Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Response Rate
Response Time
Under an hour

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Maria can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat client
11 Reviews

Olivia M.
Olivia M.
Oct 11, 2018
Verified Stay

Maria was wonderful! We had our dog Lia stay with her for the first time and it couldn’t have gone more perfectly. Lia had tons of fun, and Maria was so responsive and always on time with pick up/drop off. I really appreciated how sweet she and her family were with Lia! Totally made it easier to go away. We will definitely book with Maria again.

Maria S.
Maria S.
Allison G.
Allison G.
Oct 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Maria made me feel at ease the first time we left our recent rescue for the weekend. She kept me updated and kept Luna safe and secure when she felt uneasy. Thank you for helping us with her first stay away.

Maria S.
Maria S.
Kathryn B.
Kathryn B.
Sep 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Maria agreed to watch our dogs for a week very last-minute (same day!) when the sitter we had booked had to evacuate her house due to mold. We were already out of the country and were very worried about what we would do about the dogs. We were so lucky Maria agreed to watch them. She took great care of them, sent us pictures of her and her son cuddling with them, and was very ...

Maria S.
Maria S.

About Maria

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

I'll treat your dog like my own!

I live with my 11-year old son in Takoma, DC. We love, love dogs (and cats!), and have been pet sitting many of our friends’ four-legged babies for years. I own my place which is a 3 BR semi-attached townhouse with a small fenced in backyard.
We recently lost our 17-year old cat, and while we’re not ready for a new pet quite yet, welcoming dogs in our home to temporarily love and care ...

What Maria would like to know about your dog

I love any affectionate, sweet, energetic dog. I try to be strict about no dogs on the bed, but sometimes I let them sneak in! Deal breakers: Constant barking, nipping tendencies, and aggressive behavior with other dogs.
No specific breed preferences. I only ask that your dog is fine being around kids. Looking forward to getting to know your pup!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Maria's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Children 6-12 Years Old
Has a Fenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Maria watches your pet

Whatever your dog’s needs are I will do my very best to accommodate. I know it can be stressful for a pet to come to a stranger’s home. We enjoy going for walks around our Takoma neighborhood and also head over to Sligo Creek trail frequently. If your dog is high energy I’d love to jog with him/her. I’ll make sure your dog gets plenty of play time and cuddles. Separate feeding areas if caring for more than one dog at the same time.

In Maria's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Maria's Neighborhood

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