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Ralph F.

46 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Mastiff, Great Dane, German Shepherd Dog, Boxer, Siberian Husky, Bulldog

Ralph's Resident Pets

Chester
Dachshund
Male
9 yr 2 mo old
Sheila
Dachshund
Female
10 yr 2 mo old

Ralph's House

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

About Ralph

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
** PLEASE READ MY PROFILE COMPLETELY **, this is a part time hobby for me, I MAY NOT be available WEEKDAYS for all your needs, so please READ my entire profile before making contact (click the "Read More About..." link below) . Also please check out the "rates and services" tab on my profile for my general services and price list.

NEW GUESTS OF MY SERVICE PLEASE READ THIS: We MUST have a successful Meet and Greet between our pups before I can accept reservations from new guests, so PLEASE click the "propose a meet and greet" link and request a meet and greet BEFORE requesting your first reservation with me. Thank you!

Hello! My pets are my family. Allow me to treat your pets as family too. I have two small Dachshund mixes named Chester and Sheila that I rescued from a shelter. They would love to have some friends over to play in their house and 8 foot high fenced in BIG back yard (see pictures). In my spare time I volunteer at the SPCALA pet adoption center and help find forever homes to needy dogs. I have been a volunteer with SPCALA for about 4 years now. During this time I have helped train, exercise and socialize all different breads and sizes of dogs, including puppies. I am also a member of their DART (Disaster Animal Recovery Team), which assists in rescuing and sheltering pets during disasters.

My standard service is supervised boardings and daycare that are available most weekends (Friday evenings thru Sunday nights). I have a full time job in an office M-F, 7-430. If interested in weekday boarding (I can remotely supervise via puppy cams during the workday), ask and depending on your needs we could probably work something out. I have 4 puppy cams set up through out the house so I can keep an eye them from anywhere at anytime. Don't worry as Chester and Sheila will keep your pet company :-) Boarding includes 1-2 walks daily around my block and unlimited play time in my large grassy back yard, daycare same but only 1 walk per day. Your dog will have free roam of my house and back yard. I prefer to host small to medium sized dogs at first until my little dogs get used to hosting guests. I have a small doggy door to the backyard, so your little ones will have free roam of my house and be free to go inside and out to the play in the back yard as much or as little as they like.

** Note: Rates for boarding on holidays are HIGHER, please inquire exact rates BEFORE booking a reservation during ANY holiday.

Another option would be "check up visits", where I would stop by and visit your dog(s) at your house before and after work or on weekends, feed them, play with them, and generally check up on them. This is a cheaper and less expensive option for less social dogs or dogs that can get stressed out easily.

I can also text or email you pictures and updates so you know you little one is having fun, just ask.

In addition, I will donate a portion of the service fees collected to the following charities and organizations:

SPCALA-the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Los Angeles (Not affiliated with ASPCA)
City of Long Beach, Animal Care Services
Friends of El Dorado Dog Park

Thank you for considering my services. I appreciate your business. ~Ralph

PS IF you are looking to spoil your pups check out BARKBOX.COM, they will send your dogs boxes of toys and goodies each month. Use this link for a discount:

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine

Ralph F.

46 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 25, 2017

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ralph's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ralph's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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46 Reviews
Once again Ralph provided our dog Dalai with a safe and loving 3 day vacation while we were away.
Dalai is a rescue dog and had separation anxiety the first time we left her with Ralph. Dalai has learned to enjoy her time with Ralph and his two the first time we left her with Ralph. Dalai has learned to enjoy her time with Ralph and his two dogs. She was happy to join her dog friends and Ralph when we arrived at Ralph's dog friendly house and big beautiful backyard. Dalai no longer exhibited anxiety when we left her. We believe we owe this positive change in our dog to Ralph and his ease, patience, and knowledge of animals. As a postscript, we arrived early back from our trip and Ralph was flexible about the pick up time and let us adjust it. Thank you, Ralph!
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Ralph was a wonderful host for our terrier. He is an excellent, attentive, kind and professional caregiver who obviously loves dogs and knows how to take care of them. He has two well-mannered, fun dogs of his own who played nicely with ours. He take care of them. He has two well-mannered, fun dogs of his own who played nicely with ours. He has a perfect doggy yard with lots of room to play and a very dog-friendly home where my pup could be inside or out and sleep inside. Very comfortable and clean. He responded quickly to our inquiries, accommodated all our requests and kept in touch while we were away. We are picky about caregivers for our dog and give Ralph the highest rating. We will definitely use him again and enthusiastically recommend him to others.
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Thanks again Ralph for taking such good care of Lacey this weekend! She came home and slept most of the day...she was worn out from playing with Chester and Sheila! I just saw the pictures you sent me today, and appreciate the time and care you Chester and Sheila! I just saw the pictures you sent me today, and appreciate the time and care you give our pets! I highly recommend you to all my friends and family, but as long as they dont book the same weekends I do. Take care and we'll see you again soon!
The Hess Family
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