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Janine O.
Massillon, OH 44646
152 Reviews
46 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Janine's Resident Pets

14 yr 8 mo old

Janine's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Janine

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please take the time to read my "IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE" below. Thank you!
We have made a dog friendly home in order to give your best friend the most positive experience possible while being out of his/her own home environment. There is a dog door that leads to a deck and a small, secure backyard with a privacy fence. Indoors offers plenty of comfy places to rest and to enjoy the outdoor scenery. Fresh water is available throughout the house and vet approved treats - usually homemade - may be provided. There will be plenty of TLC and fun dog activities.

Walks in the neighborhood, at Sippo Lake Park, or a few semi-private or private places may add to your dog's enjoyment. For added safety I use a BatziBelt with a harness on any car rides. You can be assured of responsible dog care and respect for your wishes and your dog's needs.

Although I can not fairly say 'Yes' to 24/7 supervision that may just be the case. Regardless, there will be no lengthy unattended periods. Please know that there will be 24/7 supervision if my boarding situation demands it.

I offer extended stay discounts (nine or more overnights) and multiple dog family discounts.

DogVacay provides such a great service for dogs and their people and I am very happy to be a part of it all! I look forward to the win-win -- I get to have another dog (or dogs) around while giving you peace of mind.

Unfortunately, my dog had an injury that requires us to refrain from taking in medium to large dogs who may jump on him. I hate to turn down some dogs who may want to play jump, however, it is necessary.

I am often booked (or have pending bookings that will not show), however, at times I may be able to override a booked status and open up a spot for your dog! You will need to ask for a custom quote. Multiple dog families will always need to ask for a custom quote.

Although I do understand an accident when a dog is in unfamiliar surroundings - beyond that - please, please, please only thoroughly housebroken dogs (exception for dogs who need to use doggy diapers or belly bands).

