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Marvin Y.

21 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Marvin's Resident Pets

1 yr 10 mo old

Marvin's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Marvin

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My wife and I live in the Upper West Side, nearby Lincoln Center. We are both dog lovers and tend to spoil our chihuahua, Bambi. We've taken care of all different breeds, from Yorkshire terriers to Labrador retrievers.
We also work with different rescue groups to foster dogs.

While you are at work or away on vacation, you can rest assured that your pooch is in capable hands. We will take care of your loved one as if he or she were our own. Daily feedings, three walks a day, play time, and exercise are all included.

We like to give all dogs free rein of our 900 sq. ft 1 bedroom apartment so we prefer small to medium size dogs, who are house broken = )
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Can administer oral medicine

Marvin Y.

21 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marvin's Home
$59 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marvin's Home
$47 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
21 Reviews
Marvin is always wonderful with Roxy. We're so glad to have a trusted dog sitter so close to us!
Thank you, Marvin, for another terrific stay! Teddy had a great time, and we felt happy and secure knowing that he was in great hands. We highly recommend Marvin and his family--they always take wonderful care of our pup!
After two years of boarding our two pups at a great facility for boarding dogs in NYC, they closed their doors.
We were so nervous about finding a new place for our pups as we travel a good bit. We found Marvin on dog vacay, had a lovely meet and greet, and just returned after leaving our Bichon and Shih-tsu mix for the last 10 days.
All went great.! The dogs were happy, Marvin was great about sending photo updates and responded in a timely manner to make us feel comfortable!
Will definitely call him again!
This was Teddy's second stay with Marvin--another great experience! Marvin is friendly, communicative, and accomodating. He kept in touch with pictures and updates over the weekend, which we really appreciated. We're very happy to have found Marvin!
Roxy was sad to leave Marvin's place I could tell. That's the best sign of a good host. Thank you and your wife so much for taking such good care of my little Roxy. I hope you'll be available the next time we need a safe and happy home for her to stay.
Marvin and his wife took great care of our dog, Heidi, once again. He sent us pictures every day which we really appreciated. Heidi looked happy & relaxed. She's usually a bit shy with other dogs and people, but always seemed to be happy with Marvin & Bambi, their dog. We'll def go back to Marvin's for any upcoming trips again. Highly recommended.
Marvin and his wife were so lovely and kind, especially very flexible with pick up/drop off time to accommodate our schedule. It's obvious that they love dogs and Chompers had a great time!
We just picked up our dog from a long weekend with Marvin. He clearly had a wonderful time! Marvin kept us updated with pictures and funny stories while we were away, which we really appreciated. We're so grateful to Marvin for taking such good care of our boy while we were away!
Marvin was fantastic! Oliver still tries to walk into the lobby of his building whenever we walk past :) We will definitely be return customers!
Marvin was terrific with Shelby & I would definitely use him again! He kept me updated & informed on how she was doing. It was obvious when I picked her up that she enjoyed her stay there & was well taken care of. I was very pleased!
Marvin was absolutely fabulous and we will definitely use him again in the future. His dog Bambi and Rocky became best friends throughout the stay and Marvin took excellent care of our child. If you are looking for an excellent dog sitter who is caring and attentive - choose Marvin!
Sophie had a fantastic experience!
Once again, Marvin was an amazing host! I knew my dogs liked staying there because when I dropped them off they were practically running to his apartment. When I pick them up, they are always clean and smell great which cannot be said about many other hosts. Also, the pictures are awesome and indicative of the level of care my dogs receive when I'm away. Thank you again Marvin (and G!)
Marvin was amazing with our dogs. I can always tell when I pick them up. They were clean, happy and it is evident they had a great time and were in extremely good hands. Can't wait to book another reservation with Marvin soon.
Marvin went above and beyond. I would strongly recommend him!!!!!
Suki was very well taken care of while we were away for the weekend. We hope to use Marvin again in the near future.
Marvin was excellent! Would not hesitate to leave my dog with him.
Marvin took excellent care of Sophie. She seemed very calm & content after spending two nights with him. Thanks, Marvin, see you again very soon!
Marvin was great with my boy Roscoe. He was in contact with me the entire time, always giving me updates on how he was doing. Roscoe loved his time there, he was sad when we left... Ill definitely be sending roscoe there again next time I leave town!
We can't thank Marvin enough for his care, love and patience with our puppy, Maro. He was absolutely the greatest host to our baby for more than two weeks! From the updates with photos and messages, we could tell Maro was in great hands. When we picked him up to bring him home, we could tell he was pampered with love and affection at Marvin's. All of Maro's belongings were so clean and Maro smelled so lovely and fresh! We would definitely leave Maro with Marvin again. We recommend Marvin with all our hearts because he is that someone that will go an extra mile taking care of your little one as much as you do. Thank you so much again Marvin. Please say hello to Bambi and your girlfriend. Maro misses you guys very much!!
Marvin and his girlfriend was such a life saver for me as I had to find a dog sitter for my dog. It was christmas 2012 and a lot of potential dog sitters were either booked or not available. Since I was flying out of town, I was relieved to find that Marvin was available through out the time I would be out.

I met Marvin at his apartment and everything seemed like it would be a great place for my dog to stay.

Marvin was also very flexible to allow me to extend his service twice during that time!

I highly recommend Marvin as he showed great flexibility and genuine care to make sure my dog was eating well and well taken care of!
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