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Jean Y.

39 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Jean's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
10 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jean's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jean

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

My name is Jean, and my husband Russ and I are Professional Pet Care Providers and pet owners just like you. We have been married over 25 years, and have been caring for pets for all of that time. Over the years we have cared for dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles and other exotic pets.

We know how difficult it can be to have to leave your pets in the care of others. That's why we started Pet Joy - pet sitters. Pets have always been a major part of both of our lives and an integral part of our family. We have a deep love and passion for animals and their health and wellness.

We care for ALL of our client's pets with the same responsibility, love and attention we give our own pets.

We are insured and bonded so that your home is safe and secure and well cared for just like your pets.

For more information, please click on the links on the left menu, or contact us if you have any more questions.

Jean & Russ
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jean Y.

39 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jean's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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39 Reviews
Molly and Buddy loved staying with Jean! They were well-taken care of and had a lot of exercise with their large, fenced-in area. Molly and Buddy will definitely be staying with Jean again!
I had a great experience using Jean for my dog's stay over this past weekend. Jean was flexible on drop off and pick up. She was organized and very capable, and easy to communicate with. My dog, GInger, seemed to have a great time. When we used a kennel in the past, Ginger has come home exhausted and with diarrhea. She was tired out from playing but otherwise was her normal self! I'll never use a kennel again! Jean's house is definitely set up for pets and has a large, safe, fenced in play area. 5 stars! Anne
We have been looking for the perfect person to watch Jack for our upcoming Florida trip. We found Jean, set up a meet and greet and have nothing but positive things to say. Jean has watched him twice helping both us and him get comfortable for the over night visit coming up. Jack loves going to Jean's house and is exhausted from a day of fun when we pick him up.

Jean is quick to respond and always happy to help. She sends pictures with our request which makes leaving him a little easier. I know Jack is going to be in good hands while we are away. There is no doubt in my mind that we will continue to utilize Jean for all our puppy sitting needs moving forward.
Romy had a great time with Jean and Russ! I had a meet and greet with Jean ahead of time, which was great. Everything went smoothly in the process, and I'm not sure Romy wanted to leave when it came time to pick her up.
This was the 2nd stay for Holly. I felt comfortable because she was already familiar with the host and the environment.
I contacted Jean as we were traveling in the area and needed care for our dog while attending a wedding over the weekend. We scheduled a Meet 'N Greet for the Monday before, and she was very thorough, making sure it was a good fit. I appreciated that.

When I took Chewie Friday, he remembered and was excited to go to her house. He had a great stay, and all went well. While we do not live in the area, I highly recommend Jean if you live here or are traveling through the area either one.

Thanks Jean and your fur babies for taking care of our fur baby.
We absolutely had a "pawsome" experience with Jean. We loved the personal care given to our Vinny and so appreciated the photos of our happy guy enjoying his play time outside. We are ecstatic we found Jean and plan to be long-term customers!
We wanted a good place and person to care for Jack since he is just a puppy and we were going to be gone 8 days. I had no worries leaving Jack with Jean. He was immediately comfortable with her when we had our meet & greet. He came home happy and healthy. He was clearly well taken care of.
I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to get away knowing my pets were well taken care of. Jean does a great job and the dogs ran to the door they knew led to play without even saying goodbye. That tells me that they loved it. They were tried when we picked them up but that is a good thing. I highly recommend Jean as I know she really loves animals and the dogs knew it as well. Thank you
Zeke had a great time playing with Violet during his vacation with Jean and the other dogs. Enjoyed chatting with Jean, too, and I felt very comfortable leaving him in her care. I think he was torn about coming home with me or staying at Jean's! All those dogs to play with!!!
Jean is very professional, competent, and kind. She took good care of Ghost.
We were very happy with our boarding experience. Jean was accommodating of our drop off and pickup schedules, and her home was very well set up for caring for dog guests, with a very large securely fenced yard. Our dog was content to stay, and we found him happily playing with the other dogs when we came to pick him up. We'll be back!
Holly did not seem to be stressed at all when I picked her up. She must have enjoyed Jean's care and the company of other dogs.
We absolutely hate leaving our dog when we travel, but sometimes we must. We left our sheltie Chanel with Jean and she seemed to have a wonderful time. I loved getting the pictures of her playing with the other dogs, and was in fact a little worried that when it came time to pick her, that she wouldn't want to come home! That made me feel good. We plan on using Jean again for those times when it just doesn't work out for us to travel with our dog.
I think our Chanel is going to end up thinking of jean's house as her home away from home.
We love that we have such a caring and loving place to send our pups to when we are away! It is so nice to not have to worry about the fur kids when we are gone! They always have such a great time!
Jean is a lovely woman. Her calm yet leader-type energy is a perfect match for my sweet dog. We recently relocated from Palmer Alaska, and Jean provided my pooch with lots of good space to get his wiggles out safely. He was happy and calm when I returned, and clearly loved Jean - great to see after they spent 2 weeks together! I'll gladly use Jean again to take care of my dude. In case this helps you, he's an 11 year old Rott cross, a retired bear and moose dog. He wasn't overfed or stinky when I picked him up either - great sign of excellent care! Thanks Jean!!!
Jean is awesome.
We took our 2 yr. old dog to Jean's house for a two hour trial run to see how he would do with her cat and without us. Our dog did fine which made us feel more comfortable about leaving him there for 6 days while we went on vacation. Jean sent us pictures of him the 1st day of our vacation. Jean has a large fenced in backyard. Our dog likes to spend a lot of time outside.
Jean was just great. Having not left our lab with anyone for more than a day or two, as you can imagine we were a bit nervous.

