365 New Orleans: MaryMac’s Doggie Retreat


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MaryMac’s Doggie Retreat was founded by Courtney McWilliams in 2015 to give pet parents an alternative option for dog boarding and pet sitting. We focus on reducing anxiety and depression in your dog as we understand how hard it can be to find adequate care for them.

We understand that your dog is like your child, because we have dogs, too. As pet parents, we know what works best for our dogs and what does not work. For many dogs, they are not comfortable in large group settings. Sometimes your dog will display agitation, aggression or isolation. This is why we focus on caring for your dog in smaller group settings. This method allows your dog to flourish. We will help your dog develop their social skills, reduce their anxiety, and depression and build their confidence.


1. What products and services do you offer? 

I make all-natural, organic dog treats with CBD oil. There are two flavors – pumpkin and peanut butter. I can’t have dogs in the house when I start making them because they just go nuts! They love them!

I also specialize in boarding and petsitting dogs that have anxiety issues. I do have planned activities. We dance, arts and crafts, and there is an obstacle course. This way they are stimulated.

Everything was done based on the needs I had for my own dog.


2. How long have you been in business? 



3. How do people find you online? 

marymacsdoggieretreat.com, Facebook, and Instagram @mm_doggieretreat


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

The bridal pawty that I offer. Lots of couples want their dog to be a part of their special day, but don’t know how to handle it. We do grooming, clothing, pickup, and will whisk them away after photos. This way your family isn’t responsible for watching your pooch when they want to have a good time too. You may only need your pet there for an hour. That’s where I come in. We can handle all of those details and take care of them while you enjoy your day.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

Every day you will get a behavioral report when they stay with me. I send photos and videos so you know they are ok.

All of the treats are 5 ingredients or less.

If your dog won’t walk down the aisle, we have little wagons to pull them.

We provide extra value when you add our Enrichment Activities to your dog’s Pawty Package. Enrichment Activities are tailored to your dog’s needs, temperament, and behaviors. Art Projects, Freestyle, Nose Play, Fun Games and Obstacle Courses, and all Enrichment Activity we offer that follow our philosophy of individualized attention and smaller playgroups.

When you come over to drop off your dog, I have easy jazz music playing and jasmine aromatherapy. It’s the little things that can help put them at ease.

The majority of my clients are out of town visitors. Your pet can go on vacation too!


Contact Courtney directly at mmdoggieretreat@gmail.com


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