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Richard & Samma B.

100 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Richard & Samma's Resident Pets

Alii Kai
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Female
5 yr 3 mo old
Kona
Mixed
Male
9 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Richard & Samma's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Richard & Samma

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We offer Day Care, Dog Walking, Pet Check-ups, Play-Dates and Boarding in our home.

Currently working out of home and love walking dogs around Grant Park. Shady fenced in back yard is a great place to romp and play catch. We are a non-smoking home.

Regular ear scritching and behavior-based training means your dog will have a homey and energy-expending day. But for older dogs there is plenty of space for them to chill and not be lonely.

We will care for your dog(s) as if they were our own. Our dog Alii loves the company and treats each dog guest as her new BFF. There is a resident cat, but we can keep him separated easily.

We will do checkups at your home for cats, dogs, fish, birds, sugar gliders, reptiles, pretty much you name it, we'll care for it while you're away. Contact us for more info and rates.

We do prefer Meet & Greets prior to accepting booking reservations for new guests, though we recognize and have accommodated extenuating circumstances more than once in the past.

For drop-offs before 8a, and for pick-ups after 8p, there will be an additional $20 charge, but we will always work with your schedule to the best of our ability.

In most cases, we are not able to accommodate intact adult dogs, though we will work with you if you are delaying alteration for bone growth. We do require proof of current vaccinations for all guests.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Richard & Samma B.

100 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Richard & Samma's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Richard & Samma's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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100 Reviews
They were fantastic! My flight was delayed and they were flexible with me which was great since it was such a stressful situation. My dobie had a great time!
Excellent!
Responsive, flexible and friendly!
Overall a great experience! Loved the frequent Facebook and text message updates. Great to have a local spot to bring Bennie when we're out of town. Bennie will be back shortly!
Very accommodating! Lady had a great time with Samma at her house!
Tucker loved his time at Richard & Samma's! I loved that they had a Facebook page that they updated frequently with pictures and videos of tucker while I was away. I also received texts to let me know how tucker was doing at the end of the day. Would highly recommend!
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Samma was super communicative, flexible, and professional. I appreciated her attention to detail and ability to handle so many dogs with care. It was also really fun seeing photo updates on Facebook - proof that my pup was having a great time.
We've used Samma periodically for daycare for our new puppy (starting at 4 months old). Samma has been wonderful with our pup and has been able to handle the needs for a puppy and for a family new to having a dog. Her walks are great, and our dog gets the play time and down time (if needed) she needs. Samma keeps you up to date on how your dog is doing at her place. Love the FB videos! It is comforting to know that we have a caring and good backup option when we're needing someone to help us watch our puppy.
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I highly recommend! Samma is really in touch with pups' feelings and needs. My little one seems to have thoroughly enjoyed her first stay!
I was leaving my dog for her first overnight stay away from home and Samma made me feel comfortable with the experience. She also kept me updated and sent pictures! My Scruffalupagus (Jessie) was fed & happy when I picked her up. Thanks!
They were absolutely wonderful! Very attentive and extremely quick to respond to any questions or requests. Samma is very warm and caring, and got continuous smiles from my dog, Alice, during her stay. The videos and pictures of playtime and walks are a plenty, too! Can't recommend them enough!
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Samma and Richard were absolutely fantastic! They took wonderful care of my blind pup, Bandit. Their routine photo updates made me miss my boy, but knowing he was in such thoughtful, caring hands made me feel great. They took him on walks and kept him engaged during the day, and he had a blast making so many new dog friends. I highly recommend them to anyone considering - they are just the best!
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Excellent, as always!
My 16 week old pup Zoë stayed with Samma for an easing-in day of day care since she will be staying in Samma's home for a week next month. We had already done a meet and greet that made me feel very comfortable. I've heard it before and never believed it but Zoë really wasn't too excited to see me when I picked her up. She even kept trying to jump out of my car as I was loading in her things. She loved Samma THAT much! Once home, Zoë was happy, content and exhausted like I've never seen her before. I'm so grateful to Samma and have no concerns about Zoë's care while I'm out of town. The only problem is whether my puppy will want to come back home with me! Thank you Samma!!
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Richard and Samma took awesome care of our 5 month old April. We first considered dogvacay after visiting one of those commercial dog boarding places. After seeing they had sixty dogs on nothing but a concrete floor, we knew we would never want to leave our girl there and we promptly scheduled our meet and greet with Samma. She scheduled us in even though she was on her way out to the airport, and a week later we dropped April off for a week

Samma posted photos and videos of April throughout the day, and we received a few individual texts/messages just saying how April was doing. It was really nice to see how she adjusted since this was the first time we had to leave her.

