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Marianne & Layne A.

49 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Marianne & Layne's Resident Pets

Australian Cattle Dog
12 yr 1 mo old
5 yr 1 mo old
3 yr 1 mo old
Australian Shepherd
2 yr 2 mo old

Marianne & Layne's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Marianne & Layne

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Currently, we are not accepting new clients.

Our home is incredibly dog-friendly. Over the past 11 years we have fostered over 110 dogs of all breeds and sizes! Our back yard is about a 1/2 acre securely fenced (4 foot post and rail with chicken wire on 3 sides and 6 foot privacy fence on 1 side). We have a fish-filled pond that we call the doggie swimming hole. The flat area of our yard is covered in wood chips for playing fetch and Frisbee. The rest is hilly and left wild for the dogs to explore. Dogs who stay here LOVE IT! We have had clients have to lure their dogs away because they were having so much FUN here!

We are happy to give meds to your pets, if needed. Dogs sleep where they feel most comfortable -- on the bed with us if that's what they're used to, on a dog bed or in a crate.

We welcome dogs who are spayed and neutered and weigh up to 40 lbs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Marianne & Layne A.

49 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marianne & Layne's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marianne & Layne's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
49 Reviews
very pleased with care
Marianne and Layne have a beautiful, safe, and super fun environment for dogs in their home. My Sheltie truly had a 'vacation' while I was away. Highly recommend!! Thanks!
Marianne and Layne are wonderful! I never worry when I drop off my Maltese I rescued through Marianne's rescue agency.
Hosts were welcoming and handled Winnie with care. They communicated by text and provided pics to ease our anxiety over leaving our loved one with someone new. Took extra care to address a nervous little puppy. Winnie was returned in excellent condition and was calm and exhausted upon her return home.
Marianne did a great job taking care of our dog, Zoe. I would highly recommend her - she treats the dogs in her care like they are her own fur-babies!
We are thrilled to be able to have Sammy go somewhere where he is loved and well taken care of. Thank you Marianne :)
Lucy and Oscar had a wonderful time at Marianne's and we had a worry free vacation knowing they were in good hands. Marianne provides a warm and loving environment for our dogs and we'll rest easy knowing they have a great place to go the next time we decide to go away. She's awesome!!!
We felt 100% comfortable leaving our dog with Marianne! We didn't worry about our dog once. Our dog came home happy (not stressed)... we would totally use her again!
Marianne and Layne were absolutely fantastic. This was our first time leaving Lyla away from home. She return home very happy. You can tell she was love and well taken care. Definitely this will be Lyla's home away from home. Thanks again.
What is there to say about Marianne? I don't like leaving Rosie with anyone really but I know that when I drop her off with Marianne that she will be loved and cared for as if she was with me. With all of the foster dogs and other dogs that come in and out of Marianne's house I know that she truly understands and works with each dog's personality to make them feel most at ease. Rosie just loves it there and I've never trusted someone else so much with my crazy little dog!
Nikki loves staying with Marianne! It is a 2nd home for her and she is very happy there. Couldn't ask for better care for my baby girl. Thanks Marianne and Layne!
Sprocket is always happy as can be with Marianne! He has so much fun and they love him and care for him as though he is their doglet! Couldn't ask for more and lucky he gets to spend wonderful, active, caring time there!
Marianne and Layne are the best! Our dog, Sammy, is our "child" now that our kids have all grown and left home. Marianne and Layne keep us posted on how Sammy is doing via texts and videos.
I couldn't ask for a better place for Nikki to stay when I'm away. Marianne and Layne are wonderful and treat each dog as if they were their own. It makes going away so much more relaxing knowing that Nikki is in such good hands.
Wonderful as always! Thank you
My bichon, Connor enjoyed his visit. It was only a single day care, but he was happy and well cared for when I picked him up.
Right away you can tell Marianne is truly a dog lover. My one dog was abused and is usually afraid of everyone but she took to Marianne right away. She took time before my dogs stay to meet them and allow them to interact with her dogs and was very accommodating for my drop off and pick up times. She has a beautiful spacious yard and home that is doggie safe. Even if you forget something she will have it! Highly recommend!
I couldn't feel more comfortable leaving my doglet with anyone else. I know he will be loved, well cared for and have a frolicking good time under her care, and in the company of her pack!! Marianne is a lovely, caring, devoted and empathetic canine oriented human who is invested in providing a happy, fun, safe habitat for dogs of all sorts (and their needy bipeds;).

