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Marysia W.
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South Pasadena, CA 91030
65 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 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

Marysia's Resident Pets

Simon
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
Male
7 yr 5 mo old
Sophie
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Female
10 yr 5 mo old
Sinbad, a 40 year old Amazon Parrot
Other
Male
0 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Marysia's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Marysia

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Being raised on a farm helped establish animals as my first love and have been a professional animal trainer and behaviorist for over twenty-five years.

Have two rescued dogs, Simon and Sophie, ages seven and ten, plus, a forty year old Amazon Parrot named Sinbad, who rules the roost. In addition, we have fostered many wonderful shelter dogs for the rescue community.

We live in a lovely neighborhood and our spacious home has two large, secured, backyard play areas with lots of shade trees, birds and squirrels.

We only take a few dogs at a time and the pack loves our spacious back yards. However, dogs have access to both inside and out with plenty of water stations and comfy dog napping spots.

Our guest pups sleep inside with us at night and it's best to bring their own food, bowl and bed with them, so they can feel more at home with familiar tastes and smells.

This will be a fun and secure experience for your dog. We offer our home to medium energy, potty trained pups and to socialized, spayed or neutered adults and seniors.

An individualized, one hour training session can also be added to their stay, using positive, reward based methods and clicker training.

Each dog is given lots of love and attention and we will be sure to email some photos of your fur babies having a fun vacation of their very own.

