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Jessica D.

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55 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
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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, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Jessica 's Resident Pets

15 yr 1 mo old
Yorkshire Terrier
4 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Jessica 's House

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

About Jessica

19 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, my name is Jessica and Welcome to Lake Forest Bark!

My partner Brian. and I have been pet owners for the last 16 years. We both love dogs and sharing our home with them.

We both work weekdays 9-5 and are home weekends and evenings. We have about 1/3 acre which is fenced and wooded. Plenty of room to roam and lots of squirrels and birds to give chase. Pups are welcome on furniture or in the bed if that's what makes them happy. We're flexible. Dogs stay indoors while we are away.
We have access to many parks and walks are always 'on the house'. We recently adopted an older Pekingese named ChauChau and a younger Terrier Mix named Miko. Chau has a sweet disposition and doesn't mind meeting new pups and Miko is full of energy and loves to play and chase.

We prefer medium to small breeds but would welcome large dogs provided that they are older or otherwise gentle and calm.

We look forward to caring for your buddy like they were our own.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than himself."
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Jessica D.

Online Now!
55 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jessica 's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Jessica 's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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55 Reviews
Korra had a wonderful time w/ Jessica and her pups! Highly recommended - we'll definitely be bringing her back!
Jessica and Lake Forest Bark were awesome. My dog was well loved, taken care of, walked and came home in a great state of mind. Jessica has a wonderful dosposition and I know I can trust her with my 10 year old Havanese. I highly recommend Lake Forrest Bark!!!!
Jessica is very easy to talk to and comfortable with dogs. I found my dog, Sophie, in a relaxed mood, and well cared for. She is diabetic and elderly, and was really great when I picked her up. I'm glad to have met Jessica and was pleased to have her care for Sophie. Barbara Cunningham
I try to exclusively book with Jessica--my little dude always gets the best of the best care there, and she sends me regular updates so I don't have to wonder what he's up to.
Boys were super happy and I loved getting update pictures of them :-)
I think we've used Jessica 7 or 8 times now and I really think our dogs like her place better than ours! Every time we pick them up they're happy, tired and healthy. Jessica is a great host and we know our dogs are treated like royalty every time they stay with her.
Jessica is awesome. We never worry when we leave our little Sammy with her. I highly recommend her.
Jessica setup was perfect for Boomie. He got to stay with her for over a week and she gave continual updates and pictures.

The yard was nice and big and it seemed like he had plenty of playmates. I felt confident that he was being well taken care of.
My Springer stayed with Jessica for over two weeks and came home totally relaxed. Jessica sent regular updates and I felt completely secure with my dog in her care. Thank you, Jessica!
Always the perfect place for our pups! They love being at Jessica's and we love knowing they are in a safe environment and having loads of fun.
Jessica did a great job with our dog Hector. I was nervous leaving him because he is a dog with a lot of energy and he can be a handful, but everything went well.
Jessica was a fantastic host. She took great care of our anxious little guy for a week while we were out of town. Great communication and very easy going. Highly recommended!
Enjoyed getting the photos showing what great time our dogs were having while we were gone.
Jessica is amazing. She is such a nice person and she always takes the best care of Travis. Jessica has been extremely accommodating to my situations and has taken Travis on short notice multiple times. Part of me almost doesn't want to tell people how great she is because then she might always be booked!!
Jessica (and Brian) were super hosts for my rambunctious 4 year old lab retriever Steeler-

From scheduling the meet and greet, to flexibility in scheduling, and offering a great place to host dogs- they were considerate, friendly, and really welcomed Steeler into their home.

I travel a lot for work and we've already scheduled Steeler's next stay-

Thanks again- truly a relief to find such cool dog hosts!

