Pet Care Services

RCO Pet Care takes great pride in our top-notch dog walking, dog training and pet sitting services.

Whether you are away for the day or out traveling the world, we’ve got your tail!
All services are fully customizable to you and your pet’s needs.
 

How Can We Help You?

Dog Walks & Pet Care

Southbury Pet Sitter holding cat

Meet and Greet

Starting at $35

A Meet and Greet is the first step to a long, successful relationship with our team of Pet Care Specialists! Introduce us to your pets, show us the lay of the land, ask any question that pops into your head, test out our journal system and let us get you set up with a lock box or test your keyless entry.

We can’t wait to meet you!

 

Dog Walking

Starting at $24

Walking your dog is great for their health – mentally and physically! Like their human friends, exercise allows dogs to stay fit, trim and improves their cardiovascular health.

Our walks are perfect for dog owners such as busy professionals, those with limited mobility and stay-at-home parents! Let us tire out your pup while you focus on your work and family.

 

Cat Care

Starting at $25

Give your cat a “staycation” while you’re away. Enrichment, exercise and socialization is just as important for cats as it is dogs!

Whether you have a meeting after work and your princess cat demands dinner at 5pm or you’re out traveling the world, we’ve got your tail.

Hate the litterbox? We can make special trips just to save you the trouble, too!

 

Pet Sitting

Starting at $25

In-your-home pet sitting provides an excellent alternative to a traditional boarding setting. While some pets enjoy the excitement that comes with kenneling, many do so much better when surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of their own home. 

Whether you’re heading out for a day trip, taking the family to Disney for the week or are a frequent flyer for business, we’ll customize your visits to your exact needs.

Pet Sitting is available for all domestic species – whether furry, finned, feathered or scald, we’ve got your tail!

 

Puppy Care Visits

Starting at $24

New puppy? Congratulations! Puppies require serious attention, routine planning and playtime. This can be difficult if you are away for the day!

Our Puppy Care Visits are perfect for any and all puppy owners. Whether you work from home or in the office, let us take care of those frequent potty breaks and excess energy for you .

New rescue? Frequent visits can help reinforce house training and help your newest family member adjust to life in their forever home.

Puppies are a lot of work and we can’t get enough of it! 

Dog Training

Consultations

Starting at $65

A consultation is a combination a chance for us to get to know one another! We will discuss your training goals, your dog’s history, his daily routine and much more. While there may be some introduction to the clicker, the focus of this session will be setting you and your pup up for success with management techniques and exercises you can begin implementing immediately.

 

We also offer quick fire virtual coaching calls if you have general questions about getting started with positive reinforcement training, how to handle a certain behavior, how to pick an ethical breeder and more!

 

Puppy Training

Starting at $115

Puppies are a LOT of work and there’s so much to help them learn! Don’t fret – we’re here to help you set puppy up for success through management and teaching them the skills and confidence they need to thrive!

Our Puppy Training Programs will introduce you to the basics of puppy-raising and set both of you up for success. Topics covered can range from potty training to socialization to loose leash walking skills!

 

Reactive Dog Training

Starting at $115

If you have a reactive dog, you know what it’s like to have your dog barking and lunging at the end of the leash when they see another dog, a person or even a car! This can be frustrating and scary for everyone involved.

 

Have no fear, our Reactive Dog Program will give you and your pup the skills to handle reactions when they do occur and help change your dogs feelings about their “triggers” resulting in calmer, more peaceful walks!

 

Beagle with rainbow rope toy

Life Skills Programs

Starting at $115

Good training goes well beyond puppy hood. Just like a muscle, we want to build and then maintain our dog’s “good” behaviors to keep them strong and reliable. Our Life Skills Programs will help you do just this!

Our Life Skills Programs are customized to tackle your goals. We will discuss these at your consultation! Topics covered can include loose leash walking, jumping, begging at the table, potty training and more.

