Testimonials

We have the best clients! Many of them have shared their 5-star ratings and reviews on Google, Thumbtack, Facebook, and Yelp. Check them out below.

Testimonials

We have the best clients! Many of them have shared their 5-star ratings and reviews on Google, Thumbtack, Facebook, and Yelp. Check them out below.

β€œI couldn’t be more pleased with your services! It helps that you’re so close and flexible. I love the app you use to track your walks and take notes, and most of all, I love Kahlua’s big, goofy puppy smile she gets when you walk her! Thanks, Downtown Doggies. πŸ€—β€

Kahlua's Mom, Taryn

via Facebook

β€œRichard rocks!

I’ve been using Richard for a few months now for overnight pet sits with my handicapped pit bull. The longest sit was 4 nights and I was put at ease by the walk updates that are sent. It’s pretty high tech that sends an email and text showing you were the dog has gone on their walk, where they alleviated themselves, a cute pic and a note about the walk.

It’s a challenge to get someone to watch an elderly disabled dog, but Richard was attentive, patient and communicative. I would trust him with my precious pittie anytime.”

Miss Piggy's Mom, Jamie

via Yelp

β€œDowntown Doggies has a fantastic and technology streamlined service! We loved the email notifications with pictures after each visit letting us know that our pet was safe and cared for.”

Buster's Dad, Ben

via Yelp

β€œSuch a great service! Very trustworthy and reliable. Love the notifications after walks. Has always been good with last minute requests. Would strongly recommend this service to anybody in need of dog sitting and/or dog walking in the Portland area.”

Bella's Dad, Tim

via Facebook

β€œWe 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.”

Blondie's Dad, Norman

via Thumbtack

β€œRichard has been amazing. I can’t be thankful enough for helping with walks for my little Brownie. She is definitely a calmer dog getting to go out during the day and I don’t have to rush home to take her out. He always shares pictures and stories from the walk that are a huge bright spot of my day.”

Brownie's Mom, Lisa

via Google

β€œWe couldn’t be more happy that we found Richard to watch our dogs! The moment we met him, it was obvious how much love he has for animals. While we were on an extended trip, Richard took wonderful care of our two dogs. The daily updates of the dog’s walks and his commentary of our dog’s daily behaviors were incredibly fun to read and provided us with such comfort on our trip! Richard also took great care of our home and was thoughtful to water our plants and offer to get our mail. It gives us so much peace of mind that we have Richard and can rely on him to care for our dogs whether we need a long overnight dog sitter or one for a few hours.”

Jango & Per's Mom, Katie

via Google

β€œRichard took such great care of our pets. It was so nice to get daily updates and photos from him. I would highly recommend Downtown Doggies!”

Beans, Blitz, Angus, & Finn's Mom, Ellie

via Google

β€œI can’t say enough good things about my experience with Downtown Doggies! Richard is the absolute best- friendly, professional, and trustworthy. My cats typically shy away from strangers, but they seemed to love hanging out with Richard. He sent daily updates with photos and even messages letting me know what the kitties were up to. I feel so thankful for finding Richard and knowing I’ll never have to worry about my cats when leaving on future trips!”

Catleen Turner & Millie's Mom, Jordan

via Google

β€œGood pet sitter. Leaves you with feedback after each visit (information about the walk/visit and a photo of your pet). Took my dog on long walks. I didn’t have to worry about how my dog was doing while away from home.”

Chloe's Mom, Sara

via Google

β€œThey are really great! They also helped me clean up the house. He loves Richard.”

Bengdou's Mom, Linjuan

via Google

β€œRichard took great care of my pup Walter during his walk. Walter came home one happy camper. Will definitely reach out again next times I’m in need of Richard’s service. Two dewclaws up!”

Walter's Mom, Em

via Google

β€œRichard was amazing with our cats. He definitely has THE touch with kitties. Two days before our trip we learned that two of the cats had colds. Richard did a great job with change in the plan, giving the needed meds, and even checked in with the Vet. We are very grateful for the attention that our cats received. Thanks Richard.”

