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Emma M.

39 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Emma's Resident Pets

Brownie Hayden Marshall
12 yr 1 mo old
Major Black Marshall
11 yr 1 mo old
Luna Mae Marshall
10 yr 1 mo old
Spencer Colin Marshall
2 yr 7 mo old
Sophia Grace Marshall
2 yr 7 mo old

Emma's House

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

About Emma

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our home is in a lovely neighborhood with a walking trail winding throughout the entire area. My home is on a cul de sac with a pie shaped lot making the back yard quite large. If I stand in one end of the yard I can throw the ball full strength and not hit the opposite fence. We keep the yard clean and maintained so the doggy fun is safe and sanitary. I also have a nice deck where older dogs love to sun themselves on fine days.
Dog sitting is my full time job and thus I am with your baby 24/7. When I do have to go out to run errands and such I coordinate with my husband to be sure the dogs are not left unattended.
All dogs sleep in my bedroom each night so that the whole pack is together and feels secure. They can sleep either loose on their blankets from home, or in owner provided kennels. I of course have extra dog beds in my room for anyone to crash on. I keep a store of Milk Bones and chew sticks on hand to reward good behavior and make sure dogs have something to keep them busy. Of course there is a large basket of dog toys for everyone to share.

I also like to text pictures of your baby to you while you are away, thus you know he's doing well and having a good time at my place.

I have been dog sitting since I was 13. Most girls that age started babysitting but I quickly decided that was not for me. I started out just dog sitting for a few of my parents friends, then a neighbor or two, soon it expanded through the neighborhood by word of mouth until when I finally got a car at 17 (paid for with dog sitting money) I was the go to dog sitter for much of my high school. I've moved several times since then and in each new place I built up a list of clients only to start again when I moved to the next place. Here in Troutdale I finally have a house that is perfectly suited to watching dogs and so I have gone full time with my dog sitting business.
You can trust me with your baby because I treat them like they are my babies. Without human children of my own all of my maternal instinct and love is poured into the canines that come to visit me. It's wonderful to finally have a job that I can look forward to each day!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Emma M.

39 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 26, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Emma's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
39 Reviews
Emma did a great job. I liked her apparent skill and ease with all the dogs-hers and mine
There should be 10 stars, Emma would deserve them! As always, Breezy's stay with Emma and her Woofs was perfect!
Emma M was a wonderful host and pet sitter. Snoop had a wonderful time and loved her dogs as well. Very happy and highly recommend her.
We were so thankful that Emma took in our Toby on pretty short notice. The accommodations were nice and we could tell that Emma really loves dogs. Toby had a nice experience there.
Thank you Emma for the time rascal was over at your place. I hope he gets really used to coming over more times so when we take the 6 day trip to the coast this summer he'll be more relaxed.
Emma is a wonderful communicator and flexible even when our plans change. Thanks Emma!
Emma truly is the best! Happy pooch once again.
Emma was great! Can't wait to use her again! :)
Thank you Emma,

Emma was very accommodating and took great care of our pooch. We had an irregular schedule and Emma was more than happy to work with us. Our dog Stella seemed to have made a bunch of new friends and played well. We were very happy to have chosen Emma and will do when we are in the area again.

Emma is wonderful. Her own dogs are sweet, obviously well-loved, and well-behaved. Brody made himself at home very quickly with all the other Havanese. She sent a mid day text and photo of him, happily relaxing on her bed. He was much less anxious than usual (with other sitters) and gave her happy kisses before we left. The first truly home like environment we've found.
Emma was great ! Really accommodating to our dogs and their individual quirks and needs. She has gated off areas in her home to keep dogs separated if needed, fenced yard and most importantly an understanding of dogs. Most dogs are confused and nervous about the new surroundings and miss their families when being boarded. I felt she understands this incredibly well and was really caring to my dogs. She also knows how much us people love and miss our doggies and would send me text photos throughout the week.

I highly recommend her.

