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Jill B.

123 Reviews
62 Repeat Guests
$23/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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, Australian Cattle Dog, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Jill's Resident Pets

Titan
Shih Tzu
Male
9 yr 11 mo old
Titan Junior (TJ)
Shih Tzu
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Scooter
Dachshund
Male
13 yr 11 mo old
Pebbles
Shih Tzu
Female
2 yr 3 mo old
Bam Bam
Shih Tzu
Male
2 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Jill's House

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Jill

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our home offers 1/2 Acre fenced yard with in-ground, dog friendly pool! We provide daily dog walks, unlimited hugs, positive reinforcement and belly rubs on demand! Our dog loving family has 4 Shih-Tzu's and a mini Dachshund. One look at our spoiled babies and you can expect your baby(ies) will return spoiled too! We love our dogs and will love your's too!
We have discounts available for multi-dog families upon request. Please send a general inquiry.
Don't worry if you forget your babies kennel blanket, bed, crate, toy or treat we have plenty here as needed that will work just fine!
We are a volunteer dog foster home and support many shelters. The door to the back yard has a small doggie door for unlimited access and our pool has an automatic cover for added safety if your pet can not swim. We are also comfortable with special needs pets that may require attention, medication, physical therapy, etc... We are convenient to Indy airport and can provide transportation to and from while you park in our video monitored drive way if needed @ very reasonable rates.
Note: discounts are not available during major holiday periods.
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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
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jill B.

123 Reviews
62 Repeat Guests
$23/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jill's Home
$23 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jill's Home
$16 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$5 /bath
123 Reviews
I normally had one of our two daughters watch our dogs, 8 1/2 year old chihuahua Pookie, and Rascal, 3 year old Cairn Terrier when we went on vacations and couldn't take the pups with us. Both of our girls couldn't watch them this last trip we took, so I decided to try using the Dog Vacay app that I had heard about. After looking through several petsitters in our area, I decided to go with Jill. We did a meet n greet a week before so our dogs would "know" the house they would be kept at, know who the person was keeping them, and to try to settle my anxieties about leaving the pups with someone we didn't know. We went away from that meeting feeling better about leaving our fur-babies with her, and Rascal had already explored the backyard and house. Pookie, however, wasn't sure about it. She doesn't like to be away from me at all. So we dropped off our pups, trusting that they would be safe and well taken care of. I worried for a while, especially knowing how Pookie is without me, but then we received pictures of both pups. They looked like they were doing well. We continued to receive pictures and even videos for the week that we were gone. Rascal got to play ball often (his favorite thing to do!). I even saw Pookie "fighting" with Rascal like they do at home, so I knew they were fine. Jill and Allen even allowed our dogs to sleep in bed with them, like they do with us at home. That was a major plus! We will definitely have Jill and Allen watch them in the future.
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Our puppy stayed with Jill and Allen during our first trip away. LOVE them! They are wonderful and made it so much easier to be away. Jill sent so many fun pictures and videos. Quick to answer messages. So thankful to them for opening their home, being so welcoming and loving on our pup....such a blessing!
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What a great 1st experience. Jill was great and Murphy loved his stay! We will be back for sure!! Thanks Jill for treating Murph like one of your own!
I would highly recommend Jill and Allen to host and care for your dogs! I'm particular when it comes to my dogs and wanted them to have a warm, caring, clean home environment for the week while we were out of town. It was all of that and more! Their home is lovely and very dog friendly! They were able to accommodate our dogs’ special needs. We were sent daily pictures of the dogs swimming in the pool, taking walks, spending time outdoors in their lovely fenced in back yard, and just hanging out. Jill and Allen truly have a love for dogs. Best of all, we had no worries while away!! We will definitely use their services again!

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So, my beloved beagle mix has been to stay with Jill and Allen 19 times since March 2015!! I've already posted in previous reviews about how excellent the experience has been - haven't reviewed the visits since then, because, what more can I say? My dog has been there for day care and extended care (3+ weeks while I was out of the country), and he is as happy to arrive at the Palace as I am to leave him in such loving, professional care and in such a perfect environment.
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Reynold came home safe and sound and was EXHAUSTED from playing with the other pups. We'll definitely love to use your services again if we need a local pup-sitter. thanks again!
My dog had a blast! Good people!