Bumi, Isis, & Shiro's Mom, Michelle

via Google

β€œI totally recommend this reliable and excellent service!”

Kit & Cash's Mom, Sally

via Google

β€œRichard has a natural ability to connect with our dog and his compassion and professionalism are much appreciated!”

Lula's Dad, Sean

via Google

β€œLove Richard. He has a heart of gold and always followed any instructions we left for him while taking care of our Lula. When we went away on a long trip he would make sure to walk her to the local pet store so she could spend her allowance on treats! Thanks Richard!”

Lula's Mom, April

via Google

β€œRichard walked our dog for us for over a year. He is trustworthy and always has great energy! I always felt good about leaving Margaux with Richard. My experience has been very positive and yours will be too. I recommend Richard with the highest regard.”

Margaux's Mom, Lindsay

via Google

β€œI own a dog walking business in Los Angeles and Richard was the first walker I hired to help me out. He is an EXCELLENT dog walker! He treats the pets with absolute kindness and love and is also very conscientious about about the special needs or instructions for each one. On top of all that, he is extremely punctual (which is hard to find in LA!) He would pet sit for my three dogs and cat when I would go out of town and it was a huge weight off my mind knowing that they’d be cared for properly. You can’t go wrong hiring him to care for your pets!”

Roxy, Chuck, Edgar, & Lucy's Dad, Dan

via Google

β€œRichard has been coming to our house once a week for a little under two years now. Our dog loves him to death, and the cats are happy with him too! He has house sat twice when we were on vacay and he sent us daily updates that included routes of their walks and cute pics. He even celebrated birthday with our dog. He is very attentive to the needs of our pets and has taken excellent care of our house as well.”

Malarkey, Freya, Kerfuffle, & Vela's Mom, Verena

via Google

β€œRichard is seriously the cat whisperer. I sought him out as our usual cat sitter was away and it quickly became clear we’d be using his services again in the future. He was very accommodating, professional, and personable throughout the process. I couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone with shy cats.”

Gus's Mom, Kaity

via Thumbtack

β€œI unexpectedly had to leave the state. Never having left my cats, or my home open to a stranger, I was totally freaking. By happenstance and pure magic I found Downtown Doggies. Richard is awesome. Seriously. He sent daily kitty updates with pictures. But, it’s his nuanced details that drew the most comfort from me. I believe him. He knows what’s he’s doing and I trust him implicitly. That’s a huge deal. Just yesterday he was a stranger​. He runs a legitimate business and takes the time and care required. His website is accessible, reads well and there are no hidden cost ambiguities. He’s engaging, unassuming, and affable. He’s awesome. I’m so relieved and grateful to have found him. My kitties concur. Anyone on the fence should get off it. He’s what you want. I promise.”

Lucky & Little One's Mom, Beth

via Google

β€œFabulous dog sitter! My husband and I are truly grateful for your dog sitting service in our home. We have a 13 year old Lhasa with anxiety issues because we moved to Portland after 20 years in our California home. “Rug” had never had anyone watch her except our housekeeper. Richard was so patient and comforting Rug was all settled down when we arrived home We will definitely be using Richard again.”

Rug's Mom, Jean

via Facebook

β€œRichard has been an impeccably professional, unendingly kind and empathetic dog sitter for our very active Labrador, Blondie. He helps her become a good dog, by having lots of play and walk time. He’s very flexible and a great communicator. Kudos to Richard.”

Blondie's Mom, Elizabeth

via Google

β€œI am so happy I found Richard after I moved and lost my long-time dog walker! He is very responsive and I get great updates and photos from the walks. It is evident that he really gets to know your pet and it feels good to know that he cares. And I can see that my people-shy dog absolutely loves to hang out with him! In the past I have used other services and often had problems, such as lost keys or forgetting appointments. With Richard I simply don’t have to worry about anything. I highly recommend Downtown Doggies!”

