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Janis C.

147 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • Responds within 4 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Rat Terrier

Janis's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Janis

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a true dog lover. I think I have seen every episode of the series "Dog Whisperer". I had to put down my beloved 14 year old Weimaraner (who was a Champion Show Dog and Pet Therapy Dog) four years ago. Since then I had longed for the company of a dog around. Since my husband wasn't ready for an emotional attachment of a permanent family dog, I decided to become a DogVacay host. Now three and a half years later my DogVacay pups have become the perfect relationships for us. We have become attached to the pups like they are our own. I have a comfortable cottage with a mostly shaded spacious backyard. My home is tiled with plenty of rugs to play on. I work in retail, so I have flexible hours. I can come home to check in and give homemade dog treats(10 minutes away). Also, when I am away I have SmartCams that I can watch the pups at home from my phone and also speak to them, so they will not get lonesome. I have large dog crates if needed, and I have a large dog house in the yard for resting. I can leave them outside to play on sunny days if they prefer and inside at nights to sleep (always). Our home is located very close to a nice walking trail which I walk your dog at no additional charge!

Amenities and Additional Information to Dog Owner:

~ Please bring bed, sleep items, toys,
and medication (if needed). I do
various sizes of feeding bowls and toys
~ If needed I will provide clean linens if
there are accidents in crates
~ I can cater to most of your dog's needs (I have had dogs for 33 (thirty-three) plus years, so I feel safe in relaying this to the dog owner) I will care for your pup as my own as he/she is treated in their home
~Dogs may play outside multiple (5+ )
times a day. I will always supervise
playtime outside unless they are already accustomed to being outside. On nice sunny days I usually leave the back door open which has a magic screen, so they can go in and out and chase squirrels and play
~Indoor dogs will go outside 5+ times a
day. I also get up during night, so they can go outside at least once during the night if needed.
~I do provide various flavors of homemade dog treats
~Large shaded back yard with secure 8
foot wood fencing
~Nice walking trail near by (will walk your dog at no additional charge)
~ I will usually text or email dog owner
on a daily basis
~Pictures of their stay will be either sent via texted or emailed whatever is preferred during their stay

I am located conveniently on your way to the airport off the beltway and 249. I have plenty of clients who are located all over the Houston area.

Schedule a Meet and Greet at Tallow Tree Canine Get-Away and your will be pleasantly surprised. Check us out!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Janis C.

147 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janis's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
147 Reviews
Janis was an amazing host for our two dogs. She treated them as her own and made them feel right at home. We got multiple updates throughout the stay along with pictures and videos. I highly suggest Janis if you are looking for a loving home for your dog(s) to stay while out of town!

Janis was also very quick at responding and easy to communicate with. Thank you for making our dogs vacay so special Janis, we will definitely be back!
Janis makes leaving my dog for a few days as easy as it can be. Charlie, my 3 year old Weimaraner was excited to stay for a second Vacay with Janis and regular updates from Janis kept me at ease about my pups stay.
Another great stay with Janis and Max! Enzo loves his visits there. They really make him feel like part of the family, and he gets plenty of outdoor play time.
This review is long overdue. I can't give enough praise to Janis and Max for their care giving to Sunday. They are absolutely the best!! Leaving your pet with someone while you go out of town is always a stressful situation, but when I leave Sunday with Janis, I don't worry for a second. Sunday has a fantastic time there and is cared for as one of their own. When we pick her up, she sometimes sleeps for 2 days straight because she's so tired from playing with other dogs while she's there. Janis is basically her second mom. I'll continue to leave Sunday with her as long as she is welcome.
Janis and her place was fantastic. She provided all of the special requirements that my pups needed and I really felt that they were safe and well taken care of while I was there. She made extra arrangements to fit my schedule and was extremely flexible. My pups had such a good time, they lieterally didn't want to leave! She sent a lot of great updates and photos and took excellent care of them. She went above my expectations and was very prepared and knowledge. We will definitely be using her again.
Again, my pups had a great time at Janis's home while I was away. As always, no worries and they're well taken care of and loved. I appreciate the photos she sends to me while they are there. They have a grand time in her yard!
I am so thankful to have someone like Janis taking care of my dog while I am away. She sends me pictures nearly every day and I can see my Princess is well cared for and happy. I have left Princess with Janis about 10 times now and I am so confident she is cared for that I don't worry about how she is doing while I'm away anymore or if she is sad. I know she is happy and in good hands.
Thanks, Janis.
Our Kodi is a repeat visitor to Janis! She loves her guests and spoils them. She is so caring and in tune with doggies. A safe fun place for our pup!
Charlie is a frequent quest at Janis and Max's. We always feel comfortable leaving him there - it's like his second home. He doesn't even look back to say good bye! Janis and Max are great and Charlie always loves it there! Thanks guys!
Roxie was well cared for during my trip and Janis worked with me on her pick up when my flight home was delayed allowing me to pick up my girl that evening. I highly recommend.