Jean took the time to visit with Rufous prior to our making the reservation. He stayed with her for a couple hours. By the time we were ready to leave for our cruise, we felt they knew each other and felt confident that the experience would be a good one.

When I checked on him the first day she sent me an adorable picture of him playing outside with a huge smile on his face! Believe it or not, I looked at that picture a few times on our trip just to remind myself that he was having a good time.

It felt great going on vacation knowing that our 4 legged family member was on a vacation of his own. They have a huge fenced in back yard and my guess is he spent a lot of time playing out there.

Not only did I know he was having fun but that he was safe too. Jean is very knowledgeable and meticulous about getting vaccination records and learning of any particulars on your pet.

I'm not sure, but I think she may have given him a bath before coming home because he smelled and looked great too!

This was my first experience with PetVaca and I couldn't feel luckier that we found Jean!
Jean was great! It was such a positive experience for Chip! I would recommend Jean/Pet Joy! Thank you Jean!
Jean is awesome! We always hated leaving our 2 y/o rescue pup at a kennel in an all too familiar environment for him. With Jean we don't have to! We did a meet and greet and I knew Ted would be in great hands. He was so excited when he realized where we were when I brought him back a few days later for his weekend long stay. He slept almost all day for 2 days from using up all his energy playing with Jean and her dogs. No doubt in my mind that we will be back. It's so comforting knowing he's getting treated like a family dog and not just another animal in a cage for a few days. Easily 5 stars!
Once again, Maddie had a wonderful time at Jean's house. She was so excited when we arrived that I don't think she even noticed that I had left. She enjoys playing with the other dogs and has la great time. I am so relieved to have found a place where I can be confident my puppy is well taken care of. I think Maddie feels like she has a second home when she stays with Jean.
Can't express how happy I am for finding Jean! Dozer came home like he never left..which reassures me that he's getting "showered" with the same attention and love he gets at's a great comfort knowing he'll been in wonderful, caring hands while we're going to be away!
So happy I gave Jean a try...My little guy came home very happy and content and i could tell he received alot of attention and loving...
We were very comfortable leaving our precious Izzy with Jean. Upon arrival, Jean immediately picked up Izzy and began bonding with her. Izzy will be staying with her over the holidays, and we are very happy with our decision to have her stay at her home instead of in a kennel. Jeans home is very pet friendly, and her large fenced in yard is a dogs dream!
Jean was great to work with and Molly had a good time. Our dog hadn't been left for more than a night before and we were reluctant to leave her with just anyone. Jean provided a great environment for Molly. She has a very dog friendly home and was very knowledgeable about dog breeds and their individual needs. We will certainly have Jean take care Molly the next time we need to go out of town. I have always had a dog and this is the first time I have felt at ease leaving her.
I was completely thrilled with Jean's operation. I was nervous even thinking about leaving my 1 1/2 Standard Poodle. I met with Jean prior to our vacation Sophie was happy to explore around Jean's home and play with her puppies She covers all bases with medical questions, behavior issue and emergency contact numbers. While on vacation she sent photos and text messages I knew Sophie was safe and having a blast. The very large outdoor fenced in area was the thing that that made me and I'm sure Sophie happy the most. Lost of play and exercise! Thank you Jean and Russ for doing what you do. I have told everyone about you!! ?? see you again! ...
Another great visit for my dogs! Once they realized they were back at Pet Joy, they took off running to the door. I can tell they love it here. Makes me feel at ease when I travel, knowing they're here and in good hands :)
Jean is a wonderful person and after getting to know her, we felt very comfortable with leaving our two "kids" in her care for a week. Her facility with her large fenced in yard is really nice. We left them on Sunday morning and called on Tuesday to see if there were any problems and when she told us that they were on the couch watching TV with her, our minds were put at complete ease. We are very happy to now have someone to care for our two Springers knowing that we can travel with peace of mind. Thank you Jean so very much. Rich and Janie
Maddie is my 16 week old puppy and I was not comfortable taking her to a kennel. Maddie had a great time at Jean's and it was more like being at home. My little party girl had so much fun playing with the other puppies that I know she would be happy staying there again and I would be confident she was well taken care of while I am away. Many thanks to Jean.
Kanga had a wonderful time at Jean's house. she is young energetic and playful and lots of canine friends to play with! I would highly recommend Jean to anyone in need of quality dog care. Dogs have the opportunity to romp in a large fenced in yard many times per day. Jean and Ross are relaxed and easy to talk and truly care about dogs!
I dropped both of my dogs with Jean and it was definitely hard to leave them. Jean put my mind at ease from the moment we started communicating to when I dropped them off and then picked them up after my vacation. My one dog, Bailey, is not very loving and cuddly. She's a great dog, but just isn't affectionate. I have never seen her be so warm to a female stranger. When we were getting ready to go back home, she kept going up to Jean and it was almost like she was saying thank you for giving her the time of her life and saying goodbye. It warmed my heart. My dogs could tell that Jean loves dogs and wanted them to have a great time. I can't wait for them to go back and have another awesome vacation with Jean and the other dogs there :)
Jean is excellent! My dog has cancer so she needs medication and a quiet corner. Jean checked in with me by text and even sent a picture of my dog. I am fully confident with Jean. She discussed everything with me and took great care of my dog. I feel I can go on vacation without any worries.