Beau had a great time with them while I was out of town! They have a great yard for him to run and play and sent plenty of updates while I was gone. I would definitely recommend them and use them again!
If you need to leave your furry kids in Indianapolis, look no further! Your minds will be worry free as Jill and Allen are simply the BEST in every way possible!
Jill & Allen kept both our Maltese girls while we were on a long vacation. Jill goes above and beyond to make sure you don't worry by sending lots of pictures and videos. Our dogs had so much fun playing with their dogs! They treat them like they are their own and accommodated my dogs special food & treats. I can't say enough good things about them and the attention they gave my furbabies. We are planning another trip very soon, and will be booking a reservation. Thank you Jill & Allen!
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Jill was AWESOME! Otis had a great time and she kept us updated with photos through out the stay. He even got some pool time. We will definitely use Jill again!
Maggie absolutely loved staying with Jill and her family. From the minute we met Jill, Maggie was right at home. Jill sent pictures and videos regularly letting me see how Maggie's Dog Vacay was going. My only concern was whether Maggie would want to come home at the end of her vacation.
It truely was a vacation for Maggie. I will definitely continue to use Jill for Maggies home away from home!
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Jill and Allen are wonderful! Received lots of photos and updates. We always know that our fur kids are in good hands when they are with Jill and Allen!
Jill was amazing. My fur baby was exceptionally well cared for. We highly recommend her!
Such a fun first visit for our puppy Brie! Jill did an excellent job communicating, was flexible, welcoming and loving with our 4 month old puppy. Brie seemed so comfortable and was worn out when we brought her home. Jill sent lots of pictures throughout the day which we loved! We will be back for sure!
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My dog had such a great time on his vacation! I got daily photos of the fun he was having and it made my vacation better not having to worry about him.
This was my second time using Jill snd Allen. Another great time for my two dogs. She sent a ton of pictures and a super cute video. Thank you Jill and Allen
Jill took such great care of our girls... We highly recommend her. Very comfortable and caring. Wonderful family and beautiful home.
Jill and Allen are wonderful hosts. They provided a caring home for Foxie and friends! Tons of great pictures were emailed throughout the weekend. No worries! I highly recommend the Playful Pup Palace. We look forward to future vacays here!
So glad we found Jill and Pet Vacay. She was very easy to work with and provided the loving home atmosphere my pup is used to - no kennel life for her and also very affordable too. Loved all the photo updates!! So nice to know your pet is being pampered while you are enjoying your vacation. Will definitely use her again and not just for vacation either!!! Thank you Jill and Allen!!!!
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Love this sitter. First choice every time. I was lucky when I found them on my first search. Great updates and pics throughout the stay. You can tell they really love animals!
Jill and her family were amazing to my little Leo! The house is great and provided him plenty of room to run around all weekend. There were also other DogVacay pups staying there that weekend, so Leo was able to make some friends and play! He pretty much slept for two days straight after I picked him up. Jill was very flexible with my schedule as I wasn't positive on my drop off and pick up times. Also, she sent Leo home with a little bag of goodies! I will try to always use Jill when I need a sitter!
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jill goes above and beyond and exceeds every expectation!!!!
Jill and her husband are the best. They care about your dog just like one of their own. My dogs aren't big fans of water, but Jill worked with one of them and managed to get her in the water for a bit! That's magic!

I'm pretty sure my dogs have more fun at Jill's house than I do on my trips. They come home happy and tired with tails wagging.
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Jill and Allen took amazing care of our two labs, Bruce and Sully! We felt so relieved to have them and were so happy to get all the picture updates. They boys are still exhausted two days later. We are soooo sad they can no longer accept large dogs. :(
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Jill and Allen were great. They do everything to make the dog and owner comfortable. My dogs were very happy when I dropped them off and picked them up. I could tell they were treated with love. Jill sent so many cute pictures. Will use her again. Thank you
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I could not be more happy with the experience we had with Jill and Allen. I was quite anxious as our dog is older and has not had a lot of interaction with new people and other dogs. Jill and Allen made everything go so much smoother than I could have dreamed of. We loved getting pictures multiple times a day as well! I would HIGHLY recommend Jill and Allen to anyone. And we will surely be using them again! :)
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I loved all the pictures Jill posted!
Always so wonderful! I trust Jill and Allan 100%!
