It is always a pleasure to drop the boys off with you as we know that they are well looked after and have no worries about them when they are at your place. As soon as I load them up in the vehicle and tell them we're going to see Rick the tails start wagging and they go nuts. It definitely gives us a peace of mine knowing that they are in good hands and saves us from having to worry about them while we are traveling. It also helps that there is lots of space for them to run and wear off their energy and having the option to put them in one kennel together really helps!
Natasha Alexander, Grand Valley
For the past 5 years we have taken our baby girl, Nala to Rick and Angela at R&R Pet Paradise. She absolutely loves to go there. As soon as we turn down the gravel road she wags her tail with excitement, it’s like we can’t drive fast enough for her. She knows exactly were she’s going. Once we open the car door she’s out and looking for Rick and the other dogs. There is so much yard space for the dogs to run and play and a pond to splash in on those hot summer days. The sleeping quarters are excellent. They are large and spacious and the floor is heated. I couldn’t imagine taking her anywhere else.
Susanne & Jason Voll, Listowel
My 9 month old Chocolate lab Coco absolutely loves going to R& R Pet Paradise. She loves to run and play with the other dogs and Rick and Angela have lots of space for the dogs. When we have gone of vacation we believe that Coco is also on vacation. Rick responds quickly to emails. Angela is also great at reassuring me that Coco is having the time of her life. We absolutely trust that Coco receives great care and love each and every time she visits. R&R Pet Paradise stand up to there name. Give them a try! You may just find that it will be your dogs home away from home.
Sheryl McTavish, Mount Forest
Our family would highly recommend R&R Pet Paradise. Rick and Angela are warm, caring and highly knowledgeable professionals. Our dear Great Pyrenees, Bella has stayed at R&R Pet Paradise on three separate occasions for a week or 2 at a time. She always comes home exhausted after enjoying lots of play time in the fully fenced spacious yard. Leaving Bella with Rick and Angela is like leaving her with family!
The Wood Family (Jeff, Joan, Carina & Keegan), Toronto
Christmas stocking: I want to thank you for the gifts and info, but I particularly want to thank you for the photo of Percy and Sydney. I can't imagine how you got them to sit like that long enough to take the picture. I have been showing it to anyone who will look at it.
One of my best Christmas gifts. Thank you so much!
Anita Deverell, Mount Forest
Ross and I love to bring Dexter to R & R Pet Paradise and Dex loves it too! Rick, Angela and their team have a passion for the business. We know Dexter will be well cared for any time he is there.
Wendy Williams and Ross Allen, Harriston
Thank you so much for Dook's first experience away from home. You told Bruce how he fit in to the program with no problem which I was glad to hear. He slept most of the afternoon yesterday. He was exhausted from playing and interacting with other dogs. I feel much better for the next boarding stay now but me being me will still feel I've abandoned him. We appreciate you making Dook feel comfortable at R&R!
Laurie & Bruce Bendo, Wingham
I always find taking my German Shepherd Ella to be a heart-breaking time because it means I am leaving her; however when I look in my rear view mirror on the way out she is so excited as she knows where we are going and when we get to R&R she jumps out of the car, tail wagging and heads straight in to see Rick. When I leave I am comforted knowing how happy she is to be there having a playdate and sleepover. When I return to get her she is always clean, ready and packed to come home and ever so tired because she gets to play and run so much. I have had some very trying times in our lives this past year and Rick and Angela have been sooo comforting and accommodating for me on last minute bookings.
Shauna MacQuarrie, Mount Forest
Willis & Jenn Martin, Drayton
Kelly Kennedy, Durham
As we mentioned before we left Marlee in many different kennels trying to find one that treated her well. I want you to know this is the first time that she has not come home stressed and sleeping for a couple of days......or sick !!
