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Riccardo A.

17 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Riccardo's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
6 yr 11 mo old

Riccardo's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Riccardo

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, I'm Rick!

I am a full time student and I have 3 years of experience working with dogs, I have had dogs my whole life. Since I am a full time student I am not available 24/7, drop off and pick ups must be within my available hours and dogs staying for an extended time must be comfortable being at home alone for several hours at a time. I take in dogs of any breed as lond as they are social, house trained, and have all their medical papers up to date. I am open to taking dogs with special needs, please ask.

My goal is to provide your dogs with a safe and familiar environment where they can socialise, play, and exercise with other dogs. Usually dogs will get exhausted from playing amongst eachother, those who don't will go on walks to Kennedy Park to ensure they are well rested while they at my home.

I will handle all meet-n-greets personally. I will first meet your dog, maybe take them on a walk, and then bring them into my house; if you wish to see where they will stay you will have to come in without your dog. I've found that this is the best way to conduct introductions at my home; if you dog will be staying overnight I will require your dog to stay for daycare before the stay to ensure they will be confortable in my home.

I look forward to your enquiries!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Riccardo A.

17 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Riccardo's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Riccardo's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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17 Reviews
Rick was great--very aware and sensitive to Baron's needs as an anxious rescue pup. Thank you.
Riccardo was fantastic with my girl Caye! He was reliable, attentive and flexible. He consistently provided feedback with pictures and updates, which was much appreciated. In addition, he was flexible with my work schedule and accommodating. Caye came back home socialized and well behaved! Would definitely recommend!
Exceptional committment to our dog needs.Extremely helpful far beyond what was required.Accessible at all times.Riccardo is a very nice person and he was a fantastic host for our dog
Riccardo is great. Very professional and calm with the dogs. My dog has happily stayed with him several times.
Ricardo is an excellent caretaker!
He was in constant contact with me.
He sent photos and kept me updated.
I felt my dogs were safe with him and well taken care of! It was a huge relief to have him with them. I was able to relax and enjoy my time away.
All great!
Thank you Ricardo for watching my baby;)
He is an awesome ,responsabile pet sitter.
He text me how is she doing, sending me picture, and I asked my favor to pick my dog very late night , he accepted.
My dog was slepping really well that night ..I guess she had good time with you and your dog.

I definitely ask him to watch my baby again !!

Thank you so much ;)
I love knowing my dogs are happy and safe with Riccardo!
Iggy comes home worn out and happy: hooray! Riccardo is professional and reliable and obviously knows how to work well with dogs in a gentle, caring manner.
My dogs always come home happy and tired, couldn't ask for much else!
Great experience with Riccardo and I will definitely look to use him again. He was very easy to communicate with and provided text updates whenever I got separation anxiety. Chester was in great spirits when I picked him up. I would definitely recommend Riccardo to anyone looking to board their dog as Chester is not an easy guest due to his shyness.
Riccardo saved the day when he agreed to watch my two pups! They came back really happy and Riccardo set my mind at ease by sending pictures and videos :)
Excellent host, very responsible and caring with Luna. She enjoyed a lot, when we arrived was doing great. Thanks a lot Riccardo!
I have to thanks Ricardo , he been amazing with my 4month old mastiff/american bulldog . I needed someone for my puppy at the last second, he been really reactif and was taking of my dog less than 2hours later. I picked her up full of energy , and looking really fit , she definetly exercice a lot ! Thanks you Ricardo
Ricardo was so quick to respond when I need a sitter last minute and has a great yard for the dogs. Joey loved his time there!
Riccardo has been a wonderful addition to the family...my little furry friend Tucker absolutely adores Riccardo and their time together each day! Thanks for taking care of him so well while I need to be away for so many hours.
My dog Tucker loves Riccardo! I have a happy boy :-)
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