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Bob and Susan R.

22 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Bob and Susan's Resident Pets

Rhodesian Ridgeback
12 yr 5 mo old

Bob and Susan's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Bob and Susan

60 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As pet owners for over 60 years, we are the perfect "fill in parents" for your wonderful fuzzy family member. My wife Susan was raised on a ranch in Wyoming and her life was full of horses, cows, sheep, pigs, you name it, every farm animal there was.

I have had dogs my entire life and fell in love with Rhodesian Ridgeback's over 30 years ago as well as having had several smaller breed dogs as well. We almost always have had 2 dogs, but right now we just have our one dog Abby, a 12 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback (who is a mellow & loving senior lady that loves other dogs and animals,). We have had dogs from 6 pounds to 106 pounds in our lives for over 60 years and love being with animals.

We have a large home in a quiet tree filled subdivision, the perfect place dogs to go for long walks and filled adventures while their parents take a break away. The dogs we watch will never be left unattended or outside without being supervised and well protected. Your pet will be loved, cuddled and spoiled by two dog loving people. Their time with us will be spent as part of our family, not kept in crates but part of our household, from walks to tons of loving.

If your dog has it's own bed or toys, or special treats, please feel free to bring them with you as well as their regular food, bowls and any medications they may need.

Unlike some hosts we only take 5 dogs in at a time. We do not have any cats in the house and our dog Abby is wonderful with all size dogs. We require a meet and greet prior to accepting a reservation so that all parties, you, your pet, our Abby and of course us as hosts know the dog is a good fit in our environment.

We know how hard it is to be away from your 4 legged family members, so we will send you pictures throughout their stay so you know what they are up to and how much they miss you but most of all to show you how much fun they are having!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Bob and Susan R.

22 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Bob and Susan's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Bob and Susan's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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2 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Bob and Susan are exactly what we were looking for in a pet sitter. They go above and beyond to make your fur baby comfortable. Our little Cotton has struggled with separation anxiety, but not at Bob and Susan's! They give her so much love and attention; she doesn't have time to think about 'Mommy.' I feel so good about finding someone I can trust to watch Cotton and we can go away and enjoy ourselves and not have to worry about anything.
Oct 2016
Bob and Susan were absolutely wonderful pet sitters for our 2 chihuahas.They treated them as if they were their own. My dogs felt right at home and were very happy there. I highly recommend them and will use them again in the future for sure.
22 Reviews
Bob and Susan are excellent!! Very caring and knowledgeable dog owners. I highly recommend them if you ever need to leave your fur babies. They are in very responsible and capable hands.
Bob and Susan are fantastic!! They were great with Murphy! They are very warm and friendly. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone and plan on having them watch Murphy in the future. They were great with updates on our pup. I can't thank them enough!
Bob and Susan are great sitters. From the moment we dropped off our dog, they were very professional and made us feel confident that our dog was in a safe place and would be comfortable. Their own dog, Abbie, is gentle giant and is great with small dogs. Bob and Susan are experienced dog owners with a lot of knowledge about how to care for dogs as well as a keen understanding of dog behavior. I would highly recommend them.
Bob and Susan are awesome. The day Sophia and I had our meet & greet meeting within 5 minutes I could tell they would be wonderful sitters for my four month puppy. I loved receiving a the pictures & cute comments on how Sophia was doing while we were away. She love them and enjoyed playing with the other dogs. I appreciated the tips and guidance from Bob & Susan to help with training her. I have since booked Bob & Susan for our next vacation.....they are the "BEST".
Susan and Bob go above and beyond anything I ever expected. Sometimes when dogs are out of their environment they can become nervous and even get sick. My dogs were very well loved and cared for. They had the time of their lives and probably would have stayed longer if I let them! I highly recommend them and I will be booking again. Thank you, Susan and Bob, for all that you did to make leaving my dogs easier.
Bob and Susan are just the best! We are so happy that we found them since we moved to DE. They treat Bert like he was their own pup so we never have to worry! Santa (Bob and Susan) even got Bert a Christmas present! Highly recommended!
Bob and Susan went above and beyond to make my 13 year old American Eskimo feel at home. He is an overly anxious dog and he did wonderfully with them. My boyfriend went to pick him up and witnessed Monty running around being a dog with several other dogs (I have never seen him do this). We would highly recommend Susan and Bob. Thank you so much
Susan n Bob were awesome to our Yorkie puppies. They had so much fun that when they got home they slept for hours. It was so unlike your commercial boarding facilities. They truly had TLC. They did not come home smelling from cleaning chemicals or looking unkept (which I have experienced from other places in the past).

