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Rita G.

15 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Rita's Resident Pets

7 yr 1 mo old
9 yr 7 mo old

Rita's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Rita

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love dogs! I have a home in south Bellingham with a large fenced yard and garden, perfect for daytime visits or overnight stays for your dog. I am an experienced dog owner and sitter, in fact I have two of my own already, and they love company. Short notice is not a problem, just give me a call and we can make arrangements. I will look after your little guy as if it were my own.
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Rita G.

15 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rita's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Rita's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
15 Reviews
Rita's house had a very nice secure garden for my dog to have a great time. She was very well taken care of and I would highly recommend dog vacay over any other dog boarding places.
Our dogs Kimo and Ginny seemed to do just fine the 8 nights they stayed with Rita. The yard they had to play in was beautiful and fenced (double fenced at the entry so dogs couldn't slip out with the coming and goings.)
This was our first time boarding and using DogVacay, and boy were we pleased, especially with Rita and her home being open for them to roam inside or out. Also, the dogs are never left alone. Either Rita or her husband are there at all times. We also liked the idea that they only board small dogs.
We are so glad that when we do "vacay", we can do it with peace of mind and know that our fur babies are in good hands.
Rita is highly recommended.
Rita is awesome. She has a lovely home and yard that was perfect for our older pug. She is very kind and is replies to communication very quickly. We will be using her in the future.
My pooch was treated so well that she wants to go back again and mom felt comfortable and free! Thanks Rita!
I am SO happy my friend recommended Rita to me! My very little 10b girl can escape from yards that aren't secure. It is a relief to me to know that Rita understands the needs of smaller dogs. Korra had a blast with the other dogs in Rita's lovely yard. Rita also listened and understood Korra's specific dietary needs and made sure she didn't get into food that would make her sick. I will definitely be bringing Korra to Rita again as my first choice from now on.
Rita was just what we were looking for. Our small dog, Nugget, is shy and not very socialized but he did well with Rita's two small dogs. It is a great help to have a drop off daycare for those planned and unexpected times. Thank you Rita
My dog has bad separation anxiety and has experienced a lot of stress with traditional kennels. With rita he was calm and happy when i picked him up! Very nice people too:)
Rita and her house are amazing! She and her husband are warm and welcoming to dogs and humans both, and their yard is a dog's delight. Roger, our Shih Tzu, had a great vacation with them. I will highly recommend Rita to my friends.
Rita and her home are perfect for a dog vacay! When we adopted our 10 week old chiweenie, Jack, in February we already had a 2 week island/no pets trip planned for August. Rita worked with me over the months to make Jack feel comfortable at her home -- having him first come over for a couple of hours at a time and finally a few overnight stays. Thanks to her wonderful dog friendly, caring home environment Jack had a great 2 weeks and I was able to relax and enjoy our family reunion in the Virgin Islands. She and her husband treat their guests like family members. Their fenced yard is a touch of heaven for canine visitors. They went above and beyond to help our 8 month, 9 pound puppy feel loved and safe. I can never thank them enough and of course will leave Jack with them whenever we can't take him with us.
Kato just loves his visits with Rita and I can have peace of mind he is in good hands. For this particular trip he was with her over 4th of July weekend. He is afraid of loud noises, and Rita comforted him during the fireworks. Thanks Rita!
Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of Bella with it being her first overnight and with such short notice.
Rita was extremely friendly and our 10 year old Maltese Charlie was so happy with her, her yard and with having a couple little friends to play with. Next time we have to leave, he will definitely be returning!
It was Bella's first time for day care and I was so happy to have found Rita who was so kind and patient with her. With being a small dog (dachshund ) it was good for her to be around Heidi and Pullo in their beautiful garden. I know she was very well taken care of I will certainly bring her back for another visit.
Kato had such a great first 2-night visit at Rita's house. Rita and her husband Jim are so patient and gentle, and Kato just loved their two little dogs. Rita was also flexible with a last minute schedule change. We feel so fortunate to have met Rita and will definitely ask her to care for Kato again.
This was our first experience using DogVacay and it was excellent. We were never able to crate train our dachshund as a puppy and traditional boarding in a kennel is terribly stressful for her. We scheduled a meet-and-greet with Rita about 4 weeks before our reservation, and she and her husband were very warm and welcoming. Our dog got along well with their 2 sweet dogs and we felt immediately comfortable. We were away for 3 nights and our dog did great. Rita and her husband were very accommodating to her little "idiosyncrasies" and some separation anxiety. We are so happy to have found someone who will care for her in a loving, stress-free environment.
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