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Jennifer H.

41 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Jennifer's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jennifer

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Going on a business trip or vacation? Or just need walks or feedings during the weekend? Let me take care of your little one while you are away! Your dog's vacay includes 3-5 walks and playtime in the comfort of my home or yours! I look forward to hosting your dog (cat or other critter) in Portlandia!

Senior dogs that require extra special care.

-For availability, please check my DogVacay calendar
-A meet-and-greet is REQUIRED prior to reservations (new clients only)
-Please make sure your owner profile is complete with all pet information

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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

Jennifer H.

41 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$27 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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1 Testimonial
Oct 2016
My dog adores Jennifer! Whenever he sees her, he goes nuts! He really enjoys spending time with her and I feel comfortable and at ease leaving him with her when I travel. Recommended!
41 Reviews
Communication with Jennifer was great and she was very accommodating of our dog Chloe's needs. She seems to know a lot about the characteristics of different breeds and how to best care for them. All the pics she sent made it look like Chloe was very comfy and cared for!
Jennifer did a lovely job with Gracie. I'd certainly recommend her to others.
Jennifer did a great job caring for my 18 month old Yorkshire terrier, Buddy.
She answered all questions about her experience, listened and understood Buddy's schedule; walks, feeding, etc.
She wrote and sent photos of himwhile I was away, she was on time, responsive, reassuring...what more can I say. Thank you, Jennifer. Buddy had a great time and we hope to see you again soon!
Jennifer was fantastic! She allowed us to do the meet & greet at her place which helped Wallace relax when we returned for the drop off. She was so calm and welcoming and got the carrots out as soon as I was leaving! They were fast friends.
I just got back from a stress-free vacation during which Jennifer cared for my dog. Jennifer did such a wonderful job with my little man -- she was so caring and made me feel completely at ease while I was away. She sent me periodical updates via text and also sent pictures.

I really can't recommend Jennifer more strongly! It is so nice to know your dog is in good hands while you're away, and Jennifer definitely provided that assurance.
Jennifer took great care of Penny and made us feel totally at ease. Penny is often skittish with strangers but she warmed up to Jennifer right away and importantly, Jennifer was very understanding of reactivity issues Penny has that we are still working on. Would recommend her very highly to anyone who needs a safe and comfortable place for their dog to stay.
As always, Jennifer was amazing. She looked after Riley with great care, love and stayed in touch. That is why I continue to put Riley in her care.
Top notch!!! Jennifer has way with dogs. She was so awesome with making junior feel at home and loved while I was away. Will definitely be using her again!'
As always, Jennifer is the best! She kept me updated on Riley and emailed me pics. You can't go wrong with her :)
Jennifer says her place is "all about the dogs" and that is so true! She has a very warm, loving environment and I always knew my dog was in good hands. Lily has impaired vision and Jennifer took the time to walk her slowly with patience and care. We came home to a happier dog than we left. Jennifer really cares about her work. I could not ask for more in dog care when I'm away and we are so lucky to have a sitter like her nearby. Thank you Jenn!!
Jennifer was fabulous as always! Riley is so comfortable with her and that makes me happy. She always keeps me updated on how he is doing but I have no doubt he is in great hands :-)
first time using DogVacay - and she made the process easy and friendly!
What can I say? Second time with Jennifer and Riley loves her more and more. I couldn't be happier. She is so in tune to his needs that I always feel comfortable leaving Riley with her :-)
Jenn was great. She sent daily photo updates and when Bruno got home he was happy and exhausted (which isn't easy to do since at 7 years old he still has boundless energy). We look forward to leaving Bruno with her again it was truly a vacation for him!
Riley and I absolutely loved Jennifer! Especially Riley! She took such great care of him, sent me pics and updates and it made me feel all the more secure knowing Riley was in safe and caring hands. I will absolutely use Jennifer again :-)
Jennifer did a great job sitting our dog Madison once again. He got a bit excited about having more water available than usual and decided to drink, drink, and drink some more. Jennifer was kind enough to take him out at 3am in freezing weather when he realized he had gone to far and began to whine to go out.

