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Marge L.

17 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Marge's Resident Pets

Kodiak
German Shepherd Dog
Male
12 yr 11 mo old

Marge's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Marge

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Kodiak & I would like to welcome you to our large, fully fenced, 100% chemical free back yard & cozy home with supervised play & positive interaction & company for your dog.

14+ years experience in dog & pet care. Formerly active with Golden Retriever & German Shepherd Dog rescues. We hosted 25+ dogs over 4 year period.

I first fostered Kodiak in 2005 & adopted him that same year. The vet had placed his age at 12-14 months. Thru the next few years I was involved with German Shepherd rescue he has interacted with at least 20 fosters with no incidents whatsoever. He has since interacted with a variety of other breeds that we have boarded over the years. He is a gentle, "fluff bucket" that really enjoys the company of medium to very large dogs.

Kodiak is nearly 12 1/2 now & he prefers the company of well trained, well socialized or mature dogs. He doesn't really care for over active young pups that like to play hard.

My adult son Eric helps me supervise the pups. Both of us love to play games, toss balls & do whatever it takes to make your dog feel welcome & loved.

Extensive experience with senior dogs. I love them! I also have experience with shy & timid dogs after being involved with rescue.

I also welcome dogs who are in the early stages of Degenerative Myelopathy. I lost my beloved Angel Girl to this. Dogs with carts or wheelchairs welcome.

Daily walks also thru my lovely neighborhood in La Grange down the hill from Starbucks & Village Hall. (morn, noon & eve)

Medium to large dogs my specialty. Due to the size of dogs I work with I will only host one DV client dog at a time unless they are from the same family. It makes for a better experience for your pet(s). Because of this I do NOT offer a discount for multiple dogs. Your dog(s) receive more personal attention here than places with many dogs in them.

Daily day care is also available for $35/day.

NOTE: If you will be picking your dog(s) up after 4 pm on the last day a regular day care charge of $35 (per dog) will be assessed.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Advanced senior issues

Marge L.

17 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marge's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marge's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
17 Reviews
Marge is a true dog lover. We felt very comfortable leaving our pup with her. Marge texted us pictures of our dog having fun at her house while we were on vacation. We thought that was very sweet! We will definitely use her again.
This was our first time having Marge as our host, and my dog Ajax loved it. She was an amazing and fantastic host. Every night when I came to pick Ajax. Ajax would obviously smother me in kisses to show me how much he missed me, but once that was done. he would walk over to Marge and sit right next to her. So Ajax did show me that Ajax did enjoy himself there and no, no treats involved. LoL!!!!
Besides Marge is very laid back, easy going and enjoys spending time with her day care animals and it definitely shows. She wasn't in a rush to kick me out even if I showed up a half hr to 4 Hrs late, she understands life happens and she's willing to bend and work with people. So be courteous and nice and I can't give her enough stars for how great of a person she is.
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Marge was great with my dog "Blitz"! He is on the "raw" diet and she had no problems feeding him, just like he would get fed at home. I will be using her service again. Thanks Marge!
Marge was great with my dog Buddy. Buddy is a rather shy girl so Marge gave her some space. Within a day or two, Marge had a new friend. By the time Buddy up I could easily see Buddy was very comfortable with Marge. I would highly recommend Marge and if I need to leave Buddy again Marge will be my first choice.
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Pawsome! Odin loved his day with Marge and her dog. Came back to a very happy and well cared for dog. Definitely would repeat this experience.
Tyra felt right at home with Marge and her dog, Kodiak, from the get-go. We will work with them again.
I am so thankful for finding Marge & her beautiful dog Kodiak, at the very last minute before heading out of town. My dog had the greatest visit with them. I received daily updates and pictures, as well as frequent communication. My dog came home happy and healthy, which is very rare when I am away. She is normally very nervous and comes home anxious and mad at me. Well not this time. I highly recommend Marge, she clearly cares about the animal that is visiting her home. I wouldn't want anyone else watching my dog. Thank you!
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Marge was very good with Rocco and he got along great with Kodiak. We will definitely ask Marge to watch Rocco in the future!
Marge took good care of our dogs!
Marge has been taking care of our dog Bailey frequently over the past year. She is always extremely accommodating with drop off and pick up times, even happily keeping Bailey an extra few days when we had a flight canceled due to a blizzard. Marge is excellent with dogs, and helped recommend food for Bailey that would help with her digestive issues. Bailey comes back from Marge's happy and extremely well cared for, and we know she loves playing with Kodiak!
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My two dogs had a blast with Marge and Kodiak while I was out of town for a few days. Marge was flexible and extremely accomadating. I will definitely be taking my dogs back to Marge again and highly reccomend you do the same.
This was a great experience for both me and my dog Jack. Marge and Kodiac welcomed Jack and eased his transition. She made me feel very comfortable for Jack to be in her care. Jack was well taken care of. I would definitely call on Marge in the future.
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Marge is so sweet with our dog. It's obvious she's a dog lover and we know our dog is in good hands with her. Lots of pictures and updates!
We had a wonderful experience with Marge! Our lab, Bailey, seemed very happy to have had a nice yard to run around in and a sweet doggy friend to play with. Marge sent us pictures throughout the week so we didn't have to worry at all about how Bailey was doing, and was quick to respond if I emailed any questions. We truly appreciated Marge's care of Bailey and hope to have Bailey go back again in the future.
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Thank you Marge, for the excellent care of Gretel while we were away! We could tell she was very happy there and it is nice to go away and not worry about her. Thanks for caring so much!!! Karyn
As we were planning our two-week vacation, a major concern was what we would do with our active 4-year old German Shepherd, Bella. We reviewed a number of potential candidates on the DogVacay web sites, and ending up finding the perfect match with Marge. Marge already had a German Shepherd and shortly after meeting her it became clear that she knows and loves dogs. Bella is a very active dog who loves to fetch and run around our yard, so we did not want to place her in a home where she would not be able to run and would spend most of her time confined to a kennel. Marge not only regularly sent us pictures and updates of Bella, but when we picked Bella up after two weeks she was trim and had been brushed daily. We didn't think it was possible for anyone to spend more time or effort caring for Bella than our family, but Marge exceeded our expectations. On the next occasion we need someone to watch Bella, we won't have to search through all the candidates on DogVacay, we will go directly back to Marge.
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Thank you Marge for taking great care of our Luci! I could tell when she gave you her paw that she was comfortable. Thanks also for the pictures and updates!!! -Bridget
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