I wanted to share my story with you so you know how passionate I am about caring for your dogs while they stay and play at A Ruff Day Bark Club.
A Ruff Day Bark Club may be Orlando’s first private dog club and Central Florida’s most exclusive venue for dogs, but there’s even more to the story. From the beginning, this unique home away from home for dogs and their people has paved the way for Dina to share her dedication and vision for something totally new to the Central Florida area.
Dina has always had a passion for dogs, but it wasn’t until years of experience in the high-end real estate business that she began to conceptualize merging her experience with her love for pups. She began her career working in the hospitality industry as a sales manager for the luxury brand Huizenga and later the Ritz Carlton where she attributes growing her skills in leadership training. Years of travel and relocating led her to settle in Orlando, Florida.
With a family to care for as a single mom, including three furry members (two dogs and one cat) and a son and a daughter, Dina put her entrepreneurial spirit to the test opening a one-of-a-kind facility for dogs and owners to share. After months of hold-ups from builders and contractors delaying the opening of Orlando’s first private dog club, the facility hosted a grand opening celebration in October of 2019.
A featured woman of the week for Orlando Business Journal, Dina is the face of A Ruff Day Bark Club, working hands-on as the owner to not only bring a new concept to dog parents in the Central Florida area but to share her facility with the millions of tourists who come to visit Orlando Florida every year. She handpicked her location in Lake Nona near the Orlando International Airport to make it easier for members who book staycation suites for their furry best friends and head out on a trip.
Dina’s goal is to create a social club experience where dogs and their people can relax and enjoy time with other four-legged and two-legged members. A clean and safe dog park where every pup is temperament tested to make sure only tail-wags are exchanged is an essential feature of Dina’s facility, along with luxury boarding suites where dogs can stay in a healthy, friendly environment. She is also determined to offer ongoing events that bring pet parents together whether for doggy speed dating, holiday parties, or game time in the lounge while the pups play.
Dina’s vision is bringing something new to Orlando. From craft beers and big-screen TVs in the Bark Garden Lounge to staycation suites with luxury dog beds, A Ruff Day Bark Club is a unique private club where four-legged and two-legged members can mingle and play in style.