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Ron B.
Meridian, ID 83642
167 Reviews
80 Repeat Guests
$24/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Ron's Resident Pets

Longshot
Labrador Retriever
Male
12 yr 8 mo old
Cami
Labrador Retriever
Female
2 yr 8 mo old

Ron's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ron

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Let me introduce myself. My wife and I began raising puppies in 1973 until recently when my father and her mother needed care that didn't allow us time to do both. People who purchased from us in the past often call telling us how they loved their dog and are we still raising dogs. It's always hard to tell them we had to stop, but a compliment when they ask if we know of any we could recommend, because they trust our judgment.
Living on just over an acre we have a great fenced area for your pet to play, and the experience to know what to do if anything unforeseen were to happen.
One of our dogs (kennel name Tea) was National Field Champion in 1999. That year she was best of the best!
We also have written recommendations from 4 local veterinarians who know how well we care for our animals, and even a past Ada County Sheriff!
Please ask any questions that will make you feel more comfortable.
Ron
p.s. Note: at this time, I only offer sitting for dogs;
I don’t currently accept cats.
p.s.s. I will take care of pooches with special needs, but of course the price for these services may vary according to the amount of added attention needed.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Ron B.
Meridian, ID 83642
167 Reviews
80 Repeat Guests
$24/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated June 24, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ron's Home
$24 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Ron's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
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167 Reviews
This was Sparky and Katy's first stay with Ron and they'll be back for more fun. We loved having Ron send us pictures of them while we were on vacation. Thanks so much. Steve and Lori
Great experience. Pups loved the stay.
My wife and I had the opportunity to board our two border collies with Ron for 2.5 weeks. Ron provided exceptional care for our dogs and was very responsive to all of our inquiries. Ron provides ample space and focused attention to all the dogs boarded at his home. We will not hesitate to use Ron again in the future.
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My husband and I just moved here from Seattle area and this was the first time having our dogs stay with a stranger. Needless to say I was anxious about it but Ron was an amazing dog sitter. We were only gone a couple of days but during that time we got updates with a few pictures to let us know how our pups were doing. He has a great space and you can tell he loves what he does. We will definitely be going back in the future!
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Ron was a great host for my dog Herman. I felt comfortable leaving Herman in his care and he was happy and healthy when I picked him up.
Initially we didn't want to review, but think people should be informed. Although Ron is a great guy, be informed that he takes on many dogs (4+) and they will be outside a lot. Both of our dogs came back with goat heads lodged in there paws, which required us putting cones on their heads to keep them from licking -- took us weeks of treatment and bandages to get them back to normal. Our lab loves water (typical lab), and came back smelling like the pond, which was nasty -- we are pretty sure she took a swim. Sorry Ron, we won't be coming back.
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This was the first time Lily was away from family so we were very nervous sending her off for 2 nights but Ron did a great job spending extra time getting her acquainted with her new surroundings. From the pictures we received and her demeanor when we picked her up, I'm sure Lily had a great time at Ron's. We will be sure to use him again!

Todd
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Ron watched our sweet Sadie dog while we went on a 5 day bike ride. We were apprehensive to leave her as we have only left her with close family members and only for a weekend prior to this. However, we met with Ron prior to our mini vacation. He was kind and we could instantly tell he was a dog person. He reassured us she would be just fine. While on our ride Ron sent us pictures of Sadie throughout the stay. She was playing in the water that runs through his property and she looked like she was having a good time. As soon as I saw the wet dog pics I knew she was enjoying herself. When we picked Sadie up she was happy to see us and we could tell she was very comfortable around Ron. We give Ron a 5 star rating and would recommend him to anyone with a dog.
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Ron is an excellent host. Sent us pics while we were away. Lars loved roaming around the big pasture. The night we brought him home, he sat at the front door - presumably wishing he could go back to Ron's. We'll definitely be using Ron again!
Ron was the first Dog Vacay place we have ever used. It was an awesome experience from the meet and greet to picking Ehko back up. The pictures he sent us while we were away helped alleviate any concerns we had. Ehko came home a tired, happy, puppy. We will definitely use Ron again in the future. His place was a perfect playground for a dog with so much energy.
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Ron was a terrific host for our standard poodle, Brodie. He clearly loves his furry boarders and provided outstanding care for Brodie during his stay.
Ron and his wife were wonderful and welcoming! The pictures looked like my girl was having a great time and really put me at ease, as it was the first time we had left her.
Great! What else can I say.
Ron was quite the professional and he certainly understands dogs exceptionally well. He cared for our Hershey like she was his own and all of our concerns about her being in someone else's care were washed away from the very first meeting. Hershey had a get adventure and really enjoyed the open space outdoors to explore and to mingle and play with the other dogs. We definitely will come back to see Ron and Cathy again!
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I couldn't have asked for a better experience with Ron. I got daily updates and pictures so I knew exactly what my dog was up to. I could tell when I picked up my dog he was a little bummed to be leaving...I know he had a blast with Ron and the other dogs. I will definitely use Ron for any trips I have to take in the future!!
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Our dogs penny and Nikko had a wonderful 9 day stay at Ron's, they played outside quite a bit and loved the water in the middle of the yard. Ron updated us with pictures every other day to assure they were having a good time which was good for us because we were so far away, this was our first time using Ron and would definitely use his services again. Thank you for taking good care of our fur babies.
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I am absolutely delighted with our experience with Ron. We received daily pictures of our dear Charlotte. He put us at ease as soon as we arrived to drop her off.

You can tell Ron loves dogs and understands their little quirks/shyness/anxiety - etc. That's why we knew Charlotte would be in great hands.

