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Marguerite C.

18 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Marguerite's Resident Pets

Shilo Tiz A Duzty Tale (Duzty)
Tibetan Spaniel
9 yr 1 mo old
TuTu (The Tutes)
Mixed Breed
7 yr 1 mo old

Marguerite's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Marguerite

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As semi-retired 20+ year animal pro, my home is a dog paradise. I alone will care for your your beloved companion. My rates and services are flexible. If there is something specific you need, simply ask and we can work it out. My preferred canine guests are under 40 lbs but we will provide services to dogs of any size outside my home. We are also happy to have just about any other species spend time with us as long as their home travels with them. Unfortunately, for their own safety with dogs around, we prefer not to have feline visitors. We have had cats in out family in the past and all has gone well, but cat visitors would be better off in another home.

Visiting Berkeley Springs, WV? Your hotel "does not take pets"? Call me!

Regarding large dogs, if I have no other current guests I will consider large and even giant breeds. I lived with Rhodesian Ridgebacks for many years (80 lbs. and over).

During their stay, your furry family members will be part of our household, spending their days with myself along with my small companions Duzty and Tutes. When we have an animal guest, I stay at home. Your canine companion will sleep with us in the bedroom, unless you bring a bed or carrier which you prefer. If I care for any other animal such as a fish, bird, gerbil, etc., their temporary home will be in my dining room where they can observe and be part of the family.

Canine guests go outside for regular walks on leash, around the property. There is no extra charge for "playtime" or a couch to lay on. The spoiling they receive at home continues here in their home away from home. And we are never overcrowded since there will never be more than 2 canine guests at a time, and/or one guest of another species.

In addition to hosting doggie guests, I'm semi-retired from an animal massage business where I worked with a variety of animals. Until about 5 years ago I raised and exhibited AKC Champion Rhodesian Ridgebacks and ran a Texas RR Rescue. I actively participated in local rescue (Tutes is a rescued dog). I can handle special-needs pets and am adept at administering medication. Feel free to write with any questions you may have. Hope to meet you soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Marguerite C.

18 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 13, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marguerite's Home
$25 /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
Daycare At Marguerite's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$75 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$35 /bath
$35 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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18 Reviews
Everything from start to finish, went well. Marguerite is very responsive, answers quickly, and took good care of our dog, Brooklyn. We'd never left Brooklyn before, and were extremely nervous about it. Marguerite was so patient and easy to talk to. She understood and respected all our concerns. We only needed to leave Brooklyn a few hours, but when we came and got her, she was just fine.
We're from Michigan and were attending a wedding at Cacapon State Resort Park. Luckily, we found Marguerite on this site and got a reservation with her. She was very nice and has a lot of experience with dogs. After meeting her, we felt very comfortable leaving our little Buddy with her. The communication with her was very good. She responded to all my messages very quickly. If you're in the Berkeley Springs, WV area and have a need for a dog sitter, please consider Marguerite. We really liked her!
Marguerite kept my two babies over Christmas and did a great job. The dogs seemed very relaxed and happy when I picked them up.
Reviewing Miss Marguerite is just repeating the same thing. She is awesome ,and her love for pets is so obvious. Miss Bling loves to visit and play with her friends. I would never leave her with anyone else.! I just can't say enough about this wonderful woman.
We left our dogs for the week and it was so nice to have them in a home environment. Marguerite was very accommodating.
Good job! Marguerite is very nice and conscientious, and has plenty of experience with dogs and dog care. Her own dogs seem very well cared for, which is always reassuring. Our dog came home tired but content after a night at Marguerite's. We just wish her house were a bit closer, but we'll probably use her again. Thanks, Marguerite!
Our dog has had serious issues with kennels but he is eager to go to Marguerite and enjoys his stays there. He has been three times and comes home happy!
Marguerite was very pleasant and you could see how much she loved animals. My puppy bonded with her very quickly and I could tell my puppy was happy when I picked her up after four days.
As always, this was a very good experience. I wouldn't use anyone else.
Marguerite responded within an hour of requesting a reservation for the weekend. She was also very responsive and accommodating in coordination drop off and pick up. She is wonderful with dogs and I have no doubt that mine was in great hands over the weekend.
I keep saying the same thing in each of my comments. Miss Marguerite is wonderful! I would recommend her to my friends.
As always, Miss Bling had a great time. All the home she was calm, which is not always the case. Marguerite has watched her several times now, and we will continue to ask her.
As always, we left Miss Bling with Miss Marguerite, and everything about the experience was positive. We know that our dog is safe when she stays there.
This was our third visit to Marguerite. We will continue going back because we feel Miss Bling gets the special treatment we give her here at home. She has become good friends with Tutu, so the experience is a lot better than a cage in a kennel. It's definitely worth the money to know she is being loved and cared for. Thank you Marguerite!
A big thank you to Marguerite for being so accommodating!

My wife and I were going to be out of town for almost a week and we have not been too pleased with boarding our dogs so we decided to give dogvacay a try. Marguerite was flexible with her small dogs preference and agreed to watch our golden retriever as well as our maltipoo over the Christmas holiday.

She allowed us to set up a meet and greet with her dogs a few days prior to the stay to make sure they would all get along.

Marguerite is very knowledgeable and experienced with dogs which put us at ease leaving them for such a long time. She sent us several photos throughout their stay with her, and was a pleasure to work with.

I recommend Marguerite and will use her in the future should the need arise.

Thanks again Marguerite!!!!
Marguerite was wonderful with our dog. She sent us pictures and updates most days. She really seemed to care about all the dogs. I would definitely use her again!
Marguerite was great with our Maisy. She had a blast running around playing with Duzty and Toots. Will use her again!
I couldn't thank Marguerite enough! We made our reservation two days before we needed her due to some last minute plans, and we worried about anyone getting in touch with us quickly enough to keep our dog, Whiskey. But Marguerite replied within a few hours and was very flexible in her plans. We first wanted to only leave Whiskey for the day, but when we ran behind on our schedule, Marguerite let us wait until the morning to pick up our pup. She was very nice, and Whiskey seemed completely at ease staying over at Marguerite's.
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