Janis was incredibly sweet and kind in caring for our dog Beemer, who can be quite energetic. We received updates with pictures and videos so we always knew our dog was having fun on his Vacay. Our dog got sick on his last day and Janis was amazing at making sure Beemer was okay. She treated him like he was her own dog and I couldn't have asked for a better sitter. I would highly recommend Janis for your pet if you want peace of mind that your pet will be safe and have a great time while you are away.
Janis and Max are the best. This is my second time boarding at their home. Great home, loving and welcoming people. Very engaging with my Daisy. Janis kept us posted with photos and video updates. I highly recommend Janis as a boarder.


My dog, Lucy, hadn't seen Janis in awhile and has a little separation anxiety when I was dropping her off, but Janis immediately made Lucy feel at home, and within hours, Lucy was happy as a bug in a rug. Janis is very good at sending updates and pictures via texts. She goes above and beyond for your pet and that's why I have used her several times. I would definitely recommend her!!!
This was our 2nd booking with Janis. She is wonderful and caring. She gave nightly updates on our dog Trixie. We will definitely book with her again
Ruby loved her first stay with Janis! She was exhausted from playing with the other dogs and didn't have time to miss us! Janis truly loves dogs and treated Ruby like her own. Janis sent pictures and video's daily, which we loved. We felt so comfortable leaving her in Janis' care. We will definitely be leaving Ruby with Janis again.
Another great stay with Janis! Enzo loves his time with her.
As always, Janis is great. I am no longer worried about leaving my dog in a kennel with strangers. Janis updates me every day with numerous photos of Princess. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Peter Pappas
We are very happy that we found Janis as our petsitter. This is the first time we left no worries about our furry kid when we off for vacation. She was regulating updating the status to us, sending our boy's photos. She even made some cookies and food for my picky boy! If you are looking for a good petsitter, please do not hesitate look for Janis:)
Janis is a great sitter! My pups had a great time and gained quite a few pounds from homemade goodies that she made. They don't even want to leave when pick up. We will definitely use her service again in the future!
I'm generally very picky about who my dog stays with, but I feel safe leaving Capri with Janis! She's great!! Will definitely book again.
Our three year old golden retriever Charley has been vacationing with Janis and Max regularly since she was six months old. The minute Charley sees her big yellow "suitcase" come out of the closet, she is crazy happy, and a dog that has to be coaxed out of the car any other time practically flies out when we get to their house. I never worry about her - ever. Janis takes such good care, stays in regular touch with texts and pics and videos, and always has a report (and dog cookies!) when we come to get our girl. We now live on the other side of Houston from her, but will continue to use Janis as long as she's in business. She's worth the drive!
Our dogs have stayed with Janis multiple times now. It's a comforting feeling dropping them off, and them being excited When we pull in the driveway. Janis takes extra steps to make them feel at home in her home. Thanks again, and see you next time!
Another great stay with Janis! Enzo recognizes her house now and can't wait to get out of the car and start HIS vacation. She walks and plays with him every day and he comes home with her yummy homemade treats. She is our first choice every time.
Cassy spent this time two weeks with Janis and Max. She had a great time. Like always, Cassy enjoyed her stay. Thank you both sooooo much. You are doing an extraordinary job. Anja & Juergen
Janis has a heart and passion for the doggies. My dog Daisy is normally nervous around strangers, however, she was immediately comfortable with Janis and made herself right at home. The whole process was easy, from arranging the meet and greet to the drop and pick up. Janis also sent me pics throughout the stay so that I knew Daisy was comfortable and well taken care of. I highly recommend Janis and will use her again.
Our older Lab had a wonderful stay with Janis! Her home is filled with comfy cozy spaces for a pup to chill out. Janis was so accommodating for our schedule and so loving with our pup. Can't wait for our old boy to have another vacation with Miss Janis!
What can I say but that Janis is the best dog sitter out there. Coco is a repeat visitor and she loves Janis.
It gives us such peace of mind when we go on vacation and leave our sweet girl with her. She is given the royal treatment. In fact I think she might be a little sad sometimes when she has to come home.
The pictures and updates Janis sends are and added plus as well. Thank you Janis for another great stay!
Janis is amazing! She took such good care of our dog, Dante, over the holidays. She constantly sent us pictures and videos so we could see how well he was doing! He had a great time playing with the other dogs, running around in her back yard, and going out on walks. While we missed him over Christmas, we knew he was having such a blast and was in great hand with Janis! She is so passionate about dogs and they love her just the same - Dante certainly does! I highly recommend Janis for watching after your pup!
As a first time Dogvacay user, I was a little nervous leaving my dog and traveling so far away. Janis gave me a good feeling at our meet –and-greet as well Charlie seemed like he enjoyed himself. Throughout my trip Janis kept me updated and sent pictures every day of Charlie’s stay. My dog Charlie got to burn energy in a safe and free environment which made his stay absolutely enjoyable. My nerves were calm throughout my trip knowing Charlie was with an experienced and loving caretaker. In the future I will not hesitate to contact Janis first for all of my dogvacay needs!
