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Marie D.

72 Reviews
57 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Marie's Resident Pets

Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier
12 yr 9 mo old

Marie's House

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

About Marie

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**Hello, Thank you for coming by;

**TEMPORARILY** I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Please check back later on. Thank you!!

I have been taking care of pets for 4 years on DogVacay and 8 years with a dog walking company not to mention my whole life as a pet owner! It has been a great experience meeting so many wonderful pets and their owners. ***

**** As you can see in "Pigglys" (our dog) photo: her favorite saying when describing Mommys business is; "NO WORRIES" We were "foster flunkies" with Piggly...Piggly is an older girl...12 years old who we have had for 9 years. She is extremely gentle,sweet and submissive.

Our home is best suited for those dogs looking for a calm and peaceful environment. Our dog is quiet and slow and we'd like to have her friends be that way too (some exceptions). At this time we are not taking on large high energy dogs or dogs who consistantly "mark" in others homes.

I usually have about 2-3 dogs here. Holidays/heavy weekends can be up to 5 or 6 but I prefer just 2-3 dogs at a time. It all depends on the dogs! I have quite a few very established clients so I know these dogs very well and who works well with them.

On my profile it states I may be gone 2-4 hours a day. This is a bit misleading. I rarely leave when I have dogs (especially daycare) but I picked 2-4 hours as when doing this 7 days a week, occasionally my husband and I will go out for a few hours or I may have a couple of dog walks /pet visits for my other clients (dogs are never left together unsupervised unless they are "family"-dogs we have known for a very long time and we don't have to worry about them)

Your dog may love to cuddle on the couch, take walks, run, play ball, sunbathe or explore in the large back yard..Our guest also love the comfy window chair where they can look out and watch the cats go by!

I have extensive experience in caring for dogs with special needs or in their later years in life. Don't put off getting away as there is a loving place for your elderly or special needs pet!

Here is a little about me:

Growing up as an only child in the midwest I was always bringing home strays. I've had a deep love for animals my entire life. I consider myself a pet care professional. My guests safety, comfort and happiness is my first concern and I do anything I can to make them feel at home.

**I am also a fine art photographer and artist so I am at home most of the time. I am creating a line of creative products to bring awareness to homeless animals and to help promote pet adoption.

The prices you see on the dogvacay "services" can't quite cover all is a little more info. It is best to have a "meet and greet" to get a more confirmed price and to see if your dog is a good fit for our household.

24 hour boarding:

$50....... up to 40 lbs. (small/medium)
$60........ 41-80 lbs. (large)
$70..........over 80 (may vary)

*puppies under 1 year old add $10

*drop offs start at 7am weekdays and 8 am weekends (some exceptions)
pick ups: As long as we can stay up! but must be scheduled.

*Fees are adjusted based on the level of care that your pet needs. That will be determined in the meet and greet. *** I may be able to offer 24/7 care in certain situations so if you have a situation that you want 24 hour supervision for a certain period of time let me know and I will see if I can accommodate you.

Day Boarding: All size dogs..There is still a puppy fee

$25.......up to 5.5 hours
$35.......full day 6-8.5 hours
$40.......9-12 hours

My main interest is in private home boarding/ general pet sitting, especially for injured/sick/special needs pets/ cat visits/ hotel visits/ and transport. I am only available for dog walks on a spontaneous basis (booked week by week)
I am especially great with senior/special needs dogs and find it extremely rewarding to take care of them. I am now doing airport pick ups/ vet and usda appointments and boarding before usda "sealing of the crate"

**We have a huge yard. We are on a 50x150 lot. The yard isn't very pretty. It is too large to maintain grass at this time. For now we have some very pretty green weeds covering our yard.
We haven't had one guest complain! The dogs love to run and run out in the yard.

*I'll be happy to answer any questions you have just send a general inquiry.

**Also a special thanks to our very special clients who take the time to leave us a review! It really means a lot to us hosts :)

Thank you!

Marie D
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Marie D.

72 Reviews
57 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marie's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marie's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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72 Reviews
Marie was amazingly caring and paid special attention to my furchild and my separation anxiety. I got regular pictures and updates so I was able to enjoy my time away.
Marie is the best ! She is so caring and attentive to the dogs....we are so happy that we were introduced to her. We love the daily photo's and her personalized messages. My dog Bailey has had a great experience both times she has stayed with Marie.
I can't say enough good things about my experience!

Love receiving updates along with photos every day!

Marie is so nice and really loves what she does. I felt so bad when my plane was delayed 2 1/2 hours when I was to do my pick up and she accommodated my situation. I recommend her care for any of your dog-sitting needs!
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