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Maria Jose L.

88 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Maria Jose's Resident Pets

Mia Sophia
1 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Maria Jose's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Maria Jose

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, my name is Maria, I'm 24 years old. I have had pets since I was a little kid and have taken care of them since then. I have always loved animals and now that I'm grown up I realized that being around animals, help them and taking care of them is what makes me happy the most, that's why I‘m currently pursuing my degree on Veterinary Technology at Bergen Community College. I have volunteered in an animal shelter, cleaning cages, feeding, exercising dogs and in adoption events. I have a cute Maltipoo female puppy that is very friendly and playful.

I would love to take care of your precious pup, more than a job, it would be a pleasure to have them in my home, and I would appreciate you could give me the opportunity to show you how much I love dogs and how well I take care of them, you won't regret it.

While your pup is under my care he/she will have 24/7 supervision and will receive so much love, hugs and kisses. I administer any pet medications and adapt to any request or special food needs for your pup. He/she will be walked 3-4 times a day(weather permitting), we will have trips to the park, walks by the river, and trips to the lake, playtime at the dog park or in my living room aka Playroom! We can also schedule a Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout so you can see how your pup is doing and how much fun is having. I will also send you pictures and videos everyday via DogVacay app, text or email. My home is equipped with a Motorola Scout Pet Video Camera that allows me to monitor the pups while I’m not at home.

As well as boarding, your pup will be well taken care of, you can bring food for the day. He/she will receive 3-4 walks through the day and tons of playtime.

30 minutes around the block, by the park, with four paw cleaning after each walk, water bowl and food cleaning and refill, pet waste pick-up and tons of treats for good behavior. A maximum of 2 dogs at the same time will be walked.

I offer convenient and flexible pick-up/drop-off services for pups located in New York and New Jersey as well as flexible drop-off and pick-up times at my home, pet food pick-up, trips to the groomer and emergency trips to the vet of your choice.

I can host housebroken, friendly and healthy dogs only, in order to keep the safety and well-being of all pups. I strongly recommend all dogs to be on a Flea&Tick prevention treatment and to be up to date on their vaccines and deworming.

Contact me anytime to schedule a Free Meet and Greet, I will be happy to show you your pup’s vacay home.

Please like my newly created Facebook Page for more pictures and videos of the pups in my care!

Have a pawsome day!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Maria Jose L.

88 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria Jose's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Maria Jose's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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88 Reviews
Maria was great! She took good care of my two schnauzers during the Thanksgiving week. I'd use her again.
The best dog-sitter ever!
Both my Poo Sebastian and I love Maria! He is so happy to see her and loves all of the attention she gives him! Thank you Maria!!
I know my dog are in good hands. Maria always sends photos and videos to keep me updated. Shes's the best!
Maria is the best! My dog loves staying with her.
Maria is the best!
Maria takes great care of my dog. I would recommend her to anyone! She sends photo updates of my dog playing and I know my dog is in good hands.
Maria takes great care of Bricks! She has been timely and responsive to any questions I have! I recommend her.
Another two happy nights for Doudou. Doudou is not a very easy dog to handle but Maria managed to make him happy and even managed to make him getting along with Mia.
Doudou lived there for almost three days. Maria is very responsive and very responsible for my dog. I got plenty of updates during his stay. Doudou had a wonderful vocation. Special thanks to Mia that let Doudou sleep on her bed...
Maria is a great host! Our dog jumps into her arms every time and I can tell that she takes great care of our dog Bricks!
Always a great experience!
Another great experience with Maria.
Maria is FANTASTIC! We loved the pictures and videos and her attention to detail when it came to our dog's food.
Great as always!
Maria was fantastic - she gave us photo and video updates on our doggy. Mae was well taken care of and received lots of love from Maria. Maria definitely cares a great deal about the dogs she watches. She also extended a day for us on emergency as well as dropped Mae off. She is very flexible, understanding and patient.
Maria is great! She is so good with our dogs. We have used her many times because we have such a great experience when we leave our dogs with her! We have recommended her to friends who also think she is great!
Maria takes care of my dog while my wife and I work on weekdays so we are worried free at work. She is flexible with hours and takes good care of my dog which is unimaginable at a commercial doggie care place. I know my dog gets tons of personal attention and even occasional massage! My Bernese mountain dog puppie loves going back because every morning I bring him over he always runs to Maria:-)
Always a great experience!
Maria Jose is great! Bricks jumps into her arms and off they go on an adventure. Bricks is so happy when she gets back. Maria sends updates videos and photos of Bricks, too. I would strongly recommend her services!
Maria is the best, and Lulu LOVES her! She has been an amazing help to us with our dog, especially when our work schedules change at the last minute, she is flexible and always able to come walk her so we don't have to worry! We are lucky to have found Maria and are glad to have someone we can trust in our neighborhood. She is great!
Maria is very helpful and my 8-month old Bernese Mountain Dog absolutely loves her.

