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Marvin & Cookie L.

34 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Marvin & Cookie's Townhome

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Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Marvin & Cookie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
.......We're empty-nesters. We wish someone like us had been available when we needed someone. During the past 35 years, we'd always had our own dogs - we love all dogs. We like giving quality care and pampering our guests. Marvin is a homebody & will be good buddies with your doggy!
Your doggy's sleep over is shared in our bedroom, with their toys. They are never alone & can roam freely our entire townhouse, as long as they're completely house-broken & have current township & rabies tags.

I also volunteer for Heartland Animal Shelter, from my home.

Our street is private, we have very little traffic - suitable for quiet walks, leisure or brisk. I enjoy the fresh air too.
Your doggy will be a happy camper at

p.s. Like a hotel, our check-in & check-out time is 2:00 - anything prior to 2:00 check-in or check-out later than 2:00 is subject to an additional, negotiation fee. For just overnight for 1 night, the custom fee is $45. to cover the excessive commission/fee - multiple nights remain $40. per.
Thanks for understanding, Marvin & Cookie (*~*) oXo
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Marvin & Cookie L.

34 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marvin & Cookie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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34 Reviews
This was Bucky's third stay with Cookie and Marvin. He stayed for 18 days. The moment I dropped him off Cookie sat on the floor to pet him and within minutes he was home again.
As in the past, I got almost daily emails with many details that made me so happy.
I can only enjoy my vacation if I know Bucky is enjoying his vacation. I know I can trust Cookie and Marvin and I am so grateful to them for treating Bucky so well. Bucky will definitely go back for a fourth stay!
Thank you Cookie and Marvin for being such wonderful hosts!
Cookie and Marvin provided so warm and loving care for my dog Chloe,there were so much love in both of them. For Chloe and me meeting them was a blessing,

I hope to have a lot of good reasons in the future to ask Cookie and Marvin to take care of Chloe.
Cookie and Marvin are the best sitters I have ever used. Loving and attentive care givers who gave me frequent updates. I will use them whenever I need a sitter. Thank you Cookie and Marvin.
Marvin and Cookie were fantastic! They took great care of our dog. While our dog was excited to see us, I'm not sure he even wanted to leave! He's happy to be home, but I can tell he misses his great sitters.

