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Jean R.

37 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • 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, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Caged birds

Jean's Resident Pets

8 yr 0 mo old

Jean's Apartment

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Small Balcony
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jean

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Premium service. Will have two dogs max. If u want ur pal to be the only dog we r happy do do that. Make contact for a quote.

What your pup gets when they stay with Poco and me:
~ At least 3 walks a day.
~ Affection galore (one of the most important parts, and they will still be happy to go home to you. :)
~ Feeding schedule and types of food stuck to (a change in food is one of the things that can make pups most nervous).
~ A peaceful place to sleep.
~ And, playtime!
~ and pictures and videos for you depending on whether the pups keep doing what they are doing while I break out my phone. HaHa!

I have a tiny Maltese named Poco (means "little bit" in Spanish), and she is friendly and so happy and a wonderful assistant to me! Since I work from home I will be available to your dog pretty much 24/7.

Meet-n-Greets are a preferred as Poco needs to approve. ;) We want to make sure your pal will feel comfortable and have a great time with us.

*** All overnights are a 24 hour period. So if you drop of at 9 AM you will want to pick up by 9 AM on the day you choose.

Please be clear on drop off and pick up times. A supplement of $5/hr is charged for any time over the 24 hr period.

Poco and I look forward to getting to know your kid(s)!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Jean R.

37 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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.
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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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jean's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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37 Reviews
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Not only did Jean grow up with pups, but she's cared for her friend's doggies when they've gone away on vacations. Recently she adopted little Poco who is adding layers of delight and joy to her life.
penny and king always have a great visit with jean and poco! thank you jean!!
Jean was lovely and took the time to listen and get to know my dogs needs. Her own little pup is absolutely adorable, and I got a couple super cute photos of my pups cuddled up and happily sleeping. Lovely stay!
Jean and Poco were the best :) She is so caring and thoughtful. I was not worried about my baby during the vacation because she sent me many of his photos and video. Thank Jean and Poco!
Our Jack Russell loved the weekend she spent with Jean! It was our first time using this service and we have to say that it was perfect! Jean was absolutely fantastic! We met before and talked a little bit, where I could ask as many questions necessary, and it was all on schedule and with no surprises! During the stay with Jean she sent us photos and gave frequent updates, which is a big plus! When we went to pick her up, she seemed very happy, so I really do give a 5 star service to Jean! Thanks so much for making this really easy and with no concerns!
Took us last min. Super appreciative!
Jean is so sweet and did a wonderful job taking care of our two little guys over the weekend! We booked at the last minute and Jean was extremely accommodating - she even let us push back pick-up time so my wife and I could relax at the beach a little bit longer. Our two dogs came home happy and healthy...what more can you ask? We will certainly book again!
My wife and I almost canceled our trip because we were so nervous about leaving our dogs with someone we’d never met before. Then we found Jean. She is kind, knowledgable, patient and communicative. From the moment we met during the meet n’ greet I felt totally at ease and comfortable leaving my dogs with her. She was super responsive, flexible, professional and answered my millions of neurotic questions. She sent us photos and videos every day, which put our minds at ease. We could tell our pups were having a great time…maybe *too* good of a time, because when I picked them up after two long weeks they literally didn’t even want to leave! My wife and I will go on many more vacations now that Jean and Poco have let Nico and Cassie into their little family. We’re so lucky to have found Jean and Poco – highly recommend!!!
This is our first time using Dog Vacay and we hit the jackpot with Jean!!!! She is an amazing care giver who genuinely cares about the pups! Jean has lightning fast responses to all our questions and is always friendly/courteous with a great big smile! Our pup immediately took a liking to her!

It was our first time with a new care giver and Jean did everything to ease our concerns with frequent text correspondence and photos! Any questions we had while away were immediately addressed.

Upon return, we could see how much fun our pup had. Jumping up and down running to us and back to Jean repetitively! We even bumped into Jean a day later and our pup ran to her licking and barking out of joy! Not sure who was happier to see who, our bundle of joy, Jean or us!

