The Rocking Dog

View All

Marlena D.

11 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Marlena's Resident Pets

Lola the Freeway Wonder Dog
Akita/Chow Mix
7 old
Huskie/GSD mix
3YO old
Roxy was adopted!
Shiba Inu
6-7 old

Marlena's House

View Neighborhood Map
Outdoor area

About Marlena

The Rocking Dog is closed in California but will reopen soon in Portland, Oregon.

I've been caring for dogs in my home since 1996. I have a fenced yard, a pool for the swimmers, and lots of pooch pillows inside and out for naps. Dogs are walked every day and depending how many charges I have, we may go to a nearby dog park for running and playing. I don't charge extra for giving medicine and my guests always get lots of love and good treats: cookies, real bones from the butcher, pig ears... whatever's in the pantry. I have two dogs, Lola, an Akita/Chow mix and Darla, a Husky/GSD mix.

Just minutes away from Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, we offer a special extended day care with late pickup for amusement park or out of town visitors. This is a great alternative to boarding your pooch at a facility where pickup hours are limited or at Disneyland where your pooch is confined to a kennel and you are responsible for walking and feeding. There are no kennel facilities at Knott's.

Please note that holiday rates are slightly higher than those listed. Holidays include Memorial Day weekend (Thursday prior through Tuesday after), Independence Day week, Labor Day weekend (Thursday prior through Tuesday after), Thanksgiving weekend (Wednesday prior through Monday after), Christmas break (Friday prior to Christmas through the Sunday following January 1st). Book early to reserve your Spot's spot!

PLEASE NOTE: When you request a stay I immediately put a hold on the days you have requested pending any further information I may need. I don't care if you go with another sitter, but please, be courteous and let me know you won't be using my services so I can book another guest. Thank you.
Read More about Marlena...
Contact Marlena

Marlena D.

11 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 10, 2015


Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marlena's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Marlena's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
More Services
11 Reviews
Freja really enjoyed her stay with Marlena. If we lived in the area we would definitely go back, but we were just traveling through and needed dog care while we took our kids to the amusement parks.
Marlena is very thoughtful about the safety and well being of my dog. She allowed to him to become familiar with her home before introducing him to her dogs. She sent me text photos showing he was having a good time!
We're extremely pleased with Marlena! My family went to Knotts berry farm for the day, we're from San Diego and had nobody to leave our dog lily with. She approved our reservation the day before our trip and was very welcoming. She sent us a picture of our dog and let us know how she was doing, the piece of mind that our dog was ok is priceless. We will definitely be using her again for our trip to Disney land. Knowing our dog is cared for and having a great time playing is so much better than having her locked in a crate for hours.
Luna was great! She knew exactly how to deal with my super energy husky puppy!
I've boarded my pup with Luna twice and she is awesome! She truly saved my pup and I this past July 4th weekend when I had to book her the DAY OF July 4th. Long story short, I had my pup boarded with someone else but she couldn't follow through. After a stressful couple of hours, Luna confirmed that not only could she take him for the day, but she even offered to pick him up from the other boarder because she knew I was already out of town. I have no words to express how grateful I am. And it always helps when my pup comes home happy as a clam! This says a lot because my dog is a 1 year old husky that has enough energy to power a freight train!
After LunaL watched our puppy a year ago, we were happy to have her look after our dog again. She had no problem handling Lucky (now 65 pounds!), and sent us a text photo of him chewing happily on a bone. We will not hesitate to use LunaL again.
Easy to find. Very convenient. Nice owner and good resident dogs.
Great response and Harper came back full of energy, it allowed me to visit Knotts with my kids and know had a safe and excellent facility.
everything was great...she's a dog lover
my husband and I went to knottsberry for the day, and are so thankful we found this site. Instead being cooped up in a kennel all day, our puppy Bocce was able to play and run around with 2 other dogs. Luna sent me a pic while we were at knotts so I could see how Bocce was enjoying herself. Kennels definitely don't do that! I don't think I will be going back to boarding at kennels any time soon. Thank you Luna!
Our pup, Lucky, enjoyed his stay! And Luna texted us a photo of Lucky and gave us updates while we were at Disneyland. Luna is very conscientious and has a positive attitude!
Read All 11 Reviews