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Jen W.

70 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Great Dane

Jen's Resident Pets

Gizmo
Other
Male
7 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jen's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jen

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**5 Star Resort for Dogs**

**LARGE FENCED YARD**

I am dedicated to providing the highest level of loving care for your baby for a barkfabulous good time!

I have been caring for dogs for over 20 years, I love all breeds, sizes and temperaments. Besides myself, as a dog lover, I have 2 dog teenage girls, ages 14 and 16, and they have grown up around dogs their whole life. They are a great help in guaranteeing that our doggie guests have the best vacation ever! I also volunteer for the Partnership for Animal Welfare rescue and love

My home offers a fabulously spacious fenced yard on 1/2 acre, where we play in the water, play fetch, or chase. I live in a quiet neighborhood to enjoy several walks a day, a nice fireplace to keep your pup warm in the winter, a huge outside sun room full of windows, and lots of love. I treat each pup in my home, as if they were my own.

I am able to supervise your pup all day since I work from home, except for short periods of time when I have to leave the house. Since I am home all day, I am able to provide potty and play time every 2 hours, or more if needed. I love being outside and spend as much time there as I can, playing with my doggies.

I have experience in caring for puppies, as well as elderly dogs. I can administer medication and adapt to the needs of every dog in my care.

I worry about leaving my boy in the care of others and would want him treated as part of the family, which is what I do, with every pup in my care. I send regular updates and pictures during their vacay in order to show the fun, love, and care your precious baby is receiving while you are away.

My services include daily walks, feeding, play time, clean-up, and much more! Whether you're away for a day, a week, or more, I will be there to give your pet the utmost love and attention. I am just a bark away! It will be your pups best vacation ever...

PLEASE NOTE:

*Puppies under the age of 1 require extra care and attention which I am happy to give. My puppy rate is $50/night for boarding, as well as I require puppies under 1 to be able to use a crate.
*Please stay as close as possible to your stated drop off and pick up times.
*All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and come with a collar, as well as flea treated.
* At drop off, bring with you a copy of their vaccinations, as well as the Vacay discussion guide located on the site.
* Daycare drop off and pick up times are between 7am-6pm
* I can only take spay and neutered dogs.

If my calendar says booked, please contact me regarding availability. The calendar says booked even if I have dogs leaving a certain day, so may still be available.

When making a reservation for boarding, please consider scheduling a day care day as well for your pup, so they get familiar with the surroundings prior to their vacay.

Looking forward to meeting you and your precious pup!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jen W.

