The Pampered Pooch

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Mary K.

18 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$30/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 Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Mary's Resident Pets

Joy
Poodle
Female
3 yr 4 mo old

Mary's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Mary

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a retired educator and have cared for dogs since 2000. My spouse, Linda, is a retired nurse who has cared for dogs most of her life. The connection between human and dog brings incredible joy to our lives and there is plenty of love to share with other dogs. We currently have a silver toy poodle aptly named "Joy" who is one pampered pooch. Our days include short walks, frisbee, ball catching, and lots of scratching, petting and loving. Let us pamper your dog while you are away just for the day or overnight for an extended vacation. Being retired, we have the time for 24/7 supervision, but more importantly, the desire to play with, love, and care for your dog, just as we do with Joy. We have a fully fenced yard with lots of space to run, a shaded covered patio and a dog-friendly house. Dogs have access to the furniture but only if our laps are not available! We are able to give oral and injectable medications if needed. Due to allergies, we limit our services to the non-shedding or hypoallergenic breeds. Please contact us if you are unsure as to whether your breed is hypoallergenic.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Advanced senior issues

Mary K.

18 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$30/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 December 5, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mary's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mary's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
18 Reviews
Very impressive! Mary and Linda were amazing with our two dogs. The daily updates and photos were wonderful! Would recommend to anyone!
Our Frankie feels at home with Mary. So nice to be able to get away and not worry if he is doing okay. She is wonderful about texting us photos and updates. Highly recommend!
Another wonderful experience!! So nice to be able to get away and not worry about our fur baby! Again, would leave 10 stars if that was an option.
WOW, what an amazing experience we had with Mary and Linda! Our two small dogs, Gus and Louie, stayed with them for over two weeks. We scheduled a meet and greet for everyone to meet and to talk about their needs; both dogs acted as if they'd known them forever! They are so warm and clearly enjoy working with pups.

This was our first time away from Louie, our 1 year old rescue we adopted 6 months ago. He is especially sensitive, and Mary and Linda were so incredibly gracious and understanding. They worked with us while we were away to make sure he was as comfortable as possible and were willing to try different tactics to best meet his needs. The text updates, pictures, and videos made us feel secure knowing our dogs were happy and thriving.

Not only would I not hesitate to book Mary and Linda again, I'm plan on it and am positive our dogs will be excited for the reunion! Thanks for a great experience!
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If I could give a 10 star rating, I would!!
So very thankful we found you~ After meeting you and finding that our Frankie was a good match, we were able to enjoy time away without worries.
The daily update on how he was doing was so appreciated!
We will definitely be contacting you again in the future.
The three of us thank you! Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Simply wonderful!! I can't praise enough~
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I don't entrust my two Yorkies to just anyone. But Mary is beyond exceptional. You can tell she not only loves and cares for them like they are her own, but she is proactive to provide a loving and stress free environment. I won't hesitate to use her for all my pet sitting needs and highly recommend her for anyone that needs a special place for their little ones.
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Mary was awesome. Before I dropped my shy Reese off at Mary's, I scheduled a meet and greet. Reese immediately loved Mary's spacious home. Mary's dog is beautiful and interested in humans, but prefers to keep to herself when around other dogs. I dropped off Reese for the weekend to go out of town. Though my dog had a bit of separation anxiety, he began to warm up to Mary after an hour or two. She also helped me administer his medications during his visit. I received daily updates (text, pictures, and videos) about my Reese, which help ease my anxieties about how he would adapt while I was away. I would definitely recommend Mary.
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Mary, Thank you for giving me peace of mind that Coco was being loved in such a busy time. Bobbie Apel
We had Mary watch our senior dog Rusty while we did some hiking for 5 hours. They were great! They kept us updated with pictures and Rusty looked very relaxed when we picked him up. I highly recommend using them as your dog sitter!
Mary K is wonderful with our 2 maltipoo's. We are new to the area and are so thankful we have found a place for our special little ones. I highly recommend them and with the messages we receive almost daily it helps us knowing they are in a safe, loving home.
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Mary was simply awesome. She asked a lot of great questions about our Yorkies and made it a point to put me at ease about leaving them. She was sure to send pics and updates regularly and our pups were treated like her own dogs. They were very happy during and right after their stay and Mary will now be my first choice anytime we need to have our pups watched.
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We left our two fluffs, Rufus and Mitu with Mary and
Linda for the day. We were kept informed of their
activities and sent photos. When we picked them up, both dogs were calm and seemed relaxed. This
is a perfect set up for anyone looking for special
care and attention. Their house and yard are well suited for a small dog. Thank you Mary and Linda!
Sue and Steve
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I feel very fortunate to have found Mary to watch our small dog. I wanted an environment where our dog was loved and safe, and would be around other small dogs since she is "shy" around big dogs. Mary and Linda, and their toy poodle Joy was the perfect family for our dog. As soon as we completed our "meet and greet", my husband and I knew that Huli would be in good hands with Mary and Linda. We received updates and pictures and emails throughout our trip which assured us this was so. When we picked up our dog, she was happily playing and I could tell she had a great time. I would recommend Mary unequivocally.
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Another day at Mary K's.? Our maltese loves going to a doggie play day. It is a clean, beautiful home for dogs to roam and play. The outside yard is clean and well kept and safe. Mary is very friendly and loves caring for her visitors. If Anna our dog could talk, she would tell you to give it a try. You will enjoy your time there and you will want to return.
Cheers, Georgia and Anna
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Amazing!!!! What a wonderful experience for our little dog and ourselves. Our little Morkie is only 4 lbs so we r very picky about who doggie sits. We were on vacation in the area and needed someone to look after Tucker and after an extensive Google search we came across Mary. Mary and Linda welcomed Tucker with open arms and they showed us around their home and yard assuring us he would be well taken care of. We left him the whole day receiving pictures and videos of his playtime with their pup Joy while we were gone.
Mary and Linda are absolute gems and I would not hesitate in recommending them to family and friends. We will definitely be back.
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Perry my 8 month old beagle stayed there and he had a great time! The were very helpful and very knowledgeable about dogs. They are sweet and kind, true dog lovers! They have a very clean, beautiful house and an awesome yard that is completely dog escape proof. Perry had an awesome time. As soon as I put him in the car he crashed out! They gave him lots of attention and played all day!
I will definitely be bringing Perry back on a regular basis.
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Teddy stayed with Mary twice, two weeks apart. She treated him like the prince he is and when it was time for the second visit, he ran into her house and hopped onto his favorite chair for snuggling with Mary. She sent photos and email updates to us while we were away, loved Teddy up, and sent him home with a homemade doggie treat. The moment I met Mary, I felt completely at ease that Teddy was in good hands and would not hesitate for one second to have him visit her again!! FIVE paws up for Mary!
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We are very pleased and even thrilled with Mary and her professional and warm manner. The setting is emaculat, the care of the dog is highly professional and warm. The shared information was detailed and informative. We received a personal handmade card describing the visit. We only hope our little dog lives up to this outstanding care. This service is a God send to us. Thank you Mary.
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