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Jennifer & Jeff K.

89 Reviews
50 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 Breeds Not Accepted
St. Bernard, Weimaraner

Jennifer & Jeff's Resident Pets

Cocker Spaniel
13 yr 6 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
4 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Jennifer & Jeff's House

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

About Jennifer & Jeff

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*24 hr. Supervision* Fenced Yard *

Greetings All! My name is Jennifer and my husband is Jeff. We are in our late 20's, early 30's and our family also includes our two kids: a Cockapoo (Toby), and a German Shepard Mix (Zander). We also have two turtles named Steve and Irwin. I volunteered for Dogs XL in Baltimore, MD helping with home visits and transports and also worked at Countryside Vet in high school.

We live in a single family home in Aurora, CO with a fenced backyard. We never leave guests alone in our home for our sanity and their safety so your kids will have 24 hour supervision.


All guests must be spayed or neutered. We require copies of Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations to be presented at drop off. You can also email us copies after you make a reservation.

You must bring food for you pet to last the entire stay. You may also bring a bed or cage if you prefer. You can bring toys but we cannot guarantee they will be returned. We have toys, balls, kongs, and elk anters for their entertainment.

We allow guests outside every 1-2 hours so they can play and take care of their business. They are always supervised when outdoors. We do not take guests for walks as we have a large yard for them to sniff, play, and wonder around.

Unless your pet becomes aggressive, too dominate, or has trouble with marking our home, we will never cage them. Should these issues occur and they need to be caged for a short time, we will update you. We will never ever leave your dog in a cage for the entire stay. We will always find other accommodations in our home for them.

We usually provide multiple updates throughout our guests stay. If they are eating, drinking, and sleeping well, if they are getting along with other guests and we have no concerns, we will mainly send pictures and let you focus on your life. If we have concerns regarding their behavior or their happiness, we will be sure to keep you informed in addition to our pictures.

We offer overnight boarding in our home 7 days a week and during holidays.

We look forward to speaking with you!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Jennifer & Jeff K.

89 Reviews
50 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 26, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer & Jeff's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jennifer & Jeff's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
89 Reviews
Jennifer made us feel worry free. Her place is perfect for the active pup. It was easy to tell that Darwin had such a great time playing with all of the other pups in Jennifer's great big back yard. Jennifer was very responsive and sent us pictures throughout the stay so that we knew what great care he was getting. Would definitely book here again!
Jennifer and Jeff were great! Our dog, Houdini, had such a fun time running around and playing with their pups.
Jennifer and Jeff were great hosts for Peanut. They were responsive, flexible, and most importantly, Peanut had a great time! I highly recommend this couple for anyone!
Jeff and Jennifer were fantastic! They made all the details easy and they sent pictures of my pup. They were friendly and their house was clean. I would definitely use them again!
Very friendly and considerate. The frequent text messages and pics feedback eased our anxiety and we had a very good vacation. We now have a home away from home for our lovely dog.
Thanks Jennifer&Jeff. Kimi my chocolat lab, spend a wonderful days in your house. He was happy playing with other dogs in your backyard and smelling around. J&jJ send me pictures and video too, it's was wonderful.
Jennifer was amazing with my pup Nessie. I was very skeptical leaving my dog with someone I didn't personally know because of Nessie's separation anxiety. Jennifer was incredibly understanding and put my mind at ease with picture and video updates. Nessie came home and tired. Thank you so much!
Great stay. We'll miss having them in MD.
Jennifer and Jeff were wonderful and responded very quickly to my request.

They sent various pictures of my dogs and my dogs seemed happy and exhausted (I think from too much fun and playing) when I went to pick them up.

The only thing I have negative to say was that one of my dogs had some dried poo on her behind and the color was really yellow, so I'm not sure what she was fed or perhaps she ate something outside. Whatever the case, she seems fine, and since I didn't specify that she couldn't be fed human food, it was my fault.

