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Maria F.

92 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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 House

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

About Maria

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband is a veterinarian and I’m characterized as being a lover of animals, especially dogs. Dog care is what I enjoy to do, I don't have my own dogs because your pet will be my baby during the time that he or she is with me.

I've had my own dogs and so I know that you need to find a responsible and loving person who can take care of them. My goal is to provide a loving environment for your pet and service that exceeds your expectations.

I offer full service during the stay of the pet in our home. The service provides for the care and love that pets need to enjoy their stay with me. I know the importance of maintaining their activity, so I walk with the pets (unless told otherwise) every morning/evening to the park and the golf course to play and develop a good bond with them. Both of these sites are close to my house.

My hope is that you will entrust me with your pet and desire to use my services again and recommend me.

I have some exceptions to take care of dogs, among them are: I do not take care of dogs with anxiety problems and behavioral problems with other dogs.


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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Maria F.

92 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
92 Reviews
Maria is a wonderful host. We knew Snoop was going to be in very capable hands when we met her at our meet-n-greet. She did everything asked of her and even included a bath. Snoop really liked his stay with her. Maria loves dogs and it shows.
I love, love, love Maria!! She is always my first choice to care for my Lab babies. First my chocolate Kona (may he rest is peace), and now my yellow Kai. Kai is very happy and well taken care of by Maria and her husband. They even treated him for an ear infection I did not know he had! I am very glad I found Maria. Highly recommended!!
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Maria was great with Annie. It was nice that Annie had other animals to play with while she was there, too. Between the other critters and Maria, Annie got plenty of attention and had a great time.
Maria is a very loving caretaker. She is very thorough about directions for care for your little ones. If I have to use dogvacay again I will choose Maria. Thank you for caring for my little ones
I can't say how wonderful Maria is! She is the second "mom" to NED - she is the best!
So thrilled with Maria ! This was our first time using DogVacay and our first time leaving our beloved Shih Tzu's with anyone outside our immediate family. This meant we needed a surrogate 'mom' - Maria was just that. (We'd never leave our kids in a kennel) Upon our first "meet and greet" with Maria, it was clear she absolutely adores dogs. Our son Taz and daughter LeiLani took to her instantly. Maria kept us updated with photos and texts, and after an exhausting trip back to pick up our dogs they were obviously in love with her and she with them. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone who wants personalized love and attention. If a schedule conflicts with our next trip, we get first dibs ! Just kidding.
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Maria gets five paws! She cared for our Sophie for five nights. Maria and Sophie took to each other right away. Sophie had an ear problem and Maria’s husband (a veterinarian) diagnosed an ear infection and provided medication for $10, a very happy surprise and an indication of the good care Sophie received. Maria sent us photos of Sophie out for a walk and we appreciated that because we missed having Sophie with us. We provided food and Maria fed Sophie per our instructions. All in all, boarding Sophie with Maria F was a very smart choice for us and she will be our choice for boarding in the future.
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This is the first time I used pet sitting outside of my home for my 10 year old lab, and he was anxious being left with a new person in unfamiliar surroundings. Maria won him over pretty quickly and he was very relaxed and at ease when I picked him up. I couldn't be more pleased with the process, and with Maria in particular. Thank you Maria for a great job and for my peace of mind knowing that he'll be left in good hands for future visits.
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Maria was wonderful and I will definitely be using her again! My family and I were going on vacation for 8 days and I was nervous about leaving our 2 doggies for that long. Maria was happy to do a meet and greet to put us at ease and was so welcoming to both us and our dogs! She made us very comfortable and could tell she is a true dog lover. While we were away she sent updates and photos. When we came to pick our babies up we could tell they were very well cared in our absence. Thank you Maria, for letting us enjoy our family vaca knowing our fur babies were taken care of!!!
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Maria just watched our dog for the third time! She and her husband Neal are just great and our dog adores them. As soon as we pull up to their house she starts wagging her tail and is super excited to see them. When we pick her up she is just as happy as can be so we know she had a great time! Thanks again Maria and Neal for taking such good care of her! Will be in touch again when we need someone to watch her on our vacays!
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Such a great experience Lana and Cooper love Maria. They had a great time. Will definitely book with Maria again. !
We LOVE Maria and so do our dogs. She is loving, takes them for walks, and is careful with their medications and feeding schedules.
