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Jennifer D.

46 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Jennifer's Resident Pets

Darwin
Pug
Male
10 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jennifer's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Jennifer

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please be advised that to accommodate busy holiday weekends, my holiday pricing is as follows: I charge $10 extra per night for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

We are a dog loving family of five that would love to be your pet's home away from home. We'll treat him/her like family so you don't have to worry while you are away. We recently added a kitten, Patches, to our family. He usually runs under a bed when he sees a pup.

We have a large fully fenced in backyard and lots of walking and hiking trails for nearby fun and exercise.

A little about us: I'm Jennifer and have grown up with dogs my whole life. I owned a pug rescue for several years and fostered both pugs and other small breeds. I'm home during the day so I can give your dog lots of love and attention.

We have a friendly dog of our own, Darwin. He is a neutered pug and gets along with everyone, pets and people alike.

My husband, Paul, and our three children (ages 16, 10, 7) are also animal lovers so your pet will not want for attention.

We ask:
Your pet must be housebroken (but, we understand accidents happen).

Please provide a pet bed, favorite toy, food, and a leash so your pet has some comforts of home.

Please provide a crate while your pet stays with us, but I will only use it if he/she usually sleeps in one at night or if I need to leave the house and your pet will be unsupervised for a period of time. We want your pet to feel at home here, and we want to balance safety with comfort for your pet.
We do have one spare crate for a small/medium breed that your dog is welcome to use if you don't have one.

Our children are well behaved around pets and ask your pet be well behaved around them and another dog.

If you are interested in boarding your dog with us, please contact us so we can get some details about your pet and your family's needs to make your pet's stay most enjoyable.

We look forward to meeting you and your pet!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Jennifer D.

46 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jennifer's Home
$37 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$30 /bath
46 Reviews
Giant had a fantastic vacay with Jennifer and her family. He spent the weekend running around their huge back yard with other dogs and cuddling - pretty much his two favorite things. Jennifer was responsive, communicative, and all around wonderful to work with. Even though we made last minute plans she took the time to get all the details about Giant's routine and his needs as well as ours. She was very accommodating and I would feel lucky to have Giant stay with her again.
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Rocco enjoyed his vacay! Jennifer and her family provided a wonderful setting for our dog, who we'd recently adopted. She was very attentive to his needs, and extremely conscientious when interacting with us. We couldn't be more pleased - and would recommend this dog-loving home to anyone.
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Jennifer and her family did a great job with our Buddy. He is a nervous pup and adjusted well to his stay. We highly recommend her!
Working with Jennifer was a great experience. she is very knowledgeable about dogs. She met with me for at least 45 minutes prior the reservation to answer all questions and to get to know my dog's routine. My dog was very comfortable in her home and she and her family took excellent care of him. She even brushed him every day. She posted a note and/or a picture for me to view on most days. I would highly recommend Jennifer and plan to use her again in the future.
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Jen is great with Scruffles and understands her personality. We recommend her as a Dog Vacay host!
Jennifer and her family were wonderful! We were immediately impressed during our "meet and greet". She asked a ton of great questions and introduced us to her family. On the day we dropped Dewey off at her house, was a bit anxious at first, but Jennifer let us know that he settled in eventually. The family dog, Darwin, is a cute little guy and seems very comfortable sharing his home and "humans" with visitors.
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Jennifer and her family have been so wonderful to our princess Layla. This past vacation Layla was not feeling well and Jennifer made us feel at ease while we were away overseas. Thank you for always taking such great care of Layla. She truly loves going on vacay at your home! :)
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Jennifer and her lovely family welcomed our furry baby as if she was their own dog and we're thankful that we've met them. Bella is a very shy dog and she is frightened from other dogs and new places. Jennifer's affectionate approach to Bella allowed her to get used to her and also us to be able to relax while we were away. It used to be very hard for us to leave Bella with anyone, but we would, without doubt, leave her with Jennifer again. Thank you Jennifer, for the care and affection that you gave Bella!
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Jennifer continues to be our 'go-to' dog watcher for Scruffles. Scruffles needs TLC to feel comfortable, and she gets just that from Jen and her whole family. We get pictures and texts to ensure us that Scruff is doing well. Her care makes it easy for us to be away knowing she is in great hands with Jen. Thank you! We will call you again.
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Jennifer and her family genuinely love Bella and Bella loves them in return. We completely trust leaving our little Golden Doodle with them for a week. This time we got stuck in Florida for four extra days, returning from Cuba, and although we didn't bring enough food for this, everything turned out fine.
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Jennifer was awesome! Tucker at 5 months had never stayed outside our home. He didn't even look back
once we walked in and let him run around her backyard with another Dog Vacay dog that was staying with her family as well. She and her family are great and it made our trip so easy to enjoy knowing our dog was being taken care of by someone as great and caring as Jennifer.
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Jennifer is very dependable and flexible. Bailey always enjoys her vacations with Jennifer and her family.
Muggsy had a great stay with Jennifer and her family. This was his first time staying anywhere else but with family while we were on vacation. Jennifer kept us up-to-date with texts and pictures and was extremely accomodating to our schedule. We had a great experience!
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Jennifer and her family do a great job when we leave our dog Scruffles. Our dog doesn't usually like to separate from us, yet now she happily goes to their house when we drop her off. Jen takes good care of her, sends pictures and keeps us updated. She's a great DogVacay host.
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Once again Bella had an amazing stay with her vacation family. When we dropped her off she immediately ran to her friend Darwin! We could not be happier with the care Bella receives with Jennifer when we are not able to take her with us. I would definitely recommend her for any pet sitting needs!
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I had never left my dog in the care of anyone other than family. I'm so lucky I found DOGVACAY and Jennifer. I first had the chance to meet her, in her home, with my dog. She is very sweet and she made me feel comfortable leaving my dog with her over the holiday. I would definitely let Jennifer take care of my dog again. It was a very positive experience. I also have to mention that she sent me updates and pictures almost everyday. (That's more than I ever got from my family ;-) :-)
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Thank you again! This was Bear's second stay with Jennifer and her family and they are consistently wonderful! She does a great job keeping me updated, and gives Bear all the love and attention I could ask for ! We will definitely see you again!
Jennifer was a great dog vacay host.

