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Mary R.

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103 Reviews
60 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Mary's Resident Pets

Andrew
Miniature Schnauzer
Male
12 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Mary's Apartment

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Large Yard
Partially fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Mary

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Effective May 1, 2017: I AM NO LONGER LOCATED IN TEXAS. I AM RELOCATING TO MEMPHIS, TN.

CATS, RABBITS, BIRDS ENJOY REDUCED RATES!!


Proud to be one of DogVacay's top hosts in the country, I am a retired Police Officer with ten years experience as manager of an accredited animal hospital. My husband and I are devoted animal lovers sharing our luxury apartment with Andrew, an 11 year old Schnauzer Poodle mix.

We are committed to treating your dog as a member of our own pack in our child free, smoke free home. There is no area of our home nor any furniture in it that is off limits to your pet. The majority of the dogs I board are seniors and/or special needs and I am very experienced with administering medications. I also offer compassionate hospice and end-of-life support services (quality-of-life discussions, accompanied euthanasia, final arrangements) in consultation with your vet.

I do not board aggressive dogs or puppies. We strive to provide a calm, relaxed atmosphere that your pup can feel safe and secure in.
Dogs are separated at mealtime to avoid potential conflicts. I do not work outside the home so your pet will not be left alone for extended periods. Walks are done in shaded and/or grassy areas to protect their pads from the Houston heat and all natural, homemade doggy treats are provided at no additional cost!

I offer dog walking and day care services in addition to boarding. I regret that I am unable to board dogs that have not been neutered or spayed, although I DO walk them or care for them in your home.

Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! (And rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, turtles, etc. Pretty much anything except snakes!) I'm happy to stay at your house or visit your pets while you're away. Please ask for special cat rates.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and your furry kids!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Mary R.

Online Now!
103 Reviews
60 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 24, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mary's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 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 2 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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103 Reviews
Our dog did very well while staying with Mary. I could tell she had been well taken care of, lots of walks and attention. She returned home relaxed and happy. Mary is a kind easy going person and a would leave my dog with her again in a second!
She is very nice.strongly recommend!!
All I needed was a one-time dog-walk. Mary came over the evening before to meet Keiki and get a key, and we talked a bit. The day of the dog-walk I was pleased to get a photo emailed to me so I could see him out walking, and looking very happy. Mary also left me a nice note. Excellent service and a very nice woman - I would use her again and recommend her to anyone.
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