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Marlene S.

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13 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever

Marlene's Resident Pets

Yorkshire Terrier
8 yr 0 mo old
8 yr 0 mo old

Marlene's Apartment

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About Marlene

(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:

Casey C.
May 3
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!

Audrey G.
May 4
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.
May 13
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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Marlene S.

Online Now!
13 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marlene's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marlene's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
13 Reviews
I am going to be honest. I was completely nervous and unsure about doing this. I have never had a babysitter for my little yorkie ever. I was nervous she would not like it or that she would be depressed but Marlene and her family gave her so much love and attention based on the pictures she sent me through out the day that I felt better every hour and made me feel confident that my little princess was okay. I would definitely recommend Marlene services to anyone that has never had a babysitter for their little ones. She will make sure your doggie is loved and well
Our first experience with Dog Vacay was December 25th, Christmas morning. I was frantic because we have 2 puppies that needed sitting that afternoon. Marlene was fabulous! She tuned right in to my "state" and was very calming, reassuring me that all would be well. Our puppies were very well cared for
and had a lovely time with Marlene and her family.
Thank you so much. Paul & Debbie
Marlene and her family were the best dog sitters ever!! She was a dream and kept us posted with pictures and texts throughout our vacation. She is a dog lover through and through and our dog came back clean and happy. She showed our sweetie the best time and we were over the moon! We will use her again and again!
This is our third vacay with Marlene and it was as wonderful as ever. Our little terrier mix loves going to stay with Marlene and her family. He gets so excited when we pull up to her house. It's like summer camp for him. Guffey's favorite pastime is napping on a lap as long as possible. I have a feeling that he gets to do this a lot at Marlene's house. Marlene's mom likes Guffey and I believe she spoiles him in this way! But he LOVES IT!!!
Marlene always takes photos of Guffey while we are away so we can see he is having fun.
We will continue to book with Marlene when we travel. Her family has become like our extended Cali family! We love Marlene!
Marlene is wonderful! The last time we booked with her, she was able to take in our dog at the last minute. I knew she was so nice and Guffey, our terrier mix, loved her and her family since he had already stayed with her preciously for almost a week. When we pulled up, Guffey was so excited to see her! His tail was frantically wagging and he couldn't wait to get out of the car! Marlene gives updates and pictures every day. She really makes you feel at ease, and you know your dog is having a great time! I have already booked our third time with her! We love Marlene!
Marlene was a real lifesaver who came through for a last-minute reservation. Even better, she’s a very attentive pet sitter who sent lots of updates. Great O.C. location that’s centrally located, too.
Marlene is a great sitter. Duke loves her and I could tell from the minute we met, my pet was going to be just fine. I usually pay more attention and look for signs that could be a potential problem but Matlene gives me peace of mind and that is what I pay for. Duke is a happy boy and that's all that matters .
Marlene is very nurturing and caring and my puppy had a wonderful day playing with her and her two small dogs. She took him on 3 walks and sent me pictures throughout the day. I really appreciated it as a new client! I would highly recommend her.
Marlene, Buddy and Grandma are wonderful!! Very loving and caring towards my dog Jack. Would highly recommend Marlene and her family to anyone looking for someone to watch their fur baby!!
Marlene was great! Very responsive and flexible with scheduling. It’s rare to not worry about my dog on vacation – but with Marlene I knew he was in great hands! It’s obvious how much Marlene cares about dogs and takes good care of them. Highly recommend!
Marlene is wonderful with our Golden Doodle, Lucy. She is extremely attentive and keeps in touch with photos and updates throughout the stay. We are 100% comfortable and our dog loves being with her.
Marlene was a life saver! She was so kind to take in my pug Blue and also last min took him over night. She updated me with pictures and text messages. He was so happy was relaxed when I got home. I can tell he had a blast! Marlene is definitely going to be great for your pup. She even had a box full of toys Blue was going through lol
Wonderful host and caregiver to our dog. So loving and responsible. Lot's of walk, photos and loving affection. Would highly recommend.
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