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Richard B.
Pacifica, CA 94044
52 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Richard's Resident Pets

7 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Richard's Apartment

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Outdoor area

About Richard

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
first and fore most,i love all dogs as if they were my own,some you can trust more then others ,when repeat customers come the owners will tell you the dogs run to my apt. ,so the one bad review forgot to mention how i refunded for coming early...sorry you were not pleased owners and dog know me and the relationship i have with their dogs 4 yrs with dog vacay maybe 4 owners had different beliefs ,and that fine for $18 a night with 24 hr supervision,in a loving is no cage care,but some owner like crating i did i found ,Leo the big white dog in pic loves the crate when he here ....every one else knows i do anything even paid vet bills .....if something came up. I live in a clean apartment with my yorkie and 3 cats. A beach and field are in the vicinity, and I enjoy walking the gang frequently. My rates are negotiable; size isn't an issue and dogs that aren't housebroken can be worked with. Your pup will feel as welcome here as he is at home! Small, aggressive dogs are welcome too, Curby, my yorkie was very aggressive and now he is a love relax ...... take your vacation and bring your pup to a home away from home... I promise the most affordable and loving home for your furry family member while you are away, ......big dogs are welcome, but to be fair (to you and your dog) and honest my place may not be the perfect place for a large dog (with no yard) if you are in need of more then a week ........, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has stayed with us.......... (....thanks dog vacay ...)
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Richard B.
Pacifica, CA 94044
52 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated September 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Richard's Home
$18 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Daycare At Richard's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 18 miles
$20 /hour
$20 /min
$25 /max
$10 /bath
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52 Reviews
My dog Ziggy had a good stay with Richard. When meeting with Richard, he was very friendly and welcoming. Ziggy had other furry friends to play with at Richard's place and it was a good environment. When picking up Ziggy, Richard was easy to get hold of. Richard is really easy to work with. Would totally recommend him!
Leo absolutely adores Richard and charges towards him every time he sees Richard. Richard is so caring and loving and cares for Leo like his own. Richard is also very flexible with drop off and pick up timings. He is just great :-)
My puppy, Leo had a fantastic stay with Richard again. Leo is always happy to see Richard and goes charging towards him - which is always a great sign.
Richard is also very flexible regarding drop off and pick up timings
We always have peace of mind when Leo is with Richard.
Richard took excellent care of our dog Maxie, a Shih Tzu mix for two weeks. This was the second time we reserved a spot with him. We requested photos this time and Richard responded with many pictures to calm my worry. He is kind-hearted, responsible and REALLY loves dogs. You are making the right choice with Richard. Thank you.
I didn't get any pictures or any videos. He told me one of his dog's ended up at 7-Eleven after he let him off the leash, then he told me he let mines off the leash too; but, my dog didn't walk alone to 7-Eleven. Lucky for me and my gf, but I definitely learned my lesson. I wish I could share some the same experieces as some of these other dog owners that have used him. I ended up picking up my dog one day early early.
Richard was awesome with our puppy. It was the first time I was leaving Leo with someone and he was very reassuring and took great care of Leo. It also helped that he had other pets in his house as that allowed my shy puppy an opportunity to socialize with other dogs. Thanks once again Richard!
Richard is always super easy and my pup was happy to join his pack. Afterward, she came home and slept for a day... She'd been playing hard!
As usual Richard is the best, he works with my schedule to drop off and pick up my dogs. I only use him and no one else. My dogs are anxious when I drop them off but they quiet down within 10 minutes after I leave but that's normal for thrm. Will always use him for my trips.
Palo had a great time! Would definitely use Richard's services again.
Richard is my go-to sitter for Tucker. Tucker really enjoys every visit to Richard's house, and always comes home happy and exhausted from playing with the other pups who live there or are visiting. Richard has been exceptionally flexible when plans has unexpectedly changed, and has been available those times when I need someone at the last-minute. Amazing host! :-)
This has been our 3rd time using Richard and like always he's fantastic. My dogs are always so happy and get along well with others he has there. Will always use Richard as long as he's available.
Always very accommodating! Richard is basically the only person I use for Mika. I trust him and I recommend him to all my friends.
This is the second time I've used Richard and my dogs love going to see him. He is a great sitter and works with my schedule when I'm traveling. Definitely will continue to use him.
Richard fue la mejor opcion para cuidar a Flor, despues de 18 dias, hoy la recogimos y estaba en perfectas condiciones, tranquila y se nota que estuvo en buenas manos.
Again, Richard took wonderful care of Macs & Khloe while I was recuperating from surgery. He's my go to boarder! My pups were very happy with him, and I plan to continue to have Richard board my pups when needed. Thanks, thanks, thanks, Richard!!!
Last minute changes causes Mika to stay a couple extra nights and of course Richard was alright with it. Why? Because he's awesome!!
Richard is an awesome host. He is very flexible with the drop off and pick up times. He is great with last minute reservations. He is my go to whenever I need someone to watch Mika.
Richard was wonderful; my guys had a great time with him. They walked right into his place & joined the other dogs & cats. I would highly recommend Richard; he's a dog whisperer! Thanks, Richard!!!
My guys had a wonderful time with Richard from the moment they walked into his place. They were so happy to be with other dogs and two cats.

