Our Facilities

The Ruff Spot


Did you know there are over 10,000 dogs registered here in Strathcona County? 

Ruff Spot Dog Daycare & Spa Inc. is the only place in  Sherwood Park to offer a 500 sq. ft. outdoor grassed and fenced play space for your pooch.  In addition to the great outdoor space, we also offer treadmills, grooming and obedience classes inside!  In total there is over 2800 sq. ft.  of exercise space for your dog! 

We offer a safe, clean and fun environment for the dogs to run, play and socialize. Inside, all the walls are built with puck-broad which is durable and makes for easy cleanup.  In addition to the large space, we also have private spaces should your pet need some "alone time".

Ruff Spot has specialized rubber flooring designed just for your dog. This will allow them to run around safely without slipping and makes it easier on their joints. Also durable and makes cleanup easy.

In addition, we have a state of the art pet treadmills.  This is an excellent and safe way to help burn off excess energy your pet may have, as well as keep them fit, healthy and happy!

All staff at Ruff Spot love pets and are eager to welcome you to our facility and give you a tour. We make sure all staff have their pet first aid and are properly trained in pet care.


The Ruff Spot Dog Daycare and Spa want to ensure that you and your best friend have the best experience possible! We offer a safe, clean environment for your pet pal to play the day away or just enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in our Groom Room. 

For a complete list of services and pricing, please see Services & Pricing.

Our trained staff do the very best to keep your pet safe in this environment.  We will complete a full assessment on your first visit to understand your pet and their needs.  

We want to introduce your pet to our environment and you to ours.  This assessment will ensure you understand our philosophy and approach to pet care and help answer any questions you may have.  We want to know as much about your pet as possible to make their stay here an enjoyable experience.  

About Me

Julie Oss, Owner

 "Hi, my name is Julie Oss - Owner, Operator of Ruff Spot Dog Day Care and  Spa Inc. I was born and raised in Fort McMurray and lived in  Edmonton for my teenage years. 

I grew up around dogs my whole life and started grooming and showing dogs at the age of 12.  My first job was at Sivam's Poodle Boutique, where I learned how to be a professional groomer. When I was 19 I started working at Whitemud Grooming  Salon where I learned to groom cats. At 21 I decided to move back to Fort  McMurray to open my own grooming shop, Whiskas & Tails Pet Salon.  

I successfully owned and operated Whiskas & Tails for 4 years. I am a mother of three beautiful children  (Kane our family dog) and reside in Sherwood Park. All my children are now in school full time which gives me the opportunity to do what I love again... Pet  Care!

I've spent my entire career in the dog care and grooming business.  I look forward to meeting you and giving you a tour of our beautiful facility."

Our Trainer

Sarah McLeod, CPDT-KA.


Sarah began her career as a dog trainer at the Edmonton Humane Society leading a variety of group classes and individual training sessions. From her time there, Sarah became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. 

Sarah truly enjoys watching her students gain confidence with their dogs and what she says makes dog training such a rewarding profession. It is her goal to teach her students how to better communicate with their dogs while having fun in the process. Sarah’s favourite dogs to work with are dogs that are easily excitable but she definitely enjoys the variety of behaviours dogs offer. 

Sarah currently has two dogs she actively participates in dog sports with. Fury is a four-year-old papillon who is six pounds of super social happy sass and willing to do anything for a treat. Epi is a three-year-old reserved border collie who, after her morning roll, isn’t happy unless she’s working. 

Head Doggy Rufferee

Tammy Fournier, The OG Dog Mama

 Hi my name is Tammy. I am the mom to 2 beautiful girls named Haley and Jordan who are my pride and joy. I live in Sherwood Park with my amazing boyfriend Dan and our 2 cats Bug and Smudge. I have lived in Sherwood Park for 38 years.

I have an immense love and respect for all animals which was instilled in me from the time I was born. My Gramps (who was my hero) was a veterinarian and I spent as much time as I could with him when I was growing up. I loved helping him with all the critters that came to see him and I truly feel blessed to have had some incredible experiences with him.

I am very proud to be working at Ruff Spot. I have been here since the day it opened. I take my job of looking after other people’s fur babies very seriously. These dogs have become a part of my family and I have a very special bond with each of them. I tell everyone that I have the best job in the world.