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Ralph F.

49 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Ralph's Resident Pets

9 yr 4 mo old
10 yr 4 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 in Long Beach and help find forever homes to needy dogs. I have been a volunteer with SPCALA for about 8 years now. During this time I have helped train, exercise and socialize all different breads and sizes of dogs, including puppies. I also volunteer at the Long Beach Animal Care Services Shelter, and care for their stray and adoptable K9's there too.

My standard service is supervised boarding 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 over major holidays are HIGHER and automatically calulated.

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.

49 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ralph's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/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
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Ralph's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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49 Reviews
Best dog vacation ever!!! Ralph was totally accommodating with our dogs. Dogs felt right at home and enjoyed their stay. Ralph was flexible with us even after a last minute flight time change. Very nice person and a total animal lover. If you want your dogs to be feel like there at home than Ralph is your guy. Highly recommended!!!
Ralph was amazing from drop off to pick up. Ralph and I first did a meet in great to see if are puppy children would get along which went very well. Ralph's puppy babies are just as clam and sweet as my KaShay. I noticed during are meet in greet his home was clean and puppy dog safe which is a huge plus when looking for a dog sitter. There were toys & dog beds everywhere it was really welcoming and sweet. Ralph has a huge back yard that my sweet KaShay loved. Ralph took pictures and sent me updates thru the stay. I was & I'm very pleased with his services and little KaShay was too. When picking up KaShay Ralph had everything ready for me and even helped me carry all are things out to the car. ??. My all & all experience was very pleasurable , professional and felt comfortable. I'd have Ralph watch KaShay again. Also would highly recommend him to all my friends & family. Thank you again!!
Thanks again Ralph for always being there to take care of Lacey for us when we go out of town. We appreaciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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