Richard is truly a dog and cat whisperer; all of the dogs and cats were comfortable together & got along well.

I will definitely board with Richard again; I feel confident that they will be happy there.

This was my first experience using DogVacay, and it was exceptional.
Richard is a nice person and a pet lover. Don't hesitate to bring your dog to him to take care. Thanks Richard :)
I decided to try Dog Vacay because my normal sitter cancelled on me 3 days before my vacation. I was trying to find someone close, preferably in town, and Richard fit that bill perfectly. I arranged for a meet-and-greet with my 2 fur babies, chihuahuas. When I brought them over the next day there were 2 cats and 4 other dogs there and you couldn't even tell, the place was so clean. Now my little Tinkerbell isn't very socialized with other animals since she has been with her sister since I brought her home. After a little bit both dogs started to explore and seemed content. I talked it over with my daughter, since one dog was hers, and we decided to go with Richard. I dropped them off early that Friday and told him that I probably wouldn't be back until late on Monday and he said that was fine I could pick them up anytime. When I called on my return saying that I was still like 2 hours away and wouldn't get there until about 10pm he said that was fine and that the only issue was that they both had a little sensitive stomach but they were fine. When I arrived to pick them up they were both barking at me like I was invading their territory lol After about 30 seconds they realized it was me and was happy to see me. Richard said that they were great, used the potty pads every time they needed to and found their own little space. When he needed to put them in a crate for a short period of time they went in with no problems, they were crate trained previously, and they just relaxed. I would definitely use Richard again when I need to take a vacation since ,he was flexible, reasonable fee and he really loves animals.
This was our second time using Richard. He was great to Coco and Lucky and they seemed so happy and well adjusted when we picked them up. I recommend Richard to anyone.
My overall experience with Richard was very good... Place was clean and the host was very accommodating and very welcoming. I would use again Richard in my future dog sitting . I would recommend him to my friends for sure , And of course The DogVacay for their pet needs. Thank you so much DogVacay and Richard too!!!
100% pure awesome! Richard is the best!!
Our super hyper Beagle was exhausted when he returned. Richard's house was clean, he and his roommate are both very nice.
Richard was very friendly and my dogs loved staying with him. Richard even fed them a special food that my dogs did not want their own food when they came home.
Richard was great. He took care of our 2 dogs. We highly recommend.
Very accommodating. Very convenient.
Richard took great care of our Boston Terrier, Jessie. He really loves and cares for animals. We had a few day visits, a weekend trip and just finished up a 15 day vacation. Jessie was looking great and happy after each visit. His apartment is kept very neat and clean. He usually has several other pets around, both dogs and cats. All animals got along well and I was happy that Jessie had other pets to play with. I highly recommend Richard as a pet sitter. I'm sure we will be using him again in the future. Five stars -- he's pawsome!
Richard was a godsend. We've used Richard three times now and it's been an amazing experience every time. One of the main worries of having a pet that you love is to go on vacation, and after having visited Richard's loving home in person, our mind was put at ease.

