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Jennifer K.

5 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 21 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

Jennifer's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Jennifer

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Married empty nester couple in Rancho Mission Viejo (Gavilan/Sendero Community) with plenty of love to share caring for you precious four legged friends any time day or night. Our home is extremely dog friendly -- one story with no steps, concrete floors and a large doggie door that leads to an enclosed dog run. Dogs are allowed everywhere humans are allowed in our house -- on the couch, in the bed, even with us in the Jacuzzi if they like the water (or they can stand on the 6 foot by 8 foot Baja style wading pool step if they prefer to just get their toes wet.) We work from home so your fur babies will rarely be left alone. If we go out, and they like to ride in the car, we would prefer to take them with us to one of the many dog friendly restaurants in San Juan Capistrano or for a puppuccino at the Starbucks drive-thru. We promise to doggie parent per your instructions but be prepared that some doggie spoiling may occur while you're away because staying with us is like visiting Grandma and Grandpa's house! We look forward to hearing from you the next time you need a safe and loving place to leave your pets while you are away on business or vacation. Thank you in advance for the opportunity to care for your pets!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jennifer K.

5 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 21 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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.
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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Jennifer's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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2 Testimonials
Sep 2016
Jennifer Kerstner is a great pet sitter. She loves pets and takes exceptional care of them. The pet will be the priority in her care. I have seen her care for and her own dog (which is no longer with us) and he was treated more like a human than a dog. She cared for her son's dog over an extended period of time and he also was treated just like part of the family. My dog had to stay with her on numerous occasions while my husband was in the hospital and again my dog became part of the family. You can not go wrong with Jennifer as a pet sitter. Your pet will love her.
Sep 2016
Jenn and her family are dog lovers! They will treat your pup like a member of their own family. I have know Jenn over 40 years. Over the years Jenn has watched my pets while we were away. I in turn have helped them out while they had a vacation. Her and her husband Bruce recently lost their white boxer Vinnie. Their home is missing the love of a pup. Jenn and her husband will give your furry family member lots of love and attention while you are away.
5 Reviews
Was very impressed with Jennifer's compassion and care for my Scooby. I knew he was in a safe and loving home. Will definitely be requesting her services again. Thank you.
Jennifer and Bruce are wonderful! They took amazing care of my 15 year old dog, Jake. They were even kind enough to take care of our fish Bubbles too. Jennifer sent several updates and pictures of Jake (and Bubbles) during our trip. Jake obviously had a fun time and was well take care of. I wouldn't hesitate to ask Jennifer and Bruce to watch Jake again.
This was the first time I have left my little dachshund for 2 days. I was so glad I selected Jennifer because I could see he was comfortable with the pictures she sent me. He received a lot of loving and care in a warm and cozy setting. Would highly recommend her. Am so grateful for this service. Thank you.
This was my first experience using DogfVacay and I feel like I found a real gem with Jennifer. She treated my dog like her own and sent lots of texts and updates while my dog was at her house. My dog had the run of Jennifer's house and even got to sleep in her bed. I really like that Jennifer only looks after one dog at a time, unless the family has multiple dogs. I have already booked my next dog vacay with Jennifer...and I am pretty sure that my dog is looking forward to going back to Jennifers! Definitely worth the 5 star!
Biscuit was well looked after and happy when we picked her up after her 1 night stay. We look forward to leaving her with Jen & Bruce again.
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