Maria is very flexible with hours because we had to drop off our dog early in the morning and pick up very late in the evening like around 8PM when the doggy daycare place were all closed.

The first day at Maria's place she sent me pictures showing Ferdinand playing with other dogs and so on.

The second day I took Ferdinand over to Maria's place he can't wait and went straight to the back door and sat there waiting. So I know he likes to come back. I highly recommended Maria to any dog owners in the area.
had good experience dealing with Maria Jose on holding my dog for a few hours while we were at a restaurant in the area. Will look for her again if I will be in the area.
Maria took great care of our Joey. Our pup was a bit nervous going to a new place but Maria really welcomed her in, gave her lots of love and treats. By the time I picked her up, she was happy and tired out. Loved the pictures and videos she sent me through the day.
Maria is great! Even though ill she still made herself available to watch my Poo! So appreciate her!
Our pups loved her! She was super friendly, accommodating, and our dogs came back super happy. Would definitely use her again. Thanks, Maria!!
Maria Jose visited my two cats at home and made sure they were safe, fed, watered, and pampered. This works very well for us and we appreciate everything Maria Jose does during her visits -- thanks!
Maria Jose visited my home on two occasions to check up on my two cats who were left in independent living mode with water, food, litter, and a radio tuned to NPR. I received pictures, a video, and notes from Maria Jose on both days. When I returned, everything was as expected (and Maria Jose even moved some potentially dangerous items that the cats "found") and in very good shape. I highly recommend Maria Jose for cat home visits and will user her again.
Maria was great at staying in constant communication with me while I was away on my last minute trip.

She was very accommodating with time and caretaking preference, which I really appreciated.

She was loving and caring sitter, and I would recommend anyone to go to Maria for pet sitting!
Maria Jose is amazing with my dogs. She gives details of their walks and notices if something is amiss. She really cares about animals and is always punctual
Maria Jose took great care of my dog Bricks and she sent a lot of cute photos of Bricks during her stay. Bricks can be shy but she took to Maria and I would definitely recommend her if you need to board your dog. She even offered to pick her up and drop her off. It was very convenient!
Maria is really great with my dog!
Boarded my dog for 8 days with maria. He was so happy and came back so well behaved. She was awesome at updating me with pictures and letting me know he was in good hands
My dog has bad knees. Usually if I take him to other daycares, he comes home really sore or hurt. However, Maria makes notes of it and makes sure my dog doesn't over play!
Another great doggy daycare session with Maria!
My dog has really bad separation anxiety, so I can't leave him alone at home. Something came up last minute, and Maria was able to watch him. She is so great!
Maria is the best. We were away for a week and we were not worried a bit. She sent pictures everyday and kept us updated. Our dog is always so excited to stay with her.
Maria was so kind and so good with our dogs! She sent pictures every day at least once a day. It was the best experience we have had boarding our dogs in the 6 years that we have had them.
This was my first time leaving Oliver with a sitter and it was such an amazing experience. Maria sent my and I boyfriend pictures, videos and daily updates during his stay. All of those updates were comforting and helped ease my mind. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing, kind and extremely reliable sitter. 5++++++ stars
Maria is AWESOME!! She kept my 6mo old pup extremely happy and constantly entertained!! Both my pup and I had some separation anxiety since it was my first time leaving him with a dogsitter ever (let along for 2 nights), and she was phenomenal at sending me pictures and videos of him and giving me updates on what he was doing. She was also extremely flexible with her timing - very open to working with my work timing and weekend timing to better accommodate my schedule. I could tell that she really cared for my pup!! THANK YOU, MARIA!!
My Poo is in love with Maria! I am thankful I found her!
I've reviewed Maria before, but I simply can not say enough about how great she is! When I was thrown some curveballs at work, and needed to come and go at very odd hours, I was worried that caring for my dog would become an impediment, and that we'd both suffer the consequences. Maria was there to take that load off my shoulders, adjusting her own schedule and even sacrificing sleep to make sure Charlie was looked after the way he deserves. In fact, she would continue to follow up with me even after he was home just to stay one step ahead of me out of concern for my little guy. I honestly believe Maria has come to love Charlie and care for him almost as much as I do - she even texted me recently after not seeing him in a week just to tell me how much she missed him! She's one-of-a-kind.....and has been an absolute blessing to me and my dog :)
Maria is so great with my dog. She is very flexible, and very prompt with her response. I highly recommend her!
Maria is doing ad hoc walks for our Frenchie as needed in our schedule. She is getting to know him and his attitude! She has been flexible with last minute requests and always keeps us updated on how our dog is doing that day during the walk. We are happy she is able to help us out.
Maria is always so accommodating!!
I don't know what I would do without Maria! I highly recommend her.
Maria was great! From the moment I met her during the meet & greet and my communication before and since then has been great! She's thorough and let me know when she was with my dog and when she was done. Libby was definitely happy! Looking forward to the next time Libby is with Maria! : )
Great care for my dogs will definitely rebook :) ,
Great care was given, will definitely recommend!!
Maria was very accommodating to us and our lively dog at the last minute so I could go out for my birthday. We are very careful as to who we leave our dog with and since he has separation anxiety we rarely get to go out. Because we found Maria we can now go out on worry-free date nights and weekends away. We highly recommend Maria for dog walking, daycare and boarding.
Maria is caring, flexible, attentive, responsive, warm, nurturing....and everything else you could ever expect from a professional caregiver. She has gone above and beyond - accommodating last-minute requests, flexible drop off and pick up times, and most importantly, providing a loving and healthy environment for my wonderful pet and following up with pics and videos throughout the day without even being asked to do so. She's tops...I wish I could hire her full-time! :)
Matty and Charley run to her when they see her and can't wait to get into her car. She sends me updates frequently and is a great host. The dogs seem very happy with her
It was the first time my dog stayed overnight at Maria's, and it looks like my dog had a great time!
I had a family emergency and last min saw Maria was available and it was the best thing for my babygirl Chloe :) she had an amazing time with her and I would recommend Maria to anyone who needs a babysitter:) I'm making Maria my daughters permeant babysitter ;)
What more can I say about Maria? She's absolutely wonderful to work with, extremely flexible, professional, loving , caring and treats my Pennington as her own. Whenever I go away, Maria is the only person I trust with my dog. Pennington recently had a bad ear infection and Maria was such a great help in administering his medicine to him. He's not the easiest puppy - very high energy - but Maria is able to deal with him and make him feel loved. Don't hesitate to book her, your furry baby will be in great hands.
Maria is awesome! Sebastian my poo experienced his first exposure to snow with her while I was away. She sent me a video of him exploring the "white stuff" and I could tell he was loving it...all because of her!

