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Justine L.

64 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Justine 's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
11 yr 1 mo old
Parson Russell Terrier
11 yr 1 mo old
Mixed Breed
2 yr 7 mo old

Justine 's House

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

About Justine

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi and welcome to Home Away Dog Sitting in Humble Texas! Minutes away from IAH (Houston Intercontinental Airport).

I have been caring for dogs for over 15 years, and love all breeds, sizes and temperaments, so long as they can hang out with my three resident pups, Taylor, Zoe and Jake. Taylor is an 11 year old Husky/Lab Mix with a friendly, love me all of the time personality. Zoe is a 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier who loves to play fetch and chase squirrels! Jake is our new foster dog, he is about 2.5 years old and loves to play with our vacay dogs.

My home has a completely fenced in back yard (the fence is 6 feet tall) with a wonderful grassy area, lots of trees to provide shade, and a pond with a waterfall that is perfect for your pups to lounge around while you are on vacation. Each Vacay day for your pup includes 2 walks around the neighborhood plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home.

I will be happy to send you pictures and videos of your pets stay here at my home. I know I always enjoy receiving pictures of my animals enjoying themselves while I'm away.

As a safety precaution, I do not accept dogs that are not spayed and neutered.

Also offered:

- Dog washes (at my home) using the finest dog shampoos and conditioners $15 dollars per dog.

- Grooming services now available! I will take your dog to FurBabies dog wash in Kingwood. Prices are listed on their website. Days and hours of operation are also listed. You can select your services, and it will be added it to your final bill.

- Additional walks

- Care for elderly or disabled dogs - I have extensive experience with seizure dogs, medications and dietary restrictions.

Please inquire about these additional services, and any additional fees.

Looking to board your pup for the holidays? Going away for a week or two? No problem. I can't wait to meet you and your fur-babies!

I also carry a separate one million dollar liability insurance policy.
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Justine L.