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Janine O.
Massillon, OH 44646
152 Reviews
46 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janine's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$9 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
152 Reviews
Janine and Chevy are our fav's! Robbie has stayed here fairly often, and his heart rises up when we get within two blocks of their house. He hogs Chevy's bed, eats Janine's homemade treats, and loves all the company. We love these guys.
I would highly recommend This host for your pet's stay. My dog doesn't like to be away from home, but Janine and her husband took my Sophie into their home and treated her as their own pet. Janine sent pictures and messages while I was away to keep me informed of Sophie's week away from home and I was worry-free knowing that she was in great hands!
Janine is the cream of the crop. Best of the best. She really cares and she truly thinks about everything. There is simply no comparison to her level of skill, heart, and responsibility. I'd trust her with my life- and my babies' lives.
Janine was fantastic and I highly recommend her! She is truly passionate about dogs and goes out of her way to make sure they feel comfortable while in her care. She sent me pictures and updates about my dog every day while I was on my trip and for that, I was very grateful. I know my dog was in good hands with her, her husband, and Chevy. She is a wonderful person and I will definitely be booking again with her!
wow! cricket had a ball. friends to play with, loveing humans to feed and care about her , great place, and super people who care about all under their care. I highly recommend Janine
Janine was the greatest! This was our first time leave our dog, and we were hesitant about trying someone we didn't know, but after meeting Janine she put out minds at ease. She updated us daily and sent us pictures, which made us feel better knowing she was in such caring and good hands. Our dog loved playing with the other dogs and being outside so often. We would highly recommend Janine!
What an awesome experience for not only our little Winnie, but for us as well. My wife is a fretter but was able to relax after meeting Janine and seeing how great she was with Winnie. We had a great weekend and Janine kept us posted on how things were going. Janine does a great job with the dogs and we couldn't be happier. We will definately use her services every time we have to go somewhere. We would recommend her services to anyone who wants a safe loving home for their pet to stay while they are away.
As always, Polly Buttons was so happy to see Janine again. Thanks, Janine!
Janine was fabulous! Our plans for a friend to help watch our dog fell through at the last minute. The night before we left for vacation, friends of ours mentioned Janine and how pleased they were with her and what a great experience it was. We contacted her in the morning, and thankfully, she had an opening starting the next day. I usually drive 7.5 hours to leave my dog with my sister when we travel...not anymore! If she has an opening, that's where my dog will be. Thank you, Janine!
We left Bailey with Janine and Tim for almost four weeks and we received pics and updates every day. This was Bailey's fourth visit and we cannot thank you and Tim enough for making our vacation and Bailey's so wonderful. We will continue to plan our vacations around Janine's schedule. WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC AND REASSURING.
Our dogs even get a Grandma when they're at Janine's :)
Ollie had a great time as usual - treated as one of the family. Thanks Janine and Tim!!
Janine was super, as usual.
Janine is by far the best, most agreeable, flexible,understanding (second "parents") to our pets there ever was!!!!! And they Love to go there
Janine and her family always takes great care of Maxie and Mia. I am very comfortable leaving them with her.
Janine was great. worked around our schedule to make sure that Bailey felt right at home.
Robbie gets very nervous when he senses travel, but by now, I can just say, "Janine," and he relaxes. He loves Janine and Chevy, and this time, he loved the Schnauzer that was there, too. Janine is just the best!
we would want all to know that when you leave your dog with Janine, they will be as well taken care of better then home. she TRUELY cares for all dogs.
As always Janine was wonderful with Sara and I knew she was in good hands which gives me piece of mind. Can not say enough good things about Janine she is the best along with Chevy they are a great the team!!
As usual Janine was great with Rusty. Am so glad to have found her. Rusty gets excited when we turn on her street, which makes leaving him so much easier.
Excellent care. Janine did a great job spoiling my dog. He misses the doggy door.
Great job, as usual!
Excellent Excellent Janine is very knowledgeable and experienced! Even when unexpected challenges arise, Janine handles the situation professionally and thoroughly. We always know that our Rocky is in the best care. !!
Thanks Janine!!!! Amos
Janine is an amazing dog sitter! She is so loving and treats my dog like she's one of her own. She has multiple safety measures in place which makes me feel extremely comfortable leaving Betta with her. Janine also allows your dog to have a similar routine to whatever you already have in place at home so the dogs feel like her house is a second home. She is absolutely the best and I trust her completely with my dog!
Rusty has stayed with Janine several times and she consistently provides him with fantastic care. Will definitely use her again.
We've known Janine for years so we already knew her compassion for animals is the real thing. Have no reservations about leaving your kids with her. She treats them like family and the communication is top notch!
Our Teddy has found a second home with Janine. Separation anxiety from the first moment we got him was sometimes extreme. Teddy actually scratches at the door to get into Janine's home for his visits! Thank you Janine and Tim for taking such good care of our boy!
Janine was wonderful as always! As our pup grows up, he is building a bond with her. She even taught him a new trick! Thank you for everything.
Our Teddy comes home happy to be home but he is well cared for calm and we know he's well taken care of.
Our dog Champ absolutely loves spending time with Janine and her dog Chevy. Champ came home happy and we appreciated the daily updates.
Once again Heidy had a wonderful vacay with Janine, Tim, and Chevy. She seems to love going there, and I am relaxed being away from her knowing she is receiving great care.
