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Richard S.

34 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Richard's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
10 yr 1 mo old

Richard's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Richard

33 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am retired, just me and my Labrador, Oreo. I truly love dogs, much like a cat lady but a dog man. My home is clean and friendly as my dog! I am usually home almost 24 hours a day to make sure all Is well and there is a nice fenced in back yard. It is fortified so the smallest of dogs can't escape and 5' tall so the large ones can't. I will treat your kids as my own, giving them lot's of love and attention. I ask that guests be completely house trained before they are boarded and would prefer all are spayed or neutered and well groomed. I also require a meet and greet before requesting boarding for the first time, it helps tremendously in calming everyone down, there is never a charge for this!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Richard S.

34 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Richard's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Richard's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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34 Reviews
Richard really cared about our dog''s experience and went above and beyond to look after him. Our dig still has a lot of puppy in him and Richard dealt with that. I will want to have Richard watch our pet again.
Dogs love going here!
Our girls were very happy with their stay with Richard. The huge yard was wonderful for two energic Aussies. They even learned how to lay sod. Definitely would recommend Richard to others and will board there again
Rocky has stayed with Richard and Karen a handful of times now and it's always been a great experience. Hanging out with the resident dogs and other guests is a great socialization opportunity for him and he always comes home exhausted from his vacation. We can truly have a worry free vacation when Rocky stays with Richard and Karen.
Our girls had a great time with Richard. I was concerned because Sophie is scared of everything, especially thunder, but no issues. She came home tired and happy. Savannah played with Oreo and was also tired and happy with Richard a few days later and had a grand time. Will definitely book with them again.
They are personal friends and I wouldn't want our dog staying anywhere else. Always know they can be counted on to care for our dog.
Karen and Richard were great dot sitters. My dogs loved their big back yard and their friendly resident dogs. I know they had fun because they were ready to sleep when we got home. I would trust them to Karen and Richard anytime.
Karen and Richard are amazing! They love and care for our guest dogs just like they love and care for their own dogs. When Murphy knows he's going to visit them, he gets excited because he knows he's in for a fun time. Thanks to Karen and Richard, we can go on short or long trips knowing that Murphy will be well cared for. We appreciate them so much! We highly recommend Karen and Richard!!!
Absolutely wonderful! I received daily pictures and knew Guinness was cared for daily! I will definitely be back and may also contact Karen and Richard for doggie daycare on occasion when we are busy for the day! I have told everyone I know about our experience and highly recommend them and the site for dog sitting. He was exhausted when he got home. Truly a DogVaca! I think he misses being around other dogs now that he is home.
As usual, Richard and Karen took care of our 3 kiddos as if they were their own. We don't think twice about having our pups stay there because they feel as though they are at home! We really appreciate the care and love that Richard and Karen give to our pups! We will certainly use their services again! Great people, great place to have your four legged kids stay!
Karen and Richard sent photos and videos of our puppy playing, so we were able to see him having a good time! They were very responsive and took great care of our Major while we were out of town, and were able to watch him on short notice. Would definitely recommend!!
Richard & Karen are so great with our dog Stanley. They send updates and pictures daily, letting us know that our pup is doing well. We are so lucky to have them when we go out of town, we can rest assured our dog is well cared for.
We can't say enough about how well Karen and Richard take care of our pups! We can tell that our pups are comfortable and happy the whole time they are there. Karen and Richard treat them like family and they love it!

We recommend them to everyone!