Our puppy Kitkat has loved staying there every time, it's extraordinary - every time we drop Kitkat off Kitkat doesn't even look back, she really loves it at Richard's house. He even let us keep Kitkat there for a few extra days when we were stuck at the airport due to flight delays. Richard is warm, diligent, and truly cares about the pets under his care. It's puts our mind at ease so much to finally have a home away from home for Kitkat.
It was great
Richard was very accommodating and made us feel comfortable leaving our puppy with him for the weekend. His communication was great! Super happy to have found him. He's a real dog-lover and took great care of her.
Friendly, accommodating, and my dog always has plenty of friends to play with. Excellent experiences!
Found Richard and immediately set up a meet and greet with my 2 dogs. His holiday availability was amazing and the prices were better than everyone else I had contacted. He was very friendly and caring toward my dogs and worked around our crazy holiday schedule with allowing 1-2 days extra due to our flight delays etc. He kept us informed about how the dogs were adjusting to the other dogs during their stay and I absolutely love the fact that he provides cage free boarding. His home is located a few blocks from the beach and also a huge park! When we went to pick up the pups they literally did not want to leave! I will definitely use Richard again and suggest that you do too!
Richard was very friendly and easygoing. My dog had a great time playing with Richard and the other dogs in the house. I wouldn't hesitate to have him stay there again.
I cannot say enough great things about Richard. He took amazing care of both of our dogs and was very flexible about drop off and pick up. He has a true love for animals, and they love him in return. I give him my very highest recommendation!
Richard is the sweetest, most patient guy. He was very patient with my 3 doggies and very loving to them. On the first night he called me just to let me know that the dogs are ok and that I dont have to worry. My dogs were all groomed and happy when I picked them up and they all smell really good. He was also very patient with one of my dogs Sophie who was very timid and shy. He showed that he genuinely cared for my dogs which was a big deal for me. I had peace of mind and was able to enjoy my short vacation. Richard is highly recommended and he prices reasonably. He was also very flexible with the pick up time. I will DEFINITELY board my dogs with him again when I go on a longer vacation. Love, love, love Richard and I'm absolutely sure my doggies loved staying with him too. Thanks Richard.
Richard is a very nice person, he's really passionate about dog from what i can see. He took care of my pup very well. I left my pup for 2 months with Richard and when i pick up my pup he's very happy and looks very healthy because of Richard. i will definitely come back to richard for taking care of my pup if i'm not around. Thank you so much Rich :)
Richard was able to take our three dogs on fairly short notice; he was very accommodating with drop off and pick up. Everything went well and we'll definitely ask him to care for our pack in the future.
Richard is the best dog sitter,
This was the first time that Brie was boarded for more than overnight, and we couldn't be happier with her experience. Richard treated her as one of his own and it was obvious when we arrived to pick her up that she had become quite attached. Talking with him, we could tell that he had really gotten to know her and that she truly had been staying in a home, not a typical boarding situation. Richard has a very laid-back style and really put us at ease about any concerns we had. We were worried about her getting along with other dogs and cats, but Richard had complete confidence in his ability to handle anything and was 100% correct. All the animals get along beautifully and Brie was so comfortable in her environment when we picked her up (she was sitting against Richard on the couch when we walked in and played with the cat while we were there). When we got up to leave, Brie wouldn't budge from her spot lying next to Richard and I actually felt a bit guilty taking her home. I highly recommend Richard as a host. He does this because he enjoys spending time with the animals, and it shows in the relationships he has with them.
Richard was a great host for our pup! Extremely friendly and accommodating, he worked around our schedule and let is bring Mara by for a visit. She was very happy when we picked her up from our vacation and we could tell Richard took good care of her. We also could not beat the price for the ease, convenience, and friendliness!
Everything from the beginning has been easy peesy. He let me drop off trumpet a day earlier just to avoid the inconvenience! Trumpet immediately bonded with the other pups there so I wasn't too worried about his anxiety issues. I was updated during my trip of Trumpets' status as well. When I picked him up, everything was a breeze. Trumpet was in one piece and may I mention freshly groomed? Thanks Richard!
We had yet another great experience leaving our puppy with Richard. As usual, Richard was very flexible with drop off and pick up times. And most importantly, our puppy loves Richard and always looks forward to hanging out with him.
Richard has a heart of Gold. Thank God for having guided me to Richard to take care of my dog over the weekend. He was super sensitive to the needs of my dog. He was observant of any physical issues on my dog. For ex: he had noticed that my dog was scratching her ears excessively so Richard cleaned her ears. My dog is not much of a dog lover but she eventually warmed up to the other dogs. I highly recommend Richard especially if you have a small doggie. Richard is super generous. He gave me a big bucket of dog food for my dog to go :-) Praise God.
We left Leo with Richard for a weekend that we were traveling and were very happy with the love and care provided to our puppy.

