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Marcella P.

42 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Marcella's Resident Pets

14 yr 0 mo old
Rat Terrier
15 yr 0 mo old

Marcella's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Marcella

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm RETIRED! I can stay home with your pups all day every day! YAY!!!

I petsit in my home in the Spring Branch area of Houston very near I-10 and Beltway 8.

I can accommodate small and medium-sized dogs. I offer a discount for 2 dogs from the same family.

I am a mature and responsible person. My home is named The Pup Palace because it is specifically set up for the care, comfort and safety of all dogs. I have a 7' double wood fence around my yard and I even have "fencing" inside my front door so that no dog can get out when I open the door. I have doggie doors and doggie beds and pillows for the dogs to rest, relax and snooze as they choose. They are also welcome on all furniture, too! And, I have electrical outlets baby-proofed.

Thank you for your interest.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Marcella P.

42 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marcella's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marcella's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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42 Reviews
Marcella is totally awesome. Max and Baxter took to her and her home instantly and she sent up dates each day. I think it is safe to say that we have found a home away from home for our two pups. Thank you so much!
Cassie took to Marcella immediately. I left feeling Cassie would be well taken care of. Marcella sent pics of Cassie throughout the 3 days so I could see Cassie was happy. Very good experience! I will definitely use Marcella again!
My boy fit right in at this home. You can tell Marcella just loves these pups. Her home is set up for the perfect doggie vacay. Dog door, separation gates, secured fenced yard, friendly resident pups.Setting up this stay was a breeze even though it happened in one day. She made sure to check on current shots and flea meds. ovee that she is making sure everyone is healthy before they get there!
Marcella was absolutely wonderful with Roscoe. She did a great job of keeping me updated all weekend long. Roscoe was very happy with her.
On top of that, Marcella is a very nice person who seems like she genuinely enjoys keeping the dogs. I will definitely be booking with her again!
Marcella is great. She is a super flexible host and has been great in accommodating me and my pooch. I think my dog may like being at her house better than ours. Thanks Marcella!
Marcella was wonderful - our dog was in great hands while gone for a week. Regular updates and great communication.
Marcella took very good care of our Pepper. She sent us photo updates, also, which I really enjoy getting. She was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, which made things a lot easier for us. You can really tell that she loves dogs and I am glad that we picked her for boarding.
Marcella is a wonderful dog host! She was very prompt to respond to my initial inquiry, and even provides a discount for the second pup. We left our two older dogs with her over the weekend and I could not have been more pleased. She showed them the love that they would not receive at a regular kennel and I was confident that they were being well cared for. She treats the dogs like kids and is very safety conscious as well. She makes sure that no dogs can get out of the property at all (one of my dogs is an escape artist). She even sent me a short summary of their stay on the final day as well as pictures. I will certainly be bringing my fur kids back to Marcella the next time we need a dog sitter!
Marcella was great! She sent me pictures almost every day and was very flexible with drop off/pick up.
Angus had a great time with Marcella. Marcella was easy to contact if I had a question and always responded quickly. I felt good knowing Angus was in her care.
Marcella was great! She was warm and loving to Beaux and made me feel very comfortable leaving him in her hands. Beaux was well taken care of and I will definitely use Marcella again!
Marcella did a great job watching our dog Wilson! She was very sweet and I could tell she really loved animals. She was also very accommodating with my schedule. Wilson came home a very happy dog and I am sure he will be excited to go back.
Helen is a sweet little dog but she is very elderly and has special needs. Marcella took it all in stride and I returned to a happy, content old dog. Thank you Marcella!!
Marcella was very gentle and accommodating with my senior, handicapped girl. I trusted her because she also owns a very old dog-so I know she is capable and experienced with elderly, special needs dogs. I have already reserved a week long stay for my special pup. Thank you, Marcella!
Marcella always takes great care of our babies. Such a relief to not have to board them while we are away!
Boston had a great time and Marcella updated us about his visit while we were gone! We appreciate it!
Great experience with Marcella! Titus was very happy! Marcella sent lots of photos of Titus to us. Titus has found a home away from home :)
Andrew was very happy to be at Marcella's again. She sent photos of him playing in the yard and relaxing indoors, exactly how he likes to spend his days! Thanks again, Marcella!
Andrew had a great time at Marcella's! He was barking like he owned the place when I arrived to pick him up and that is a good thing in the Schnauzer world. Marcella was very understanding and patient with him as he can be a nervous fellow. She has taken great pains to ensure that the dogs are safe in her home and I like that she has a pet access door to a very secure, spacious and high fenced back yard.
Marcella is a very nice lady, and did a great job watching the dogs while we were out of town. I will definitely be using her again!
Zoey had a great time!
We left all 3 of our dogs with Marcella for 3 nights and were very pleased. It's obvious that she truly loves dogs and takes excellent care of them! Will definitely use her again in the future! Thanks Marcella!
