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Maria G.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$31/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 17 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 Breeds Not Accepted
Doberman Pinscher, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Maria's Resident Pets

Hope
Labrador Retriever
Female
12 yr 3 mo old
Chocoluna
Labrador Retriever
Female
7 yr 3 mo old

Maria's Apartment

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home

About Maria

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
******Before you reserve request your quotes *******
Discounts for my repeat customers, puppies, breeds: Labradors retrievers.
New Years - Standard Boarding Service (2 Places)
Common area, New Years dinner, Play games and 4 walks per day.

Dogs from 10 to 30 pounds $ 20 Per night, aboove 30 pounds $25.00

New Years - Deluxe Boarding Service (2 Places)
Access to all areas, private bed, New Years dinner, Play games, 6 walks per day,
New Years Picture

Dogs from 10 to 30 pounds $ 28 Per night, above 30 pounds $31.00
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Hi, I am Maria and with my girls (Hope and Chocoluna) plus my part time assitance we enjoy taking care of the beautiful pups that comes to visit us (See all our introductory pictures, please). This is not an ordinary boarding service, doggie care, etc - according this service should be priced between 80 to 95 dollars per night, this service is not the type where your dog will stay in a cage or open yard with 2 to 3 attention intervals of 20 min each. Your dog will not sleep in a cage unless you indicate it. we try to keep the closes as he will feel at home - So why you are willing to pay 40 to 60 per day to keep your dog in a cage with the minimum attention and love - when you can have him with full love and attention? and not all the pet sitters do this type of service most of them keep them in open yards and cages with no or minimun attention too - wondering around without paying attention to the pup - easy open the door to the yard or in the cage- so be selective to who your leave your dog with - bargains might give you back a dog with a lot of separation anxiety or another behavioral issue with the wrong boarding.

If you see the pictures - the pups are threat as part of us - they celebrate with us, they get special food for events, they get games, they watch tv with us, they listen to music, we do games, we take them to the dog parks, to starbucks, to be part of us....and we help them deal with the anxiety or time to be separated from their parents, during storms, etc.

Since my customers and us become a huge family - we go and do picnics, we share tips, we watch for each other, sometimes we even help and support for free on special events - we have limited spots and we keep our list of customers in an amount that we can keep the quality of the service. That is why the meet and agree is very important.

We have limited spots - 2 for doggie Care, 2 for Boarding (holidays we take 4), training 4, walkings 4 - the spots get filled very fast - and we have a waiting list once in a while.

Our services include:

1. The pup is not cage unless you prefer the pup to sleep in is cage - and only when we have an event that request the door to get open or visitor. Dogs might get cage in two events of 20 min per day - or if they do something really bad they get cage for 20 min is the rule.

2. They go into the sofas, beds, etc unless you indicate otherwise.

3. They get 4 times out - they run openly without leash twice under supervision and 2 times they get walks of 45 min.

4. They get baked gluten, lactose free treats, real chicken and bone brott, we do our own bowns that we buy from the butcher or HEB.

5. We brush them twice a day - and we do put lavender oil massage behind their ears to keep them relax on their nap time.

6. The get to listen doggie music during their nap time.

7. They get special events parties like birthdays, christmas, eastern, etc.

8. This is a sample of a schedule for boarding:

7:00-7:45 breakfast
8:00-8:45 dog park
9:00-9:45 integration game (nose)
10:00-10:45 relax game
11:00-13:00 nap and brushing
13:10 14:00 dog park
15:15-16:00 integration game (ear)
16:15-18:00 behavior games
18:15-19:00 dinner
19:15-20:00 dog park
20:15-22:00 relax games and last checkout
22:15 Bed time

The snacks are home cook - and most of the treats for the games are organic. We used organic peanut butter, etc - as it is described this is a luxury pet service at affordable price. This is why we have limited spots to keep the quality of our service.

My return customers have special discounts - for training, boarding, doggie care, etc.....

Since I am responsible for the health of other customer dogs and my dogs - dogs with severe skin, fleas or behavioral issues will be treated in special cases and might not be accepted immediately.

INTRODUCTION:
I do love animals since I was born, I was raised in a ranch with animals- I have trained dogs (work over groups of 4, 6, 8, 11 till 33 dogs and pets I have worked
with large groups of pets - from a large number of dogs, cats, birds, some exotic - I do not work with reptiles). Since young I did work in the ranch from training horses, dogs, doing cowboy activities - even I worked in a pig farm - even I have worked as an assistance vet activities. I have worked helping rescues and get homes for dogs in Mexico and USA.

I do behavior corrections, I do train rescue dogs to give them a second chance either as a pet or for some special skill.

I do natural remedies for the babies - my Dog Hope, after I did rescue her, her back legs were not working properly - after one week of natural treatment she skept a 4000 dolars surgery and now she is walking and moving. My dog Nana, another rescue, she did not have enough hair and her treatment needed special antibiotics the vet wanted to sacrifice her for the puppies - after 3 intense weeks of natural remedies and a lot of dedication - she got it through and got hair...she has a beautiful coat.

I do have a program where the dogs get a lot of love - caring and activities. I do watch their behavior and their dogs social skills. I love to give them attention and bring in into the pack - work with them and have them enjoying themselves. My assistance of course are my two dogs - Chocoluna and Hope.

Your pet will love us. We have a big place where your pets will be happy and be supervised!

We do work with behavioral issues!

I have been working with pets from a very young age, I do have vet experience - but I do prefer the natural treatments. I have been a breeder and working on shelters as well as recues. I have work as a trainer and Pet sit for around 10 years to help or support in behavior issues or health issues.

Your pet will love the stay!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Aggressive behavior

Maria G.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$31/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 17 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 24, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria's Home
$31 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Maria's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$55 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Check-ins
$60 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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17 Reviews
Maria did a great job with Jack. He interacted well with the other dog that was there and I know he had a good time.
Maria was a great dog sitter. She is patient and really takes the time and effort to get to know them. She also gave me some great tips for Captain and he will definitely be back.
Miss Maria was incredibly helpful when I need some last minute help two days before Thanksgiving, and immediately accepted my request. She took the time to talk to me about my dogs, and sent me updates with pictures each day I was gone. Great dog sitter!
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