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Janean (& Bill) H.

41 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Janean (& Bill)'s Resident Pets

9 yr 0 mo old
Labrador Retriever
7 yr 0 mo old

Janean (& Bill)'s House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Janean (& Bill)

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
JANUARY DISCOUNT: $6 OFF EACH NIGHT booked during January! Since 2003 we've been providing professional & reliable pet care. I am a full time pet care provider and my husband is a retired Marine. My aging mother lives here on our ranch too! We also breed and show our Quarter Horses locally. Hounds To Horses is located on a 3-acre ranch in the Harmony Grove/Eden Valley area of West Escondido. Country feel, but freeway close!

The number of dogs we take is limited to 6, so we can provide your dog(s) with a quality stay! We are not set up to accept dogs under 1-year of age. We have NO children or cats. Our ranch home is set up to cater to your dog’s comfort with both carpet and tile flooring, three doggy couches, multiple comfy dog beds, plus TWO separate doggy doors for outdoor access into 2 of our 3 separated natural terrain play yards. Two of these adjoining yards can be opened into one big “all play” yard. Our main play yard has double fencing, and while inside our home there is no direct access to any front exterior doors, ensuring your pup has a safe and PAWtastic time here with us!

All guest dogs must be able to live peacefully with other dogs, be non-aggressive, be potty trained, plus be current on a flea program and all vaccinations. Dogs that don't play well in a group setting, who climb or dig at fences, who continually bark, who whine or howl, and those who chew shoes & furniture are not accepted as their needs are greater than we can handle.

Because of the cage-free environment here, times are BY APPOINTMENT only for the safety of the dogs.:
>> Check-out time on the final day is 10am.
>> Dogs staying past 10am on the final day will be only be charge a daycare fee instead of paying for a full day.
>> We work 7-days a week, so in an attempt to "get a life", we maintain the following business hours: Mon-Sat 8:30a-6pm, Sun 8a-10a & 4p-6p.

The typical day on the ranch begins with a short romp outside before breakfast. All doggy guests are fed their own food to keep them “regular”, are separated during meal times, then given a bit of "down time" to digest. Then the doggy doors are open for the day! Dogs can come and go from our house via the two separate doggy doors into the fenced backyard to romp and play, chase each other up the hill, hang out under the big shade tree or covered patio, nap in the sun, or just relax inside our home. The choice is theirs! We’ll even text you some pictures of your dog(s) having fun!
In the evening all dogs are fed dinner, then it's hang-out time with us to watch TV in our den, or nap under the desk in our office while the "paper work" gets filed for the day. Last potty call is typically around 10:30pm, then the doggy doors are closed for the night. All dogs sleep inside our home. Your pup can pull up a spot with other dogs throughout or home, or near us to sleep. We also have large crates for those who are crate trained to ensure everyone has a PAWsome night’s rest.

Hounds To Horses is insured with DogVacay AND with Pet Sitters International for YOUR protection, and are Pet First Aid Certified. We take pride in our reputation for superior care of pets, and are happy to provide client references.

Our Peak-Season/Holiday rate is $53 per dog, which applies to a specific period that includes any FEDERAL HOLIDAY. *Special offers not valid during these times. Our staff gives up their holidays, so you can enjoy yours. Please inquire for exact days.

Have more than one dog? Ask about our MULTI-DOG DISCOUNT for dogs of the same family! (Not applicable with other Specials, Discounts or Holiday Rates.) We look forward to meeting you and your pup(s)! Thanks!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Janean (& Bill) H.

