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Margaret M.

8 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.7 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Margaret 's Resident Pets

Cricket
Labrador Retriever
Female
4 yr 9 mo old

Margaret 's Townhome

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

About Margaret

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi I'm Margaret and I can't wait to meet your pup! My husband and I recently moved to Idaho Falls with our dog Cricket. My husband has always had dogs, but when we adopted Cricket 2 years ago I hadn't had much experience on my own. I was determined to provide the best life for my dog and immediately started working with professional trainers in group and individual settings as well as doing a lot of research on my own. My goal is to provide the best structured, fun, and loving environment for your dog. Cricket loves to play with every dog she meets and would love the chance to make friends with your dog! We have a shared fenced yard, but are also very active and go on frequent walks, runs, and trips to the dog park. We are even willing to take your dog on hiking adventures with your permission! When your pup stays with us there will be no shortage of pictures/videos and communication of how your dog is doing. We know leaving your dog is hard (it is for us too!) and we want to provide the most stress free experience for you and your dog. We are happy to make any special accommodations, please just let us know exactly the care your pup needs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Margaret M.

8 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.7 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 27, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Margaret 's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Margaret 's Home
$17 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Check-ins
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$12 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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3 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Margaret is extremely committed to gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the best possible care for her own dog and others. She also has worked with a personal trainer to enhance these skills. She demonstrates patience, love, and attentiveness when interacting with her own dog and others. She loves to play with and interact with dogs and has taken the initiative to learn how to effectively establish herself as the leader. A notable example is when she brought her dog home for the holidays. She was staying with our parents and their older dog is not used to being around other animals. There was initially a lot of barking and whining, but Margaret quickly stepped in. Within five minutes both dogs were lying down calmly and were able to coexist with one another for the rest of the two week visit.
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Oct 2016
Margaret rescued her dog Cricket in 2015 and she is passionate about being a responsible pet owner. She has invested many hours in learning best practices for training and caring for Cricket and her efforts are very evident. Cricket is well behaved and loves to play with other dogs through regular visits to the dog park and pet friendly establishments. Margaret loves to meet and network with other dog owners. Her positive interactions with other private pet sitters has inspired her to share her love for dogs by offering private pet sitter services herself. I highly recommend her.
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Oct 2016
Margaret is such a great dog mom, that anyone would be fortunate to have their fur baby cared for by her! I have two fur babies, a golden retriever and bernese mountain dog, and they LOVE Margaret and her pup, Cricket. Margaret is extremely knowledgable in positive dog behaviors, and is patient while training and interacting with other dogs. Your dog will have such a wonderfully fun time with Margaret that they won't want to leave!
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8 Reviews
Translation of Chevy and Annie's impression: we loved staying with Margaret, Frank, and Cricket. They played with us and we cuddled with them. I (Chevy) got my medicine every day. Annie says that she thinks Margaret's lap is a pretty good substitute for mom or dad's when they go away. It was so much fun to pose for pictures so Margaret could send to mom and dad. Annie says that she didn't even mind sharing her toys with Cricket either since Cricket was so much fun to play with and would share also. Chevy says he had so much fun too but they both agree that as much fun that they had it was still nice when mom and dad came to get us late Saturday night on their way home from the airport. Margaret had us all packed up and ready to go home. It was very nice that they let mom and dad come that night!!! We hope to see Margaret, Frank, and Cricket again, but mostly just to play. Mom and dad hated to leave us behind but couldn't take us with on the plane. The next trip we will get to go with them and it will be in the car. WOOF WOOF to Cricket. Oh and even though Cricket's bed was way too small for him, Chevy thought it was very comfortable when he decided to sleep in it once in awhile. Margaret even sent a picture of me trying to squeeze into the doggy bed and thought it was funny.
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Absolutely wonderful! We were so pleased with the communication that Margaret provided. She kept us informed with messages, pictures, and a video which made us feel much more at ease with leaving our four month old puppy. We will not look for anyone else to keep when we are away!
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Let me just save you the trouble of looking around and stop right here at Margaret's profile. From the initial contact until final pickup, she was very responsive and answered all our questions. We even were allowed to stop by her place before hand to introduce our little dog to her atmosphere. She was so kind to our dog and took care of her as if it was her dog. We received updates via text from Margaret along with pictures of our doggy while we were away. It was so nice knowing our little one was in good hands. I would highly recommend Margaret to any one of our friends. Overall great experience. Highly recommend Margaret.
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