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Barbara and Richard F.

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121 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Barbara and Richard's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Barbara and Richard

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have lost our Darling 14 Year old Clementine. So we have a vacancy in our hearts to love and care for your dog. We have a large fenced yard and we live across the street from a park. We also have a large Dogie Door which gives an option to either close or open so your dog may have freedom to go in or out of the house at any time upon your choosing. Our Clementine was a Lab and Great White Pyrenees Mix so we are comfortable with your big bear hugging dog to your little cuddly pup. We have a slightly terraced back yard with different styles of landscaping which makes for a stimulating environment for your dog. We also have a brick ramp to our grass area for those who enjoy easy access to the lawn. There is a gated entry to our front door so no worries about your dog getting out when the door is opened. Our gates to the back yard have inside bolts so they cannot be opened from the outside unexpectedly.
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Barbara and Richard F.

Online Now!
121 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara and Richard's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Barbara and Richard's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
121 Reviews
Barbara and Richard were the perfect hosts for our anxiety filled dog. He did so well with them and we received several pictures daily that we looked forward to and put our mind at ease. He got along so well with them and the other dogs they had at the same time. It's obvious Barbara and Richard know what they are doing and care a great deal about the dogs they take care of. We plan to book again every time we have to leave!
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Ginger loves being with Barbara and Richard and having other 4-footed friends to play with. Barbara & Richard treat her (and I'm sure all the others) like royalty. I won't board Ginger with anyone else - have re-arranged my schedule to match their availability more than once!
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Max the Westie reported that, once again, he had an A+ day of dog care. ("Better than chasing squirrels" was what he said.) He absolutely adores these people and becomes hysterically excited when we get anywhere near their house. Thank you for being there for us Barbara and Richard!!
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Peace of mind is the first thing that comes to mind after Cody stayed with Richard and Barbara. Every day 3-4 pictures were sent to us with a note about his day, knowing he was relaxed and content made us happy that he was being spoiled just the way he deserves. We will definitely have Cody stay with Richard and Barbara again!
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Barbara and Richard was gracious to take care of our Charlie for two weeks while my husband and I celebrated our 31st Anniversary in France. We were so pleased with the care that Charlie received. Barbara texted me several times a day with pictures and comments about what Charlie was up to. Barbara and Richard have a lovely home with a very large backyard for lots of space to play. Their home is outfitted for dogs and you can tell they love dogs very much. Thank you Barbara and Richard!
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Taters time with you was so awesome and I can't say enough about knowing that we have someone who will care and love our girl as much as we do. Thank you thank you thank you!
I so appreciate Barbara and Richard for their willingness to make space for Tater on such short notice for our grandson's birth. They are truly special people.
We all love Barbara & Richard ❤️ Our 12 year Lahsa Poo Belle was very well taken care of. They even sent us pictures 3 times a day which the kids loved to get. Barbara & Richard are the best! Thank you for the peace of mind while we took our very first 10 day vacation ✈️. We highly recommend Barbara & Richard
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Barbara and Richard were amazing with my two kiddos. They genuinely care about the dogs and treat them like their own. I got several pictures and updates each day. I love that they can sleep on the bed and there are several comfy blankets around the house for snuggling. And they loved exploring the big backyard. I've already booked their next stay!
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Leaving our Westie with Barbara and Richard seems to be the dog equivalent of a trip to Italy. He is always thrilled to go. Really it's like home (love, couch, garden, freedom) except in addition to two completely attentive, kind humans there are typically other fun dogs to play with as well. (At home there are just hopelessly fast squirrels.) This past weekend he had another happy overnight stay, made perfect by Richard & Barbara. ❤️
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Our 11 month old golden retriever stayed with Barbara and Richard for the first time last week. She was so welcomed and comfortable there and we feel very secure having her stay there. Searched quite a bit for a reliable and safe , loving place to leave her. This is it. We look forward to more stays for our dog there.
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Blossom had a good time with Barbara and Richard and their granddaughters. She seems more playful and active now after being around some other dogs.
Max the Westie just spent another terrific play day with Barbara & Richard and dog friends. It is such a comfort knowing he's having a great time while I'm away. They have a safe & beautiful house & garden, other sweet dogs to play with, people to cuddle-- and love & care just like home. What could be better? Well maybe getting to stay overnight. (He loves doing that too.)
