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Georganne & Jeff T.
Norwalk, CT 06850
45 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Georganne & Jeff's Resident Pets

Indigo
Golden Retriever
Female
5 yr 11 mo old
Sally
Golden Retriever
Female
13 yr 11 mo old

Georganne & Jeff's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Georganne & Jeff

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Visiting dogs treated like members of our family, with lots of love and outdoor / indoor play sessions for exercise!

We're a private family and have cared for and enjoyed the companionship of dogs for decades. We have two friendly golden retrievers (Indigo 5 and Sally 13) and have had friends' and family dogs stay with us for many years. In 2011, we started in-home dog boarding and are having a blast. We generally consider 2-4 guest dogs max at a time. Big dogs and puppies welcome!

We're located two minutes off the Merritt Parkway on the West Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton line and have a terrific dog-friendly property -- 2 acres of yard and wooded land set back off the road via long driveway. Several dog parks and hiking trails are nearby -- favorites are Cranbury Park, Dolce Conference Center, Waveny Park, Taylor Farm, and Westport's Compo Beach off season.

The property has some natural boundaries in the woods, but it's important to know that the yard is not completely fenced. Guests who are good citizens at dog parks, stay around with the pack and their owners, and have good recalls for a treat, are usually a good fit for us. Our dogs and our guest dogs are never out unsupervised - we treat our property like a mini-dog park.

Our home is 2500+ sf with ample dog gates and a few crates for flexible configurations to accommodate furry guests who prefer privacy or select company, and are particularly handy at meal times since we are a multi-dog household. Well-behaved and friendly guests generally have full run of the house, complete with lots of dog beds, toy baskets, and tennis balls. We're lucky to both work from home, so dogs staying with us have 24 hr care and attention.

Our general routine is out for morning potty break, (with our coffee!), breakfast, and out again for a morning playgroup. Then come in to crash around the house for nap time while we get to work. We do another midday playgroup outside (or sometimes a jog on-leash or dog park outing), then back to work for the afternoon, followed by another late afternoon playgroup / romp in the yard before dinner. Often another outing after dinner and then the gang usually crashes for the evening until a goodnight potty break and bedtime.

On weekdays we're in home offices or moving thru the house on conference calls, so dogs who are super high energy or persistent barkers can be challenging for us, so are generally not a good fit for us or them.

We believe in positive training approaches. Our philosophy is pretty simple - consistent rules and routines, frequent romps and runs, and lots of rewards and rubs! We're all about fairness and separation or time outs as needed, so no dog feels threatened or overwhelmed. Our goal is to build trust at each dogs' pace, so our guests feel safe. We work with each owner to understand any unique needs or preferences.

We recently 'graduated' from a round of pup thru advanced Obedience classes with Indigo our young golden, and have experience with Agility, Therapy Dog, Tricks, and Resource Guarding training.

Drop-off and pick-up times are flexible, favorite dog beds and toys are welcome, and discounts are available for multiple dogs from one family. Fully insured and references available upon request.

Indigo and Sally consider Meet and Greets mandatory for new guests as they are very good judges of character(!) We ask for proof of vaccinations, vet and emergency contact info, and we have a brief profile we like to fill out at the initial Meet and Greet on the basics - daily routine, favorite games, anything funky we should know about, etc. We also ask that male dogs be neutered.

Look forward to hearing from you if you think we're a match!

Best regards,
Georganne and Jeff
Fox Run Dogs In-Home Boarding


P.S. Thanks to DogVacay we have developed quite a following of repeat visitors. We tend to book out a month or more in advance, sometimes longer for popular holidays. We do our best to keep our calendar up to date.