Thanks! I appreciate the match making!! Couldn't have found a better one if I tried!!
My dog Finn LOVES going to Marianne's. He sleeps for a full day after returning from a stay there.
The owners know dogs, and control them well. Their yard, house and entire grounds are always well kept, clean and safe. Dogs have many places to play, including a steep hill, and sometimes they happily cool their bellies in the small fish pond.
I wish I could vacation there!
She is terrific!! Teddy had a great first "playdate"! Perfect house and perfect backyard to play in- look forward to next time :)
Sunday was Clarabelle's first visit with Marianne and her family, and she had a great time! Marianne texted me a couple of times to assure me that all was well, and even got Clarabelle to eat her dinner - which is not always so easy when she is in a new place.
My puppy had a good day, and I had a good day away, feeling confident that Marianne and her husband, Layne, would take good care of Clarabelle.
Marianne is the best! Her house is beautiful and very dog friendly. I could not ask for a better place to take Leo. Leo always has a great time and is exhausted at night from playing all day. Overall a very positive experience!
Leo loves it there. He gets depressed when he sees me coming for him
This is Jessie's second home, complete with playmates, affection, and a beautiful setting. What more could anyone ask? Thank you!
Jessie had a great time at Marianne's, receiving loads of attention and play time with other dogs. We highly recommend Marianne. Jessie was safe and loved.
Best care ever! This is not our first time leaving our dogs with Marianne and will not be our last . Would highly recommend to our friends and family and have done so.
Caleb and Tumaini spent over two weeks with Marianne and her pack from September to early October. I was concerned about Tumaini. I've only had her about 5 months: she's from a puppy mill and is very frightened of new situations. I expected Caleb to have no problems. He's great with humans and dogs. I was pleasantly surprised to find that little Tumaini, the Maltese, fit right in and played with Marianne's cattle dogs! Little T even bonded with Marianne's husband, and usually Little T is terrified of men. Marianne emailed me photos of my dogs from time to time. They looked very content.

I feel that Marianne's home is a great place to leave your dogs. She and her family - and her pack- are welcoming and warm. My dogs seem right at home there. I feel very comfortable leaving them in her care, and will likely do so again. :-)
Awesome as always! Thank you:)
Roxy and Frankie are repeat guests of Marianne. Not worrying about our dogs when we are away makes our vacations much more pleasurable. Thank you Marianne and Layne.
Everything went great and Leo had a ball
We have a 7 yo West highland terrier and I am very particular about her care. I was very pleased with Marianne and her welcoming approach towards Piper. She recieved excellent overnight care and there were plenty of playmates for her to romp with during the day. Thank you!
I love Marianne. She's the only person who watches Dash besides family :) She's so good with his crazy anxiety issues! Her home is beautiful and I love her dogs, they have such great personalities!
I love Marianne. She's the only person who watches Dash besides family :) She's so good with his crazy anxiety issues! Her home is beautiful and I love her dogs, they have such great personalities!
I love Marianne. She's the only person who watches Dash besides family :) She's so good with his crazy anxiety issues! Her home is beautiful and I love her dogs, they have such great personalities!
I love Marianne. She's the only person who watches Dash besides family :) She's so good with his crazy anxiety issues! Her home is beautiful and I love her dogs, they have such great personalities!
Windsor loves going to Marianne, his shyness gies away after he gets settled in. Takes him a little time but he comes home happy and misses the other dogs. Overall a great experience for Windsor
Didn't know how my dog would react with 4 other dogs since he's by himself at home and can do whatever he wants and at his own time. He did great with socializing.. to the point when he came home he seemed a bit bumped out with no other dogs to play. Thank you so much, my experience with doggie vacay was very positive.
Both of our dogs, Frankie and Roxy, are a large part of our family. We usually include our dogs on many of our vacations, but it began to really limit many of our travels. We were very concerned and started researching pet care options. My husband and I could not be happier with the care our dogs received with Marianne. I felt completely at ease beginning with the "meet and greet" and very confident that we made the right decision. .. And we did! Highly recommend!
Marianne is awesome. My Dash has terrible separation anxiety and she was very patient with him. Her house is beautiful with a great back yard got the dogs to play in. Her dogs are all so sweet too. We will definitely be back, and hopefully we can work on the separation anxiety.
My dog Caleb spent about 17 days with Marianne and her pack. When I came to collect him, he bounded up the steps accompanied by his "new best canine friend": one of Marianne's dogs.