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It has been too long since we have written a review for Barbara and Richard. I felt like we just kept writing the same review over and over...wonderful...fabulous...so happy...
Loki has had many stays since our last review and nothing has changed! He always has the best time and loves to see all of his friends - Max, Finley, Mia, Pepper, the Collies, Mr. Niles... and it's a joy to see how much he loves his vacation parents by the way he frantically greets them (which they graciously tolerate!) and in all of the pictures they send where he is cuddled up to them just like he cuddles with us at home. I don't know what we would do if they ever stopped their boarding service!
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Barbara and Richard provided a lovely homelike environment for my dog while I was away for 10 days. The messages and photos they sent me every day were encouraging and gave evidence that my dog was enjoying his stay with them.
I just love Barbara and Richard! During our initial meeting, it felt perfect! We were leaving on a cruise and neither our dog or my Dad's 9 year old (Corgis sisters) had ever been kenneled, so we were looking for a miracle, with us & the dogs being happy and not stressed. We would be gone for a week cruise and contact would be minimal. We boarded with Barbara and Richard & during our cruise, we were able to log on occasionally and delighted seeing our girls, playing and relaxing with the photos they sent us. We couldn't be happier! Returning, the dogs looked great, and all was good. Thank-you Barbara and Richard, you helped make our trip easier and memorable. I would definitely board with them again, and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a safe-haven for their wee ones!
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Lots of great pics w/updates and I never had to worry if she was okay. Barbara and Richard completely spoiled her and she probably had a better vacation than we did! Thanks for taking such good care of Pepper!
This is my first experience of my dog willingly staying behind as we go out the door. We were even a tad jealous because photos proved a bond reserved for just my daughter and myself with both Richard and Barbara! This host is well worth the 45 minute drive to leave our dog in excellent hands.
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happily on vacay no worries about Chloe, she is at Aunt Barbara's, learning and playing! drop off and pickup convenient. informed me about a poss grooming point. thank you!
I don't have to board our dog Ginger often, when I do it's always Barbara & Richard's. She loves going there and Barbara is great about sending pictures to show what Ginger is up to. Ginger always looks happy and comfortable whether sitting on Richard's lap or playing in the back yard. So glad I found them through DogVacay!
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Barbara is our little Rumor's 2nd Mommy! Barbara and Richard are the best doggie-sitters! We never worry about our little girl when she's at Barbara and Richard's. They're the best!
Max the Westie just spent another fun day and comfy overnight at Clementine's. This amazing place offers every amenity known to dogs, and of course the kind of endless love and concern every dog deserves. As always, a huge thank you to Barbara & Richard!
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DANNY & HIS 1ST HAREM!
Our six-year-old beagle, Danny, had the time of his life at Barb & Richard’s house with plenty of female dogs giving him their undivided attention! We are extremely picky with who takes care of our canine and do not use kennels, so when a neighbor mentioned Dogvacay, we were more than thrilled how much love, care, concern, and interaction our dog received. Danny went to a high-quality, caring doggy camp, complete with a large private backyard with a grass area and easy-to-use doggy door. We loved how we were sent ongoing texts with pics of how our dog was handling the supposedly-traumatic event, complete with playing in the yard, cuddling up with other dogs, and being an overgrown lap dog who cherished sleeping in another human’s bed. Thanks so much, Barb & Rich, for allowing us not to worry during our trip and being so thorough with taking care of our pet! We’ll be back and will be recommending your services in the future.
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Dexter has stayed with Richard and Barbara many times, loves it there, they love him. When I tell Dexter we are going to see papa Richard, his ears perk up and he is at the door waiting.
We have brought Finley to Barbara and Richard so many times now for either a day or a few days. They love him almost as much as we do. He now has pals who also go there and they play together and have so much fun. So happy we found Barbara and Richard for our peace of mind knowing Finley is having great fun and is taken care of !
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Max the wonder-Westie spent another first-rate day with Barbara and Richard today. He LOVES going there--he gets hysterically excited when we drive in at their house, and he when he gets home he is blissfully exhausted. Pretty perfect!
I left my two small dogs with Barbara and Richard overnight. They were fantastic with them. They accommodated my special requests regarding food, and were conscious of the personality quirks of my dogs. They have a beautiful set up allowing inside and outside access. My dogs did great there.
