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Shelly M.

14 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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  • Responds within 5 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Siberian Husky

Shelly's Resident Pets

8 old

Shelly's Apartment

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About Shelly

Highly active, LOVES the outdoors and chasing balls at the beach or park!...Oh you want to know about me? ;)

Highly active, LOVES the outdoors, hiking, and anything furry with four legs, or two, ok ALL animals (dogs in particular!)

So what makes me a suitable host you ask? I'd have to say my intense love and desire to care for animals, and the manner in which I truly appreciate their selfless and effortless companionship :)

Being able to connect and help out other fellow pet owners seems like a fun filled opportunity to give back, and be of service!

Additionally, I live close to the water and most major parks. If you have have a dog requiring lots of exercise, or just plenty of attention and cuddle time, I'm your gal!

I don't think you need a pet to be a successful host but I do believe it helps!

As the owner of an 8-year old Yellow Lab (ok let's be honest, she's my daughter), I can FULLY understand the need for peace of mind, and commit to creating a satisfactory experience your "family member" will enjoy in your absence.

In closing, I have 20 years of pet care and ownership experience.

I look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to meet and care for YOUR special furbaby!

I also offer Pet Photography Services!

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I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." ~Gilda Radner


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Shelly M.

14 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shelly's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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14 Reviews
Shelly has been the only sitter I've used for my little guy. This was his third stay with Shelly and he came home happy. I know he's well taken care of from the moment I drop him off until I pick him up. The pics of his puppy smile help too!! And this recent trip I was delayed an extra day due to airline/weather issues and it was not a problem for Shelly. Definitely appreciated on my end! thanks again Shelly!
I just realized I forgot to provide a review for Enzo's stay in April 2016 when I went back to Texas to visit family. Again, I can't say enough good things about Shelly & Maui - they have become such a great part of our lives to know that when I have to go away, I will know that Enzo is in great hands and will have so much fun that I don't have to feel guilty about leaving him! And for trips to the airport (like this trip was), dropping him off is conveniently on the way!
Enzo got spoiled again with his Nov. 2016 stay with Shelly & Maui. He LOVES the playtime and attention he gets here. Maui is such a great playmate and Shelly gives lots of loving and exercise. Enzo always comes home happy & tired - what every dog owner wants. And I love the pictures Shelly takes - so creative, fun and artistic. Thanks!
Shelly is a great sitter! I used her for the first time recently when I had to go out of town for a week. She was super accommodating on short notice, which I really appreciated. I have several other hosts that I use on dog vacay, but Shelly is my new favorite! I like that she is very active with the dogs and she sends tons of cute photo/video updates. You won't have to worry about your fur baby when you're away, Shelly takes good care of them and is super easy and pleasant to work with.
Shelly was a great find!!! She cares so much for animals, and you can tell that right away. From the moment we met for a meet and greet, I could tell that Zoe would be in great hands. She always requires a meet and greet for the safety of all dogs involved, and I appreciate that greatly. She's very responsive when emailed or through text, and she frequently sent pictures throughout Zoe's stay. Her home is very clean and tidy, and the dogs roam as they please. I could tell that Zoe had a great time because she was so relaxed and chill when I picked her up at the end of her stay. I will definitely use Shelly again, and I definitely will recommend her to everyone!!! Thanks again, Shelly!!!
Shelly is an excellent host! Our dog felt right at home and loves to stay with her. We completely trust Shelly with our pup.
It's a new year (January 2016) and a lot of us may be making changes in our lives, but one thing I'm not changing is my dog sitter! Shelly and her dog Maui are always the best hosts to my dog Enzo! He really appears at home with them and Shelly is the best as far as quick responses, flexibility in scheduling, fair pricing, GREAT photo updates and most of all - loving my Enzo just as much (if not more!) than he'd be getting at home!
Shelly made our dog feel right at home. She was terrific about making sure Zander was happy and comfortable, and stayed in touch with us with updates throughout our time away. I would highly recommend Shelly! And her dog Maui is also wonderful and welcoming with other dogs.
Shelly couldn't have been a more perfect fit for my little guy. He's a rescue and can be nervous around new people,but from our meet and greet I could tell her calm demeanor was just what he needed. Maui is also a great dog, who helped keep my doggie occupied. I had such peace of mind knowing he was taken care of so well while I was out of town. And the multiple daily picture updates made my day! I will definitely use Shelly again. Thank you so much Shelly!
We could not be any happier with the love, care and attention Jackson received while staying with Shelly & Maui. From our meet and greet, the connection and calmness that Jackson felt towards Shelly was immediate. This was important because Jackson is a rescue who is a scaredy cat (shhh he's our big boy) and is anxious. Shelly made Jackson feel at home like he was her very own. He got a whole lot of lovin' which is exactly what we were looking for. We were excited to receive pics and short video clips of our baby boy while on our trip. We could tell he had a great time because he came home not acting up and was a happy boy. We will DEFINITELY use Shelly again. Jackson found a new bud in Maui also. We are already planning our next trip :) Thank you so much Shelly & Maui for taking such great care of Jackson!!!
Shelly was fantastic! She responded right away. She took such great care my dog Buddy. He came home so happy and tired, I would definitely use Shelly again!
This was Enzo's third stay with Shelly & Maui - and he had a blast again! I've been traveling more for business and I hate having to leave Enzo, but knowing he's enjoying his time with Shelly & Maui makes it easier. He gets daily walks, playtime and snuggle time - and Shelly is great about sending really cute photos of the two of the dogs hanging out together. Again - I can't recommend Shelly enought!
This was Enzo's second visit with Shelly and her lab Maui - everything was great again! Enzo and Maui have become buddies and I know Enzo is getting all the love that I would normally give him from Shelly. Shelly is great about communicating updates with pictures so I don't miss a beat of what Enzo is up to on his dog vacay. Most importantly, it's very reassuring when my job requires I travel that I know Enzo is in good hands and paws! I highly recommend booking with Shelly and Maui!
This was my dog's first stay with Shelly & Maui. Shelly responded quickly to my initial meet & greet request, which I really appreciated since I know people are busy with their summer plans, but I had a 5-day business trip I needed to ensure I had sitting coverage for. We met in a nearby park and her dog Maui and my dog Enzo seemed to get along so we moved forward with the reservation.

Shelly was great about communicating via text messages as to how Enzo was doing, how he and Maui were getting along and how much fun they were having. She sent LOTS of pictures - and these aren't your typical "here's your dog at my house" pictures, but since she's a photographer, she sent pictures that really captured special moments. Shelly sent me pictures even before my flight left the ground in San Diego to show me how Enzo was settling into his vacation spot for the week!

I would definitely recommend Shelly and will use her services again, as it's obvious she's a dog lover, she spends quality time walking and playing with the dogs, she's a great communicator and she's so easy to work with. Another aspect that was helpful for me is that she's not too far from the airport, which makes dropping off the dog convenient when flying out of town.
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