Jeff the Critter Sitter

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Jeff B.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Caged birds

Jeff's Resident Pets

Mr McGee
Coton de Tulear
Male
7 yr 1 mo old

Jeff's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jeff

43 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Guests are walked frequently during the day. They have the full run of the house. All their needs (food, water, meds, etc.) are provided for in a caring, timely manner.
I am in a very quiet pet-friendly communinity. All of my guests have experienced wonderful, fun stays here.
A note on dogs under 1 year old: pups must be fully house trained and no longer in the "chew everything" stage.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Jeff B.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jeff's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$38 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Jeff's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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40 Reviews
This was the first time we left our ten year old, three pound, Yorkie with anyone other than our daughter when we traveled, and were quite anxious about doing so. Our meet and greet with Jeff dispelled that apprehension completely. We felt totally comfortable leaving our precious "baby" with him, and when we picked her up, she was happy, lively, and obviously had been well cared for. Jeff obviously loves dogs, and we would definitely leave ours with him the next time we travel.
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Very accommodating and required meet and greet.
Jeff took great care of my senior rat terrier. He was good at attending to her meds. Also, he was both accommodating and flexible with schedules. Daisy was much happier at Jeff's than staying in a kennel. It was a home away from home for her. I liked that he limits the number of dogs he watches. Daisy got the personal attention that she craves and the quiet time she needs. Thank you Jeff, we use your service again.
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Jeff is amazing. He took great care of my diabetic dog. My bichon was just diagnosed a few weeks ago and I was concerned about leaving him when I travel. Jeff put that to ease and I now have no worries about leaving him.
Jeff went above and beyond to care for my pooch. Even having to get up in the middle of the night to let him get water and potty time.
Thank you Jeff.
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Winston loves being with Jeff and McGee!
Jeff's care of my dog, Izzy, was amazing! I was most comfortable leaving my "baby" in his capable care. I would most certainly leave Izzy again when I have to travel out of the area. Very positive experience for both of us.

Background: My dog usually travels and spends her day with me at work. My weekend travel plans out of the area, compromised this customary arrangement. There were 3 cats where I was visiting and it would not work.

I searched for a dog sitter, polling friends, reading reviews, called my vet and found Dog Vacay. As I scrolled down through those available to watch my dog, my attention was directed to Jeff. I read the reviews and thought that this just might be a bingo.

Setting the reservation was surprisingly easy using the website. Jeff responded quickly and in a short order we were corresponding about the reservation. Jeff suggested a meet and greet so my dog could be observed and watched to seeif she would fit into the dog sitting "playgroup". She quickly adapted.

On the day I was to drop her off, Jeff graciously offered to pick her up and help her get settled in to his world of dog sitting. My get away weekend was wonderful, no worries.

When I returned to fetch Izzy, she looked at me as if to say is it time to go home already? She did not miss a beat when she hopped into the car.

The transition for her was smooth and without hesitation staying or leaving.10+
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Well done Jeff! We have a small poodle that doesn't enjoy being away. I think having Mr. McGee as a companion helped. Jeff is experienced and cares. Home is clean, in a quiet neighborhood and conveniently located. Thanks again Jeff! We'll be back.
Bucky had a very good experience. Jeff & Bucky were friends from the moment they met until we retuned to pick him up. Jeff's home & neighborhood were really good. I am sure Bucky will return for a future visit.
Jeff treats Maxie like family.
Jeff was a great host and was very easy to work with.As DogVacay hosts ourselves we couldn't have been more pleased. Shelbee can't wait to go back!!
Jeff was absolutely a joy to work with! Not only did he host my chi mix Tubby who had a blast, he came to my home to care for my 3 cats! They require special diet and play time and it seems as if they were very content when I came home. Jeff is a God send and I am thrilled to have found him!! What a peaceful trip thanks to him.
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Jeff was gracious in helping us with a last minute reservation. It was a repeat vacay for Elliot and he is was happy to go back to Jeff's house. Jeff was very flexible in accommodating our drop off/pick up times. Could not have been better!
Can't thank Jeff enough for the wonderful care he gives to our Poobear!
Thank you Jeff for taking such good care of our sweet PooBear! Your Awesome!
Jeff is a wonderful host for our Sam! We really appreciate that we never have to worry about him when he is in Jeff's care and we can enjoy and relax when we are traveling!
Thank you so much Jeff for taking such good care of our sweet PooBear!
We had so many concerns with leaving our
10yr old Maltipoo for the first time and you did everything to put us at ease answering all our questions when we called before and during our trip.
And the moment we picked Poo up we knew it had been a good experience for him. The kiss he gave you when we left confirmed it for us!
We can't thank you enough!
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Jeff was so kind and thorough with his care of our dog Sam. We are very happy to recommend his services!
We were so pleased with the way Jeff took care of our little Claude! Claude is a ball of energy and he has his little idiosyncrasies around things like eating, but Jeff had no issues and showed Claude lots of love.

He clearly loves dogs and we really liked that the first time he met Claude, the first thing he did was pick him up. Claude loves to be cuddled and we have the sense he got lots of cuddling from Jeff! And let's not forget Mr. McGee, Jeff's Coton de Tulear, who is adorable and was a great playmate for Claude.