Janine is such an attentive, caring, sweet, loving and kind doggie sitter! Pippin was so happy and well cared for-the daily pictures and updates meant so much to us!!! We have printed all of the pictures and are putting together an album of his amazing DogVacay-Janine is more than a doggie sitter , she is a great friend that we were lucky enough to meet!
Janine was wonderful to Sara who is 15 and blind. Janine is a very special person with a very kind heart. Janine gave me peace of mind while on vacation. There are no words I can say how blessed I feel to find Janine who took Sara in her home and made Sara feel loved and cared for.
Rob had an absolutely marvelous time, as always. Janine is the best.
Janine was wonderful! From the visit to the paper work to the stay, she was professional and kind. She showed me all the safety precautions she takes to keep the dogs with her safe and secure. Janine sent me pictures everyday so I could see my pup happy and enjoying herself. I will definitely recommend Janine to friends and family!
Excellent care! Our pup is young and he did so well. Janine is very caring. She kept us updated especially since it was his first time. So glad Rocky enjoyed it and he came home exhausted after playing with the other dogs.
I have no qualms about leaving Maxie and Mia, my little Yorkie Bichons with Janine. I know that they are cared for as if they were her own. Maxie and Mia really like it there and are happy to see her. Sadly (LOL) EVERYONE who uses Dog Vacay with Janine feels the same way and she is frequently booked up. I try to book as far ahead as I can.
We enjoyed our daughters graduation from College. While our Lilly was having fun on her Dog Vacay with her friends once again. We know she is taken care of and we have now worries at all. Thanks Janine, Tim and Chevy.
Just like our first stay it was the GREAT! So glad we found Janine and Dog Vacay. We would not want to leave Lilly with anyone else. Her and Tim and Chevy were wonderful once again. Thank you!
Janine is the only one other than family to ever care for Our Savannah! !!
This is one of many great stays we have had with Janine. Rob now knows where she lives and gets excited from the time we get five blocks away. He loves her and her whole pack--and who doesn't. She is just the most caring, conscientious sitter. We love her and her whole pack: Tim, Chevy, and the other dogs she sits.
Janines daily pictures and cute captions are priceless, never felt so good about leaving our girls anywhere as we do with her
Our Border Collie, ViVi, recently visited with Janine for a week and we simply cannot say enough about the excellent care, love and attention that she received. Thank You So Much, Janine!! You give us such peace of mind and we LOVE the pics you send us :)) It is wonderful to see our sweet girl having such a fun time! Gratefully, Joyce and Tom Bair
Robbie had such a great time! Before coming home, he got a walk with Chevy (Janine's dog) at Sippo. He was so happy and relaxed when he returned. He loves going to Janine's, and I love not worrying about him while I am gone.
Once again, Polly Buttons had a wonderful time with Janine! She is home happy and healthy. We really appreciate the daily updates Janine sends us.
Always...Always a job well done!!!! Thank You-Janine
Heidi and Bergen had a wonderful time, and we felt very comfortable they were in good hands. The daily updates (pictures) were priceless. They can't wait to go back!
Terrific, as always.
I have 2 very tired, happy pets who had a wonderful time at Janine's. Loved the picture updates while we were gone!
Excellent Job! Thank You Janine
This was a quick overnight, but Rob has now learned Janine's name and her dog's, so all I have to do is say it, and he is off and into the car. These are very good people, incredibly conscientious and attentive, as always.
Janine is the best. I think Heidy really likes to be there. I am completely at ease leaving my dog with her.
In my 35 years of dogs and dog sitters, I have found Janine to be the most conscientious, sweetest sitter I've employed. Robbie gets very nervous when he sees my suitcase, but as soon as we arrive at Janine's, he tears away from me and runs to her back door and down the steps to the backyard, which he loves. Chevy is a sweet dog, and Rob loves being with him. Janine's concerns about dog health and safety really mirror mine, and she applauds with the special food I make for Rob, even though it means refrigeration for her. She's been incredibly accommodating in a recent family emergency, when her husband stepped in. She is just the best.
Foxy's visit was great as usual. As we got close to the house Foxy started whining with anticipation. She ran in the house & made herself at home! Foxy loves staying at Janine's house.
Foxy's stay with Janine was awesome! She feels like a part of the family when she stays there. I never have to worry about Foxy. Janine texts me frequently with pictures and updates!!
Janine-Thank You for the great time XXXOOO Amos
as always the stay was super. cricket gets excited when we pull up to the house. she is as relaxed as if she was home.
Our dog isn't usually comfortable with new people right away, but it was clear that she was comfortable and having fun at Janine's home! Going away was much easier knowing our furry child was in good hands! Loved the texted photos too .... my kids loved seeing those!
Janine is very understanding of my puppies' behavior. At 8 months of age they need a mindful eye and guidance. She showed me that she has both! I know that they are in good hands with her :)
Thanks Janine for my babies wonderful stay as usual!! They love the home made treats I need the recipe. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you! I can leave for my mini vacations and not worry that they are ok. You are a treasure, (that's from Georgia and Coco :)
Absolutely GREAT!
Sara my 14year old dog could not have been in any better care then with Janine she took Sara in her home and made her part of her family. I can not say enough good things of how Janine cared for Sara. Janine did a wonderful job with Sara!!!
As usual Janine did a wonderful job taking care of Rusty, the wonder dog!
Janine is just the BEST. She has been so helpful in booking when I have trouble with the website, she has accommodated our crazy schedule, and most of all and most important of all, she is just great with dogs. Robbie loves it there.
Janine was absolutely fantastic. We could not have asked for a better dog watcher. Our Rusty definitely could not have been taken care of any better than with her. The daily texts and pictures were a real treat during our 2week trip.
