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Maria P.

39 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Maria's Resident Pets

Russell Terrier
13 yr 5 mo old

Maria's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Maria

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I own a senior alpha female Jack Russell Terrier and have a very flexible schedule as I work from home with occasional travel. My preference is small dogs for boarding and day care, however I do not have a preference on the size of dog for walks or drop-ins at your home. I ask that your dog is spayed/neutered, up to date on all shots, on flea/tick medication, well behaved with no separation anxiety that may result in damage, fully housetrained and friendly with other dogs. I offer doggy day care as well. My home has a medium sized doggy door which goes to the fully enclosed back yard. Also, please contact me even if dates show as booked in case I can make special arrangements. Some of the photos show grassy areas and that is because I've done previous petsitting when I was living in FL. I divide my time up between FL and AZ in Chandler, where I own my home.
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Maria P.

39 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 30, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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 Maria's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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39 Reviews
Definitely pawsome! First time leaving my pup with anyone and I was hesitant but once meeting Maria she put me at ease and I knew Marley would be fine. Great little yard and set up for dogs and very secure. Loved the time she took to send us pics every day and reassure us he was doing fine. I will definitely be calling her again with no hesitations. She is very thorough and knowledgeable. Can't thank you enough Maria.
Maria was excellent! From the first meeting, we felt comfortable with her and had no second thoughts about leaving our dog with her.

During our vacation, we received daily pictures or videos of our dog and we loved that! She is fantastic and our dog liked her right away too.

We would highly recommend her and plan to use her again on our next trip!
Maria communicated very well throughout the entire reservation and boarding experience.
I was nervous to leave my key with someone I didn't know but Maria was very, very nice and put me at ease right away. I liked that she had many repeat customers and now she has another one. She stayed in great contact with me which put my mind at ease about how my dog was doing. I will definitely be contacting Maria to help me again.
We felt very comfortable leaving our Abbey with Maria and saw, through photos and videos Maria provided that Abbey was happy and healthy during our absence. We will most certainly use Maria again when our travel schedule requires we leave our dog.
First time using Dogvacay vary happy with the experience. Contacted Maria because my scheduled changed and Hercules needed some time out of the house to get a walk. Maria took very good care of Hercules got him a really good walk and he seems more relaxed. Hercules gets very excited when Maria comes over. Mariais very tentative sends updated pictures and videos
This was Izzy's first day care with Maria. Maria is very friendly and took time to get to know Izzy. She sent me photos through the day and a quick update. Izzy clearly had a great time, she seemed quite relaxed on pick up and made some new friends while she was there. I have already booked Izzy in for a mini staycay!
Maria took great care of our Emma. She takes the time to consider every dogs personality and makes them feel comfortable. Kept me posted on that first days adjustment. Great communication!
Maria was super friendly and attentive! She guided me through our first DogVacay experience with great patience. Our dog Marlin clearly had fun and was comfortable with her. Since we were driving a long distance it was hard to pinpoint pick up time and she was very flexible. We would book with her again for future doggy vacations!
This was our first visit to Maria with our spoiled Shih-Tzu, Zoey. Maria was very attentive to her needs and Zoey was loved and spoiled just like she was at home. Maria kept us up to date with how she was doing with pictures and texts and it was comforting to know she was in good hands while we were away. I knew from the minute we met Maria that we had found our new, best, sitter and now that she has stayed here, I am even more sure we know who to call if we need someone to care for Zoey again! I would HIGHLY recommend Maria and we will be using her services again!!
Another great stay with Maria and her mother, Celia. It's such a good feeling to know that our babies are loved and well cared for while we are away. They came home happy, healthy and spoiled rotten:-)
This was Poppy's second stay with Maria and Sydney. Maria is an excellent host and will inform you about other dogs who will be staying at her home as well as activities she has planned for your dog. Poppy is much more calm and happy with Maria and Sydney than at a kennel. We will use Maria again.
Good job Maria, thanks for taking care of Duke for me!!
We were extremely nervous about leaving our puppies (age 9 months) for the first time. As we were attending the races in Daytona, we knew they would need to stay with someone for 2 days. We picked Maria off of the internet after she was recommended by another dog sitter who was unavailable that weekend. It proved to be a wonderful experience. Our dogs were anxious but did well with Maria. She treated them as she would treat her own dog. We were very happy with our experience. Thank you, Maria. We hope to see you again for another stay.
Maria did a fine job with my two dogs, one of which is 16+ years old.
Maria is very attentive to Winston's needs and he loves her for it! I never have any doubts or worries leaving Winston with Maria because I know he is in good hands. Thank you for making his home away from home a safe and fun environment. Keep up the outstanding work!