April is a rough player, and goes 150% at all times. She did get a slight injury the second to last day she was with Samma. This was probably unavoidable, and it would have happened no matter where we left her. Long story short, we were very happy with how Samma handled the situation. She noticed the problem in the morning, and by the time I woke up, I had an email explaining everything. She also notified DogVacay ASAP, and then took April to the vet to get things figured out. If an accident happens, I am very confident that Samma is able to take care of the situation. April is back to normal now, so it all worked out in the end.

We will definitely be returning to Richard and Samma later this year, and April cannot wait to go back!
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Samma was so great about helping out with a last minute booking. She was so methodical and organized about allowing the other dogs to meet each other in a neutral setting. This was my first experience boarding my dog, and she made me feel really comfortable about the entire process. She was also great about updating me daily about how my dog was getting on. I will definitely use Richard & Samma's services next time I am in Atlanta.
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Our old but young-at-heart golden had a wonderful time with Richard and Samma. They are very communicative and made sure to give us updates on how Hurley was doing. Their FB page is the best, and it's great to see how much fun our pup had while we were away. We will definitely book again and hope that our pup won't ever have to be kenneled again.
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Samma was very responsive, flexible, and extremely informative. They took great care of my fur baby who is up in age and has special needs. The posted pictures on FB and sent me text messages to keep me abreast of how things were going while I was away. They were also very nice and are clearly dog lovers. Would definitely recommend them and use them again as a sitter.
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Can't say enough about how great a job Richard and Samma did with our dogs. We were leaving the country on a last minute trip for 2 weeks and they were very accommodating. They took took both of our dogs in last minute. They kept us updated with videos and pictures that we loved and really helped when we were missing our dogs! Will definitely be sending them again next time we need someone.
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Samma was great - my one dog is a bit shy in new environments, especially around dogs. Samma was great during the meet and greet, and we did a trial daycare and my pup did great with her. Looking forward to booking with Samma again!
Excellent experience! Samma & Richard kept us posted all the time so we felt very secure about our dog's well being. We highly recommend their service and will definitely come back.
Very professional and knowledgable host. Dogs are in good hand here.
I contacted Samma to set up a meet and greet to see if our dog would be good fit with her dog and guest dogs. We met and decided a day care day would help our dog ease into staying. Samma was very in tune with how our dog was reacting to her dogs and vice versa. She did a great job at helping our pup ease into her space by doing single dog introductions and taking two of them for a walk to increase bonding.
Samma's fenced in back yard is great for the dogs and I think ours enjoyed it there.
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Samma is definitely the perfect dog person. Mr. Z runs to her door when we arrive and can't wait to start playing. He always returns home exhausted which is great. We travel a lot and it is nice seeing frequent picture updates on the FB page.
Our golden retriever puppy LOVES going to Richard and Samma's house!! He is 9 months old and just finished up his second visit (he first went when he was about 5 months old). Both visits have been long - 7 days and 4 days. Samma posted pictures and videos to their Facebook page almost every day, and she was super responsive when I texted to check in on Franklin. I would recommend Richard and Samma to anyone. They clearly care so much for dogs. They even posted a happy New Year's video on New Year's Eve with the dogs in the background, making sure to capture our sweet Franklin for us! We will use them again!
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I was nervous leaving my dog, Sadie, for the first time. She's a little shy and especially nervous around larger dogs. Samma eased her into things both on our first visit and upon Sadie's arrival for her weekend stay. It turned out to be a great socializing experience for Sadie and I'm looking forward to some doggie play days at Samma's to help Sadie continue her progress.
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Molly had a great time at Richard and Samma's as always. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you for taking such good care of my girl!
Samma was great with our five dogs, one cat and four sugar gliders. A tall order to be sure, but she pulled it off no problem. We would use her services again in a heartbeat.
Phenominal! Could not have been any better!
