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Marcela A.

80 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
$25/night
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  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Marcela's Resident Pets

Hades
Border Collie
Male
6 yr 5 mo old
Persephone
Other
Female
0 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Marcela's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Marcela

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am an animal lover, veterinary technician with over 8 years of experience in the field, also I have been taking care of small animals for over 8 years at my home as well as at a SPCA location I used to volunteer to. I can offer you a nice loving family, my dog and all my dedication for your pet, I have a big fenced in yard where they can play and exercise every single day, I don't believe in letting them crated all day long. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, I'll gladly answer all of them!

I own 4 chickens.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Marcela A.

80 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marcela's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marcela's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Grooming
$25 /min
$60 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 22 miles
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80 Reviews
Marcela obviously loves dogs and knows what she's doing. A couple of things kept this from being a 5, though. She didn't notice our requested drop-off time, which resulted in us having to drop the dogs off at her workplace which was very much out of our way. Also, it took her more than 12 hours to respond to a simple "how's it going" text. We appreciated her watching them over the Thanksgiving holiday, though. A lot of other people weren't available.
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Happy pups!
Thanks again!
Awesome!
As always, Marcela is great with our pups!
We did a meet & greet followed by a partial day test - all went well. The Doggy Vacay that followed went smoothly during which Marcela sent us update texts and photos showing us what a great time our baby Blitz was having. It's hard being seperated from him, but the great care by Marcela made it easier. Thank You
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My dog had a great time at Marcela's home. I will definitely use Marcela's help again.
I Will Never Tell Anyone To Have Her As A Sitter!! My Dog Went To Her And He Got Hurt! And When I Ask Her About It She Was Really Mean About it And To Top It Off She Lied About My Dog Bitting Her!! He's A Little Dog He Weighs 5 Pounds 5 Ounces He Has never Bit Anyone Before!! He's One Of The Sweetest Puppies Ever!!
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Marcela was an excellent host for our 3.5 yr old GSD, Major. I had booked after reading reviews on DogVacay for Marcela and can confirm that all of those reviews are on the spot.

Major had good fun with Marcela at her home, while we were out in Yellowstone. He was so happy that we are hosting Major again with Marcela.
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Marcela was great to my two dogs- a Westie and a Dachshund. We had a meet and greet prior to her taking my dogs and I immediately felt comfortable with her caring for my dogs. She was very knowledgeable, especially with her background as a vet tech. I would highly recommend Marcela and I would definitely bring my dogs back for another DogVacay!!!
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We absolutely love Marcela! We had our angel stay with her 2 times this summer! Angel had a blast and we felt very comfortable leaving her! I highly recommend her for anyone who is skeptical about using this service
Marcela is very professionalism and in conversations it was obvious she loves dogs, animals. She was prompt in replying which I feel shows maturity and I would proudly recommend her to my family, closest friends to use her services. I will not hesitate to seek her services again when the time and need arises. I only hope she's available when I need her. She's friendly, engaging and personable. I rate her a 10 out of 10 as a good person, good worker, good dog lover and a good care taken of dogs.
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Marcela is great with our pups! This was the first time we had our new puppy stay overnight, and everything was great. Thanks!
Marcela was grate, very friendly, and she knows how treat dogs. My two doggies was happy after little vacation at Marcela's place!!! If my dogs happy, I'm happy too))) Thank you Marcela!!!! Definitely will contact you again))))
Marcela A Is One of The Sweetest And Caring Persons And My Dog Cooper Really Like Her!! If You Have A Dog And Need A Sister She Is The One I Would Recommend!!
This was the first time we used DogVacay and we had such a positive experience with leaving our pet with Marcela. We definitely will use her again if needed in the future.
Our family was taking an extended vacation and needed to find care for our four legged family member. We were very anxious because we've never had anyone except family care for our pets. Marcella took terrific care of our baby and provided us with regular communication and pictures. She was even pleasant when our dog stole her baby's food. We are very pleased! Thank you Marcella!
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Marcela is a caring and loving host who took excellent care of our 13-year old miniature poodle while we were overseas for a full two weeks. Our poodle is a special needs dog who requires medicine, eye drops and significant individual attention; and Marcela excelled in every regard. Highly recommend Marcela as a host for any and all dogs.
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Marcela was great. Looking forward to having my dog stay with her again.
The house had a lot of dogs, and it was extremely crowded. One dog had knocked over a trash can, and my dog did eat from the spill. This information was not communicated to me until I called Marcela with concerns about my dog a few days later when I noticed she was not eating or going to the bathroom normally. As it turned out, my dog was very sick, and I had to take her to the vet.