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Max the terrier came home tired yesterday, but today he's all rested up and won't quit talking about the fun he had --and also how he pretty much installed the new living-room blinds all by himself while he was there. [I'm pretty sure this isn't true because he's quite short, even for a dog...] Anyway he loves going to stay with Barbara and Richard-- thanks for another great day!
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Wonderful care--as always. My pup enjoys being a part of their family and having a fun play date with other well behaved dogs. Their understanding that my dog is part of my family is unparalleled. I wouldn't take my little girl anywhere else!
What can I say except Barbara and Richard are fantastic. I tell Dexter that we are going to see papa Richard and he goes crazy, he gets so excited. Do not hesitate to leave your baby the Barb and Richard
We are so excited we found this awesome place for our furry baby!!! It truly felt like he was spending time at his grandparents' place. I got texts and pictures throughout the stay and my dog was very well loved and cared for. Barb and Richard goes above and beyond. -We have used many different boarding places through the years, and this is by far the best ever. I will never worry about leaving my dog again!!! So awesome!
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Barbara and Richard were great! This was the first time I had left Chica so the daily photo updates sent to me let me know that she was doing great and getting along with everyone. They have a very comfortable house that is dog friendly as well as a large enclosed yard for the dogs to play. Glad I found Dog Vacay and they lead me to Clementines. I will definitely use them again next time I have to leave Chica home. Thanks!
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Richard and Barbara kept my dog for a week this time. As always, they took great care of him and loved him like he was their own. I don't worry about him when I'm away if he's staying with them, and that is so great. I'm so happy to have found them!
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Richard and Barbara are Max's most favorite of our relatives to visit. Well he thinks they MUST be our relatives because of all the care and love and the way he ALWAYS has such a comfortable and fun time-- so don't tell him it's a dog b&b. (He wouldn't believe you anyway.)
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Excellent. Love this place and we are VERY relaxed with Barbara and Richard. Only bad thing is that they are full most of the time. Reserve early we have learned. Great people.
Our pug Norman had a WONDERFUL time at Barbara & Richard's house. He loved the large back yard, lots of places to snuggle, and playing tug of war with both of them. He met many dogs during his 4 days and they all got along fine. We're happy that Barbara & Richard take such good care of Norman when we're away!
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Sunny really enjoyed his stay with Barbara and Richard and 2 new dog friends. Barbara and Richard are great dog people and know how to make Sunny feel like he is very welcome.
This is it: the best home-away-from-home you will ever find for your canine buddy! And I write this after years of searching. Barbara and Richard are beyond awesome, sending notes and photos about the day as it's happening, a perfect environment with garden and cozy home, and endless love for dogs of every sort. We appreciate them so much!
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Another fabulous play-day and overnight for our Westie. We are completely thankful for the amazing care Barbara and Richard provide--they truly love dogs and the dogs know it.
so impressed w Richard and Barbara's generosity, sharing their home with doggy guests. my pup needed extra love cause of being so young.. she had big kisses for Barbara, as we left! appreciated their experience and the unworried vacay i had because of it!
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These may be the best dog sitters ever. We have used several over the years and all have been good but Richard and Barb are head and shoulders above any others. Exceptional is all I can say. We will use no other.
The care and love that Richard and Barbara give to dogs is nothing short of perfection. My Westie clearly loves being with them--he goes nuts every time we pull into their driveway. (They deserve more than 5 stars but I can't find where to click on the other 995...)
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Wow I just can't say enough about how great Jojo's stay was with Barbara and Richard!

It was Jojo's 1st stay so before they would accept her, we went over and met our hosts to make sure that our dog wasn't aggressive and one that they wanted in their home and around other dogs. I really appreciated this extra step, as our dog is a little 12 Lbs Shit Tzu and could easily be hurt by a larger dog that wasn't properly screened.

We got several notes and pictures throughout her stay during the day via texts, which was so nice to keep track of the pup! At night Joey got to sleep on their bed, just like at home! They were very concerned with the overall health and safety of our prized pup.

The only negative might be that I fear our dog might like Barbara and Richard more that she does us!

Highly recommended!!
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I 100% trust that my dog is in good hands with Barbara and Richard. They were very loving & kind to my dog, and treated her like their own. I will definitely use them again. Their personal service is exceptional and you can tell they love dogs.