I know in my heart that my dog is in great hands when I drop her off with Samma and Richard. While traveling it is so nice to get pictures and videos of my fur child having a ball in their yard, walking around the neighborhood or simply snoozing with her new pals. I think Zita pouts when she gets home, that's how much she loves it there
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Great experience. Samma did a great job watching over our pups. Every day there were pictures and video posted in case we wanted to see what fun they were having.
This was Tara's first overnight with ANYONE aside from her owners. She seemed to have a great time from the many photos posted, and I got lots of updates. I felt great to be able to leave Tara with someone who I knew was looking out for her and treating her well. Already booked again with Samma for our spring break trip in April :)
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Molly had another great week of daycare at Richard and Samma's house! She gets so excited when she knows she is heading over there. I really appreciate the daily videos and pictures that they upload onto their Facebook page. It is so nice to get to watch her enjoying herself. Thank you Richard and Samma!
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My puppy, Molly, had a great time at Samma and Richard's again! They posted video and picture updates so I could see how she was doing throughout the day. She loves playing with the other dogs in their backyard. She came home tired and happas always y :) Thank you Samma and Richard - you are wonderful.
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Samma and Richard are absolutely wonderful! Our 7 month old puppy, Molly, felt comfortable with them and their dog, Allie, right from the start. We now do daycare at their house a few times a week. Molly gets so excited when she realizes she is going to their house. Samma and Richard have a Facebook page where they regularly upload videos and pictures. It's great to be able to see how your dog is doing! They also help us work on Molly's tricks. I would highly recommend them to anyone :)
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My puppy has a lot of energy and can be difficult to take care of sometimes because of it, but Richard and Samma did a great job with her. I got to see lots of pictures and videos of my puppy playing and having fun all week.
Richard and Samma have hosted my pup Tux many times and I know he is safe and well taken care of when he is with them. Samma provides daily pictures, gives me updates on how Tux is adjusting and always responds quickly. Tux has stayed both just for the day and for over a week. Samma and Richard always exceed my expectations!
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This was Tara's second daycare visit with Samma. She had a great time and came home very tired. Would recommend!
Samma was very accommodating & clearly loves dogs & knows what she's doing. My dog is a very energetic & very large puppy, so he's a handful, but she was great about sending updates, & giving me a report when I picked him up, I'll definitely use her service again in the future.
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I dropped my puppy and left without a worry - Samma was sending constant updates through texts, pictures, and videos even without me asking. If you're looking for a great place to take care of your puppy, look no more as you won't find a better deal than this.
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Tara came home nice and tired, and Samma send updates throughout the day. Definitely would suggest them to a friend... and plan to take Tara back again :)
The best!
Richard & Samma are the best. From the initial meeting to quick communication to the regular updates (pictures and videos!), I knew that my dogs would be in safe, professional, capable and loving hands. Both times we've visited with Richard & Samma, the girls come home exhausted, which means they had lots and lots of fun. ALSO, my dogs can be a little high-maintenance and Richard & Samma were incredible about accommodating this to make it a nonissue. :) We'll definitely be using Richard & Samma again in the future.
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Amazing as usual. Charlie really enjoyed his 8 mile hike with Richard on the AT!
My pups had a wonderful time with Richard and Samma! I especially loved all of the photo and video updates to let me see how they were doing. It was reassuring to know they were in such great hands.
Ranger loves staying with Samma, thanks again for taking great care of my little buddy! see you soon
Thank you Samma and Richard for taking care of our Ray while we were gone. We enjoyed the video and the pics you posted. We appreciate your caring for him and being responsive to his needs.
Samma was Pawsome! Kept us updated with messages, videos and pictures during our short visit up to Omaha. Thanks Samma!
My dogs literally run to to Samma's house! When we enter their neighborhood their ears perk your, tails start wagging. The jump out of the car when we park and RUN to the door so excited to go inside to see Samma, Richard and their dogs! Samma takes care often dogs so well I have zero guilt about leaving them. (They used to freak out and pull away when we went to those big dog boarding spots). I also get daily pictures and videos!