Daycare and single night stays are not generally a great fit for us. Longer stays work best for us. A two night minimum stay is ideal for new visitors. THANK YOU!
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Can administer oral medicine
Georganne & Jeff T.
Norwalk, CT 06850
45 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 20, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Georganne & Jeff's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
45 Reviews
We recently left our dog, a lab mix, for a ten day stay with Georganne and Jeff.
She is a three year old sweetheart who is very attached to us and the gentle "welcome committee" (their own dog Indi at first and then other guests when she was more comfortable) made drop off easy. Indigo was right by Tinsel's side the whole time.
During the stay, there were some severe thunderstorms and Georganne and Jeff let us know how she was doing.
We also got lots of pictures while we were away, which made us and our kids very happy.
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Rubi had a great time and can't wait to come back!!!!
Sammy, our 8 yr old golden, had his first overnight with Georganne & Jeff. Our boy came home happy and playful. My wife and I were very impressed with the genuine love and care shown Sammy.
Georganne was very thoughtful in her text updates and pictures on Sammy' stay. Very comforting.
Already lining up his next DogVacay with Georganne & Jeff

Bill D.
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These people are so amazing my pup had so much fun and I wish I could keep review to myself because they book up fast but they fill up for a reason and I was blown away at the care they gave to my 7mo old bloodhound...
Georganne and Jeff took great care of our little guy over our wedding weekend! It was so nice to know that we didn't have to worry about him with everything else we had going on, and they even sent an adorable picture of him with bride and groom stuffed bears as congratulations! They are right around the corner from us and we will definitely be keeping them in mind for future trips and long weekends!
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Rocky had a great vaca with Georganne and Jeff. He came home happy and tired. Georganne was great providing pics and feedback on how he was doing during the stay putting us at ease. We felt like they took care of him the same way we do making it a home away from home. We've already booked again!
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Fantastic! There couldn't be more caring dog care people! My big dog hasn't spent the night anywhere but my home so he was difficult but they were perfectly able to handle him and he quickly acclimated. A big thanks to Georganne and Jeff!
Our English cocker, Rosie, spent a try out day at Georgeann and Jeff's to give her a chance to acclimate to them, their lovely home and wonderful dogs. Everything went very well. G and J are delightful people who care very much about the dogs put in their care, and the photos they sent of Rosie playing and socializing with the other dogs made us very happy. We will be taking her to them for overnight stays in the future.
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I have left my dog numerous times with Georganne & Jeff and cannot say enough good things about them. They truly love the dogs they host, do their utmost to take care of and even train the dogs, and always keep me up to date with wonderful photos. They are the best.
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My family and I along with our 2-year old Beagle, Frankie, recently moved to the area and were planning a trip back to the West Coast for Christmas. Our biggest concern was where Frankie would spend her holiday while we were away. Georganne and Jeff helped ease those worries upon our official visit -- they were kind, very helpful and made Frankie feel right at home. During our trip, they sent us photo updates which only reconfirmed we'd made the right decision. We can not thank them enough for their care and service and Frankie is already excited for a return visit...and so are we! Thank you Georganne and Jeff!
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Great people. Very thorough. I would definitely leave Missy with them again. They took such great care of her
Pixel's (our welsh corgi) favorite vacation destination. He loves loves loves visiting Georganne and Jeff. All of the other dogs that were there are friendly and very playful which Pixel loves. They even send us photos of his daytime adventures! He comes home tired and happy every time.
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Another successful stay with Georganne and Jeff! Sasha came home happy and tired. We had to carry her to the car, she did NOT want to leave! We can't thank you enough for caring for her, see you again soon!
Georganne and Jeff were terrific with our 6 month old golden puppy.

They were extremely attentive to acclimating our new puppy into their home, and introducing him to other dogs at the house. They kept us informed on how he was doing via pictures and texts, and when we picked him up he seemed happy and content.