Another great experience!
definitely felt comfortable leaving our precious puppies with Jill. She will be the only sitter we use going forward. Loved all the pictures of the puppies as we were missing them while we were away. I also called last minute to see if she was available when we had an emergency and she said that would be fine. Just log in the Dogvacay and put in the request and she would take care of them. Just such a blessing to know they were so well taken care of. Thanks Jill.
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Amazing as always
Our 10 month old Maltese enjoyed running around with Jill's dogs. At a young age, our dog has a lot of energy. I could tell she had fun when she came home and slept the rest of the day and even some of the following day. It was exactly what the dog and I needed.
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Awesome experience! Our dog had a great time!
Jill and her husband were so nice and very reassuring. I knew I left my puppy on good hands. My dog had a great time and for to do things that he doesn't get to do often...like swimming. He was wore out when I brought him back home. Jill made it possible for me to have a good weekend without having to stress about my dogs well being. The multiple pictures of my dog that were sent to me were also reassuring and very cute. I highly recommend Jill for someone neesing a dog sitter.
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I was hesitant to use another host, as the host before Jill wasn't pleasant for my Ladybug (8 year old maltese), but the love and care Jill and her husband showed was beyond expected.

Lady blended into the family as though she were right at home. Jill will always be my first choice when I have an unexpected trip.

She's pawsome!
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I have two little poodles and I was very concerned about boarding them.
However, Jill was an amazing host. My timings were a little awkward, but she accommodated me. She took great care of my puppies, and sent me pictures throughout my time away.
I was very relieved to leave my pups with her for the weekend, and I will be going back to her every time.
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Jill and Allen were absolutely awesome!! I had Scout (my German Shepherd mix) with them on 5 different occasions and had no worries or concerns. They went above and beyond in taking care of Scout and sent pictures of him having a fantastic vacay. I highly, highly recommend them!!
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Our Mya spent 1½ weeks with Jill and Allen and we are absolutely overjoyed with what a great experience this was for our fur baby! Both Jill and Allen are gems and we feel very blessed to have found them. Their beautiful home is very pet-friendly, and their swimming pool is an added bonus! Mya didn't go swimming - she's a little unsure - but she'll definitely be back so Jill can coax her into enjoying that cool dip in the pool! Jill sent pictures every day (sometimes 2 or 3 times a day) and we, as well as family we were visiting in Phoenix, thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them! I cannot stress enough how thankful we were to be able to enjoy our vacation knowing Mya was in a loving and caring environment! Mya was COMPLETELY worn out because of not only being able to run freely (something she's not use to) in their gorgeous back yard, but having lots and lots of playmates!

I cannot wait to go on vacation again just so Mya can make her return appearance to her new "home away from home"!

Jill and Allen - THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything! Mya loves you as much as you love her!

PS: she loved the present you sent home with her :)
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Jill always takes the best care of Millie. She has all my trust and appreciation for playing mom while I'm away!
Just LOVE Jill and her husband at Playful Pups! Cee Cee always has a great time there and is treated as one of the family. Loves playing with all the other dogs and gets plenty of attention.
Jill and Allen were great hosts for my dogs. The dogs came back well rested. They provided plenty of pictures throughout the week via email. In addition, one of my dogs is 15 years old with some health issues and needed medications and addtional TLC. Using Jill and Allen was a great alternative to boarding since my dogs received one on one attention and were not penned up during any time of the stay. It is truly a home away from home experience. Plus, the pricing was very reasonable compared to the a la carte costs piled on at some of the kennels that I have used. Thank you for the care you provided and I am looking forward to the next time!
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What can I say except that Jill was awesome! I was in desperate need of a dog sitter and a friend recommended Jill to me. I'm so thankful for the recommendation. She was so loving and caring toward my puppy shih tzu(Chip). Throughout my vacation I received photos/videos daily from Jill. I was so relieved to know chip was having a ball w/o his family and big sister Bella. My wife was worried that chip wouldn't want to come back home. I told Jill she would be getting both chip and Bella next time we need a dog sitter. Thanks Jill and dogvacay, you're the best!!

Dan
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So happy to have found Jill and Allen! We received several pictures during our week's vacation which put us at ease knowing that Sophie was enjoying her vacation too! So much so, that she came home worn out and slept for 2 days! We're SO appreciative of the socialization, stimulation and care that she received! Definitely would recommend Jill and Allen - especially if you want peace of mind while you're away from your furry family member!