Gracie's Mom, Alexandra

via Google

β€œWe were visiting Portland and needed a dog sitter at our hotel for Taylor for a long evening out. Richard came in the morning to meet Taylor and us, then returned in the evening and spent 5-1/2 hours with Taylor. They spent a significant amount of time out on walks, which Taylor loved, and Richard sent photos each time they returned to the hotel. It was clear when we returned that Taylor had fallen in love with Richard, and that he had been in excellent hands.”

Taylor's Mom, Ruth

via Google

β€œRichard was a wonderful caretaker for our cat while we were away on vacation, and I was especially grateful for his availability during the holiday season! He always made time to cuddle and play with her and provided us with daily updates, so I was never worried about her well-being. We will definitely be contacting him for cat sitting services in the future!”

Milkshakes' Mom, Christina

via Google

β€œRichard is great! He’s flexible and responds quickly. I love the feedback we get from each walk. Our dogs have bonded really well with him.”

Rawls & Packers' Mom, Rhianon

via Google

β€œI was looking for an overnight cat sitter and my friend suggested me to try Downtown Doggies. After a short meeting with Mikey, I felt he was the perfect choice!! Actually, what I thought was right! Mikey took such a good care of my cats and he kept me updates. Wangzai and Xuebing was very healthy and in good mood at the time I got back home. Anyway, Downtown Doggies is the best I’ve ever tried so far. They are careful, patient and professional! Mikey also helped me get some cat food and gave them the flea treatment!”

Wangzai & Xuebing's Mom, Qiucheng

via Google

β€œMy pups had the pleasure of spending time with and being watched by Downtown Doggies when they were in Los Angeles. And I can’t express how sad we all were to see them move away. I honestly trust very few people to watch my pups, because my little boy, Napoleon, has severe health issues, requires regular medications, and really constant care. I went on a week trip to New York, where my pups stayed with Downtown Doggies, and my little dude Napoleon wasn’t doing well. I was always notified of everything going on. They even made special food for him (after asking permission, of course) to try to help him eat more. It was a truly dark time for my little dude, and I hated not being there to take care of him, but he was in the best hands possible, and I’ll forever be grateful for that. They even played him his favorite music and spoiled him (and his sister) in love and care. ❀️”

Goliath & Napoleon's Mom, Breezy

via Google

β€œRichard is great with our two dogs! He has watched them multiple times when we have been on vacation and we never have to worry. He sends us frequent updates and is incredibly trustworthy and kind. Our dogs love him!!”

Chase & Lady's Mom, Jennifer

via Google

β€œThe owner of Downtown Doggies is an exceptional person. If you can get Richard’s dog walking services, grab them! He has a genuine gift for handling and appreciating dogs, and immediately earned the adoration of my old lady collie. He is reliable, professional, trustworthy and patient. I never worry because I know she is in good hands with him. Plus a delightful person to know, for dogs and owners alike.”

Violet's Mom, Sarah

via Google

β€œI always know my cats are in good hands with Richard when I have to leave them! He’s polite, punctual, sends texts and pictures to let me know how they’re doing, and I always come back to a clean apartment (which, given how much the cats love kicking their food/litter around, is saying a ton). Would definitely recommend him to anyone!”

Charlie & Piper's Mom, Kerry

via Google

β€œOur Golden Doodle Emma quickly adopted Richard as her “favorite” dog walker/runner. Always on time, upbeat, enthusiastic (and fairly priced)– until our recent move he was our go-to twice a week for several months. Emma was anxious to go–rain or shine–when Richard came to the door. We loved the photos he sent on occasion showing them stopping for a water break.”

Emma's Dad, Dennis

via Google

β€œRichard is just the best! He took such great care of my two fur-kids while we were away, always gave updates on how they were doing and even some photos texted to my phone. I’m not sure my cats even missed me. πŸ˜› I never had to worry about my cats well being while on a trip thanks to him and that kind of piece of mind was pretty priceless. ”

Monty & Bernie's Mom, Nikki

via Google