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Mairin W.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Mairin's Resident Pets

9 yr 1 mo old

Mairin's Townhome

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Mairin

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! My name is Mairin and I am here to provide your dog with the care and attention he/she deserves while you are away. I work from home so I will be with your dog 24/7.

Unfortunately I am not able to accept puppies (younger than 2 years), large dogs (over 40-50 pounds), or dogs with special needs (such as diapering or serious allergies), but I am happy to administer oral or topical medications if needed.

My background:

I grew up taking care of dogs and cats (often bringing in rescues much to my parents' surprise) and have volunteered with animal rescue organizations to spay/neuter dogs and cats and find them loving homes. I have also ridden and owned horses my whole life and traveled all over the world to see endangered species in the wild. My fiancee Pat and I recently moved to San Diego for the Navy and love being able to spend so much time outdoors with our own dog.

My house and schedule:

We live in a gated community and our townhouse has 1500 sq ft for your dog to find his/her own spot to hang out. We also have a fully fenced back yard area with astro-turf. Because I work from home and have a flexible schedule, I am able to leave the door open all day so dogs can go in and out as they please. Our townhouse backs up to the Famosa Slough where I can take your dog on walks multiple times a day, and we live less than a mile from the Dusty Rhodes Dog Park and Ocean Beach Dog Park.

Other Pets in the Home:

I have a small (20 lb.) rescue dog of my own named Lucy. She loves the company of other dogs but I can also keep her separate from your dog if you'd like.

I am happy to feed whatever food and medications your dog requires (I am very familiar with feeding medications, as I have had several pets with special needs).

I understand how stressful it can be to find the right 'boarding' situation for your dog while you're away, and I'm here to give you the peace of mind that your dog will be happy, healthy and comfortable during his stay with us.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Mairin W.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mairin's Home
$31 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
16 Reviews
Rocco had a great time with Mairin! She took my corgi in over Christmas and I loved seeing pics of him with the family and the Christmas tree. Mairin answered my messages super quickly, and was very accommodating when we had to pick our pup up late after an evening flight. Great experience!
Mairin was a great dogvacay host! She was quick to respond, sent updates and even let our spoiled pup sleep in her bed like he does at home. I felt comfortable knowing he was in a safe and loving home during our vacation. We will definitely book with Mairin again!
Mairin was absolutely wonderful! I've never left my dog before with anyone she didn't already know and was a little nervous. Mairin immediately made me feel at ease and sent me photos and updates while I was gone. My dog had a great time and I will definitely be requesting her again!! :)
Mairin was great. Last minute we ended up needing a place for our dog Belle to stay for a week and we were able to book with Mairin the day of! I had never used a service like this before and was a little nervous. Mairin put me at ease right away as I could tell she was very experienced caring for dogs. She works from home and takes the dogs to the dog park regularly. We will book with Mairin again.

Todd and Alicia Myer
Mairin was one of THE best hosts we've ever booked with. She was the perfect match for my dog and made sure my boyfriend and I were constantly updated (which we love!) It was apparent that our dog Hershee was treated as a member of their family and got plenty of love and attention. Will definitely rebook our fur baby with Mairin!
Maririn is so fabulous! She took great care of my pup and I didn't even have to worry about her! She was so good to send me pics of my girl on walks and lounging around the house! I already asked her if my girl could stay again! She's wonderful!
Mairin was awesome. The dogs looked so happy.
Coco's stay with Mairin was wonderful. My trip was 10 days, and when I picked him up at the end he was so happy and healthy - he had obviously had a fantastic stay. Mairin was absolutely lovely...very caring, responsive and easy going. She went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect for his stay, and really genuinely cared for Coco. Very glad to have found her.
Mairin provided an excellent stay for our dog! I would highly recommend her.
Mairin did such an awesome job taking care of our dog Zya! She was sooo accommodating with my crazy schedule on drop off and pickup times which was a huge relief. I Immediately felt comfortable when meeting her and it felt like we were leaving Zya with a friend! She took our pup on lots of walks and sent a bunch of pictures which was so comforting. I love the fact that she works from home and has a small yard. Will definitely be reaching out to her the next time we are out of town. Thanks Mairin!!
Mairin made me feel comfortable with my fur baby from the first meet-n-greet. Her follow up was great and during Bebe's stay, she continued to keep me updated and send lots of pics. It's always a little nerve-racking leaving your dog with someone else while you are out of town and Mairin helped resolve any doubt. I would definitely use her services again!
Mairin was awesome! From the second we met her at our meet & greet, she made us feel welcome and I knew Sloan would be in great hands! We will definitely be reaching out to Mairin again in the future!
Mairin was wonderful! We could tell our dog had a great time and was well taken care of.
Mairin did a wonderful job with my black lab/blue nose pitbull, Diego!
Marin was very responsive, kept me updated throughout the weekend, sent me pics and totally allayed my apprehension on using DogVacay for hte first time. I would totally use her again.. She is friendly and awesome and easy to communicate with .
Mairin really helped me out on a last minute request! She was quick to respond to my emails and she was eager to take care of Wolfgang so I knew he would be in great hands! Mairin sent me daily photos and I could tell that he felt relaxed and he had a super enjoyable time! She was really flexible with my schedule too which I immensely appreciated! I'll definitely be contacting Mairin again whenever I need a dog sitter.
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