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MARY ANN G.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
64 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

MARY ANN's Resident Pets

FRANK
Labrador Retriever
Male
2 yr 3 mo old
BESS
Golden Retriever
Female
5 yr 11 mo old

MARY ANN's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About MARY ANN

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***PLEASE NOTE CHANGES***

Due to a change in our schedules and as a courtesy to our great neighbors, we will not do drop offs or pick ups before 12 noon, Monday through Friday. Weekends are a little more flexible. If possible, please plan picking up or dropping off before 8PM any any evening.

For those new to the service, your dog or dogs will basically just come to live with my family and I while you are away. We have 2 large dogs, Bess and Frank, but any size pooch fits right in.

My family is my husband Mike and my adult daughter Mary Kate. I have 2 adult sons not living at home, but frequent visitors. No young children.

Your dog lives in the home as mine do. No room is off limits and only crated if an owner recommends. Just bring their food and leashes and whatever comforts from your home you feel they may need and that's it.

I do ask though, if your dog is over 1 year old, it is spayed or neutered and unfortunately I do not host all breeds. I will decline reservations if I am not comfortable with a dog getting along with other dogs already booked so please don't offended.

Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
MARY ANN G.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
64 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 7, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At MARY ANN's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
64 Reviews
Teddy had a great time. Mary Ann and her family are really great. We'll be back!
I know my dog is in extra good hands while I'm away! Mary Ann and her family truly treat my dog as their own. Couldn't ask for anything better!
Our dog is blind and on medication so he needs special attention. Mary Ann made him comfortable. I know because he's eager to jump into our car, something he usually avoids. I think he hopes to drive back for more adventures with Mary Ann, her family and her dogs.
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This is our go-to dog boarder "paws" down! It is truly a home away from home (perhaps they may even treat my doggie better than I do!) Personalized, loving care, and the whole family loves Charlie! He comes back happy and relaxed; we are all lucky to have found Mary Ann.
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Mary Ann was great! We had an initial meet and greet with her dogs and everything went amazing. She gave us daily updates on our dogs stay with pictures. She is the sweetest! I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Mary Ann is a wonderful host. This was our second time leaving Ridley with Mary Ann. When we arrived Ridley ran right into the house and made himself at home. Mary Ann kept us updated with daily pictures and messages. Ridley came home happy and tired! It makes our vacations that much better knowing that Ridley is being well taken care of and enjoying his time with Mary Ann and all the other dogs. Thanks!
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Mary Ann always takes great care of Otis. We know that he is in good hands, which allows us to enjoy our vacations to the fullest.
Everything about my experience was smooth. I could tell immediately that Mary Ann was good with dogs. On our initial meeting, she let Carson investigate her yard and meet her dogs without any pretentious fawning. Carson was his usual self when I picked him up after his stay. I am so pleased to have found Mary Ann and will not hesitate to schedule with her in the future. Thank You Mary Ann.
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Mary Ann was a wonderful host! This was the first time leaving Ridley with a non-family member and we were nervous. Mary Ann set our mind at ease with our meet and greet so that when we dropped him off, he was not nervous at all. During the stay Mary Ann kept us updated on him with daily texts and pictures. She treated Ridley like a member of her family. It made our vacation that much better knowing that Ridley was in a safe, caring environment. He will definitely be going back!
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Thanks again, Mary Ann, for taking such great care of Lucy while we are away. She knows when we are close to your house and begins getting excited in the car when we are just a few block away! It is wonderful to know how happy she is when she's with you!
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Brodie had an excellent time! I loved receiving Mary Ann's updates and pictures about his time with her. When I picked him up he was very at ease and while happy to see me not at all frantic to leave. When we walked to the car he strode away with a spring to his step and his tail raised in a very good mood. We will definitely be back.

