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Mary D.

76 Reviews
50 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Mary's Resident Pets

Mama
Miniature Bull Terrier
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Nugget
Mixed
Male
2 yr 1 mo old
Bishop
Miniature Bull Terrier
Male
1 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Mary's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Mary

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*** If you have booked with me in the past and it says I'm booked please message me anyway***

**** Vaccinations are VERY important to keep your pet happy and healthy, and to help protect my personal pets and our guest. As a former veterinary technician I understand the protocol for vaccination and if your vet has an extended vaccine protocol I will still accept your pet. I will require puppies to have their vaccines and if they are in the middle of their series that is ok. If your pet has an illness or is of a certain age and can't not receive vaccinations I will also accept your pet. If you have any questions please message me.


Hi!

Not only do I have 16 years of professional pet sitting experience, I am a former veterinary technician with a wealth of knowledge on all things dog related. My husband and I provide a loving and fun environment for all dogs. I am a full-time petsitter and the primary caregiver to all of our guest, which means I am home throughout the day and they have my undivided attention. My main goal for all of our guest and personal animals is that everyone is happy and healthy! Our guest dogs are treated like a part of our family and can enjoy long walks and frequent trips outside in our large fenced in yard. Our home is surrounded by great neighborhoods that have several parks and miles of sidewalks. I know traveling without your beloved pet can be stressful, so I make it as easy as possible for everyone involved to have a wonderful experience. I love dogs and spending time with them is my calling! If you have any questions, please message me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Mary D.

76 Reviews
50 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mary's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mary's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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76 Reviews
Very happy with vacay stay. Enjoyed the photos. This was my dog's first stay away from home that wasn't in a commercial kennel and I wasn't sure how she would take to it. Everything went fine. My husband and I appreciated Mary's flexibility with pick time, since we weren't sure when our plane would arrive.
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My puppy, Hank, seems to have enjoyed his stay. It was a good opportunity for him to socialize with other dogs. He got to run and play and was ready for o sleep when he got home!
Mary was the best fill in mom. She took great care of my two fur babies by loving them and cuddling them.
Mary is always awesome to work with and takes great care of Tucker.
Great host. Thank you!
Mary was so sweet and you can just tell see is an animal lover. Dierks had a blast and fell asleep on the ride home so I know he had fun with her pups. I will definitely be using Mary's services again. Thanks so much!
Mary is very kind and you can tell when you first meet her how much she enjoys caring for other dogs in her home. She is knowledgable about care of dogs and made me feel at ease when I left my golden retriever with her. If I ever work in the Louisville , Ky area again I will definitely use her services. I felt very lucky to have found her to care for my Kadie.
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Our puppy was the same as when we dropped her off, and slept all evening meaning she had a great time in our books. Great communication and will definitely use again when in Louisville.
Pirate's second Vacay with Mary and once again we were very pleased! We definitely recommend Mary and will book again with no hesitation!.
Mary was very accomadating and kept me up to date with how my little guy was doing everyday!!! I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her and I'm am one of those "fur baby" mom's that worries a lot. Highly recommend!
Liked Mary a lot; very personable and flexible...
Mary was great. She sent tons of pictures and took great care of our girl.
Mary took great care of our little 11 year old Shih Tzu when we went on vacation for a few days. Loved the pics she sent...Pirate looked very comfortable and relaxed! Our first time using Dog Vacay and we highly recommend Mary. We were very comfortable with her taking care of our little guy, especially given her vet tech experience. Pirate had been boarded one time in a "commercial" facility and we vowed not to do that again. Mary was the perfect care-taker for Pirate! Two thumbs up (or maybe "paws up")!!
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Miss Mary is the best! Definitely my baby's favorite vacation spot!