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Our dogs were truly on vacation at Jill's while we enjoyed our Spring Break out west. We received daily photos from Jill which set our minds at ease and brought smiles to our faces. Our lab enjoyed playing nonstop with all the other dogs. Our shy dog benefited from the socialization and warmed up to Jill to the point that she snuggled with her. Great experience.
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Another wonderful vacation fir Buddy and Punkin. Such sweet photos we received. Jill even sent home Easter goodies for the kids.
Jill and Allen are awesome. Wouldn't trust anyone else with our fur babies!
Jill and Allen are amazing. Received delightful photos and updates!
This was our first time using DogVacay. Although hesitant at first, Jill was extremely comforting and reassuring. She well exceeded our expectations. She was so easy to work with and was amazing with our dog. He came home and slept for a whole day after playing at Jill's. Jill sent us dozens of pictures with him and the other dogs. We definitely trust her with him and will use her as often as possible in the future. Thanks so much Jill!
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Everything was great! Jill was flexible with our drop off time, and at the actual drop off I felt reassured that I'd made the right choice! Dog boarding places always feel cold and noisy with their kennels-- Jill lets the dogs she is keeping explore the house and make themselves at home.
Jill kept me updated several times per day with pictures of my dog. She played ball with her, walked her, loved on her, cuddled her-- I can't say enough about how well taken care of my dog was.
When I got my dog home she fell straight to sleep and slept most of the next day. I know she was well exercised, and honestly I think she missed Jill and the other pups. We will definitely book Jill again! Thank you so much Dog Vacay!
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They were so inviting and professional! They took wonderful care of our fur babies, and kept us updated with several pictures during the stay. Ours and their vacay was stress-free knowing that they were in good hands! They will now be our go-to for any dog boarding needs. So much better than leaving your dogs at vet boarding facility. Would highly recommend to anyone with a fur baby! :)
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Jill & Allen are so nice and sweet to my pup, Scooby, & I. They truly have a love for dogs and treated Scooby & the other pet guests as if they were their own! When I picked him up after a long day of playing, he acted as if he didn't want to leave! I feel confident that Scooby will always be in great hands when left in their care. Scooby can't wait to visit Jill and Allen this summer so he can go swimming!
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Jill and her family were amazing and so welcoming. I felt so relieved knowing Miley and Baby were in caring hands. Jill treated them like one of her own and truly loves animals. We received numerous pics and updates through their stay that melted our hearts. We'll be sure to use Jill again when we go out of town. Miley and Baby thank you for the treat bags again and the amazing care!
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This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and our first time leaving our dogs anywhere! I have to say we could not have had a better experience! Jill was so welcoming and reassuring it really put my mind at ease. She sent pictures and updates throughout their stay which was a delight to see the dogs having so much fun! She was also so accommodating to our dogs needs. We will definitely be using Jill again!
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This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and our host Jill B. Our dog was used to staying in a home while we're away and this was a smooth transition for him. Willie was treated like one of the family. We were sent pictures and updates while he was there. We have booked again with Jill for our upcoming trip.
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Jill and her husband were absolutely wonderful! Our dog was so happy and well taken care of, I think she was sad when she left!! I picked our pup up on Valentine's Day and they had given her a little valentines treat
Jill always takes great care of JuneBugg!
Bubba had the BEST time with Jill! He loved playing outside with the other dogs and was spoiled rotten. We received many pictures throughout the day, including Bub in an elf costume. :) He even went home with a little Christmas present treat bag. I was happy to be able to pick him up late in the day (10 pm) so that he didn't have to spend the night. I will definitely use Jill on our next trip to Indy.
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Jill was a wonderful host for my Weimaraner, Norman. Norman had a great time playing with the other dogs, and enjoyed the treats and toys Jill had for the guests to play with. Jill is so kind and it felt like visiting with a friend. Her home is very conveniently located and she is flexible with drop off and pick up times. We will definitely have Norman vacation with Jill again.
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There isn't enough room to write how happy we were with Mindy's stay with Jill and Allen. Actually Mindy was so at home that we were worried (jealous) that she would not want to come with us when we got there to pick her up lol. The daily photo journals were fantastic and such a welcome part of the experience. Mindy's Christmas photo was a hit we sent a dress and they provided a reindeer headpiece. One more thing, they spoiled Mindy more than we do. (didn't think that was possible) Ok I will stop now. Listen if you need a loving home away from home for your furry son or daughter, then choose Jill and Allen's home. Enough said, if you don't, you will only have yourself to blame, when your dog or you are not happy. One more thing, there home is meticulously clean!