Janine has kept my dog 3 times. She treats him like her own. He goes crazy when I say "you want to go see Janine'. Just love her service.
Sparky's "home away from home" is Janine's. He loves being there and I love it because I have total peace of mind about his care and well-being. I could not ask for anything better for my 13 year-old Jack Russell.
Janine was great with Harley! She kept me updated daily as to how Harley was doing. She is very devoted to the care of her guests. I highly recommend Janine.
Even though I was nervous about leaving my dog Heidy for the first time for 4 days, Janine made it so much easier. I loved the daily photos she sent which reassured me that she was getting the best care. I will definitely use her services again.
Champ came home tired and happy! He had a great time with his good buddy Chevy (Janine's dog). We are so thankful that Janine has made her house feel like Champ's home away from home.
Janine and Tim took great care of Maxi and Mia as usual. She sent some really cute pictures. Because we were out of the country and couldn't use our phone, she had to work hard to get them sent to us.Though I hate having to leave them, I know they are happy and well-cared for.
Janine was very attentive and loving to our Brutus. It put our mind at ease to leave him in such competent care. She truely cares.
Janine gets 5 PAWS. We have been to Janine's several times, but this was the first time we left our dog for four days. I felt confident that all would be well, and it was. Buddy was not stressed when we left him or when we returned. He feels completely at home with Janine following her around upstairs and downstairs as he does with me. Janine sent cute pictures and notes throughout the visit. These reminders kept him "with us" even when he was not. Janine welcomes Buddy into her home and dotes on him as if he were her own dog (Chevy - who gets along beautifully with Buddy). We go out of our way (30 miles) for Buddy to be with Janine.
Our Shih Tzu Cricket enjoyed her vacation as much
as we did! This was her 2nd visit and was made to
feel as comfortable and at home as before. Her prior doggy greet & meets helped her know other
Vacay doggies and they played and romped freely.
Great yard to play in and safe, had no problems with eating, plenty of water and fun places to hang
out or look out the windows. Vacay host kept in
touch every day with updates and pictures of her
sleeping, playing or just being Cricket. Very clean
home and loving family...recommend highly!
I am very pleased to report that our, Blind, 8#, chocolate toy poodle was treated like royalty from the morning We dropped Her off until We picked Her up Sunday evening. We received text messages and photos from Janine on a regular basis. Since this is the first time She has ever been with someone besides our Daughter, We were very concerned, however She was treated very special which is what we wanted.
I have left Bailey with Janine before, but never for a whole week. Even though we missed him very much I was extremely comfortable leaving him with Janine. The texts and pictures sent during the day helped us miss him a little less. Bailey loves going and playing with all his buddies! I want to recommend Janine 100%!
Fantastic. We got updates and pictures everyday. Our dog Griffey thought he was on doggie vacation.
Kosar had yet another wonderful stay with Janine, Chevy and her family! He is currently passed out next to me on the couch and exhausted from all of the fun he must of had!!! Kosar can't wait to see you again in July!!! Thanks Janine- Danielle & Jimmy
We could not have been more pleased and satisfied with Sadie's stay at Janine's house. Our Sadie is a 14 year old Golden Retreiver so we were unsure how she would do, but with Janine's care she was obviously very comfortable. Janine sent us pictures daily so we could see Sadie, we will definitely use her again.
As usual Janine did a great job of taking care of Maxie and Mia. I was worried because they were there longer than usual, but Janine made sure they were happy and adjusted to their new surroundings. She sent me numerous pics and texts so I was never wondering how they were doing. I don't think I will worry as much when I leave them for another week in July.
Polly Buttons' vacation with Janine was once again an awesome experience! Personalized care, daily updates, and a happy, healthy dog - couldn't ask for more!
As always our dog had a great time at Janine's! I love getting the updates and pictures even if we're gone just for the day. He comes home tired because he's had so much fun with the other dogs! I always know he's in good hands when he's on his dogvacay!
As Always an EXCELLENT Job Thank You Janine
Happy Pup - Happy Owner :)
This was our first time ever using Dog Vacay and leaving our 15 month old with someone else, Ever! It was an awesome experience! Janine made that experience that much better! She made it so simple and enjoyable even though our plans were up in the air! Rigby had a great time at her home and felt like part of her family! She shared photos with me throughout his stay which also helped me with his "Vacay"! She is am excellent caregiver -and we were able to enjoy our time away from Rigby with no worries! I hope I can find clones of her throughout the US when we are traveling and need a safe place for Rigby!
Janine is the greatest. I just left Rob with her for a week, and while it nearly killed ME, Rob had a great time. She's very conscientious, very hard-working. Just love having her as a dog sitter.
Rocco had a great experience, Janine kept us up to date on our puppy! Highly recommend her!
They are the best we've ever had. Bar none.
this was our first time using DOG VACAY, it was super . the host was very professional, our dog loved it ,and her care was as good as she has it home, if not better. we have no other pets so she had play mates. I would highly recommend Janine O. she kept us up date on our pets progress. we loved keeping in touch.
Teddy runs into the house like he's on a play date. What more can I say.
Janine was absolutely awesome with our dog, Champ! the daily updates were great and we knew that Champ was in good hands.
This was our first time using DogVacay and we couldn't have asked for a better host than Janine! Unlike her stays at a kennel, Polly Buttons came home happy and healthy. Janine cared for her as she would for her own dog - she even let Polly sleep with her at night. We received daily updates and pictures and had no worries about her. Janine is extremely thorough about finding out each dog's likes, dislikes, and routines and does everything she can to make your dog comfortable.

