Ricky

Professional and Loving Pet Care

10 times favorited
12 recurring guests
Last contacted 11 days ago
Lives with 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 pets
Lives with Patterdale Dee
1d ago
Last activity
Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Ricky

My name is Ricky, I’m 36 years old, I have always worked since the age of 16 in customer service and business management, I run my own business also selling online. I have also been professionally pet sitting for years.

I enjoy the outdoors and exercise, especially hikes across the fields and through woods, I have always had a passion for animals and wildlife and use any excuse to be around the two.

I live with my partner, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 tortoises and a reef fish tank with corals.

I have spent my whole life around pets and animals, enjoying nothing more than looking after them and seeing them grow and flourish. While I like all animals, I love dogs and cats, dogs are perfect for walks in the outdoors which I do often, and cats are great company especially when purring away. I am also very good at reading dogs and walking them with great control while using positive reinforcement.

As well as all of my pets, I have also looked after many types of other animals over the years such as hamsters, birds, snakes and rabbits. I have pet sat professionally for many people, I look after them exactly like they were my own and I am very diligent and careful. I am a fully trained first aider, while this is for humans I know how to adapt the principles to animals, such as bandaging any injuries etc. and have a lot of experience with my own when it comes to first aid and giving medication etc. I am able to spot slight details in behaviour changes to alert me to issues early on.

Pet sitting services:

Dog walking:

I am usually free Monday-Friday, 6pm-11pm and all day Saturdays or Sunday.

I usually provide 1 hour long walks. I can walk them for longer or shorter if you wish. I am available any time of the day and any day of the week. I will come to your home to collect the dog/s and return them when the walk is complete. I will walk them locally near your home, and if you have any specific route or areas to avoid I will also do the same. I always walk dogs on the lead and will never let them off the lead. I am great with large breeds or dogs that pull, I am always in control and correcting the dog in a positive manor, I would never be harsh to them. If any other dogs approach I always try to avoid contact by crossing over non busy roads, or by moving clearly to one side and waiting till they have passed. I also always carry my mobile phone and a spare lead in case and problems arise.

House visits:

I can work any time Monday-Sunday. I will check all animals are ok, feed and water them, administer any medication, clear up any mess outside or inside and also give them whatever play time/exercise/walks they need/want. I usually take dogs out for walks longer than they need as I get carried away walking. I am willing to undertake any reasonable requests when house visiting such as watering plants or putting out rubbish etc.

House sitting:

I can stay in the home from the moment you leave, until you return if you wish. As with a house visit, I am perfectly happy and reliable to house sit and make sure the pets are well looked after and the home is kept secure. I probably would not even need to leave the property depending on the length of the stay. I am also happy to undertake any normal house chores such as cleaning up, watering plants, and putting out rubbish etc. I understand that it can feel intimidating to let a new person into your home, I would always like to meet in advance of a house stay this way you can get to know me well and ask any questions and I can do the same. I have a lovely personality and am a very sociable person, you will get to know me well quickly. I can even bring my own pets along so you can see they are well looked after.

I hope you will select me, I am really looking forward to meeting you and your pets. If you wish to know anything else then please just ask.

Thank you!

Ricky 🐾

Ricky's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
4 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 GBP
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
32 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
24 GBP
/day

Ricky also offers

Dog training
Grooming

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Home Visits
Catherine, 2024-04-10

Excellent as always, thank you 😊

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Home Visits
Catherine, 2024-04-10

Ricky is an excellent sitter and always provides us with daily updates of his visit, and sends us photos. He responds really quickly to any requests and has been flexible when we've needed to change dates during the booking.

Our go-to man for the job, we can't recommend him enough 😊

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Ricky's Pets

Dar
Mix
Dee
Patterdale
Koob
Cat
Sin
Cat
Loon
Cat
Littlefoot
Reptile
Marine Fish Tank With Corals
Farm animal
Ducky
Reptile

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
I am a trained First Aider, while this is for humans I have read and watched how to give first aid to dogs which is not much different to humans when it comes to cuts etc. Just different methods. I am very good with animals, I usually am the person that they feel comfortable with and come to even if I am new to them. I am great at recognising behaviour and also patterns in the pets. I am especially good with dogs that seem to love my time and company. I am qualified in Customer Service and also Leadership and Business Management at college and university levels.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Ricky

Ricky

Professional and Loving Pet Care

Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 GBP for each additional pet
15 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Ricky

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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