YOUR DOG WILL NEVER BE ALONE.

View All
50
Photos

Jo and Rick S.

70 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Jo and Rick's House

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

About Jo and Rick

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! We’d be happy to keep your pup entertained with multiple walks and a doggy park visit (if your dog likes that) while you’re away for the day. No big crowded rooms of dogs--just a few dogs given lots of individual attention.

Both of us are semi-retired and work from our home, have no other pets, and no children; YOUR DOG IS NEVER ALONE AT OUR HOME. We have over twenty years of experience caring for pets in our home or in others' homes. We are mature, experienced, responsible, dependable, energetic and fun-loving-- the consummate dog lovers! This is not a job--this is a calling. We guarantee three walks a day tailored to your dog's energy level, a lengthy doggy park visit (if your dog likes that), and lots of human interaction and affection in a lovely home with a large enclosed courtyard for dogs to enjoy. We are located in the charming Prospect Hill National Historic District near downtown Cincinnati with two doggy parks and five city parks within walking distance! We offer free meet and greet sessions, daily updates and photos of your dog during his stay, and have excellent references and many repeat guests. Our goal is to make your dog's visit as stress-free for him and for you as possible.

We accept all breeds and all ages so long as they are house trained, treated for fleas and ticks, no history of aggression, and fairly easy to handle on a leash. We have a handicapped-accessible entrance for elderly dogs and are able to give all medications since Jo is an RN. We limit ourselves to three overnight dogs and two daycare dogs. If your dog does not get along with other dogs, then we will accept only your dog for his stay, but there is an extra charge for this. Our home cannot accommodate huge crates, but we can take small and medium size ones. Most of our doggy guests bring their own beds from home, and many like to share our bed.

We build our day around our furry guests and have a wonderful group of dogs that come back over and over. When we had dogs of our own, we searched high and low for the perfect dog sitter and never really found that person--and now we think we have become the ideal dog sitter that we were always searching for.
Read More about Jo and Rick...
Contact Jo and Rick
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Jo and Rick S.

70 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jo and Rick's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Jo and Rick's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
More Services
70 Reviews
As always Enzo was well cared for. The photos are hysterical. Jo always catches the dog in the moment of their personality. The photos are also timely, as our the hosts in responding to our needs! Perfect in every way!
Once again, Rick and Jo made themselves available for us. We have had a hectic travel schedule and rely upon their goodness and their willingness to take in one more on an emergency basis.

