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Mary O.

77 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Mary's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
9 yr 4 mo old

Mary's House

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Mary

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am retired. I have a small dog named Ned. I have always loved dogs since I was a pup myself. I was born and raised around them. I have had 3 special dogs in the past and they all lived to be 17 years old. I think this can be attributed to all the love I gave them and the good care I took of them. I love to garden and my dog is always in the yard with me. I take him to the nature center in Oakdale to go for walks in the summer. It is very beautiful there. My neighbor, Susan, helps me with this endeavor (which we both love). She walks all the time and always has a dog with her. To add a little humor it seems that she walks me too, because she's forever popping up saying let's go for a walk. You never have to worry that your dog won't be walked. Please note: My rate of $25.00 a day is for a 24 hour period so the pick up and drop off time would need to be the same otherwise I can give you a custom quote if it will be longer. Also, for a larger dog I need to give a custom quote. Our rate for a larger dog (more than 30#) is $30.00 per day.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Mary O.

77 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mary's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Mary's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
77 Reviews
Mary and neighbor Susan are very nice. They accommodated our pick up time which needed to be flexible. Mary's home is dog friendly and so are her pets.
Our dog, Jimmy, had a wonderful time at Mary's and loved playing with her pup, Ned
Picked Mary after reading her review. It was very important to me that my Sammy had a loving family. I was a caregiver for my family, in which both my Aunt & Uncle were lost over a 7 month period, along with his two buddies who were put down. One of age, the other had Cushings. On top of that we picked up and came to his new home in Minneapolis. To say my dog was in mourning and traumicized is an understatement. So to go off and leave him with someone new was scary. The minute I met Mary and Susan, I was totally st ease. The animals are loved, spoiled, played with and I even received pictures while on my trip!!!! Definitely found my one and only sitters. Can't say enough good things about this experience
Mary and Susan were great at communicating with us and our dog had a wonderful time. He loves to be around people and they didn't mind one bit having him by their side constantly!
Five stars to Mary (and Susan). They are Great Communicators. When I went to pick up my dog, he hesitated to leave!! You can feel safe that Mary will love your dog as much as you do :)
Mary was wonderful! We visited our kids and grandchildren for twelve days in California and throughout our trip, Mary sent us updates on our Teddy. We were able to relax and enjoy our visit as we felt assured that Teddy was being well cared for. You can tell that Mary loves dogs and enjoys caring for them. They are like her children. She has a cute dog of her own, Ned, who our dog became good friends with. We will definitely use her again and highly recommend her!
I was grateful to be able to meet Mary before I dropped Lucy off for the week. She was delightful, and I knew Lucy would be in good hands. She talked to Lucy like I do, and Lucy was very receptive to her. Lucy also got along well with Jed, her dog.
Mary and Susan are a great team of dog sitters and they made our dog, Ruby, feel right at home! Ruby is a rescue and can be very timid with new people so Mary and Susan were very patient with her and did their best to make her comfortable.
our first experience with DogVacay and it was great! Mary and Susan were very attentive to make an easy transition for my dogs to stay with them. Ned the Dog barked a lot, but my dogs weren't bothered by it and just wanted to sniff their way around and explore. Good and appropriate communication, when we needed to pick up the dogs at a different location, even though my phone was not working. The dogs didn't have any complaints after the stay and they appeared to be well cared for. Thanks Mary and Susan, you make a great team!
They treated our pups like royalty...
Mary was warm and accommodating. When we had some changes in our travel plans that made us a little late returning, Mary was flexible. Buster had lots of fun! Would recommend!
Mary and Susan took great care of Griffin (4.5 year old 80 pound Weimaraner) for the 2 weeks we were out of town. He was happy and tired when we picked him up. When we returned a week or so later to pick up a forgotten item he was nearly uncontrollable with excitement in the car when he realized where we were. I would not hesitate to use Mary and Susan again.
Both my dog Lexie and I were extremely happy with the service that we received from Mary and Susan. Lexie came home relaxed and non-stressed. Susan kept me up to date on how she was doing while I was away and answered any questions that I had both before, during and after our stay. I would not hesitate to use them again!
Another happy returning customer! Mr. Wiggins loves staying overnight at his "Gramma Mary's". I feel good knowing he's getting love (and also, in this case, peanut butter toast) and snuggles while we're away. Do not leave your fur baby in a cage at a kennel on your vacation, leave them cuddling with Mary! Wiggy came home tired from playing, and he smelled nice, too.
This was my dogs first time away from home and being around another dog. He really loved it, he got along great with her dog and he was treated so special. Will have him stay. Again if we ever need someone.
Dandy started adjusting even before we left him. We were informed of his great progress including eating well which he doesn't always do when he boards. Communication via email was prompt, cordial and helpful before, during and after his Vacay...huge THANX to Mary & Susan-already looking forward to our next Vacay!
Mary is a caring, gracious person who loves dogs. She will make your dog very happy with walks, treats and attention! She has a dog,Ned who will befriend your dog and keep yours company. We highly recommend her. Carol and Roger (and Abbey)
Mary and her neighbor Susan took great care of my dog Rosie. She was tired out for a couple of days so she must have had some good walks! The pricing is very fair and it is good to know that there is a safe place for Rosie to stay when needed. Much, much better than being stuck away in a little cage somewhere like they are when you board them at the vet.
Wonderful stay. Our two senior Rat Terriers had a great time. They appreciated the walk. Thank you, Mary!
I was lost thinking about what to do with my precious pup who has not been boarded with anyone except for a couple overnights with my sister over 9 years of her life. My husband and I had an opportunity to go to Kauai for two weeks and were encouraged not to pass up this opportunity. We were led to try Dog Vacay and Mary was the ONLY one that came close to what we would accept. Actually, I can now say since we are home, she was the BEST pup-carer we could have had. She treated her as we did and I could see when we visited after, that my pup was glad to visit and ran right into her home again. Kudos to Mary - Thanks that we were able to not worry as she kept us informed via the net how things were going. My pup is now more tolerant of other dogs - an additional plus. We would have our pup with Mary any time she could take her.
Did a meet and greet with Mary prior to our vacation and left there fully confident that Piper would be in great hands while we were gone.