I look forward to future reservations with Ron!
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Great stay for our pup. She was quite the worn out gal. Ron also kept us up to date on her adventures with plenty of pics. We'll be using him again in the future.
This is our second time to utilize Ron for our dog Scout. I can't tell you how awesome it is not to worry about your dog while away, it's best to experience this for yourself! Ron has such an amazing place to care for dogs, no tight kennels, your furry family member can run around, see all the sights, play in the water, and count on sleeping indoors at night! Premium service! Ron will send pictures and updates which are a Blessing! Plus, Ron has the character of a great soul and a big heart for the four legged people we can't seem to live without.
It's not about money for Ron, he is attentive and skilled at what he does. We appreciate so much the slice of heaven our dog can have while we are traveling. Ron, thank you! A million times over!
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Ron is awesome. Pics and great care for our pup!
Ron is a great guy and knows the ways of dogs. He is very involved with each dog and sends pictures with a little blurb about how the pooch is doing. His property is a true vacation for the dogs to run and socialize. He gave us peace of mind while we were away and our dog was always taken care of. Thanks Ron!
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Another fantastic stay with Ron. As soon as we got close to Rons house, Mindy was so excited to stay again. Very easy and flexible to schedule drop off and pick up times. We couldn't ask for a better host than Ron to work with and take such excellent care of our little girl.
Communication and texts from Ron are always fast and reassuring that all is well. Mindy was happy and content when we picked her up.
Again, we highly recommend Ron when you want the very best in care. A+++++
See you soon Ron. Thank You!
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Ron is not only a great dog lover and provider, but was willing to work with me when my return flight was delayed on my trip. He sent me pictures every day and I could tell Oscar (my border collie) was having fun. A safe, fun and home setting for a high energy dog, rather than being stuck in a cage at a boarding place. Ron has a fenced in huge area for the dogs to run and play! Thanks so much Ron! You're the best! I will definitely use you again.
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Our dog is a real "people" dog and since we are home a lot, he mostly likes to just follow us around all day. So his stay with Ron worked out great! He was able to be both inside with Ron, and was also able to spend time outside in the yard learning to socialize with the other dogs. Ron's yard is very big, so there's plenty of room to run and play. Our dog was also able to sleep inside Ron's house at night, which was a comfort to us. Ron was very accommodating in trying to help our dog maintain his normal routine. Our dog seemed very content when we came to pick him up, so we feel like he had a good stay with Ron. We are already booked for another visit.
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Ron is always a gracious host and I have only the best things to say about him. I would highly recommend him for your furry friend :)
We had only had Mega for 2 weeks when we decided to take a week end trip back home. We decided it'd be best to leave mega with a sitter so her crate time would be minimal. We decided on Ron because he was pretty close to home, on our way, and had excellent reviews. We made the reservation a couple days in advance to our trip. Ron communicated with us right away, asked for all the specific details in how to take care of Mega best. Ron only needed Megas food, and pretty much took care of the rest. He had a large yard for her to play in with other doggies and Mega forgot about us almost immediately. Ron sent us photos of her playing. He had a lot of advice for me as a new dog owner which was wonderful. I'm happy to say I'd take Mega there again in a heart beat. I'd highly recommend Ron.
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Couldn't have been better. Ron was very accomodating with drop off and pick up times and good repore with dogs. My Lab thought he was in heaven being able to play with other dogs in a large pasture area with a small canal running through it. He will be very happy to stay there again!
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Ron is a great guy and has a great piece of land for dogs that want to roam. My dogs had a great time playing in the water and having free run of the land! They were well taken care of and we will certainly use Ron and Dog Vacay again!
Ron has watched our Border Collie twice now and done an excellent job. He has been flexible with drop off and pick up times when our plans were not firm and Ramsey has loved running around on his land playing with the other dogs there. Ron does a great job!
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Very good experience.My dog was for a week at Ron's place, playing with other dogs .I will definitely use service again,and I already recommended to few of my friends.Thank you Ron and see you soon. Dino K.
My Petey had a wonderful stay at Ron's. I have never left him with someone he did not know and was very concerned about this. Ron put my concerns to rest and provided Petey with dog friends, lots of playtime and chest rubs. Petey slept for a full day she n he got home. I will certainly use Ron again.
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Ron is my first Dog Vacay provider, and my review is an all-positive 5 Paws up! Ron has great reviews for a reason: he's good! After a 'pre-stay' interview, I was comfortable that our Abby would be well taken care of in a safe environment. He has a large, secure pasture and other dogs for companionship. Ron is very accommodating scheduling drop-off and pick-up. We received pictures every day, eliminating any concerns about her being lonely or bored. I would not hesitate for Abby's future boarding needs, & would highly recommend Ron for any of yours.
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This was the first time I've had to board my 8 year old dog and I may have suffered a little separation anxiety! Ron is easy going and greets with a big smile. I am so glad I chose Ron to watch Etta. Very big and safe yard for dogs to run and play!
Ron is amazing! One of our dogs has some separation anxiety and she has had a difficult time when we have brought her to kennels and other places in the past, but she had a great time at Ron's. He takes amazing care of your dog and sends pictures too! My dogs can't wait to go back!
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This review is posted by Nancy - Sarah's Mother:

Ron is a special person, whom I could not recommend any more! My situation was unusual, as when I was on vacation, the pet sitter I had lined up no longer was able to care for my little dog Theo. My daughter who's dogs were staying with Ron, got in touch with Ron, and he assured me that there was no problem, and helped coordinate the pick-up of my dog, and all the supplies, while I was out of the country! The transition happened without a hitch, and Ron took Theo in with open arms. I loved receiving the pictures of Theo playing in the stream, running across the bridge, and lounging on the couch. Ron made an otherwise difficult time very easy! I cannot say enough positive things about Ron and his service. Thank you so much for all you did for me and my family while we were away. Your kindness and thoughtfulness was overwhelming. Your generosity and caring nature go far beyond the love of pups as was proven to me while I was out of town. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you,
Nancy & Theo
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Ron is an absolutely amazing person to care for your dogs! As if you could not already tell that from his massively positive review scores on PetVacay. We originally chose Ron for this very reason, hearing everyone else and their positive experiences with Ron immediately made us comfortable. Our two dogs started their experience with a meet and greet and Ron’s house. Ron was as charming, positive, and understanding as everyone else has indicated, and we knew right away he was the right person for our pups (children). We were gone for approximately 10 days, and Ron watched our dogs (and all of their weird little habits) the entire time. He took care of all the special instructions that we gave. We were delighted to receive pictures of our dogs the entire time, and by the end of the trip, it had really seemed like Ron had bonded with our dogs. We loved everything about our service. Ron is a fantastic person to leave your dogs with, and truly cares for the health and happiness of the pets he is watching. Our two dogs were outside, enjoying the weather, getting plenty of exercise, and spending time with Ron the entire time. We never once worried while we were gone. Thank you Ron, we will be returning the dogs when we are travelling again in September.

