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Mark S.

37 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Irish Wolfhound, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Norwegian Elkhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Spanish Mastiff, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Mark's Resident Pets

2 yr 6 mo old

Mark's House

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

About Mark

55 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Safe n Sound Hounds

My name is Mark and I am the primary dog sitter. I am now retired and in perfect health.

Dogs, from as many as 5 Great Danes at once to take care of as an early teen, and on to a pair of adopted Yorkies. Now we have our 7 mo old Dachshund with 10 hours obedience training that Linda and I attended.
Linda has had dogs most of her life and has a way with them that is as special as it gets.
Our home is on a dead end street with fully
visible fenced in yard and deck with lighting and lots of shade. Inside the home is large and puppy proofed. Thanks, Mark
Meet and greets are required.
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Can administer oral medicine

Mark S.

37 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 4, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mark's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mark's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
37 Reviews
Mark is great, our dog Radar loves going over and playing with lucas. Awesome experience with no worries about our pet. Thank you Mark
Our Corgi just had his first stay with Mark. As it was his first time away from home, it was so very comforting to know Zaybo was in a safe, clean, comfortable and welcoming home. He had a wonderful playmate in Lucas, Mark’s long haired Dachshund. We know he had a fun time as Mark sent us many photos and videos every day to show us how Zaybo was getting along. We have already scheduled Zaybo’s next stay - thank you!!
Mark was wonderful. Definitely recommend.
Dalton almost doesn't want to leave. Mark is the best. Very highly recommended.
Mark took such excellent care for two weeks of our two precious dogs, one extremely needy due to age and condition. We received several photos per day that we could see the 3 year old actively engaging in sweet play with one or two mates and our 15 year old getting lots of lap time and videos of him walking and smelling in Mark's beautiful yard, easily accessible to them whenever they wanted or needed to go out. Mark's dog Lucas, too, was a precious host with a loving disposition and no hint of jealousy. The proof was really in the pudding when Mark brought them out one by one, and they were like, OK, you're back. It's true that our elderly one may very well have increased in strength while with Mark who affectionately called him Mr. Grumbles
My dog had a wonderful time staying with Mark! He had a huge area to run around and was treated just like he was at home. Mark was great about sending frequent pictures and updates! I returned to one happy dog!
Mark was amazing with my little Jack Russell mix, Mia. She is in an escape artist and Mark was able to keep her safe for the duration of her stay. She had a beautiful fenced in yard to roam freely in, which she loved. Mia came home relaxed, happy and tired from all the fun she had on her Dog Vacay. Each day I received multiple pictures of Mia exploring outside and snoozing on the couch. Mark's dog was also an excellent host and very tolerant. I highly recommend Mark and will definitely be contacting him in the future.
Everything was great. Lots of pictures and videos to reassure us that our dog Dana was doing well. Yard was well shaded with plenty of room for puppy play. Mark seems like a very dog-friendly person and it was clear we left Dana in good hands.
Mark took great care of our pups! Through daily texts and pictures we could see what the dogs were up to and the fun they were having. Highly recommend Mark for your next dog vacay!
BEWARE of Shock Collar: Mark put an electric shock collar, without our permission or knowledge, on our sweet one year old lab that we left with him for a one week stay. How do we know? He sent us photos several times a day, and in one photo he inadvertently left the shock collar on my dog; it was tight around his neck so barely visible, but when the photo was enlarged on my ipad it was unmistakeable, and Mark confirmed it after we phoned him. He said my dog was being rough with a smaller dog -- so instead of just separating my lab, who is energetic but would never hurt a fly, he put a shock collar on him. Since we weren’t there, we don’t know if Mark shocked him or how frequently. We did not have one moment of peace after that on our vacation, worrying about our dog being hurt, so cancelled the second half of our trip to come back and rescue him.
This was the first time I've ever left my furbaby and I was soooo nervous! Mark was great! He sent me photos several times a day which put me at ease. Lady looked happy and at home in all the photos. She's been sleeping like a baby since I picked her up...clearly she had a fun time with Mark and all the other fur babies in the house. I would highly recommend him!
Our dog, Scout stayed with Mark for a few days. It was great to get pictures daily of Scout in the yard or napping. She was able to be outside quite a bit which she loves. Thank you Mark for taking good care of Scout.
My 12 pound border terrier mix appeared to love her time with Mark and his other guests. I appreciated receiving several photos of her while we were away. Such a relief to find a home our dog enjoys for those times we can't travel with her.
Thank you so much for taking care of our dogs! We received pictures all the time and had a good idea of what the pups were up to! The doggies were happy and tired when they came home. Everything was the way it should be! Many thanks!
Our 9 1/2 year old golden had a great time at Mark's safe and sound hounds. He is very good with dogs and she felt instantly at home and comfortable with him and his home. He has a perfect, large fenced in yard in which dogs can hang out in both sun and shade, with placed for them to explore. They can wander in and out of house, to the deck and yard. The house is very dog friendly and our girl got along well with the resident daschund and the other visiting dogs. Mark is really super and we feel we found a gem.
Fergus had a great stay with Mark. This was our first time booking with DogVacay and we will definitely book with Mark again!
Riley had a great time with Mark!
Mark kept us updated with pictures and videos each day. We loved seeing her playing with
The other dogs, hanging out on the couch or
Her favorite pastime squirrel watching at the
Window! Our first time away from her and
We felt like she was having as good a time
As we were! Thanks Mark!
I couldn't have found a better pet sitter for my dog. Mark is a true dog lover and very professional. Nice big fenced in yard for my larger dog to exercise.
If I could check off 10 stars I would. From the moment I met Mark I felt comfortable with his demeanor and gentleness. Every photo he sent of Dalton my Yorkie warmed my heart and validated my decision to try dogvacay out. Communication was excellent, Mark's concern of the mix of other canine temperments was important and he was perceptive. My little guy came home happy and healthy. I recommend Mark S. Highly.
Mark really cares about the dogs in his care and Benjamin is very comfortable there! :-)
Mark was really great with our dog, Penny, a five year old border collie mix. She was with him for two nights, and he texted us photos periodically to let us know she was doing fine. We especially loved the large fenced in yard and would definitely use Mark again.
Peace of mind! There is nothing that makes a vacation or get-away so enjoyable as knowing that Cowboy is happy and loved in our absence. Yes, he is our spoiled golden and the steady stream of news and pics from Mark and Lucas assure us that he is delightfully well cared for. We are most grateful!
Peace of mind! We are so grateful for the care that Mark and Lucas provide for Cowboy. The steady updates and pics indicate days of fun and restful moments curled up. Lucas and Cowboy's days seem filled with adventure - keeping an eye out for squirrels, chasing balls and rolling on the floor together. Good times!
It's great to have a warm and cozy spot for our mutt while we're away. Copper got to go outside in a fence in area whenever he wanted. He even got to sleep in bed, something he's not allowed at home!

