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Marylou H.

48 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Perro de Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Spanish Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Marylou's Resident Pets

West Highland White Terrier
2 yr 1 mo old
4 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Marylou's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Marylou

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
ANNOUNCING NO RATE INCREASE IN 2107! You can relax with Fido (or Fifi) in my care! I'm committed to making your dog's stay a real home away from home! Here, your dog gets the VIP treatment (Very Important Puppy)! Basically, your dog LIVES with us (me, my dog & cat) and in the process of hanging out with us, gets plenty of individualized love and attention, including quality time and individualized attention from me and playtime with Timmy, my Westie, who loves everyone and also my cat Tai, who has no fear of dogs. Meanwhile, your pup gets to relax in homestyle comfort! They've also just built a beautiful dog park in my community for your dog to play in safely unleashed. I'll even let your pup sleep with us if that's what s/he's used to -- you can't get that kind of one-on-one attention at even the poshest dog resorts and if you could, it would cost a fortune!

I'm a former SPCA and Pets on Wheels volunteer who loves dogs [and all animals] who's never been without a dog my entire life. I've been professionally pet sitting since 2013. I'm located 6 miles south of BWI, near Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in the Southgate Community in Glen Burnie, very convenient for those of you flying to and from your destination. I encourage prospective clients to schedule a meet-and-greet before booking to make sure your dog(s) like our home. Hope to be hearing from you!

CLIENTS please NOTE: The figures on the Dogvacay Dashboard are not accurate, because it factors in booking requests I could not accept due to having a full house or the request may have been for a breed I can't accommodate. It is not an accurate reflection of the number of people who decide whether or not to book with me.

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING WITH YOUR DOG? Well, I'm licensed by Anne Arundel County as an in-home pet care provider and they REQUIRE that you provide me with a copy of your dog's current vaccinations, particularly rabies. Writing that information down is sufficient, along with your Veterinarian's name. It' s also a good idea to have a plan in place in the event your dog should become ill. Other than that, bring your dog's crate equipped with a nice pad and a water bowl [attached to the door], food, leash and bowl and any other things you'd like to include along with any special instructions for your dog's care that you'd like to include. My dog will destroy any toys you include - best not include any to unless you don't mind losing them and we have plenty of toys here. I also keep a steady supply of Milk Bone Marrow treats for guest pups.

If your dog is a hesitant eater, [some dogs take time to get accustomed to a new environment and they sometimes express their anxiety by not eating for a day or two] it's a good idea to include a supply of wet dog food for me to combine with dry food so that they'll eat it readily.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Marylou H.

48 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marylou's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
48 Reviews
My baby Tito had a wonderful time with Miss Marylou and her dog Timmy and cat Thai. He was worn out when he got home! Thanks so much for a nice stay. I know he enjoyed it!
This was the first time to make arrangements on line like this and everything went very smoothly. Marylou was always very prompt with her replies and ready with additional suggestions. The get-to-know-you visit was a good idea and went very well with her own dog and ours. They were very compatible which worked well for both dogs.
Thank you! for taking care of our Lily. She feels right at home at your place and I can see Lily enjoyed her vacay. We will place our Lily in your hands in the future.
Mary Lou is very friendly and seems to be lovable to the pets she is caring for. I would hire her again.
Marylou was great!
Marylou did a wonderful job of taking care of our dog. She even took the time to text us with pictures! We would choose Marylou again.
Very nice, Lily had a great stay and would go to Marylou again.
Very nice!
Marylous was awesome with my pup! She was attentive and it sounds like they really hit it off (Dakota even slept up in the bed with her which she usually doesn't do at home!). Will use her again in the future!
Ms.Marylou was so flexible and took care of my dog for few days last dog loves her and that's why we kept coming back to her. Thanks again for everything.pashmak missed you
Marylou did a great job! She texted me when I asked how Carson and Jack were doing and sent pictures. I would highly recommend her. Sue
Last minute accomodations were great! Home was open, clean and the Host was extremely pleasant. Great experience!
Our Maggie enjoys every stay at Marylou's. She gets spoiled there and is happy and tired when she gets home.
Great experience, Marylou was very easy to work with and she sent pics of my guy while we were away. We will definitely use her services again.
Marylou was a kind and gracious host. She was deeply attentive to our dog's needs, including a surprise allergy flare-up. Can't think of a better place for her to stay when heading out of town from BWI.
Will definitely recommend her to others. She cared and took great care of our dod.
My dog (Jake) had a wonderful time and I would recommend using DogVacay to all
We've used her before and had a great experience both times! Kip is actually pouting now that he's home with us. I guess he likes it better there! ;-) Thanks, Marylou!
Maxwell had a good time!
Great as always!
4 paws up
Our first experience was a happy one! Marylou is conscientious, flexible and very easy to deal with.

It is obvious she has a deep care and concern for pets - our dog Delray was happy and well taken care of, and this was very obvious when we picked him up - so much better than the kennel experience!

We loved the pics that we received during our holiday - it reduced concern and was fun!

We love that we have found both Dog Vacay and Marylou!