Love,
Herman, Winston and their Human Friends :)
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As always Ron is the best one in the valley. He has a HUGE yard for exercise and seems to be somewhat of a dog whisperer also. My golden is as happy to stay there as to come home, dog vacation for real! Always recommended as the best!
Ron always takes excellent care if our dog. He has a huge off leash area. I've been using him from care for our dog for over two years
Koa had a great time with Ron he came back completely tired.
I've used Ron several times and he's always been great.
Ron is a real dog person he seems to love them all I will be sending my Charlie to stay with him whenever I cant take him along with me.
Ron was great to work with -- very communicative and reassuring. We dropped our dog off for her stay and got pictures of her having a great time with two other dogs within a few hours. My husband ended up not traveling as planned, so he went to pick our dog up early and found her extremely content and Ron couldn't have been more flexible about our change in plans -- will definitely use Ron again in the future!
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Maia had another great vacation with Ron. As always, she came home happy and very tired!
My name is Carina and I am the parent of my little dog Lily, and Lina, in which I am using her profile to leave my review. Ron is so likable! I knew the first time we met I could trust him with my tiny Lily. He sent pictures everyday, my favorite is of Lily curled up sleeping on the back of his couch. She looked so content! I will not hesitate to take Lily back to Ron and his wife, it made for such a lovely, worry free vacation! Lily is a super picky eater and Ron made sure to try everyday to get her to eat all of her kibble. (She is used to my home cooking)! Dachshunds are notorious for leaving brown presents sometimes inside the house, Ron was great to ensure me it was no problem. Talk about grace! Thank you for that Ron!
I recommend you give Ron a call to meet him in person, you will soon see why we picked him.
(He's really the dog whisperer, I believe this because Lily followed him everywhere, and slept under his desk while he worked).
Blessings Ron and family!
I will always call you all when Lily needs a home away from home, (I will bring diapers next time)...
:) Carina M
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Oh where do we start! Ron and his lovely wife are fantastic fabuloso! Our dog Scout spent a whole whopping 9 days out at their place and he loved it because day two of being back home he is still asleep and dreaming! We received pictures every single day and never ever worried about our big boy being lonely, bored, or confused about where he was. Ron is genuine, funny, witty, and intelligent when it comes to caring for your pet. They really care about the animals they are entrusted with. Ron was gracious enough to administer Scout's daily medicine, twice each day mind you!
We will definitely be back, and we most certainly would encourage you to seek out Ron for your pet needs as far as boarding the right way!
Rick and Lina
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I was very concerned about this service and leaving my dog..Lucas..with anyone. I met Ron, and he was up front and concerned about my needs as well as Lucas's. While traveling I received pictures of Lucas having a real great time as well as getting attention and getting "spoiled".. (Was worried Lucas wouldn't want to go home ! ha) Ron has totally put me at ease with trusting this service. I we definitely use again in the future. Thank you DOGVACAY!!!!!! and Thank you again Ron. A+++++++
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Heidi was very happy to see Ron and Cathy again. She was a very happy dog when we picked her up as she had a great time playing with her new dog friends in the wide open space available to them. Ron sent us pictures of her while we were gone so we knew she was doing well. We will use Ron again in the future. We trust Heidi with them.
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Wonderful as always. One of the things we were most thankful for this Thanksgiving was knowing that Nolan was safe and sound, and happy at Ron's.
Ron is a fantastic dog sitter. He's very conscientious, has a huge property with dogs of his own that my dogs can play with. He used to breed dogs, and that experience shows in how he cares for the dogs and his ease and comfort with them. My dogs love their stays with him, and they get VERY excited when we pull up Ron's driveway. Ron is accommodating when it comes to dropoff and pickup times, a pleasure to talk to, careful with their pill regimen, diligent with providing photos of our pups while he's taking care of them, and is always ready with a smile. Whenever we need a sitter, we ALWAYS turn to Ron. He's fantastic.
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Ron and Kathy are amazing! Our dogs are happy and well cared for at Ron's. Plus he sent us 3-4 pictures every day of our dogs. I would highly recommend Ron. We have already scheduled our dog's next stay!!
We were Ron's first customer, and returning customers for as long as we have a dog. He is the nicest person to work with. Honest, kind, caring, and always quick to respond, provides updates and is just a generally great all around person. Our dog seems to be pretty happy and worn out when he comes home, and the host pups are always happy and friendly too. They have a great place to run and play and exercise, and they are well taken care of with their eats and bedding as well. We appreciate you Ron! Have a great day and God bless you. :)
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Our dog has been to Ron's house multiple times. We feel very comfortable leaving our dog with Ron, because we know he is being well taken care of. Ron is super easy to work with scheduling drop-off and pick-up of our dog. Thanks Ron, we appreciate you treating our dog so good, while we are away!!
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Great host that took impeccable care of my Bear golden. Lots of room for exercising in his very large field of a yard with his two friendly white labs. Your dog will be happy to stay and sad to leave. Sent lots of pictures also. Highly recommended!
I always feel so comfortable when my dog is with Ron. I know he gives him special loving care. I enjoy the pictures he sends too.
Rex had a great time while we were on vacation. Ron emailed several pictures every day, and kept us updated. We would definitely use him again and I'm sure Rex would love it and have a great time.
One of the hardest things to leave on vacation is figuring out what to do with the Fur-babies. I can honestly say for the first time my 7 day vacation was not spent worried about my pooch at all. They did an amazing job and she is one happy camper coming home. Loved the updates and the pics. :-) Thanks a ton!
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Thanks so much, Ron and Cathy, for taking such good and loving care of our pups! They are still 'smiling' from their adventures with your sweet lab! They loved to be able to run, run, run in your large field and play themselves crazy! They are happy boys and we are happy owners!:)
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Ron was wonderful and welcoming with our 2 dogs! We are so thrilled that our dogs stayed in a loving safe home with plenty of attention. I am already booking the next stay!
My dog, Heidi, loved her stay at Grandpa Ron's place. I choose it because of all the positive comments that he has received. All the comments were spot on - Grandpa Ron is great! Heidi came home exhausted from all the play time she had - she even fell asleep in the car on the way home. Ron kept me updated on how Heidi was doing and the pictures he sent me with Heidi were great. This was Heidi's first time at Ron's but she settled in right away. Heidi will definitely be going back to Ron's place in the future. Thank you for providing such a great place for dogs to go on their doggie vacays!
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We simply love taking our dog, Chaco, to stay with Ron. We honestly think he feels like he is going on a vacation of his own. Ron always treats Chaco like one of his own dogs and takes good care of giving our older dog his daily pills. Chaco loves playing with the other dogs, and loves the special attention from Ron at night. Thank you again and again, Ron.
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Ron was a great host to Splash, our yellow Lab. Lot's of adventure awaited her on his large chuck of property, running and playing with other the other dogs. I will definitely be bringing her back next time we need a place for her. No more kennels!
Ron and his wife were great hosts to our dog, Cash. He had a great time exploring outside and interacting with the other dogs. Ron kept us regularly updated with pics. Would definitely ask Ron to take care of Cash again.
Our Jet had a blast with Ron while we were gone. Ron has such a great attitude and loves dogs of all kinds. No issues managing Jet's raw diet, which really helped us feel comfortable. Jet is a very active black lab and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all his antics in the photos we got during our vacation. DEFINITELY going to schedule Jet's boarding with Ron for all our trips! Many thanks for taking all the worry out of our plans.
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Best option for your dog in the Treasure Valley in my opinion! My dog loves it here!
This was our 2 year old mutt's first time ever being 'boarded'--we've always had housesitter's come to our home when we're away. As such, our boy was visibly horrified when we walked into Ron's home, with several friendly dogs bounding up to greet our very reserved, very submissive and very sensitive guy. Who it was harder on to leave --him or me--is hard to say.

