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Mary E.

113 Reviews
72 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Mary's Resident Pets

6 yr 1 mo old

Mary's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Mary

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a stay at home wife that loves spoiling her family (husband and pets). We have a 55 gallon aquarium. We also have a 5 year-old beagle that just loves to play with other dogs in our fenced in backyard or any where in the house. As far as my husband and I we are just pet crazy. We think of our pets first , us second. We both enjoy dogs of any age or size. Having been in the medical field for over 20 years we welcome special needs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Mary E.

113 Reviews
72 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 26, 2017


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Disaster Relief
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

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
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mary's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$15 /bath
113 Reviews
Mary is my new go to for a dog vacation! I'd never used DogVaycay before and was hopeful but had no idea it would turn out to be such a positive experience.

I have 2 dogs and they were treated as part of their family during their stay. She even texted photos while I was out of town. It was so nice to get multiple pictures of my happy dogs enjoying a comfortable and safe stay away from home.

I can't say enough good things about the experience. My fur babies found a new home away from home!
Mary was great and very accommodating. This was our first time using someone we didn't know watch our dog and we will use her again. She kept us updated with texts and pictures of our dog. Great overall experience and highly recommended for anyone.
Lincoln had a great time and was well taken care of.
Mary E was fantastic. She took great care of my boys. She took the last minute booking and made us feel completely welcome. We will book her again!!
Eclipse had a great time staying with Mary. Mary made sure to keep me informed on how things were going and answer any questions I had quickly.
Mary is awesome! Baxter is always happy to go stay with her and comes home wore out from all the playtime. I would recommend her any day! She is very accommodating and I am very thankful for that. Thank you Mary!
Mary was a fabulous first experience with DogVacay. She allows the dogs full reign of the house just like I do at home which helped my pup feel comfortable there. Dilly came home exhausted from all the fun!
Bam Bam loves anytime he can be with Mary and Jack. This time he had a two week vacation from his owners. He stayed with his Aunt Mary and Uncle Jack, they spoiled him so much that he didn't want to come home!!! They always send lots of pics of him having fun with his other pup friends. When they sent me a pic of my 110 lb. Great Dane lapdog sitting on Uncle Jack's lap, I had to laugh
Mary is absolutely amazing. What a gift!
I just can not explain in words just how AMAZING Mary was when we left our 8.5yr old Chinese Sharpae. Mary treated Goldie like her own family. She sent regular text messages and pictures of Goldie. Even when Goldie fell ill, Mary was a resource and handled things magnificently. She has been a gift and I am grateful that I found her. She has a customer for life!!!
Mary was amazing ! And with my rowdy group that's saying a lot !! I had never left them with anyone but my family before this trip and was very upset at the thought of kenneling them - Mary was the perfect solution ! We did a meet and greet with my Hammie to see how he would do and it went perfectly ! I got daily updates and pictures and Mary learned bassets can fly lol I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for a quality pet sitter. Thank you so much for taking care of my wild bunch of puppies .
I really appreciate the photos that Mary sends and that she is able to be so flexible with pick up and drop off times. Thank you for having Chloe at your home!
Mary was great! Our dog has not stayed with others outside family and is not around other dogs very much. The experience was positive. Mary was very welcoming, understanding and caring. So glad we found her!
Very flexible, understanding and welcoming. I was so worried to leave my dog for the first time and everything went great. She sent multiple pictures every day and that definitely put me at ease, knowing my pup wasn't worried or anxious without me. Got all my dog's toys, food, supplies and bed/crate back in great condition.
Mary and Jack are the best!!! Bam Bam has plenty of new doggie friends. He LOVES Mary and Jack
Mary is the dog whisperer!!! I have a male dog that does not like other males. Mary assured me that some dogs are on their best behavior away from home. She had way more confidence in him than I did. She texted me a pic two hours later of Bam Bam and another male pup sitting together chilling out. He got along with all the pups. I was flabbergasted. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS SIDE OF HIM!!! He whined for five minutes after we left her home. He missed her... He will be visiting Mary for the next three Wednesdays, and will be taking his two week vacation with her and her pups. She will be the only person that will be taking care of Bam Bam. She is the absolute best choice!!! She loves and treats each pup like they are her own...Thank you so much Mary
Hank spent a day with Mary for daycare and came home happy! Mary was great and very flexible with my needs in scheduling. We will be visiting again soon!
Mary was amazing!!! I couldn't ask for more!!! Upon arrival she greeted Vegas and I so warmly. She did everything possible to accommodate us throughout the experience. We really feel our dog enjoyed her stay. My wife and I highly recommend Mary for anyone with pet lodging needs! We will definitely use her in the future.Thanks Mary!!!
Excellent care. Highly recommend..
Wonderful experience! Will use again!
At first it felt like dropping my baby at daycare and I cried on the way home but it did not last long because I soon received a picture of the care for dogs her and her husband showed my chyna and I know my baby was home away from home.
Mary's love for animals is evident after two minutes of talking to her. Nano was extremely happy during his stay and we always got daily updates. If anybody needed their animals well taken care of with love and dedication, I would recommend Mary without hesitation .
As always my dog had a wonderful time! I'll use Mary whenever possible, she is truly a dog lover and I never need to worry about my pup here.
My girls just love hanging out with the pack, they come home satisfied! I never have to worry about them knowing they are having a great vacation while I am! Lydia
Mary and her husband were terrific! They made me feel very comfortable leaving my boxer. I received daily updates and photos. I highly recommend Mary for your dog sitting.
I am a very over protective pup parent, who has never had to board my pups. Needless to say, this was quite the stressful situation for me. I called my vet for some suggestions, because I was overwhelmed at what was available on the internet. I found DogVacay and searched my area- Mary's profile was the first to come up...with a pic of her beagle :). I looked at her profile and pics, and sent her a message to see if it was possible to speak with her. She was prompt in returning my call, and we spoke for quite a while. She was understanding about my protectiveness and set my mind at ease. I have a rescue pup that is not used to being around other dogs, and is pretty much afraid of his own shadow. She suggested a meet and greet, and we went from there.
The meet and greet went wonderfully, and Cooper is so happy to have new dog friends to play with! Her home is pup inviting and puppy proofed, and she and her husband obviously care very much about their houseguests. I am so thankful to have found them, and my Cooper is a happy camper when he gets to vacay now!
Omg, Ian loves it here and will be coming for many more to come. Mary had informed me that he had found a favorite quiet spot on the bed and was content there and happy. He loves being with other dogs and in her environment.
Mary is really awesome. She genuinely loves dogs and it shows. Her facility (her home) is top notch in terms of making our dogs feel almost at home. She also has the help of her husband who is also a person who cares about dogs and their comfort.

