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Richard R.

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19 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies, No Adult Dogs
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Siberian Husky, St. Bernard

Richard's Resident Pets

"PAC" (Pork-and-Cheese)
Male
3 old

Richard's House

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About Richard

Our goal is to provide a genuine family experience for your dog. While with us, they will be part of all our family's activities; receiving all the love and attention we would give our own dog. This is why we accept so few dogs and how we can offer constructive and loving attention for your dog throughout the entire day.

We only keep 3 dogs maximum* on our property. Our dog, your dog(s), and sometimes 1 other. So your dog will get practically one-on-one attention, at least 2 walks per day, and play with our family of 5. We have two daughters that are 10 and 14 years old, and our dog PAC which is 3 years old. My 14 year old daughter walks dogs in the neighborhood and takes care of a neighbor's elderly dog.

We live in a dog-friendly neighborhood with large grassy areas and a walking path to the creek and adjacent neighborhood. We have a very large fenced back yard with plenty of room for play. Your dog can run to a sprint or lounge and sunbathe on the deck. We offer sunny and shaded areas and frequent changing of water.

Indoors, your dog will similarly have plenty of room for play and wonderfully comfortable sofas and chairs to lounge and nap on. Our Portuguese Water Dog will play as much as your dog likes. He is very well trained by us, and great with other dogs regardless of age and size. He'll snuggle with your little dog or wrestle with your big one.

My wife and I both work from home (she is part-time and I am full-time). While someone is home most all of the time, there may be 1-3 hour periods of time where we might need to leave for errands or short family outings. In many instances, and if okay with you & your doggie, we would bring your doggie with us.
For super large dogs over 80 lbs there is an extra charge depending on age, breed, and temperament.

We welcome your doggie to Doggie Suite! The love, warmth, and constructive loving attention of our family setting makes a difference.

*There are times that we will accept 1 extra dog for a total of 4, including ours. This would depend on whether we feel the dogs will be a good match for each other, and also on your doggie’s temperament and breed. If there are 3 dogs in your family, we would care for all three (please ask about our discounts for multiple dogs). In short, always feel free to shoot us an inquiry even though our calendar shows that we are “booked”.
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Richard R.

Online Now!
19 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 30, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Richard's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Richard's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
19 Reviews
One of our best hosts ever!
Richard was fantastic about keeping the reservation a secret from my husband (as the plans for the evening were secret). He also adapted quickly to our dogs' changed diet. A fantastic visit, as always!
Richard and his family are the best! Our beagle Bella can be a handful at times, lol. She had a great time and clearly loved being at their home. We will definitely be using Richard again when we need a caring family to look after our Bella. 5-Stars!
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Our dog Murray had a great weekend at Richard's house. They treated him just like a member of the family and were very attentive to his needs. Richard responded quickly to all of my messages and kept us up to date on Murray throughout the weekend. Murray had an awesome time and we were very grateful to Richard for the peace of mind of knowing our dog was well cared for.
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Richard and the Ridley family were perfect hosts for our pup Wolfie. During our 3-week trip overseas, Richard sent entertaining updates and great photos every day. He followed our feeding and grooming instructions to the letter, and even improved Wolfie's dining manners! We will happily book future stays with the Ridleys.
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Richard and his sweet family hosted my dog Roger for approximately 20 days while I was on my dream vacation. I was very pleased to receive daily updates with photos letting me know that Roger was doing well, and was enjoying his time with the resident dog Pac I was able to completely relax knowing that Roger was in good hands, and I plan to use Richard and the family again when I have to leave town.
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Richard and his family seem to truly love hosting dogs. They treated our two dogs like dear members of the family during their five day stay over Christmas.

Richard is very responsive, and we appreciated his flexibility about drop off/pickup times. He showed real interest in our dogs during the meet and greet, asking good questions and allowing plenty of time to ensure compatibility with his own sweet, friendly, and well-socialized dog.

One of our dogs is very shy of new people and particularly wary of men. Richard and his family quickly won him over. We were so relieved to see, in the great photos Richard shared during their visit, how happy and comfortable our dogs looked. It was a fantastic experience for us to know that our pups were in such good hands and having lots of fun while we were away.
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A fantastic experience. Richard was flexible with the drop off time (6:30am) and kept us updated throughout the weekend with cute pictures of the dogs and his girls.
Our "kids" spent several days with Richard again last week and had a great time. They run for the door when we arrive at Richard's house. Richard's updates are so helpful and it is so helpful to know Cruiser and Pebbles are well taken care of. We will definitely use Richard and his family again!
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Sage and Teka had another awesome stay with Richard and his family. We received several texts per day with photos showing the dogs having a good time with the family, from going on a walk to playing with dolls!
Once again our dogs Pebbles and Cruiser, had a great time at Richard's house. It has become their home away from home and they race to the door when we drop them off. They especially enjoyed playing with Pac and being pampered by the girls. As always, they were happy and healthy when we picked them up. We plan to use Richard and his family anytime we travel.
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This was the first time our dogs stayed with Richard and his family. We spent an hour dropping the dogs off so we could go over everything with him. We got daily text updates. He was accommodating to our late pick up. A wonderful experience which we plan to repeat!
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This was my dogs' second stay with Richard and they had even more fun than the first time. Richard send updates, and photos to keep us up to date on all the fun they were having. Richard was also very flexible and helpful when our plane was delayed. It is great to have such a dependable and professional person taking care of our little ones.
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I am a repeat customer for a reason. The host family is wonderful with Bodhi. Bodhi gets to stay in a beautiful house with a large yard to exercise with the host's dog. I couldn't ask for a better host; they are like an extended family to Bodhi...
Richard and his family were great with our dog, Sawyer. We got pictures and updates on Sawyer everyday. He looked well cared for and very happy. This experience has been wonderful. I highly recommend Richard and will definitely use him again.
We are extremely happy that Cleo stayed at Richard's. Even though our dog is small, Pac was very gentle and the whole family was very attentive to our dog's needs -- they even taught her new behaviors. We couldn't be more pleased and would not hesitate to leave her again.
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We left our young, crazy, rescue lab-mix with Richard and his family for 2 weeks and could not be happier with the care they took of Ziggy! She and resident Portuguese Water Dog Pac were fast friends, playing for hours on end, before dropping in the shade of their lovely back yard for a rest. (we saw this in daily photographs, which was such a nice touch). Also, in a span of 2 weeks, Richard managed to crate train our wild child -- she just wandered on into her crate last night when she was tired, amazing -- and she is just calmer in general. Could not recommend Richard, Pac, and their family more highly!
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The dogs had a great time with Richard. They loved playing with his dog Pac; but most of all, they loved the attention that they received from the whole family. Richard updated us with pictures of the dogs and both dogs came home happy and healthy. I would highly recommend Richard and his family.
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Richard and his family were wonderful to Bodhi. Although, it was a short stay, I received text message updates and photos; definitely will make reservation for longer vacations.

Since I don't have a yard for Bodhi at our home, it was a real treat for Bodhi to play in a nice yard with plush grass; and, he also made a new friend, Pac.

When I picked up Bodhi, I don't think he wanted to go back home. He looked great; no weight loss or any signs of stress. I was always upset when picking up Bodhi from kennels as he looked stressed and showed signs of weight loss.

I'm glad I found Richard and his family as Bodhi's extended family and home.

I highly recommend this family for short or extended stay!
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