That night, I got a text and photo assuring me he was getting his feet under him. The next morning, I received even more photo's via email, this time of a dog who was visibly more at ease with the other canine guests and even several of him romping with Ron and Kathy in the pasture.

To say those photo's were comforting would be a major understatement. :-)

From now on, Ron and Kathy's place will be our number one and only choice.
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Ron is a great communicator. He even sent pictures to us of our dog. I would highly recommend him to anyone. They took care of the dog like he was their own.
Our dog enjoyed his stay with Ron. We enjoyed receiving pictures our little guy when we were away. I have recommended Grandpa Ron to several of my friends.
Ron was happy to take our dog in on July 4th, We had a wedding to go to. Ron made our dog feel right at home. Thank you so much. Next time were in the area we will stop and say hi.
It's always a win-win when I board my dog with Ron and his family. My English Setter loves it there!
Awesome!! BooBoo was very happy there!
This is my first Dog Vacay experience. I stumbled across the site after the kennel I usually use had no room for my Chihuahua mix. After reading the positive reviews for Ron B, I decided to give his home a try. I am so glad I did! He will be my first choice for all my future boarding needs. One can feel the affection he and his wife have towards dogs of all shapes and sizes. The photos emails to me while I was away was a nice touch. Lady had so much fun while staying there, she slept for hours when she came home. I give Ron 5 Pawsome stars!
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Super nice folks and our dog Rocky had a blast. Will definitly be back.
Another excellent stay with Ron! My pup just feels right at home and Ron treats him as if he were his own. I really appreciate the love and attention he gives!
Ron was wonderful as always when we left Nolan with him for over two weeks for an overseas vacation. Nolan can't wait to see Ron and we are able to relax knowing he is well cared for and loved. We would not hesitate to recommend him.
Another great stay at rons! Can't say enough good things about how he treats my Burt. Totally recommend!
Ron and his wife, Kathy, are just the best. I do not worry a single bit when my pup is with them. Their place is like dog heaven too--loving people, a huge backyard, nice dogs to play with and a cool stream to swim in on hot summer days. I definitely recommend them!
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I think Cooper and Bullet had a great time at Ron's home. We took them a week early for a meet and greet. We were impressed that they treat the dogs like their own.
When we dropped them off for their week with Ron they seemed comfortable. And Bullet found a play pal right away.
Ron and Cathy were great to send us lots of pics of our boys. I would recommend them and would use their services again. Mark and Terry Goodell
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We would highly recommend Ron to take care of your dog. He is knowledgeable about dogs and communicates with you regularly during the dog's stay. It is very obvious that he cares very much about dogs and works hard to make them and their owners comfortable. We will use him again.
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We're Back Again!!

This is Mindys second Dog vacay with Ron and Kathy. Another great experience with lots of TLC , walks and cute pictures showing our little girl was having a fun time.

Mindy was happy and content when we picked her up.
We will definitely book with Ron in 3 months when we are back in town again.