Our dog had never come home willingly. He always pouts upon his return!
Read More...
So glad Rick and Jo are here to help pick up the slack when I have to travel. My husband has a job where he cannot leave to go home and let the dog out so we often use Jo and Rick as our daycare options too! Perfect in every way!
Enzo had a lovely time while we were gone. He gets treated like a king and often pouts when he has to return home!
I have never left my babies with anyone but family before so I was very apprehensive about the whole ordeal, but I must tell you Rick and Jo were great. I have one baby that is very afraid of men but I have pictures with him in Ricks lap looking very content. The other 2 were very happy too. I was very pleased and will use them again.
Read More...
This Vacay went very well - I came up to Cincinnati from Kentucky for a meet and greet Thursday evening - Jo and Rick have their questioner to make certain all will go well. They have a fully enclosed courtyard. Dropped Ian off Saturday morning and went to the conference I was attending at University of Cincinnati which is very near to Jo and Ricks house - picked Ian up after the conference and then back home - same schedule for Sunday. It all went well - they even sent some photos of Ian. I certainly would recommend Jo and Rick and will try to book with them again if I have a meeting or conference in Cincy
Read More...
Jo and Rick clearly love dogs. I had just moved to the area when I needed to go on a trip. I was nervous about finding someone to watch my little one while I was away. I was so lucky to have found Jo and Rick. They ask all the questions you can imagine so that they can get to know your pooch and make their stay as comfortable as possible. They send you photos while you are away to see how your dog is doing and provide updates so you can be assured they are providing as much love and attention as you would. I will use them every time I have to leave my little one.
Read More...
I loved that I received pictures of my girl throughout her stay. It allowed me to relax during my time away knowing that she was well cared for.
Jo and Rick are our favorites! We love the picture updates while we are away from our Lola. We are happy that she gets exercise and socialization with other dogs. After each visit, Lola comes home worn out and happy! We will be back!
Jo and Rick are responsive and accommodating with our request to keep Lola on short notice. This was the second or third stay for Lola, and as always, she came home happy and tired! We will be back!
Once again, Jo and Rick have provided our dog with the finest care. She is an old dog and needs special attention, which Jo provided. She kept us updated about Lucy, told us what was going on and offered extra care that went above and beyond what was expected. Your dog will be in great care with Jo and Rick.
Read More...
I was very nervous about leaving my two dogs in a home that was unfamiliar to them but Jo and Rick were outstanding! The dogs seemed very happy there and Jo and Rick treated them as if they were their own. They were excellent at sending me picture updates too. I was so happy with Piper and Pippa's experience there that they'll be going again in a couple months!
Read More...
Amazing weekend for our dogs and ourselves!
This was the first time we have boarded our dogs, who will be 11 and 7 yo this month! Jo and Rick
were wonderful! They gave extra attention to our 11 yo Italian Greyhound, who is deathly afraid of storms. They took the dogs on several walks and sent us daily photos. We will definitely be taking the dogs back there for many more dog vacays.
Read More...
We've had a slew of needs that Rick and Jo were able to handle flawlessly. Our pup never suffers when he's with them!
Had to make a quick overnight out of town and once again, Ric and Jo were happy to keep our little one. Thanks for always being responsive and willing to let one more in!
Jo and Rick did a great job taking care of my dog, Derby. They did a lot a prework to make sure they understood her needs and to make sure she would be a good fit for a stay with them which was unexpected but a great process to go through. During the visit, they communicated very well with updates on how she was doing and sent lots of great pictures to illustrate her visit activities. I would highly consider using them again for my dog sitting needs.
Read More...
Another wonderful stay at Rick and Jo's house! Our dogs absolutely love the daily dog park trips and the special tender loving care they receive from Rick and Jo. We love receiving daily pictures with updates on how they are doing. Our dog, Macie, became ill during there last stay and Jo quickly took her to the vet and tended to her needs so by the time we came home, she was already feeling much better. I cant say enough about how nice it is to know your dogs are being so well cared for by wonderful people.
Read More...
Macie and Leonard had another wonderful stay with Jo and Rick! This was there second visit and they both were completely happy and worn out when they came home. We got many picture updates at the dog park and on couches and beds in their home. What a wonderful couple and also wonderful to know your loved ones are being well taken care of. Thanks again!
Read More...
Jo and Rick couldn't have been more accommodating of our schedule and our boy's special needs. This was our first time using dogvacay and Jo made us feel absolutely assured that we leaving our canine companion in capable and loving hands. We were visitors to the city but if we lived in Cincinnati I know we would become regulars. Thanks Jo and Ric!
Read More...
Jo and Rick were wonderful finds for watching our dog, Copper for a week! They were extremely attentive to his needs and sent us so many pictures during his stay so that we didn't feel as far away from him! All the dogs that Jo and Rock take care of ensure that your animal will always be making new friends during their stay!
Read More...
Jo and Rick are terrific!
A wonderful stay for Enzo. I think he had more fun (and attention) than we did. A jaunt to the dog park, lots of cuddles. Ric and Jo do an amazing job of treating him as their own. And to note, the pictures are ADORABLE!
Izzie had a great time again with Jo and Rick! A fun weekend for her!
Our lab Buddy stayed with Jo and Rick for the first time while we were gone for a week and I think he had a great time! Jo sent me adorable pictures and updates daily which made me so happy while I was on my trip. They are such a friendly couple and were so flexible with drop offs and pick ups. She took Buddy to the park as often as weather would allow which was so nice of her. Her came home happy, healthy, and tired from all the playing which was great! Will definitely ask them to care for Buddy again soon!
Read More...
Sammie and I moved to this area only a few months ago.. Having found Jo and Rick for daycare, I decided to try them for an extended travel trip.

