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Maria R.

49 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Maria's Resident Pets

Oreo
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
5 yr 0 mo old

Maria's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Maria

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Are you afraid of leaving your spoiled furry baby with a stranger? You can count on me. I am a very responsible and reliable person, who loves dogs, I have a Yorkie, who is my spoiled sweet boy as he is so small I tend to be overprotective. I’ll take care of yours as they were mine, your furry baby will be in great hands with me.
Interaction With Other Dogs: my guests are never left unattended, your dog might get along with my dog, oreo, however, might not like any other of my guests, for this reason, dogs will never be by themselves.
I have a home with a large backyard for dogs to play and socialize, and it's fully fenced. However, my guests will have access to the backyard to play with other dogs only under my supervision.
Most dogs love going for walks, for this reason, I take them for walks in the morning and at night when the temperature drops to my community park with a beautiful trail. My guests love this place (there are many pictures on my profile if you would like to see how it looks).

Meal times: each of my guests are feed individually (No exceptions). I personally make sure each dog is eating its food and under no circumstance is eating another dog’s food. Also if your dog is used to eat at a certain time in the morning or at night I will respect their schedule and dietary restrictions. In between meals, if allowed I will provide them with fruits, vegetables, and doggy snacks.

Sleep Time:
My guests will sleep in rooms with me or in one of my family members, they won’t feel lonely at any time, some dogs are very anxious and all they want is to make sure they have someone with them, my family loves dog just as I do, so we all keep each other company.
if your dog is crate trained, I recommend to bring its kennel since your dog might feel much more comfortable and secure the first day.

Greet and Meet: I don’t accept aggressive dogs toward people or other dogs, if you would like to see how your dog will do with my dog you are welcome to request a greet and meet. (greet and meet are conducted outside my house, please be advised, I don’t conduct tours inside my house, this for safety of my guests and family members)

*** I OFFER EXTENDED STAYS AND DISCOUNTS FOR STAYS OF MORE THAN 15 DAYS
***YOUR DOG WILL GET A FREE BATH FOR STAYS OF 7 DAYS OF MORE
***I’LL SEND YOU PICTURES AND UPDATES, SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR BABY
*** I GUARANTY YOUR FURRY BABY WILL GET A LOT OF KISSES AND HUGS DURING ITS STAY
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Maria R.