Communicated with Mary during our vacation via email and the app and picked up a very happy dog upon our return.

We will definitely use Mary again and recommend DogVacay to friends/family!
My dogs were very happy staying with Mary. Thank you for caring for my babies! C.H.
Mary was very friendly and our dog, Oscar, had a wonderful time. He was very happy as soon as he was dropped off, and seemed very happy when picked up.
We recently left our Lab, Dakota, with Mary for 9 days while we were on vacation. He was free to roam in her house and was not crated. Dakota got out for walks and they played with him daily. He loves to play fetch and Mary enjoyed playing with him. If dogs could talk, I'm sure he would say he had a great time. Mary loves dogs and we recommend her highly.
After the Meet and Greet we had no concerns at all about Mary O and her home. Paris was welcomed and took a quick tour of the premises before settling down in Mary's lap while we talked. When I arrived to pick up Paris after our trip she was standing with Mary's dog and one other guest, both of whom Paris seemed to like very much. Mary reported that Paris got along well with the other two and did enjoy lap time. She had regular walks. Paris will definitely stay with Mary again if we need a sitter.
We called Mary twice while away for the week and she patiently gave a full report both times. I've no doubt if we'd requested texts &/or photos we'd have received those as well.
Mary is the perfect for any dog that fits her profile.
Mary and Dog Vacay have worked out very well for us. Mary loves dogs and we knew that Lily would be welcome and loved while we were away.
I'm so grateful for Mary and her dog Ned. They were wonderful hosts. Mary was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times and took great care of my dogs. They sure seemed to have a wonderful time!
It was my 2nd time boarding experience with Mary, and not the last one :))) Thank you Mary!
We continually use Mary because we know Mya is well taken care of and she loves going there.
Fantastic visit with Mary, as usual!!
Mary is a gracious host. Tess loves her stays there!
It was very hard to leave my little Cora for 3 weeks out of the country, but I knew Mary would take very good care of her. Cora has stayed with Mary several times and it always has been great.

Mary sent some email reports about how things were going and even sent some photos.

Mary loves dogs.She has a sweet dog named Ned who Cora loves. Mary's a very down to earth, sincere, trust-worthy person. I have nothing but good things to say about her.
Mary was really good with my dog Link. She gave him lots of attention and took him on several walks every day. Link lost some of his extra pounds thanks to all of the exercise. (He is a very big dog and the vet was concerned about his weight gain after being fixed).

