We’re Pet Guardians

CPR & Pet First Aid certified

Insured with Pet Sitters Associates

Professionally trained through FetchFind

Ruff Life ATX offers personalized and professional pet care in the Austin, Texas area. We consider ourselves Pet Guardians, monitoring and loving on your pets as if they were our very own. We hold a high standard of care and customize every visit to meet the needs of each individual pet and their owners.

A Note From Our Founder

I grew up in rural upstate New York as the youngest of 4 girls. I spent most of my childhood playing outside with our dogs or cuddling up indoors with our kitties. Much like my family, I was devoted to spending time and caring for animals. And it stands true today; run into me out and about in Austin, and I’m sure you’ll find me on the floor, petting the nearest fur baby.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been one for adventure. I enjoy getting out in the world – nothing’s off limits! My sense of adventure, discipline, and work ethic stemmed from studying Judo, a practice I began at the young age of 4!

In 2013, I began my professional pet care career as a Dog Walker in Alexandria, Virginia. A natural-born leader, I began to train new walkers, teaching them company policy, walking safety, and dog behavior. During my free time, I volunteered for Dog World Rescue where I met my first dog, Duke!

In 2016, I moved to Austin, Texas because I heard that it was an incredible place and would be a perfect fit for my lifestyle and vitality. I fell in love with the vibrancy of the city – the hiking trails, food, and culture! With my pet care experience, I began working for a local kennel. On my way to work one day, I saw a dog sitting on the side of the road. He was covered in fleas and without a collar. He hopped in my car and headed to work with me. I looked for his owners and checked for a microchip but had no luck. This adorable pup (now named Loki) was destined to join my pack!

With my years of professional pet care experience under my belt, I set out to create a business of my own. On August 26, 2017, or International Dog Day, I established Ruff Life ATX. The name embodies my adventurous side and highlights our Pet Guardians’ favorite activity – exploring with your pet! There’s nothing like hitting the trail or enjoying a stroll around the block in this amazing city!

Caring for your pets and giving you peace of mind makes Ruff Life more than a job – it’s my passion! So I thank you for choosing Ruff Life ATX!


-Ruff Life Founder, Rachael Roosa

What We Do

Whether you have…

A new pet adjusting to your routine

An active adult who needs to play and get exercise

A senior who needs extra patience and love

A timid pet who needs some space and understanding to feel safe and secure

A baby who needs structure, guidance, and love

A cuddle bug who needs extra TLC

A pet that needs medication or needs their health to be monitored

Ruff Life ATX is here for you to bring you peace of mind and loving care.


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We look out for the well being of all pets and their humans!


Dog Walking

Pet Sitting

Pet Taxi

House Sitting

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