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Mary G.

41 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • 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

Mary's Resident Pets

Catahoula Leopard Dog
2 yr 2 mo old

Mary's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Mary

28 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
A loving atmosphere is provided. I like to think of it as a mini-vacation for your pet. My daughter and I owned and showered our pets with love all of their lives. After our last pet of 15 years passed on, we decided we would like to sit other people’s pets. Since I'm retired, and my daughter is a homemaker, your pets needs will always be taken care of as they arise. A 30-minute walk is taken twice daily, with lots of play time in between walks. The back yard is fenced in, so your pet is free to run and play anytime during the day. In the summer time, we put out a pool and let the dogs play and socialize while playing ball, frisbee, or just running around. I do have grandchildren so pets should be kid friendly. We will accommodate in every way to be sure your pet has an enjoyable stay with us. References are available upon request. We can't wait to meet you and your fur babies! The Rate for a puppy is $29.00 a day. Please contact us for a custom quote for these bookings. Thank you!
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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

Mary G.

41 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mary's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mary's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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41 Reviews
Mary was excellent, she took my appointment last minute and did an amazing job with keeping my Puppy. She kept me posted, letting me know that things were just fine. I truly appreciate her, thanks again Mary @
We had booked with another sitter with plans to drop our pup off on our way to the airport as we headed out for our New Years vacation. When we arrived at the other sitters home, we discovered that he wasn't there and we waited for an hour for him to show up. We called the DogVacay main number and they tried to reach him as well with no luck and then they put out a message for an emergency sitter, near the Atlanta airport. And that is how we found marvelous Mary. We couldn't have been more lucky.

Already seriously pressed for time and in danger of missing our flight, Mary met us on the way to the airport and picked up Nina Simone, reassured us multiple times via email that everything was fine, kept us up to date with photos that showed our baby being held and, well, babied! This was truly a meant to be situation and we are so grateful for Mary and her family for taking on a very last minute situation and providing excellent care for our important little family member. She truly saved the day.
In addition to watching Jarrod, Mary and her family offers pickup and drop-off services. I asked that they drop Jarrod off at my apartment on the day I was to arrive home, and he was there with all of his items when I got home. It was incredibly convenient.
My Meet and Greet with Mary and her family made me so comfortable leaving my greyhound Jarrod with them - they are clearly passionate about and experienced with dogs, and I came away assured that they had the same dedication to Jarrod's care that I do. It was no surprise, then, that I returned from my trip to a happy, healthy dog. I appreciated that Mary and her daughter sent regular updates throughout the stay. I have no reservations in recommending their services wholeheartedly.
My greyhound, Jarrod, is always in excellent hands with Mary and her family. This was my second time leaving him in their care, and I was just as impressed as I was the first time. They're wonderful people who care deeply for all dogs. I never have to worry that Jarrod's schedule is not being kept or that they may mishandle him because of their earnest interest in him and his care. You can also tell that Mary and her family are very experienced in caring for dogs. I can't imagine a warmer, kinder family with whom to entrust my dog's care.
Mary, her daughters and grandkids were all an excellent team of hosts for our Alii. We received a daily update, photo and video. Mary was flexible with our drop-off and pick-up needs, and our pup was happily EXHAUSTED from playing with their Scooby!
As dogvacay hosts ourselves, we like to see how other hosts operate, and Mary does a great job. Worth the extra drive for us.

