The Pug House
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Kate and Marc P.
Norfolk, VA 23509
49 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Kate and Marc's Resident Pets

10 yr 0 mo old
11 yr 0 mo old

Kate and Marc's House

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About Kate and Marc

My husband Marc and I have a small and comfortable house. We have a fenced yard and plenty of green space and parks in our neighborhood for productive walks.


- Our goal is to watch one dog at a time. We will allow multiple dogs to accommodate overlaps in stays.
- We do not have any size restrictions. Large and small dogs are welcome!
- We do not offer any multi-dog or extended stay discounts.
- We exercise as needed for each dog (walks, runs, etc.). We do not charge extra for such things.
- We do require visitors to the Pug House to be up to date on Bordatella, Rabies and DHLP vaccinations. We STRONGLY recommend a canine flu shot during flu season but do not require it. Please message us if you have extenuating circumstances (i.e. health conditions) that prevent you from updating your dog's vaccinations and we will consider exceptions on a case by case basis.

What to bring for your dog's vacay!

- Food and bowls AND a written feeding schedule
- Leash and harness/collar/etc.
- Dog seat belt if your dog uses one (in case we need to transport them anywhere)
- Favorite toys
- Dog bed if your dog uses one
- Crate if your dog uses one
- Current copy of vaccination/medical records
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Contact Kate and Marc
Kate and Marc P.
Norfolk, VA 23509
49 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 21, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kate and Marc's Home
$26 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Kate and Marc's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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49 Reviews
Marc and Kate were awesome hosts! They took great care of Pepper and kept us constantly updated with photos and status messages multiple times a day. You won't go wrong letting your pet stay with them!
great experience overall. ginger was happy and so were we!
Kate and Marc did a wonderful job watching over our dog!
It was a great experience again. We really enjoyed our vacation knowing our pet Buster was in good hand. Thank you so much, can't wait for next time.
Kate and Marc watched Walter while we were on our honeymoon. We could tell immediately that he was in good hands with people who loved dogs and took good care of everyone! They sent us lots of photos which we were super appreciative of! They are our favorite!
Right from confirmation of reservation, to accomodate to our schedule for dropping Peggy off, sending frequent updates via email and giving us a freshly washed Peggy when we picked her up, they were the nicest hosts Peggy could have asked for..
Great stay for out dog max. We got picture updates and max was a happy camper when we picked him up.
Great experience! I really appreciated getting frequent pictures and updates. Thanks for keeping Buddy safe and sound for his first trip away from home.
Kate and Marc took wonderful care of my dog. Each day I got pictures which was really great. We have a senior Pug and having her stay at their home was way way better than any kennel any day. Thanks!!
Tigger was very happy at Pugs house. He meet with lots of new friends. We enjoyed the pictures of Tigger that Kate and Marc sent us in a daily basis. I really appreciate their services.
My dog Angel had a great time staying with Kate and Marc. She was well taken care of and I loved receiving all those cute photo updates everyday! Thank you!
Rex was happy to stay with Kate & Marc and their pups. He doesn't usually get a chance to play with other dogs but as the pictures of him tell, he was having a great time. They provide a wonderful environment for Rex while we're away. I'd highly recommend them to anyone needing care for their dog.
Kate and Marc are great! Our dog is always so happy and worn out after a weekend at their house!
Very nice people, Lucy really enjoyed their pugs. Kept us informed, and were very reasonable. I recommend them!
Kate and her husband were terrific hosts for Tom. He stayed with them for four weeks and seemed to thrive and to enjoy the human and canine company during his stay. I appreciated the photos that Kate sent almost daily - I could see that he was interacting and being his normal self. I felt completely confident that he was well taken care of.
Kate is a great sitter for Cowboy!
Very good experience for Rex and for us. Kate is very reliable and caring.
We had a very good experience with Kate. Our dog Buster was well taken care of. We really enjoyed receiving photos of Buster everyday. When we picked him, he was in good spirits and enjoyed his stay with Kate. We will be using Dog Vacay again for our next vacation.
Thank you.
Kate is wonderful!! She's very caring and shares lots of photos. If there are any health problems she takes care of them. A+++!
They were a great host.
Kate is WONDERFUL! Cowboy loves going to her place and she cares for him as family:)
