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Richard T.

51 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler

Richard's Resident Pets

Cocker Spaniel
11 yr 2 mo old
6 yr 2 mo old

Richard's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Richard

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
** Long stays welcome**
**24/7 supervision**
** Daily photo and text updates**
**long walks and trips to the dog park**
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Hi my name is Rich. My house is close to Desert Ridge at 42nd St. and Bell. I have a nice backyard that is very pet friendly and has an 8 foot solid wall fence. The doggy door gives the dogs easy access to the backyard. We go on dog walks twice per day and visit the two parks in my neighborhood. I have 5 years of pet sitting experience and have cared for dogs that require special medications; including diabetic injections. Your dog will be supervised 24 hrs per day. My pet parents enjoy updates that I send them through text messages or emails while they are away ensuring that their loved one is having a great day. I look forward to meeting you and your pet.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Richard T.

51 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Richard's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Richard's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
51 Reviews
Richard was a great host to our dog, Rego. We appreciated the daily updates/photos! He was also more than accommodating when we ran into tire trouble on our way back and had to pick Rego up later than the initial agreed upon time. We're grateful to him for his flexibility and for keeping our girl safe and happy!
My husband and I needed someone to watch our dog while away on vacation, and due to the history and great experience we had previously, it was no question that we'd book with Rich again. Rich provided picture updates while we were away. He is great and you can tell he truly enjoys dogs. Our Rascal is in good hands with Rich. Rascal was even excited walking up to the door at Rich's house because he knew where he was and had so much fun the last time!
Quick to respond and very flexible. I had to extend my trip and he was very accommodating. Highly recommend .
We used Rich for daycare prior to our vacation for our chihuahua so he could get to know him and would be comfortable when we do leave for vacation. Rascal had so much fun! When I picked him up, he fell asleep within minutes from so much fun and playing. Rascal was in great hands with Rich and we will definitely book him again!
We chose Richard in the first place because he answered our email right away and was more than willing for us to bring our dog over to meet him. It was our first time ton ever leave our dog with anyone other than family. Our dog was shy, but since Richard has a dog with a similar personality he knew how to handle ours. We immediately felt better about leaving her.
While we were gone, Richard kept in touch with photos and messages. The one time I sent him an email while were gone asking a question, he responded right back.
We will definitely be using Richard again.
Richard took care of our pup during Thanksgiving!!! Awesome to know shes in great care! Always available and would highly recommend!
So glad to have Richard! He is always available even durinh the holiday! What a relief to have dog sitter for our pup, we can go out of town at ease knowing shes in great care.
So glad to have Richard! What a relief to have dog sitter for our pup, we can go out of town at ease knowing shes in great care.
Millie's getting much more comfortable. Rich said she only missed us for a few minutes and then played the rest of the time. We've found a winner!
Our dog recently spent 6 days with Richard and the pack. Richard is friendly and a trustworthy, affordable choice when choosing a pet sitter. We'd use him again.
Danny is happy with his stays with Richard and we are too!
Abby loved her time with Rich and loved her new puppy buddies. We were gone three weeks and never worried a moment.
This was our first experience using DogVacay and we couldn't have been happier we found Richard to watch our two dogs. He took time to ask questions when we first arrived for drop off and his home was very dog friendly, having a dog door really sealed the deal for us as both of our dogs typically have access to a dog door throughout the day. Richard was also kind enough to send emails and pictures to update us on how are dogs were doing. The next time we travel out of town for an extended time we will be hoping Richard can be available to help again.
We left Sparky with Rich for 5 days. We were hesitant because of some other bad experiences we had had with other people but it worked out really well. Sparky seemed happy to see us but not a "crazy get me out of here" attitude I have seen with other people. Rich was great about sending pictures and updates. We will use him again.
