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Marie & JP V.

71 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • 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
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Marie & JP's Resident Pets

9 yr 1 mo old
13 yr 1 mo old

Marie & JP's House

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

About Marie & JP

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your pup will have a delightful stay with Marie & JP, two certifiable "Dog Nuts" and their two pugs, Max & Emma, in our artsy and comfortable home.

PLEASE READ our full profile before contacting us. Thank you! Also please note that our "Open" hours are 8am-10pm 7 days a week, and all drop-off and pick-up times will need to be within those hours. We do require a meet-and-greet with your pup before accepting a reservation with a new client

Marie, an artist, and Jiva, a composer & musician, are both in their 40's and work at home, so your fur-baby will receive 24/7 loving care and attention.

Your pup's stay will include one walk, a daily picture or text update for you and all the love and fun your dog can handle. We are into lots of hugs and cuddles here!

Our lovely Victorian home is located in the easy-to-get-to Congress Park area just East of Downtown, and we are 2 blocks from City Park. Our backyard is fully fenced, and a nice shady spot for afternoon naps.

We are both life-long animal lovers and dog owners and will be happy to provide personal references.

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer hosting large dogs (over 45 pounds), puppies (under 1.5 years) or very high-energy dogs. While we love all dogs, our canine guests need to get along well with other dogs, and aggressive dogs are not welcome. Our four-legged house guests MUST be fully potty trained, and special-needs (ie: high maintenance) dogs will require a higher fee on a case-by-case basis. Senior dogs are very welcome as long as stairs are not an issue for them (Our home has 2-stories. We'll be happy to carry small dogs upstairs however.) Thank you for understanding.

We're looking forward to meeting you and your pup!
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Marie & JP V.

71 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marie & JP's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marie & JP's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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71 Reviews
Our pugs loved their time with Marie and JP. They got lots of snuggle time, which is all they really want besides food. :-) The pugs felt at home and were happy when we came to to pick them up. Marie and JP are very organized, which made everything go smoothly.
They are fantastic!
This is the second time Marla stayed with Marie and JP. She always comes home happy and tired! They are great about communication and clearly take great care of my pup while I'm away!
Marie and Jiva are great! Louie was very happy and very well taken care of! I will definitely be booking with them again!
Marie and Jiva took great care of Waylon. It was a rough weekend since he is afraid of fireworks but they comforted him and made sure he felt safe.
Marie and Jiva were great with our dog when he developed a medical problem (not as a result of his stay.) They kept us informed, took him to the vet, and were very caring. Being far away at the time, this was much appreciated! We felt assured that he was in good hands.
What a great couple! Loved and played with and no doubt spoiled our little munchkin. So happy to have found them! Will definitely be back!!
My girls love spending time at Marie and Jiva's. I never worry when they are staying over, as I know they are spoiled rotten!
Wally seemed tired out and happy after his time with Marie & JP. They were so nice to work with to set up his stay.
It Was a pleasure to meet Marie & JP V !!! They where wonderful with Loui !!! And they are awesome!!!!! I am very glad I found them!!!!
Ozzi and Ricky had a really memorable Thanksgiving with Marie and JP. We got lots of updates and pics of happy pups!
Marie and JP went out of their way to make my dog Happy feel welcome and comfortable at their home. They clearly love dogs, and take dog sitting seriously, which I really appreciated. Happy can be sad and anxious when first separated from my husband and I, so Marie and JP gave her lots of love, paid close attention to her behavior, and sent me text updates on how she was doing. I highly recommend them!
Annie is always happy and healthy when I pick her up.
Roxy had a fabulous time as always. Jiva and Marie take great care of her and she always has several furry friends to play with there. I've already booked another vacay for the end of this month. Thanks guys!
Bams was excited upon arrival and came home nicely worn out after her vacation. She loves Marie & JP!
Fantastic as always. I wrote a lengthier review elsewhere but with yet another stay I'll reiterate they are great people, in a great spot, and very accommodating. I strongly recommend them for watching your dogs. My border collie has been sleeping for 5 hours now, they took care of her and somehow wore her out.
Annie always has a great time with the pack.
Marie and Jiva are just wonderful! Never before has Bonnie been so happy after staying away. They are very professional and friendly. We plan to continue to use Marie and Jiva to board Bonnie and for daycare as well.
Marie and Jiva were awesome! This was my first DogVacay experience and they took on my last minute request when I was in a bind. It was really nice to have peace of mind that he was in their care while I was away.
Another great stay with Marie and Jiva! Very easy communication with them, daily pictures received, and a full report upon picking up Tugboat! They really treat my pup like family. Just booked them again for Labor Day.
Marie & Jiva are fabulous. Could not be happier. We got a daily picture of our Beagle/Bassett. Very professional & no stress!!
Marie & Jiva were fantastic with my dog Madison. I appreciated them requiring a meet-n-greet beforehand and how thorough they were in asking questions about her needs and quirks.

