About us

We started RUFF in November 2014 with the mission to take care of our customers pet like they're our own.

Our unique approach to caring for your dog goes well beyond traditional boarding. "Health and safety are critical to us. All of our guests' medical records, personality profiles and special needs are carefully recorded and vaccinations must be up to date. We use hospital grade disinfectants to keep everything spotless and we are proud to be flea free! Our staff of animal lovers are trained for emergencies and we have a veterinarian on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." - Lopa.


Lopa, previously was a corporate professional in Bangalore and she then decided to pursue a career closer to her passion and love for dogs. She quit her job as Manager – HR, learnt dog grooming and joined Ruff as a groomer and now runs the full fledged dog salon and spa named ABOW & BEYOND. Along with the dog salon and spa she manages the adoption and fostering unit of Ruff.


Shibly owns and operates Ruff. After a few years of mainstream business, Shibly started Ruff in 2014 to provide the best of boarding and grooming facilities for dogs. Shibly has completed his Canine Training under Shirin Merchant, renowned canine behaviorist & trainer which in addition to a close working relationship with local Vets enables him to offer your dog the ultimate safe & fun environment.


Manad is the chief caretaker and guardian at Ruff. He is the go-to-guy who, along with his spouse, takes care of all the dogs and is available 24/7 catering to all your doggy’s need and demands. He has been with Ruff since its inception. He always goes the extra mile in tending to newly arrived dogs, medicating,  grooming and keeping a strict eye on all of his wards throughout the day.

Kumar Pradhan

Kumar pradhan from Assam is one of our newest caretakers, having joined us in February 2016. Though having previously worked in various capacities, he is extremely good with dogs, the toy breeds being his favorite. He is extremely kind and pays detailed attention to our doggies dietery needs ensuring their health. Coming from the North East, Kumar listens only to Rock. …

About Us

about-01Nestled in the beautifully located within the city is Ruff. This unique kennel not only cares for the basic needs of the dogs they board, but they also focus on their physical and emotional needs.

Our mission to you is to provide your family member an environment which provides clean, controlled, fun loving care. We recognize that staying away from home is a strain on dogs, just as it is on dog owners. It is our desire to make your dog feel at home.
We will provide the finest care possible by keeping them in and active and entertaining environment. But, most importantly, you can rest assured that our trained and dog loving staff and 24 hour live in management will provide your dog with the best care available. You will never have to worry about your dog while you are away again.

Pet Services


Are you planning for a vacation ? You have questions in your mind to leave your dog at a safe and hygienic place while you head for your vacation ! Bring them to us. Our kennel are much above the market standard and have been constructed keeping in mind your need of a clean & safe place. We ensure our kennels are free of ticks and thus we have built our kennels with pine wood. We use herbal products to keep the unwanted visitors (ticks) free at our kennels.


No one to take care of your dog while you are at work , attending a family function or a day out with your kids? Not to worry, we have day boarding facility for your dog. For working professional who want to leave their dog in a place where they get the attention of home and get to play and learn during the day , we are here to help.

We offer short, medium and long stays for your dog.

featured-01ABOW & BEYOND … DOG SALON & SPA

Be it a miniature pinscher, rottweiler, labrador, GSD, GR or the mighty Tibetan Mastiff. We have customized grooming package suitable for various dog breeds. Our packages starts with regular bathing with clean up and extends upto fancy hair styling and spa. we also offer tick and flea treatment.

Name the Dog , we will groom it for you.

Dog Play area, Activities and splash pool

Although you may worry about the stress placed on your dog by being put in an unfamiliar environment, we work towards reducing stress. We firmly believe in socializing your dog with the other dogs in the kennel. We also allow familiar objects, such as blankets and toys from home. We have a huge play area close to 2000 sq feet and allow the dog to play all through out the day. We provide adequate amount of drinking water and food at regular intervals. Our play area is naturally covered with trees which is a perfect environment for them to play and hop around. In addition we also have the splash pool , where they can jump and cool up. Naturally, cleaning them up after their play time is our responsibility.

Birthday parties, pet photography

Dogs .. they are not just our best friends but our companion for life. If you want to make their day special with some yummy dog cake, special food for them with his/her lovely doggy friends, we can help you in getting this organized.


Our Vets: The Specialists’

Dr.KamranDr. Ansar Kamran C, M.V,Sc, Veterinarian

Dr. Ansar Kamran C is a Veterinary Physician in HSR Layout, Bangalore and has an experience of 25 years in this field. Dr. Ansar Kamran C practices at My Pet Choice Veterinary Clinic in HSR Layout, Bangalore.

Dr.NandhiniDr. Nandhini MK, M.V,Sc, Veterinarian

Practices with Dr. Ansar Kamran C  and is a Veterinary Physician in HSR Layout, Bangalore. A Dog Lover herself and a compassionate and competent vet.

team-srinvasDr. Srinivas, Mobile Veterinarian

Dr Srinivas has more than 20 years of experience as a Vet and he caters to any emergencies that can occur in the kennel. He also works closely with CUPA and visits surrounding areas in Indranagar, Kormangala , HSR, Belandur, Sarjapur etc.

Staff Training – An Ongoing Process




We are the first boarding kennel in Bangalore to be certified by Cessna Lifeline on boarding handler’s course”.

Cessna has taken this initiative to spread their expertise and knowledge to boarding/kennels in Bangalore. With growing numbers of pet parents leaving their pets at boardings/kennels, Cessna came up with this brilliant program to ensure that the pet is kept in safe hands. The staff at RUFF Pet Services went through an extensive week long training by their residential trainer along with Dr Pawan Kumar. Our handlers are taught on how to identify stress in dogs, handling dogs, kennel enrichment, dog behavior, understanding play and fight in dogs, basic first aid, care for senior/epileptic dogs, heat stroke care and health check.



Our Team Members are Certified Dog Handlers, trained by Priya Stephen , Canine Trainer and Behaviorist.

They are certified on the following

  1. How to meet and greet a dog
  2. Handling Dog in and out of the kennel, Handling dogs during grooming and Transporting.
  3. Learning the dog body language , the good and the bad
  4. Dog walking
  5. Ways to improve their stay in boarding like exercise, training and enrichment.the Barker, the Jumper, the Hyper, the Fearful, the aggressive.

Leaving my dog, Cleo, at RUFF was possibly the best decision.
Cleo was not only happy but also very well looked after and cared for. Be it her daily meals or grooming, everything was well provided for. As a matter of fact, Cleo did not seem very happy to leave her friends and come back home, Yes it was such a pleasurable stay. I would recommend RUFF to all dog lovers. It truly is a home away from home for your four legged baby! Thank you guys! We'll definitely be back :)​