I had to be away from home for a few days and I could not take my Shih Tzu mix dog with me. I found Mary on DogVacay and was impressed by her excellent reviews. I booked her and I am very glad I did. My dog seemed to have a great time at Mary's house. Mary posted a short video of my dog playing with other dogs and I felt good knowing my dog was not only being cared for, but was having fun! Mary was excellent and I will request her services again.
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Felt like I was dropping Bella off to a family member. Always communicating and patient with integrating her into the home for the weekend. I didn't have to worry about it at all.
Awesome is a total understatement!! Mary was perfect, her care for our 8 month old pup was perfect, her communication was perfect!! She completely understood my hesitation and (slightly neurotic) questions - it was our first time using DogVacay - and by the time I left our pup with her I had absolutely no concerns left!! Bex had a great time with her and all the other dogs and slept for a whole day when she got home so I know she played all day!! I can't wait to use her again and will be doing so with complete confidence!! Thanks again!!
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The pups had a great stay with Mary!
Mary is great! I had an unexpected delay and she worked with me to take care of my babies! My Stevie loves her.
My dog Grace enjoyed her visit with Mary. I received photos and videos of Grace while away of Grace having fun. I I felt comfortable leaving my dog with Mary and will certainly have Grace visit with Mary again.
We love Mary D! Our dog has stayed with Mary three times and she has treated him with so much love and he has had a blast. We would recommend Mary for your dog's next stay, in fact we have booked Mary for our next trip!
Mary is welcoming and understanding for my guy, he's anxious when I drop him off, but Mary handles it with ease. Joey comes home happy, and I will continue to visit Mary for his care.
Mary is an awesome host. My dog absolutely loves staying with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
This was our first Dog Vacay experience and it could not have been better. Our collie Olive loved Mary and her dogs. I was happy knowing that Olive was being treated as a member of the family and not left alone in a kennel. Mary has a nice fenced yard and is clearly very knowledgeable about the care and training of companion animals. We have already reserved another Dog Vacay for Olive next month.
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Our dog, Lexi, had another happy stay with Mary and her gang. Lexi came home tired from all the fun and excitement she had being at Mama's house! Mary is a pleasure to work with and we appreciate that she was flexible with our somewhat uncertain schedule.
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excellent host for your doggie!
Our new dog, Fannie, is a rescue Springer spaniel. We only had her a month and she was recovering from a medical treatment so she needed some extra TLC to make her feel comfortable. We did a meet and greet with Mary and then the actual visit went smoothly. Mary's vet tech experience is a real plus.The photos Mary took of Fannie were reassuring for us new dog parents!
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Our dog had a great time staying with Mary and her pack when we were in town. Our dog stayed first for a few days of daycare and then had her first overnight as well. It was clear from the beginning that Mary was experienced with dogs and we knew that ours was in good hands. Our dog was excited to go each day and play with the other dogs and came home tired each evening. Our dog also had her first sleep-over with Mary and she did great. Mary was very flexible and accommodating with us as we were often uncertain of our own schedule each day. She also sent us regular photos and updates which helped ease our mind as this was a new experience not just for our fur baby, but for us too! We hope to use Mary again and would recommend her to others!
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This is the 4th time Mary has watched our girl, and our experience just keeps getting better. This stay was 8 days through our wedding and honeymoon, and she updated us all throughout with pictures and messages. When we got home we were even surprised with a wedding card that she had stamped with our fur baby's paw print. She truly is wonderful!
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Three weeks with mammy and Mary. Blue loved it. I didn't worry one bit, Mary kept me posted and pictures every day. BLUE IS AN OLD BOY...13 snd of corse I worry, but I knew he was in goods hands while mt husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Europe.
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I have used mammy's house on four separate occasions and will continue to have Blue vacation with Mary. I know he is well taken care of; and with Mary's expertise she will make sure he is given his medicine and made to feel right at home.
This is the third time we used mommy's house. We love Mary. Blue is well taken care of , whether for a weekend or three week stay. I cannot say enough...just look at all the other reviews, she is great. Thank you.