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Our daughter's dog had a great time! He came home exhausted because of all the fun he had. He was well taken care of (he even had a bath) and we could tell how much he was loved by Jill and her husband.
Our dog Rudy was spoiled the entire time he was with Jill. She sent us several pictures so we always knew what Rudy was doing. He made several good friends during his stay.
Oh my goodness. I can't say how wonderful my first experience with DogVacay was. I wish I could rate Jill and her husband 1,000,000 stars. I had decided to spend as much time in California as I possibly can and so I took an early flight out of Indy and returned on a red eye. Both required me being at their house at very early hours in the morning to drop off and then pick up my doggies. They were very accommodating to my flight schedule (added bonus: they're pretty close to IND). My doggies seemed to have the time of their life. The photos I received while in their care was so great. They looked like they were enjoying every minute of their vacation as I was. Jill got a great shot of my two little ones passed out on an over sized dog pillow/bed and giant dog stuffed animal, that was the best one. I've already recommended Jill to many coworkers and friends. Again, I can't say enough wonderful things about these two. I will definitely want to book with them for my next vacation and I recommend that anyone that is still looking for a host to stop your search here, you won't be disappointed. Thank you!
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Jill and Allan are awesome dog hosts. Our troublesome dog loves them and their house is his home away from home.
Henry had so much fun during his stay with Jill, Allen, and her fur hosts! The next time we are in the area we will be sure to seek out Jill as Henry's host!
I was amazed from the Meet-n-Greet to the end of the stay. Jill is a true dog person and the dogs know that too. One of my dogs has NEVER let anyone else hold her but me and my wife, and at the Meet-N-Greet, she let Jill hold her. I knew then that they were in excellent hands. This is my first time using DogVaCay and I would use Jill and her husband again and again. They sent daily update pictures so I necer was concerned how they were doing, as I had been in the past. The price was worth the assurance I got that my 3 dogs were loved and cared for. I will use her again, and again, and again, THANK YOU SO MUCH JILL!!
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Thank you, Jill, for another AMAZING vacay for Juliet! She has the best time with you and your pack!
My Mordecai always loves going to Jill & Allen and the pups at the Palace! He stayed there for 3 weeks while I was overseas, and has become part of the family. He even learned some new, good behaviors. I never worry for a minute when he is there - and I even sometimes book a play date as a treat for him. And so that I can have some "me-time" without feeling guilty or worrying about him.
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WOW!!!!! I thought I was a softie @ heart--until I met Jill :)) Not only is she sweet and soft spoken, but she truly seems to LOVE ALL of the dogs she has in her care. I took my 3 babies there for two nights bc she and her husband were highly recommended by a friend of mine. I received frequent pics and updates re: all of my sweeties. They looked to be having a fantastic time :) Her home is beautiful and CLEAN-how so clean w/ so many furry friends? IDK, but it is spotless. Tons of toys, pillows and LOVE. I will DEFINETLY take my dogs back.. :)))
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Jill and Allen are fantastic! My dogs had a blast playing with their dogs and the other visiting dogs. Jill and Allen accommodated all our dogs' quirks skillfully and with affection. I will definitely keep them on the top of my list of dog sitters.
Once again, Sophie had another great stay!
My girls know when they are loved.
Allen and Jill are wonderful! They were awesome with caring for our 5month old puppy while we went on a last minute spontaneous trip. Our puppy can be a bit a little bit of a handful which made us nervous to leave him with new people. They welcomed him into their home as if he was their own. Jill sent us lots of pictures to show what a great time he was having, which gave us such peace of mind while we were away. He was given so much attention and exercise....and even a goodie bag of treats to take home! Mack had such a good time with Jill and Allen that he was a little down in the dumps when he got back to our house. They are respectful of any rules that you have, I.e always being in a crate if they leave, not getting on he furniture, etc. They are truly passionate about caring for their dogs and doggy visitors. If you want your dog to have a similar experience as your home while being away from home as well as peace of mind that your dog is in VERY good hands I HIGHLY recommend Jill and Allen :)
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I am so happy to have found a home-away-from-home for Muffin! She loves Jill and all her fur-babies! The fenced in back yard is such a treat for her. Jill sent several photos of Muffin playing with the pups, chasing after balls, and resting after busy days filled with fun. I am so comfortable leaving her with Jill, knowing she is treated like one of her very own.
