Upper West Side near Central Park

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Ron E.

49 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Great Dane, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Ron's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Ron

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My top priorities are your dog's security, health and happiness. I live in a duplex apartment (see last few pics) in a well-maintained brownstone in the historic and safe Upper West Side in Manhattan (West 70s), one short block from Central Park. Clean, comfortable, secure. Air-conditioned for the warm months. I only look after one dog at a time (unless two or more are from the same family) and do not have a pet of my own so no "compatibility" issues. I am home most of the day and my dog guests are never left alone for long. They are normally walked four times per day (a minimum of three times), including at least two walks of 1/2 hour or longer in Central Park, the first one being early in the morning. The dog run at the Planetarium is very nearby and, upon request, can be utilized as well. I have almost ten years of professional pet-sitting experience with an agency and now prefer to do this more or less on my own. I take meticulous care of my dog guests, never leaving them "tied-up" outside a store while I shop, for example--a big no-no with me. Totally trustworthy and reliable. Frequent updates and photos and the occasional mini-video are sent to assure my dogs' owners that all is well. My rate is a little higher than others, but it's because I feel I take that extra little bit of care. I am an avid animal lover and the sentiment is usually returned! (You can check my calendar to see if I am available for your dates, then click on Ask Host a Question and we'll take it from there.)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Ron E.

49 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 30, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ron's Home
$65 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ron's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$35 /half-hour
$50 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$20 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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49 Reviews
Ron was fantastic - he was very responsive to our initial inquiries and my dog warmed up to him right away at our meet-and-greet. While we were away he stayed in touch with questions and sent us videos of how our dog was doing. When I went to pick up our dog she was in a really good mood, not stressed in the slightest, which is always a good sign. Will definitely book Ron for the next time we are out of town and need a dog-sitter!
Ron was amazing with our four-legged baby. We appreciated that he took the time to meet us before signing us up for the weekend, to make sure that we were a good fit (a sign of true professionalism). We appreciated the consistent updates on Maddie's time away from us. We look forward to using Ron in the future.
We were new to the city, country and neighborhood, so we needed someone recommended. Ron's DV reviews and revisits gave us just that, to arrange our initial meet and greet.

Ron was accommodating from the day we met him, at his apartment for our meet and greet. Even organizing that, Ron was very flexible to our diaries.
He made us feel very comfortable with our decision to use DogVacay, prior to our trip, so on drop off day, we had no concerns.
Ron kept us up to date with pics and messages throughout and was again, very reassuring when we collected our dogs a few days later.

We would without doubt use Ron again. He gave us the comfort needed, when leaving your dogs with a new sitter for the very first time.
Lucky to have found Ron to care for our four legged baby, Sophie. He sent us updates, pics and video of her strolling in the park, running and playing in the dog run. Ron is responsible and loves dogs. We already booked Ron for our next Vacay!
Ron was a fantastic dog host. He kept in touch with us while we were away and took great care of Rex. We would highly recommend him!
If I could give Ron 10 stars, I would. Not only is he extremely professional, but VERY reliable, detail oriented and extremely caring! We had a very unique situation with our little pup Sadie -- she was unfortunately hospitalized for kennel cough/pneumonia a few weeks prior to an international trip we had planned. We were very concerned about leaving her, so we were extra cautious in finding a host on dog vacay that we could rely on to monitor her health. Upon meeting Ron, we knew right away he was perfect for the job. He not only took extra special care of our little girl (cooking her chicken/rice frequently, making sure she was eating properly, buying her doggie probiotics to ease her upset tummy), but he went above and beyond to ease our worries while we were away by sending pictures, videos and updates. I learned later on that she had had some pretty bad diarrhea the entire time coming off of her meds, and Ron slept with her on the couch every night to make sure she felt comforted and had a quick route to her pee pad to relieve herself (which is absolutely incredible of him to do!) I can't sing his praises enough, and it was clear how happy she was during the time we were gone. Thank you, Ron!!
Ron was fantastic! He took incredible car of our boy while we were away for two weeks. His updates were loving and consistent. I could truly enjoy my vacation knowing Kuma was in such great hands. Thanks again Ron!
definitely a 5 for "pawsome" - my dog was well cared for with multiple walks to the dog run and boiled chicken, and I found that making plans with Ron was very easy as he was organized and flexible. just an overall good vibe. i will definitely bring my dog back. this is the first time i have used a website like this and i was pleasantly surprised.
Ron did a wonderful job taking care of my 15 1/2 year old dog. Sammy doesn't hear or see well and Ron provided a safe environment for my little old pup. I received updates and photos throughout Sammy's stay. Ron even managed to get him to take his medication which has always been challenging! I highly recommend Ron for your dog care. Thanks for everything Ron! Lori and Sammy
Ron is the best dog sitter! Our two dogs can get a little nervous in new places but they immediately warmed up to Ron. He gave them lots of love and took them on 4 walks a day (that's more than they get at home!). We won't hesitate to book Ron again - I know our dogs would love a repeat vacay!
Ron was great. My dog, Hoya, loved his stay. They went to the park for walks. I got updates throughout the stay. Hoya will be back.
Thanks, Ron! Sadie was very well taken care of!
Love Ron E! And so do Layla and Bear! Had a wonderful 6 day vacation filled with txts and emails with photos of the pups in the most natural, comfortable, happy moments. Responsive, flexible and lovely! Will definitely call Ron agai!n
Our young dog, JJ, loved his stay with Ron and we so appreciated Ron's TLC approach to canine care.

