Mary V.

West Village, NYC
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
85 Reviews

Harley V.
Harley V.
Dec 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Mary is the best! Very reliable and communicative. Makes sure to play with our cats and give them lots of attention as well as send us updates :) we feel relaxed when they are in her care.

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Kate E.
Kate E.
Oct 20, 2018
Verified Stay

Mary has been sitting my French Bulldog Moose since he was 4 months old (2.5 years now) and is the best sitter you will ever find. I have recommended Mary to numerous families in the West Village and everyone LOVES Mary. Mary always spends extra time with Moose and takes him on play dates with other dogs in the neighborhood - she has taken him to the vet for me if needed. Mary even went ...

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Leslie C.
Leslie C.
Oct 20, 2018
Verified Stay

Mary has been taking care of our pup Dora for almost 2 years now. She takes Dora on daily weekday walks and also house sits with her while my husband and I are out of town. I can’t say enough about Mary - she is the best! Mary is attentive, detailed, and caring. We trust her completely.

Mary sends us photos of Dora constantly, which brighten our day. She also takes Dora on play dates ...

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About Mary

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Loving companion for fur babies!

I love all animals! Even the ones people say are creepy looking are cute to me. I miss having my own pets but my landlord won't allow any so, I've found taking care of other people's to be the perfect solution. I just love the random joy and laughter they bring into my life!

Although I do have regularly scheduled walks and check-ins in the West Village during weekdays roughly between 1pm - 2:30pm and ...

What Mary would like to know about your dog

I'd like to know about their feeding and walking routines, health, temperament, socialization with other animals and people, habits, and any other issues that would enable me to give them the very best care.

WHEN SENDING A REQUEST, if you could include the SPECIFIC TIMES you need me to arrive and stay until as well as your CROSS STREETS that will help me look up my availability more efficiently. I need to map out travel times between my other bookings if any.

*I WILL NOT SIT PETS WHO ARE NOT ALLOWED FREE ACCESS TO WATER TO DRINK AT WILL. This practice of restricting water intake to minimize peeing indoors is dangerous and cruel so, I can't, in good conscience, bring myself to participate in this kind of regimen. According to the cops I spoke with down the street, it's actually illegal to not allow pets unencumbered access to water under the NYS Animal Cruelty laws.

Here are a couple articles detailing the variety of problems it could cause:
springforthdog. com/providence/blog/restricting-water-intake/
dogfoodadvisor. com/canine-nutrition/water-most-neglected-canine-nutrient/

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

When Mary watches your pet

Since I can only offer in-your-home petsitting (rather than boarding in my home), other than walking your dog in your neighborhood, I'd be happy to take them to nearby parks and dog runs (if they're socialized for that) or play dates if both owners agree to them. I am physically fit myself with a regular 3-5 day/week yoga practice so, if your dog has lots of energy to burn I can definitely keep up while also exuding a calm energy. I adore the pets that I take care of and treat them as if they were my own. One of my clients even calls me her puppy's 2nd mama. :) I would never tether your precious pet, unattended outside a shop (because it only takes a brief moment for something to go wrong), neglect them for long hours, or do anything to put them at risk.

A note about keys: I do not retrieve keys from lock boxes that are attached to places that can get peed on. If you can leave them at a Key Cafe (keycafe. com/locations -Rover doesn't allow me to post links so google it) or trusted nearby shop, if not a doorman/concierge, that would be fine although I do prefer to meet in person beforehand for a key handoff usually.

Mary's Service Area

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