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Richard & Evelyn M.

Springfield, IL

5.0 out of 5 stars
156 reviews
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The "INN" Place 4 a Pampered Pooch

Pet care experience

IF YOU LOVE, PAMPER and WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR FUR-BABIES. Odds are, "YOUR PUP(S) is/are OUR KIND OF PEOPLE!!" Since SM/MED SIZED DOG BOARDING IS THE ONLY SERVICE THAT WE NOW OFFER, we once again have the time to pamper your pup(s) by giving him/her the LOVE, AFFECTION, TIME & SPACE needed to make his/her stay with us SAFE, SECURE and ENJOYABLE. So, why would you leave him/her somewhere SCARED & LONELY when they can enjoy a GETAWAY here with us, where small dogs are NOT threatened, bullied or intimidated by large ones. We strive to make every guest feel AT HOME by welcoming him/her with the same HOSPITALITY as if he/she were people too. We not only welcome your buddies as an enjoyable income, but MUCH LOVED company as well. Simply put, "OUR HOUSE WOULDN'T BE A HOME WITHOUT DOGS!I"

Reviews

Courtney K.
Dog Boarding • Mar 11, 2024
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This was our first time using Rover and our dogs first stay with Richard & Evelin. Their high ratings are for a reason as we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. They truly care about dogs and took excellent care of our senior dog. We really loved the photos and updates they sent throughout our dogs stay. Can't recommend them enough!

Judy W.
Dog Boarding • Jan 08, 2024
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Our Penny has some special requirements and Richard and Evelyn were the perfect choice for her. We would not hesitate to use them again.

Alicia S.
Dog Boarding • Sep 04, 2023
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These guys are the best sitters around! Love the updates they send and how well they take care of my older dog. Great place to board your pooch.

Lian S.
Dog Boarding • Aug 14, 2023
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My senior rescue Miriam has some quirks and can be high maintenance. Richard and Evelyn were extremely thoughtful and accommodating about her needs and comfort while she stayed with them. They were also highly communicative about how she was doing! Miri loved them, and I would highly recommend them for folks with older or anxious dogs. We will definitely use their services again when in the Springfield area!

About Richard & Evelyn M.

Communication

62 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
90% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

30 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

(SUMMARY) – SIX YEARS experience with ROVER without a negative comment, incident or complaint, (1st verified stay July 2017), FLAWLESS record / NO large dogs / AFFORDABLE RATES, NO Holiday rate hikes, Multiple dog DISCOUNT / 24/7 COMPANIONSHIP & SUPERVISION / FULL RUN of house & FENCED-IN back yard / PUPdates with PICS / Flexible, Stable & Dependable / LOVE HAVING COMPANY / take pride in what we do / Both short term & extended stays welcomed. / Conveniently located near I-55 exit 100 B – (END OF SUMMARY)

Home

Lives in a house
Has a fenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 dog
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Richard & Evelyn M. would like to know about your pet

We keep a notebook handy containing a printed copy of your buddy's itinerary that contains info you provided to make his / her stay as SAFE & COMFORTABLE as possible. We are requesting that you keep Rover updated with all pertinent care information regarding quirks, behavioral characteristics, vet info, medications, feeding practices, energy level, toys & games, compatibility with other dogs, habits, preferences, etc... The more info you provide, the BETTER JOB WE ARE ABLE TO DO!!!

A typical day

* - SMALL / MEDIUM DOGS ONLY - Although we still love large dogs, we no longer accept newcomers OVER APPROX 40lb. thereby creating a SAFE HAVEN for small dogs. (The pint-sized pups don't feel threatened, bullied or intimidated by large ones.) * - DISCIPLINE IS NOT OUR STRONGEST VIRTUE - He/she is lost, lonely & scared! As such, when they look at us with those sad eyes &/or tremble we have trouble saying no. If you don't want your pup pampered, we probably aren't your best choice. Your little buddy may pick up a few bad habits like laying on the sofa, our laps, or sleeping in our beds. We simply make him/her SAFE, SECURE & HAPPY as possible until your return.  * - WE REQUIRE A MEET & GREET TO PRE-SCREEN EVERY DOG whenever possible to insure a SAFE, SECURE & COMFORTABLE environment for ALL!! * - WE MAY WATCH MORE THAN ONE DOG AT A TIME DURING SCHEDULE OVERLAPS. * - BOTH SHORT TERM & EXTENDED STAYS WELCOMED * - F/T COMPANIONSHIP / SUPERVISION * - NO HOLIDAY RATE HIKES * - MULTIPLE dog DISCOUNT * - Fenced back yard outside, gates into every room inside, a friendly dog to keep your baby company & years of training & experience. * - After 7 years with ROVER watching several hundred dogs, graduating ROVER 101, an AMERICAN RED CROSS CAT & DOG FIRST AID COURSE, DOG BEHAVIOR & TRAINING COURSES (we have learned to recognize, understand, cope with and/or prevent a wide variety of dog related problems), VOLUNTEERING two years for the APL (fed & walked dogs, cleaned cages and took dogs on nursing home visits), we have experienced just about every possible situation that you can imagine! Even though we have little formal training, through years of ownership, time, experience, trial & error, maturity and common sense we have become good at what we do! Now, we feel comfortable saying that “WE KNOW DOGS”. *- WE ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE NE OUTSKIRTS OF SPRINGFIELD, DIRECTLY WEST OF I-55 (under a mile) a few blocks SW of Sangamon Ave. & Dirksen Pkwy. MID-WAY BETWEEN EXIT 100B AND THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. - MAIN THOROUGHFARES TO AREA HOSPITALS, TOURIST SITES, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, LODGING ETC...

