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Maria

Professional dog walker & canine caregiver

Coquitlam
2 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Last booked today
Last contacted today
Last active 2 days ago
Lives with 2 dogs
Lives with Nova Scotia Duck Toller Nemo
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

About Maria

As a professional dog walker and canine caregiver, I am happy to care for dog(s) in their home. Either by providing walks tailored to your dog’s needs, or visiting to feed, provide a quick potty break, and/or provide socialization for your pet.

I am a DogSafe Certified caregiver with over 9 years experience as a pet care professional; both as a dog walker and kennel attendant with a municipal animal shelter. Happy to work with various dog breeds, ages (seniors always welcome), and behaviours (specializing in working with anxious and/or reactive dogs others may find difficult).

Currently I have two Nova Scotia Duck Tollers, Penny and Nemo. Penny is 9 years old, loves cuddles, hiking in the woods, learning new tricks, and competing in Rally-O. She has earned the following titles: CGN, RN, RA, CRNMCL, CRACL, TKN, TKI, TKA, TKP. Nemo is 4 years old, struggles with severe anxiety but has made huge strides since joining our family. He loves to play fetch, run agility, and sniff every blade of grass while on a walk. Nemo has earned the following titles: CRNMCL and CRAMCL.

In addition to dogs, I care for indoor cats and other small animals. Working at an animal shelter has provided me with training and experience in caring for a large variety of pets including; dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, rats, mice, hamster, gerbils, turtles, fish, and various types of birds.

Visits are 20 minutes and can include a quick pee break, feeding, administering medications, and/or play & snuggles.

Walks are 45 minutes to an hour.

Maria's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a reliable dog walker
10 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 CAD for two visits a day
23 CAD
/day

Maria also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

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Profile accuracy
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Value
Home Visits
Chris, 2019-08-10

TL;DR: Worry Free Cat Care.

One of my cats is a bit snobby to other people, so it's extremely reassuring to see her warm up to Maria! Super attentive, super communicative, takes excellent pictures/care with daily updates--I had full confidence leaving my fur babies with Maria, and had that full confidence confirmed upon my return to two happy cats.

On a lighter note, the cat-themed leggings were a nice touch that solidified the good "Cat Person Vibes."

Home Visits
Taryn, 2019-08-05

Would highly recommend Maria for any dog walking needs. She is great with my pup, and is able to work with our schedule. Made time to meet us before scheduling services.

Definitely will be utilizing her dog walking services again!

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Maria's Pets

Penny
Nova Scotia Duck Toller
Nemo
Nova Scotia Duck Toller

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 1 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

In addition to running the Dalriata Inn: Bed & Biscuit, I have worked as a dog walker leading group hikes for over 5 years, as well as worked as a Kennel Attendant for the City of Vancouver Animal Services. While working with Animal Services I received extensive training in dealing with difficult dogs as well as general care of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals. To ensure the best care possible, I continue to attend petcare seminars and am an active member in the local dog community.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
2d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Maria

Maria

Professional dog walker & canine caregiver

Coquitlam
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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