Roger

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Dogs Are The Best People

0 repeat guests
7 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
Dog Walking, House Visiting, Pet Day Care
Response rate: 97%
Last seen 1 day ago
About Roger
Dogs are the best people.

I am a 'dog-person' to my core, and then some.

However, current circumstances are unfortunately less than ideal for a dog (or preferably dogs, plural...) to choose me, my wife and our eleven year-old son as its/their human companions, hence we are very "dog-starved", if you will.

I'm "that guy" that knows the names, ages, and breeds of all of the neighbourhood dogs, but tends to forget the names of their humans even though I make a point of asking every time.

Indeed, I borrow dogs from friends for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions when we need to be reminded of just how vital and special that connection is.

Dogs are the best people , and it's hard to find a new equilibrium when their work with us is done.

My wife and I opted not to subject our beloved black Labrador, Lily (see photo gallery...), to the hellish LAX-SYD flight and subsequent quarantine when we left L.A. a few years ago, allowing her to live out her few remaining years, in the lap of luxury (she was 13 when we left and stuck around for just over two more years, with a good friend who had known her for years and who is a full-time dog sitter...).

Lily taught my wife and I more about what love and genuine 'connection' between any two sentient beings (dogs being the far smarter species) really means. She helped us build the confidence to bring a human into this bizarre world. She was a truly amazing big sister to our son during the years prior to leaving America.

In my former life (as a Los Angeles-based record producer), I took my Chow/Shepherd mix, Utah (see photo gallery), to work every day for 14 years, and so the usual 12+ hour days were made exponentially more pleasant, with a quick fix of oxytocin ('The cuddle hormone') always within reach. I could usually determine how a particular project would go, or base part of my decision to agree to work with an artist/band based on how the prospective client interacted with him (or didn't...) in our initial meetings.

Utah received credits on multi-platinum albums and got cuddled, fed and fawned over by a number of A-list artists (though Celine Dion is terrified of dogs and so Utah couldn't come to work those days...) and had, by all indications a great run with me as HIS human.

I significant flexibility in my schedule these days so I thought this would be a good way to make some new dog friends (and their humans as well).

Dogs are the best people, and dog-people are the best humans; maybe the 'dogs that look after you' would like to go for walkies/hang out with me (and possibly my wife and son - , they are nearly as dog-obsessed as I am). We live very close to a wonderful cemetery that's often "Disneyland for dogs" at least twice a day and we insist that all visiting dog dignitaries make liberal use of the furniture and beds.
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Owns pets
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Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Roger's Home
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Townhouse
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Large backyard
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Fenced backyard
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Household
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Pets sleep indoors
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Pets sleep outdoors
Policy
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Cancellation: Flexible
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
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Reviews & Testimonials
7 reviews
Catherine W.
Pet Day Care - Aug 4, 2022
Bayo had a lovely stay with Roger.
Amy H.
Pet Hosting - Aug 2, 2022
Banks had the best time with Roger and his family! She was absolutely spoiled, and came home happy and tired! Thank you!
Kayci S.
Pet Hosting - Jul 24, 2022
Roger and his family were so lovely with Sonny. I can tell he got so much love and care while staying with them, and will absolutely be using Roger for a sitter in the future! Thank you, Roger!
Jo R.
Pet Hosting - Jul 21, 2022
We felt totally reassured leaving Ruby in Rogers capable hands. Ruby was loved and cared for and we were kept updated with photos & videos throughout her stay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Roger & family to look after their dog.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 60 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 50 / day
House Visiting
$ 39 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 33 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 10 / journey
Emergency
Transport
Available