Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences


Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Maria can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
50 Reviews

Melva K.
Melva K.
Jul 7, 2018
Verified Stay

This is the first time we have left our dog with anyone other than family. From the moment we met Maria we were comfortable with leaving our dog with her. We were gone a week and never worried once. Maria treated our dog like she was part of her family, which made our being gone much easier.

Maria V.
Maria V.
Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.
May 21, 2018
Verified Stay

Maria is kind and patient. She took wonderful care of my four legged senior fur baby.

Maria V.
Kolby was a sweetheart even missing his mommy and daddy. I’m just sorry I had to cancel our next ...
Maria V.
Peggi H.
Peggi H.
Oct 31, 2017
Verified Stay

The personal attention that Izzy receives from Maria is exquisite! We used to worry about our pup when we would leave town. Now, Izzy knows exactly where’s she is when we arrive. She runs up stairs to find her friend Ringo. We are happy when we get updates and pics but we always know that our princess is well taken care of at all times.

Maria V.
Maria V.

About Maria

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • APSE Member
  • Verified Background Check
  • Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue
  • Love Dog Adventures

Your dog will be loved !

I have a nice size house with a large fenced in back yard for your dog to have fun running and playing around. Your dog will feel loved and treated as if he/she was having a pampered vacation. Our furry visitors love feeling cozy inside my home. I have always had one or more pets in the home and can guarantee a safe loving environment for your pet. My house is spacious, warm on ...

What Maria would like to know about your dog

all their special needs and care to make sure they feel loved and welcomed and there is no preferred breed.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Maria's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 3 Dogs, No Other Pets
Maria's Pets

Ringo IV

7 years, 5 mo. old, 7 lbs.


Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
7 years, 8 mo. old, 14 lbs.


Miniature Schnauzer
3 years, 7 mo. old, 15 lbs.

When Maria watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
In the neighborhood or parks close by if the owner would like me to walk their pet and I can drive to close by parks which are nice downtown Fredericksburg.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
In side most likely in my bedroom unless the owner would like other arrangements , I have a spare bedroom in case any dogs want privacy from my little dog which he sleeps in my bedroom but is very friendly and loves to share his bed with anyone that visits.

Time I'll spend with your dog
at least 5 hours and many times 8 hours or more depending on the need.

In Maria's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 8+ Hours

Maria's Neighborhood

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