We'd highly recommend them to anyone seeking a home environment that offers human and dog interaction to engage your dog while away!
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Georgeanne and Jeff cared for our lab puppy, Rex, recently. Rex came home tired and happy. We have a really positive impression of Georgeanne and Jeff. They are obviously "dog people," who care about the animals in their care. They had to problem-solve a bit with our rambunctious puppy, and they took it in stride. We would absolutely board Rex with Georganne and Jeff in the future.
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We had a wonderful experience with Georgeanne and Jeff! They were responsive, sent photos and updates about Libby, and made the process very easy. We will absolutely use them again!
I was fortunate to be able to leave my labradoodle, Cody, with Georganne and Jeff for two weeks in March. Despite this being the first time Cody stayed with them, I felt assured that he would be in excellent hands after the meet and greet a short time before the stay. And Cody did indeed have a great time! Georgeanne and Jeff sent me periodic updates while I was away, complete with photos and details of how Cody was adapting to his new environment and friends. The photos and updates continued during Cody's two week stay, and it was such a relief knowing that my beloved pup was in such great hands while I was away. I loved seeing my dog so happy playing outside in the yard with his new doggie friends or snoozing away on the sofa, cuddled up with another one of his new pals. I would use Georgeanne and Jeff again in a heartbeat, and Cody can't wait for his next visit with them!
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Georganne & Jeff were amazing hosts to Pasha. They were so welcoming and have a home that any dog would love to stay at. I'm sure Pasha looks forward to her next visit!
Georganne and Jeff were amazing caretakers for our dog! This was our dog's first time away from home being cared for by people she had never met before. Although she was nervous at first, she got comfortable very quickly and we think she loved having so much time playing with other dogs. Georganne and Jeff were incredibly thoughtful throughout our week away, sending us routine texts with photos and videos, including several of our dog romping through the snow with her new friends as well as sleeping at Jeff's feet. We know she had fun and we would definitely bring her to Georganne and Jeff again!! Thank you!!!
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Kirby had another Wonderful Vacay, so much so that I think he is suffering from depression. He misses all he's four legged friends and "OTHER" family. I may just have to book a play date to snap him out of it. Georganne and Jeff are amazing and would HIGHLY Recommend them to anyone thinking of booking a vacay. Thanks so much for Loving our pup! Didi,Ed & Kirby
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My dog Finn was instantly comfortable and joyous to be with Georgeanne and Jeff. There were two other guests who became great buddies, and I think Finn has a huge crush on their dog Indigo.
Georgeanne sent photos of their time outside which was so reassuring. I feel they both got a sense of who my dog was and how to make him feel welcome, safe, and cared about.
There is nothing better than knowing your dog is happy. I cant wait for the next chance to have Finn visit with his new friends again!
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I could tell Roxy had a great stay, she was so happy and relaxed on the trip back home. We received a few updates while vacationing letting us know how she was doing. They have a perfect setup for a dog vacay! And obviously love and are very good at what they do!
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Walter stayed at Fox Run while we went on a family trip to Mexico for a week. He had the GREATEST time. Georganne and Jeff are the best. They provided multiple updates throughout the week and even sent along pictures. They were very responsive if we had any questions and made scheduling a breeze. They asked all the right questions during our home visit a few weeks before our trip and made us feel very comfortable. Walter was sad to leave! We will definitely be using them going forward (in fact, we've already booked additional stays for upcoming trips!)
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Since discovering dogvacay.com, and subsequently Fox Run, in April 2013, we have used Georganne and Jeff's services 8 times... sometimes for just a night or two, sometimes more than a week (don't ask me why I haven't reviewed until now, I guess I was hoping they'd be a secret but I should've known that a service this great can't be kept quiet for long!). We have been blown away each and every single time our pups have stayed there. There is not a boarder/dog care center more generous and customer oriented than Fox Run... and not just for the parents! But for the doggies too! As positive as I am that our two pups (two goldens that match the age of Indigo and Sally) love us, I can almost see in their faces when coming home... 'what?! you mean we can't stay with them longer? You definitely should extend your vacation!'. I cannot recommend Georganne and Jeff enough to anyone who truly wants their dogs to have the most fun, to be the most cared for, while they are away. Thank you to Fox Run for being such wonderful surrogate parents!
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We left our 15 month old golden for the first time with Georganne and Jeff. After the meet and greet, we felt totally comfortable leaving him and he took to them right away. They were wonderful about getting to know him and learning all about his behaviors, personality, routine, feeding and unique characteristics, and were flexible with dietary and medical concerns. The routine they maintain is great to help them settle in. Our pup absolutely loved his stay and we were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that he was having a vacation of his own in a caring, warm environment with other pups to play with. Georganne and Jeff won his loyalty and love and I know he was a little sad to leave!
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I can't say enough about Georganne and Jeff. We left our Labradoodle with them for a full month while we were in Europe. They emailed me regular updates and we never worried about our dog, knowing he was in outstanding hands. He got along well with their dogs and additional canine guests.
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UNBELIEVABLE!!!
There couldn't be better!!
Georganne and Jeff have the most wonderful thing going. Zoey, our 1 year-old black lab just had her first sleep away experience, and it was the greatest. Early afternoon of the first day Geaorganne and Jeff sent us a detailed email about Zoey's interactions with their dogs and the couple of other guest dogs and all the fun and bonding that was occurring. We received pictures and a video(!) as well!! My goodness, to take the time to fill us in and for us to hear of the comfortable night's sleep Zoey had and the games she was playing and exercise she was getting...
Well, it just brought such comfort to us and made us 100% able to enjoy our time away knowing Zozo was in such good hands. They truly are special people; the loving and calm environment they have created and the attention and true caring for the animals they host are above and beyond!!!
********Truly, they are heaven-sent! **********
THANK YOU, Georganne and Jeff!
Sally, Zoey (and family!)
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Hi Georganne & Jeff,

