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Richard L.

12 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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 - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Rottweiler
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Richard's Resident Pets

Dakota
Beagle
Female
11 yr 8 mo old
Misty
Labrador Retriever
Female
3 yr 11 mo old

Richard's House

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

About Richard

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am available to take care of your dog in your home, so as not to disrupt your dog's routine and keep your dog in familiar surroundings. With this you can be rest assured that my presence at your home while you are away will also serve as a deterrent in your absence.

I have been around dogs all my life. I currently have a 11 year old beagle and a 3 year old yellow lab. I am also a volunteer with NorCal Beagle Rescue. Your dog will have my full attention while you are away.

I am also open to host your dog at our house upon a successful "Meet and Greet" with our two dogs first. I must insist on a "Meet and Greet" at least 7 days prior to booking a stay at my house, this is to ensure that if things don't work out, it will allow you to make other accommodations for your dog.

If you are not in need of pet setting, I also offer dog walking services.

I am very active. I love running and snow skiing.

Currently I am only able to watch only One (1) dog at my house.

Also please understand that I am not able to care for a dog that has not been fixed yet, thank you for your understanding.
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Richard L.

12 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Richard's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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12 Reviews
Richard and his wife have a lovely house and even a special fenced area just for the "guest" to hang with their two dogs. My pup Malcolm was quite nervous, but Richard was very attentive, and his wife won Malcolm over with special couch cuddle time. I was very impressed with their compassionate handling of Malcolm's anxiety and highly recommend them as dog caretakers.
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Richard was great! Our dog, Sam, was happy and well cared for. Richard sent us frequent pictures of all Sam's activities and fun. A perfect first experience with Dog Vacay.
Richard is dog savvy; he understands how to read and react to a dog's signals. Our dog is fearful and Richard was able to go slowly with him and win his trust. We got updates while we were away that put our minds at ease, and we came home to a calm, happy dog - this speaks volumes for the care he received while we were away.
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Richard was fantastic - we have a very possessive large dog and Richard won his trust and friendship immediately. A true "dog person"! We can go on stress free vacations again.
Thank you, Richard and your wife take care of Chip while I am away.
Richard is the best option in the Los Altos area! He pulled double duty with my corgi Gizmo and my dad's lab Tootsie. Highly recommend!
Richard and family made Alberta felt so welcomed and cared for. Since this was Alberta's first time boarding with them, Richard spent the night sleeping in the living room with Alberta. I am so happy that Alberta found a wonderful family to board with!
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Richard was great. He is very responsive and took great care of our chocolate lab. I appreciated the time he took during our meet and great to ensure it was a good match. While we were away, He sent pics and let us know how he was settling in. I will definitely have Richard pet sit for us again.
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Gracie had a great stay and enjoyed her time roaming the house and yard! I received daily updates and pictures so that I knew Gracie was doing well while out of town.
Had a great stay at Richard's house. She can't wait to go back soon! She especially loved laying out in the sun on his great deck! She liked Richard too! Richard sent great photos everyday!
Very grateful to Richard for taking such good care of Mika during her week long stay. Richard was very prompt with replies to my text and emails along with pictures and updates during the week. Most definitely will use Richard as a host again.
Richard is an excellent host. Great communication and fast responses, flexible drop-off and pick-up times, and wonderful picture text messages during my Yorkshire Terrier's stay. After the visit Teddy was in great spirits and it was wonderful knowing that he spent the time in a warm and caring household as opposed to a kennel.
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