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Marilia N.

43 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • 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

Marilia's Resident Pets

11 yr 0 mo old
1 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Marilia's House

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

About Marilia

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
At our Doodle Retreat we are home full-time, everyday to look after our special V.I.Pup guest.
We enlist the help of our loving, senior yet still very energetic, and friendly Labradoodle who is very good-natured and who is very hospitable to our guests and welcomes playmates to go with her on her daily walks and share romps in house or in our garden.
We walk your prince or princess on leash at least twice a day everyday, rain or shine.
Our home has a fenced backyard and we take advantage of the variety of parcs in the Kerrisdale area right down to the Fraser River.
We prefer to board one guest pup at the time so we can pamper it as if it were our own but we make exceptions for repeat guests.
Poodle crosses are preferred due to small allergy and small to medium dogs are preferred as well, up to 55 pounds.
We will treasure your special 4-paws friend and family member for a nightly fee of $35.00 US dollars or the equivalent of $45.00 CDN a night (24 hr. period). Late check-out will be addressed in a custom quote.

Looking forward to hosting your "best friend" at our Doodle ReTreat!
Feel free to contact us anytime! Thank you and woof woof from Maya and Misha ....."the Doodles".
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Marilia N.

43 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated November 29, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marilia's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marilia's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$28 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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43 Reviews
This was my very first experience with DogVacay... I found it to be a BREEZE and Marilia was AWESOME! Our little 4 pound Yorkie needs close attention, and she went above and beyond! I felt so relaxed while away as Marilia sent me updates and pictures throughout the entire stay. I will definitely use her again to watch over our little angel. Thank you Marilia!!!
Marilla is the best, very good with my dog
We are so lucky we found Marilia!!! I can't imagine leaving our doodle pup Walter with anyone more amazing! It was our first time leaving him more than just a few nights and she indulged my nervousness with daily updates and even a phone call to let us how he was settling in. It allowed us to enjoy our week long vacation knowing he was well cared for. Walter loved Marilia's pack and is definitely missing them. She sent him home with a new toy and he won't put it down.
Griffin loves Marilia and her doodles, he is looking forward to his next stay in September!
Marilia was great in welcoming Reilly, who suffers from separation anxiety, I really appreciated the text messages and photos as he settled in. We will be back
Marilia was absolutely wonderful with our 9 month old puppy, Lew. Marilia obviously has a very special connection with animals. Lew had the time of his life puppy playing with Marilia's dogs, Maya and Misha and ball with Marilia. We had a worry free 2 weeks away. Marilia kept us up to date with emails and photos. When we got back Lew was happy and healthy with the added bonus that he had learned to ring a bell by the door when he needed to go out. We feel fortunate to have found Marilia.
Leo had a great time romping around with Misha the doodle and friends. We got lots of pictures, videos and updates on how our little furry boy was doing. Thanks again!
