Jack & Brie Boarding

View All

Jack D.

16 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Jack's House

View Neighborhood Map
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jack

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I retired from Sandia Labs in 2011 where I worked as a Senior Systems Analyst for Homeland Security. My wife and I then moved away from Albuquerque to find our retirement home either in Nevada or Colorado. Not having felt like we belonged to either state, we realized that our "forever" home was right back where we started.....Albuquerque, NM. As far back as my wife and I can remember, we have always had animals in our lives. Mine with dogs and cats, but, my wife's with dogs, cats, birds, chickens, sheep, rabbits and homing pigeons. My wife also raised hybrid wolves for several years and when we married about 25 years ago, I also was very involved in the raising and breeding of our favorite wolf, Shan-u. When she had a litter of 7 cubs, Shan-u would only allow my wife or myself to handle or play with the cubs. When we lived in Austin, Texas, a wild half Siamese-half bobcat adopted me while we were having a home built in Dripping Springs, which is approximately 15 miles west of Austin. Every night at approximately 9pm, she would wait at the front door of the new house for her evening (and possibly only) meal. After several months of feeding her on the front stoop, she finally trusted me enough to start feeding her just inside the door, and eventually was able to sit next to me on the couch while I petted her. By this time we had already been calling her "Angel" and she would respond to her name. I was offered a job in Albuquerque at Sandia Labs and when we sold the house, we met with the new buyers of our home and explained the unique situation with "Angel", hoping they would also care for her like we did. We hope so. The funny part of this short story is that both my wife and I are allergic to cats, but sometimes a runny nose and eyes and constant sneezing are really just small matters when it comes to the heart!
Our home has one room that is carpeted and that is the office. The rest of the house laminate and tile (very animal friendly). Friends who have pets often bring them along for a bbq or dinner/movie time, so we don't have any problems with "messes". As retirees, we are homebodies, but occasionally run errands and do grocery shopping. We have a large backyard that is well fenced and gated and feed the wild birds (approximately 17 different species). We have 5 small raised gardens and fruit trees and often have rabbits and squirrels enjoying the bounty.
We both know and understand the value of being responsible, caring and loving animal protectors and would want the owners of pets that have been entrusted to us to also recognize that fact. We have mostly been large dog caretakers but have also owned small dogs, so I guess the only restriction would be that we would probably not be comfortable with pit bulls, Dobermans or any dog that has been known to bite or attack a child or adult.
Read More about Jack...
Contact Jack

Jack D.

16 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 5, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jack's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
16 Reviews
I have found the perfect caretakers for my "Limo" and won't be going to anyone else. The minute you meet Jack and his lovely wife Brie, you will simply adore them! They are so kind, loving and will make you feel at home upon meeting them. Their sincere kindness is a mere reflection of how well they will take care of your dog. Limo is a 14-year-old papillon/doxie mix and stayed with Jack for total of 6 days. Limo has a history of becoming SEVERELY depressed every time I leave for a few days - she won't eat, she won't leave her bed and will even pee on it (even though she is potty-trained). I anticipated for my Limo to act like this under Jack's care, but to my surprise Limo had a GREAT time!!! She ate ALL of her food, she let them know when she needed to go outside and she even became a TRAITOR on the day I picked her up, choosing to sit with Jack instead of me! Jack and Brie used to raise wolves in Santa Fe which explains why they have such an impeccable talent of being able to read dogs and connect with them. I am truly grateful that they showed so much love to my dog like it was their own.
Amélie had a wonderful time!
Jack & Brie were wonderful! My dog has some special needs & they were extremely attentive to him. I would highly recommend them to watch your dog. I can't thank them enough for the excellent care they took of my dog, Carter!!
Pros: Jack and Brie were so loving and caring with both us and our mini schnauzer. The environment was perfect for our pet with a doggy door, great fencing, lots of grass, bushes, and a great tree. This couple could not have been kinder or friendlier. I know our boy was well cared for with these two.
Cons:The only hiccups were that we extended our vacation weeks ahead of time. We were told by Dog Vacay to request that the sitters cancel our current request and then accept our new request. We asked and Jack said I could go on line and cancel then request again. When I did this it charged me $16. It doesn't seem like much but we were paying for more time already. This charge is meant as a convenience fee for those who cancel not extend. Also, we had to shave our dog fully when we got him back due to severe matting in his hair after a rainy week and lots of play. We sent our dogs brush with him and presented it but did not expressly ask for brushing.
Final: I would not hesitate to bring my dog back to these two for any reason and any length of time. These sitters were the best, most loving sitters and all I could ask for in perfection. I know if I asked they would brush him after he dried from the rain. He is so shaggy cute; he can hide the mats in his fur well.
Jack and Brie took exceptional case of our little Missy. From the initial meet and greet, we felt very comfortable leaving her under Jack's care for a couple of days. We will use definitely use Jack for all future dog sitting needs. Judy H.
Amélie had a wonderful time!
Amélie had a great visit!
Jack and Brie thoroughly spoiled my dog! They won over my socially challenged dog and gained her confidence at the meet and greet. I intend to use them again and I know she is in good hands when I leave her with Jack and Brie. Peace of mind!
I would like too thank you for how my 2 dogs were treated. Will use Dave and Bria again.
Jack and Brie did an excellent job with our two yorkie-poos. They gave them lots of attention and our dogs have never come back from a boarding experience this calm and normal. (They are usually exhausted from too much playing with the other dogs and the stress of a new place.) We will definitely use them again.
Also--they were great about setting up a meet and greet quickly because I decided at the last minute that I needed a new dog sitter just a few days before our trip.
Jack and Brie were above and beyond what I could have hoped for a dog sitter. They treated both us and our dogs like family and we couldnt have been happier! They have a lovely home with a fenced-in backyard. They walked our dogs 3-4 times per day and gave us periodic updates on how they were doing. Overall, the best doggy vacay experience we've had so far. We will definitely look to have the dogs stay with them again in the future.
My husband and I are very careful and selective about who and where we will entrust our "Evi" to. When we did our "meet & greet" with Jack and his wife we were immediately comfortable and confident that she would be in good hands. Evi was there for four nights and when we returned to pick her up she was happy an healthy. We will continue to use Jack and also recommend him to family and friends.
Jack and Brie were excellent sitters for our dog. Their house and backyard were perfect for hosting dogs. They asked about our dogs habits and likes and made him feel at home. I was just glad our dog decided to go back home with us.
Jack & Brie are terrific! They are very experienced with dogs and took great care of ours. They asked lots of questions about his daily routine, and were very attentive throughout the entire process. We felt very comfortable with them, and so did our dog. We will definitely bring Ozzy bac after the great care he received. Thank you Jack and Brie!
My dogs are my family, and finding a pet sitter that will give them the same care that I do is important to me. Kennels and pet resorts cannot provide the kind of warm, loving home that Jack & Brie do. From the moment my wife and I walked through their door, our pups (and us) were welcomed with open arms. We were given a tour of the back yard, which our dogs thoroughly enjoyed, and then we answered questions concerning their individual needs and overall care.

Jack & Brie provide a safe, comfortable environment. They are very attentive to their furry charges. We were able to check in with them daily for happy updates. Our dogs really enjoyed their stay, it gave us peace of mind to leave them in such capable hands. I think we've finally found our forever pet sitters!!
Very welcoming. Will recommend to friends and family.
Read All 16 Reviews