Dana had a great first visit. She is an anxious dog by nature, but she did great and seemed very happy when I picked her up. Thanks, Kate!
We love Kate. Joe had a great time wile we were away for Thanksgiving. We enjoy the daily pictures. We will be looking forward on having Kate look after Joe on our next trip. Thanks!
Thank you for taking such a good care of Houndi. He is not an easy boy, I know. He is lovable, but so energetic. He was energetic (as usual), but not panic. I would be very happy and confident to leave Houndi to the Pug House. :-) Tippi
Kate took great care of Belle. She sent me lots of pictures while I was away and was very responsive to any questions I had. I would definitely leave Belle in her care again.
Thank you so much for taking care of Oscar. Received great pics each day from Kate which was wonderful.
Our dog loves this place! Kate always takes such care to send us pictures of how Morgie's doing. If you haven't tried Kate yet, you're missing out!
Once again, Kate and her husband went above and beyond taking care of our beloved pug. We loved getting pictures - often multiple times a day - of our pug having a wonderful little vacation while we ourselves were on vacation. Helps to put our mind at ease. Thanks Kate!
Kate was great! She watched Jackson two weekends in a row, and I will definitely ask her again if we need a sitter. She sent lots of pics and was very easy to work with. Not to mention, Jackson was exhausted when we picked him up, which is always appreciated :).
Kate was very pleasant to work with and very thoughtfully kept me informed what was going on during the vacay. She sent a lot of photos showing how much fun my dog was having. Thanks!
Our dog loves her "home away from home"! Kate is awesome with updates and pics. Love this!
Even though it was last minute, she was happy to have my dog at her house. Also, I like the photos she sent out several times a day. Next time we go out of town, she will be going to Kate's house for sure!
Kate is a terrific sitter. Our dog was cared for as though he was a member of her family
Awesome as always!
I had a good experience with Kate, she accepted my reservation even though it was last minute, which was super helpful to me. Also, I loved her daily picture updates of my dog having fun!
Kate is a great host and I do not have any issues or concerns. Jake had a great time! I will certainly recommend her to my friends.
Kate and her husband were awesome! My dog Mia is very tricky to care for (with bad allergies) and they did a fabulous job with her!!! They followed directions with her meds and sent plenty of pics and updates so I knew how well she was doing :) She had a lot of fun too playing with her pups.. I would definitely recommend them and will be sure to book with them on our next time out of town.
Kate and Mark are excellent hosts. Our interaction with Kate was always positive. She is very responsive to phone calls and e-mails. We received photo updates of Bentley (our dog) during the day so we could see he was doing well and having good time.
We feel very comfortable leaving our dog with Kate and Mark while we are out of town.
Kate and her husband were wonderful hosts for our dog's vacay, we received regular updates and photos, and had great peace of mind knowing our pet was well-cared for and having a great time! Kate was very accommodating and flexible, and very responsive as well - we hope she will be available again!
Kate and her husband were amazing! My dog didn't want to come home! I highly recommend them, and will be using them again.
Kate was fantastic with our two dogs. This was the first time I used DogVacay so I was a little nervous but Kate took care of everything. Will definitely use her again!
Sammy had a wonderful time! He came home happy and tired from all of his playing! We got regular photos of him enjoying his vacay, too! Kate was wonderful, and I will certainly use Kate again for my future travels. Thanks for all of the comfort and great care you gave Sammy!
Kate was awesome - the ease of the reservation was great, and she personally answered all my questions. The pictures during the stay were awesome and put our minds at ease as this was the first time we ever boarded one of our animals. We definitely recommend Kate!
Our energetic, socialite 1-yr old Jack Russell was right at home with Kate and the Pug House. He got the human and canine attention that he needed! We got frequent picture updates and couldn't be more pleased with this host!
Taz had a great time at Kate's house.
Kate was great and took Kobe in like one of her own! Kobe spent the day with Kate and the pugs but next time it will be an over night! Kobe had so much fun she didn't want to leave!Thank you Kate and Marc:)
Saki was well cared for and is looking forward to another stay in the future.
Our minds were put at ease knowing our dog was in good hands. We were very pleased and will certainly be using Kate and her husband again!
Kate was the best. Not only was she extremely flexible in every regard, but she took Stewie in as one of her own. I was extremely comfortable leaving him with her as she's a long time dog owner. She also made sure to send me updates of Stewie fitting right in.
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