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Mara B.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Mara's Resident Pets

Simba
Mixed Breed
Male
7 yr 3 mo old

Mara's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Mara

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello!

Meet the host: I'm Mara and I live in Oakland. I will tire your dog out and then pamper them until bedtime. I am happy to send photos/text updates, because I know that makes me feel at ease when I have to be away from my dog, Simba. I will ask questions about your dog prior to boarding as to make your the stay as comfortable as possible. Each dog is different and I love learning each personality.

Meet Simba; He's 7 years old but has the energy of a puppy. He is a very gentle and and expressive 55lb mix. He is energetic and excited at first meeting but calms down quickly. He gets along with pretty much every dog and loves the company of a furry playmate!

Your dog can expect:

-walks around the lake/neighborhood
-dog park visits (with owners permission, of course)
-lots of belly rubs and cuddles
-bath if they get dirty. I like to send them home clean.
-plenty of exercise, socializing, and relaxing


All house-trained dogs with good temperament are welcomed in my home! I do not have a free-range outdoor space so they will have to be okay with walks for potty breaks and exercise, but we get out 3 times a day and Simba has some good sniffing spots to share.

Let me know how I can make your dog's stay fun and comfortable!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Mara B.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mara's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mara's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
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7 Reviews
Mara was wonderful and I couldn't recommend her highly enough! I have a new rescue who has a lot of energy and can be nervous away from home. Mara went out of her way to meet me and my dog Olive for a play date, and her dog Simba was very sweet and they quickly became buds! Mara was great too about keeping me updated with pictures and videos throughout my dog's stay. Will be booking with her again on my next trip!
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Mara is an excellent host! She was so understanding of our dog's sometimes quirky personality, and her dog Simba is an amazing playmate! I would definitely work with her again.
Mara was great. She kept us updated throughout the process and sent us pictures of our kayda playing and having a good time. We would highly recommend their service.
Mara is awesome! My dog remembered her and her house. I'm so thankful to have a place where franky is happy.
I was extremely nervous leaving my dog with someone I didn't know. Mara made me feel very comfortable. She was comfortable taking my dog even though he has cancer and is a little grumpy. She sent daily pictures which helped me to relax on my vacation. I will definitely use her again!
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My boyfriend and I dropped our puppy off with a sitter for the first time with Mara and she was very friendly and assuring. I received photos of our pup every night we were away and Mara was very responsive to my texts and emails. I especially love that she is located so close to my home! Only thing is that we couldn't drop our puppy off in the morning and had to drop her off the night before, adding another night, and there isn't a yard for my pup to roam in and out of. But all in all, my pup came home happy and I wasn't worried about her care while I was away. I would definitely recommend Mara.
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Mara and Allison were awesome. They kept us informed on how our pup was doing which really provided a great deal of comfort so we could enjoy our weekend vacation. Our pup came back tired so I know she got the exercises she needed!
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