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Maria J.

Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

About Maria

Hi there!

I have been an animal-lover since I can remember, but my true love is dogs. I do not have one (yet!), as my other true love is travel, so I try to be involved in the lives of as many dogs as I can! I have had several gigs watching dogs, cats, and chickens in peoples' homes. In fact, we have been house/ dog/ and cat sitting exclusively for the past 3 months! So we have loads of positive references.

I have a background in psychology, so while I am not a professional dog trainer, I have a strong grasp on conditioning and learning principles. I am big on positive reinforcement and repetition. Let me know if you'd like any help with this!

I am happy to provide references from several families in Santa Cruz with whom I have walked and/or watched their dogs and cats overnight.

As a side note, I am also a great cook and cleaner! Wouldn't it be nice to come home to a fridge with a few goodies in it and a clean house after a long trip? :)

Please contact me with any interest or questions you have; Michael and I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets!

Maria (and Michael)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Maria J.

Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 5, 2016


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
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