House Sitting

in your home

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Under an hour

Traveling Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old


  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
19 Reviews

Emori M.
Emori M.
Oct 26, 2018
Verified Stay

She is SO good with my rescue dog!!! He looks forward to their walks everyday. She sends pictures and keeps me updated!!!

Marianne H.
Marianne H.
Denise D.
Denise D.
Sep 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Marianne is wonderful! Will continue to ask for her to walk for our precious furry babies! ?

Marianne H.
Marianne H.
Meredith P.
Meredith P.
Jul 18, 2018
Verified Stay

Marianne is an amazing sitter. I moved out of VA almost a year ago now so unfortunately haven't been able to have her watch my dog recently, but I've used at least a half dozen other Rover sitters and haven't found anyone who matches her level of care, kindness, and dedication. Marianne took Quito out for walks when I was at work as well as stayed overnight with him for several long weekends and always ...

Marianne H.
Marianne H.

About Marianne

years of experience
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Safe & Reliable TLC for Furbabies!

I'm not quite retired and a mom of four grown kids with a teen still at home. I have two adorable grandchildren. I love to bake and during the holidays and on special occasions you will find me up to my elbows in mixing bowls, flour, sugar, butter and eggs! I have done some volunteer work and anticipate volunteering soon at the local animal rescue and shelter. My experience with caring for animals includes walking ...

What Marianne would like to know about your dog

For dogs needing walks, it is important to know how socialized your pet is to other dogs (if dog aggressive) and to people so that I may adjust the walk as needed. Does your pet have separation anxieties? This is good to know beforehand so that I can provide the best care in helping them be at ease while you are away and if I must be away for brief errands while pet sitting on extended stays, I want to be sure your dog is secure and relaxed until I return. For special needs pets, I have walked a couple of dogs who were blind and they required a little extra assistance and time in order to enjoy being able to get outdoors and go for a walk. Those are just a few things good to know before starting the visit or pet sitting and going on walks.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Marianne watches your pet

My goal is to keep to your pet's regular routine schedule while you're away. With each walk, visit or stay your pet will have good daily exercise whether a vigorous walk for a younger dog or a nice leisurely stroll for an older senior there will be lot's of time for fresh air and enjoying the scenery. I have pets of my own and know how important it is for pets to enjoy indoor activities too with a variety of their favorite toys.

Marianne's Service Area

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