thanks, Leslie
Pete could hardly wait to get out of the car when we drove up to Emma's house, he remembered the fun he had when he stayed with her for 3 days. He came home tired and happy
Very friendly safe environment.
Pete's experience with Emma was wonderful. He ran into her house and made himself at home the minute she opened the door and loved every bit of his stay. We'll board Petie with Emma again when we are in Oregon.
Emma was great. She kept me updated while I was gone. My Chloe is high energy and she dealt with her wonderfully. She slept the whole day after we returned. She was also nice and close so having Chloe dropped off / picked up was easy.
It feels like Wiz found a 2nd home with Emma. He had a wonderful two weeks stay, and was "dog tired" when we picked him up, which means he had lots of fun and exercise. We really appreciate Emma's understanding of his specific needs and personality. We'd definitely recommend Emma and will take Wiz back for more in the future.
Emma is awesome. My dog seems to do well each time we leave him with her. She is kind and gentle with him. I will continue to use her if we need a place for him to stay.
I'm so happy to have found this option! My dog is an anxious pooch who is usually very resistant to being left at the "boarders". However, this time she joined Emma's home willingly and was happy and calm when I returned to pick her up. In addition, Emma was a great communicator and even sent a few photos via text to show how happy my pooch was! :) All of this, and her home is close to mine with very generous drop off and pick up times; I really can't ask for more! Extremely happy 5 star review for sure.
I was very impressed with Emma. The only thing I had a problem with was getting back by 8 PM. Sometimes when you are travelling long distances, you can hit traffic and be delayed. Otherwise, she seemed really nice.
Molly is a very neurotic Labordoodle. We met with Emma 1st to see how Molly would react to her and her dogs. That went well so Molly spent Valentines Week End with Emma and everything went great. Emma understood Molly’s sensitivities and new just how to handle her. Emma’s house is great with a big patio and large back yard (securely fenced) for the dogs to play in. We have been very reluctant to board Molly as we were worried that it might be traumatic for her. I am happy to say we will use Emma for any future vacations that don’t include Miss Molly.
Emma was such a great sitter for our pups! We had two very happy babies when we brought them home after spending several days with Emma. Great experience and know that they were well cared for! She devotes her attention 24/7 to the dogs that she is caring for. A great find!
Emma is so sweet and loving with our precious baby. We always feel so good knowing that he is in kind, caring hands while we are away. It is a pleasure working with Emma. We will most definitely look for her again when the need arises.
Emma was a great host to our dog while we stayed at at the pet-free Edgefield Inn. Emma was extremely accommodating to our schedule for drop off, pick up, and for interim visits to go for day hikes with our missing family member. We noticed Emma took care to separate dogs in transition (overlap stays of an hour) or ones that didn't seem ready to socialize with the newcomer right away so that everyone got along. Our 3 star rating is primarily because we have a tough benchmark with our local dog keeper "Uncle Joe" who we use for our extended leaves from home.
Went great. I found a happy tail-wagging dog when I returned. She made many tail-wagging friends.
Pigpen always loves going to Emma's. Emma is always great and accommodating--even when Pigpen has accidents :( I highly recommend Emma to anyone looking for a dogsitter.
Wonderful smooth process! other little dogs to play with. this dig vacay was an amazing relief as we had to figure out something for our 4 legged kiddo. he seemed to love it! Emma was patient and seemed to love on our baby too!
Thank you Emma for the great care you took with our dog's Riley and Ozzy while we were away from home! I never worry when they are with you and having a great time with all their doggy friends.
Emma is a fantastic sitter. She is very flexible and adjustable. She has tons of space for her dogs and my dog to play. She is truly a dedicated dog sitter and genuinely cares.
Our dogs were so excited to be going to Emma's house! We had a great trip and they had a great time hanging out with her and the rest of the doggie gang! Great!!
It was so wonderful finding Emma to care for our dogs during our trip. This was our first time leaving them for such a long time with someone other than family, so finding the right person was really important. We found the best person to care for them in Emma! We had no worries while we were away and we know our pups had a wonderful time at her place. We will definitely be calling on her again!!
Emma was great with our meet & greet. Our Golden, Sunny, was a bit manic as usual when we bring her somewhere new. But Emma took it in stride, Sunny calmed down, and we agreed to use her for our short vaca. When we picked up Sunny at Emma's yesterday, everything was great, except for Sunny's slightly chewed up of Emma's pups and Sunny became good friends and the pup liked her bed so much, she tried to eat it. Oh well, not a biggy! All was well, and Sunny was happy.
Our dog seemed happy, and well cared for. She seemed to have lots of fun, and enjoyed Emma's dogs and warm home.
My little guy needed a little extra care and Emma did a wonderful job keeping me posted and sending pictures.
Emma is amazing! She has a wonderful home and secure yard and I feel exceptionally comfortable leaving my boy in her care. She is very dog savvy and knows the importance of the visiting dog feeling like "part of the pack". Baxter loved being there and got along famously with her dogs and I will definitely be using her services again and referring her to everyone I know. Thanks again Emma! You rock!
My little guy had a wonderful time at Emma's and she kept in touch while we were away letting us know how he was doing. It made our vacation more relaxing knowing he was doing so well. Thank you Emma, we will return.
Emma was wonderful. She kept in touch with me and let me know how my little boy was doing. I felt very comfortable the whole time we were gone. I will definitely use Emma again knowing he is in a safe and well cared for environment.
Bodie had a great time with Emma and friends. He had good exercise and lots of play time.
Emma did a excellent job of caring for Zina. She was happy to stay with her. I will use her care again.
Emma was terrific!! We will be making another reservation for our babies soon!
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