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Jenn B.
Astoria, NY 11106
54 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$50/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Jenn's Resident Pets

Jesse
Mixed Breed
Male
3 yr 7 mo old

Jenn's Apartment

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About Jenn

I've been a dog-owner/puppy-parent for more than 20 years, and I know from experience that finding the right environment to leave your precious pup can be a little tough (on both of you!) We totally understand the need to find the right fit. In addition to being dog lovers, my husband and I are both graduate-educated professionals. I am currently working exclusively as a dog care provider from my home, while my husband works from our apartment about half the time. Between the two of us, your dog will have nearly 24/7 attention!

We are very lucky to live in a 2-family house that gives us the space to offer the best daycare experience right in our home. In addition to having a sunny and roomy apartment, we also have a fenced-in outdoor area where we often play with the dogs off-leash. The pups who stay with us get plenty of play-time and lots of exercise.

About my dog:
Jesse is a mixed-breed rescue with a tender heart and a LOT of personality. (Basically, he's a mush). He’s incredibly friendly with humans and dogs alike, and I've never seen him meet a dog he wasn't eager to play with. While 50 lbs puts him in the "large dog" range, he is really gentle with smaller dogs and regularly plays with dogs 15 lbs or smaller.

Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or want to arrange a meet-n-greet. I look forward to meeting you and your dog!
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Jenn B.
Astoria, NY 11106
54 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 22, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jenn's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Jenn's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$75 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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54 Reviews
Jenn was great with Molly! Not only did she make sure Molly felt comfortable with the other dogs, she made sure Molly had fun. When I went to pick her up, Molly wasn't in a hurry to leave. LOL!
I've lost count, but I think this was our fifth or sixth visit with Jenn! If you are looking for someone who will treat your dog like family, Jenn is the one for you. We've left our energetic black Labrador puppy with Jenn for nearly three weeks on two different occasions. At this point, she's completely earned our trust and is great about sending pics of our pup having a blast!
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I've had my dog stay with Jenn on several occasions for pretty lengthy amounts of time and it's been a big weight of my shoulders to know she is in great care every time I go on vacation.

Jenn is always super accommodating and sends plenty of pictures to keep me updated. I really could not ask for a better sitter. Every time I bring my dog to Jenn's house she thinks she's the one going on vacation!
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WOW. Jenn is a game changer. She was prompt with her response, very flexible with me regardng drop off and pick up time, and she gave my dog a GREAT day of nonstop play time with other dogs. Mission accomplished.

Jenn's location is convenient, her space is perfect for dogs to hang out play around, and Norma Rae was walked and cared for during her visit. I can't wait to take her back next week.
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Our dog Nasty spent 3 nights during labor day weekend with Jenn B. and we could not have been more pleased with the attention and love he received during his stay! Jenn sent multiple updates and photos daily, along with recaps on how Nasty was doing. Before Nasty's stay, we had a meet and greet with Jenn to get acquainted. She also provided us with a thorough questionnaire to complete beforehand requesting info like Nasty's feeding schedule, his exercise routine, his likes and dislikes, vet info, etc...This attention to detail made us very comfortable leaving him overnight with Jenn. Finding good dog care is not easy. For us, trust in a dog sitter is most important and we can honestly say we 100% trust Jenn. She genuinely loves dogs and it shows in her actions and communication throughout her time with our pup. We will definitely be contacting Jenn when in need for a dog sitter in the future.
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My dog had a great time at Jenn's for Doggy Daycare! There are always dogs for him to play with and Jenn keeps him active and happy. Andy will be also staying with Jenn again in September and he cannot wait!
Cooper was just 2 months old when he joined our family in January. As summer rolled along, our 3 kids were reluctant to leave him with ANYone to go on even a short vacation. Kennels were out so we looked to Dog Vacay. The kids saw Jenn's profile and said, "Well, maybe..." We met Jenn, Andrew and Jesse in person and the kids said yes! Jenn kept us updated with lots of pictures and Cooper was having such a good time and was so well cared for that we worried he would not want to come home! Happily, he jumped all over us when he came home. We will definitely use Jenn's services again. Highly recommended.
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Sunny was so happy and got to play with all of the dogs that were at Jenn's place! Jenn was very attentive and sent me lots of photo updates. I will bring Sunny again! Thank you for loving and caring for my fur baby.
Jenn is great! Very knowledgeable! She is flexible with drop off and pick up, which is very helpful. Our pup is sometimes a little shy when starting in a group of many dogs and she took all the precautions and time to get my dog acclimated.