our babies were pooped! they had a great vacation I never worried once! thank you Jessica for loving our dogs the way you do!
Jessica was so great and had a great place for the dogs to explore outside. She made my dog feel at home and made me feel at ease with daily pics of my dog. Thanks Jessica!
This was our first time using DogVacay for our two girls. They are usually jumpy and nervous after being boarded at a kennel. After their stay last week at Lake Forest Bark with Jessica and Brian, they came home calm and relaxed. They truly looked like they had a wonderful vacation. Our hearts smiled when Jessica sent us daily updates and photos of our girls. Thank you both ever so much!
This was Jojo's 2nd stay at Jessica's. We are pleased with the great care given to our furry baby. It makes for a great vacation to know he is loved on and a happy while we are away. Thank you once again Jessica:)))
shes a dog mom 100% our dogs were happy and so were we! Nice woman her little dog is a cutie and her house is cute too, the back yard is a dogs dream! :-)
This is Gideon's second stay with Jess. We got regular updates while we were away and Gideon always looks happy. Our future vacation plans will always include a vacation for Gideon at Jess'.
Travis's vacation might have been better than my own. Jessica must have taken him everywhere because he looked as happy as ever on all the picture/video updates she sent me. The facebook page dedicated to her doggy care was fun for me to visit and get the peace of mind that my dog is happy and being well cared for. I will be using her again.
We were very ambivalent about using DogVacay because it was an unknown service to us, and we usually don't like leaving our very anxious cocker spaniel, Sammie, with strangers. We knew we had to leave her for our Christmas vacation, and Jessica was wonderful about meeting with us very early on in the summer! Sammie was anxious at first but very curious because Jessica and her home are very inviting, and her yard embodies a fun park and a true haven for pets. Sammie is a sensitive lady with separation anxiety: she doesn't eat for a few days after we leave, she's resistant to new people, and will mope. Jessica was wonderful about texting us with daily updates about Sammie's wellbeing and behavior changes, and sent us daily pictures of her. Overall, if it wasn't for Jessica giving us peace of mind, we would not have had such a peaceful and enjoyable vacation. We definitely will book with her in the future!!
Here are three reasons I continue to take my dog Frankie to Jessica.

1. Jessica will ensure that you and your dog will be comfortable with your dog's stay which includes ensuring compatibility with other dogs that she may be caring for during your visit.

2. Jessica is extremely responsive to your inquires prior to and during your dog's stay with her.

3. Jessica treats your dog like it is her own.

All I ask is that you leave some spots open on Jessica's calendar so I can continue to have her watch my dog Frankie when I go on vacation.
When looking to go out of town, I make sure Jessica is available before making plans! She makes sure it's just as much fun for our furry friend.
Jessica is the best. My dogs had a fabulous time with her. She treats her guests as her own and when I picked them up today I think they were a little disappointed they had to go home. This was the first time I had left them for over 2 weeks and they did great thanks to Jessica. She is now my person to go to when I can't take my dogs with me on vacation.
Our GSP Coco has stayed with Jessica twice and both times the experience has been great! Jessica is very available by phone and email and has been incredibly flexible with our pick up and drop off times since we're coming from so far out of town. Both times Coco has come home seeming relaxed and happy, which is miraculous given that she is naturally a very high strung and high anxiety dog. We're so very appreciative of Jessica and so happy to have found someone we can trust with our fur baby!
Jessica took GREAT care of our Buddy dog. We will certainly use Jessica again in the future and I would highly recommend her to others!! She updated us regularly with texts and pictures of Buddy playing with the other dogs and going for walks. After we picked Buddy up we could tell he had a great time because he slept the rest of the day. He was tired out from all of the fun!! :)
I can't say enough about how at ease my husband and I felt leaving our Jojo with Jessica. Jojo is 11 years old and this was his first time ever being away from our family and his home. We have always been fortunate enough to take him with or have someone stay home with him. As a fellow host on DogVacy I was lucky enough to have met Jessica and even got the opportunity to take care of her sweet, precious Chauchau at my home. I couldn't believe it myself but I had no anxiety whatsoever leaving my baby! I will defiantly take Jojo back to Lake Forest Bark to be loved on by Jessica and Brian!:))) Oh and we really enjoyed our daily texts and photo updates!
We have stayed with Jessica on multiple occasions and she is the first person we turn to when looking to go out of town. Jessica is fast to respond, sends regular updates, and is an obvious dog lover.
Napoleon always has such a great time at Lake Forest Bark, it's definitely his home away from home! We've had such a positive experience with Jessica that I'll always check her availability before anyone else.
Jessica takes such great care of my little buddy that I never want to leave him with anyone else! She's super accommodating of our travel times and treats him like he's visiting royalty.
While I think the three dogs at once along with her already scheduled guests were more than she planned for, our girls were treated wonderfully and appeared to be happy with staying there. Jessica sent us updates and photos and kept us up on what was going on with them. Loved it!!!!! Will definitely ask her to care for our girls again in the future.
I was heading to my first Half Ironman race. And, I needed to board my boys with Jessica. Boys love Jessica. At the beginning, they had hard time with other doggies. But, Jessica helped to straight it out!

Boys must have had a lot of fun with the Jack Russell. They were so exhausted after I picked them up. They just went straight to bed! It felt like they had a full Ironman race that weekend!

