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Jennifer B.

48 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$30/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

Jennifer's Resident Pets

Foxy Roxy
German Shepherd Dog
Female
12 yr 6 mo old
Pip
Mixed
Female
2 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Jennifer's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jennifer

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
NOW OFFERING - Weekday Daycare, drop off at 7am or after 9. Pick up by 6pm. If stopped of by 7am your pup will join me and the pack on a walk while the air is cool in the mornings. Just $20 per day. Set up regular daycare for 20+ days a month for a flat rate of $400

About Me:
Our family consists of myself, my husband and our teenaged daughter, 2 dogs, 3 cats, a bearded dragon and a flock of chickens. I think it is safe to say we have some animal husbandry experience. Before we had our daughter I worked at a pet shop, groomer and kennels. I also worked along side a trainer and have picked up tips and techniques along the way. We have always had dogs and cats. The chickens are a new adventure that we are thoroughly enjoying.

One of our most recent dogs we had suffered from a seizure disorder and between him and other previous pets I have become well versed in pill popping, dietary restrictions, injection giving and even the less than delightful rectal medication administration.

Our house may be small but we always have room for visitors. The backyard is quite large (The picture with the chicken coop was taken from the edge of the patio), fully fenced with 6' fencing, with an impressive covered patio that stays nice and cool even on hot summer afternoons (the patio picture is only a portion of the entire patio). The front yard is also fully fenced with a 4 foot fence. Both gates are locked with a keyed lock.

I work from home so the door is mostly left open for everyone to comingle both in and out of doors. Everyone sleeps inside every night. I am home except for running our daughter to and from school so the dogs are only left unattended for a few hours at a time for the most part. If it is too hot, then the dogs usually choose to be inside under the air conditioner. You can see from some of my pictures, the dogs have it pretty good. We do have 2 large dog beds for the dogs, but cannot always resist the comfort of snuggling on the couch with them.

If your pup is not a fan of the felines, we have precautions in place to keep all animals safe and happy, though we hope your pup is a lover, not a biter.

A few - need to know bits:

A Meet & Greet is mandatory prior to the first stay. It's important to be sure everyone gets along. Please be as open and honest about your dogs personality, energy and training level so we all know what we are in for.

Up to date vaccinations AND flea control are a MUST. Please be prepared to show proof.

My rates are PER dog, but I do offer discounts for stays of 7+ nights. Food and food bowl to be furnished by owner. If your dog is crate trained, please bring their crate. They will need to have a properly fitted collar with current identification tags on it. PLEASE leave the chews, bones and toys at home, we have plenty here and I do not guarantee you will have your toys returned.

Drop off and pick-up times are generally between the hours of 8am and 8pm but we are flexible, so just talk to us about your needs

Puppies who are not housebroken or under the age of 6 months will be an additional $5-$10 per night depending on level of training and care needed.

Medicating your pup will be an extra $5 per night.

We look forward to sharing our home and adventures with your beloved pup. Be sure to place an order for a dozen, or more, fresh eggs from spoiled hens to take home when you pick up your fur baby and ask what's growing in the garden, certain times of year we have a surplus to share :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jennifer B.