We'll do our best to accommodate any last minute bookings and look forward to meeting you and your best friend very soon.
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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
Marysia W.
Online Now!
South Pasadena, CA 91030
65 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 22, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
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References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marysia's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Marysia's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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65 Reviews
Our dog Luna loves Marysia and her dogs so much that we have been using her for regular day care while we do some home renovations. We always feel secure when Luna is with Marysia. She sends regular updates and videos of Luna having a great time and gives us additional training tips based on her years of experience! She is such a wonderful and sweet woman and we are so grateful to have found her. Plus her amazing dogs have provided great pack-training for our energetic 1-year-old who is still learning the rules. We are so happy with the service - and so is Luna!!
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Marysia is amazing! She and her sweet dogs took excellent care of our dog Luna. Marysia has experience as a trainer and brings a lot of extra knowledge and expertise to the dog care. Luna had so much fun in her yard and came home happy and tired. :)
I contacted Marysia on short notice to help with a canine photo shoot to create awareness of how great rescue dogs are:)
She responded promptly and was able to help us on the shoot. There was a lot of foot traffic and street traffic and she did a great job of keeping Huckleberry safe, happy and focused throughyout the photo shoot. It was very comforting to know Huck was in such good hands.
I would love to work with Marysia again in the future. She did a great job!
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Marysia is a true dog lover with a lot of experience. She will take the time to learn about your dog and your routine, and is responsible about supervising introductions and interactions with other dogs. She has a lovely big backyard with lots of room for dogs to explore, and plenty of shade and cool spots indoors on hot days. Rest assured that your dog will receive lots of attention. Marysia is quick to respond and open to last minute booking requests. 5-star stay!
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My dog is having a wonderful time hanging out with the rest of the gang and enjoying the sun, yard and Marysia's supervision :)
Fantastic - I think Willow had just as much fun on her stay with Marysia as we did on vacation. Loved all of the updates too.
Marysia spent so much time to get to know my pup and me, before I even committed to reserving a Vacay with her. She's truly invested in the happiness & well-being of the dog and the owner. Marysia sent me videos of my dog throughout the day to let me know what he was up to. She has a beautiful, huge backyard - your dog will truly feel like he/she is on a vacation!!
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Go with Marysia W, she really does a phenomenal job! Last Friday, Marycia and I arranged a meet and greet prior to my dog’s stay at her place. The moment my dog met her, they clicked right away. She is super friendly, prompt and also very professional in the way she introduces her dogs to a new dog.
I cannot recommend her enough. She is knowledgeable and kind and really cares about her clients. The day of my dog’s stay, she sent us pictures and videos and kept us updated. It’s such a comfort knowing all is well while you are gone.
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Marysia is amazing with animals. She and her pack are the best hosts! Even after I completely messed up the reservation and my fiancé showed up to her door with Brando unannounced, she took Brando in and he had a great time. She sent pics and video while he was there with her. I felt completely confident that she was treating him just like a family member. Marysia is not only a great hostess to Brando but she is very knowledgable about animal behavior. We will definitely be visiting her again
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Marysia is wonderful! I was a little rushed and disorganized and she was very patient and accommodating. She is very gentle, thoughtful and competent. I hate leaving my dog to go out of town but it's very reassuring to know she's in such good hands. She came home very calm and happy, and I got plenty of photo & video updates so I knew she was having a blast!
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We have been bringing our elderly boxer to Marysia for years now. She is attentive and extremely loving. Our dog had an eye infection and Marysia was able to give him eye drops every two hours. We highly recommend Marysia.
Marysia helped tremendously caring for and training my 1 year old husky shepherd. He stayed for 2 nights and over that short time she made huge progress with him. Her two dogs and the yard were great to help him socialize and exercise. Can't recommend enough
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Our Cali loves going to Marysia's home. And with all the activity, she comes back to us happy and tired. Always a good time!
Autumn loves spending time with Marysia and her doggies and Marysia does a phenomenal job of caring for Autumn when we're away. We love seeing all the fun videos and photos of Autumn playing. And, Autumn comes home as one happy but pooped pooch! Marysia, thank you for doing such a great job of caring for our sweet girl while we're on vacation.
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Marysia was a wonderful host and her sweet pups made my dog feel welcome for a week long stay. She is great with dogs of all sizes (my pup is a 75lb shepherd mix) and has a fabulous outdoor space which my dog loved. She sent me daily videos and pictures to show what a great time he was having exploring and playing with his hosts. All my nervousness at leaving him was put to ease right away. I will definitely use her again and again!
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Our dog, Cali, had a wonderful time with Marysia. Marysia was very accommodating to our travel plans and sent us plenty of photos and videos of Cali to assure us that our pup was in great hands. We will definitely be calling on Marysia again.
Marysia was very accommodating. We did a formal meet & greet a couple days prior. The dogs were introduced one at a time and Marysia imparted a lot of great information regarding dog behavior and training. She welcomed our pup on NYE and sent several sweet videos and updates during her stay :-) Would certainly use Marysia's services again!
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Autumn had a great time with Marysia, Simon and Sophie. The regular videos that Marysia sent while Autumn was there were greatly appreciated because we knew that she was having a great time with all her new friends. Thank you, Marysia, for giving Autumn a true dog vacay! We'll be back soon!
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Marysia was able to accommodate our last-minute request to watch our dog for a day. Her communication was great - prompt when I first inquired, and she sent videos throughout the day so we could feel close to our pup while we were away. Also, she is incredibly knowledgeable about pit bulls (which our dog is) so she offered lots of advice and insights on the breed. Our boy came home tired, calm and content. We would certainly recommend Marysia and use her again!
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Marysia was a fantastic host! She took great care of my little pup
It's such a relief to have someone I can trust with taking care of my dog, Lazlo. I feel comfortable and happy leaving him with Marysia because I know she will take great care of him and he will get plenty of exercise and socialization with her sweet dogs and others she cares for. She is also great about helping ease his nervous energy as well as keeping me updated with videos and pictures while I am away. Marysia, thanks from me and Lazlo!
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Our 5 month pitbull puppy, Kane, absolutely adores Marysia! Kane goes a couple of times a week to Marysia's and is always eager to enter her home and is entirely worn out when we pick him up.

She has an amazing little pit pack that welcomes each dog with open paws!! We love Kane going to Marysia's because not only do we know he's in good hands, but we LOVE the way she trains and treats the dogs! Kane, being 5 months, is very energetic and Marysia has done a very good job in calming down his tempermant.

