Dog Sitter by the 'Depot (Vinings)
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Mark B.
Smyrna, GA 30080
31 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Mark's Apartment

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About Mark

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For me, dog sitting is simply a great opportunity to spend time with various breeds of dogs in my own home before becoming an owner myself. I currently have no other pets, so your dog will have plenty of attention from a responsible adult who is doing this for the experience and genuine interest in having a pet around. I provide a clean and well kept household along with a Kuranda dog bed (50"x36"), a freshly laundered dog mat, pet bowls for food and water, a variety of all natural dog treats, as well as some popular indoor/outdoor toys with each visit.

Your dog will get plenty of exercise. Weather permitting, expect walks/runs on wooded trails along the Chattahoochee River, visits to local parks such as Piedmont and Chastain, and depending on your approval as well as your dog's obedience level, off-lead games of fetch at nearby soccer fields.

I live at Post Spring which is conveniently located right off of I-285 next door to Home Depot corporate headquarters in the Smyrna/Vinings area. Post Spring is a gated community that has very well maintained grounds and is dog friendly. My apartment is 870 sq. ft. with a large patio/balcony.

I am happy to try and accommodate whatever length of stay is needed for your dog. However, I have a full-time career during the week, so if you need a sitter for more than just a weekend, your dog must be alright on it's own during the hours that I'm working.

It's probably best that I meet you and your dog briefly ahead of time, but in general your dog should be clean, friendly, well behaved, and house trained. Also, for what it's worth, I prefer medium/larger sized dogs.

Please feel free to send along any questions that you may have!
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Mark B.
Smyrna, GA 30080
31 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated September 7, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mark's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
31 Reviews
Mark was a great sitter for Daisy! He gave her plenty of exercise and gave me regular updates on how she was doing!
Mark did a wonderful job with my dog. He was attentive to her and always kept me up to date with a picture and text. I would recommend him to anyone!
Mark continues to be our first choice dog sitter! Mimi loves spending time with him, and we felt so grateful knowing she was in good care while we celebrated our marriage and went out-of-town for our honeymoon! Mark even brought Mimi by for a visit with guests during our reception! He goes the extra mile, taking her for long walks and to open fields for playtime on a regular basis. While we were away, he taught Mimi how to catch a frisbee! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?!
Dogs loved staying with Mark!
Mark was incredible! Dally instantly liked him at our meet-and-greet, and I could tell via the pics he sent that she had a FANTASTIC time with him. It is easy to see that Mark truly cares for dogs-- he is awesome!
Tully had a great time on his vacay! He must have felt comfortable because he even ate his food the first day he was there, which he never does. Thanks Mark!
Mark is Mimi's favorite pet sitter! She gets so excited when she sees him as she knows she is in for lots of fun! Thank you again, Mark, for another positive experience!
My daughter and I were extremely pleased with Mark. We took our 2 dogs to him and they immediately seemed to feel comfortable in his apt.
He sent us pictures daily of the dogs worn out from fun walks or playing ball on the tennis courts. I would definitely use him again. In fact, we already asked him but unfortunately, he was booked for the time we needed.
We could not be happier with the care our dog, Tillman, received while in Mark's care. We got frequent updates (with pictures!) and Tillman got lots of exercise and attention. We will definitely use Mark's services again.
Mark was amazing! This was our first time leaving our 8 1/2 month old Canne Corso and I was very nervous. Abel is a very large dog that loves attention and affection. Mark was so wonderful with him...Abel hung his head out the window looking back as we drove away!! We received multiple picture updates with all the fun things they were doing. From hiking to fetch, Abel enjoy every minute with Mark. Words cannot express how happy I was with our experience. If we ever need a sitter again, Mark is the first person we will look to. Thanks again for the awesome care!
Katie, Ryan and Abel
so friendly!!
I was really nervous about leaving my 7 month old lab for the first time, and Mark really eased my mind! He sent me regular updates and pictures throughout the day. He had a great time and I would absolutely leave him with Mark again!!
Mark was flexible with pick up time and drop off times. He took great care of my dog while I was out of town. He sent texts to update me on how she was doing as well.
Mark truly went above and beyond when he took care of my dog Dany while I was out of town for the weekend! I received several pictures and updates of her running and playing, and I was so pleased to see that she was getting so much attention in my absence. He took her to the dog park and on a short hike, and I could tell she was getting out lots of pent-up energy from the work week!

