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38 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

RICK's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
5 yr 1 mo old

RICK's Apartment

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About RICK

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a retired military veteran, who loves to spend time outdoors. I take my 4 year old black labrador retriever, Saumba, to the beach, ponds, walking trails and parks. We live very close to the beach, where we can allow dogs off leash year round, if owners feel comfortable with doing that.
What I really want to convey is that I really love dogs, especially those who are compatible with my dog Saumba. So when I host an owner's dog, I will treat that dog as if its my own. I want owners to know that I will love and care for their dog just as they would, giving them piece of mind when they drop their dog off.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling


38 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At RICK's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At RICK's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$35 /hour
$30 /min
$50 /max
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38 Reviews
Our dog was very happy to be with Rick and his family. He accommodated our requests and clearly cares for animals. We found our dog well cared for and loved when we returned to get her.
Brysen had a great Time Rick is a great sitter
Quick overnight, and came back to one happy doggie! Thanks Rick.
You do not have to worry about a thing if Rick cares for your pet. He goes over and above! We have a senior girl who we would not entrust to just anyone. Will go back to Rick as long as we have our girl! We can enjoy occasional nights out of town without a worry.
Rick handled a stumbling block with experience and grace. All was perfect with Abbie's stay.
entered and left with tail wagging
Perfect visit....again
Rick cared for our senior dog while we were out of town. Because she is more comfortable at home he visited for feedings and walks. He was responsive and caring. It was obvious from the moment he met Maxi that he really loves dogs! Would highly recommend and we will engage his services again if we need to be away.
This was the second time that Rick took care of our big lab. He was very attentive to all of our needs and treated her like a member of his family. She had a blast swimming and playing with Saumba and Rick sent us some great photos. We highly recommend Rick to watch your dog.
My dog (Chase) loves going to Rick. She is full of energy and Rick helps to burn some of that energy off. It allows my family to do day trips on the cape or boating trips and not feel guilty about leaving chase home all day alone.
Rick was very nice! His dog Samba is sweet and friendly. My dog seemed comfortable at their house right away and did well during his short stay. I would recommend Rick.
We left our 9 year old basset hound, Rocky, with Rick for two weeks this July. Up until that point, my parents had been the only ones to watch him, so we were a bit nervous about how he would do. We met with Rick a few times before our trip to get Rocky used to him and his house and he was very calm and doting on Rocky and Rocky seemed to be comfortable right away. Rocky is usually hesitant with people he doesn't know, but we didn't see that with Rick. We left for our trip and Rick kept us updated with messages and photos, which put us at ease. He even moved Rocky's bed to the bedroom each night to make him feel more secure. When we came home, Rocky seemed settled and happy. We couldn't be happier with the care our dog received from Rick and his wife. We wouldn't hesitate to book with him in the future. Thank you for taking such good care of our boy!
Rick is awesome. His dog Saumba provides a buddy for my Abigail.
We would use Rick again, in a heartbeat. Our pup was well taken care of and part of the family.
Our dog had a blast at Rick's. He met all of our needs and sent us some great photos of her vacation. We highly recommend him!
Rick Z is a really kind and caring dog person who took very good care of Jethro, our Papillon/Aussie Shep mix for two sessions last weekend. We would highly recommend Rick for your dog care needs on Western Cape Cod. He is about 5 minutes from the Bourne Bridge.
Happy Dog, Happy owners
A warm, homey environment and excellent care of your dog.
Wyatt has vacayed with Rick, Patty, and Saumba now several times and always has a great time! They are dog lovers through and through and Wyatt is consistently thrilled to get there and sad to leave. They are flexible, send great photos, and treat Wyatt like one of the family. Wyatt can't wait to come back!
Very nice people. Our dog seemed none the worse for wear so I would say it was a favorable stay.
Rick was very good to our kassie you can see how much he loves dogs
This was our first Dogvacay experience and it was perfect. Seeing our little black and tan dog walking under and on Saumba made us feel we were leaving him with his mother! Rick was so at ease and clearly skilled with dogs. He makes his home the dogs' home too. Doogie came back so tired it took a day or more for him to recover from so much fun! We will definitely use Rick's services again!