This was the first vacation ever where we did not worry about Polly. We will definitely ask Janine to care for her during our next vacation.
I just want to say from the Meet-N-Greet to the pick up. We were highly impressed with the care Janine and her husband provided for our Lilly. She sat down with us to find out how Lilly is from eating habits everything for the care she would need.! I really feel she included our Lilly as part of her family too. She helped with the reservation process to make sure everything was correct. We even had to change our pick up date and she was understanding with the change. During the stay she sent us daily updates and pictures. We could tell she truly enjoys what she is doing. I would not hesitate to leave my dog with Janine, Tim and their dog Chevy! Thank you to Janine for the wonderful care she gave our Lilly!
Janine was a wonderful host for our dog. She was very accommodating to all the needs of our Morkie from her sleeping arrangements to the time we could drop her off and pick her up. It was obvious from meeting her that she is a pet lover and would treat our dog like family. We will certainly be using her in the future.
Our dog had a great time. will definitely do again. Janine's photo updates were really appreciated.
I would not hesitate to leave my dog with Janine and her dog Chevy!
Diesel had a wonderful vacation week with them, and was sad to go back home!
Her love of dogs is evident as soon as you walk in!
Do yourself a favor and leave your dog with someone who will care for them just as you would!!
Happy pup - Happy me Our second visit and Teddy didn't try and turn around to leave when my dh brought him up to the door. We already have a reservation for another vaycay!
Janine is a great host. The meet and greet was very reassuring. Barkley seemed very comfortable with Janine and her family. The home was clean and very pet-friendly.
Our yellow lab, Maizey had a great 4 days with Janine and her family. She received lots of TLC, and Janine even baked her some homemade doggie treats - healthy ones! She sent me updates regularly so I knew just how Maizey was doing. That was very helpful and encouraging. Things always go better when you are away and you know your dog is happy and enjoying her surroundings.
I was just concerned Maizey would want to stay there instead of coming home with us!!!!
It was my first time leaving my dog with Janine and I can't say enough positive things about her. She loves dogs, she is professional, and she kept us updated with picture texts of our dog while we were gone. I would highly recommend Janine.

