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Fred M.

14 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Doberman Pinscher
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Fred's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home

About Fred

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a recently retired teacher who loves
dogs. I have plenty of time to devote to this job. I will love going for walks, playing in the nearby park etc. My wife(who is still teaching) also loves dogs and is looking forward to helping out when she can. When I retired in June as a teacher and International Baccalaureate Coordinator, I was given a formal legislative degree in Augusta honoring my 34 years in our local school district(RSU#21). .
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Fred M.

14 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Facebook Connected
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Fred's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Fred's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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14 Reviews
I needed a pet sitter and found Fred checking DogVacay. Was very impressed after reading his reviews and wanted to set up a meet and greet with him. He replied to my request quickly, in a very polite way and planned to have the meet and greet two days later. I was so lucky he and his lovely wife Mary live just 1 mile away from my place.
Fred is a very special human being and since we met I could feel a very good energy and empathy with Sandy our tiny Yorkshire Terrier. During this meet and greet he performed a very complete questionnaire about the principal things you as a dog owner are worry about, every detail, behavior related questions, food, allergies, toys, play times, etc. We dropped off Sandy as we planned and he was there just waiting for her. Next day, very early he sent a first text to my cell phone with a very nice photograph of Sandy and a detailed update about how she was doing, he explained to me not only about her behavior but about what she was eating, going to the bathroom…everything! During the afternoon he sent a beautiful photograph of the two of them hanging out on the couch!!! That was awesome! Next day in the morning I received a new complete report. All in all this was an amazing experience. Fred and Mary are wonderful, well-educated and caring people, they will do their best to make your dog and yourself happy and secure. I highly recommend Fred and Mary to any caring pet parent who wants a trustworthy couple as a pet sitter.
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Fred and Mary were great with our dog Stella. She felt right at home with them and kept to her routine. It is clear that they take their responsibilities as caregivers very seriously and strive to provide their charges with a safe, loving and pleasant environment. I would recommend them highly.
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Fred and Mary were awesome. My two labs came home very happy and healthy. One of my dogs is very high maintenance. Medicine 5 times a day and very arthritic. Fred and Mary accepted this challenge and managed to go above and beyond in taking in account the different needs of both these dogs. We have never left our dogs in almost 11 years alone with any body and I would highly recommend Fred and Mary to anyone.
Fred and Mary really discribed our dogs personalities to us in a way that only a dog lover and a person that was really listening and observing their individual unique ways would notice! They took very good loving care of my lab babies.
We couldnt be happier. We will use them again.
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My dog Parker just spent the weekend with Fred and Mary and I couldn't be happier. He was completely relaxed and content there as I could see from the daily pictures and text messages. They were very well prepared with an extensive questionnaire to be sure they took the best possible care of him. I will use them again in a heartbeat.
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Great to have Fred back to stay at our home with our two dogs for a short 2 day get away. We feel so secure with him watching our 'kids'. He is a great person with a high degree of responsibility and he makes our dogs feel right at home with him. We would definitely recommend Fred to anyone! We will be using him again as soon as we can arrange more time away!

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Fred and Mary were fantastic! Our dog, Hank, stayed with them while we went away for the weekend. Before we went away Fred had us over for a meeting to get to know Hank and his daily routine, this was very comforting. During Hanks stay we got updates on how the weekend was going and pictures of Hank!! We will 100% use Fred and Mary again, they allowed us to relax while on vacation as we knew our dog was in good hands. Thanks Mary and Fred!
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Finding a wonderful pet sitter is very much like finding a wonderful sitter for your children. There is great care and reflection given when searching and eventually choosing someone who is respectful, responsible, kind, thoughtful, and very interested in learning what is best for your pet. I chose Fred precisely for all of the above. Our 5 pound, teeny tiny Morkie spent a full week with Fred, her first time away from home for so long. Fred texted me every day with an update and photo to stay in touch, happily assuring us that our much beloved pet was safe and sound, happy and content. Fred and his wife Mary were so thoughtful to our littlest one, inviting her into their warm and cozy home as a most welcomed guest, giving us great peace of mind which is so important when leaving a most important family member behind.
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We cannot say enough good about the care and concern Fred and Mary give to our two pups Guss and Ollie! Receiving text pics of them watching the game or cuddling with Mary, makes our trips that much more doable. This last visit, Fred let us know we were running out of food, and he "fetched" their exact food! Any and all details of their silly querks are duly noted, and I certainly feel it shows on our pups. As they smell good look good and also had their daily dose of exercise. Even when Ollie puts on the breaks, Fred is sure to attend to his needs.

Fantastic Fred and Meaningful Mary are just what the "vet ordered!"

Thank you both;)
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Fred and Mary were very gracious to share their home with our family member, Reny. Fred was very compassionate and understanding of his needs. His attention to detail and schedule was very professional. We recommend Fred very highly. Reny had a great time!!!
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We found Fred to come stay at our house for an overnight on short notice for our two dogs, Cassie and Draco. He was great! He came over to meet us and the dogs, and the next week he was here on time for us to leave for our trip. It was with great confidence we left our babies in his hands. Our dogs loved him and he did a great job! Fred is totally dependable and we plan on using him again for our next trip...so glad we found him - perfect for our family and our dogs will welcome him back!
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Fred and Mary took excellent care of Maddie. It was clear from their reaction when she was leaving that there was a lot of love there. Maddie had 24-hour care and was treated to long walks, visits to the cafe, and lots of caring attention. She seemed content to stay, even when it was time to pick her up. A good sign for sure.

Fred was extremely flexible with our travel schedule, and communicated throughout the vacay sharing photos and updates on Maddie's visit. We'll use Fred again.
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Finding Fred to care for my dog Annie was a true vacation her! Fred sent me texts and pictures of her at places they walked to and updates on how she was doing. He was also very flexible when I texted him last minute asking if she could stay an extra night. It was a great experience for both my dog and myself! Thank you Fred for your kindness and excellent care of my dog!
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He should be called Fantastic Fred. It was obvious to us that Fred & Bucky developed a terrific relationship. Fred asked all the right questions and took great care of Bucky, including long walks. We highly recommend Fred.
Fred and Mary took such great care of my sweet golden retriever! She had so much fun. They were both so professional and I loved all the daily pictures and communication. I did not have to worry. I also loved how accommodating they were to Emma with taking her on walks to the " port ( Kennebunkport)" and she would get special treats at some of the shops they would stop at. Felt Fred and Mary went above and beyond. Emma was very happy and tired when I picked her up. Thank you so much!!
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