Decatur Dog Lovin'

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Marilyn P.

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36 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Marilyn's Resident Pets

Lucky Pearlman
Mixed Breed
3 yr 6 mo old

Marilyn's House

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

About Marilyn

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Decatur Dog Lovin’ in Decatur, Georgia.

I have been a dog lover since childhood. My sister and I grew up with Lady, who was a Boxer-Lab mix. Public relations has been my home-based career for over 35 years, but dogs have always been my passion. I have been a dog walker—all sizes, including a 60 pound Pointer—for several years. I do volunteer PR for Paws for Life, an organization that rescues and trains puppies and adult dogs to be service dogs and companions for disabled children and adults and military veterans suffering from PTSD.

Ralph Jr, Izzy and Ralph Sr., all my late dogs, have loved our spacious fenced in back yard and our big front yard for quickies. Our quiet dead end street just a few blocks from North Dekalb Mall is perfect for leisurely walks. All three dogs enjoyed long lives—15 years—where they were cared for until their final week.

One dog owner says his dog is so excited to see me that he jumps out of the car when they arrive.

My spacious house is a good place for your dog to relax or sleep when it’s time to stop playing. Your puppy gets their favorite food (prepared to their liking) and treats along with filtered water. I am perfectly happy if your flea less dog is used to cuddling at night. I also have a dog suite where your furry love can dream peacefully in his or her own crate. Your dog will enjoy unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at my home.

I offer discounts for multiple dogs in the same home.

Your furry child must bathe and have all shots before the Dog Vacay stay. We will arrange a short meet and greet at my home before your pet’s first stay.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Marilyn P.