Ryan R.
As usual, Janine did a great job taking care of my dogs Maxie and Mia. I was really concerned and nearly cancelled because Mia had recently been spayed and I found out the morning of our trip--New Year's Eve-- that she had swelling around her incision. The vets directions were to use warm compresses 4 times a day and give her antibiotics. I really did not want to ask Janine to do that even for the one night we were gone. When I talked with her, though, she was perfectly willing to take them and said she had had numerous instances when she had to give pets special care. I am pleased that she did take special care with her. She worked hard to keep Mia relatively quiet, gave her medication and compresses and sent me several pics to ease my fears about leaving her. Janine is always my first choice when I need quality care for the puppies.
We added an extra day onto our reservation so we could spend more time with our family out of state. Janine graciously accepted and took care of Foxy for one more day. Janine is the best!!
Foxy had a great time staying at Janine's host home. We are always happy to know that Foxy is being well-cared for at Janine's. Making plans for a stay in the spring!!
Our dog Maizey did so well with Janine. She did a great job!! Maizey felt right at home and she received attention which she loves. Janine has a pet door which was new to her, but she loved going in and out and playing with Janine's dog, Chevy. It was a long day and the cost was so reasonable. I would definitely book her again. In fact, I have a time in January when I must be away for 4 days, and I am relieved to know I will have such good care for Maizey again.
I can not tell you how wonderful Janine and her husband are with my babies. My pups are so at ease with them. And in fact I believe their laps are second home to my Georgia! Unfortunately this last time my Coco fell Ill upon nothing that happened at Janine's he had eaten something unbeknownst to me at home before I had taken them to Janine's. But she was Johnny on the spot recognizing my coco's dilemma and notified me immediately. If it had not been for her and the phone call she made to me immediately of coco's behavioral change, Things may be different today. But I am happy to say he is doing great for an old fart, and looking forward to his next stay with Janine. Thanks Janine I appreciate you!!
Fanta always has a good time at his second home (Janine's place)! :)
We think very highly of Janine and her care of our dog. We will use her anytime we need dog care ever though she is 35 minutes away.
Foxy's stay with Janine was awesome! I never worried about her for a minute. She was having fun playing ball and playing with Janine's dog.
Janine sent me pics and updated me on Foxy several times a day.
It was great to know that she was in a home that was very loving and they took excellent care of her.
Will look forward to the next time when she can visit!! :)
Our poodle always loves staying here! Positively the best dog solution for when you go on vacation! THANK YOU JANINE!
Teddy came home today happy and healthy. We had just enough communication to feel comfortable and assured that he was being cared for. Janine is caring and respectful of owners requests and "quirks". Loved the pics! Finally, we have a place that we can leave our pup to go on trips. Thank you Janine and Tim!
Kosar had another wonderful stay with Janine and is certainly making himself at home there! We can't wait for his next visit with Janine and Chevy!! Thanks again- Danielle & Jimmy
What a excellent job!!!! Amos LOVED IT!
Janine was AWESOME! I'm sure our dog will LOVE going back & we will recommend her to our friends! Very relaxing stay for our pup...he especially enjoyed laying on bed & looking out window & playing with toys. (just like at home!)
This was the second time Kenzie stayed with Janine. Janine is always well prepared, welcomes Kenzie warmly and is so organized in her care of him. I received numerous emails and photos of him during the week end which reassured me he was happy and comfortable in her care. I travel many, many miles just to use Janine as there is no one living near me to compare with her professionalism!
Kosar had another wonderful stay at Janine's! We are starting to worry that he likes it better with her than with us at home!!!! Janine gave us daily update and pictures texts with how Kosar was doing and welcomed him in with open arms. We can't wait for him to stay with her again in November! Thanks Janine!
Sparky said his stay with Janine O. was Woofsome! He would write this review himself, but he is digitally-challenged (can't use his fingers individually). He loved the enclosed backyard that gave him roaming room and safety. He loved being with big-brother, Chevy, the house dog. He said he specially loved the many nooks and crannies with multiple doggie beds he could and did often use. He told me to give Janine a wag of the tail and a lick on the cheek for the yummy treats and belly rubs. Mom loved the photos that told her Sparky was really, really enjoying his stay. Sparky says Janine O's DogVayCay rocks and he was very glad to be there again. A happy vacation means your dog is happy too!
Foxy's visit with Janine was awesome! She is wonderful with dogs. We wish we would have found her a long time ago. She was so caring and good with Foxy. Foxy can't wait until her next visit!! Thanks Janine!!
We dropped off two very energetic young terriers with Janine for the weekend. We received numerous updates and pictures. We picked up two very tired boys who had a wonderful time on their vacation. Will definitely use Janine again in the future.
As usual our Rusty was treated like one of their family. Great job.
My Mini Schnauzer Mister had his 3rd vacay with Janine.This was just a short stay ,but he always has a wonderful,fun and safe visit with Janine.He even sat with Tim to watch a Browns win !! Janine's dog Chevy is a nice host,and always makes Mister feel welcome ! Thank you Janine for giving us peace of mind while we travel . Carolyn H
If you are hesitant about placing your fur baby with Janine while you are gone...don't be. This was my dogs second visit with Janine...And I couldn't be happier. My dog is a gigantic pain in the behind.. ( not just behavior, he is also medically fragile) and once again she took him in as her own. I will sing her praises and won't hesitate to use her again be it an overnight stay...or a weeklong stay. She's the best. =)
A few months before we had planned to leave our 6month old Boxer with Janine, we learned he had a congenital heart defect, leaving him in a constant state of severe heart failure. I was going to cancel his week stay with her, as I thought it would be too much for our pup, and Janine. Much to our delight, she assured me he would be safe and well taken care of in her hands...And was he ever. She followed my directions and medications to the letter. I received daily text messages and pictures which was very reassuring to my kids and I, that he was happy as can be while we were away. My pup is quite the handful and even her dog Chevy took it in stride. I couldn't be happier with my decision to place my pup with Janine...And will do so again.