I am writing a review because EVERYONE should know that you guys are THE BEST at taking care dogs.
I almost canceled a family vacation because I thought no one was good enough to take care our dog Canelo until I found Georganne and Jeff, they care about every single detail, when we where away they sent us a detailed email with Canelo's picture telling us how he was doing.
This is our second time leaving Canelo with them and I hope not the last one because Georganne and Jeff offer a peace of mind when they take care our baby Canelo.
Thank you guys!!!!!

Diana
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The hosts were wonderful but one other dog and ours had to be kept separated; I hope that doesn't affect future bookings for us. We never worried about our dog and he seemed happy and healthy upon pick-up.
Jeff and Georganne are wonderful! They took such good care of my dog, Turner. They gave us a great update after the first day and another update when we got back. They are real dog lovers and treat each guest like their own dog. They were very willing to give my dog his medicine and accommodate his "quirks". Thanks, Jeff and Georganne!
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What a Fabulous experience! Everything other reviewers have written is absolutely true. No wonder Georganne and Jeff are so highly rated. I was nervous leaving our 14 month old, "High Energy" pup for the first time. They put me at ease right away. Very kind and affectionate folks. Kirby had a wonderful vacation and even learned some manners. Which we will continue to work on. We can't Thank You enough. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this couple, they are the BEST!
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Georganne and Jeff took such great care for our Bulldog while we were away for a week. She had such an amazing time playing with them and all of the other doggies, sleeping on a variety of beds, and playing with new toys.

Georganne and Jeff took such great care of her, and followed all of our instructions for cleaning and medications. The communication and photos were also excellent and put our minds at ease.

We look forward to using them again in the future!
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Thank you so much for giving Zach a lovely place to "vacation" and some doggie pals to play with while we were away. It was so nice to get pics of him and know that he was doing great. He has come home tired which means he had a great time!
We are so thankful we found Fox Run Dogs. Our two shy/fearful rescues require more patience, understanding, and heart than the usual pup in order for them to feel safe.....and we found the perfect people for the job. Georganne & Jeff truly love dogs and all the different personalities they come with. Our dogs needs were thoroughly considered and they adapted their routine to meet them. We will absolutely board with them again!
~The McNeals
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Guinness had a great time, came back clean, tired and in better shape than we had left him :-) Georganne and Jeff sent updates and pictures and clearly treated our pup like one of the family. Will definitely book with Fox Run again!
Georganne and Jeff were absolutely the most perfect hosts! They truly love all the dogs and treat them so well. The environment, with other dogs to play with, was so perfect that I know our dog misses being with them. I look forward to arranging future doggie vacays with Georganne and Jeff.
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We just picked up our 7 month old puppy from a week long stay with Georgeanne and Jeff and he had the time of his life. It was really comforting to know that when we dropped him off he was going to be in good hands. They were really great about keeping us updated on him with info. and pictures so we could hear and see how the stay was going. I would recommend a stay with this lovely couple to anyone looking for a safe, friendly, clean and fun place for their furry family member when out of town.
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Georganne and Jeff provided the perfect home away from home for our dogs. We were completely comfortable going off on vacation knowing that the dogs would be well loved and cared for. Thank you to our new Fox Run Family -- we will see you again soon!
Georgeanne and Jeff are wonderful at providing the best care for your dog. I would recommend them to anyone who would want to feel a sense of security when dropping off their dog. When we dropped our Roxy there, we always knew she was in the best hands, and we will be using them forever! Thanks for taking great care of our baby girl, she is looking forward to her next stay!
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Georganne and Jeff were simply awesome! They are very organized. In our first conversation, they had a list of things to ask us (many of which were on our list), and it really demonstrated that they would be conscientious and professional sitters.