The closeness they had already with my dog is uncanny -(his tail wagged the entire time I was dropping him off - you'd think we had just arrived at a dog park!)

While on travel I received photos each day, and could see his progression in making friend and happiness throughout his stay. Jo and Rick have made the transition to a new city and a new role so easy -- and look forward to getting those daily reports to brighten my day.

I am content in the fact that if I must travel, my dog will be happy with Jo and Rick. Sammie has found a 'home away from home' for sure.

I can not recommend Jo and Rick highly enough for both your daily and boarding needs.
Read More...
Moving to a new city is hard enough on the human.. when the move comes with changes in routine it is even harder for our dogs.

Jo and Rick welcomed Sammie into their home, and made his first day away from home happy and memorable.

Their ability to connect with dogs is wonderful, and Sammie was very content and well cared for -- making own transition that much easier.
I know that Sammie will be back with them soon.
Read More...
Another of many stellar stays for Enzo, who is treated like a king with Jo and Rick. Well, he is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, but still! He eagerly runs into Auntie JoJo's house, ready for whatever he finds there. He has his own "chair," and they know how to accommodate multiple dogs! Would always recommend this wonderful couple! You and your dog are missing out on an excellent adventure if you are not coming here.
Read More...
Jo Sowash and Richard live close to my house and to work and are on the way to the airport… so they are convenient. Being retired, they do pet sitting as their main gig and it shows. They are professional, loving, thorough with good follow up. I had never boarded my dog before - in 10 years - and I was nervous. I didn't want to rely on friends since we would be out of town a good while and I although I was tight on funds, I didn't want to chance it using a medical student or vet tech. It was pricey, but they could not have been more attentive and concerned… almost to a fault - but not quite. What I mean is they go directly to best practices first and then consider your preferences. For example, they suggested that I put Rhea on proboscis to prepare her for her stay with them. (Dogs get nervous stomachs and that can be an issue) I knew my girl was super laid back and never minds being away from me but … why not do it right I though. They didn't insist, but strongly suggested. It was a good suggestion! One I didn't think was necessary but was glad I did to be sure she was well taken care of. They took pictures and sent them to me every day (another thing I didn't think I wanted but loved!), took my girl to the park daily and even gave her a bath without being asked to do so. They only take 3 dogs at a time in their home and never leave the animals alone in the house… ever. It was a relief for me for my girl to have her in such good reliable hands.
Read More...
Rick and Jo were beyond amazing!! They were true to everything they said- our dogs were walked multiple times a day, took many dog park visits, and were completely spoiled during their dogvacay! We received picture updates everyday and the dogs came home exhausted. We love our dogs dearly and knowing they are in great hands while we are travelling is truly cherished. Thank you!
Read More...
Captain had a blast with Jo and Rick - he had a ton of nervous energy, so they took him to the dogpark and played fetch with him. They also gave him a lot of TLC at their lovely home. He came home tired and very happy!!!
Enzo loves coming to see Rick and Jo! He was entertained, as was entertaining. If your dog is not with these two amazing human beings, then you are not taking proper care of your pet when you leave him or her behind!
Jo & Rick provided a great overall experience for my cavapoo, Ruxin. At the meet and greet, I expressed some anxiety to Jo about leaving Ruxin as I had a bad experience in the past. She reassured me that he wouldn't be alone and would get all the attention that he needs.
I received plenty of pictures and updates during Ruxins stay -- it made me feel at ease and I could tell he was getting the attention he craves.No problems at all once we got back home -- in fact he slept all afternoon & evening - he must have been tired from playing with the other pups!
Thanks Jo & Rick for hosting Ruxin -- we will definitely be seeing you again!
Read More...
2 Paws up for Jo & Rick and their amazing care for my dog, Gizmo! Their profile says it all “Your Dog Will Never Be Alone” and this is what provides peace of mind for a dog parent like me. Jo & Rick are the kindest, most welcoming hosts and I have recommended them to my closest friends. From our initial contact, to the meet & greet, through the actual stay, I could not be happier with them. Gizmo stayed during the week of Christmas, and Jo was very specific about letting me know about the personalities of the other dogs who would be there during that time. She takes her business very seriously. Our meet & greet went extremely well, we met for 2 hours! Jo is a warm, caring mom and Gizmo even fell asleep during our chat. I felt completely at ease in their darling home, which has a beautiful courtyard for the dogs to run around. She also gave me the profiles of the different dog parks they visit and their daily walking schedule. I loved the fact that she is a nurse and has a consulting vet on-call for any health issues that, God forbid, would arise during a stay. I also very much appreciated that she recommended starting a pre/pro-biotic for my pup a couple of days before his stay would start, for sensitive/nervous tummies.
During the actual stay, while I was out of town, Jo & Rick sent me the most amazing photo updates of Gizmo. Everyday I had absolute peace of mind that Gizmo was happy and comfortable. Thank you Jo & Rick! You are amazing!
Read More...
Another stellar stay for Enzo, treated like a king. Well he is a Can King Charles, but still! He anxiously runs into Auntie JoJo's house, ready for whatever he finds there. He has his own "chair" and they know how to accommodate multiple dogs! Would always recommend!
Read More...
I'm a repeat customer of Jo and Rick's and continue to be very happy with the experience they provide. Aside from the excellent care they provide my lab, they have been very flexible in accommodating various pickup and drop off schedules. Highly recommended.
Read More...
Izzie enjoyed her second stay with Jo and Rick! She came back to us rested, happy, and completely stress-free. Jo and Rick take the time to make sure they know what our dog's needs are, and go above and beyond in meeting them and making her happy and comfortable. I couldn't ask for a better couple to watch my girl!
Read More...
Jo and Rick were so wonderful!
We contacted them late in the week for last minute weekend accommodations, and they worked with us to ensure that our sweet Lola would be taken care of.
Lola was taking an oral antibiotic at the time, and they had no problem administering her meds!
She came home well-fed, happy, and so tired! I know she was well exercised.

