you have any pictures of your dog that you want featured on our blog or our bulletin board you can either bring them into camp or email them to us at! We'd love to share them!
*If you know of any doggie events going on in the Tricities, please let us know! We would love to attend!

Now on to the good stuffs!

Some of the small dogs playing

One very happy Golden! (Laci)

And a happy Dobie! (Leissl)

Big dogs enjoying the sunshine!

Angel, Betsy, Murphy


Sage and Jackson

Murphy midroll

Maxwell is confused by that question!

Enzo, Izzy, and Sophie

Buckeye says he's ready to go in now!

Zoe and Sitka howling at the ambulance driving past


Barkley dear, you have some slobber on ya

There's a bunch more pictures on our facebook page!
If you arent already a fan please become one! And also you can follow us on Twitter! We are going to get better about updating it we promise!

Oh and keep an eye out! We should have another Camper Spotlight up soon!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Camper Spotlight 1

Thank you for joining us this evening for Camper Spotlight. We will periodically take a few moments to ask some of our campers questions and share the answers with you. Tonight's Camper Spotlight is Emerson the Cockapoo and Abby the Rottweiler Mix.

First of all let me thank you for coming in tonight. When did you first start coming to Camp Ruff-n-More and why?
Emerson & Abby: We began attending Camps Daycare & Boarding program in May of 2006 and have been loyal customers ever since. It was clearly the best option in the area!
Jake: How did you first find out about Camp Ruff-n-More?
Emerson & Abby: One of our Moms friends told us about her dog coming here, so we thought we'd give it a shot!
Jake: Honestly, what are your favorite activities while at Camp?
Emerson & Abby: I think we'd both have to say we just love running and barking with the other dogs. Its so nice to be able to get out with your own species on occasion! We also love just hanging out with the staff, they take such great care of us!
Jake: Is there anything you would like us to tell the staff?
Emerson: I'd like to tell them thank you for loving me the most!
Again, thank you two for being such great customers and for taking the time to do our Camper Spotlight!
Until next time, this is Jake, signing off!

From the staff: We'd like to thank Theressa for taking the time to answer our questions and also for being such awesome clients! They've been here almost since day one and we cannot thank them enough for all the kind comments they always have to say about us!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rainy day blogging

Its a pretty rainy day here at camp so we thought we would update you guys a bit!
First off your Camp staff!

Top Row: Coleman, John, Kevin with Maggie, Cory
2nd row: Jennifer with Shamus, Alicia, Kelsey, Jamie, Sandy
Kneeling: Chey with Jake, Jaime with Charlie
Not pictured: Jordi
And now some of our recent campers and pictures!



Please can we go in now?

Charlie reallllllyyyy wants someone to play fetch with him!

Zipper AKA Giant Cricket

Miss Tila

Miss Cora


Mr. Carter

Lakota and Bailey

And as always feel free to email us pictures at or bring them in and we can scan them in!

And also a quick reminder than spring break and summer break are coming up! Dont forget these are very busy times for us and get reservations in as soon as you know the dates! And also weekends will begin to get busy again once the kids get out of school for the year!

Everyone think spring!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pet spotlight and statistics!

Hi there! Its Shamus! I know a lot of owners like to know who all their dog gets to play with! So I made the humans get together a few statistics of the breeds we have here the most and do a pet spot light! We will do a quick interview and share the responses with you guys! Hopefully you will love the chance to get to know some of of dogs! If you want your dog featured in the pet spotlight, drop us an email at and we will get to it! We will feature our first pet spotlight in a week or so!

As for those statistics:
Our top 10 breeds are:
1. Labrador Retriever (which make up a whopping 7.5% of our dogs!)
2. Lab Mix
3. Mutts
4. Terrier Mix
5. Golden Retriever
6. Shih-tzu
7. Yorkshire Terrier
8. Miniature Schnauzer
9. Beagle Mix
10. Weimaraner

Although we do love all of our breeds!

We are going to try our best to post some pets and Santa pictures before the holidays are over! So if you have any you want to share bring them in or send them to us in an email!
Also, if you want to bring in a picture of your pet for the bulletin board please feel free too!

We hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall update!

Hi there! Charlie here! Just wanted to give everyone a quick update! Things are going great here at Camp. We have been having lots of dogs to play with everyday! Plus this great weather is making it super nice because we can either be outside a lot more or have the garage door open so we can get lots of fresh air!

Unfortunately we were unable to do a halloween party this year. But we would love to see any pictures you have of your dogs dressed in their costumes! We will make sure to feature them on here and also on our bulletin board in the lobby! You may email us a copy of the picture to!

Holiday reservations are already starting to fill up! Make sure to get them in as soon as you can so we can save you a spot! If you want a room and we do not have any make sure to ask about our waiting list! Also if you make a reservation and something comes up and you need to change it or cancel it please let us know ASAP so we can work it out!

With winter just around the corner dont forget the following cold weather tips from
First, the basic supply list:

Do you have enough of the following items to last a few days, should the roads become unsafe for travel or the veterinary office is closed?

* pet food
* litter
* fresh water supply
* soft warm bedding
* any medications your pet takes on a regular basis
Now for the safety checklist and weather considerations:

* Outdoor pets
Some pets are better suited than others for living outdoors. There is a common misconception that dogs will be "fine" if left outside. This is not true! All pets need adequate shelter from the elements and insulation against cold weather. Pets should not be left outside for long periods in freezing weather - like humans, they can suffer from hypothermia and frostbite. The young and the senior pets are especially at risk.