Upon first meeting, she took thorough notes about our dogs likes, dislikes, habits, feeding schedule, and routine.

I was impressed at the cleanliness of her home, large deck and big backyard which I know my dog loved.

I had the pleasure of meeting her kids who are very gentle with dogs, bright, funny, outgoing, and extremely entertaining! I'm positive that kept my dog busy which was great!

Jennifer proved just how reliable she really was
... on our way home unfortunately, we had a car accident. Someone hit us out of state, and between the police report, damage assessment & pouring rain, it delayed our trip by 10 + hours. We were not able to get home in time to pick up our dog as planned that night. Jennifer graciously told us not to worry, to just get home safely and assured us she would host our dog until we arrived the next day. getting home exhausted at 5:30 in the morning after a 22 hr drive, she was wonderful enough to let us sleep before picking our dog up I am grateful for her flexibility and kindness and cannot recommend her highly enough.

The only problem with giving her such an outstanding review, is that after people read this, I'm afraid she won't have time for us anymore in the future when she becomes the areas most popular dogvacay sitter!
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Our 3 1/2 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel, Ivy, the weekend with Jennifer and her family- including their pug and another visiting dog. When we picked Ivy up, she was happy and tired (due to lots of play time). We were so happy knowing she had a warm and loving household taking care of her while we were away. We won't hesitate to contact Jennifer again for our's and Ivy's next VayCay!
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Jennifer and her family are wonderful. Sia had another great vacation with them and we were happy to know she was in such great hands.
Another great stay with Jennifer! I would highly recommend Jennifer and her family to anyone.
Jennifer is wonderful with our dog, who can be a little anxious. She's a wonderful host and we will be using her services again soon!
Our pup has stayed with Jennifer several times and we have always been very pleased with the service we have received. She took the time to get to know me and my dog when we initially met to make sure it was a good fit. Jennifer has been flexible with drop off and pick up times and generally makes the process very easy (which is a big help when juggling travel schedules). She has proven to be reliable and is responsive to our needs/requests. Jennifer has lots of experience with dogs and her family loves taking care of their pet guests; I trust that my pup is in great hands while we are away. I highly recommend Jennifer and her family when it comes to your pet needs.
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Jennifer is wonderful. She treats our Max so wonderfully, as does the rest of her family. Her house is a great place with a wonderful yard for him to run around in. We always know that when Max is there he is in great hands!
Jennifer and her family were wonderful and very accommodating. Sia had a wonderful stay and we're happy to have found the perfect home away from home for her when we travel.
My dog Bear had a wonderful experience with Jennifer and her family. We felt at ease after the meet and greet and received frequent pictures and updates via text. She was very responsive to all of our questions and needs and made sure both I and my dog felt comfortable during his stay. He got along well with her family and I could tell he was treated with so much love. Thank you for your kindness towards my little furry man. We will definitely be booking another stay for the next time we are away!
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Bella is excited to see Jennifer when we bring her there (that means she wiggles and piddles) and has lots of play time with her other dogs. She is obviously happy there and that is the most important thing for us.
Jennifer is a great host for Scruffles. Our dog can get a little testy with other dogs, but Jen is always able to handle her and work things out. We appreciate the care and attention she provides. We'll be using Jen again in October for Scruffles next dog vacay getaway!
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Bella seemed happy and everything went well. We will use them again.
We were very impressed with Jennifer. She came in our meet and great very prepared took extensive notes on our two dogs Baxter and Jack.
Baxter is 13 loves the world but is not too happy when we are gone. He did great actually ate.