Marcella is very friendly. Her house is very pet friendly; allows the doggie to storm the house freely. I appreciate her flexibility. The only thing I had issue with is the cleaniness of the place. It was more of my fault since I didn't research further. So her place is not suitable for pets that our stricly indoor dogs. I had to give my dog a bath after taking her home. Other than that, Marcella is very friendly and gives you constant updates on your pet.
Another excellent experience with Marcela & the pup palace. My little geriatric guy who normally cant stand to be away from home even loves it there- He hardly even noticed when I left. Marcela was great giving him his medications and keeping me updated on him, I felt completely comfortable leaving him in her capable hands.
My two dogs ran right into Marcella's home and apparently had a great time. Marcella sent me pictures several times over the long weekend which put my mind at ease. My male dog has some social issues with dogs he doesn't know but Marcella was able to get him to play her dogs - this is a skill he needs and the benefit of having him stay with an experienced dog person. Marcella does have the facilities to keep my dogs separate if it had not worked out. I am very happy they stayed with Marcella.
Once again, my dogs had a great vacation while I was on my vacation! They were rested and happy and I will absolutely use Marcella in the future!! She is my pups home away from home and the pictures she provided showed how content my dogs were at her home.
We used Marcella and she was wonderful! You can tell she has a big heart for animals. When she watched Misha for us she was already helping place three strays she had found.
I left my two dogs with Marcella for the week-end drop them off on Saturday which was the day I met Marcella,, wonderful and caring person. I am very happy that I found Marcella through DogVacay and I know I will call on her again I was so at ease leaving my two dogs there such a loving house. Thank You so much Marcella for doing this job.
This was our first time using dog care outside of our home & family, Dogvacay worked out great for me & my dog's. Marcella P was wonderful with my babies, they seem happy & well cared for. I won't hesitate to use Dogvacay again in the future.
This is our second stay with Marcella and Teddy and Dolly had a great time! She is definitely our go to host!!
Marcella's home is a wonderful place for any dog to visit. It is truly pet-friendly, and all "guests" are treated like family.
Our family member was treated to a vacation at Marcella's while we took a trip and he had a great time. We received several updates and photos of him while we were away and felt so much better knowing that he was in good hands. He will be back again soon.
She was very accommodating and I am glad there were other small dogs to mingle with. The picture updates were also a nice touch! Will be booking again when I am in this area.
This was our first experience with DogVacay and I am so pleased. My 2 pups had a great time and the notes and photos Marcella sent gave me a great peace of mind. Marcella truly loves opens her home and heart and I will definitely have her puppy sit in the future.
Outstanding... Fantastic place for our pup to be loved on and cared for! Room to roam and explore as the whole home is a puppy palace just as advertised!!!
Our Doug's stay with Marcella was wonderful. She and her dogs welcomed Rockie into their home with days of great fun and adventure.
I left my dog with Marcella for one week for the first time during Christmas. My dog was in the same condition when I picked him up as when I dropped him off. Marcella also kept me informed of his status several times during the week with pictures and emails. I would be comfortable with leaving my dog with Marcella in the future.
Marcella was great and I highly recommend the pup palace! I had never used a service like this before, and was anxious/ nervous to find a place for my doggies where they wouldn't be too homesick. Marcella was very responsive and flexible in setting up a time for meet and greet and arranging drop off/pick up times. My dogs got along great with hers, but she was also considerate enough to offer to keep them seperated if I preferred (and showed me the areas where they would have access to- inside and out). While we were away, she sent very thorough updates and pictures, and I felt very comfortable that they were in great hands and getting lots of individualized attention. She is clearly a dog lover, and mine were happy, healthy, and well rested when I returned.
I had a great experience having my 1 year old dog stay with Marcella over Thanksgiving. The house was set up very nicely for dogs with multiple doggy doors. I received picture updates! Marcella was able to accomodate my delayed travel plans by having the dog stay with her an extra day with no problems! She was very flexible and it was an overall a very stress-free experience. It is clear that Marcella cares about dogs and enjoys having them stay with her very much.
Marcella reminded me of my mom! She is super nice and cares so much for dogs. Her house is really just for the pooches, she just happens to live there!! My chihuahua made himself right at home. I recently moved to Houston and don't know anyone I trust watching my dog. I found Marcella on this website and she was the right fit.
Marcella was wonderful! Even though I am a fellow dog-vacay host, I am still super nervous about leaving my own dog with anyone and it can be anxiety provoking for me. This was not the case with Marcella! You can immediately tell how much she loves dogs and her compassion for animals made me confident that Cubby was in good hands while we were away. She gave him lots of love and play time in her large outdoor area. Cubby came home happy and tired! She is highly recommended and we will definitely use her again!
Marcella, was AMAZING! She took care of Sonja like she was her own. We got pictures, emails and even videos! I will definitely use her again, and I recommend her services to anyone needing a watcher here in Houston!
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