My dog had an intestinal infection, and she did recover. I just wish I was told about the incident with the trash can when I picked her up from the house.

When I called, Marcela was very concerned for my dog. She did apologize for forgetting to mention the incident. I did appreciate the apology.
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We are quite happy with Marcela. When you meet her you know she truly cares about the animals. Our Flash is a part of our family. We hate to go anywhere without him. Marcela made that experience easier. We highly recommend her.
Marcela was great! I know our pup Morgan had a great time, and the pictures we got proved it! We had a long trip, but I didn't have to worry because I knew he was in good hands. Thanks!
Marcela did a wonderful job with my dog! She was sweet, caring, and personable. I definitely recommend booking with her!
The best experience for Rocks as usual!!!
Marcela was wonderful with my little ones. Thanks again!
Marcela made my leaving my little Julep much less stressful. Julep got sick right before we left on our trip, Marcela had to give her her medication and special diet. She kept me informed on how she was feeling. By the time we got back she was back to her happy, healthy self. She seemed to have enjoyed her Vacay with Marcela and her family and pets. I would recommend her services and will contact her when we have the need to leave town again.
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Marcel's was great. Very accommodating and always kept me updated. Rocky was whooped and slept all day when I picked him up, from all the playing he was able to do with the other dogs.
We left our dogs with Marcela first for a weekend stay and then for a 10 day stay while we were on vacation. The big guy (golden retriever) came back tired out and relaxed- which is how I know he had a great time. Our golden mix is a harder read, but she seemed well taken care of. For information of prospective clients- this host does have a resident cat, dog and children living there. For my dogs, this was perfect because they loved the extra interaction and socializing.
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Marcela watched our beloved Boston Terrier- Storm,while we were away on our honeymoon. She was always very responsive when we checked on Storm and Storm seemed to have a great time while there. You can tell she has a genuine love for dogs. We would definitely reach out to Marcela whenever we need a sitter for Storm.