Jo and Rick are professionals, but still warm and caring! You can see their true passion for our little fur-babies!
Read More...
I thought I had already posted this, but once again Rick and Jo provided the best experience possible for our pooch while we were away on an extended trip. There was never any doubt that he was in the best hands possible! Love this couple!
Jo and Rick are wonderful. We have a rescue dog who is timid and shy. Lucy, our dog, loves to be at their home, which is a commentary on how tuned in Jo and Rick are to each individual dog's needs. Lucy never looks back when we leave her and is even so happy that she socializes with other dogs during her stay. That's a real testament to how comfortable and at home she feels.
Read More...
Once again, Rick and Jo provided a safe, fun experience for our dog, while we traveled out of the country. They follow through with their obligation to post/email photos, and this was so helpful while out of the country for a long period of time. We, I mean, the dog, would always go back!
Read More...
Mia couldn't wait to come back and stay with Rick and Jo! This time she stayed for daycare and we were able to pick her up after a work commitment that ended late in the evening.
What a wonderful experience! Jo and Rick were so sweet and took great care of my older dog Reggie. They sent me cute pictures, and I know he got as much love from them as if I had him at my house! I could not be happier with how things went...thanks so much.
Read More...
Jo and Rick are absolutely wonderful!!! We left our little mia with the Sowash's- this was our first time leaving her and using Dogvacay! We could not have been more pleased!!! Jo suggested a meet and greet so Mia was able to get acquainted with the environment and my husband and I could have some peace of mind for leaving our baby for the first time. Jo put us at ease! While Mia was staying with the Sowashs we got lots of daily updates and photos. We could really tell our dog was happy and well cared for! Mia thoroghly enjoyed their abundant toy box and snuggling up with Jo at night. Jo is so flexible with pick up and drop off times- our flight was delayed and it was no problem!!! Mia was sad to leave and whined the whole way home. We will be back!!! I highly recommend Jo and Rick! They are great people who truly give your dog the very best!!!
Read More...
Jo & Rick are awesome :) This was the first time leaving our Mini Aussie, Gus Gus, with them and we couldn't be happier. We are definitely going to be repeat customers!