At this point I can't image placing Madison with anyone else because she does such an awesome job.
Jennifer is the absolute best! We've left our dog with her many times and our dog come homes happy and excited as if she's been on vacation too! If we're traveling we call Jennifer first!
Jennifer was a pleasure to work with in hosting our dog Stella. She takes her job seriously and we felt very comfortable leaving Stella with her. Stella seems to have enjoyed her time with her. We trusted her to take good care of Stella while we were away and she did.
Like always, Jennifer treated Madison like her very own. He loves her! She was very accommodating as well.
Jennifer was great with my dog Hugo. He's a slightly high-maintenance Maltese but she didn't seem at all fazed by him. It really was like having a friend you've known for a long time watch your dog for you. I would reccommend her to anyone.
Jen was fabulous! I'm booking her again right now if she is available. Tootie was so comfortable with her and Jen actually enjoyed her company. It made me so happy leaving her behind. In the past I have left her with friends and was always nervous about what was going on. With Jen I know that Tootie is well taken care of and loved while I am away.
Our dog loves Jennifer! And so do we- she is so flexible, and she makes it so easy for us to say goodbye to our furry friend for the weekend!
Jennifer is terrific, a real dog lover who took great care of Sophie. I will definitely leave Sophie with her again.
Once again my Corgi Madison had a great stay with Jennifer. I was out of town for a wedding yet again, and Madison needed a place to stay. Jennifer was the first person I thought of.
Once again Jen was the best! Our dog loves her and has become so comfortable staying with her. We can't imagine leaving our dog with anyone but Jen!
Jennifer is amazing, attentive and kind! She is extremely accommodating with our crazy travel schedule and took our dog three times in one month with ease. Mackie was excited to come back to stay with Jennifer every time, he's already looking forward to his next visit!
My dog Madison, a 12 year old corgi, is a bit of a handful at times because he doesn't like other dogs at all. During a wedding trip to Miami Madison stayed with Jennifer. She did a great job taking care of him, and walked him during times to avoid when a ton of other dogs would be out. The few times he has stayed at a kennel he would come home and need a couple of days to adjust back to him normal routine. This time after staying with Jennifer he was is normal self within minutes of coming home. It was obvious he was relaxed during his stay. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to use Jennifer again.
Jennifer was fantastic! She treated my dogs like her own and was super-accommodating with our schedules and with our dogs' special needs. Thanks so much!
Jennifer was the best! Our dog was treated like a queen and came home extremely happy. I will definitely call on Jennifer again for our dog sitting needs!
Jennifer has been very personable, flexible, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful from our initial inquiry to dropping our dog off with a friend. We really value upfront and honest communication about our pup, and Jennifer went above and beyond our expectations with check-ins, photos, and candid feedback about our Boston, Bolo. (She even washed Bolo's blanket and contacted us to be sure it could be placed in the dryer!) We really appreciate her great, friendly service and look forward to having Bolo stay with her again for his next holiday vacation! Thanks, Jen!
I'm really glad Jennifer was able to watch Penny over the weekend.

Penny is a lot to handle, she's over exuberant and hasn't properly learned manners fully so she could be quite overwhelming.

Jennifer is very responsible and took great care of my out of control pup. I didn't worry at all and came back to find Penny happy and doing great.
My dog and I both had a great experience with Jennifer. Three days before leaving for vacation, I found out that my friend would be unable to keep Einstein for the last two days of my trip. I found Jen on DogVacay and messaged her at midnight, met her the next day, and made a reservation immediately after that. She was a total pro, coordinated the doggy hand-off with my friend directly (since I was overseas), and was responsive and reassuring. She asked all the right questions about his care and feeding and was positive and friendly. Einstein seemed happy and tired when I picked him up. I will DEFINITELY be booking with Jen again!
Jennifer is fantastic. She got to know our dog so well in three days, I was unsure that he wanted to come home. A real vacay indeed, without spoiling him too much. Communication, flexibility, and enthusiasm all earn Jennifer and A+. We will definitely be back- maybe sooner rather than later!
Jennifer was a great host. We don't have the most easygoing dog, and she handled him wonderfully. I would definitely recommend her.
Jennifer was wonderful! She had water waiting when we came to meet her. She asked a lot of thoughtful questions and took to our little guy instantly. When we came to pick him up, it was clear he had a marvelous time and kept looking back at her when I took him home. :-)
I really like Jennifer for Cooper! She's so thorough!
Jennifer was great. She was very responsive in letting me know about how Cooper was acting and very honest about how she feels about watching him. I also really thought she was easy to get along with. Her apartment was clean and cool and overall I am really pleased with the outcome!
Jennifer was very helpful and accommodating with my schedule and Latte loved spending time with her in her comfy apartment. She sent me Latte's picture in the middle of my day away from home, which made me super happy:) I'd leave Latte with her again without a doubt. Thanks, Jen!
My boys loved their stay with Jennifer. They came back happy, healthy, and (pleasantly) worn out. She was great - asked lots of questions about their schedules and special needs, and gave a detailed recap of the visit. We will definitely be using her as a doggie vacation destination/host again - the boys can't wait!
Jennifer was incredible. From day one when we met her for a meet-n-greet, she was great with our two dogs! One of mine was a little nervous during her vacay and immediately had an accident in her apartment when we arrived, but Jennifer was cool, calm, and collected and totally understood. You can just tell she's a dog person. She's very responsive to listening to requests and asked great questions about what time to take them out to keep them on their schedule, how much food, treats, etc.

Jennifer's watching them again for us for a bit longer at the end of June, but we are resting easy knowing our girls will be taken care of without cages or boarding at the vet!
Was very patient and kind with Bugsy..Always kept me informed. Would def love for Jen to watch him again!
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