64 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Justine 's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
64 Reviews
Paddie loves visiting and he enjoyed his stay! Thanks for taking such good care of Paddie again!
Justine and her family are absolutely the warmest and kindest and simply the best with our lab retriever Jolla! I would highly recommend her to all of my friends which I have already done. Jolla stayed with her for two weeks and she kept us updated with such happy photos of the dogs playing together, swimming, and even played Pokemon with her! Her home away from home. Even if the weather was too warm, she woke up very early just to walk her and was the perfect companion for Jolla. Jolla already misses her and we are excited to call her again for her help again very soon. She is like family to us here! Thank you to Justine and her wonderfully warm and loving help with her fantastic colleague and family. You can not get any better in finding such a warm-hearted woman to care for your pet.
Justine is simply the best dog sitter we have ever found for our 90lb young, active lab. Safe, convenient, and reliable. Very often there are other well-behaved dogs having vacates with Audry providing great playmates. Thanks Justine!!!
Justine is simply the best dog sitter we have ever found for our 90lb young, active lab. Safe, convenient, and reliable. Very often there are other well-behaved dogs having vacates with Audry providing great playmates. Thanks Justine!!!
Justine is the best. Our young lab gets plenty of exercise and fun in a very safe and controlled environment.
Justine is a great host and overall lover of animals. She treats you baby like her own. I'd book again!
Of course Justine is always fantastic and we would highly recommend using her for all our needs. She keeps us well informed on activity and fun as well as rest and behavior. We look forward to using Justine again soon.
Paddie had another great visit with Justine! He was well cared for, had a blast playing, and the pictures are always a great touch to let me know he is having a wonderful time. Thank you Justine!
Leo loved spending time at Justine. He even made a new friend. Leo is very close to me and gets very anxious when I go away for a day or two. However, this time around he returned back to us very calm and happy. We are glad to have found Justine.
Great experience! Paddie enjoyed his stay, he was well cared for, I appreciated the pictures she sent, and will definitely book again with Justine!
This Mae Belle's #2 family. Never a worry at all while I travel and Mae Belle is with Justine. Thank you Justine for being #1 with Mae Belle and Me. xoxo
Once again Pep enjoyed her stay @ Justine's. She always comes back happy and exhausted (which is a good thing). I never have to worry about her well being when she is with Justine. Thanks for all you do.
Justine is simply the best dog sitting arrangement we have ever found for our large labrador. We've used her many times and each time seems to just get better.
Justine and Teri were the perfect hosts. We had just moved from California and going for a 2 week vacation. After visiting about 20 different places in the Houston area we decided to drive Jasper, our 5 year old labrador to his dog sitter in San Francisco, a 2000 miles drive. We wanted a home set up but also people who cared. I decided to have a meet and greet with Justine only to have piece of mind that the decision to drive 30 hours to Ca was the right one. But to my surprise the visit lasted about 2 hours and Justine wanted to learn everything about Jasper. She let him get into the pond in her back yard and then had towels to dry him up outside for that purpose. She let my wet dog into her house like we do and she kept asking questions about his daily schedule, feedings, what he likes, where he likes to sleep. When I left the meet and greet I felt that I have found people that cared and treat their dogs and the guest dogs like we do so we decided to give it a try.We had a trial weekend and Jasper did great. During our 2 weeks of vacation we received pictures and emails every day and our boy seemed happy. He would sleep with Justine in her bed and he was allowed on the couches,went on walks and swimming every day and he was part of the family. What in my opinion makes them the absolute best hosts is that its not a business for them, they care,they love and enjoy the four legged company. Jasper was really happy with Justine.Thank you Justine, Teri, Taylor and Zoe.
I think that it's amazing that my dogs get CRAZY EXCITED when we get anywhere near Justine's house! They have the best time while they're there, hate to leave, and are beyond spoiled (just the way we like them) when we pick them up. Justine always sends pictures, provides status reports, and loves these fur babies more than you could ever imagine! We are so grateful that we found her!
Justine is the best! We always book with her. Our dog is now sound asleep from all the excitement!
Justine is simply the best! She has a passion for dogs and you can tell how much love she will give your fur babies by how much communication you will receive from her if you'd like. Our pup was treated like her own. She sent us updates via photos and we can tell he was loved and never neglected. You can be certain your dog will be safe and in ???? ??Good hands while you are gone.
Awesome visit as usual! Our dog is obsessed with Justine.
We were a bit apprehensive leaving our 11 year old Shih-tzu with someone outside of family but Justine immediately put our feelings at ease. She texted us happy photos of Gizzy on walks and happily sleeping by the fireplace. Justine kept him on his feeding schedule and his routine. We could easily relax on our get-a-away knowing our fur baby was in such good hands. He really had his own min-vacation!
Justine and Tina are awesome! We had them watch Roxy many times and Roxy always has a blast. Justine send daily pictures and a description of the adventure of the day. There is a bayou close to their house, so she takes Roxy and her dogs (Taylor and Zac) swimming daily. Best dogsitters ever!
Cant say enough....just first rate all the way around!

We just had our first experience with Justine and Dogvacay, and I can say Justine was incredible with our dog Lilly and our family. She was kind to us from the first correspondence, very attentive before and after the service and she genuinely cares about all the pets she takes in. The thing I really valued was she insisted on meeting us prior to committing to make sure we are a good fit. You can tell Justine holds pets in a special place in her heart. She sent us updates and photos of walks and just relaxing throughout the weekend and for the first time we didn't feel like we needed to rush home like we do when we use a typical boarding facility. First rate all the way around and we will definitely be contacting her again next time we need help.

