Dog Boarding

$25
in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

$18
in the sitter's home
per day
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • No Females in Heat

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Richard can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Richard can host up to 3 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

5
repeat clients
16 Reviews

Faye P.
Faye P.
October 22, 2017
Verified Stay

We can’t say enough good things about our dogs staying with Richard. They were definitely spoiled while staying there! Richard and his wife are true dog lovers and will treat your dog as if it was their own! We got daily updates and pics from Richard, which I truly enjoyed the daily laugh! Your dogs will literally be “on vacation” too when staying with Richard and his wife. If you’re thinking about leaving ...

Richard M.
Richard M.
L.W. M.
L.W. M.
October 9, 2017
Verified Stay

Rick and Evelyn were absolutely fabulous, I wont be able to say enough good things in this review! It is immediately apparent how much they love and treasure dogs. They took phenomenal care of my senior pittie mix, sent multiple pictures, and even sent us home with a personalized gift bag and card. Truly top notch!

Richard M.
Richard M.
Campsie G.
Campsie G.
October 2, 2017
Verified Stay

Rick took wonderful care of our dogs. He kept us updated on how they were doing (they did great!). He and his wife are such lovely people who clearly love all animals, especially dogs. The house was totally dog-friendly and very safe for our dogs to be in. That put all my worries to rest. We could enjoy our vacation knowing we did not have to worry a minute about the dogs. This was the ...

Richard M.
Richard M.

About Richard

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

Rikz Retreat / Room-4-a-VIPooch

Our furry family members have all moved on. We CHERISH and MISS them ALL VERY MUCH!!! We can't replace them. Instead, we opt to watch your's in our home. You get to enjoy time away without the worries while we enjoy the company without the attachment. (WIN/WIN) IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO GIVE YOUR CANINE COMPANION(S) AMPLE SPACE, TIME, LOVE & ATTENTION NEEDED TO MAKE TO THEIR STAY ENJOYABLE, SAFE & SECURE ...

What Richard would like to know about your dog

1) - Allergies, Medications, Special needs etc.
2) - Potty trained?
3) - Has he / she stayed with strangers before? How did that go?
4) - High stung? - Usually not a problem - Just take more time to get acquainted.
5) - Get along with other dogs?

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> > > WE ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE NE SECTION OF SPRINGFIELD, DIRECTLY WEST OF I-55 (under a mile) MID-WAY BETWEEN EXIT 100B AND THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. - MAIN THOROUGHFARES TO FAIRGROUNDS, PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, CAPITOL BLDGS, STATE MUSEUM, LINCOLN'S HOME / TOMB, VETERAN'S MONUMENTS, TOURIST SITES, AIRPORT, CAR RENTAL, BUS ROUTE, FREEWAY, HOTEL/MOTELS, DOG PARK . . . < < <

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> > > F/T Supervision < < <
> > > Volunteered two years at APL (Animal Protective League) < < <
> > > Prefer small, midsized & intermediate sized dogs up to approx. 100 lbs < < <
> > > Successfully completed requirements for a Cat & Dog First Aid Course conducted by the American Red Cross - CERTIFICATE ID: 10Q600 < < <

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
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