 

RCO Pet Care has done such an amazing job caring for our dog! We are so grateful to Alora and all of the RCO staff.Alora is absolutely wonderful with our dog. She takes her for a walk everyday, gives her any food or water that she may need, and shows her so much love and affection while we’re at work. We love that we come home to a happy dog who was able to get some exercise even though we weren’t available. We also love that we get daily updates and pictures that describe how each visit went!Thank you so much, RCO Pet Care!
Annie B.
Annie B.
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Claudia and Rebecca were amazing with our two dogs, Ginger and Callie! I highly recommend RCO pet care and will definitely be using them in the future. I loved how after every visit, they sent pictures of ours dogs to me with a detailed message on how the visit went. It made me feel so much better about leaving them home, knowing that they were getting so much love and attention. Thank you so much!!
Lauren K.
Lauren K.
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Shay has progressed a lot in the area of walking on leash , which was his main problem. He’s an active 1 year old Lab, weighing 85 pounds. He is strong and lovable. Jessica and Jessie have worked with me showing me how to work with him. He has gotten much better. Jessie comes twice a week to walk him. Shay waits at the door for Jessie to come. He gets so excited. He has responded very well to her. Just a couple of weeks ago I walked with Jessie and Shay, just to review his progress. They go out of their way to be supportive and to work with you to help you correct any problems you may be having. I would highly recommend this business and their services. Kathleen Sullivan
Connor S.
Connor S.
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And yet another reason to love RCO Pet Care...Jess has cared for our furry family for years now, and Mackenzie started coming over when we needed help with Nutmeg and my office let us return to the building after COVID.In the past few months, as our cat Nutmeg's health progressively failed, Mackenzie would come over more often to help care for everyone.The day after Nutmeg passed, when my partner went back to work, Mackenzie came over when I couldn't bear to open the cabinet where all the cat plates live -- because all of Nutmeg's medications were in there. When marking down meal times in the book would make me cry because of the empty spaces where Nutmeg's medications should have been recorded...We've relied on Mackenzie and RCO so much.My partner and I received a hand-written heartfelt card today - from Jess, Mackenzie, and the rest of the RCO team, sending sympathies for our loss of Nutmeg. They didn't need to do that, and yet... they did it anyway.RCO doesn't feel "just like a business". I know they are, but it's the little touches like these that make them feel like family. It's support that we cherish, and appreciate - we certainly would have struggled immensely without them, but they go the extra mile -- from birthday cards and little treats, now to making sure the humans are taken care of too ... I will never be able to recommend RCO enough.Thank you, all of you, for everything.=================================I have three cats, two of whom are special needs with dietary restrictions and medications. We've used other pet sitters in the past, and each time was a bad experience. From complete radio silence from the sitter while we were away, to the wrong food being given, to items being stolen... It was just bad all around. So... You could say I have some trust issues when it comes to pet sitters.Enter RCO. RCO is amazing! They came out to meet us before agreeing to take us on as a client, to make sure they felt comfortable meeting our needs. They took the time to meet our animals and note their temperament. And best of all... 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.RCO is VERY communicative with you. Jess was our sitter, and when she had questions, she texted us to make sure things were done the way we wanted them. She didn't attempt to be a mind-reader and wasn't afraid to ask questions, which I REALLY appreciated.Long story short - RCO is our permanent sitter, we love them so much. There's no point in considering anyone else, when RCO goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is taken care of - animal AND human alike.
Rei D.
Rei D.
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Extraordinarily pleased and so impressed with RCO Pet Care and with Bri's visit, status note and wow, the pictures of all of our 4-legged critters! We booked a 30 minute visit principally for our 3 dogs (super easy to book) so we could take a day trip. Bri went over-and-above in caring for them, and wow, also checked on our 4 cats, with a multi water re-refresh, and posted pictures, including of our 2 exceedingly camera shy/people shy cats! Definitely makes it easier for us to schedule our next day trip knowing that our beloved critters are well cared for. Thank you again Bri ; we cannot recommend RCO Pet Care enough for taking care of our menagerie.
Sharon F.
Sharon F.
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We had our first experience with RCO this past week and it was a great one. We were finally able to relax knowing our pets were in such great hands. The daily log and picture updates was such a great feature. Our house can be a lot to handle with being a mini farm but Jessie handled it very well. Our dogs loved her (our one dog never smiles for pictures and I think she smiled in every one). Great experience overall, will definitely be using RCO in the future and would highly recommend!
Nikki M.
Nikki M.