48 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$30/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 2, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jennifer's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Training
$40 /hour
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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48 Reviews
I took me so long to find this page and finally write an review for Jennifer. My puppy Napoleon has been a regular boarder at Jennifer's place ever since I brought him home. It's like his second home and he's very excited every time he goes there. He had a lot of fun socializing with other dogs at Jennifer's place and it gives me the peace of mind knowing he will receive quality care and company when I have to be away. I would definitely go back to Jennifer if I ever need to board Napoleon in future.
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I'm glad to have found Jennifer! I needed a dog sitter for 9 days and was scared to leave my dog for that long but Jennifer sent me daily updates and pictures and took very good care of him. Her home and her family were so wonderful and a perfect fit for my dog. My dog's a very picky eater but she made sure to try to make him eat his meals. And she also gave him his monthly flea meds as i requested without even a reminder. The day after i picked my dog up, he was happily sleeping all day. He must've had too much fun with her family and dog friends that it pooped him out!
I will use her services again if I ever need another dog sitter.
Thank you again Jennifer!
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I love Jennifer and the lil pet friendly oasis she's created! I called with an overnight stay in mind for my dog, but during the meet-&-greet, she listened and suggested a custom care agreement that fit our needs better. I love how she understood what I needed for this particular stay and came up with an affordable plan for us all. My dog doesn't have much time socializing with other dogs, but with Jennifer's pet behavior knowledge and tips and perfect home-away-from-home atmosphere, my dog did just fine. My dog's first stay was great - and we have several more stays already booked as a result. I highly recommend this pet sitter!
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Jennifer took amazing care of our puppy. Jasper Berry Crunch has a lot of energy, but they managed him lovingly and he came back happy and healthy. We will definitely be back!
Awesome sitter! We were looking for a sitter for a while who would be able to accommodate Blossom's medical needs as she gets seizures and is a very sensitive eater. Jennifer assured us that she had the knowledge and experience we were looking for and I felt extremely comfortable leaving Blossom with her overnight. Overall a great experience and I will be leaving Blossom with her in the future.
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5+ stars to Jennifer!! I didnt get to comment the first time I dropped my 7 month Rottweiler however I didn't hesitate to re-book last week. She is awesome!!! She keeps you posted and, and!!! Suggest a few things that will help you with your pup. Harley had the runs. I was really worried about dropping Harley off the 2nd time but she assured me of keeping up with her food intake AND tried her own organic home remedies that worked fabulous. Harley loves going to Jennifer's house. She has the best time ever. She can't wait to get out of the car. I definitely suggest trying her out, she is GREAT!!!!!!!!!
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Rusty had a fabulous week with Jennifer and her family. They took care of him as if he was their own. I appreciated the time she took with him on the "meet & greet" to make sure he did well with the other dogs. The pictures and videos she sent while we were gone was a great reminder he was in good hands.
Will definitely return the next time we are out of town.
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Thank you for sitting Venus you are so Awesome ! we are Happy to have you . totally recommend you !!!! Thank you again see you soon take care we will stay in touch :)
This was our first experience with DogVacay.com in the past, we had always used our family members, to be able to watch our pups. One of our dogs has major health issues, including suffering from seizures and would need to be given medication, so when we were unable to use family, we made sure to do our research to find someone to love & care for our pups as much as we do. Thank goodness we found Jennifer and her wonderful family.
Jennifer had us schedule a pre meet and greet, to insure our pups got along with her two pups, chickens & cats. Everyone was so laid back and enjoyed themselves. While on our trip, we got great photos and updates to reassure us, that our pups were having a great time and relaxed. If I had a question or concern, Jennifer was quick to respond. Halfway into our trip, we decided we were having too much fun, and asked if she was able to accommodate the pups for one extra night. She was able to do so, and we were able to pay for the additional nights stay through the app. It was quick, easy and convenient.
I would HIGHLY recommend Jennifer. Her home and family were outstanding, in taking care of our pups. I no longer have anxiety regarding care for my pups, while planning for our next vacation.
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Jennifer was amazing with Apollo and a great sitter. She showed us her house and backyard, reassured us he would be in good hands and was great at keeping our super active pup busy. He gets so excited to see her so we know he has a great time.
