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Jennifer P.

37 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Jennifer's Townhome

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Great for senior pets

About Jennifer

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have always had a dog in my life until my last passed away in 2014. I'm not ready for a new puppy just yet but could use the company of a visiting canine here and there. I appreciated a loving host for my dog when I traveled and wanted to offer the same to others. I work from home so can offer constant attention. Attentive loving home with large patio and pathway along the harbor. Daily walks are the norm in neighborhood park with visits to the dog park for acclimated dogs. I will take 2 dogs that are from the same family for a custom price, please inquire, otherwise your pet will have sole attention. I also offer discount rates for extended stays beyond 10 days. There will be lots of love, attention, and play while visiting here!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Jennifer P.

37 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Jennifer's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$45 /hour
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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37 Reviews
Jennifer is amazing. The female Dog Whisperer. She is flexible, kind, professional and the perfect home and dog caregiver. Thank you again.
PJ, our little Beagle gal, loves going to Jennifer's home. Each time she unhesitatingly walks in the front door and greets Jennifer.

Whether rain or shine, PJ loves walks. Even with the recent rains in the Bay Area, Jennifer walked PJ several times a day, to PJ's delight and to ours as well. Each time, after returning from a rainy walk, Jennifer dries PJ with a great towel rubdown, which PJ just loves. (Full-body rubdown, PJ. Yes!)

Thank you, Jennifer. We'll be back again!
Incredible! One of the best sitter's I have had. She graciously accepted a last minute reservation for my boy Hamilton, who suffers from severe separation anxiety. After a previous host unexpectedly cancelled during his stay, it left me in a difficult position from 500 miles away. She gave Hamilton the love, time and care that was beyond my expectations. She made sure she was with him the entire time during his stay, worked with him on his leash manners and sent fantastic photo updates. This alleviated the stress and anxiety of leaving him behind. I would use Jen again in a heartbeat. Kind, caring & gentle! She loves dogs with her whole heart and it truly shows. Thank you Jen, I know who where my fur-baby will stay with from now on. =)
I feel terrible for being so delayed in my review! Jennifer provided fantastic care for our puppy (then eight months old) during our wedding weekend, and we were thrilled that he was with someone so attentive and loving during this time, since we clearly had plenty of other things on our mind! He enjoyed lots of love, outings, and attention, and Jennifer clearly knows dogs. We got lots of picture updates and in general just felt great knowing he was in good (and patient!) hands. We would have booked her again in a heartbeat had she been available for our most recent trip.
Jennifer was great- pampered our pup the whole time we were gone, gave him lots of attention. The text updates were awesome!
We can't recommend Jennifer highly enough. This is the second time we have sent our two, rather spoiled, pooches for a visit and each time they returned happy and well cared-for. Jennifer kept us informed about their stay with photos and texts, and provided them with much-needed exercise and adventures. Every dog should have a Jennifer - just not when we need her please.
Kevin & Martin
Puppy love!!!! Our pups get SOO excited the moment we turn on to her street!! They love staying with Jen
We were so happy to have Jennifer watching our pup. Jennifer is very dependable, responsible and responsive. Our dog quickly felt comfortable with her, and got lots of walks and cuddle time - her two favorite activities - making it a true "vacay".
Jennifer so well cared for our Beagle. She knew how to make our dog comfortable. The walks, the photos, the messages all made *us* very comfortable that all was well. When we came back to pick our dog up, doggie was delighted to see us and quickly came to us. As we talked, our dog shuttled back and forth between us and Jennifer. Clearly, she was comfortable with Jennifer and saw her as a friend.