We will definitely use Jeff to watch Claude the next time we go out of town. Thank you, Jeff!
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Jeff B. was amazing with our dog Latte. She was very happy at his home with his adorable dog. . I would not hesitate recommending Jeff to my dog loving friends. Latte is looking forward to her next visit with Jeff.
My Havanese Lulu had a great stay with Jeff and his dog. Jeff lives in a friendly neighborhood and Lulu enjoyed taking walks and meeting new friends. I felt like Jeff gave Lulu lots of love and attention. I would not hesitate to let Lulu stay with Jeff again. His home was very clean.
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We were coming into Sarasota for a couple weeks and had to find care for our 1 year old dog, Baxter, for the first week. Thinking about boarding him for that long of a time was out of the question, plus we were coming from out of town and weren't even sure how to find a trustworthy service. Then I stumbled upon DogVacay and was thrilled with the concept. I searched for options in Sarasota and found Jeff. Based on his multiple high rated reviews and repeat customers, I decided to do business with him.

Jeff is amazing! He is a very warm & happy person and I could tell that he really cared about dogs from the moment I met him. Jeff took wonderful care of Baxter and gave him plenty of walks throughout the day. It was also fun for Baxter to have a playmate with Jeff's dog, Mr. McGee.

I realize that it was a long time for Jeff to watch Baxter and I know his puppy energy was probably a lot for both Jeff & McGee at times but they handled it perfectly. Baxter was really happy when we picked him up and we didn't have to deal with any behavioral issues that sometimes happen for a few days after boarding. We appreciate Jeff tremendously for taking such great care of Baxter and are really thankful to have a service like DogVacay.
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We had a 2wk international trip planned and needed a place for Bootsy to stay. Jeff's was perfect for us all. He treats the dogs as his own- even got her to take her monthly med she hates and sent an update and photo to assure us she was doing well. Upon arrival she covered us w/ kisses and would share some with Jeff too. It's obvious she's happy to be with him if she can't be with us! It's a great solution to our travel issue.
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Bootsy's first stay with Jeff went exactly as planned. She was excited to stay after having met him and Mr McGee at a meet and great. Boarding Bootsy in a home setting works so much better for us. She'll be a return visitor.
I would highly recommend Jeff. He was very welcoming to my Standard Poodle and I felt that my dog was well cared for while I was away. Thank you Jeff!
I felt so comfortable leaving Charlie with Jeff. I know he took great care of him.
Java had a wonderful time with Jeff and Mr McGee. I heard they sang a trio of songs and had many walks. It is so comforting to know your pet is having a good time when you can't be with them.
Lola had a wonderful visit. She was made to feel right at home and enjoyed meeting her new friend McGee. Jeff really understands dogs and provided a safe, loving home for Lola when we were away. Thanks Jeff.
I was very pleased with Jeff and his care of my two dogs. Jeff is a very kind man. My dogs fared well with him!
This is our second time leaving Akela with Jeff and we are very please. Akela had plenty of exercise and Jeff was very flexible with our time.
I chose Jeff based on all the positive reviews from others as well as on Angies list and everyone said how great he was! So I believe in word of mouth good and bad but mostly the good because there are just some people you can't please! But all the reviews were spot on! He was so personable as well as his little guy McGee! Even McGee made our two 5lb chihuahuas feel welcome! It was a very great experience and we will use him whenever we need a second home for our babies! Thanks Jeff!!
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Jeff did a good job with our dog, thank you.
Jeff is a great host - very loving and conscientious. He treated our dogs like his own well-loved McGee, and we are super grateful. So glad to have found a loving home for Honey and Buddy while we are out of town, much better than a kennel.
My husband Chris and I needed a loving person who could take care of our Airedale Terrier Akela, for 7 days while we went on a trip. She liked Jeff and his dog on the meet a greet and that was all we needed to know. We were nervous because it was the first time she would be with a person outside of our family and also because she is mischievous at times. Everything went wonderfully even though Akela made her pranks. Jeff was very patient and loving with her. He always replied when I texted him asking about Akela. We definitely will use his service on our next trip. Karina C
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Jeff is a very caring man. He took excellent care of my 15 yr.old shi-tzu. I plan to use him again when I travel.
Jeff is a great asset to dogvacay. He helped me out in a pinch with my dog Riley and showed him great care! Thanks Jeff!
Jeff did a fabulous job with our dachshund for a week's time this spring break. He is conscientious and loving and followed through with instructions for our dog's medication. This is our second time with him and we will definitely use him again. Thank you Jeff for all your help

Steve and Barbie S.
March, 2014
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Jeff was a very caring host for our 15 yr old shi-tzu. Jeff graciously did all we asked in caring for our dog, and when we returned to pick up our Misha, he was his usual self. I plan to use Jeff again when next we travel.
Jeff took such wonderful care of my two small doggies...he was so caring with them that they were almost reluctant to leave him. i would definitely highly recommend jeff to anybody looking for lovely reliable home experience for their pet in their absence. catherine kiely
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Jeff was a great host for my retired Greyhound Abba. He took good care of her and was genuinely interested in her. My only complaint and this is my own fault...I did not realize three to four other dogs would be there at the same time. I guess it made no difference as she was no worse for the wear. I would definately recommend Jeff to others.
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Jeff B provided great care for our Lily. She had never stayed with someone new before, but it worked out fine. We would choose to use him again, if we get to go away in the future. Gordon & Ardath
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