41 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janean (& Bill)'s Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$90 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Janean (& Bill)'s Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$50 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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41 Reviews
Janean did a great job taking care of our two pups. She provided frequent photo updates and let us know how they were doing. I would highly recommend Janean!
Such a great place to send your dog. Our dog loved her 2nd stay with Janean and Bill and will definitely be back. Thank you!
Janean was awesome! Our dogs were more than happy to go with her, they didn't even say bye! Lol! We highly recommend janean (and her hubby Bill) We can't wait to utilize her services again!
Keeping my animals home was a great choice. Janean's visits made it possible for my dogs to stay home without the stress of boarding them. The cats were happy, the dogs were happy and the chickens were happy. And I was happy knowing they all were being cared for while I was gone. Thank you Janean.
Janean took very good care of Nahla. She seems to know dogs well and understand the differences in their personalities. I'll definitely be back.
Very positive experience.
Our two Tibetan Terriers are new to the "boarding scene" but they settled in with Janean and her family and surroundings beautifully. While away, we enjoyed the photo updates, and when we picked them up they were happy and not stressed. I would recommend Janean's dog sitting service to anyone!
Jeanean took excellent care of our labordoodle during our recent vacation to Hawaii and we loved getting occasional pictures from her. Will definately use her again!
Janean took wonderful care of our dogs! She sent lots of pictures that showed them playing and happy! Our dogs had a great time!
Janean and her family always provide a loving, safe, and fun environment for our Shiba, Archer. He loves going to stay with Janean! And we love the peace of mind that comes with leaving him there. Thanks!
We couldn't be more pleased with the services that Janean & Bill provided for our puppy Sailor. They were more than willing to show us around their property to make us feel right at home on the first visit.

Not only was Sailor cared for in a delightful manner but was also welcomed back anytime he wanted (whew).

No need to call anyone else, Janean & Bill will take care of you boarding needs professionally and lovingly the first time around. CALL THEM TODAY!

Janean was willing to take my dog with a severe heart problem at the last minute right before the 4th of July holiday. She kept in touch, sent many pictures, and asked questions when she needed to so that I never worried. She also didn't over-react when he decided he didn't feel up to eating which I appreciated a lot. She just let me know what was happening and that was all I needed her to do. She also cared for other animals of ours many years ago and I was equally impressed then! I highly recommend her services!
Fenix has a great time every time. Janean always sends me photos. He comes home a happy dog.
I could not ask for a better place for our beloved friend (Archer, Shiba Inu) to stay. Your dog will probably have a better time on vacation than (s)he would at home. Janean is the best!
Janean & Bill watched our active 14 month old English Springer for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Auggie had a blast! I guess we weren't the only ones who were on vacation, Auggie went on vacation as well. We appreciate being able to travel knowing that he is in such capable hands. Many thanks.
Janean (&Bill) ;) are great-they put you at ease immediately and make the entire process as anxiety free and seamless as is possible. Ozzie had a great time, i got pics texted to me of him bonding and playing with other dogs within 15 minutes of dropping him off for the weekend. he is home now, exhausted, happy, and i no longer have to hesitate before scheduling an out of town trip!
Second stay with can't ask for a better vacation home for your beloved dog. Wonderful family, location, amenities. We will be back!
Janean is the best! We left our Shiba Inu with her for two weeks last August and he had the best time. Her facility is amazing and she and her family love animals. Janean knew we were nervous about leaving our dog for such a long trip so she texted me photos and updates during the trip. Couldn't ask for a better vacation home for our little man. Now I am booking a second vacation!
Janean was very friendly and has a great yard for the dogs to run around in. She sent a picture of Buster playing with others each day. We will definitely use her services again.
Another great day for Fenix. I'm starting to think he likes it better at Janean's. He came home happy and exhausted. The best kind of day for a dog.
Very nice. Very thorough about admitting procedures.
Fenix stayed with Janean and Bill for a week and I received several pictures and updates during that time. He came home happy and tired from so much playing. A good experience each and every time!
Just picked Fenix up. He is happy and exhausted from playing and having fun. It has been consistently a good experience for Fenix to stay at Hounds to Horses. And it is so convenient for me.
He always comes home a happy and tired dog from playing so hard. It is always a good experience leaving Fenix with Janean.
I had the most wonderful experience with Janean! She was very flexible with me as I arrived a bit late after her 2pm drop off time - which i greatly appreciated. Charlie immediately felt comfortable in her home and with Janean and I felt comfortable leaving her in good arms! Janean sent photos of Charlie playing and having fun. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!
My family was moving out of town and we needed someone to have our pups stay with for 10 days while we search for a house. Janean was great and very communicative. She sent daily updates and pictures to go with them. Were said to of left Escondido area, but would recommend Janean to anyone needing a long-term stay.
Lola & Bogie had a fabulous time at Janean's. When we went for the meet & greet, it was obvious that the two of them felt immediately at home in her backyard...they were happily exploring & sniffing around all over; no hesitation at all about being there.
We got some cute pictures while we were gone, showing that they continued to have fun & when I picked them up, it was clear they had established a mutual admiration society with Janean & her husband. So appreciative of how they were taken of!
Janean was very flexible as we changed our drop off and pick up times a couple of times and she was very willing to accommodate us. Also when we picked our dog up, although he was very happy to see us, he would also go back over to Janean for a quick snuggle too - that was great to see as we weren't really sure how he would do in a strange place.
I come back to a happy dog every time. Fenix loves going to Janean's house.
Awesome, just like all of my previous posts!
It is always a good experience when Fenix stays with Janean. She sends updated photos throughout the stay so I can see he is having a good time. He loves it. Thankfully he still wants to go home with me when I come to pick him up!
Janean was awesome and super friendly! We met her a few days before leaving Ginger with her for a few nights at, what we are now calling, "the ranch!" Both my husband and I were extremely impressed and felt very comfortable with leaving our baby with her. There is a lot of space for the dogs to run around and romp in. It's rural and rugged and looks really fun for any dog who loves to play and interact with other furr-riends!

