Bear & Max's Pet Services LLC

College Park, MD

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Because I treat all my clients pets like my own. I'm dependable and willing to go the extra mile to provide great care for your pets

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The best part of my job is the joy we see when your pet sees us driving up the driveway. They know we are coming to take good care of them.


College Park, MD 20740

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18 Reviews
  • Tina F. Mar 25, 2016
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Mark was kind enough to help us out at the very last minute. He set out mind at ease and took great care of our three shepherds!
  • Emily S. Jul 6, 2015
    Pet Care
    Verified Review
    Mark is extremely professional and knowledgeable about dogs. He was readily available to do a meet and greet with my pup and me. He has owned dogs for many years and I look forward to using his services. It is rare to find a guy like Mark! So thankful!
  • Chris D. May 21, 2015
    Mark walks our three dogs 3 to 5 weekdays each week for the past few years. He's reliable and very flexible. We often have to shift the schedule around and he just rolls with it. Our dogs love Mark and Mark loves our dogs. That's not hyperbole, it's the truth and one of them is a German Shepherd. Anyone who knows about German Shepherds knows that they don't give it away. They make you earn it. But she warmed up to Mark almost right away. We also have a Golden Retriever and a Cattle Dog mix and they all just think Mark is the cat's pajamas. My wife and I hold Mark in as high esteem as our dogs. I would recommend his services to anyone.
  • Sondra D. Mar 14, 2015
    Mark is know as "Uncle Mark" to my two Chihuahuas. (One an service dog and the other used to be a shy little girl) He has cared for one or the other everyday while I am at work. Mark is flexible, friendly, loyal to his clients, and VERY professional. Both my dogs have benefited from spending time with Mark! Xena who was shy and timid is now playful and loving. The care I have seen him give to all of his clients astonishes me. My service dog's face lights up when he sees Mark as we stop to pick up Xena. I can't imagine life before Bear & Max's Pet Services. I have recommended Mark to my friends. Bear & Max's Pet Services is where the safe, happy and healthy dogs go!
  • Marie C. Jan 20, 2015
    Mark "babysat" our dog while we traveled. Wow--what a great experience. Mark LOVES dogs and is super enthused to be near them. Our dog had a great time and was very happy when we returned. Mark was responsive, fun, and soooo dependable. We will use him a lot as we travel.
  • Geoffrey G. Jan 6, 2015
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
  • Shari H. Nov 20, 2014
    We have worked with Mark since January 2013. We are voluntary puppy raisers for a non-profit organization, so we have guidelines to follow for the pups-in-training. Mark took the time to meet with us to learn about these guidelines to keep the training consistent. He is always supportive and excited to meet the different pups that come through our house. Plus, our work schedules change from week to week, and he is incredibly flexible, accommodating, and responsive to our needs!
    Mark H. Nov 22, 2014

    Thanks Shari...I am always excited when you call me to take care of your babies...You know how I LOVE my Labs...

  • Talia K. Aug 8, 2014
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    He is always available and flexible. Seems to really care about the well-being of the dog.
    Mark H. Dec 31, 2014

    I do care about the pets in my care .. They are ALL my babies for a few hours of their lives... I love them ALL...

  • Sarah K. Jul 29, 2014
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    Mark has been a great dog-walker. He's reliable and well-priced.
  • Sarah C. Jun 27, 2014
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    Mark is great! Reliable and communicative. I am a helicopter dog-owner and Mark left me notes each day about how the walk went. He also was able to come on short notice once or twice.
  • Jody K. Apr 18, 2014
    Mark H. Apr 18, 2014

    Thanks Jo.. we love u guys and the doggies

  • Louis A. Apr 1, 2014
    I work some really crazy hours and he"ll be there at a drop of a hat, and my dog loves him, iv seen him treat my dog with love and very happy with his service and great rates.
    Mark H. Apr 18, 2014

    Thanks Louis.. i always love taking care of Rusty.. he's such a sweet dog...and your a great friend and client...

  • Rochel K. Apr 1, 2014
    Mark H. Apr 18, 2014

    Thanks Rochel.. we always look forward to taking care of your kitties while your out of town.. Take care

  • Tammara S. Mar 14, 2014
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    I have been a customer for just over a month now. I am very pleased with the service they have provided to me so far. The walks have been on time as scheduled and a report left for me as far as what service was provided to my dog and his behavior. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a reliable dog walking service.
    Mark H. Apr 18, 2014

    Thanks Tammara.. we love taking care of your baby .. he is a great dog

  • John W. Nov 22, 2011
    Verified Review
  • Karla K. Apr 15, 2011
    Mark has been dog sitting for our 2 dogs for several years now, and he is absolutely wonderful! My dogs love him and I never worry that they are not being well taken care of when we are away. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone looking for quality and affordable dog care.
  • Pam T. Apr 2, 2011
    Mark is an amazing dog walker. He took care of our dog during her recovery from knee surgery and we couldn't have done it with out him. Our dog always looked forward to being walked by Mark and I would reccomend him to anyone.
  • Sherre W. Apr 1, 2011
    Thank goodness for Mark and his very professional/caring Pet Service business. He has take such good care of my two Pups, BuddyBoy and PepperPot and I never have to worry about them when I can't get home in time to walk/feed them at a reasonable time. I highly recommend him to everyone. He is trustworthy, dependable, and very gentle with my Pups.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Nope... My pricing depends totally on my clients budget...
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read everything I can about animals, mostly dogs on the internet.. I took the Pet Tech First Aid and CPR class in 2013 to learn about taking care of my fur babies...
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Back in 1998 there were not a lot of pet sitters around. We could not find a dependable person to take care of our 140 lb Lab/Chesapeake retriever Bear. I decided there was a market for someone like me and started the company after working for another pet sitter..
What types of customers have you worked with?
We travel to our clients homes to walk their dogs or take care of their other pets. Our walks are 25-30 minutes with play time after we get back home. A short massage to loosen tight muscles. Bowls are washed and cleaned, and fresh water is provided. Food and medications are all part of our job as well. We will also water plants, bring in the mail and newspapers while your away. From College Park to Takoma Park. Wheaton to Cheverly, Bear and Max's Pet Services LLC is here 24/7 to take care of your furry babies..
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If your in the market to hire a professional pet sitter you should make sure that they are bonded and in sured for your protection and your pets.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That I am a US Navy Veteran.. I served 8 years in the Navy...three of them on the U.S.S Saratoga aircraft carrier with over 6000 crew, 40 F-4 Phantoms. I loved it.