I am very happy to write a review for Janice Cameau. Janice looked after our two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Bob and Winston, for four days while my husband and I attended an out-of-town wedding. I was very concerned and worried about leaving two very spoiled pups who rarely let their mommy out of their sight for more than a few hours at a time. I was very nervous driving to the meet and greet visit, wondering how they were going to react to a complete stranger, something they rarely have the opportunity to do as they are always with me. My concerns were very quickly alleviated the moment Janice opened her door with a beaming smile and an affectionate hug for both boys. I was chopped liver within minutes. Bob and Winston loved her instantly. After a few minutes of tail wagging and kisses, they checked out Janice's beautifully fenced back yard, which they loved. It was love at first sight. They had found their new vacation home. While I was away, Janice sent frequent updates and adorable photos of the dogs having fun at her home. In short, she spoiled them rotten.
I still cannot believe how fortunate we are to have found such a loving, caring person to look after our boys. It goes without saying that I unhesitatingly recommend her as a top notch dog sitter. She has a huge heart for animals. They are her kids, and she adores them. She is truly a one-of-a-kind dog sitter. A really special gal. And now she's Bob and Winston's second mom.
Janis is a blessing. I think Enzo has more fun on his "vacation" with her than we do on ours. We get pictures and videos daily, and come home with a goodie bag full of her homemade doggy treats. I couldn't recommend more!
Janis did a wonderful job as usual watching Clementine. She always keeps us posted about how Clementine's day went and was kind enough to update us when Clementine got an upset tummy. Clementine had a great time with the other dogs and with Janis and we will be using her again.
Once again, Janis provided top notch care of my pup while we were out of town. She got lots of play time with the other pups, but had a calm place to rest when she needed it. She's been sleeping for the past two days straight since I picked her up. Totall worn out, which is a sign of a great doggy vacay! I will definitely use Janis again. Thanks!!
Holly had an amazing time with Janis and max as usual! So much fun playing with the other dogs, adorable photos and videos. She came home and crashed all day and is still sleeping after so much fun! Thanks very much guys!
Janis was wonderful, as always. Our doggie enjoyed it so much that didn't want to move from her favorite spot on top of the sofa when we came to pick her up. Thank you again for taking care of her.
As always, Janis exceeds expectations. The pups love going to spend time with Auntie Janis. She caters and cares for them just like we do at home. Also, she sends the best updates and photos during their stay so I always know they're doing well while I'm away.
Sammy is always eager to go to stay with Janis and reluctant to leave her and go home. I am always confident that Sammy is having a great time and being well cared for and loved when he stays with Janis and Max. We are so grateful for the care he receives in their home.
Janis and Max are wonderful! They are very flexible with drop off/pick up times and sent us updates with pictures while we were away. I love to see that they have a lot of options in the house to sleep, instead of being stuck in a kennel for days. Cassy was able to play with other friends that stayed over during the week. I don't think we could have felt any more secure during our trip. We can't recommend them enough!
Thank you Janis and Max!
Janis always does a fantastic job watching our dog child. We love all of the picture updates and know she is having a great time and she is well cared for when left with Janis. We will continue to use Janis whenever we need to go out of town without our dog.
Sammy had another wonderful stay with Janis and Max. He is always eager to go there and receives attentive, loving care. They make Sammy feel special and welcome. I never worry about Sammy's care or contentment when he is with Janis.
Janis and Max are awesome. Cassy had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute with Janis and Max. Thanks again for taking care of our little girl so extraordinary.
Janis is the best dog sitter you could ever want.
My dog Coco stays with her every time we go on vacation, and she is always so happy when she gets to Janis's house as well as when we pick her up. I can't say enough good things about Janis and the attention and love she gives to Coco. She also sends us daily updates with photos that always make us smile.
Janis took great care of my two Airedales while I was out of town for a week. I had never left them with anyone other than family and she made the process easy for me and the pups. The meet and greet was very comforting and informative and she even made them homemade dog treats.

While I was away, they felt at home and were able to move freely around her home as they do in mine. In addition to backyard play, she even walked them every day! We will definitely be calling on Janis again!
Bo had a great time once again! He made some more new friends and played hard. I know I can trust he's taken care of and happy when he stays with Janis and Max! Its good to know I have a place for him to go when he can't come along with us on vacations. And I love getting videos and pictures of our pup playing with the other pups and having a blast.
My dog had an awesome time with Janis and the other pups she had for the weekend!! As predicted, she slept the entire day after I picked her up. A true sign of a great vacay! Janis was great about providing daily updates with photos and videos. She gave Sunday lots of love and attention. I could not be happier with this host. We will definitely be repeat customers. Thanks Janis!!
