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Jennifer L.

31 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

About Jennifer

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I absolutely love making new cat and dog friends and offer the utmost of care to the animals in my care when their owners are away.
Just check out my Instagram - Woof Woof NYC - to see the many animals I take care of year round.

How serious am I about my job?
So serious I have given up my apartment and begun petsitting every single day of the year! I often even do it while on vacation, as I have volunteered at the Japan Network Cat Shelter of Fukushima, Japan, as well as petsat in Lummi Island in Washington, for multiple families in Nova Scotia, as well as in Mexico!

How long have I been taking care of animals?
All my life! It began with cats and a chow chow during my childhood, spun into a role of adopting lab animals from the University of Pennsylvania's Psychology Department (where I studied undergrad), and then evolved into my first petsits watching the animals of my professors while they went away on trips.

Total amount of time I've been petsitting?
10 years!

Other Animal Care Experience
I've fostered animals in Brooklyn, been a full-time dog walker, trained puppies, and even helped a couple owners in choosing their dogs at breeders and shelters. Such an honor!

Communication with owners
Nothing brings me joy like sharing a good snapshot or video of a pup, cat, or rabbit with owners and ensuring them that not only is their pet healthy and safe, he/she is happy and having a blast with his/her active and loving petsitter. Owners can also check out my Instagram feed to see the animals I am watching.

My husband comes with me to every petsit. He works full-time as a partial owner and CTO of Final Frame, a post production company. He loves to share in the walks, snuggles, and friendship with our pets, and sometimes will take a pup along to work with him :)


Typical Day with Us
6a Wake up and go for a walk, catch the sunrise!
7a Breakfast and walk/play
12p Lunch and midday walk.
1p More playtime and a little rest
7p Dinner and a twilight stroll
10p Final pee break
Repeat, repeat, repeat = Consistent Bliss!

Begin with a Meet and Greet
All petsits start with a Meet and Greet. At this time you can provide me with all related care info, and provide keys if needed.

Please be ready to let me know your dog's…
Walk routine
Feeding routine
Medication
Dog friendly? People friendly?

Booking
All booking are done through Dog Vacay - allowing your pet to be insured while in my care!

Hurry
I book up fast so message in advance with: dates, neighborhood, and availability for a meet and greet..
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jennifer L.

31 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$22 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
31 Reviews
I would highly recommend Jennifer and her team. They are professional, flexible and GREAT with dogs. Very happy to have connected with her while living in the city and glad to know my pup, Chubs, was always well taken care of. :)
I had a vacay with Jennifer's team, Camie, and Camie was a great sitter. She sent me photo updates everyday, and was very caring. My pups enjoy staying with her!
My husband and I are VERY happy with Jennifer and her team! Our pup Edie was so relaxed when we returned from our honeymoon, and that speaks volumes since she is a hire energy girl! We had daily photos and contact, and will definitely hire her again.
Another great stay with Samantha!
I have a 10 year old cockapoo, Lizzy and 10 year old cocker spaniel, Sam. Although they are perfect and still kicking, Sam does require medicine daily and he has pretty bad vision. With that said, we decided to make a change in our usual vacation ritual of bringing the them to a host's place, by having a host stay at ours since we were going out of the country for 18 days.

Although Jenn had another reservation, Samantha ended up being our host. We had three meet and greets in total. First with Samantha (during our decision stage), Second with Samantha to go to even more details with the stay and Third with Jenn since she was our primary communication and she was going to stop by our place (she checks in on all stays)

Samantha updated us at least two or three times a day with pictures! Even though we had bad wifi and would get her messages late in some of the days, i knew that when I connected to the internet, there were going to be an update. That was number one for me. She ensured that Sam and Lizzy were walked, fed and Sam took his medicine just fine. There were many times she walked them for 30-60min! Wow, it is so nice of her to do that. She let us know all of the encounters we had with other dogs, etc. Every detail, which is what we love.

When we got home, we were very happy as the apartment was very clean. We let her eat/use anything in the kitchen/apartment.. Everything was clean and back to normal when we got back so that was appreciated!
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Thanks for being gentle and caring with my dog. Really appreciate photo updates too!
Jennifer was fantastic, and we felt completely comfortable having Lucie in her care. She is very caring and made sure to send us photos throughout Lucie's entire stay with her. We wouldn't hesitate to use her again. Highly recommended.
Jennifer was fantastic!! She watched our dog Scarlett and couldn't have been better. She was super attentive and communicative, sending pictures and updates throughout the stay. Highly recommend!
Absolutely love Jennifer! She is professional, dependable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her for visits and overnights. My dog enjoys spending time with her and the picture/video updates make my day. Thank you. :)
Cami did a great job looking after our dog Emmie. Jennifer was super easy and responsive when I was booking a sitter, and she had multiple different sitters when one was just booked.
Cami stayed in our place for almost a week and the place was spotless when we got back. Emmie loved Cami and we would not hesitate to rebook with her.
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I am a little neurotic when it comes to my dogs so the idea of having them stay in someone else's apartment (or a kennel) freaks me out. I usually have family stay at my apartment when I'm gone so when a last minute trip came up and nobody I knew was available to pet-sit I reached out to Jennifer and I'm so glad that I did! She set me up with Jim, one of her trusted pet-sitters, and he was amazing! When I became sick on my trip and couldn't fly home as scheduled, I worked with Jim and Jennifer to add an extra day to my reservation and they were both so helpful in making sure my dogs were cared for. My apartment was clean when I got home and my dogs were happy and healthy. Can't ask for better than that!
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This is my second time using Jennifer to stay with KoKo. I was more than pleased. I will definitely use her again.