Thanks Justine!
It's not an easy decision to leave your pet with someone else while you are out of town. After 5 minutes with Justine, all of my worries were gone and I knew that she was the right person to take care of Ben. She immediately made Ben part of the pack, and treated him as if he was here own dog. (family) She took great care to follow all my instructions for Ben of feeding and care. This lady knows her stuff when it comes to dogs, you will not find a better person on this site to trust your dog with. You can some up my experience with Justine in the word "awesome". I am recommending her to anyone who wants top of the line care for their pet. Jeremy
Cannot express the marvelous care given to alex. My second time with Justine , and not disappointed. Peace of mind for my kiddo !!
This was a great experience for Winston and for me. He enjoyed lots of outdoor playtime and the text messages and pictures sent throughout the week by Justine made me feel much better about leaving him while travelling.
I have used Justine several times now and absolutely love her! I have a mini zoo of 2 dogs, 2 cats, a few strays outside, and fish.

My animal family is my life and I would worry about leaving my crew in someone else’s care before. I no longer have that worry knowing that my babies will be taken care of and loved just as I would.

Justine spent time getting to know my zoo before I left. My newest adopted dog was abused and is very mistrusting of people and Justine is very understanding and patient. All of my babies truly enjoy Justine.

She is very flexible, compassionate, loves her job working with animals, goes above and beyond, plays, sends pics, texts, and videos and comes to my house several times a day and spends extra time. I know my babies are in excellent hands. She has really put my mind at peace when I leave town.

The last time I was gone one of the dog beds got spoiled and she took the bed home and washed it!

I cannot say enough praise for Justine.
All we can say is Wow! Justine is hands-down the best dog sitting arrangement we have ever found. She's flexible to our schedule, takes our dog for fantastic walks, swims, dog park outings, etc. This whole DogVacay thing is working out very well for us. Thanks Justine!!!
Justine is the best! Our dog had a wonderful time at her place over the Thanksgiving weekend. She regularly updated us with pictures and texts, and that really put us at ease. She is also very accommodating in terms of any special meal requests. Obi had a ton of fun swimming, exploring the woods and playing with the resident pups. He was almost sad to leave Justine and his pup friends behind when we went to pick him up. We are very glad we found her.
I know that when I leave Mae Belle, my beagle, with Justine she has been left at her 2nd home. Justine takes great care of her....walks...play time with her dogs Taylor and Zoe.....cuddle time, etc. There's no place like home at Justine's.
Justine was just amazing with Alex. He has never been boarded for longer than a day, and I was quite apprehensive.
I should not have worried a bit. Justine sent me pix of him daily and kept me informed of his antics and activities. Who knew he makes doggie friends in seconds and truly enjoyed his stay.
I knew Alex was lovable and easy going, but I worry like any mom does.
If there were 6 stars on your rating scale, Justine would surely deserve it.
This is by far the best service I've ever received for Holly. Justine went above and beyond. Lots of walks, sent pictures and updates. Added fish oil to her diet to help with her itching. She even sent us home with a little surprise in Holly's bag...A thank you note to us along with a little toy and leash accessory. We were so touched. I'm so grateful to know Justine. I will forever recommend her to everyone I know!
Our family feels so fortunate to have found Justine to take care of our Beagle. Mae Belle has a 2nd home at Justine's.
Above and Beyond

Another exciting weekend with Justine and Tina. I received pictures daily and even I was jealous of all the fun Pep was having. Mornings by the water and evenings by the fire, who could beat that. Pep really had a full weekend from beginning to end and I am so thankful for Justine and Tina.
Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!
Justine did a great job, yet again! The dogs were well-taken care of, and came home happy, exhausted, and clean! Justine was super flexible when our flight was delayed and we had to leave the pups with her for an extra night last-minute. Justine is simply the best!
I hadn't left my dogs in anyone's care in YEARS. I had to work on the other side of town for 2.5 days and found DogVacay. Justine L's profile resonated with me immediately and I booked a meet and greet to see how my (largely undisciplined) dogs would do. My dogs took to Justine and her brood like ducks to water.

When I came back to drop them off they led (read dragged) me straight to Justine's door. They couldn't wait to come back!

