Drop-In Visits

$25
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$25
30-minute walks
per walk

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

3 Reviews
Ivy  L.
Ivy L.
May 2, 2017

Mary watches our dog about 4-5 per month. We are very particular about who is in contact with our Dici let alone who pet sits him. Mary is very thorough by leaving notes of observations during her visits. For the very reasonable cost of having her watch Dici she is a bargain. By having Pals and Palaces (Mary) visit it also gives a layer of security to have someone coming to the house during our ...

Mary R.
Mary R.
Brian P.
Brian P.
May 1, 2017

I'm taking great pleasure in writing this rave review about Mary Rivera's Pals and Palaces pet sitting service. We have been utilizing Ms Rivera's loving nurturing pet care for many years. Our 2 yr old + Frenchie loves her like a sweet young grand ma! What makes Mary special is her attention to detail with regard to our Zsa Zsa's needs. First, she has a very natural & calming approach to caring for animals. Mary is ...

Mary R.
Mary R.
Letigia C.
Letigia C.
Jan 27, 2017

I have known Mary Rivera many years, during which time I have witnessed her caring, loving care of various pets and animals. She is my choice for taking care of my precious pet, whenever I am in need of a pet sitter. In addition to providing tender loving care of your pet, Mary will keep a sharp eye on your pet's health to insure all is well. I highly recommend Mary for your pet sitting ...

Mary R.
Mary R.

About Mary

15
years of experience
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Trustworthy, Experienced, Reliable

HELLO THERE! I’M PLEASED TO MEET YOU! LET’S GET ACQUAINTED. ..MY NAME IS "MARY".
AS A CHILD WHO ADORED ANIMALS, I BROUGHT HOME EVERY STRAY I FOUND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! I DID MY BEST TO FIND THEIR HOME AND RETURN THEM TO THE OWNER WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, MY HEART WAS ALWAYS BIGGER THAN THE FAMILY BUDGET, YET I TRIED TO FEED AND CARE FOR AS MANY STRAYS AS MOM WOULD ALLOW ...

What Mary would like to know about your dog

I have always made a visit to the home first, prior to any pet-sitting/walking duties as this gives the animal a chance to meet me. When the animal sees me in the home with the owner, it understands that it's ok for me to be there. So the next time that door opens and it's me instead of their owner, they are comfortable with that and not worried.

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

We will go wherever the owner feels is most safe and enjoyable for their pets. Maybe it's a local dog park or maybe it's simply around the block. I would like the owner to be the judge here as far as to "Where" to walk their dog. Playtime is always creative and I like to do the things that the dog enjoys as they are all different! We have a French Bulldog that plays soccer! She will actually retrieve and kick the ball back to you, chase it, block it, etc. So each dog plays in the way they enjoy most. I am the type of sitter that pays attention to what the owner already has in place for their animals. That way the dog stays familiar with it's routines and that's important for the animal to feel secure in the absence of the owner. However, if they would like to try new things, well I'm all about that too!

Mary's Service Area

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