Lucky Dog Resort

Laurie Ruttenberg, President


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President/Owner Laurie Ruttenberg is the ultimate animal lover.

She has spent a lifetime caring for animals and currently has a menagerie of beautiful beasts including Dogs, Horses, Cats and her 17-year-old Son. She has extensive training and experience in animal care (Dog behavior, Obedience, Dog Daycare and Lodging Management, Pet CPR/First Aid Certification, Horse Riding and Management), and was a former Polo Player and Member of the US Polo Association, with the Westchester Polo Club of Newport, RI.

She is active with animal care organizations whose missions are to provide education, training and certification, for animal caregivers (International Boarding and Pet Services Association, IBPSA, The Dog Gurus), and is a Corporate Sponsor of the Potter League for Animals, in Middletown RI. Laurie spent the first half of her life as a Corporate Executive for a Fortune 500 company, and will spend the next half spreading her wings, doing what she was put here to do, love and care for animals.

Lucky Dog Resort is the culmination of a childhood dream that never died, hardcore determination, decades of business experience, and the call of the wild.

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For Discerning Dog Parents

Lucky Dog Resort is the first choice for residents and visitors to Newport and surrounding areas.

We have a reputation as an award-winning luxury resort that caters to Dogs and their Parents. From the moment you walk in the front doors, our Guests (both human and canine) will experience the difference! Our loving, genuine, and down-to-earth atmosphere immediately lets Parents and Dogs relax.

About Lucky Dog Resort

Loving Care Just Like Home

We’ve made our highest goal to create an environment that facilitates happy, healthy, and safe Dogs. Our model of care includes attention, affection, and mental and physical enrichment ensuring both Dogs and their Parents always feel confident and LOVED! When your Dog is here, they’re treated just like family.

Impeccably Trained Staff

Each Staff member completes professional training on canine emotional health, communication, and safety. Our staff is also Canine CPR and First Aid certified. Because of this, we know exactly what it takes to keep your Dog HAPPY and HEALTHY.

Award-Winning Service

Your Dog will enjoy the same comfortable atmosphere you would look forward to at a resort and with the same level of PERSONALIZED ATTENTION. We take time to get to know your Dog’s unique personality and cater their stay to what makes them happy. There are lots of Dogs to meet and socialize with, activities to enjoy, and in between all the fun, your Dog can relax on couches, chairs, and even sleep in real beds with Staff!

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Hundreds of Happy Tails

Don’t just take our word for it. See what our Customers have to say about their Lucky Dog Resort experience. There’s a reason Dogs are happy to come back and we are LUCKY to consider our Guests and their Parents part of our family. See what our clients say about their Lucky Dog Resort experience.

Laurie Ruttenberg in the Media

Daffy Days are Here!

We had tons of cute dogs dressed up as daffy as they can be. Some of their parents even dressed up, too,” Laurie Ruttenberg, owner of Lucky Dog Resort and emcee of the parade. “It was a wonderful time and a …

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Women business owners discuss COVID pandemic struggles with RI lawmakers in Newport including Lucky Dog Resort

Ruttenberg was a handful of women business owners from across Rhode Island, who attended a round-table discussion hosted by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices community. We talked about our major issues, some of which had to do with finding… 

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SBA Acting Administrator, Christopher M. Pilkerton Visits Rhode Island Small Businesses, Including Lucky Dog Resort

Christopher Pilkerton, the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), made a stop in Rhode Island on June 5th, where he visited Home Healthsmith and the Lucky Dog Resort… Both small businesses have received SBA assistance…

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Contact Laurie Ruttenberg at Lucky Dog Resort


+1 (401) 835-0680


599 East Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842