Rich is an experienced doggie vacay host! His home is safe and clean. Our little maltipoo Pearl had a great time! We're booking with Rich for Pearl's next stay.
Richard was fantastic! I had him watch my dog during Labor day weekend while I was out of town for a wedding. He was very sweet to her and sent pictures of her getting along with his other dogs. My pup definitely had a great time! I will definitely use Richard again in the future.
Richard was a great host. Would recommend him to watch your dog. Thanks for taking great care of my Aja.
Our two dogs recently stayed with Rich for a long weekend. Our experience was 100% positive and we will definitely use his services again. He updated us over the weekend to let us know how they were doing and we felt very comfortable knowing they were having a good stay. He is conveniently located just south of the 101 near the 51. Thanks for taking such great care of our boys while we were away.
Excellent!! My sweet, timid dog had a great time on her dog vacay with Rich! She was happy and even seemed to have benefitted from being with Rich and the other dogs. It feels comforting to know there's somewhere I can take her and feel at ease while I'm away! Everything about the process was easy and stress free. Thank you Rich and DogVacay!
This was Danny's first stay away from home and without us so we were a bit apprehensive. But Danny seemed to like Richard from the start and everything went well. Richard's own dog was quite friendly so that was a good sign. The doggie door was smaller than Danny was used to but he still learned to use it. Richard even had Danny's bags packed and ready to go when we came to pick him up. We will definitely use Richard for boarding again. Indeed, we've already made a reservation!
Really nice guy and looked after Poppy well. Poppy will be surely visiting again soon!
Rich did a terrific job with our two little boys. In the past, they have come home from boarding upset and discontent. After boarding with Rich, they came home relaxed and happy. Rich sent pictures every few days along with a progress note. He gets a five star rating. We will feel much more comfortable when we travel.
My dog Oscar had such a great stay! I was very comfortable leaving my dog with him because Richard took the time to gather valuable information about my dog in regards to his routine, emergency contact, veterinarian (in case of emergency), etc. Richard also frequently sent me pictures so I knew Oscar was happy and in good hands. I would definitely book with Richard in the future.
Thank you so much Rich for taking care of Ted. He had a great time and I appreciate the pics and daily updates. We will be back!!
Rich was great with Maggie. He asked a lot of questions which showed that he really wanted to maintain her routine as much as possible. He also sent an update or photo of Maggie daily so that we had comfort that she was doing well. He had a few dogs at the same time so Maggie had a dog party every day!
Richard is always very good with our dog and if we still lived in the area we'd use his services every time!
First time I had used Dogvacay and Richard was wonderful. My dog had a great time and I would definetly leave my dog with him again!
Richard was very attentive when it came to the whole communication process prior and during our pup's stay. He took great care of Twinkie and we plan on using him again in the future! Highly recommended :)
Richard was great with lily! Sent a couple pics during the course of her stay and when I picked her up she spent the rest of the day sleeping. I can only assume she spent hours playing on her vacay.
Rich is fantastic! I would recommend to anyone. Our dogs had a great time at the meet and greet and enjoyed their stay with Rich.
Scooby had another great weekend with Richard. He was flexible with drop off and pick up and sent lots of photos and videos of Scooby playing with the other dogs. She is sacked out on the floor now sleeping like a kid who just got home from summer camp!
Warm and welcoming. They took good care of my older dog.
Rich was great. It was Enzo's first real time away from anyone he knew and he seemed to have enjoyed his DogVacay. Will certainly book again.
Richard watched our dogs on short notice.
Thank you Rich! Jake's stay was perfect! This was our first time using the site but not our last! We will use Rich again for sure!
Phew! I was so nervous about leaving my 3 year old multipoo for the first time here in Arizona. i moved here from Canada a few months ago, and after doing a TON of research, I found Richard. I love that he kept me posted with pictures all week. Luna will be staying with him again in a week.
Outstanding experience for both our dog AND us!! This was the first time we used this service and we are VERY pleased. And, Richard?? Well, he was able to ally any fears we had about leaving Tucker there for (gulp) FIVE days! Richard sent us periodic updates with PICTURES, no less.