My dog came home very tired and happy!
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My wife and I are probably *too* overprotective of our dog, so it takes a lot for us to trust someone.

Well. Jenn is the real deal. She is unbelievably nice, responsive, and intelligent about dog behavior. Plus, she'll keep you supplied with photos and updates throughout the day.

We were first time customers just a few days ago. We will definitely, definitely be booking with Jenn again soon!
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Our miniature dachshund Zeke had a great stay with Jenn and her family! It's always a little nerve wracking leaving our pooch for the first time but Jenn and Andrew did so much to put our minds at ease. They met with us prior to our trip and kept us updated with daily photos and a video. We could tell that Zeke felt right at home and was being treated like part of the family - Jenn sent many photos of Zeke enjoying quality snuggle time on the lap of every family member and a hilarious video of Zeke and his new friends. We can't say enough great things about Jenn, and would definitely book another vacay with her!
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This was my first time using DogVacay and after having a few other people I tried to book with fall through - I found Jenn and was very happy! My very nervous, anxiety prone dog got lot's of attention from Jenn, her stepdaughter (who made my dog a little fort to play in) and the other dogs she was watching over the weekend.

Jenn and her husband have lots of space including a gated backyard for dogs to play or hang out if they're not great on a leash with strangers. They also have a separate downstairs office where smaller/nervous dogs can chill out where her dog and any other dogs she's watching play upstairs.

I've had my dog come home sick, underweight and a bit traumatized from being boarded at high end dog spas in the city - but none of that happened after her 4 days with Jenn. She was happy, well fed, on track with her meds and just completely exhausted from such a fun weekend sleepover!