We believe Jennifer truly knows how to care for dogs and that she enjoys caring for them. We feel fortunate that she cared for our little gal while we were gone for a few days. A 'perfect' rating!
Our dogs fell in love with Jen upon meeting her. She has such a kind and cheerful energy--you just know your dogs are in good hands with her. We have a 5yr old Pittie (45lbs) and a 9mo old Labradoodle (20lbs). She is able to manage both the dogs even though they have very different personalities and energy levels. When I went to pick up the dogs from day care, I noticed she had been working with my puppy on being gentle when taking treats from her hand rather than biting her fingers off. This made me so happy because he is still a work in progress and we are always training him to be a better dog. Jen is reliable and absolutely wonderful with our dogs. I would highly recommend her, especially if you have a lot of anxiety about leaving your dog with strangers. We found Jen on Dogvacay after my puppy got kennel cough both times we boarded him at WAG Hotel and I know there is no going back after this!!!
My pup is a bit shy and very strong when she's excited. Jen was so great at letting Brooke warm up to her and was so accommodating with everything I wanted to communicate about Brooke's needs and her schedule. She sent me pictures and videos while I was gone to reassure me. This was the first time I've left my pup with anyone and it went so well. I'm so grateful to Jen for her love and care of my little babe. She's fantastic and sweet and smart and has so much great experience in training and with larger dogs.
Our pups love Jennifer! She stays at our house because our oldest dog has a hard time seeing and hearing a nd he gets nervous out of his territory. Jennifer takes great care of our pups and our house!
Jennifer was amazing and my dogs loved her! I had previously had a bad experience with another sitter and am very over protective of my babies.
Jennifer took so much time with me and my girls during our meet and greet and texted tons of pictures and even a video while I was gone. I trust her completely and will use her for all my future travels. Kind, responsible and attentive! So happy I found her!!
Jennifer was great! It was clear she loved dogs and likes talking about my dog as much as I do. I was able to geek out about my dog and not feel like I needed to hold back. :-) I think Miso behaves better with Jennifer than she does with me! I will definitely book with Jennifer again.
Jennifer was great! She gave our dogs lots of love and exercise, and sent photo updates all weekend. Both dogs slept all day the next day. We will definitely use her again
Jen is a very caring and responsible petsitter, and she makes sure my dogs get lots of attention and cuddle time. She's really good about sending frequent photos and updates. I find Jen's extensive experience with dogs and knowledge very reassuring.
Jennifer took excellent care of my elderly dog for 2 weeks, which gave me great peace of mind while I was out of the country. She gave him lots of love and attention and he enjoyed sunbathing on her deck and snuggling on her couch. Jen sent lots of updates and photos to keep me in the loop. Highly recommend!
Jennifer was very good with our dog Sadie. She has lots of experience with large breeds and even worked with Sadie on her manners, which was awesome! Jennifer was very responsive, and sent pictures and updates every day. We would definitely recommend her, and look forward to having Sadie stay with her again in the future!
We find Jennifer a perfect match for taking care of our two shelties. She is caring, relaxed and confident. Our "boys" are very comfortable in her care and never seemed stressed from the time we drop them off until the time we pick them up.

