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Marlene V.

8 Reviews
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Marlene's Resident Pets

3 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Marlene's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Marlene

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dog Boarding and walking - in the Lake Geneva area - Fontana, Williams Bay, Lake Geneva, Walworth

AVAILABILITY: Primarily weekends or Thursday afternoons through weekend. I will walk dogs during the week at owner's home.

CARE: I typically take only one dog over a weekend for day care or boarding so there's lots of pampering and TLC for the dog. This is not kennel environment.

TWO DOGS: YES - If owner has two dogs, I will care for both.

MY DOG: Heather is my gentle collie dog, and she loves other dogs, people, and children. She has a calming effect on her companion dogs who visit.

EXPERIENCE: I have extensive experience handling dogs (40 years) and caring for them in positive and nurturing way. Many of my family members were vets, and I spent my summers with all kinds of animals domestic and other. I started my dog walking business as a young adult, and it has continued through adult life.

MISSION STATEMENT: Consistent, gentle and loving care, and a redirection to a positive activity when a dog strays from "good puppy behavior."

CAT: There is a sweet little black cat in the house who is rather shy - her name is Silhouette.

RATES - OVERNIGHT BOARDING of $40 includes FULL day care during the same day, and I am VERY flexible about pickup time the following morning. I am here to help dog parents in any way I can and will accommodate most requests. I will provide a custom quote for a multiple day booking.

FREE PICKUP AND RETURN, if necessary, for overnight stays.

WALKS - included for both day care and overnight stays. If the dog is fit, I usually do two one-hour walks, but will adjust to the fitness, age, and condition of any dog in my care.

MEET-N-GREETS (no charge) are always preferable for first time dog sitting or care but not mandatory. There are circumstances when these cannot occur due to last minute scheduling or distance.

OVERNIGHT STAYS - please provide a kennel if your dog boards and is "used to" a kennel for sleeping. Dependent on the puppy, kennels provide a safe, secure environment for night boarding.

KENNEL OR NOT: If the dog parents are comfortable without a kennel for their puppies, I will assess the situation during our Meet-N-Greet, or in conversation with owners, and it will be tailored to the dog. The majority of my dogs do not use kennels.

I have dogs sleep with me, in dog beds on the floor, on my couch - it varies by the dog.

Most of all we want to keep your dog safe and not ingesting any foreign objects. My home is dog safe.

MEDICATIONS - I have administered IV, regular prescriptions, ointments and other routine daily injections for diabetes and other illnesses.

NON SMOKER, and I use only "green products" in my home, house environment, yard and garden - no chemicals or pesticides anywhere.

FREQUENT BOARDER OR DAYCARE PERKS: Book 6 times and receive 50% off another daycare or overnight stay.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Marlene V.

8 Reviews
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marlene's Home
$40 /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 Marlene's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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8 Reviews
Marlene is wonderful. Great communication with her prior to and during the stay. We brought our golden retriever to her for two nights and are already discussing our next stay with her. Her collie is very friendly as well. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog there without worrying while we were on vacation.
Our dog had a wonderful stay with Marlene and Heather. Both are a calming influence on my dog who still has a lot of puppy in him. He was well loved and well cared and very content when we arrived. He was treated like part of her family.
Marlene was terrific with Wilson. He's a big dog and she made sure he was comfortable and had the right amount of exercise. He was very relaxed when he came home!
Marlene was fantastic! I reached out to her on short notice with my puppy and she was extremely accommodating. My dog loved it.
Marlene was a lifesaver when our pet plans fell through right before our vacation. My dog, Maggie, can be rather difficult, to say the least. Marlene came to my house and cared for Maggie with competence and compassion. She, also, took care of my birds and cat. She kept me updated on the home situation and I was completely comfortable, knowing that they were all well taken care of. I would recommend her without hesitation. Talli
Daisy and Lily loved saying with you! You r so sweet and hope to see you again!
We would look forward to having Marlene take care of Maggie at any time.
Great sitter, our pooches had a great time and we had a great time worry free during our stay in Lake Geneva. Without hesitation would ask Marlene to watch them again. Was great to have her meet us at the hotel for drop off and pick up! Very active weekend for the dogs, they are pooped out!
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