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Marlena G.

22 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Marlena's Resident Pets

Lincoln
Bichon Frise
Male
8 yr 9 mo old
Sparky
Bichon Frise
Male
6 yr 9 mo old

Marlena's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Marlena

17 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there! I'm Marlena, and I have limited availability for boarding non-shedding, small breed dogs. Our pups are our family and all in my care are treated as such. I am new to Houston, but have been pet sitting for years. Please message me with any questions.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Marlena G.

22 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 14, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marlena's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
22 Reviews
My dog had a great dogvacay with Marlena and her dogs. I was happy to receive pictures and notes about Rascal's activities while I was out of town. He was calm and happy when I picked him up so I'm sure he had a good time. He will definitely stay with Marlena again.
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Awesome!! I loved that my dog felt at home the whole stay. Definitely recommend.
My dogs have stayed with Marlena so many times now that they don't even wait for me to leave before taking off for the back yard.
Marlena was so accommodating to us. She is very kind and caring and even though I had never left my dog with her, I did not worry about him because I felt so comfortable with her. She sent us some great pictures as well. She is a wonderful host--we really appreciate her care.
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Sadie had an awesome weekend with Marlena! It is so wonderful to have a safe environment for her that she is happy in!
Sadie is a senior dog that is not social and nervous when around new acquaintances. We scheduled a meet and greet and Sadie had a very positive reaction to Marlena and the home atmosphere. We then scheduled a one day visit that proved to be an awesome experience. Sadie did not experience any nervous trembling, ate well and seemed very comfortable in this environment.
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Our little girl Charley had a wonderful time! We were out of town for 3 days and she had a blast with Marlenas dogs running around in their backyard. Marlena did a great job sending us photos each and everyday and every photo was our little puppy having a blast! We will 100% use her again and our puppy cannot wait to go back!
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Gilbert has stayed with several people before, but this was the best experience I've had. Marlena is so great & Gilbert had a great time playing with her pups! He was exhausted and still wanted to play more! Would 100% recommend and Gilbert will visit in the future.
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My pups stayed with Marlena and her husband for just one night, but they seemed very happy when I picked them up. I'd be happy to have them stay with her again.
I could not be more satisfied and pleased with Marlena's service and care of my dog! She is a true gem that I plan to use again in the future. The daily photos she sent reflected how happy my dog was at her home and under her care. I highly recommend Marlena! Her home is very pet friendly and well maintained, and there is a nice fenced in yard for your pet. She is a great care taker and she is very professional.
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Sophie remembered her last visit to Marlena's house. She was happy to see everyone and had a great time. She is old, and Marlena took good care of her. She enjoyed napping in more than one bed. :)
Marlena was wonderful! While away on a business trip, Marlena sent me lots of pictures of my dog, Lilly. I could see that Lilly was having a great time with the other pups and wasn't missing her "mama". Will definitely use Marlena at Dog Vacay again!
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Marlena was wonderful with my Sammy! He immediately felt at home and had so much fun with her 2 small dogs playing in her fenced in backyard. She sent me pictures daily and I could tell he was one happy (and spoiled) puppy! I will definitely be using Marlena again!
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GREAT job dog sitting, as always!!! I'm so happy to have found someone who cares so much for my dog (being in same town is a bonus). I never worry about leaving her! Looking forward to many more dog vacays in the future. Marlena, thanks again for taking such great care of my Maggie!!
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We took our elderly dog to spend the night with Marlena. She took excellent care of her and was sensitive to her special needs. We will definitely use her again!
My puppy just came home from a day of doggie daycare with Marlena and I couldn't be happier! My fur baby is worn out. You will not be disappointed. You can tell she loves her furry friends and does an excellent job. I will definitely be using her again and again! I loved getting the pictures and updates on how my pup was doing throughout the day.
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Marlena is just as sweet as can be! She came and picked my dog up for me. My dog is very old and Marlena and her husband were very loving towards her. She took lots of pics and sent them too me daily. I loved that! My dog truly felt at home! (she was allowed on the furniture). It was great to have other dogs there because I believe my really felt she was on a doggy vacay! (she didn't want to leave). Marlena was very understanding about us getting stuck in bad traffic. We were like three hours late from the latest I told her we would be there to pick our dog up. I would definitely recommend her to any one. I hope for my dog to have more doggy vacays with her.

Thanks so much Marlena! you are awesome!
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Marlena was very nice. Jersey was well taken care of. I really appreciated the frequent photos of my dog.
I'm afraid to leave an honest review of Marlena because then the secret will be out and everyone will want her to keep their dogs!! Our dog's first stay with Marlena was a perfect fit and a great experience. Hobbes is 12, diabetic and blind in one eye so he is a bit high maintenance but he took to Marlena, her husband and their dogs instantly. He felt right at home, sleeping on the furniture with the other guys. Marlena is so kind, sweet and compassionate with the dogs but she is also very conscientious and competent. She had no problems giving Hobbes his shots or eye drops and he was as well loved and taken care of as if he was back at home. We also received several pictures during Hobbes' stay so we could see for ourselves how much he was enjoying himself. We didn't have a worry in the world while we were away from him! Marlena will definitely be my go-to host from now on. And if anyone else books with her after reading this, just remember, I found her first!!
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I am so relief that I found her 2 weeks before my trip to take care of my dogs. Because of her house setting and her true care for dogs, my dogs were not in big shock when I left them. I and my family enjoy all the pictures of the dogs she sent daily. Thank you!
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Sweet couple who treated out pup like their own! Highly recommend!!
Wonderful experience! Marlena came the day before to meet the dogs and find out about their needs. She sent photos and updates throughout the day so we knew they were well taken care of! Will definitely use her again.
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