Hershey's House of Hugs Dog Care

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Janet S.

6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Chihuahua, Doberman Pinscher, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler

Janet's House

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

About Janet

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
You can rest assured that your dog will be well-cared for in my home as I only care for one dog at a time. I will consider "siblings" (2 max.) as I realize that often clients have more than one furry friend. Our home has been a dog home for the past 12 years and we recently had to say good-bye to our beloved friend Hershey. Our house is very empty without her. I work from home so your dog would not be alone. We have a fenced in backyard which is great for being allowed outside to play. We are steps from the park where we will go at least 3x/day for exercise and fun. I am partial to larger dogs as our dog was 85 lbs. of love (mixed breed of chocolate newfie/chocolate lab/golden retriever) and that is what I am accustomed to. I am very well-known in my neighborhood with my dog friends as a regular dog walker, and am accustomed to bumping in to other dogs while on our walks. I also am attentive to individual dog's needs as our senior dog had a few (medication, lameness, slow walks, etc.). I do have allergies, so certain breeds are not good for me, but that could be discussed up front.
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Janet S.

6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janet's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Janet's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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5 Testimonials
Nov 2016
I have known Janet in 40 years. She is an amazingly sweet, caring, dedicated person. A devoted mother, wife she emotes goodness. Those qualities transpire in her love of dogs. She simply adores them and treats them like members of the family. If I was not 4 hours away, I would entrust my Bernese to her care without any hesitation, reservation, as I know that our Lily would be spoiled with Janet
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Nov 2016
We have know Janet for 10+ years and have seen first hand her caring nature and love for dogs. We would certainly recommend her without reservation. Janet and her family are without a doubt "dog people".
Nov 2016
I first met Janet about five years ago when she brought Hershey in to my veterinary clinic. Janet was always attentive to Hershey’s needs, and always knew when something was ‘off’ with her girl. There has never been a better cared for dog than Hershey!
Great clients understand the importance of developing trust when working with their veterinarian. It’s this trusting relationship that allows a veterinarian to provide the best possible care for pets. Janet is a shining example of a great client, who ultimately became a wonderful friend to everyone at our veterinary hospital.
I would trust Janet to care for my own dog and I will be recommending Hershey’s House of Hugs pet sitting services to my clients.
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Oct 2016
I have personally and professionally known Janet for the past 13 years. I can certainly attest to Janet's integrity, professionalism and kind and caring nature.

Janet has always had a loving and caring attitude toward animals, with her own pets as well as the pets of others. Not only is she a responsible pet owner, but also has been a trusted pet sitter for friends in the ommunity. As a long time pet owner, Janet has always sought out responsible pet care for her own pets. The safety and quality of life for her beloved dog Hershey has always been paramount in importance to her.

Janet is also an advocate for pet adoption and rescue, having aligned herself with several animal rescue agencies as well as adopting her longtime dog companion as a rescue, and first fostering Hershey, making sure the fit was right.

I know personally that Janet has also gone out of her way to help animals in need in our community. She has a solid knowledge of dog care and behavior. She is patient and kind with all her animal and human friends alike!

On a professional level, after working alongside Janet for many years, Janet is hard-working trustworthy and responsible.

As a dog owner myself, I would happily have Janet care for my dog while I am on vacation and feel confident that my pet is in good hands!.

I have no doubt that Janet would make an excellent pet sitter and pet caregiver and would highly recommend her to your company.
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Oct 2016
Janet has been our neighbor, and friend, for over 10 years and this relationship started when we both got our dogs around the same time. When out walking them, we would stop and chat. During these encounters, Janet always addressed our dog, Penny, with a "hello" and a few kind words, The animals matter and Janet always shows them respect.
Janet's beloved canine, Hershey, was well cared! This was evident in so many ways: Hershey's presence is everywhere in the home, family photos throughtout, with Hershey in the centre of the family; huge basket of toys; dog vitamins on the counter, next to the container of special treats; walked Hershey several times a day, always adjusting the length and frequency based on Hershey's age, and ability; consulted with their vet regularly.

We would reciprocate taking care of one another's dogs when we were away from the house for an extended period, ie several hours. Janet would always ensure that Hershey had someone checking in on her to let her out and feed her according to her usual routine. And when she came in to take care of our dog, she went beyond what she needed to do by sitting with Penny for an extended period. And sending us updates by text or notes left for us upon our return.

I would never hesitate to recommend Janet as a caregiver of someone's animal!!
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6 Reviews
First off Janet and Geoff were amazing.
This was our first Vacay for our precious Roxie and we weren't sure how she would be but from the moment Roxie walked in she felt right at home.
Janet S. is a perfect host for dogs as she genuinely loves them and has the home perfectly set up and has a fenced yard.
She took great care of Roxie and when we brought her home after the day out she went straight to nap so I know she was well entertained and exercised.
I would highly recommend Janet S. and will definitely be bringing Roxie back to visit.
Thank you Janet and Geoff!!

The Knott Family
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Having our dog Lucy stay with Janet was the best boarding experience we have had in 11 years! Our dog was walked frequently and given lots of love and attention. Janet was so wonderful to send us pictures while we were away which made us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Janet!
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Abby had a great stay with Janet. Janet is a true dog lover! I was completely at ease for the weekend knowing Abby was being spoiled by Janet. We will be returning for a week long vacay in May. Thanks for all the doggie lovin' Janet!!
Zeus had a great time and had no issue in bonding with Janet and her husband. Did this for a one day trial before using Janet for our 7 day vacation in February. Now we can travel with peace of mind! Highly recommended.
We left our dog with Janet for a second time - this time for 10 days over New Year's, when her daughters were home from university. Once again, Lucy received a lot of love and attention (two more people this time to cuddle with) and seemed to have a great time. I have no reservations at all about leaving Lucy with Janet any time we are away. It is great to know we have someone we can rely on. It's definitely worth the drive to Brooklin!
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Leaving your dog with Janet isn't so much boarding her but more like taking her for an overnight/vacation at her favorite auntie's house! Janet is an experienced owner who loves, Loves, LOVES dogs, and will show your pup all the affection she deserves. Our Lucy was rescued from a refugee camp and had a hard life before she came to us, so we were very concerned about finding her the right place to stay when we are away. Janet is the perfect fit. She carefully follows any rules you set for your dog and sends regular updates/pictures. The house is clean and the yard is fully fenced and dog-proofed. Lucy settled in immediately and really seemed to have enjoyed her stay. It was worth the extra drive to get her there (we are in midtown but will keep leaving Lucy with Janet).
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