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Jen M.

28 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Jen's Resident Pets

Great Pyrenees
3 yr 1 mo old
Bam Bam
6 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Jen

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***Now booking through December 2017***

***Currently accepting new DAYCARE and weekday CHECK-IN clients***

Hello Pet Parents!

My name is Jen Mills and I am a 26 year old student at IU studying Business Administration and Psychology. I am taking courses entirely online, so I have plenty of time to devote to taking care of your dog(s)/cat(s) in my home or yours. I adore animals and have worked with over 100 dogs during the past 4 years. I spend most of my time at home, so your dog(s) will be my top priority when they come to stay with me. I have a beautiful, fenced-in backyard with a few shady areas, equipped with tennis balls and frisbees. The dogs love having a large open space where they can run free yet avoid getting dirty. It is the ideal place to play!

MORE ABOUT ME: I am looking forward to finishing my Psychology degree this spring and will continue to work on my Business Administration degree before pursuing a Masters degree. I am a very driven student and look forward to being able to give back to the world upon completing my education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, reading, staying active, playing piano, and attending church. I love learning new things, especially related to health. I am a people and pet person and truly enjoy making new connections via my pet sitting business!

EXPERIENCE: I have worked with over 100 different dogs, dozens of cats, bunnies, fish, a pig, a bearded dragon, and a turtle! I am extremely flexible, reliable, patient, and passionate when it comes to providing top notch care for your furry friends! I strive to be the very best! Look no further if you are seeking a professional, committed pet sitter who will go the extra mile and then some!

I have a great deal of experience providing overnight and daycare services in my own home as well as traveling to the homes of pet parents. I am extremely neat and tidy and always clean up after myself. I have provided regular walking services for many dogs and am presently accepting new check-in and walking clients!

I have experience with everything from puppies to elderly dogs! I have assisted in training, light grooming (basic trims/bathing/brushing/clipping nails), managing moderate-severe separation anxiety, administering multiple medications, administering eye drops and ear drops, trips to the vet, as well as caring for existing injuries and dogs recovering from surgery. I am always seeking to learn new skills!

I am a master at cleaning up messes of all sorts but work to prevent them as much as possible! I am a very clean, organized, and detail oriented person!

COMMUNICATION: For security purposes, I will only be able to communicate via the Dog Vacay messaging interface until an official meet and greet has been booked. After establishing a secure connection, we can proceed to communicate via your preferred method of contact. Thank you for understanding!

GENERAL INQUIRIES: This is the best way to contact me. You can expect a response typically within 30 minutes and in no more than 3 hours. Communication is my top priority! I strive to be as prompt as possible!

-Pet's name
-Pet's age
-Pet's breed
-Description of pet's character and basic routine
-Any special needs
-Dates seeking care
-Location of care: Your home or my home
-Type of service: overnight care, daycare, check-ins, walks
-Your approximate location if seeking care in your own home

I am available to provide care in either my home or yours.

-Potty trained (no exceptions)
-Must be at least 1 year of age
-Up to date on shots
-Leash trained (if seeking walks)
-Heart worm preventative
-Flea/Tick preventative

Each service includes detailed text messages with adorable photos and consists of whatever is considered standard for your dog's routine--feeding, medication, waste cleanup, playtime, and lots of love and attention! Overnight care includes around the clock care for your dog with photo updates in the AM and PM. If seeking care in your own home, you may simply want a few check-ins per day (typically 3) while you are away, although I am available to stay overnight. Simply let me know what service best fits your needs!

-Overnight (up to 24 hours): $50 ($25/additional dog)
-Daycare (up to 8 hours): $35 ($15/additional dog)
-Extended Daycare (over 8 hours): $40 ($20/additional dog)

-Check-in (30 minutes): $20
-Check-in with short walk (45 minutes): $25 ($5/additional dog)
-Daycare (up to 8 hours): $45
-Extended Daycare (over 8 hours): $55
-Overnight (up to 24 hours): $75

HOLIDAY FEE: Additional 15% total Vacay cost

I require meet and greets at least 1 week prior to your first Vacay; however, please understand that until your Vacay is booked, I will be unable to reserve your spot. I encourage my clients to schedule meet and greets as soon as possible after reaching out to me, even if your Vacay dates are still a ways off. We can always meet again briefly prior to the dates you are seeking care to review and update any information regarding your pet.

If you are seeking care on short notice, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Although my availability is more guaranteed with advance notice, I am occasionally available on short notice. In these cases, meet and greets may not realistic, and I am happy to talk with you over the phone.

During the meet and greet, we will go over paperwork to ensure all your dog's needs are covered. We will review my pamphlet regarding pricing and standard of care. I strive to provide my clients with the most professional, complete services.

Upon a meet and greet, I will send you a custom quote for your Vacay as discussed during our meeting. Quotes must be accepted within 48 hours, otherwise I will not be able to hold your spot.

I look forward to meeting and working with you! Please do not hesitate to message me with any questions or comments! I am committed to communicating with my clients in a timely, appropriate manner.

Thank you for your consideration! I look forward to hearing from you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Aggressive behavior

Jen M.

28 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 29, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Jen's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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28 Reviews
Our dog enjoyed her visit! Jen is very caring and responsible, and she did a great job sending updates and pictures.
We recently had an unexpected death in the family and we had to fly to Florida on a week's notice. Often we avoid going out of town because we have 2 dogs, one who doesn't get along with other dogs, and a bearded dragon. I spent days looking for a comforting place to board the dogs at a reasonable rate, and then prepared to try and find a family member to take care of our reptile. I was stressed to find out that we would have to drop the dogs off on a Thurs evening since we flew out on Fri morning, and pick them up on Mon because we weren't returning until late Sun. This is 2 more days to pay for the boarding of 2 dogs, and it would've been almost $400! I came across this site from a friend's suggestion, and found Jen right away. She responded quickly, explained things well, and we set up a meet. She was so sweet to come all the way out to Elkhart to meet us and our pets. She was so welcoming, professional, and kind. We felt comfortable and accepted the quote she gave us after she explained the serviced and thoroughly went over what we needed. The weekend was hard due to the nature of it, and she made it less stressful by sending us updates via text, along with pictures each day. Our pets all got to stay in their home where they feel most comfortable, and her rates were half the cost of boarding! Not to mention we saved time with not having to drop the dogs off or pick them up! We are highly satisfied and will definitely use her again!
Jen took great care of our poodle and successfully gave him his medication every morning and this had been a worry for us. She gave up to date texts on him and the details of the day.

She was nurturing and always aware that she was a full time care giver.

We will have our dog come stay again.
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