Max had a great experience at Clementine's Dog Vacay! Our dog is old with anxiety issues and he
adjusted to this dog friendly place rather quickly. He even ate over the weekend! We recommend this friendly, safe "dog hotel"! We would take Max there again. Kathleen
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Everytime Finley goes to Barbara and Richard he comes home tired from playing. They treat him like he is their own which makes me feel happy. I am so pleased we found them.
Otis stayed with Richard and Barbara last weekend and had a wonderful visit, as usual. We are so happy with Richard and Barbara - they provide such good care and lots of love! Otis even got to take home a treat bag when we picked him up!
This was my dog's 2nd stay with Richard and Barbara and he had a great time again. I love having him stay here because I know that he is happy and well cared for. Thank you Richard and Barbara!
I have to be honest--I was a little nervous leaving our dog for the first time (3 days) because she has very bad separation anxiety. It was one of the main reasons we haven't vacationed in over three years. Well, let me tell you, Bailey had the time of her life at Barbara and Richard's. Barbara was nice enough to send me pictures of Bailey throughout her stay and Bailey was SO happy there. I knew she was being treated as well--if not better!--than when she is at home with us. We will definitely be using them again when we go on another trip. I highly recommend them.
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Loki has stayed at Clementine's a number of times since our last review. We continue to be so happy we found Richard and Barbara and just can't say enough about how lovely they are and how comfortable we are leaving our little pal with them!
Finley had a great time!
Our experience with Richard and Barbara was absolutely wonderful! I received lots of pictures and updates on my little guy. I definitely will be using them again!!
Our dog Mia spent another glorious holiday weekend with Richard and Barbara. We know that she is well taken care of by them, and has experiences she wouldn't normally have at home. Thank you both for being such loving dog people. We are so reassured that Mia is going to get the best care possible. She absolutely loves it at Clementine's bed and breakfast!
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Buddy and Buster love spending time with Barbara and Richard! They get so much attention and love while they are there. It is so nice being able to leave our boys and not have to worry at all. Barbara and Richard are the best! Our boys are looking forward to seeing them again soon!
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Dexter stayed during the day, he couldn't wait to see Richard and Barbara, its like he knew he was going to there house . Dexter knew where we were going when we got off the freeway, he started getting really excited. As usual they are outstanding.
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It is very difficult for us to leave Mia, but sometimes we just can't take her with us. We are so grateful to have found Richard and Barbara to care for her when this happens. They are amazing!
Best sitters in town! Friendly, flexible, professional and a great location for our family pet to stay on those occasions when she can't travel with us.
Richard and Barbara are hands down the best hosts ever! They are my go to dog sitters for our beloved Spaniel. Their home is ideal and our dog loves it there. You can't go wrong with leaving your k-9 family member with this loving couple.
Looked like Finley had a fabulous vacation with Richard and Barbara. They sent many pictures and texts so we felt happy. He made a great friend with another puppy and it looked like they played the whole weekend and wore each other out. Thanks so much Barbara and Richard.
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We had Richard and Barbara board Ginger, our spoiled Yorkie, who had never been away from home overnight before. We were very comfortable with them and their home when we met them, so the decision to leave Ginger was easy. They made it a fun and relaxing experience for us because they sent pictures of Ginger throughout the time they had her. It was easy to see she was relaxed, well cared for and enjoying the visit. We will leave Ginger with Richard and Barbara whenever we need to. They are great and they spoiled Ginger even more than before - if that's possible.
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All I can say is that I am totally at peace when Winston stays at Richard's and Barbara's place. He will be returning again in November and December with a wagging tail. This is truly a dog haven!!!
Buddy and Buster love every minute they get to spend with Barbara and Richard! They always get so much love and care when they are there! I really enjoy all the photos and text messages I receive, seeing how happy they are being with Barbara and Richard. They give me complete peace of mind! So thankful for both of them!
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If this were a hotel, this would be a five star I consider it a privilege having my dog under Barbara and Richard's care. Can't stop telling everyone about them.
Richard and Barbara have changed my life--no more guilt and worry at leaving our sweet dog! He obviously loves his vacations at Clementine's, and I love the texts and photos, and the confidence I have that he is not just safe but truly happy. We won't leave him anyplace else.
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All I can say is Robert and Barbara are F A N T A S T I C with Dexter, I tell Dexter that he is going to see Robert and Barbara and he waits by the door, he can't wait to see them.
I actually find myself looking for opportunities to "let" our Westie stay with Richard and Barbara. It has come to that. And I sense that he kind of feels sorry for us humans because he gets to stay and we don't.

