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Ron and Cathy S.

45 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Ron and Cathy's Resident Pets

Flat Coated Retriever
11 yr 8 mo old
Golden Retriever
5 yr 8 mo old
9 yr 8 mo old
Sweet Pea
6 yr 8 mo old

Ron and Cathy's House

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

About Ron and Cathy

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Happy Hound Haven where your pet will receive 24 hour supervision and lots of play time! Is your canine companion ready for a vacation? We are here for you! My husband, Ron and I volunteer with Animal Rescue of Tracy since 2011. Between the two of us we have over 20 years experience in handling and caring for dogs. Both of us are retired and can devote our time to your pup! Our flexibility and ability to take last minute reservations (in most cases) add a level of assurance that we are here for you!

We have fostered dogs for 5 years and have provided boarding services since 2014 so our own dogs are socialized and are used to other dogs coming over for visits. We have a nice sized, clean, smoke-free home where the dogs have free access to the family room and kitchen plus a doggie door that leads to the backyard. There is a covered patio and trees in the backyard where the dogs can stay out of the elements if they choose. All outdoor play is supervised and includes ball chasing, running around, and going into the wading pool during warmer weather if they like.

Dog Boarding:
To provide peace of mind while you are away we will text you an update and pictures at least every other day. Your 4-legged friend will receive the same loving care as our own dogs which includes walks, treats, meals and supervised outdoor play. I'm sorry but we cannot accept dogs who are not potty trained and/or under the age of 2 years old. We cannot accommodate puppies.

Large Dogs: We are only able to board one large dog at a time. We cannot accept large dogs that are hyper and don't know basic commands. Older, well-mannered dogs do best in our home.

Rate of $33 is for 24 hour time period. Beyond 24 hours will be charged $3.00/hour per dog or $23 for 8 hour day. Discount offered on 2nd dog. I'm sorry, we are unable to accommodate puppies.

If Mobile Vet Tech services are needed (for injections) we can make those arrangements; those fees are extra. Please request Custom Quote.

Doggie Daycare:
Taking a day trip and can't take your furry companion? Or maybe your dog is an "only" dog and would enjoy socialization for a few hours. Discount offered on 2nd dog. $20 is for an 8-hour day. Beyond 8 hours will be charged at $2.00/hour per dog.

Transport: We can pick up your dog and/or drop off your dog for grooming, vet visits, or if you are boarding at a daycare facility and are running late call us and we can pick up! Basic rate of $10 one way plus mileage will apply @ .54 cents per mile (within Tracy, CA)

Medical Requirements:
Proof of rabies is required. Please be up-to-date on vaccines. Flea Prevention Medication is highly recommended. We can administer oral medications and topical medications if necessary. No injections.

Feel free to propose a meet 'n' greet - we'd love for you to check us out first before you place your reservation!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Ron and Cathy S.

45 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ron and Cathy's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ron and Cathy's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
45 Reviews
Positive experience, Ozzie came home completely stress free
Ron and cathy's dog vacay is perfect. My little dog has a great time when he is visiting.
Ron & Cathy, We had a great experience with you. You really listened to us and found out as much as possible about our Dogs and there personality's. You were both so professional and loving. Its very hard to find a good dog sitter that we trust, so it was nice being away not having that worry. Thank you so much
Love The Silvas
Ron and Cathy were wonderful!!! I did not know what to expect, because our dog always travels with us. From our first meet and greet they made my husband, myself and our Jazzy feel at home. I loved that she sent us pictures while we were away. I would highly recommend that you choose them for your pets next stay. We will use them again!!!!
Ron and Cathy are fabulous and take great care of our dog when we cannot bring her with us. We know Cargo is being well cared for and loved. The home environment is great vs. kennel type boarding for our sensitive pooch.

