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Meriam J.

38 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Meriam's Resident Pets

1 yr 1 mo old
1 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Meriam's Apartment

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Large Balcony
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Meriam

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I adore animals, they respond to a loving, trusting environment. Dogs, cats, birds, snakes, horses all animals know "their" person and, aside from their owner, I become that person for each animal.
I am not discouraged by weather and enjoy the outdoors.
Dog walking is therapeutic for both myself and the dog. They learn and respond to the level and sound of my voice and the commands I speak. The walk is always determined upon what the dog enjoys, I believe it is their walk, so they call the shots and sniff away!
All animals can count on me and trust me. They respond well because they know, I get it, with their schedule.
I have taken dogs to their groomer, vet, camping, and to the hot springs. I have administered medication and done the shopping at their favorite pet store.My husband and I also take the dogs on field trips, if requested or allowed.
I massage animals neck, legs, and back if they like it or need it.
The pampered pet and their owners can expect full service in my care!

*Standard day care hours are 8 hrs@$20.00 per day after 8 hours subject to additional fee.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Meriam J.

38 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Meriam's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Meriam's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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38 Reviews
I love leaving my dogs with Meriam. She takes very good care of them and they love her.
Meriam was wonderful! I work 12 hour shifts as an RN and needed a last minute sitter for my dog, Brother. She was very accommodating and had no problem with my last minute request. She even sent me photos of my pup on his walks! Brother seemed happy and refreshed when I picked him up. I highly recommend Meriam, and will definitely use her services again.
Pawsome! Meriam was attentive inventive and amazing. Anchor had the best day ever. She was so patient and showed this puppy how to have a great time.
Meriam took such awesome care of our little furball! She takes the dogs on walks four times a day (at home, our dog Bea goes out twice), so there was plenty of exercise to be had. And she sent the cutest pictures of our pup while we were away, so we knew Bea was having a blast! We will definitely have our dog stay with Meriam again when we go out of town. :-)
Meriam was very thoughtful with my pup's needs and flexible when planning a meet and greet as well as drop off and pick up times. She focuses a lot on physical activity for the pups which is great if you have a very active dog. My dog is a little old man who is still a zombie after being home for two days so I think it was a little too much for him. Knowing Meriam though- she'd be happy to tone it down for us :) I'm glad I had such a positive experience with Meriam for the first time using DogVacay- I already booked our next trip for the holidays!
Meriam was wonderful! I truly felt that I left my dog in good hands with her because she treated him as her own and listened to and addressed all of my questions and concerns during our Meet and Greet and in follow up communication.
Meriam was very kind and loving when we dropped of our 5 month Golden Retriever puppy at her house and sent us multiple photos of her throughout our week away with reassuring little messages for my daughter who was missing her puppy terribly. She looked to be having a fun stay and was very well cared for. We are very grateful to have found such a wonderful home away from home for our dog with personalized attention that she wouldn't have gotten in a bigger kennel.
This was Bud's first visit at Meriam's and just for the day. Her job required her to leave her condo for a part of the day. She took Bud with her but traveling by car is not his favorite thing. All was well of course and Miriam is very pleasant but also not as organized as I would like.
I've had Amber, a Chihuahua, for almost a year now and I've never left her before. I was quite worried about how she would do.
Meriam obviously loves animals and Amber was welcomed into their home. She seemed to totally enjoy her visit and when I returned she was on a walk with Meriam and another dog.
It was a relief to find someone who cares so much about my dog. I used her again!
Mitzie had a great time. Merriam was great, very nice person.
Thank you Meriam, for taking such good care of our dog Scout! She thoroughly enjoyed her stay and was excited to come back the next day. Plus she was pooped out when we picked her up! We really appreciate your compassion and love for dogs.
Meriam always takes such good care of Blue. He loves staying with her.
Blue loves his aunt Meriam.
Meriam was the perfect Mama for our Lola. She was attentive and keep her busy with walks, playing with her and also taking her to the hot springs. She even delivered her to us being we were coming in so late in the evening and she was going to be in our area. Now that my friends is what is called AMAZING!
Meriam was so awesome!!! Marco loved her from the get go. When I picked Marco up Meriam showed me photos of Marco and Lola on their walk on the trail. Marco had a BLAST and Meriam is absolutely the very BEST!!
Marco is doing an overnight this week and he is in for a fun couple of days.
Meriam is great with dogs AND humans!!!
Meriam was great with our dog. We received many text photos from her of our dog. They were very busy getting out for walks! Meriam was very conscientious and curious about our dogs habits and needs. We will go back when in the area.
Median is great with dogs. They like her. She was late but when she realized the mistake took immediate action to make sure Lily was well cared for and we could make our plans. She updated us and shared photos. She really goes the extra mile!
I was traveling through Santa Fe and needed a place for my Dog to stay for the weekend. Meriam was fantastic, she took my dog everywhere. My dog was completely spoiled with attention. I would use her again if I ever needed someone in Santa fe. My dog needed a big nap after staying get with Meriam.
My dogs had the best time with Meriam! It felt great to know they were in good hands. She took care of my house, my cats and my dogs. Excellent communication and excellent care!
Meriam is the best. Blue just loves her and is always happy being able to spend time with her and her family.
Blue loves Meriam and she treats him like family.
Blue had a terrific experience with Meriam. We are scheduled to go back in a few weeks and Blue can't wait. I would highly recommend Meriam to anyone who wants their dog to be well-cared for.
Meriam is a kind, loving person who truly is a dog person. She has a special rapport with dogs. She took wonderful care of my girl, Petal. She sent great pictures via text and was easy to reach. When I had to shorten my vacation due to emergency, she was so understanding and helpful. She made a stressful time in my life much easier and we will definitely be return customers.
Meme's stay with Meriam proved to be very good. We had never left Meme with anyone but family and were a bit concerned as to how Meme would adapt. She adapted very well and seemed to miss the interaction with the other pups when we brought her home. Would definitely recommend Meriam and use her again when needed!

