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If you seeking someone to walk, exercise, or train your dog I suggest that you move on and not waste your time here on me.  However if you are willing to settle for someone that truly enjoys the company, then read on!!!

I am retired and spend the vast majority of my time lingering around the house almost every week day waiting for my wife to come home from work.  My mind still wants to do other things, however my body is no longer willing to accommodate my desires.  I derive pleasure vicariously through observing children and animals enjoying themselves.  

My wife and I have been married 40+ years, lived at the same residence 38 years, have two grown daughters and until 2010 can't remember a time when we didn't have at least one dog in our family. Hoping to retire someday, my wife doesn't want another pet due to our uncertain future. Instead, she agreed to this. (She even helps me on weekends & holidays)

The dog(s) enter a door from our fenced in back yard.  He / she is allowed to lay on the futons, although they usually prefer to lay on the cool floor especially in the summer; and to roam throughout. In the unfinished area there is a cement floor that gently slopes to a drain in the center, a refrigerator, (I dehydrate chicken / turkey breasts and/or liver to cut into small squares for treats and keep refrigerated until needed) table and sink for meal preparation and clean up. There is always a supply of fresh water on the floor by the drain. If they have an accident as so many have before, it is an inconvenience, but not a problem. (If your dog appears to be timid, scared or lonely, I sleep on one of the futons to keep them company)

I have no special training or skills other than watching dogs for friends, family and neighbors, (short & extended lengths of time) years of ownership, maturity and common sense. But mostly that I love furry friends of all kinds, live close to a vet and and always keep a phone handy just in case.'

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WE ARE LOCATED ABOUT A MILE WEST OF EXIT 100B DIRECTLY BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY AND THE FAIRGROUNDS;  AN IDEAL LOCATION IF YOU ARE VISITING SPRINGFIELD (Especially from the north)

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 i DO EVERYTHING i CAN TO CREATE A RELAXED, CAREFREE ATMOSPHERE TO HELP YOUR DOG ENJOY THEIR STAY!! 

I NOW CHOOSE TO BOOK YOUR DOG'S STAY THROUGH ROVER:

1) - SECURITY / ADDS A LEVEL OF SECURITY TO CLASSIFIEDS!!! - everyone is screened before info is exchanged (I have passed a background check)
2) - AFFORDABILITY - They're well worth the nominal extra expense!!
3) - INSURANCE - - Access to exceptional coverage.  You're backed by PREMIUM INSURANCE.
4) - ACCOUNTING - No longer have to bill, keep records etc.  That is all done for me to focus my undivided attention on your dog:
5) - RELIABILITY - always there when you need them:
6) - CONVENIENCE - Once you complete the application and download the app you'll have  INSTANT ACCESS  to The nations largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers.
7) - TO MEET PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!!

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  I USUALLY GET ALONG REMARKABLY WELL WITH DOGS 

EXAMPLE 1: - After conferring with my only neighbor of 38 years he agreed to let me make a small gate in our privacy fence for his Alaskan Husky (shown in photos) to visit me as long as I left the gate open so she could roam in both yards. One day he came over and seemed upset. 

I said, "You told me as long as I left the gate open she could come over." 

He replied, "I never knew that she'd never come home. When I come home from work she's supposed to be there to greet me. She's always at your house."

EXAMPLE 2: - One day while we were walking in the park I noticed a Doberman Pinscher running full bore straight at us with a frantic young couple running far behind while screaming at the top of their lungs. When the dog reached us he was snarling and his intent was obvious.

Being defenseless and unable to run, I was petrified!!! Not knowing what else to do, I stood steadfast. Hoping to distract attention away from my wife, I just stuck out my hand. The dog just STOPPED and began licking it. So I bent down and began petting. When the couple finally caught up the young man was very surprised and relieved!!

He looked at me and said, "You must be the DOG WHISPERER!!! He is a viscous trained guard dog that doesn't take to anyone!" It was at that moment that I began to realize that for some reason, dogs really seem to like me.

I DO NOT walk or exercise your dog. (I never open the gate unless absolutely necessary) INSTEAD, I feed and water the squirrels and birds each morning in feeders placed in our back yard. Most of the dogs that I watch become obsessed. As the birds and squirrels compete for the food, the dogs constantly stalk and chase them off and on all day while having a great time motivated by their own free will. (It's fun to watch) This keeps them mentally alert as well giving them a much better workout than I ever could.

I spend  my time in our family room, milling around out back or sitting in a lawn chair with the dogs. Sometimes on extremely hot or cold days I simply stand and watch them through our sliding patio doors while they do their business, explore and chase birds and squirrels.

I look forward to meeting you! 

Rick

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