Oh Sebastian says "woof woof me some Maria"
Another great experience with Maria! Will be making another reservation with her really soon!
I needed to extend my reservation and Maria Jose again came thru for us.
Maria Jose is a delightful young woman, who truly cares for animals. She was very accommodating, I was in desperate need of dog sitter, and she was eager to help at a moments notice. Oreo really enjoyed his vacay, he got to play with the other dogs that were there (Simba, Oscar) and of course the resident princess Mia Sophia. I will most definitely be using her services again.
Maria was GREAT! I reached out to several dog sitters, and she was the only to reach out very promptly. She was very flexible with my schedule. During the short time my dog stayed with her for daycare,she sent me a lot of pictures of my dog, which was a pleasant surprise. I highly recommend her.
Maria was great with my fur baby. She handled his separation anxiety well, and we will be visiting her again!
Maria was , again, wonderful with my two dogs. She texts if there are problems and treats them like her own. I have no qualms whatsoever about her hosting my 2 furry people
I needed someone who could watch my dog for 8 nights through the holidays and it was pretty last minute. Maria responded to me very quickly and I felt very at ease leaving him with her. She's extremely friendly and I felt more comfortable knowing that she was training to be a veterinarian. She's got everything under control and did exactly as I do taking caring of my puggle. Definitely leave your pet with Maria! She's one of the best.
Maria was great - she was so accommodating even last minute during the holidays. I needed two extra days added on to my original stay and she was extremely understanding and said it wasn't a problem at all! She saved our Christmas!
Maria is such a darling. An absolute professional and extremely flexible.
We absolutely love Maria! My little baby gets so excited to see her everyday and you can tell the days he doesn't see her because he is just a little sad. Maria takes care of my dog, just like he is her own and I appreciate it. I am almost afraid to recommend her because then you will steal her from us :). However, she's absolutely worth it. Do not wait!
Maria was so understanding about my ever changing holiday plans. She was very responsive and sent me pictures throughout his stay. I highly recommend her.
Great job!!! Would hire again!
So grateful for Maria. She is so attentive and caring with my Poo! I can tell he is really loving his time there.
Maria Jose was such a great host to my little buddy Rocco. It's the first time in his 9 years that I've left him and was very worried but she made me feel so comfortable by constantly sending me pictures and videos of him. She would respond quickly to my messages and that was very important as I didn't have access to wifi at all times. I will definitely have her in mind next time I need to leave my little buddy again. Thank you again for everything Maria Jose!!!
My Poo has a new girlfriend! Maria was so considerate and great caring for my dog! She kept me up to date and sent me photo updates everyday, which I appreciated very much! I'm happy to have found someone who I can trust! Thank you Maria! Sebastian says "wuve yu"
Maria Jose is a wonderful host for Matty and Charley. They seem to love her and Charley can't wait to get into her car.
Maria is absolutely a gem. She treats my puppy as if he is her own and I feel confident leaving him in her capable hands everyday. She is extremely trustworthy, loyal, friendly and professional at all times. Maria is also very flexible, which is a key for a working mom such as myself. I highly recommend her for any of your pet's needs but hurry and book her fast because she is popular for a great reason!
Maria! She is fantastic! Toto gets so excited when I mention her name! She is very knowledgeable and caring about animals! I appreciate her a lot!
Good communication. Took care of my baby no matter how difficult she was.
Maria is the best! So reliable and attentive, I gave her my house keys so she can walk my pup, she sent me pictures and even took my mail inside! She cleaned my pup's water bowl and refilled! I trust her a lot! thank you so much Maria again!!
