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21 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

MARILYN's Resident Pets

11 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles


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


20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up in Maine where my father owned 4 zoos The animal Forest Park in York Beach Maine and 2 more zoos in NH I have experience with all types of animals and was brought up and worked with them all my life my father started the business in the 1940's I love dogs and love walking I have been doing this for 20 years have not found a bad dog. They are the best people. I live on 3 acres with trails around a lake where I do 3 mile walks every day with my dogs. Let your dog join the fun and come home tired and happy. I do boarding I have rabbits birds and dogs. Sorry allergic to cats.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling


21 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 2, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At MARILYN's Home
$44 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At MARILYN's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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21 Reviews
Thank you, Marilyn, for taking great care of Mocha, including taking her out on a 2 mile walk. She had a great day with you!
Our 13 year old miniature poodle had a great stay with Marilyn. She was very accommodating to our unpredictable travel schedule. The daily updates and pictures she sent were great too!
Wow, Marilyn has once again been an outstanding choice for our dogs! She takes them for multiple walks a day and they come home very relaxed. She treats them as if they were her own dogs. We are lucky to have her so close.
Marilyn was wonderful with my 9 month old Goldendoodle, Rosie! It was Rosie's first time away from us and we were worried. Marilyn took her on long trail walks with the other dogs and let her sleep in her room, so it was like home. She sent us adorable pictures of Rosie every day! Rosie was very happy to see us and happy to be home, but she seemed even more energetic and well behaved after her vacation with Marilyn- It really was a great Vacay!!! We will definitely request Marilyn again!
Marilyn did a great job with our Italian Greyhound. The daily walks kept him happy and the pictures by text were appreciated!
Marilyn was great with my 10 year old dog Gracie ! My dog is part lab/hound and she enjoyed her daily trail walks and came home happy and tired!! This was a far better experience than being in a kennel and u would definitely do this again in the future!! Thanks again
Marilyn was very good. She sent pictures of Lilly out on walks in the woods near a pond with her dog Blu. Lilly returned tired as I would have expected as Marilyn had several dogs staying with her while Lilly was with her. Overall it was a very good experience.
Charlie had more fun and outdoor time staying at Marilyn's than our own home! We loved receiving pictures and frequent updates throughout the weekend. Charlie's excited for another stay.
The dogs love going to Marilyn's house because she takes them for Long walks and they can sleep anywhere they want. They come home relaxed and happy.
Marilyn was absolutely great! I was hesitant leaving my puppy Mocha with a stranger for a week, but she did great with her. I got texts and pictures during the week so I could keep track of what/how she was doing. Thanks to Marilyn, and I'd definitely use her again!
Marilyn was unbelievable! The dogs really took over and were so relaxed when they came home. she even washed my dog bed even though they would only sleep on HER bed. Kind of embarrassing for me as the dog owner, but thrilled that they were comfortable enough to do it.
Marilyn is wonderful! She shows extreme care and love for my Ozzie. I use her exclusively now. Keep up the good work.
My dog and I met Marilyn a few months ago through Dogvacay and have since used her many times for daycare and overnights. We are very happy to have found her! She is very sweet, a true dog lover and fun! She takes the dog for walks in the woods/lake and my dog has a blast! We were concerned in the beggining because our dog although very sweet she is a bit shy of strangers...but she is happy to be there and to be part of a great pack of dogs. Happy to see our dog socialize with other dogs and not be concerned because Marilyn is a great pack leader!
This was our first daycare/boarding with Marilyn. Tater-tot had a great time! She sent us pictures and updated texts of how he was doing and how much fun he was having. She took him and the other dogs for long walks and let us know of his schedule. We are happy Tater came back happy and tired as well!
We will definitely use her again when we go away.
Thank you for taking good care of our pet!
I would highly recommend Marilyn!
She was very prompt accepting my "meet and greet" request. When I got to her house with my dog, I could tell immediately she had a lot of experience caring for dogs. She allowed her dogs, another boarder, and my dog to sniff and get acquainted outside before she showed us around her home.
I could tell she genuinely loves dogs by the way she told me she puts their beds in her own room at night.
My sweet cavalier enjoyed going on long walks with Marilyn and the other dogs each day he was with her. While I was away, Marilyn texted and even sent pictures to let me know how he was doing. I am just about to book my next visit for my dog to Marilyn's house! I am so happy I found her through Dogvacay for my dog care needs!
This is the second time we left our 8 month old lab with a DogVacay provider. Our experience with Marilyn was way beyond our expectations. Marilyn is thorough, accommodating, and a real dog lover. She walked Toby twice per day, provided us with updates and really went above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience for us and Toby. I will not hesitate to call Marilyn again and would recommend her to anyone in the Andover area.
We were looking for a sitter much nearer and found Marilyn. We liked her and left Puddle with her for one night trial. Things went well in the stay but I really did not like the way she did when we got a little late due to traffic, she kept my dog outside in the hot sun on a leash with all his stuff including his bed rite before the garage. It was very rude and really not expected behavior. We were late by 15 mins hence I will never use her again or recommend her to anyone.
We had our meet and greet and it was explained that our dog was rescued. She is one year old, a yorkie mix and she is very energetic. We left her with a note with all the details and the dog current routine. She doesn't like to be in crates. She is not crate trained which it was explained at our meet and greet. She likes to be out and she goes outside for her things. When we picked her up, she was in a crate, her bed was all pee and (2) of her toys were missing. One day later i receive a note that she found one of her toys. But there is one missing. She is a very nice person but I think attention to detail needs to be improved. If the dog was going to be in a crate for a few hours, i think the dog owner needs to be notified in advance to choose another person. At the moment, we are working with the dog little by little. It takes time.
My second time having my dog stay with Marilyn. As good as it gets. He is in the best care that I could ask for. Keep up the good work !
Shes amazng.she took care of my puppy and took him out and he played with other dogs n even let him play in the water. She kept me updated with everything. She was very concerned about when i told her our trip didn't go very well. she's everything you want with a whole lot more.
Ozzie and myself couldn't be happier! I was apprehensive being my first time having someone watch my dog. She was so welcoming and with a great attitude. Made me feel at ease right off the bat. Shared The days activities and included photos. Ozzie went for walks on the shore at the local pond and couldn't been any happier. five stars for Marilyn and her lovely home. Bandit was also very nice too. Thank you again Marilyn
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