We are already booked for another date. The puppies would be soooooo excited if they could understand what I was telling them.
What a positive experience - Bob and Susan took such wonderful care of my 18 year old Chewy. And Abby shared her bed with him! The daily text updates with photos were very much appreciated. It was the first time Chewy had ever stayed with anyone except family. Initially nervous about the thought of leaving him, Bob and Susan gave me peace of mind because they treated him like family.
About as good as it gets and far superior to any kennel experience. Truly a home away from home for our dog. Bob and Sue are obviously dog lovers through and through and they treated ours like their own.
I wish I could give Bob and Susan TEN STARS! We boarded my parents' dogs with them, two dachshunds, over Thanksgiving. Bob and Susan were so kind and patient with my parents (who have some challenges/disabilities) that we all knew the dogs would be in good hands. Their home is lovely, lots of room, we got pictures every day (sometimes more) and the doxies were smiling in all the photos. This was a great experience, we highly recommend them and will definitely use them again.
Such caring and beautiful people. We were at ease with our first trip away from our baby, and the daily pix of he having fun set us at ease. She seemed happy to see us when we returned but ran to kiss them both goodbye!! Plan on spreading their raises!!
Bob and Susan...and Abby girl, were all outstanding!! We will definitely be going back to them!!! They made our vacation worry-free! They truly loved our pup, Odie, and took great care of him! He got belly rubs, several walks, playtime with Abby and lotsa love!! Odie was part of their family immediately!! He had the BEST vacation ever!! Bob and Susan's experience with dogs really showed!! We learned a lot from them!
Thanks again Bob and Susan and DogVacay!!
Rebecca, Mark and boys...aka Odie's pack
Bob and Susan took the best care of our Roxy! They kept us updated with pics and texts, and we had no worries that Roxy was in the best hands. We will definitely bring Roxy back. We love Bob and Susan!
Bob and Susan were awesome... they went above and beyond for our dog, who in the past has had bad experiences boarding. We were unable to get back as scheduled, due to flight delays, and Bob and Susan couldn't have been nicer about the inconvenience.

This was our first time with DogVacay and we are so thankful to have found it!

We will be seeing Bob and Susan again soon!
Robbie's stay with Bob & Susan was wonderful! I was very appreciative that they were able to accommodate us on very short notice and they were just delightful about it. They were warm and welcoming to Robbie, and I felt very comfortable that he was in good hands. I love the fact that I have found a place so close to home where I know that he will be well cared for, and I can feel sure that he is having a good day when I need to be elsewhere. We look forward to many other happy visits with Bob & Susan in the future!
Our little Abby's first "away from home " experience was excellent thanks to Bob, Susan and "Big Abby." We were very comfortable leaving her with such a warm and welcoming pet family. We received photos to reassure us that Abby was doing well. We will definitely call on Bob and Susan again!
Bob and Susan (and Abby) were great! Our dog, Lily, seemed to feel right at home with them and had a great time. They were also very accommodating with our request only 2 days in advance.
To say I had concerns about leaving my 'little girl' with 'strangers' would be an understatement. However, 5 minutes after meeting Bob and Susan, I knew I had nothing to be concerned about. Bob and Susan's easy going attitude, their friendliness, and my little Cotton's immediate bond with them made me feel at ease. Cotton's first weekend with them was amazing. She was comfortable, happy, and had so much fun. The extra special attention and the 'above and beyond' special treatment she got from Bob and Susan made me so happy. I am so pleased with Bob and Susan that I will be using them again this weekend!!! They are definitely dog people who put your fur baby 1st when they are in their care!!!
Bob and Susan are great! Bert had so much fun playing with them and their Doggy that he didn't want to leave! We will definitely have Bert stay with them again!
My husband and I were looking for a safe place for our little 6month old puppy to stay while we were getting married... I already was stressed out as it was and was even more stressed out thinking where can we board our sweet little girl! When we first met them I knew from the start that this was the perfect weekend getaway for Piper! Their dog Abby was so gentle and sweet to our little Piper! Susan kept me updated the whole weekend with pictures and texts. I never had a worry in my mind! We even thought Piper isn't going to want to come home because her and Abby were having such a blast playing together and snuggling with each other!
I highly recommend Susan and Bob! They are the sweetest most genuine people I have met! I hope Piper can have a doggie vacay with them next time we visit De!
Bob and Sue were wonderful with my guys! My 2 little guys have never been left with anyone before so I didn't know how they would react. Well, they felt right at home and seemed to enjoy themselves actually. Bob and Sue went out of their way to make sure that they were relaxed and comfortable. I couldn't be happier!! I will use them again for sure. Thank you guys!!! You are super!
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