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Our little Maltese Bella had the time of her life with Jill, Alan and their little doggie pack! I honestly think Bella is a little depressed today after having so much fun playing nonstop at Jill & Alan's home! She can't wait to go back for a week when her Mommy and Daddy go on vacation and we won't worry for a minute about her!! She LOVED playing all day long in their wonderful yard with all her new doggy friends! We are so happy to have found a place for her that is perfect!
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Baxter had a great time staying with Jill and Allen. Baxter is usually timid around other dogs but he did very well with Jill and Allen's dogs. He received plenty of attention while we were gone to make him feel more comfortable. This has been his and our best experience with dog sitting by far! We have only positive remarks and praises. We look forward to future stays for Baxter with Jill and Allen.
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Jill and Allen were absolutely wonderful! The dogs came home tired and happy. I was worried about some behavior issues with a few of our pups but they handled them with no problems. We also received lots of great photos that really made us feel at ease. The dogs especially liked the pool and had a great time swimming and lounging. We are booking our next visit now!
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wonderful, stupendous, terrific
Sophie had yet another great stay! She gets such special, individual attention when she's in their care. They truly treat her like she's one of their own.
Jill and Alan do a fantastic job keeping the dogs entertained and happy!!! I'm surprised we can even get them to come home with us at night... :-)
Jill is great!!!!!!!!!!! She has become Ginger and Ebony's second mom. My girls know when they are loved.
Jill, Alan and their children entertained our dogs probably more than we do!!!
...Taking them for walks, playing with them and addressing their individual quirks and needs...including cuddling in bed with Houdini...You truly can't ask more than that!!!
We are already using them again!!! :-)
Deby
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Jill and Allen took amazing care of our pups. They sent us multiple pictures a day and text updates and our pups came back to us safe and happy! They even threw in a couple of goodie bags for the dogs!
Once again Jill and Alan took amazing care of Gabe. Unfortunately we were in the process of moving so this was Gabe's last stay :( but we can only hope to find another great family for him out in California. They helped with the logistics of Gabe's move and kept him stress free, happy, and healthy. I was away from him for almost a month but knew he was in great care. Thanks again!
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Jill is awesome! It was very clear to us that she has a genuine love for dogs. We appreciated receiving the daily updates and although we missed the girls, we knew that they were in good hands.
Sophie had another amazing vacay with Jill and Allen. I cannot imagine taking her anywhere else after having found them close to a year ago.
Alan and Jill were wonderful!! We had no worries leaving our babies for the week. They were so great with our dogs. Highly recommend them.
Another excellent experience! Juliet did NOT want to leave!
My dog loves going to Jill and Allen's home! Jill sends pics of the dogs playing and it always makes my day better!
Another great stay with Jill and her family! We are moving and are soo sad we are going to have to find another place to Gabe to stay :(
Watson had a fantastic time with Jill! She was so thrilled to have him and I'm confident he got a lot of love while he was there!!
I feel like I won the lottery. I am a DogVacay host myself and I had high expectations for trying out a new host when we needed to go out of town. Jill and Allen blew my expectations out of the water (as my lab spent almost the entire weekend in the water). You can tell they love dogs and my dog LOVES them. It was the first time I've picked her up from a sitter and she wasn't ready to come home. She had the time of her life in their pool and playing with the other dogs. Jill and Allen sent lots of photo updates--which I really appreciated. We will be repeat customers!
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Jill and Allen were great as always!!! They have a dog-friendly pool that my dog was extremely excited to discover. He LOVES to swim. He was so tired when I picked him up that I had to help him in the car haha. They really have the perfect doggy retreat for any dog. I had a worry-free vacation knowing he was in great hands!
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Everything the other guests have said about Jill and Allen and the resident pups is true! I also believe they have magic happy puppy dust that they sprinkle in the neighborhood: my very attached-to-me hound puppy couldn't wait to get out of the car, and that was on his first visit! Tonight, on his 3rd visit, he didn't even look back at me - went off happily with Jill right away. Which, if you know my dog, is pretty miraculous. It's been so good for him to run and play with the resident pups - he comes home tired and happy from all the activity, and content from the snuggling and attention from the humans.
