Meet The Ruff Life Team

Maggie Ruff – Owner

Hi furriends! My name is Maggie Ruff (yes, it’s my real last name), and I’m lucky enough to call myself the owner of this incredible business. I graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, and began my career in the medical field shortly after. I worked in the ICU at Matthews Presbyterian for two years prior to discovering a greater passion and making my dream a reality – creating The Ruff Life. Growing up, my life was always full of animals. I constantly found myself drawn to them and inspired by the wealth of knowledge and life lessons they have to offer. I rescued my one-eyed wonder, Happy, in February of 2017, and she’s become my side-kick, pupfessional assistant, and best friend. Caring for animals is truly what I was born to do – if my last name doesn’t say enough! There’s no place I’d rather be than spending time with my team and our furry crew. We can’t wait to let your pet live the best life with The Ruff Life!

Bailey Krieg

Hey I’m Bailey! I’ve been working for The Ruff Life for about a year and a half now and it’s by far my favorite job. I’m currently at UNC Greensboro studying Human Development and I hope to work with kids with special needs. When I’m not working here or at school, I’m probably at the gym or doing something outside..usually still with a dog! I have two cats at home and I am a new fur mom to 2 pups that I’m so in love with! I can’t wait to play with your fur babies!

Clarissa Sievers

I have over 10 years of personal and professional experience working with dogs. My love for dogs started very young, before I ever had a pup to call my own. I would train friends’ and neighbors’ dogs, volunteer with breeders at show or sporting trials, and spend hours reading training tips and about all of the different breeds. As I got older, my interests in dogs and their behavior branched out to human behavior and I graduated from the University of Utah (the real U) with a B.S. degree in Psychology. Now I’m here with The Ruff Life where I get to spend a lot of my time with sweet pups and help out with this incredible business!

Lauren Davis

I’m Lauren and I’m excited to love on your pupper! I’m originally from Augusta, GA, but have found my furever home here in Charlotte. I went to The University of South Carolina (the real USC) and am a huge Gamecock fan. I love hanging out with friends, both 2 and 4 legged, and being outdoors. My favorite season is fall because of football and the perfect weather. I’m a dog mom of three so there will always be someone to play with. I offer pet sitting, dog walking, duber and help out with daycare. Sometimes I’m still not sure how I got lucky enough to care for animals on a daily basis, but I am so thankful and can’t wait to meet you and your nugget!

Erin Walters

Hi furriends! I’m Erin and I moved to Charlotte from Florida at the beginning of December 2017. I graduated from Florida State University (Go Noles!) with a double major in Psychology and Editing, Writing, & Media. I may still be learning about the Queen City and all it has to offer, but I am well-equipped to love, care for, and befriend every animal I can get my paws on! When I am not taking care of animals, I am usually traveling, enjoying a concert, or being a [shameless] crazy cat lady and coddling my own fur baby, Stevie. I love working for The Ruff Life because not only do I have the opportunity to work with animals every day, but also because TRL is a company with a bigger purpose than just taking a dog on a walk. It’s important to us that we build relationships with each client and get to know every animal personally, quirks and all. That’s why I feel so passionately about helping to build this incredible company and grow with the best clients in Charlotte!