Jennifer was great , anyone looking for a great sitter look no further . She told our pup on short notice asked us a few questions to make
Sure he was a good fit and he was ready to go. Throughout the week she helped ease any concerns with pictures and updates on how he was doing . She was also very flexible with drop off and pick up times .
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Jennifer was a GREAT host. We had a meet and greet a few days before our booked date to introduce our dog to her house and to her dogs. Everything went really well. Jennifer and her family were very nice and Jennifer made sure we left with all our questions answered. Throughout our dogs stay, Jennifer texted us pictures and updates on how he was doing. We had a last minute change in plans and asked Jennifer if our dog could stay an extra night and Jennifer had no problem with it. This was our first time sending our dog to a dog sitter and we are so happy and pleased that we chose Jennifer. We will definitely choose Jennifer again in the future.
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Jennifer was great! I have a high energy pup who needs a lot of love and attention. I was really nervous leaving him since I have never had to have a sitter before. Jennifer made me feel super comfortable, she is very caring and knowledgable about animals. My dog Fig had a great time and came home happy. We will definitely be back.
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Jenniifer was very prompt in replying and made the whole dog drop off experience easy. I liked that she was flexible on hours of drop off and pick up. Sat night I was able to call and check in
We left our precious golden Queso for 12 days. Returned today to find a happy, well taken care of doggie who is no longer chasing our cat! Communication and pics was maintained throughout the 12 days. Queso seemed to enjoy his stay, played with the resident dogs, and became buds with Pip. Jennifer and her family was a great choice, they're not just dog owners, but animal lovers. Thank you! Will definitely use again.
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Really nice lady/family. Fun place to be because there's animals and chicks and garden. I was very pleased with them. My doggie seemed very comfortable there.
Jennifer and her family were amazing! We had to drop our fur baby off at very short notice to welcome our new human babies into the world. Jennifer was very accommodating and super quick about communication. Our dog, Heidi, can be a handful, but Jennifer handed her extremely well. Would definitely recommend her if you have a strong willed dog that needs someone who has the experience and know how to handle alpha-types. We will definitely be using her services again in the future.
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Another great stay! They really make Stark feel like part of the family. I never have to worry and I know he is always well cared for and happy.
Excellent, as always!
Shadow has stayed with Jennifer's family several times now and has really done well every time.
Our 2 dogs have stayed with Jennifer a number of times. As with earlier visits, Jennifer was dedicated to making their stay as comfortable as possible. She made them part of her family. They look forward to returning for another visit. I highly recommend Jennifer.
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As usual, love her! Mouse always has fun. Love the pixies she sends while away.
Jennifer was great. Panda had a great time and made some new friends!
Excellent as usual.
This was my 4th time with Jennifer. I will definitely keep her! She is very knowledgeable about dog behavior.
Jennifer was amazing with Chico! He loved his stay at her house, he had so much fun he wanted a longer stay! He got along great with her dogs and her family was really great with him! She send daily pictures and updates. Very sweet lady, when another vacation comes up I will definitely be going back to her.
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Without a doubt, Jennifer and her family are awesome! I felt very comfortable with her and how she knows animal responses. Very friendly pets. I could go on and on. Just this... Without a doubt will use her again. AND I would/will recommend her.
Another great experience. Jennifer and her family always make Stark feel at home. He loves it there And I know he has a great time and is well cared for. I appreciate the pictures of him while I'm gone. He will definitely be back next time I have to go out of town.
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Wonderful communication, fast response time, highly trusted, greatly recommended!
Jennifer was great! She is very knowledgeable and what she do and you know that you are leaving your buddy in good hands. Will definitely use her services again when needed.
Our dogs have stayed with Jennifer a number of times. They always have a great time and are treated like members of their family. I highly recommend her.
Jennifer and family are very knowledgeable and caring. Shadow had free range of the house and yard and bonded well especially with Jennifer. Shadow was a stray rescue dog and thus has issues. She is very shy around strangers (especially men) and other dogs but adapted quickly to this household. This was her second stay here.
