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Jessica C.

24 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Jessica's Resident Pets

Male
0 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jessica's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Jessica

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have had dogs (and cats!) for most of my life and have experience caring for and training them. I have a joint certification from Pet Valu and University of California Davis in canine nutrition (also feline, avian, fish and herptile, and small mammal nutrition) and currently work occasionally at our local Pet Valu leaving me free to supervise your pet/s.

I live a twenty minute walk away from High Park and have excellent access to its unleashed dog park and trails as well as the Lakeshore boardwalk and dog park, the Humber River trail and the Kings Mill unleashed dog area. There is also an excellent little parkette at the top of my street that is great for meet and greets and night-time walks.

I will be the primary carer for your dog/s but I share my home with my parents, fifteen-year-old brother and our two cats.

We live in a two story house with a ground floor basement. Our backyard is gated and can be accessed from the first floor or the basement and is a fun place for dogs to run around in.

I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member/s!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Jessica C.

24 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 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
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Web Training Complete
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jessica's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jessica's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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24 Reviews
Our standard poodle Penny recently stayed with Jessica and she had a wonderful time. We also got regular updates which eased our minds about leaving her. Often on returning from a dog sitter Penny punishes us by acting cold the next day, but on returning from Jessica's she seems like her happy self. She must have had a lot of fun.
I would recommend her.
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We left Rosie with Jessica for 3 weeks, which is a long time, so we were anxious about her. Jessica did her best to reassure us that she was well & happy by sending pictures of her playing at the park, cuddling on the couch, & hanging out with the family. She even dressed her up in a Batman costume for Hallowe'en, which was hilarious. She fed Rosie nutritious treats & made sure she ate her food. It's a big relief to know we have a kind & responsible person to rely on in the future.
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Jessica was great with our senior dog. It was clear that our dog felt very comfortable with Jessica and her family. Our dog suppers from separation anxiety and normally when we pick her up from boarding she can not wait to get in the car and car go home. This time she was relaxed and happy to stay while we chatted about her stay. We are so happy with the service that we have already booked out next vacay with Jessica!
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Jessica and her family (especially her Mom!) were so wonderful with my little dog Duke. Their house is perfect for dogs-close to off leash parks and fully fenced. They are so kind and welcoming and I had no doubt whatsoever that Duke was well taken care of. Jessica sent me so many pics during his stay with them out and about...in the park, off leash park, in the house, yard, and this out my mind at ease and reassured me. They even gave him a bath! I don't think Duke wanted to come home or they wanted to let him go, and that showed me how well loved he was while he was there. I will absolutely leave Duke with Jessica whenever I have to head out of town, and would not hestitate to recommend Jessica to anyone that had to find a temporary home for their dog. And it is that-a home
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Jessica was wonderful! Our Frenchie was well taken care of and we didn't worry at all while we were away. We received photos daily. So glad I found this service.
Our Frenchie, Miki, had a great time with Jessica and her family. Lots of adventures, and loved the attention she got at home. Will definitely use Jessica again.
Matilda, our 4-year-old boxer stayed with Jessica over the weekend. She was well taken of and we were reassured with frequent pictures of her having fun getting dirty!
What I like most is that she is in a home with caring people, other dogs, and cats! So she is always stimulated, but there is plenty of down time as well. She came home pooped :)

THANKS!
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Jessica was amazing, she sent out daily pictures/videos. She is very accommodating in terms of pick up/ drop off times. Would use her again in the future.
Jessica took very good care of our Kumo; he came home tired after a day of play with her dog and another puppy!
I needed to find a place for my dog very last minute and Jessica was a fantastic help, answered right away and happily took her. Thanks for all the updates, it looks like she had a great time!
We had just moved to Toronto and didn't know anyone so we were nervous about who would take care of our boy, Wilbur. He's not the easiest dog to find space for as he is 110 lbs. but he is a big baby and we wanted someone who would get that. Jessica did that and so much more. She sent us pictures almost everyday which showed how much fun he was having and how well he was being taken care of. Jessica was lovely and kind and truly loves and understands dogs. We feel very lucky to have found her and now we will always have a safe place and a second home for our big boy.
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Jessica took excellent care of Rosie while we attended our son's wedding. It was a great relief not to worry about her while we enjoyed such an important occasion. Jessica has an obvious deep understanding of dogs & has a very responsible & caring attitude. She gave us a detailed report which satisfied us that Rosie was happy & well-cared for while away from us. We have every confidence in Jessica & plan to leave Rosie with her for three weeks in the fall.
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Bailey had a fantastic time with Jessica. There were lots of fun adventures to keep Bailey occupied and happy all the time. The photo and video updates were a great way to keep us connected and reasuured that all was well. I would definitely ask Jessica to look after Bailey again.
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Thank you, Jessica, for taking such good care of my little one! We are coming back... Often!
Jessica was absolutely fantastic with Maddy and I can't recommend her enough. Maddy had a blast, and I loved receiving all the updates!
Jessica is truly amazing. We had Rosie (our Bassett Hound) stay with her for over three weeks and she really made her feel like she was part of her own family. She walks the dogs dilligently everyday and always provides thorough updates with photography and video. I highly recommend Jessica for a worry free, fun-filled vacation experience for your dog. Can't say enough good things!
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Jessica is a wonderful host. Pompom can't wait to ga back he had so much fun!
Thank you a thousand time Jessica, Pompom had a wonderful time with you and your family. You took such good care of him. You are so knowledgable about dogs. When I came this morning, he was even surprised to see me picking him up, he was saying like "already? But I am having so much fun here!!! I am sure he misses you already!
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Jessica was an excellent host for our pup. She sent many pictures and videos while we were away and kept our mind at ease that our doggie was having fun and in good hands. Would highly recommend her servise and we will ask her to host our dog again.
She is a great Host :)
Baxter, our Aussiedoodle puppy, made himself at home very quickly when he stayed with Jessica. He had a trial few hours with her the previous week and was happy when we arrived at her home for his overnight stay.
Jessica is a competent, knowledgeable dog sitter and we have every confidence in leaving our precious pup with her !
We enjoyed getting the phot updates from her, he was clearly very settled and happy.
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What a wonderful experience I received from Jessica. I had many questions that Jessica happily answered. I have a very small dog and she requires attention. Jessica gave me peace of mind, ensuring that Katie (my dog) would be with someone for the most part. I received regular pictures of their adventures. This made my heart melt every time. In every picture Katie looked very happy. That's all I wanted, was for Katie to be happy and comfortable. Thank you Jessica, this was an absolutely amazing experience. I have peace knowing that I have someone to take care of Katie, when I'm stuck.
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Jessica is very good with animals and has a gentle heart. Hershey instantly took a liking to her and she is great with sending updates, photos, videos. Your pooch would be in great hands. Her proximity to parks and trails is a major plus!
A friend of mine had recommended I book Jessica. This was my first time using doggy vacay (or any dog sitter for that matter). I was very happy with my experience. Jessica was kind, caring and very attentive. Before dropping off my pup, she made sure to ask me all the right questions, such as Katie's food schedule, how comfortable she is with strangers, if she has any toys that she prefers playing with etc. She got to know my dog Katie even before meeting her. This made me feel at ease and safe. During Katie's stay, Jessica regularly updated me by sending me photos and notes on her status. My dog seemed to be really happy and comfortable with her. I will definitely be using her again in the future.
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