Plus when I left him he went right in the house with her so I know he felt ok from the beginning. We did a meet and greet a few weeks before and that was helpful.
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Lucy loves Mary Ann's! Thanks again for a fun filled weekend ~ she has been sleeping all morning! :)
Maryann treated Harper like one of her own! Maryann had Harper meet her and the other dogs before staying with her in order to get comfortable. We were also sent daily updates with pictures. We will for sure be returning! Thanks again!
My active Scottie loves going to Mary Ann's and playing with all the other dogs. Mary Ann is a great host and takes the dogs to the park, too.
Lucy loves to stay with Mary Ann and her buddy, Frank! Thanks again for another wonderful experience at your home away from home!
Mary Ann is great with our dog! He enjoys going to stay with her every time. She is very flexible with pick up and drop off times. I cannot say enough about how pleased we always are with her care. We are repeat customers and will continue to be!
As usual another pawsome time for Rucker. Highly recommend Mary Ann
Mary Ann is our dog sitter every time we need one and every time our dog has the best experience. Mary Ann keeps me up to date on how our dog is doing and sends us lots of photos so we can see how happy our dog is. I know our dog will come home well exercised and having been well taken care of!! Thanks Mary Ann for always letting me have peace of mind when we leave our dog with you. You're the best!
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Lucy had another great visit at MaryAnn's! We are so happy to know she is well cared for and staying active while we are gone. We loved the photo of Lucy and her new buddies hanging out on the couch. Thank you, Mary Ann!
I love taking my dog to Mary Ann. I am able to have absolutely no worries and know my dog is in the best care and is enjoying herself to the point where it's hard to get her to leave!
We left our Goldendoodle with Mary Ann for 8 days and was more than satisfied! Mary Ann was so welcoming and friendly when we went to meet her and her dogs . Her "guests" have the run of her house as well as her back yard. Her own dogs provided nice company for my dog, too, who came home good and tired. I feel our dog went on vacation, too, by going to Mary Ann's house! It was difficult to leave my dog for a week because we've never done that before and Mary Ann understood this perfectly. She was sensitive and compassionate to me and sent me daily texts with pictures on how our girl was getting along. I especially appreciated that because then I could relax too! Thank you so much Mary Ann! Great, great job! We definitely found ourselves a dog-sitter for good!
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Mary Ann takes great care of our dog Otis! He is always happy to go stay with her. She is very accommodating and flexible with drop off and pick up times. We always feel comfortable leaving our dog with her.
Mary Ann cares for my dog as well as her own 2 dogs. Charlie is always happy to see her and his 2 furry friends. I feel completely comfortable leaving my dog with Mary Ann! Thanks again for spoiling him rotten while we were away! Ann
A+ experience! Maryann treated my dog, Dakota like he was her pet. Prior to booking with her, we used our vet's kennel. My dog would return acting a bit strange. Since he is a big lab, I feared that he was caged most of the time, although we paid for time outside. At Maryann's home he was allowed to roam and taken to a dog park nearby. We will definitely return!
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Thanks MaryAnn & family for watching Bridie. She had a good time & I felt very comfortable leaving her in your care!
We always enjoy our vacation knowing that Mary Ann is watching our dog Otis. He enjoys going there, and Mary Ann's care is exceptional!
As always a great and stress free vacation for us knowing you were taking such great care of our fur baby Thank you again!! ps Rucker had soo much fun and is still pooped
Mary Ann is such a great host to our Goldendoodle Finley!! She treats him just like family!! It is very hard leaving your dog who we consider our child with anyone, but when you are in a bind it is great to have someone like her to rely on!! She sends me pictures of Fin playing with other dogs and interacting with others throughout his stay!! I love seeing him have so much fun while we are away!! She is very flexible with drop off and pick up times that it makes it very convenient to those with busy schedules like myself and my husband!! We have used her twice now and we are extremely satisfied and would definitely use her again!! Her dogs are very good with other dogs as well!! Finley comes home exhausted from playing all day and getting a lot of attention!! We are so happy to have found her!!