Me and my dogs are so lucky to have Samma as part of our family!
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Thank you Samma and Richard for taking care of Ray we appreciate the good care that you give him. He will be back soon.
Excellent, as always. Richard and Samma are great with Charlie.
I have boarded my dog Watson at Samma and Richard's many times. Samma and Richard are flexible when my plans change, respond quickly to messages, and have been willing to take Watson at the last minute. They always make sure the dogs they have get plenty of exercise, and they're very good about providing dog updates on their Facebook page. I highly recommend Samma and Richard, and I completely trust them to take good care of my dog.
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This is our first time we Samma and our dog is already scheduled for a second visit. Samma is a caring, dog-loving, dog-understanding person. She obviously has experience in caring for dogs, for in speaking with her she relates various things about dogs and how the act and react. She has a lovely, friendly dog of her own that will be a companion to your pet. She posts pics on facebook on dog's outing and relates information as to how your pet is doing. Thank you Samma for the care you gave our big boy.
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OMG I cannot say enough great things about Richard and Samma!!!! They are so friendly and sweet, easy going and flexible, and take fabulous care of my puppy. I never ever worry about him while he is with them, and I love that Samma posts pictures and videos on Facebook during the day so I can spy on him while im at work;) I truly feel like they care about Sebastian and I am so grateful for all of their help!
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As always, Richard and Samma were amazing with Charlie. Charlie loves the pack!
Ranger loved his week long stay with Richard and Samma. While on vacation I viewed the pictures and videos of him playing and enjoying himself. Drop-off and pick-up were hassle free, got help unloading and loading of his supplies and crate, and felt secure with the environment he would be in while I was gone. He played with the other dogs and got to play frisbee too. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be using them again in the future for sure. Very nice people, genuinely kind and gentle with the dogs they keep.
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Emma had a wonderful time with Richard and Samma - she came home happy and exhausted. I love that they post pictures and videos throughout the day so that I could see Emma having fun with the other dogs. I highly recommend Richard and Samma and will be using their services again!
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Yeep! Way late with this review, but nothing but good things to say for our dog's repeat stay.
My puppies and I love Samma! She takes awesome pictures of my puppies during the day.
My two dogs had a marvelous time with Samma and Richard, they want to live with them always!
We've used Richard and Samma for many of our lab Charlie's boarding needs. This time, however, they went above and beyond! A death in the family meant very last minute plans and they were able to accommodate Charlie for three days on practically no notice. As usual, photos and videos to FB were a welcome sight throughout his stay. Already scheduled Charlie's next vacays with Richard and Samma. Can't recommend highly enough!
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Mootilda has gone to Samma and Richard's upwards of thirty times. We have been so pleased every time. They have been so accommodating with our crazy schedules and always provide tons of updates on Mootilda. They upload multiple videos and pictures of the pups playing every visit and always take Moo on long walks. Mootilda loves playing and wrestling with Alii and she always comes home exhausted from such a fun day of play. We definitely will continue to book Moos vacay stays with Richard and Samma and are so happy that we have found them!
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Zelda had an amazing time and loved playing with the other fur-friends :)
Huck seems to have had another great weekend a Richard and Sammas! He went on a big hike and played all weekend. What else could a dog ask for?
I had an excellent experience with Richard & Samma. Coordinating plans was easy. They have a very friendly and welcoming environment. I also appreciated seeing photos of my dog via their Facebook page while I was away. I highly recommend them.
Samma & Richard are super awesome and I know Zora had a great time running around in their backyard and going on daily walks. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be booking stays there in the future!
Richard and Samma are the best! They treated our pup like he was their own and their dog loves the company of other dogs and is very friendly. I have nothing but positive things to say and am so happy we have found someone we can trust to leave our dog with while we are away.
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Huck had an awesome weekend with Richard and Samma. Samma was super responsive and thoughtful, always posting cute pictures of Huck's adventures around Grant Park. I'm surprised he left! I will definitely be booking another stay for him soon!
Richard and Samma were great with Rufus. They made it very apparent that they were trustworthy. This was my first time using dog vacay and they made it a pleasant one.
I am so thankful to have found Samma and Richard! Zita had the time of her life with them this week. The pics and videos they shared really put my mind at ease- I already knew that my dog would be in great hands when I met them at the initial meeting. I think my dog is sad to be home with me now!
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Once again, Livvie had a great time with Richard and Samma. They really are the best. It is so nice that we can go out of town and know she is in good hands! They sent lots of pictures during the trip and just took the best care of our pup! Livvie is a very high energy dog, and they managed to totally tire her out (a very hard thing to do)! We are so thankful to have them to watch her!
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Samma, thanks so much for watching Rex! He clearly had a great time and really bonded well with you guys.
Max loved his stay here. He had plenty of yard to run around in and got some great exercise on his long walks. Samma also kept us updated throughout his stay with photos and updates. Plus, they were flexible with our drop-off and pick-up times, which was a relief due to a flight delay on our way home. Max was happy, so we're happy :)
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Richard and Samma were awesome! They kept our dog Champ for five days while we were vacationing. Samma sent us lots of pictures and updates so we knew that he was doing okay while we were gone. After several long walks and tons of playtime, we could tell Champ was exhausted after we picked him up. He slept for an entire day afterwards! We will definitely be using Richard and Samma again for dog sitting, and we highly recommend them!

