Downtown Doggies
Downtown Doggies

Downtown Doggies

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Introduction: Hi there! We’re Richard and Mikey, the two-person team behind Downtown Doggies: Dog Walking & Cat Sitting in/around Downtown Portland, Oregon* (*more info on our service area on our website). We are committed to providing individual care tailored to your pet’s needs. No overwhelming pack walks. No sad, stressed out dogs lost in a sea of tangled leashes. No neglected kitties. No rotating staff of strangers entering your home. Just your pet and us—having the best time on our indoor/outdoor adventure! We value quality of care over quantity of clients. We prioritize earning and keeping your trust. Leaving your home and loved one to a stranger is a big deal, whether it’s for a drop-in visit or overnight pet sitting. We understand that. For this reason, insurance and bonding is our baseline from which to do more. This includes a time-stamped, GPS-mapping tool to track routes for dog walks and check-ins for cat sittings. It also includes regular updates with photos and notes via text message and email. Visit our website to read our 60+ five-star testimonials that clients have shared on Google, Thumbtack, Facebook, Yelp, and Nextdoor. We strive to infuse our eco-friendly values into our pet care services by commuting 100% by bike, using biodegradable/recycled-plastic pet waste bags, gleefully dispensing plant-based dog treats, and even printing our business cards on recycled paper and powering our website with renewable energy. During our eight years in pet care, we have cared for hundreds of pups and kitties—as though each were our own fur family. It is in the memory of our fur families, our childhood dogs Macky the Cocker Spaniel-Lhasa Apso and Kaley the Smooth-Haired Miniature Dachshund, that Downtown Doggies is dedicated.
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Hired 8 times

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2 employees

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2018

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, punctuality, and professionalism.

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Jean K.
Jan 13, 2018
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Fabulous dog sitter! We have a 13 year old dog with anxiety issues. Our dog had never had anyone watch her except one sitter her whole life. Richard made her feel comfortable in our home for hours. We will definitely be using Richard again.

Details: Dog • 1 pet • Taking pet outside • Providing companionship • Overnight visit (10-12 hours) • A few times a week • The pet sitter travels to me • Starting as soon as possible

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Norman D.
Feb 8, 2018
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We have had Richard dog sit once, but am very happy. He was on time and our puppy had a great time with him. We will definitely be using Richard in the future.

Details: Dog • 1 pet • Taking pet outside • Providing companionship • Giving food and water • Standard visit (60 minutes) • A few times a week • The pet sitter travels to me

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Jordan R.
Dec 31, 2017
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We've yet to return, but it's been so nice knowing the kitties are in good hands with Richard! I look forward to his daily updates which include photos of the cats- they seem to love him!
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Benjamin G.
Sep 5, 2017
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Downtown Doggies has an excellent service. Each day you get a visit summary with pictures to know your fury friends are doing great! Thanks again!
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Beth E.
Aug 26, 2017
What a great experience. I had to take a flight last minute and I've never left my two cats alone for days. I was so apprehensive. Richard is awesome though. Completely eased my anxiety. The daily report with pictures are such a nice touch. You feel right there and engaged. While others offered the same service at a slightly lower rate, I still chose Downtown Doggies. I recommend others do the same. The difference in cost is worth it. Peace of mind and top notch care is priceless.
Downtown Doggies's reply
Thank you so much for the wonderful testimonial. I adored visiting your kitties every day! Please give them extra treats in their mouse toys for me.
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