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This is our second experience with Mary Ann (although a different pet). Everything was great, just as before. She is very nice. There has never been a problem and our boxers have been very happy with her. I would recommend her to anyone!
Mary Ann is a great dog host!!! We get to enjoy time away from home knowing Otis is in good hands!
Otis really enjoys going to stay with Mary Ann! We love knowing he is being taken care of so we can enjoy our vacation without worry!
Another great visit with Mary Ann. She sent me pics of Kevin and let me know how he was doing during his stay. She is a blessing!
Baby had a good time at Mary Ann's home. She made some new friends. Thanks Mary Ann!
I am so happy that we found Mary Ann! She was a very caring host, and really got to know our Rosie's personality. During our week away, we received at least one text a day with pictures and explanations of what was happening in the picture. It really made us feel good to see that Rosie was completely at ease at Mary Ann's house, and enjoying her other furry companions. Rosie was pleasantly exhausted when we brought her home! We chose Mary Ann based on the number of repeat customers that she had, and the comment by one customer that she allowed their dog to sleep in the room with her. Rosie sleeps in our bed, and we were worried that she would be lonely at night, but Mary Ann treated her like another member of the family. We will definitely reserve again with Mary Ann. I only wish I could give more than five stars! Tammy B.
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As usual, Mary Ann was great with Charlie. We felt glad we were leaving her in good hands. She texted us pictures while we were away to let us know how Charlie was done. We would definitely recommend Mary Ann to anyone looking for dog sitter!
Mary Ann and her family of dogs were great hosts for our dog Payton. Payton had a great stay and probably received more attention from her caretakers than she usually receives at home. The pictures we received of Payton's activities were very enjoyable and helped us feel more comfortable with her stay with an unfamiliar family. We would highly recommend Mary Ann and her pack.
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I was amazed at the love and caring our dog, Nike, received . I will never use any other service for my dog as she felt right at home and we never worried about her care from Mary Ann.
Mary Ann was nice and I think she means well. Her dogs played too rough with mine and he was returned to me with a bloddy nose and a gash on his arm. She did not tell me about his injuries, I found them when I got him home. Needless to say he will never stay with her again.
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Thank you, Mary Ann, for providing such a happy home for Lucy while we were away. It's such a relief to know that she is well cared for and enjoying energetic play time with your dogs! Hope to see you again soon!
Mary Ann is the best I am a repeat customer and can't say enough good things. My pup goes there like its a vacation and is sad to leave because if having so much fun!
Mary Ann was great in taking care of Charlie. She kept in touch with us over the vacation to let us know how Charlie was getting along with her new friends and included photos! She was very easy to get in touch with and made this process so much easier. We will definitely have Mary Ann watch Charlie again.
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Another great experience. Thank you again!!
The experience my two dogs had while at Mary Ann's is more than I could have asked for. They were treated like one of the family and came home after a long stay happy and content. We will definitely use her again with future trips!
Mary Ann was awesome! So happy we found her!
Mary Ann and her family were wonderful with our puppy. They look very good care of her. Very loving home.
I would trust Mary Ann to watch Ryder anytime. This was the first time I left my little dude, and she made the process smooth. She sent me pictures of Ryder everyday; which really helped calm my nerves. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter.