70 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jen's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jen's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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70 Reviews
Jen was wonderful with our dog. We will be happy to come back again. Highly recommend.
The yard was spacious and clean and everyone in the family was very receptive to boarding our dog.
Jen is very nice and great with my dogs. I love the updates and pictures that she sends me throughout their stay. Would highly recommend.
Our two dogs stayed at Jen's for day care and boarding. She was very understanding of our dogs' different personalities and accommodated to them. It was nice to know that our dogs were well taken care of!
Licorice had an awesome stay with Jen! We all fell in love with Jen's yard. Jen opens her house and makes her furry guests feel very much at home. We loved receiving pictures of our dog. Licorice definitely will return!
I brought my one year old puppy, Niklas, to stay with Jen for a long weekend. I was a little concerned because Niklas still has some bad puppy habits (chewing, jumping and barking). She was able to manage him and he seemed happy when we picked him up. Jen was quick to answer my e-mails and sent lots of pictures during Niklas' stay.
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Jen was wonderful with our 2 dogs, one tiny and 14 years old and the other 100 pounds and a puppy still! She gave me such peace of mind with the pictures of them playing outside and cuddled on the couch. She treats our dogs like her own and I can't wait to board them there again. Thank you Jen!!
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Peanut was so at home with Jen and her family. The yard is a great place for Peanut to get some outside time! I'll definitely book with Jen again.
My dog had a great time and was well taken care of. Great fenced yard and nice other dogs to play with. Received some good pictures too. Thanks!
Jen and her house were great! Dogs have access to a large fenced in yard and also the basement type area where they can roam around. Indy was very comfortable with Jen and Jen was extremely well-prepared to care for her. We had a great stay and would definitely use Jen again!
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Jen was great at sending me pictures throughout the day to let me know the dogs were doing well.
Jen was great. She sent me so many pictures which really helped me feel comfortable that my Riley was being taken care of. And she even sat with my puppy to get her to eat when she was to excited to focus on dinner- which I just thought was amazing. You rock Jen!!
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When Sammie didn't want leave after her first stay, I knew we had found the right place for her. As an older dog, she needs a little extra care and love. I know she's in good hands with Jen and her family.
Jen is a dog lover!! Plenty of space to run and play. Lovely pup to play with too! Ginger got an all day playmate with another puppy her age and breed and they had a blast! Quiet space to sleep. Toys to play with. Great yard to run. Even offered to take her on a car ride!! Full service care.
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Hazel had a great time playing with all the dogs at Jen's as well we Gizmo, Jen's Akita. Based on the pictures Jen sent us, Hazel had as great a time at DogVacay as we had at the beach! We've already booked Hazel with Jen in October.
Peanut had a great time with Jen. He loves playing with Jen's daughters and sunning himself. The pictures Jen sent really showed how at home he was. I will definitely book with Jen again.
Jen was great! Indy was happy, healthy, and clean when I picked her up. Jen's house was well suited for dogs and had a great fenced in yard. We've already booked a follow up stay in a few weeks. Thanks Jen!
Our Viszla Ginger came for daycare in preparation for her first overnight stay with Jen. Everything went great!
Chico seemed to love his week with Jen and the other dogs who kept him company. He sleeps with us every night and Jen was nice enough to let him sleep in her bed, which I'm sure he loved. She sent us photos every day and was a pleasure to work with. We would definitely hire her again!
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Jen was awesome! Super sweet, instant booking, chill! Not to mention her home conveniently located near I-70. We were nervous to be away from our 1 year old lab mix for a couple nights (first time away from us ever) but between the doggie friends, great yard, and loving home we aren't sure she really noticed we were gone :-) she came home happy and tired. For our first dogvacay we could not be happier!
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Jen helped me out when my previous dog boarding plans fell through at the last minute. She was quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. I received a lot of information about my dog's visit and she came home tired and happy. We enjoyed getting a picture of our dog resting on their couch! We plan to use again.
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Jen was very prompt with all replies and sent a nice picture during the stay so we could see our precious Dudley. Will definitely use her again and highly recommend.
Jen agreed to have Stanley a day early to help us on travel day. Thank you for your flexibility and loving home- Stan will be back.
This was my first time using DogVacay and I am hooked. Jen and family treated Stanley like he was their own. He even slept in Jen's bed at night!! I received numerous daily updates with pictures and she responded to my texts immediately. Stanley can be a needy little fella and they catered to his every whim. We will be back!! Thanks Jen for everything ????
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My dog Rocky had a great time w Jen! He especially enjoyed playing outside w the other dogs. He was so calm and chill when I picked him up and didn't act like he even wanted to go home.
Jen was easy to work with and Trixie had a good relaxing time. Jen let Trixie in bed with her which is what she loves and made sure she ate her own food. Thanks for your kind and loving care of Trixie.
Jen has been watching my dachshund for awhile now, but for this reservation she had both my dogs, we rescued a new dog 2 wks ago, and needed to board them for a night. Our new girl "Lexie" was a shelter dog and had food aggression and "resource guarding" issues. I called Jen to explain all of her issues to give her the opportunity to pass watching Lexie at this point. Jen asked me several questions, then agreed to take both dogs. They both did great. Jen handled Lexi's issues with no problem. She really understands dog behavior and how to work with them. She is a gem
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My dogs stay with Jen whenever we can't take them with us or my kids aren't home to watch them. This time I was very late in requesting boarding, Jen is so flexible and accepted our reservation quickly. My dogs are very well cared for with Jen, they come home pleasantly tired from the fun, but no too much so I know they weren't stressed. I can also tell how comfortable they are by the pics she sends me. Very satisfied!!
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Jen is fantastic
Jen was so kind to take us in within days of the booking due to a family funeral. Peanut had a great time playing with other dogs and napping in sunny spots. The pics Jen sent really put me at ease.
Jen is very pleasant and helpful. After our vacation time, our dog looked happy and well-cared.
Jen was great! She sent me pictures of my dog everyday, and made sure to immediately contact me with any concerns. She took my dog on daily walks and car rides, and she even sent me pictures of my dog sleeping with her. Ryuu had a great time, and I will definitely board him with her in the future. Great place to vacay!
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We had no problems. Jen is experienced, flexible and thoughtful. Good experience.
Our pups had a great overnight stay! We would definitely go to Jen again.
Peanut loves staying with Jen! She has easy access to a spacious back yard. Jen takes great care of our puppy!
Jen was easy to work with, and our lab mix Sunny seemed really happy at her house.
Jen is always great! Karma our 6 month old puppy lab loves it there. She comes home and tired :). Jen is also very accommodating!
Jackson stayed with Jen one other time and he seemed to remember her and to be excited to be there. Jen also seemed to enjoy Jackson and took the time to hand feed him when he was being picky about his food, and by the pictures she sent, spent time playing with him. Jen seemed very responsible with his care and I would definitely recommend her to others. Thank you, Jen!
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Peanut had a great time with Jen. He was able to roam in her fenced yard and Jen was flexible with drop off and pick up. I'd book her again.
If there were 10 or 50 Stars...Jen would get them. She made me and my Lilly feel very comfortable from our very first meeting. I had never even thought of leaving my girl with anyone, (but family), I am so glad I come across the app and subsequently Jen.

