Providing the Peace of Mind Pet Parents Deserve

Dog Walking, Dog Training and Pet Sitting in Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury and Watertown. 


Providing the Peace of Mind Connecticut Pet Parents Deserve.

Proudly serving the Connecticut towns of Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown and surrounding areas.

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Take Back Your Lunch Break

Take Back Your Schedule

Running home every day to let the dog out? Barking during Zoom meetings? Rush or worry no more – we’ve got your tails.

Finally Travel Guilt-Free

Finally Travel Guilt-Free

Never wonder who will care for your pets again. Book a day trip, an over night or your dream vacation from your phone, stress-free.

Your Time is Valuable

Fall In Love With Your Dog Again

We all love our dogs but sometimes they can have some… less than desirable behaviors! Our training can help you fall in love all over again!

 Trusted Waterbury Area Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters and Trainers

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Dog Walking & Puppy Care

Dog Walking & Puppy Care

Keep your pup in shape with midday walks and playtime visits! Regular exercise can help reduce anxiety and boredom as well as provide health benefits, potty breaks and socialization.

Pet Sitting & Cat Care

Pet Sitting & Cat Care

Keep your pets in-home and comfortable with the sights, smells and surroundings they are used to. Plus, you don’t have to drop them off! Whether furry, finned or feathered, we’ve got your tail!

Pet Sitting & Cat Care

Force Free Dog Training

Dogs can do things that drive us CRAZY despite how much we love them! Barking, jumping, pulling… Our positive reinforcement training can make walks and living with your pup more enjoyable!

Why are we the pet care professionals for you?

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Educated & Experienced

We're Educated and Experienced

RCO brings a unique set of professional skills, experience and education. Our pack leader is certified with training in First Aid and CPR and a Bachelor’s in Animal Science.

Fully Bonded & Insured

You're Fully Protected

Each member of our team is background checked, fully bonded and insured for the safety of your home and pets. Safety and security are our number one priorities.

You'll Never Be Left Wondering

You'll Never Be Left Wondering

Never worry about how your pets are doing. Clients receive instant reports containing photos, notes and more via text, app and email. Hello, peace of mind!

Pet Portal Access

Scheduling is a Breeze

Skip the emailing back and forth. Through our secure Pet Portal, clients can keep pet care instructions up to date, review all prior visits and request services on the go.

Customized Services - Visit Reports via Text & Email

We Always Have a Backup Plan

In the unlikely event your pet care specialist falls ill or is in an accident, your pets’ care will never waiver with another team member ready to help.

Our Services are Award-Winning

Our Services are Award-Winning

Our top-notch Connecticut dog walking and pet sitting services are four-times award-winning. We are professionals and your pets are our top priority!

Commitment to Excellence

We're Committed to Excellence

We provide a unique customer experience and believe in a nonnegotiable commitment to professionalism and continuing education.

Veterinarian Recommended

We're Recommended By Pet Pros

RCO Pet Care is proud to have our dog walking and pet sitting services endorsed by local veterinarians and groomers. We take pride in our reputation.

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Review Our Service Area

We currently provide dog walking, dog training and pet sitting to Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, and Watertown.

We can also service parts of Beacon Falls, Seymour and Woodbury.

Create Your Account

Create an account in our pet portalThe information you provide here will allow us to review your pet’s information to make sure we understand your needs. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible!

Sit Back and Relax! 

We’ll be in touch after your account is reviewed to schedule the next step – a Meet and Greet for dog walks and pet sits and a consult for dog training.

This meetings allow us to meet you and formulate the perfect care plan for your fur babies.


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Hear From Pet Parents Just Like You!

I’m extremely anxious and protective of my two dogs. From the start Jess was amazing with both of them and with understanding my concerns about leaving them with someone. Now she is an important, loving part of my dogs lives and someone they trust. I would recommend Jess and RCO with no reservations.
Brittany P.
Brittany P.
Evie and Theo

Awesome experience! My 16 year old cat couldn’t have been in better hands. He requires medication twice per day. Jess and Cassie were perfect at making me feel at ease when we met! They provided pictures and a report at each visit while I was away! I highly recommend RCO for in home care!

Jill K.
Jill K.

Jessica has cared for our high energy, jumpy, sensitive skin, bundle of joy with professionalism and tender loving care in our own home for the past 2 years! She has a true connection with animals. We enjoy our trips knowing that Buttercup is on her own “stay vacation” while receiving any needed rash cream or medications. She hires staff just like herself!

Mary D.
Mary D.

Each visit that RCO makes, they write a report. They let you know what they did during the visit, take photos, make notes of any odd behaviours, and overall just let you know how things are going. We had them come out twice a day for feeding and cleaning litter boxes while we were away for a week, and let me tell you – those reports are AMAZING.

Rachael D
Rachael D.
Nutmeg, Sash and Locke

I filled out an easy to use form so that the pet sitters knew exactly which animals needed which medications and when, but Jess made sure to follow up on my directions. They use a wonderful app that texts and emails an update after every visit to include which animals when to the bathroom, which were fed, which got meds and any other updates or notes. And they brought in my mail, too!

Carly M.
Carly M.
Winnie, Buddy, Rocky, Aofie, Sal and LG

My elderly mother has had a hard time walking her beloved little puppy and Jessica and her team have come in to help the little guy get the exercise he needs. They are always so warm and affectionate with Kokoa and a bright spot in my moms day. I can’t say enough how great they have been. Thanks!

Craig W
Craig W.

If I could give the RCO staff 1000 stars, I would. They are absolutely incredible! It is such a relief that we have trusted people coming in and taking such great care of our dog… If you are looking for a trusting, professional, reliable and most important — compassionate pet care… look no further! 10/10 would recommend them to anyone!

Megan G.
Megan G.

I was super anxious about needing to find someone to watch our dogs while planning for a family vacation. Jessica’s professional and prompt replies were my first indication this was a great fit. I wasn’t prepared for RCO to give us our life back while being confident our beloved (crazy) dogs are being loved and cared for!

Kailey K.
Kailey K.
Herbert, Winston & Tucker

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an unparalleled pet care experience through our focus on safety, education, an extraordinary customer experience and providing the peace of mind pet parents deserve.

Our Vision

Our vision is to allow pet parents to work and travel guilt and worry-free knowing their pets are in the best care possible.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an unparalleled pet care experience through our focus on safety, education, an extraordinary customer experience and providing the peace of mind pet parents deserve.

Our Vision

Our vision is to allow pet parents to work and travel guilt and worry-free knowing their pets are in the best care possible.

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