pet care with love!

About mary's pet squad

Dog Walks, Dog Walking, Pet Sitting, Cats, Reptiles, Professional, Pug, Golden Retriever
Pet Sitters International Member
Pet Sitters Associates Insurance Member
PUPS Pet Sitters Member

Why choose Mary's Pet Squad?

Mary's Pet Squad LLC is a bonded and insured Professional Pet Sitting Company in Bethesda, Maryland that is meticulous with your pet care needs. Offering Dog Walks, In Home Pet Care, Vacation Overnight Care, Boarding and more, there will be no more worrying about your loved one while you are out because your pet will be loved as one of our family- one of our squad! We will send you a text or email after each visit to update you on their well-being. We'll even send a picture every now and then, because who doesn't love adorable pictures of their pets?! 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 has spent her life in love with animals of all kinds, breeds, shapes and sizes! Raised in Darnestown, Maryland with dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, turtles and even mice, she always considered pets to be one of the family. She has worked exclusively in the pet care industry since 2012. In addition, she has experience in positions of customer care since the age of ten. With a lifetime of preparation, she is ecstatic to realize her dream of operating her own pet care company! She currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, Ben, and their very silly cat, George Bailey. 

Service Area

We are currently able to serve the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Silver Spring and close surrounding NW D.C. neighborhoods. If you live outside of these areas, please contact us with your information to discuss our availability. 

Client Referral Program

I would be honored and grateful if current clients referred Mary's Pet Squad to family, friends and neighbors that are in need of pet care services. 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, Golden Retriever

Dog Walks: All dogs need an exercise break during the work day! We will tailor 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!

  • $19 for 15-minutes
  • $23 for 30-minutes
  • $35 for 45-minutes
  • $5 per additional dog

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 or 3 15-minute walks throughout the day to help prevent accidents. Please contact us to discuss your puppy's individual needs so that we can tailor the perfect plan to you!  

*Discounts offered for regular service. Please inquire! 

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 is 25-minutes long and includes services such as feeding, litter box/cage/terrarium cleanup, water refreshening, light cleaning, and play time. We will also complimentarily bring in your mail, newspaper and packages, water any plants, and make sure to rotate lights in your home should it be necessary. 

  • $23 for 30-minutes
  • $5 per additional pet
  • Administering vitamins or medications is complimentary

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 15-minute mid-day dog walk.

  • $100 per night
  • $5 per additional pet
Pet Sitting, Cats, Pet, Care

Pet Sitting, Dogs, Cats

Boarding: Does your pet enjoy sleepovers? We offer vacation boarding within a sitter's private home! 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.

  • $60 per night
  • Only one pet at a time
  • $15 each way for pick-up and-drop off, if required by sitter

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! 

Name *

Telephone or direct email works, too! Reach us at:

(240) 630-1139 


Mary's Pet Squad, Bethesda, Dog Walk, Cat Care, Reptile, Bird, Pet Sitting
Pug, Pet Sitting, Professional Pet Care, Pet Care, Dog Walking


Professional Dog Walker

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

Your Name *
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Mobile Phone # *
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Are You Over The Age Of 18? *
What Positions Are You Interested In? *
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What Is Your Availability? *
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What Regions Will You Take Work In? *
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Do You Have A Reliable, Insured Vehicle AND A Smartphone With Internet Access? *



Here is what our clients have to say about our exceptional service:

Golden Retriever, Dog, Pet Sitting, Pet Care, Dog Walking, Bethesda, Maryland


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

Cat, Cat Care, pet sitting, Bethesda, Maryland, Dog Walks


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

Cats, Cat, Pet Care, Pet Sitting, Bethesda, Maryland


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


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