I first used DogVacay.com when my plans for dog care while traveling changed abruptly. My dog has always been spoiled, treated as a part of the family, cared for by "family and friends", and is a very emotional little dog.
She needed to be in a home and on someone's lap. Finding a caretaker that would make my dog feel like she was not abandoned and that she was loved in less than 24 hours seemed impossible.
We were lucky enough to find Mary. Not only did she make my dog feel comfortable and at home, she also made me feel good about my choice. She was very attentive to my dog's needs as well as my own concerns as a dog parent.
Each day, I was able to view pictures and videos that were uploaded to a portal. Some were playful and some were her of her looking out the window.
I really loved the window shots, it seemed she knew she had not been left and continued to look for me.
It was obvious that everything was going as planned and that my dog was receiving a lot of love and attention. Mary is a very special DogVacay host, Fiona recommends her wholeheartedly.
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We moved to a different city a few months ago but back in town for a short visit and made a reservation with Mary. When we arrived, KC - our old English sheepdog, couldn't wait to see Mary. Mary welcomed KC as if she was just there and their bond was immediate once again. If you want to feel at ease, assured you are leaving your dog with a dog lover and will receive great care and attention then I highly recommend Mary. Thanks again Mary.
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I was so nervous about leaving my dog, but I never will be again. He had so much fun at Mary's! I was gone for a week, and Mary posted daily pictures and videos of my dog playing, which really put my mind at ease! Also, he slept the entire next day so I know he had tons of playtime while he was there! I will definitely take him back to Mary and I recommend her to anyone!
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I believe my dog had a great stay and will certainly be using her services in the future
I have a Belgian Sheepdog puppy and a grown Rottie mix. Mary only had a little advanced knowledge, but was totally unphased. We went to the state fair and didn't have a moment's worry about the dogs.
Usually, if one of us leaves him, the puppy cries for an hour. Not a problem today. We will Certainly return the next time dog sitting is needed!
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we have used Mary on numerous occasions to sit max...he has numerous medications and mary has always been attentive to his needs! max enjoys his little get aways and loves visiting with mary...fully recommend her for your pet stay!
Could not have left my dog in better hands. Much better than any kennel in my opinion. Mary was always sending pictures and updates I will use Mary again.
I had absolute peace of mind while on my vacation leaving my 4 month old puppy with Mary. I love that we had a 'meet and greet' opportunity to see Mary's inviting yard, her resident dogs, and ask questions. While away, I even received almost daily photos and a short video clip of our puppy. How thoughtful! Upon our return, Mary gave a full report of how our little pup got along and even offered helpful advice for his healthy social development based on her vast experience with dogs of all types. Mary obviously loves what she does and we are grateful to have found her.
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Our female Weimaraner experiences separation anxiety, but seemed to forget about any anxious feelings while in the hands of Mary. She ate well and had a ball playing with the other dogs. We are so happy with our experience that we've already booked our next stay! Thank you, Mary, for rescuing us from the kennel blues!
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We left our dog in capable hands. No problems when we returned. I would gladly use Mary again.
Mary was great! Not only did she keep Chewbacca company while we were on vacation, she also gave me some training tips! She was very responsive and easy to get in touch with.
Max was very comfortable which is the most important thing! Mary proved to be a great host!
Mary was terrific. My German Shepard liked Mary from the start and had a great time playing with her dogs and a few other guest dogs. She called me, posted photos, was always congenial and made me feel completely at ease. Next time I need dogsitting I will definitely go back.
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Mary takes great care....my Yorkies are very happy with her loving attention.
Mary and her family were amazing! I am new to the area and needed someone to watch my pup last minute. Not only was she able to help me out with short notice, but my pup loved staying with her and her family. He came home tired, which is hard to do, so I know he had a lot of good play time with Mary's pups.
