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Maria V.

4 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Maria's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Maria

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Maria and I adore dogs.

EXPERIENCE: I've had dogs and taken care of them since I was a child, 7 dogs to be exact, a loving golden retriever named Marcus who passed away a couple of years ago of old age, a pug named Paco who is 10, a bulldog named Joana the baby, a basset hound named Oliver, and three mutts named Ceniza, Gaspar and Baltazar. Sadly non of them live with me because I left for school and wasn't fair for any of them to leave their loving precious home, that being said I missed having a furry buddy to hang out with.
HOME: I live in a large apartment with my sister, who also loves dogs, in the loop next to a dog park and close to the dog beach and the lakefront trail.
I have a job with very flexible hours which allows me to be with my visitors for long periods of time, in other words they would rarely be alone! My building is very dog friendly, we have our own elevator so no stairs!
OUR DAY: Walks in the park and the neighborhood, runs at the trail and some fun at the dog beach if that's ok with you. Some tv watching and rest will also be part of their days.
RESTRICTIONS: My only restriction is no loud dogs, although I understand dogs bark I do live in an apartment building and I can't have a buddy barking through the night. So if your pup likes to be out and loud then we might not be a good fit.

I understand that our dogs are not just pets but an unconditionally loving being in our lives, so I'll follow your instructions and be as accommodated as possible.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Maria V.

4 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 13, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Web Training Complete
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Daycare At Maria's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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4 Reviews
Maria is a fantastic host. Beyond being very responsive and sweet with my little French Bulldog Brooklyn, I was particularly impressed with Maria's flexibility when some last minute issues arose.

She is a top class dog watcher and very professional!
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I am so grateful to have had Maria watch Max. She was wonderful with him and gave me peace of mind so I could enjoy my vacation. I got updates on Max daily on how he was doing and pictures. She played with him thruout the day and took him out on tons of walks each day. She took such wonderful care of him and I plan on using Maria again when I go out of town.
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Maria is fantastic! She took wonderful care of my Boston terrier for the day when I had to make a very last-minute booking request. Maria sent me multiple updates during the day and a picture to let me know my little guy was doing well, and she was very accommodating with drop off and pickup times. I'd definitely recommend her for anyone who needs someone to take care of their four-legged friend.
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Maria was amazing. She accepted my last minute reservation and was very good to my dog. Maria kept me updated to how my dog was doing while I was away. Her home is very nice and in a good neighborhood. I felt very safe and at ease trusting my dog Sasha in her care. I would
Definitely use Maria again. Our drop off and pickup times were convenient and met my needs. If there were any changes I was updated immediately. Contact was constant and I was always informed. Thanks again Maria. Finding trustworthy dog care is very stressful and you took that stress away.
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