We had an excellent first experience using dog vacay and Maria to watch our little dog Bailey while we were gone for 11 days. She took such excellent care of her and kept us posted with texts and photos/videos. I could tell from the initial meet and greet that Maria was an animal lover and our shy and timid dog immediately took to her (giving her lots of kisses, sitting in her lap, etc). Maria requested us to send her Bailey's daily schedule so that she could keep her routine as close as possible so that she would feel comfortable. I knew she would be in good hands. She even let her sleep in their bed with them since she does that at home (wow!). When I came to pick her up Bailey was super excited to see me and looked very happy. I could tell she had a great time because she simply eased right back into her usual routine at home. I loved the fact that Maria doesn't have pets in her home since Bailey sometimes doesn't get along with other dogs. Thank you Maria for taking such good care of Bailey and we will definitely be using you again when we need to travel!
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There really are no words to express how grateful we are to Maria for being so attentive and caring while watching our 14 year old lab, Maverick. Her home and yard are very dog friendly and Maria's calm and quiet spirit provide the perfect environment for a happy pup!
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Maria is just great- thanks so much for always being there for our NED....
Maria is wonderful - by the number of times my dog NED goes there - you can see we all love her!
It really is sooo nice to know that someone who really loves animals is caring for our "girls". They run up to the door when we arrive and are calm and happy when we pick them up. ~kisses from M&P
Nikki and Sophi had a great time with Maria. I love it when we pick them up and they are happy as opposed to when we leave them in a kennel. Maria treated them like family, she is very sweet and knows a lot about taking care of dogs. Thank you, Maria!
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My two dogs stayed with Maria for several days. I got them back in the exact same condition I dropped them off, which is always a good sign. Any time I've had to use a kennel, they always come back exceptionally clingy and needy, but that didn't happen after we returned home from Maria's. They acted like they stayed with my family - extraordinarily happy to see me when I picked them up, but calm as soon as we got home. That alone tells me they were well treated and enjoyed their stay. Maria is a lovely woman, and I would absolutely trust her with my furry kids again.
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Another excellent experience with Maria. Our pups love her!! She is so kind and attentive, we would not have anyone else watch them.
What can I say about Maria? She's simply the best! Photos daily. Updates often. She rocks! Thanks Maria.
Maria is my dogs other mother! She's the best! Peace of mind when I leave him and he is always so happy to see her! Highly recommend her!
Maria is awesome. She took such good care of Willow. We knew our pup had a great time. She was so happy when she came home. Thanks Maria!
Maria is wonderful!! She took great care of Kona and he had fun with her. Maria sent me pictures and comments about how Kona was doing. I would give 6 stars if I could. Very highly recommended!
NED and I LOVE Maria!
As you can see, my dog NED is at Maria's as much as he is home -- she's simply the best!!
Our hound Flash loves staying with Maria. He gets wild with excitement as soon as we pull into her street. It makes for a great trip when we go out of town to know he's going to be cared for so well. Maria is so professional and accomodating. We couldn't ask for more.
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Excited that my pups got to spend time with Maria again. Always so great to have someone who care so much, care about our dogs. thanks & see you soon Maria!
Maria and Neal today told me that they tell people they have a French Bulldog -- that means that they consider NED their dog which is certainly how it feels when I drop him off and pick him up! They are simply the BEST!!
Picked him up today - Sunday and he returns there on Wednesday!
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I am running out of words to say how wonderful Maria is! She is my dog NED's other mother - and does such a wonderful job of making me feel secure when I am out of town and NED usually doesn't want to leave when I come to pick him up! That's an amazing sign of a good stay!
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Thank you again! The "kids" had a great stay.
We could not have been happier with our experience with Maria. Our dog Ike is 15 years old and suffers from bad eyesight, hearing loss and arthritis in his front elbows. He is on several medications including eyedrops and pills that must be administered several times a day. Needless to say, we were worried about leaving him with anyone for a whole week. As soon as we dropped him off we felt completely at ease and knew that he would be well taken care of and loved. Maria exceeded our expectations by keeping in contact with us and sending us pictures of Ike on his walks. As a matter of fact, I believe he returned in better health than when he left! I think he felt he was the one on vacation! Thanks Maria! We will definitely be asking you to sit for Ike in the future!
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Maria was fabulous! It was a great experience for us from the initial meet and greet right through to the day we picked up our little Lucy after a 4 night sleepover. You can tell immediately that Maria is a dog lover. She wanted to learn everything possible about Lucy before her visit in order to make her feel comfortable and welcome and ensure her safety. It was our first time to leave Lucy with anyone and she was healthy and happy when we arrived to pick her up. Maria was very accommodating with the drop off and pick up times. We won't hesitate to call Maria and send Lucy for another visit next time we go away...thanks Maria!
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Maria is a dog lover, and our dogs love her. It is so comforting when we have to leave beloved pets, that there are wonderful people like Maria to care for them. Kathy & Tom
Maria took excellent care of our babies while we were away. Her care for Einstein and Truffles exceeded our expectations!
Maria is always a wonderful "away Mama" for my little NED. Thanks so much
Thank you for taking such great care of Molly again. We appreciate it so much. See you soon.
My dog River and I love Maria! She's professional and very loving towards him. For me, a single woman owning a very large dog, I need to be able to trust and see for myself that the person taking care of my dog is taking her/his job seriously, and I saw that character trait immediately in talking with Maria.

