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Jillian V.

50 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Jillian's Resident Pets

3 yr 10 mo old
2 yr 5 mo old

Jillian's House

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

About Jillian

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a special education teacher in the Rochester, MN area. My husband is a Mayo medical student and we live together with our dogs. Tucker is an english bulldog and 3 years old. Teddy is our 1.5 year old collie.

We are such animal lovers and enjoy spending our weekends and nights with our pets. My husband always grew up with dogs and I have always had dogs around in the family as well. I have always dog sat for neighbors growing up. We always take our pups outside to play, or on the cold days have them play in our finished basement that is a big open space. They also go for daily walks and love playing with their many toys!

During the days your dog spends with me it will get lots of love and attention. My two dogs will give your dog lots of attention and love to play! We have room in the backyard to play and lots of toys.

We would love to care for your pup when you are gone! We truly pride ourselves on the best care and treat your dog as one of our own. We try to be as consistent as the family with pups, so that they are comfortable and feel as though they are at home. I typically sent pictures/videos of your dog during a stay which can be requested to be sent through the site, via email, or text based on your preference!

Why I love dog sitting
I have been a dog lover my entire life. I love to be able to experience different dog breeds though dog sitting and it is so fun to get to know different personalities based on each breed. I always loved being at people's homes with dogs and dog sitting growing up. This has become not just a job for me, but rather a passion. I genuinely love having dogs stay with us whether it is for daycare, a night, or a few months!

About my yard
We have a yard, and it is fenced! We love to play fetch with the pups outside and they love to play chase out there! We also have a giant finished basement to have dogs play during the cold months.

My experience administering medication
My bulldog has eye drops and oral medication for his allergies. He also gets his wrinkles and ears cleaned nightly. We have had many dogs stay that required different medications or special care instructions such as diapers.

My dogs are my life and I understand as an owner how you are looking for someone to take good care of your pups while you are gone.

**If I am booked up shoot me a message. I can try my best to accommodate you!**

**Some of our dates say unavailable. Please still inquire because our schedule is always changing and can typically add more pups to stay!!**

**It is highly encouraged that your dog gets the bordatella shot. They must have their rabies and all other required shots up to date.**

**We try to make sure that your pup is a good fit for us and our other guest dogs. Therefore, we will likely ask lots of questions about your pup and their behaviors.**

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

Jillian V.

50 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jillian's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jillian's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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50 Reviews
This was our first Dog Vacy experience. Jillian was great and took good care of our 14 year old Lucy. Would use her again.
Sconnie had a great time with Jillian. She sent lots of pictures and a video to keep me updated on how she was doing. Jillian was very nice and easy to work with.
Five star treatment ever time!
Jaxon had a great time! He was exhausted when he got home from all the playing he did, which is a good thing! Will definitely bring Jaxon back to Jillian's again :-)
Prompt in all communication/ responses and took great care of our dog.
A+. Jill was great. Slowly introduced Lady to the home. Lady seemed comfortable and much less stressed than taking her to the regular kennel. Will plan to use Jill whenever we have need and she has availability. Thank you
Loved that she sent me daily picture updates! Good communication and able to accommodate early drop off and late pick up times. Sophie enjoyed her stay there! Thanks so much!!
Jillian is very easy to communicate with and my dogs seemed to love her. I very much appreciated the photos that she sent during our time away. We definitely hope to use her service again.
Jillian was quick to respond and totally accommodating to my needs on short notice. Josie came home and I could tell she had played hard, which means she had a great time. Will definitely call again when the need arises.
Gracie had a great day at Jillian's. She had lots of playtime with friends! Jillian was very flexible with our pickup time. Thanks!
Our dog loved her stay, and we loved the excellent communicable with Jillian.
I think our dog was well cared for while we were away & Jillian was very accommodating with drop off & pick up times. I will definitely use her dog sitting services again!
Our sixth month old puppy had a fantastic stay with Jillian! It definitely put our mind at ease that she was receiving excellent care, and we loved the daily updates! It is very clear that Jillian is a true dog lover through & through. Trust that she'll put in the effort to make your pup feel comfortable & to enjoy his or her stay! Can't wait to return!
Jillian was super easy to communicate with, quick to respond to questions, and made this process so easy! Our dog had a great time & we knew she was taken care of. Highly recommend Jillian!!
This was the first time our puppy was away from us overnight, and Jill provided a perfectly safe and happy experience. She kept us posted on how he was doing, was very patient and loving with him. By the time we picked him up the next day, he was very comfortable with her, and was clearly well cared for. I would gladly book with Jill again if we were in the area again! Jeanie & Bob
Jill was great! Sent daily pictures/updates while we were away and responded very timely to all communication. Would definitely recommend and use her again.
Jillian did a great job watching our dog! We had plenty of pictures to show what he was up to with quick updates about how he was doing. Jillian was flexible with our drop off and pick up times as well. Our dog slept for almost 12 hours straight after staying with her so we know he had a blast
Lady enjoyed her stay, was glad to see me when I picked her up, but calm and well rested. Jillian did a terrific job of staying in touch. She's the best!
Jill provides a wonderful experience for my dog while he's there. I have used her twice now and will continue to do so in the future. He has outdoor space to run (which he loves), and a warm and welcoming atmosphere inside. I love the little pictures and videos she sends me while I'm away! I highly recommend her!
Jillian was so great and made everything so easy for us & our dog. She sent me updates & pics which I so appreciated! We will definitely use Jillian again!
My dog Freddy hadn't done well with staying at a kennel. He would get very depressed and nervous. I was happy to find someone who would be able to have him stay in their home. Jillian was very accommodating and Freddy loved staying there. I will use her again in the future.
Will definitely have max back loved the pics and updates Jillian was great to work with and communicated everything right away
Jillian was awesome! Tank had a great time. It was reassuring to get the daily updates and Jillian was quick to respond to any messages. Highly recommend and will use her again.
We have used Jillian multiple times and our dog loves it there. She is our "go to" for boarding when we are out of town.
Our corgi, Oliver, stayed at Jillian's home for two nights and we highly recommend her. We were so happy she was able to take care of him. She texted a pic to let us know that he slept well and was eating well. And she texted me the day of the dropoff to say she was home earlier than expected if I needed to drop him off then -- super considerate. Would highly recommend her if you're looking for someone in Rochester to dog-sit!
Jill provided a great environment for our dog. He was delighted when we picked him up. Jill was great with communication, too. Our dog usually won't eat much the first few days we leave him, but he ate without problems within the first few hours we were gone. We plan to use Jill in the future - and have already booked additional dates. She has a calm approach to dogs. Thank you Jill!!
Jillian was absolutely amazing! I was stuck out of town and she was able to come over last minute to take care of both of my dogs. She was easy to contact and communicate with. She also sent me pictures while she was spending time with them. I will definitely be using Jillian again and would recommend her to anyone!
Jillian was awesome! Took care of my pup (9 yo Shiba) for a whole week! He is usually traumatized for about a week after being kenneled. That and smelling really funky. He came back from his vacay with Jillian well rested, clean, and super happy and playful! Would recommend anyone to use Jillian!
Very happy with my dog's stay with Jillian! Would be happy to have him stay there again. Would recommend her to anyone!
Jillian was great! Toto seemed to have so much fun he actually seemed a little lonely when returning home. I truly believe he missed his new friends! I received daily photos and Jillian was able to accomadate one more night as our travel plans changed! I will use Jillian again!
Jillian was great- super accommodating, responsive, and generally on top of it! Awesome, and will use her again.
We LOVE having Jillian watch our pups! They always have a great time there, and we are always so confident that they will be well taken care of there.
We had a great experience with Jill! We loved getting photo updates while we were gone and communication was very clear!
Jillian took great care of my dog! I will definitely use her again! I particularly appreciated the photos and updates.
We would leave our dog with Jillian again in a heartbeat!