Thanks Again Ron.
See you soon.
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Ron was fantastic. We moved from Boise to TX and we needed our dogs to be loved and cared for while we built a house. I can not say enough great things about Ron. Your dogs are in the best hands.
Ron and Kathy are two of the nicest people you could ever meet in addition to being awesome hosts. Everything from booking a reservation to pickup was easy and Ron sent regular updates with lots of pictures. I was never worried and knew Mylee would be happy and content during her vacay. This was my first booking with Ron, but it won't be the last. Nothing else compares to DogVacay.com and hosts like Ron and Kathy are a blessing for dog care needs. Thanks again Ron and Kathy!
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It was great to pull up to Ron's house, let my dog out of the car, and see him run up to Ron, super excited to see him again! That's when you know you've picked the right place. Ron posted lots of photos for us to see, plus a message saying Chaco was happy and doing fine. He truly was. Thank you, Ron. Your home is like summer camp for my guy, he loves you, your family, and your labs! Deborah
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Ron was fantastic. We had no doubt our dogs were happy and in good hands. He provides such a wonderful piece of mind.
Our little Min Pin Henry can be a handful but Ron is great and handled him just fine! I would recommend him for any of your doggie vacay needs!
Ron was very friendly and knowledgeable about dog care. I received several pictures from him throughout my time away from him which reassured me that my dog was having fun and healthy! Burt (my dog) will definitely be going back!
Ron was fantastic! I have a 3 year old Boxer that loves to run and play and that is exactly what she got to do! Great acreage for dogs to play and it is very obvious that Ron and his dogs love having their doggie guests over to play. I received daily pictures while I was gone.... it was so fantastic to get to see her in action while I was gone! Thanks Ron!
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I have been taking Norman to Ron for doggie vacations for a few years now and I would highly recommend him to anyone. His loving manner and kind heart are obvious and I always feel like Norman is very well taken care of.
All we have to do is mention "Ron's house" and our dog Madison gets all excited like its play time. We even took a video of the last display of excitement. It's her 2nd home now after about 5 or so visits.
We just got back from a cruise to Mexico & I hate leaving my 2 white boxers but they were in great hands with Ron! They had a huge safe, fenced pasture to run around & play; at night they slept in Ron's bedroom waking him with loud snoring. I was updated daily with pics of my boys playing & a message from Ron. I will not have the anxiety next time we leave town now that I have found this puppy oasis!
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Maia had another fun vacation with Ron and Kathy. As always, they took great care of our furry girl and were very patient with her rambunctious behavior!
Ron was an awesome dog sitter! Seriously, my dog tried to run away when I pulled up to get her. I'm sure she would have stayed there forever. Thanks for making my weekend a lot easier Ron!
It's truly a vacation for my lab to spend time with Ron and his labs.
Another great stay with Ron. My dog is high maintenance and Ron does a great job taking care of him. See you in March Ron.
Great stay
Perfect - our dog had a wonderful time.
Our baby Harley had a great night with Ron and all the other dogs! It's was Harley's first night away from us, and Ron made is stay great, and put us at ease by send lots of pictures of Harley having fun!
As always! So happy that Sadie is happy with Ron.
Ron and his wife accommodated our dog on very short notice. They sent us pictures daily and kept us up to date on how our dog was doing. We are very pleased and will be using them again soon! Thanks again, Ron!
Ron is who I always leave my dogs with; he's professional, kind, and my dogs love staying with him. He has a very large yard for dogs to romp in, and it's very clear that he takes very good care of his charges.
Ron was great. It's very clear that he and his wife are "dog people". He kept us in the loop with pictures and updates on our pup daily.
We have never left Sadie with anyone and mommy was a nervous wreck. We missed having her with us but she seemed to settle in after a little while. Thankfully Ron took great photos for us and helped ease our worries. Excellent!
Our dog, Idaho had another wonderful vacay with Cathy and Ron. He'll be returning for Thanksgiving. Thanks Ron and Cathy!!
Great host. After meeting Ron B and his wife, my husband and I felt very comfortable leaving our Sara with them for daycare while were were attending an important event. The photo update we received was great and really helped us to feel comfortable and confident that she was enjoying her stay. I highly recommend this host.
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I gave Ron his first review here, and I'm so happy to see so many others have used his boarding services and been happy too! We dropped our dog off and knew he would be in good hands again. Ron's two dogs were great companions for him, and when I brought him home, he was relaxed and tired, because he had so much fun playing with them. He's a great guy, and always very courteous, quick in his responses, and he always sends several pictures of your pup while you're away.

Also, I want to note, that we had a trip scheduled quite a few months ago, and had to cancel last minute... Ron was so easy going about letting us cancel without a hassle, and cut down on the stress, knowing we wouldn't be out on our money because we couldn't go. That's a big plus for me. Also, he has some of the best rates, and that coupled with his great care, keeps him at the top of the options. Thanks Ron!
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Ron and Kathy were wonderful. All of the way from our last minute reservation need, our dogs picky eating requirements, and middle of the night potty trips, this experience was great. Receiving pictures daily of Sebastian's activities was also a great and fun surprise. I truly thought that he might have a hard time in a new place with us away, boy was I wrong! We will use Ron and Kathy anytime that we need care, you should too!
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Ron and Kathy are Fantastic !!

We were so impressed after our meet & greet. Ron answered all of our questions and we felt comfortable leaving our little Mindy with them. You could tell that Ron and Kathy truly love dogs and are dedicated to their care and happiness.

We received several updates with cute pictures showing Mindy happy, content and making herself totally at home. This put us at ease seeing that she was being so well taken care of. Ron also took Mindy for walks (which she loved).