49 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • 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.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Maria's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
49 Reviews
Loved all the pictures!
Great experience. I could tell Cassie was very happy during the stay. Great communication through daily picture updates and messages.
Definitely will recommend Maria!! She took awesome care of our dog and will be using her services in the future. Loved receiving photos of our dog to see how he was doing while we were away. Maria is very professional and a lovely person. Feel very lucky to have found her.
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She was very sweet. You can tell that she loves dogs.
Shiloh had a great time at Maria's house again! She sent pictures throughout the weekend and he came home tired and happy. :)
This was our 2nd time with Maria, and we felt like George was well taken care of. We received regular pictures and updates during his stay.
Maria and her family provided a comfortable, safe and fun environment for my 12 year old yellow lab, Chica. Maria gave us frequent updates on how Chica was settling in and shared photos of her almost every day. I would definitely choose to leave my furry baby with Maria again.
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I can't thank Maria enough for taking such good care of my babies. She's very thorough and experienced. I'm so grateful to have found her! I'll never board my pups again.
very sweet. sent a lot of pictures so we could see our pups were doing okay.
Our chihuahua, Dixie, who is very nervous and a very picky eater, has stayed with Maria for daycare, overnights, and recently for 9 days while we were on vacation. Maria treats her very kindly. She also keeps us updated and sends us photos. I know my dog is in good hands. I highly recommend Maria as a petsitter.
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I had a great experience, never lost contact with Maria, she take care very well my dog princess, sent me pics every day. My next trip she'll be the one!!!
Tug loved staying at Maria's. She took great care of him while we were gone. They took him on walks and sent us pictures of him! Glad we found her!!
My husband and I were going to out of the country for 10 days and were beyond stressed about what we were going to do with our pup. She is very clingy and has terrible separation anxiety, so a kennel or cage was not an option. We found Maria on the website and she was FANTASTIC. She really gave her the love she needed while we were away and took very good care of her. She sent us pictures and updates each day, which really put our minds at ease and allowed us to enjoy our vacation. We will absolutely be using Maria again in the future!
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Having just moved to the area, I was in need of a dog sitter. After spending many days researching I reached out to Maria for a meet and great. She immediately put me at ease and answered all my questions. My "kids" have had a lot of change recently and I was nervous about leaving them, but within an hour of dropping them off, Maria sent me a photo of them getting used to the house and her family. Maria continued to keep me updated with texts and photos during their stay. Fenway and Bridget were treated as part of the family and I cannot say thank you enough!! Maria is AWESOME and we will definitely be using me her again.. Thank you Maria!
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So glad we found Maria to care for our dog Keda while we were out of town. Maria was very accommodating and even arranged a meet and greet within a few hours after my request. While Keda as on her "vaca" Maria sent several pictures so we never worried about how Keda was doing. We will definitely be using Maria for all our dog sitter needs.
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My min pin Dolly is a handful. She is 1 1/2 years old and very playful. Maria did a wonderful job with her, and now I can plan a vacation because Dolly has a great place to stay!
Our Cavapoo, Nash, stayed with Maria for 5 nights. We are new to the area and felt nervous leaving him to go out of state, but with Maria's daily pictures and updates we were comforted in knowing he was in good hands! She even checked in on him after we picked him up to see how he was doing :)
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I was nervous about leaving my six month old spoiled Yorkie with anyone. Not anymore. Maria and her family continued to spoil Caesar and communicated with me on a daily basis multiple times by sending me pictures of his activities. Maria clearly loves animals and ensures they get the best care possible!
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Maria was great. She sent pictures everyday,and Bentley send to love staying with her.
On such short notice Maria was able to accommodate my little Jax. I was very pleased with how well he did. I love the photo updates which put my mind at ease and my 6 year old son as well. We love our Jax he is a part of the family.
Maria is a keeper. See you again soon!
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Maria is so awesome! Very sweet and attentive and obviously loved my dogs. I would recommend her to anyone that needs to leave their babies for either a day or for several. She texted me everyday with pictures and updates and I always felt confident that my dogs were safe and cared for!
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Maria was great. We booked the day before and she was able to accomodate us. She was so sweet and sent us updates and pictures of our dog taking walks and getting belly rubs. We would definitely use her again.
She was great to Ralphie and made us feel comfortable leaving him with her. She was able to watch her the last minute. She sends plenty of pictures and answers/asks questions of any concern. Highly recommend.
Maria was fabulous! She kept us up to date about the boys and made us feel so comfortable leaving them for daycare. She sent us such cute pictures throughout the day that helped make it that much easier! Thank you! We will definitely be scheduling future daycare with Maria!
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Our two dogs both seemed to have a happy and safe stay. We will never board our dogs at the vets again. Our spoiled little fur babies will be staying with Maria R. From now on. Thank you so ver much. K. H.
Maria is wonderful. A great experience for my dogs.
Maria was absolutely wonderful! I was a little apprehensive at first because I've never used this site before, but everything was amazing! Rocket can be pretty picky as to who he likes, but he took right to her. I received pictures daily and was updated on how he was doing… That was my favorite part
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Maria did an excellent job watch my pups. We received regular updates which was nice.
My dog was extremely pleased with her experience with Maria! Maria sent me lots of pictures and updates which made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend Maria and DogVacay!
I'm so so so very happy that we found Maria! She took such good care of our pup, that I think he was sad to come home. We will definitely chose Maria again.
Maria was awesome! She always kept me informed on how my pet was behaving and also sent me plenty pictures throughout the stay. Maria was willing to watch my puppy last minute and I couldn't have thanked her enough. She is definitely my new puppy sitter!
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Nice daily updates and photos. Takes dog for a walk, which is great. Really loves them as her own!
Maria and her family took my Wentworth into their home and treated him like part of their family. I got daily pictures and updates, and those made my day! I would highly recommend Maria. When I need a dog sitter again, Maria will be my number one choice!!!
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Soji had a great time! He was well Taken care of. I would call on Maria again.
I will definitely be using Maria again! She took great care of my dogs while I was gone for a week, I got photos daily of them and mind you some really cute ones :) Thank you Maria for taking care of my two boys!
This is the 1st time I used Dog Vacay. I had previously used a kennel I trusted very much when I travel. When I called the kennel to make reservations, they had raised their prices 10%!
It was already expensive to kennel my two dogs, the increase broke the camel's back!
I found Dog Vacay and I was very nervous to leave my 2 babies with a stranger. I looked at 8 profiles of sitters and I narrowed my choices to 2.
After I met with Maria for a meet & greet, I knew she was the right choice! Maria's doggie Oreo was so friendly, healthy and fun!
My dogs started playing with Oreo right away! My dogs went right up to Maria and they were not afraid of her.
I made the reservation and couldn't have been happier! Maria sent me photos of my babies every day! I could see they were happy and safe.
Maria was fabulous! I am now a Dog Vacay believer and Maria is my new sitter for my doggies!
Thanks Maria for taking great care of my doggies while I was away!