My girl, slept for 2 days upon her return home, spending time running with Gizmo and other dogs really fits her as she can be quite the handful and rambunctious and loves to play.

I would recommend highly and certainly will be using her services again in the future!

THANKS JEN!
and THANKS DogVacay!
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Jen was a wonderful sitter for our pup! So good, in fact, that he didn't want to leave when it was time to go home!!! I highly recommend Jen and will definitely request her services again in the future.
Jen communicated with me promptly regarding my last minute request and sent a couple pictures during the day. Neil seemed to have had a great time and was content to sleep the evening away. I would definitely use Jen again.
Max and Charlie had a great time, they came home tired out each night. Thanks for watching them on such short notice!
My pups had a fantastic time at Jen's! And we really appreciated seeing some photos of their stay while we were away. Great experience...
This is our 3rd (maybe even 4th time by now?!) booking a stay with Jen. She is the best!!! My dog absolutely loves going over to stay at her house and to play with her dog, Gizmo, and her two sweet daughters (who were very helpful as well as they took Piper out on several walks during her stay!). Thank you, Jen!!!
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This was Piper's second time staying with Jen & as always, it was the perfect stay for my pup. Jen is one of the sweetest dog lovers I've met and it shows in her graciousness to open up her home (last minute!) to my highly energetic young dog. She was extremely flexible with my crazy schedule for drop-off and pick-up times, and as noted in previous reviews, her house and outside area for the dogs are both beyond accommodating. Not to mention her dog, Gizmo, is equally as sweet!! I love the photo updates as well. I found myself picking up a very happy (and tired!!!) dog - which made for a happy owner over here! Thank you, Jen. Piper and I both enjoyed her stay with you!
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Jen accepted a last minute reservation as we had to leave town for a funeral.

We got stuck in HORRIBLE traffic coming home and had to be about 3 hours late picking up our dog.

My son was the one who called to say we would be late picked her up and he said Jen was very understanding.

Our puppy was happy to be dropped at Jen's. And Jen sent us a couple of photos.
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Jen W was awesome! She took very good care of Nellie, and I never worried a minute. Jen sent several photos and updates of her activities and behavior showing that Nellie had an active, as well as restful, vacation. Nellie is a very affectionate dog who likes a lot of petting and cuddling, which Jen was happy to oblige. Jen was also sensitive to Nellie's picky eating habits and other small dog quirks and habits. We are very happy with Jen as our dog care provider during Nellie's Vacay and would heartily recommend her.
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Jen was great! She has a great backyard where Bruner got to play with another one of Jen's 'guests'. Jen sent us pictures of Bruner while we were gone which my kids absolutely loved seeing. Bruner definitely enjoyed spending the weekend with Jen.
Our dog is a high energy pup. She's not quite two and is a bundle of energy. She seemed happy and comfortable when we arrived to bring her home. She was definitely tired from a busy weekend. She spent a lot of her return home sleeping.

The photos while we were gone were a nice touch to keep up to date with our pup's activities while we were gone.

Jen is also speedy about responding to emails/messages during the booking process. She came out to meet us in advance so she could be familiar with our dog.

A good experience.
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Jen was very responsive and sent me lots of pictures and updates of my furbaby while I was away. She let me drop off and pick up the pooch when it was convenient for me. I am very pleased with my experience!
We are happy to be able to leave Buddy with Jen. We are able to leave him one or two times a week and are so grateful to have her services. We know that he will be well taken care of when he visits her house. He especially enjoys following her around and napping by her feet! Thank Jen!
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Jen has a great place for a dog vacay. A big yard and other friends to play with. Like a 5 star spa for my little lonely friend. Jen works from home and so my dog hung out in her office while she worked. I felt good knowing our dog wasn't locked away at a kennel for days while we were enjoying ourselves.
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Arjun is a recently rescued large dog and we were anxious about finding a good sitter for him while we had to be away. After we met Jen, we decided to do a couple of day care type stays before we left him for almost a week. From the beginning, Arjun seemed to be at ease with Jen and her family who showered him with love and attention. He went on many long walks with them, enjoyed Jen's garden and the company of her pets Gizmo and Sparkle.