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Sunshine had a great time with Meriam, and several other dogs she was minding for their owners. We got daily photos of his activities, complete with captions and comments to round out our understanding of his days. He got plenty of exercise, and even a long-distance road trip to a hot springs nature area. His doggy life was good, and we could relax with no worries knowing he was in good hands.
My do was happy, well cared for and enjoyed his canine companions. Miriam does a great job and the pups love her. Much, much better than being in a doggie jail! Thanks Miriam, we'll be back.
As always, Sasha loves Meriam and their fun time together.
Baby and Princess are very active large border collies. Meriam took great care of them. They were well loved and well exercised and looked very happy. Thanks Meriam!
Meriam is absolutely wonderful! Sasha feels right at home with her. Sasha loves being outdoors and Meriam had so many outings for her. Sasha loves to run and got plenty of it. Meriam even spent extra time trying to get Sasha trained off leash. She's a puppy but Meriam said she'did extremely well and almost there. We are blessed to have found Meriam and if you are looking for someone loving and caring for your pet, I would highly recommend Meriam. We will definitely be using Meriam from now on.
Merriam is absolutely wonderful! Sasha has never spent the night over anywhere so I was a little nervous but I got lots of pictures and text messages and Sasha had a blast and got great exercise outdoors because she is full of energy since she is still a puppy and she loves being outdoors. Merriam is definitely my first choice for Sasha when I need a petsitter!
It took me a while to review Meriam because I was in the process of moving and had to wait on Internet, however even with all this time passing I had to leave a review!

Meriam did an amazing job watching after my dog, Bishop, who is a young high energy larger breed. I was across the country and felt at ease the entire time that he was well taken care of. She sent pictures and updates every day of how he was doing and how happy he looked going on hikes!

I was overwhelmed by how kind and welcoming she, and her family, were to Bishop and I.

Her rate is extremely reasonable, and even after moving to Albuquerque, I will definitely make the drive to Santa Fe for her to look after bishop when I visit my family back east.

Thanks Meriam!!
Meriam is an angel from heaven! My dog Mouse is usually a bit shy but he took to Meriam immediately. She lavished him with love and attention and sent me lots of pictures and updates. She is by far the best dog sitter I've had!
The perfect way to enjoy the lively Santa Fe dining scene without worrying about annoying your hotel neighbors or the high maintenance dog. Meriam was very communicate via email as we set things up on short notice, and then by cell phone as we zeroed in. Meriam was quite obviously a dog person and took to our dog right away, and vice versa. She only needed to sit him, but it was good weather and good timing so she walked him as well, which is pretty much all a lot of dogs really want (besides food). We are so glad to have found this accessible and reliable resource.
Could not be more pleased with the care my doggie, Boomer, received while staying with Meriam and her family over the New Years holiday.
Having never left my dog w/ a "stranger" before, I was a bit nervous, but seeing how he warmed up to her from our first meeting, my mind was set at ease.
Boomer had awesome long hikes, and special attention while staying with Meriam, and she made sure to check in with me several times a day, sending me tons of text pictures of Boomer's adventures.
It was definitely a vacay for my dog, and helped me enjoy my vacation knowing how well my dog was being cared for and loved.
I would recommend Meriam to anyone who needs a home-away-from-home for their furry little friend! And I think Boomer may be looking forward to his next time staying with her! :)
My wife found Meriam’s web page looking for alternatives to boarding in a kennel. I coordinated with Meriam for an introduction as well as drop-off, with walk and instruction, and then pick-up when we returned.

My instructions were simple, keep my hound Louie on a leash and be careful with Molly off-leash but at least she would stay close. We ran through the routines and I gave her special instructions for Molly as she’s special and was abused; breeder/hoarder, who knows. The dogs seemed to have a good time and properly assumed a protective role when I rang the doorbell. I took the dogs for a bona-fide hike after picking them up and the most notable observation regarding both dogs but more specifically with Molly was that the transition back was so easy and she was very relaxed and at ease. Our experience with boarding has been that she digresses and it takes a week or two to get her back on track.

I will use Meriam again – Cary C
As usual, Meriam went the extra mile and then some to manage the special needs of my 17 year old dog. She's an angel - truly!
My dog is 16 yrs old, blind, deaf and prone to separation anxiety. He has very rarely stayed with anyone outside of my family. Meriam went above and beyond the call of duty to ease his anxiety - special treats, play dates with other dogs, lots of exercise, and constant companionship. She regularly texted me pictures throughout the day and called when she had a question or two. It gave me a great deal of peace of mind, and when I picked up my dog at the end of a 4 day stay, he honestly didn't want to leave! He just told me today that Aunt Meriam is a lot more fun than I am! ;~
This was a new type of service for me but felt more comfortable leaving my dog in the care of a host's home. I was on vacation for over two weeks and during that time Meriam sent me lots of pictures and texted me the things my dog was experiencing. From the pics I received my dog looked happy. I would say that my dog enjoyed her stay with Meriam.
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