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Marcus G.

26 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Marcus's Apartment

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Marcus

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been a member of the DogVacay community since September 2015, watching everything from Doberman Pinchers, Huskies, and Pit Bulls to King Charles Spaniels, Shih-tzus, and Yorkies. I am comfortable with any and all breeds of dog, and do not have weight restrictions for boarding.

PLEASE NOTE: Because I am employed outside of DogVacay, I am not able to perform mid-day walks during the work week. If you have a pup that needs to be relieved midafternoon, I hope you keep me in mind for weekends and holidays instead.

The services I offer are boarding, overnight pet sitting, regular walking (day visits - weekend and holiday only), and "pet taxi" services. As I have a car, I'm easily able to get to you even if you're off the metro. I work during weekdays, but am fine having your dog off-leash or crated in the house while I'm out if that is what they're accustomed to.

In addition to dogs, I'm happy to consider other pets on a case by case basis. I have no allergies to cats, rats, snakes, or fish (is that a thing?).

Please contact me for detailed pricing over long weekends, holidays, and for discounts when watching more than one of your pets. Prices are negotiable for repeat dogs.

Should any of my dates be unavailable, I highly encourage you to board with User Annie G. at Paws for a Cause Dog B&B.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Marcus G.

26 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marcus's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Marcus's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$40 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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26 Reviews
We booked Marcus to look after our Pepper during our wedding weekend, when we knew we would be distracted with other things and wanted Pepper to be someplace where he'd receive more attention than we could give. We were very relieved to know Pepper was in good hands, and we didn't worry about him for a minute. Pepper has stayed with Marcus a few times before, and he adores him! We do too - he is super responsible and dependable, and very sweet with our pup. Thanks Marcus! We'll be back for sure.
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Fantastic petsitter!!
I can't say enough good things about Marcus! He was reliable and so sweet with our needy bulldog Bruce. Not only did he put up with the jumping and slobbering during his meet and greet, but he sent us amazing pictures and updates while we were away. He also managed to keep track of the myriad of medicines Bruce needs. The most amazing thing is that he actually got Bruce to walk - such an extreme feat that one of our neighbors called me while we were on vacation to express her shock at the sight of seeing him walk with someone! Moreover, he has made his ability to fill in last minute very clear. You can't go wrong using Marcus...that is, if he's available between all of our bookings!!
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Marcus took great care of our golden retriever, and our home! He kept us updated with photos while we were out of town, which is always a nice stress reliever. We'll definitely request Marcus again.
Marcus did a wonderful job dogsitting my husky overnight. My pup was happy as can be, I don't even think he missed me! A big thanks to Marcus, I will definitely book with him again in the future.
Our dogs Rocky and Nala loved Marcus. It was our first time using DogVacay and we are so happy we did. We received daily text and email updates, and Marcus was always very responsive if we wanted to check in. I cannot stress how excited we are to find reliable care in the area. Thank you so much Marcus and we can't wait to go travel again so you can hang out with the pups :-)
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Marcus was wonderful with my two little girls. The girls loved him instantly, and I could tell that not only were they comfortable with him but he was comfortable with dealing with little dogs (and treating them like real dogs, not like foreign objects or porcelain dolls). I also very much appreciated his regular updates and how understanding he was about my copious notes and numerous concerns when it came to my babies. I'd definitely have him watch the girls again.
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We were very happy with the care Marcus gave to our dog while we were away. He was understanding of the overly protective memo we wrote describing our pet's particular needs and was in regular contact during the long weekend. We'd recommend him and request his services again.
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Marcus did such an amazing job and Roper had a great time! We trusted Marcus in our home and with our most prized possession, our pup. I would absolutely recommend Marcus for anyone looking for a responsible pet lover to take care of your loved one while you're away.
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This was the second time that Marcus stayed with our pup and we were very pleased! He is lightening fast with responses, very flexible, and reliable. He lets me know when he gets in to our building, and sends photos/updates throughout the day which definitely eases my anxious mind :). It's always great to find someone who can handle a giant puppy as well! We look forward to having Marcus stay with our dog again!
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Marcus was a wonderful host for my dog while I was stuck out of town due to the blizzard. Marcus graciously extended my dogs stay.
Marcus has been an awesome sitter for our dog Buddy and has watched him several times. Every time Buddy is at Marcus' house he has a great time and really enjoys his time there. Marcus is great at keeping us up to date on how Buddy is doing and always accommodating with pick ups and drop offs. We would highly recommend Marcus to anyone looking for a sitter.
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Marcus was great! Despite my pup wanting to cuddle at night versus sleeping in his crate and having a few accidents, he was still very nice about it and understanding! He sent updates and was willing to work around my schedule with picking him up. Highly recommended!
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Marcus was great! He kept us updated constantly and our dog was perfectly happy with him. I would definitely request Marcus again.
I was terrified of leaving Sparkie anywhere. Then I met Marcus. Marcus took excellent care of my Sparkie and sent pictures and updates to me while I was away in North Carolina. I feel very lucky to have met found Marcus.
Marcus was great - flexible with drop off and pick up times and really easygoing. Our dog, who usually takes some time to warm up to people, felt right at home. Would definitely recommend him!
Marcus was fantastic with our very energetic goldendoodle and sent us almost daily updates and pictures. We had a significant flight delay on pick-up day and Marcus was very flexible and responsive. Our dog came home very happy and exhausted and we have already booked our second stay with Marcus!
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Marcus was a fabulous sitter for our dog. He's extremely responsive and communicative, and is terrific with our large breed. Marcus sent us lots of pictures during our dog's vacay and gave us updates on how things were going. When it was time for pick-up, our dog was calm and well-exercised. I'd definitely recommend Marcus for anybody who's looking for a terrific sitter!
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Marcus did such a great job with our energetic puppy! He was super flexible on time and asked us all of the right questions during the meet and greet. Best of all, he wasn't put off by our puppy who just goes crazy for at least 5 minutes upon meeting new people! He clearly has a lot of dog experience, and it really put our minds at ease while we were out for the day. Our dog seemed to have had a great time and was really tired from playing when we arrived home. I wouldn't hesitate to ask Marcus to come sit our dog again!
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Our second time leaving Emma with Marcus was as amazing as our first! Emma always comes back happy. Highly recommended!
This was the first time we left our Emma with someone, and we couldn't have asked for a better host! Marcus kept in constant touch and took great care of Emma. Highly recommended!
Marcus stayed with our 2 dogs AND 2 cats for over a week and was just wonderful to them all! He kept us updated while we were on vacation and really helped me have a much more enjoyable time knowing all of our animals were happy at home. I highly recommend Marcus!
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Marcus was a pleasure to work with and he provided excellent care for our beloved dogs. He also sent us some really cute photos of our dogs, which is always appreciated. We booked him as a fill in since our regular dog sitter was not available, and found that other dog sitters even recommended him. We would not hesitate to book with Marcus again in the future.
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My two dogs and myself couldn't be happier with Marcus! He was flexible, professional, communicative, and totally understanding of my anxiety-prone rescue aussie and my senior I've-decided-rules-only-apply-to-the-aussie husky. I finally feel like I can go away again without worrying about my girls the whole time. (Who am I kidding, I still worry, but the updates and the pics help!)
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Marcus did a great job watching our dog and cat. We got happy photos while away, and our cat, who often makes herself scarce, even hung out with him. Will definitely use him again!
Our dog Tilly is 10 years old and blind, so we worry when leaving her places, but Marcus was fantastic. He was responsive, sent pictures of Tilly, and went above and beyond to make sure that she felt comfortable there. As a result, we felt very comfortable too and would absolutely hire Marcus again!
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