Since Jennifer and Jeff were moving very soon, I understand that things were hectic, but other than that my dogs seem to be fine.
A great experience! They are very responsive and kept us informed about any issues related to our dog in almost real time.
Our dog is a five year old German Shepherd who is completely stressed in a kennel. We were struggling with where to leave him while we were away. A friend recommended dogvacay and that's how we found Jennifer & Jeff. We setup a meet and greet and I explained the issues we've had. Jennifer put us at ease and we decided to try it. While away we received emails with updates and pictures! He did great- none of the issues we've experienced prior! What a great feeling to come home and see a happy healthy boy! We would definitely recommend Jennifer & Jeff!
Cassie loved being with Jeff and Jennifer. We are sad they are moving to Colorado..their gain, our loss. Cassie just loved to stay with them.
Jeff took great care of our lab when we had to go out of town! I loved getting the text updates about how he was doing and they were very accommodating with our pick-up/drop-off times. I definitely recommend their services!
Jena and Jeff are terrific and my GSD Cassie loves to stay with them and their own pets - especially Zander. They are moving..our loss is Colorado's gain. We'll miss you. Safe travels.
We love that Jennifer and Jeff take care of our pups when we cannot!
My dog had a great time! We loved getting pictures of our dog having a great time! It's home away from home. Thanks guys!!!
Our dog had never been away from us. We had an event that was not dog friendly, so our precious 2 year old dog would have to be boarded. I heard about Jeff and Jennifer from a friend who had a great experience with their 2 dogs. Our dog stayed 4 nights and had a great time! He had a huge smile on his face when we picked him up and has been sleeping for 2 days! He made new dog friends and we even received pictures of our dog engaged in play with the other dogs. It was a great experience for our family and our dog! Thanks guys!!!
Both my pups had a very happy stay.
Gemma, our 2 year old rescue Doberman, spent her first nights away from home with Jennifer and Jeff. She is full of energy and did well with all the other new friends she made.

Jennifer and Jeff are clearly "dog" people and sent some great photos of Gemma at play with her new friends.

Thanks for taking good care of our girl.

Bill and Nancy
We just had our dog Bruno stay with Jennifer and Jeff. We've previously only had Bruno stay at doggie daycare facilities and he would come home stressed and more anxious than before. This time we picked him up and he seemed so happy and relaxed. We could tell from the pictures and updates that he was having a good time. He loved running around in the big yard and playing with the other dogs. On top of that, they were so accommodating with our schedule for pick up and drop off times. Would highly recommend them and we plan on using them again for future vacations :)
Trent my 3 yr old German Shepherd had such a great time on his vacay. When we picked him up, he was so calm on the ride home. Jennifer and Jeff are a very nice couple and love spending time with our furry friends. Their home is clean and lovely with lots of backyard space, more than enough for a 115 pound German Shepherd. Someone is always at home 24/7 which was à big plus for us. They sent pictures everyday which truly warmed my heart knowing he is well cared for and has made new friends. I will definitely be using Jennifer and Jeff, not only for vacay but also during the day time when we can. It is for Dogs who are friendly and need great friends, its a great place for dogs to socialize. We have found his home away from home. Thank you Jennifer and Jeff for your commitment to our best friends.
Always great. Macy has been there multiple times and loves running around in the backyard!
Our dog Elizabeth had a wonderful time. I would never trust my dog to a kennel. Jennifer and Jeff have a wonderful loving place for dogs. We plan on using them again for our next trip.
My 4 year old Vizsla has stayed twice with Jennifer and Jeff for overnight visits. Both times she has come home happy and tired. I like knowing that someone is always around to watch the dogs and I appreciate their flexibility with pick and up drop off times. We will definitely come back again.
Lacey came back happy and tired. That means she didn't just lay around but played and had a good time during her vacation with Jennifer and Jeff. From her bag of food, she ate while she was there, an indication that she was comfortable. We would definitely use this service again. We would also use Jennifer and Jeff if they are available
So happy to leave my Nala in Jennifer and Jeffs care. She had so much fun!! I will never take her to the kennel again!!!
Jennifer and Jeff were extremely flexible with our ever changing schedule and our dog came home a very happy pup. I can't say enough good things about the provider as they jumped through hoops to accommodate our ever changing schedule and late return. Our dog will hopefully be returning during our next out of town travels.

