Maria

Loving and experienced mum for furry babies

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Last contacted 5 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Miniature Schnauzer Oreo
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Maria

I have been living with dogs since I was a child. Started dog sitting in last two years when I moved to my own house with lovely garden, fully fenced and secure. Also, at this time, we started thinking about getting our own family dog but first wanted to see how kids are going to react and what's going to be the dynamic between them. Also, it was important for me to give my children opportunity to be around the dogs as I used to be when I was a child. I was growing with dogs, of any kind and characters. When came to UK 18 years ago, the only thing I was really missing was the connection with those 4 legged friends.

When kids have grown enough (now Johnny 7 and Julia 11) I started sitting and boarding dogs at our home with a great success.

We are all pets loving family, with kids onboard we are very careful about dog's behaviour and before we board any dog we need to make sure they get on well.

Last year we became the owners of Oreo our cheeky miniature schnauzer girl which we love dearly. She is a friendly and playful pup, full of energy and chasing every occasion to play with other dogs. She loves and is friend with almost all dogs from our area. We are based in Romford, 3 mins from Rise Park and 6 mins from Bedfords park with plenty of places to walk to.

Few words about vaccinations, I do care about dogs well-being and understand that not every dog is regulary vaccinated. I truly believe alternative methods such as titre testing are also effective to prevent disease spreading. Oreo, our dog has been vaccinated, however I am opened for non vaccinated dogs as long as they are covered by current vet certification about their immunity to the most common diseases.


As a dog sitter I offer safe and loving home where your dog will feel welcome and loved the same as our own. I offer regular walks ( at least 3 per day) in local parks (between 20-45mins, shorter during the lunch time, longer in the evenings and during weekends ) lots of fun in the garden depending on dog's individual needs and preferences, cuddles ( if allowed) belly rubs and back scratches, grooming if required, brushing, cleaning paws, whatever is needed. I can administer medication if needed.

I will make sure your dog won't miss you during the stay in my house, including sleeping in my or my daughter's bedroom if needed due to separation anxiety. Otherwise your dog can sleep downstairs in the kitchen / living room or in the hall. I am happy to meet you at my house so you can see where your dog will stay.

Summary of services offered:

1. Dog Boarding: Your dog will be always watched by one of us, me or my husband, we are working from home with relaxing schedule and plenty of time for walks, play and cuddles.

2. Doggy daycare: Same as above, but for shorter hours, agreed earlier depends on your needs and my availability. Dog will be fed, walked and entertained during the day to make this stay enjoyable.

3. I prefer to take 1 dog at a time (ages from 1-8 or above, preferably small to medium size).

4. I will act according to l your rules and any special needs of your dog. We never feed our dogs from the table, they have their own routine and snack time and we serve treats to reward great behaviour.

Maria's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
8 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
12 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/night

Maria also offers

Grooming

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Dog boarding
Rita, 2024-06-11

My coco spent a weekend with Maria and her family, whilst I attended a wedding. We made our initial enquiry with less than a week to go, before the booking. Yet, despite this, Maria ensured at least two introductory sessions were had and really made sure that not only her family and puppy Oreo were happy, but also my Coco. I didn’t not feel worried in any way about leaving Coco and we were routinely updated by text and with pictures. Maria’s knowledge around dog care is quite high and she was able to guide me around some of the struggles that I was having as a first time puppy owner. I was so impressed with the care and attention offered by Maria and her family that I don’t see myself placing Coco anywhere else and hope to take coco there for a little daycare at least once a month so that she has a home away from home! Honestly I’m really impressed and hope that this review won’t leave Maria overbooked before my Coco books her stay x

Availability

Maria's Pets

Oreo
Miniature Schnauzer

About Maria's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
0-8 years

Maria's home

A medium outdoor area
Has kids younger than ten
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
City park, Country side & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have been dog sitting for last three years, however since I remember I cared for dogs at home. Dogs were always part of our family life. I always discuss dog’s preferences and their habits so I can provide the most friendly environment while staying at my home.

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Maria

Maria

Loving and experienced mum for furry babies

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Maria

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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