Cargo loves to visit Ron and Cathy!
Ron and Cathy were fantastic with Timmy! Would stay again!
We are so glad to have found Cathy and Ron to take care of Scooter! They are experienced, loving, and attend to detail. When we leave for vacation, I now can enjoy our time away so much better!
Ron and Cathy were quick to respond to my request for a reservation and questions I had. I received updates, candid feedback and photos on my dog, Oreo.
Their home and yard are very nicely set up for caring for dogs and we felt very comfortable that Oreo was taken care of.
I would recommend their dog boarding to my friends from my experience.
Thank you Ron and Cathy from Happy Hounds!
Ron and Cathy are great! My pup Polarbear gets excited as soon as we drive into their neighborhood as he loves his stays there!
Ron and Cathy were great. Jasper stayed with them for 4 days and absolutely loved it. They a] re great to work with and was a very pleasant experience for us and Jasper.
Ryder seemed to enjoy himself. By the time we got home he looked like he was ready for a day of doing nothing. Too much fun with all the pups. Thanks Cathy!
Our dog Kelly had a great time staying with Ron & Cathy a few weeks ago. They walked her and spoiled her with attention and sent us updates with pictures. Kelly greeted us with a huge smile on her face when we came to pick her up. They made her feel comfortable and right at home, which gave us peace of mind. I know she can't wait for another vacay stay with Ron & Cathy!
Thank you Ron and Cathy for taking such good care of my persnikety pooch! The pictures and updates were very nice, especially since I know my dog would have a tough time being away from us. She obviously settled in and felt comfortable with you!
Ron and Cathy are great with my lil Dino who is 18 plus years old and is blind and deaf he does so well with them that I really never worry while I'm gone I know that if they had an issue they would call me immediately. Frankly I would not use anyone else thanks Ron and Cathy for helping me out in such short notice
Dino is always well taken care of with Ron and Cathy I went into surgery knowing he would be fine especially since he is special needs he does great with them. I will always use their services. Thank You again
My dogs, Sami & Cara, always have a great time @ Ron & Cathy's! They treat them as wonderful as their own beloved dogs.

Ron & Cathy are very diligent about providing meds on a timely basis as well as following the feeding regimen for my dogs.

Ron & Cathy are also very flexible and go out of their way to support requests.
Ron & Cathy are great and Pharrell had an awesome time!!!
Our boys could'nt be in better hands, Cathy & Ron are the best!
Our boy Dizzy has the greatest time at Ron & Cathy's! He comes home happy and tired. They have a wonderful setup, clean and pet friendly home and are super close to where we live, just perfect!
I would definitely choose to board my dog with Ron and Cathy again if the need arises. I found them to be low key and caring individuals. They kept me updated on my dog through daily messages and photos. They live in a lovely, clean home in a nice neighborhood.
Great dog sitting experience! Ron and Cathy are fabulous! Nice, big yard..., clean home. Lots of communication & pictures of our Ace while we were on vacation. The resident dogs are so friendly & Ace seemed to really like playing with them. Very professional and definitely recommend & will use again!
I called Kathy and Ron at the last minute and they took her right in. She is a special needs little chi and requires a lot of extra care. They sent me pictures of her while i was gone.
I would highly recommend them and I would certainly use them again. Pixie gives them a paws up!!!
Ron and Cathy were the greatest! We were nervous about leaving our new pup, he's our first family pet and part of our family.

They have a wonderful home and were great with him! They sent us updates and photos while we were gone.

He came home happy and content. Will definitely stay with them again.
Communication with Ron and Cathy was great. Just to see my dog happy with them was great.
Ron and Cathy made me feel so comfortable leaving my Emmy with them. She is used to one on one attention and they were wonderful to her!
Next time we leave town I won't hesitate to book another stay.
Loved how they send updates and pictures during the stay!
Ron and Cathy were great. Their home was such a nice environment to leave my precious pup. And I really appreciated the text message updates and photos. Will definitely use their services again.
Always so easy to work with and Rugger seems to have so much fun while we're gone
Ron & Cathy are very fine people. After meeting them, we were quite confident that our little family member would be in good hands. We certainly would use them in the future as well as recommend them to our friends.
My husband and I spent couple weeks to search for the ideal option for our dog. The # 1 criteria is to keep our dog safe while we are on vacation. In addition, we want to make sure our dog is in an environment he feel loved. We are glad to have fund Cathy and Ron! They have a perfectly fenced backyard, a very organized and clean home that is smoke free, and all their residence dogs are well trained.
We can tell Cathy and Ron and dog lovers as all their dogs are rescued. We had a test run a few days ago, and our dog seems had a great time.
Ron and Cathy immediately put our minds at rest when leaving our 5 month old English bulldog with them. They were very easy to work with! Their house was very clean but also pup-friendly! Thanks for being such great pup parents to our Mugsie!
Ron and Cathy are awesome, they are so kind. They not only took great care of my dog, but also taught her too. She was shy at first, but later played with the other dogs. I felt very comfortable. Karole
Ron and Cathy are the best host ever! The moment we met them after our initial meet and greet we knew right away that our doggies, Symbah and Starlah will be in good hands. We dropped our dogs for a weekend overnight stay and they had a blast! Ron and Cathy gave us updates via text message with pictures which put our minds at ease. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ron and Cathy :)
Oh did I mention how calm their resident dogs are? Our doggies got along so well with them, no issues...no fights...just pure fun.
Ron and Cathy...thank you for all that you do! See you soon!
This was the best place our dog has ever stayed. Ron and Cathy were super nice people, dog friendly, and their location was clean and perfect for dogs. Our dog was so happy there, he wants to go back.
Our two dogs received excellent care while at Ron's and Cathy's home. They listened to what we had to say about their individual peculiarities and did a great job of accommodating them. We had daily check-ins complete with photos so could see for ourselves that they were doing well while we were away. We will definitely use them again.
My chihuahua, Buddy, stayed with Ron and Cathy for a week. He had never stayed anywhere before and is also a rescue, so has some issues. Ron and Cathy made sure Buddy felt comfortable and all of his needs were met. He wasn't eating so they got wet food for him. I was in contact with them frequently via text. They are great people with a lot of experience with dogs. I would recommend them to everyone! :)
Cathy and Ron were the best sitters for my little Dino. Dino is a senior dog who is almost totally deaf (hears a little) and blind but does see shadows from a very small place in his right eye and I was so happy that didn't affect them from taking Dino in. Their older two dogs were wonderful with him when I took him for a meet and greet they gently followed him around and it did not effect Dino at all. He is a little timid but not with Cathy he took to her right away and I truly did not worry about him all day. She sent me a couple of pics and updates on him and he seemed totally at home with them. When I came to pick him up she was carrying him like he was part of their family and was very relaxed and content in her arms, pretty amazing! They are a godsend to my little senior poodle. If you are looking for someone who loves animals totally, especially the senior dogs Ron and Cathy are it. I cannot say enough about Cathy and Ron, Dino will definitely be staying with them again and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so caring.
Another great stay for our pups! They LOVE Cathy & Ron's house.

