Dogs to stay, walk, hang out with me!

Ronnie chilling when he came to stay for the weekend.
Little Ronnie meeting a sort of big version of himself on a walk to the park when he came to stay
My cat Jam finding life a little too complicated (he is no longer with me - he's fine! Just lives with my ex!)
My son and one of the hugest floppiest cats I used to go and feed.
My regular companion Max (next door's Good Boy) doing a spot of sunbathing.
Max needs a haircut but here he is after a walk in Preston Park
Rumble wants to join in
Rumble making a new friend at the park
Time for Rumble to take a post-park nap
Mandy looking cute
I think Mandy enjoyed her walk. Grass seed extracted again!
Horrendous picture of me but it was dog-tastic! :-)
Service Pick up and/or drop off Fee *
Dog Boarding No £20
Holiday Rate £20
Dog Walking Included in the rate
Maximum distance: 1 km
Holiday Rate £8
Doggy Day Care No £15
Holiday Rate £15

* The rates do not include Gudog's commission.

Amended availability in the last 5 days

  • Available for bookings
  • Not available

I'm closing down my services to anyone other than people/dogs I know and love. I would just delete my account but regulars are contacting me for bookings for Easter and summer, hence leaving my bookings open.

Working from home as I do, I love the addition of a dog to keep me company in the knowledge that you can do what you need to do while I get to be taken for walks. :-)

Please, please do not just book. Send a message first. I'm not being picky. I just do not attend to my calendar here in any meaningful way and I may have other things going on which mean I can't 'just' take your dog like a kennels could.

Full documentation (as per owner terms on Gudog) must be provided on dropping off your dog, as in vaccination record, vet information, recent medical history, recent vet visits. The dog MUST be wearing a collar with full ID as per the law. "The Control of Dogs Order 1992 requires that any dog in a public place must wear a collar tag with the name and address of the owner written on it. Your telephone number is optional."

A few not so helpful 'things':

No dogs under 2 years old.

One dog at a time only, so I'm sorry if you have a couple who need looking after.

Only spayed/neutered dogs.

BIG dogs, I love, but I can only look after small to medium in my house at the moment. (Apart from Eric, who is a long-term return customer!)

I would like to meet people first if possible and see their dog with their owner, If this is not possible, a rundown of commands, likes and dislikes, and your way of doing things is essential so your lovely dog's stay suits him/her and you, and no bad habits are initiated. Eg. rules re going on the sofa, must sleep in their own bed, etc.

Other than that, get in touch. I do this as a hobby. I work doing wordy work mostly from home, as I have done for years and years, and my motivation is because I love dogs but my work and family life doesn't let me take on the responsibility of having one of my own.

Marian x

Average rating
Dog Boarding Rate £20 / night
Dog Walking Rate £8 / hour
Doggy Day Care Rate £15 / day
City Brighton
Address Bates Road
Type of property House
Outdoor areas Garden
Outdoor size 80 m²
I own a car suitable for transporting dogs

Other clients' reviews of Marian

& Eric

February 2019

Marian is an excellent dog boarder . We love our dog so much and know he is in safe hands when we leave with Marion. Eric clearly likes her too by his reaction when we drop him off. Marion is so warm and kind with Eric and always happy to send updates knowing I am a worried. I would highly recommend her.

& Archie

December 2018

Lovely friendly Marian who adores dogs and is always delighted to look after our Archie. Very accommodating and happy to be as flexible as possible. When Archie us with Marian I don't have any worries.

& Horace

November 2018

Marian was welcoming, and friendly. She was thoughtful in that she took care to find out what our normal rules and routines were for our dog. It was great that she kept in touch with us by text message as to how he was settling in etc.

& Cookie

July 2018

Having briefly met Marian a few days before his stay, Cookie was really excited on arrival at her house and I felt totally reassured from the outset that he would be well looked after and given the fuss and attention he craves!

Needless to say, he was just as happy when I collected him a few days later :) Nothing better demonstrates how well pooches are treated with Marian and it's testament to her and the genuine pleasure she clearly takes from spending time with them.

I received a really lovely message each day to keep me informed with how Cookie was getting on, which totally put my mind at ease and made me smile.

I would 100% recommend. Thank you!

& Archie

June 2018

Archie stayed with Marian for 5 nights. I was worried as we had never left Archie for more than a couple of days. I need not have worried as Marian was a most loving dog person and Archie was really well looked after. He took to her straight away. We were able to have our holiday safe in the knowledge that our baby was being well cared for. Lovely lady. So glad we found her through Gudog.

& Blue

August 2017

Marian was brilliant, we had an emergency and needed someone at short notice and Marian was glad to help. We then had to change our arrangements at the end of the booking and pick our dog up a day early and Marian was glad to help again. Blue came back in a much better mood than when he has been to kennels before.

& Mandy

July 2017

Marian was fantastic and Mandy clearly loved being with her. Marian is flexible and can work with short notice changes which is ideal for me.

& Rumble

July 2017

Maz was an excellent dog sitter. She replied promptly to initial boarding request. She kept me updated by text message on how my dog Rumble was doing. Rumble had a wonderful stay and came home relaxed and worn out after his lovely walks with Maz. Thanks so much Maz!