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We were so stressed out about leaving Cassie, our 9 year old yellow lab. We had to attend a conference in Louisville traveling from Florida. The hotel was not pet friendly. After the meet and greet, Mary put our minds at ease. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and has two of her own. She sent me daily pictures and updates and really pampered her. If I ever pass through Louisville again I would definitely use her again! Thank you Mary!
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Your positive reviews helped me choose Mary. At the risk of sounding redundant, we took our two dogs for a meet & greet with Mary a couple weeks prior to our trip out of town. She didn’t make us feel rushed at all and took enough time to assess our dogs’ needs and judge how they would interact with her dogs. We introduced the dogs, let them play for a bit, and could tell within just a few minutes that our dogs felt at home and liked Mary. We have two dogs – one senior and one energetic but nervous puppy. Both did very well at Mary’s and loved the spacious back yard. They weren’t shy about walking in her home to investigate, which was a surprise to me. Her animal care experience is obvious right off the bat. This solution is HANDS DOWN better than any kennel around. I will definitely call Mary again when I have to travel without the dogs.
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Blue is a 12yr.8mo only weim. Didn't want to place him in the kennel anymore. Doggie Vacay was the perfect solution. We met Mary and her two dogs. Blue felt right at home. I did not worry one bit while we enjoyed our long weekend away from our baby. Blue is "needy, and his needs were met. I always say a tired dog is a good dog. Blue must have had sooo much fun with his new friends, and watching the chickens in the coop.
I'll be sending blue back to mammy's house when we go on a two week vacation at the end of June. Thank you Mary!
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Mary was fantastic! My husband and I (and Roxy) liked her right away and felt very comfortable with leaving Roxy with her. When it came the time to get Roxy in the car, she walked right back up the stairs with Mary lol so I can tell Roxy made some friends and had a wonderful time. Not to mention, she slept the entire afternoon. Thanks Mary! I will definitely recommend her to friends and family!!
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We adopted a puppy from the Humane Society a few months ago and she is still very timid girl. When we needed to go away for the weekend I needed to find an option that was not a kennel. Mary was very accommodating to our schedule and was even able to watch our neighbors dog as well. When I dropped our puppy off she was initially shaky but Mary got right down with her and I thought she was comfortable before I even left. Our neighbor told us that by the time he dropped off his dog, our dog was walking around like she owned the place. We received photos and videos and I was able to check in with Mary each day making it a wonderful experience. Our puppy came home tired and happy we will definitely use Mary get in the future.
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AS ususal, our Old English Sheepdog - KC had a great time during her "Camping" trip with Mary. We call it camping because KC always comes back tired from all the activity she has with the other dogs. Matter of fact when I dropped KC before our trip, she got out of the car and ran up to Mary. Made me feel pretty darn good knowing that KC was happy to be there. Thanks Mary.
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Mary was so great and professional. She watched our pooch during the daytime over the holidays and she loved getting to run around with other dogs. Mary obviously loves dogs and supervises them all, so that no one gets hurt and it's all play. We felt very safe leaving her with Mary and especially appreciated her flexibility since we didn't know our exact plans when we booked. She has a fenced in backyard that's very large so plenty of room for play and using energy. All the other dogs around were very sweet and our dog loved playing with them--making many friends.
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Mary is so helpful and accommodating especially with last minute changes. KC loves being there - camping - is what we call it and KC gets excited because she knows she will be with Mary. Couldn't be more pleased with Mary
This is our second time using Mary. She is so caring and helpful that we could go on vacation and not worry about leaving Maizie, who has a health condition.
Best experience Marty ever had. He was happy and healthy when we picked him up.
We love leaving our dogs with Mary! She is the perfect hostess and is very knowledgeable. Our dogs and her dogs seem to get along well, which is key.
Mary is awesome and KC loves to go "camping" at Mary's place. We so appreciate her.
We had a really great experience with Mary. Our dog seemed very happy and comfortable with her and her home setting. Mary provided a great "first stay away from us" experience for our dog. She was so quick to pick up on the personality and activity that would connect and accommodate our needs. Very nice experience.