Their pickup/drop off times were flexible when my flight arrived late back into Denver. And Madison was absolutely exhausted when I picked her up, which is impressive for a border collie.

Highly recommended and I will be a repeat client.
My dog Roxy loves going to Jiva and Marie's. She's exhausted when I pick her up and we know that's a good sign of a day well spent, right? I was out of town for four days this time and I knew she'd be well taken care of. I loved the daily email updates with cute pics of Roxy. She was a happy girl when I came in the door and she had obviously enjoyed herself. I highly recommend Jiva and Marie for anyone looking for a safe and fun environment for their dogs.
Marie and Jiva did a great job looking after our English Bulldog while we were on vacation. We will definitely try to use them in the future!
A worry free vacation for us and fun for Olive. First time boarding with Marie and Jiva and we couldn't have been happier. The pictures were a great bonus. Thanks.
Marie & Jiva V are the best! Our somewhat anxious dog relaxes there and we don't have to worry about her.
Great, as always. Bams came home happy and worn out from playing with her pup friends.
Our dog stayed with Marie and Jiva recently for over a week. He's used to being at home, so we wondered how he would do staying for that length of time at a place he didn't know well. We needn't have worried as, from the numerous updates we received, it sounds like Marie and Jiva did a great job of making Mickey feel safe and secure (and pampered!) We were impressed with how conscientious and caring they are. And I'm sure he had a great time playing with Max and Emma as he came home happy and energetic. The next time we travel we won't hesitate to put him in Marie and Jiva's care, and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Roxy had a great day playing at Marie & Jiva's house. She made several new friends that day and was relaxed and happy when I came to pick her up. I highly recommend Marie & Jiva as a host and will be requesting them again real soon.
Marie and Javi were awesome. Bams had lots of other pups to play with and was even allowed to cuddle on their bed.
Toby loved his stay with Marie and Jiva! He loved being able to play with our dogs and have access to a nice backyard. Thanks for taking good care of him while we were away!
Marie and Jiva are fantastic. They are absolutely animal lovers, and know the funny quirks that pugs possess, so we felt especially good about leaving our baby "Tugboat Willie" with them. They are fantastic about updates and sending pictures throughout the stay. Tugboat was in good hands at their home. We will absolutely be repeat customers.
Lucy has been going to Marie's for about a year and a half, it's like her second home. She is always well taken care of and I never worry about her when I'm away, although I miss her like crazy! But I know she gets lots of love and attention and has a fun time. I would recommend Marie and Jiva to anyone needing a babysitter for their fur baby.
Marie & Jiva have taken care of our dog Kong many times over the past two years. We come back to them because they are so easy to work with and take such amazing care of our boy. You won't find better people to watch your dog anywhere!
Teddy had a great stay with Marie and Jiva and I would recommend them to anyone else concerned about the well-being of their dogs. Marie and Jiva took extra care to make sure that Teddy felt at home when he showed some signs of nervousness. And they even were willing to carry him up and down the stairs when he refused to go himself--no easy feat with a 30-lb dog! I am thrilled to have found a home away from home for Teddy when we are out of town.
Our dog had another great visit with marie and jiva. He came home happy as ever. They kept us up to date with our much loved picture updates. They really care about your dogs well being and care about them being comfortable (my dog wouldnt eat his food the first night so marie sat with him and hand fed him his dinner) You can tell they truly take care of him as if it were their own. I can't thank them enough for keeping me at ease while we are out of town and we truly appreciate them and their top notch services.
Thank you Marie and Jiva. I was confident that you would provide a comfortable stay for Sinead, but you created a home away from home instead. You went above and beyond my expectations.
Annie always enjoys her stays here and gets along with the house pack pretty well. Marie is always quick to respond to bookings and inquiries.
We trust Marie & Jiva and our dogs just love them.
Marie and Jiva are fabulous hosts! When I drop my girls off they run right for them and hardly turn back to say goodbye to me! I know how much they get spoiled when they stay over! I know they are in great hands and never worry when I am away! Marie and Jiva love all the puppies they watch like they are their own! They are the best!
Yoshi had another great stay with Marie & Jiva! His last stay was quite a while ago so we weren't sure how he would react to us leaving him for a few days but he ran straight up to Marie's door and couldn't wait to get inside! He was happy and tired when we picked him up and I always know he's in good hands. Highly recommend!!
The Posh Pup in Congress Park is great! My dog Marley had a great stay and didn't want to come home! Marie and Jiva were very nuturing to my dog and made me feel very comfortable trusting them with my pootch! Definettly recommend the Posh Pup!
We had a great experience with Marie, Jiva, and their two pugs Max and Emma. We have never left our 10 year old pug with anyone before outside of family that know her. Marie and Jiva made the experience very easy and were warm and welcoming from the start. They could tell from our initial visit that Stella was nervous about being there and were very attentive to her needs. When I brought Stella for the stay, she walked right up their steps excited to be there. It was reassuring to know she was getting the attention and love that she is used to getting at home. I would highly recommend.
Very friendly and Cali came home happy and tired.
great as always!
Our 11 year-old Golden Retriever Lucky stayed with Marie and Jiva for a few days and was very happy there. He is pretty laid back and friendly and so are they, so it was a great match. Their two little dogs seemed to get along well with Lucky and his special feeding needs were handled perfectly. We will definitely take Lucky back there when the need arises.
As always Lucy had a dog gawn good time! She gets so excited when we walk up to the front door, just can't wait to play with her Pug friends Max and Emma. When I bring her home she is passed out from all the fun. Marie and Jiva are wonderful care takers and very reliable and responsible.
We checked Koda in with Marie and Jiva while I was in the hospital giving birth and for a few days after the baby came home.