We made a very last minute request for the visit and they were amazingly accommodating - allowing us to bring Gus Gus to them late the night before we left on last minute business trips. We were amazed and appreciative by how accommodating they were.

They really care about the dogs they watch - making sure to understand their personalities and compatibility with the other dogs they are watching. This means so much to us - knowing that we are leaving our pup with someone who is really looking out for his best interest.

They are great people and go above and beyond.
We especially enjoyed the daily updates and the photos Jo sent us. Our Gus Gus has the biggest puppy smile on his face in all the photos - you can tell he really had a good time staying with Jo & Rick!
Read More...
Jo and Rick are the perfect example of the kind of hosts we all hope to find here. This was my first visit with Jo and won't be my last. She went to great lengths to understand my dog Joey's needs prior to his visit, including a very pleasant meet and greet. During his stay I received a constant stream of photo updates, including pictures of nearly daily visits to the dog park. In short he got better treatment from Jo than he does from me. I'm extremely happy with the experience and would highly recommend Jo and Rick.
Read More...
Did you know, you can have Rick and Jo keep your dog for just the day? We had booked a bus trip to Keeneland, and kind of forgot about the dog :) I logged into DogVacay and noticed that Jo and Rick had that day open. So, of course, they welcomed Enzo in. We enjoyed our day. And so did Enzo.

Thanks again, Rick and Jo. Enzo is already looking forward to a return trip!
Read More...
Fantastic! Lily didn't want to come home! She had a great time and we got pictures every day which really put our minds at rest. I would absolutely recommend this service
Third time Rick and Jo have watched our pups! This time they watched our newest addition, Lucy. Per usual, the stay was fantastic with nightly updates w/ pics. Will definitely return!
Another five-star experience with Rick and Jo. Took Enzo to the dog park. He whined waiting at the door for them to answer when we first arrived. I know he is loved with them!
My wife and I were at the tail end of a 30 day road trip with our dog Bert. The friends we were staying with in Cincy could not allow a dog to stay because of allergies. Jo and Rick took wonderful care of him and he had the best time with the other dogs. He was relaxed and happy when we picked him up, So was my wife,
Read More...
Our dogs had a terrific stay with Jo and Rick. They were well cared for and loved and received outstanding care.

Jo and Rick treated our dogs like they were their own. They played with them a lot, paid careful attention to their needs, and even let them sleep on their bed.

Jo sent me daily detailed updates and lots of pictures while I was gone. It seemed that my dogs really loved cuddling with her on the couch, once they were worn out from running around.

Jo and Rick did an excellent job. I would use them again and highly recommend them.
Read More...
This was the second time Rick & Jo took care of Luci and we couldn't be more pleased. They are very attentive and genuinely care & love the dogs they watch.

Prior to leaving Luci with Rick & Jo, we boarded Luci in a plush suite at one of the dog boarding/doggy daycare facilities...needless to say, we were disappointed when she came home sick and required a visit to the vet. Luci has been healthy & happy upon her returns home from staying with Rick & Jo.

