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Jackie S.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Jackie's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
9 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
2 yr 0 mo old

Jackie'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
Dog door access

About Jackie

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm not employed outside the home and I do not have small children. Though jobs and kids can be great, I was laid off from mine and the kids are about ready for college! Dogs are my life and are completely spoiled at my house. But wait, there's more!
Top reasons to keep your dog at my home instead of a traditional kennel:
1. Less stress for your pet.
- Individualized attention provided by a true dog lover, no cages and a lot of
2. Access to the securely fenced yard at all times via doggy-door.
- Perfect for dogs who love to go in and out all day!
3. Decreased chance of picking up kennel cough or other diseases.
- Fewer animals to interact with, a cleaner environment and no fleas!
4. Buddies!
- My two dogs are used to being around visiting pups and are fairly
well behaved. All introductions are done while on-leash to prevent any
scuffles. A nice walk together usually helps bond them if there are any issues.
My profile says no giant breeds because they frighten my dogs. If, however, you have a pair of dogs, one small and one larger that are used to tiny dogs or are older and very gentle I'd be happy to meet with you to see how they like each other.
5. Experience
-I've had dogs all my life. I've studied dog behavior and nutrition and love everything about them! Your pup's safety and happiness are my highest priority.
About me:
I am Jackie and I live in Katy with my husband, two teenage sons who do home school, and my other kids, er DOGS Bizzy and Frito. Bizzy is an 8 year old mixed breed all-American Mutt. I've never had a sweeter dog, she just loves everybody and most other dogs. Frito is a fairly new addition to our home and he has breathed new life into Bizzy. He loves to chase a ball and cuddle. He is a new baby still has a lot to learn. Just ask my carpet, lol. As a Chihuahua and Mini-Dachshund mix he makes a great watch dog, meaning he barks when the doorbell rings. We have had some of the best times as a family at the dog park, laughing and watching all the pups. In fact, there was a brief time when we didn't have a dog and I had to go to the dog park to pet other people's pups.
** Our house is great for extra small, small, and medium dogs! We have a low window that we've added steps to that acts as a doggy door and can accommodate most dogs. My dogs teach the guest dog how to use it within minutes!
** There's no such thing as a perfect dog and a heads-up is appreciated if your dog has issues so problems can be avoided. If they are obsessed with Ball or have any other quirks just let me know. I'd love to sit for a long-hair breed that likes to be brushed everyday.
** ALL feedings for all dogs in the house are separate! Some dogs don't like to eat all at once or be left alone, so I take measures to see that they eat enough. Some dogs are much more active and eat a lot more than normal while on vacay, while others may eat less than normal.
** I will generally send a morning picture and an evening picture update. If you'd like more or less let me know :)
There are many reasons you may want to bring your dog to play for the day:
1. Your baby doesn't like to be left alone while you run errands.
2.Your pup likes to play with other dogs, but the dog park is too stressful.
3.You want to see how vacay works before you go on your vacation.
4.Your dog is left alone frequently and you'd like to burn off their excess energy and have a happier, more relaxed pup.
5.You love your dog, and that has to be true if you're still reading my ad!
Thanks for your time!!
Here is a link to my blog if you'd like to read more about my life with dogs!
Here is a link to my YouTube page with a few videos of Bizzy and Frito and their
DogVacay buddies!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jackie S.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jackie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jackie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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2 Testimonials
Oct 2016
I have never seen anyone who had so much fun watching other peoples dogs. Jackie has real concern about the dogs that she is responsible for. She remembers every dogs name, breed, size, behaviors and requirements and treat them all like they were hers during their stay. Jackie has a deep respect for the owner's bond with their dog and always ensures that they are cared for as if they were at home. A true dog person.
Oct 2016
I have known Jackie for over 20 years. As a coworker and a friend. For as long as I can remember, she has loved dogs the same way I love cats. Like they are family and are such a big part of your life. She understands the role a dog plays in a home; not just a pet, but your friend; your extended family. I have always been impressed at Jackie's attention to detail with not only her own dogs but with ones she is taking care of. She handles the basics of course, food water, walks, but she is concerned about so many other details as well. Are they having any behavior changes? Are they getting enough play time and attention? Are they getting enough exercise? What kind of toy or attention really makes this one tick? Etc. I love that she takes her charges and their care and well being so seriously and at the same time she SO loves doing it. They say that if you do what you love you will never work a day in your life. Taking care of dogs fills that quote for Jackie. When she talks about the dogs she is taking care of, if you didn't know they were dogs, you would think they were children she is watching over because she takes that role so seriously. And yet has so much fun with them--I don't know who enjoys the experience more--her or the dog! We email regularly back and forth and she made a comment at the end of an email the other day after sharing a story about one of her own dogs that pretty much sums up her and her love of dogs: "Because where you find me, you will always find a dog." Simply said, you could not ask for a better caregiver for your dog than Jackie.