A true professional!
Lexi loved her stay with Jennifer! We are totally nervous pet parents about leaving her, but Jennifer put us completely at ease. We received updates about Lexi at least every day, and when we reached out first Jennifer was quick to reply. She also took extremely loving care of our little love, brushing and dry shampooing her coat so that she was returned to us softer and sweeter smelling than we left her! We will absolutely leave Lexi in Jennifer's care again, if we're lucky enough to find her available when we need!
Amazing. With the daily updates and helpful assistance on navigating through the reservation process Jennifer proved to be a great host from beginning to end both for Bucket and his anxious human. I can't recommend her enough and I am sure Bucket is looking forward to visiting her again.
5 Pawsome!! Dogs were happy relaxed and had fun. They have been places I have yet to see. I have already recommended Jen and DogVacay to a friend.
Jennifer was fantastic! We just moved across the country and needed someone to watch our dog Gracie for 4 nights. I've never felt so comfortable leaving Gracie- we could tell she was very well taken care of when we were gone. Thank you!!
Jennifer was amazing. She was responsive, flexible, great communications, and, most importantly, took wonderful care of my pup. Daily walks, comfy spot to hang out, and even a deep brushing of her coat. Highly recommend.
Our Spicy dog loves Jen! We had a meet and greet the week before our vacation. And when we dropped Spicy dog off, she ran to Jen's door. Jen was very accomodating. We were supposed to pick up Spicy dog at 3p. Tahoe traffic home was an 11 hour day/nightmare. She was very understanding and rescheduled a meet and greet. Thank you also to the meet and greet family for rescheduling.
My dogs had a great time and were very well cared for!
Jen is absolutely great! I highly recommend her. We have a 123 pound Bullmastiff puppy 8 months so he is a big boy at a young age and it can be difficult to find someone to care for him because of his large breed size and puppy energy. Jen is extremely comfortable with his size, breed, and energy. She is loving, caring, patient, and great at disciplining and training him as well. Jen is truly a gem and I am so thankful I have found her. I know my puppy likes staying with Jen too because as soon as we get off the car he rushes to her door and gets really excited and happy to see her. Jen was also very accommodating and helpful when I was not able to arrive at the time we had agreed to and she stayed with my puppy a few extra hours adjusting her schedule. I love my doggie so much and it is very hard for me to leave him but leaving him with Jen makes me feel a lot better about it. I could not have asked for more. Jen is absolutely great!
I cannot say enough about how amazing Jennifer was for me and Spirit. I've had Spirit since she was 8 weeks old and she's never left our home. I've been away a few days here and there, but always someone was at home with her.
I was pretty nervous. Jennifer constantly reassured me.
Jennifer walked Spirit two to three times a day, sent me pictures, responded instantly with updates when I checked in, and even when I didn't.
When I went to get Spirit, Spirit walked up to Jennifer as if to thank her.
I wondered if Spirit would want to come home with me, she clearly felt comfortable and loved her time with Jennifer, which was shown in pics Jennifer sent to me of Spirit laying at Jennifer's feet, smiling on walks by the water.
I could go on and on.
I'll DEFINITELY use Jennifer for Spirit again.

She was more than pawsome.
Jen was excellent with our pup Harley! We felt very comfortable leaving him for 5 days in the comfort of Jen's home. He can be a little nutty at times, and we were confident in Jen's ability to work with him. She's clearly very intuitive with animals and a true dog-lover! We'd recommend Jen to anyone.
From the first point of contact making the reservation, Jenn was very responsive and accommodating. Our 2 chihuahuas stayed 4 nights and I could tell from the pictures she sent every day, that they were really relaxed and well taken care of. When we picked them up, Jenn had given them both baths and gave us a recap of the time they spent with her. She took them on lots of walks and gave them lots of affection. I will definitely book with Jenn again, and highly recommend!
Jen was a wonderful sitter for Tank! She was very responsive to our existing training regimen and made sure Tank had lots of fun.
This was the second time our doggie stayed with Jen. This time for 7 nights. Jen was wonderful. She sent us pictures or video of our dog almost every day. She even gave her a bath before we picked her up. She listened to and followed all our instructions/advice about our doggie's care. She clearly loves and understands dogs and it gave us great peace of mind to know that our doggie was in great hands with Jen.
Jennifer did a wonderful job with Cooper. She was responsive to our inquiries, provided pictures and updates and overall just consummate professional!
She clearly loves dogs (who doesn't) and took great care of Cooper who was not in a big hurry to leave - that's a good sign :)

I would recommend her without hesitation and should Cooper require some time away again I'd gladly return.

Thank you Jennifer and DogVacay!
Jen was a wonderful caretaker for our puppy. She took the time before we left to spend some time with her and shared some great information about dog behavior that helped me understand my dog in new ways. She was caring, fun and thoughtful enough to send us pictures and a video of our dog while we were gone. I wouldn't hesitate to call upon Jen again to look after our dog in the future. Thank you Jen!!
Thank you so much for boarding Wish! I could tell he absolutely loved spending time with you, albeit short. You are an awesome sitter!
My dog had a great time at Jennifer's house. She made sure he got lots of exercise and playtime and attention. He came home happy and tired! :)
Jennifer was great with our dog. She really interacted with her well, took great care of her, and treated her as if she would her own pet.
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