Would definitely recommend Mark as a host! Thanks again!!
Working with Mark has been a pleasure. From the initial meet and greet to my dog's first stay, he has been communicative and accommodating. He's very friendly, and his apartment is clean and close to a nice outdoor space. I could tell my dog really enjoyed her two night stay with him, and he sent updates and pictures along the way.
Katie had a wonderful time! Mark sent me regular pictures and updates on how Katie was doing and took her out for regular fun and interesting adventures. If I have to board her again he will definitely be my first choice.
Mark was so great again! Nollie loves her time with him!
Mark was so incredible with my dog, Nollie, during her stay. I am always nervous the entire time while she is at a kennel but I was at ease this weekend. Mark provided toys, treats, & a loving home for her to stay in & went above & beyond what a dog sitter is required. He sent me a picture every day & Nollie was just relaxed & enjoying herself in every one. Next time I go out of town, I will be using Mark & I will be referring him to anyone who has a dog. Thanks so much again!
Mark was awesome!!! He took Truffle running each day which is such a treat for her because her real parents are over 65 and don't run much!!!!!!
Every day we got photos and written updates.
We hope Mark will be willing to keep her again!!!
We are fans!!!! THANKS MARK!!!!
Our others dogvacay sitters weren't able last weekend. So we decided to look for more options, at some point I was afraid of leaving Troy and Pippa at the old boarding kennels, but LUCKY for us and for our pups, we found Mark.
He is not only and excellent dog sitter, he is also a very nice person. During the meet and greet everything went smooth and easy, at the time we got in his very clean apartment we felt very comfortable. The day I left the dogs, Troy had an accident on his deck but Mark was very understanding. During their stay Mark took them to the park, he sent us pictures. The day we picked them up it looked like they already miss him and they were very calm in the car on our way home.
Our golden retriever, Pippa, really needs to be around people, she is 2. It is a big big help to know that she wont be alone while we are away.
For sure we will ask Mark to take care of our dogs in the future! (english is not my native language hope i wrote everthing clear for you)
Mark is incredible! He took amazing care of my dog, and was extremely communicative throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him!
Kingsley had another great vacay with Mark! Thanks for taking such great care of our little guy!
We know Mark personally and were very excited when he started doing dog sitting. He is a very responsible person and we felt very comfortable asking him to watch our (sometimes finicky) dog. Kingsley is a little tentative around people he is not very familiar with but I could tell Mark made him feel right at home based on the pictures he sent us! Mark only had him over the weekend but Monday Kingsley slept all day he was so exhausted from the weekend of walks and fetch. We enjoyed our trip knowing that Kingsley was getting the love and attention we would want him to. We look forward to having Mark watch Kingsley again!
Thanks again, Mark! Mimi had a great time! She loved playing Frisbee and going for runs in the woods. She also enjoyed the comfort of hanging out with you at home. Thanks for treating her as your own!
Great again. A++++++++
Wonderful! Once again, Mimi had a blast running through the woods and splashing through the creek! She always loves a party, too! Thanks, Mark!
Mark is, without a doubt, the best you're going to find in Atlanta. He turns his apartment into a home for your dog, treats your dog as if she is his, and our girl loves him. If you want your dog to run and play in the evenings and on the weekends, have him/her stay with Mark.
Mark is awesome. While Prim is friendly to most people, she can be hesitant when meeting new males. She took to Mark instantly, and treated him like she'd known him for years. His place is set up nicely for dogs, with a great dog bed, a couch cover, and toys and treats that go above and beyond what I expected a host to provide. Prim immediately became attached to this soft, pink toy, and apparently stays busy suckling said toy for hours per day. Mark lives near enough to Westminster to take the dogs on runs and for fetch sessions.
The world is a small place, too, because I found out that I played baseball in Raleigh, NC, with some guys who went to high school (and lived down the street) with Mark up north.
Skyler loved her weekend with Mark, she didn't even have a chance to miss me! Mark kept me updated with all of the activities they were enjoying together, which included trips to the dog park, hiking some trails, playing with some fun new toys, and going for car rides. Skyler is quite a handful - she is a young Husky that requires a lot of attention and play time, and she came home exhausted after a weekend of fun. I will definitely book with Mark the next time Skyler gets a dog vacay! :)
Mark was great! We've become friends after meeting through dogvacay and my dog always loves when he stops by. I'm very happy with my dog sitter and will chose mark for all my dog sitting needs.
Mimi had a wonderful time with Mark! She lives for play and being outdoors, and Mark made sure she had plenty of both. Mimi learned to catch a Frisbee and also enjoyed hikes with Mark through the woods. What more could a dog ask for?! I loved getting the pictures Mark emailed. It was by far one of the best pet sitting experiences we've had!
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