I was really nervous about leaving him and wondered how he would do. Well, according to the pictures and updates they emailed to us, he had a wonderful time!

There was one on Marie's lap with one of the other dogs, and I could tell he was getting plenty of love and attention.

Marie and Jiva are our new go to people for Koda-sitting. I know that he enjoys his stays and that he is not just well looked after, but spoiled. I highly, highly recommend Marie and Jiva.
Marie and Jiva were amazing sitters for our belived pets. They were communicative and accommodating, and our pups (including our picky 14 year old chihuahua) loved them. We recommend them without reservation!!
Marie and Jiva were great. They were responsive to communication and able to get us in at the last minute. They were great with Annie, helped her get through her initial nervousness until she was comfortable and happy in their home.
This is the first time we've left our dog with anybody. We were very nervous and didn't know what to expect. The daily updates made it easy to see what our dog was up to. Marie was always available by phone or text and genuinely cared about our dog. I would definately recommend Marie and Jiva.
Every successful business is built on repeat/returning customers. The fact that I keep bringing Bear back to Marie and Jiva should tell you everything! There are several DogVacay providers that are in my neighborhood, but the trust and care that my Bear receives is worth the time to travel to Fillmore and Colfax. Thank you again for a most excellent experience!
This was Yoshi's third stay with Marie and Jiva. As soon as we pulled up to their house he started yelping and begging to be let out of the car. Then he ran straight up to their door and couldn't wait to get inside! For a dog that normally displays separation anxiety, that tells me all I need to know. He clearly loves it there and is always tired and content when he gets home. They take excellent care of our little guy and I even hear he has a special bond with Jiva, his surrogate daddy. It's such a relief to travel knowing Yoshi is in such good hands. I highly recommend them!
Once again, Marie & Jiva come through with a most excellent experience for Bear while I was away. The picture updates were superb, I could tell in an instant that my boy was enjoying himself. From walks to doggy park to posh lambskin throws to the very entertaining company of their own pugs, Bear was truly pampered!
Jasper loves his time at Marie and Jiva's. He was anxiously pulling on his leash once he recognized where we were heading and he always comes back to in a great mood. He makes many new (and old) friends everytime he is there.