The pictures and videos Justine sent me were hilarious and comforting - my babies were in amazing hands.

My dogs are better behaved on a walk (thank you Justine & Tina!) and I am excited that I have a fab resource in my back pocket if I ever get the opportunity again to get away. I was flabbergasted to learn my dogs like cats . . . who knew?

You can trust Justine implicitly to care for and love your furry babies while you are away.
I have never used a pet-sitter before and Justine set the bar VERY HIGH and exceeded all expectations. I have a small horde of animals and a few that are high maintenance who required 2 daily visits for medications. All the furkids were spoiled, treated like royalty, and very happy when I came home. I loved the photos, the videos, and the games she sent. She went above and beyond in so many ways. My mind was at ease the whole time I was gone and won't hesitate to look for her availability when I need to leave again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Justine is AMAZING! My dogs were so happy and so well cared for. I don't think they wanted to come home! They got lots of long walks and exercise, plenty of love, and Justine sent me lots of updates via text message, complete with photos and videos. We will definitely be leaving our pups with Justine again.
Justine is absolutely amazing! From the meet-and-greet, to the drop off, and the pick up, my dog and I felt completely at ease! Justine sent pics of my dog throughout the stay, and it was obvious my dog was happy and enjoying all of the fun activities! Justine's love and care for dogs was apparent thru and thru! I will absolutely book another stay with Justine! Very grateful to have found such an amazing person!
Justine was great. She really went above and beyond. I completely trust Justine to take care of Butters as if she were one of her own dogs. Will definitely book again.
It started off with a great meet and greet and the rest was history. Pep was a little shy at the meet and greet but she quickly grew out of that during her weekend stay @ Justine's. Justine kept me updated with awesome pics/videos showing that Pep was having a blast!!!!! I truly appreciate the time she spent w/Pep making sure she got enough playtime and exercise. I think this was truly a vacation for Peppa. Thank You Justine for everything :)
Justine is amazing! This is Zoe and Lola's second stay with Justine and they absolutely love her. They get plenty of exercise because they take at least a day to recoup from their stay with her. She sends you at least 1 daily update and pics of your pet and I don't worry at all about how they are doing. I'm sure they cannot wait for their next stay. Justine is highly recommended.
Definitely go with Justine! She loves animals and it shows. She sent us sweet pics and messages which was nice since my daughter wanted to know her baby was happy and well while we traveled. Thank you Justine for the wonderful care and we'll see you in December! :))
Our second time leaving Roxy with Justine. Again a great experience. Roxy had a lot of fun. Justine sent daily updates. We were going out of town the same day she was coming back from her vacation and she went above and beyond to accommodate us. Justine rocks!!
Everything about the stay was just perfect. From the meet-and-greet until we pick up our dog, we knew Steve was in good hands. You just know how much she cares about dogs. Our beloved 3 year old corgi/lab mix, Steve, is a shy guy in general. When he met Justine, I think they connected immediately! Justine also has a perfect house/setting for dogs, too.

Steve knows how to swim but he has never voluntarily come into water to swim, but guess what, he swam with Justine! She was patient enough to teach Steve that he could trust her in water. When Justine sent me a video of Steve swimming, I almost cried! It was like seeing your kid walking for the first time. :-)

