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Ronald R.

30 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Ronald's Resident Pets

Australian Shepherd
12 yr 1 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
13 yr 1 mo old
Vax von Waterloo
German Shepherd Dog
4 yr 1 mo old
Australian Shepherd
4 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Ronald's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ronald

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

Hello, I'm Ronald Rice.
I head up the K-9 behavioral sciences division for "DOGOLOGY". Home of the Fab 4 socialize-rs!
A Peace Officers Network Approved Business.

I specialize in a verity of dogs ranging from large to small. My wife Elizabeth Rice and I provide a warm loving family setting for your pup while your away!

While it's always confusing and traumatic for your pup to be separated from you for any extended amount of time, we can offer love, structure and a pack of playful pup's for your pup to get lost in. Why those separation anxieties just melt away!

* 25 Years professional experience
* Kennels are for training holding only
* Huge play and training yard
* Fab 4 Social Team (Dog Pack)
* 2 Instructors, 1 Junior Handler
* Structured home environment
* Cats are dog friendly
* Cats have own room/ Just in case
* Big,big, Love!!

Dogs have been our life for a very long time and part of my former professional law enforcement & Personal Protection I.P.O. Instructor career.

I became renowned for Behavior Modification, using Alpha Pack Orientation and Socialization to establish a Alpha phasing hierarchy. "This introduces social structure and a sense of belonging to a dog". Our Clients are always blown away at our results!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Ronald R.

30 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ronald's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Ronald's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$40 /hour
$15 /bath
$13 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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30 Reviews
We were concerned about leaving our dogs at a facility for 10 days over the holidays and we came across DogVacay and found Ronald. He took such great care of our dogs! They were in a home, not a shelter facility where they were a part of their family. Ronald is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to dogs and you can tell he loves what he does. I never worried once about our dogs when we were on vacation, I highly recommend him if you are looking for a home to care for your dogs while you are away!
Did a great looking after our pet, lots of pictures and videos.
My basset hound Shelby obviously had a fantastic time in Ronald's care! She was very well cared for and we got multiple updates during her stay. I would recommend Ronald to others and will be using his services again if needed. Thanks Ronald!
Let me start by saying this was our first experience using DogVacay and I was a little apprehensive... but not for long! Ronald was quick to respond to my dog's Vacay request. We talked on the phone prior to the stay and discussed everything I needed to know to be prepared for his stay. Ronald was very thorough and answered all questions I had and even said he was available 24/7 if I had any questions or wanted any other information.

During the stay, Ronald shared updates and video/pics of my dog having a blast! I was happy to see that he was playing with other dogs on vacay, too! He was very happy and playing a ton!