Ron was the consummate professional from the moment we set up a Meet n Greet to the moment we picked JJ up. We received daily updates, photos and videos of our pup while we were away.

Thanks, Ron, and thank you, DogVacay!
Ron is great, responsible and reliable. He went out of his away to reach out and let us know how much fun they were having.
We decided to go with DogVacay because the local kennel was too expensive (beware of day fees along with overnight fees) and because twice in the last two years our dog ended up losing some of his fur (?infection). No regrets. Our bulldog just came back happy as a clam. Very well taken care of by R and we would be happy to use him again. He's personable. Flexible with drop off and pick up times. And has a nice clean apartment. .
Ron E was amazing with Chelsea! We were worried at first, because we had boarded her only once before, so the lack of experience on our end, made this harder, but Ron was great explaining his philosophy during the meet & greet as well as providing details about all his plans for her and asking the right questions. During the stay, he was updating us constantly with photos and videos, which made our vacation way easier, as we were all missing our little one. He fed her as the plan, walked her and pet her a lot, so she felt love and not missed us. She went through an allergy situation, and he quickly reached out to ask if he should give the medicine that we left for her allergies, and soon she was better.
We want to thank Ron for all the care as well as let everyone knows how great he was! Chelsea will definitely stay with Ron if we need to go away again.
We were very happy with Leika's stay with Ron. He met us for 2 meet-and-greets and sent the first of multiple photos within just a couple of hours to show us that Leika was nice and settled. We're sure that she loved having 4 walks a day!
Ron is terrific and I trust him implicitly with my canine companion. He is caring and kind and very responsible.
This was the second time I used Ron to watch my dog. He was great again. He kept me posted with photos, and e mails on a daily basis. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with him. I highly recommend Ron for others looking for a reliable dog sitter. I will definitely book with him again in the future.
Ron was fantastic!