We've booked Enzo with Janis twice now and he had a blast. He races to her door when we pull up. She has a very dog-friendly backyard and even bakes her own special treats for the pups. She also keeps in touch daily, texting happy-dog pics and videos. I couldn't recommend her more.
Janis was amazing as always and came through for a last minute stay. Max was a great sport when I had to pick up later than planned. Always the highest recommended (and adorable dog treats).
Meg really enjoyed her visit with Janis and Max. Lots of playful friends were there this time, so she was able to burn off some energy! Thanks!
Janis is awesome. My shy little dog does not like going anywhere new, but she is happy and runs right up to Janis. She is relaxed when we pick her up and the photos are helpful to reassure me she is doing great.
Janis is wonderful as always, my black lab holly played until she could play no more! Always an excellent experience. Adorable pics too.
Janis is a wonderful host for our dog! You can tell that she and her husband truly love dogs! Our dog had an absolute blast running around her backyard with the other dogs and enjoying her home made dog treats! He's normally not affectionate with new people but was giving her hugs right away! :) We will definitely ask Janis to watch our handsome fella again because he just loved her and vacaying at her house with the other dogs! I would highly recommend Janis to watch your dog!
Cassy stayed for another week. She had a great time and enjoyed beeing with the other dogs. Janis, Max thank you both for making it so easy for us leaving town without feeling guilty.
Janis does an amazing job caring for our dog. She sends regular picture updates which my wife and I love. We know that she is in great hands in her care and will continue to use her when we have to leave our dog to go out of town.
Thanks, Janis and Max! Meg is really enjoying her visits with you!
What can I say about Janis? Let's start with awesome! I left my two sweeties with her while I took a short vacation and was apprehensive because this is the first time I left them at someone's home. Needless to say, I worried over nothing! I got text messages with pictures every day and a short note and they seemed quite content. I definitely missed them more than than missed me! I'm so glad that we met Janis and were welcomed into her home. She is most accommodating to when I wanted to meet her the first time and again when dropping off and picking them up. Janis IS the best. A blessing to our lives!
Meg loves Janis and Max! Another wonderful visit!!!
This was the longest stay for Cassy with Janis and Max. Cassy had a wonderful time, she was so relaxed when I picked her up. She loves to play with the other dogs and hardly can wait to get there.
Thanks for all the wonderful pics.
This is Cassy's favorite place to go on vacation.
Thank you Janis and Max for taking care of our little girl so extraordinary.
Janis was great! She understand the social structure of dogs, and can control the pack. Which, by the way can’t be said for everyone on this site. Also the dogs loved the homemade treats.
We tried the Dog Vacay service for the first time. We found Janis right away, she was close to us. That made it very easy. We used her great reviews to help decide that we wanted a meet and greet. Janis was great with our Very Large dog. Price was right. Janis and Max were attentive to Scout. Janis sent pictures and videos daily, knowing that our kids would miss their dog. Scout came home very happy.
Thanks again for taking care of Cassy. Cassy enjoys every day and hardly can wait to see Janis. I know she had a wonderful time with you and Max. Thanks so much.
The only person we trust with our Zoey is Janis. She is simply the best person to care for your dog. We travel a lot and she has always taken care of our puppy better than we can. The best on Dog Vacay.
Janis C was everything I was hoping for in someone to watch my dog over an extended period of time ( 16 days). Every day I received numerous photos via i-phone and an update on how my dog, Princess, was doing. Princess had full access to a spacious back yard and the house and was even allowed to sleep on the bed at night if she chose to or a big cushy chair in the master bedroom.
Janis also gave Princess her medication twice a day
and welcomed her as a family member.
This was my first adventure with Dog-Vacay and Janis but I can tell you it won't be my last. I can't imagine boarding my dog anywhere else or with anyone other than Janis. Thank you Dog-Vacay and a great big, heartfelt thank you to Janis.
Janis gets a 5 stars out of 5 from me and Princess.
Again Bobby had a great visit with his Aunt Janis! We appreciate that she is flexible with drop off/pick up times and Bobby always has a great time in her huge backyard.
Cassy had a wonderful time with Janis and Max and all the other dogs. It became her second home and she really enjoys to be there, Thanks a lot for taking care of our little girl. You are the best!
Janis was wonderful! I received updates and photos of my dog. I will defiantly consider Janis next time!!
Janis did a wonderful job of taking care of Max over the Thanksgiving holiday! She provided pictures with a little description of how he was doing daily. He seemed to be very happy and exhausted from playtime when we picked him up. We will definitely be using Janis again!
Janis as usual did a lovely job taking care of my black lab Holly, who enjoyed playing with the other dogs visiting during Thanksgiving. She is always in great hands with Janis and Max. Sent awesome updates and flexible with dropoff and pickup. Highly recommended.
Janis was so awesome! She kept me updated everyday with how Sally and JJ were doing, and included lots of pictures. I felt so good to know my loves were being taken care of so well. I will for sure use Janis to watch my dogs again!!