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Mary had our dog Jaeger for 12 days. She kept us apprised of how he was doing via email and texts. She sent pictures also. Jaeger seemed to have a good time. He looked happy and healthy when we picked him up. He had a nice yard to run and play with Mary's other dogs. I would definitely bring Jaeger back to Mary again.
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Mary provided the stress free but stimulating environment we wanted for our dog's first time away from us. She was attuned to her needs especially since our dog was on medication. We now have a favorite "camp" to bring Maizie to when we go away!
Very reassuring place to keep our dog while we're away. She's taken well care of!
Tucker was very well taken care of while we were gone. Mary was very flexible with our schedule. Will definitely be calling her next time we need someone to keep him.
Mary is great! Very accommodating, pays a lot of attention to KC, easy to work with and very flexible in working with us. She has a special touch!!
It was the last minute, and I needed a place to board my dog...I stumbled upon Dog Vacay and booked with Mary. Not only was it a fair price, but my dog was able to play with other dogs, and receive some love and attention from Mary. Our dog was worn out when we got her back! I will almost definitely use this service and Mary again.
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Mary was awesome. This is the first time we left KC with Mary. She had a blast and came home exhausted from all the play time she had. From our daily pics to her text messages letting us know how KC was behaving eliminated all of our worries allowing us to enjoy our vacation.
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Mary was very accommodating-we had to make a last minute reservation because our plans changed unexpectedly and she got us in, no problem. Ginger is usually very timid in new situations but her tail was waging from the time we got her out of the car until the time we picked her up!
We have already made reservations with Mary for 2 more planned vacations.
It is reassuring to receive pictures throughout her stay and know that she is being well cared for.
I would recommend Mary to all my friends!
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Mary is fabulous. She is obviously caring and knowledgeable about dogs and dog care. Her flexability to our schedule was just awesome. We will definitely ask Mary to take care of our 2 dogs again!
Mary did a great job. She seemed to really make an effort to keep our pups entertained (long walks, trip to the dog park, etc).
Mary was excellent and we will absolutely use her services again! It was so much easier to leave our dogs knowing they were in such great hands. Mary is very comfortable with different breeds and the mixing of animals while in her care!
Mary was great. I needed a last minute booking when I found this site. She was able to accommodate my schedule. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog Gigi with her for the weekend. Gigi was able to get more attention and play time being in Mary's home than a boarding kennel which was important to me. I will definitely use Mary again and you should to. This site is the best idea ever. I will never use a boarding kennel again if I can avoid it.
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Mary was awesome!!!!! Yes! we will be using Mary's services again..... She understands dogs and their owners very well! Meaning... she knows their needs and knows that we parents need to know that our babies are doing well... (she sends pics of them through their stay.) We used to board our dogs in kennels and when we would pick them up they would be nervous and upset. This time they were calm, relaxed and seemed to have told us "thank you" for sending them there. our Teddy Bear.... he is NEVER this mellow and worn out! Thank you Mary!!!! you are simply the best!
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Mary was wonderful. Very friendly, accommodating and easy to work with. She is very attuned to dog behavior and how to mesh the various "personalities" together. She has a great space for dogs to run and burn some energy. We felt very comfortable leaving Harlan in her care and he seemed to have had a great time considering how worn out he was when he returned home.
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Not only was Mary extremely flexible with us on dropping off and picking up Archer, she also worked with us on scheduling a meet and greet to introduce him to the house and her 2 dogs. It was obvious right away that this was a loving home, with plenty of room to run around inside and out.

Her 2 pups were sweet and Archer's immediate best friends. I loved receiving pics of them playing and him so excited over the weekend. He came home happy and absolutely exhausted which is such a nice change from boarding. We will absolutely ask Mary to keep our Archer next time we go out of town!
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Mary was awesome I will definitely use her services again. She kept me updated on my dogs and she was very accommodating when I was late picking them up.
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