On a side note, Ryder had such a good time he didn't want to leave his new friends!

Mary Ann is great and any dog mom or dad would be lucky to have her watch their pup.
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Rolaids doesn't just spell relief but so does Mary Ann. I have had a hard time with finding a place for my Sheltie because of guilt and empathy. What leave my sweet boy at a dog hotel, stuck in a lonely room until someone shows up to seek his attention? I can't do it. He's a great companion and so affectionate and sociable that it would break my heart to leave him in solitude like that...just.can't.do.it.
Then there's Mary Ann who welcomed my pet as her own and even let him sleep in her room. She is cordial, professional, but expresses a genuine kindness toward me and my furball.
She even had her niece bring her young children to come and play with him unbeknownst to her that he loves, LOVES kids. It must have made his day.
Definitely, I will be returning to her again and again.
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Mary Ann was excellent! This was the first time away from my puppy and I had absolutely no worries. Mary Ann sent an update daily with a pic and treated my pup like one of her own. She made pick up and drop off very convenient and my pup had a ball! I highly recommend and will be using her services in the future.
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Mary Ann was quick to respond to my request and seemed to be quite fond of dogs. She was very willing to deal with puppy problems (chewing or accidents). Our dog appears to have enjoyed his stay and visiting with his doggie friends at Mary Anns. She even texted a picture of him relaxing on the couch at her house to let me know that all was well. The experience was a good one, and I am quite happy. We will definitely work with her again.
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This was my first time using dogvacay.com and ever leaving our precious puppy so it was a hard process but Mary ann made that process a lot easier. I use doggy daycare on random days because Rucker is a playful pup and he loves it but leaving for 7 nights to Jamaica I wanted something more like home. Mary Ann and family were very sweet and welcoming. Rucker loved playing with her two lovable dogs.She also calmed down my misery of missing my pup by sending pictures of him randomly while we were gone and giving me updated emails. If you are nervous as I was leaving your dog then Mary ann is the person to pick. Thanks again for taking such great care of Rucker.
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Mary Ann was a great dog host. We will happily use her again to watch Otis.
Very happy I didn't have to crate my dog.
Our 11 month golden retriever stayed with Mary Ann...he had a little accident (which was not Mary Ann's fault) in the form of a broken toe...Mary Ann was right on it...had him to the vet to figure out what happened. I would trust her with my dog and intend to use her in the future. Thanks Mary Ann for loving our dog!!
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Our dog, Jackson, had a great time with Mary Ann and her family. She took really good care of him and sent cute pics every day. It was such a relief to know he was in good hands while we were away. We will definitely ask her to care for him again.
Lucy's stay with Mary Ann and her dogs was probably the highlight of her month. I know she was so busy playing with the other dogs, that she probably had no time to miss us! I would definitely recommend her care and plan to visit again in the future. Thank you for making this first visit for our seven month old Goldendoodle a memorable and happy one!
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I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with Mary Ann for 4 nights. She kept me posted on how he was doing, and even sent us pictures. I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing my dog was safe in Mary Ann's care. I would definitely trust her with my dog again!
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Toby had a wonderful time with Mary Ann. In fact he might have been a little depressed after coming back home. Mary Ann & her furry family showed him so much love & attention & He enjoyed having other canine companions by his side. We'll definitely use Mary Ann & the Dog Vacay service again!
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I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with Mary Ann. It was a pleasant stay for my small dog!
Mary Ann and her family including dogs were very welcoming to Corky and allowed him to do the things he normally does like watch TV. Mary Ann also put medication in his eyes that he needed. She was flexible with drop off and pick up times which was very helpful. I would definitely recommend Mary Ann to other dog owers and look forward to using her again.
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Jake loved staying with Mary Ann, when we picked him up after our trip he wasn't too enthusiastic to leave her and her two pups. I would always feel guilty for leaving our boy in a boarding hotel and never again will I use that type of facility after this experience. Definitely recommend Mary Ann...
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This was the BEST experience for my boxer "Max".
He was able to play with new pet friends and snuggle with new human friends. Mary Ann is wonderful! I always felt so guilty leaving Max at boarding kennels when we vacationed. This time the guilt is gone. He was so well cared for that I couldn't have done better myself. Nice neighborhood, nice fenced yard, nice house and a great host.
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Maryann has won Buster's heart. He loves going there, he walks right in like he lives there. My 2nd time using Maryann as a host and now my dog talks to her. He. seems like he enjoyed his Vacation at Maryann's house.I am Happy I found a loving and caring host. I feel so comfortable taking and leaving him, knowing he will be well taken care of.
Thank You Maryann for making our vacation Worry Free. Sincerely, Elaine
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I am shocked and overwhelmed.My Dog walked in Maryann's house and I could see how comfortable he felt from the minute he walked in her house.Unbelievable ! I was sure he would be nervious but I was wrong . I feel Maryann has the knowledge and experience in caring for and making her four legged friends feel as if they were at home. I look forward to the next time as I believe Buster will too. Buster had no bad after effect ,unlike he had from being boarded.
You are truly a gift to our dog.
Thank You, Maryann Doggie Hugs from Buster
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This was my first time with Mary Ann and she was FANTASTIC! My dog is very big, young, kind of wild and requires a lot of time and attention. Mary Ann has 2 sweet, playful dogs of her own and took in another guest pup partway through my guy's visit. They all got along great and Mary Ann was very responsile. My dog can jump a 5 ft fence, but he had such a great time there that he was happy to stick around.
Mary Ann was also extremely flexible and accommodating as I changed my drop off and pick up times several times before we left on our trip.
Mary Ann also has 2 great (almost grown) children who help out and give the dogs lots of love. Since we've been home today my dog is the most relaxed and happy I have ever seen him. Its obviuos he was very well cared for.
Also, Mary Ann lives in a great neighbborhood and has a big, fenced yard for pups to play and a doggie door basement entrance.......although she lets her guest pups live upstairs with her family and chill on the rug while they hand out in the evenings. This is very much a "HOME" stay experience for dogs....not at all like a boarding facility. My guy most definitely had his own vacation while at Mary Ann's and this surprised me because, like I said before, my dog is big and wild so I fully expected that she would have to crate him more often than not. Mary Ann clearly has dog experience and was unfazed by my pup's "issues." If I could hire her to train him, I would!! I have never seen him so well behaved.
I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS HOST!!
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