Again Cassy spent a wonderful day with Janis. At least ONE day a week Cassy stays with Janis. She loves to be there and hardly can wait to get there! THANKS so much.
AGAIN Cassy spent a wonderful day with Janis. This is for sure her second home, she hardly can wait to see Janis
Like always, Cassy spent a wonderful time with Janis. Thank you so much Anja
Sophie had an amazing time and didn't want to leave Janis :)))
Once again Sammy had a fabulous experience
with Janis and Max. Our usually shy loner has become very social since he is so comfortable with them. I never have to worry about him when we are away because he is so loved at his home away from home. Thank you so much , Janis and Max
As always, Janis was Pawsome. She treats our dog as if it was hers' and keeps us constantly updated with pictures and how our dog is doing. Simply the best DogVacay pet sitter you will find!
Janis was fantastic again with my black lab mix Holly on my second booking with her. My furbaby came home happy, relaxed and tired from playing with her fellow DogVacay guests. I was dealing with some odd arrival and dropoff times this go-round and Janis was very flexible and helpful. Can't wait to go back again in two months!
Again- Cassy had a great time with Janis and Max. We feel very lucky to have found such wonderful people to watch our dog. Janis , Max- thank you so much.
Awesome as always!
It doesn't matter if it is for one night or two weeks...Janis and Max provide the perfect home for our Murphy! We moved to WA this summer, so we will be looking for new hosts this fall, but I wish we could take Janis and Max with us! Their personalized attention to our Murphy was everything we hoped for and more! They are outstanding!
Janis and Max are amazing hosts. I trust our little guy to them wholeheartedly!
Thanks a lot Janis and Max. Cassy spent as usual a great time with you and her dog friends. It is so easy to travel, when you know, she is in good hands. It is also always so much fun to see the pics Janis is sending out.
Janis and Max are awesome!!! You can tell they love and care for the dogs in their home as if they were their own. Janis sent great pictures and updates to us that made leaving our pups easier. She will be the person we go to next time we book a trip.
Janis was great. My dog loved being there and Janis sent pics and updates every night. I will definitely use her again and will highly recommend her to any of my friends that need a dog sitter for when they go out of town! I felt my dog was very well taken care of. Thank you so much!!
As always, Janis & Max are fabulous with Charley!!
Like always, Cassy spent a great day with Janis. See you next week
This was our first time DogVacay and Janis. It was a wonderful experience. We had to leave our dog for 10 days and hated the thought of leaving our new dog, Scout, in a crate. We have only had her for 7 months and I knew she would have separation anxiety. All my worries were put to rest when I met Janis at our meet-n-greet. I could tell immediately that she loved dogs and was very knowledgeable. She has a wonderful shaded backyard that Scout was drawn too instantly. We booked that day and dropped her off a couple of weeks later. We received updates and photos daily. I found myself looking forward to my Scout update. Janis even sent us a video of her playing with another dog. It was so funny to watch. She even let me know that I had not packed enough dog food and that she was willing to buy a small bag for me. Talk about great service! I was impressed. I guess what I was happiest with was that Scout received daily walks (at no extra cost,) she got to play with other pups, she had a nice shaded backyard to hangout, and she even was allowed on the sofas(sweet!) I would definitely use DogVacay and especially Janis again!
As always, Sammy was perfectly happy and at home with Janis and Max. In fact, he was a little reluctant to come home with me! I am very happy to get that reaction from him because it confirms that he is as happy as he looks in the pictures that are sent to me during his stay.
Thank you for taking such loving care of Sammy.
Janis is the best! Bobby had the best time with Janis and his new friends. I loved that she took the time every day to send me pictures and details of Bobby's visit. I would highly recommend Janis to my friends and family.
Janis was a caring host who took great care of my black lab mix Holly during a weeklong visit. Doggie came home tired and happy. She adjusted to Janis' beautiful home very well and had a great time playing with the other guest dogs. Thanks a million Janis!
This was the first time me and my husband went overseas for a long amount of time and I could not have thought of another option then to leave my pups with Janis and Max again. They take such good care of your furry friends and that leaves you with the most important feeling – true peace of mind. We would receive e-mails, pictures and even videos almost daily. I never have to worry when my pups are in Janis’s care and that is the most important thing for me when I’m gone. Thank you again Janis and Max for taking such good care of my furry babies and I know they are looking forward to their next doggie vacay with you. 
Cassy spent another great day with Janis! Thanks again for taking care of our little girl. She hardly can wait to see you next week.
Bo had another great vacay with Janis and Max! I think he made a best friend with another super sweet pup during his stay. We really enjoyed getting pics and videos of Bo while we were on vacation.