We had last minute plans fall through and she responded very quickly to our inquiry and was very understanding of our situation and was very accommodating.

We felt at very at ease while our pup was gone. She sent updates and pictures and when we picked him up he was tired and happy!
Our dog, Meadow, was very happy with her stay! She loved having other dogs to play with and the house was very dog friendly.

Jillian was great at sending photos and updates, and very responsive when we sent questions. We are so happy to have found a great place for Meadow to stay when we leave town.
Jillian is a great pupsitter! The house is perfectly set up for the pups! I continue to bring Yogi back to visit because she always does a great job and keeps me updated!
Our dog had a nice time during our time away from her. She stayed with Jillian and Jillian was able to send photos and videos to us daily through the dogvacay website. When London came home she was tired out and so calm! She seemed to be at ease at Jillians.
Jillian was wonderful! She was flexible with pick up and drop off times and very accommodating. Her dogs were great playmates for our dog and she also sent a photo update which was appreciated. We've already booked for another date!
I was out of town for quite a while and was very nervous about finding a good host. Jillian and her husband were great! She kept me informed as to how my dog was doing because he has anxiety issues. Jillian sent me pictures and I know Levi had a great time and was very happy. I will definitely use them next time! Thank you Jillian for the positive experience for both Levi and I!
Another great visit, Bauer is always happy to be there.
Our dog had a great time with Jillian. He came back happy as a clam and worn out from playing. We will definitely use her services again.
Jillian provides excellent services! We've used her on multiple occasions and plan to be a repeat customer. She responds quickly to inquires and is flexible. She offers to take of your pet both in your home and hers which is a great option. Thanks Jillian!
Jillian was absolutely wonderful and went way past the extra mile for us when some issues with our travel plans came up. I would recommend her to anyone.
Another fabulous stay for Bauer- he gets lots of attention and interaction with other dogs too- he loves it!
Had to extend a day and Jill was very accommodating!
Jill is accommodating, responsive, and does an incredible job taking care of my Biscuit! :) Would highly recommend!
Jill took great care of Bauer while I was away on a business trip. She was very responsive to emails and the daily update photos were awesome. I will be using her again in the future!
Jillian is awesome! She was so helpful to us and went the extra mile when a need arose. I would recommend her to anyone.
We were so fortunate to find Jillian available. She did a wonderful job! We would definitely recommend her.
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