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margaret t.

48 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
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  • 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
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Russell Terrier

margaret's Resident Pets

Miniature Pinscher
8 yr 6 mo old

margaret'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 margaret

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

Hi, My name is Margaret and I'm a dog lover with an especially soft spot for the little guys. I've been a mommy to 2 Miniature Pinschers and my little Rat Terrier princess, Freia. But right now it's just Loki, my 8# Min Pin.
I limit the size dog to toy/small and small (under 15 pounds). Sorry, no puppies (under 1 year old).
If your dog stays with me, their day will be full of energetic play and chilling out. Fluffy pillows and chew toys everywhere. I have a fenced back yard over looking the picturesque High Line Canal trail. The house and property are completely dog-friendly--no scolding for jumping on the couch around here!. Loki has enough toys to share, and he's really good at it. So if your furry baby would like a little vacation of their own--with lots of pampering, look me up.

My husband and I are both canine CPR and First Aid Certified.

Thank you!

Please note;
On time drop offs and pick ups are greatly appreciated. (Between 8am to 6pm are the times for pick up and drop off.)

Meet n Greets:
For the comfort of the dogs in our care, we offer meet n greets Mon through Fri only, between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
(Please do not bring small children to the meet n greet.)

Holiday Availability 2016

I will be available the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
My holiday rate is $40/nigght.
This rate will be in place for the following dates:

Thank you

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

margaret t.

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


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At margaret's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
48 Reviews
Margaret is the best ever. period.
Margaret and Don are down to earth, kind, loving and thoughtful. We went away for a week and didn't worry one bit about our pup. Lots of pictures everyday. Our dogs face said it all....she was completely at ease and was having a great time! We just worried that she wouldn't want to come home :) A wonderful experience - Daisy can't wait until we go on vacation again! Thank you Margaret and Don! So glad we found you!
We recently left our dog with Margaret and Don while taking a trip out of the country. It was so reassuring to receive daily photos and updates on how he was doing. I could see that he felt right at home and we were able to enjoy our trip without worrying. We couldn't have asked for better care and know that he was in good hands!
I adopted my dog 2 years ago. He had been abused, so I'm very selective with who can watch him. This is the first timemail he stayed with a dog sitter, usually its with friends. He thrived with Margaret! I received pictures daily to confirm this and she answered any questions I had.