I will go back to Justine ANYTIME in the future. She is the best person who can give care for our beloved puppy. Thanks you, Justine!
Once again....the BEST experience! Justine is AMAZING, and our dogs were super excited when they got to her house. We had her watch the two rug-rats while we moved, which was a HUGE help to us! She, of course, sent messages and photos every day with their adventures - one of the coolest things ever, if I must say! I recently told a friend that if Justine moved across Houston, I'd still pack the dogs up and trek all the way to the other side of town to take them to her -- she is just that AWESOME!
Justine was just amazing with our Lab Hugo. He's 20 months old so that's a handful for sure! They walked multiple times each day, played in water, and even went to the dog park a couple of times (perhaps because it was a holiday weekend). We got daily text updates, photos, and even videos. We simply could not be happier with our Justine+DogVacay experience.
First let me say Justine is awesome! Very friendly, responsible, conscientious, organized, kind, and obviously an animal lover. She took care of our 8 year old dog Jack for over a week and walked him twice a day, let him play and have fun with the other dogs, took good care of him when he got scared during thunderstorms, and kept us updated daily with texts and photos. I loved getting those updates! It put my mind at ease and allowed me to enjoy my vacation knowing he was so well cared for.
I will definitely call on Justine again whenever we need someone to watch Jack. It's been especially rewarding to find her because we are new to Houston and don't have anyone (family or friends) who could take care of him. In fact, I think she did even more than any of my family members would have done!!
Thanks again Justine!!!
Justine is a wonderful dog sitter as well as an amazing person. She truly cared for Piper and Peaches and had their best interest at heart. She is very knowledgable in dog behavior and holds the safety of my babies above all else. We will definately leave our dogs with Justine anytime we can't be there ourselves!
Again - another amazing stay with "Aunt Justine"! Justine took such wonderful care of our baby JJ this past week. He is suffering from allergies and she made sure he got his meds and special dog food. JJ had an wonderful time, got to play with some sweet doggies and enjoyed his daily walks, romps through the fields and swims in the pond. We will use Justine everytime we need someone to care for our baby. She is a true blessing! :)
From the first time we met with Justine we felt comfortable leaving our husky, Teal, with her. She was very professional in her approach and highly knowledgeable about all things dog related. Huskies are known for their high energy but Justine was wonderful with Teal - taking her for long walks, daily swims and trips to the dog park. The photos we received showed Teal having so much fun, and the specially compiled video montage of her stay was lovely to watch when we returned. Thank you for giving Teal such a great vacation, she's already looking forward to her next visit!
Justine is the greatest! She took excellent care of my babies. She kept me posted on how they were doing. I know they truly enjoyed themselves because they have been resting for about a day and a half now. They had their own vacation while we had ours with no worries about them.
Another fantastic stay! JJ had so much fun taking walks, going to the dog park and getting lots of special love. We'll be back to "Aunt Justine 's" in a couple more weeks! :)
Mae Belle was completely content when I picked her up. She seemed a little let down the next morning because apparently Justine's house is more fun than home on any given day. I received pictures all weekend which was so reassuring that Mae Belle was in good hands. So great to leave your beloved pet in good competent hands. Thank you Justine!
I have used dozens of dog sitters and services in the past. I've paid more a fortune in doggie daycare and dog walking services.... I wish I known about Justine years ago when I bought my dog! She BY FAR offers the best service I have ever used.

I loved that she sent me photos of my pup while I was on a business trip. It was so nice to see a glimpse of home while I was away. Layla looked like she was in heaven with Justine's backyard and pond.

I forwarned Justine that my little GoldenDoodle is prone to picking up burs and such on walks, I couldn't believe it when I heard that she took Layla Grace on her own special walks to ensure her fur stayed bur/mat free! :) I have NEVER had someone treat my pup so well...and that is coming from someone who used to pay $45/day for a personal dog walker.

I will never use another dog service and have referred numerous friends.

