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Marilyn and Rick W.

40 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Mastiff, Rottweiler

Marilyn and Rick's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Marilyn and Rick

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
The dogs in our care have access to a fenced in front and back yards. There are no other pets so they will get our undivided attention. We love to play ball, wrestle or just walk the dogs we watch. We don't have any problems keeping the dogs close and giving them the love and attention we used to give our own dogs. Although we both work full time, Rick comes home for lunch to let the dogs out and play for a little while. We follow whatever guidelines you provide. WE have many repeat customers and our new customers will never board their dogs in a facility again.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Marilyn and Rick W.

40 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marilyn and Rick's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
40 Reviews
Marilyn and Rick were awesome!
They made me feel good about leaving our beloved companion with them. I wish they would have sent photos and reassured me she was good, but they had trouble sending photos they said. Other than that, I believe they treated MIMI like family. Thank you, I will use again!
Marilyn and Rick were amazing to our dogs! They were incredibly flexible with our drop off and pick up and didn't mind me changing the pick up time the day of. They were both incredibly welcoming and friendly and we will definitely be keeping them in mind for any future dog sitting.
Marilyn and Rick were incredible with our little baby girl Sadie. She got lots of attention, love and kisses. They were also very playful with her as she was a little puppy. The kids and I loved to see videos and pictures of Sadie. It was such a great experience. I highly recommend them.
I could not have asked for a better first time experience with Dog Vacay! Since this was my first time leaving Presley with someone other than family and friends, I made sure to thoroughly research all the sitters in my area. Marilyn and Rick had nothing but great reviews, and now I understand why. Before planning my trip, I met up with Marilyn and Rick and instantly felt comfortable. They were so welcoming, and it was obvious they shared the same love for animals that I did.

Fast forward to the weekend I was away. I was really nervous leaving Presley with someone new, but they both made me feel at ease with the numerous updates I received while gone. I loved all the pictures of my dog looking very relaxed :) When I went to pick up Pres, I could tell he really loved all the attention he received. I will definitely be using Marilyn and Rick again in the future.
I want to send out a big THANK YOU to Marilyn and Rick for the love and care they gave to our fur babies. They sent updates and wonderful pictures while we were away. This enabled us to truly relax and enjoy our family reunion knowing they were in such great hands. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a dog sitter and I will definitely be using them again in the future!

Wendy & Mark
My 4 year old Doberman Pinscher was really well taken care of by Marilyn and Rick. Their yard is great for a bigger dog and the inside is very comfortable and clutter free. I received photos and videos regularly and never had a worry while he was staying with them. I will definitely have my dog stay with them again if the need arises again.
I just think the world of Marilyn & Rick, they were both respectful, courteous and very helpful. I would use them again because my Abby just love being at their home, these are very trusted people who will love your pet. They are a blessing to me!
First and foremost, Marilyn & Rick were amazing to my two boys!! Being new to San Diego and unsure about using this site, Marilyn &Rick eased my nerves but most importantly treated us like family!!

Setting up a meet & greet with them was so easy and great!! They were so quick to answer any questions, concerns we had about our boys overnight stay.
**Side note** My dogs already felt at "home" as soon as they explored the house and backyard!**

Dropping them off for their stay, was so easy! We arrived early morning without any problems, I was worried that our boys would be sad when we left, but I was wrong!! The boys were in good hands and didn't even bat an eye when we left! They were already loved from the moment we left!

Picking them up, I can not express how much we appreciate Marilyn & Rick's patience!! While driving back from our destination, we were stuck in crazy traffic that it was impossible for us to make it on time to pick up our boys. While feeling awful and upset, I notified Marilyn & Rick that we were going to be a few hours late due to traffic, they sent us pictures of our boys& reassured us that everything was fine and for us to take our time in order to arrive safely. When we picked up our boys that evening, our boys were overjoyed to see us but I'm sure they were sad to leave Marilyn and Rick's house!
I'm so glad we found Marilyn & Rick, they were so great to us and our boys & we will be using them again very soon!!
OMG! I cannot express my gratitude to Marilyn and Rick, they were amazing. If your furry baby is as clingy as mine and needs free roam all over the house, you cannot find a better house than Marilyn and Rick. Thank you so much!
Spanky was well taken care of. Thanks again.
Marliyn and Rick were wonderful to our dog. They sent photos of our boy and treated him like family. Our dog even got sneaky and started to sneak snuggle into their bed, naughty boy! It was such a comfort to know he was well taken care of and had a great yard to play in.
First of all, my apologies for such a late review. I
thought I had done it already. Marilyn & Rick
were very accommodating with my schedule needs
and those of my babies. They were well cared for,
and were very calm and happy when I picked
them up. I will definitely recommend them to any
of my friends who have 4 leg-get kids.
We are very grateful to Marilyn and Rick for taking such a good care of Max while we were on vacation. We will definitely use them in the future and highly recommend their services.
Marilyn and Rick are the best. Buddy was spoiled from day one and had their undivided attention. He was part of their family while he was with them and we couldn't ask for more. This was our 2nd time with Marilyn and Rick, and it won't be our last. Can't say enough good things about their love for animals and wanting to provide the best for them!
They were great!
I have used Marilyn and Rick several times. They are always accommodating and very loving to my sweet Rocky. I highly recommend them!
Marilyn and Rick were beyond fabulous! I made a mistake with my reservation and they still keep my girl the extra day!!!! I can't thank them enough for loving my girl. She wasn't so happy to see me as she has been if I put her in a kennel. They really bonded with Tash, and I'm sure Tash can't wait to go back!!! Thank you again, Marilyn and Rick.....You two are the BEST!!

