We've used Rick's service for dogwalking during the day and also for boarding. I can only repeat what everyone's said here: prompt and very personalized attention, great relationship with the dogs, etc. Our pup was not happy playing/boarding at one of the doggie daycare places here in VaHi, but now she's all smiles (wags) with Rick.
Posted: 1/16/2010 • Link to this review
Rick, happypa.ws owner, is kind, considerate, thorough and fun to deal with. He makes the business transaction painless and goes out of his way to ensure that the animals are loved and well taken care of. I cannot say enough about his courtesy and professionalism. But more than that, I cannot say enough about his compassion for animals and his conviction about doing a job the right way. Do yourself a favor and contact him for your pet sitting needs.
Posted: 6/17/2009 • Link to this review
We tried other dog care services and they didn't compare to what Rick offers. He both loves dogs and knows how to run a business. Our standard poodle adores him (and that's certainly not true of everyone Buckley meets). Trust is essential when you have someone come to your home--and Rick earns your trust and the trust of your dog.
Posted: 4/14/2009 • Link to this review
Rick has been a God send to my 5 yr old Sheltie. I'm new to town, my older dog died in December and we were both feeling overwhelmed. Now, when I come home Oliver seems more relaxed. I know he loves his time with Rick. Rick treats my pet as part of the family and gives outstanding personal service. I feel great about the money spent on caring for my pet while at work...and a secret: it's more cost effective than many other 'day cares' in the area! Outstanding!
Posted: 3/28/2009 • Link to this review
I recently went from working at home to working in an office and needed a dog care service. I've been using Rick to care for my dog for about a month now. Rick is a true animal lover and my dog took to him immediately. Rick walks him some days and others my dog stays with Rick all day. Rick is very responsibe in caring for my dog and I am thrilled to know he is in good hands while I'm at work. I highly recommend Rick for your pet care.
Posted: 11/02/2008 • Link to this review
Rick was wonderful with the dogs and absolutely meticulous about everything else. He runs Happy Paws with professionalism and attention to personal detail and treats the animals like furry people. I felt very comfortable leaving both my pets and my home in his care. When we arrived home after a long weekend, everything was perfect and more.
Posted: 9/02/2008 • Link to this review
No only does Rick LOVE animals, he is a GREAT and professional businessman. His website is very comprehensive and has all the info you need to book him. He was very prompt in returning calls and fit us in on short notice. The payment for services was awesome - he sends you a paypal bill after he provides services. BUT, most importantly - my girls were worn out! I trusted him 100% and he gave 100%. I know he loved on my girks and I will use him again and again!
Posted: 6/24/2008 • Link to this review
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