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Ray S.

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35 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Ray's Resident Pets

Blue Heeler
9 yr 6 mo old

Ray's House

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

About Ray

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
If the thought of leaving your best friend in a kennel while you vacation, have a movie or game day/night out is enough to make you cancel your plans, welcome! You're our kind of people! We strive to make our home the next best thing to being home for your dog....., and most importantly, lots of love and attention

We are extremely flexible and accommodating with drop off and pick up times. If you already know your travel times, let us know and we can work out a plan for drop off and pick up that makes everyone happy, no stress required!

A short day or an extended stay is a social event in our home! Your dog will enjoy an incredible time with their new friends!

While we let the dogs be dogs, we keep very aware of their behaviours and watch for any changes. It is never a good to let a dog regress or learn a new habit so it is also a top priority to continue to provide a consistent routine and enforce the rules and commands that they follow at home. Please be sure and list commands that are used at home on the Host Info Sheet.

Here are some typical questions we get during the meet and greets, so I've put them here for reference.

Dogs are more than welcome to swim. We will provide all safety gear. No dogs for any reason for any amount of time are ever left alone in the back yard.

All fertilizers, potted plants, flowers, soil and mulch used on the property are certified Pet Safe.

What to bring at drop off:

A completed Host Info Sheet . I will keep it in a file for them for future stays and can update it as necessary.. As booking is confirmed, I will send a link to the DogVacay PDF to complete.

Food and treats

Medicine in original containers with dispensing instructions.

Although your dog will never be left alone in the home or outdoors, please only bring chew toys like antlers or kongs, basically anything that would be safe to give unsupervised.

Not necessary to bring:

Bowls (ours are sanitized stainless steel). Please only bring a bowl if you have a special needs requirement.

Bedding - We offer every dog an orthopedic Kuranda Bed, for their comfort during their stay.

Rawhide (choking risk).

Small stuffed animals or toys can destroy.

Although we take steps that are overly cautious for biting pest and keeping all surfaces and beds sanitized, please be sure your dog is using a topical or pill form of flea,tick and mosquito defense. If you've requested and/or allowed walks we use a very wide human and dog trail down a green belt that is far from all major roads, but is just a house away from my back door. Most of the dogs in my care are plenty worn out with all the fun here, but we are always happy to take yours for a nice, safe walk when requested by you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Ray S.