Jen was constantly in touch with us, providing us photos and updates even during the one-day stays. She made him some of his favourite foods (eggs) and accomodated our requests keeping Arjun's lifestyle routines similar to what we have for him at home. Arjun seemed very happy in her care. Though he was happy to see us, we don't know if he would have missed us very much, given all the attention at Jen's. She even accomodated family & friends who visited Arjun while we were away. We are glad to have found a trustworthy friend like Jen to care for our dog while we travel. We would strongly recommend her.
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Buddy had a great day with Jen! I could tell that he had gotten plenty of exercise and was sufficiently worn out when we got him home. Thanks Jen for taking great care of Buddy- I know that he loved your new fenced yard!
We left our lab Winston in Jen's care for 2 weeks. He was well looked after and extremely happy. Would not hesitate to use her again.
This is Pia's third stay with Jen, this time for an entire week. As usual Pia was happy, loved and well cared for. I will always call Jen when Pia needs a "dog vacay"!
Jen is my go-to sitter for my dog, Findlay. She is incredibly patient and loving with him even at his worst and I never have to worry about him when he is staying with her.
I had to go out of town and was not happy about the idea of a kennel for my 10 month old golden doodle. I had never boarded a dog and certainly didn't want to start now. I was so fortunate to find Dog Vacay...and to find Jenn W. Jenn lives just a short distance from my home...and more importantly is wonderful with dogs. Finley had such a great time while I was away. Not only was he able to make friends with Jenn's dog, Gizmo, he was loved and cared for by Jenn and her family. I received regular photos of Finley and could see that he was well taken care of and enjoying his stay more than I could have imagined. Jenn was great to understand his feeding and bed time schedule and did all she could to make Finley's stay with her one that was stress free for Finley and for me. Jenn is kind and patient and went out of her way to be a wonderful host. I am also very appreciate that she was readily available to give me updates of how Finley was doing. I am not only grateful...I am booking my next out of town trip with her!!
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Jen Werther was a great choice for taking care of our miniature schnauzer, Emi! I know Emi loved it there, especially because she was allowed to sleep in Jen's bed! Jen is the best host I've met so far, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a safe and loving home to board their pet.
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My pug, Teddy, had a great time with Jen and her family! She sent me tons of picture updates which I loved! I would definitely recommend having Jen watch your dog!
Sophie came home exhausted & happy, which is how we know she enjoyed her vacation. And Jen was helpful with our weird schedule, responded timely for our vacay request, and send lots of cute photos & updates of Sophie while we were away. We know that she was well-cared for while we were gone so we could relax and have fun.

Thanks Jen!
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Jen was a wonderful hostess to our beagle, Buddy, for a 3 night weekend. We really appreciate that she sent pictures, used some of the toys that we brought for him, and let him sleep in her bed. I could tell that he felt relaxed and truly enjoyed his stay. Would not hesitate to book with Jen again!
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This was Pia's second stay with Jen. I am so glad I found her, and will leave Pia with her anytime knowing she will be loved and very well cared for. It really is a "vaca" for Pia as I see the pics of her happily playing with toys and snuggling with Jen.
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Jen was the all around best pick for my two pups Dakota and Tanner while I was away on vacation. She was very professional and flexible to do a meet and greet with my two nervous pups. I felt very comfortable leaving them with her and her family. I could from tell from the numerous pictures she sent they immediately warmed up to her home and family and were treated as if they were her own! The day I picked them up- they slept all the way back in the car and through out the day, they were truly exhausted from all their fun!
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Jen was the BEST choice I could have made when looking for a sitter for my pup! A true dog lover and a wonderful person all around. She was available at the very last minute (literally that morning!) and was flexible with my travel time back the next day. Her house and yard space were beyond suitable & spacious for my high-energy puppy! I picked up a very happy puppy on my check-out day -- she slept the entire rest of the day!! Jen sent me pictures of my dog playing her beautiful, friendly dog and kept me updated on the numerous walks & activities they all did throughout their time together. Above all else, Jen was extremely professional, courteous, and a true dog lover! I had no worries whatsoever with my dog being in her hands. I would highly recommend Jen for your dog sitting needs. I will for sure be a repeat customer!
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My dog Pia was very comfortable with Jen, I could tell as she told me about the little things Pia did, just how she is at home. Pia is small, Jen has a large dog who was so gentle with her. Jen sent me pictures throughout the stay, I loved seeing them. All in all she was well taken care of and it was obvious to me that she enjoyed being there. I 'm really happy I gave this a try and will be leaving Pia with Jen whenever needed.
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Jen was amazing! Not only did she accept my reservation last minute in a pinch, she was very accommodating with my schedule. She also sent me regular updates and photos and treated my pup as if he were her own dog. He loved being at her house! I highly recommend Jen and will definitely continue to use her in the future for Findlay's vacays.
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Jen did an awesome job. Rex was very happy there.
Jen took great care of our elderly special needs dog, Duke. She was quick to respond to our inquiries and was able to accommodate us with short notice.

She has a very nice home with a spacious back yard. Duke got along with her dog Gizmo who is very calm and laid back.

She sent texts updates with pictures of Duke while we were away. He looked happy and comfortable there.
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