Further, our pup ate all his food with Jean which he doesn't necessarily do with others (or even us) and since he's white we were concerned about how dirty he'd get but he came back to us AMAZINGLY clean!

Wow! Jean is an amazing caregiver with a true sense of professionalism and a genuine love for animals. We saw how empathetic she was during the meet and greet with other dogs and just knew she was going to be perfect and she is!

We cannot say enough about how great she is and if I was a better wordsmith I would continue writing more but all I can say is "Thank You" to Jean who took perfect care of our dog!
Jean and Poco are the best! Jean sent pictures and updates and always responded immediately when I messaged her to check in on my dog Penny. Flexible and punctual with drop offs and pick ups. I highly recommend Jean and will definitely leave Penny with her from now on :)
We had such a wonderful experience! I don't like leaving my dog but she was so relaxed and happy it took the stress out of the process.
Jean & Poco are the best!

I have an older pug who requires injections & Jean has been able to take excellent care of this (and all the other demands that come with a spoiled pug!)

I feel totally comfortable and confident having Jean take care of my best bud!
great as always. King and penny love jean and poco
Jean and Poco were amazing with our Dottie and Tootsie. Jean was able to help last minute when our sitter canceled and we were so happy we were able to get her. Jean and Poco gave our two chihuahuas the attention and patience (even though they can be loud and nervous). Jean sent me pictures and made me feel safe leaving there. I would definitely recommend and if we are in the are would definitely book again!
Jean was amazing! It was such a huge relief to be able to travel, knowing that my William was totally happy & safe. She kept me updated with pictures of him everyday - which I really loved! I would hire Jean again in a heartbeat. She was more than accommodating with my travel schedule - which was a big deal. :)
Perfect host. Nina loved her stay. Thoughtful, punctual, posts lots of images. She is our new go to host for Nina.
Jean & Poco were amazing hosts. Great with photos and responses to setting up Robin's stay. Robin had a great time and I felt great leaving Robin in Jean's very capable hands.
Rocky had a great time with Jean and her dogs. Last-minute reservation worked out great!
My wife and I were hesitant to go on vacation this holiday season because we didn't want to leave our pups behind! After unsuccessful visits to local pet hotels and boarding businesses we almost cancelled our trip.

That was before we found Dogvacay and Jean. Jean immediately relieved any hesitation and anxiety about leaving our pups behind.

She was incredibly caring and accommodating to the needs of our pups. She provided us with updates when we were away, maintained our house in great fashion, and most importantly, cared for our dogs like they were her own. She also has a dog named Poco that stayed at our place with her. Our dogs seemed very happy and relaxed when we returned from our trip - a testament to Jean's hard work!

Jean and Poco were a delight and I couldn't recommend them more highly should you ever need a trustworthy, caring and hardworking dog sitter.

Thank you Jean for your wonderful service! We certainly would love to hire you in the future!

-Chris and Fabi (and Atticus and Luca)
Jean was the perfect host for my frenchie with a lot of energy! At first her pup seemed timid but after several updates from Jean, they started playing together and Rambo even tried to squeeze into Poco's bed! I loved all the picture and video updates from Jean that made me super at ease the entire time. She also lives in the apartment complex right next to me which made it super convenient and I knew how pet friendly the area was going into it. I highly recommend Jean and will definitely be going back to her!!

Jean was so great with Annie! Annie instantly loved her at the meet and greet, and she was excited to see her when Jean came over to take care of her. Jean was flexible since I was uncertain about the time I would need her and she was very professional. Highly recommend.
Buddy had a great time with Poco and Jean... so much so that he's spending Christmas with them! Jean was so sweet and would send me pics all the time, which I loved. I highly recommend staying with Poco and Jean if you want peace of mind while you're away. Thanks Jean and Poco!!
Jean & Poco are the best! It was very last minute and she was super accommodating. We had a meet and greet the night before their stay. My dogs loved Poco (and I hope she loved them) and Jean was perfect and played with them and sent me constant video and picture updates throughout the days I was gone. Will definitely have her sit my babies again!
Jean was wonderful. My two pups had a blast, and I loved getting the photo and video updates. Thank you again Jean!
I can not speak more highly of my experiences with Jean. She is very caring, professional and has an excellent way with the needs of animals and nervous doggy parents.
She looked after my two babies for 14 days and did the best job!
I returned home to some very happy, clean, calm and contented pups.