My dog is very gentle, even tempered, and cool, I am not concerned about his behavior, I'm concerned about other dogs' behavior and I feel Maria is a very conscious person and that if need be, she would stop bad behavior from escalating.

I would highly recommend her.
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Excellent experience!
During our initial meeting with Maria we noticed how comfortable our dogs were in her home. We detailed their daily routine (food/walks/play) and our expectations. Maria was very understanding and reassured us that her priority was our dogs.
When we dropped them off for their 2wk stay we brought a lot; kennel, bowls, toys etc. While away we didn't have consistent access to a phone so Maria made sure to send emails and pictures--all was going well.
Upon our return we took note that not one hair on their fur was out of place!
An unexpected surprise was that Maria washed all their toys, blankets, beds and also gave them a bath!!
Thank you Maria for the love and care you gave to our dogs.
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roxie had a wonderful time with Maria she is a wonderful host!
Maria is awesome! It's almost like being at home for my dog. Maria is patient and loving and we love her!
Maria is so loving and responsible - My dog NED has stayed with her MANY MANY times and she is my go to sitter for him. Thanks so much Maria! You are the best!
This was our very first time asking Maria to watch our two dogs. It is evident that Maria really likes her job as a pet sitter. Maria paid attention to every detail about our dogs prior to their stay which made it much more enjoyable at her home. Her goal is to ensure that that the dog staying with her is made to feel at home. Our dogs followed the same schedule as they do at our home, they ate the food we gave them, went for their daily walks, etc. We really appreciated the daily communication via email letting us know how our dogs were doing. We picked up both our dogs this morning and as much as they were happy to see us, I know from my heart, they were well taken care and well loved. I would recommend Maria as a pet sitter.
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Maria was great! She took great care of Molly and sent me pictures of her on her walk. She's vacationing with her again next week!
Maria is wonderful! This is the second time I left my 3 dogs with her so my family could take a vacation. Her house has now become my dogs' Home away from Home.
Five stars for Maria, but rating only four stars only because my dog is so unused to having me gone. Maria was so nice to me and to Cole! I really appreciated the emails she sent and the picture she sent of Cole while I was gone. He was a bit lethargic on our drive home and I was a little concerned. Maria told me that he'd had some tummy issues and anxiety issues while I was gone. Now that we're home, he has perked back up. He is used to my presence 24/7, so that fact that he did as well as he did was a big relief to me! I credit Maria with that.
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Maria is wonderful! This was the first time I left our dog for a week with anyone and our first reservation with DogVacay. Maria took really good care of our dog, Semi. She kept us updated with pictures of Semi while we were on our vacation. That was so nice as we missed him a lot. She has a really nice house set up for taking care of dogs, and she treated Semi like part of her family. We will definitely go back to Maria to take care of our dog while we are away.
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What can I say about Maria? Ned is there nearly more than he is home and he just loves her! She is so professional, responsible and loving.... She is our "go to" pet sitter ! Thanks again
Wonderful as usual
Maria never ceases to amaze me! She even bathed NED the day I picked him up -- he had such a good time with Maria and looked so clean and sweet when he came home... Thanks again Maria Cathy
Roxie loves being with maria She is wonderful
Maria was spectacular and Riley loved spending time at her house. She was attentive and sent pics of him running around enjoying himself with her dogs.
I wish there were 10 stars for Maria! She takes the best care of animals. We had a newer rescue dog and were leaving for an extended vacation. Not only was she able to take care of her meds, but an unexpected medical issue came up while we were gone. She and Neil handled it perfectly and communicated with us the whole time. I've had dogs for decades and many pet sitters, but never anyone like Maria. She is simply amazing! Detailed, loving, caring and even taught our new dog some great training that she needed. I can't say enough about our experience. As a matter of fact our dog was not ready to leave when we came to get her. We will never go anywhere else.
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Once again Maria did a wonderful job taking care of our precious one! We feel so good about having someone we can trust to take such good care of Bacci. Thank you Maria!!
So glad I discovered Maria! My pup Scarlett had a long weekend vacay and had the best time. Maria is so warm and welcoming, Scarlett fell head-over-tail in love right from the start. Maria was great about keeping me up-to-date while I was gone. Her pics and emails made me smile, knowing Scarlett was in such good hands. I'll definitely book with Maria again!
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Maria was awesome! She took great care of Prince and Blondie and sent us daily updates and pictures. We will definitely book with her again. The dogs had a good vacay just like us.
Maria is a wonderful caregiver! If you're on DogVacay to find a sitter for your four-legged baby, she's more than just a pet to you. Maria cares for Kiki almost as much as I do! She provides me updates and pictures while I'm gone. She knows where Kiki likes to be scuffied and gives in to her when she paws at her hand when she stops.