We plan to book with Ron again when we are in town and we highly recommend him to anyone.
Thanks Again
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Chaco's stay with Ron was wonderful! Chaco bonded very well with Ron & his wife & their two great dogs. Chaco had a cut on one leg when we dropped him off (with Ron's prior knowledge) and Ron was diligent with oral medication & a topical cream. When we picked Chaco up, it felt more like he had experienced a play date & sleep over with friends. Best experience ever & I will definitely ask for Ron's help again. Thank you so much!
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Ron and his wife were awesome! Maggie was nervous when we first arrived and they were patient and loving with Maggie. After less than 10 minutes she was comfortable with Ron and I could see her relax. When I returned to pick her up 24 hours later she was in the yard playing happily with 3 other dogs. Maggie is normally a little skittish around other dogs but I watched as the pack played together. I will use Ron's services again.
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Bogey was taken great care of. He appeared to love his new found friends. Any of our concerns were taken care of. They almost did not want to give him back.
Best place in the Treasure Valley to board your dog. My dog loves Ron more than me I think :)
We would highly recommend Ron, he sent us pictures twice during Gracie's stay. He had a small concern and called us to ask our opinion. Gracie seemed to enjoy the stay. She came home tired but in great shape which is exactly what we wanted. Having a nice fenced open space is great for the dogs.
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Ron was AWESOME! He was willing to watch our rambunxious 4 month old puppy and actually taught him a few manners, I think. He got to socialize with Ron's own puppy and loved it! Everyday Tobee was happy and exhausted when we picked him up each night. We will use him again for sure!
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Ron and his wife took great care of our rescue pup during our short visit in Boise. We were welcomed with open arms and they reminded us to bring everything necessary for our dog to be comfortable. Thank you Ron!
Ron and his wife were fantastic! I am planning of asking for their help again soon!
Best place to board your dog in Boise. Caring, loving, and a great setup for dogs to run and play in. My dog loves coming here and I feel so comfortable leaving her with Ron. Highly recommend.
Another great stay with Ron! Our pup loves all the room to roam and Ron is great with sending pics and updates.
Ron and Kathy are simply the best and Nolan loves them, almost more than we do!
Took great care of our Skippy even took pictures and sent them to us. We would absolutely use Ron again to leave Skippy with.
Having Ron and Kathy watch our little Buddy was such a great experience. They are such wonderful people and I knew he was well taken care of which allowed us to enjoy our trip. Getting photos and updates was such a treat and reassured us he was doing well. I definitely hope they're available next time we go out of town. Their wonderful!!
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Ron & his Labs are Great! Gracie our Golden Retriever was very well cared for. She had a great time. We will request Ron again for a future stay. Sandra C
Ron was great and very accommodating. We had some difficult circumstances to deal with. We will look forward to having Gracie stay with Ron and his family again. S & K
Ron took his time to become acquainted with our 11+ year old Merle Heeler during our "get to know you" visit. We really appreciated having Lacy meet Ron. Kathy was not home at the time of our visit, but she welcomed Lacy warmly when we returned a couple of weeks later to leave Lacy for the weekend. Ron and Kathy called us when they noticed Lacy limp. We really appreciated the notification. Fortunately, she did not limp long, so we figured it she must have just moved the wrong way. When we arrived to pick Lacy up, she seemed happy. She spent time in the ditch water, and as clean as she looked when we picked her up, we suspect Ron and Kathy must have cleaned her up. Very thoughtful. We won't hesitate to contact Ron and Kathy in the future when we need to leave Lacy. We recommend their home to any dog lovers. Ron and Kathy seemed to care for our dog as though she was a member of their family. Thanks so much!
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You can just tell that Ron loves all dogs! It really was fun getting the email updates of how Scout was doing. We were able to enjoy our trip knowing that Scout was being well cared for. Thanks Ron see you again soon.
Ron was a great guy and Jake, our black lab took to him rite away. His fenced couple of acres with a small stream running through was perfect, especially for a water dog. Thanks Ron.
Ron did a great job taking care of our pup on an extended vacation. It was wonderful to get pictures every couple of days along with Ron's updates on how she was doing. To see her running around and having fun definitely put our minds at ease. But the best testimonial is that she pretty much slept for two days straight when she got home. Thanks, Ron!
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Ron and Kathy are some of the warmest people you could ever wish to meet. We had no concerns about leaving Nolan with them, even though it was for the first time. He was so well looked after and clearly had had a fabulous time running around with the other dogs, as he slept a lot once we got him home. We were emailed photos of him and the kids were happy to see that he was having as much fun on his little vacation as we were. We will not hesitate to have Nolan stay at Ron and Kathy's again, they are now his people too.
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Ron and Cathy are great. They were just so excited to take care of our little yorkie. She was so tired after her little vacation that she slept for hours. We will definitely call Ron next time we need a dog sitter in Boise. Also, the location is right off the freeway which makes it convenient.
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Another successful stay with Ron!!!! This is Idaho's third vacay with Ron and Cathy. Ron sent us pictures regularly to assure us that Idaho was having a wonderful time. Thanks, Ron
Ron, as always, took care of our pups so well, they were none too anxious to leave! I recommend his services without reservation.
Ron is awesome! Our dog Maggie had a great stay, had a lot of room to run around on Ron's fenced property. Ron was great about sending pics and updates. We will definitely ask Ron to host Maggie again!
Ron is very friendly and great with dogs. Bear was exhausted when I picked him and I could tell he was playing hard. Ron sent pictures while I was away so it was great to get updates and see the fun Bear was having.
Oscar, our 10 year old english setter, spent 3 weeks with Ron. Oscar loved having a place to explore and play with other dogs, and of course he got VIP treatment from Ron. He was happy and content when we picked him up. Ron's place is his official second home now!! We have used "doggie camp" boarding in the past, Ron's place is far better. Ron sent us photos several times a week, so we could see oscar's favorite places, on the little bridge over the ditch, playing with other dogs and sleeping at Ron's feet!
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We used Ron based on the other reviews we read. This was our first time using him as a boarder. We were not disappointed. Ron sent pictures throughout our vacation which we enjoyed seeing. Our dog was happy when we picked him up.
My dog enjoyed his second doggie vaca with Ron. Thank you Ron for being so patient with my clingy dog. He'll be back for another stay in a few weeks.
We had Bobo with Ron for 2 weeks as we need to return to Singapore to attend our grandma's funeral. Ron is very understanding with the last minute arrangement. We booked him the night before our flight and he is very understanding and accomodating to our situation despite we are unable to confirm the pickup date and time. Ron send us updates on Bobo almost on a daily basis. Based on the photos, we can see that she is enjoying herself and the accompany on Ron's dog as well. Ron really has a very big yard for the dogs to run about. I will definitely entrust Bobo to Ron on my upcoming trip!
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Ron watched my 18 month old lab, Moses, over the weekend. Ron made it easy- he was flexible with drop off and pick up times. Moses and Ron's dog, Longshot, hit it off right away. I can tell they played hard as Moses slept the rest of the evening after we brought him home! Ron went above and beyond by helping with some training issues. I would highly recommend Ron's home for your next "dog vacay" needs!
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Ron is the BEST. This wasn't the 1st time Hawk stayed with Ron and it won't be the last. As usual, Ron keep us updated on how Hawk was doing and sent some great pictures of Him playing with Ron's dog Long. Hawk loves the big field and creek to play in. Ron is always our first choice when we're headed out of town and need someone to watch Hawk. It's a great feeling knowing that Hawk is so well taken care of while we're away. Thanks again Ron.
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Ron did an awesome job with our 10 month old German Shepherd puppy. It was his first time away from home and Ron sent picture updates every few days. I almost think Ares preferred to stay with Ron instead of coming home. I would highly recommend Ron and will plan on using him every time we leave town.
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My German Shepard "Idaho" had a wonderful stay with Ron and Cathy. He can be a anxious pup and they were so patient with his special need. They sent pictures and notes everyday which helped me to realize my dog was in good hands. Thanks Ron and Cathy! Enjoy the holidays. We will see you again soon.
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Ron is WONDERFUL!!! He took pictures and sent daily updates. He even hand fed Paco!! I felt comfortable and confidant that my "boys" were well taken care of AND loved just like at home. We are planning another trip in March and there is no other place that we will consider leaving them again.