Jack is our son's 4 year old dog . He is very shy when he meets people told Jennifer to sit down with me and wait till he comes to her. By the end of our first meeting he was licking her.
I found to be very responsible and was not concerned at all leaving them in her care.
She walked and fed them in the evening,
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Bella was happy and everything was fine.
This was our first experience using DogVacay. Jennifer and her family were great. Super friendly and welcoming, and asked us the appropriate questions that we were expecting when you leave your baby with strangers... so that was a good thing. She sent me a couple texts and pics while we were away, which were much appreciated too. Great fenced outdoor space for the dogs to run and play. We have already submitted a second reservation for another trip we have coming up in a few weeks.
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Awesome as always!
Jennifer and her family were great hosts. They took great care of our pug. Thanks again!
Our Tucker had a great vacation with Jennifer and her family! It took him a bit to warm up, but once he did, he had a great time. Jennifer was very communicative - especially around eating habits which tend to get a crazy for Tucker when he's in a new situation. We'll definitely be back for another dog vacay with Jennifer!
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Jennifer and her family are great and my dog had a wonderful time.
Jennifer and her family are great hosts!
Jennifer has a wonderful home & family who were very kind and welcoming. She was very thorough during our initial meeting with regards to my dog's needs, likes/dislikes, behavior, etc. and how she might best accommodate my dog during her stay.
Scout had a wonderful weekend with Jennifer and her family. At the meet n greet, Jennifer spent a lot of time with us, asking many questions about Scout and his routine. She is very thorough! Scout came home happy and tired. We will definitely be using her again!
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Jennifer was an excellent host. We did a meet and greet prior and she took careful note of our dog's special needs (our dog has some anxiety). During the stay, we got photo and email updates, and it was obvious Jennifer and her family care about their work and pay great attention to their dog clients. Our dog seemed tired and happy when she returned. Her kids are particularly lovely and are very respectful of dogs. We would definitely use her again!
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We had a good experience with Jennifer. Her whole family was involved in caring for our bed and Jennifer was responsive to our questions and accommodating in arranging the logistics of having our dog stay with her. We would recommend her and use her again.
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Jennifer exceeded our expectation when we left our dog, Ghabie, in her care during our week-long trip to Boston. She graciously accepted our short notice for a meet-and-greet with Ghabie and her adorable family two days before our trip. Thankfully, she took the time to make sure necessary information was exchanged about Ghabie and her approach to care for her clients. During our trip Jennifer kept us abreast of Ghabie's activities by emails and pictures. Ghabie warmed up to her family pretty quickly even though she is a very shy and reserved dog. Jennifer provided genuine affection and care for Ghabie's well-being through too many details and activities to list here. We certainly appreciated her treating Ghabie like a princess and making us feel like we're her only client. We feel a great sense of relief that we have found Jennifer and her family to care for Ghabie whenever she needs a temporary home. If you are as caring about your dog as we are give Jennifer a try. She is very thorough to ensure her care is of the highest caliber.
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What an excellent experience from start to finish. I can't imagine a better situation for my dog (or me!) than what Jennifer and her lovely family provided. She asked all the right questions, provided all the right information, and kept me informed with pictures and detailed updates during my two weeks away. I've found a new home away from home for Rusty!!
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Bella had a great time with your family. First time she ate all her food away from us! Thank you for watching her. We definitely recommend you as a pet sitter!
Jennifer and her family were wonderful hosts to our dog Brody. They were very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times and sent really adorable pictures throughout the visit. Brody can get anxious at night when he's in a new place and left alone and they were super accommodating and understanding! I felt very comfortable leaving Brody with them and would definitely use them again!
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Very smooth and easy. Nice person to deal with and will do business with her agian.
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