Their home is fantastic- large yard, and great space for dogs to run around. Milo had a great time with the other dogs. The dogs were out several times a day- for an active dog like ours, it's just wonderful.

We received regular updates and photos about Milo. They were very detailed with all of his activities.

Can't say enough good things- highly recommend! We (and Milo especially) can't wait to visit again!
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Thank you, Georganne and Jeff for accepting Scout over the holidays despite his challenges. You truly treated him as one of your own while we were away overseas. I noticed that he came back better behaved in the kitchen; thank you for being such knowledgeable and caring dog hosts!
Brigit
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Georganne and Jeff are perfect hosts! The house and yard are a dog's paradise coupled with Georganne and Jeff's kindness and affection for dogs makes this the perfect place for your dog to stay. Our sweet puppy spent her first Christmas break with the Fox Run crew and probably had more fun than when she is with us. We received plenty of updates during our time away including cute photos of all the dogs playing. We were able to fully enjoy our time away knowing our dog was in good hands at Fox Run!
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I am delighted with my entire experience with Georganne and Jeff, who were not only easy and fun to deal with, but whom, after just one meeting, I completely trust to take good care of my beloved ten year old lab.

They have two golden retrievers, who are friendly and well-behaved, and they were careful and wise in how they introduced the dogs. Mine can be reactive with new dogs if not introduced properly, but they understood and handled her very well.

They sent pics throughout the day, and it looked like the old girl was having a pretty good time with tug-of-war games and keep away with a pull toy.

She was well exercised from her day of play and happy to come home. The grounds are relatively large and far from the street, down a long driveway, and surrounded by woods, so I felt comfortable knowing she would be safe. Either Jeff or Georganne is always with the dogs when outside, too. Plus, they say they limit the number of guest dogs, so there will never be too many.

I will definitely be back again.
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lovely, kind people, very dog-friendly house and yard; the resident canine hostesses are sweet, too!I We are so happy that our dog Scout has a home away from home in case we can't take him along with us. Thank you so much, Georganne and Jeff!
You can't ask for better hostesses than Georganne & Jeff. They are a dynamic duo of pet sitting!

My fiancé and I have never left our puppy with anyone that we didn't know. We had to be away for 5 days and couldn't bare the thought of leaving our puppy in a kennel.

We found Georganne & Jeff through Dog Vacay and scheduled a meet and greet. They had us at hello! They both meet us outside with open arms and ready to get to know our little one. They asked lots of questions and made notes. Georganne & Jeff were patient with our puppy as he familiarized himself with their place. Shortly after they brought out their sweet dog who immediately became friends with our dog. We knew that our puppy would have endless amount of fun!

We were given a tour of the first floor in their house, where our puppy would be playing and walking about. Their place was very dog friendly, meaning clean with nothing on the floors that we wouldn't want our puppy to accidentally swallow or chew on. Georganne & Jeff had a dog toy box that our puppy found and started to play. They even had a personal dog room to relax and sleep. We felt very comfortable leaving our puppy with the hosts as soon as we saw that our little puppy was happy.

During our trip we received photos and updates which gave us much comfort being away from our little one for so long.

When we picked our puppy up, we were shown a slide show of more pictures of our puppy playing with their dogs and fitting in quite nicely. We were surprised to see that the two took notes of our puppy's everyday tasks and behavior.

My fiancé and I were 110% pleased with Georganne & Jeff and could not have asked for anyone better. We will definitely use them in the future, their simply the BEST!
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