We arranged for Mary to house sit and watch our dog for 4 days/3 nights. She told us ahead of time that she would stay with our dog except for a couple of hours on two of the days as she had a wedding to attend. However, after reviewing our security footage, we found that Mary would leave from 8am - 8pm daily with only one short 5-10 minute check-in in between.
Mary bonded with my dog Riley during the meet and greet visit. Riley is an older dog with some quirky eating habits that Mary adapted to without any problems. She literally had him eating out of her hand :).
Mary stayed in touch with us the whole time we were away and kept us informed of anything and everything to do with Riley. We will definitely be booking her again!
Mary was absolutely AMAZING! We were a bit unsure about some of our travel plans due to Hurricane Florence, and she was willing to go above and beyond while we were gone. She's very responsive and sent us lots of pictures while we were gone. Our dog also loves her as well. I highly recommend Mary!
Very experienced, safe, and loving!
I have, of course, cared for and trained my own dogs from childhood. These dogs included some high energy breeds such as border collies and Australian Cattle Dogs as well as some more independent breeds such as Scottish terriers. More than that, however, I've worked as a vet tech in a small animal clinic and volunteered to socialize shelter dogs, primarily pit bulls and pit mixes, in Santa Monica, California, working with a program that ...
What Mary would like to know about your dog
I like to know which commands they've been trained to respond to as well as any pre-existing medical conditions. I like to know how they respond to cats, other dogs, and small children. I also like to know anything that they find particularly startling.