Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Mary can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
23 Reviews

Laura C.
Laura C.
Nov 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Thanks again, Mary! Murphy had a wonderful time with her animal friends while staying in your home. She's now snuggled on the sofa in her favorite spot.

Mary M.
Mary M.
Laura C.
Laura C.
Aug 30, 2018
Verified Stay

This was Murphy's first time with Mary and it was wonderful. Mary's love of pets shows through in her messages, photos and overall care. I am so glad I found her! Mary even helped with a pickup for Murphy - a tremendous help to me! I have already booked another stay, grateful to know my pup is in good hands. Thanks, Mary!

Mary M.
Mary M.
Cynthia R.
Cynthia R.
Aug 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Mary was so good to our Juno, who can be a pretty high-energy, challenging pup to care for. She got lots of exercise and attention and snuggles, and we got daily photos of a clearly happy dog. Finster is a first-rate host, and Sasquatch must be the world’s most tolerant cat. We’re looking forward to having Juno stay with Mary again!

Mary M.
Mary M.

About Mary

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Flexible for last-minute bookings!

I'm Mary and I'm excited to meet your dog!

I've had dogs for over ten years and fostered for over three. I've cared for elderly dogs, sick dogs, dogs with boundless energy, pregnant dogs, newborn puppies, and older puppies. I have experience with oral, topical. and injected medications, and subcutaneous fluids.

I have one friendly dog with a crooked nose and a one-eyed cat who plays like a dog. They're both great with animal guests ...

What Mary would like to know about your dog

I'd love to make sure your dog is friendly with other dogs since I have one of my own! I also have a cat who loves dogs.

My first priority is to keep your dog safe so please talk to me about any health concerns, (medications, injuries, allergies, dietary restrictions, etc.) or behavioral issues that could impact their safety (persistent chewing/licking, trying to run away, eating strange things, aggression, etc.).

My second priority is to keep your dog happy! What is your dog's daily routine? Do they like daily exercise or are they more of a couch pup? Do they like to snuggle or do their own thing? Do they have a favorite toy or treat? Are there any particular behavioral quirks I should keep an eye out for?

And finally, I want to be respectful of any training you are working on or rules you have for your dog. For example, while dogs are allowed on the furniture at my house, I'm happy to try to keep your pup off the couch during their stay with me to avoid confusing them with inconsistent rules. Working on a particular command? I'd love to keep up the training while you're away!

These are all great topics to discuss during a meet and greet!

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

About Mary's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has 1 Dog
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present
Mary's Pets


Labrador Retriever and Mixed
7 years, 10 mo. old, 55 lbs.

When Mary watches your pet

I walk my dog for about half an hour each day and am happy to bring your dog along or take them on separate longer or shorter walks, whichever works best for them. I also run several days a week and can take them along for that if they're up for it. I have a small fenced backyard that is great for dogs to romp around in and perfect for playing fetch with smaller dogs.

I live a mile from a City of Minneapolis dog park and would love to take your dog to play as long as they have a permit.

I often take my dog with me to friends' houses, and to dog-friendly stores, breweries, patios, etc. It would be great to know if you think your dog would enjoy outings like these and if you'd be okay with me taking them. I will never take them to an off-leash situation where I do not know the other people and/or dogs present (e.g. a friend's house with a resident dog).

In Mary's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 8+ Hours

Mary's Neighborhood

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