When I picked up my dog he was happy to see me but maybe a little sad to leave his vacay (just as we humans are!). I recommend Ronald highly. He knows dogs very well, (like the dog whisperer) and takes excellent care of them. Your dog will be so happy to be on his very own vacay here while you are on yours!
Jet had a fantastic visit with Ronald & his family. We enjoyed the daily pictures & videos of Jet and his new friends. We could tell he was tired from all of the playing he was involved in, which was great for a young dog. We will definitely ask Ronald to keep Jet for us in the future. We don't normally leave Jet with anyone, but now we know someone who will take good care of him. It brings us peace of mind to know our dog is in loving, capable hands.
Awesome guy, he knows what he's doing. He sends videos and pictures of your dog so you know they're well taken care of. Highly recommend this guy for all dogs, but especially shepherds.
We dropped off our German Shepherd, Ollie, to Ron for the Thanksgiving holiday so we could go on a vacation and it was truly a pleasant experience. Ron sent us daily pics and videos of Ollie playing with some of the other dogs and even fed him a Thanksgiving meal. Ollie seems to have really enjoyed his time he spent there. I would highly recommend Ron to anyone looking for a place to bored their pooch.
OMG my dog king had an amazing time with Mr. Ronald he is truly Awesome with dogs he took really good care of my king I recommend everyone to take your dog to him again best experience my king has ever had Thanks Ronald for taking amazing care of my King!!!!!
Definitely passionate and good at what they do! Koda was in good hands.
Sandy had a great time. Ron took excellent care of her and even sent pictures while I was gone.
Ronald took excellent care of the dogs and they were very happy with him.
Ron and family seem to be very sweet and are definitely animal lovers. My pups came home happy and healthy. We will very likely use him again.
Our reservation was done within minutes of the request. Ronald and his family were very nice, knowledgeable and helpful.They were very flexible with our crazy schedule. Domino loved the home and the back yard!
Ron treats my dog the way he treats his own, very satisfied with the service provided.
Ronald and his family are amazing. Our Moose was extremely happy with them and enjoyed all of the attention and care they provided him. We were sent updates and pictures during his stay which gave us the peace of mind we needed during our move. We highly recommend the family and they will always be our first choice if we need to board.
Ronald took great care of my dog and I would highly recommend him.
Very professional and informative. We will be using them again!
Ron was great with my dog! I will definitely use him again.
Ronald was great. Sandy had a great time. She got injured on the last day and he kept her for several additional days at no additional cost. I will definitely be using Ronald again. Thanks for a great experience and peace of mind.
I am very happy with leaving Smokey with Ron. I could tell through the pictures he was having a great time! The next time I have to go out of town (which may be in June, warning ha), I am definitely using Dog Vacay and Ron! Ron and his family were awesome with Smokey! Thanks again!!
*********5 STARS*****************
I always worry when leaving my 4 legged kids behind.
I didn't worry too much after meeting Ronald and speaking with him for a bit.
Upon our return, I was quite surprised at how my dogs were not staying right beside me or my husband the whole time we spoke with Ronald about things he had noticed with my dogs. They were keeping themselves busy wandering around the yard and paying attention the sitters.
I was very happy to learn more about them from an outsiders point.
Ronald did take pictures and a video of how my dogs had interacted with the other dogs. Unfortunately, because of me being in and out of cell service while I was away I had never received the pictures/video. I definitely saw that everything was sent from Ronald on his phone. That does occur now and then.
With knowing how my dogs took to this family, I will take them back again when/if we vacation.
Impressed with their knowledge and love for dogs.
Ronald and his family were fantastic with our dog. She felt comfortable, played, and learned a lot from him during her stay. I also think she had a better gourmet Christmas dinner than we did! We will definitely be back!!
We took our fur child, Kodee, to stay at Dogology this weekend. Being nervous about leaving our pride and joy with strangers, Ronald made us feel right at home by welcoming our family to his house. His knowledge shined through his words while explaining how the process was going to work. He even graciously sent us pictures of our little Kodee having fun with the other dogs during play time. Having a puppy go to a dog sitter can be nerve-racking enough knowing how much quality time they need...ESPECIALLY since we have a Mastiff who, at 4 months old, already weighs almost 40lbs. Having a family who will welcome in a chewing, hyper, rough playing puppy was exactly what we experienced! Even with Kodee having an accident right when we walked through the door, Ronald's patience showed when he reassured us that "puppies make mistakes but that's okay!" and gave Kodee a kiss and told him they would work on that! They kept him up to date with his medicine as well as keeping the progress with his schedule going. We couldn't have asked for a better place to take our "little" Kodee. We would recommend Dogology to EVERYONE!
Our dogs have had nothing but awesome experiences with Ron and his family! They go above and beyond to make our pups comfortable and have been very accommodating when it comes to scheduling. We are beyond grateful to have found them!
Dogology was fantastic with Boss! He was on medication and a very strict diet so he was able to keep it up without any hiccups! Ron and his family are very knowledgeable about dogs and I was very comfortable leaving my furbaby with them. I loved receiving photo updates to my phone!
We just picked up our two pups from their first time at Dogology and couldn't be happier! They had a great time with Ron, Elizabeth and their son! We are typically very apprehensive leaving our neurotic dog with anyone, but knew from our meet and greet that he would be in excellent hands with the Dogolgy crew. They understood his behavioral issues and worked with him during boarding. It was clear that improvements were made after only a few days stay! Our other pup absolutely loved socializing with their son and pups. She was very excited at the mention of their names when we got home as if she was ready to go back and play some more. We will for sure use Dogolgy again for boarding, training and play dates!
My dog is 10 years old and is a bit of a spazz. I have always worried about leaving her if I went out of town, so I haven't been able to go anywhere in a while. I met these guys from Dogology through here and am soooooo glad. They are absolutely fantastic. They sent me pics while I was gone and kept me updated on how things were going. They worked with Latte to help her get socialized and treated her like one of their own. I am looking forward to going out of town more now because I know she'll be well taken care of. These guys have many years of experience and a great set up for entertaining many pups. Also, their dogs are fantastic at socializing too!! Love love love and highly recommend!
From the first meet and greet, it was clear that this was where we wanted our dogs to stay while we were out of town. Ron has a deep understanding of dog psychology, something that none of the other providers that we met with could offer. Our dogs are a bit much for strangers to handle (one is over-protective and the other is shy as a result of the over-protection). When we picked up our dogs, it was clear that their underlying behavioral issues were lessened as a result of Ron's socialization techniques while our dogs were in his care. Ron ensures that each dog is comfortable within his pack and he helps socialize dogs that may not be used to strange environments or how to play with other dogs. Ron also sterilizes everything at the start of the stay and at the end of the stay. There was a huge yard for the dogs to play in and we couldn't have been happier with Ron. He also kept us up to date with how our dogs were doing, sent us pictures, and was very flexible about when we could pick them up.
Everything went great. My dog had a great time and was very well taken care of.
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