Richard M.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes

Services

Dog Boarding

$25
in the sitter's home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Non-neutered Males Accepted, Spayed Females Only
  • No Females in Heat

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Richard can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:

Richard's Photos

90%
of clients received photo updates
Richard is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards

Reviews

32
repeat clients
79 Reviews

Demetria W.
Demetria W.
Nov 17, 2019
Verified Stay

I am always happy with Marty’s stay here. He is treated well and does not show any kind of anxiety when we leave him. When we found Richard we found a treasure!!!

Richard M.
Ally K.
Ally K.
Oct 13, 2019
Verified Stay

Rick never disappoints and our pups just love him! If you’re looking for an amazing dog sitter, you’ve found THE ONE!!!

Richard M.
Amy W.
Amy W.
Oct 4, 2019
Verified Stay

Our babies loved their vacation with Rick! They were so much more comfortable there then when we had previously boarded them at a nice boarder with suites and toddler beds. They came home that time stressed and took weeks to get back to their normal, this time with Rick they were back to their normal within 24 hours. They even showed us around Rick's house and backyard when we came to pick them up, it ...

Richard M.

About Richard

40
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Rick's - Where Pups "R" People Too!

WE KNOW FIRST HAND how emotional it can be to leave precious furry family members in a lonely kennel or with a complete stranger! (WE WISH ROVER WOULD HAVE EXISTED DURING MY EXTENDED MEDICAL STAY SO WE COULD HAVE FOUND SOMEONE LIKE US!!!)

Our primary goals are to make Fido / Fifi SAFE, SECURE and COMFORTABLE in your absence. He / she loves YOU and misses YOU!!! When they look at us with those eyes ...

What Richard would like to know about your dog

I 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. I am 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 more I receive, the BETTER JOB I AM ABLE TO DO!!!

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

About Richard's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Richard watches your pet

APPEASING EVERYONE ISN'T EASY!!! We have dozens of dog lovers that depend on us to be there when they need us, often with little or no notice. (This was NEVER anticipated!)

Although we still prefer to watch only one family's dog(s) at a time, we may watch another family's dog(s) IF DEEMED NECESARY while we're watching yours. (2 family / 3 dog max) WE COULD BE DISCREET, however take pride in being OPEN & HONEST!!!

PREVIOUSLY, we watched only one owner's dog(s) at a time. By doing so, we were being forced to turn away requests due to scheduling conflicts. WE DIDN'T ENJOY LETTING DOG LOVERS DOWN IN THEIR TIME OF NEED!! (We need flexibility!)

We've experienced medical emergencies when people came to visit a hospital for tests only to be kept weeks for emergency surgeries &/or extended rehab... Or needed to travel to Atlanta at the spur of a moment to be with their daughter at the birth of their first grandchild. A daughter traveling to visit her dying mother. People traveling to other states for medical treatment or to visit a loved one. A Military Member returning home from overseas to see his family for Christmas. Another coming here for a wedding... And many others that simply NEEDED time away. All needing to leave their furbabies with a stranger. (HOW COULD WE TURN THEM AWAY???) Since joining Rover for company, I have come to realize that I serve a purpose. (It feels good to be needed!) Having been in similar situations myself. I now take this VERY seriously!!!

REST ASSURED! We have never had a negative experience and don't plan to start now!!! We are asking everyone to TRUST US based on our years of experience & flawless record. WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING & CO-OPERATION!!! (We have found that the vast majority of dogs actually enjoy the company. / IF NOT, we have gates throughout)

* F/T Supervision / Companion We prefer potty trained dogs (NO PUPPIES / approx. 75 lbs or less)
* Training &/or discipline are not my virtues (SAFETY, SECURITY & COMFORT are)
* Volunteered two years at APL (Animal Protective League)
* Completed ROVER 101 & the AMERICAN RED CROSS Cat & Dog FIRST AID COURSES
* Other than completing ROVER 101 & the ARC COURSE, I have no special training or skills other than years of ownership, experience, maturity & COMMON SENSE
* Schedule a meet & greet and/or book us ASAP to reserve the date(s) leaving enough time to cancel for a full refund and find someone else if you feel that we are not a good fit!
* PLAN AHEAD - BOOK EARLY! - We can only confirm our availability at the time of the inquiry. We get requests concerning availability. We confirm the open date(s). Then days/weeks later we are contacted to schedule a meet & greet or book it. In the meantime someone that has used us before skipped the formalities and booked the date(s), leaving everyone in an uncomfortable situation.
* EXTENDED STAYS WELCOMED
* Inevitably, we get last minute requests from desperate owners. We would like to accommodate everyone; however we watch dogs because we enjoy the company. When we have a house full it BECOMES WORK.
* WE ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE NE OUTSKIRTS OF SPRINGFIELD, DIRECTLY WEST OF I-55 (under a mile) MID-WAY BETWEEN EXIT 100B AND THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. - MAIN THOROUGHFARES TO AREA HOSPITALS, TOURIST SITES, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, LODGING ETC...

In Richard's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Richard's Neighborhood

Richard's Neighborhood
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