(I selfishly don't want to post this review because when word really gets out about this host family, they'll be booked solid!) Overall, I'm very confident in Jill and Allen's care of my precious baby and have been hugely blessed by their patience and kindnesses. (We even came home with a doggie treat bag tonight!)
Actually, even if you don't have a dog, you should borrow one so you can meet the whole crew (what's not to love about a family that has Scooter, Titan, TJ, Pebbles, and Bam-bam?) - it's always fun and refreshing over there, and Playful Pups Pet Palace - really is the perfect name. (Ok, now the whole county will be bringing their dogs by and I'll never get a booking unless I schedule months in advance!)
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This was my first time using DogVacay, and Jill was the perfect match for my little Eleanor Bubbles! I will never use a boarding/kennel facility again. My pup was in Jill's care for 2 weeks and I was never worried about her while on vacation, which was such a relief. Jill is so sweet and was quick to respond to any questions/concerns, as well as updated me regularly. I could not have imagined a better first experience, and we will definitely be booking with Jill (and family) in the future! :)
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Spent the weekend in Nashville TN and this is the first time we've left our 10 month old Goldendoodle, Gunner, since he was 7 weeks old. Jill and Allen did a fantastic job and Gunner obviously had a blast playing with all of his new buddies. We are very thankful we've found someone who we completely trust to care for our furry family member. We're already booking them for our Mexico trip later this year!
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Matilda's first experience away from home was flawless. She was immediately carefully and gently introduced to her new friends. I didn't know how she would fit in but from the pictures and comments sent daily reassured us that she was happy and in good hands. Jill and Allen were both great and animal lovers. They accommodated our unusual schedule and I would highly recommend them to anyone desiring special treatment and lots of love.
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This was Tyler's stay with Jill and Allen. He loves them and has such a fun time. I am so at ease leaving my baby with them.
Cooper had yet another awesome weekend with Jill and Allen. I was updated with pictures daily of him having fun with their dogs in the backyard. He's always excited to go stay with them and exhausted when he gets home. Highly recommended. Thanks again!
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As usual, Jill and Allen were amazing. I had a sudden death in my family, and needed to make sure that Sophie was taken care of, so that I could focus on spending time with my loved ones in our time of grief, as well as to attend all of the arrangements and family get togethers that were going to be spread out over several days. I realized that Sophie would be spending an unusual amount of time alone, which only added to the stress of the situation. Jill and Allen were able to accommodate her on very short notice, and even offered to meet me to pick her up if that would have made things easier. Knowing that she was well taken care of definitely reduced some of my stress in those few days. I definitely missed her snuggles for those few days and nights, but Jill always seemed to pick the perfect moment to send a silly pic of Soph that would make me smile, despite the sadness of the situation. I spend a lot of time making sure that Sophie is happy and well taken care of, so it was a relief to know and trust that she would be spoiled, loved, and paid attention to when I needed to focus my time, energy, and emotion on my family. I would not have had the same sense of comfort or reassurance had she been anywhere else. I appreciate them more and more every time Sophie stays. They are the best! I couldn't ask or hope for Sophie to be in better hands.
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The DogVacay host we had been taking Muffin to stay with is moving so we were in search of a new home-away-from-home for her. Jill and I set up a meet and greet, and from the moment I met Jill I knew Muffin would be just as loved and cared for with her as if she were home! Jill's passion for dogs is very evident. Muffin was immediately comfortable with her. I was also impressed with her organization and thorough attention to small details in our desires for Muffin's care. Jill has a beautiful fenced in yard that Muffin immediately began running laps around. While she stayed with Jill she was treated to tennis ball chasing marathons and trips to the park. We received many photos that documented the fun activities of her stay. The icing on the cake was a sweet gift bag full of awesome treats that Jill sent home with Muffin! We are so thankful for finding Jill and will definitely take Muffin back for future stays!
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Jill and Allen are the best! They send lots of pictures. I could tell my dog was having a blast and getting plenty of affection. I will definitely use them again.
This was Gabe's third stay with Jill and Allen and he will for sure be back again! I was away for over 2 weeks and he came back happy, healthy, and tired. He is now a "special needs" dog and has to take medicine twice a day and I felt confident that he was taken care of. I would recommend them to everyone!
