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Richard C.

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10 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Richard's Resident Pets

Buddy Valentine
Australian Cattle Dog
Male
4 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Richard's House

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

About Richard

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Completely fenced yard with grass, bushes, and room to run

I am dependable, honest and will give your pet the best care possible. I have experience with all kinds of animals and love them all. I have animal specific training in the military and while growing up on a dairy farm here in Minnesota. I treat all animals as if they are my own.

Why I love dog sitting
For over 40 years

Meet my pet
Australian Cattle dog -- Buddy

About my yard
Fenced yard around the house, grass, and pavement
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Richard C.

Online Now!
10 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Richard's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Richard's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
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10 Reviews
Great for last minute reservations. Prompt response and plenty of pictures during the stay.
Place hardly looks like the pictures. The lawn pics are of the front lawn, but currently not maintained; in his defense, it has been raining.
He avoided my in-person requests to see inside the home where the dog will be staying. Looking through the front door, I could see the home looked very, very messy. Since we were already on our way out of town and already booked, we didn't have much of a choice.
His 2 dogs didn't seem to like my puppy, and he mentioned he was sitting another dog (I think a Shiba Inu) that I didn't get to meet or see. So I wondered why and where the Shiba was staying.
It was my mistake to not vet the owner, home and other pets before hand and request to introduce the dogs in a neutral space.
Once we brought our dog home, he seemed different... more afraid of things (especially the couch). Am not quite sure why... I am grateful for the pics, though some look staged and I know my dog's scared look.
I am giving 4 stars because, again, it was my fault for not preparing for the stay, and Richard was able to take my dog last minute for a fair price.
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The process was very easy. The communication process between the sitter and I was easy, as well. Popeye was well taken care and Richard was helpful to send updates on how he was doing. Popeye, looked like he was happy and they got along well. Thanks, Richard andthanks to your wife.
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Richard was always quick to respond and took lots of cute photos of my dog! It was nice to have someone taking him on lots of walks, especially over the holidays.
I recently had a last minute booking with Richard. He was great , he answered my texts promptly and using the app was seamless. My little Cinder was well taken care of, I would recommend Richard for anyone who needs their pets looked after.
Richard and his wife did a great job taking care of my Lab mix Scout. Plenty of pictures during his stay and even a trip to the dog park. He loved it!
My dog loves their home very much. They take her to walk for 45 min everyday.
My dog always love here. Richard is very flexible, always take my last minute request, thanks Richard.
Richard is great. We use him for daycare for our 2 year old puppy all the time and she loves it there.
I booked w/ Richard after Dog Vacay helped me find a last minute sitter for Kye when My BF & I needed to go out of town unexpectedly. He was the closest to our home & after a couple of phone conversations I felt comfortable booking with him.

Few things from OUR experience:
- my BF did the pickup & drop off & I handled the communication
- Richard seems to be a man of minimal words (wasn't into chit chatting) & getting details about Kye's stay was minimal.
- Drop off & pick up took place outside so my BF never got to see the setting Kye was in, however we were VERY appreciative of Richard being available for an early morning drop off.
- I left a detailed note with special instructions for Kye (due to him being a senior pet in renal failure & having an injured leg) in his bag & even texted Richard to alert him, but never got a response acknowledging it.
- I checked on Kye daily while away & was always informed he was fine, which was good to know as he usually stresses when we are away, and we did get pictures when I asked for them, which was nice.
- At pickup when my BF asked about Kye's eating (he's on prescription food) & Richard said that his wife handles the feedings & that she hadn't told him anything so he guesses Kye did ok. My BF did notice though that Kye took a super long pee before getting in the car, which was worrisome as its usually indicative of him either not having gone out enough, not eating his food or an increase in water intake (again, renal failure issues), but I can't say for sure what the issue was since it was also raining that day & perhaps he didn't want to go out in the rain.

Overall we were thankful Richard was able to watch over Kye for our last minute trip.
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Just got back from our 3 day vacation secure in the knowledge our 2 big boxer boys are safe and taken care of! Richard sent us pictures and updated us on our happy pups. Thanks Richard! Hope to see you again soon!
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