Dog Boarding

$35
in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

$25
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$20
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds
Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Rafael can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Rafael can host up to 4 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

7
repeat clients
19 Reviews

Matthew F.
Matthew F.
October 26, 2017
Verified Stay

Rafael is an awesome sitter! Very accommodating with his schedule, and kept me up to date the entire stay with messages and pictures. And most important of all, my dog Blue was well cared for and seemed to have a great time with her new friends! I recommend Rafael with my highest regards, and will certainly be booking him again when the need arises.

Rafael S.
Rafael S.
Anne Marie W.
Anne Marie W.
October 10, 2017
Verified Stay

I am so happy we found Rafael. He was wonderful with Bella and very flexible.

Rafael S.
Rafael S.
Jodi L.
Jodi L.
October 10, 2017
Verified Stay

Rafael is absolutely the best sitter Rover has to offer in the Worcester county area. He was super easy to work with on arrangements, provided plenty of photos of my Teddy during his stay, and had no issues following his medical and food instructions. I highly recommend Rafael to anyone looking for service that goes above and beyond. Thank you Rafael for a wonderful experience and peace of mind you provided caring for my Teddy ...

Rafael S.
Rafael S.

About Rafael

2
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Your full time pet care!

I am CPR First Aid certified, I'm very flexible with time, dogs will have a fenced in yard to run around in or 1 on 1 in the kennel and get some daily excersise, toys, and lots of play time. I'll spend quality time with each and every dog that comes whether in the yard or 1 on 1 in the kennel.
I LOVE what I do! The dogs bring me joy everyday! I own ...

What Rafael would like to know about your dog

I always like to know what daily routine your dog is used to so I can try to maintain their normal schedule as closely as I can. I like to know if there are any situations that make your dog nervous or aggressive so we can avoid those situations. I love all breeds and personalities equally!

Prior to booking your stay I require a meet and greet to make sure that both humans and dogs are a good match! I generally like to meet up at my place so that the dogs can get to see and sniff around the environment in which they will stay.
During your stay I request that you bring the following:
-Any kennel your dog may be used to using (do not feel you have to bring this if your dog does not like to use one)
-Any bed your dog is comfortable with (so he/she has something that smells like home)
-Any favorite toys
-Enough food to last for the whole stay plus a few extra days just in case
-Emergency contacts
-Labeled medications
-A leash to use on our many exciting adventures

All dogs that stay at my house should be UTD on vaccines and flea/tick prevention.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
First Aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise

About Rafael's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has 2 Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Caged Pets
Children 6-12 Years Old
Rafael's Pets

BLUE SANTOS

American Bully
1 year, 8 mo. old, 55 lbs.

Cocoa Santos

Chihuahua and Mixed
2 years, 8 mo. old, 20 lbs.
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