About us

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 GPS-mapping tool to track routes for dog walking and check-ins for cat sitting. It also includes regular updates with photos and notes via text message and email.

Click here to read our 50+ five-star testimonials that clients have shared on Google, Thumbtack, Facebook, Yelp, and Nextdoor.

With the help of his partner, Mikey Schinderling, Downtown Doggies is locally owned and operated by Richard Bidmead in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Prior to founding his own company, Richard worked for others in Los Angeles and Portland. Since then, he and Mikey have cared for hundreds of pups and kitties—as though each were their own fur family. It is in the memory of their childhood dogs, Macky the Cocker Spaniel-Lhasa Apso and Kaley the Smooth-Haired Miniature Dachshund, that Downtown Doggies is dedicated.

About Us

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 GPS-mapping tool to track routes for dog walking and check-ins for cat sitting. It also includes regular updates with photos and notes via text message and email.

Click here to read our 50+ five-star testimonials that clients have shared on Google, Thumbtack, Facebook, Yelp, and Nextdoor.

With the help of his partner, Mikey Schinderling, Downtown Doggies is locally owned and operated by Richard Bidmead in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Prior to founding his own company, Richard worked for others in Los Angeles and Portland. Since then, he and Mikey have cared for hundreds of pups and kitties—as though each were their own fur family. It is in the memory of their childhood dogs, Macky the Cocker Spaniel-Lhasa Apso and Kaley the Smooth-Haired Miniature Dachshund, that Downtown Doggies is dedicated.

service area

Our service area is primarily Downtown Portland, Oregon and its bordering neighborhoods on the west side. We aren’t able to serve the outer limits furthest from Downtown. See below for areas we generally do and don’t cover.

Neighborhoods We Serve

Alphabet District
Cultural District
Downtown
Goose Hollow
Nob Hill
Northwest District (partial)
Old Town Chinatown
Pearl District
Pioneer District
PSU Campus
RiverPlace
Slabtown
South Portland (partial)
University District
Yamhill District

Zip Codes We Serve

97201 (partial)
97204
97205 (partial)
97209
97210 (partial)

Areas We Don’t Serve

Arlington Heights
Bridlemile
Burlingame
Forest Park
Hillsdale
Homestead
Kings Heights
Marquam Hill
NE & SE of Willamette River
South Burlingame
South Waterfront
Southwest Hills
Sylvan-Highlands
West Hills
Willamette Heights

service area

Our service area is primarily Downtown Portland, Oregon and its bordering neighborhoods on the west side. We aren’t able to serve the outer limits furthest from Downtown. See below for areas we generally do and don’t cover.

Neighborhoods We Serve

Alphabet District
Cultural District
Downtown
Goose Hollow
Nob Hill
Northwest District (partial)
Old Town Chinatown
Pearl District
Pioneer District
PSU Campus
RiverPlace
Slabtown
South Portland (partial)
University District
Yamhill District

Zip Codes We Serve

97201 (partial)
97204
97205 (partial)
97209
97210 (partial)

Areas We Don’t Serve

Arlington Heights
Bridlemile
Burlingame
Forest Park
Hillsdale
Homestead
Kings Heights
Marquam Hill
NE & SE of Willamette River
South Burlingame
South Waterfront
Southwest Hills
Sylvan-Highlands
West Hills
Willamette Heights