Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Response Rate
Response Time
Within a few hours

Hosting Preferences

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Maya can host 1 dog per night.
Maya can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat client
5 Reviews

Tod M.
Tod M.
Nov 13, 2018
Verified Stay

Our pup obviously had a great time — she didn't even want to leave Maya's place when we went to pick her up. We'll definitely use Maya's services again!

Maya F.
Maya F.
Neela M.
Neela M.
Oct 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Maya took amazing care of our little three month old springer spaniel cross 'Pumpkin' and our year old Rat terrier cross 'Layla'.

They came back well exercised and so happy! Layla has had trust issues for a while and usually takes a while to warm up to people so we were a bit worried, but she LOVED Maya which really made us glad! Thanks to her we had a great trip and didn't once worry ...

Maya F.
Maya F.
Susan A.
Susan A.
Aug 28, 2018
Verified Stay

Maya was very thorough and kind. She provided excellent care for Jersey. She was easy to communicate with and treated my dog as though it were her own. I would highly recommend her to look after any pet and would hire her again in an instant!

Maya F.
Maya F.

About Maya

year of experience
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One on one personalized care

I have been a dog lover my entire life and always dreamed of having a dog of my own. That dream became true when we got our dog Shasta three years ago.

Being out in nature is one of my favorite things and so your dog will spend a lot of time exploring Nanaimo's many beautiful parks and beaches with us, rain or shine. If like Shasta, your furry friend prefers more of a calm ...

What Maya would like to know about your dog

Shasta is low energy and prefers dogs with similar personalities. I LOVE puppies, and would be happy to accommodate them, though I do charge a little extra as they require a lot more attention than an adult dog. Since Shasta is small, I would prefer smaller dogs so that everybody stays safe. We also do not have space for a large dog in our house and car. I do not really have breed preferences as I believe that any dog can be wonderful regardless of breed. However, I do not have the resources to host aggressive dogs, dogs with a herding instinct, extreme barkers and dogs lacking bite inhibition as well as the wonderful but overly exuberant dogs that might bounce right on top of Shasta and injure her. It is preferred that your dog has some basic manners (come, sit, stay) but I realize that no dog is perfectly behaved all the time.

Before sitting, here is a list of things that I would like to know:

Any known medical conditions and what to do in the case of an emergency
What really annoys your dog (ie. having people touch his food, paws etc.)
What makes your dog happy (belly rubs, favorite stuffies, eating separately)
If your dog is allowed treats (which ones)
Any behavioral issues and how to handle them (barking, pulling etc.)
How much food does your dog eat per day and what kind
How many times your dog needs to go potty per day
Any odd quirks that are unique to your dog!

Additional Skills
Can provide daily exercise

About Maya's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has 1 Dog
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present
Maya's Pets


Shih Tzu
3 years, 6 mo. old, 11 lbs.


10 years, 9 mo. old, 12 lbs.

When Maya watches your pet

We will be going on walks both around our neighborhood and at nearby parks such as Neck Point, Piper's Lagoon and Lost Lake. The dogs will be on a six-foot leash (preferably with a harness) as I do not feel comfortable with letting them off leash when the dog does not yet have an emotional attachment to me and retractable leads can be unreliable. This will not restrict your dog's ability to enjoy a day out though as he/she can still frisk and frolick while on the leash or I can run with them if they want.

In-between walks, your dog will be entertained with a variety of different toys as well as challenging food puzzles. If your dog wants to bring his/her own favorite cuddly from home, that would be great! Although Shasta does not wreck toys, I will make sure that she does not steal your dog's toy!

In Maya's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Maya's Neighborhood

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