She took time to send us pics and updates and our dogs seemed to have a very pleasant experience. (Too bad they can't speak English).

I highly recommend her and we will use her services again whenever possible.
She was very kind and experienced. She kept us updated and was very flexible with the hours.
Mary is a wonderful host! Our dog Kylie had a fun vacation over the July 4th weekend. She is very flexible with the pick up and drop off times and she genuinely cares for the pets. I would definitely be keeping Kylie with her again! :)
Mary and Jack are the best ! I can not imagine leaving my dog somewhere else when we are ok vacations. Having peace of mind when you are away I priceless. I will come back over and over to leave Romeo at Mary's house. Thanks a lot for caring for my dog as I do.
This was Max's 3rd stay with Mary. We were able to leave the countryconfident that he would be well cared fo and loved-on in our absence Although we typically enjoy daily updates and pictures, we weren't concerned about being out of contact for 7 out of the 10 days we were on vacation. That wouldn't have been true with any other caregiver or kennel. Max always comes home exhausted from playing with his puppy pals, a sign that he had a great time on vacation. .
We came to Indy from out of town and searched out a pet sitter we needed for several hours. Mary services more than filled the bill. We felt very comfortable leaving our dog with her. She was very accommodating with our schedule and had a great yard and facilities for our large dog. Can't beat the price and the service was just as good!
I was glad to find Mary. A safe, secure place where a dog could be a dog. I'll know who to call the next time I have to board Lily.
Mary was great. She had other dogs, which I like, everything was clean and safe. She was great about sending pictures and updates. I would highly recommend using her.
Mary was terrific as a substitute mommy. Mocha enjoyed her stay and Mary sent photos daily so we could check on how she was doing.
Izzie was well taken care of. This was her first stay with someone other than family. She had no problems. There were several other dogs staying too and there appeared to be no problems.

Mary sent picture(s) everyday. That made us feel more comfortable.