Janine did a great job, as usual. My puppies seem very much at home there, and I can relax a little more when I have to leave them. I love having a place that I can take them and feel confident that they are well-taken care of and most of all cared for. She seems to genuinely like my puppies. However, I have to really plan ahead for my trips because she books up rather quickly.
Janine never disappoints! Our dog enjoyed his stay, yet again!
I was very pleased with the care and concern that Janine showed for my puppies Maxie and Mia. She followed my suggestions regarding their feeding, sleeping and going to the bathroom. She sent me numerous pictures of them during the day and evening, which helped me to feel better about leaving them. The puppies seemed very happy there and I will use her service again. Most important of all though, she seems to be a very loving person.
Janine was great. My dog made a new friend in her. We will definitely have him stay there the next time we leave town
Janine's daily message and attached photos gave me complete assurance that my dog was enjoying his vacation as much as I was enjoying mine!. The facility is ideal for a dog and her attention to specific details for my dog's needs was very comforting. The ease of scheduling online was greatly appreciated, also. I have another trip scheduled in the near future and there is no doubt Sparky is going back to Janine's.
After looking online for a kennel we decided this would be a much better choice. Janine was a wonderful host and we couldn't be happier. She has a wonderful pet friendly home and I have no doubt our puppies enjoyed there stay!
Janine was great! She took care of my dogs like they were her own! Thanks, Janine!
As before, our experience with Janine was great! We got lots of cute pictures and messages letting us know that Bailey was doing fine. We plan on using DogVacay and Janine many more times in the future. We don't worry when we leave him at Janine's house, we just miss him!
Our schaunzer Mister spent a fun filled labor day weekend with Janine and her family.He enjoyed the safe fenced in back yard and had fun with the other dogs.The photos were great that Janine sent thru out our weekend. We were able to travel knowing our dog was being taken care of, just like we would,with caring,love and the occasional ear rub ! Thank you again Janine ! Carolyn H.
At first, my husband and I were apprehensive about leaving our pup with a stranger and other dogs. When we met Janine, we instantly knew that our pup would be in safe and caring hands. We were right. She went above and beyond to inform us about our pup; She would frequently send pictures and updates while we were on vacation. We could tell that our pup absolutely adored Janine and his stay because upon picking him up from her house, he was so engrossed/busy in playing with her dog and the other pup that was there, that he barely noticed us! We were so satisfied with Janine's services, that we ended up leaving our pup with her a second time. From now on, we won't be leaving our pup with anyone else but Janine!
Janine was awesome! We were very lucky to find her to keep our puppy for the weekend especially on such short notice. I think this program in a great alternative to boarding your dog at a kennel. Janine is a true "dog person" and will treat yours like her own. We had no worries the entire trip because it was obvious to us that Storm was in great hands! Thank you!
Janine was excellent! She made us feel comfortable leaving our pup and sent us updates to let us know Sadie was enjoying her stay.
This is the second time we have had Janine watch our puppy, Lola. She was just as amazing as she was the first time we had Lola stay with her. From the pictures Janine sends us everyday and the way Lola acts when we drop her off & pick her up, I just know that Janine is awesome with them. I am very thankful for Janine. We don't have anyone who would be willing to keep Lola while we are on vacation so knowing Janine is there makes it so easy. And to know that Lola is treated like a little princess is just icing on the cake. There is no way I will ever send Lola anywhere else! So thank you Janine for doing what you do! Lola will be back for sure! :-)
We had great peace of mind while our Buddy stayed with Janine. She sent regular pictures and updates that showed how well he was adjusting to a new location. It was really nice to stay connected with Buddy while we were away. Buddy enjoyed the company of Janine's dog and another DogVacay guest and came home dog-tired from all the fun he had. We were very pleased and would not hesitate to have him stay with Janine again.
My mini schnauzer Mister and I were absolutely delighted with Janine! She cared for Mister as I would have,with love and attention.She kept him in a safe and caring environment.We espcially enjoyed all the photos she emailed during our two weeks of travels.Janine's home is with dogs in mind.There were places for Mister to rest comfortably,view out doors and enjoy the outdoors safely. Janine has such energy and joy and I hope Mister can again "vacay" with her and her pup Chevy.Thank you Janine ,you gave us peace of mind on our vacation that our Mister was in loving care !!
This was the first time we had to leave our 10 month old puppy for 3 days. Janine sent us photos and texted us many times during our vacation. That made me feel good and I knew he was getting all the attention he needed and wanted. In fact, when we came home from our trip, our puppy slept all afternoon............I knew he was tired from all the playing with the other dogs! I will definitely use Janine again for sure!
Janine was a wonderful host to our 9 week old puppy, Kosar, and we couldn't have asked for a better home for him to stay at during our vacation. While on vacation, we were updated several times via email on Kosar's stay and were even sent pictures! This definitely helped us to be at ease knowing our dog was in a safe and loving environment. Janine welcomed Kosar into her home with open arms and myself (and probably Kosar!) cannot wait for the next time he needs to stay there again! I would highly recommend Janine to anyone in the area that needs a dog sitter. You will be extremely pleased, just as we were! Thank you so much Janine!
It was comforting to know that we were leaving our pet with someone who will love and care for him as one of her own! The daily texts and pictures sure helped to ease our minds and helped us miss him a little less! I would highly recommend Janine to anyone!
Janine does a great job taking care of Bruno while we are away! She keeps us updated with texts and photos and makes us feel at ease that Bruno is in good hands. Bruno seems to really enjoy his time too! The doggie-door is great so the dogs can go outside when they want and her house is very dog-friendly and comfortable! We are thankful we found Janine and DogVacy and will definitely be booking her in the future!!!
I hate to leave my two little dogs because they are my children, my best friends, my little shadows. This experience, however, was so positive that I would definitely choose Janine whenever I have to go anywhere without them again. Janine treated my shy and very sensitive baby girls like they were her own, and that is hard -if not impossible!- to come by.

