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Jill C.

62 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Jill's Resident Pets

Twinkie
Labrador Retriever
Female
10 yr 8 mo old
Angel
Labrador Retriever
Female
16 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Horses or other large farm animals

Jill's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jill

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Truly a unique experience Poker Flats Ranch is located on 9 beautiful acres across from Babler State Park. Here in dog heaven there is plenty of room to run, play and be happy. There is a pond on the property for water loving swimmers, a small dog play yard and three acres wired for electric fence. The house offers lots of windows so even small dogs can have a view to the outside while they are relaxing inside. There is a quiet basement for those afraid of storms and a big roomy barn for our largest visitors. With plenty of space, every dog can find their perfect place.
I have raised, loved and trained dogs all of my life so if you want that special experience for your pup come check out Poker Flats Ranch. For my beloved returning guests don't forget to have your owners call me early for upcoming holidays and the summer. I look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces :)
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Can administer oral medicine

Jill C.

62 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 11, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jill's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Jill's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
62 Reviews
Once again our boarding experience with Poker Flats Ranch exceeded all of our expectations. Jill opens her home and heart when you board with her.
Jill took great care of Auggie and updated us regularly with texts and pictures. He looks forward to going back again soon
Snoopy loves Jill and Poker Flats!
We had originally planned on leaving our dog, Lucas, at his usual kennel, but the closer the time came for our trip, the more anxious we became. Ten days would be the longest amount of time we'd be separated from him in his entire eight years.

After much research, I discovered DogVacay and read every one of Poker Flats many positive reviews. So many repeat guests! I called Jill of Poker Flats and heard back from her immediately. We arranged a meeting. She was extremely flexible.

My husband, Lucas, and I, all went to see her and check out her beautiful ranch. Lucas ran around excitedly while the humans chatted. He soon discovered her pond and leapt in, sealing the deal for my husband and I. I cancelled Lucas' other kennel reservation as soon as I got home.

Lucas is now back at home with us after a fun-filled stay at the ranch. Jill texted daily videos with comments about how things were going. It was such a relief to know he was getting lots of love and outdoor time. We were able to really enjoy our holiday knowing Lucas was enjoying himself as well.

Jill will be the first person we call the next time we need a place for Lucas to stay.
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Jill has a great setup for our dog. He is happy to go there and it looks like he is having a ball with the videos and pics we get. Nice to have someone that cares for our dog.
I can't stress enough how impressed I am with Jill at the Poker Flats Ranch. I heard about her through both of my neighbors who have also had wonderful experiences. My Havenese was well taken care of and from the daily pictures and videos, looked to have had the time of his life. I highly recommend Poker Flats Ranch. I've used other facilities in the Chesterfield area where we were just another number. My dog was happy and healthy and actually better trained than when I dropped him off.
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Our dog Lexi always meets new friends and has a great time at poker flats. Jill is very thoughtful and sends regular pics and updates on her stay. Poker Flats is set up very well multiple dogs with lots of room for running around and playing. Lexi has stayed there 2x and we plan to continue to use Poker Flats as our default. Thanks Jill.
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Jill is fantastic! Molly & Razzle seem to be so happy will Jill and her ranch. We feel so comfortable leaving our dogs with her because you can tell she truly is a dog lover!! Ann & Randy
Jill sent us pictures and videos of our dogs happy faces daily.

Having a large yard allowed our dogs to get great exercise.

Having horses on her property added to the experience for our dogs as well.