Thank you very much Jeff and Jennifer!
After 9 days with Jennifer & Jeff, Sophie came back tired and happy, which is exactly how we like her. They have plenty of fenced outdoor space and the dogs get enough time to chase each other around a little, point at birds. stalk squirrels & etc.
Our dog Tux stayed with Jennifer and Jeff while we were away for the holidays. Jennifer updated me on how Tux was doing the entire time. She sent me pictures also, which I really like. Tux had a great time at her house and they have a large back yard for him to run around and get out all of his energy. He was definitely tired when we brought him back home. We will continue to use Jennifer and Jeff for dog boarding.
Jennifer and Jeff were fantastic. They have a very large backyard, and their policy of never leaving the dogs home alone was perfect for my dog's separation anxiety. They kept me updated on his stay, and were very accommodating of me needing to pick him up at an odd hour. I'll definitely be booking with them again.
Gracie had a great time with Jennifer and Jeff. They had a big back yard. We would definitely use them in the future
I was in a pinch because my normal boarding place was full and panicing I found DogVacay and in my search found Jennifer & Jeff. OMG!!! They were wonderful!!! Penny had such a good time I was afraid she wasn't going to want to come home with me! Their home is lovely and their yard is soooo dog friendly. My 4 year old son checked it out when we went to visit and I thought he was going to try and stay too. They even texted me pictures of all the fun my do was having during her stay. I think my normal boarding place just lost a customer!
This visit was the first time I tried Dog Vacay and Jennifer and Jeff. Our Beagle Riley seemed to enjoy herself and come back less stressed than a kennel. I only met Jennifer and not Jeff but Jennifer was very welcoming and clearly loves dogs (as does her Grandma:). I was a bit worried Riley might not mix it up well with other dogs but she seemed to fit right in. I would definitely recommend the experience.
Our experience with Jennifer and Jeff was great! We loved all the pictures and updates - it was clear our dog and the other dogs there were having a good time. Jennifer and Jeff communicated with us regularly, were flexible when our pickup dates/schedule kept changing, and gave us back a happy and healthy dog. We will continue to use them in the future and I recommend them to everyone I know!
This was our first use of their boarding and it went very well. They obviously treated Brinkley well. He was relaxed when we got him home; not stressed as has been the case when we boarded him at our vet's. We will be taking him to them for here on. Thanks Jen and Jeff.

