Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Hosting Preferences


Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Marlene can host up to 3 dogs per night.
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repeat clients
32 Reviews

Lexie D.
Lexie D.
Feb 1, 2017
Verified Stay

Zara had a great time with Marlene & Betsy! Over the holidays, we had an unexpected delay and Marlene was able to accommodate Zara for another night at the very last minute. We will definitely rebook Marlene shall we need a sitter in thr future. Thanks Marlene!

Marlene M.
Marlene M.
Jessica S.
Jessica S.
Dec 29, 2016
Verified Stay

If I could describe Marlene in one word, it would be, "lifesaver." Marlene went above and beyond to care for our dogs while we were away visiting family in Sacramento. She came and picked up the dogs almost immediately after we booked her time, and was extremely diligent about sending us status reports and picture updates. She went above and beyond by taking them to the dog park for social time, and regularly walking ...

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Cassandra C.
Cassandra C.
Oct 12, 2015
Verified Stay

Marlyn is the absolute sweetest!!! She took great care of our sweet pup, Coco, for the weekend and I would definitely recommend her for anyone who needs a dog sitter! She's trustworthy, responsible and she obviously has a love for dogs so of course you know your pup will be in great hands. Thanks so much again, Marlyn! :)

Marlene M.
Marlene M.

About Marlene

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • PetsitUSA Member
  • Rover Pack
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check
  • Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue
  • Love Dog Adventures

Marlene's Pet Care

*Coupon available for first time Rover users!*

I grew up in an animal-loving home and currently provide great, high-quality pet care services. My services range from boarding your dog, giving insulin shots to your diabetic cat, giving your bunny a temporary home, and much more!

My experience will assure you that your little one will be in trusted, good hands. I'm home most of the time and have a flexible schedule. My effort to communicate ...

What Marlene would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences at all; all are welcome. I would like to know a little bit about the dog's personality, feeding schedule, walking schedule, and any other accustomed routines.

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

About Marlene's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Marlene's Pets


Chow Chow and Shar Pei
5 years, 11 mo. old, 50 lbs.

When Marlene watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
Around the neighborhood, and Doyle park which is just a block away (unless you prefer otherwise). I also like to go to Balboa dog park, and of course Fiesta Island if your dog is a swimmer!

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Your dog will sleep in his/her crate, on a dog bed, on the floor, or on my bed... wherever they prefer! You are welcome to bring your dog's kennel, bed, blanket, etc. Wherever your dog is used to sleeping in your home, I will accommodate.

Time I'll spend with your dog
Lots of time! I have a flexible schedule which allows me to be home most of the time. At most, I would be out of the house maybe 2-4 hours a day.

Time I'll spend with your dog
Most of the day. When I housesit, it is my responsibility to ensure that your dog or pet is safe, as well as taking care of your home. I will never leave your pet alone overnight either or invite anybody (or any other pet) over to your home.

Extra house-sitting services
Absolutely! I can do additional tasks for a little bit extra, if requested, and will make sure your home is nice and clean before your arrival.

In Marlene's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Marlene's Neighborhood

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