Rick and Jo S.

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House Sitting

in your home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



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510 Reviews

Tracie T.
Tracie T.
Dec 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Ric and Jo are just the best! They’re not just sitters for my sweet boy Sparky- they’re like family! When we drove away-he was actually whining and looking out of the window at their house....we will miss you!
Thank you again for your loving care! ?

Rick and Jo S.
Alexis S.
Alexis S.
Dec 3, 2018
Verified Stay

Rick and Jo are the best! So much easier to enjoy our time away when we know our dog is in such good hands! Plus all the fun he has and trips to the dog park make it vacation for him too!

Rick and Jo S.
Jane P.
Jane P.
Nov 13, 2018
Verified Stay

Thank you for taking such good care of Jax. Love all the photos.

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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 over 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 ...

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

When Rick and Jo watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
As mentioned earlier, we live in a beautiful National Historic District that overlooks downtown Cincinnati. We have several parks in our neighborhood and lots of hills if your dog needs vigorous exercise. If your dog is not into vigorous exercise, we can tailor walks to his/her endurance level. There are four close-by doggy parks, and we are careful to choose dog parks that are not crowded and have healthy and well-behaved dogs that are carefully supervised by their pet parents. Jo likes to go for a slog (this is a slow jog) a couple days a week, and your dog is welcome to trot alongside, too.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Wherever your dog is most comfortable - you may bring your pooch's bed or small/medium crate which we will probably place in our bedroom, or we don't mind extra company in our bed if that is where your dog ordinarily sleeps. If you would like your dog to use his crate for sleeping, then we will do that, but, generally, dogs staying here sleep on their soft doggy beds or on rugs spread all around. Many of our furry guests like to sleep on our bed which is fine with us.

Time I'll spend with your dog
Your dog will never be left alone--we work out of our home, and one and usually both of us will always be present with your pet. We guarantee at least three to four walks a day tailored to your dog's energy level and at least one daily trip to the doggy park if that is a place your dog enjoys. Dogs are always welcome to ride in the car if they like to do that, and we have a lovely walled courtyard for dogs to explore and play with the other dogs or with us. We chuck a lot of tennis balls out there for eager retrievers. For many dogs, just being away from home and family can be stressful and confusing--to be left alone in a strange home is not acceptable. That's why one of us is always here whether your dog is inside our home or outside in our courtyard.

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