Pampered Pooch Ranch of Northern NJ

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Cheryl F.

37 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Cheryl's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
11 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Cheryl's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Cheryl

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I operate a successful business from my home and always have my trusty pooch next to me....actually, glued to me like a shadow.

I am home all day so your furry friend will have continuous company. Since my own dog suffers from separation anxiety, I am well aware of the special needs and extra attention that is needed to make your family member feel at home and relaxed. Please note that I only accept one dog boarding reservation at a time (unless two come from one household) and so my calendar fills up quickly!

I live on a large piece of property and take frequent breaks during the day to get outside and give the pooch some fresh air and exercise. We live adjacent to a river and can take lazy river walks along a nice wooded path for a diversion.

I have been a dog and animal lover since childhood and seem to have a special connection and understanding of them. I have been blessed with the company of dogs my entire life...all with wonderful, loving personalities!

As guests have complete access to my entire home (and carpeted areas) only housebroken pups will be wee-wee pad users, please!

Please note that 5 days preceding and following the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, boarding rates will be increased by $10 per day (24-hour period).
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Cheryl F.

37 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 10, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cheryl's Home
$52 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Cheryl's Home
$41 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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37 Reviews
Cheryl is great! She even broke my dog of a poor eating habit! My dog is healthier because of Cheryl!! Thank you!!
We just left our furbaby with Cheryl for 9 nights, the longest we have ever left her. At the meet and greet, I immediately felt comfortable that she would be in good hands with Cheryl, plus she got along great with Cheryl's dog Jake. Even with sketchy international phone service, I was able to see pix and keep updated on how well she was doing during our vacation. Cheryl's home, yard and dog experience were exactly what I was looking for for this extended stay, and I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.
My experience working with Cheryl was great. My dog Ella loved playing with Jake her time with them was wonderful.
At 7years old Eli, our border collie, had never stayed with anyone who wasn't friend or family. This trip everyone we trusted was also away. I needed to find someone who would interact with a very intelligent dog, keep him exercised and not be unnerved by constantly being stared at. As a bonus, Eli hit it off with Cheryl's dog Jake and made for a fun vacation for him with a new friend. Cheryl was a godsend for us in a pinch and since she also offers doggie day care I'll be calling her on those long days at work. Thank you SO much Cheryl.
I'm so happy to have found Cheryl. She's close to home and very accommodating. She has a nice size yard and Teddy loves, truly loves her and is so excited to be there. Her own dog Jake is a sweetie. Teddy actually lost weight (believe me he needed it!) while vacationing with Cheryl because of all the exercise he got. I may start having Teddy spend time with Cheryl during the day sometimes just because he loves it there so much. Highly recommend.
Cheryl and her family were everything and more we wanted for our Rooney. It was our first time being away from home and Cheryl allowed us to enjoy every second of our vacation knowing Rooney was happy and well taken care of. This was evident from the texts and pictures she sent us daily. We will always use Cheryl when we need to send our dog on a vacay.
Cheryl and her family are just the best! They should great care, concern and love for my older Lab, Comet.
I feel so lucky to have found Cheryl. Comet settles in very quickly and just loves the resident dog, Jake.
They actually share beds!
You can trust that your dog will be very well cared for in this home!
Thank you, Cheryl, Joel and Kristen.

