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Jenna Z.

25 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • 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

Jenna's Resident Pets

10 yr 8 mo old
3 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jenna's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Jenna

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Jenna and I offer pet care where pets are most comfortable, in their own home! I am happy to visit your pet (dog, cat, bird, ferret, fish, goats, whatever you've got!) at your home for feeding, medications, potty breaks, exercise and attention. (Bringing in the mail and watering plants is also included if these things are needed!) I am extremely comfortable and experienced with elderly and special-needs pets and can give oral, topical and injected medications as needed. I am also comfortable with pets recovering from surgery or that need to continue their physical therapy or vet visits while you are away.

I grew up with all kinds of pets and am comfortable with large and small animals. As a member of the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana and a volunteer leader of the 4-H Dog Training Club, I really enjoy working with dogs and their people!


Info for existing clients only:
I am happy to make care visits to your home, please message for details. After a Meet and Greet, your pet may also be able to stay with us. My husband and I along with our 2 dogs and 1 cat would love to entertain your furry friend. IMPORTANT INFO: We both work during the week so dogs are crated during the day with an hour long lunch break, free in the evenings and then crated overnight. For many dogs (including our own) this is their current routine at home and they are comfortable with this. These are the dogs that our home boarding works well for. If your dog is not crated regularly or sleeps in bed with you, our home is probably not the right fit.

Our smoke-free house is a three bedroom with attached garage and large windows, great for watching bird! Our dogs LOVE spending time in our large fully fenced backyard, chasing rabbits and squirrels, We can pick up and drop off if needed. And in case of emergencies, we are less than a 10 minute drive from the Animal Emergency Clinic.

Your dog must be house-trained, dog and cat friendly, crate trained (meaning they are accustomed to sleeping quietly in their closed crate overnight) and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Feel free to contact me to schedule a meet & greet or if you have any questions!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Jenna Z.

