Dog Boarding

$45
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$45
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$20
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$30
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$20
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Time
Within a few hours

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Non-neutered Males Accepted, Spayed Females Only
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Mary Jo can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Mary Jo can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

4
repeat clients
19 Reviews

Gina K.
Gina K.
Nov 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Shinju had a delightful stay with Mary Jo. My husband and I felt confident and at ease when we dropped her off at Mary Jo's place and we also got to meet a fellow dog who was there for day care. Mary Jo kept us informed of Shinju's stay also reported that she was getting along with the other dog. We knew Shinju was in good hands and wasn't worried at all. Shinju wasn't in ...

Mary Jo D.
Mary Jo D.
Ellen S.
Ellen S.
Oct 17, 2018
Verified Stay

Michelle is our first choice! She provided in home dog care services at our visiting family members home. It was so convenient to be able to travel into the area and allow us to go site seeing knowing our pups would be cared for. She came to the home and meet with us prior. Also sent daily message with their activities. Very personable! Thanks again.

Mary Jo D.
Mary Jo D.
Anita B.
Anita B.
Sep 22, 2018
Verified Stay

Ellie loved staying with Mary Jo! We will definitely be using her in the future. She watched Ellie for 3 nights, gave us updates, and was just overall amazing! Definitely recommend!

Mary Jo D.
Mary Jo D.

About Mary Jo

10
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Welcome!

Saratoga Springs, NY is a delightful small town with quiet streets, a dog-friendly downtown, and plenty of parks and nature preserves. I live in a very safe, quiet neighborhood in the center of town, and from my front door dogs can head out on walks long and short. Beyond that, nature trails and mountain hikes begin as close as a five-minute car ride. There is no end to what your dog will be able to ...

What Mary Jo would like to know about your dog

My goal is to keep my canine charges happy and safe, and the more I know about them the more I am able to do that. Dog owners know what information they need me to know, and that mostly relates to their dog's likes and dislikes. Does he/she like to listen to the radio? Watch tv? Have a light on? Does he/she prefer long walks or short? Are rides in the car fun or frightening? I'll try to replicate his/her home life as much as possible, and stick to his/her routine as much as possible. I'll love every bit of information I get!

In addition, I do need to know about a dog's comfort level with other dogs and people. I've cared for many dogs that haven't a care in the world. I've also cared for dogs that are aggressive, and I can easily accommodate that. At the other end, I've cared for dogs that are very timid, and I do everything I can to make their walks and play time stress-free.

I have no preferences regarding a dog's breed or size.

I would also need to know about a dog's comfort level with other people.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience

About Mary Jo's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Mary Jo watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
As I said in my profile, I live in a lovely, very dog-friendly town. I walk dogs around town, in parks, and along nature trails.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Where he or she wants!

Time I'll spend with your dog
I will be with your dog most of the day. The longest your dog would be alone would be 2-3 hours.

I am a very hands-on dog sitter. I interact with each dog as if he or she is my own. We go on lots of walks around town and at the dog park. If a dog likes to ride in the car I'll take him/her with me to run errands. Everything, of course, is done with the owner's permission! Dogs have fun with me, and I have fun with them!

In Mary Jo's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Mary Jo's Service Area

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