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Maria D.

1 Review
1 Repeat Guest
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  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 51 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Maria's Resident Pets

Ellie May
English Springer Spaniel
6 yr 7 mo old
5 yr 7 mo old
Smooth Fox Terrier
3 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Maria's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Maria

33 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have lived with dogs most of my life and with cats for 30 years. I have fostered or rescued many animals.
- found cat at side of road who had been shot with BBs. Took him to vet to have 33 BBs removed. Unfortunately he lost both eyes but was quickly adopted and is enjoying his life and even catching flies!
- rescued little dog that was chasing a bike down a busy street. I was able to find her family and return her safely.
- I found an injured bat and took him to Willowbrook for care.
I love animals and I will take good care of yours! I am very comfortable with all types of animals.
We start the day with long walk, then I spend some time working at home, before heading out for the dog park or another walk. In between, they may go for car rides if I run errands or we may play or relax at home.
Because we also have cats, visiting dogs must be able to safely interact or ignore cats.
Tiny dogs, very large dogs and everyone in between are welcome!
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Maria D.

1 Review
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 51 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maria's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Maria's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$10 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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1 Testimonial
Oct 2016
I have known Maria for several years and know first hand of her love for animals. She was traveling the "IKE" from Chicago to home when she saw an animal laying in the emergeny lane. Not knowing if the animal was dead or alive, she pulled over to find out. It was a cat, and it was alive, but badly hurt, so she carefully picked it up in a blanket she had in the car and brought it to the nearest vet. The vet stated that the cat had a broken pelvic and many lacerations, but could recover. She became my cat and lived another 16 years due to Maria's love and caring that day on the IKE.
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