25 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 26, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jenna's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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25 Reviews
Pawsome! Jenna was fantastic. This is the first time we used Dog Vacay and Jenna was a complete pro. Our little guy loved her. The pics and videos she sent were reassuring and fun. Jenna loves dogs and it shows!
Coming from a dog lover I'm happy to report Jenna is 5 STAR awesome! Jenna not only made my family feel secure watching my beloved puppy, MAX, but she also made Max feel comfortable. We couldn't have asked for a better teammate watching our puppy while we were gone last weekend. THANKS JENNA!
Jenna is very kind and is wonderful with animals. She is very responsible, and I never worry when she is my babysitter.
My girls absolutely adore Jenna, including Molly, who doesn't warm up to strangers easily. I am so pleased with her care.
Jenna is fantastic with my dogs. They love her and she loves them. I never have to worry about her being there to see to their needs. It's so nice to be able to leave home and trust my babies are taken care of.
Jenna is wonderful! She came to my home 3 times a day and took care of my dog for 10 days while I was on vacation. She sent me a picture or short video every couple of days. She also took in the mail and watered my plants!! I would definitely use her again, and recommend her to anyone needing dogsitting!
I was obvious that Jenna is an animal lover and I felt very comfortable leaving Benny in her care. She sent pictures and updates along the way so I could rest assured that he was well cared for. We will definitely be asking for Jenna's assistance again!
Jenna is the very best! She is great with the animals and they love her. I'm a freak about my dogs, and I give her an 11 on a 10 point scale!
Did an excellent job! Kept all my animals happy. Even got my skittish cat to come out to eat and say "hello". Highly recommended! Will definitely hire the next time I take a trip.
Jenna is the best! She took great pics of our pets and sent us updates the entire time.
So was able to enjoy myself with no worries Will have Jenna look after our babies when we need that. Thank you for such a great job Jenna
Our labrador obviously had a great time with Jenna and her dogs. We were happy to know he was having fun and getting to play and make friends. No complaints! Thumbs up!
I am so glad I connected with Jenna! She not only wants to make sure you're comfortable with her and her dogs but that your dog is comfortable too! It felt like I dropped my dog off with a trusted family member. She responds to messages very quickly and is very easy going and flexible. I loved the photo updates! Seeing them would always put a smile on my face. I will definitely call on Jenna again when I have to travel out of town. It's such a great piece of mind, knowing your dog is well cared for while you're away. Thank you Jenna! :)
Jenna watched our cat for over a week visiting our home to feed her and give her attention for a bit. Our cat was in great and happy shape when we got back, and we got some fun photos and videos of her the whole time we were gone! :) Thank you so much. We would highly recommend Jenna as a pet sitter.
Jenna was great! The daily pics and videos showed us that Riley had settled in with her family and other dogs beautifully. She even spent private time with him doing doggie problem-solving games to keep his mind active. He came home a little thinner (which is a great thing!), happy and ready for a nap. Riley is looking forward to more play time with Dot and Taco!
Jenna was a spectacular host for Leo! While I was away, I got a nice video of Leo frolicking in the yard with Taco (Jenna's dog). I also got a picture of my sweet dog ready for a snooze.
I could tell Leo had a playful weekend, as he conked out as soon as we got home!
What's best about boarding with Jenna is her attention to detail. Before boarding, we had an hour-long meet and greet with Leo and her two dogs. During that time, we discussed sleeping arrangements, diet and shared stories about our pups' unique personalities. Very happy to have found Jenna on short notice over a holiday weekend!
Jenna was great--she's a very caring and expert host and we would highly recommend her. We knew this in advance because we know her through 4H dog training. I think Miley had a good time with Taco and Dot, and she was happy and healthy when we picked her up. I didn't worry about a thing while we were away.
I have used Jenna a number of times and always been super happy with the results. The last two times however were very special. I currently have 4 dogs and 2 cats. In addition to the fact that one dog is very old (18), needing meds and a watchful eye, plus a cat that requires ear meds daily and is not always cooperative, there was a new problem that required special attention. One of my other dogs was recuperating from a third knee surgery and needed special exercises daily. Jenna did a wonderful job keeping up with the routine. When I took Kody in for his weekly treadmill rehab after returning, the rehab resident couldn't say enough good things about how wonderful the leg looked. I am grateful that I have someone so responsible and effective to take care of my precious animals when I need to leave. It makes taking a vacation a real vacation!
Jenna has been great with my pup. My pup can be fairly needy, and Jenna has been wonderful in catering to her needs. I have recommended her to several friends with no hesitation.
Jenna was great!
I left a more extensive review earlier and all I can say is: it happened again! Everything was as great as before. Its a super feeling to know that you can leave town with complete confidence knowing that your special ones will get all the care they need!
Chelle had a great time. Jenna sent a photo update too. Thanks Jenna for caring for Her. I would be glad have Chelle stay again. Chuck
I have a complicated pet situation --- which is why I always fear leaving home and try to minimize my days away. Finding Jenna now means I can once again think about vacations and trips to see grandchildren. She has done a phenomenal job in so many ways.
I have six dogs and 2 cats, which alone makes petsitting a challenge, but add in the fact that 2 dogs are very old (15 & 17) requiring meds twice daily, another is a brittle diabetic needing insulin at prescribed hours and a cat that requires meds in his ear daily and you have lots of potential problems. And of course with age comes potty issues as they don't always make it to the doggie door.
Jenna did a spectacular job with all of the above. When there were a few minor problems (one dog ate the other's meds) she contacted me immediately for instructions, when we ran out of meds (stupid me) she made a trip to the vet clinic, and on a daily basis she emailed a report of all activities (together with photos!), keeping track of when one of the old ones didn't finish a meal.
Last, but by no means least, I returned home to a clean and orderly house with happy critters all around! This gal is a real find!
P.S. she also teaches and trains at our local dog club and does a great job there too -- I was in one of her classes.
Fantastic all around. Very flexible and understanding. We would highly recommend and use again.
I am very picky about who can take care of my little guy and felt very comfortable with Jenna. I was able to schedule a meet and greet pretty quickly. They are great with dogs. I was very nervous when I first went to meet them but I felt very comfortable as soon as we met. The dogs have space to run around in the back yard and get great attention. I really appreciated Jenna's openness about how our stay went. I got pictures of my little guy while he was there which really eased my concern on leaving him in a new place and got a log on how he did daily when I picked him up. She knows alot about dogs and had great suggestions to help our little guy feel more comfortable in a new place. I would take my little guy there again without hesitation.
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