Lois & Peter Goulding, Mount Forest
Dennis Alexander, Etobicoke
R&R Pet Paradise has superb dog classes. They give you the ability to learn & take basic skills needed when training and working your dog and teach you how to apply them in various situations. I found the back-to-the-basics technique useful to help us advance with our dog. Their classes are valuable even if your dog already has a solid training background. Rick (& Angela) take the time to work one-on-one and show you how to modify the training based on your individual dog’s needs and personality style. I enjoyed the social atmosphere because it allowed my dog the ability to interact & enrich her training and learning environment.
Lori VanLoo, Listowel
Cathy & Dave Smith, Mount Forest
Susan & Chris Cressey, Palmerston
Jennifer & Kevin Kidnie, Arthur
Sherry & Tony Steadman, Flesherton
Trooper gets excited every time we turn onto the road... He loves it there!
Olivia Barton, Clifford
Janet Schell, Erin
My dog Pierre always enjoys his stay at R & R Pet Paradise. He loves the opportunity to romp and play with other dogs, and Rick is careful to “read” the dogs’ temperaments in order for them to enjoy playtime with their new friends. The facilities are clean and well-kept and I have no hesitation in recommending them for day-care or for a longer stay.
Shirl Christian, Clifford
Jim & Karen Bodendistle, Mount Forest
Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services
Hannah & Alex Chambers, Caledon
Jan Morris, Gorrie
Kristen & Brad Shantz, Elmira
Jessica & Micol Cottrell, Harriston
Donna Fraser, Harriston
Tali, John, Taija & McKenna McGovern, Mount Forest
Cathy Pfeifer, Mount Forest
Andrea Boswell, St. Marys
Marisa & Richard Havens, Mount Forest
Kelley & Lawrence Eves, Mount Forest
Rick & Angela have the perfect experience and disposition to set our minds at rest when we are on vacation, knowing that they will care for Sunny as we would.
Although, if truth be told, she gets more exercise and socialization at R&R and she always seems to want to spend just a little longer…
Lorne, Linda & Lachlan, Mildmay
We have been bringing Voodoo, our 20-month old Black Russian Terrier, to R&R since he was just a pup at 4 months of age. The idea was to introduce him to day care so he would gain more socialization with other dogs and be exposed to different environments, people and situations. If we ever wanted to go away, or in an emergency situation where we couldn't have him with us, he would always have a familiar place to go to.
It's worked out very well, Voodoo always knows when we are on the road to R&R and can hardly wait to get out of the car. It's quite amusing to see a 130-lb dog stand up in mid air on his hind legs to look over the gate to see if Rick is coming to let him in. He never does that anywhere else. Mostly we take him to R&R because he loves it so much and to give him some playtime with other dogs. He sure is tuckered out when we get him home. We did end up boarding him for the first time this summer and it was a great relief knowing we didn't have to worry about him with the excellent care Rick and Angela always give. They are certainly dog lovers and Voodoo responds positively to their calm relaxed energy.
Lorraine & Yuri Kenny, Holstein
Lily and Finnigan are very special to us. With our busy schedules we needed to find the perfect "home away from home" for our dogs. We found just that and more at R&R Pet Paradise. Rick and Angela treat our dogs as if they were their own. Fin and Lily run and swim and play during their visits and always come home a little better trained than before. You know they are happy to go when they bark and jump tails wag with enthusiasm as we are getting close to the driveway. We will not trust the care of our dogs to anyone else.
Rick & Heather Gergovich, Fergus
Just wanted to say thank-you to Rick and Angela for the great care they provided for Dexter, our 9 month old Golden Retriever. We had a worry and stress-free vacation knowing he was being well taken care of. Dexter loves all the attention he receives and playing with his canine friends as well. He was happy to see us but not quite as excited to leave R & R Pet Paradise. For us it is definitely worth the drive.
Jacalyn, Ron, Tyler & Keegan Wood, Niagara Falls
The show is action-packed, fun and entertaining, to say the least! Once it begins, crowds start to form immediately! It’s the kind of show that every event organizer loves! Once they get going, the crowds smile, laugh and have a great time! They’re awesome!!