Then he comes home and I can see him thinking about how WE don't have other dogs to play with and WE don't let him sleep on our bed and WE don't have a dog door so he can go outside whenever he wants...

I just give him a dog-treat and smile, because I am completely happy to have him looked after with such patience and love and care. --Thank you Barbara and Richard, we appreciate you both so much!
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Buddy and Buster had another amazing time staying with Barbara and Richard. They are so well taken cared of, and they are loved. My boys love being with Barbara and Richard. Its like their second home. They get so much love and attention while they are there which allows us to be able to go out of town without any worry at all. We are so thankful to have found Barbara and Richard. They are priceless!!
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Blossom had a great time this past weekend with Barbara and Richard--and Bentley and the granddaughters. It was fun to receive the text updates with photos. It is so great to find a place like Clementine's B and B, where dogs are loved and well cared for. Thank you Barbara and Richard!
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Could not ask for more !!!!
Our dog Lucy loved staying with Richard And Barbara! They sent lots of pictures of all the fun she was having. It's comforting knowing my dog is being cared for like their own, which kennels and boarding facilities don't offer. We will definitely use them again!
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If you want peace of mind while away, call Richard and Barbara to take care of your dog.
Wow!!!!! I have always hoped to find someone to take care of my dog just like I would, I did not expect to find one who would treat my dog better than I do. This is saying a lot as my dog is one spoiled pooch. If there were stars beyond the five star rating, I would give Richard and Barbara way more than five stars because five stars do not express their excellence fairly. I would never leave my dog with anyone else as long as Richard and Barbara are available. Everything your dog needs to be loved, safe, and spoiled is all here. I got cute pictures during the course of the day, and the attention and care given to my dog was splendid. As a dog owner, I am really thankful that sitters like Richard and Barbara exist. Now I can have the peace of mind I need when I travel because my dog will be with Richard and Barbara. My only regret is not meeting them earlier. Thank You!!!!!
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Another fabulous overnight for Max the Westie with awesome dog friends and kind, fun, loving people. Back home now, he will sleep for hours and dream about that blue ball and the terrific outdoor dog races and watching tv on the bed -- pretty much dog paradise.
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Best dog sitters ever! So happy to have found Barb and Richard.
This is a fabulous place. Nice house, lovely yard and great people. Our Labradoodle Winston was very eager to go for a stay after having had a greet and meet and when we picked him up he was a very happy dog. We received TM with pictures and it was evident he was one spoiled dog. Can't wait to go back.
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Dexter stayed with Richard and Barbara again, as soon as Dexter saw them he couldn't wait for Richard to pick him up, his tail wagging like crazy. As I have said before, I can't say enough about Richard and Barbara as pet sitters and good people. I could never imagine leaving Dexter with anyone else. If you want someone to take care of your baby the way that you do, giving lots of love and care then you would want Richard and Barbara. They are awesome.
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I can not say enough good things about Richard and Barbara, they are AMAZING! They take such good care of our dog when she is there, and they are extremely kind and loving to her. Any dog that goes there will be having the time of their life! They are more than just dog sitters, they make their house a second home. I would recommend them to anyone who needs special people to care for their dog.
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We were so happy to know we were leaving our furry family member in such a loving, caring environment. From our first meeting Ranger, our 80 lb Germany Shepherd puppy, felt at home. The daily pictures and emails were so fun and reassuring.
Upon return from our vacation we found a happy, well exercised and cared for pup. Thank you Barb and Richard for taking Ranger into your home and hearts!
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Our Westie is truly part of our family, and "Clementine's" is the ONLY place I will leave him. During his 10 years we have visited and tried many other arrangements--every time they were too commercial, too un-homelike, too regimented. Even other home care situations did not come close to providing the experience, environment and concern that Richard & Barbara routinely give every one of the dogs in their care. I cannot recommend them enough-- they are simply the best.
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Richard and Barbara offer a second home to Trey and Tiva. The dogs are happy to be there and we know they are in the best of hands. So happy to have found R&B!
Words cannot express how much we appreciate Barbara and Richard! They are such a kind and caring couple, who always take the best care of Buddy and Buster! Our boys are always so comfortable and their house and love them. They get so much love and attention when they are with Barbara and Richard, that we are able to get away and have no worries at all. Thank you for another perfect stay!