We'll def you Jenn again!
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Jenn was so great with our pup. He didn't want to leave. She sent us pic updates all night long and made us feel at ease leaving him with her. She will def be our go to sitter from now on.
Jenn was amazing and kept us posted with tons of photos. Thriller loved going there. We look forward to using Jenn again in the future!!
Since I just moved to NY from out of state, I was extremely nervous to leave my dog, Happy, behind when I went on my first trip away from the city. After our meet and greet I knew that Happy would be in good hands but I did not realize how AMAZING the care she would receive during her stay with Jenn would be. Jenn was extremely understanding of Happy's personality and needs and made me feel very comfortable as a worried pup parent. The second that I left Happy with Jenn before my trip, I quickly became more excited that Happy was with Jenn rather than nervous. I ended up eagerly waiting for Jenn's many photo and text updates just so I could smile at how much FUN Happy and the other pups Jenn was watching were having. Jenn made it her priority to let me know exactly what Happy had been up to, how she was behaving, which pups she was playing with...and even slept with Happy on the sofa one night so they could cuddle! It was truly a delight to have Happy stay with Jenn. In addition to providing great care, Jenn and her husband also had extensive knowledge on dog behavior and training which was enlightening and reassuring. I will 100% be using Jenn and her husband as caregivers for Happy in the future and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone else as well.
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Jenn is the absolute best. Our small dog Remy has had a couple of week-long stays with Jenn, Andrew, and Jesse, and he never wants to leave. Jenn always sends lots of pictures and keeps us in the loop on everything that he's up to while we're away. I always know that Remy gets lots of cuddle time with Jenn and playtime with Jesse and other pups staying over! They're really great about making sure all of the dogs in the house get along well and have plenty of attention. I'm sure Remy will be back again soon!
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Jenn was simply great! I was a little concerned at first because we had never left our dog, Bainx, to stay with other dogs he didn't know already, but Jenn made sure this wasn't going to be an issue. We first had our dog meet her dog, Jessie, to make sure they get along and she also had us complete a checklist based on our dog's behavioral traits. Based on the daily pictures we received throughout our vacation, we knew Bainx was having a great time. He made sooo many friends that he didn't want to leave her house when we came to pick him up. If he could talk, I know he would have said, "mom you're ruining my fun." I will use Jenn again!
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Jenn and her husband were simply awesome!
I felt extremely comfortable leaving my Jack with them, I received pictures of Jack immediately after dropping him off, and throughout the day, and I could just tell that he was having a blast with his new furry friends! I recommend them 100 % and will definitely be back! He must have played a lot, because he slept all night, and most of the next day,
thanks guys!
Diuly & Jack
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Jenn is terrific! She's clearly great with dogs--and mine took to her right away Not only do I plan to hire her again but I'm going to as soon as I submit this review.,.
Jenn is fantastic! Molly is still a puppy, so I was nervous leaving her with someone for a few days. Jenn provided detailed updates with photos and videos, which made me feel at ease. Molly looked so happy! Molly also got along great with Jesse and Jenn'a husband. Jenn really helped her socialization, as Molly had been a bit frightened of playing with other dogs. In general, Jenn took excellent care of Molly and treated her as if she were her own. We will definitely be rebooking - Jenn is the best.
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Jenn was the absolute best dog sitter ever! She sent me photos with an update daily to let me know how Ollie was doing. I was so relieved and grateful for all of them. You can really tell she cares. I would most definitely use her services again, and would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Jenn (and her dog Jesse) took very good care of Amber during our week-long trip out of the country. She was very accommodating as she took Amber a day early because we changed our flights to miss the snow storm. Her questionnaire was very thorough which shows her attention to detail and professionalism. Amber felt right at home from the instant she got there. Jenn's dog training skills were immediately useful and evident as she shared some good training techniques with us and used them with Amber during her stay. Jenn also sent us emails with updates and photos on how Amber was doing, which was very welcome and appreciated. Amber was very happy when we picked her up which I am certain was due to all of the companionship she had and also all of the time Jenn spent with her playing in the snow. We will definitely use Jenn again and recommend her highly.
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As always Jenn was amazing. She's on time, very friendly and my dog loves her.
Jenn was awesome. She put in extra time to make sure my dog was comfortable with her and was very friendly. I'll definitely be using her again soon!
We are so thrilled we found Jenn! Can't say enough wonderful things about the love and care she offers in her home. We were away for over 2 weeks and were very nervous about leaving our Finn for that long. But once we saw the photos of how much fun he was having, we were able to truly relax with our family on a much needed get together on the other side of the world. If we could give her 10 stars, we would (am quite certain Finn would, too)! Thanks so much, Jenn!
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Jenn was a great host for our 13-year-old Lab, who came home seeming younger than when we left her. Over ten days she got an abundance of love and attention, and Jenn and Andrew made sure to monitor her arthritic legs and energy and adjust her walks accordingly. And we got lots of updates and great pictures. We would definitely use Jenn again; we have rarely boarded our dog but this was a very positive experience.
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My dog was very well take care of as always!
Our little dog, Buddy, had a GREAT time with Jenn, her husband Andrew, and their dog Jesse. Buddy's a little shy and is afraid of other dogs, but Jenn was patient with him and helped him come out of his shell a bit. She sent us photos daily and provided updates that put our minds at ease. I cannot say enough great things about Jenn! She was so thoughtful and really went above and beyond to make sure that Buddy was safe and comfortable while staying with her. She really provided the individual attention and care that Buddy needs to feel safe. I am so deeply thankful for everything that she did to take care of Buddy and I'm sure that I'll reach out to her again if we ever need someone to watch Buddy again.
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Millhouse had an absolute blast on his stay with Jenn, her husband and Jesse! Jenn was kind enough to send us photos and videos throughout the weekend, and we came back to a very happy and playfully-tired out pup! We will definitely reach out to Jenn again for our future dog vacay needs!
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Fabulous!!! Jenn asked all the right questions before I booked with her, which made me feel very comfortable with her dog nanny skills and experience. She was very cognizant of all the things a doggy mommy would be concerned about, and made sure to learn all of my dog's quirks. We did a house visit, so that my dog would feel comfortable in the space. Jenn sent lots of texts and pictures during Casey's stay, so I knew that my munchkin was doing okay while I was gone. It's so clear that Jenn is as much of a dog lover as I am, and I'm so happy that Casey and I have found her!!!!
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This is the second time Jenn has taken care of Abby and she is great! Abby and Jenn's dog, Jessie, get along great and she always sends great pictures of them playing and cuddling. I'm always able to enjoy my vacation knowing that Abby is well cared for and enjoying her DogVacay!
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Jenn is so great! Gus goes to her weekly and always comes up so happy and exhausted. Whenever it is a Jenn day, Gus always knows immediately because he gets to leave with us in the morning. He walks with purpose the entire way and I know it is because he is so excited to spend the day with Jenn and his friends. Jenn is super reliable, always sending up pictures and letting us know if Gus has any problems, etc. It is so nice not having to worry about our pup at all :) He has so much fun. Jenn is the best!!!
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Gus looks forward to going to Jenn's every week. He knows when he is going and he walks so happy and proud and fast. He never turns back once that door opens and just runs right in. All of this shows us how much he enjoys going to Jenn's and how comfortable he is there. It is so nice not having to worry about him all day. It is also so nice that he not only gets to play with other doggies, but knowing that Jenn is always there, loving, caring and playing with the dogs. When he goes home, he is always completely exhausted and care barely make it into the door. We are very grateful to have found Jenn and Jesse :)
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We are repeat customers, but this was our dog's first overnight stay. Jenn was great about sending us updates over the weekend and letting us know how Kacie was doing. She and her family were very sweet to our dog and made her feel like one of their own for her stay.

