Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

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These guys are fantastic! If you are at all hesitant to entrust your ‘child’ to someone (I was), Downtown Doggies will put your mind at ease. Mikey takes such great care of my dog and is so sweet to her! She loves her walks with Mikey! They’re also very professional, reliable, and responsive. I can’t say enough great things about Downtown Doggies. So happy we found them! 1000% recommend.

Tamsin's Mom, Missy

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Google

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I can not recommend Downtown Doggies enough!!!! Truly incredible in every way.  Mikey took care of my fur ‘kids’ with the utmost care. Every detail – impeccable. They fell in love with him right away and when I returned from my weekend trip – they were more calm and happy than ever – just happy and content as can be. It’s clear he showered them with love. Anyways – I am very grateful to have found them. Richard, who is the partner with Mikey, and who I worked with in booking the stay, was equally amazing – super responsive, kind and wonderful. Every walk I received a text/email with details of their walk, route, photos, potty stops, – just the best out there. Thank you and thrilled to have found them.

Olive, Ernie, & Lulu's Mom, Kristina

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Yelp

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Richard and Mikey do such a wonderful job of taking care of our pets! We’ve been working with Downtown Doggies for a few years now. I always appreciate the updates on how they are doing and the adorable photos! I would highly recommend both Richard and Mikey.

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

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Facebook

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I 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 updated. Wangzai and Xuebing were 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 first Mom, Qiucheng

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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“I met Richard through a mutual friend. She uses Richard’s services to care for her dog. Richard had contacted me shortly after I had to release two kittens back to a feral farm. Richard knew I was a bit heartbroken. He contacted me asking if I would be interested in two three-year-old cats that, unfortunately, a client of his had to put up for adoption. He was a bit heartbroken himself and didn’t want to see them separated. Thanks to Richard and his compassion for others, I now have had them for three months now. Richard comes by to care for my two babies whenever I am out of town. He is very reliable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. He always spends extra time with the cats when he comes by which means a lot to them and me.”

Wangzai & Xuebing's second Mom, Laurie

Nob Hill, Portland, OR, via Google

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My 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

Los Angeles, CA, via Google

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“Downtown 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

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Yelp

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“I 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. 🤗”

Kahlua's Mom, Taryn

Goose Hollow, Portland, OR, via Facebook

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“Such 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

South Waterfront, Portland, OR, via Facebook

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Good 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

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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I totally recommend this reliable and excellent service!

Kit & Cash's Mom, Sally

Pearl District, Portland, OR, via Google

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I 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

Los Angeles, CA, via Google

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“We were so hesitant of leaving our Border Collie, Blue, alone for three days but as soon as we met Richard all of our worries went away. He took detailed notes on how to care for our pooch and made us feel completely comfortable. While away he sent us pictures and messages about the walks they took. My boyfriend and I were able to enjoy our holiday without any anxiety because we knew Richard would take care of our big guy. Thank you so much Richard! We found our new downtown dog walker ❤️”

Blue's Mom, Brittany

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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“Richard 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

Goose Hollow, Portland, OR, via Yelp

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I 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

Pearl District, Portland, OR, via Google

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We 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

Goose Hollow, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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

Richmond, Portland, OR, via Google

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I 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

Nob Hill, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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

Slabtown, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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Love 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

Mt. Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard has a natural ability to connect with our dog and his compassion and professionalism are much appreciated!

Lula's Dad, Sean

Mt. Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR, via Google

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We 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

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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We visit Portland and stay downtown. We were in a pinch since we had to bring our two Frenchies with us and were staying in a downtown Condo. Richard agreed to sit and play and take the boys on nice long walks so that they wouldn’t be cooped up when we went out to eat for the evenings. Richard was great – warm and friendly, easy to work with and the doggies loved him. We received amusing updates and notices of their activities when they were out and about. We liked him and will use him again and can whole-heartedly recommend him to other downtown dwellers.

Nicco & Duke's Dad, Howard

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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“Richard 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

Downtown Portland, OR, via Thumbtack

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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.