Diane D.
Brandon, FL
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We absolutely love Maria! She treats Lucky like one of her own, and she sends us the cutest pictures of his adventures. She's our go-to!
Like most people, I was nervous about leaving Leo with people I didn't know. I knew as soon as I met Maria and Paul, he would be in good hands. Maria updated me everyday on his activities. Leo may have enjoyed his vacation even more than we did. I will definitely leave Leo with these folks again.
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Maria was an amazing host . I highly recommend her. We received daily pictures of our dog and there was constant communication. I would definitely keep using her services for the future.
Maria is wonderful!! She sent us text message with pictures that allowed us to keep in touch with our babies. She showed them love and gave them hugs and kisses just like they were her family. I will ALWAYS use her for our boarding needs. She is the BEST fur baby sitter ever! Thank you for taking such good care of our fur babies...Wendy Darling and Buttrrscotch. You make leaving our babies much ever, since we have you!
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Maria was very nice from the start, she accepted my request in less than an hour. After that we continued messaging each other, due to I had lots of questions because it was my first experience leaving my puppy with someone else. She inspired me confidence from the beginning. Once we got to her house and met her, I knew Nala would have a great time at her house. And so it was, Maria very often updated me with pictures of Nala playing, eating, sleeping and so on. Once Nala got home she was just exhausted of how much she played at her house. :) I loved it! I definitely recommend Maria and I will take Nala to her very soon. Thank you Maria and your family for everything!!!! See you soon
-Sherly & Nala
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They treat our dogs with the utmost care. Will be using her services again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
It was ok... JUST KIDDING !!! Casper will be back there at some time. They treat the dogs like kids, love them well, get tons of exercise. Great experience with this dog sitter, I received frequent updates, pictures and would definitely use Maria R. again !!!
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Our dog was treated like one of their own. We received picture updates every day. I know our Loki loved his DogVacay! Thank you Maria.
This was our first experience with a sitter and leaving our dog with a 'stranger' but Maria made us feel very comfortable. She cared for our dog over a 3 day period and provided updates with pictures every day. She was walked, played with and well loved during that period. I'm glad we had such a great experience and would definitely recommend, and use Maria again in the future!
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Maria and her husband are wonderful people. They went above and beyond mere dog sitting. One of my dogs had some special needs and they were patient and kind, even though they were most likely inconvenienced by it. They sent daily photos and updates and answered any inquiry I had about the dogs quickly. They were very good about the special diet my dogs were on, asking me before they fed them something different. I would feel very comfortable having my dogs stay with them again.
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This was my first experience using dogvaycay and won't be my last.

Maria was so understanding and flexible and sweet even before I dropped her off so we could go on vacation. we would message one another and I could tell she would be perfect for my Bella.

She sent me pics of Bella having fun, sleeping with her dog/playing. (Not sure how to post those on here). My dog looked so happy and Maria was amazing with her. I will ask Maria to watch Bella again. I have used boarding/kennels and pet sitters but I really liked how this website is designed. I messaged 6 other pet sitters before Maria. As soon as She replied back I knew she was perfect. I have told all my friends about Maria and dogvaycay for other states.

Btw, Bella is a shih tzu so a small breed. I informed Maria she doesn't like bigger dogs. When she told me she had a yorkie. I knew it would be perfect as I know Bella loves her groomer's dog, a yorkie. Bella and Oreo seemed to enjoy having a playmate. Maria allowed Bella to be Bella. She let her lay on beds/pillows/blankets. I shared with her that my daughters have this huge stuffed bear. Bella thinks it's her bed. Well many of her favorite places to sleep. Thank you Maria. I know my oldest was worried about Bella and when I explained you to her she seemed more at ease and when she missed her dog. I would show her pics. Maria was so good at keeping me informed how Bella was doing and her dog, Oreo and Bella get along so well. Again, thanks
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Maria was awesome. She kept me posted on Zoe daily for I was nervous about leaving her anywhere. Zoe really seemed to have enjoyed herself very much and was spoiled just like she would have been at home. I highly recommend Maria and will be using her again.
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Maria was wonderful! Dog friendly home, loving care and a yard that my little fideo enjoyed so much, she was very kind, and sent me pictures of my baby while I was away. I knew my baby was in great hands and I could enjoy my vacations thanks to her.
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