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Lucy had a wonderful time at Jill's! :) Lucy is shy but felt right at home during her stay. We received many pictures of all the pups playing and Lucy cuddled up with Jill! We will definitely be bringing her back again. What a great experience and we were able to relax on our vacation knowing Lucy was in good hands! :)
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This is our second time using Jill, and we will use her again! I was gone for 2 weeks, and felt great leaving Gabe in her care. I received many photo updates where he looked very happy and relaxed. He loves car rides, and Jill made sure he got his share of rides around the neighborhood :) She has a great backyard for an energetic lab. He came home happy, clean, and tired.
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Kadon had a marvelous time with Jill and Allen. We can't say enough good things. We got fabulous pictures, and when another dog got ahold of one of Kadon's rawhides, Jill got another to replace it. We will DEFINITELY look to have Kadon stay with Jill again and very highly recommend her to anyone.
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Jill and Allan were awesome hosts, just like they always are.
My Tyler has always been very shy around people that he did not know, but he instantly loved Jill. I adopted Tyler and was told that he was very shy around men because he had been abused by a man. I was so happy and surprised to see a photo of Tyler on Allen's lap. Tyler is picky on who gets his kisses, but he gave Jill kisses goodbye. I highly recommend Jill and Allen. They really love dogs and it shows.
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Jill and Allen are great. Lots of photos to show how our fur babies were adjusting. Also responded quickly to my text message inquiries. Will most definitely use them again!
Gabe had a great stay with Jill and her family. He came home happy, healthy, and TIRED! They have a great set up and really know what they're doing. I will definitely use Jill again.
What a wonderful place to take my German Shepherd for 3 nights. Jill was great! She fed him his special diet and played with him as well. She even let him take over his spot on her couch. I know that we will use Pet Palace again in the future. I was hesitant at first regarding taking my dog to someone I didn't know. However, my fears were gone as soon as I walked into her home. My dog(s) will definitely be back. Beyond happy to have found such a great place to take my dogs.
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Lucy had a great time! They sent several pictures so I knew she was okay. I'm hoping to book them at least two more times in the next few months.
When we first arrived at Jill's home, we were greeted by her 3 small dogs. I think this made my dog very comfortable and he immediately went inside the house. Jill and her family are super-nice people who genuinely love dogs. They took great care of our dog, and we will definitely contact her first the next time our "Buddy" needs a place to stay.
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My girls were happy to see her again and greeted her with wagging tails and kisses.
This was Sophie's second stay with Jill and Allen, and it won't be the last. They are awesome! I'm so glad to have found them on dog vacay! She had a great time again, and was one tired girl!
I have had a wonderful experience with Jill & Allen and our cavapoo had the best experience I could imagine. Jill & Allen are very professional and they have wonderful dogs themselves, so it makes the experience even better. They have a large and safe backyard and they are at the end of a cul-de-sac, so it's a safe and fun environment.
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My dog had another great stay with Jill and Allen! Thanks again for another great stay!
Jill and Allen were such great hosts! They treated my dog like one of their own. I even got updates and photos during his stay. He absolutely loved his time there and came back exhausted. He will be heading back again this weekend!
Jill and Allen is a fantastic choice! Our Mimi felt at home, and had plenty of space to roam and romp. She used the doggie door and had so much freedom in their huge yard. They loved on her the way we would, and sent pictures of her relaxing during her stay which was great. We had a nice mini vacay, and so did she.
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Jill was great. She treated my two girls like if they were her own. I am very pleased with her and look forward for her in keeping my girls again.
Jill and Allen were great! They have a beautiful home with a great yard to allow Dakota to run and pool she could use to cool off. Dakota loved playing and swimming and we appreciated the updates and photos. She was well cared for and we are grateful to be able to leave our dog with someone that loves and cares for her as well as we do. Actually, they probably cared for her better than we do. We will definitely use them again.

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Sophie had a great time with Jill and Allen. Their house is beautiful, and their yard
& pool are amazing as well.. She made herself right at home as soon as we walked into the backyard and saw the pool. She got right in. :) She is very attached to me, and has separation anxiety. They are very experienced with dogs, and knew exactly what to do to distract/calm her while I was leaving. They are so prepared. They had me fill out a short questionnaire before I left, to make sure they knew all of her details. They obviously LOVE dogs. I was updated all weekend via text with photos and short updates. I was confident that my baby was being well loved and well taken care of. I did not worry about her for a minute! I know where Sophie will be staying the next time I go out of town! I will definitely be a repeat customer.
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