Our dog Eggy becomes 14 year old this year. We used to take him with us on trips wherever we go, but some of the trips would be too much for him now because of his age. We are very glad to find Ron. He is very thoughtful and patient. He kept us posted how Eggy was doing when we were away. Most importantly, Eggy was all happy and jumpy when we came back. Looks like he had a great time! Highly recommend Ron.
Ron took great care of Bella, taking her to the dog park, sending pics throughout the weekend. He was also very tolerant of my 5 year old daughter during our "interview" and drop off. Will definitely use Ron again!
I'm reluctant to write this because then more people will book Ron and it will be more difficult for me to book him! Well, here goes it anyway. Ron is terrific, conscientious, and thoughtful. He seems to love dogs and that comes across loud and clear.During my dog's stay, Ron sent me pictures and emails to reassure me that my dog was doing great. Ron's apartment is clean and comfortable.When I was explaining my dog's routine, Ron listened carefully and followed what I had outlined. As a result, my dog was happy and healthy when I picked him up.
This was my first time using Ron to look after Teddy and he was fantastic! From the meet and greet I knew that Teddy was going to be in good hands. He took great care of Teddy providing me with frequent texts and photos while I was away. Thank you Ron for being an awesome host, and I hope that Teddy can stay with you again sometime.
Ron was a pleasure to work with. I knew my furry little girl was going to be in good hands with Ron from the moment I met him at the meet and greet. Ron sent me a picture and a few texts during my dog's vacation so that I knew she was doing well and enjoying her visit. My dog has special needs (deaf and on two medications); Ron was superb ensuring that she received the extra love and attention needed. I highly recommend him.
Wonderful host!! Riley couldn't have been in better hands. Highly recommend.
My husband and I were going on a week long vacation, and wanted a warm home for our dog to stay while we were away. It was our first time using Dog Vacay and Ron went above and beyond to help us navigate the system. During the meet and greet, I noticed that his apartment is clean, well kept, and above all, felt like a home. Ron also sent us picture updates throughout the trip, which was helpful because we missed our dog dearly. When it was time to pick up our pooch, we found that he was completely calm and seemed well taken care of. We boarded our dog at daycare centers before, and he was completely stressed out each time we pick him up. This time, it was not the case. I am so glad we found Ron, he provided a true doggy vacation for our pet!
I hesitate to tell the truth for fear Ron will become totally booked and I'll never get another reservation. With him, I can totally relax while I'm away, knowing my Westie boy is in excellent hands. Now if I could just clone him.
This is my first time using Ron to board my dog and he was great! He kept me informed with text messages, and pictures of my dog. I will definitely recommend him to my friends in the neighborhood. I felt comfortable from our meet and greet to leave Jack with him, and will continue to do so!
Ron was fantastic with Ginger, and we really appreciated the frequent email updates (including pictures) while we were away! Ginger was happy when we returned, and she clearly loved Ron. We would book him again in a heartbeat.
Ron is the best! Not one ounce of hesitation to have him watch Kingston. Will be booking him again and again!
We left our pup with Ron for a long holiday weekend. He was thorough in making sure he had all necessary info about Ozzy and any special needs he might have (he also required a meet & greet). I also appreciated his flexible cancellation policy, which wasn't required for this reservation, but has been in the past. Ozzy was the only dog Ron was watching for the weekend and it seemed like he got a lot of excercise. When we picked him up he was happy and healthy.
Bomber was one happy camper -- long walk in Central Park, rolling in the grass, then curled up on the couch with Ron watching the World Cup. He's probably disappointed to be back home with me.
Ron was great for our dog Riley. We had a meet and greet before the stay to meet Ron. Riley is an energetic puppy (almost 1 year) and Ron was able to keep her happy and entertained. She will definitely be staying with him again!
Ron was great with Finley and communicated with us many times over the weekend. Finley can be a rascal at times and Ron went out of his way to make sure she had a good weekend while we were gone taking her on walks and to the dog run and she seemed to be in great spirits when we picked her up, which is not always the case. Would be happy to leave Finley with Ron in the future.
Ron was the essence of class, charm, trust and charisma...definitely the kind of person you want to handle your beloved pet when you are away, I highly recommend him and will definitely use him again in the future...you CAN'T GO WRONG!
We just picked up our mini Shar Pei puppy from Ron's place. He took fantastic care of her which included many walks and administering her eyedrops. Ron gave us lots of updates throughout the weekend which we greatly appreciated. Our girl is happy and well adjusted, which isn't always the case when you have to leave a dog at a commercial place where the guests are caged in separate pens. We are lucky to have him so close and will definitely be calling him again.
Ron was an incredible host for our dear goldendoodle, Ally. She was the only dog there and he sent us a photo stating that she was settled in. We will definitely place Ally with Ron again - if he has the space. Thanks Ron. Warmly, Loren
Awesome as always! Thank you!
Ron was great! Easy-going, caring, and he checked in with us daily. Tango had an awesome vacation- we feel so lucky to have met Ron!
Ron has been looking after my greyhound on the occasional wekend for some time now, but this past weekend, he also took care of my girlfriend's diabetic cavalier king charles spaniel. Ron was great--and was able to give my girlfriend's dog his twice-daily insulin shots with no problems at all. When I picked them up, the dogs seemed as if they were having a great time.
Do I risk telling the truth and then discover next time I go away that Ron is completely booked? Or should I try and keep him a secret? Let's just say that when I arrived to pick up my Westie, Bomber, the two were happily ensconced on the couch and Bomber was in no hurry to leave. Really appreciated the updates and photos. Though I expect Bomber will now expect a 4th walk every day.
Dogs love Ron and you can just see that they enjoy being with him. I like that he also keeps us updated.
He kept us updated. Dogs were happy!
I can tell Rux was very comfortable with Ron during his stay. The meet and greet was great, and the drop off and pick up were super convenient for me. Ron is professional with an easy going side. Thank you, Ron! Rux and I will see you again.
Ron was terrific. This was my first time using DogVacay. He was flexible, attentive, and helped me navigate the system. We were doing a round trip from Washington DC to Maine, driving through NYC and needed to spend the night/day in NYC dog-free. We arranged a meet and greet on our way up to Maine in preparation for our reservation a week later. Ron was flexible in waiting for us to arrive on the meet and greet as we were running late with traffic. Ron has great presence and our dog took to Ron right away. My dog is older and can have trouble with stairs. Ron offered to sleep on a foldout couch on the main level of his apartment so our dog wouldn't have to navigate stairs. I'd highly recommend Ron. His place is also conveniently located near Central Park on the Upper West Side.
Ron was great and I never had any worries about leaving my pup with him while we went out of town. He was a great host and I look forward to booking him again for our next trip!
Ron was great. My dog seemed very happy when I picked her up, and he was available on very short notice. I definitely hope to use Ron again in the near future.
We had a wonderful first DogVacay experience with Ron. He was great with our girls, we have two Shiba Inus ~ one that can be difficult at times. Both warmed up to Ron quickly, and he was great in constant contact with us while we were on our trip. We received many pictures and texts letting us know how our girls were! Would definitely book again, we are lucky Ron is only 3 streets away from us.
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