Rick & Jo are great people and go above and beyond. I really enjoy the daily updates and the photos Jo sends us. It's a huge comfort knowing you're dog is safe and well taken care of while you are away and that is exactly what Rick & Jo provides...Comfort & Ease.
Read More...
Jo and Rick were absolutely phenomenal! My husband and I were moving to the area with our small pomeranian mix, and we wanted to be able to keep Izzie somewhere safe while the movers were unloading and unpacking our furniture. We didn't know anyone in the area, but I'd heard about DogVacay from a friend and thought it would be something Izzie would enjoy (she really likes people but is indifferent to other dogs). I had a feeling Jo and Rick would be great pet sitters, as they are very attentive to the individual needs and personalities of each dog- we filled out an extensive survey beforehand about her likes/dislikes/quirks/etc. Izzie had a GREAT time with Jo and Rick. She received a lot of personal attention and was well taken care of. We received pictures of Izzie during the evening and updates on her health/attitude when we picked her up. This was really helpful for our stress level during the move knowing that Izzie was in good hands. I plan on taking her back many times in the future!
Read More...
As usual Jo and Rick did a great job caring for our Sonny boy! He came back exhausted (which is always nice for us when we return home from a weekend away). We love to get updates from Jo about how Sonny is doing, and look forward to seeing the pics of our precious pup. We will definitely be back!
Read More...
Jo & Rick provided the best 'Home Away from Home'. They were very attentive to Luci's needs and provided her with lots of TLC. They made sure she had plenty of exercise through trips to the dog park, walks throughout the day and ball time. They were very kind, thoughtful and went above & beyond our expectations. I really loved and looked forward to receiving the daily updates with photos they would send us. It really put my mind at ease, knowing she was being well taken care of. I highly recommend Jo & Rick and we will be repeat customers!
Read More...
Another amazing stay for Enzo. When we returned, the weather had been so great, that Enzo was out at the park! Jo and Rick have watched Enzo now four times, and now, he runs to their side door and waits expectantly for their love! They also diligently send photos, so your dog is always with you! Can't say enough!
Read More...
I couldn't say more nice things about Jo and Rick. They did an excellent job making my wedding stress-free... i had been so worried about who would take care of my dog, and they did an amazing job! they sent me photos which made me smile, and were very easy to work with. We will definitely use them again!!
Read More...
Yo Yo loved Jo and Rich. She was so excited to be at their house, she didn't even pay attention when we left. The daily photo ops were comforting for anxious "dog" parents. Can't wait to go out of town again and leave Yo Yo!
Exceeded our expectations. Our pup slept for four days straight after coming home; He obviously got plenty of exercise. Thanks to the nightly updates we could tell he was receiving plenty of attention.
We highly recommend Jo and Rick and will return.
Read More...
Once again, Rick and Jo provided a loving home and warm experience for Enzo. This is our third stay with them, and they have been accommodating of our schedules, and do a great job of introducing other dogs to ours when necessary. Their home is well-suited for the wants of your furry friend. Give them a call!
Read More...
Once again, Jo and Rick were accommodating in our schedules and with our beloved Cav King Charles. Pictures were sent regularly where we could see our pooch enjoying himself, immensely. Jo and Rick also have a system for introducing dogs into their home while another dog is present, and it works so well. When our dog returns to us, he is happy, healthy, and readjusts quickly!
Read More...
This is a repeat stay for our dog and she just loves going to stay with at the Sowash's. Our dog, who is normally very skittish, was happy, relaxed, and very comfortable to return there. Jo carefully screens dogs to insure that all visiting dogs are well suited for each other's temperament and it works! We couldn't be happier. Thank you, Jo and Rick!
Read More...
Zepp and Floyd had a great time with Jo and Rick. It was definitely their own little doggie vacay. They got to go on more walks than they do at home and got to go to the dog park every day. They slept in bed with Jo at night just like they do at home and had lots of fun chasing squirrels (and each other!) in the courtyard. If all of that didn't completely wear them out they spent down time chewing on bones.
Jo and Rick definitely treated our babies as if they were their own and we will undoubtedly call them again to babysit.
Also I really appreciated the daily update emails letting us know how everything was going. I always figure they're fine unless I hear otherwise, but it was nice to have the daily updates confirming that and also to see pictures and hear about their day.
Zepp and Floyd give them 4 paws up!
Read More...
Our Cav King Charles stayed with Rick and Jo for a week, while we traveled to move our son into college. We enjoyed our meet and greet and found Rick and Jo, engaging extensively with our dog during the visit. Jo was thorough in discussing how she introduces other dogs into the home, as well as how our dog would assimilate. We received photos often, and were pleased that our dog was outside, enjoying the sunshine and dog parks, just as Jo had informed us. Though their enthusiasm for dog-sitting is obvious, they are not doing this for the money. It is a calling for them.

