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Maria Jose P.
Arlington, VA 22209
20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Maria Jose's Resident Pets

12 yr 6 mo old
13 yr 8 mo old

Maria Jose's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Maria Jose

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Since my childhood I have always had dogs living with us in my family, big ones and small ones, we also had parrots and canaries and some walk in cats that came to be fed every summer night.
I am a very responsible, hard working person who enjoys the company of pets.
At home, we live with our two lovely Chihuahuas, Chami and Chako, they are very friendly with other dogs and well behaved.
We are currently accepting small size dogs, sorry! I have experience as a pet sitter and I had been boarding dogs many years ago.
Excellent references! Our family is growing I have a toddler around the house, so dogs must be kids friendly!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Maria Jose P.
Arlington, VA 22209
20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 26, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria Jose's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
20 Reviews
Fantastic sitter for our two babies!!
My dog, Apollo's, stay with Maria Jose was exceptional. She was very consistent with sending posts of pictures and video footage that my children could enjoy. She allowed him to have freedom in her home to relax and enjoy her family and the other visiting dogs. She was very friendly, accommodating, and easy to work with. I will definitely use her services again !
This is the third time that Maria Jose has watched our dog -- she does a wonderful job!
Maria Jose took great care of our dog for almost two weeks while we were out of the country. She sent daily, and most amusing, pictures and Percy had a great time with her two dogs. Thanks Maria Jose!
My dog Nina started wagging her tail as soon as she saw Maria (this was her second stay), I could tell she was happy to see her again! Maria sent me updates and pictures everyday. I know she took very good care of Nina, and Nina seems to have had a lot of fun with Maria's dogs! Thank you Maria!!
Maria Jose is an awesome host. She has two small dogs of her own and our Panita loves to stay with them.
I am SO pleased to have found Maria. My dog is a senior and I'm usually very concerned about leaving him while I travel--I was so relieved to leave him with Maria, she was so sweet to him. Over the weekend she sent me multiple pictures of my dog, which I really appreciated. I will absolute ask Maria to watch my dog when I travel again. She's the best!
Maria Jose arranged to take care of the dogs with minimal notice and did a great job. Thank you!
I was so pleased with Maria Jose's enthusiastic care for my doggie. I especially appreciated her flexibility in awaiting my arrival since I was driving from a distance. This was my first experience with DogVacay and I am very happy. Just last week I learned about it and just in time for me to find a place for my dog when I was traveling to MD.
Thank you!
Mary R.
Maria was great with Chunky! She was very willing to follow Chunky's special diet and sent us daily photo updates on how he was doing! We feel very comfortable leaving Chunky with her and her family and we will be using her again for any future trips!
Maria Jose did a wonderful job with our dog! She was very responsible and responsive, and our dog came back happy & healthy. Thank you!
Maria is wonderful and I highly recommend her! I left my dog, Nina (chihuahua mini dachshund mix), at Maria's for four days. Maria sent me updates with pictures everyday. I could really tell Nina was taken very good care of and was having fun with Maria's dogs Chami and Chako. I think Nina actually missed them the day after we came home! Thank you so much Maria!!
As a first time dog owner, I was terrified to leave my 3month old . But Maria Jose was very comforting and assuring that everything would be fine. She even set up a meet and greet with her own dogs to make sure everyone was comfortable. Daily pictures and updates were sent to assure me while I was on vacation and I felt very at ease. I would definitely book Maria again!
Maria was really great with Maestro. I'm often concerned about leaving him with anyone as he now requires medicine twice a day, restricted activity and can be finicky about eating. Maria made sure to keep him up on his medicine and food (even feeding him from her hand on one occasion, which was above and beyond). You can tell she really loves animals and I would (and will) leave Maestro with her any time!
Setting up was simple, prompt and thorough. Maria was personable and she was sweet with Princess. Her two dogs were cute and sweet too. We felt very comfortable leaving our loved dog with her.

Maria was very kind and sent us several photos of Princess' adventures for the weekend. Our daughters loved the photos (as did we) and made being away from their beloved Princess more bearable.

Princess was obviously well cared for and happy.
My husband and I went away for memorial weekend and we didn't want to put him up at a dirty, uncaring pet hotel, but we couldn't afford one of those expensive pet boarding places. Maria did a great job taking care of our Buddy! I got pictures and updates of how Buddy was doing. Buddy seemed so happy there! They even went on a long hikes together, which is great for my energetic dog. I am definitely going to use Maria to pet sit my Buddy again!
María José was a great host for our small dog. She has two small, mature Chihuahuas that are really calm and friendly and so our dog got along very well with them. María José sent us picture updates of our dog's stay with them, and was promptly responsive to our messages. If you don't want your dog to feel lonely while you travel, and are in the Silver Spring area, María José is your best choice!

¡Gracias, María José!
Maria Jose was very friendly and helpful! My puppies were happy and enjoyed their stay. Thanks Maria!
Maria Jose was absolutely amazing! First time using Dog Vacay after my regular Dog Sitter flaked, I was so worried! MJ had it covered, updates via text and through DogVacay made me feel totally at ease. I will always use MJ if she is available!
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