We love that she is constantly by Kane throughout the day, and does such a good job in sending numerous videos and pictures throughout the day, making it seem like we never miss a beat in our puppy's day! :)

Example: I had just dropped off Kane, and was driving to work, about 10 minutes from Marysia's, and I already received (2) videos with Kane meeting and greeting his friends, since I wasn't able to stay to watch him.

It's little things like this that makes us LOVE Marysia! :)
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Doing 3 day daycare with Marysia and she is the best! All the videos and pictures are amazing! She is also potty training my puppy. How cool is that! I will definitely use her every week if possible!
my one-year old pup had a wonderful stay with Marysia. I enjoyed the photos and videos each day, and felt great knowing that he was so well cared for. Large & shaded yard, sweet playmates & companions in Simon and Sophie, and love, attention, and training from Marysia. Highest recommendations.
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Marysia was great! She sent us lots of photos and videos of the dog so we could see what he was up to. Judging from his expressions, he had a blast!
Our puppy, Farley LOVES staying with Marysia! He stayed with every day for a week while my husband was out of town and I felt so comfortable leaving him in her care. Simon and Sophie were so great with him and even taught him some new tricks! :-) We will definitely use her again!
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Another great stay for Ralph with Marysia. We loved the many videos and photos of Ralph playing.
We love Marysia! She is so warm and welcoming to our dogs and our dogs love playing with her dogs all day. Marysia is great about sending us pictures though out the day so we can see what our dogs are up to!
Marisa did a wonderful job taking care of our boxer on multiple occasions. She is sincerely loving of animals and has two fun well-behaved dogs of her own for our guy to play with. We feel very safe knowing that our special guy will be well taken care of when we are away. We would recommend Marysia without reservation. A+
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We recently enjoyed our second experience with Marysia caring for our dog, Pinky. This time really was a vacation for Pinky, because we booked the service just to get her back with Marysia's pack and better socialized.

Same great experience with Marysia. Consistent updates, excellent care.
We so much appreciate all that she does!

We would recommend Marysia to anyone needing a great pet boarding / training vacation.
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We brought Pinky to Marysia after 6 years of not leaving town because of our concerns about boarding.Marysia certainly put all of that to rest.

We had an excellent meet and greet, and it was immediately apparent that Marysia would be a great host. We took our 3 day vacation and when we arrived to pick up our pup she was obviously in the swing of things, and had enjoyed the stay. We also got the side benefit of some one-on-one training that taught Pinky the basics of leash walking, interacting with other dogs, and acting much more maturely around people.

We would most heartily recommend Marysia for your boarding / training needs. We have booked another reservation just to get Pinky back with Sophie, Simon, and Sinbad (Marysia's pack), because the interactions with her pack were invaluable.