Jill was very amenable to drop-off and pickup- times that were not within the standard work day.
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Jet had a great time with Jill. He ran and swam with his doggie friend Bernie and came home tired and happy. We would definitely use Jill again.
My puppy Bailey had the best time at Jill's. I received daily photos and videos so I could see how well Bailey was doing. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone.
Jo Jo had a wonderful time and he can't wait for his next visit to the farm!
Very prompt. Set up a meet & greet the day after reservation was made.
Its my dogs second mom. He loves it there.
Was a great experience, my dog looked like he had a great time running around the farm. Would definitely recommend and is currently on his second stay!
Once again, Boone had a blast at the farm! Jill kept us posted and he was good and tired when he was picked up. He loves swimming in the pond and playing with his new friends!
Thank you Jill for helping me out at short notice. My dogs love staying with you!
My boys love Jill! I just picked them up, again, and not only are they happy (and tired), but Jill is easy to work with and keeps me well informed during their stay.
Our dog loves her stays here!
Jill was great and very accommodating. She even sent us a video and photos of Tobie while we were gone. Tobie had a great time too!
I can not say enough good things about Jill. From the moment she called to talk about Scoot and his needs, I knew she was the right dog sitter for Scoot. Having an older dog it's hard to leave him without worrying. She text a picture of him relaxing almost every day we were gone. It's a great feeling to know your 15 year old dog is enjoying his time laying in the sun or running in her expansive fenced yard.
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Jill was WONDERFUL! I have never boarded the pups before and Jill kept me updated with pictures. They had perky ears and could tell they were having a good time. From car rides to swimming - the pups had a better vacation than I did.
My dog Fifa just spent 4 days with Jill. She had a great time and was so happy when I picked her up! Jill was very accommodating, even when I wasn't able to pick up my dog until late at night. Thanks Jill for taking such good care of my dog while I was away. Comforting to know Fifa has a safe and happy place to stay when the need arises!
Tina
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Jill is obviously an animal person and it shows. Daisy had a great time at Poker Flats and you could tell when we picked her up that she had been well cared for. We would highly recommend Jill to dog owner. Thanks Jill, we look forward to leaving Daisy with you again!
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Jill's place is like a vacation for Boone! She kept us up to date and sent cute pics.
Jill is always so easy to work with and the boys come back happy! I know she loves on them and that makes me so happy.
Jill kept our 5 month Bichon 6 days. We were looking for an alternative to the traditional kennel. We were pleased with her care, she got to play a lot with other dogs with Jill's constant supervision, was very content & happy when she came home. We will be taking Lexie to Poker Flats in the future!
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Once again, Cheddar had a great time! He was a bit of a stinker and didn't want to eat much, but Jill kept on top of it and got him back on track. Really appreciate all the pictures while we were gone too!
Jill takes a personal interest in our dog and works to get to know her personality - likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses. She takes good care of our dogs and has lots activities for you during her stay. A nice touch is emailing us photos and videos of her while she is with Jill. Great!!
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Jill is wonderful. Sunny is always happy there. I especially appreciate the pictures and videos Jill sends us so we can see what our dog is up to and that she is having fun!
I felt very comfortable leaving duke with Jill. Planning on using her again!
Pepper had another great stay with Jill. Pepper was excited to see us at pickup, yet she followed Jill up to the house when she went to retrieve Pepper's belongings.
Jill sent pictures and video while we were gone, so we could see all the fun Pepper was having.
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We recently took a two week vacation and left our 6 month old puppy at Poker Flats with Jill. Jill was a wonderful, loving and very capable care giver for our precious baby. Jill has a 19 acre ranch and is the perfect place for your dogs. Jill maintains a first class operation. Her facilities are fantastic and there is abundant space for your dogs to run and play. The setting is a beautiful horse ranch in the hills above Spirit of St Louis Airport. Jill's approach is very hands on, she spends her days outside as she works her ranch and plays with dogs. Jill is clearly an animal lover and her love for dogs is evident with your first encounter with her. What really separates Poker Flats is Jill's commitment to animals. She sent us pictures and videos almost daily so we could see our puppy enjoying her time while we were away. We highly recommend Jill if you are interested in your dog having the best facilities and an owner who truly cares about your dog.