Judy M
Teddy had a great time ! Running around the huge yard and playing with his new doggie friends pooped him out. Cheryl is very caring and attentive. Teddy is looking forward to spending a long weekend with her!
Cheryl took great care of my boy. She kept me informed w/ updates and photos. It was nice to see her boy Jake pal around w/ Kirby. Knowing he was comfortable and safe made me feel very relaxed.
He was exhausted (lol) when he got home and this tells me he had a fantastic time.
I most definitely would use Cheryl again.
My dog Shilo had a very nice stay with Cheryl on a daycare visit . Shilo was Comfortable with the surroundings And hospitality even climbing up On Cheryl's lap to get some one-on-one Attention.
Cheryl was fantastic, our dog could not have been happier. I think she wants to go back to play with Cheryl's pet. It was so easy. Thank you so much.
Comet just spent 10 days with Cheryl and her family. As usual, Comet was warmly welcomed and well taken care of. She and the resident dog, Jake, are great pals and spend a lot of time playing.
I am so very happy that I found Cheryl and feel 100% confident that my dog is very, very well cared for.
Judy M.
Like always, peace of mind for me knowing Tristan is in good hands. And a day full of running around, fun and outdoor freedom for Tristan.
Cheryl is the best. I know Tristan is in good hands when he's at Cheryl's which helps me relax and enjoy my time away. On top of which I always get Tristan back happy, content and very tired :)
Once again, I have left Comet with Cheryl and her family. They are such a loving family and I am so very satisfied with the care that Comet gets. It is quite obvious that they all care about my pet and give her lots of love. Judy M
Once again, Cheryl has shown that she truly loves animals and has just been the very best caregiver to my Lab, Comet. I have truly been blessed to have found her and am completely at ease and satisfied with the care she gives when Comet is there. You will not be disappointed if you use her to mind your pet.
It is with pleasure that I write another recommendation for Cheryl. I left my Lab, Comet, with her and her wonderful family again. She is well taken care of and loved. She and the resident dog, Jake, have become great pals. I really feel blessed that I found Cheryl and that Comet has a home away from home. Thank you Cheryl, Joel and Kristen!

Judy M.
It was obvious that Luke was well cared for. Cheryl is wonderful. Would recommend her to my friends with dogs!! Linda
Cheryl was wonderful! I felt perfectly confident leaving my Arthur there after the meet and greet with her dog Jake. She has an amazing way with dogs and I felt she understood Arthur's personality quirks right away. Her home and property are lovely and welcoming. She emailed me pictures of Arthur each day of my trip and I could see that he was relaxed, comfortable and having a good time with her family and her dog. I will definitely use her again on my next trip.
5 STARS!!!
As a new dog owner I was a little apprehensive going on vacation and leaving my pup with someone else. But I came home to one happy pup...maybe a little too happy...I'm not so sure he wanted to leave. Cheryl and her family made Schnebly feel right at home. I will definitely be booking with Cheryl again and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants the best care for their pooch when they are away.
Luke had a great experience with Cheryl. It was only one night but he was well cared for !!
I just picked Cassie and Rosie up from Cheryl's home and they are well rested and were clearly well cared for during their week long vacay. Thank you Cheryl for taking such good care of my furry ladies :)
This is the 2nd time we have left Winston at Cheryl's, and yet again she made the whole experience very easy, and left us with easy minds. It's never easy to leave our Winston, and she always makes it much easier and is very accommodating.
My husband and I were very comfortable leaving Copper with Cheryl for 2 nights.. She was able to accommodate us at the last minute, which was really helpful. The location was perfect; it's right in our neighborhood. In fact, when Cheryl walked Copper with her dog and another she was watching, they walked passed our house--or I should say tried to walk passed our house--until Copper stopped because she realized she lived there and tried going home. But that wasn't because she didn't like it there. When I tried walking her home, she kept looking back at Cheryl and her dog and would not walk forward. When I finally got her to run with me, trying to go the other way, she stopped right after their driveway, and sat there for a while, not wanting to move. So, I think that's testimony that my dog enjoyed her stay at the Pampered Pooch Ranch. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Kobe, my miniature poodle, spent 5 days with Cheryl and her family. As soon as I met Cheryl and saw her home I knew Kobe would have a great time and be in good hands. Cheryl has many years of dog experience and she knew just how to handle him and his personality. The property is large on a quiet street with plenty of room for walks and play. Kobe was treated like one of the family and came back from his visit without a care in the world.
Thank You Cheryl, I really appreciate your help.
I was a very anxious mom leaving Coco for the first time but Cheryl and Joel made it such a great experience. Pictures and emails were so comforting throughout the week. Coco had a great time romping with their dog Jake. Coco can not wait for me to take another vacation so she can do it all again.
Thanks Cheryl and Joel
Before using Cheryl for a 10-day stay, we booked a 4-hour playdate to make sure that she and her dog Jake were comfortable with our dogs, Griffie and Bruno. (Bruno is full of energy.) While they were there, Cheryl texted pictures and comments about how my dogs were doing. In one picture, Bruno was lying in her lap while she was working! They were so comfortable there. It was a great time for my dogs, and Cheryl is professional, knowledgable, and calm. We are so happy to have found her and plan to use her in the future.
The moment we met Cheryl and her pup Jake and saw her beautiful property we knew our dogs would be in good hands. Cheryl was able to accommodate our last minute reservation and was a life saver as it was our wedding weekend and our previously booked dog sitter canceled on us unexpectedly. We are so grateful for Cheryl and the amazing services she provides! You can tell she really loves her doggy guests and gives them the attentive care they require - including our dogs who tend to get a bit homesick when they are away. We cannot thank her enough!
This is the second time I have used Cheryl. She is a lovely woman and her love of dogs is so obvious.
She answers all my emails and texts and sends photos. My dog seems to enjoy her time there, playing with the resident dog, Jake. It was so nice to hear Cheryl say that my dog, Comet, was like a member of the family. And I will use her again.
Judy M
What a pleasure to have met Cheryl and her family and to feel so at ease with them. I had full confidence in Cheryl's ability to care for Comet. It was a great feeling to know that Comet was in someone's home and had a doggie friend, Jake, there. Cheryl told me that Comet initiated play and also jumped into the pond twice! We are going back in June. Thank you Cheryl, Jake and Joel.