WE love Cathy & Ron for having such big hearts to take in other people's pups so that we are able to spend our away time with no worries about our loved pets.

The pictures that Cathy texts are great! Love getting the updates of our pets having such fun while we're away.

If you are looking for great care for your pet - you need look no further! I don't hesitate to refer to Cathy & Ron!

(NOTE: Review is duplicated b/c we had 2 pets cared for under separate reservations).
Another great stay for our pups! They LOVE Cathy & Ron's house.

WE love Cathy & Ron for having such big hearts to take in other people's pups so that we are able to spend our away time with no worries about our loved pets.

The pictures that Cathy texts are great! Love getting the updates of our pets having such fun while we're away.

If you are looking for great care for your pet - you need look no further! I don't hesitate to refer to Cathy & Ron!
Cathy & Ron were recommended to us from our former pet host Lulu Mendoza (who moved out of state). We trusted Lulu to refer us to another great host. And, although I think we might even have been Cathy & Ron’s first official DogVacay clients, we were NOT disappointed!

What a wonderful transition for us and our pups. Cathy & Ron are very personable. Their home is very clean and an ideal setup for pet sitting with great indoor and outdoor spaces for the dogs to play, run around or just relax.

We were able to go away and have peace of mind that our pups were in good hands. Upon our return, we could see our pups were very happy in Cathy & Ron’s care and had been very well taken care of while we were away.

We have found a winner and will definitely be back!
They were terrific and our dog, Jake, had lots of fun! Would definitely call again if we're headed to Yosemite!
We are so GRATEFUL for Ron and Cathy, who took warm, gentle, loving care of Ripp. We will definitely have Ripp come back here when we're out of town. Thank you, a trillion times fold, Ron and Cathy.
Cathy and Ron have hosted our dog Queenie a couple of times now. Queenie's first vacay was a short visit, but during that brief period Cathy really took the time to get to know Queenie and found out how to make her feel more comfortable. By her second visit, Queenie was making herself right at home with Cathy and Ron! Queenie sometimes doesn't eat if anything about her routine changes. But Cathy kept an eye on her, even offering her alternative food to make sure that she wasn't going hungry. I feel completely at ease when I leave Queenie with Cathy and Ron, it is such a comfort to know that I don't have to worry about her while we're away. Thanks guys for taking such great care of her!
I cannot say enough nice things about Cathy. She always keeps me updated on when she is picking up our dog and how things are going. I even got a picture of him in the car!
For someone like me who commutes outside of Tracy, it is so helpful to have someone like Cathy who can help pick up our dog from his doggy daycare and drop him off at home.
We were very happy to leave our Lucy with Cathy and Ron. Cathy kept us up to date with all the fun Lucy was having, along with pictures. Cathy was the most loving and caring host I could have asked for. When it came time for us to pick Lucy up to go home, it was quite obvious the bond she made with Cathy. I couldn't have asked for a better home away from home for Lucy, and we will definately be booking again.
This was the first time we have left our dog Daisy with someone other than family and we were not sure how it would be. We meet with Cathy and her dogs about a month before she was to watch Daisy. Daisy was introduced to her dogs and immediately they were playing. After our visit we felt confident that Daisy would be in good hands. During Daisy's stay Cathy sent some pictures of the dogs together and assured us that everything was going well. Daisy had a great time on her Dog Vac. Thank you Cathy and Ron!!
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