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Jen M.

21 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Jen's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
11 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Jen's House

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About Jen

We are an animal-loving family with a large backyard.My husband and I both grew up with dogs, and since we've been married, we have always had at least one golden retriever in the house -- usually 2 (and often other dogs too, including foster dogs and dogs "vacationing" with us). Our resident golden is Charlie, who is 10. Because our dog is older, we are currently only watching other senior dogs. Dogs in our care will have access to unlimited time in our spacious, shaded yard; cozy naps in our sunroom; daily walks through the neighborhood; and snuggle time in front of the TV in the evenings. I will happily send daily updates via email or text. We are happy to watch other pets, as well. We have experience with guinea pigs, hamsters, aquatic turtles and fish.
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Jen M.

21 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 28, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Jen's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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21 Reviews
Sophie had a great vacation with Jen and her family! We never worry when she stays because they treat her like their own dog. It means a lot to us when we travel knowing our Sophie is safe and well cared for!!
Ohmigosh, I am so sorry for not submitting this review sooner. I thought I had but just got a reminder.

Our girl Wrigley was extremely well taken care of by Jen and her family. It was everything we expected and we'd absolutely book again if the need arises.

Our girl has a fair amount of meds and special food and none of that was an issue and was handled perfectly. Thanks again and apologies for the very late review!!
Jen was great. She accommodated me at the last minute and was very friendly. It is clear that she and her husband are dog lovers. I felt super comfortable leaving Sadie there!
Mook had a great time with Jen. We had a great first introduction a few days before the weekend and mook enjoyed roaming the house with their golden retriever. I will definitely be using Jen in the future.
Our 14 year old lab stayed with Jen for a couple of nights and had a blast. She made a new best friend with Charlie and didn't want to come home. I was so happy to find a place that she loves when we are out of town.
Jen has been a pleasure to work with and from the moment we had our meet n' greet, we knew this would be a great place for our Wrigley to stay.

We just did a one-night stay to ensure our girl would relax and feel comfortable staying with someone new. We've already booked for a longer stay in a month when we go on vacation. So happy to know our "baby" will be so well taken care of.
Jen took excellent care of our dog for 10 days. She kept me up to date with how our dog was doing during her visit. Our dog came home very happy. We would definitely use Jen again.
Our dogs had a great time with Jen and her family. Feel blessed that they received such great care. Lot's of love!
Jen is wonderful with our dog and is attentive to her needs! She kept us informed of what was going on while we were away! We have every confidence she was well cared for! Thanks!
I took my time to find the right host for my almost 9 year old Golden Retriever and boy, was I happy with the results. I really liked the fact that she tailors her hosting to older dogs, which tend to have different needs, like taking medications. I arranged a Meet & Greet first and found Jen to be friendly, warm and very much a dog person. I felt very comfortable with Jen and she didn't hesitate to let me see her large fenced in back yard. Jen kept in touch with me the entire time we were gone with texts and pictures of my Cody, which made me feel not so guilty for leaving him. I wouldn't hesitate to use Jen in the future and highly recommend her to others with older dogs.
Jen and her family were awesome! Very accomodating and you can tell how much she loves dogs. She will take your pet into her home and make them part of her family for their stay. My dog didn't want to leave!
Mollie and Grady got along great! Jen is caring, a good communicator and flexible. We felt quite comfortable leaving Grady in her care, and her kids loved Grady too!
I really hate to do this since she'll get booked more....! Jen is great. Finally found her, took us three tries of other places before we found one for good and ever. Until the rest of you book her and steal my spot. I'll say no more! The rest of you, go away!!
Darla did great with Jen and her family. Would definitely reserve stay again
When we had the opportunity to travel, our first thought was how to take care of Maggie. We adopted her only six months ago, and she is nine years old. We are so thankful to find Jen M at Golden Getaways. She did a fantastic job caring for our dog. After the meet-and-greet, Maggie did two "trial-runs," one for a day and one for an overnight. Jen attended to every detail and helped Maggie feel right at home. Jen was caring for other dogs at the same time, and there were no issues. She helped Maggie feel like she was part of the family. We received pictures and messages about how she was doing, and the updates helped us enjoy our trip. When we returned, Maggie was happy and healthy. I would definitely recommend this host to anyone, especially those with senior dogs, who need a home atmosphere. I had no concerns and would be happy to make another reservation there. 5 Paws for an awesome host. Thank you!
So grateful that our puppy was so well cared for! Thanks so much! So much better than leaving her in a kennel!
Thanks to Jen and her family for caring for our precious dog! She kept us informed when we were away! Maddie has separation anxiety but I felt that Jen was understanding and caring! She was also flexible with pick up and drop off! Thanks thanks thanks!
Once again, Cah-See & Tasche had a wonderful time staying at the Meiring's house this past weekend. AND, we had an especially nice weekend away knowing they were happy and well taken care of while we were gone! I thought about them often but didn't worry even for a minute. When I dropped them off, they wagged their tails and walked right inside - no hesitation like there was at the kennel. When I picked them up, they were happy and healthy; it was so obvious they were well cared for. I am so thankful to have found such a great place & great people to watch them when they can't go with me!!
My dogs loved being at Jen's house! She sent me pictures & texts letting me know how they were doing, which was very reassuring. Best of all, when I picked them up, they looked so happy & healthy, I could tell they were well cared for. Jen is so caring & responsible & understands how important that is. She had no problems with my 15 yr. old dog's 'stubborness' or giving her medicine & getting her to eat. I knew from the meet & greet that Jen truly loves animals & that this would be a good place for my dogs. I know they felt secure & I felt confident they were in good hands. Thanks so much, Jen!
Our dog was well cared for and had a great time at the Golden Getaway. This was his second stay there,
and it's obvious that Jen and her family love dogs and are eager to shower them with affection. Our dog is a 12 yr. old Lab, and being with younger dogs can tempt him to overdo activity, which aggravates his arthritis. So being with 2 senior dogs was the perfect situation, allowing him to enjoy their company without too much rough-housing. Our dog came home with a great framed photo, which hangs on our fridge, and a detailed report of his stay, so fun to read! I highly recommend Golden Getaway and would not hesitate to book another stay.
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we were extremely happy with Lucky's visit. Jen updated us with info and pics throughout our time away as well as gave us a thorough report of his time at the end of his visit. I could tell that Lucky figured out just where he was most comfortable to nap and sleep and was definitely made to feel at home. We will be happy to have Lucky stay again in the future!
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