Thanks Marcela!!
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My dog (Marty) stayed with Marcela and her family from January 1st to January 5th. This was our first time using DogVacay and we were nervous to say the least. Marcela was very responsive each time we emailed to check in on Marty... she even sent me pictures which really helped put us at ease. We would recommend Marcela, especially given her responsiveness. Marty came home happy.
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I'm always grateful to Marcela for her care of my baby boy. She's amazing with dogs and is always receptive to any concerns or even when I'm just missing Rocks, she keeps me updated about all things with him and sends me pictures of him while he's with her. It honestly feels like Rocky is getting a vacation as well when we look at the pics she sends of him playing with Hades & any other poochies that are staying with the Avila's. He's literally grinning from ear to ear in every picture that we have of him while we are away & he's at her home! When there's no option to bring him with wherever we have to head off to, I am happy that we found Marcela & her family to care for Rocky. What more could a mum ask for???
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Again, a wonderful stay for Gracie at Marcela's home. I think the new puppy wore her out- she slept like a log!
Tux always enjoys his stay. Marcella is reliable and Tux is always smiling when I pick him up.
Marcela was a good host to our dog. Pictures came to show us he was happy and he seemed to fit right in with their family. :-)
As always a great experience. I plan to use Marcela again in the future for a long term stay.
As always, Gracie had a great time with Marcela. Can't wait until we go back. Don't know what I'd do without her..She always gets back to me quickly when I send a message and has always been available when I need her services..
Just picked up our dog after a week long stay. There were no concerns according to the host. However, dog had a large skin laceration on his side and multiple scratches on his ear. Behaving in a very submissive way, scared. He was very dirty which is probably ok due to rainy weather, but even if those injuries were inflicted during regular play, there was no communication to us. We choose Marcela based on good reviews , unfortunately our experience was not positive
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Marcela is a wonderful caregiver! She took such great care of my Marley and made her feel right at home. She is very flexible and kind! I highly recommend her if you want your pooch to have a wonderful experience away from home!
Very nice attitude from owner and my dog loves his stay...
Marcela did a great job. My dogs were healthy and happy at her home. One of my dogs was a little under the weather and Marcela knew exactly what to do make her better. Highly recommended. We will use her on our next vacation.
Great stay for our dog! She came home tired from all the play! thanks again! we know she is in good hands while we are away!
Marcela well taken care our Coco and she provided every week his status. She is great dog lover and i'll use her help in future again. Thank you Marcela.
We loved Marcela from the moment we talked to her. She truly seems to love dogs. We had no concerns leaving our dog with her. Once we got her home she slept exhausted from the good time she had. Would highly recommend Marcela and will definitely use her in the future.
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Marcela really put us at ease the minute we dropped our puppy off for her first puppy vacation. She also sent us pictures of her week of fun and relaxation
very friendly my dog was wiped out and happy !...sent me many pictures he seemed very content !
I had a great experience leaving Bella with Marcela. When I contacted her while away, she gave me up dated. Bella looked great when I picked her up. She was happy. Marcela said she was really good and got along with the other dogs. I would definitely use her again.
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Marcela was an incredible host. Doggie and I arrived exhausted and nerve-wracked from a cross-country trip. Marcela made us both feel completely at home. Pup loved her immediately. She sent reassuring messages and pictures during the week. And doggie was tired and happy from playing with her and canine friends when I picked him up. So glad to have found her!
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Marcela was great. It was the first time for us leaving lager with someone she made it very easy and lager came home very happy!
Marcela was excellent. We picked her after reading her excellent reviews then after meeting her we really felt comfortable leaving our dog Teggy while we went on a vacation. We will definitely ask Marcela to watch Teggy again.
My 2nd time using Marcela, and had another great experience! Using her again in June!
She loves my dog as much as I do and has taken such good care of him- following my directions and for all his special needs. Roscoe and Hades are best buddies now!
Marcela was great! She was able to take our dogs for a couple of days on very short notice. Our dogs were very well cared for. Marcella would even send us picture updates. We would 100% use her services again. Thank you!
I couldn't possibly give Marcela and her family any greater praise. Our beloved dog suddenly fell ill while we were away, and she traveled through a mid-March snowstorm to get Cassie to the vet and later that night, to an emergency facility. Marcela even visited her the next day, so Cassie would be able to see and sniff someone familiar before we were able to get home. She treated Cassie like a pet of her own, and treated us like we were family or friends. I have no doubt that her experience as a veterinary technician made her especially competent to handle the emergency, but it was her warmth and compassion -- to our pet and toward us -- that shone through above all. She earned our highest possible recommendation.
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Marcela was wonderful with my old senior collie. She listened to all my requests for his care on the Meet and Greet and then followed through with his first stay over. He felt so connected to her that he followed her around and wanted to sleep next to her bed. Her own dog is so welcoming and friendly that my dog adjusted really quickly and he liked being out in the spacious back yard with him. The photos texted to me during his stay helped to reassure me that my dog was in a happy place.
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She was very pleasant and did very well with her prompt responses before and during. She kept my dog entertained and she kept me abreast with daily texts and pictures to assure me he was fine
Was able to get away after the holidays and know that our dog was in good care.
Marcela is always wonderful with our babies!! When my husband dropped them off they were both very excited to be back & acted like they were running the place ;)
We are always super comfortable leaving our dogs with Marcela and her family!! Definitely will continue to have her sit our little girls!!
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As always, Lewis loved his time at Marcela's! I love the fact that he gets to play with other dogs. Marcela is very knowledgeable about dogs and I feel very comfortable leaving him with her.
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A terrific experience. Marcella made Tux feel at home right away. Very attentive. Lots of room in the backyard to run and play. Looking forward to bringing Tux back.
This was the first time I had to leave Ozzie, my new puppy of 9 months. Marcela was wonderful with him and showed lots of knowledge on how to care for him. Her dog, Hadie, was like a big brother to him. Overall I think he had a terrific time and I was able to relax knowing he was happy.
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Marcela was amazing and Teddy had lots of fun. Today he was wondering around and seemed bored. I think he just had lots to do and to play with the other dogs. I would recommend her highly. 5 stars!!
First off I found Marcella A. to be friendly and Very easygoing. Leaving Tennessee, our Minnie Poodle was going to be stressful for him. I knew that Marcella's easy way would be calming to Tenn. After receiving adorable pictures of Tennessee sleeping in his relaxed , Odd way ....I knew he was right at home with Marcella and her family.
I am so very Thankful that Tennessee was not in a crate while we were away. It was as close to being home as it gets.
ThankYou soooooo Much, Deborah PC
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Marcela was very accommodating, from making time for the initial meet-and-greet, to accepting the reservation on short notice, to permitting an early pick-up on a Saturday morning. She provides updates and responds quickly to text messages, which is reassuring for an owner.
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Marcela was a wonderful host! She went above and beyond what I expected, as it was my first time l waving my baby, Penny. She responded to my texts every time I checked in on how he was doing, sending photos and detailed updates. She followed my feeding instructions. She actually brushed and dolled him up to the extent that I thought he received a full grooming! I am extremely happy to have chosen Marcela and will certai seek her again in the future! Thanks Marcela!
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This was our second time leaving Lewis with Marcela and he had a great experience as usual! Marcela was able to accommodate our somewhat last minute request. We feel very comfortable leaving Lewis with her.
I cannot say enough good things about how well Marcela and her family cared for my Rocky while we were away on an extended trip over the past summer.