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It was another awesome fun day for Max the Westie! He has already marked the calendar with his next visit. (He puts stars and hearts on those calendar days.)
Another perfect experience at Clementine's! Barbara and Richard are just the best! They sent many great photos and had even more when we showed up to pick up Loki! We wouldn't consider leaving him with anyone else.
We had a family wedding: two full days of company and trips to wedding events. We were utterly thankful to know our Westie was in Richard and Barbara's excellent care during these days-- playing in their garden with a dog buddy, watching a little tv on the couch, naps on the bed, all captured in images and sent to us in text messages. Max loves Barbara and Richard and thinks their place is his new second home. This is simply the best possible dog care option EVER.
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My fiancé and I were very nervous about leaving our baby for the first time to someone who wasn't family. Richard and Barbara made it SO easy for us to feel comfortable leaving him with them. They were very flexible and reaponsive to scheduling a meet and greet. They sent us pictures and updates about how he was doing, which definitely made us feel more comfortable. Would definitely take him to stay with them again an would highly recommend to anyone!
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I left Roly with Barbara and Richard on Monday and he will be going back for another stay on Wednesday. Can't say enough good things - Roly was happy - I know because I got updates on his well being throughout the day. It's such a relief to know I can leave him in good hands and go off and enjoy my day! Thank you Barbara and Richard - see you soon!
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Loki's second stay was just perfect. Richard and Barbara freeze ice blocks for their doggy guests when the weather is hot and Loki was having fun chasing and chewing his when we arrived to pick him up. Again, we received many great photos and updates and a very nice thank you card printed with our pup's photo. A million percent better than any other way to board our pal!
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This is about the 5th or 6th time we have left Dexter with Richard and Barbara, I can't say enough about how they treat our little dog. We have never left Dexter with anyone before, it is so nice to go on vacation or out for the evening and leave Dexter overnight or for a week. He loves Richard and Barbara.
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Richard and Barbara are outstanding. It felt so good to leave Bentley in their care and not have to worry about her. I will definitely be using their services again.
This was the second day of a two day stay. Our ten year old Westie is just completely at home here, and it is the first place I have ever left him where I have exactly NO worries about his care. I know he is getting the attention and affection he is used to, with room to run in a beautiful and safe outside yard and all the indoor comforts as well. These people are beyond amazing and I am so thankful to have found them!
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This was Max’s first overnight with Barbara and Richard and he had the best time. He clearly enjoyed their gardens, the occasional other dog or wonderful grandchildren who are there to play, the love and attention he got every minute… We loved the texts and photos they sent while we were away and the absolute confidence we had that he was totally happy and safe.
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In the past we've tried many sorts of dog boarding places for our West Highland White terrier. We were looking for both freedom and adequate attention for sweet Max. Richard and Barbara are our dream come true. They are warm, attentive and perceptive about the dogs they host, and they love taking care of them. We will look no further— we have found the perfect place for Max to stay.
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We absolutely could not be happier with the care our pup was given during his stay with Richard and Barbara. They sent us many photos and updates while we were away which was very comforting since it was Loki's first stay away from us. We could see how much fun he was having and how at home he felt and we were a little concerned he wouldn't want to come home with us!
Richard and Barbara are lovely people and true dog lovers. We are thrilled we've found them!
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Barbara and Richard are a wonderful couple and extremely accommodating. My dog looks forward to staying with them whenever I am traveling. You couldn't ask for a better couple to take care of your dog.
As always. dexter was well taken care of. It is so nice to leave and not worry.
In the past our dog has stayed at dog kennels and gone to dog day care, and we've had people come into our home to stay with him, but he was never happy at any of them. Recently he stayed with Richard and Barbara, and he had a great time and was very happy there. Plus, I got several text messages with pictures during his visit, which was really nice. He was happy at their house and was treated just like family. Richard and Barbara definitely provided the best dog boarding service we have ever found. He will be going back to visit them again for sure!
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We have left our 1 year old Bernese Mountain Dog with Richard and Barbara handfuls of times! She is like part of the family :) They care for her perfectly and she always has the best time! When we pick her up she is happy and exhausted! Practically sleeps the entire next day! If you're looking for someone to trust with your furry friend, look no further!
