West Lake & Tarrytown 78746-78703

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Martha J.

41 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Martha's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
8 yr 1 mo old

Martha's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Martha

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been pet-sitting in Westlake and Tarrytown for more than 15 years. We have moved from our Westlake residence to our ranch since both of our children graduated from Westlake High School, (Go Chaps!) Our home/ranch is on 3 acres and the entire acreage is fenced so we can host dogs with plenty of outside space and indoor pampering. In addition, we have a large fenced in dog run. Because of our 15 year history in Westlake and Tarrytown we provide complimentary pick up and drop off services for our 78746 and 78703 clients.

My animal care experience includes my work with non-profit shelters, Additionally, I assisted with a Westlake Mobile Veterinarian and I have managed a 5,000 square foot boarding facility for over 5 years.

We moved from our Westlake home to our 3 acre ranch so the dogs would have much more space and fenced in yards. This is what I do full-time so the fur guests are loved, walked and exercised several times a day. I am sincerely dedicated to taking care of animals and follow the owner's instructions. I am very compassionate with older or disabled pets and administer medications as prescribed.

I highly recommend, for all new clients, a meet and greet and booking your reservation at least 48 hours in advance of confirming your stay. I look forward to meeting your fur children.

We do not provide drop-off or pick-up services during the Holidays, which includes:
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
July 4. Independence Day.
September 5. Labor Day.
October 31. Halloween
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

References available upon request.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Martha J.

41 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Martha's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
41 Reviews
The first time I met Martha, I immediately knew my dog would be well cared for and have a good time. She has had years of experience with dogs. Her home is immaculate and the yard and pool are perfect for my lab. I have finally found my perfect dog staycation home!!!!
Martha was great. "Buster" was a little nervous at first and Martha knew just what to do. She worked with him and he quickly calmed down and got into his routine. Martha kept us updated and sent pictures. Buster made a new friend, Guiness! My family was finally able to really enjoy our vacation because we knew Buster was taken care of and loved. Martha was wonderful and would definitely recommend her to a friend.
Oliver had a great time, as always!
Martha was great. Our pup must have had a ton of fun because he came back extremely tired!
Martha always gives Misha a loving vacation. That is why we are repeat, repeat, repeat customers!!
Myself and my family are so thankful to Martha! Austin's Pampered Paws is truly a pampered experience for your sweet dogs. My English Springer and White Lab were treated like one of their own....DIPS in the pool if needed, a huge yard to play in and tons of attention! She sent pics to ease any anxiety and to top it off dropped my doggies home. After a long trip....picking up the pets the same day wasn't ideal but she graciously offered. I can honestly say.....don't think they wanted to leave this pet oasis.
Thank you Martha!
Martha J is the best! I never worry about the care of our dog when she is with her! Thankful to have found such a great person to look after our dog while we are out of town.
This was a great experience. Martha and Tom were warm and inviting. They were very flexible in meeting Bambi's needs and making her comfortable. I think that she didn't want to come home. Bambi will definitely be taking her next vacation here.
Martha and Bob were great with Titan while we were out of town. They were attentive to his needs and were quick to provide us updates on how he was doing.
When Martha and Tom tells me a sweet story about Misha, it's the exact action he does with me (i.e. Laying his head in lap). That's how I know he is in the perfect home when we are out of town.
Martha J was great as always! Jaxon always enjoys her vacations at their home. Martha always communicates, and sends pictures. We have no doubts that they take great care of Jax! This is our 4th or 5th time, and we will continue to use Martha!
Martha was wonderful as always!!! Misha was having some itch attacks and she tried to soothe his uncomfortable moments. How sweet to know she cares for our guy as much as we do. She is the best!!!
Awesome. Oliver comes home happy and exhausted from playing every time!
Molly loved Marta's place and I wish she were available every time I need a sitter because Molly seemed to love being there... Great environment for dogs... With people who love dogs... Thank you

Martha and Tom were wonderful! From the meet and greet, where they took detailed information about my little one, to dropping him off and picking him up, they made me and my pup feel comfortable and at ease. Their home is spotless and beautiful and the grounds are perfect for dogs. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend them!

We have used Martha and her husband Tom several times and LOVE them and their boarding style. Their custom care for my tiny Chiweenie is just like she is at home. She still gets spoiled by being in Tom's lap :) Martha is always responsive when I am making arrangements to drop her off or have her picked up and she even sends pictures of Olive during her stay so I can see all the new friends she is hanging with! There are always just the right amount of other boarders for Olive to socialize and play but not feel overwhelmed like a BIG traditional kennel. The house is gorgeous and very clean. The outdoor areas are super safe for small dogs and there is a huge area for big dogs to roam...it is like a doggie paradise! I will never use anyone else again!
The house was beautiful and I was sent multiple photos throughout the stay. I will definitely be coming back... I wish I could have stayed there myself! It was a dog paradise!

She was very nice and responded quickly to my request. I was not aware or told that there were also 6+ other dogs staying at her home at the same time. My dogs are high maintenance and I would not have agreed to the stay if I knew how many dogs were really staying there (felt more like a kennel than someones home). I also would have loved a positive update or a pic but did not receive either.

