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Mona P.

38 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 18 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Mona's Resident Pets

Jack
Collie
Male
10 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Mona's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Mona

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Loving, Individual Care, for One or Two Dog Guests at a Time

We're an experienced, animal-friendly family (Husband, child and Me), in Poolesville, MD. We've taken care of dogs and cats most of our lives. Our family is now offering more individualized, personal attention to only one or (occasionally) two dog Guests at a time.

We have a large, fenced back yard, do 1 or 2 walks every day and we'd treat your dog as one of the family. Our dog Jack, is friendly with other dogs (and nice to cats, too).

We'd love to have your dog (or pair) come stay at our house while you're on vacation or away on a business trip. It could be his/her home-away-from-home.

My husband (always) and I (frequently) TeleWork, so we're home most of the time.

We strive to make all our Doggy Guests feel comfortable, happy, and part of the family. “Pet Parents” get smart phone texts or computer e-mails, regularly. The phone texts and e-mails have photos and short videos.

If FIDO needs medicine, I’m experienced in that. Puppies accepted, if they're housebroken. We can pick up and return FIDO to your home, if requested. We also do bathing and grooming, and regular walks for dogs, w/o boarding.

Because of high demand, we have Holiday rates of $36/day for Boarding and $72/day for Travel Sitting. Holiday rates apply for Stays around Thanksgiving (November 21st to 26th), XMass/New Year (December 19th to January 1st), Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Offered: Traveling Pet Sitting (where I can do house visits or stay at your home). Shy pets, multiple pets or animals who don’t travel well, can be cared for using this method.

I’ve taken care of several types of animals (dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, horses, etc.) before, and enjoy it. Small household tasks (bringing in newspaper and mail, watering plants, etc.), can be arranged, with this service.

Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I'm happy to stay at your house or visit your kitty while you're away.

About our home:
We live in a single family house in Poolesville, MD, in a quiet neighborhood, at the end of a cul-de-sac. Our residential neighborhood is a family friendly, safe community with sidewalks and fitness trails.

We have a front yard, and a large, newly fenced back yard. (The dogs LOVE it!) The dogs are supervised in the fenced back yard. The fence itself is 4-feet high, with wire mesh on the inside of the post and rail design.

We’re careful to leash dogs inside the house, before we take them out for walks in the neighborhood. I walk my dog every day and would love to take any dog in my care for walks and have fun with them.

Why I love dog sitting
I’ve been a dog lover all my life. I like cats, horses and other animals, too.

Meet my pets
Jack, the Host dog, is a beloved family pet. He's friendly, yet not too friendly, with shy dogs. (Jack gives shy dogs their 'space', and meets them as slowly as they want.) He's also well behaved around people and well trained. Jack is a great Host Dog.

We have an outside cat called Boots. (She always stays outside.) She's O.K. with dogs, yet knows to run and hide if a dog gets too rowdy.

About my yard
We have a front yard, and a large, newly fenced back yard. (The dogs LOVE it!) The dogs are supervised in the fenced back yard. The fence itself is 4-feet high and has wire mesh on the inside of the post and rail design.

My experience administering medication
Yes, I’ve given all kinds of medicine (pills, ointments, injections) to my dogs and cats.

Summary
We've had dogs and cats for decades and so we're experienced in caring for them. We have a smart phone to easily communicate with you and we'll send photos about how your dog (or cat) is doing. We have two reliable cars, for Traveling Pet Sitting. We know how to administer medicine. We're hard working, responsible and love animals.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Mona P.

38 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 18 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 18, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mona's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Check-ins
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Grooming
$20 /min
$60 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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38 Reviews
Mona graciously took in our dog on very short notice. Our shy dog quickly warmed to her new surroundings and enjoyed her walks and hanging out with their sweet collie. Mona sent daily updates and photos of our dog, who was clearly being treated like family. She even slept on their son's bed! We were absolutely thrilled with the entire experience.
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I had a family emergency and had to find a place for Charlie at the last minute. Mona responded right away and I was able to leave Charlie with her and her family the very next day. He received great care and I was updated several times on how he was doing. Charlie received lots of attention from Mona, her husband and her son, all of whom take very good care of the dogs in their charge.
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Charlie was well taken care of during his stay with Mona. I received many photos and updates while I was away. He was even allowed to sleep in the bedroom at night. It was reassuring to have him in good hands while I was traveling.
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