Joe & Junko Richie
My Great Danes, Lady (18 months) and Duke (6 months) look like they had a "Pawsome" doggie vacay while we were on our own vacation. They have a nice big fenced in yard and even a little doggie pool. Karen and Richard sent us photo updates every day. There were 4 other dogs for them to play with and when we picked them up, they were exhausted from all of the fun they had!
Another wonderful experience with Karen and Richard. The daily picture, video and text updates let us know that our puppy was being well kept.
Karen and Richard provide a wonderful setting for our dog, Jack, a 65 lb. Borador. Huge fenced-in backyard with lots of room to play and run with their own dogs as well as other guests. Pictures and videos are sent daily and we are just delighted to have someone so close to where we live and know Jack is well cared for and free to play all day!
Richard and Karen were wonderful, they kept in touch with us while we were away sending pics and video. We are so happy to have found them.
Karen and Richard are great! They were so flexible with us with our reservations as we had to change dates and times as things evolved. And, they took care of our dog just like they would care for their own pets. We appreciate them and highly recommend them!
Karen and Richard were great with daily updates and they were flexible with our schedule. I will defintely book with them for future travel.
They were wonderful with my dog. They took pictures of my dog playing with the other dogs. This put my mind to ease knowing he was in good hands. I would take him back the next time we go out of town.
They were awesome caring for my dog. I had past issues with putting my dog in the kennel, but they took really good care of him. If I were to go out of town again in the future I would choose them again. ~Thanks!
Repeat boarder. Karen and Richard are great.
Karen and Richard are very accomodating! We appreciate you taking care of our Domino again :)
This was second time our dogs stayed with Karen & Richard. They took care of our three dogs very well and sent us update pictures and comments everyday. We could see our dogs getting use to staying there everyday because they were happy! They gave us peace of mind while we were away from our kiddos. Thank you Karen & Richard!
Zuzu has stayed with the Strong's twice now and she has a ball. They are great with her and even tolerate her puppy behaviors as she's only 15 months and still has quite a lot of energy. We'll be back!
Karen and Richard gave us a peace of mind so we could enjoy our vacation without having to worry about Annabelle. They are Pawsome!!
This was our second reservation with Karen and Richard. Again, they were WONDERFUL! We feel so fortunate to have met them, and Murphy feels right at home with them. You can't ask for better than that!
We so appreciate Karen and Richard caring for Domino while we were out of town. They were awesome dog sitters, and sent us great pics of the fun he was having while visiting them! I would feel comfortable having our puppy stay with them the next time we have to travel.
First time using Dogvacay and couldn't be happier. My two boys were well taken care of, got to expend their energy and socialize with other dogs.
We have 3 dogs large, medium, and small, each with different character. Karen and Richard took great care of them and kept us updated with pictures, and that made us feel confortable when we had to leave our kiddos. When we picked the kiddos up, we could tell they had a great time! We will ask them again when we need boarding in the future!
Karen and Richard are wonderful people. They cared for Murphy as if he was their own dog. Murphy needs daily medications and baths every 2 to 3 days to deal with his allergies. They gladly provided the extra help he needed, and as a result, when we picked him up his skin was clear. They sent us daily text messages and pictures helping us feel comfortable while we were away. We would recommend them to ANYONE wanting a loving home away from home for their cherished pet. Thank you Karen and Richard for the wonderful care you extended to our baby!
I just wanted to write a review on Karen and her husband. I have such a good review regarding her watching my fur babies. Karen is a very nice person who cares deeply for our dogs. I went to utah and she kept my 6 dogs for a week. Karen would send me updates and pictures everyday of my babies. I felt so good leaving them with her and would do it again. Her house is very clean and her back yard is wonderful for the dogs. My dogs were so happy being with her. They loved the big backyard and she treated them like family. One night I got a message and pic of them laying in the living room watching Dallas with her. I am so excited I found a nice caring person to watch my babies while I go on trips from now on. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know. Please use her for dog vacay.
Karen was great!! Flexible schedule, her dogs were great. My dogs came home exhausted, slept all day. I would recommend to anyone :)
Karen and her husband welcomed Louie into their home like he was one of their own. Karen texted me to let me all was well with Louie after I dropped him off- she even sent two pics to show my pup was settling in well with their 2 pups. Her large fenced back yard was well secured and had plenty of room for any size dog to romp and run. It was my first experience with DogVacay, but one that I would gladly do again if needed. I've already told several family members and friends about I'll never use my vet's dog crate kennels again.
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