Thanks, Mary and team!!
Mary was great. We had a video not long after we dropped our dogs off. When one of our pooches got sick, she took care of her like we would have. We will definitely let our dogs stay with Mary again.
Mary is a very good dog sitter. She provides a safe and loving environment for your pet and gives them all equal attention.
Mary has been a pleasure to work with. She is very caring and sends pictures daily. My family is beyond grateful for having that we found her and will not go anywhere else if we ever need a dog sitter. She is easy to talk to and has a wonderful personality. These reviews have all been right and I'm glad I chose her. Thank you, Mary! God bless you and your family.
Mary was courteous, professional, and perfect! My tiki felt right at home. I received plenty of updates, and pictures to boot. I will definitely be using Mary again in the future.
Mary G is terrific! Although Titus missed his family he was very happy at Mary's and well cared for. We will definitely use her again when needed.
Our dog, Marley, had a great experience staying with Mary and her family. Mary took wonderful care of Marley and was very understanding as Marley showed signs of separation anxiety. Mary sent us videos, photos and message updates so we would not worry about his comfort or fitting in. We were able to enjoy our vacation more because Marley wasn't being kenneled or at home alone with daily check-ins. Thank you for your wonderful service, Mary.
Mary did great with my Harmony. I received several pictures & videos while I was away. My dog got along great with her dog, and there was no problems while in her care. Harmony seemed to be very happy with her stay & was exhausted from all her playing when we got home.
Mary went above and beyond. She was very helpful. This was a pleasant experience and I will be using her again in the future.
My dogs had a great experience staying with Mary! The whole family are dog lovers and Mary sent updates while we were away to show what a good time our pups had! Would definitely book with her again!
Mary did an AMAZING job!! We've never boarded our two pups before, yet Mary's home couldn't have been more perfect for us. She took care of our pups for three days and was constantly sending pictures and messages with updates on how they were doing. If you need someone to take care of your pups then contact Mary today!!
My Rocco enjoyed himself. Loved the updates and the pictures. Would definitely use Ms Mary again.
The BEST dog-sitting experience I've ever had. For starters, Mary is super-responsive. For an anxious Dog Vacay first-timer like me, I felt better after hearing from her within minutes of my search and contact, helped of course by the wonderful reviews and certifications Mary holds, which lets us know she's serious about giving great care. And what excellent care it was!! We were welcome to see where our Holly would be, the people and other pets she would be around and the interactions with all. Once we dropped her off, we were kept informed, received pictures, and had the chance to ask any questions. Holly was SO well cared for. She's a puppy, and Mary and her family took the time to pay attention to her eating, playing and sleeping habits, and even helped support our training efforts. Mary is extremely personable, caring and heartfelt. We couldn't have gotten a better experience. THANK YOU SO MUCH Mary -- and I will definitely entrust the care of Holly to you again.
Mary was Great! She was very accommodating even with a short notice. Seab was so happy and relax there! He will be staying there again in the future.
I would recommend Mary to watch my dogs any time she treated them as they were her own always updated me along with pictures she's a very kind and sweet individual, thank you again we appreciate you!
Wow and wonderful is the best description. Mary and her family are a delight and my dog, Amos, loved his stay. Mary sent regular updates and pictures. Amos was at home and enjoyed his new pal, scooby-doo. I will definitely book again and often with Mary.
Mary and her family were great with my Keeno. This was my first time boarding Keeno at all and I did not want to do so where he would be alone in a cage/room with minimal interaction. He stayed there for three nights and quite obviously had a great time. He was POOPED when we got him back! She made sure my dog and her dog would getgelong (which they're best buds now), stook several pictures, let me know if he ate or not, etc. The next time (and hopefully every time) he goes on a vacay I'm most certainly scheduling with her.
I am so glad that we decided to go with Mary for our puppy's stay when we went out of town. From our initial meet and greet, Mary's love and passion for animals was evident. Our Marley quickly took to her and I was immediately put at ease viewing her interaction with him. She had a spacious fenced in backyard for him to play with and he was taken on two, 30 minute walks each day. The frequent updates and pictures were also great. We will definitely book her in the future!
We needed a last minute sitter during the holiday. Mary responded quickly and took the right precautions to ensure that we were a good fit for one another. Mary kept us up-to-date and sent photos often. Her home is welcoming which made our trip so much more relaxing knowing that Violet was in good hands. We will definitely call Mary again when we need a sitter.
The booking procedure is quick & convenient... Mary is always easy to contact by phone or message... my Sadie is always comfortabe staying at Mary's and when I pick her up.... after two stays, I too am very comfortable with Mary and will look for her first when Sadie and I are in Riverdale or the Atlanta area and have a need for a sitter... I would strongly recommend her as my experiences have been extremely positive...

