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About Us

Ruff Rubs is made up of a team of two friends of 19 years. Their skills combine a Ph.D. in leadership/behavioral management and small business experience, along with animal science, pig farming, and business/communications sense/intense baking skills. Oh, and an undeniable love of dogs. Add to that Canine Massage Therapy training/experience and you have a thriving partnership!

Our desire is to improve the quality of life for those who are always there to do the same for us. As we learn more and more about our four legged friends, it is obvious that not only do they feel pain as we do, but communicate it in ways that most don’t understand. We seek to understand and have the knowledge and skill through massage to help meet the needs of these precious family members. We also know that many pet parents can sense much about their dogs as they would their own children. Rich communication with our pet parents helps us know their pup faster and more deeply. Finally, we measure success on the satisfaction of our pet parents and the smiles and kisses from our pups.

Nurturing Your Dog

Our Services

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Your dog’s quality of life depends on you. We’ll find the best massage plan to make sure he/she achieves and maintains optimum health.

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Friendly Staff

Our friendly staff is at your disposal. Each therapist has her specialty, but anyone here at Ruff Rubs, will be happy to answer your questions and direct you to the best solution for your needs.

We provide our clients with choices.

Massage: $45-$90/hour

Fee based on the needs of each dog.

Services in the comfort of your home.

Please call or email for deTAILS for your dog. We’d love to talk to you!

Proof is in the Raves

We Love Hearing From You!


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“Betty and Carol were able to calm down Rex and had him relaxing under the gentle touch of their hands. I highly recommend this service!” Kevin C.

—Satisfied Customer

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Change Your Canine's Life Today

Business Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm or by appointment For general inquiries, please call our main line.


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Horse girl (I wasn’t a boy and didn’t want to ride cows), ballerina, or veterinarian, and Ph.D. That is what I would have told you as a child if you’d asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. After observing a surgery on a dog at age 19, I decided against the veterinarian idea. Now, after a 30+ year career as a middle/high school teacher/administrator/district level employee as well as a university professor of education with, yes, a Ph.D., I now return to my animal instincts. As I learn through my study and experience in practice, I see more each day the benefits that massage brings to these beloved dears. I’ve seen healing, pain relief, rehabilitation, and general increase in quality of life in dogs with happy owners. That’s all I need to know I’m doing the right thing. By the way, at 57 and retired, working with my 4 legged best friends, I’m never growing up!

—Betty J. Bennett, Ph.D. CMT (in training)

I have been an animal lover all my life. After our beloved Scamper died when I was eleven, I begged my parents every day for another dog to love. Finally, at sixteen, my Grandfather gave me a new life companion. From that day on, I have never not had an animal in the house; seven dogs, four cats, four rabbits, two guinea pigs, 28 hamsters (who knew they could breed that fast!), 3 horses (not in the house), 5 birds and numerous fish. Originally I wanted to become a veterinarian but fell in love with pig farming while at Virginia Tech. My love of pigs is evident in the more than 350 pig figurines in my home and garden. Now, at 58, having raised two wonderful children and having been constantly employed by someone else since the age of 13, I have the chance to become my own boss. With the love and support of my husband of 34 years and the partnership of my greatest friend, Betty, I am now able to pursue my lifelong dream of working with animals once again.

—Carol A. Jordan, CMT (in training)

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