Kiki's been left with others for short periods of time and she would stop eating, stay on her little bed, and then stick to me like glue for days after I picked her up.

Maria is very thorough when going over her schedule so not to cause Kiki stress. She has always responded to my emails, calls, and/or texts.

With Maria, she's torn who to run to when it's time to go home. (Thank goodness I bring her favorite treat in with me when I pick her up! LOL) She now gets excited when she sees my suitcase come out of the closet!

I would not hesitate to recommend Maria!
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Maria took great care of my elderly dog. It is evident that she is compassionate and a lover of dogs. She is attentive and will treat your furry family member like one of her own! Thank you, Maria!
Maria is simply the BEST! Thanks again
What a great experience my : Honeybear" had with Maria and Neil. I couldn't have asked for a more loving and nurturing environment. She seemed quite at home and comfortable at their home. I could tell that Maria reached out to my dog and made her feel special and loved. I would not hesitate to return her to their care, should the need arise.
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As you can see, Ned spends lots of nights and days with Maria - he just loves her and so do we! Thanks again for being so good at what you do!
I have already booked Ned's next stay! She's fantastic
I am running out of words to praise Maria -- she is Ned's "other mother" and spends lots of time at her home - -she's wonderful!
Maria is incredible! My husband and I were very concerned about leaving our baby with someone he did not know, but after meeting with Maria we were very comfortable and it was the best decision we made. She was wonderful, friendly, attentive, and took such good care of our dog! We will DEFINITELY be booking her for our next trip and many thereafter! My husband and I HIGHLY recommend her :)
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Boarding our three (yes, three) dogs with Maria was an excellent experience. She was very responsive, clear communication, and very organized. She had all my instructions printed out at the ready when we arrived. She sent updates on how they were doing which was much appreciated. The dogs all seemed to take to Maria right away, even our little one who generally wants nothing to do with strangers was jumping up, licking Maria in the face when I picked them up. The dogs told me they had a great time and all seem tired and relaxed. thanks Maria!
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Our experience with Maria was really positive. She is such a kind and caring person and Paddy (our dog) was in great hands for the two weeks that we left him with her. She was quick to respond to our initial enquiry and flexible with arrangements to drop him off and pick him up. It was also reassuring to know that her husband is a vet and could lend his expertise in the event it was needed. Maria was great to keep in contact with us whilst we were gone and to provide us with updates on how Paddy was settling in. I could not recommend Maria more highly and hope she will be available to mind Paddy in the future should the need arise.
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Like my children, Kiki, has NEVER been left with someone other than family. New to the state and with a heavy travel schedule this year, my biggest concern was who would give my baby as much love and care as her family. Maria was wonderful! She sent me pictures and messages letting me know what Kiki was doing. My worry now was if Kiki would want to come back home with me when I picked her up!

