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Marlene S.

14 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 mins
  • 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
German Shepherd Dog, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever

Marlene's Resident Pets

Yorkshire Terrier
8 yr 3 mo old
8 yr 3 mo old

Marlene's Apartment

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Outdoor area

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.

14 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated May 2, 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
14 Reviews
After a sitter lost my beloved pet while at their home, I couldn't bring myself to leave my other pets for two years. Finally, this month, I took the plunge, but not until speaking with several sitters (most lovely). I came across Marlene and we spent over an hour visiting and getting to know one another. Almost 2 months later, I took a deep breath and booked a stay for this past weekend. She was patient with me and stayed in constant touch providing me with updates, photos, and videos. My babies were obviously happy, well-treated, and made part of the family during their stay. I didn't think my fear would ever be put to rest, but with the loving care that Marlene not only gave my pets, but me as well, I was able to do just that.
Thank you, Marlene. ❤️
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
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