We returned home to find a happy dog and plan to use Jo and Rick again in a few weeks!
Read More...
Jo and Rich are real gems. They were very careful about the type of care they provided our dog and made sure that they provided an atmosphere that matched her personality. Our dog is very anxious and timid, but even after a week's stay, she appeared to have no stress at all. It was such a relief to know that she was in such good hands. Thank you!
Read More...
Best Dog Care Experience - EVER! Our usual dog sitter was unavailable for the dates of our vacation, so we were forced to research alternate options. We have a 10 year old female Shih Tzu (China) who is not fond of other dogs or small children, so that limited our options greatly. Then we came across Jo and Rick's profile and it appeared to be a good fit, so we scheduled a meet and greet. After reading all the great reviews and then meeting Jo in person, we knew our baby would be in good hands. We were comfortable from the very first email response, and it only got better from there. Jo and Rick agreed to keep just our dog while we were gone so that we could vacation with no worries, and because we live over an hour north of them, she even met me half way for the drop off the night before our trip. From the minute we handed over China, we didn't spend one minute worrying about her. Jo sent us daily updates on China's activities and behavior along with pictures. We knew China was having a good time, receiving lots of love and attention - and we were able to enjoy our trip and not think twice about how she was doing. When I picked her up the morning after we got back, she was so comfortable in the environment, I'm not sure she wanted to come home! We cannot thank them enough for providing China with such exceptional care, and we are so happy to have found a great place for China to vacation while we do the same!
Read More...
Jo and Rick did a great job taking care of our dog. They sent us pictures daily to show us all of the great things they were doing with him. Our dog was taken to a dog park every day and was given tons of attention. We will use Jo and Rick again in the future.
Read More...
Jo and Rick are super friendly and worked with me on short notice to accommodate my pooch. They took him to the dog park, walked him, and he was so comfortable with them. While I was away, I received several emails with pictures from them, so I was able to see that my dog was healthy, happy, and comfortable. I will definitely be going back to Jo and Rick the next time I am away, and I would recommend them to any fur parents!!
Read More...
Jo and Rick were great to work with. They definitely provide a caring and loving environment. They took our Penny to 4 different dog parks during her stay, had a bed on their dog couch with her favorite blanket and pillow and sent lot's of pictures. Penny had a little friend Sally that was also with Rick and Jo. She was adorable and Penny and Sally seemed like they really enjoyed their time together. After our 1st pictures, we knew Penny was having the time of her life. We've never left Penny with anyone before in 2.5 years, so this was a big step for us. We knew right away Jo and Rick was the right people. Highly recommend. Thanks a bunch, Doug & Julie
Read More...
My dog and I had a great experience with Jo and Rick. They sent me daily updates and photos of my dog so I could see all the fun he was having. They took him to the dog park every day and walked him too. My dog has never enjoyed being at a kennel to be boarded and he needs to have more one on one care and not be overwhelmed with hundreds of others dogs. Using Jo and Rick he was able to get the proper attention and care he needed.

Jo quickly built an amazing bond with my dog and from the pictures she sent me I could tell he was enjoying his stay.

I would use Jo and Rick again without any hesitation.
Read More...
Read All 70 Reviews