Online Now!
36 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marilyn's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marilyn's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
36 Reviews
My dog Princess had a wonderful time with Marilyn. She took good care of my dog. This was the first time I ever left my dog with someone other than family and she made things so smoothly. I highly recommend her and we'll definetly use her again for boarding.
Marilyn is great! Loves the dogs like her own. Gives regular updates along with photos. Our dogs love going to Marilyn's.
Marilyn P. was the best. My Belgian Malinois could not have been an easy task. But she understood his personality and made his stay as pleasant as possible. Not only would I use her again but she is my number 1 choice.
This was the second time Simon that stayed with Marilyn, and it was great! He seemed quite content in all of the pictures that Marilyn sent over the weekend. I will definitely be bringing Simon back to stay with Marilyn again.
We were VERY pleased with Marilyn's professionalism and experience with boarding our little fur-baby for four days. Our dog "Stormy" is a little over 2-years old and she had never been socialized to other dogs, but Marilyn quickly assessed the situation and helped our dog to assimilate and peacefully connect with the 3 other dogs she had on site: Lucky, Chewie and Bowie. She also texted regular photos while we traveled and this assured us of Stormy's well-being. We highly recommend Marilyn and will use her again. We would also like to recommend this encouraging book to everyone: "The Angel Dogs Book" ...
Marilyn was great with our Banjo! Very nice, loves dogs, and was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times.
I could tell my little dog was happy at Marilyn's and that made me very happy.
Very happy! I had to find a new sitter after we waited too long and our usual boarding place was booked. This worked out so well! Marilyn is very kind and receptive to any request you might have to make your dog's stay as "close-to-home" as possible. I greatly appreciated the check-ins and pics of my pup. Overall is was a great experience and we will definitely use her services again.
Marilyn was great! My pup was in good hands while I was away and I enjoyed getting daily updates. She was very accommodating about drop-off and pick-up times.
My baby seemed to acclimate just fine with his environment and the other dogs.
Marilyn was great and it was very good of her to accommodate for Finn at the last min. I was glad to see that she had a love of dogs and took time to get to know Finn.
Marilyn and Lucky were wonderful with my Molly who is rarely away from me. I will be happy to use again soon when I go on vacation.
Marilyn took amazing care of our dog for a week. We have finally found a perfect place for her to stay when we go out of town. Thanks!!!!
Lily loved staying with Marilyn and was obviously well loved. Loved getting pictures of Lily through out the week.
Marilyn was a wonderful host. Very accomodating with drop off and pick up time. Our puppy seemed happy and healthy when we picked him up. Brenda & John C.
Marilyn took very good care of Dream while I was away.
Marilyn absolutely loves dogs and you can tell. Zee jumps out of the car as soon as we pull in excited to be with her. She really cares for our dog like her own and we appreciate that greatly.
Marilyn seems like a nice lady with good intentions; however I do not think she is the right pet sitter for me and my dog.
Very sweet lady!! Sent pictures throughout stay
Marilyn took great care of my excitable 65 pound pointer/dane mix. She sent me pictures every day of my 7 day vacation and my girl got to play with other pups. Awesome job.
I was able to get my two dogs in with Marilyn at the last minute. Her house has a fenced yard for them to run, and she is very lenient with them making themselves at home in her home.
Marilyn did an awesome job taking care of our Stella. We will def be using her again :)
Marilyn was great. I was very worried and anxious about leaving my two big dogs (50 pounds and 100 pounds) as they had not stayed away from me before. They did fabulous and it was great getting pictures from Marilyn.
Our dog really needs a lot of human interaction. Marilyn is so in love with the dogs she cares for her, it worked out perfectly for us. She spends as much time with the dog as with the owner. It is obvious she cares deeply about her animals. We will use her again in the future.
Marilyn is Awesome! Thank Goodness we've finally found a Loving & Caring Sitter for our 2 Baby Doggies. Several times daily we received Text & Photos on how our Babies were doing. We could very much tell that our Doggies were Extremely Happy from the Photos. It's such a relief to be able to feel comfortable and relaxed that our Doggies were being well Cared for & Loved while we have to be away from home.
Thank you Marilyn. We Love You for Loving our Babies the way we do.
Our pups were healthy, happy, and tired out from playing all day after their vacay with Marilyn and Lucky. Clearly they had a great time and we will likely use this sitter again. Marilyn is a bonafide Dog Person!
Marilyn was great! Our dog had a great time playing with her and her dog in the spacious backyard, and we appreciated the photo updates that Marilyn sent. It's good to know our little buddy is well taken care of!
Marilyn was very accommodating with us regarding our drop off and pickup schedule. When we had our meet & greet she was very interested about our puppy Charlie's needs would be during his stay with her. Marilyn also sent us pics of Charlie during his stay and did not mind our daily calls to ask about him. Most important when we picked Charlie up he looked healthy, and happy. We haven't had very good experiences with boarding Charlie in the past. It was such a delight to find someone like her. I cannot say enough about her as a person and as a pet sitter. I would not hesitate to use her again. I highly recommend her.

The Chestons
Our dogs Dixie and Gracie had a great time staying with Marilyn. Marilyn provided great care and was very concerned about the care of our dogs. She sent us pictures showing how the dogs were fitting in at her house. We highly recommend Marilyn for your pet sitting needs.
Marilyn was very personable and wanted to know all about Maddox. She said he was an excellent tenant and had great manners. She did send some pictures of him and he seemed to be fine when I picked him up. Very nice lady.
Jack Frost enjoyed his visit!
Marilyn was very nice and flexible when I had travel delays. Baxter had a great time with her and Lucky!
This was my first time leaving my pups with an unknown sitter. I was very nervous about it. My dogs can be a handful at times so I wanted an experienced sitter. Everything went fine. Marilyn took care of my babies and now they back home safe and sound,
Marilyn did a great job taking care of Zoey even though Zoey wasn't so friendly with her at first. Thank you!
Marilyn was fantastic with our dogs! We left them with her for a week, which was the longest we've ever been separated from them. She sent us pictures throughout the week of the dogs cuddling and playing together. She even let the little one sleep with her. She treated them like they were her own and it really put our minds at ease and we were able to completely enjoy our vacation. She's our Dogsitter for life!!
Marilyn was amazing with our pup! He definitely loved spending time there and when we went back for a second stay he was very ecstatic!! She kept me updated all day too! Will definitely continue to use Marilyn as our dog sitter!
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