Murphy's Doggone Retreat

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Matt R.

19 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Matt's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
3 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Matt's House

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Outdoor area

About Matt

We are an active family who loves hanging out together. Maggie works from home, and Matt is home from work by early afternoon. We have raised dogs all our lives. Our 10 year old daughter Allie loves dogs and looks forward to meeting yours. We have a very social 5 year old Golden retriever, Murphy, who loves playing with other dogs. We have a very large, fenced yard. Every dog gets free dog massages as Maggie has been a massage therapist for 16 years. She gives them lots of play, hugs, walks, and love. She grew up on a large ranch so her love for animals runs deep! Book with us today! The Reese Family
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Matt R.

19 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Matt's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Matt's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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19 Reviews
Maggie, Matt and Murphy were fantastic with our two dogs! They updated us daily while we were on our vacation. We were worry free and knew that they were being taken care of. They had SO much fun. When we got home, they slept the whole day because they played so much. They have the most beautiful was a pup paradise! Thank you, Maggie and Matt! We will definitely trust you again with our two fur babies.
Matt, Maggie, and Murphy are great hosts. When we first met, it was a perfect match for my furry friend, Gus and their dog-loving home. Their backyard and regular doggy visitors kepts my dog social and active for the entire stay. They send you daily updates with pictures on how things were going. I always knew Gus was in good hands. I would definitely recommend and have Gus stay again!
Matt and Maggie are the best when it comes to dog sitting and boarding! Our dogs have been well cared for each time and we love that we get picture updates of our boys.
Great experience for our dog! We were nervous but all went really well.
I was very comfortable leaving my lab who has a bit of separation anxiety he with Matt and his family. She did great and they were very nice people. I would use them again.
Matt watched our two pups for us while we were out of town. I felt comfortable with him and didn't worry about the pups at all while we were away. We received daily pictures and videos. They looked like they were having the best time! I will definitely use Matt again and would recommend him to anyone needed a pet sitter.
Sam loved his stay with Murphy, Matt and Maggie! They sent daily updates and their property is amazing! Sam ran back inside when my husband picked him up and didn't want to leave! 5 star experience and so much better than kenneling out pup! Highly recommend. PS- my lab loved swimming in the pool and creek!
Sammy had terrible separation anxiety (taking it out on himself) and we were never able to leave him alone or with anyone else until we met Matt and Maggie and their wonderful family. Being a saint bernard, they were bred to be close to people (rescue dogs) and are extremely in tune with people's hearts and true feelings. We know when we've found a good home and family because Sammy knows and tells us! He loves spending the day with them and playing with his new friend, Murphy. They have a big yard to run and stretch! And I can relax at work knowing my love is not only in capable hands, but having so much fun!
Matt and Maggie are by far the best people to care for your dog while you are gone that you could hope for. They are both very caring and knowledgeable. They really put a lot of effort into making sure it is the best possible atmosphere for your pet.
Murphy (Matt's dog) and his family took great care of our Xander over for an extended Labor Day weekend. Prior to hearing about, our doggie always went to board at a daycare. He knew what was coming when we'd pull up to the building and fought going inside. This time, we tried something different and can't be more pleased. Not only were the rates reasonable, but Xander enjoyed his stay which helped us to relax on our vacation. Murphy has a lovely backyard and a wonderful family and was more than willing to share them!
Samson loved spending the day here! He loved running in the big yard with Murphy, massages from Maggie, and just being with Matt and the entire family! And Samson lets us know what he likes and doesn't like. At other day care places he wouldn't eat, drink, or play, and eventually wouldn't get out of the car to go. But Murphy's retreat is different! Murphy is a great dog and there may be another nice dog, and there is time and space to play and to relax also! Sammy is a sensitive dog and he can feel when the love is there and when it's not. Lots of love here at Murphy's retreat which makes my love, Samson, very happy!
This was an extra day to accomodate us when our trip ran over. Matt was great and had no problems keeping Sparky.
Matt and Maggie were great hosts. You could see the love in their hearts. Their property is provides
open spaces for the dogs to run around freely but
within barriers. One of them is there most of the time. They asked if I had any concerns. I didn't. They had warm, cozy areas to rest with their family.
My dogs went on their own vacation!
Bella had a great time with Matt and his family. She loved Murphy! I don't think she wanted to leave her dogvacay!
Matt and his wife, Maggie, were wonderful! Their dog, Murphy, was so friendly and got along well with both of my dogs. You can tell that they love dogs and care about them very much. They have room to run around, and still get walked, too! I got updates and pictures, which put my mind at ease. Our rescue dog, Scoobie, is very shy and wary of new people, especially men. When I picked them up, Scoobie was sitting next to Matt and Matt was able to pet him! That was so amazing to see! I will definitely be using them in the future!
Great family! Sparky was wiped out after all the fun and attention. Highly recommended!
Find a reliable and caring sitter is not easy. Matt not only meets these needs, but also has experience and really love animals. I highly recommend Matt to be the one selected to take care of your beloved pet.
We enjoyed and trusted this host. Ricky seemed so happy there and had such a fun time with their dog Murphy.
My dog Maggie's week-long stay with Matt and his family was fantastic - Two Thumbs Up! A very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, very accommodating to Maggie's needs! Matt was very thorough and Maggie was loved and very happy in his care, which made me very comfortable. I received photos every day with updates, which I absolutely loved. I'm so glad I chose Matt to watch Maggie and I'll definitely be a repeat customer!
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