She is my go to person from now on.
I was thrilled with Margaret and the way she took care of my pups! So happy to find her and I was at ease knowing she was taking care of them. Thanks!
Margaret is the best. i was able to enjoy my vacation knowing that Cooper was safe and happy. I got lots of pictures everyday. I will definitely be using her again.
My dog loved her visit to Margaret's house. She ate the very first night (unusual) and had a great time playing with the other small dogs (I have pictures to prove it). I felt completely comfortable leaving Chi Chi with her and will definitely use Margaret again.
Thank you.
Thanks so much for taking care of Bella . we enjoyed a great vacation away and both of had to travel afterwards. Bella enjoyed her extended stay. Thank you for dealing with Bella's needs of eating every 4 hours and other challenges. Thank you both for being great dog sitters and caring about Bella and the other dogs you "Vacay"
My dog had fun; we couldn't have asked for a better place to leave him.
I went on a vacation out of the country with little cell service. It was amazing to know that my pups were being taken care of (possibly better than me and that says A LOT)!!! My 2 babies have a wonderful time laying in the grass or on the porch swing enjoying life. I love that they get a wonderful vacation while I'm on vacation. As long as Margaret and Loki are available, we will be requesting them.
Absolutely Awesome! Margaret is the best. She sent me photos of two very happy pups every day. Highly recommended. I have found my dog sitter.
We felt very good leaving our dog with Margaret, Don, and Loki. He made himself right at home, relaxing in the little plastic pool during the hot weather. And he seemed to get along well with all the other smaller dogs in their care. Margaret sent photos and updates daily, which was very reassuring. We will be back!
I chose Margaret due to the fact she only takes smaller dogs. Her backyard is secure and a great place to explore. At our meet and greet, it was easy to see she loves dogs. Margaret sent daily photos with quick updates which was so reassuring. My dog also took to Margaret's husband and made a few new doggie friends. Thanks Margaret. We will definitely be back.
Margaret obviously loves dogs and Higgins is very comfortable with her. We feel very fortunate to have made this connection.
Margaret is awesome! She cared for out little Jasper over the long weekend and was able to not only accommodate us on short notice, but kept us updated with photos and little stories. There are many other smaller dogs around too so it was perfect for out little guy to make some new friends even though he isn't the best at it. Highly recommend Margaret and plan to use her often when we travel assuming she is available :).
Peace of Mind...for me knowing my pooch was in fantastic hands....a BIG Thank you to Margaret for keeping him so happy...Loved the pictures and can tell he was happy on HIS vacation!!!
Margaret is the perfect host for small dogs. She is caring and competent and knows how to put both pets and their owners at ease. Lily, my Russel Terrier, loved her time with Margaret and her small gang of other small cuties.
I left my Min Pin (Rubi) with Margaret with some sadness as she fell off the couch and hurt her leg. Margaret was fantastic letting me know often through pictures sent to my phone of how Rubi was doing. By the time I picked her up her leg was fine. In addition, Rubi needs insulin shots twice a day which Margaret administered successfully. Thanks you so much Margaret for putting my mind at ease while I was away. Linda Schlegel
Zhivago has stayed with Margaret many times and he has always come home happy! She is great about communication and sending photos during the stay so I know how he is doing
What a great vacation for our little yorkie! We had used Dogvacay in our local area of Maryland, with great success, but never out of state. We considered taking our Yorkie along on a trip to visit our daughter in Denver - but the ski lodge we booked for the 2nd half of the trip was not pet friendly. Because Darcy is only 5lbs - we didn't want to leave her with anyone who has big dogs, and definitely not in a kennel. Margaret was the solution to our problem. Margaret and Don lovingly cared for Darcy for 4 of our 7 days in Colorado. Could not have been a better experience for us, and for our yorkie (5lbs, 7yo). Their home and fantastic yard is safe and small dog friendly, lots of bins of toys and balls. It was like Christmas for Darcy - freedom to roam and run supervised in a secured yard. Most importantly - Margaret and Don gave Darcy love, hugs, lots of ball play and freedom to enjoy the yard and socialize with other calm little dogs. Darcy was far too busy and entertained to miss us. We received daily action photos and updates - which provided reassurance that all was well. We felt truly blessed to have found such a wonderful couple to care for our little family member who was not permitted at the ski lodge. We will definitely be a repeat client when in Denver.
While traveling over the years, we've found many different kinds of pet accommodations for our two little Havanese. By far, Margaret and Don offered the best experience for the dogs as well as for us. From the lovely daily photos Margaret sent us, we could see that Lucy and Arthur settled in easily with Loki and other visiting pups. Both of our dogs can be quite anxious in new situations, so the ease they felt at Margaret's was no small feat. Within a day or two, their full personalities were showing, which offered further proof that they were receiving attentive and loving care. Margaret and Don have set up smart, efficient curbside drop-off and pick-up routines, which lowers the drama for pups and humans alike. Because the transitions are so seamless, it's possible to drop off dogs on the way to the airport even when timing is critical. There is no doubt in our minds that we will book with Margaret and Don the next time we travel without our pups.
Margaret was wonderful about easing our little bichon into a night away from home. He's very timid, and Margaret and her husband were very mindful of that and helped Casper adjust. She also sent great pictures and updates while we were away!
Will always go with Margaret and Don for our pup care needs. Thrilled with how content our dogs are to stay with them. Regular updates keep us informed and happy :) Thanks as always, guys!
I have two dogs and they were very happy staying with Margare. Also she was great about sending daily updates and lots of great pictures. Helped to put my mind at ease
Great host. I picked up a happy pup. Great option for small dogs.
Always an easy, wonderful experience for both me and my pups! Thank you!
We were nervous in trying a new dog sitter for Romeo as he is a timid Yorkie. I got more comfortable after our meet and great that it might be ok. Margaret did a great job of updating us on his progress and reassured us that he was fitting in nicely with her other dogs. I also liked the fact that she only takes small doges and has a limit as to the number of dogs she will sit at one time.
Margaret was very quick to respond. We set up a meet and greet which went very well. There are many dog toys around and the back yard is a very nice area for dogs to play and hang out. I like that she only accepts small dogs since my dog, Molly, is sometimes afraid of big dogs. I felt like Margaret genuinely cared about Molly and took very good care of her. She sent me many photos! I appreciated that Molly seemed very comfortable there and then adjusted quickly to her normal routine after we were back home. Thanks Margaret!
Margaret and Don watched my doggie again. Sugar is now diabetic, blind and wears a diaper, but she had a wonderful time staying at their house. She played and received lots of snuggles. It was just what she needed. Thanks for taking such good care of my baby:-)!
Margaret and Don are terrific. This was our second visit and it was for 3 weeks. They treated our dogs as if they were there own. The dogs love it there.
Lickota Sioux received excellent care and attention. I felt very comfortable leaving her in the care of Margaret. From now on, she will be my petsitter. Linda
Margaret and Don are fantastic dog lovers, they made my fur baby feel right at home! She was exhausted from all the play time she had over there, she really had a blast!
Margaret is Awesome! I love to stay with her and Loki and Don and always make many furry friends. They take such good care of me and we have such a good time, I don't even miss my mom and dad. Love, Lilli
Margaret has watched Sugar several times. Sugar is a newly diagnosed diabetic. She was awesome giving Sugar her shots twice daily and meeting all of her extra needs as well as giving her lots of love and attention than an older doggie needs. Thank you so much Margaret!!! Pam
This was my first time leaving my fur babies with anyone else! From the start, even through my rather hair-brained fumbling of dates, she was enthusiastic and kind.