She and her family cared for him for approximately 7 weeks and he had an absolute blast for every single one of those 7 weeks that he was with them. She was really wonderful in sending me updates about how he was doing in such a timely manner, even sending me a small recording of him playing in their backyard with their dog, Hades.

Every picture that she sent me (via email) had Rocky literally with a massive goofy grin pasted all over his face! He slept with their child every night he was with them, which is what he LOVES to do with us too! I think that he probably,y didn't even miss us while we were away, that is how amazingly she cared for our little Rocks!

She followed all the instructions I gave her diligently, and she gave him his medications on the exact days they were due.

I will be keeping her details saved in my favourites list on my phone and I wouldn't think for even a nanosecond about sending Rocky again to her whenever I need to do in the future. It's obvious that she adores her job and that's exactly the kind of person I want caring for a furry member of my family.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Marcela, I was really at peace the entire time I was away!
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Tiger had another great stay with Marclea and the dogs she was watching. We got pictures of Tiger having fun every day and were able to enjoy our vacation knowing Tiger was also enjoying his. Thanks, Marcela!
Marcela was awesome!!!!! She was able to accommodate my needs on short notice and was wonderful helping my Bella feel comfortable during her vacation. I would definitely use again!!!!
Marcela's home was an absolutely wonderful place for Lewis. She took great care of him and I know he had a lot of fun! She kept me updated with pictures, which I loved. I would recommend her to anyone.
Marcela was a great host for Sissy, who usually cries when we leave her and when we pick her up. We didn't have that leaving her with Marcela, which made us feel good. As a matter of fact, I just made a reservation to leave her again there. Marcela send us pictures of Sissy and also messages, so we knew everything was alright, Thanks, Marcela and hope to see you soon!