Will definitely use again.
Mary and her husband do love dogs, and Mary sent pictures of my senior dog daily. She carried him up and down the stairs. I felt he was very safe with her.
In the 4 years I've had my fur-baby, he's never stayed with anyone other than family so I was apprehensive about leaving him with just anyone. From the moment we met Mary, we knew she would take care of him is if he were her own. She is so easy to work with and will almost always accomodate last minute bookings. Don't be surprised if your dog sleeps for at least 24 hours after they come home. There's a lot of playing going on!
Mary is a truly dedicated dog-sitter who enjoyed caring for Kola. Mary gave a great deal of attention to Kola, sending us occasional pictures. She accommodated her habits, like letting her sleep in her lap. We are repeat customers and we warmly recommend Mary as caregiver to your dog.
Dan Baron
Mary does an excellent job with all the animals. She treats your pet as her own and goes above and beyond to take care of them and to accomadate your schedule. She's been the best we've ever had and will continue to use her to watch our child. Thanks Mary!!
The best vacation my baby has had! My boy got daily snuggles, running in a fenced in yard through the day, and playing tug of war with his canine friends at night. I got at least 1 picture a day and whenever I texted about how he was doing, I got an immediate response. This was my best vacation, because I felt comfortable with my decision. I was able to totally relax. I will recommend and I will be back for many more vacations.
Mary is very good with my fur baby!
Mary was great. She kept us updated throughout our trip with pictures. We could tell the dogs had a great time playing; they both passed out in the car and slept the rest of the day. Thanks
Mary and her husband were fantastic! I really enjoyed the picture updates. She really seemed to enjoy my dogs and that meant a lot. Will definitely use her again!
I cannot say enough good things about Mary and Jack! They were amazing with my dog, Daisy. Every picture and update from Mary showed Daisy completely comfortable and happy. Since coming home she has been zonked out. She loved being there with Mary, Jack and all the other dogs! I look forward to going out of town and letting Daisy go on vacation again! I highly recommend Mary for your pup!
Mary is a true dog expert! My dog can have trouble adjusting to new environments and Mary made the transition an easy one. I knew when I dropped him off he was in great hands and I wouldn't have to worry about him while I was out of town. She sent lots of photos and updates and I could tell he felt right at home. I would definitely book with Mary again.
Mary was fantastic with our dog!
We love Mary! She is s fellow dog lover and welcomed Riley with open arms. Her home is very warm and inviting and she has a fenced-in yard so the pups she's caring for can run and play. Mary was very responsive while arranging for Riley's stay and she texted us photos of him during his stay with her. We will be booking with Mary whenever we are in town on business in Indianapolis. Riley is very happy being cared for by Mary and we highly recommend Mary to anyone seeking day care or boarding in Indy.
Mary and Frank are fabulous! They treated my "triplets" like their own. I never had to worry for one second about their welfare and it was convenient and easy for me to drop them off/pick them up. Will definitely be using them again when I have to leave town!!!
We had a wonderful experience with Mary, we were worried because our dog isn't great with other dogs and gets nervous in new situations, but she did so well with Mary and the other dog friends. When we picked up our dog I could tell she had a good time, she didn't seem stressed at all. I will definitely be dropping off our dog with Mary again!
The dogs were very happy and calm after their stay. We got lots of pictures and updates to let us know how they were doing. We always enjoy leaving our dogs with Mary!
My critters have the best time with Mary! Wonderful as always.
My dog loved it as always.
I was very impressed at how comfortable my dogs were with Mary. She made them feel right at home. I will be reserving again with Mary very soon!
Mary was wonderful! Her and her husband took such excellent care of Jake! I got pictures everyday sometimes 2 or 3 a day. She was great to talk to and never felt like I was inconveniencing her by messaging her. Jake loved his visit so much he was depressed for 3 days afterwards because he missed his new friends. Can't wait to use her again!
Mary was wonderful with Sonic. Our dog is old and has special needs. She spent extra time holding and feeding him, and sent pictures several times a day with a report of how he was doing. She even sent home food that was nutritionally better and easier for him to eat than what we had. In other words, she treated him like her own!
As usual, Charlee was spoiled rotten and loved a lot. It's always a good experience when we leave Charlee with Mary and Jack. They're both wonderful people and treat Charlee like she's their own. I didn't think I was going to get her in the car when I picked her up. She kept looking back at Mary!
My husband found Mary on dogvacay while searching for a kennel for our 3 year old Lab during the week of Christmas. We had left it a little late and most kennels near us were full. I am glad we waited because Mary and her husband Jack were great! They took suck good care of him and loved him like their own, he even slept with them. My 9 year old was worried about him being with strangers but the pictures Mary sent everyday made her feel better. Before staying with them, my dog wanted nothing to do with other dogs but he truly made a lot of new friends during his stay as they had a pretty full house that week. We will definitely be taking our dog back to them whenever we can't take him with us and I will recommend them to anyone I know that is looking for someone to take care of their dogs or cat. Thanks again Mary and Jack, Reese had a good time!!
Kaido loves it at Mary's
My dog enjoyed his time and they took excellent care of him. He was so happy! I highly recommend.
Mary & Jack are the best possible hosts. Charlie always loves to visit & gets very excited on the way to their home. He recognizes the route. I highly recommend them.
Mary was wonderful! She sent daily pictures showing what a wonderful time Hosmer was having. It definitely made feel at ease leaving him for the weekend knowing that he was being taken care of.
Mary relieved all my worries about leaving Opal, and I could tell when I picked Opal up that she'd had a blast! Mary and her husband are both great with the dogs. I really appreciate the peace of mind that comes with knowing my dog is in good hands, especially since we're working to address her separation anxiety.
Khloe and Kyra feel right at home with Mary. I think they were disappointed that they could not stay even longer!
Mary and her husband are wonderful!! Watson has a great time when he stays with them, and we know he is well-loved!
Our girls came home worn out from playing with all of the other pups!
My dog's stay with Mary was great. Mary sent me pictures daily showing me how well my dog adjusted to Mary's house. My dog was able to interact with other dogs and even a cat and did well. I was very satisfied and relieved to have found a safe and caring place to board my dog.
Perfect like always!!!!
If there's a way to give Mary 10 stars.. I would! She's been amazing with my Diesel and he loves going there while I go to work. He always comes home tired and has a good review after every day. Mary and her husband take great care of him! I would recommend them to anyone!
As usual, Joey had a great time. Mary knows what Joey likes and gives him plenty of opportunities for play and socializing with his puppy friends. You won't find anyone more interested and good with your dog than Mary. Jan and Jim
Baxter had an awesome week on vacation with Mary and Jack and Zoey. The care that Mary & Jack provide is excellent and the regular updates and pictures were much appreciated. I will be using them for future vacations.
Mary and Jack (and Zoe) were truly wonderful. I had never used Petvacay before but was made immediately at ease when I went to meet them a few days before dropping my dog off. Mary sent me pictures every day, and my girl clearly had a fantastic time. We will definitely be using them again and highly recommend!
Wonderful as always! Thank you Mary and Jack.
A wonderful experience, as always. Our pup definitely looks forward to staying with Mary and her family, again!
Honestly I treat my dog like a kid. I work from home so he hangs out with me all day. He fights me in bed to snuggle my wife. So I was apprehensive. Mary was GREAT. Odie was happy when we left and picked him up. Her home is clean and safe. She is my go to from here on out!
Mary was amazing! She was very good on sending pictures of Baxter the whole time we were away. She was very accommodating for drop off and pick up times. She is going to always be our go to dog sitter.
This was the first time our girls had stayed with Mary - we used a day of daycare to prepare them (and maybe more myself) for their first overnight boarding weekend coming up with her - well all my anxiety was put to rest quickly as she sent me pictures of them each sleeping only a few hours after getting there! So happy they felt at home so quickly!!
We cannot say enough about our experience with Mary. She is extremely friendly and a remarkable dog sitter! We couldn't have had better care for our Kilo! The only problem is that we don't live closer. However, for our visits to Indy, we will choose Mary every time. Best experience, hands down!
Once again, Charlee had a good time with Jack and Mary. She didn't seem to want to leave! Special thanks to Mary - we had to change our plans at the last minute due to a death in our family. Mary took care of contacting DogVacay because I had so many other things to do. Not only do Jack and Mary care for Charlee, but they also helped us in this difficult situation. We will be contacting them soon to plan another vacay for Charlee.
Mary & Jack are amazing pet sitters. They are very friendly and welcoming. They took great care of our dogs and we appreciated the frequent photo updates. They also have flexible drop-off and pick-up times and are very accommodating. We will definitely be using they again.
Excellent like always.... My designated sitter
Mary and her husband took care of our dog like she was their own. We were gone for a weekend and they were very flexible about drop off time Friday and pick up time Sunday, which made it very convenient for us. We received photos and updates throughout the weekend that showed us how much our dog was loving her weekend. She didn't want to leave!