Thanks guys!
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Richard and Samma did a fantastic job watching our dog while we were away for the weekend. Huell was wiped out from all the fun he had and is sleeping peacefully as we speak. We have a 5 month old, high energy Boxer pup and they kept him busy with doggy playtimes and long walks. Great first time dogvacay experience!
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Sama and Richard were very accommodative despite making a last minute reservation for Sasha on Labor Day weekend. They took Sasha for long walks and made sure we received periodic updates. If we are near downtown and need help, I know where to go next time.
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We had a wonderful experience with Richard & Samma! They sent us many photos throughout the week, and we felt confident that our beloved dog was in great hands. We definitely recommend them!
Absolutely awesome as usual. Lots of pic and info updates and very accomodating with my schedule and getting Lexy home when i had car issues. Love em!!!
Samma and Richard are AMAZING! They are not only great hosts, but also the nicest people! If I could give them 6 stars, I would. We have two dogs with very different personalities and they catered to both of them individually. Our younger pup is very energetic and got so much exercise playing with host dog Alii, her new BFF, and going on long walks every day. Our older dog likes to chill so she just went on shorter walks with them.

Samma and Richard respond so quickly to emails, and they were so very organized before our trip to make sure we brought everything they needed for our dogs to have a good stay. We loved getting daily updates with pictures from our dogs' adventures wrestling in the yard and going on long walks on the trails. They also had everything ready to go for us when we came to pick up our dogs. They were worn out from all the fun they had and were snoozing as soon as we got home! We have already made a few additional reservations for upcoming trips - our dogs are excited to return, and we couldn't be happier with the care they receive. It helps so much to relax on vacation knowing our fur family is in great hands! Thank you, Samma and Richard! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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Charlie had a wonderful time! He came home tired and very happy. We look forward to using Samma and Richard again!
Richard and Samma Rock!! My dog had a blast. He was well cared for and extremely happy. They have a huge backyard and an adorably sweet dog. I will definitely use them again. If you are seeking a trustworthy and loving couple to watch your dog, you just found them! 5 Stars!!
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Richard and Samma were awesome. They have a ton of experience with all types of dogs and situations. My dogs had a little "tiff" while in their care and they were great about handling it professionally and lovingly. They were great communicators and really seemed to love our dogs as their own even though it was our first time using them.
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Richard and Samma were AWESOME!!!
this is the second time they took care of my dog, and he loves it there, they have a dog about the same size as mine and I am pretty sure they play together all the time because when he comes home, he is exhausted... they have a large yard were the dogs have free reign... they also take them out for long walks... I really recommend Richard and Samma, they are great down to earth people as well and very accommodating...
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Our puppy Jazzy had a great time staying with Samma and Richard! She had fun playing with Alii, the resident dog, as well as the other guest dogs. Samma responds quickly to all communication and makes you feel at ease leaving your pet. It is obvious she knows a lot about dogs and feels comfortable around all types of dogs. She sent lots of pictures of Jazzy playing and having a great time, which allowed us to relax on our vacation and not worry about our puppy. Will definitely use them again!
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Samma & Richard are awesome hosts. They spent over an hour meet n greeting to ensure Lexy could get along with their dog. During my trip, they sent tons of pictures and updates showing Lexy hanging out, at the park, she was smiling the whole time. Since Richard works from home, Lexy was right by his side the whole time so she didn't have to be at their house alone all day. It was a great match and I highly recommend them. Besides being great hosts, they are very sweet souls.
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Richard and Samma were amazing! We loved getting updates and photos of our dogs! They took great care of them and we would definitely recommend them to any of our friends!
Richard and Samma are so great! We were hesitant to leave our 4 month old puppy with anyone while we were out of town, but felt immediately at ease after they suggested we meet before hand to make sure this was the best situation for our black lab pup, Livvie. They were very thorough asking about her needs, routine, training, etc, and we ended up staying for over an hour because we were having such a great time chatting. They gave us awesome tips about our vacation and were just so easy to talk to. They are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