Rick, Patty, and Samba are excellent hosts! Wyatt has vacationed with them before and bounded out of the car over to Rick and didn't even look up when we left...even though we were trying to say goodbye! You cannot leave your dog in better hands/paws than with these 3. Wyatt can't wait to come back!
Kirby had a great time with Rick and Saumba. He was well taken care of. He must have played alot because he slept very well when we got home! I would definitely recommend Rick to anyone looking for a nice, safe place to leave their dog.
We have used Rick to watch our lab Roxy a handful of time now and we are very happy with his services. He sends us updates and photos via text which is always nice to see. He is also very accommodating and flexible with his schedule. We will use Rick again for sure!
We left our lab with Rick and Samba for 9 days while we were on vacation abroad. Rick kept us posted with pictures. He also administered all the medication that we requested. We were very pleased and will definitely use Rick again when we go on our next trip.
Emma stayed with Rick and Saumba for two days. Rick was very flexible with drop off and pickup times. I loved the fact that he only takes one dog at a time, so we know exactly who Emma is staying with and that she gets along wonderfully with Saumba. He also kept Emma's routine the same as when she is home. Saumba is so incredibly sweet, she and Emma became best buds during the meet and greet. When we picked up Emma, she seemed kinda bummed to leave. Rick and Saumba are perfect hosts and we look forward to future visits.
I have peace of mind now that Rick is in our lives! I heard great raves from my husband when he picked Maya up. I am very pleased that I felt Maya was in the best hands possible. My husband said she seemed down the day she came home after leaving Saumba's house (Ricks). We would definately go this way again it is worth it!! Rick's dog Saumba, is a kind, spirited and lovely pet.
My wife and had to go go into Boston for the day and had our 1 year old Belgian Malinwois (rated the most energetic dog on the planet) camping with us. We are not from this area but we love to camp at the Cape so we went on line and found Rick Z at DogVacay to take care of Caliber for the day. Going and coming to and from Boston can take forever, on our way back we got stuck in traffic so I called Rick and told him we were running late to pick up Caliber and he said he understood. They did a great job watching my girl and he allowed his black lab to play all day with her so she was kept busy. I will use Rick in the future if I find I need a dog friend for a day. Thanks for making that day as worry free as possible for us.
I can not possibly leave a sufficiently glowing reference for Rick that will do him justice. He and Patty and canine host Samba were absolutely fantastic. They were flexible on times for the meet and greet, drop off and pick up. When we visited for the meet and greet it was immediately obvious that Wyatt was in good hands. While we were away, Rick and Patty sent us pictures of Wyatt and Samba and their adventures, which we loved getting. The proof of what a great time Wyatt had, though, was how when it was time to go, he clearly preferred to stay with Rick than come home with us! Hmmm.... maybe Rick is *too* much the perfect host! :-) We couldn't be happier and more grateful to have found them, and Wyatt is counting the days until he gets to return for another vacation at Rick's.
I highly recommend Rick as a dog sitter. I was a little hesitant with someone new, but was reassured once I spoke with and met him. My dog Louie was in very capable hands and enjoyed his stay. I will most definitely reach out to Rick again when I need another sitter.
This was the third time we used Rick to watch our lab, Roxy. I think Roxy and Saumba are now very good pals. Rick is very accommodating and takes great care of our dog as if she was his own. We received several pictures while we were away which was nice to see. Roxy always comes home tired and needs a day or two of sleep! We will use Rick again for sure!
Rick was wonderful! This was the second time we used his services and we already have a third planned in the near future! He is very flexible and accommodating. Our Roxy, loves Ricks dog Saumba and she slept the whole next day after we picked her up. Rick sent us a photo of Roxy playing while we were away which was nice. He also lives near the beach and has a lot of great places near his home to walk them which Roxy loves most of all. Thanks again Rick!
Rick was great! My dog, Roxy had so much fun, he slept the whole day after we picked her up. He got along great will Saumba! I'm looking forward to using his services again. He treats his visitors as his own and I knew Roxy was in good hands. I'm so happy we met Rick through this service. We will definitely be using his again!
Rick was great. He was very accommodating with our drop off and pick up times. Maddie got along great with Saumba. We would definitely use Rick again. Thank you!
Rick was awesome. He was incredibly accommodating with our schedule and our dogs! I would highly recommend him.
Wonderful time for our dog stayed with Rick and Samba.!! He was a happy dog every time stayed with them.
We left our dog with Rick for the first time and she had so much fun she wanted to stay and keep playing instead of jumping in the car to go home!
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