Mary (and her family) took such good care of our babies. We have two standard poodles, and Sophie is usually not very comfortable in new places. But this time, Sophie felt right at home immediately! Mary kept us updated with notes and pictures, so we could enjoy our vacation with no worries. Thank you Mary!
Due to an unpredictable travel schedule I had to unexpectedly extend Cooper's stay and Ms. Mary was more than willing to accommodate me. Cooper was thrilled that he'd have another night with his friend Scooby. He did not want to leave! I will definitely be using Ms. Mary going forward for my sitter needs.
Ms. Mary is AWESOMENESS!!! She greeted us upon arrival so warmly and talked me through Cooper's visit. There is a huge backyard to run and play in and there's a den where the dogs hang out and play. I really appreciated getting the pics and messages throughout his stay which reassured me that he was adjusting well. Cooper was really well taken care of by Ms. Mary and her family and she will be my #1 sitter choice going forward.
The location was convenient... the communication was easy... the interactions were friendly, and my pet seemed comfortable in the environment. I would recommend, and would use Mary's services again if available...
Mary and her dog loving family were fantastic. They sent the best pictures of Dharma enjoying his time with them. He was happy and well cared for. I would trust Mary with my buddy whenever I need a host. Thanks so much Mary!
Such a sweet and caring sitter for any dog!
I plan to reach out to Ms. Mary every time I have to travel. if my babies are happy, I am happy!
My pups knows when they are near Ms. Mary's home. They are like children excited about going to their favorite play spot or restaurant. I always feel comfortable about leaving my babies with Ms. Mary and her family. Thank you!
I would like to thank Mary for accepting my reservation at the last minute. She made me feel comfortable with leaving my babies with someone I didn't already know. She sent photos with updates on how they doing and even made me laugh!! I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks again Mary G.!
I was so nervous with letting anyone dog sit my dog due to past experiences. Mary was great with my dog!!! Omg she sent pictures and updates on the day I was gone. I am so grateful because I am new to the city and knowing I have someone that cares for my dog is the best feeling. I will definitely use her services again!! Thank you!
Mary and her family cared for our Sky while we were away on vacation, I must say I was little hesitant at first (due to a past experience) But, after our meet and greet I knew that Mary was the best fit for our Sky. Mary sent photos and kept us updated on how well everything was going. Highly recommend
What a fabulous, painless experience! From the meet n greet, to booking, to the stay, we loved it. Mary and her family are the best!! They welcomed Riley into their home with open arms. They took exceptionally good care of him and helped to reinforce and further his puppy training. Mary sent us informative updates and pictures of Riley, during his stay, which helped to ease our mind. He had a absolute ball. We will definitely book future doggie vacays with Mary -- no doubt!
Mary and her daughter were wonderful for us and our dog. We had never left our dog overnight before and needed someone who could be home 24/7 since she has separation anxiety. This place fit the bill. They are so nice and seem really knowledgeable about dogs and dog behaviors. We got some updates during the week, and she seemed well cared for. We look forward to using Mary G. and her family again if we need to!
Ms. Mary was great. She was very professional, and we could tell she and her daughter had a passion for dogs. We will be using her services in the future.
My dogs did great at Mary's and came back a bit better behaved as well! I really appreciated all the love and attention they received while at her house, as well as exercise! I didn't have any worries while away and came back to two very happy dogs. I will definitely use Mary again!
Ms. Mary is the best! Her personality and excitement when she my two pups expressed her love for dogs. She was very attentive to my concerns and instruction for my pups. I have well behaved "brats." They are very needy and she still was enthused to give them the comfort and attention they desire. She may have spoiled them a little too much but I am very happy about them getting more than what they require. Ms. Mary followed the feeding direction word for word. I know because of the amount of food they came home with. Plus, Ms. Mary text me and sent pictures about their daily activities. They eat a mix of wet and dry. Other times I receive less food back from sitters due to the fact they over-fed them. I can go on-and-on about the attention, care, and love Ms. Mary and her family gave to my pups. I have been through many sitter because I am against kennel; so trust me, you will request her as a regular after a pups first stay. Thank you Ms. Mary and family!
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