Thanks R&R Pet Paradise!
Shannon Wood, Manager of Communications, Saugeen Conservation
With much gratitude,
Lisa and Bill D’Arcey, Fordwich
Sue Krzyz-Madsen, Holstein
Now, 6 months later, we bring them over twice a week and both Jake and Juno love it! It is so worth the extra hour drive. By the end of the day, when we come home, they can hardly eat their supper as they just want to curl up and sleep. A month ago we had to fly out of the country unexpectedly and when I asked Rick if he had a spot for them, the answer was: don’t worry, we’ll make room. While we were away, Rick emailed pictures of them playing with the other dogs, which really brightened our day. They had a great time.
We’re just so happy we found R&R Pet Paradise. It’s a great place, not too big and very well kept. Most important, Rick and Angela really care.
Eefje & Edo Koel, Elora
Perhaps most gratifying of all was that Kenzo was in great condition when we picked him up. He was fit, playful, and smelled like we had just left him that morning. It was clear to us that Kenzo had a great time at R&R Pet Paradise and we would not hesitate to have him stay there again during our next trip.
Denise & Aleks Young, Toronto
Ken & Joan Hayward, Mount Forest
Adam Lamb, Clifford
I entered Rowan in a puppy obedience class to expose her to other dogs and gain some control. She cowered behind me, and would bark at the other dogs when they came near with their tails wagging in play stance. Rowan did not know how to play with the other puppies. She was bigger and older. So, when it came time for me to think about boarding her for an upcoming family function, I ended up asking a colleague at work where they boarded their dogs. She told me about R&R Pet Paradise, and how many people she had spoken to as well, raved about the care and attention their dogs received. The dogs would actually look forward to going there and being boarded. I met Angela and went through the intake process- openly expressing my concerns. Rowan, while appearing aggressive was actually low confidence. They suggested Rowan stay for an overnight visit before her two week stay, to become familiar with the setting and learn that I would come back and get her. She managed the overnight very well and seemed happy. I was delighted and while I worried about leaving her behind for the two weeks (I even phoned), she came through it just fine (and happy).
Now Rowan spends one day a week in doggy day care. She plays with the other dogs, and is well adjusted. I cannot believe she is the same dog. Rowan will still bark and raise her hackles from time to time, but I have confidence in her- and given the chance, she will behave appropriately and socially greet the other dog (sniffing, circling, etc).
Angela and Rick have been fabulous. I always receive feedback on her day. Rowan receives top-notch care and both of us are truly grateful. R&R Pet Paradise is a wondrous place.
Diane Johnson, Mount Forest
Nancy Reaume, Mount Forest
We have recommended R & R to friends who took their two dogs to be cared for by Rick and Angela and they had the same great experience.
Jersey will continue to spend her vacations at Pet Paradise, which will allow us to enjoy our vacations with the peace of mind that Jersey is in good and trusted hands!!
Jeff & Brenda Sippel, Listowel
Paws up to Angela and Rick!
The Dog Rescuers Inc, Oakville
What a relief after our visit! Rick was calm, assured and confident around Troy which was what we needed. I felt happy to leave My Boy; safe in the knowledge he was with people who understood him and could provide for him as I did at home. He was secure and comfortable. I didn’t expect Rick to be able to do much for Troy, apart from care for him, but I was thrilled to discover that Troy was able to get to swim on his visits.
People ask ‘Can’t you book your dog in kennels anywhere?’ ‘NO!’ I will choose R&R every time. Thank you for making what could be a stressful experience for all, a pleasure!
Katherine Taylor, Markdale
Bob & Patti, Clifford
We know that when they are at R&R, they are in the best of hands. Thanks Rick and Angela!
Jacqui and Kris, Walkerton
Vanessa & Josh, Durham
Kelly Lenselink, Assistant Director
Peggy Raftis, Producer and Grey Wellington Theatre Guild President