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Marian W.

24 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Marian's House

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Small Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Marian

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We live in a very dog friendly community where owners walking their dogs is a very common sight. After many years of sharing our home with our dog and cat friends, we are currently choosing to live pet free and pursue traveling for extended periods.

Our home has wood floors but this doesn't seen to be a problem for the dogs we have had. Our home is very pet friendly and we enjoy what the pets bring to our home - companionship, activity and fun.

We enjoy walking our dogs and visiting others along the way. Typically, we would have three nice walks a day with additional opportunities for short trips outside as needed. A trip to a local park for a change of scene would be fon for all of us.

In addition to our own special dogs we have fostered 50+ dogs and found great homes for them. Many of our fosters have had medical issues. We also have dog-sat for some of our fosters after they were adopted. We still occasionally foster.

Eventually we will adopt senior pups but for now, we choose to enjoy the company of other's pets and love them up.

I think your pet will enjoy us as much as we will enjoy them... A lot.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Marian W.

24 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marian's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Marian's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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24 Reviews
Jim and Marian are very kind people who took wonderful care of my senior yorkie who is blind and has other special needs. It was his first time ever staying away from family. It was clear they have a big heart for animals and did their very best to make him comfortable during the week stay. I highly recommend them.
Our collie was recovering from cruciate ligament surgery when Marian and Jim took care of her for a week. They did a super job of loving care and also communicating with us during our trip. We were so thrilled to find such kind and responsible folks to care for her. Thanks a million. We will be back.
Marian & Jim stayed at my home with my two dogs for five days. They texted lots of photos of the happy dogs and left the house clean! I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a dog/cat sitter.
Marian and Jim were lovely people who clearly love dogs. They welcome our precious pups into their home and were great about sending us updates daily.
Marian and Jim were great with Winston and very flexible with our Holiday schedule! Thank you!!
My 4yr old Golden Retriever just stayed with Jim and Marian for just 1 day daycare. Was very pleased and impressed! Took him for a walk, played ball with him and gave me an update on how he was doing. It is so comforting to know that your precious pet is being so well cared for while you are away. We will definitely bring our sweet boy there again! Thank you Jim & Marian!!
Jim and Marian were great hosts! I have 3 senior small dogs. It's a little extra work getting them outside in the winter because they need jackets. My oldest senior can be a challenge. She barks when she needs something leaving the caregiver to figure out what that is. Jim and Marian seem to take it in stride. When I picked the dogs up, they were happy to see me, but seemed relaxed. At times when I've had to board them at a kennel, they are frantic to leave when I come to pick them up, barking and running to the door. I could tell the difference. Thanks again to Jim and Marian!
We have two very different dogs and both of them received the care needed by each.
Marian and Jim paid careful attention to the feeding routine for Dexter and Paris, as well as their walk requirements. An extra "Thank You" to Marian for helping Paris get used to her new dog bed. She now uses it regularly. It also seemed like Dexter loved the basket of toys he "found" in their home.
We don't travel often but will certainly arrange for Jim and Marian to watch these two again.
It was a great experience for us and ruby. You can tell they a wonderful and caring people we can't thank them enough they did a great job
Tiger had another great week with Marian. They take Tiger along on their errands and also take Tiger to exciting places that he enjoys. He receives lots of love and attention when going on his own doggie vacay. Thanks for caring for Tiger as your own. - Ester
Marian and Jim were wonderful caretakers for my dog. They frequently sent pictures and provided updates on how she was doing. When I picked her up, she was happy, clean and well taken care of. I think she was a little sad to leave their house. I will definitely use them again for any extended or short term needs.
Marian and Jim treated Tiger like he was their own pet. Tiger was taken for walks, taken to the park, went on errands and overall enjoyed his time away from home. Thank you so much for taking care of Tiger for the week. We will definitely be back!!!

Great experience! Lovely couple who were very good with my dog. I would definetely use them again.
My dog Maggie had a great time! I could tell she was loved and treated like she was their own! Maggie is a Pomchi, Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix and has never been left with nonfamily members in her almost two years of life. This was a very good experience for her towards letting go of some of her shyness about being away from her home and family. Marion and her husband clearly love dogs and provide a safe and loving experience as they share their home, I highly recommend them!
Chihuahuas can be tricky, if these guys can make a Chichi happy, they can make your dog happy!
Marian and her husband were amazing! From the second we pulled up to their home we knew our puppy was in good hands! Indie was right at home, and found the toy bucket right away! I will definitely be a repeat customer if in the area!
It was so nice to come home to notes about how things went while we were on vacation. Archie was a happy boy when we came home. We really appreciated Marian and her husband spending such quality time with our Boston.
Very happy with our first experience with DogVacay. Hosts went out of their way to see our dog had good time.
Marian and Jim were absolutely wonderful hosts to my dogs! It was very clear from the get-go that they love dogs. They were accommodating to my dog's needs, especially to Abby as she is healing from a broken leg. They sent a few pictures to me, easing my concerns of being apart from my babies. I highly recommend them, and I'll personally contact them again.
Our first DogVacay experience with Marian and Jim was totally awesome! Their patience, love and commitment to our Andy was so appreciated! They were very honest with how things went...I guess our little guy has some separation anxiety w/ barking issues at times, but seemed to settle after couple days. Marian even sent photos and videos to us during the 9-day vacay. Marian & Jim are experienced pet lovers and I would most certainly consider them for our next vacay (if they'll take him ;) Thanks you guys :)
Our senior golden retriever, Bear was so well cared for at Marian's house. I felt that Marian and her husband were very knowledgeable and experienced so I was very comfortable to leave my boy with them. When Bear came home, it seemed like he had an extra spring in his step, so I can tell that he enjoyed his stay as well. We will definitely be having Bear stay here again with absolute confidence that he is safe and loved.
Marian and her husband took great care of our two dogs while we were on vacation. The dogs took to both of them right away and it was easy to see they are people who love dogs. They were especially great at listening to all my instructions/care/concerns for each dog. Couldn't have asked for a better place to leave my fur babies. Highly recommend them and will use them again.
Our first experience with DogVacay and Marian was amazing. From the first message, Marian was so responsive and able to coordinate with us. When I dropped Shelby off, Marian was there to greet us and Shelby warmed to her immediately (rare). She has a way with animals, that was apparent right away. I have nothing but 5 stars for this warm and capable host. Great experience. Will definitely seek her out again. Thanks
Fantastic. Joey had a great time and Marian and her husband were very nice.. We will definitely use this host again.
Marian and her husband were wonderful hosts. Sadie was well cared for and seemed very happy there. She sent us several pictures of Sadie while we were gone which was very much appreciated. I would definitely use them again for future vacations.
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