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Ralph M.

18 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Ralph's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ralph

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've moved! On to bigger and better and more comfort for my guests! I'm still in Boston, just a few blocks away, but this space is much more comfortable!

Long-time dog lover, but don't have the time to commit to a pup right now. So let me watch your big guy/girl for the weekend! Don't forget, it's his/her vacation, too!

City-pup or country-pup, we'll have nights and weekends full of adventures. Beach walks in the mornings have been a favorite, regardless of the season, and running errands on the weekends with a stop for some play time is always a hit.

I'm very active, so most of my weekends are spent outdoors, weather permitting. Mostly runs and hikes (Blue Hills) and I also live near the beach and dog park.

My apartment consists of a large living room, kitchen and bedroom. Now with a window seat to watch the city go by! It's not large enough to monkey around, but more than enough room to spread out, relax and enjoy a Bruins/Sox game at night.

I'm looking forward to meeting your pup!

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Ralph M.

18 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 17, 2016

Credentials

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

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ralph's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
18 Reviews
Ralph and Sarah is amazing and took good care of our 9 year Boston Terrier, Wrigley. We got lots of updates and cute pictures of him at their home which gave us piece of mind that he was having a great time on his DogVacay. Wrigley also needs eye drops several times a day which was no problem for them. Wrigley can't wait for his next vacay with them!
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We could not be more pleased with how well Ralph and Sarah took care of our pup, Clery. Ralph was responsive and friendly from the first moment we were in touch. During Clery's stay, they sent regular updates and some really lovely pictures! Clery did so many fun activities with them, and it was clear that he felt so comfortable there. Ralph and Sarah are really the best! The next time we go out of town I'll definitely be asking them if they can take care of Clery! Thanks for a great vacay!
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Ralph and Sarah are the best! As any pup parent, I was nervous and feeling guilty of leaving Cooper with someone else.But Ralph and Sarah put all my concerns to ease - they are pawsome! They agreed for a meet and greet, gave frequent updates and took great care of him. I am so glad to found them. Cooper had a fun time!
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Ralph and Sarah were just fabulous with Bolt! They took him on several long walks during the day and I got SO many wonderful pictures and updates! I'm so glad Bolt made new friends in Boston :)
Ralph and Sarah are the BEST!!! Awesome updates and pictures while I was away. My dog is anxious in new environments, however he calmed right down at Ralph's house.
Ralph watched our dog Olive for a long weekend and it was the best experience! We had never used a service like DogVacay before and were a little nervous to leave our dog but Ralph really put us at ease. He sent us updates every day about what he did with Olive along with tons of pictures. They stayed active all weekend and it was clear that he really is a kind and caring dog sitter. We could not have been happier with Ralph's services and neither could Olive!
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My husband and I can't describe how happy we are to find someone like Ralph. We had only put Dax, our three-year-old Doberman, in a kennel twice and were very hesitant to have anyone watch him. Although he is a big ball of love, he is strong and fast. Ralph was nothing but communicative, open, and loving towards him. I could tell Dax had a vacation weekend away when our normally clingy dog didn't want to come home! Ralph constantly sent pictures and detailed descriptions of the day's activities with many adorable pictures. We couldn't be more excited that we found someone like Ralph and a new best friend for Dax. Highly Recommend!
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Ralph and Sarah are the best! They send great daily updates and lots of photos - all of which show Finn looking very happy. They take him out to the park tons and even made him chicken when he decided to be difficult and stop eating. AND! The first time Finn stayed with them, Ralph taught him a new trick.
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Ralph was an absolutely amazing host! He went above and beyond my expectations for my dog's three night stay. He sent tons of pictures and great updates. It truly seemed like she was on a vacation too!
This was our first time using DogVacay and we were very happy with the care Ralph provided our pup. Ralph was very easy to work with, seemed very comfortable with our energetic rescue dog, and gave us daily updates on how things were going. Would highly highly recommend using Ralph.
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Ralph did an amazing job taking care of my dog Abbey. He is super conscientious, extremely caring and very responsive. Abbey is a rescue dog and not use to the city. Under Ralph's care she was comfortable and content. We received several texts and picture updates on how Abbey was doing. I highly recommend Ralph and will definitely use him in the future.
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Ralph was the perfect host for our dog who we hadn't left with anyone for over 2 years. We immediately felt comfortable with him and really enjoyed the nightly pictures and updates he provided. Neither of us had any worries or concerns about our dog while we were away. We would, and will, absolutely use Ralph again. We're pretty sure he took our dog on more walks than we do, and much as she loves us, I think she misses him now that we are home.
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Ralph watched our Australian Shepherd over the weekend while we were traveling and was a remarkable host. We've used DogVacay before, but Ralph was by far the best host we've come across (and will certainly be using him again in the future). Our pup can get anxiety when he's in a new place, but Ralph was incredibly patient and kind, and by the time I picked him up at the end of the stay, he didn't even want to leave! Ralph quickly responded to both the meet and greet and reservation requests, and was constantly sending photo updates and stories throughout the stay. He was also very courteous of informing us if he had to run an errand or be out of the house for a few hours, which we greatly appreciated. Highly recommend Ralph!
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Ralph took great care of my dog for over a week. He sent thoughtful messages and pictures during her stay which I appreciated. I could tell from the pictures that my dog was comfortable and felt right "at home". Ralph was also very flexible about drop-off and pick-up times. Your dog is in great hands with Ralph!
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We couldn't be more happy with Ralph. He took great care of our dog. He sent us updates and pictures daily and was easy to communicate with. We will definitely use him again.
Ralph was great to work with, and Heidi came home happy and healthy! I felt very comfortable leaving her with him.
Ralph was wonderful. Took Dog out on a ton of walks, sent a ton of pictures, and kept him healthy and happy. Will definitely book with Ralph again!
I left Zoey with Ralph (and Sarah) for the first time this past weekend and they were absolutely amazing! It was one of those times where my backups to my backups fell through and I was desperate to find someone. A previous dog sitter recommended Ralph to me and it worked out so well!

Ralph was very accommodating and flexible. He and Sarah kept Zoey so busy all day that she would just pass out on the couch at night and not move. They went on many walks and ran errands together. Ralph set me picture updates and let me know what was going on. I will definitely book with Ralph again!
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