This was our first time using dog vacay as well as Martha J. Jax had a wonderful time at their home for 5 days. Jax is very active.
Martha and Tom have a wonderful set up for both short and long term stays. They were excellent with both communication and accommodation. We would highly recommend them for both active and sedentary dogs. Will definitely use them again!!!
Thank you again for a wonderful vacation for Misha!!! Watching Misha tromp up to the front door as if it was his home and observing how comfortable he feels when entering gives us happiness. We are so glad your home is Misha's second home.

Martha is the best! She keeps such a good eye on Taco, and texts me with any questions or concerns she has while he's with her. He loves going to her house too - when she picks him up he gets so excited, even if it's been months since he saw her last! That's always a good sign :)
I could not recommend Martha more and have already referred family and friends to her. She is the absolute best!
Martha gave our family peace of mind knowing our dog Misha was in a loving home environment able to have all the comforts we provide. He was able to romp around with his tennis balls which is very important because they are his safety net. Martha sent multiple pictures sharing the fun Misha was having during different points of his stay. We LOVED the experience we and Misha had with Martha. We can't wait til next time!
Martha and her husband Tom were great to work with! Our two dogs, one a small pup, had a wonderful time and were well taken care of. Martha took the time to send photo updates while we were away too. It is a great feeling knowing your pets are in good hands when you are away. I hope they can watch our dogs every time we are out of town.
Marhta was great. We dropped off colt so the wife and I could have some fun on NYE. Martha did a great job with colt and he loved playing and running with the other dogs.
Great as always!
You will not go wrong with Martha! We are unsure if our vacation or our dogs vacation was the better time! It gave me the *warm fuzzies* when I received several photos and even videos of our pup (who is treated as our child at home) playing around with other puppies and laying around Martha's beautiful home. Martha let us know how special our puppy was and that she was bonding with one of the other pups as well as her family.

It gave us a sense of calm knowing our fur angel was being treated as one of the family and we were really able to enjoy ourselves. We will never go back to a kennel as long as Martha is available.

Thanks, Martha! You're the best!
My dog LOVES Martha! He was happy to see me when I picked him up, but hesitant to leave her house. I've never seen him like that before. The second time he saw her his tail started wagging and didn't stop! She's a wonderful host!
Tom & Martha are fabulous and caring people. My Cavalier King Charles fell in love with them. They love dogs and show it all of the time. I would highly recommend them to any dog owner who wants the best care for their dog while they are away. Martha sent us text photos of Murphy while we were gone. So considerate of her.
This will be Murphy's home when we need to leave him behind. I cannot say enough good things about Martha and Tom.
Parker came back healthy, happy and he's sleeping the night away! Couldn't be more pleased with the experience.
Martha and Tom were the best! They treated my dogs like family from the first time they met, and I knew I could focus my energy on recovering from surgery without worrying about my dogs. They have a wonderful location for dogs, and open their home to them without reservation. So glad to have found them!!
Thank you Martha! I am thrilled to find you to take care of Lexi while we are away! You were awesome! I had a happy dog, who actually had a little vacation herself with some new friends. Martha kept in touch with some pictures and messages for my 9 year old daughter who missed Lexi dearly! Martha also treated Lexi's ear infection that we didn't plan on her having! Lexi was thrilled to see us upon our return, but she also kept going back to check on Martha! Thank you, thank you! We appreciate your taking such care of our baby!
This is our second stay with Martha while we were away and our dog had an excellent time once again. Thanks for taking good care of her, for the cute pictures and for the pickup and drop off service. She really enjoyed her stay and we could rest easily that she was well cared for and having a good time.
Martha was great!!! She cares for dogs, sincerely! She was flexible, took notes and sent videos and updates on my pup. She really thought about what kind of care I prefer for him and cared for him that way! When I picked him up he was happy, and playful. He didn't want to leave.
I am so grateful I found her and would recommend her wholeheartedly!
Martha and Tom were awesome! They were so flexible with our last minute request. The backyard is ideal for a dog stay and Bree had the best time!
Our Pomeranian stayed with Martha while we were at a wedding and a family event. She had a great time and was very well cared for and I appreciated the picture and text messages sent while we were away so I knew how our dog was doing. Martha even picked her up and dropped her off from our house. I would not hesitate to have our dog stay with Martha again.
Martha and Tom were AMAZING!! This was our first boarding experience with Bonnie and we could not be happier. When we arrived Tom showed us around the property, which is PERFECT for dogs and was genuinely concerned with how he and Martha should care for Bonnie. We received many texts and even a video of Bonnie having a great time and you can tell they are dog lovers through and through. When I picked up Bonnie she was happy and healthy and seemed like she had a great time!!!!
I am so glad I found Martha. She was very responsive, sent updates throughout Conan's stay including photos and video, and made me feel very at ease with him being there. It was a pleasure meeting her and her husband and I would definitely book with her again in the future.
So glad I found such a loving, comfortable home for my babies!!
Trax loved staying with Marsha! She picked him up, dropped him off & sent plenty of pics. Will definitely be sending him back soon! Thanks, Marsha!
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