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Maya B.
Washington, DC 20010
19 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Maya's Resident Pets

Dantes (AKA Mr. D)
Miniature Schnauzer
9 yr 8 mo old

Maya's Apartment

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

About Maya

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
NOTE: As of 6/28/16 we are no longer accepting vacays as we are moving out of state. Thank you to all our doggie guests the past couple of years!

Welcome to Pleasant Pups Getaway located in lovely Mt. Pleasant just minutes from Rock Creek Park!

I am a PhD candidate with a very flexible schedule and Josh, my husband, is a film programmer.

Having both had dogs in our families since childhood, as well as frequently caring for the pets of friends and neighbors while they are away, we have 30 years of dog care experience between the two of us.

Staying with us, your pup is not only guaranteed a safe and comfortable visit, but becomes an honorary member of the family. What's more, our very social seven-year-old Schnoodle, Mr. D, is always thrilled to keep visiting dogs entertained.

A typical day in our household involves a minimum of two long walks, often including a trip to Rock Creek Park or the nearby dog park in Adams Morgan, as well as games of tug-o-war, fetch, and of course, treats!

When it's time to get some sleep, your little (or big) guy is more than welcome to join Mr. D at the foot of our bed, nestle in between the pillows of our couch, or cozy up in a big pile of blankets on the floor.

As dog owners ourselves, we know that regular updates are important, so we'll be sure to check in with pics, emails, and/or text messages during your dog's stay.

*We accept multiple dogs from the same owner, but will not accept two dogs from different homes to stay with us at the same time. Please excuse any confusion if our calendar shows us as available during a given time period and we inform you that we are not; DogVacay lists dates as available unless there are three separate dog bookings on a given day.
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Can administer oral medicine
Maya B.
Washington, DC 20010
19 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated June 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maya's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
19 Reviews
This was Henry's second time with Maya and she was a complete delight. She was very communicative and sent wonderful pictures of Henry and her pup, Mr. D, enjoying some fun together. Henry looked like he had a ball and was tuckered out for a few days after from what I imagine was a lot of playtime. Thanks for taking care of our little guy, Maya! It's comforting to know he's in such good hands when we are away.
Maya took great care of Miles! He came home tired and happy!
Maya and Josh were absolutely terrific hosts! They were very responsive in setting up a meet and greet with our pup, Henry, and incredibly accommodating in coordinating times for drop off and pick up. We loved the messages and photos of Henry throughout our time awa. It looked like he had an amazing time - and judging by how tuckered out Henry was after we picked him up, we are sure he had a blast. We definitely hope to have Henry stay with Maya and Josh next time we are away.
As newish dog parents, we were nervous about leaving Dusty for a short 3 day trip. Maya and her husband Josh made it so that we were able to relax knowing Dusty was well cared for and enjoying himself with them (and of course, Mr. D!). He was so comfortable with them and they provided us with lots of photos in their daily updates! It really felt as if we were leaving Dusty with our trusted friends, and we absolutely plan to have Dusty "vacay " at Maya's the next time we go away!
This is Bailey's third stay with Maya and she is absolutely excellent! He loves her and I love getting the photo updates. I would highly recommend her!!
Maya is a great host! Very understanding and friendly. She sent pictures every day and made my dog feel like he was on vacation.
Tolphin has stayed at Maya's a few times and he always comes home happy and ready for bed. I highly recommend Maya and Josh!
They took great care of Rufi. He got along great with their dog. They are truly dog people.
Maya was great!!! Plenty of picture updates. I will definitely try and book with her again.
Maya was awesome to my dog. This was not his first time staying with her and we continue to have an excellent experience with her. She kept me updated with photos and comments on how he was doing, and was super flexible in keeping him an extra night when I missed my connection on the way home. Really great stay with a really great host!
Maya, Josh, and Mr. D are great hosts! Our dog, Tyson, gets along great with Mr. D, and he always has a great time with Maya and Josh. Maya and Josh are very attentive to Tyson and keep us posted throughout his stay. Highly recommended!
Maya was awesome! She sent pics of my dog every single day and was responsive to all of my questions and concerns. And she even let him take home a toy that he loved! We would use her again in a heartbeat.
Tyson loves staying with Maya, Josh, and Mr. D! Josh and Maya are great hosts and are very attentive to Tyson. We love getting the frequent status photos while we are away, and Tyson is becoming great friends with Mr. D!
Maya and Josh (and Mr. D!) are great hosts! Tyson has stayed with them multiple times, and he always has a blast. Maya and Josh are great about sending pictures throughout Tyson's stay, and they are incredibly attentive. Really happy that they are part of the DogVacay community.
Maya was great! She sent many adorable pictures of my dog playing, napping, and being out-and-about with her and her dog, Mr. D. Maya was happy to give my dog oral medication and was accommodating when my travel plans changed slightly last minute. I would definitely ask Maya to watch my dog again.
Maya and Mr. D were amazing -- so accommodating!
Maya could not have possibly been a better host for my dog Bailey. She was able to accommodate me when I had a family emergency and needed a quick response, and was flexible enough to keep him an extra three days when I needed her to. On top of that, I got photos every day and updates about how he was doing, which made my trip so much easier. She is so kind and great with my dog, and her dog Mr. D seemed to be thrilled to have company.
Tolphin had a great time with Maya, Josh, and Mr. D over the weekend! They are wonderful hosts and take care of Tolphin really well. We'll definitely come back!
Our dog, Tyson, had a great time with Maya, Josh, and their dog, Mr. D! We had a great experience meeting Maya and Josh, and we felt extremely comfortable leaving Tyson with them. Maya and Josh sent us pictures of Tyson while we were gone and were very flexible in accommodating our schedules. Tyson is a big dog (~80 lbs.), but Maya, Josh, and Mr. D were happy to play. We would definitely look to Maya and Josh for future trips!
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