What a concept! What piece of mind!
Wonderful host. She really loves our dog and we never worry when we are away.
Rocky had a great time. Marylou was a good communicator about pick up time. He stayed the weekend and even got along with Marylou's cat! Who would have thought a dachshund would hang out with a cat??
This was the second time I left my dog with Ms. Marylou. she is truly a dog lover.My dog had an amazing time and he already miss her and Timmy(her dog).My dog got so much love from Marylou.she texted pics and updates during Pashmak's stay, which we really appreciated. Definitely would use the service again.
Thanks again
This is the first time in a long while that I did not worry about Teddy while I was away. Marylou made us feel at ease. I could tell right away that she enjoyed having furry babies around. I was a little apprehensive at first but Teddy adjusted well. When I picked him up I could tell he had a good time. I will definitely be using Marylou again. She is caring, close by, and her fees are reasonable. 5 paws up for Marylou and Timmy!!!
I can not say good enough about Marylou.This was my first time to use pet sitter on this website and I am so glad with my choice.she is so kind and welcoming.My dog was so happy and didnt want to leave her home.she gave lots of love to my puppy and even let him to slept with her.Thank you so much.pashmak cant wait to come and see you again :))
I was very happy with Marylou's attentiveness, and she even gave my dog a much needed brushing! I arrived to pick him up after four days to see him all fluffy, happy and smiling. I would highly recommend her!
My dog loves going to Marylou's!
Marylou was a great choice to watch my dog. She was very caring,worked with my schedule and even gave him a good brushing. I will absolutely use her services again.
You can not find a more caring or compassionate cate giver for your sog. My Aubrey feels right at home with her and her other pets. She makes sure to stay in contact with me while I am away. He is happy to see me when I return but doesn't misses being with Mary Lou too. Five stars all around. She is flexible and works with my spontaneous changes.
Another wonderful weekend with Marylou! She's the best!
MaryLou was a wonderful fit for our family. She has a puppy that our puppy got along with great. Our dog was happy and didn't even pay attention when we left because she was so interested in playing. MaryLou is accommodating and very knowledgeable about dogs and puppies. We will use her again!
Marylou is a very caring pet owner and sitter. She sent me updates by email that included pictures. She is great!
Do not think your dog will get less loving care because Marylou offers unbeatable rates. Her care is unbeatable! Far exceeded our expectations. She applied prescribed ointment to Murphy's eyes several times a day, she welcomed Murphy sleeping on the bed and lounging on her sofa. He enjoyed making new friends and playing tug-a-war. We could tell our pooch had been well cared for, because when we came to pick him up, he was very calm, not super stressed out as past times we had left him at a kennel. He is very relaxed. I can't thank Marylou enough. Amy
Marylou was great! I had a business trip to Texas for a week, and with her being so close to the Baltimore airport and already having good ratings, picking her as a host was a no-brainer. My pup was a bit nervous when I first dropped her off, but Marylou coaxed her a bit and she was fine. I also forgot to bring dog food, so she let Whiskey share with her dog! (When I came back I gave her a bag of food for the trouble though, so don't judge!)

Then, halfway through my trip, my company asked me to stay another full week (this rating is for the second week, but I'm making it about the whole stay). I was so nervous about what to do because Marylou had the dates I needed blocked, but when I let her know of my situation, she gladly let Whiskey stay - what a lifesaver! I don't know what I would've done without her.

She also sent great pictures of Whiskey playing with her cat and dog. Overall, 6 stars out of 5. Thanks for the help Marylou!
Marylou was wonderful! She took such good care of my dog, Yoda!! She kept me updated with e-mails and photos letting me know how Yoda was doing. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone who really shows tender loving care! Thanks again Marylou!!!!
Marylou was great and Toby had a blast! I will definitely leave Toby with Marylou again!
Thank you for your concern, well being and updates on their stay. You have relaxed us on leaving our dogs with someone other than family. They must of had a good time because they are couch potatoes tonight, worn out.
Thank you greatly, Bonnie and Alan
Great person and Rylo loves her!
Maxwell has a great time with Marylou. He's napping right now-a sign that he had lots of fun!
Marylou is the best! My dog Lily absolutely loves her! When we have to leave Lily, it's great having someone we can trust!
Marylou was amazing!! She took such wonderful care of our maltese. She sent us daily updates with pictures!! We felt completly at ease during our vacation knowing our dog was being so well taken care of. Thanks, Marylou!!
Marylou took great care of my dog Lily AGAIN! I didn't have to worry about a thing! ~KR
OMG! If you want your pet to have a wonderful vacay, send him/her to Marylou! My dog Lily stayed with Marylou for three days and had a wonderful time, which was documented by the pictures that were daily emailed to us. Lily made two life-long friends in Buster and Ty, too! I was most impressed by Marylou's attentiveness and pet knowledge. Although I forgot to inform her, Marylou immediately recognized that Lily was suffering with allergies and took excellent care of her, even better than I do as the owner! Without hesitation, I would recommend that you leave your beloved pet in Marylou's care. My dog came home looking cleaner and happier than I've ever seen her! ~Kathy R.
She's great and very flexible! Her dog, Buster, is very friendly and she even let Kip sleep in bed with her! We will definitely use her again in the future. Thanks!!
Once again, Marylou spoiled my dog. He was given a bath and much love this time.
Great host. Marylou and Rylo bonded well. I look forward to using her again.
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