17 Reviews
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It was really awesome meeting Jackie and her family! It is immediately obvious that they are dog lovers and always have been. She is the perfect dog sitter and has the help of a great husband and two boys that make them you go to family for your pup :) with an open house and a large doggy door to a big back yard your pup is sure to have a great time and be in the best of care.
Jackie is the best. She has become second mom to my babies while we transition their move to the east coast. Thank you so much Jackie and family!
Jackie is a wonderful dog caregiver. She sent great pictures and kept us updated on our dogs Ginger and Cocoa.

She really knows dogs! She even lent me a book to read about dogs while I was on vacation. I will be calling Jackie again any time we go on vacation. Our dogs were in great care while we were away!

Thank you Jackie!
Jackie was great. It is obvious she truly cares about pets and from the moment we walked into her home, we felt our dog was in good hands. She updated us throughout the weekend w/ photos of our happy dog. We will most definitely use her again very soon!
I couldn't be happier with the excellent service Jackie is providing my dogs. She is awesome and her family are the best. They treat my dogs as if they do their own. In fact, I was so happy the first time, when an emergency situation presented itself towards the end of their stay, that I have decided to extend their stay for another month. Jackie keeps me updated throughout the day and sends me pictures of my babies more than any petsitter they have ever had. We can't thank you enough Jackie!!!
I had to leave my fur baby for the first time and am so glad I found Jackie. She was great with my 10 year old Lacey and helped her adjust to the new environment. Lacey does not typically like other dogs, but she was so comfortable at Jackie's house she actually played with the other dogs. Jackie sent daily updates/pictures and was very attentive to Lacey's needs. Lacey was truly a part of the family at Jackie's house.
Our beagle Hank came home so much happier than when he is boarded elsewhere. Jackie and her sons helped to take care of the dogs - which included daily walks. She also sent pictures every day. She also suggested a free "day play date" to help Hank get oriented and feeling comfortable. She watched the dogs very closely on our initial visit to make sure all the dogs got along. The street outside her home is very busy so I was a little concerned, but she is very careful.
Jackie took great care of our pups. I think they actually miss her! Thanks so much - we will definitely return. Dog vacay is soooo much better than boarding. So glad I found it! :-)
Jackie and family were awesome! She sent photos of my fur baby enjoying his stay. She kept me posted on his progress and I was so comfortable leaving him with her. So grateful!!!
Jackie is very friendly with the dogs and kept us up to date with how they were doing through the stay. We have a poodle that is very leary of strangers and he let her pet him on the first day. This was a surprise. She has 2 other dogs that live with her and they made friends with our poodles right away. All in all this was a good experience and I would recommend Jackie to other dog owners.
Jackie was awesome with my puppy, Malfoy. She works really well with dogs and I could tell he was in great hands. She has a large backyard and other dogs there as well. I got pictures everyday.
Jackie was awesome with my puppy!! This was the first time my puppy has stayed overnight with anyone who is not family so i was nervous initially. But from the first meeting with Jackie and her family, I knew Lexi would be in good hands. Jackie provided daily photo updates and was very responsive to my texts. i will definitely use her again.
Jackie's care of Bear for the weekend was outstanding, especially since he has separation anxiety and has not been away from family for 2 nights before. He did very well all through the visit, thanks to Jackie's loving attention and gentle way with dogs. Also, Jackie's two dogs were perfect companions and playmates during his stay. Jackie sent pictures and updates throughout Bear's visit and it was clear he was in good hands. Bear will certainly be a return customer.
Jackie was flexible about drop off and pickup times. She showed good knowledge about how to keep the peace between our dogs to hers. She sent pictures every day, so we didn't worry about our dogs. She was warm and friendly not just to the dogs, but also to the owners!
Thanks Jackie taking care of our pup! Very please!
Jackie was good host to Billy,he came back more relaxed
Jackie did great & my puppy loved her!
Jackie did an awesome job watching my animals. I had something come up last minute and she was their to save the day. Anytime I go out of town from here on out she's my lady. Thanks so much
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