Best of all when we picked up Kacie she was pretty chill and she settled right in when back home, which let us know she was not stressed at all. She loved her stay, and we got to enjoy our break. Highly recommend!
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This review is long overdue but I wanted to comment on what a great job Jenn did with my dog Roscoe while we were out of the country for a few days. She sent us picture updates and you could tell Roscoe had a blast with her dog, Jesse. We came back again for a daycare day and Roscoe was so excited to go back that he led the way from down the street to their place! Jenn and Jesse were very welcoming and attentive to Roscoe's needs. We will definitely use them again.
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Abby stayed with Jenn, Andrew and their dog Jessie overnight and I could tell when I picked her up that she was very loved and well cared for! She also had a lot of fun playing with Jessie and didn't even want to leave when I arrived. WIll definitely be hoping Jenn is available next time we go away!
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I was so worried about leaving Gus. As a 6 month old, we hadn't really left him before. I almost didn't travel because I was worried about leaving him. I had heard from our dog walker that we should look into Jenn.

I reached out to Jenn and we heard back from her right away. She suggested we do a meet and greet with our pup and her pup to ensure they got along. Greg and I couldn't have been more impressed by Jenn. She was so sweet and caring and put us both at ease. We knew as soon as we met her that we would rest well knowing Gus was in good hands.

When it came to finally dropping Gus off, other than my crying, he adjusted quickly. Jenn helped me figure out when I should leave and then kept me super updated during his stay. I received text message updates, photos and even video to see how much fun Gus was having with his new friends. It is so nice to know that we have someone so close that our pup loves so much.

I would recommend Jenn so highly to anyone. Gus came home tired, happy and it was so nice having some pictures of his stay with his new friends. I keep saying I think Gus is bored now. He got to play outside with Jenn's dog as well as other dogs she was watching. He got to run around and play both inside and outside.

Jenn really puts so much time and thought into each person's pup. As a dog owner herslef, she understands what each owner is feeling and how nervewracking leaving your pup can be. She went above and beyond has Gus has a bit of an upset tummy, and she not only made him rice, but slept with him and near him at night if he was having a hard time.

Gus will certainly be spending time with Jenn again soon. Thank you!

all the best,
Patty & Greg & Gus
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Jenn took terrific care of my dachsund. Jenn sent pictures of mookie having a great time during his stay and I have no reservations leaving Mookie with her again. Great great great experience
Phoebe stayed with Jenn for 8 nights and couldn't be happier!!! She had so much fun with Jessie (resident pet). Jenn was extremely attentive and great with Phoebe. My baby didn't want to come home. :) She sent me a bunch of pictures and videos which I'm very thankful!!
Phoebe can't wait to stay with Jenn again. Thanks Jenn for being so wonderful with Phoebe!
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Jenn and Andrew were fantastic! We can tell they cared for our little 4 month old pup as much as we do! We were able to leave him stress free and receive tons of pic & video updates! They were very accommodating with our travel schedule as well.

Rubix had an amazing time and made tons of new friends! He is looking forward for his upcoming longer stay!
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Amazing hosts very accommodating and communicative. They also have a cute dog. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Another great stress free day/night for us because we knew our baby was in good hands. And a great time for Kacie because Jenn always gives her extra TLC. Yeah for Jenn and Dog Vacay. :)
We left our labrador Lucky with Jenn and we couldn't ask for a better family to care for him. As most want for furbaby is a clean, comfy, fun home with a loving family well Jenn provides that and more. We were able to relax on vacation knowing he was enjoying himself and was doing well. Jenn kept us up to date with photos and Lucky's progress. Absolutely recommended.
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Jenn was wonderful to work with, responsible, communicative, and kept us updated! We would highly recommend her and will hopefully work with her again in the future.
I'm not sure if I have the proper words to explain how awesome Jenn is and how she is the only person I will ever leave my #1 buddy Wallace with..but I'll try.