Caleb seems to have blended right in. I was able to take my trip without worrying that something would happen to him. ( He has a heart condition.) He was bathed, well fed and comfortable when I collected him. Even though he was on "vacation", Marianne continued to reinforce the training he was receiving.

I'm thinking of having him spend a day there every few weeks so that he can hang out with his "BFF".

I'm so grateful to Marianne, her family and her pack for treating my little guy as one of their own!
Max loves his weekly visits with Marianne and his canine friends. He can't wait to get out of our car when we pull up to her house. He runs up to the door so happy and whines until she opens the door. I can just tell he has an awesome time. I appreciate Marianne's love and care for Max.
My dog Caleb spent a night with Marianne and her pack in preparation for a much longer visit. I was concerned about finding a good match, because he has a heart condition and requires medication twice a day.

Marianne treated him like one of the family. She continued with his disciplinary training, medicated him, fed him and looked after him- but more importantly, she loved him and was compassionate towards him. She said that after a few adjustments on his part, he became part of the pack and started to interact well with the other dogs. (He's an "only child").

I feel very confident leaving him in her care while I take an extended trip. I am even thinking of using her services for "day care" so her can enjoy visits with a safe and we'll behaved pack of dogs.

I highly recommend her services! I think his extended visit/ vacation will be better than I could have hoped for.
Marianne is fantastic. She made sure that Max played and socialized with other dogs. She even sent pictures to my email of Max while he was there. When I picked Max up I felt so comfortable knowing that he was in good hands for the day. I would definitely have Marianne watch Max in the future. She was an excellent find.
My family and I wanted to visit Sesame Place for the day on our way up north to visit family. We love bringing our pet with us but couldn't leave her in the car of course while the kids played at the park. So we found Marianne who was conveniently located to the park. I have never used DogVacay before, but after this experience, I will never board/kennel again. Marianne had a great yard for exploring and my pup had a great time! Marianne was very responsive to my inquiries and took care of my pup as if it were her own. The ease of this process made me feel so much better for future bookings in the event we vacation again (anywhere). If you need a warm and inviting home for your doggie in the Langhorne area, choose Marianne and rest assured that your dog will be well cared for! -Nicole (Kearneysville, WV)
Marianne and her husband did a great job with Cooper and Casey. Both the dogs had a good time. It was nice to have "status updates" sent to us on our phones (including pics) while we were away.

Would definitely recommend them and will use them again.
Very positive experience. Prompt response and our dog had a great time! Would definitely use them again.
What can I say about Marianne and Layne? They are the BEST!! Having rescued both our dogs, it was important for us to take them somewhere that they were looked after like individuals, not numbers. Marianne and Layne do not disappoint. No matter how many times, I called she was always pleasant and cheerful. They took extra special care of our boys and even went above and beyond expectations, with phone calls, texts, pictures and even video's of our boys! I cannot stress enough how wonderful they are. We will never go anywhere else. I highly recommend Marianne!! SHE IS THE BEST!!Thank you for taking such good care of Angus and Xavier!! LAYNE thank you for bringing Xavier out of his shell a bit, we are continuing to work with him at home!!
Magnificent, wonderful, awesome!!! My dogs had a blast! He had a s good as a vacation as we did. Kept us informed on how he was doing during our vacation. We will use Marianne again and again and will recommend fully. Thanks again Marianne for taking care of Chase!!!
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