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Janet A.

49 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
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  • 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
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Janet's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Janet's Apartment

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

About Janet

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, my name is Janet. I am a retired Accountant enjoying life in sunny San Diego. I would love the opportunity to spend time with your furry friend. While I do not currently have my own, I have had the privilege of sharing my life with dogs in the past. They were my babies and I'll treat yours as if they are my own.

To ensure the best care for your pup, I only watch dogs from one family at a time. I mark my calendar as 'unavailable' on the days that I am watching dogs but I may be available for a 'meet and greet', so please send me a message and we can figure out a time to get together.

I enjoy filling my day by exploring the local parks and scenery - your 4-legged friend is welcome to tag along if they are an explorer as well. If they are more of a stay-at-home type (a couch-canine) we can do that too. If your baby has special needs (injections or oral meds) please let me know - I have experience administering both.

I live in a secure apartment building downtown which has a 40 pound weight limit for all animals. I have a cat named Max that shares my apartment. He is a Maine Coon who is a typical grumpy cat, but harmless.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Janet A.

49 Reviews
22 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 February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janet's Home
$26 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Janet's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
49 Reviews
Janet's the best -- can't day enough great things about her!
Janet was a perfect dog sitter! Her friendly calm demeanor made both me and my dog feel right at home. She was experienced, prepared, helpful, and a pleasure to interact with. I will most definitely be requesting Janet's services again!
This was the 1st DogVaCay Visit for my rescue, Scout, afraid of loud sounds, new people. Scout did great with Janet's patient guidance. Janet has a kind, gentle, confident manner that I admire & seek for Scout, my little Sheltie-Papillon (Sheltion). Janet took the worry out of the picture with her ability to read my insecure little one. I thank DogVaCay & Janet from the TOP of my heart!
This is the fourth time Janet has cared for our dog -- she is the best! Extremely professional, yet personable, we never worry when our dog stays with Janet. Whether pick up or drop off, she is awaiting our arrival. Can't say enough good things about Janet and the exemplary service she provides -- she is the gold standard for Dog Vacay sitters.
She took care Misty very well. She even offered an extra care for her (Giving a bath due to dry skin issue). We know she was having a good time with Janet it makes us very confutable during our vacations.
We had a great experience with Janet. She was very flexible and sent us updates and pictures regarding our dog, Louie. We plan to use her in the future.
Janet was the best. My dog seemed very relaxed and content when I picked her up. Her condo is perfect for a small to medium dog. And her cat is so mellow. My dog doesn't care much for cats, but she seemed to do fine with Janet's.
Janet was beyond amazing! She was very understanding and we were very comfortable leaving our babies with her. Our old timer recently got sick and was prescribed a cocktail of medication 4 days before our reservation. Janet was still very excited to spend time with her and make sure she is relaxed and not lonely. Knowing our little Killer was in caring and trusting hands put us at ease leaving her. Janet communicated with us each day and sent pictures of our fur babies. Because Janet was so pawsome, we were able to enjoy our vacation without worrying! We DEFINITELY plan to reserve Janet in the future! THANK YOU JANET!!
Janet once again kept our Beau while we were out of the country, and we couldn't have asked for better care for him. We received photo updates and messages about him, and it was a comfort knowing he was receiving lots of TLC while we were apart.
Janet was very easy to work with. She took excellent care of my small maltipoo, Pufita. Pufita was and is in good health was in very capable and caring hands with Janet. I will making a reservation for her care of Pufita when I will be needing special care for Pufita in the future.
Janet was a true pleasure to watch our dogs! She is a lovely person, very good with our dogs- they loved her! We would definitely use Janet again and recommend her to anyone.
This was our first time that Indy stayed with Janet. She kept in touch via text, and let us know how he was doing. It is the first time in many years that Indy has stayed over night in someone else's house, and he was very glad to see us, but I could tell he enjoyed his short stay with Janet. More to come I hope.
Janet is waiting for us when we arrive and upon our return. Indy seems content and happy going and coming, and what else could you ask for other then a happy dog? I would recommend Janet anytime, but then again we want her for ourselves@
Shasta stayed with Janet for a week and I got a new picture everyday showing her contently relaxing.
Janet was cooperative with drop off/pick up times; met me at her lobby door; and was solicitous of Shasta.
But best of all Shasta, who is rather timid, was OK bring left.
I liked Janet---her manner, her apartment, the dog park that is part of the complex, and her willingness to be kind to my pet.
Certainly would recommend!
Janet seemed very comfortable with Ollie and sent us pictures of him while we were away. They were waiting for us outside when we came to pick him up and he seemed relaxed. I will use her again when we need a sitter.
Janet is really good with my dog, Hailey.
When I went to pick her up, she was very excited to see me, but acted like she could just stay with Janet.
She sent me a really cute picture while I was on my trip and that makes me feel secure.
Hailey has special needs and Janet is so good to her!
Hershey enjoyed another great stay with Janet, who was again a pleasure to book with. Recommended sitter!
Janet is a great sitter! I'm always comfortable leaving Astro with her. We appreciate her taking Astro out for walks.