We had a late incoming flight and he even went out of his way to let us pick them up the same night. I just can't say enough about how much easier it was to leave the dogs in his loving care! (and he takes pretty good care of the owners too)
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We left our two dogs with Ron for an extended two-week vacation, and could not have been happier. Ron is an easy-going fellow who was happy to work with us on the details of dropping off and picking up the pups. He provided photos of the pups frolicking every other day, which made us feel much better about them being happy and safe. They took so many outings, it's almost a surprise our dogs wanted to come back home with us! He also has an enormous yard for the dogs to run around in, which I know they really enjoyed. It was an enormous relief to know that our pups were in such good hands. We'll definitely be using Ron for our next trip!
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I was very nervous to be away from my 10 month old puppy for two weeks as I have been with her since she was 6 weeks old. After the meet and greet with Ron and Kathy, I knew I had found the right place where she and I would both be happy. They sent me very regular updates/photos when I was gone, and I was encouraged to call at any time. The best compliment I can give Ron and Kathy is my puppy wasn't excited to come home - although she was happy to see us. Thank you for taking such good care of our baby girl, and we look forward to bringing her back in the future.
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Zoomer can't wait for me to go on my next vacation! What a wonderful home! Comfortable, safe, relaxing and fun! (Oh my! The pasture!) I didn't hesitate to leave my dog. Ron sent pictures often; I could tell Zoomer was having as much fun as I was!
Ron and his lovely wife were very easy to work with. I felt at ease when leaving my dogs. Shaggy and Daphne were tuckered out and happy to lounge around when they returned home. I would definitely recommend Ron and would use him again in the future.
Ron was amazing with our dog, Blue. Blue is a neurotic, attention-loving German Shorthaired Pointer. Ron's house was perfect was him. He clearly ran around all day and played in the water with Ron's dog. He sent us pictures nearly everyday while we were gone and gave us a quick update to accompany them. He love our dog and it was nice to know that he was in such good hands. Things were even better than we could have imagined when we arrived home...Blue was excited to see us, but clearly enjoyed himself. We have left him in a kennel before and he wasn't himself again for nearly two weeks. He was right back in the groove the first night back. And, to boot, Ron taught Blue how to heel while he was there. Are you kidding? We have tried, albeit lazily, for the past couple of years. Ron taught him in the time he was there. Amazing. Couldn't recommend Ron more.
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This was my first time using Dog Vacay to find someone to watch Millie, and it was such a great experience! Millie had a blast, and I was free to enjoy my trip without stressing about how she was doing. The photo updates were great and Ron and his wife are super nice and great with dogs. I will definitely use them again next time I can't take Millie on vacation with me.
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Ron was able to take our dog, Denali, on short notice and was flexible with us working on the end date (when we made arrangements, I did not know I would need a full 2 weeks of dog vacay). He was in contact with us regularly and knew how hard it was for us to leave our pooch with a stranger. He sent pictures every 3 or 4 days! She had a wonderful time playing with the other dogs at the home as well as playing in the stream in the backyard. When we picked her up she treated him like a member of the family...come to think of it, Ron treated her like a member of his family as well! We had a great experience with dog vacay and Ron!
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I would definitely bring my two Scotties back to Ron's. This was my first time using Dogvacay and I will use them again. Ron was very knowledgeable and I was comfortable leaving my dogs with him. I received pictures every 2 days and it was obvious the dogs were comfortable and felt right at home.
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I would refer Ron to anyone who is looking for a place to board their dogs. He sends updates on how the dogs are doing and sends pictures, so if you are missing your pups while you are gone you can at least see how they are doing. When my dogs were there I could tell that they had a blast playing in his yard. And of course when we got home from the trip both pups were exhausted from all the fun they had.
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He was great, very easy to work with, we really enjoyed him
There is no better place in the world to board your dog. Ron is a very nice gentleman and genuinely cares for each animal he has. He updated us with photos and notes which was such a wonderful touch and let us see how much fun our dog was having. He has a huge area for the dogs to play and honestly, I think my dog preferred being there over being home! We will absolutely use him every time we need to board our dog and I would recommend him very highly to anyone.
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Ron was very good with Kaiser! Kaiser seemed very happy to run in the large inclosed area that included a small creek (which I'm sure he spend a lot of his time in!). Ron sent me pictures and was very friendly when I called to check in on Kaiser. He told me how he got along with the other dogs (very good ) and what he was doing during his stay. It is very nice to have someone who takes such great care in the dogs that he is watching. We will have Ron watch Kaiser again in the future and recommend him to anyone who even thinks of boarding their dogs in a "kennel".
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Ron was great! So friendly, and I received daily updates and pictures. Would most definitely use him again next time we go out of town!
Ron was great! I would highly recommend having Ron watch your dog for you. Our dog Zeke is not very well behaved and Ron gave me some good pointers to help out. Nice big area for the dogs to run and play in the water.
I have left Chloe my small blind shih-Tzu with Ron now for two extended stays...first time for a week and this time for two weeks and will definitely book with him the next time I travel. Wonderful people..