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We really love Barbara and Richard! Buddy and Buster are always excited to go see them, and never want to leave. They take such excellent loving care of our boys, that we are able to leave and not worry a bit. We get pictures throughout the day showing us how much fun they are having. Barbara and Richard or the only people that I would trust our boys to, and highly recommend them. They are the best! See you guys again in October! :-)
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Words cannot describe how satisfied we were with Barbara and Richard's care and attention for our canine family member! Their home is perfect for boarding. Their personalities are very warm and welcoming. Our dog is normally rather anxious around strangers, but not with Richard and Barbara. She acted as is she was right at home with them. Barbara and Richard were excellent in giving us daily updates which only further confirmed that our canine family member was enjoying her vacation as much as we were! I would not hesitate to use them again!
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Richard and Barbara are very nice and warm people. Our dog loved staying with them and was very comfortable at their home. They helped our dog to feel comfortable by allowing him on their furniture, petting him, playing with him in their beautiful garden, and taking him on regular walks. They offered to send me text message updates on on our dog with pictures included, which I loved! We feel like they are our dog's adoptive grandparents and we definitely will book them again! Sometimes they book a few weeks in advance because they're so awesome so call them soon!
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Richard and Barbara are simply amazing! Their attention to detail and compassionate approach to caring for our pet allowed us to let go of any worries we had about leaving our canine family member with someone new. We have already signed up to use their services again!
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We left Dexter overnite and went out to celebrate our anniversary. It is so nice to go out and not have to worry about Dexter and hurry home. As soon as we turned the corner Dexter started jumping around as he knew where we were going.

Dexter loves Richard and Barbara, he got to go to work with Richard and ride in Richard's truck. Like I said in my last review, if you need someone that will take care of your baby like you do there is no better people then Richard and Barbara. Our next over nite outing will be in July. Thank you Richard and Barbara for loving Dexter and taking care of him.
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Richard and Barbara were a great find for our family! When a last minute trip came up, we needed someone to watch our 7 year old Daisy. I contacted them and received a super quick response. They were very understanding and accommodating of our situation. When we arrived at their house, they gave us a great tour and I had no fears about leaving my dog there. Daisy explored and felt at home right away. Even my 3 year old daughter loved their house and yard. Daisy settled in nicely and we received pictures showing us just how comfortable she was. Our very cuddly dog was right and home and had lots of play time and cuddles the whole time we were gone. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you Richard and Barbara!
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Richard and Barbara were wonderful, Dexter loves them, it seems like it is Dexter's second home, when we got there he couldn't wait to get out of the car, they take such good care of him. Thank you again Richard and Barbara we will see you in July.
Barbara and Richard are the best! They are both very kind and caring people. Buddy and Buster can't wait to spend time with them, and get so much love and attention from Barbara and Richard while they are there. It gives us such great peace of mind leaving our boys with them. They are always in excellent hands.
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Trey loves staying with Richard and Barbara. He can't wait to get out of the car when we arrive and we have to drag him away when we leave! Richard and Barbara are his favorite sitters ever.
We are grateful to have found Richard and Barbara to care for Syd. They treated him as if he were their special boy and kept us updated every day about his activities. I was able to relax,not worry and have a really wonderful vacation. They are a wonderful couple and I will be calling them next time Syd needs company.
Linda and Ron
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Richard and Barb are excellent foster parents for our pup Benny. He is treated like royalty. Their grandchildren also are wonderful companions for Benny. He definitely was showered with love and received his proper exercise and care. They sent us texts and pictures of Benny in his daily activities. We had some schedule changes and they were very accommodating.
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They did it once again! Richard and Barbara are fantastic! Our dog could hardly wait in the car when we showed up, just bolted through the gate to say hi and run around! We will definitely use them anytime we are going out of town. I know that our dog was well loved and well exercised because she practically slept for two days straight! Thanks Richard and Barbara!
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This is the 2nd time that we left Dexter with Richard and Barbara. They are awesome as people and dog sitters. We did not have to worry about Dexter as we know he was well taken care of. We don't leave Dexter more then 4 hours at a time, we were gone for a week and didn't worry. Richard and Barbara sent texts and pictures of Dexter throughout the day every day. Like I said before, if you want someone that will take care of your dogs the way you do, then Richard and Barbara are the people for you. We are already thinking about Christmas and guess who we will leaving Dexter with? Richard and Barbara of course.