I've already booked my next reservation and plan on using Maria as Kiki's second Mom!

(My stars wouldn't light up on my screen - so just in case she gets 5 STARS!)
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This was our first time using DogVacay. Maria took wonderful care of our little Tater, taking her on walks, giving her attention, and administering her meds carefully. She emailed photos and let us know how all was going during the few days we were gone. Like all dog owners, we hoped that ours' would be cared for lovingly, and Maria certainly did that and more. We will confidently use her again the next time we need to leave our dog.
Tom & Kathy
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Maria is fantastic. She's great with dogs and loves them very much. She was great at responding to my emails in a timely manner and even sent me pictures of my dog walking outside. Highly recommended.
Maria is simply the best -- she loves NED as if he was her own dog ! He is always excited to go to Maria's -- Thanks so much Maria Cathy
Maria was a wonderful dog sitter! I knew our dogs were having lots of fun because they were very tired when I brought them home. On our pre-visit, the dogs were already hopping up on her lap for pets and giving her kisses. When we arrived for our "vacay," they immediately ran up to the house to see Maria.

Maria was great with sending texts and emails with their progress while we were away. We also enjoyed having the extra security of her husband, a veterinarian. We will absolutely use her again!
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Maria was incredible! I left my 3 (spoiled) dogs with her so I could go to Disneyland with my kids. Upon meeting her, I knew the pups would be just fine. Having Maria take care of the dogs allowed me to focus on my children instead of worrying if the dogs were okay. She even sent me daily updates to let me know everything was fine. They came home very content. I highly recommend Maria to anyone who needs a sitter. I will definitely have Maria watch them again in the future.
Thanks Maria!!!
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Roxie had extra special care there's no place better
Maria is just perfect as a dog sitter and as a person! We really appreciate her professional behavior and loving personality!
Maria is my dog NED's M(y) O(other) M(mother) MOM! She is the best! Can't recommend her high enough Thanks again! Cathy PS I have already booked another stay with her for NED
My husband and I would like to highly recommend Maria for the service she provided. We recently took a long trip out of the country and left our beagle in her care. We had taken similar trips before and tried kennels and in-our-home pet care to mixed results. While the kennels do a ok job, our dog spends at least 14 hours a day alone in his space – not a very happy prospect for a dog that enjoys an active family life. We found Maria via dogvacay.com on the internet. We liked the fact that her husband Neil is a veterinarian and could monitor our dog’s minor medical concerns. When we met Maria, we could tell at once that she would be a good caretaker. She has a calm, loving way with dogs and our pet took to her immediately. When my husband and I expressed our concerns how our dog would react to being left there, she and Neil assured us that they had faced the challenges of an anxious dog before and that he would be just fine. We left knowing that he was in good hands.

Maria took wonderful care of our dog. She took him on daily walks and played games with him. She fed him as we had instructed, bathed him, and gave him his medications. She sent us occasional e-mails to tell how he was doing and included several photos. He bonded with her and followed her everywhere. When we came to pick him up, he even gave her a kiss goodbye. Maria had washed his bedding and his toys. She told us in detail about his activities. She was very loving to our dog and very professional with us. We intend to use her service again in the future and would highly recommend her service to others.

