Auntie M's Grateful Dog Care

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Marcia A.

16 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 16 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Marcia's House

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About Marcia

I believe that every dog should be treated with love and care. Learning unconditional love from our furry friends is an unending delight for me. At 'Auntie M's Grateful Dog Care' I enjoy connecting with YOUR dog and learning their individual characteristics and personalities. You can rest assure that your furry friend will be involved in play that stimulates and keeps them fit and happy through walking exercises, belly rubs, and any other special requests.

I have an eco-friendly household and am very aware of safety and offer the appropriate space to keep your pet safe at all times. My house has stairs, so your dog must be able to do the stairs. I look forward to becoming a trustworthy and fun friend who is excited to spend time with your dog and visa-versa. I will always check for ticks when we return from the park. I also request that your dog be bathed and protected from fleas or ticks before they come to Auntie M's.

I 'AM' the sitter that understands exactly how YOU expect your loved one to be cared for and treated. I have many years of dog training and handling experience and have always taken an organic approach to viewing each dog as their own special self.

I guarantee that your dog will enjoy spending time at Auntie M's Grateful Dog Care ':) You can trust that I will meet your dog wherever his/her energy level is and keep them happy and satisfied.

Dogs with 'Special Needs' may incur an additional charge, to be discussed at meet & greet, on a case by case basis.

I will provide important information to you such as; how their eating, relaxing, connecting and enjoying in journal form, and I will be happy to FaceTime and/or text with you so you can peek in with your own eyes on how they are doing.

Go & enjoy yourself or take care of business. We will be just fine!

Happy Tails,

~Marcia
Auntie M's Grateful Dog Care

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies

• Overnight visits are expected to be picked up the next day between 9am and 1pm.
• Dogs that stay overnight and are picked up after 1pm - 4p.m. are charged an additional $42.00 for mid-day pickup. If guest joins us for dinner and another potty walk will be considered daycare at a rate of $48.00 with pick up time 8:00 p.m.
Return guests will be at custom rate on case by case terms.
We look forward to caring for your loved pups!
**Holiday guests will be an extra charge of $10.00/night. Custom quotes can be discussed depending on special variables such as length of time needed, special needs, particular breeds, etc. We can come to an agreement together that will be right between us. I look forward to adding your pup to Auntie M's Family...
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Marcia A.

16 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 16 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 6, 2016

Credentials

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
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marcia's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marcia's Home
$48 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
16 Reviews
This was the first time leaving our new puppy, Beaune, with a stranger. Marcia was very attentive to both our and Beaune's needs. I felt very comfortable leaving Beaune in her care and he came home happy and clearly well loved! Beaune loves her Auntie M!
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Pip had a wonderful time with Marcia and will be going back to stay for her next vacation. Marcia was great to work with and really took an interest in Pip. For the 1st time since owning a dog, I did not have to worry about how she was doing.
This was the first time we have had to leave our 4 year old bulldog, Lily since she moved to Philadelphia to be with us. I came across Marcia's profile and saw that she has taken care of Bulldogs in the past, she lived in my neighborhood and has been a dog sitter for quite some time. 'Auntie M' truly is Lily's auntie after our trip. Lily came back to us so relaxed, loved and clean! I know that Marica took exceptional care of her and was in-tune to all of Lily's unique quirks.
We brought Lily over a week or so before our trip to meet Marcia in person and give Lily the chance to acquaint herself in the home. Marcia was respectful to everyone's needs during this process. I plan to use her again in the future and trust her with my precious bulldog!
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We were so lucky to find Marcia and Joe. We had never left our dog, Jasper, with anyone before and were very anxious about it. However, once we met Marcia and Joe we realized we wouldn’t be leaving him with just anyone, we were leaving him with two of the most kind and genuinely caring people we could have hope for. They welcomed Jasper into their wonderful home and took such incredible care of him, sending us daily updates and pictures of all the fun they were having. They catered to his every need. Jasper had such a great time and happily now has a home away from home. We would recommend Auntie M to anyone, you won’t find better people to leave your furchild with.
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She is definitely caring and a total dog person. Bella seemed very happy after her weekend there.
Marcia might be the most thoughtful and thorough dog sitter I have ever met in my 15+ years of dog ownership. She and her family, who all worked together, gave Birdie a weekend full of love, affection, exercise and games. Just before we were about to leave for our vacation, Birdie injured her back paws and had licked them raw. We handed Birdie over to Marcia with this new problem along with some topical cream and booties. Marcia and her family were vigilant about making sure Birdie's paws were tended to and when we returned, her paws were much better. She gave us updates while we were gone, including pictures which proved Birdie was fully acclimated (taking a nap with her new caretakers). We were able to thoroughly enjoy our vacation knowing that Birdie was in such good hands. We would leave Birdie with Marcia again, without hesitation.
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Marcia took amazingly good care of our English Bulldog Rory! Rory was treated like part of the family, just like she's used to. Rory enjoyed getting lots of attention and affection. We loved getting daily updates and pictures. Marcia was especially attuned to Rory's needs, likes, dislikes and quirks. We felt so good knowing that Rory was never by herself and was with a true dog lover. We will definitely book with Marcia again.
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This was our first time using dogvacay.com and we were very nervous. After meeting Auntie M, we knew our dog would be in good hands.