Jeff and LaVerne Worley. And Lacey.
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Our dog loves staying at Poker Flats and having plenty of outside time to run around. We are so happy we found Jill!
This was our first time using Jill and we were a little apprehensive leaving our 1 yr old dog for 12 days. Lacy is very energetic and still gets into mischief sometimes. It could not have turned out any better. Jill was great with our dog! We received daily pictures and videos of Lacy playing with the other dogs, running in the fields and playing in the barn. My daughter described it as puppy camp. Lacy came home very happy and tired. You could tell she was well taken care of and after a good nights sleep, she was back to her old routine. Jill was very flexible about our drop off and pick up times. When our flight was delayed coming home, she stayed up late for us to be able to pick Lacy up that night. We will definitely use Jill again!
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We felt very comfortable with Jill after our meet and greet and Blake looked really happy when we picked him up. We would definitely have him stay with her again when we leave town.
Our Alaskan Malumute was well taken care of. She has a great time when she stays with Jill!
I was nervous leaving Paisley, but she had a great time! Jill was great, sending pictures each day and being really flexible with our pick up time. We will definitely be asking Jill to watch Paisley again!
Good communication before and during our dog's visit. Jill was friendly and gave us confidence that our dog would be well taken care of. We were sent a video and photos of our dog during her stay which were appreciated. Overall we were very happy and will use this facility again in the future.
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This was our first time leaving our Golden Annie with Jill. We were gone 2 weeks. Jill sent photos and videos every day. We could not have been more pleased at the individual attention(Jill had several dogs over Spring Break)she spent will Annie. We were afraid Annie would not want to come home after the great time at Poker Flats.
We HIGHLY reccomend Jill. We will definitely be back.
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This was our dog Pepper's first stay with Jill and it was a long one - 10 days! I was a little nervous about such a long stay with someone new. But Jill was great about setting up a Meet and Greet in which my 10 year old could visit as well (it's important that my kid see/understand where her puppy will be staying while we are on vacation). As soon as I met Jill and saw the property I knew it would be a good fit - I wanted to book my own vacation there!!! It is a beautiful setting!
The stay: Pepper came home tired and lounged around (was even slow on her walk the next day) - a sign that she had fun! But more importantly, Pepper did not forget the rules and routines of our own home - a sign that she was properly cared for. Jill was great about sending photos and even some video clips while we are gone (important to my kid!).
Pepper stayed during spring break so Jill had several other dogs there as well. This is great for us, our dog is very social and it is important that she interacts with other dogs daily. The property is large enough to handle several dogs (there is more than enough space for separate sleeping and playing, and lots of room to run! Plus Jill seems more than capable of handling several dogs at one time.
We will use Jill @ Poker Flats again!
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Jill was great and my dog had a blast. It was super nice to get pictures and videos to see how much fun he was having during his "dog vacation". Thanks Jill.
Delighted. It's clear my two dogs are very comfortable in Jill's company. It's becoming their home away from home!
Absolutely delighted with our experience with Jill. Her property is beautiful, plenty of room for the dogs indoors and out, and yet very convenient location. Jill is very obviously enthusiastic about looking after dogs and I felt our two had as good a vacation as we did, with much love, attention and pampering. Jill was very accommodating about taking the dogs on Christmas Day and fitting around our schedule, she sent daily photos or videos and answered all correspondence very quickly. Cannot recommend her highly enough and will definitely try to book our dogs with Jill again in the future. Thank you so much!
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Once again Cheddar had a great time! We really appreciate the pictures and videos we receive while we are away. I know Cheddar is in good hands with Jill!
Cheddar had an awesome time! This was our first time using Dog Vacay and it was so easy. Jill was wonderful to work with. Loved getting the pictures and videos during his stay. He's going back in a month for more fun. Tons of play time! Will definitely recommend Jill to friends and family.
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This is the second time my boys have stayed with Jill and they are (again) happy and tired - Thanks!
Our dogs (Razzle & Molly) just have such a great time with Jill at Poker Flats!! The ranch is so much fun for them to run around and they both love being outside and having new sights & sounds to explore. We can tell when they come home that they were taken care of very well! Thanks so much Jill!