Cheers and look forward to next time....
Marie and Jiva were fantastic. We were nervous puppy parents trying to figure out how to manage our first trip away from Buckley (and his first time without both of us). They made everything easy. Our first intro was at a dog park, where we were able to get a sense of the hosts, their two pugs and a couple of other dogs that were staying with them. We were also given a tour of their home and got to see how comfortable and happy Buckley was to be there. Communication was great; Marie even provided us with a couple of updates while we were away. She is punctual, profressional, a great business person all around. We loved our experience and Buckley looks forward to spending more time with them. Aside from finding the perfect home away from home for our little guy, it was also a treat to see Marie's art studio and the beautiful figurative oil paintings she creates! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any hesitation about using this service. :)
The first time I used Marie and Jiva my girl Lucy had just had surgery two days earlier, she needed special attention while recovering. Marie and Jiva were absolutely wonderful! They took great care of my baby and communicated daily with me. We've since used them again and are very happy with the love and care they provide. Their little pugs Max and Emma are great companions for my Lucy.
I'm as neurotic as they come about my pug and he had not stayed with anyone other than family for 6 years so I was understandably hesitant about boarding him anywhere. I am so happy I found Marie and Jiva! They took such good care of my little guy and spoiled him just as I do, and Marie sent me daily updates with pictures to assuage my anxiety. I highly, highly recommend them. They will be my go-to option from now on. Thank you Marie and Jiva!
Marie and Jiva are great with Charlie. I travel every week for work and needed a reliable and flexible host. I receive pictures every visit while I'm away and Charlie is always happy and tired out when I pick him up. It's comforting to know that my dog is well taken care of in a home setting while I am away.
Yet again, Marie and Jiva were compassionate and creative in accomodating my pugs special needs. All the furry friends at the house seemed super well cared for and they all received the special attention they needed. Thank you again.
Marie and Jiva have been watching my 12 year old Weimer for nearly 4 months now. They are absolutely great dog hosts and very friendly and professional in how they work with me. Marie is so thoughtful, very organized and a great communicator... I never worry about Cleo while I'm away for work.. which is a lot! Thanks Marie & Jiva!!
My pugs loved spending time with Marie and Jiva. The individualize the care to meet the special needs of my dogs. I would highly recommend their home and their care. Putt Putt and Scooter were well cared for.
This was our first time leaving our two pugs with new people/using DogVacay, so we were a little apprehensive at first. Marie and Jiva were awesome though! They were in touch with us our whole trip, giving us updates on Dexter and Oliver. They made us feel like our little ones were definitely in good hands! Marie and Jiva were very nice, helpful, and quick to respond during the whole meet & greet process and while watching our boys for us. Dexter and Oliver were well taken care of and were tuckered out from their weekend of playing. I would definitely recommend them to others!
We're always nervous when we have to be away from our dog for a long trip, but having Marie and Jiva to leave him with set our minds at ease. After 10 days with them, I'm not sure he wanted to come home.
I had an awesome experience boarding Jack White with Marie and Jiva. I usually only board Jack for short stays at Petsmart and since we were gone for 8 days I wanted to find a place where Jack could feel at home and I found that with Marie and Jiva. Jack got along great with their two pugs and loved going on walks and even slept in their bed! Spoiled! Needless to say, when I leave town in the future I will definitely use them again.
We recently moved to the area and are really glad to have found Marie & Jiva. They took great care of Kong, were easy to work with, and are obviously extremely nice, dog-loving people. They also live close to the dog park and work from home. What more can you ask for?
This was my Bear's second visit, and as before, an amazing, fun, and attentive time. I really enjoyed getting the photos and updates, it made the fact that I was on the West Coast seem like my pup was only next door. I highly recommend The Posh Pup to anyone looking for a fun, safe, caring (thanks for the brushing!) and exciting puppy vacay experience!
Being the first always leads to some trepidation, but as soon as I met Marie and Jiva at the dog park to ensure we were all compatible, I felt completely at ease. My Bear got along great with the two pugs, and I could tell at once that these hosts really love and care for their animals. Plenty of walks, playtime in the park, a zen-like back yard, and much attention!
Marie and Jiva were fantastic! From the initial introduction of my 6 y/o black lab, to the drop off, and the pickup, they were awesome. Sparkle (my lab), was comfortable within minutes and was playing with the other dogs. I got pictures during the week with little status messages to let me know how much fun she was having. Thanks so much and I'll definitely be back!
Marie and Jiva were great hosts! They were very accommodating to my drop off/pickup schedule and even sent pics to me while I was away. When my dog got a small cut on her paw, they immediately called to give me the info and offered to take her to the vet to get it checked out. Very caring hosts!
Marie and Jiva recently watched my 12 yr old Weimaraner and they were fabulous!

Very thoughtful and considerate through the entire meet n' greet process as well as considerate of her needs. They treated Cleo like one of her own and certainly plan to use them again and again.

Thanks Marie & Jiva!!
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