Link really liked Mary's helper, a young lady who played and walked with Link a lot as well. They gave me nothing but compliments about how great of a dog he was. I couldn't be happier with the experience. Link was safe, happy and healthy.
Mary was very kind and loving with our little dogs. They seemed really happy with her. We will be making another reservation with Mary.
Mary is an absolutely fantastic host. Not only is she very accommodating with drop off and pick up times, she is wonderful with our dog, Gretta. We feel very lucky to have found her though DogVacay.
Mary has had Tess twice now and has been a real pleasure to work with both times. Great communications and flexibility are attributes much appreciated when setting up dog stays and Mary does both very well. Thank you Mary. Bob T
This is the first time I've had to leave my dog Sydney anywhere but with friends, so I was a little nervous about it. Mary was great! I could tell Syd was comfortable right away and I didn't worry about her at all. I will definitely take Syd back and now it will be like dropping her off at a friend's house! And Mary was very understanding about scheduling changes which was so helpful to me. Thanks Mary!
Mary did a great job with Rocky! We definitely recommend her.
Highly recommended! Mary took care of our dog Coco while we were on a week long vacation. A sitter fell thru on a Wednesday and we needed to leave town Saturday... Found Mary here and she responded quickly and agreed to meet and greet the next day! She is warm, friendly, responsive and reliable. When I dropped Coco off I felt comfortable and when I picked her up I knew my dog was well cared for. Thanks for accommodating our last minute reservation, and took good care of our Coco, including walks and snuggle up in bed! Thank you Mary, we certainly look forward to having Coco stay with you in the future.
Fantastic! Mary was able to make our schedule work out, and was so accommodating when we underestimated the drive time in rush-hour traffic! Wiggy was so loved here, he cuddled right into Mary the first time they met, and started falling asleep in her arms… that tells you she knows how to make your dog feel comfy and loved! She has a big yard, and lots of love to give. We'll choose Mary first when we are back in town. Thank you!
It was our first boarding experience with Mary, and my dogs were tired and relaxed after staying with her. Thank you Mary to take care of my puppies :)
Marcello is a rescue dog with some dramatic experience and abuse on the hands of men.
I had been quite apprehensive giving him to anyone, I finally found Mary O. who takes small dogs and only one at a time. I just picked him up from Mary O. of course he was happy to see me, but he showed no distress or any kind of unhappiness or sitting in the corner being sad.
I can highly recommend Mary O. as a very good sitter. He was also walked on a regular basis, another things that he is used to. My dog will become a customer of Mary O. again. I appreciated that Mary O. is home most of the time, which is what my dog needed. Not away from home for 8 or 9 hrs per day.
So yes, I recommend Mary O. highly so does Marcello.
Tator and Pheobe had a good time and look forward to their next visit. Mary is an excellwent host. Thanks, Clay & Carol
Mary and Ned(her dog) were very welcoming and Jersey clearly enjoyed her stay there. She came back smelling and looking good. Jersey will be staying with Mary and Ned again.
Mary was kind and provided a great experience for our pup Rue. Thanks again Mary!
We have used Mary numerous times and will continue to use her to watch our fur baby when needed. Mya always is happy to see her and we feel confident every time we leave her with Mary that she will be cared for and loved as if she was still with us. Thank you Mary!
Mary was a very good host. Laddie was happy the second he was dropped off. This was the first time he stayed with someone other than family and had no problems. Thanks Mary
Abbey,our dog had a great time! We are delighted with Mary!
Mary was great. Elliot enjoyed playing with Ned and missed him for a few days after he came home. I wouldn't hesitate to use Mary again.
It seemed to be fine. I can't say much one way or another. Mary was a nice lady and I assumed Max had a good time.
We have a Westie, 10 years old, who sleeps on our bed and enjoys lots of attention and treats.
Our dog loved it at Mary's house! She has a small dog who Abbey enjoyed very much! They played , slept, and took walks together.
We have already booked with Mary for our next vacation!