Ann & Randy
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This is the third time that the dogs have stayed with Jill out at Poker Flats and, like usual, they had a great time. Jill has gotten to know each dog and their individual personality and works hard to accommodate each one. Like usual, the dogs came back happy and regular tired from busy days but not crazy-exhausted from the stress of a kennel. The dogs are happy to arrive and happy to leave - which is just how I like them. Good times!
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Jill is awesome! We had a great conversation before we finalized the reservation, so we all were pretty confident this would work really well. Which was important because of our reason for needing boarding. We needed good care for our dog during our trip for our son's out-of-town wedding.

Our Beau had never been boarded overnight since we adopted him over 5 years ago from English Springer Rescue America. He came to us after severe injury & medical care through ESRA, and is our first "major separation anxiety dog."

Jill loves animals & provides reassuring firmness as well. We knew that Beau had such a good experience because as excited as he was to see us return, he also circled back to Jill for more petting from her before we all left.

I definitely recommend Jill for anyone needing good care in the St. Louis area for their dog(s) .
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Before leaving for a 12 day vacation, my heart was in my throat having to leave my baby Vina with a total stranger. She is a well mannered Aussie, but is used to being the center of attention. Jill put me totally at ease before dropping Vina off and contacted me via text & email with updates and pictures throughout our trip. When I picked Vina up, she was so comfortable and content with the experience, I almost believed she wanted to stay! But, as soon as I asked if she was ready to go home, she walked over to the car ...whew! I highly recommend Jill - she loves and completely understands dogs and has a magnificent property to boot! :)
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Jill took great care of Augie. For a dog that is used to being inside and sleeping in a king sized bed - Jill made Augie comfortable in an outside area that was a five star doggie motel. Jill took great care of Augie. He was anxious about us leaving him there and was looking for us. Jill knew with his state of mind to keep a close eye on him and he also wanted to be close to Jill. Our 65 pound baby had a great time - came home happy and tired!!!! Thank you Jill.
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Excellent place to leave your dog. We left our dog, Chloe, for one night as a trial before we decided to leave her for 6 days while we were on vacation. The ranch is beautiful with PLENTY of room to run. She warmed up to Jill and the ranch very quickly. Chloe was happy to come back for the 6 day stay (hopped right out of the car and ran over to Jill) and was exhausted from all the playtime and exercise during the stay. Jill is great and took excellent care of Chloe while we were gone. Hands down a WAY better option than a large kennel. The personal attention and open atmosphere of the ranch can't be duplicated. There were closer options for us, but this was easily the best fit and worth the extra drive.
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Jill kept me informed about my furry babies while I was away and the boys came home tired and loved!
This is the second time my dogs have stayed with Jill and they LOVE it with her - and that makes me HAPPY! Jill lives on a parcel of acerage with horses and takes the dogs around the property with her running chores. Sometimes they're in the house, sometimes they're out in the air conditioned tack room and sometimes they're running around.

Every time my dogs come back from the kennel they are completely exhausted and simply sleep for almost 24hrs straight. I don't mind, but when they return to me from staying at Jill's they are 'normal.' Which says to me that staying at the kennel is more high stress for the dogs than I'd like to admit.

She's not close to downtown St Louis but I really like her property, I like how she interacts with my dogs and I really like that Jill has been very accommodating to me and my frantic, last minute reservations.

Your dogs will love staying with Jill at Poker Flats!
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Mac spent the weekend & had a great time. He loved running the grounds. He can't wait to stay there again. It was the perfect place for him!
Molly & Razzle had a great time. We could tell that they really enjoyed their time at the ranch and they were taken care of with love & kindness! It was so special that Jill sent us photos and updates during the week. Ann & Randy
Jill was excellent! She was so accommodating of our short notice reservation. She really seems to love caring for animals and offered to work on any training if we would like. Roxie must have had so much fun because she came home and slept the rest of the day (which is hard to get her to do!). We would definitely use Jill again to board Rox and highly recommend her to others!
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Jill was wonderful and our golden loved her overnight stay at the ranch. Definitely will bring her back!
After seeing Jill's facilities we were very excited for our Laborador. The ranch offers dogs freedom to exercise and socialize with other dogs. Jill shows great respect towards animals mixed with loving discipline (needed for spoiled pets)! After our dog's first time away we were very comfortable and happy with Jill! Highly recommend!
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Jill,

Thank you so much! Bear had such a good time and it was so funny to see how he responded to the horses! We know he had an amazing time, he was in such hi spirits when we picked him up! Thank you again for the apple bitters suggestion as well, we recently had him nuetered and it helped to keep him from going after the stitches because he would freak out when we tried to put a cone on him! It has worked very well on the leash as well!
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If you are tired of having your dog stressed out at a kennel, you need to check this one out! Jill has a place that is a dog paradise. A beautiful ranch that has plenty of room for your dog to run and a nice little pond for them to cool off in. Jill was awesome, she sent me a photo update and a full debriefing of the stay. When I picked Shelby up I could tell she had a great time!
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