We will be back!
Jessica and Brian are AMAZING! I've used them several times already, and definitely planning on using them again in the future. The bond between my pup and these lovely people is strong. I can tell they treat him REALLY well because I think Cubby actually gets a little sad when leaving them. They love all dogs like they were her own. Cuddles for days! And their backyard is perfect for pups to frolic and love life :)
We were very pleased with Jessica and Brian. This was our first time using someone other than family to watch Bailey. He is a bit nervous around people, but they made him feel right at home and we could tell when we picked him up that he had been taken care of. We will use them again.
Yet again Jessica provided a great experience and place for our dog Frankie to stay.
My boys had a blast! They were so happy and tired when I picked them up. This time, Jessica showed me her improvement of the back yard. It's like a dog park. I see why boys didn't want to go home with me!
My 2 1/2 year old was tired for days! He experienced long walks and a hike during his weekend stay with Jessica. Buster endorses Jessica 100% and he can't wait for his next visit!
Jessica was great! This was our first time leaving Audra in an unfamiliar place and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. It was nice to see pictures and video updates while we were away to see just how much fun she was having making new friends and exploring outside - perfect backyard for dogs! It is very obvious that Jessica has a lot of experience with dogs which made me feel a lot better about leaving Audra as she is a very high energy pup and can be a lot to handle for some. We will definitely be booking with Jessica next time we head out of town and I am sure that cannot come soon enough for Audra!
Jessica is a wonderful host, her place is perfect and our Josie loved staying there! We were really nervous leaving our pup for 9 days with the strangers, but after the initial meet and greet it was clear that she would be very well taken care of in Lake Forest Bark. Jessica's property is ideal for very active dogs like Josie and it is obvious that she cares about dogs a great deal! She sent us pictures and even a video of our pup having fun and getting her workout in :) When we came back we expected Josie to run at us like crazy (as she usually does when we come back from work) but it actually took her a moment to realize who came over - she was having a great time with Jessica. We really appreciate Jessica's care and now we know who to call when we go out of town! Awesome-Pawsome!
My girls, Sadie and Luna had a fabulous vacation stay with Jessica!!

I loved that we were able to have a get together before I made the reservation and see where they would staying and meet Jessica. It was love at first sight!

The girls had a fabulous time and we got a couple of pictures of them so we could see how they were doing.

It was a great experience and would totally go there again!!

Jessica.....the girls loved you guys! thanks for making their stay so wonderful!
Jessica is amazing! Our doggies were so well cared for. They will definitely vacay with Lake Forest Bark again.
This was the second time in a month that Willie had a "vacay" with Jessica. She is awesome! I wish i could get her to watch my grandkids... Thanks Jessica and Brian... Kris Tolley
Jessica was wonderful from the moment we met. Our Gus came home exhausted and content. Jessica also gave us a picture of Gus that is so adorable. We will definitely use her again. Thank you.
Jessica was awesome! She sent daily texts and pictures of our little dog Willie and took excellent care of him. He was so calm and sweet when we picked him up. I actually think he to wanted stay there.
I would recommend Jessica to anyone who needs sweet, loving care for there pets.

Kris T

This was my first experience with DogVacy. Jessica was an outstanding host. It was easy to establish a rapport with her view email and the meet and greet was easy and straight forward. Our dog had a wonderful time. Jessica was aware of our dog's mannerisms which assured me she spent time and paid attention to her during her stay. It is a no brainier to have Jessica watch your dog.
Jessica was great! Our two dogs had a great time at her place and were nice and tired when we returned from vacation. She kept us updated with cute pictures the whole time we were gone. We'll be going back!
Absolutely fantastic experience for both my family and Buster! Jessica kept in touch via text messaging with photos of Buster during our trip. She even had him waiting for us at our home when we returned from the airport. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.
My Boys love Jessica!

I visited Jessica before I made decision. She showed me around her house and her yard/garden. The moment I saw how happy my boys were I knew Jessica is the one!

Not only she is a great sitter, but also she has the best yard for doggies! On top of that, she also took my boys on walk and sent me pictures of them.

Thank you Jessica for taking a good care of the boys!
We had Jessica watch our fairly large goldendoodle this past weekend. He came home happy, tired, and calm. I know sometimes dogs get anxious in new places and it can come home with them after boarding, but not with Jessica. I could tell he was loved the whole time! She sent me text messages a couple pictures while we were away too. A great experience, thanks!
My dog Napoleon had so much fun at Lake Forest Bark that I think I've been demoted to Bad Master in his heart. I wouldn't hesitate to make a reservation here again, I know I can trust them to take amazing care of my little buddy!
Jessica was great! She sent us text message updates with pictures, and was super friendly. Will definitely use again!
Our 2nd DogVacay with Jessica and the dogs came home happy and tired again. We are thrilled with the attention and love they receive when we are away!
We were thrilled with the care Jessica provided for our two dogs! She made the dogs and their humans feel very comfortable and they seemed to settle in very quickly. Her quick communication and the bonus of some pictures assured us all was fine while we were away - Thank you Jessica!
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