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Margaret L.

9 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Margaret's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Margaret

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Within my home your dogs will be safe, exercised, and lovingly cared for. My 2nd floor apartment is located near the Rochester Park/Paint Creek Trail, I'm within walking distance to Downtown Rochester, and I'm within driving distance to Bloomer Park. Rest assure your pet will have a fun filled vacation exercising, socializing, and exploring the outdoors, as I am able to provide 2-3 custom walks a day. My services are over night stays, dog walks, and doggy day care; I prefer if your dog is spayed/neutered and potty trained, as I have carpet/linoleum flooring. My home is safe and dog friendly with natural antler bones and nontoxic dog toys available. Your dogs can sleep in the comfort of my bed, provided dog bed/dog cot or kennel, whichever suits their needs. I accept dogs that are unvaccinated, as I am a huge supporter of the natural and organic dog life style. My goal is to provide a stress free environment full of love and comfort for your furry friend.

A bit about myself, I am a dog enthusiast and within my life time I've been fortunate enough to have loved 4 amazing dogs from a high energy Pitt bull Terrier to a low energy Cocker Spaniel. Unfortunately, all of my furry babies have passed on but they have gifted me life lessons and I am forever grateful. My dogs instilled confidence in me as a very dynamic dog handler. I have over 100 hours of dog training and traveled across the country to learn at Ceaser Millan's Dog Psychology Center in Southern California. Not only did my diverse pack members guide me to understand and respect dogs for the animals they are, but also I gained the confidence and experience to deal with special behaviors and health needs. I take tremendous pride in the understanding of dog behavior and will love and respect your pet as my own.

Also, check in with my Instagram account for your doggy vacay updates!

***PLEASE NOTE: 24 Hour Booking Cycle Dog Vaycay Policy:

Clients booking Over Night Boarding: If pick up is later than drop off time (Example: 9am drop off on first day of reservation, with 10:30pm pick up last day of reservation) you will be sent a Custom Quote for $27 Daycare Fee for the last day of the reservation. This Custom Quote is to ensure your pup is covered by the Premium Pet Insurance for the entirety of the reservation.
(Example: 9am drop off would require a 9am pick up)

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Margaret L.

9 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 31, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Margaret's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Margaret's Home
$27 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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2 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Maggie has always taken such great care of my dogs. I have 4 dogs ranging from 7# to 95#. 3 of them are seniors who require multiple medications. One of my dogs requires 3 different eye drops several minutes apart, 3 times a day. She always does an excellent job and my dog (who is blind) really trusts her to give the medication. My 12 year old golden retriever has arthritis and needs at least two 30 minute walks a day to keep his legs from stiffening and i love getting pictures of her taking him to the park for his senior adventures. He doesn't like many people but he really likes her. My other 2 dogs who are healthy go on multiple adventures with Maggie everyday. Sometimes I think they would rather be with her than me! When ever i am away i always contact Maggie first because i know my dogs will be in great caring hands. Thanks for your hard work Maggie!
Oct 2016
Maggie is one of the kindest and most wonderful humans I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She is reliable, intuitive, and so in love with animals that you literally can't find a better person to take care of your pet. She loves each one as she does her own and treats them with the utmost respect. Knowing she exists puts my mind at ease for anytime I need someone to watch my animal house, and that's saying a lot. Do yourself a favor and give your pets a vacation by allowing them to spend time with the coolest sitter around!
9 Reviews
Margaret was wonderful! She was quick to respond and asked lots of insightful questions during our meet and greet when getting to know our dog. She sent us thorough updates with photos and we felt at ease leaving our dog in her care. We will be booking with her again!
I can't even say how happy I am to have found Maggie! My shitzu was beyond delighted and happy when I picked him up. Maggie is very caring and truly took the time and listen to understand my dog to perfection. From now on he will have a great vacation with her overtime we go out of town!
Margaret sent me photos, a little movie and messages daily of the pups which I found very comforting. They always looked relaxed and comfortable. This really helps when the parent is away. She is a great host.
Margaret was awesome! Professional, friendly, and genuinely interested in caring for my dog in the best way possible! She took her on lots of walks and was awesome with daily updates. BONUS: Nadia was so tired out when she got back home she slept most of the day (that's saying something for a young husky). :) We will definitely look to her first if we ever need a pet sitter again.
This was my first time taking my dog to any kind of day care facility, and I am so happy I chose Margaret! I love the fact that she works out of her home, I felt that Axle would be tended to individually. He had so much fun, and went on wonderful walks. I would recommend Margaret to anyone! ??
Maggie was very professional and very caring.
Maggie is the BEST! She took wonderful care of our little Bella, taking her on lots of walks and giving her lots of love. Bella had a great vacation with Maggie, and it is such a relief to go away and not have to worry about her! I highly recommend Maggie for anyone needing a dog sitter!
Margaret took real good care of my dog Boomer. She took him out on long walks and kept him busy. She went out of her way to make it special by sending home a sweet little note with a cute picture she took of Boomer while there.
Would highly recommend Margaret to all pet parents who might need her services.
Would certainly book her again in the future.
Thank You Margaret.
She was very professional when entering our home and respectfully followed our families wishes with return key/locking out home.

As for our dog, was so pleasant the remainder of the day. She sent me a photo of him on his walk which really made my boys happy and showed her reliability.

I would highly recommend you treat your animals to some time with Maggie while you are away.

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