Janet was fantastic during her 1st stay with my Yorkie. Book ahead she's always busy!
Janet is great with Astro. I'm comfortable leaving him with her and will again in the future.
Janet is the best! Professional yet personable, she took great care of our dog and was ready for a quick hand off when our taxi meter was running. Can't say enough good things about our first DoggieVacay experience -- thank you, Janet!
Janet was great and really communicative throughout - we did a meet and greet, our dog got on well with her cat and we were able to travel without worrying about him. We received photos, and Janet seemed to really enjoy having Hershey stay over. Recommended, I would definitely use this host again.
Janet is excellent! She was able to give Hailey all the love and care that she is accustom to getting.
When I dropped her off Hailey immediately warmed up to her and I could tell when I picked her up that
she was well taken care of. She sent us pictures and I just didn't worry.
It is obvious that Janet loves dogs and that is very important. I am very pleased!
My dog Butters loved going to Janet's apartemt in San Diego. Janet loves dogs as much as I and it really shows in how she cared for my little guy like he was her own.
Janet and my dog Oliver seemed to bond right away. I did an initial meet and greet, and I could tell immediately that he would feel comfortable at her place. It gave me peace of mind on my trip knowing my dog was being well cared for. I would strongly recommend Janet and plan to use her again for my next doggy vacation.
Janet was simply amazing! I was so pleased to find someone who is retired to look after my dog. I know that Chloe got lots of love, and I was so happy that Janet kept me updated on how Chloe was doing. I will definitely be using Janet again in the future.
Janet is the best! I have complete confidence in leaving Astro with Janet.
Janet is amazing! She kept me updated throughout with pics of Izzie. Very caring and had excellent communication. You can tell that she loves animals and really took great care of Izzie. Highly recommended. Thank you Janet!
Janet was very nice. Prior for dropping off my dog, Janet wanted us to do a meet-and-greet at her apartment, and it went well. I had a delay in flight coming back to pick up my dog Disco, and Janet was very accommodating for me to pick up late. She provided me pictures of Disco throughout the 3 days stay. I really appreciate her nice gesture and accommodation. I'd highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you.
Best service and care!! This was my second time Janet has taken care of Sophie. Thank you.
Best service and care!! Sophie was in good hands with Janet. I recommend her.
Janet was great with our dog, will definitely be using her again in the future!
Janet was an awesome pet sitter for my dog, Ramsey! She took him out three times a day (going outside is his favorite thing to do!) She was also very responsive when I contacted her to ask a question. She always responded back by text or message within an hour or two and most of the time, she responded within a few minutes! I highly recommend Janet as a sitter for your beloved companion!
Excellent experience & we definitely plan to leave Annie with Janet again!
Janet is an awesome host! Couldn't ask for a better one. She is kind of my hero by taking my little Thor in over the Christmas and New Year in a short notice since I had to go and deal with family issues in a far away land!
She is extremely friendly and nice and i couldn't thank her enough! When i got back, everything was neat and tidy(not like the mess i left behind when i rushed him in and i am sorry for that!), my puppy looked happy and healthy so Thor was definitely very well taken care of! Not to mention, she sent me some pictures to make being so far away from him a little bit easier!
If you are looking for a sweet, loving and a nice person to take care of your four legged family member then she is the right host! I will definitly use her services again, if Thor didn't scare her off too much :)
(I wanted to review you earlier but got caught up with moving! Hope you are doing fine!)
Janet was an excellent host and I have already recommended her to friends. She is very flexible and willing to go the extra mile to give your pet whatever care is needed. She took great care of our Yorkie Sam for the past 4 days while we were on vacation and we will definitely be calling her again. Prior to booking, I was concerned about leaving him due to the fact that he has special needs. Once I met Janet, I realised I did not need to worry. Thank you for the peace of mind Janet!
Janet was nothing short of exactly who someone hopes will watch their four legged family member! She was completely flexible and accommodating to my schedule. She made my Westie feel right at home, which is no easy feat for my nervous little pup. Also, her location is very convenient for a quick drop off/pick up from the airport! I will most definitely trust my little girl with Janet next time I need a dog sitter, and I would recommend her to anyone.
Janet took care my Yorkie very well for 5 days while I was on vacation. I was so worried about him that his cataract condition was rapidly worsened just few weeks before I drop him out.
I explained his condition and she followed the instruction perfectly. Because he became almost blind, he needs more attention compare to normal dog. But when I picked him up, he was so calmed down and relaxed just like living at home. Also she washed all the mess and cleaned and organized ready to bring back.
I used some dog sitters before but she is the best ever.
I was really please with Astro's stay with Janet. We met a few weeks before to make sure my dog would get along with her cat. Janet was very kind even leaving a nice card in Astro's doggie bag when I picked him up. I especially liked the fact that Janet said she would be around most of the time with Astro giving him a lot of attention. I will be using Janet again in the future.
Janet was a great host. She made Snowball's time away from me a great one. And she even left a note and a small gift for when I picked her up. Her thoughtfulness did not go unnoticed. She is a great host and a perfect dog-loving sitter. I look forward to leaving Snowball with her again soon! :)
My husband and I left for a 2 week trip to Costa Rica to tie the knot. I so wanted to bring our little prince Digby with us but I knew it was not feasible. We struggled with the idea of leaving him with a stranger. We interviewed a few different people from dogvacay and felt Janet was the best fit....and we were right!

