Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Within a few hours

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Marissa can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
112 Reviews

Chloe K.
Chloe K.
Oct 21, 2018
Verified Stay

Marisssa was great with my 4-year-old cat. My cat tends to be shy with strangers, but he immediately took to Marissa. With each visit, Marissa shared (great) pictures and updates too.

Marissa B.
Marissa B.
Siddharth K.
Siddharth K.
Oct 17, 2018
Verified Stay

Marissa took such good care (and took such good photos!) of Twix. She provided regular updates and was flexible on pick-up and drop-off times. Marissa also took care of a paw injury that Twix was dealing with during her stay - she made sure to watch her, use a cone when needed, and give Twix topical and pill medication. Twix loved the hikes that Marissa and Tofu took her on - we would leave Twix with Marissa ...

Marissa B.
Marissa B.
Carly M.
Carly M.
Oct 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Marissa took excellent care of my 18y.o. cat Taylor. She was professional, kind, and easily handled Taylor’s complicated food and medication regime. She left my house clean and followed all my instructions. I would absolutely recommend her. Thanks so much!

Marissa B.
Marissa B.

About Marissa

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Let's hit the trail! Home Full-Time

To ensure that your dog gets my full attention, I only board one dog (or multiple dogs from the same household) at a time. I'll spoil your dog with treats, belly rubs and long walks! My family loves to go hiking in the various East Bay Regional Parks. Tofu prefers to go off-leash, but we can keep your "Buddy" on leash if you'd prefer. If your dog is high-energy, loves to ...

What Marissa would like to know about your dog

My dog Tofu is very friendly, playful and energetic. He loves to play with toys and other dogs inside our home. If your dog is sensitive to sharing toys (possessive behavior) and does not like social dogs, we may not be your perfect fit. As much as I love silver-haired pups, we can not host senior dogs with physical limitations.

In order to hit the trail, your dog must have generally good car-related skills (no barking or trying to get into the driver's seat). If you do not want your dog to go in the car, please let me know! I'd be happy to keep it to "neighborhood walks only".

Your dog also must be comfortable with both men and women, as I live with my husband.
We do live on a busy street, so your dog must be used to the street sounds that comes with an urban dwelling.

Finally, sometimes dogs may get a little "homesick"when introduced to new surroundings and people. I would love to keep your dog's usual routine as much as possible. Please let me know if your dog has had any behavior issues when boarding in the past, such as excessive barking, aggression, lack of appetite, anxiety licking, shaking or shivering.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
First Aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise

About Marissa's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Marissa's Pets


5 years old, 75 lbs.

When Marissa watches your pet

As convenient as dog parks are, I care about your dog's safety more! Due to health and safety reasons, I will not bring your dog to a dog park. A single interaction gone wrong can lead to injury or life-long reactivity or fear aggression. Dogs have a natural sense of adventure and trail hiking is the perfect way to get out their energy. Walks, as opposed to dog park socialization, is the best walk to exercise! If you dog loves to spend time in the outdoors, we think we'd be a perfect match.

In Marissa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Marissa's Service Area

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