Mark takes large dogs, bringing out difficult search to an end.

We will definitely bring copper back for our next trip
Mark was wonderful and Roxy had a blast under his care. She came home and slept all day! We will definitely use Mark's services again. I loved all the pictures he sent while we were away. We knew Roxy was in great hands! Thanks Mark!
ozzy was treated great and we were in his world every day great stay
Sammy totally loves to spend the day with Mark and family. He has a wonderful time and can't wait to go back. Yesterday was another wonderful day of fun for Sammy!
It's hard to put in words how happy we were with the experience we had with Mark. From beginning to end we felt completely at ease leaving our dog with Mark. His kind and gentle way of handling our puppy made us so glad we chose him. The multiple pictures and videos he sent us daily kept us in the loop on our dogs daily schedule. Can't recommend him highly enough and we will surely be repeat customers! !
Sammy had a wonderful day with Mark and Lucas (his dachshund). I could tell because he was pulling me towards their door when we walked by their house. I will use his day care services again!
If you want your dog to be happy and not worry if they are stressed out or unhappy this is definitely the place to be. I received a text with a photo and an update at least three times a day. With a 8 month old Newfie we had concerns not only for his well being but someone being able to handle the large breed exuberance. Couldn't be more thrilled. Not positive but I'm pretty sure he didn't want to leave lol. Thanks for taking such good care of our baby!!
Mark was great with Frankie & right away had his adorable dog get acclimated with him. He asked all the necessary questions in case I forgot to tell him something so Frankie was in great hands. Great space outside for him to run around. Sent plenty of pictures and treated him as his own. Absolutely would have Frankie vacation at Mark's again when on the Cape.
Our dog, Dave, did really well with Mark on an overnight stay. Dave has separation anxiety and issues with some dogs. He did well with Mark's dog Lucas and was fine when we picked him up. Mark is very laid back and was flexible with drop off and pick up times. He has a great backyard with lots of shade so the dogs could chase each other around. I would definitely trust Dave with Mark any time we're on the Cape and need dog sitting!
Cowboy was thrilled! A parent is always a bit apprehensive in trusting their loved family member to a new day care provider, but we had such a great experience.
Lucas and Mark were so welcoming and Cowboy immediately took off playing with Lucas during our Meet and Greet. Fast friends.
Such a great yard, and for a dog who lives to play ball outdoors, his open access to the deck and full time companionship with a great playmate was perfect.
Mark and Linda soon became enamored of the Golden Way, and the frequent pictures we received made it apparent that Cowboy was treated as a family member - close companions indeed!
Cowboy looks forward to another getaway with Lucas, Mark and Linda.
Mark is obviously a natural with dogs--very calm and confident. Our little guy has a great time running around the fenced yard, then into the house, then out again. Mark was careful to get all our information about feeding and behavior. We'll definitely book him again!
Mark is an AWESOME pet sitter!! I have two LARGE dogs and he welcomed them with open arms into his home. He has the BEST yard for dogs - nice & large and completely fences. My dogs were sooooooo happy and didn't want to leave. Kudos to Mark for being both loving and attentive to my babies!! Well done!!
Mark was wonderful. We knew he would be after our first meeting. He sent us photos during Romeo's stay that made us laugh! This was Romeo's first "sleep-over" with someone outside our family. Romeo recently lost his companion, Moxie (our 16 yo Bichon), so he has been reluctant to leave our side. But Romeo was comfortable with Mark from the beginning. Mark has a way with dogs. We will be using his services again.
Our dog had a absolutely wonderful vacation. Mark took great care of our dog, giving her walks every day and sharing photos during her stay. Mark's dog, Lucas, and our dog became fast friends. I am sure that our dog will be staying with Mark again. Thank you so much!
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