Justine is like a member of our family now, I can trust her with the most important person in my life! :) She's flexible, trustworthy, and fun!
This was our first time using DogVacay and Justine was absolutely awesome!! She took care of our older chocolate Lab for an entire week, and kept us updated the whole time with pictures and texts! She definitely went above and beyond and we were so happy to have found her. You can tell she truly loves dogs and treats them as her own. They went for walks everyday, swimming, and had a blast. Her backyard is also awesome, fully fenced and a dog's paradise. We look forward to our next trip and have no hesitation leaving our fur baby with Justine many times in the future!! Thank you so much!!!
EXCELLENT usual. What a great host! She always takes such awesome care of our Noah. Daily photo updates letting us know he is ok and how his day went. He comes home clean, with treats, and happy with a personal note from Justine.
There just aren't enough stars! I can't say enough about Justine!!! She took amazing care of our baby boy JJ while we were out of the country. This was our first time with Justine and I have to say, I was a little nervous leaving JJ with someone I didn't know yet. But I'm SOOOOOOO glad I did! I got daily updates and pics on how JJ was doing. He had so much fun playing with her 2 dogs Taylor and Zoe and swimming in the pond. I think he was actually sad to leave! We absolutely will be using Justine every time we need to travel - she's an amazing woman who truly cares about your dog's well being. THANK YOU SO MUCH JUSTINE!!!! :)
This was my first experience with DogVacay, but since my dog doesn't love boarding places with tons of dogs running around, we thought we would give DogVacay a try.

I cannot say enough good things about my dog's stay with Justine. He had such a great time, I'm sure that he was disappointed that I came home! She took him for multiple walks a day and treated him like he was part of the family. She also sent me texts/emails throughout the day which really gave me piece of mind. I was confident that he was happy and doing well, so I didn't have to worry about him at all.

I would highly recommend Justine. I was already planning for when I need to go out of town again, so I can book her again. My dog LOVED her. Before I picked him up, she had given him a bath, gave me a bone for him, and is making a video of his stay! I am so happy with Justine and using DogVacay, I would highly highly recommend it. This is so much better than a boarding place where they don't get personalized service. My dog, Max, was treated just like one of the family. He's home now and completely passed out from all the excitement of staying at Justine's.
Justine was amazing. Seriously, the BEST dog sitter ever! It's always hard to leave Roxy, but Justine made it easy. She sent updates with cute stories and lots of pictures. We were afraid Roxy would decide to not to come home with us!! We could tell from the pictures that Roxy was having a blast. Justine also made a collage and a video with the pictures, which shows how much she loves dogs and cares about them. :)
The most AMAZING dog sitter this side of heaven. Justine knew that this was our first time leaving our little Noah with someone else and she made his stay a memorable loving one. She kept in contact with me while we were away sending photos and text updates on their schedule and daily activities. Our puppy had a bath, was well treated, and loved just as we would have loved him. Everything was returned cleaned and washed. She even sent a video recap of the weekend. She is GREAT.
First, and most important, Justine is AMAZING!

Our dogs had the best vacation at their house - they walked multiple times a day, lounged around the most fabulous back yard, told stories by the fire, and had more love than they knew what to do with! I'm pretty certain that they nearly had a better vacation than we did! We might send the dogs on vacation next time, and we'll just stay at Justine's house! :)

Justine sent multiple photos every day, gave us updates on what the days activities were, and made it easy for us to not worry about them while we were away. When we picked them up, they had doggie artwork in their "Go-Bag" that they worked on while we were away (too cute!), and the best surprise was an awesome video that Justine put together with all of the photos that they took during the week. I literally could watch the video all day long - it's that adorable!

I should mention that the photos she takes are amazing, too - I've even ordered a few specialty prints from the photos that she took!

This was our first experience with Dogvacay.com, and we literally hit the JACKPOT! We will never have Riley & Macks vacation with anyone else! They both loved it at Justine's house, and I am so thrilled that they made new friends with Taylor, Zoe and Neville! I know that Macks and Riley have a very special place in their hearts for Justine & Tina! They are truly a very special part of our family, now.
Could not be more pleased. Clean, safe house and caring, loving hosts.
My second them leaving my little girl with Justine and her family ... They are awesome and take wonderful care if my little one ! Thanks yall
This was their first time hosting and u would have thought they were pros !!! Felt exremely comfortable leaving my precious girl with Justine and her family . There's nothing like having piece of mind and would I do it again ? Absolutely !! Thanks for making my little love muffin a part of ur family :) sincerely , S. And Shelbi :)
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