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Mary L. - Nothing beats home sweet home...

Mechanicsville, VA

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Mary L. provides

Traveling Dog Sitting

from $30 per night
100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests within 24 hours
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
About Mary L.:

...when it comes to making sure that your pet feels comfortable while you are away.

I look forward to being able to provide you with excellent petsitting and/or dogwalking services. In addition to offering your pets the same loving pet care that I would want someone to give to my own – I will also be happy to help to give your home that “lived in” look while you are away – turning lights off and on, bringing in your mail and papers, etc. -- as well as doing indoor plant care and outdoor watering, if required.
I am a lifelong pet owner and animal lover. I have been petsitting professionally for over 15 years. I have served as a foster home for rescued dogs waiting for their forever homes, and I have experience with all types of pets and farm animals -- from the smallest to the largest. I am comfortable giving meds (oral or injections), as needed. You can be confident that your pets will be receiving lots of love and attention while you are away.
I am a non-smoking, responsible, reliable, and dependable middle school teacher who is off for the summer, so I have total flexibility when it comes to caring for your pets – whether it is a mid-day walk or care while you are away on vacation. I have an excellent driving record, a spotless background check, and reliable transportation.
Rates are listed below. References are excellent and are available upon request.
I hope to hear from you soon!

Mary L.'s Experience:

Dogs
AM/PM Sitting (2 visits per day)
$30 for first dog; $7 for each additional dog
Mid-day visit (turn out, love, and play with your dogs)
$15 (23111, 23150, 23009), $20 (other areas) No additional ‘per dog’ charges. Does not include leash walking.
Mid-day leash walking
Base rate above, plus $5 per dog
AM/PM sitting includes: Letting dogs out, playing with them, loving them, feeding them, giving oral meds, etc. PLUS watering house plants, turning lights off/on, bringing I mail, etc.
Mid-Day Turnout visit includes: Turn dogs out into yard, play with them, feed them, if needed
Mid-Day Leash Walking includes: Everything listed under turnout visit, plus walking dogs individually on leash.
Cats
$15 per visit
Other Pets and/or Farm Animals (Livestock, Poultry) or Additional Services
Please contact me for rates
Mileage Rate
Note: There is no mileage charge up to 15 miles from my home (door-to-door and the shortest route). There is a 0.50 per mile charge for clients who are further away.

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I am a lifelong dog lover. I have never had a point in my life without the joy of dogs in it. I presently share my home with three dogs (see photos).

I have also served as a foster home for rescue in the past, as well as having transported rescue dogs when needed to various states and locations.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

History, background, temperment, likes, dislikes, how they handle being separated from you and what I can do to make sure that they are happy and comfortable when you are away. Just like people, each dog is a unique individual. My own 3 dogs all have very different personalities and preferences, and I know that yours will, too!

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

Yes...I have two reliable vehicles. A car and a truck.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes. I have administered both oral and injectable meds to my own animals and to client pets for years, as needed.

Are you willing to do additional tasks at my home while I'm away
(e.g., water plants, bring in the mail)?

Of course!

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

As much as he or she needs or as much time as you would like me to be there to ensure that they are comfortable and content while you are away.

Additional Information
Price: $30/night
Radius: 12 miles (see map)
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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Testimonials

Lars M.

September 13
Mary has cared for my pets and animals when I have been out of town for many years. The dogs and cats love her and get excited to see her when she comes over to visit prior to our vacations. She is reliable, responsible, caring and loving with our pets. We could not be more pleased with her services.

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