Queta J.
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Marcela was a Great host for Holly. several days before we left Holly became ill because of the heat. Since she is 14 yrs old it take a little longer for her to bounce back.I told marcela the problem and she kept me up to date with daily text messages.Holly also needed to take some meds and the host made our old pup feel like she was at home. I would bring Holly back again ! Thanks for all the attention and care you gave Holly. We will stop by on occasion for a visit to say hello.
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Marcela was great! She kept me updated w/ Carter everyday. He even came home a little bit more behaved! Definitely will use Marcela again!
I was extremely happy with the professionalism of Marcela as a host for my Great Pyrenees, Belle. I was very impressed with her during our original meet and greet, where my dog was immediately comfortable in her home. Belle came as close to becoming a temporary member of the family as possible, had other dogs to interact with, went for several walks, etc. Marcela sent me photos, and demonstrated strong knowledge of animal care and concerns (she has worked for veterinarians). I highly recommend her for your consideration as a DogVacay choice!
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Marcela is amazing! The minute we showed up our dog was so comfortable in her home. Each day we received a photo and message of our dog eating, playing, sleeping. She took such good care of her and we will certainly use Marcela's services again.
I am so glad that we found DogVacay and Marcela A. We liked having our pet in a home setting rather than a kennel and the price was very reasonable. Marcel was an awesome pet sitter! I literally made my request within 24 hours of needing her and she responded immediately. This was Spencer's first stay with an unknown sitter and he seemed happy from the minute we arrived. She was very loving with him right away. Spencer doesn't like to be left alone, loves to play with other pups, and to be outside; so, it was great that Marcela had a puppy named Hades and a nice fenced back yard. She communicated regularly with us via text/e-mails, even sending photos. Since we were away for almost two weeks, we felt very confident knowing she not only had a love for animals but also a background in veterinary work. We considered Spencer to be in great hands. Thank you for your diligence, Marcela, and we will call on you and DogVacay in the future.
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This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we are so happy we did. We met Marcela and her dog, Hades, a week before we wanted to leave Tiger with her. She was very flexible with meeting, drop off, and pick up times so everything was very easy to set up.

When we arrived at her house Marcela made us feel very comfortable, showed us around her yard, told us what she did with the dogs every day, let us know what emergency vet she would use if anything were to happen, and made sure Tiger would be comfortable. We felt like she really knew what she was doing and had no problem leaving Tiger with her the following week.

While on vacation Marcela would send us pictures and updates about what Tiger was doing throughout the week. I knew he was in good hands going into the week and I was constantly reassured throughout. Tiger must have been having a great time too because he ate all his food and was playing right up until the time we picked him up.

Marcela also gave him a bath right before we arrived to take Tiger home so his coat was soft and shiny, his nails clipped and his ears cleaned. He must have felt incredibly comfortable with Marcela too because normally he hates baths and brushings, but she told us she didn't even have to leash him, he just laid right down for her. That's pretty impressive.

All in all I would recommend Marcela to anyone looking for someone to take care of their dog while they are away. We spent half as much as we would have at the local PetsHotel we normally take Tiger to, and I know he got way more personal attention and better care with Marcela. We will definitely be working with her again in the future.

Thanks, Marcela!
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Marcela A was a terrific sitter. I contacted her and needed a sitter on short notice and she replied literally within a minute. When I came to visit her house I could tell immediately that she was an experienced dog owner as she was studying the body language of my dog (Tesla). Tesla is usually a very high energy dog and so the huge back yard as a big plus. Marcela also has a dog (Hades) who is probably the best behaved dog I have ever seen. Hades and Tesla became fast friends and he was never lonely or without someone to play with. Overall, Marcela was a tremendous help and would be the first person to contact again if I ever needed a sitter.
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Great communication, Marcela was a pleasure, very kind and friendly. Marcela sent pictures during our vacation so we were confident that the dog was happy and healthy.
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