Services

Boarding
in the sitter's home
$35per night

Richard & Evelyn can host

0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
Dogs over 1 year old
Spayed and neutered dogs
No females in heat
Crate-trained dogs only

Availability

WE'RE BACK!! After taking several months to watch dogs for satisfied repeat customers only, we are now accepting booking requests with a few new restrictions. We no longer watch dogs over 40lbs., request med/low energy potty trained dogs, administer oral dosage medicine only and no longer accept dogs with severe medical conditions or special needs. Our profile may show few recent reviews and little activity, it's because our repeat clients understandably prefer not to leave redundant reviews. Having become victims of our own success we were forced to make a decision. We could either keep accepting all dogs to make more money or set limits to once again enjoy our golden years. So, we decided to quit taking large dogs to cut back on our number of requests. This allows us time to pamper your little loved ones. We are senior citizens that rarely leave home. As such, your little buddies will have us here to care for them 24/7 excluding a trip to the doctor, grocery store, etc.

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About Richard & Evelyn M.

Communication

62 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
90% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

30 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

(SUMMARY) – SIX YEARS experience with ROVER without a negative comment, incident or complaint, (1st verified stay July 2017), FLAWLESS record / NO large dogs / AFFORDABLE RATES, NO Holiday rate hikes, Multiple dog DISCOUNT / 24/7 COMPANIONSHIP & SUPERVISION / FULL RUN of house & FENCED-IN back yard / PUPdates with PICS / Flexible, Stable & Dependable / LOVE HAVING COMPANY / take pride in what we do / Both short term & extended stays welcomed. / Conveniently located near I-55 exit 100 B – (END OF SUMMARY)

Home

Lives in a house
Has a fenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 dog
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Richard & Evelyn M. would like to know about your pet

We keep a notebook handy containing a printed copy of your buddy's itinerary that contains info you provided to make his / her stay as SAFE & COMFORTABLE as possible. We are requesting that you keep Rover updated with all pertinent care information regarding quirks, behavioral characteristics, vet info, medications, feeding practices, energy level, toys & games, compatibility with other dogs, habits, preferences, etc... The more info you provide, the BETTER JOB WE ARE ABLE TO DO!!!

A typical day

* - SMALL / MEDIUM DOGS ONLY - Although we still love large dogs, we no longer accept newcomers OVER APPROX 40lb. thereby creating a SAFE HAVEN for small dogs. (The pint-sized pups don't feel threatened, bullied or intimidated by large ones.) * - DISCIPLINE IS NOT OUR STRONGEST VIRTUE - He/she is lost, lonely & scared! As such, when they look at us with those sad eyes &/or tremble we have trouble saying no. If you don't want your pup pampered, we probably aren't your best choice. Your little buddy may pick up a few bad habits like laying on the sofa, our laps, or sleeping in our beds. We simply make him/her SAFE, SECURE & HAPPY as possible until your return.  * - WE REQUIRE A MEET & GREET TO PRE-SCREEN EVERY DOG whenever possible to insure a SAFE, SECURE & COMFORTABLE environment for ALL!! * - WE MAY WATCH MORE THAN ONE DOG AT A TIME DURING SCHEDULE OVERLAPS. * - BOTH SHORT TERM & EXTENDED STAYS WELCOMED * - F/T COMPANIONSHIP / SUPERVISION * - NO HOLIDAY RATE HIKES * - MULTIPLE dog DISCOUNT * - Fenced back yard outside, gates into every room inside, a friendly dog to keep your baby company & years of training & experience. * - After 7 years with ROVER watching several hundred dogs, graduating ROVER 101, an AMERICAN RED CROSS CAT & DOG FIRST AID COURSE, DOG BEHAVIOR & TRAINING COURSES (we have learned to recognize, understand, cope with and/or prevent a wide variety of dog related problems), VOLUNTEERING two years for the APL (fed & walked dogs, cleaned cages and took dogs on nursing home visits), we have experienced just about every possible situation that you can imagine! Even though we have little formal training, through years of ownership, time, experience, trial & error, maturity and common sense we have become good at what we do! Now, we feel comfortable saying that “WE KNOW DOGS”. *- WE ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE NE OUTSKIRTS OF SPRINGFIELD, DIRECTLY WEST OF I-55 (under a mile) a few blocks SW of Sangamon Ave. & Dirksen Pkwy. MID-WAY BETWEEN EXIT 100B AND THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. - MAIN THOROUGHFARES TO AREA HOSPITALS, TOURIST SITES, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, LODGING ETC...

Location

Springfield, IL

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Pets

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Richard & Evelyn M.

Springfield, IL

5.0 out of 5 stars
156 reviews