Judy M
Cheryl was awesome ... she went above and beyond both before and during Adie's stay! Adie can be a bit choosy about her friends so Cheryl suggested we meet so that she could spend some time getting to know her dog Jake before I dropped her off for her stay. While staying at her house Adie came to really like both Cheryl and Jake. She had tons of walks and outside playtime which she loves and slept the whole first day she was home. Cheryl has a real understanding and presence with dogs. Adie loved being with her and we loved that Adie was enjoying her vacation while we enjoyed ours. Definitely going back!
We were totally comfortable leaving our dog with Cheryl and her family. She sent us a picture of him which brought a smile of our faces. Cheryl provided a loving, secure environment for our precious maltese. I would not hesitate to leave our dog with her anytime we need the service.
We were traveling out of the country for 2 weeks and were nervous about leaving our pup, but immediately felt comfortable upon meeting Cheryl and Jake. She reassured us that our Winston would be taken care of looked after as her own. Winston is used to having someone at home with him most of the day, so the fact that Cheryl and her husband both work from home made us feel at ease that he wouldn't be left on his own for very long.

Cheryl sent us pictures and updates while we were away and Winston looked so happy. When we picked him up, he was worn out from playing with Jake all morning. They have a large backyard and a fenced in area for the dogs to let off some energy.

We will definitely be using Cheryl and her family as our dog sitter for any future trips we take.
Cheryl was great, she was very professional, along with sincere concern and compassion for my dog. From the beginning, she suggested a pre-meet to see if my dog would be comfortable in her home. She inquired about my pets habits and likes and dislikes. Cheryl set my mind at ease with a couple of updates and pictures to put mind at ease, while I was away. She did a fantastic job, and I felt like I was leaving my dog in the hands of a family member. I would highly recommend Cheryl's services for anyone looking for a sitter that will properly care for your pet, and give you peace of mind. Also to mention she will walk and excercise your dog as much or little as you would like.
Cheryl and her family were wonderful hosts. I was nervous to leave my dog for so long and she answered every single question I had and calmed every fear. They took care of my pet like she was a member of their own family. I will definitely be using Cheryl again!
Nina had a wonderful time at Cheryl's house! We immediately knew Cheryl was an experienced and caring dog owner and caretaker and felt very comfortable leaving Nina with her. Nina had a great time with Cheryl's own dog, and was happy and tired when we picked her up. We will definitely use Cheryl again when the occasion arises.
I am extremely happy with Cheryl. I will definitely come back and recommend her. She has a beautiful place, big yard and she me made feel comfortable about leaving my dog Blaine with her. I have no complains and Blaine seems to be happy too! I also loved the communication while we were away, it meant a lot to us especially to my daughter!!!
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