Welcome to Our Big Happy Pet Family!

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Dog Walking

Whether it’s a casual stroll or a vigorous outing, your dogs will enjoy our custom tailored walks and dog hikes.  A perfect solution for your long work days, and a great add-on for vacation trips.   Ask about our Dog Hikes!

Pet Sitting

Our Award Winning pet sitting is the perfect solution for your furry kids, who deserve the absolute best pampering and care. Your pets remain in their own home, and we visit them as many times each day as you require.


For your convenience, we offer easy scheduling for your dog and cat care services. Please call, email or use our schedule to make reservations.

Around Town Hound Pet Care Service provides pet sitting and dog walking service in South Asheville and Arden, NC. Our Services include customized Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Hikes and In-Hotel Pet Care.  Whether it’s caring for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Small Pets or Chickens, you have come to the right place for loving, customized, dependable pet care.

“Maripage is a true professional. Thorough in getting to know our pets and our needs. Caring and compassionate. We had never used an in-home service before, but she exceeded our expectations. Maripage takes away all the guilt of leaving our pets at home because we know they enjoy her so much!”  J.O., Brotha Jones & Marlee

Thank you for choosing Around Town Hound Pet Care Service! 

Hello! I’m Maripage Grubic, owner and primary pet sitter at Around Town Hound Pet Care Service.

Thank you for choosing us to care for your furry kids. Asheville Pet Sitter Maripage Grubic with her dogs.

To me, pet sitting for your furry family members is so much more than just taking your dog for a walk or cleaning the cat’s litter box. It’s about caring for your pet’s well-being and building a relationship with them and you. It means making a connection with your pets and developing a relationship, so they feel comfortable, like they are spending time with a member of their family. It means helping you and your pets have a great life together and providing you with the comfort of knowing your beloved pets and home are safe and well cared for.

In my years of pet sitting, I have learned that no two pets or households are the same.  The things your pet needs most, and what keeps them happiest when you’re away, doesn’t always fit into a standard visit. Around Town Hound Pet Care Service customizes each pet visit to best suit your pet’s unique requirements.

I welcome you to call me with any questions you have about pet sitting, dog walking & exercise sessions, dog hikes or cat sitting services. We will discuss your pet’s needs and come up with a the best plan for their care.

I look forward to caring for your furry family members soon!

~ Maripage

Why Choose Around Town Hound Pet Care Service?

  • Excellent Reviews and Client Recommendations. Check out our Google reviews!
  • Award Winning Service: Best of WNC 2015 & 2016
  • Customized Service to meet your pet’s individual requirements
  • Insured & Bonded through Mourer Foster Insurance.
  • Background checked by AcuTraq
  • Pet Tech Pet First Aid & CPR Trained
  • Experienced with administering medications
  • Experienced with managing multi-pet families
  • Available year round and all Holidays.
  • Providing trusted pet care service in South Asheville & Arden since 2011.

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