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Using RCO Pet Care was the best choice we’ve ever made! Jess, Bri, and Lisa were SO accommodating and made sure that our two dogs were getting the best care possible! We were out of the country for a full week and we were never nervous about how our dogs were doing. The journals and the pictures were awesome and we couldn’t have chosen a better option! Would fully recommend using this company for any pet care you need!
Emma K.
Emma K.
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Where do I begin? I just love these guys (Jessica/McKenzie). They are awesome. Jess is so quick to respond and can always squeeze me at the last min (I thank her and McKenzie so much for that) and for taking such great care of my furbabies….At first when I started, when Jessica had just started up I was lit nervous, not with her or McKenzie, just the thought of leaving my kids….but boy oh boy they outdid themselves….McKenzie loves my kids like they’re hers and that makes me feel so safe and comfortable….and the updates I get, love all of them and I love all of the pics I get, too many to post, but they get pics that I could never get and my kids always look so happy and content and best of all, when I return home, my kids are the same as when I left, not upset or bothered at all and that to me speaks volumes for RCO…thank you thank you for all you do and for watching my babies when I can’t ❤️
Melanie D.
Melanie D.
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We've struggled finding a reliable dog walker and were lucky enough to eventually be referred to RCO. Jessica and her staff are wonderful and there's never any question if someone is going to come to take our dog out on schedule. Claudia always provides detailed descriptions of her visit with lots of pictures and our dog loves her.
Diana B.
Diana B.
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We've struggled finding a reliable dog walker and were lucky enough to eventually be referred to RCO. Jessica and her staff are wonderful and there's never any question if someone is going to come to take our dog out on schedule. Claudia always provides detailed descriptions of her visit with lots of pictures and our dog loves her.
Diana B.
Diana B.
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Sooooo happy we decided to go with Jess for dog training! We adopted a six month old whippet mix in December who we didn’t realize was reactive towards dogs so we were definitely overwhelmed and would avoid bringing her places that would potentially have other dogs. After six sessions with Jess, I can safely say we feel comfortable bringing her around with us anywhere! She gave us the tools to help Piper feel confident, and also gave US the confidence that we can handle Piper when she has a reaction and we need to re-focus her on us instead of the other dog. The most recent brewery we went to, we got many compliments on how well behaved our dogs were and how quiet and all around amazing they were. We couldn’t have done it without Jess and RCO!!! Definitely recommend!!
Emma S.
Emma S.
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We are very lucky to have found RCO Pet Care and especially Missy. Our pups love her so much. They know when she visits our home and they get super excited! It was so important that we found a place and people that we could trust and care for our pups. You have made it easy. We are so appreciative of the care you give Luca and Hazel. Thank you, Jess, Mackenzie and especially Missy!❤️
Michelle L.
Michelle L.
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Mackenzie from RCO was absolutely amazing! This was the first time away from the pups and I was super nervous, but with the journal and pictures sent with every visit, I was so happy and beyond relieved 🙂 they loved her and they seemed to have a great time. I can’t say enough great things about the services RCO offers and how great Mackenzie was, we would 100% love to have her sit them again, maybe even a dog walk visit here and there even in between vacations because I think they made a new friend 🙂
Rachel M.
Rachel M.
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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 Barnick D.
Mary Barnick D.
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Love, love, love RCO!!! With three dogs, two bunnies and one cat, arranging animal care when I travel for work is always one of the biggest stressors of business travel. Now that stressor has been completely erased. And who knows? I might actually get to travel for fun one of these days!

From my first conversation with Jess, I felt comfortable. I was a little frazzled during the home visit, but she put me at ease. 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!

A huge thank you to Jess, McKenzie and Morgan! I am so happy I found you!!
Carly M.
Carly M.
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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.
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I can’t say enough positive things about Jessica and how amazing she is with our puppy. She is so so kind and loves him like he is her own. She is always so accommodating and willing to help us out in a pinch whenever she can. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to take care of Bandit! Thank you!!!!
Kathy C.
Kathy C.
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I have been using Jessica Barry for my pet sitting needs for the past four years now and I trust her implicitly with my animals. She’s taken care of my large pets like my mini-donkey, Darius, and my Horse, Luke, as well and my small animals like my cat Kayle😁. She is competent, compassionate, dedicated, and DEPENDABLE! You takes care of your pets like they were her own, not every pet sitter has that type of mind set ( I’m sure you’ve come across them, I know I have), Jess is definate not one of those. I highly recommend her services You will not be disappointed, and you’re pets will thank you too🥰🥰🥰
Judy B.
Judy B.
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