Online Now!
35 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ray's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ray's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 14 miles
$35 /hour
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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2 Testimonials
Oct 2016
I love having Ray dogsit and take care of my dogs when I travel for work and vacations. I would never trust a boarding facility to care for my dogs so Ray has taken care of my dogs when I need him. He's always available, even on short notice and he truly loves my dogs as if they are his own. My dogs look forward to their staycations with Ray and I will never use another dog sitter. He knows and doesn't mind all of their quirks.
Oct 2016
Ray is a great dog sitter. He really showed great concern and care for my dog and was very descriptive in his communications of my dog's experience while I was away. By far, he has been the best pet sitter I’ve had. I would really like to keep using him from here on out as my primary pet sitter. My dog really liked him and he took such good care. It was a great experience and I knew upon meeting him, my dog was in excellent hands. I am truly a satisfied and happy client!
35 Reviews
We love Ray and Alex...and so does Ella! They are always willing to work with us on pick up and drop off times. And most importantly, we know Ella is being well cared for and having a great time! Thanks for taking such great care of our Ella.
Another great stay with Ray! Dallas loves hanging out with his buddies... and he is always well taken care of! The pictures that we receive while we are out of town make it easy to see how much fun he is having! We are blessed to have a safe, fun, caring place to leave our fur-baby! THANK YOU!
Ray was a great pet sitter. We used him for 2 weeks! He provided updates through email and sent pictures everyday! I highly recommend using Ray.
We survived our vacation; our two dogs survived theirs. I'm not sure if the dogs were worn out from having too much fun or if they just missed Ray after we brought them home. Ray was right there at the door to greet us when we did the drop off and when we came to pick them up. We will have him watch them again.
This was our first time to leave our pooch anywhere or with anyone. Rooney stayed with Ray for 15 days and we had complete peace of mind. You can see that Ray loves dogs and understands them well. We had many photos almost daily so we absolutely knew Rooney was having the time of his life. Ray was completely flexible with drop off and pick up which was much appreciated. We are about to take 2 more trips and know Rooney will be so excited to stay with Ray again.
My two dogs had a great vacay with Ray! They've stayed with him before, and they always get excited as soon as I turn on his street. Ray always listens to any requests or special instructions for my dogs, and I can tell he really cares about how they're doing. I'm so glad that we have a reliable caretaker for our two babies!
Ray is very friendly and flexible which made the entire booking process quite easy. My dog did not hesitate to entire his property when we dropped her off and Ray sent us pictures frequently during her stay.
Perfect place! Cooper loves staying with Ray so much that he is sad when we pick him up. Ray is kind and very attentive to the dogs. Cooper loves to vacation at Ray's house. The pictures that are sent are very reassuring. Ray is available and quickly answers questions. You will not regret leaving your dog with Ray.
Ray kept both of my dogs and my daughter's dog over a long weekend. We had no trouble communicating on the details of the boarding and had no trouble with the drop off. We were able to feel comfortable leaving them as the dogs were already approaching Ray and he was making a good connection with each of them. We received pictures daily and all seemed to be going well. The pick up was as uncomplicated as the drop off! The dogs appeared happy and well cared for. At the pick up, Ray talked about each dog's personality and impressions he had of them. I must say, after just three short days, he knew them pretty well! I felt as if he truly connects with the dogs...and that means a lot!
Dependable and caring. Rosie enjoyed her stay.
They were amazing! Our pups came home tired from playing (which never happens) and I received happy pictures the whole time.
Ray said he loved my dog and immediately made me feel super about the stay! He posted pics so I could keep track far away!! Many thanks!!
I dropped my dog Kiwi off with Ray before a 5 day trip to Guatemala. Kiwi needs insulin shots 2x daily and a fairly regimented diet due to diabetes. Ray did not have an issue administering the shots and since his visit with Ray his blood sugar levels have been quite good. Ray did send me pics towards the end of the visit. As far as I can tell Ray did an excellent job caring for my dog. One area of constructive feedback might be more updates on the visit during the visit.
Great experience with Ray!! I really loved the communication and picture updates I received while Riley was in his care. It really put me at ease.....this is our second stay with Ray and we will for sure be back again!
Ray was always very responsive and our pal was smiling and happy when we picked him up.
Our little pup had a great time and she looked very happy when we picked her up and was exhausted. Ray was extremely easy to work with and very kind to Nala when we dropped her off. You could tell he had multiple dogs at the same time, so if your dog doesn't like to be around many other dogs, then it might not be a good fit.
Ray is amazing - he is GREAT with our dogs! They LOVE to see him whether it is when he comes over to walk them or when we board them with him. We have 4 huskies that are all a little crazy!
Ray has been very helpful in short term or long term stays. He communicates well and gives regular updates on my pets.
Ray is great! He responds very quickly and really helped us out at the last minute when I went into labor early and needed someone to watch the furbaby while I was in the hospital. RAY loves our pup and that makes leavibg him so much easier :)
professional, courteous, easy to work with. My pup was happy and worn out from her boarding visit. Would definitely recommend and will use again.
Our pups had a wonderful time with Ray! This was our first time using this App and we needed someone to watch our 2 dogs very last minute. Luckily Ray got back with us immediately. He was very kind and took great care of our doggies. We even received pictures so I could see them playing. I would definitely use him again to watch our doggies the next time we need someone! Thanks again!
Took Dottie to Ray's for a long weekend and and a short weekend in succession. Going back she practically dragged me to the door. She had a blast and Ray is very easy to work with.
Ray is a very kind dog-loving man. My girls had a great time and came home tired and happy.
We are so lucky to have found Ray and Alex! It is such a blessing to have someone to trust to take care of your fur babies while you are away! Dallas absolutely LOVES going over to Ray and Alex's! He literally drags me up the stairs... And his best buddies are always there waiting for him.
Ray and Alex take great care of Dallas - you can tell they love him!
We are so grateful!
Ray has been taking care Miley for a month, I appreciated everything he has done for Miley and us. Thank you Ray, you are awesome!
We are grateful for people like Ray. He took in our three small dogs for 12 days. Two of our dogs are special needs. Ray and his father showed true compassion and caring for our dogs. They treated them with kindness. Ray sent us pictures daily, and texted updates. At Ray's, our dogs became part of "the pack".
Ray was great with my Dog, she was playing and having a good time.
Ray was such a great host. You can tell he genuinely loves all the dogs in his care! He knows all their personalities and quirks. Our dog Remi had so much fun meeting new friends and playing all day! We definitely recommend Ray to all dog parents.
I just wanted to thanks Ray for taking care Miley. He is doing a fantastic job. Miley looks happy and I can see she enjoys been at Ray's house.
Ray was great. When my flight was delayed Ray calmed me and said its ok to be late. Dogs were very happy there and I will defiantly do business with Ray again.
Alex is awesome with Duke! Duke is very persnickety about who he bonds with and Alex was instantly in! We never have to worry about care with Duke or our home. Highly recommend!
Dallas had a great stay with Ray! The frequent pictures were fabulous (you could tell he was having a blast!). He came home exhausted and happy - but probably a little bummed to be away from his friends...
Ray and his son took great care of our fur baby! We have already scheduled another day of fun!
Wow, what a great experience! Ray was super responsive from the start and made me feel like my dog was in good hands. I'm nervous about leaving my dog in new environments or around other new dogs, but Ray eased all my worries with pictures and frequent updates. Ray even sent my dog home with a goodie bag! Although to be honest, my dog would've probably preferred to stay at Ray's!! Overall it was a great experience and I'll definitely recommend him to my friends!
Ray and his son are absolutely amazing! Dakota loved her stay with them and she is so worn out from all the playing. They even sent her home with a goodie bag! Definitely my go-to boarding and daycare from now on!
Ray S is Pawesome! My Chow Chow puppy liked him from day one. He's great with him. He's teaching Prince how to notify us when he needs out via the bell. And also plans on getting him comfortable in around water. Swimming lessons coming up! Ray is great with Prince! I would definitely recommend him. All of my DogVacay Sitters have been totally awesome:-)
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