Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Ria can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Ria can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
27 Reviews

Amanda D.
Amanda D.
Sep 18, 2018
Verified Stay

She da best!

Ria G.
Ria G.
Theresa B.
Theresa B.
Sep 11, 2018
Verified Stay

I cannot sing Ria's praises enough! My pup is sweet but has a lot of high anxiety-related issues that result in high maintenance needs. Ria was extraordinarily helpful in coordinating with me and accommodating everything we needed. She was very on top of communication and kept me updated throughout the entire process. With her detailed updates, I could actually relax on my trip as she eased all my worries. Going out of town is always ...

Ria G.
Ria G.
Vicki L.
Vicki L.
Sep 4, 2018
Verified Stay

Ria did a marvelous job of taking care of Charlie. I had every confidence that he would be happy and well looked after while I was in the mountains for several days and expecting to be off the grid, and he was.

Ria G.
Ria G.

About Ria

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

Exclusive love from dog behaviorist

I am a PhD in animal ecology and have been trained as a dog behavioral specialist, working for the Edmonton Humane Society, Montreal SPCA, and Athens Humane Society (10 years experience overall). I have worked with and rehabilitated dogs with all temperaments and from all walks of life, and I love them all! Given my background, I can offer training suggestions and programs for your dog, and work with your dog on issues, if this ...

What Ria would like to know about your dog

Are your dogs fully vaccinated?
How do your dogs get along with other animals?
How does your pup do when left alone?

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

About Ria's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Ria's Pets


Chow Chow and German Shepherd Dog
1 year, 7 mo. old, 35 lbs.

When Ria watches your pet

I only sit one client’s pet at a time, so you can rest assured that your dog(s) will receive ALL the love and attention! My home is a great option for pups who need special attention, don’t play well with others, or whose owners want their animals to receive 1:1 time all day long! When you’re away, my philosophy is it should be a vacation for them too! I’d love to spoil them with all the things they love most, whether it’s treats, lots of playtime, hikes or cuddles.

My home is large, and has a fenced in front and back yard, which will make it easy for your dog(s) to get a lot of great sunshine and outdoor time in addition to regular walks. ***Note: While I love working with dogs of all personality types, I currently cannot accept pups with destructive tendencies. This includes chewing, marking, or otherwise damaging property that does not belong to them!

I love taking the more athletic dogs on runs, but am also happy with less energetic strolls. I also bake my own doggy treats that your puppy can enjoy (with your permission!).

In Ria's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Ria's Neighborhood

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