Richard is a nice and gentle person who knows how to handle all types of dogs. He is also very flexible with pick up and drop off times. He welcomes dogs into his home as his own and treats them with a lot of affection.

Leo came back to us super happy and content with his weekend away from us.
This is my first experience using dog boarding. From my first phone conversation through an entire stay and final pick up visit Richard came across as caring, thoughtful, freindly individual. Parting with doggy leaving her with stranger was very emotional experience for me and I am pretty sure for Mia (my dog). Watching Richard lifting her up, comforting her and seeing Mia laying her head on Richards shoulder made me feel that I can trust this person to take good care of her. I am very pleased with and thankful for one week boarding provided by Richard. Will use it again and reccomend to others.
Richard cares about his animals and will care for yours too.
Great experience overall. He was flexible and courteous. I'll be using him again in the future!
Richard took very good care of Elby while we were away, and I know she enjoyed hanging out with cats (she likes cats, but I'm allergic). I was kind of worried about leaving Elby for this trip because she had elevated canine spec EPL (pancreatic) levels a week before and needed to be on a prescription diet and medications....but I'm pretty sure my sister would have canceled her honeymoon to come murder me if I had missed her wedding in Florida. Elby is just slightly too tall to comfortably fit under a plane seat, and there are no direct flights, it just seemed like there was no humane, reasonable way to bring her with us.

Richard saved our trip. He made sure Elby didn't get into the cat's food, and he gave her her medicine twice a day. He was always easy to reach by phone, and just a really friendly, easy going guy that loves animals. Richard's little yorkie, and his roommate's beagle are both really sweet and adorable. Elby seemed to enjoy the little dog and cat party, she looked at home with the group when we picked her up.

When we took Elby to her follow up vet appointment one day after we got back, all of her lab work came back normal:)
Dropping our dog Heifetz at Richard's home took a load off our minds when we went out of town. We could see he was in the good hands of someone who cares about him.
Joe Bean and Bailey were so well looked after by Richard, it was as good as having them in their own home. They also had dog and cat buddies and companionship .... they hardly missed us! My husband and I have been on the road in our RV for almost a month now and J and B got pretty dusty while being walked in the woods and on dirt roads, etc. Richard not only gave them great care but he went above and beyond and gave them both a bath despite having them in his care for a short 4 days. Although we missed our boys and are happy to have them back, it was so nice to be able to take in some tourist activities that don't allow pets to tag along - our activities were stress free because we knew our kids were in good hands with Richard. What a great solution to tap into DogVacay during our journey. We've already decided to host once we get back home.
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