Jennifer & Jeff are so accommodating Coffee loves his vacations there.
My dog always has a great time with Jennifer and Jeff. I love the photos!
I am so pleased with the loving care Jennifer and Jeff gave to my Ollie. They both gave him a warm welcome and gave him room to get comfortable. They have a relaxed, low key approach which works great for Ollie. Jennifer and Jeff were very flexible with drop off and pick up times, responded quickly to texts and sent pictures- greatly appreciated! When I picked Ollie up, I could tell he felt right a home and had a great time. Highly recommend and I will have them watch my Ollie again.
SO much better than a kennel of any kind. Jennifer & Jeff were welcoming, flexible and just terrific! I highly recommend them.
Jennifer and Jeff are fantastic! They were flexible when we had to change our pickup times and I got pictures at least once a day. I know Indy was comfortable from the moment we dropped her off until the moment we picked her up. We will definitely use Jennifer and Jeff again!
Jeff and Jennifer were terrific with our puppy Tanner while we were away on vacation. This was our first time leaving him. I would highly recommend their services. Tanner was a happy pup. They were so sweet to share regular updates and they treated him like one of the family. Their home is very clean and a large yard for doggy play. Can not say enough good things about our experience. Thank you!
We have a 7 month old puppy who has loved going to Jennifer & Jeff's for both daycare and boarding. There is a huge yard and plenty of friends for Dewey to play with while he is there! They are also extremely flexible which helps so much with our sometimes erratic schedules! I know our pup is in good hands while he is there and it gives us such peace of mind while we are away!
I have now lost count for how many time Ike has been there. Every vacation he comes home happy and tired. Every time we drop him off, he goes running inside to find his friends and begin the fun. I have several other friends who have also taken their pets to Jennifer & Jeff and are very pleased. About to set my next reservation!
Holly LOVES her visits with Jennifer and Jeff. We love getting the adorable photographs throughout the vacation. She is obviously in very good hands and never looks back at me when I drop her off.
I received updates (messages and pictures) and it was great. Drake and Sheila had a good time there.
Lucy had a great time with Jennifer & Jeff! Was well taken care of.....we felt very comfortable leaving her in their care!
Coffee had another great DogVacay visit with Jennifer and Jeff. He plans to go back again soon.
Our 14 year old dog seems to have a great time with Jennifer and Jeff. He has plenty of room to run around when he needs to do his buzz run. He goes into their house willingly and is calm and happy when we pick him up. Thanks, Wendy and Ron
I love Jennifer and Jeff. They took such great care of my Ziva and sent me many pics of her. They were much appreciated! She had a fabulous time with the other dogs and came home happy and healthy!
Coffee had a great time on his dog-vacay with Jennifer and Jeff
Coffee had a great vacation visiting with Jen and Jeff. He enjoys running around in their fenced in backyard. Jen and Jeff are also very accommodating and flexible in their schedules to help us out.
This was Ike's 3rd stay with Jennifer and Jeff. He always seems to have a great time. Loves to play with his new friends. They take great care of Ike. I feel good knowing he is in a safe and loving home while we are away.
My dogs were very well taken care of and happy at Jennifer and Jeff's. I have already booked future stays. They have a great yard, and someone is always there with the dogs. They are very caring about dogs staying with them. I would highly recommend!
Jennifer and Jeff were absolute fantastic. Gracie came back happy and healthy. I would highly recommend them as hosts. I am scheduled to drop Gracie off this month again.
As always Cassie had a wonderful time visiting with Jennifer and Jeff - or should I say Zander. She loves her home away from home and her four-legged playmates. Cassie always comes home relaxed and happy and we are happy knowing this is a home she loves to go to. Jennifer and Jeff are the most accommodating people - aside from being just genuinely nice. Thanks for sharing you home with Cassie. Cassie says please tell Zander "Woof! Woof!
We boarded both of our dogs and they had a great time--came back tired and happy. We have an older dog who is shy and nervous and when we picked her up it was as if she hadn't been boarded at all and the pictures we got showed that she happily slept away on the sofa with the other pups. We received lots of awesome photos while we were away and the backyard has a very high fence, which made us feel very good about leaving them here as one of our dogs is a hound and can jump pretty high. We would definitely have the dogs stay here again and we would definitely recommend to anyone. :)
Jennifer and Jeff did a great job watching Jax. He enjoyed the company and they were very good about keeping me updated. I would bring Jax back.
Jenn was great. Gracie really enjoyed her time there. This short visit was to see how Gracie would do. We've got a longer stay planned in a couple of days. Looking for the vacay.
It is nice that they have a large back yard for the dogs to run around and play as my dog sometimes gets anxious when we are gone. Jennifer and Jeff are always reliable and flexible. It is also comforting that they send periodic updates via email and text while we are gone. Thanks so much!!
Sassy appeared to be very happy and well cared for at Jennifer & Jeff's house. I would use them again when we are in the area.
Another awesome weekend at Playful Pets! Allie has such a good time there as she is usually sacked out for several hours after we bring her home. Thanks for offering a wonderful place for our furry family members to stay!!!!!
Jennifer and Jeff were great with our rambunctious 7-month old puppy. They even sent us a video of Hazel playing in the snow - her first snow experience. She was very well cared for during her week with them.
Jeff and Jennifer are fantastic and take care of our dog every time we go away...very flexible to our schedule as well.
Cassie loves staying with Jen and Jeff. Thanks for being there and being so accommodating.
Another fabulous stay with the great Jennifer and Jeff! Allie is taking a day to recover from all the wonderful fun she had romping with her doggie pals. Thanks for providing a wonderful place for her to stay while we're out of town.
We board Buddy a few times each year, and felt like he was in need of a smaller environment now that he is no longer a puppy. We went to the meet and greet and thought Jen and Jeff were great! I wasn't nervous about leaving Buddy for his vacation at all. Jen took pictures and sent them, which was so nice. Buddy seemed to have a great time running and playing with his new friends in their big fenced in yard. I love that he is "at home" with an obviously loving family, and not alone in a boarding facility. I have already recommended DogVacay, and specifically Jen and Jeff, to my friends with dogs!
Our small dogs first stay away from home and she handled it very well. Great family atmosphere and Jennifer & Jeff even sent us photos of our pet. We will definitely call in the future if needed.
This is our first time to use dog boarding care. So we had many of questions and a lot of concern whether our 7 month old puppy could be able to fit into the new environment. Jennifer and Jeff are very nice and patient to answer our questions and very flexible to accommodate our schedule. They have a very nice fence yard for the dogs running around. Our puppy had a very good time during the stay.
Awesome experience for Zilla. Jennifer was really flexible and she took lots of pictures! Thank you for being a great host
Cassie loves to visit - especially with Zanda. We are frequent uses and love how happy Cassie is to go and how better adjusted she is when we come home.
Great experience for our Allie! She seemed so happy to have the doggie interaction and loved having her friend Ryder there as well.
Cassie has stayed here quite frequently. This last time she couldn't wait to say hi to Jeff. This is clearly one of her favorite places to go and she will be visiting Jeff and Jenn again next week. Already recommended to friends!!
This is the third time that my dog has stayed with Jennifer and Jeff. They take excellent care of my dog and he always comes back healthy and happy. I have no doubt that he enjoys his stay there.
We were so happy to have found Jennifer & Jeff on Dog Vacay! They provided a clean, warm and loving home for our dog, Cleo, while we were away. We also liked that they have three dogs of their own -- all well behaved and friendly -- so that she had other dogs to play with.