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Barbara and Richard were great! We rarely ever take a vacation without our dogs, and we were so excited to have found Barbara and Richard on DogVacay. I think our dogs really did feel like they were on a vacation. Our two dogs are both so very different from each other and have different needs, and I could tell that Barbara and Richard really provided individual attention to both Trixie and Kevin. We were away for over a week and Richard and Barbara sent pictures everyday. We could see how Trixie was snuggling, so we knew she was feeling comfortable and happy. We could see Kevin having a blast in the backyard running all over the place, and knew he was really enjoying himself. We are so very happy to have found the perfect place away from home for our dogs. Our dogs were treated like family in Barbara and Richard's home.
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I cannot say enough good things about Richard and Barbara. In previous years we have left our dog at a kennel, and she has not liked the experience. We decided to give Richard and Barbara a try, and what a difference. With in minutes Mia was right at home, and immediately became part of their family. They sent us pictures of our dog interacting with their entire family. They gave her so much love and attention, we couldn't ask for anything more. When we returned home our dog was so comfortable and peacful. Richard and Barbara are truly the most wonderful dog people I have ever met in my life, and for the first time we were able to really enjoy our time away knowing our dog was well taken care of. We will be asking Richard and Barbara to take Mia any time we go out of town from now on! They are great!
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Another awesome visit! Barbara and Richard are the best! Buddy and Buster love staying with them, and we always have such peace of mind whenever we leave our boys with them. They always get lots of attention and love. We are so thankful for Barbara and Richard!!
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Richard and Barbara were absolutely fantastic! We just had them watch our dog for the day, but they were wonderful, and we will definitely be using them for a longer get away in the future! My husband and I would definitely recommend them!
Richard and Barbara took wonderful care of our 14-year old pug, Pudge. He is quite shy, but he warmed up to them very quickly! He enjoyed loving attention from their 2 granddaughters too. When I stopped by to pick him up, he was snuggled on the couch with Barbara in front of the fire. We hope he can visit with them again soon.
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Buddy and Buster felt right at home when being taken care of by Barbara and Richard. They were spoiled from the moment they arrived. Barbara and Richard took such excellent care of them, that we were able to leave town without having to worry about our boys. We received pictures several times a day, which was so nice! Buster has to take medicine twice a day which he always got on time. They were played with and cuddled with. Our boys even got to sleep on their bed. They loved being there, and they both love Barbara and Richard. We will definitely be bringing our boys back, next time we have to go out of town. Barbara and Richard are the best!
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Our Dexter is our child and part of our family. I cannot tell you how happy we were with Richard and Barbara, they took care of Dexter as if he was their own. They sent us pictures through texts through out the day every day showing us what Dexter was doing. We are so glad that we chose them, Dexter really loves them also. If you need a dog sitter don't look any further then Richard and Barbara. I have never left Dexter with anyone, We had a wonderful vacation not having to worry about Dexter. If you want someone that really cares about your pet the way that you do, go on vacation without any worries, choose Richard and Barbara, we cannot say enough about how they took care of Dexter.
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Best dog sitters ever! Richard and Barbara gave Trey so much attention I was afraid he might not want to come home! We received regular updates and pictures throughout our trip. It was great fun to see Trey on his walk and Trey in his bed and Trey's selfie. I will be using Barbara and Richard's pet sitting services every time I travel.
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Richard and Barbara treated Benny like one of their family members. We received texts and pictures of Benny's activities. It was nice to see Benny so happy and loved. We highly recommend Richard and Barbara.
Romeo was thoroughly pampered and loved by Richard and Barbara. Their home environment and yard provide lots of wonderful smells and places to explore. They emailed me several pictures of Romeo, which was wonderful! Richard and Barbara treated Romeo liked one of their family. He was both safe and entertained! I would wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful couple for your doggie child. You will be able to relax knowing your pet is thoroughly loved and safe. And your pet will have the time of its life!
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Barbara and Richard are wonderful. Truly. They absolutely spoiled Betty and Chuy, in the best possible way. They sent me photos throughout the day so I could see how happy my pups were. They walked them 2x a day, gave them lots of love, played with them and kept them busy (I could tell because they both immediately went to sleep when I picked them up at the end of their stay).

Barbara & Richard's home and back yard are super dog friendly (Betty and Chuy were even allowed to snuggle on the furniture!) and their granddaughters came to visit after school (as the often do, I'm told) and gave the dogs lots of extra love too.

The next time I'm in the area and need dog care, Barbara and Richard will definitely be seeing Betty and Chuy again!
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