Maria was great with our dog, Lulu! They went on two walks together, and Lu had a great time on each walk. Maria even texted me photos from their walk. Very happy we found Maria and will definitely continue to use her for out pet-care needs. Thank you, Maria! : )
I was in a rush because I needed to go on a business trip for 3 days, I was feeling very worried about my loved dog Toto because I couldn't take him with me and had nobody to watch after him, then I signed up on DogVacay and started looking for pet sitters around my area, there was many hosts available, I saw many profiles but the one that really got my attention was Maria's profile, it was very specific and detailed about how she takes care of pets, and had so many nice pictures of her puppies and her apartment, and her price was quite fair. I messaged her and she replied within minutes and answered all my questions. I was able to make the reservation within minutes. Her apartment was very nice and clean with safety gates everywhere. She has a very playful and cute puppy. She was very flexible with the drop off time and the pick up was very late at night, I really appreciate her patience. During the stay, she sent me many pictures and videos to my phone. She was very professional and knowledgeable. I realized she loves dogs a lot ans is capable of everything for their well being.She even gave a nice gift full of treats for Toto. To be honest, it was an awesome experience to have her as a pet sitter for my loved pup. I recommend her 200% and will definitely leave Toto with her again whenever I need. Thanks so much Maria for being so accommodating and for the treats for Toto, he really loved them.
Maria is an ideal candidate to care for any animal!! I admired how she sent me photos and videos of my pup throughout his stay. It made my day!! She does more than just sit my pup. She gets involved by recommending services, such as grooming, certain foods she notices my pup loves, clinics, etc. She really goes that extra mile!! She is gifted for this profession and her passion really shows! Simba and I love her very much. I strongly recommend Maria as a care taker for your pet. You can thank me later :)
We left our dog with Maria for several days. Our dog likes her! Maria also was sending us photos and video how is our girl doing. Looked like she found another home. She felt comfortable and had no stress. I recommend her to everyone who is looking for dog care professional for a long time.
Maria is really nice and reliable person! Most important is that our dog likes her a lot! I totally recommend her as dog walker.
I left my cockapoo, Coco with Maria for a few days. Through the whole process from initial inquiry to booking, Maria was great! She communicates promptly and clearly and was very flexible. I could tell she loves dogs and would give Coco the attention she needed. I was also comforted knowing Coco had Maria's sweet puppy to keep her company. Maria sent me updates and photos throughout the week. Thanks for everything, Maria!
My dog's stay went really well, Maria was very accommodating to my schedule and Loki seemed to have a great time, they also did some nice extras like washing my dog's bed. I would have my dog stay with them again if the need arises.
My dogs visit to Marie Jose was perfect. Both dogs seems right at home in her house and came back peppy and happy...I think they had a great weekend get away. Marie is lovely to deal with, and I would definitely call on her again for boarding.
Maria was awesome! I loved that she took Rufus to the beach and took a ton of pictures. Recommend :)
Maria Jose was really nice to our dogs and to us. She was flexible with the drop off/pick up hours and instructions. The place is nice and clean, our dogs were happy to be in her home and she sent pictures and videos of them during their stay. She has a lovely dog! We really liked her service. We will definitely leave them with her again!!
Maria is a wonderful and sweet girl. Pongo had a wonderful time staying with Maria. He was very well taken care of. Maria sent me a lot of adorable photos when we were away. Thank you so much Maria!
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