We loved receiving pictures of Livvie during her stay. You can just tell they love dogs and are just generally very kind caring people. Livvie loved spending time with their dog, and I really think she was sad to leave her new friend.

Richard and Samma even took her to a farmers market and came up with great scavenger hunt games for Livvie to use her nose to find treats. She had a great time and, after five days, came home more well behaved than ever. I was so impressed!

Overall, we had a GREAT experience. I am so happy we found someone that we can use over and over again. Next time we need a sitter, Richard and Samma will be the first people we call!
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We were very happy with this experience.
5 Stars. We have now taken Dio to Samma and Richards home 3 times. They send pictures and updates regularly. Dio was HAPPY to go last time we dropped him off. He gets lots of exercise and love. We are grateful to not have to worry about him while we travel.
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Buzz our 5 month old golden had an awesome time at Samma & Richards. Ali their dog was a great companion to buzz as she kept him engaged all through out. The best part about his stay there was his loosing all the pent up energy and becoming a more calm dog than before. We would definitely recommend this dog vacay and would consider it again when the need arises. Both Samma & Richard are very kind and helpful. They also inquire a lot about your dog so that they your partner well. Last but not the least i think Buzz had a great time there :)
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Thank you so much to Richard and Samma for taking great care of Jessie Belle - and on short notice! She went on some great walks and has a new friend in Alii!
They were wonderful. I didn't sweat a thing knowing my Gracie was in good hands!
Richard and Samma were very flexible and took good care of our dog. It may have been a bit chaotic with 4 dogs there and a small-ish place, but they also took the dogs for long walks and have a big yard for the dogs to romp.
Aaryn had an awesome time with Alii, Samma, and Richard! Even though she was only staying for the day, Samma had us come over for a meet and greet a few days beforehand free of charge. She gave me a full rundown of her usual routine and asked every pertinent question about Aaryn. Throughout the day, she kept up updated with pictures of Aaryn. Drop off and pick up were seamless. We'll definitely be back!
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Our dog stayed with Samma for a day of daycare, and even for such a short stay, she and Richard arranged a meet and greet with their dog to make sure they got along well. We got a set of photo updates of the dogs playing during the day, and our pooch came home happy and exhausted. Would absolutely recommend.
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Our beagle, Roxy, recently stayed with Richard and Samma for a long weekend. It was such a relief knowing that she was being cared for by fellow dog lovers and that she was having fun playing with their dog! We will certainly call on them again for future trips.
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Our dog’s stay with Samma was about our 5th new host with DogVacay, and we had never perceived someone being so prepared to be a host as Samma. For the meet-and-greet, she followed the best procedure possible: she suggested our dogs meet outside, and then we walked them in. Then, she asked all the correct questions about our dog: food, commands, bed, sleeping, treats, medicines, walks, play time, rules, etc. When she was done asking questions, we really didn’t have any further indications to give her. We could tell she is very experienced in taking care of other persons’ dogs. On top of that, her dog Alii played along gracefully with ours. I’m sure both Alii and our dog had a great time together.
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Samma and Richard watched my dog, Daisy, for a weekend and she had a great time. They took very good care of her, and handled her unique personality very well. I'm very impressed and will happily request their services again in the future.
We had a wonderful experience boarding Dio with Samma and Richard. They took excellent care of him and also sent photos throughout the week. I didn't worry for one minute! Thank you ! 5 stars!
Richard and Samma were exceptional doggie caretakers. Samma is super professional and friendly. While caring for my foster puppy, Max, Samma took the initiative to reinforce "sit", Max's name, and other obedience behaviors. Throughout Max's stay I was updated with photos of him on walks, playing with their dog Alii, and even taking naps. Staying at Richard and Samma's home was the best place Max could have possibly stayed while I was away. Your pooch will feel right at home with all of Samma's love and attention!
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