Lizzy's Social Club - Big Back Yard

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Jane M.

19 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Jane's Resident Pets

Karelian Bear Dog
8 yr 1 mo old

Jane's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About Jane

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
If dogs in our 'hood need tips on socializing, they spend time with Lizzy--she's the gorgeous black and white Border x Lab here with some of our guests. We have a lovely and large (40' x 120') sunny and shady back garden where dogs run free (no escape - check out the pics) but they seldom have more than a few minutes in the yard: three off-leash parks are just a short walk away.

Here is a typical day: Early morning we pile into the car and hike trails on the North Shore, then flake out for a few hours on sofas, the back patio or even my bed--your dog's choice. Play, get a treat or two, play some more, then walkies to the park. Dinner, snuggle, sleep.

Although Lizzy gets along with everyone
Meet & Greet is mandatory! And please let me know any specific requests (e.g. meds, teeth brushing) before we meet.

Keeping in Touch:
I work at home (I'm a writer and contribute to a few dog mags) so your dog will have my 24/7 attention and supervision. You can Skype or Facetime with us and I will email photos on a daily basis--up to you.

We give treats and fresh marrow bones from our local butcher (only if you approve).
We only take in one dog at a time, but will consider two smaller dogs or two dogs from the same home.What a great life being a dog!

I will be happy to provide references upon request.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Jane M.

19 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jane's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jane's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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19 Reviews
I was a bit worried when I dropped Bubba off but I could tell he had a really good time when I picked up. Jane has a great home, in a great dog-friendly neighbourhood. I could tell from the photos that Bubba and Lizzy got over their differences and became best friends. I'm happy to have found a great dogsitter who takes responsibility and loves my Bubba as if he is her own.
I booked with Jane a 12 night stay for my best buddy Moose and I couldn't have been more pleased with the whole experience.
Jane is perhaps the world's best dog owner and I felt immensely comfortable knowing Moose was being well taken care of when I was on vacation. Moose had such a good time I don't think he even wanted to come home!
Jane's dog Lizzy got wonderfully along with Moose and we plan to have followup doggy dates.
During my trip she sent me photos/videos to know how much fun he was doing (tons of exercise/playing) and she even baked liver cookies :)
Moose calls her Aunty Jane now.
We feel so fortunate to have found Jane and her dog Lizzy. Jane provided our dog Jake with all the love and attention and care that could be given. And she took Jake for long walks and exercise daily. Jane also kept us updated with regular pics and videos. It was our first time leaving Jake and I had some concern but that was soon dispelled when I could see what a wonderful time he was having and how easily he settled into that loving enviornment. Thank you Jane and Lizzy
Our dog Phantom had a great time staying with Jane & Lizzy! I really don't think he wanted to come home with us & is still missing his new friends.
This was Dave's 2nd time staying with Jane and Lizzy. As last time, we could tell that Dave had had his own wonderful vacation staying with Jane and Lizzy. He seemed like he wasn't sure he wanted to come home! But we're glad to have him back. Thanks for taking such good care of him.
Once again Sam had her own fabulous vacation with Jane and Lizzie. The care, fun and exercise Jane gives is amazing. Sam's a little tired this morning, for obvious reasons. Over the past 10 days she has had wonderful hikes, walks and her favourite, going to the beach, but no doubt she is also missing her buddy Lizzie. Thanks Jane for giving us a worry free holiday. Nancy & Dave
Jane is just awesome! Tibbs is a very shy dog but this is her 3rd stay with Jane and Lizzy, and she just feels so comfy in Jane's lovely home, with a big yard to play in. Jane absolutely spoils her....
Thank you Jane for caring for our boy. We know that Jessie is well looked after, loved and safe. We are so fortunate to have found Jane (and Lizzy) and appreciate all you do to make the Prince of poodles feel at home.
Our dog Sam is a rescue dog and is quite nervous around people. With Jane and her beautiful dog Lizzie, Sam quickly settled in, feeling very comfortable in her new environment. It usually takes Sam a number of visits to adapt and trust someone new, but not with Jane. After a week away we came home to a happy dog that undoubtedly had been well cared for with lots of love. Jane is full of energy and loves to hike with the dogs, at least once daily and often more. A typical day is just as Jane describes it in "About Me". Without any hesitation we highly recommend Jane and look forward to Sam's next vacation.
I can tell that Dave had a fantastic time with Jane and Lizzie. The email updates w/ photos were great to receive, especially the one of Dave on the bed with a big huge smile, definately let us know he was enjoying his holiday too! When we picked him up we could tell he had bonded closely with Jane and Lizzie and felt right at home. He must have had lots of exercise (which he's used to and loves)as he was pleasantly tuckied when he got home. We will definately book with Jane and Lizzie again and will probably meet for a few doggie play dates too! Thanks!
Jane's love for dogs is obvious. Mugz has a new friend in Lizzy and I look forward to them staying together again!
A few days b4 my trip Samsara & I had a meet & greet with Jane and her dog Lizzy. I instantly felt at ease and knew that my dog was going to be treated even better than he is at home (and he has it good at home). I felt that Jane was like a friend I'd known for years, and Lizzy was very gentle and playful with Samsara.
Jane emailed me a few photos while I was away, and even took the time to buy Samsara a new collar as he had grown out of his. If I die i hope I come back as a dog and get to stay with Jane and Lizzy!
Keith Turner
We were so happy to find Tibbs, our Jack Russell, a place where she felt at home. We could tell right away that Jane loved dogs. In fact, she had 2 Jack Russells before and compared their similarities with Tibbs. And we loved the fact that her house had such a nice fenced yard, even though Jane also took her out for many walks and outings with her own dog, Lizzy, who Tibbs got along with very well.

Thanks for having Tibbs, Jane!
You know when a dog sitter is dedicated when you are asked to bring your dog to a "meet and greet"/interview with Jane and her darling Lizzy before committing to being a hostess.

The ever effervescent Jane is a delightful host/sitter and is full of energy and vitality. Long walks and hikes are the norm for Sasha and her dog Lizzy, along with gourmet treats! What dog wouldn't love to be pampered like Sasha was?

Truly a great host and find - a real keeper! I'd highly recommend this dynamic duo should you want to leave your pooch in good hands. So glad to have made a great friend and fellow canine lover - thanks Jane!
Jessie had a wonderful stay with Jane and Lizzie. He can be nervous meeting new people and dogs and being in new situations but he did so well. Jane called him a "prince" and he gave his heart to Lizzie who is a very calming and positive influence for him. Thanks Jane!
Maggie and Lizzie (Jane's dog) get along great. Jane reported that they either play or sleep when together--a perfect dog vacay!
Maggie greeted Jane and Lizzie on this, her second stay, with enthusiasm, which I know means she's happy and excited to stay with them. Maggie came home exhausted and content.
I recommend Jane and I'll be booking her again!
It was a pleasure to meet Jane, and have our dog stay with her and Lizzy. Jane clearly loves dogs and welcomed us to her home with enthusiasm and kindness. Her home and yard was ideal for our dog and it seemed our dog, Orca, enjoyed his time there and got along famously with Lizzy.

Jane was happy to accommodate Orca and his needs in order make him feel more comfortable and at home. Even happily administering Orca's pills when he needed them.

We will definitely be boarding with Jane again soon!
Maggie came back to me happy and exhausted. I know she and Lizzie played all day and that Jane exercised Maggie plenty. Jane was accommodating of my schedule and showed Maggie lots of love. I've already rebooked!
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