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Jennifer was great with our pups. My boyfriend and I were gone during the holiday season and desperately needed someone to watch our two dogs. Jennifer sent us pics throughout their stay and it was clear that they were in doggie heaven. I definitely recommend Jennifer whenever you need someone to watch your pups!
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Jennifer made the logistics of leaving my beagle so easy. Daisy was welcomed into the family like a pet and I felt very confident knowing she was in good hands. Jennifer sent regular updates with pictures that made being apart from our doggie much easier. Thank you.
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As in the past, Jennifer made our dogs part of her family. I would recommend her to anyone.
My Dog enjoyed his stay and was well cared for. He stayed three nights and seemed to love every minute of it. He made new friends and had plenty of room to run around. Jennifer was easy to work with and kept me updated with photos. You can tell she and her family really care about the pets they host. Great experience all around.
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Another great stay. They didn't want to come home.
Great as usual. Molllie and Maggie love staying there.
Jennifer is terrific. We had to book this stay at the last minute, and thank goodness Jennifer was available. Our dogs, Maggie and Mollie, were excited to visit again. Soon they felt right at home. Jennifer and her family made the dogs right at home. You can tell they honestly love dogs. I highly recommend her.
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I give Jennifer 5 plus more she and her family are really great I loved she kept me posted on how my dog was doing she took great care of my dog and Jennifer is really cool to talk to we will be leaving our dog for sure with her again I sooooo glad to find Jennifer a good dog sitter
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This was my third (and won’t having) time Jennifer has watched my dog Milo. I cannot express how happy I have been leaving my pup in such capable, loving hands!! Jennifer has always been SUPER flexible with drop off and pick up times! This is such a crucial part to dog sitting because it helps us not feel rushed! I HIGHLY recommend Jennifer as your dog sitter, you will not be disappointed!
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We were very pleased. As this was a return visit, upon arrival, our dogs were immediately comfortable. They hardly noticed when we left. Jennifer sent us cute photos of the dogs while we were away. When we picked them up, we could see how comfortable they were and how much they were loved. We will use Jennifer again...and again. Thanks, Jennifer!
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Jennifer really knows dogs. That helped put my mind at ease when using Dog Vacay to find someone to watch my two furkids when I took a business trip recently. I have a senior dog who takes some extra care. Jennifer was adaptive and handled her wonderfully. She texted me photos and asked questions to help provide a high quality experience.
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Jonah is all tired out from his weekend of fun with Jennifer. Thank you for taking such great care of him!
Jennifer was terrific, and we will leave our dogs with her again. She made them part of her family and sent us photos nearly every day. When we picked them us, she gave us a detailed report of their activities and behavior. She seemed really attached to the dogs and the dogs to her. I highly recommend her.
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She is a great host, made me feel more then comfurtable and sent me pictures of my dog via text during her stay, strongly recommended.
I think the "commercial" stores are an awful place to board a dog. So, I looked into different boarding solutions and found this website. Jennifer was literally 8 minutes away from me and I am so happy I found her! She is awesome, she loves animals and makes you feel at ease that you are leaving your pet in safe hands!

Since this was my first time, I contacted Jennifer to set up a meet-and-greet and she was very prompt in responding and scheduling a time to meet.

I brought my little guy to her house to see how things would go and it went very well. Jennifer is an animal lover; having cats, two dogs, a rabbit and hens on the property. I was a little nervous, at first, regarding the hens. I was not sure how Milo would respond, since he's part terrier! Well, upon arriving at the meet-and-greet, Milo defiantly started terrorizing the hens, but Jennifer was so relaxed and laid back about it. I am hypersensitive to my dogs manners or lack of manners and she really made me feel at ease and understands that dogs are dogs and will be dogs!

I left the meet-and-greet and could not be happier with where I was going to leave Milo when we went on vacation. Also, Jennifer was very flexible with the pick-up time. She even allowed us to pick up late afternoon/evening. Which made it great for us, when we did not have to feel rushed to leave our vacation early to pick up our dog before "check out time" and be changed extra. I am so happy to have found Jennifer and will be sending my little guy on vacation with her while we go on our own vacations!
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Jennifer was amazing. She and her family took care of and loved my dog like their own. She was easy going, flexible and super friendly. Jennifer will be my go-to sitter from now on!
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