Janine is clearly a seasoned dog lover and a knowledgeable animal health and wellness advocate. She is also a planner and very organized, so I was confident that she could handle any emergency issues that might come up (for example, if my shih-Tzu were to have a seizure or if my pomapoo's bad knees were to act up).

Also, my dogs like a lot of attention, so they really prefer to be the "only dogs", and they can sometimes be very snobby. Janine's dog, Chevy, was such a gentle and gracious host, that both my dogs accepted and befriended him, which surprised even me! They became fast friends and were pals all week.

Janine was an excellent host and caregiver to my two dogs. She supplied me with all the information about the DogVacay process, walked me through everything, and was beyond attentive to both my and my dogs' needs. She asked all the right questions, even things I hadn't thought about! She is an excellent communicator, and I was able to reach her any time of the day or night. She responded almost immediately. She sent me lots of pictures of my girls and let me know everyday what they were doing. What an awesome experience. Peace of mind is priceless.
Max loved Janine and really found a big brother in her dog Chevy. Her home is immaculate but totally dog-friendly. The dogs slept on her king-sized bed, had a tub of toys to play with and were able to exit to the backyard at will through the doggy door. As it was our first time apart I had so many apprehensions. But Janine sent pictures and texts every day, completely setting my mind at ease. I don't know which of us had a better vacation, me or Max. He'll surely be back!
We were thrilled to find Janine on DogVacay....from the first time we spoke to arrange the Meet and Greet, we knew that we had found a wonderfully kind and caring home-away-from-home for our dog, ViVi. Janine made my husband and I and ViVi feel so welcome and at ease....she answered all our questions...taught ViVi how to use the Doggie Door and even had made homemade Doggie treats fresh from the oven. Her knowledge and experience are outstanding and we knew Vivi was in great hands. Our experience greatly exceeded our expectations. Vivi had such a good time time.Janine even sent us text messages with picture attached so that we could see Vivi while we were away. That was just awesome! Thank you, Janine, for the Great Job you do! Vivi will be looking forward to visiting again :))))
P.S. Woof! Woof! Hi to Chevy! :))
Janine Ortiz was heaven sent! We are so pleased with the care and attention that Jake received. She sent us daily photos and text messages and assured us that Jake was happy, well fed, cared for,and loved beyond anything we ever could have imagined. I have already told several people about her and I know we will use her again and again! God bless her mission and love for animals-she has a gift and complete understanding of the needs of dogs with anxiety issues.
Janine is great!! She took care of our 5 month old puppy, Lola. She was awesome through the whole process. She made us feel at ease about leaving Lola for 8 days while we went on vacation. She is very professional and she is very knowlegable when it comes to dogs. We were so happy we found Janine! She is just amazing! Her home is perfect for dogs. We loved all the pictures she sent everyday, especially our 2 boys! She even saved Lola's puppy tooth she lost while we were gone for us! Our 5 year old son thought that was the coolest thing ever. I would absolutely choose Janine again to watch Lola again in the future.
I left my German Shepherd for four nights with Janine after a thorough meet and greet the previous week. Janine's daily updates with photos (the first one two hours after I had left!) were greatly appreciated and helped to put my mind at ease. Based on the messages, I could tell that Janine understands dogs' needs and is devoted to making their stay enjoyable. She was conscientious about giving Kenzie his daily meds and even washed the towel I had left behind for him. I highly recommend Janine as a dog care provider.
I want to first state this was the first time I have left our four legged babies (the dauchunds pictured) with someone other then a family member, and I was very hesitant, that is until we met with Janine. She is a true dog lover! At the end of our meet and greet I knew that my four legged babies would be very well taken care of, and boy was I right. The text messages and pics put me at ease during our short vacation. I could see my babies were happy.... If not getting a bit spoiled... What more could you ask for! I would highly recommend Janine for your four legged family members to have there own vacation, it is truly the next best thing to home. Janine goes over and above to make her guest feel welcome and loved! Thank you so much Janine
I was so happy to find Janine on DogVacay! From the moment I met her at our Meet & Greet, I knew her home would be the perfect place to leave my dog while I went out of town for a couple days. Janine is a true dog lover and made sure that my boy was well taken care of. She sent me photos and updates throughout his stay which I greatly appreciated. She even taught him to use the doggy door that leads into her nice fenced in yard! (To teach that to a dog who doesn't even know how to sit is quite impressive!) My 9 year old Italian Greyhound, Sal, is my baby and I hate leaving him, but knowing that he was in Janine's hands put me at ease. Her dog, Chevy, is such a sweet boy and a great host, too! I brought a crate for Sal, but Janine spent so much time with him that he barely used it! I will for sure be using Janine again for any future dog sitting needs. I can't thank her enough for being so good to my little guy while I was away. I highly recommend Janine's services to other pet parents! I've already referred some friends! I guarantee you'll be just as happy as Sal and I were!
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