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Maria M.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Maria's Resident Pets

Russell Terrier
2 yr 9 mo old

Maria's Townhome

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Maria

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello Everyone! My name is Maria and I am a 24 y/o certified pet trainer/extreme dog lover! I currently work part time as a veterinarian assistant and I just love and adore specific, dogs! I have a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Maxx who makes every day enjoyable. He is extremely energetic and loves the company of other people and animals. I grew up with multiple dogs and my love only grew deeper and deeper as years went by, When I noticed DogVacay was a way I could interact with other dogs, I knew I had to sign up, it was a dream come true! I love all types of dogs, the more energetic the better. I also enjoy a dog who is laid back and enjoys being snuggled on the couch. A typical day at Paw Pals By Maria always starts and ends with a long walk/run incorporated with different games (fetch etc..) and behavioral activities, just to ensure your dog gets the most out of their stay. Because I work from home, I can assure your dog will get the best care and one on one attention needed to make their stay enjoyable. If you have any questions feel free to ask, as I would like to believe I am an open book and if you don't have any questions definitely feel free to book a stay for your dog(s) and I'm positive they will appreciate you for it! As well, if you have a minute to spare take a look at some of the photos that I have posted of a few dog stays to get a visual understanding of the great time your lil pup will have!

***Also just a friendly reminder while booking: Please make sure whatever time you are dropping your pup off you pick up either before or at the same time of pick up. If not, you must book an extra day. EX: 7am drop off your pup must be picked up by 7am on the day of pick up. Anything afterwards will be considered an additional day.***

Thank you for taking the time to read about Paw Pals By Maria!! Can't wait to meet you and your lil pup!! Xoxo.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Maria M.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 19, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Maria's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
$35 /hour
$30 /min
$50 /max
$25 /bath
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19 Reviews
Maria provided us and our dog with excellent care. She was flexible with scheduling, provided updates on our guy and always accessible. We highly recommend Maria and will definitely use her in the future. Our guy definitely misses his new friends!!
Pawsome! Our beagle was so happy to return for a second day stay.
Thank you Maria for taking great care of Dewey... Dewey looks forward to his next stay with you and Max.. :-)
Mango love to come and see and spend time there! We will be seeing you again!
Great host! Would do it again!
Maria was great! Emma had a great time with them and I could tell she was well cared for. I would def. go with Maria again and I would highly recommend her. -Danny
Sent pictures of our dog daily and communicated well.
From beginning to end this experience was top notch. Maria clearly has a love for dogs. I have never used a pet sitter before and Maria put me right at ease. It is clear that Rex was well taken care of. Maria was also very flexible with the pick up and drop off times.
I have to say I was VERY pleased with Maria! She was very attentive and great at communicating. We left feeling at ease! Before the end of the night we had two adorable pics of our pup! I heard from her daily and loved the pictures that made my day every day! I could tell Carmen was having fun and being well taken care of! Picked up Carmen yesterday and she was definitely worn out from the walks, dog parks and playing with her dog Maxx! We will definitely be using her again. I know I have said this before but THANK YOU!!! We will be using again and again!
Mia had a great time with Maria! She came home exhausted, and we really enjoyed the picture updates !
Maria was absolutely amazing! She took such good care of my 5 month old puppy. She made sure to send pictures and videos which made my day every day to see he was in such good hands. I will definitely be using her in the future to watch Finn. I cannot say enough good things about her - I would recommend her to anyone wanting a safe and fun place for their dog. She is the best!!
Maria did a great job of caring for our little Berkley! He was so happy when we left him (which never happens as he is a nervous pup) but Maria got on his level immediately and loved up on him. She sent multiple daily pics and was a great communicator both before, during and after our time there. It was a little out of the way for us to get there but we will be going back based on how well she loved our "first born." Given our 9 month old chances him around, I'm not sure he wanted to come back home!
Maria was great! My dog had a great time and while I was gone Maria sent me a picture of my puppy every day. I will definitely be using her again.
Maria was an awesome dog sitter. She was so flexible with drop off and pick up times. We had to drop Mango off very early and she was fine with that and then we were not sure about when we would be back and she was never pushy about a pick up time. She sent us tons of pictures of my pet through out her stay which made me feel so much relaxed. My dog looked like she was having such a great stay. She took her out on many walks and let her roam vs a cage which we loved. I will def. consider maria again as needed for any trips.
What a blessing to have Maria as a part how our family! We have a 4 month old pup which is getting too big to travel with us. I heard about dogvacay, read quite a few reviews and Maria stood out. It was like we have known her forever. Timely, patient. Loving and just a all around sweet young lady. We will definitely use her services again. Thank You for your passionate service!!
Maria was so great! She was able to respond to my reservation request in a timely manner and take on my pooch. Lia was a little snappy when she met Maria, but they got along fine soon after. Maria sent me update pics and assured me that all was well with my puppy girl. I use Maria's services in the future! :)
Marley could not have been happier with Maria. In the short time Maria had her (less than 8 hrs) they went on 2 walks, played with the abundance of dog toys Maria had at her place and obviously ate good! Once Marley got home she crashed and has not blinked since. I received a lot of cute photos as well of them playing and interacting with one another and her pet, Max as well. It was so cute and warmed my heart to see Marley having such a great time when at one point I was wishing I could have taken her with me. But Maria did nothing but assure me Marley was in great hands and I would definitely have to agree!!!! I will without a doubt be using Maria's services again in the near future!! Thank you DogVacay & Maria!!
OMG! Maria was such a pleasure to work with!! From when I walked in the door to her town home it was immaculately clean, her little Jack Russell was super clean as well, and so adorable and just full of energy. Our two pups instantly got a long and started playing. At that point I knew my dog was in great hands! Maria was so quick to respond to all my emails/text messages, she texted me pictures and videos the entire stay, just to give me that peace of mind my pup was okay. When it was time for me to pick up my pup he didn't want to leave, he was having so much fun!. I'm definitely going to be using Maria's services in the future, how could I not? Dogvacay allowed myself and my pup an experience neither of us would have imagined!! Thank you again so much Maria, until next time...
I heard a lot of positive reviews regarding Maria from other people that have used DogVacay in the past and I knew I had to try her out for myself as I go out of town often and would love to have a permanent dog sitter so close to home!! Maria has been nothing but quick, patient, kind, name it, that's Maria! I am definitely using her services again!!! And if anyone is looking for a reasonable sitter and want their dog to have a true vacay, then I advise using Maria's services!! You wont regret it and neither will your pup!! I've already booked another reservation and I'd advise anyone who wants their pup to have a great time while in great hands with such a sweet individual should do the same!!
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