(Prefer small dogs under 25 lbs.
Please note: Due to safety reasons, no aggressive dogs or excessive barkers or any dog over 25 lbs. will be accepted. I respond within minutes!)
Some people tell me I look like Dora the Explorer. Both of us are definitely very animated. I have been a dog owner for many years, sometimes having 3 at a time. They are my kids and yours will be, too.
My family's spacious first floor apartment home has a large attached patio where the doggies can enjoy the sun and fresh air. Our friendly small dogs, Sugarpuff and Parker, readily invite guests to share our attention, their huge toy chest, new dog beds, pillows, snuggies and even leashes and harnesses if needed. TLC, hugs, kisses, praise and cuddles are lovingly included at no extra charge! BTW, our place is a smoke-free and kid-zone free.
Doggie day care and overnight stays are my specialty.
Day care is $30 for 8 hours. $5 additional for every hour thereafter.
$25 for additional dog, day or night
However, I will work with every client to meet their affordability.
Your trust and peace of mind while your pet is in my care is paramount to me. I need to know every little detail about your dog so our time together creates an atmosphere of comfort and joy for your pet.
It is very important to me to have my client's dog's vet number in case of emergency, current up-to-date flea, tick and worm prevention, discussion on behavior towards other dogs, how they walk on a leash, if they are aggressive with people and/or other dogs, if they are house-broken, if they chew on things, if they share toys, their sleeping habits, their eating habits, etc. I take this all very seriously and I am confident all will be extremely happy!!!
Here are a few recent testimonials:
I was fortunate enough to have met Marlene and her dog service in a time in my life when I most needed her. I don't consider Marlene a service, and Im sure if my dog could speak she would not either, we consider Marlene family. Carly stays with Marlene and I know she is in good hands because she gets the love and attention that I am unable to give her while I am gone at work. I have boarded Carly before Marlene, at her local boarding center and it would kill me to drop her off when she was shivering and shaking with anxiety. I know that when I drop her off with Marlene and her tail is wagging she is in good hands and is not isolated in a cold stall. Carly has actually developed into a more loving affectionate companion since being under the care of Marlene. Sometimes dogs tend to lash out when they are angry at their owners for leaving them alone and since Carly has been under the care of Marlene she has developed into a more affectionate companion when I return home. If you are considering using Marlene for your services don't think twice. She's the best!
The absolute best dog sitter in the entire world! The is not a more loving and honest person I've ever met in my life. Not only is she like a second mother to my dog, but she became such a wonder friend a person in my life. There is no I don't think that can ever compare! I 100% recommend Marlene and her services!!
Mo & Lisa V.
I can not say enough about the quality of care and the service level that Marlene provided us as a dog walker and babysitter. The connection she has to the personality of each dog is amazing. Marlene's success with her dog sitting/walking service is really based on how well she connects with the dogs AND with the " puppy parents". Our needs as a customer vary greatly based on my travels and my wife's appointments. There were several times where we needed our dog to be watched or walked on a short notice and Marlene was always accommodating. The answer to our special requests was "no problem, whatever you need". As a dog owner I also wanted to be able to go one person who felt my dog was very special and needed an emotional connection as well as exercise and care. Marlene takes the time to understand what our dog needed and gave her the attention that she craves. As a testimony, my dog would literally jump up and down when Marlene came to walk her. If you are searching for someone to take special care of your dog and be reliable and totally flexible....Marlene is the person. I can not say enough about about the emotional connection she has with the dogs that makes the difference in the service she provides.
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