Certain breeds, such as Huskies and Samoyeds are better suited to very cold weather, but the majority of dogs and need your help and intervention. Indoor accommodations are best during extreme temperature drops, but if that is not possible, set up a suitable house in an area protected from wind, rain, and snow. Insulation, such as straw or blankets will help keep in body heat. If your animal is prone to chewing, do not use blankets or material that can be ingested. Cedar shavings can be irritating to the skin, so use with caution depending on your pet's hair coat.

Caution - do not use a heat lamp, space heater, or other device not approved for use with animals. This is a a burn hazard for your pet and a fire hazard. Pet supply vendors sell heated mats for pets to sleep on or to be placed under a dog house, but read and follow directions carefully before use.

Fresh water is a must at all times! Pets are not able to get enough water from licking ice or eating snow. A ]heated dish is a wonderful tool for cold climates. The water stays cold, but doesn't freeze. Caution needed for animals that may chew.

* Foot care
Dogs walking in snowy areas may get large ice balls between their pads, causing the dog to limp. Be sure to keep ice clear from this area. For dogs that have a lot of hair between the pads, keeping it clipped shorter will help with ice ball formation. Dog boots offer protection to those dogs that will tolerate wearing them. See what our viewers have to say about canine paw care and boots.

* Salt and chemical de-icers
Pets who walk on sidewalks that have been "de-iced" are prone to dry, chapped, and potentially painful paws. This will encourage the pet to lick their paws, and ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation and upset. Wash off your pet's feet after an outing with a warm wet cloth or footbath.

* Frozen lakes and ponds
Animals don't realize what "thin ice" is. Once they fall in, it is very difficult for them to climb out and hypothermia is a very real and life-threatening danger. "Ice skating" dogs are prone to injuries such as cruciate tears if allowed to "skate" with their humans. This is also true of icy walks.

* Antifreeze Dangers
Thirsty and curious pets will lap up antifreeze. Just a few licks can be fatal. Lock up antifreeze containers and clean up spills immediately. For more information, please see previous article about antifreeze toxicity.

* Heat-seekers beware!
Cats will seek warmth where they can get it, and that may be the warm engine of a car just parked. Before staring your car, knock on the hood or honk the horn to scare off any cats - and prevent tragedy.

* Arthritic animals
Arthritis is worse during cold and damp weather. Take special care to handle your pet gently, watch out for icy walks, provide soft (and possibly heated) bedding, and administer any necessary medications. See your veterinarian if your pet is arthritic or you suspect arthritis.

* If your pet sleeps in the garage...
As mentioned above, be on the alert for any antifreeze leakage or antifreeze containers left out where they could spill or be chewed on. Also, do NOT start the car in a closed garage - for your safety and your pet's safety - carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer.

Thats all for todays update! But keep your eyes and ears open for a few new features we will be having on the blog and website! And maybe another fun surprize!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Camp Ruff-N-More News Update with Maggie Mango

Good afternoon. Maggie Mango here for your Camp Ruff-N-More news updates!

We begin this update with footage from the 2009 Dog Swim. On September 8th and 9th Legion Street Pool in Johnson City was invaded by a group of rowdy hounds. We were able to get a few pictures between dodging labs and tennis balls galore!

For more pictures and some videos please tune into our Facebook page! If you are not a fan of us, please become one and make sure to add your reviews and comments!

Well its that time of the year again! Time for the Annual Dog Jog! The Jog will begin at 9AM at Winged Deer Lake front. It will be a 1 mile non-competitive run/walk with your furry friend! Local vendors will be on hand with lots of food, treats, and goodies for those with both 2 legs and 4! And most of all, we will be there hosting lots of fun and games and also selling t-shirt's, keychain's, and homemade dog treats! Come by and participate in the Pupcake Walk, or Bobbing for Hot Dogs and many more fun games! And don't forget to enter the drawing for free days!

Another local event coming up with be the Rescues & Runaways Fall Festival. September 26th 2009 from 11 AM - 6 PM. on Broad Street in Downtown Kingsport. For every item donated, they will give a 20% off coupon for Maurice's located at the new Kingsport Pavilion Mall on East Stone Drive. Maurice's will be accepting doggie donations including food, treats, & toys at their store during the month of September.
Event Schedule will include:
A Fashion Show presented by Maurice's
Local Children's Art Show
Pet Photos with your pets and pets available for adoption
Putt-putt game
"Name our new Pet Club Mascot for Kids" contest
Story time with Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Time to start planning those Doggie Halloween costumes! Camp Ruff-N-More's Fall Festival is creeping closer! Currently the only thing for sure is it will be October 24th. We will make sure to keep everyone updated! Follow us here, on Twitter, or on Facebook to make sure you stay up to date with the news!

We would also like to mention that with kids settling into the back to school routine, time changes, and the stress of holidays just around the corner, don't forget those puppies at home! With the days getting shorter it will be harder to get your dog the exercise they need! So why not bring them to Camp and let them run off all of that extra energy so you can come home with a happy and tired pup?

We at Camp Ruff-N-More would like to thank you for your business and look forward to our next update. For all of your Camp Ruff-N-More news updates, this is news Commonterrier Maggie Mango, Good night!