We would not hesitate to book again for our dog sitting needs!
It was our first experience with DogVacay - Marvin and Cookie could not have been more delightful! Our dog, Blu, really enjoyed his stay. So much so, we had him on his lead set to walk out and before we left he gave Marvin a hug (yes, it really did happen). Very sweet moment. We'll be using these guys again without hesitation! Much appreciated!
Cookie and Marvin took wonderful care of our little mixed breed Chihuahua, Gus.
Bandit had a great time with Marvin and Cookie. It was her second time with them and they took very good care of her!!
Cookie and Marvin were great with our Sheltie! They are kind, caring people who seem to truly enjoy the dogs that come to their home. Our dog came home happy and healthy.
We got so lucky when we found Cookie and Marv! They are the best. They spend so much time with our dog and love him like he's their own. I always know he's in good hands and being taken care of when we are away. We travel a lot and we are so fortunate to have them nearby. We have used them several times now and we will continue to do so. Thanks Cookie and Marv for watching him!!!
They were wonderful! My 8 pound morkie, Daisy and I went to their home to meet them before Daisy's stay. Daisy got sick the day before being dropped off for the weekend......I took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with a nervous stomach so I got meds and called Cookie to tell her what was going on. She assured me that it wasn't a problem. After I dropped Daisy off for the weekend Cookie called me to update me on Daisy and tell me how much fun they were having! I will definately use them again because they treated my Daisy as if she were their own dog.
Cookie and Marvin are wonderful sitters. They took such good care of Bucky. They paid attention to all my requests and treated Bucky like their own. He slept on their bed and had constant company during the day as well. They did everything they could so that he would feel at home (even asked if I place the water bowl to the left or right of the food bowl) Bucky got his walks, and massages and lots of love. I got daily emails with updates and many details, and I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing that Bucky was enjoying his!
Bucky will be going back to Cookie and Marvin!!
This is our fourth or fifth stay with Cookie and Marvin. They are absolutely the best. Cookie keeps track of everything thats going on, has great observations and is caring and loving with our dog. She hates being alone and Marvin is always there for her. I wouldn't board her anywhere else!
Cookie and Marvin were wonderful hosts, as usual. Our little Yorkie loves all the attention and cuddles he receives when he stays with them. Rocky always comes home happy after his vacations and I can tell he has been well cared for and loved. Cookie and Marv go above and beyond when they are watching our little dog! I highly recommend them!!
Piece of mind is how I would describe our state of mind when my husband and I leave our little Chihuahua with Cookie and Marvin. They take great care of him when we are gone and this is all what matters to us. This is why we have not looked for anyone else to look after him. We are so glad that we found you!
Marvin and Cookie are absolutely the best! They really went above and beyond taking care of my dog. I went on my trip completely worry free knowing that my dog Gigi was in good hands.
I would highly recommend Marvin and Cookie- you will have great peace of mind. Thank you so much!
What can I say except that my little dog and my family love Cookie and Marvin. They truly do an excellent job of making my Yorkie feel at home and happy. I feel comfortable when I go out of town, knowing that Cookie and Marv will take wonderful care of him! Jan
Cookie and Mavin watched our Yorkie and again provided exceptional care for our little dog. I really feel comfortable leaving him with them. Rocky comes home happy and well cared for. We already have our next reservation.
This is our Chihuahua's third stay with Cookie and Marvin. It is a relief to know that he is well taken care of when we are away. We are so thankful that we do not hesitate to drive an hour to get to their home.
Our two year old Havanese was well cared for by Marvin and Cookie and showered with lots of love and attention. We were traveling for a two week period of time and wanted a home setting for our pup where he would be with reliable, caring and attentive adults. We did not want him sitting in a kennel with other dogs with infrequent one on one attention and play time. Our pup was well fed, combed and had lots of outdoor walking time. Cookie really made an effort to understand our pup's routine, likes/dislikes and communication and kept notes on timing for walks/feeding. We would definitely look to Cookie and Marvin for another stay for our pup. Thank you Cookie and Marvin for all of your love, care and attention!
This is our second stay with Cookie and Marvin. We love that there are not a lot of other dogs there, our dog likes people more than other dogs. The household is very calm,perfect for our dog since she's 10. Cookie is great about making sure she goes outside and takes lots of walks. My dog comes home very calm and I can tell she is happy and not stressed at all about being away from us. I will only board her here from now on. So lucky to have found them!
Cookie & Marvin are the best dog-sitters, in fact it feels like our dog's home-away-from-home. I can't recommend them highly enough. It is peace of mind to know that our dog is lovingly cared for and comes home happy and well.
Marvin and Cookie watched my little dog overnight and made her feel at home. Cookie took Lila out for little walks and played fetch with her.
Cookie and Marvin are great hosts! Our dog is elderly and a little shy but warmed up to both Cookie and Marvin immediately. I am so grateful to have found them.
First time doing DogVacay and it's amazing! Marvin and Cookie were great with my dog Freya. They are calm, and understand dogs. I got daily updates, which made me more relaxed and gave me peace of mind. Freya was able to play with another guest dog and came home looking happy, and tired!
Highly recommended host!
We have left our 12 year old dog Callie with Cookie and Martin twice. The first time was for 11 days and the second was for 5. Callie is a rescue dog and doesn't acclimate easily. Cookie and Marvin worked their magic and I think Callie likes it there better than at our house! They take such good, loving care for her. I can't imagine leaving Callie with anyone else. I'm so glad I found them!
We are so pleased and relieved to have found Marvin & Cookie to look after our baby chihuahua.
This was not an easy decision because we never go anywhere without him. Yet, we felt that it would be nice to find someone to trust enough when were are away. We found Marvin & Cookie who are the perfect fit for our chihuahua.
Cookie and Marvin were amazing. It is apparent that they love dogs. My little Yorkie is nervous whenever we leave him. I found that Cookie was willing to do whatever was needed to make Rocky comfortable and secure, including letting him sleep in their bedroom at night. Rocky was never alone and he bonded with them in no time. I received emails to assure me my little dog was doing fine and fitting right in. When we picked Rocky up he was very calm and happy. This was unusual for him when we have been away. We will definitely use Cookie and Marvin for all of our pet sitting needs in the future!
Marvin & Cookie were wonderful to JB. They were so loving and caring. They truly treated JB as if he was their dog- part of the family. The updates I got while on vacation were greatly appreciated and made me feel so good knowing that JB was in great hands.
We loved our recent experience leaving our two doggies with Cookie and Marvin while on vacation. They responded promptly to all questions and made us feel very confident that our pups would be well-cared for.

Our dogs had a great time, came home happy and relaxed...we had a great experience and hope to book with Cookie and Marvin again! Highly recommend!!!
Marvin and Cookie were extremely responsive and took great care of our dog.
Cookie and Marvin were wonderful and we for sure would have Oprah stay with them again! We can tell she was taken care of very well, which is so important to our family!
My dog has two major requirements, she does not like to be alone and does not like to be with other dogs. I secured a reservation with Cookie and Marvin where they committed to not having other dogs during Ruby's stay. Cookie and Marvin also committed to me that Ruby would never be alone. Cookie would run out for brief errands, but Marvin was always there. They also let Ruby sleep in their bed at night.

They were so concientious. Both Cookie and Marvin made an effort to bond with Ruby. Cookie would warm up Ruby's meals. Cookie would brush Ruby every day.

Cookie provided daily updates giving me a comfort that Ruby was doing well.

Cookie and Marvin are wonderful and am grateful to the high service they provided. I will definitely come to them the next time I go out of town.
Marvin and Cookie watched my pug while we were on a week long vacation. It was evident when I picked him up that he was very comfortable there. They don't have a fenced in yard, but Cookie took him for lots of walks and it worked out fine since he's an indoor dog. She also brushing him daily and I'm sure that was a treat for him. What I liked best about Cookie and Marvin is that they don't appear to have a desire to take in several dogs at once. This was ideal since my pug is used to a relatively quiet household. I will use them again when the need arises.
Marvin and Cookie were so sweet with our pup! This was the first time I have ever left her with anyone outside my family. I was so nervous but I connected with cookie all through the week and she would send me little sweet notes letting us know everything was going okay.
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