KoKo loved her, at about 4:30pm he has been sitting and watching the door. This must have been the time she stopped by.

I especially enjoyed the daily pictures and comments.

Jennifer stayed in my home for 8 days and left it as she found it.

She did a great job. I have a happy dog.
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Jennifer is amazing! She loved all 3 of our babies and let us have a relaxing weekend away!! Tku for all the updates and pictures! We will definitely be in touch :-)
It's always tough to find a dog sitter that you can trust and that your dogs will like. When I first met Jennifer she was so comfortable with our pups, Chloe and Callie, and was eager to learn about their behaviors, habits and daily schedules. She is very accommodating and personable. She didn't have any hesitations about approaching the pups and she was very patient with our one pup who is known to be a bit of a grump towards strangers. After our meet and greet, I felt confident that Jennifer would be able to take care of them with love and kindness.

Jennifer stayed at my home for four nights to care of them. During this time, Jennifer sent daily picture and video updates (which I absolutely loved). I knew that the pups were in good hands and was able to enjoy my vacation without any worries. She kept the home spotless and the pups thoroughly enjoyed her company.

I can't thank Jennifer enough for doing such a great job (I had some bad experiences with various sitters). I highly recommend that you hire her. You won't regret it!
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Jennifer was a great host for Dillon and left my place clean as well. It's great to travel with no worries knowing is in great hands!
Jennifer was the perfect sitter for Tira, all in the comfort of our apartment for 9 nights. As this was the first time we had someone stay over we were a little nervous on the logistics. Jennifer was very organized and so easy to work with, from the meet-and-greet which she came over to our place to get to know our pup and her quirks, to coordinating keys drop-off, leading all the way up to us going on our vacation.

We've had some horrific sitter experiences in the past where we're worrying for days anticipating to hear how our pup was doing. This was certainly not something we had to worry about. Jennifer provided us the peace of mind we needed when we traveled. We received so many updates and great pictures throughout our time away and truly appreciated her responsiveness.

Tira clearly had a wonderful time snuggling in with Jennifer while we were away. We could not have asked for someone better to care for for our pup. We highly recommend her services to anyone and will be repeat customers for sure!

Thanks again Jennifer for your AMAZING dogsitting abilities!
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Jennifer was wonderful. Took great care of the apartment and our very active dog, including long walks and runs! She made us feel very comfortable by sending lots of photo updates and responding quickly to all our questions.
Jennifer and Geoff were great at connecting, meeting n greeting, and taking care of Ollie over the start of the new year. Thanks guys!
Jennifer stayed at our apt. with our dog for 6 nights over the holidays and it could not have been a better experience. She was in touch before, during and after her stay to ensure everything went great. Our apartment looked great after she left and was very clean. She left us pictures daily (any usually twice daily) which was very appreciated. You can't beat the service she provided.

We will definitely use Jennifer again for dog-sitting services.
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Jennifer did a great job with her first stay with our dog. Clean, responsive and came back to a happy pup. Have already booked again!
Jennifer stayed with my dog and cat over Thanksgiving. When I got home, both pets were content and relaxed.
Jennifer provided regular updates and photos so I knew they were being taken care of.
I found Jennifer to be buttoned up, very responsive and responsible. I will definitely be using her services again.
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Jennifer was great! She sent regular updates and some pictures. When we got back the dogs were so happy. It was like we had never been gone. Everything was clean and in order. We will definitely book with Jennifer again in the future.
Jennifer was definitely a great sitter and took awesome care of my one year old shiba. She sent daily pics of my pup and left my apt as clean as when i left, I would recommend her to anyone looking for a pro sitter!
Jennifer took great care of our two needy, aging doggies including daily med dosing of pills and eye drops. She sent us several photos during our trip and it was clear that they were well loved in our absence. Will def. reserve her again!

Also, she left our apartment SPOTLESS and even did the laundry. That service goes above and beyond in a dog sitter!
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Jennifer dog sat my pup in my apartment for a week. I met with her first and she was very kind and attentive to my dog and my instructions about her care. She sent me occasional text message updates while I was gone - which was really nice. When I came home my dog seemed happy and healthy - which I am appreciative of - and is the most important thing to me. Unfortunately the apartment itself was left dirtier than I am okay with - so that was disappointing - and the reason I have only left 3 stars. I think Jennifer is a good animal caretaker, and a kind person - maybe just needs to be more mindful of leaving the living space in the same state of cleanliness as it was found in. And perhaps I am not cut out for having people dog sit in my own apartment:)
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This was the second time Jennifer has watched my doggie. Once again, I returned to find her happy, healthy, and relaxed. Highly recommended!
Terrific! Lots of updates and a very happy puppy!
Jen was a great sitter for our pup! She was very responsive during the planning phases and sent us updates & photos throughout the weekend. Emme came home sufficiently tired out from all the playing. :) We would definitely book with Jen again!
Jennifer was responsive, organized, and made me feel at ease leaving my pup in her care. She managed slightly complicated logistics perfectly. Her calm demeanor with my somewhat nervous pup made it clear that she is great with dogs.
When I returned my dog was happy and in good spirits. I will be a repeat customer. Thank you Jennifer!
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Jennifer was such a great sitter and our dog seemed very happy in all the pictures and text updates. She is very personable and accomodating and our apartment was clean when we returned. We will definitely be using Jennifer again!
Jennifer went above and beyond what a dog sitter needs to do. I didn't worry for a minute about the well-being of my pup. When we got home from vacation he looked like he was the one who was well-rested.
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