Rug's Mom, Jean

Nob Hill, Portland, OR, via Thumbtack

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Richard 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

Old Town Chinatown, Portland, OR, via Google

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I 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

Old Town Chinatown, Portland, OR, via Google

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I 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

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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I highly recommend Richard and Downtown Doggies for in home cat sitting. I was reluctant to leave my kitties in the care of someone other than family, but was required to do so. Richard was absolutely amazing! He is reliable, kind and an animal lover! The daily updates were the BEST!!

Russell & Pearl's Mom, Amy

Pearl District, Portland, OR, via Google

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The 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

Richmond, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard is the absolute BEST!!! I have a shy, 7 month old Australian Shepherd named Arwen who takes a bit of time to warm up to people. When we first contacted Richard to walk Arwen each week before staying with her while we traveled home for Christmas, he was so incredibly patient and understanding about her shyness that he ended up winning her heart after just a few visits! It can be difficult to find a person who cares for your dog as much as you do, but with Richard we feel completely at ease knowing she will be taken care of and loved while we’re away. Richard is so wonderful at what he does and it’s entirely genuine – I would recommend him 100% for any dog sitting/walking needs!

Arwen's Mom, Chelsey

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard is truly an exceptional caretaker of pets who genuinely loves what he does and the pets he serves. He goes above and beyond by sending little reports for each walk, and I love getting the notification when I’m at work with a picture of my dog looking super happy along with a detailed message about how the walk went. My dog absolutely adores him and I only wish I’d started using his dog walking services sooner!

Leo's Mom, Carolynne

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Google

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My pups love Richard, and he loves being around them! They’re always happy to see him, and I really appreciate the updates he sends after their walks. He makes sure they have water and get a treat after they’re finished, and I trust him being in my home and with my two most prized positions! I definitely recommend him. Thanks, Richard!

Elizabeth Tater & Linkin's Dad, AJ

Goose Hollow, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Google

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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.”

Blondie's Dad, Norman

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Thumbtack

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Richard 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

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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. 😛 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

Goose Hollow, Portland, OR, via Google

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Our 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

Sellwood, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard is absolutely wonderful!!! He is very professional and sends pictures with every walk. You get a overview of the walk, where the pup potties and where stops are. I highly recommend him and the services. I will be calling again!! Freya loves him. 🙂

Freya's Mom, Diana

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google

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“Richard is a good fit for my shy kitty. He is sensitive to, and respectful of, her fears and limitations, which put me at ease. He’s reliable, and the daily reports were great to get. I would recommend his pet sitting services, and he’s signed up for my next trip.”

Ginger's Mom, Barbara

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Facebook

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Richard came to the rescue super last minute, as I was leaving for Europe the next day. He was wonderful and took such great care of my cats. He’s very detail oriented and caring. I love the updates and pictures he sends after each visit – being far away from home, it was very comforting to receive them. Richard is really easy to communicate with and is very accommodating.

Cannelle, Rose, & Princesse's Mom, Laila

Goose Hollow, Portland, OR, via Google

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“If you are looking for an experienced and reliable person to take care of your pet, you definitely want to contact Richard. We did, and had a very good experience.

Tula's Dad, Micha

Goose Hollow, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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

Los Angeles, CA, via Google

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Richard 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

Pearl District, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard is flexible, reliable & is so good with our pitty. I always enjoy reading his notes about their walk.

Raiden's Mom, Elly

Nob Hill, Portland, OR, via Google

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Richard 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

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Google

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Downtown Doggies has an excellent service. Each day you get a visit summary with pictures to know your furry friends are doing great! Thanks again!

Buster's Dad, Ben

Northwest District, Portland, OR, via Thumbtack

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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!

Catleen Turner & Millie's Mom, Jordan

Pearl District, Portland, OR, via Thumbtack

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I can’t say enough great things about Richard with Downtown Doggies. (He owns the business.) He took care of our two cats while we were out of town for a week. Our cats don’t typically love strangers, but they warmed up to Richard. We even received daily updates with photos! I felt instantly comfortable upon meeting him and will definitely be using Downtown Doggies anytime I need cat care.

Catleen Turner & Millie's Mom, Jordan

Pearl District, Portland, OR, via Nextdoor

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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.

Lucky & Little One's Mom, Beth

Downtown Portland, OR, via Thumbtack

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Fabulous 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

Nob Hill, Portland, OR, via Facebook

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

Bengdou's Mom, Linjuan

Downtown Portland, OR, via Google