Janet regularly kept us updated, sending us pics and little notes to calm our fears about leaving Digby behind. He looked like he was having so much fun that our new fear was he wasn't going to want to come back home!

Janet was perfect for Digby since he craves constant companionship and she was able to provide that for him. When we picked him up he looked great, happy and healthy (but thankfully was still excited to see us :)

We will be having Janet watch Digby again in the near future and highly recommend her!
I will definitely be taking my dogs back to stay with Janet! She thoughtfully sent us many pictures of our 2 dogs while we were away, and it was clear even before we got home that they were pampered by Janet. They looked very relaxed lounging on her couch and happy on the many outings they went on. Her pricing is very competitive, yet she only takes on one family at a time -- making sure your pups will get all the attention they deserve.
We were in San Diego for a graduation and left our 2 pups with Janet and couldn't have been more happier that we did so!! We didn't even get to do a meet and greet since we were traveling from Bay Area but were comfortable because of her reviews! She was absolutely wonderful with my babies and any time I texted her she responded back right away, which I thought was pretty amazing!! Next time we are in town, we will definitely leave our girls with Janet!! Once again thank you Janet for taking such good care of our 2 girls!!
My pups came back from Janet's house happy and healthy. She was very responsive when making the reservation. She was also great about sending pictures and text updates to put me at ease. I will definitely book more vacations for my doggies with Janet!
We were on a 14 day vacation on a cruise out of the country. We felt very comfortable leaving Angel with Janet. On day 2 we received a call from her that Angel tore a nail (just one of those strange things), Janet took her to the vet immediately and notified us as well. No worries at all, when we returned Angel was healed. We plan to use Janet again next year on our Europe tour. Thanks Janet!
We left our pup with Janet during a 2 week vacation and things could not have gone better. This was the first time we were leaving our dog and Janet made the whole process easy. After the first "meet and greet" we knew that she would take good care of our girl. During our vacation Janet was receptive and responsive to our emails and sent us plenty of photo updates. She even wrote us an email to check on us and give us an update on how things were going when she hadn't heard from us in a while. Our dog came back clean, happy and healthy. Could not ask for more and will definitely use Janet again.
Janet took such great care of my Bella while I was away... She sent me tons of photo updates to I could feel like I was keeping in touch with her while I was away. Bella needed food and she generously got bella food and paid for it out of her own pocket. Bella came home happy and very clean, I will defintely be using Janet again in the future when I travel. :-) Thanks Janet!
We were so anxious about leaving our little dog, Beau, to go on our first family vacation since adopting him last spring. He has a timid personality and is on the anxious side. Janet put us all (including Beau!) at ease and took wonderful care of our boy! She updated us with regular photos of him and gave him lots of love, attention and exercise. We were gone over two weeks, and Beau did very well under Janet's care. We will definitely be contacting her again when the need arises!
Janet was great! My husband and I decided to go out of town last minute. Janet was very accommodating. She responded anytime I wanted an update about my dog Tally and sent me pictures. When I picked Tally up she seemed happy and relaxed, which is better than when I pick her up from boarding. Overall, we had an excellent experience with Janet and Dogvacay!
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