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Pet Amenities, Services, & Policies

The Ruby is the premier dog friendly bed and breakfast in the very dog friendly town of Crested Butte. Each dog that stays at our bed and breakfast will lap up the luxury as much our human guests. Pet Amenities include:
  • Dogs stay free!*
  • Comfy dog beds and blankets
  • Dog dishes for food and water
  • Homemade healthy dog treats

We pamper pups of all breeds and all sizes. For the comfort of all our guests, we only allow 2 dogs per guest room and we do not allow dogs to be on any furniture within The Ruby.

For the safety and health of our pet guests, we require all dogs who stay with us at The Ruby be at least 6 months old and in good health. Upon checking in, we require verification from your veterinarian that indicates our four-legged guest is current with all required vaccinations. (Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you in getting this information to us.)

For their comfort, we do not permit dog guests to be left alone in their guest room unless they are in a crate and crate trained. Being in a strange environment can be extremely stressful, therefore, we encourage you to bring your own crate or we can provide a crate for you at no charge. Since your pup is on vacation and wants to have fun too, we do not permit our pet guests to be left in a crate for more than two hours at time without approval of The Ruby. Please download and review the complete Dog Guest Policies and Agreement that you will be required to sign upon Check-in.

Pet Services

To ensure our pet guests are thoroughly pampered while staying with us, The Ruby offers Pet Services to entertain your pup! (Spaces fill up quickly, so be sure to let us how we can meet your pet needs!)
Pet Services include:
  • Happy Tails Stroll
    30-minute walk on Crested Butte "Poop Loop" paved trail
    Water, clean-up bags, & healthy treats provided
    Doggie digital photos
    $15/dog, $10/additional dog
    (Limited to 3 dogs per session)

  • The Ruby Rover Romp
    1 hour of supervised outdoor play (includes a
    neighborhood on-leash saunter)
    Water, clean-up bags, & treats provided
    Doggie digital photos
    $20/dog
    (Limited to 4 dogs per session)

  • Doggie Day Hike
    2 hours of hiking with your pet
    Water, clean-up bags, & treats provided
    Doggie digital photos
    $35/dog
    (Limited to 4 dogs per session)

  • Pet Sitting Service
    Want to ski, shop, or mountain bike during the day? Want a night on the town and need us to watch over your pet?
    Let us play with your pet while you enjoy all the fun Crested Butte has to offer! We can dog-sit anytime between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. (Limited to 4 dogs)

    Day Pet-sitting Service includes:
    Happy Tails Stroll
    Water, clean-up bags & treats provided
    Doggie digital photos
    $10/hour per dog

    Night Pet-sitting Service (after 5 p.m.) includes:
    Indoor Puppy Playtime
    Doggie DVD- stimulating movies developed especially for dogs (Donít worry, itís rated AP- for All Pets)
    Water, clean-up bags & treats provided
    Doggie digital photos
    $10/hour per dog

  • Doggie Day Spa

  • While on vacation, pamper your pup while you pamper yourself! Our doggie guests love spending a day at the spa and there are are an array of pampering options available for your four-legged companion. Choose from any of the following:

    Doggie Rub-a-Dub-Dub
    Includes a bath, nails clipped and fluff drying
    Toy size: $15.00
    Small: $26.00
    Large: $36.00
    Giant (we prefer "Big Boned"): $46.00

    Keeping Me Beautifurr
    Includes Doggie Rub-a-Dub-Dub, along with face, feet, and pads trimmed
    Toy Size: $25.00
    Small, but with a BIG heart: $30.00
    Livin' Large: $45.00
    Big Boned: $55.00

    More Spa Treatments Available:
    Nail Trimming: $8.00
    Cleaning and Plucking Ears: $8.00
    Brush-out or De-matt: $40.00/hr Furminator De-shedding treatment: $12.00-$30.00
    De-shedding: $10.00- $35.00
    Conditioners: $3.00- $10.00
    Hot Oil Treatment: $5.00-$20.00

    *Prices are subject to size, condition of coat, and temperament of the dog.

    Please let us know which doggie spa treatments your furry friend would like when booking your reservation. Then leave the rest to us! All Doggie Day Spa treatments are provided by local groomers and include transportation to and from The Ruby!

Custom Dog Portrait by Sarah Hausdoerffer



If you are dog lovers as much as we are, you notice that most of your vacation pictures have become pictures of your dog on vacation! Why not take it up a notch and get a custom portrait painted of your pup during your stay here in Crested Butte?

Artist Sarah Hausdoerffer will take a digital photo of your pooch and then create a custom dog artwork masterpiece you will rush home to hang up! A souvenir you will cherish forever.

Contact us for more information.

* The Ruby collects a voluntary donation of $10 per dog per night, 100% of which, goes to support the local animal shelter, Paradise Animal Welfare Society. Please let us know if you do not wish to participate.


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