Another wonderful DogVacay experience with Janis - she takes such loving care of our little Zoey ! We especially appreciate her understanding of last minute schedule changes - no problem. Zoey is always happy to see Janis and interact with the other dogs - obvious from the many emails and photos we receive. Our trust in Janis allows us to enjoy our vacations without worry - how wonderful. We would, as always, highly recommend Janis as a caregiver.
Janis and Max are true "dog people". We were sent photos and updates daily via text and we know Cassy had as always a great time!! Hanging around with Janis and Max, playing with the other dogs, lounging on the couch and even sleeping in our host bed! She is always very relaxed and content when she came back home, a huge sign that she was loved and taken well care of. We will always call on Janis and Max whenever we need boarding in the future. Can't say enough good things about them and their home!
Anja & Juergen
Cassy spent a great day with Janis. It is so much fun to see, how my dog gets excited when we pull into Janis driveway. She loves to stick together with Janis. Thank you so much for making my dog so happy!
This was our first experience with boarding our dog. We were nervous about leaving our puppy for the first time. After meeting Janis, we were relieved to find someone who genuinely loves dogs and will care for them like her own! Our puppy Bo stayed a long weekend with Janis and Max and I really think he had a great visit. When I tried to leave with him he wanted to keep on walking. I think he thought I was taking him for a walk in the neighborhood like Janis did with him! Janis was easy to keep in touch with and she kept us updated on Bo by sending adorable pictures of him during his stay.
Janice and Max always take great care of our dog Charlie when we go away. I feel very comfortable leaving him with them! He also loves Janice's homemade doggy biscuits!
I can honestly say that I've never felt more comfortable leaving my dogs with anyone or anywhere else as I am leaving them with Janis. My dogs always return home happy and usually sleepy. This tells me that they had lots of fun while there. I highly recommend her.
Cassy stayed with Janis and Max the first time for 9 days. Janis kept us posted by sending pics. It was a pleasure to see how much fun she had especially as some other dog friends arrived. Janis and Max did a great job (as always)and we know Cassy loves to spent time with Janis and Max.
Thank you so much for spoiling our little girl.
Once again another day in paradise. It was an educational weekend as we learned something new about Ms Lucky....she' thinks she's a pit bull but Janis and Max helped her work thru her identity crises and thru small steps and tough love @ home she will be back to Bulldog status in no time. Thank you for your patience and the tips you gave me and when she's no longer grounded @ home she'll be back for another visit. You guys are saints and I appreciate you so much....until the next time keep us in your hearts.
Cassy had a great day, today. She loves to stay with Janis. Thanks a lot.
Lizzie was well cared for, and is obvious that she is well loved by Janis and Max. Thanks for taking good care of her!
Sammy always loves staying with Janis. He does not hesitate to prance right into her house when I take him. Janis' daily updates show me that he is getting his daily walk and loving it. I always have complete confidence in Janis' loving care of Sammy.
Cassy stayed again 2 days with Janis and Max.
She loves to get walked by Janis in order to explore the neighborhood. It is wonderful, that Janis takes the time to walk the dogs. We love to see, how comfortable Cassy is and enjoy all the little pics an videos Janis is sending out. It is a good feeling to know your dog is not only in good hands- Cassy is in excellent hands!!!
Thank you so much! Big hug!
Thanks again for taking care of Cassy. She had a great time and loves to spend time with Janis and Max.
My in-laws were in town this weekend, and they went with my husband to drop Murphy off at Janis and Max's house. They got to see for themselves how excited Murphy gets when we are getting close to their house. It's great to know that he loves being there with them when he isn't able to be home with us. My in-laws were very impressed!
Janis is the only person we will allow to care for our dog. We travel a lot and she gives our dog the care and loving we do ourselves. Provides E-Mail updates and photos when possible.
Janis and Max provide Murphy a home away from home! They always make sure Murphy feels right at home and it shows in Murphy's attitude when we are pulling into their neighborhood...he is just so excited when he realizes that's where we are going! Murphy loves playing in their backyard too! They have a wonderful setup for the dogs! No matter if we are going on a long vacation, or just know we are going to be away for one really long day, we don't hesitate to call up Janis to see if Murphy can stay with them. They are truly wonderful. I am so glad a friend recommended DogVacay to us, and so thankful we arranged our first meet and greet with Janis many months back!
This is the first time we have left our babies in the care of someone other than friends or family. Even though I am a dog vacay host, I was pretty nervous because Sandy normally is very timid and doesn't eat when we leave her even with people she knows. Janis was great with them, she immediately won Sandy over with her homemade treats and calm nature. Her home is wonderful for dogs with a big backyard for them to run and explore. There was another small dog visiting when Sandy and Jeter were there and they all did great together. Janis sent us picture and updates and even sent Jeter and Sandy home with a special present. Thank you Janis and Max for making this a great experience for our babies and for us.
At least once a week I bring my dog to Janis.