Mary Ann K.
I will admit that I was very nervous to leave our Lucy with a non-family member for the first time, even cried when I dropped her off. I will say that Jean completely put my heart at ease when I said my goodbyes for the week. She made me feel like Lucy would be in a safe environment surrounded by the love and affection she is used to at her own home- and she did just that! We were sent updates every other day including pictures of her playing around with Lila, Jean's puppy. I am confident that Lucy had a wonderful time with Jean and her family and we would not ever hesitate to take her there again, she is an amazing person.
We left our 2 jack russells with Jean for a week so we could visit our daughter in Texas. We haven't gone on vacation together too much because we know they are a handful! In the past we have taken them to traditional kennels, and came back to 2 stressed dogs.Let's just say after the first picture she sent us, we were relieved to see them not stressed. I'm sure all dog owners know their dog so well, they can tell if they are stressed, and ours were not. Jean did an excellent job with them, and kept us updated with pictures and what they were doing each day. And the best part, when we brought them home, they were back to their normal selves. I would highly recommend Jean, and we will be bringing them back again when we need a vacation.
Jean was an amazing host for Harley, our playful and active Golden retriever. She was very easy to communicate with in setting up our reservation and also sent us emails and pictures of Harley to keep our minds at ease that all was well while on our trip. She has a large fenced in yard for the dogs to play in. She has a very nice home and I will definitely plan to use Jean again to care for Harley!
Jean was so great through the entire process of setting up our reservation, dropping off our boy, and picking him up. Most importantly she provided our senior Lab with a safe, friendly place to stay where he was well cared for. The huge fenced in yard was awesome! Jean always responded quickly to our emails before our stay and sent us updates and pictures to let us know how Bentley was doing while we were away. It was such a relief to know he was in such great hands! I won't hesitant a second to use Jean again and will be recommending her to all my friends.
We are new dog owners that needed a place for our young beagle to stay for one night while we were out of town. Being that we rescued him recently from a shelter, we did not want the traditional kennel set up and are so glad we found and Jean!

Jean has a wonderful set up in her home and huge fenced in yard in the country. She has an obvious love of dogs and caring for them. She has several of her own dogs and hosted several more the night our dog stayed. The more the merrier -- I can tell by the pictures she sent that Duke was thoroughly enjoying all the play mates and large space to run.

He snored all the way home, obviously happily worn out from his stay!

We will definately use Jean's services again when in need.
Our Great Dane had a wonderful time at
Jeans house. Jean has a calming presence and is knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior. Really helps lessen owner anxiety when leaving a pet for a period of time, wouldn't hesitate recommending her. We already booked our next stay. Enjoyed getting pictures while we were away, nice touch!
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