Carol and Roger
Henry seemed to seemed to enjoy his vacation with Mary as much as we enjoyed ours. We will definetly leave him with Mary again.
Mary is wonderful. Her home is welcoming, filled with barks and love. Ellie and Sarah can't wait to return.
Mary was personable, friendly, and obviously a dog lover. Maya came home a happy dog. What else could you ask for? She was also extremely flexible with our drop-off and pick-up times. She kept us up to date via email with how Maya was doing- which we truly appreciated! Kent & Clarisa
We left our beagle Joey with Mary for five days during our daughter's wedding, being afraid that he'd completely be out of control with a house full of guests! When we arrived at Mary's, he was a little anxious, which he seemed to get over in about 30 seconds! When I picked him up today, he was playing with another dog guest, and happy as a clam, and really didn't seem interested at all that I was there! I would recommend Mary in a heartbeat, it is evident that she is a true dog lover.
Mary is very friendly and pleasant to work with. She has small dog about the same size as ours, and it gave our dog someone to play with.
Mary was great! We will have her baby sit bb again!
Ellie and Sarah had a blast at Mary's. So much so that - they're going back to celebrate the holidays with her! A lovely, quiet, soft place for both my girls.
This is Jack's 2nd visit with Mary. This time he came home groomed as Mary has a niece nearby who grooms dogs.....beautiful!!
Mary always shares what she likes about Jack's stay, like, he cuddles in bed at night.
I know if Jack could talk, he would tell me how much he enjoys his stays there.
Mary is a kind and wonderful care giver and I hope to bring Maggie back next time I need to travel. I feel confident she was safe and loved while in Mary's home. Thanks, Mary!
We were very satisfied with having May O. taking care of our pet Tabby. Mary is well versed on pets and treats them as her own. Very easy to work with and a pleasant person.
Our dog a had a another great weekend with Mary!!
I felt very comfortable leaving Maverick with Mary. Once I returned from my vacation i returned to a very happy, healthy pup. I would have no reservations leaving Maverick with Mary again, it was a very positive experience all around.

Thanks Mary!
Willow enjoyed her stay with Mary. She got her walks, had Ned (Mary's dog) to play with, was fed and cared for. Thank you Mary. Oh, Mary's niece groomed her at a very reasonable price. She looked so cute when I picked her up. Mary, please thank your niece and tell her she did a great job. Joyce
What a great place to leave your dog. Willow is a Yorkie, shy and mellow. She is a rescue dog so I was concerned leaving her with anyone. Mary loved her, took her for walks and treated her like her own. I certainly will take Willow there again.
Mary took great care of our spoiled Chocolate Lab, Jasper. It was so nice to know Jasper was in good hands while we were away with daily walks, and receiving plenty of attention. We were gone for 6 days and my husband and I had peace of mind Jasper was fine, and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. Thank you Mary. Next time we go away and Jasper can't go with us, we will definitely want Jasper to be in your care. : )

We are so happy to have found Mary. Our Chocolate Lab, Jasper, was well cared for with plenty of walks. I love Jasper is in Mary's home, rather than in a kennel. Mary provides a safe, loving place for Jasper. We will be having Jasper stay with Mary again, in about a month.
Mary is absolutely WONDERFUL! She has a true passion for dogs and is so friendly and personable to work with. Our puppy loves going to see both Mary and Ned and always comes home nice and tuckered out from all the love and play time that he gets during his visits. My husband and I are so thankful that we can rest easy knowing our pup is in good hands while we are away!
Our dog has stayed with Mary twice now and we've had great experiences with both visits. Mary was extremely flexible and worked with our schedule. We would definitely recommend her!!
Mary Was Extremely Accommodating And Easy To Work With!!
I found Mary to be a very caring pet sitter. Her interest in Jack was very reassuring. I called Mary a couple of times while I was gone and her response was positive and cheerful. I would gladly leave Jack in her care again.
Carlos had another great experience with Mary and Ned. We will definitely be requesting her services next time we need someone to watch Carlos!
Mary's headline - "Land of the Loved" - drew me in, and it's clear she loves little dogs! Shelby had a nice visit with Mary and Ned, with Mary graciously updating us on how she was doing during our absence. It seems like a little spoiling went on during Shelby's stay at Mary's. Okay, maybe more than a little... but she was relaxed and happy when we picked her up. We would bring Shelby back to the "Land of the Loved" again! Thanks Mary!
Mary did a great job watching our pup!!! I could tell that Mya loved staying there and that Mary loved having her. She went on walks and played with other dogs. We will not hesitate to use Mary again when needed. Thank you Mary so much!
This is the second time Mary has taken good care of Brady and I will be using her everytime I need a sitter!
Mary has been great!Works with me on schedule and takes good care of Brady.
Carlos had a great weekend with Mary and her dog Ned. He got lots of long walks and it was clear he played a lot too because he was pooped when we brought him home!! Mary was very warm and welcoming to him, and we will definitely bring Carlos for a visit next time we are away.
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