It is my free day, so I can do all the thinks I normally have to do in a hurry. For me so perfect, because I know Cassy will have a great time with Janis and sometimes with her dog friends. She hardly can wait to jump out of the car and run to Janis door. For me the best proof, that Janis is the perfect person for my dog, because Cassy is very timed and picky when it comes to making new people friends. Thank you soooo much Janis for my "free day" without feeling guilty. :)
Cassy stayed almost a week with Janis and Max.
She enjoyed every minute. She is always so relaxed and happy when I pick her up. That shows me she hat a great time. Janis is so flexible, I love this. It gives me the possibility for quick decisions. Since we have Janis and Max, we can go on short trips and know Cassy is in good hands. Janis and Max are very important in our and Cassy's life.
Thank you both so much.
5 Stars for Janis and Max
I do not even know anymore, how often Cassy stayed with Janis and Max. But one is for sure, she always has a great time.
It is always such a nice feeling to know for certain that your dog is being taken such good care of.
Janis sent me numerous pictures and little videos and informed me often how Cassy was doing.
Cassy just loves Janis and Max so much!
I would highly recommend having your dog(s) vacate at Janis& Max's.
Janis and her husband Max were amazing with our boy Harley. This was the first time we have ever trusted someone we did not know with our dog, and we do not regret it. Their home is welcoming along with their great backyard that Harley had a blast in. Janis kept us up to date with videos and pictures every morning and night which was not only a relief but also amusing to watch your pet get so comfortable. We would definitely recommend her care, especially when traveling as their home is airport convenient. Harley will be back in the future. :)
We didn't want to give her 5 stars because we want to keep her available days to ourselves. Janis is the best you will ever find to take care of your pet.
Cassy spent a wonderful time with Janis.
You always can count on Janis, even if the request is short notice, she always tries to make it possible.
We are so spoilt with Janis. She makes our life so much easier and Cassy loves her- she became her second mom.
Just got home with Ms Lucky and she yapped the whole way home. She said that her stay was a home away from home. Janis and Max truly treat her as their own. Their affection and their attentiveness to Ms Lucky is as good as it gets. She always comes back full of energy and extremely content - it's like she's saying "life doesn't get better then this." My heart is full of appreciation for this type of service as my animal is in the best humanly hands possible. I think you today, tomorrow and always.
I am always able to relax when Murphy is staying with Janis and Max! They treat him like he is a part of their family and make sure that he is always comfortable and happy. When the New Year's fireworks started, Janis noticed that Murphy was not his usual self and she asked me what helps calm him. I truly appreciate and respect her openness to do whatever it took to make him happy and at ease during his stay. She sent me pictures and videos of him while he was staying with them. She even sent some homemade dog biscuits home with Murphy to enjoy after his stay! They are truly remarkable and an extension of our family!
Janis and Max are wonderful! We couldn't ask for a better home for Murphy to stay in while we were away!
Once again Janis was awesome. Cassy loves to stay with Janis and Max. I can highly recommend Janis and Max as a 10 star pet sitter. Thanks again.
As with our previous visit, Janis and Max took good care of our dog and kept us informed of her activities. Our dog is nervous around strangers and in unfamiliar situations, but they have done a great job of making her at home. They are careful of how she relates to other dogs also, so she isn't in situations where she will feel anxious or initimidated. Janis sent a video where our dog even romped and played actively with the other dogs. We can travel without worrying about our shy girl. We'll continue to use Janis and Max and are happy to recommend them to others.
Like always Cassy had a great time with Janis and Max. Cassy stays almost every week with Janis and Max and she loves to be there. She also enjoys playing with her new dog friends. It is so much fun to receive all the pics from Janis and Max. Thank you so much for taking care of our girl.
I can highly recommend Janis as a pet sitter. She kept our little Maltese-mix this past week, and it was obvious when we picked Zoey up that she was well cared for. She seemed happy, well-fed and calm. Janis took time to email us photos and updates every day and even prepared Zoey's special diet. As a dog-lover, I can tell that Janis truly enjoyed the time she spent with Zoey and cared for her well-being and safety as much as we do. I think any dog would feel comfortable in the loving environment that Janis provides at her home.
When I began my search for a vacation caregiver for my dog Roscoe, I contacted several hosts with convenient locations whose profiles appealed to me. Janis responded quickly, and was very accommodating about a meet and greet.
Roscoe is hesitant to trust newcomers, but he loved Janis instantly. I felt very comfortable leaving him with Janis for a few days while I went out of town. She sent me daily updates with pictures, and I could tell that he was being well taken care of.
I would not hesitate to use Janis again.
Another wonderful visit! Thanks, Janis
Wonderful experience! Our dog was very well cared for.
Cassy stays with Janis and Max almost every week. She loves to be there and feels so comfortable, that we can say for sure, it became her second home. It is a good feeling, when you drop off your dog and you do not have to feel guilty, because you know your dog will have a great time.
Thank you so much Janis and Max for taking care of our little girl.
