About us

The Ruff Life offers a clean and fun place for your pup to stay, play, and exercise. A first of its kind in Old City, our overnight lodge provides your dog a comfortable place to rest while you’re away. We pride ourselves on offering a top notch experience for dogs and their owners alike.

Why Choose Us

  • Conveniently located at 48 South 3rd Street (on 3rd, just south of Market)

  • Our 1500+ square foot facility offers separate large play areas for dogs of all sizes, moods, and personalities

  • Easy access to I-95, Rt 676, Rt 76 and SEPTA Market-Frankford line.

  • Pickup / Drop-off by car is a breeze with plenty of parking

  • Our webcam gives you access to watch your pup at play from 9:00am­-12pm. 

“Not only do I have complete confidence that I'm leaving Pancake in loving and capable hands, but I'm also seeing her settle more and starting to learn how to play and not just say hi and be social. Thanks Jackie and everyone for giving Pancake so much love! It takes a village for an older rescue. We both appreciate it!"  ​

CJ T, Pancake and Pickles owner


"Sending our dogs to Ruff Life is an integral part of their life. It’s not always easy to raise dogs in the city, especially if you work full time. We started sending both of our dogs to daycare as puppies and it’s made a huge impact on their socialization, temperament, and energy. Jackie and her staff always communicates with us to ensure we know exactly what is going on and if there is anything we need to address to continue making daycare a positive experience! "

Amanda, Hamlet and Harper's owner







48 S 3rd St

Philadelphia, PA 19106


T / 267-368-RUFF (7833)


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