Cleo can be quirky and afraid to get close to people, so we worried that she might be a problem for them, but they took her quirkiness in stride and she eventually let down her guard. They are very easy-going people and have great patience and understanding of dogs having different personalities, which is another plus.

What was especially nice is that they don't crate the dogs. Instead they let them have the run of their home, and nice, big fenced in back yard. That was really important to us, as we seldom crate Cleo and felt that staying with Jennifer & Jeff would feel a little more like home for her.

We appreciated that they sent us a thorough email to update us how Cleo was doing. That's when we learned that one of the things she enjoyed was laying in the kiddie pool while hanging out in the backyard. Clearly, she was relaxing and having fun on her vacation, too.
Rocco had a great visit with Jennifer and Jeff and all his furry friends for over a week! It is so wonderful to have a place that he loves to stay and where we feel comfortable leaving him! Thanks Jennifer and Jeff!
Cassie enjoyed her stay and came home looking good. I think she loved having other dogs around to play with. We've used Jennifer and Greg twice and will go back again. Thanks for taking such awesome care of Cassie.
Jennifer was easy to work with and very flexible. She has a wonderful big back yard and lot of fun toys. Her dogs are very friendly and Django had a blast. Thank you!
Jennifer was a great host. Her home was clean, and her dogs played nice with my Reco. Jennifer was even so kind as to text me pictures of the dogs playing and laying so I was not worried, as this was my first time using Dog Vacay. The backyard was large, as was the basement, so the dogs had lots of indoor and outdoor space to romp and roam. Overall, the experience was easy and awesome.
I was a little nervous about leaving my dog for the first time, but he was fine with Jen and her dogs. She even took pictures! He had a great time running with the other dogs in her yard. He came home happy and tired. I would definitely recommend Jen to my friends with dogs.
We took Holly for a meet-and-greet before our date and she loved the owners and their dogs. I had no qualms about leaving her for an overnight while we went out of town. It was nice that there always seemed to be someone home. Holly seemed happy and excited to stay with them and they said she was just fine. A good experience overall and I plan to use Jennifer again.
Cassie had a wonderful time with Jennifer and her family of two-legged/4-legged friends. She's going back after Christmas. Thanks for taking such good care of her.
Thanks again Jennifer for taking good care of our furry baby and spoiling him and being very flexible about pick up time.
My dog is not easy to take care of. She is very active (almost hysterical), large (75 lbs), jumps up and mouths a lot. I suppose they did the best they could with her. She did not eat much - not sure why.

there was someone with her 24 hrs a day. There was plenty of room for her to run. She ran into their fence in the back yard and broke it.
This was the first time we used DogVacay, and our experience with Jenn was outstanding. We were out-of-towners traveling to MD for the Thanksgiving holiday, and we wanted to find a place nearby where we were staying. We contacted Jenn, and she was very quick with all her responses. She was also very flexible with our schedule - mind you we dropped Mochi off on Thanksgiving, a day that's usually busy with all sorts of things. When we dropped Mochi off, she asked all the important questions about his needs, and offered to send us picture updates of how he was doing. Overall, we were very pleased with Jenn. We will definitely reserve her again if we come back to visit MD.
We had a very positive experience with Jennifer! From the meet-n-greet to the overnight, Jennifer was super friendly, down-to-earth, and very accommodating. This was our puppy's first time away from home, and we felt like we left him in good hands. In fact, he went right in when Jennifer opened the door! When we got Griffin the next day, he was in the beautiful, large back yard playing happily with the other dogs. We wouldn't hesitate to use her again the next time we go away!
Rocco had a great stay with Jennifer! He came home exhausted which is even better. Finally have a place where we feel comfortable leaving him!
Our dog loved all the company he had at Jennifer's house with their dogs and family. Nice big yard for lots of playing and running around. He seemed to do well for his first time staying there.
My dog had a fabulous time, It was just like home to him with playmates. Jennifer sent me pictures and an update. He didn't come home with kennel cough. It was a great fit.
Jennifer and all her family members took very good care of my coon hound. They quickly tuned into her personality traits and did everything to keep her happy and comfortable. The big back yard was a fantastic bonus. The 3 dogs that live there are gentle and well behaved. I really appreciated all the pictures, as well as my dog's "vacay review" email that Jennifer sent to me.
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