It was clear when we returned from our trip that our dog received constant care and love. Auntie M really pays attention to the personality of the dog she is watching and caters care in a way that is appropriate for them. She is a true animal lover and kept us in the loop via text messages while we were away.

Ultimately, while we were happy with Auntie M's services, it was not a good fit for our high-energy dog. The stay could have been better if there was more green space for our dog to really run around or play fetch, even a nearby park. We highly recommend Auntie M's services for lower energy dogs.
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As always, Marcia is awesome! We had her watch our dog, Pepper for the weekend. We are repeat customers and Pepper always enjoys her stay there ;) Marcia takes excellent care of her and treats her like a member of her family. 5 Stars!!
Marcia and Lee were great! They were very attentive to my dog Nellie's needs, and gave me updates throughout the day. I felt very comfortable leaving Nellie with them, and would definitely recommend them to others. Their house is very clean, and appeared to be dog proofed. I was never concerned about Nellie's care while with them, and they took her on walks around their neighborhood. I look forward to using them again soon!
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Marcia is amazing! She treated Pepper like her own dog and was super attentive to her wants and needs. When Pepper came home to us, her "jumping up on visitors" had greatly reduced and she was much less anxious. I can tell she had a great time. We will definitely use her again!
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Marcia was able to provide care for our dog with extremely short notice, and over a long holiday weekend. She and her family opened her house and took amazing care of our dog for several days, and even accommodated us for longer than expected. While we were out of town, we were frequently updated on how our dog was doing, which was certainly comforting. We highly recommend Marcia and her family.
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It was a big relief to leave our 4 year old pitbull Penny with someone so experienced and capable. Marcia was quick to respond and flexible to accommodate our needs. She gave Penny the attention she needed while we were away. You should definitely consider Marcia the next time you need someone committed and compassionate about animals to host your dog!
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Marcia is very caring and loving and also very detail oriented, so not to worry if you require that your dog be given certain foods or medicines. She and Lee have a very nice home and let our pup sleep in their bed. (She's a little fluff-ball of a dog, not a Great Dane!) Marcia provides detailed reports and will text you photos of the dog's stay. Lastly, you can rest assured, knowing that she will care not only for your dog's corporeal needs but also be attentive to his or her karma!
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My fiance (wife now) and I love and spoil our dog Tank like a child and always want the best for him. We needed to find someone to watch Tank for a few days around our wedding as he was not allowed in the hotel. We found Marcia through Dog Vacay and spent an hour on the phone (we were in North Carolina so could not meet in person) going through any and everything we could. She showed great care and concern and wanted to make sure she all of the information she needed to make Tank feel at home!

During his stay, Marcia provided us with updates on how Tank was doing, which really helped us stay at ease during an already stressful time. I would highly recommend Marcia for anyone that is seeking a knowledgeable, responsible, and caring solution for their pet. We will certainly reach out to Marcia again should we have the need while in Philadelphia!

Travis, Jenny, and Tank
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Marcia and her family were just wonderful. I had to find a place last minute and she made sure that Dusky had a great time and that I was able to leave worry free. She asked all the right questions before to do her due diligence. But beyond just taking good care of Dusky, she did everything she did with so much love and affection that I did not feel bad at all to leave for 4 days. It has been nothing but a great experience and we will undoubtedly come back.
Tsofia with Dusky
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