Another great experience with Dog Vacay. Maria provided a great environment for Biscuit with frequent updates and pictures. My dog can easily stress in these situations but it was quite obvious when I picked her up that she was very at home with Maria. I haven't used the traditional "cage" kennel in years and plan to keep it at that as long as I can use Maria and Dog Vacay
Maria is great with Anna. Would definitely have her keep Anna again. Thank you!
Maria was great! Easy to work with and super accommodating. My pups were healthy and happy when we picked them up.
Maria was great with Lance. She gave him plenty of attention and texted me so I knew how things were going. She also provided a great picture showing Lance happily playing with a toy. We will definitely use her services again.
We were apprehensive to leave Jake, since we have never left him with anyone but close friends and family, but Maria was wonderful!! We did a meet and greet and we could tell she was very caring and Jake seemed to take to her immediately. We left Jake overnight and the true test was that he ate his dinner!! If Jake is lonely or uncomfortable he won't eat and when Maria told us he ate all his dinner, we new we had hit gold. Maria texted us and posted a picture while we were away and I felt very comfortable that he was in such good hands. I would highly recommend Maria, she is a true gem.
This was our first DogVacay experience, and Maria made it a very positive one. Poppy is our rescued Dachshund/Terrier mix. Maria treated her like one of the family and sent us updates periodically throughout her ten-day stay. Maria only keeps smaller dogs, which we preferred. For the past ten years, Poppy has always stayed at a kennel where she did not eat very well and did not receive any personal attention. Maria took much better care of her, and she came home to us in much better condition and much happier than ever before. We can recommend Maria without any hesitation. Maria made this an excellent DogVacay experience for all of us!
When my dog and I went to meet with Maria, I was amazed at how comfortable he seemed to feel. He is usually very nervous and sticks close to mommie but he was at ease and exploring around her house.

Maria was sensitive to his anxiety about being away from home and I was able to enoy my weekend getaway without worry.

Thanks Maria!

Kim and Mojo
When we picked up Jessie she was relaxed and happy... Almost ignored us and clearly really liked Maria and had enjoyed her Vacay.
We rarely board her so were pleased with the way Maria took pics of Jessie and sent them to us with daily updates during her stay.
We would not hesitate to recommend Maria and Dog Vacay to our friends.
Thanks Maria... the next time we need to board Jessie, it will be with you.
Eva Wright
Winston's vacation was superb! Maria's outstanding service and frequent updates were nothing short of exceptional. She provided pictures of Winston which demonstrated how much fun he was having. I will recommend DogVacay services with Maria to all friends and relatives. Job well done, thank you for making Winston's vacation a safe, happy and memorable one!
Maria was great. Izzy and Lola settled right in and were healthy and happy when we picked them up.
Maria was very attentive to our very inquisitive, Pug, Bella's needs. Bella likes to get into things that are not hers. Maria took care of these situations with grace and ingenuity. When we arrived at her home to pick up Bella, Maria's large trash can was up on her kitchen table. Bella was allowed to sleep with Maria at night so that she had fewer changes in her schedule. Thank you Maria.
Maria was great! She sent lots of photos and videos. She also checked in with concerns. We felt very comfortable and confident that our Buddy was in good hands y
Maria was great! We will definitely have her watch Anna again. Anna was well taken care of while we went away for a few days. We had no worries about her while we were gone. We received pictures and videos of the dogs playing and having fun. It was a little vacation for her as well. Very happy.
Maria did a great job with my 3 babies. Great communication before, during and after stay in my home. Would highly recommend her.
Maria is the best! She took Rosie for multiple walks each day. She updated me with how the feeding and sleeping was going. I even received a video. Couldn't have been better.
Seaweed had another fun time with Maria and pups! Thanks so much!!
Seaweed had a slight medical issue while staying with Maria. Maria was right on it and had Seaweed to the vet and all was fine. So grateful she caught it while we were gone and kept us informed the whole time we were gone. Highly recommend Maria! Seaweed loves her too!!
Pyper had a great experience with Maria! Our family was taking a week vacation in Palm Coast with a planned a day away to Orlando. We found Maria on dogvacay and she took care of our pup so that we could enjoy the day away without worry, while spending the rest of the week with our family. Maria is trustworthy and took good care of our girl. Thanks so much!
Maria was a perfect host for Anna. Maria was very flexible and accommodating at the last minute when we needed someone to keep anna during the holiday season. Maria took great care of anna and we will definately use her again. Anna really seemed to enjoy her stay with Maria.
Maria did an excellent job caring for my dog Cinder. She is 16 yrs old and can take a little bit of extra caring for. Knowing this, Maria was attentive and patient with her.
Her home is dog friendly, clean and spacious.
I would recommend Maria and surely would use her again.
Nina P.
What a fantastic vacation our Seaweed had! Maria picked her up after we left and kept in touch with texts and photos. We knew Seaweed was having a good time with loads of walks and a lot of attention. Sweet part of returning home was having Seaweed waiting for us at home. Highly recommend Maria for pet sitting!! Thanks for your help while we travel, you are the best!!
Twinkie had a great time at Maria's with her 2 dogs! I was very pleased with her stay and will book again!
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