Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Response Rate
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Rick and Jo can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Rick and Jo can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
482 Reviews

Dana N.
Dana N.
Jul 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Happy dog - excited to return to what Sam obviously considers his second home. unexpected illness was handled by Jo and Rick professionally & with care - would not wish my dog to be cared for by another family

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Rick and Jo S.
Maria M.
Maria M.
Jul 10, 2018
Verified Stay

I have never left sweet beagle mix with people I don’t know, so I was super nervous. Immediately after talking to Jo and meeting her, my mind was at ease. She is super knowledgeable about dogs and has tons of experience watching them (not only supervising, but actually caring/giving love and attention). I got TONS of updates and pictures while I was on vacation which was awesome... Bean hung out in the courtyard ...

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Alyssa S.
Alyssa S.
Jul 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Rick and Jo were so good about keeping us informed each day and providing us with lots of pictures of our fur babies. They are very thorough and attentive and we felt very comfortable with having our dogs stay at their home. Thank you Rick and Jo!

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About Rick and Jo

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

Your dog will NEVER ever be alone.

We have been dog sitting for twenty years for friends and neighbors in our beautiful neighborhood, the Prospect Hill National Historic District, near downtown Cincinnati, full of nearby city parks, doggy parks, historic homes, and views of the skyline. We are semi-retired and work out of our home--YOUR DOG WILL NEVER BE ALONE; WE ARE ALWAYS HERE.

We have a large historic home; your dog is welcome in every room. In the back is a ...

What Rick and Jo would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences although we'd like to know about your dog's regular routine and preferences--food, recreation, compatibility with other dogs, comfort level around people, experience in doggy parks and doggy day care, liking to ride in the car or not, health concerns, vigorous or slower walks, favorite toys and kind of play, sleeping routines and any on-going training. We want to reinforce the training that your dog is currently receiving or has received in a consistent way that does not confuse your dog. We have an extensive questionnaire that we ask families to fill out about their furry ones and we review the questionnaire at the meet and greet.

We have a soft place in our heart for rescue dogs and understand that many suffer lingering PTSD issues and problems with socialization. We have had several of those that we adopted over the years, and we have patience and empathy and know that they can be lovely dogs just the same. We, however, cannot accept a dog with a history of serious aggression.

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

About Rick and Jo's Home

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