Marilyn was great! I did a site visit to check out their place and talked about the pups since they can be a handful. I felt comfortable dropping the dogs off and they had a great time!!!
Marilyn and Rick were awesome! From the first doggy date/meet up with had to when we picked up the dogs, the dogs were happy. Marilyn and Rick were really good with the dogs and when we left the dogs with them I was very comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate leaving Troy and Xena with Marilyn and Rick again!
We love Marilyn and Rick. They are always so happy to see our girls and our girls love their slumber parties at their house. We plan our vacations to make sure our girls ONLY stay with Marilyn and Rick.
Marilyn and Rick are the best! Thank you for helping me out with this last minute request.
Let me first off say that Marilyn and Rick are truly the best! Our 11 year old Boxer had 2 seizures 2 days before we were scheduled to drop her off with our 3 year old rescue terrier named Tia. Marilyn still accepted the responsibility to take care of her. We started her on new medication a day before we left and had no idea how she would react to it. Needless to say, there were a lot of unsavory side effects, but Marilyn was more concerned with how our trip was going versus taking care of a sick dog. They even brough our dog to the vet during her stay to get checked out. These two are angels, I am convinced. I would never bring my girls any place else.
Marilyn and Rick were loving and caring to my Nala. Unfortunately my start was tainted when I pick up Nala and they told me everything went well and they even gave her all her medication. Nala has environmental allergies and is currently under treatment. When I got home I noticed all the meds were still in the bottle.I only have them enough for her stay,they should have all been done. I also asked them if she had been itchy,they said no, maybe 2-3times a day. I found scratch marks all over her. I even found a bigger size wound. I have to say I don't recommend them if you have a pet that needs any sort of treatment, I don't think they're prepared, end if they say they v are.
Marylin and Rick were great with Charlie! He had plenty of space and lots of cuddles while we were away. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is lookingn for a great dog sitter. I will absolutely be using them again in the future.
We love Marilyn and Rick and so do our doggies!

We went over to their house for our meet-and-greet and our dogs were immediately comfortable and we had a nice time chatting with Marilyn and Rick. We came home and immediately made a reservation with them.

They have a great space for the dogs and are very confident around them. We felt completely at ease leaving our girls with them while we were out of town.

Their place is easy to get to and very secure. Marilyn and Rick are accommodating to the needs of the dogs (and their owners) and were totally fine with us bringing beds, toys, etc.

We will definitely be leaving our girls with them again and again and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Thanks, Marilyn and Rick!
Rick and Marilyn are always great! My dogs love staying with them when we are in San Diego.
This is the second time we have used Marilyn and Rick. The experience was just as great as last time. Highly recommend them for anyone's dogs.
We had a great experience with Marilyn and Rick. They were really nice. Our two dogs got the run of their house and were comfortably taking over in no time. They were in great shape when we got back. We will use them again.
Marilyn and Rick were great. The dogs were well taken care of. It was a nice vacation knowing the girls were fine and we didn't need to worry about them.
Rick & Marilyn are AWESOME!!
Rick & Marilyn are terrific! We have found a home-away-from-home for our pups and are thrilled. What peace of mind to know that we can enjoy a vacation and Luna & Lucy are having fun too. Awesome!
Daisy and Winnie had a wonderful time on their Vacation. Marilyn and Rick were great hosts and took excellent care of our pup's like they were their own. Will absolutely use their service again.
Rick and Marilyn were great with Rocky. He was very happy there. I would definitely use them again.
Marilyn and Rick were great! They were extremely accommodating to our travel schedule and were so easy to work with. Ginger loved them and she seemed to really enjoy her stay. We will be using their service the next time we need a sitter for Ginger. Marilyn and Rick really helped put us at ease regarding finding a trustworthy sitter for Ginger.
Magy and Raney's visit with Marilyn and Rick was a great experience all around. They provided excellent communication before hand, a warm welcome when we arrived, and I had a sense that my girls were at ease both as soon as we arrived as well as when I picked them up. I would highly recommend Marilyn and Rich and hope to use them again on future visits to San Diego.
Marilyn and Richard took excellent care of my
3 Chihuahuas...Noel, Penny, & Cody and came
back happy and healthy. As hosts they were very
accomodating to my Kidz needs as well as my
schedule needs. Would highly recommend to all
my friends with four legged Kidz!
Marilyn and Rich were completely awesome! After an initial meet and greet the girls ran right up to the door.
The two girls had a lovely 10 day stay with them and returned to me healthy, happy and more fit thanks to Rich's daily walks.
I'm sure to use them again for future stays.
In one word! AMAZING!!! It felt like they were family, so kind, and loving. Macie was exhausted when we got home from all the walks she went on! Would highly recommend them to everyone!
Marilyn and Rick took excellent care of Ramsey and Zoey. The dogs were excited to go back for a second vacation as well. They came back to me happy, healthy, and clean. I couldn't have asked for better hosts.
Marilyn and Rick were incredible! Our dog had such a good time, with LOTS of attention and plenty of walks and exercise. They even sent us photos of our dog during his stay and when we came to pick him up, Marilyn gave me a diary of his stay with them of his daily outings and events written as through our dog's eyes. Too sweet! They are super great folks and have the perfect house and personalities to pet sit other four legged "kids". I will absolutely be using Marilyn and Rick again and will tell everyone that has pets about them and the website. What a great alternative to kenneling!
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