WHY OUR CLIENTS CHOOSE MARY'S PET SQUAD
Mary's Pet Squad is a bonded & insured Professional Pet Care Company based in Bethesda, Maryland. We are more than just a dog walker or a pet sitter; We are reliable, experienced, PET TECH® CPR & First Aid Trained professionals that care for your pets and home as if they were our own. With our Client Portal, Time To Pet, clients can book and cancel services 24/7/365, update personal account information, provide your pet's current routine and adorable photos, view current and past invoices, and much more. Soon, we will have personalized GPS tracking for all dog walks! All clients receive a personalized update at the end of our visits along with periodic photos, because who doesn't love adorable pictures of their pets?! (P.S. check out our client photos on Instagram!)
Offering Dog Walking, In Home Pet Care, Overnight Care, Private Boarding, and House Sitting, there will be no more worrying over your pets while you work or travel because your pet will cared for as one of our family- one of our squad! Here are some reviews from our happy clients. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today!
Who is Mary?
Mary Fixsen is animal obsessed! She has raised cats, dogs, turtles, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, and even mice. Raised in Darnestown and a graduate of The University of Maryland, she has worked exclusively in the Professional Pet Care Industry since 2012. Before that, she was an awarded professional in the customer service field and has been working since the age of ten (thanks for the first job, Dad!). With a lifetime of raising and caring for pets, and a mission to provide every client with top notch customer care, reliability and professionalism, she is ecstatic to realize her dream of operating her pet care company! She currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, Ben, and very silly cat, George Bailey, who was adopted from Last Chance Animal Rescue.
We currently serve Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Silver Spring, Kensington and upper NW Washington D.C. neighborhoods. If you live outside this region, please contact us to discuss availability.
Client Referral Program
I would be honored and grateful if current clients referred Mary's Pet Squad to family, friends and neighbors!. In return, I will happily give you one free Dog Walk or In-Home Visit on your next invoice*! So please go on and tell your mothers, brothers, sisters and your friends about Mary's Pet Squad- I can't wait to meet them! Also, don't forget to Like our Facebook Page and leave a review!
*Discount will be applied to invoice after referred client submits payment for their first service request.
SERVICES AND RATES
Dog Walking: Our Most Popular Service! All dogs need an exercise break during the work day! We will personalize the walk to your dog's individual needs. No matter whether that means a brisk walk through your neighborhood, a slower pace for those pups who prefer to stop and smell the daisies, or a potty break in your back yard- we will happily take care of your pet so that you don't have to worry!
- Potty Breaks starting at $19
- Dog Walks starting at $20 for regularly scheduled service
Puppy Walk Plan: Are you bringing home a puppy? Congratulations- We LOVE puppies! These adorable furbabies usually need a potty break every 3 or 4 hours. We suggest scheduling 2 Potty Breaks throughout the day to help prevent accidents and reward them with love. Please contact us to discuss your puppy's individual needs so that we can tailor the perfect plan to you!
In-Home Pet Sitting: Planning to travel and need to make sure your cat, bird, reptile, rabbit, or other small critter, are properly loved in your absence? We would love to help! Each visit includes feeding, playtime, litter box cleanup, medication/vitamin administration, accident clean-up (when necessary), plant care, light and drapery/blind rotation, mail pickup, and general home security check.
- Starting at $23
Overnight Vacation Stays: Headed out for a vacation? How exciting! We offer extended care for your pets, so that they won't get lonely or miss a beat of their routine. We will arrive at your home at 7:30 p.m. and stay until 7:30 a.m. This means 12-hours straight of love and snuggles for your pet- we can't wait! Each overnight stay will include one midday Potty Break.
- Starting at $100/night
- Will be completely personalized to your needs
Private Boarding: Does your pet want to come over for a sleepover?! With this service, your pet will have all of the amenities of home life while you're away, no kennels involved and totally stress-free. Please note that boarding is offered on a limited basis due to the quantity of spots available.
- Starting at $60
- Only one pet at a time
- Pet Taxi is $15 each way for pick-up and-drop off, if required by sitter
House Sitting: Do you need a home security check while you are on vacation? We will pick up mail, rotate lights, water plants, and check the locks and perimeter of your home to make sure everything is secure so you can get the most relaxation out of your trip.
- Starting at $15
- Totally customizable to your specifications
Custom Service: Please contact us today and tell us about your pet's individual needs! We will work together to make sure your pet gets all the love and care they deserve.
Holidays: Any services scheduled on Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will incur an additional one-time charge.
- $10 per day
We are so excited to meet you and your pet! Please fill out the following form with as much detail as you can provide. We will be in contact with you in 24 hours, or much earlier!
Telephone or direct email works, too! Reach us at:
BECOME A PET SITTER
Do you love animals like they're your family member?
Are you excited to have a flexible schedule?
Do you have experience with many breeds and types of pets?
Do you like to be active outdoors?
Are you a reliable, trustworthy and independent worker, adept at managing your own schedule?
Do you have great communication skills?
If you answered yes to these questions, please join the Mary's Pet Squad team! We are looking for experienced, caring, quick-thinking and active Pet Sitters to join the company. Please complete the form below and we will be in contact with you if you are a perfect fit to join the squad!
Must LOVE interacting with dogs, cats or exotic animals
Excellent communication and good people skills
Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle
Smartphone with daily internet access
18 years of age or older
Pass a background check
Here is what our clients have to say about our exceptional service:
Mary took care of my dog and cat for almost two years (until we sadly moved away). She is by far the most caring, trustworthy, and wonderful caretaker (and person, for that matter) that I have ever hired for my animals. My dog was just a puppy when Mary started taking him for walks. I worked 12 hour shifts at the time and I never had any doubt that my pup was well exercised AND loved while I was at work. She always kept me informed with text messages and pictures of her and my pup out enjoying the day! Mary goes above and beyond for all her clients. Her love of animals is palpable and truly shows in the care she gives them. She even celebrated my dog's 1st birthday with a party hat and doggy biscuit cake! She is SIMPLY. THE. BEST.
Kim, Bethesda, MD
As a person who often traveled one weekend each month, I hired Mary to look after my beloved cat, Angelo. Angelo was very attached to me, so I had to have a pet sitter whom I could count on to give my cat some TLC, individual attention, and play time. That person was Mary. Angelo bonded with Mary instantly and it gave me peace of mind knowing he was in such competent and caring hands. Angelo was also a very finicky eater so Mary understood that his dietary needs sometimes required extra effort. I would recommend Mary to anyone who wants a top quality, dependable pet caregiver.
Kathy G., Rockville, MD
My family and I were so lucky to meet Mary. We were going out of the country and were so worried about our indoor cat while we were away. Our cat, Booboo is not very social but when he met Mary he went right to her and started purring! That was awesome! While we were away Mary gave us daily reports and often pictures of Booboo. This was not only reassuring but so comforting to know that our cat was in such great care. If you are not able to physically be there for your pet, Mary is the person that you want to take care of your beloved pet .She is caring, reliable and trustworthy. I highly recommend Mary! I can’t think of anyone else for Booboo and on top of everything she watered the plants!
Francoise, Rockville, MD