After the meet and greet I new this was the place for my Black Lab, Hawk. You could just tell that Ron and his Wife love the dogs. They really have a wonderful place for the dogs to run and play. Nice pasture area with a small creek running through it. On several occasions Ron posted pictures and reassured my wife and I that Hawk was doing just fine. Hawk loves the water and from the pictures it looked like he got plenty of time in the creek. Our experience was great and we would highly recommend Ron and his Wife. They took excellent care of Hawk and we could relax on our trip knowing he was safe.
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I left Norman with Ron and his wife for six days recently while on vacation. I had met with Ron first and felt that he truly cares for the animals he is entrusted with. I was provided pictures along with reassurance that Norman was "just fine" the entire time I was away. :) And of course...he was! When I returned it was obvious that Norman too had had a good vacation! I would highly recommend Ron to anyone as their "doggie daycare provider". :) Thank you again, Ron. See you next time! :)
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My Dad often visits me from out of town and sometimes can't find someone to watch his yellow lab, Skeeter, so he brings him to my house. My Dad lives on about 1.5 acres of land out in the country, so Skeeter is used to being able to run freely and play. While I have a decent backyard, it's not really sufficient for Skeeter and it doesn't take him long to get antsy. So, my Dad asked me to find somewhere he could take him, at least during the day. So, I came across Ron and my Dad decided to take him over for a day to see how he did. Skeeter LOVES the water, so he spent most of the day playing in the little creek. He had such a great time, my Dad took him back the next day. Would highly recommend Ron! I also want to add that he was incredibly patient with me being the mediator between him and my Dad (who doesn't use a computer anymore than he has to), trying to figure out what would work (if we wanted to leave him overnight or just do a day thing, etc.). Just an all-around nice guy who clearly loves dogs. :o)
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We had to leave quickly due to a family emergency, Ron took excellent care of our dog and it was apparent that he love caring for animals. We couldn't have asked for anyone better! We would recommend him for anyone!
Ron continues to provide the best dog care in the Boise area. We had a family emergency and had to leave town on short notice. Ron was able to accommodate our dogs without hesitation. We cannot stress enough how wonderful he is.
The meet and greet was time well spent! By the time Chloe and I left we were both convinced that this would become her second home! Chloe is a special needs pooch as she is blind and I was looking for a place I could leave her from time to time that she would be comfortable in and be able to feel at home. I think Ron and Cathy's home environment and obvious love for dogs will provide me that comfort level I was looking for. I had a great vacation and so did Chloe... Thank you..
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Our dogs stayed with Ron for a weekend of fun! Ron was able to accommodate our reservation at the last minute that included unexpected flight delays causing us to return a day late. Best of all, our dogs were returned to us happy and healthy. We got lots of cute pictures sent to us while we were away, and Ron's patience and love of dogs was evident. I would highly recommend Ron and plan on using him again.
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Ron watched our dog for over a week and was more than wonderful with caring for her. He shared pictures with us of her time at his home and let us know what she was up to. He was very easy going with a true heart of a dog lover, and I would recommend him to any friend or person who needs boarding for their dogs. I shouldn't even say boarding because there is a large amount of space that our dog could run around on and play, including fenced areas and a small creek. Hopefully our little girl left a comparable impression to Ron and his wife as they did on us! Great experience.
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Leaving my dog with Ron was great. my dog had plenty room in the fenced back yard to play in. Ron sent me a few photos while we were gone showing my dog playing nicely with the other two dogs. He loved the little creek running through the the back yard. Not too deep for trouble but lots of fun for the dogs. We got home a little earlier than expected, and it was nice to be able to swing by at 7 pm and pick up our dog on the way home from the airport. Our first experience with Ron was a very good one.
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Ron is a wonderful dog vacay host. He is a true "dog person". You know how dogs just know that someone is a good person, well, Ron fits that to a "t". Our dogs immediately bonded with Ron and his wife Cathy at the meet and greet. It was apparent to us that Ron loved being around dogs and the dogs were happy to be with Ron. He has a large pasture with a ditch running through it, so there is water for the dogs to play in and keep cool. There is lots of room to run around and play. We were gone for 10 days and our "girls" seemed to have enjoyed every minute of it. Ron emailed us pictures about every other day to show us how they were doing. This helped us enjoy our vacation even more knowing that they were being well cared for. We can't speak highly enough of Ron. He will be our go to dog sitter for future trips.
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We are extremely particular about who we let watch our dogs. Ron and his wife took great care of the kids for us. We really liked his experience with dogs and the loving environment. They were happy and tired when we picked them up.
We left our dogs with Ron and Kathy for several days while taking a little trip. The experience was great! We met them first, and they were very nice, easygoing people. The accommodations for the dogs were great, and the care was equally great. They updated us with text messages and emails, including pictures. We were able to enjoy our trip without worrying one bit about how our dogs were doing. The last thing to mention is the price...it was enough lower than boarding kennels/vet clinics, that it was what hooked us in the first place. The reservation was easy and the whole experience pleasant and painless. Thank you so much, R & K for great service and we'll be using them again.
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