These folks are truly wonderful and we will definitely be using them again in the future.
Mary and Jack were awesome! We got daily updates and photos, and our pups were so visibly happy. Thank you :-)
I logged on today to make a reservation with Mary and Jack for our Charlee, and realized I hadn't reviewed them for her last visit. Obviously, we were extremely happy with Mary and Jack and their care of our dog. Mary sent texts and lots of pictures of Charlee while we were gone and it made us happy to know she was feeling right at home. We will not hesitate to contact them any time we go out of town, and will recommend them to any of our friends who need a pet sitter. They are wonderful people, have a very nice home and make all the pets feel welcome. The fact that they live less than 2 miles from us is a bonus too.
I was apprehensive about needing to board Max, but DogVacay was an appealing alternative to a traditional kennel. Mary and Jack spent a lot of time with us at the meet and greet and put my mind at ease about boarding Max for the first time. They then played with him, loved on him, and sent regular updates. When we arrived to pick him up, Max was very excited to see us, but also eager for us to meet his new furry friends. Pawsitive experience. :)
My beagle Herbie and I just adore Mary and Jack. They treat my senior pup like family and he's ALWAYS excited to go over there. Their space is perfect for pups of all sizes and they are so flexible and such good caregivers I would recommend them to anyone.
Another great experience with Mary & Jack! So nice to be able to leave Gracie in good hands. No worries at all even with it being over the Fourth of July with all the fireworks. Gracie enjoyed her stay and met some new friends!
Mary did a great job with my dog this past week! I received multiple pictures and updates each day on how Fen how was doing. He came home happy and ready for a nap- signs of a great vacation for him. I will be excited to have Fen stay with Mary again in the future!
Once again, great as usual!
Absolutely amazing! Mary and Jack have watched our dog a few times now and it has been very easy going. We thought our dog would be "somewhat difficult".... well not for Mary and Jack! They make it work and our dog truly loves it every time he goes! Would recommend to anyone!
Best decision I made for my pups!! They got the royal treatment while I was out of town. I couldn't ask for a better family to care for my four legged children ! I received pictures everyday and never once worried about the care my dogs were getting. Highly recommend and will be returning for sure!
Thank you Jack and Mary, Hooch had a great time.
Great experience.. Mary wass absolutely engaged in taking care of my dog Roxanne. We will be back. Reserve with confidence.
Lucy loves staying there and I knew she was in good hands! Mary sent pictures and updates at least once/day. She even called me when she was concerned about Lucy. She is patient with Lucy's "potty issues". Lucy will be returning for a few weeks this summer!
We can't thank Mary & Jack enough on the great care they gave Daisy while we were away on vacation! The constant updates and pictures they sent made us feel really good knowing how well Daisy was being taken care of.

