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Marie A.

2 Reviews
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Marie's Resident Pets

Percy
Australian Cattle Dog
Male
1 yr 10 mo old

About Marie

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm an experienced dog walker, pet sitter and farm caretaker in the Upper Skagit Valley.

During university and high school I worked as an assistant veterinary technician at local animal hospitals. In 2008 I started Kite Hill Canines in San Francisco. I spent six years exploring the parks and beaches of the Bay Area with my pack. In 2012 I left California for the Pacific Northwest with my Red Heeler mix Quinley. I spent time apprenticing and working on farms in Washington and British Columbia.

I settled down in the beautiful Upper Skagit Valley in 2016 with my Australian Cattle Dog Percy Blue. In 2017 I plan to begin offering dog boarding and daycare at my home. I'm insured through Pet Sitters Associates LLC. Feel free to call or email me. Percy & I are always up for a meet-n-greet at the Bark Park in Sedro!

DOG WALKS: Our group walks are an hour of off-leash playtime at a local dog park or property. I offer private on-leash walks and hikes as well especially for puppies, elderly or reactive dogs. $24 per walk; $36 for two dogs

HOUSE SITTING: I offer overnight pet-sitting in your home to clients in the Upper Skagit Valley. This includes all your dog's care for 24 hours (food, exercise, love) plus looking after your home, staying overnight, bringing in the mail, watering the plants, etc. I travel with my friendly cattle dog Percy. Pets with special needs may require an additional rate. Discounts for long-term visits (1 week+). $48+ per night

FARM CARE-TAKING: I have experience looking after beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, horses and poultry in the Pacific Northwest. Please visit Trusted Housesitters for testimonials or email me for more info and references.

DOG BOARDING: COMING SOON -- Your dog will be part of the family. They'll play, eat and sleep with Percy in our home. Depending on the week's schedule and your dog's needs, we'll visit a nearby dog park and/or hiking trails. Pets with special needs may require an additional rate. Discounts for long-term visits (1 week+). $38 per night; $66 for two dogs

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Marie Ackerman
Kite Hill Canines
(425) 789-6856
marie@kitehillcanines.com
www.kitehillcanines.com
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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
  • Aggressive behavior

Marie A.

2 Reviews
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 20, 2017

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$48 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$24 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Baths
$14 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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2 Testimonials
Feb 2017
Marie has been absolutely outstanding with my border collie rescue! In and out of the house, Marie works so well with animals, but mostly from what I have seen with dogs! She has rescued several older cattle dogs over the years, and she was the most loyal and loving mom even dealing with their health issues. It's been so great to watch her raise her own cattle dog Percy from a puppy! She is so dedicated, patient, genuine, kind, and honest. I've been so lucky for her help over the years. She is truly the one person I deeply trust with my animals and gives me peace of mind when I'm gone traveling. She is wonderful -- I can't recommend her more!!
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Feb 2017
Marie was an outstanding dog-sitter. She was quite unique in working with our special-needs dog and they got along splendidly. She was incredibly flexible in meeting us at random times and locations and could be counted on to give our dog her best attention. We could tell that she took extra care of our dog and brought her to all the best local dog parks to socialize and play. We even trusted her to dog sit at our home when we needed a special date night or function out. I would strongly recommend Marie to anybody seeking a dog sitter and we're very sad that, now having moved out of her area, she's unavailable to dog sit for us at our new place--we're still trying in vain to find a better dog sitter!
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2 Reviews
Marie stayed at our home with her cattle dogs. Our two senior dogs both had some medical issues in our absence and Marie went out of her way to assure their safety, comfort and well-being. We could not have asked for a kinder, more concerned, more assure their safety, comfort and well-being. We could not have asked for a kinder, more concerned, more competent individual to look after our "kids" while we were away.
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Marie has a really great way with dogs. When she met with me and my two dogs, I was instantly comfortable leaving them with her. My dogs loved her and her dog Quinley.

Part of the "Marie Experience" involves a mid-day adventure/walk, which seemed and her dog Quinley.

Part of the "Marie Experience" involves a mid-day adventure/walk, which seemed to really help keep the boys happy and tired. When we got home, the boys didn't seem over anxious or hyper.

I'd definitely hire Marie again to watch my dogs.
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