Marilia took great care of my senior dog over the past long weekend. I got daily updates + pics from her. My lil dog came home happy and relaxed. I think he really wanted me to be away longer!
Wonderful to deal with Marilia. You can tell she loves dogs.
Our pup had a great time and became one of Marilia family
Marilia was gentle and kind to our senior pup (15 yrs). Kelsey was well looked after with daily updates and photos. A perfect vacation for a pup
Marilia was wonderful and accommodated our flexible pickup time as well. My doodle Griffin had so much fun with Marilia's doodles, I don't think he wanted to come home after :). She sent me a photo of him so I could see how he was doing even though it was just overnight. Griffin is looking forward to more fun for his upcoming longer stay later this month. Thank you!
Marilia is fantastic! Our dog Milo stayed with her and her two lovely dogs for four nights while my husband and I were travelling in Scotland
. She sent us photos and updates everyday, took the dogs on lots of walks and even brushed his teeth while he was with her! Marilia is very friendly, knowledgeable and obviously loves dogs. We liked that our very social dog had playmates to keep him occupied and entertained while we were away. Definitely will use her again if we need to go away in the future!
Marilia clearly loves dogs and it is reflected in how well she looks after each dog in her care. For our dog Emma this was the first time she has been away from us, quite quiet and nervous but she did well with Marilia. We cant thank Marilia enough for looking after her and being sensitive to her needs.
It was a positive experience and we would certainly recommend Marilia.
Marilia knows and loves dogs, I feel lucky my little Mo had such a capable and loving person to care for him while we were away. Maya and Misha were such wonderful companions to Mo too. Thanks everyone for a great time for Mo!
Marilia was awesome and did a great job caring for our little princess.
This was our first experience using DogVaycay and we were thrilled with Marilia's level of care for our little pup! She did her best to understand his needs and worked to bring him out of his shell through interacting with her two lovely doodles and by establishing a trusting atmosphere. I would not hesitate to recommend Marilia to other dog parents or to trust her with our dog again in the future.
Marilia is fabulous. Lucy is happy and well cared for when she stays with Marilia. She is always my first choice for Lucy's care.
Shep had another lovely star with Marilia.
Marilia was fantastic with our two dogs. Rosie is a nervous little girl, but she made herself at home with Marilia and her wonderful dog. Smokey is a short, but strong boy and Marilia handled him beautifully. Both came home happy and healthy. Would love for Marilia to take care of our two dogs for their next vacay. Would highly recommend !!
Marilia was an excellent host for my dog. She knows dogs and is able to meet their daily needs. I appreciated the near daily updates accompanied with photos. My mind was at ease during my time away knowing my pooch was getting the best of care. Lucky to have met Marilia.
Thank you so much Marilia, Thierry and Maya for taking such wonderful care of Lexi on her vacation. She had the best time and is no doubt looking forward to another repeat visit! Clare & Peter x
I'll echo the other reviews here -- Marilia is awesome. Molly had such a good time at her house and I think she played with Maya almost non stop. She slept for the better part of two days upon her return home. Thanks again for taking such good care of our 'baby'.
Marilia is such a wonderful and loving person that Hannah missed her when she came back from her stay. Marilia, Thierry and Maya made Hannah feel very welsome in their beautiful home and I am so happy that we were able to leave Hannah with such a wonderful family.

