Sweet Testimonials


Marina is very sweet and loving with my dog Bodhi.  She enjoys petting and hugging him. She takes him on long walks in Santa Monica. He has also participated in doggie yoga classes with her. She always sends me updates of their adventures with pictures and videos. 

Bodhi trusts Marina and enjoys her company. When she takes him out for a few hours he comes home very happy after spending time with her. I highly recommend Marina. 

Paul Park

(Bodhi's dad )

Marina is the best dog sitter we’ve ever had! We love our dogs. She knows that and cares about them.

I really appreciate the pictures she sends us when we go out of town! Our pups always have fun with her and she takes them on many adventures.

Robin Hillert

(Mom of Saki, Gordon and Luvlee)


"Marina, You are a very loving and beautiful lady. Thank you very much for your care and concern for Zhuantou over the past few days so that we could have a pleasant holiday."

Tongren Xu

(Zhantou's dad)


I just want to say that Marina is the most compassionate, fun, reliable and trustworthy dog walker I've ever known!!!

Plus I just love her marketing - so entertaining, most caring and super informative! 

Thanks Marina for who you are and all you do at Sweet Walks VIP!

Cathie Soderman

"Marina Veronica is the best: She is very safe inside your home and with your pets!"

Lee S. 

(Fiona's dad)


When it comes to pet sitting or dog walking, Marina can’t be beat. She is the perfect combination of upbeat energy, pet care knowledge, compassion and patience as a pet care professional. 

I am a close friend of Marina’s and also the owner of a dog who has trust issues with strangers. I still remember the first time my hound met Marina. My dog fell immediately in love with her! 

Ever since that day we have enjoyed numerous walks and hikes. I have had the opportunity to see how well she handles dogs in her care. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to watch or walk my dog!

Tyler A.

(Forrest's friend)


Marina is amazing! She watched my 6 -month-old Golden Retriever puppy, Bentley, over a long weekend and she took such great care of him!

Despite watching my parents' other two dogs as well she was able to get him out for great walks and an excursion around Wonderland Lake.

When I got home he had so much fun and was so tired he slept for 12 hours overnight (a small miracle given his age and energy level.)

She made sure to send pictures AND videos everyday along with an update as to what they did that day. She certainly went above and beyond my expectations.

Her sincere love for animals shows through the level of care she provides for them. She even hand fed him when he was being stubborn and rebellious.

I can't thank her enough for easing my anxiety over leaving him- knowing he was in Marina's very capable and caring hands made it much easier! I recommend Marina for any and all pet care needs! 10/10!

Rachael S.

(Bentley's mom)


Marina is amazing, we love her!! She takes such great care of my two dogs Nala and Cooper when I am away. Cuddles, hikes and playtime are on the daily agenda as well as photos and videos. I know my pups are in great care while I am away. I highly recommend Marina to care for your pets.

Beth Steinmetz

(Mom of Cooper and Nala)

Marina loves animals, has tons of energy and patience, and is trustworthy and kind. Our cat Luna loves her! She's been pet sitting for us a few times now, and she's the one to turn to when we're out of town. Go ahead and use her services, she's the best

Perrine P.

(Luna's mom)


My dog Gus loves his time with Marina. He always gets worn out but in a happy way. She is great with him and he weighs almost as much as her. She gives him the athletic activity he really needs. I highly recommend her. Marina is great!

Joy Lanzano

(Gus' mom)