Ruff Ranch KC, Shawnee doggy daycare, growing quickly as ‘pandemic pets’ need services

Ruff Ranch KC opened in 2021 as pet boarding service.

Located in western Shawnee near 83rd and K-7 Highway, Ruff Ranch KC offers pet daycare and boarding services. Above, Ranger gets picked up by his family to go back home after daycare Wednesday afternoon. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Since launching earlier this year in western Shawnee, Ruff Ranch KC has enjoyed explosive growth, according to its owners.

The doggy daycare and boarding facility opened Feb. 1 and recorded more than 200 dog visits in its first month.