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Mari C.

10 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd Dog, Siberian Husky

Mari's Resident Pets

4 yr 10 mo old
Chinese Shar Pei
3 yr 2 mo old
3 yr 5 mo old
0 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Mari's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Mari

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Mari. I love dogs all different shapes and sizes. Dogs are my kryptonite. Taking care of your fur babies helps me not become a dog hoarder! In the past I have had a hard time finding someone I trust to look after my dogs when I left. The cost of kennels can sometimes be really expensive. I hope that providing these services can alleviate some of the stress for you while you travel or work. I like walking my dogs, going to dog parks, playing games with my dogs, and I like to brush dogs so they have a nice clean coat. I don't mind pets on my furniture. I love to see a dog comfortably laying on a couch just as you would.

For the overnight stays I would like to keep it down to possibly just the weekends so your pet never has to be alone. If you must schedule during the week please ask before hand as I will have to work from 7am-3:30pm. Your pet would be fed and walked before I left for work and walked once I come home.

I would like to do walks during the week and on weekends if I am not boarding any other pets.

Please let me know in advance about feeding schedule, walk schedule, any behaviors (IF YOUR PET IS PREY DRIVEN PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE) or any medications your pet may need.

Please bring your own food, food bowls, medications, and if your pets uses a kennel that as well.

I like to do pet meet ups before the actual stays to make sure your pet is as safe as can be in my home. I have three dogs myself and safety is paramount!

I do have my own Vet who I can use in an emergency or please provide me with your local vets name and number.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Mari C.

10 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mari's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mari's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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10 Reviews
Rufus had such a good time from what I hear. He came home very happy and I was so grateful to have a loving family that kept while I was out of town. Mari, ya'll are awesome !!! Thanks so much!
This is my first time using DogVacay and I was very nervous about leaving my dog, Lily with somebody I don't know. So I did some research and found Mari. I read all the reviews(all her reviews are all positive ones), so I decided to contact with her. I told her about Lily (she is not really used to other dogs and gets really nervous around them). She replied to my messages very nicely and quickly.
When I brought Lily to Mari's house, she and her family were very welcoming. While we were away, she kept in touch. She told me how Lily is doing, so I didn't have to worry about her and it was nice to know that she is in good hands.
I think we found our dog sitter, YAY!
I will definitely book her again!
Mari and her entire family, four legged and two legged alike, were are all PAWSOME!!

My husband and I spent a considerable amount of time before our two week vacation researching multiple websites, kennels, sitters, etc. We started from NC where we live, then continued looking in VA and all the way to DC. We were flying out of Dulles airport so basically any place in a 1h radius was a consideration for us.

We stumbled upon Mari's profile and after some lengthy correspondence we decide that her and her lovely family would be the perfect petsitter fit for our baby boy.

Mari kept us updated with pictures and FB messenger messages our entire trip. Since we were overseas we could not talk over the phone or text but I am sure if we were Stateside we would have done that as well :)

When we got back from our trip there were snow storms and blizzards all along our drive back to pick our pup from Mari's home but she was still gracious and kind enough to welcome us in when we finally arrived at 9:30 pm.

We could have not done any better I think with our selection for our little one. When we got there he seemed right at home with all his new friends and he has been sleeping the last two days from all the play time and fun he had :)

Don't look further because you have honestly stumbled upon a gem here! Mari is patient and experienced and we cannot thank her enough for how well she cared for our little guy!!
My Girl is a bit fearful, but walked right into Mari's home, she is very comfortable there. I am very thankful to Mari and her family.
So happy with how well Mari cared for our dog!
She made sure our dog was comfortable with the other dogs, took her for walks and gave her attention, and sent frequent updates to us to let us know how our dog was doing.
I am very happy with how well the stay went, highly recommended!
I felt at ease from the moment we met, I new my babies were going to be in good hands. And I was right.
Mari and her family were fantastic. I will never use a kennel again. I needed an aforable stay for my bullmastiff mix for 12 days and I couldn't be happier. Knowing he was with a loving family in a great home with 3 other dogs to play with - I think my dog thought he was truly on vacation! Mari is now my go-to and I would recommend it to anyone.
I am so grateful to have found Mari and her family! My dog has severe anxiety and after vacation every time, he returns with about 50 mats he chewed in his fur from nerves. I think my little guy was sad to leave Mari's house because he had so much fun. When I picked him up he looked at me like 'hey, what's up?' and kept hanging out. When I took him home he was so calm and relaxed. She even let him stay in their bed. My heart melts knowing they took such good care of him. It makes me want to bring him there for daycare just so he can have that much fun again. Thank you so much!
She was awesome, very polite and considerate to any and all special requests. Kept me informed about my pet the entire time. I will most certainly use her again for my next vacation.
Mari and her family were great with my husky Pharoah! He really enjoyed himself and got to make a few new friends. She made sure I was comfortable with leaving him there and that he was comfortable as well. She was very accommodating even with last minute changes from me. I've never felt more at ease when boarding Pharoah as I did leaving him with Mari, I highly recommend her and we will definitely use her services again!
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