The photos updates were very reassuring on my travels and all the pictures captured unique moments of their stay with Jean and the adorable Poco.

My dogs clearly were having a great time. Jean and Poco are stellar hosts.
Jean was great with our nervous dog! Jean texted us updates and pictures during our dog's vacay, and we were able to have a relaxing weekend away knowing our pup was in good hands.
Jean is everything I could have possibly wanted out of this site. Extremely attentive and accommodating. Constant pics and videos to check in and let me know they were doing well. The best. And her little doggie Poco is as sweet as can be, so that's an additional bonus. I was a little anxious about letting both of my dogs stay at a strange new place with a strange new human and dog (this was my first time using dogvacay), but those concerns were all put to rest upon meeting Jean and dropping them off at her place. And most importantly-- they both seemed happy when I picked them up! I will definitely be going to Jean again if the doggies need a place to stay for a few days. No doubt about it.
The entire experience was perfect. Jean was very quick to respond to my inquiry. She was delightful in person as was her dog. Jean took good care of my Hazel. When we got home, Hazel wanted to know when she could return to Jean's.
Jean was a very caring dog sitter. She regularly sent me videos and photos of my dog and kept updated how she was doing. I highly recommend her.
Jean is a great host and her dog, Poco, is so adorable. She responses very quickly to emails and texts and shares a lot of photos throughout the day. Macchiato enjoys being at her place and playing with Poco. We will definitely come back :)
We love Jean and so do our dogs! We left our animal-children with Jean for a week while we were on vacation. It was our first Dogvacay.com experience and we were worried but when we met Jean, we immediately felt at ease. She was very sweet to our dogs and showed us around her apartment and apartment complex. We also met Poco, her sweet dog and let the dogs get to know each other. While we were away, Jean sent us videos and pictures of our dogs everyday. She was very easy to communicate with and accommodating of last minute changes to plans. When we came home, our dogs were as relaxed and happy as we left them. Thank you Jean for taking such great care of King and Penny!
Both Jean and Poco were very accommodating and very sweet. Our dog, Teddy, loved his stay! He was a little depressed the following day. :)
Jean was great! I loved how often she sent me pictures and videos of my pup having fun. I would definitely recommend her!
Jean was awesome and really understanding! My dog(who is often scared and odd with people) came back happy and in good condition. Overall great experience, I loved the photo update that Buffy was doing well.
Simply Amazing! Duke loves Jean. E
This was our 2nd reservation with Jean and it was perfect. We had a long weekend out of town and had no worries while we were enjoying time away from home. We got pictures and videos of how much fun Cannoli was having. And him and Poco get along and play so well! Thank you so much Jean for keeping our baby.
Cannoli is our little guy and we felt like he needed something more than just sitting around at the house and waiting for us to come home from work. We found Jean on Dogvacay. She is close to my office and she made it super convenient for me to drop off and pick up each weekday. Cannoli has had such a blast this week and we are thankful for the love and care Jean has given him. We are heading out of town soon and she is our first choice for Cannoli-sitting. We would definitely recommend Jean to anyone who needs her services!!!
Jean was so awesome -- I've used a few sitters off here and my dog Percy definitely had the best reaction to her. She has a really good space for an anxious dog -- it's intimate, safe and dog-friendly. Her tiny dog Coco is also the sweetest -- perfect for dogs that are slightly anti-social or fearful of bigger, nosy dogs like my guy. She's laid-back and had a really good demeanor with Percy. She's the only sitter that Percy hasn't been fearful of or snapped at, which is truly rare. Percy was so relaxed and well-behaved when he came back (usually not the case for him). It was great! Will definitely be contacting Jean again when I need a sitter.
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