My dogs were instantly at home in her home-- a paradise for little doglets. Margaret and Don made us feel at ease right away; it is so apparent that they love dogs!!

We were given plenty of updates through text, complete with photos. My dogs came home tired and very content. We will certainly use their services again.

Thanks, Margaret and Don!
My dogs had a great time! They loved running around Margaret's great, dog-friendly yard and playing with the other pups. I loved getting daily photo updates showing how much fun they were all having. They fell asleep as soon as we got home!
Lilli loves to stay with Margaret & Loki. They treat her so well she doesn't even miss us. Regie
Margaret and Don were wonderful. Bella and Oliver just loved being with them. They came home so happy. We feel very fortunate that we were able to find such a good home for our dogs. They really loved our dogs as if they were their own.
Margaret and Don were beyond wonderful ! My little dog was pampered. Plus their house was spotless which was pretty amazing considering they are watching dogs.
This is the third time our little doggies have stayed with Margaret. They always have a wonderful time as demonstrated by the fact that my babies were excited to see them when we arrived. It is nice to receive the text/photo updates while we were gone to and see them having a blast! We rest easy knowing our babies are safe and happy while we are gone! Thanks Margaret and Don:)!
Our Lilli loves to stay with Margaret and Loki. They take such good care of her and make her feel like one of the family. Lilli's Mom and Dad appreciate the photos that show her at play and at rest. Can't say enough good about them as hosts!
My dogs had a wonderful time at Margaret's home!! She played with them and entertained them the entire time they visited there. Margaret sent a lot of pictures of the pool party play in the yard and sleeping. I will definitely use Margaret again on my next out of town trip!!
Our babies stayed with Margaret for seven nights and had a blast! Our older dog needed extra attention because of an issue with her eye (drops, medicine, and a cone). Margaret did an excellent job taking care of her! We received texts and pictures daily. When we picked up our pets they were happy and content:-)!
Margaret is AMAZING! I cannot rave about her enough! My pomeranian, McFuzz, and I are attached at the hip, I have never left him for more than 6 hours so when my family planned a trip to go to Europe for 2 weeks I started to panic. Luckily I found Margaret and she was more than accommodating to fit me into her schedule. While I was still upset about leaving him I knew he was in good hands with her, Don and Loki. Sure enough from all the photos she sent me it looked like he didn't even want to come home to me, he was having so much fun! Margaret emailed me everyday (sometimes multiple times a day!) with montages of pictures and comments that made me smile. Like I said Margaret is seriously the best and I am forever grateful for her. I will be using Margaret and DogVacay for all of my boarding needs and will refer all my friends about this service.
Margaret took such great care of my dog Chloe. I was updated with so many pictures of her having a good time running in the yard and playing; I knew she was in good hands the whole time! Margaret is very kind, caring, and made my dog feel right at home. It's nice to know my Chloe has such a great place to stay when we are out of town.
This was a delightful experience. Would reccomend for anyone. I think our dog was a little high maintenance (we did not know she would be this way), but the experience with Margaret was wonderful.
Margaret is AWESOME. Our Lilli thoroughly enjoyed her stay and we enjoyed getting pics of her at play with Loki and friends while we were at the conference. What peace of mind it gave us to know that our Lilli was in caring hands.
Regie & Michael
Margaret watched our puppy Kandy (10 months) and our older doggy, Sugar (9 years) for eight nights. This was the first time our doggies stayed with someone that wasn't family. They had a great time! They had lot's of playtime and walks:-)! We received pictures and texts that made us feel at ease that our family members were having fun and being loved while we were away. Our older dog, who is a bit grouchy even liked to play with their dog, Loki (which is saying a lot). We would definately use Margaret again!
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