When we saw Marilia a few days later at a dog park, Hannah ran all the way over to greet her and Maya, and that to me is the best recommendation!

Marilia was very prompt in her communication with me and sent me regular updates. Hannah's bag came back with a couple of lovely surprises, a bag of treats and a toy. Thank you Marilia!
Marilia was amazing with my two dogs, she sent me texts and photos of them every day and i was very confident with her ability to manage my two pups, one of whom is somewhat high maintenance. They also loved her dog. My pups clearly loved staying with her and i couldn't have been happier to know they were in such good hands!! I have already recommended her to several friends and dog park colleagues!!
Marilia is fantastic. Shep is a very anxious dog, and has lots of little quirks that can be challenging to live with, but Marilia loved her anyway. Marilia sent lots of photos and updates, so I knew that Shep was happy, and I could relax. Shep has settled back into her routine at home, and has not been anxious at all, so I know that she had a great time with Marilia and her family. I will definitely send Shep back for another holiday with Marilia.
I could not have ask for a better person to take care of our girl.. Marilia was such a amazing host, very responsible and went on all the possible details about Maya before her stay, which gave me a extra relive to know someone would care so much.
She sent us pictures daily with her routine, which was so nice to see while we were away.
I am sure Maya had a great time while she was there with all the love she got, and all the new friends she made, including the host dog Maya.
I am sure I will be contacting Marilia again whenever we go away . Thank you so much Marilia & Maya.
Marilia is a genuine nurturing person that has a special way with dogs. Our dog Sam is quite nervous with new people, and is easily startled, but I knew from our first meeting with Marilia that Sam would be cared for with love, patience and responsibly. Marilia's dog Maya, is a gentle soul that helped make Sam feel comfortable. Over the two weeks we were away Marilia sent updates on how Sam was adjusting, with lots of photos of Sam and Maya on walks, park visits and quieter moments with the family. It didn't take long for Sam to settle in her new environment. We are certain Sam had a great time and was so well cared for with lots of exercise and love. It made our holiday that much more enjoyable. Without hesitation we would highly recommend Marilia.
Marilia Neto is a GEM! She made us feel so comfortable being away from our precious princess and went out of her way to ensure that our little princess felt at home with her. A BIG thank you also goes out to Thierry and Maya for sharing their home with our little princess. Loving vibes goes out to you dear Marilia, as well as to your brother Thierry and your precious Maya.....
Marilia did an awesome job walking and playing with my dog over two weeks period. I got regular updates with photos of my dog. Communication with Marilia was easy and prompt as well as her flexibility with my schedule. I highly recommend her and I will be more than happy to book her in the future. :)
I was very pleased with Toby's stay with Marilia. It was his first night being away from us so he had a trial sleepover with her. Both Toby and I were nervous at first, but I could tell Marilia had a way with dogs. She sent many photos and updates throughout his time with her and when I picked Toby up he seemed quite at home. I would not hesitate to send him to Marilia again.
My dog has some separation anxiety, so we had met before and he was happy to return, as I think he remembered she had treats. There were other dogs there, and I think that helped him feel at ease. He did not even seem to notice I had gone. Marilla is wonderful with the dogs, and they all seemed happy. She has such a loving personality, I am sure they all know she loves dogs. I will definitely leave him with Marilla again.
Marilia is a beautiful person, she is kind and very accommodating to her guests. Marlo always comes home very happy. Thank you Marilia for taking such good care of my fur baby! Kari
Marilia was a wonderful host to our little terrier Nellie. She put us at ease right away upon
meeting her, and shortly after leaving Nellie she sent pics and an update showing us she was having fun. She kept us updated with photos and status reports and we could tell Nellie was having a great time the entire stay with Marilia. I would highly recommend her.
Marilia was very nice and Fergus came home a very happy dog :). She also updated me on how he was doing shortly after I dropped him off, which helped to give me peace of mind.
Marillia was a great host while we were away for a week. She has a beautiful home, great yard, and spoiled Charlie with lots of walks, treats, and even her own bed (which she asked for permission beforehand). Our dog has separation anxiety and can be a handful in new environments. Marillia was patient and very accomodating. We had regular updates via email and Charlie looked like he had a great time. I would definitely trust Marillia to watch Charlie again, if she'll have him :s

Hopefully he'll be more cooperative now that he's familiar with Marillia and her house. Thanks again!
Marilia was simply wonderful ... she was professional, friendly and her love and caring for our precious princess was priceless.
Marilia was terrific! She is very caring and truly has a love for dogs, especially labradoodles. Marilia sent us daily photos and updates about what they did, and we felt well assured that our Finnegan was being well cared for! Maya, Marillia's doodle has a wonderful disposition and provided a great model for our 7-month doodle. I would highly recommend Marilia, and I know our Finnegan will be happy to return for another vacation at Doodle Retreat.
I can't say enough good things about Marilia. She was wonderful with our dear doggy, she was flexible with changes we had to make, she was very helpful and genuine in all respects. I highly recommend her!
Marilia exceeded my expectations in every way. She provided my dog with responsible, loving care and sent me daily email updates including cute photographs. Gypsy came home happy and tired. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Rookie loves going to the Doodle retreat. He was ready to go once he saw his overnight bag. Marilia is very gentle with Rookie. She really cares about what's going on with him and lets me know exactly the ins and outs of the stay. I can absolutely recommend her!
Marilia was an amazing sitter for my dog Colby!! I would highly recommend her to anyone! I received pictures over the days I was gone & this made me feel reassured he was happy & doing well! I will most definitely re-use her in the future.
Marilia was a conscientious caregiver for our dog Suki. Suki got along really well with Maya, who is a gentle and playful soul. Marilia sent us pictures and notes to let us know how things were going, and we spent a worry free time away because of their wonderful hospitality.
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