Janis and Subodh Raje
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Maria was my first experience with DogVacay. We had a great line of communication from the start. I asked her to confirm her rates, due to the holiday, and she did. We agreed to meet prior to the drop off. Maria and her husband welcomed us into their home, and we asked each other questions to get a sense of fit.
It does give you a piece of mind knowing that her husband is a veterinarian. Friends and family will ask you who your dog is staying with, and adding that detail makes everyone's frowns turn upside down (including your own).
That is not to take away from Maria. She asked me to outline Bella's routine, any tricks she knew, and dietary needs. Maria was also flexible with the drop-off/pick up times so that I did not have to take off from work. As promised, Maria sent daily updates via email about Bella, alleviating any concerns I had. I can say that I was not concerned about Bella's safety with Maria; I just wanted her to behave.
I have started recommending DogVacay to friends near and far. Would I have Bella stay with Maria again? Absolutely. I have no reservations- only praise.
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Maria was great with our dog! Very professional and accomodating to our schedule. We will be using her again!
Maria was great and very flexible when it came to my dog's visit. I would definitely recommend. Thanks again.
Maria is the best! I don't know where to start with a review - she is kind and loving and I would trust her with a puppy or an aging dog -she is professional and my NED always comes back in great shape - she works with him with his walking and obedience and takes wonderful care!
I will definitely use her again -- I have many times!
Thanks so much Maria
Cathy
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Maria is the best! We rarely go anywhere without Sirius. We were incredibly nervous to leave him behind this time, but Maria put us right at ease. She communicated with us throughout our time away, and she even sent pictures.

We know Sirius felt secure and loved at Maria's house because he came home happy and fell right back into his normal routine.

Thanks, Maria, for taking such good care of him!
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Our ancient lab was very well cared for and loved. And she's going back!
Our black lab, Boo, is 14 years old and has a problem controlling his bowels. Maria was willing to take care of him in her home regardless of his incontinence. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that Boo was in the loving care of Maria. Maria kept in touch with us through email while we were gone and we were completely confident that Boo was receiving great care and lots of attention. Maria is wonderful!! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for excellent care of their pet.
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She's the best!
This was the perfect place for my dog. Maria is good at recognizing and meeting each dog's needs. There was one other dog there for him to play with. I think he had a fun weekend because he was pretty tired when he got home. We will definitely call Maria again!
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Our experience with Maria was extremely positive. Before we left Buddy with her she wanted to know all about his habits and schedule so she could keep things about the same as he had them at our house.
Maria is wonderful.
Our little shih tzu was as calm when we picked her up as she is at home.
Maria sent emails with pictures of a happy dog from the first day.
Roxie will be visiting with Maria and her husband on our next trip.
I can't say enough about our great experience with this
"at home" dog care
wish I'd known sooner!!!!
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Maria was like a second "mom" to both my dogs - I have a puppy and an elder dog so it's challenging - she spent so much time with them to make their stay comfortable and every day or so I got an update as to how they were doing.
I left a sick puppy with her and she and her veterinarian husband were wonderful!
Can't say enough great things --
Thanks so much to you both
Cathy
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Many thanks to Maria. Coal had a great time with you. Thank you for all your loving cars. We will be back again and again ...
Maria and her husband were great with our dog Eunice! She's energetic and runs around nonstop, but had a blast in their back yard and out on walks and jogs with Maria and her husband. They do a great job working with multiple dogs and avoiding potential problems. Their home is set up well for dog sitting, and our pup was very happy. Also, Maria managed all the medications perfectly (Eunice has digestive issues), and her symptoms were actually better upon my return (she'd had a flare up right before boarding).

We were more than happy and will be booking with Maria again in the future. Thanks!
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My 4 years old Doberman spent 5 weeks with Maria , and he loved it... We also got on Skype with each other which was very sweet... I will be in Hawaii next month, and planning to leave Coal with Maria again.. Great job!! Thank you
We highly recommend Maria! She and her husband kept our 2 dogs (one 2 and the other 15) for a month while we were out of the country. Staying in touch proved to be difficult but Maria sent us regular email with pictures and videos.

Our 15 year old dog (Tiny) got sick during his stay and Maria and her husband (a vet) knew exactly what to do. Taking care of a senior dog can be a big challenge. As Tiny gets older he has developed behavioral, cognitive and health problems. Sometimes even to the point of being aggressive. It took some time for him to adjust but, with Maria's patience, gentleness and openness to our suggestions he began to come to her for cuddling.

Our other dog, Teena, is a sweetheart and we knew she would do well. We had only recently adopted her from a shelter and realized she had been abused. She bonded quickly and pictures of her with Maria on walks assured us that she was happy.

Overall, our experience with Maria was amazing! Thanks for giving us peace of mind.
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