Thank you, Marysia. You are the best!-jgg
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Another great stay at Marysia's for Ralph!
Marysia went above and beyond to take care of my dog. Highly, highly recommended! When in Pasadena area, will definitely use again!
Always a great stay for Ralph at Marysia's. She takes great care of him and her dogs are great buddies for Ralph while we're away.
As always, Ralph had a great stay with Marysia. She takes great care of him and he clearly loves his time there. We received a lot of videos and photos of Ralph having a great time. This is a very safe and comfortable environment for our dog.
Marysia was so wonderful with my 2-year-old dog,Tempy. She took her time to carefully introduce her dogs, Simon and Sophie, to mine. She is so sweet with all her animals and she truly loves what she does. I loved all the pictures and videos she sent while watching Tempy. It made me feel at ease and I will definitely use her again.
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Excellent at managing our dogs and very good with overall dog behavior. Kept in good contact with us and sent photos and video.
Marysia is so awesome at speaking dog. Duchess had a great time with Sophie and Simon and Tank. She was so comfortable there. As a new dog owner, I learned a lot from Marysia. We definitely have found a second home for Duchess.
Ralph is so happy and comfortable with Marysia and her dogs. Its great for us to be able to go away and know that he is in such good hands. Ralph often gets anxious when parting with us, but he's clearly so comfortable with Marysia that he happily goes with her when we drop him off.
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Excellent!
Every stay Ralph has had with Marysia has been wonderful. Ralph needs a lot of love and attention and its always clear that he has had a wonderful time. Marysia takes great care of Ralph, which helps us to relax and enjoy our time away, and she always takes the time to send photos and updates.
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Marysia is the best
Marysia is awesome. She is lovely with the animals and really gets it. Lots of backyard space and indoor room if your dog needs it. Harrison came back relaxed and calm, which is a very big deal for him.
Our dog needs a lot of love and attention and we feel very comfortable leaving him here. It is very reassuring to know he is getting the care he needs. Marysia is very knowledgeable about dogs and maintains a safe, happy, and playful atmosphere among her dogs and visitors. We highly recommend her.
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Marysia was great with Monkey! During the meet and greet she introduced her dogs with mine in a very comfortable manner. Although her dogs are large and mine is very small, they were very gentle and loving to her. During my trip, Marysia sent several pictures and videos showing Monkey having a good time. She also kept me updated on how monkey was doing. That really helped me enjoy my time and not worry. Marysia is very knowledgeable about animal behavior and health and she provided me with very good input. Monkey came home tired from playing with her new friends and happy.
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My husband and I are extremely grateful to Marysia for taking expert care of our beloved pup while we were on vacation! We were nervous about finding quality care for him since we recently moved to the area and our pup doesn't usually get along with other male dogs. To our surprise, Marysia skillfully introduced him to her calm and welcoming dogs, Sophie and Simon, and our pup actually became best buds with Simon! Marysia did a great job of following our specifications for care and eased our anxiety by sending us videos and pictures several times a day. We were able to completely relax on our vacation when we saw him playing and enjoying the company of his new friends. Thank you, Marysia!
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I'm having my house painted and needed a place for Tessa to go to for the day while I was at work. I had meet and greet with Marysia and her dogs, Sophie and Simon last year, so we already knew that they would get along. When I dropped off Tessa, Marysia made sure that all the doggies got reacquainted before I left. Her dogs are so sweet - it was great! Marysia sent me pictures of Tessa throughout the day and a few videos of her playing as well. Tessa had a great day and I was so happy that I found a place that is close and such a great hangout for the day!! I will definitely use Marysia again.
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Marysia took amazing care of our dear little dog! We so appreciate tender loving concern and care.
Marysia was awsome. She is a very patient and experienced trainer. Her pubs are the best behaving dogs I have enver encountered. I am very happy with her service. Tina
We had a great experience with Marysia. She took good care of our four-and-a-half-month old puppy, and sent us several pictures of his day. She solicited specific instructions from us and followed them exactly. We would absolutely leave our puppy with her again.
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Marysia is awesome! From the first moment we met at our meet-and-greet, I knew Boomer would enjoy staying with her. I was so afraid he would do something that would make her say no, I won't take him. But everything went well even though the Booms was very nervous about meeting Sophie and Simon. While we were gone, Marysia sent photos and videos showing how Boomer was adjusting to his new environment. It was so reassuring to get those daily updates that we were able to really relax and enjoy our vacation knowing our little boy was being taken care of by someone who understood him. When I picked him up from Marysia's of course he was happy to see me, but I knew that he was also going to miss Marysia and all the new friends he made. Marysia told me about some new tricks he learned and some behavioral corrections she had done which I am grateful for. We are definitely going to have Marysia take care of the Boomlet whenever we leave town and can't take him with us. Just don't tell anyone else about how awesome Marysia is! She needs to be our little secret! Thank you DogVacay for having Marysia as a host!
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We always enjoy having our canine visit Marysia. She is wonderfully attentive and very caring.
Marysia is the best! She was wonderful about slowly introducing our scaredy-cat pups to her two sweetheart dogs, and sent us the cutest pictures of all of them playing all day long! The dogs love it there and can't wait to go back! Thanks Marysia!
Forget the Dog Whisperer! Marysia is amazing. She's very knowledgeable and obviously cares for your pet as much as you do. Her two doggies Sophie and Simon are also very precious and will play nice with your dog. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with Marysia while I went on a business trip and she even taught her some new tricks. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking for doggy training or dog sitting.
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We have a four year old Shih Poo & eighteen month Snorkie, this was new to us & for our pets to experience with DogVacay. After the process of Meet and Greet, I drop them to owner's home. Marysia sends email status reports and pictures regularly of our pets having fun while we're gone.
I've never felt more at ease leaving our dogs in her care. She's knowledgeable about dogs behavior, detail oriented and clearly loves animals. We are so pleased we will continue to use their services. If you want the best for your beloved pet(s)...DogVacay is the answer.