A++ !

Thank You Dog Vaycay! and,
Thank You Richard!
Scooby was happy when we dropped her off and happy when we picked her up. Rich and his wife took great care of our puppy, and were kind enough to send a daily smartphone update so we didn't have to worry about her on her first overnight stay away from home.
Toby and Babe were very pleased with their DogVacay with Richard. They had a fun 4 day sleep over with Rich and his 3 dogs. Great fun and lots of attention :) I am very pleased and would highly recommend. I am a bit of a nervous parent and was reassured by the daily emails and pictures. Priceless to be able to concentrate on my business trip and not worry about the dogs.

DogVacay provides a great service!!

Thank you!!
We were so impressed with RIchard. What a neat guy. His love for all the dogs in his care is so obvious, and his own dogs are so obviously loved and we'll - cared for. They immediately took over and made Rascal welcome. Rascal fit right in, and he has never even ever particularly liked other dogs!! He was healthy and fit when we picked him up, and looked happy and "at home". Richard also sent us a picture via email almost every day. That REALLY meant a lot to us!! All of them showed him playing with the other dogs and happy. We were just amazed and so relieved that he was in such good hands and doing so well. We just can't thank him and the DogVacay team enough. Little Rascal will never again have to worry about having to go to prison in a boring old kennel again!
Richard and his wife took great care of our five month old Goldendoodle puppy! I would highly recommend him to anyone.
First time leaving our 4 1/2 year old Maltipoo. She was very nervous but I hear started to feel more comfortable as time went by. Enjoyed getting the pics while we were gone.
My dog spent two and a half weeks at rich's house. Rich was easy to with with. Rich works from home and there were three other dogs there for my dog to play with. Everything seemed to go well. A few pictures and updates were e mailed to me. I returned late at night do I paid rich a fee and he dropped my dog off earlier that day on my backyard instead of me having to pick him up the next day. That was very convenient. I would definitely use rich again.
My girls loved their time with Richard.
Very loving dog home. Copvery was very relaxed and happy when I picked him up. I will defintetly use Rich again for care of my special friend.
I was nervous about leaving my dog, Charlie, for over two weeks during the holidays - but Rich and Barb put me at ease. I loved the photo updates I received throughout his stay and could tell that he was having a great time playing with their dogs. Charlie even came home with a cute new toy. I will definitely use Rich and Barb again in the future!
Tiki loved his stay at Rich and Barb's and even came home with a new toy! I have boarded Tiki before in a kennel and felt so much more comfortable knowing he was in a nice home with loving pet owners rather than a 10 ft run all week. Rich and Barb were friendly and accommodating with doing a meet and greet and scheduling drop off and pick up. They have a nice home and Tiki seemed to get along well with their pets. I loved that they sent us pictures with updates on how he was doing - he is typically a pretty anxious dog and gets nervous when I leave but it looked like he quickly made himself right at home, lounging on the couch! Would highly recommend using Rich and Barb for your next vaca! :)
Chug loved his weekend at Rich and Barb's! He forgot about me as soon as we walked in the door because he was so excited to play with their dogs. Rich was great at checking in and sending me updates. I would highly recommend them and Chug will definitely stay there again next time I go out of town!
I've used Richard and Barb twice now, and I have to say, they are so great!! They are accommodating, friendly, and treated my dog like a member of their family. I felt such a sense of relief knowing that my dog was happy to be there and was in such good hands. I highly recommend them and will definitely be using them again!
My dogs were so excited to stay with Rich and Barb and their brood of pups. I was pleased to know my doggies were in such good hands. I know now that their home is where I want my pups to stay when I go away again. I could not be happier ! Judy
Richard and his fiancee were great and had a lot of patience with our 10-week old puppy! We had a last-minute booking fall through and Richard was extremely flexible. Our pup even came home with a few new toys :). We loved getting the photo updates so we knew she was in great hands while we were away.
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