First of all, she and her awesome husband are dog lovers themselves, so they know how nerve wracking it can be to leave your dog, who if you're like me, you love as much as anything on earth.

She is caring and loving and attentive. And I'm talking about to the dog owner!! Lol. She let me write and explain the "directions" for the weekend. His food, sleep, walking, etc. And didn't think I was crazy or at least she made believe she didn't.

The first line of the last paragraph also applies to your furry family member of course. Wallace was nervous after I dropped him off probably thinking I abandoned him. :( But Jenn kept reassuring him and giving him love and he slowly relaxed and had a wonderful weekend. I know this because I could see how much fun he was having in all the pictures Jenn sent me. And she communicated with me every day and kept ME at ease too. :)

I couldn't be happier with how Jenn and her husband took care of my boy. The apartment is clean and safe and I couldn't imagine anyone doing a better job than they did.

I found Wallace's second forever home and would never leave him with anyone else. I actually might go places more often now that I found her. :)

You couldn't pick better people to take care of your doggie!!

Michael
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After using a few different DogVacay hosts we finally found the perfect fit for Sammy. Our high energy Wheaten felt right at home with Jenn, her husband, and their dog Jessie in their spacious Astoria apartment. Jenn would keep us updated with texts and pictures which helped reassure us that he was in great hands while we were away on vacation. We highly recommend Jenn as a DogVacay host and will be using her from here on out. Our high energy Wheaten is now a happy and tuckered out pup. Thanks again Jenn!
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For full disclosure, Jenn is a longtime friend. When I learned that she was providing dog care services I signed right up to have her help me out on an upcoming business trip -- in addition to her love for dogs, knowing how thoughtful and caring she is as a friend made me completely at ease with having her watch Moxie. For this trip, Jenn stayed at my apartment with Moxie, and sent along text and photo updates while I was gone. I came home to a happy pup and have some adorable new pictures as a bonus! I highly recommend her and look forward to utilizing her services again. Thanks, Jenn (and Mox says thanks, too)!
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Our experience with Jenn was great! Communication was easy and fast via text, and we got a couple of updates including pictures throughout the day. Her dog Jesse is really sweet and Miya loves him and she came home happy and tired. We'll definitely be using Jenn as our go-to dog sitter in the future!
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Had another great experience with Jenn. I dropped of Kacie at our appointed time and knew she was in good hands.

I got a text during the day letting me know she was doing well along with a pic, which made me smile.

When I picked her up she was a happy camper. We'll be back!
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Jenn is great and reliable. I am so excited and relieved that I found someone I can trust and rely on to watch my dog. She also sent me pics and texts throughout to keep me updated and make me feel comfortable- which I appreciated! I can tell my dog also really likes her and she is good to him. I have used Jenn as a sitter/host twice in the last week and will continue to do so. Thanks Jenn
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Lu and I love Jenn and her dog Jesse! If you look at Jenn's photos, you can see how much Lu always loves her time with them.

Jenn sends great photo updates and responds immediately to any questions I might have, which puts you instantly at ease as a puppy parent. Her updates (even through video sometimes!) just show how much she truly cares about the dogs in her care and dogs in general.

I always know Lu has enjoyed her time at Jenn's because when we get home she is super tired, which just means she had a super time.

Also, Lu is a very small dog ~8 lbs, and Jesse is just great with her and super sweet.

Thanks Jenn!
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Jenn was so awesome! We felt so comfortable leaving our little pup with her. She even sent us some text pics of her day so we felt even more secure. We don't like to leave our dog but when we do, it's so nice to have piece of mind and that's exactly what Jenn provides!
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This was a 5 paw experience. Jenn was super easy to get in touch with and relaxed in person. We left our beloved pooch in her care and didn't worry for a minute. She was very responsive to any of our questions and sent us lots of pics, too. We'll be leaving Kacie with her again soon.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about the care that Sophie received for a night with Jenn. She was wonderful with my anxious little girl and was with her the whole time. My little girl is an older dog and has terrible seperstion anxiety, so I worry when I have to leave her. Jenn was very nurturing with her kept her comfortable the whole time, sending me pictures during the day of my happy girl. :-). I definitely plan on using Jenn's services again! Sophiedog can't wait!! ;-)
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