Thanks, DogVacay!
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Marysia knows how to talk to dogs! Our older dog, Lady, was inexperienced with other dogs. When I took Lady for our meet and greet, Marysia knew just how to put Lady at ease and how to introduce her dogs to Lady.

Lady's time with Marysia was time well spent; she came back from her staycation looking fabulous and better trained than before she went. Each day Marysia sent us a photo or video of Lady with a caption about that day's activities. One day we got a photo of a very relaxed Lady accompanied by the caption, "Today Lady had a spa day complete with massage." My husband saw the message and said with amazement, "Lady is being better taken care of than we are on vacation!"

I highly recommend Marysia. She is truly a dog whisperer and it is clear that her care of our dog was genuine, kind, and compassionate. We plan to use her service again and again.
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Marysia was amazing. She is extremely experienced with dogs, and is loving but firm. She sent pictures and videos of my dog every day during my vacation. Rocket seemed very happy and relaxed when I picked him up after his stay. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I would definitely use her dog-sitting services again. Thanks so much Marysia!
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My fiance and I had to find a sitter last minute after our other boarding reservation fell through. We were very lucky to have found Marysia. She took time to introduce her other canine roommates one by one to ease JD into his new environment, fostering a calm and safe transition. She enlighten us with canine social cues, personality traits. While we were away, Marysia kept us updated with videos, pictures and emails. JD had such a good time playing that when he got home in the afternoon, he promptly passed out in his bed, neglecting to eat his favorite treats! JD probably can't wait for my fiance and I to go out of town again.
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We love Marysia and so does our dog, Chloe. Her home is a great space for the dogs to run, play and rest. Thanks for everything!
As always, Chloe had a great time. Marysia is amazing with animals. She is always so caring with Chloe, and her resident dogs are the sweetest.
Marysia is absolutely wonderful! She gave me the greatest dog sitter experience I have ever encountered, and I really mean that. First she responded very quickly to my request and we set up an appointment to meet. I brought my puppy over and she introduced her to her home and then to her dogs one by one to make sure everyone got along. What I loved the most about Marysia is that she understands and trains dogs so your pup will be properly introduced and taken care of in her home.

Her dogs are extremely sociable and very open to new friends to run around in the backyard with and have a great time. Her house is big, comfortable and the yard is paradise for any dog. Marysia went above and beyond to make sure my bulldog had the time of his/her life in her home!

She was a delight to have as a dog sitter all the way through the end. I will not hesitate for a second to ask her to dog sit for me the next I need to go out of town.

Thank you so much for taking care of Cholula, Marysia! I look forward to seeing you again!
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Fantastic, as usual- Thanx Marysia!!
I am super pleased with our first experience with Marysia. She is very knowledgeable, patient, kind and in excellent control of all in her care. I will happily continue to leave my pooch with her.
We initially used Marysia to watch our dog, Chloe, as our other DogVacay sitter was full for the dates we needed. We are so happy we did because Marysia was AMAZING! She took the great care of Chloe and provided us with pictures and videos via email and text. Chloe loved lounging, exercising and playing with her resident dogs. Marysia has great knowledge in regards to canine behavior, and is an amazing trainer as well. We highly recommend her!
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