Ginger had so much fun playing with the other dogs and was able to run around and be free in a safe and caring environment. We chose to board her with Janean because the dogs are all together and sleep in the same room at night. Ginger is really social and we were glad that she was not going to sleep alone in a new environment while we were gone. She was well-exercised and happy when we picked her up.

We can't wait for our next getaway, especially knowing we can have her stay with "Aunt Janean!"
Great communication with Janean. Property is on a horse farm, with easy access from the 78. Our chocolate lab came home happy and tired. Would definitely recommend.
I am very pleased with my choice of hosts. Janean H was very organized and easy to work with. She took great care of my loved ones. I found that the initial meeting was very helpful in preparing all of us for the drop off. She sent pictures of the dogs directly to my cell phone while I was away. Having the pictures really helped ease my mind and I was able to enjoy my trip away from them. Many thanks to her and her family for the TLC they gave my dogs. I can tell both of my dogs must have had so much fun because they are pooped. I will most definitely be using her again if needed in the future, and will recommend her to anyone looking.
Thanks again,
Very Satisfied Dog Owner
Always great. Every time!
It has been great each time. Janean keeps me informed of how he is doing. Most times it is attached to a picture. I truly think Fenix loves being there.
Fenix always has a good time at Janeans. He got so excited as we were on our way to her house and we rounded the corner and he figured out where we were. As I was trying to unload his food he jumped over my head to get out of the car to see her. I think he made it clear that he loves to be there. Knowing he is happy makes my time away so much less stressful. And as always, she kept me updated with funny photos throughout his stay.
Our chocolate lab, Fenix, spent 10 days with Janean. He is a somewhat "needy" dog but he seemed to love being at her home. She sent us several photos during the stay and reassured us that he was happy. I am so glad we found Janean and it has taken the anxiety out of having to leave Fenix behind when we travel. I definitely recommend you contact her for your pet care.
Janean was so so great!!! We just recently moved to the area and didnt have a permanent place to live so we had our dog stay with her while we looked for a home! She was very flexible and let us come visit and take him out whenever we wanted! He absolutely loved staying at her house with her dogs! She has such a great yard and tons of space to run and play! We will definitely be using her again!!! If you want a great place for your furry friend and the peace of mind that they are going to be well taken care of this is the place for you!!! Thank you so much Janean for being so great!!!
Janean took great care of Katy and sent us frequent updates and photos so we could feel connected to our girl while on vacation. The "everyone is family" attitude and great outdoor area made us feel comfortable leaving Katy at "camp". We will definitely be calling on Janean when we travel again.
Janean kept us in touch with Riley through texts and pics, so we knew he was having fun. This is a country setting, just right for our big, big dog. He LOVED the couch, a no-no at home, so he felt on vacation.
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