I flew in and stayed at this location for one night in order to pick up a puppy the next day. The breeder delivered the puppy to me in the parking lot the next morning after I’d checked out. After she left, I took the puppy over to the grassy area to put him down and just walk around a little. I had gotten to my car, was about to jump in and the manager came out SCREAMING at me for “letting your dog poop on the lawn”. Note… the dog hadn’t relieved itself; no poop, no pee. No questions, just screaming. I explained that the dog hadn’t done anything and that I had stayed overnight. She then accused me of having the dog in the hotel. No questions; again… more screaming and accusations. She noted that they were pet free and that if other saw me there with a dog they would think they allowed pets. (ok, so future guests, which would probably be travelers, are cruising the hotel and would see me with the dog in the parking lot). It took ME breathing and being an adult to deescalate the situation. As the Marriott professional she should have been better at approaching this and defusing the tension and yelling. Opposed to a lengthy confrontation, it would have been so much easier if she had just politely asked a few questions first. “Good morning. Are you a guest? I see you have a dog. Was it with you over night? I was just concerned that you had a pet on the property.” I would have politely explained and profusely apologized for any confusion. On top of that, I’m 100% certain that her little back up agent saw me walk out of the hotel that morning without a dog after check out. Instead I was “greeted” in an aggressive an accusatory manner. If this is the type of professional demeanor one should expect at Marriott properties, I’d stay away. Karen didn’t know who I was. It isn’t safe for her to just run up on people in the parking lot.