You will not find anyone better than this... they will treat your pet just like their own spoiling and loving them!!!

Thanks again Mary and Jack. We really appreciate everything you did for Daisy while she was with you!
Jetta Jo loved staying with Mary. Mary did an awesome job.
Mary did a great job with Jetta Jo! I will definetely be a return client.
This was my first time leaving Gracie with someone and I had no worries while I was away after meeting Mary and Jack. They sent me pictures and text messages everyday and spoiled her like we do. Gracie was in very good hands and right at home with them. I will be bringing Gracie back again, I highly recommend them to anyone.
Charlie had another wonderful time with Mary. He enjoys playing with the other dogs and the cat. His life at home seems boring in comparison. Thanks again Mary!
Mary took care of our dog on short notice. We are thankful to leave our family pet in good hands while we traveled over the weekend.
We were concerned about leaving our dogs in a kennel. Murray is older and was injured last time didn't want to kennel him again. We found Mary and thought her home sounded perfect. Wow, were we right! I was comfortable as soon as I walked into her home and we had no concerns at all about leaving our 2 dogs with her. We got several pictures and updates about their "vacation", they looked like they were having a blast! When we picked them up, they were happy to see us, but not begging to go home, they were happy at Mary's! We will definitely use Mary next time we go away, couldn't ask for a better place for our sweet doggies!!

We all love Mary!!
Lucy loved it there! She'll definitely be going back the next time I'm out of town.
Charlie has stayed with Mary twice now and has had a great time both times. He was so happy to be back this time, he barely noticed me leave. He was happy to see me when I picked him up, of course. Mary loves dogs and dogs love Mary. She is a perfect hostess.
Mary did such a great job with our dog. We got pictures and updates and he came home happy and exhausted!
I honestly couldn't have picked anyone better to watch my dog! It was nice to be able to leave her with someone who spoiled her as much as I do :) thank you so much!!!
Great experience!! My dog loved there! Mary and her husband are so nice, I got pictures almost everyday. Definitely recommend them to everyone!
Our dog had a great visit. Mary and her husband are very nice and accommodating.
Perfect like any other time before
EXCELLENT once AGAIN!!! As long as Mary is available, my kids (dogs) will be under her care.
Simply amazing or as Dogvacay would call it Pawsome! Will definitely be a returning client soon.
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