Sammy just returned from his first stay with Janis. It was a wonderful experience for both of us. Sammy liked her so much that he wasn't eager to get out of the car when we got home. :) I knew he was happy because I received twice daily reports and pictures. He was obviously well-loved and pampered during his stay. I knew he was in good hands so I felt completely at ease leaving him for over a week. I will absolutely take Sammy back the next time we need to leave him behind. Janis' love for dogs is evident in the care and attention she gives them.
My bulldog baby girl "Ms Lucky" spent a couple of days with Janis and Max and it was the best experience ever. I left town and from the first meet and greet to when I picked her up I knew she was in the best hands. I choose Janis over her staying with family members because it just fit so well. I was updated thru out the whole visit with pics, messaging and video's. I was more afraid that Ms Lucky would not want to come home. I will never send her anywhere else. And all I can say is when I die I can only hope to come back a dog and be lucky enough to find my way to their home.
Cassy loves to stay with Janis and Max!
We get lots of pics and little storries. We always can enjoy our little trips and do not feel guilty, because we know our dog is in great hands.
Cassy stays with Janis and Max on a regular basis and she loves to be there - it became her second home. We are so thankful that they take care of our girl. Janis and Max are extraordinary people!
Great job with my high energy lap puppy. Thanks
Our dog, Shyla, stayed with Janis and Max recently and they were very patient and nurturing from the initial meet-and-greet to the long weekend visit. This is especially important because Shyla is very timid around unfamiliar people or in unfamiliar settings and will often exhibit anxious behaviors. She was a rescue puppy and even though we have had her for more than 9 years, she hasn't forgotten that some people can be very unkind. I could never leave her in a kennel, but visiting her new DogVacay friends was a great solution when we needed to travel and our usual back-up plans were unavailable. Janis provided frequent updates to keep us informed and reassure us that Shyla was doing well and I could tell by the photos that Shyla was enjoying her visit and wasn't stressed. Janis was also very responsive and accommodating as were making our plans. I definitely plan to bring Shyla for another stay. DogVacay is a great idea and Janis is a true find!
Every experience that we have with Janis and Max for our dog, Murphy, is wonderful! Murphy is the equivalent of our child, and they treat him the same way! They take amazing care of him, keep us updated with photos, and reassure us that he is made to feel at home with them. Murphy is so excited every time that we arrive at their home. It is such a good feeling to see him excited to be there. I would definitely recommend Janis over and over again to our friends for use with their own pets.
Like always, Janis and Max are just wonderful dog sitters. I am so thankful that they take care of my dog.
is doing a amazing job!
Cassy is still going through a rehabilitation process.
Janis knows exactly what to do, to overcome Cassy's separation anxiety, when I drop her off.
The way she handles my dog- supports my daily training with Cassy. Cassy is always very relaxed and looks great when I pick her up. For me it is not easy to give my dog away, because I know she needs special care.
Janis knows how to deal with Cassy's little issues, so my dog feels comfortable and enjoys beeing with Jenis and Max.
Big hug!
I'm so glad I found this website and even more Janis! Her and her husband took such great care of my 2 pups! For the first time i felt like I had peace of mind that my dogs are well taken care of which made my trip so much better!! I would recommend her services to everybody! She is such a dog lover and will spoil your dogs just the way you want to.. and her homemade dog treats will leave your dog dreaming about their stay at Janis Tallow Tree Canine Get-Away.. :)
Max was well cared for while we were away for a weekend. We rec'd regular updates of how he was doing throughout the weekend (with pictures) which assured us that he was enjoying his vacay with Janis :)
Janis was an absolute godsend when we needed to leave for a week. Our 10 year old dog, Ellie, had only stayed with family members for the last eight years, so we were nervous about leaving her. I am an especially over-protective and neurotic pet parent, so finding the perfect person to care for Ellie was priority. I could not have been happier with Janis and her husband, Max, who took such wonderful care of Ellie. Janis sent many pictures and described Ellie's funny quirks, so I knew Ellie was very comfortable with her, and she looked so happy in all the pictures. It made being away so much less stressful. I would not trust Ellie's care to anyone but Janis.
Janis did a great job! Cassy is normaly shy and timed and it takes awhile before you are allowed to pet her. When I picked her up they were already best friends. Janis is amazing!!! Cassy will definitely stay with Janis again.
Janis was the PERFECT, MOST AMAZING hostess I could ask for. Everyday I received an unsolicited update from her that included pictures and just generally how they did. My girls are spoiled at home and Janis did her best to make them feel like they were right at home :) I would HIGHLY recommend her and I plan on sending my girls back when I go on vacation. THANK YOU!
I'm almost afraid to publish all of the nice things I have to say about Janis, for fear that she'll be so booked that I'll never get to use her again! She & Max kept Charley, our 6-month-old Golden Retriever for two nights, and the whole experience was wonderful. I've never felt good about boarding a dog, but this time? I didn't worry for a minute. Loved the pictures, texts, and post-vacay video. Janis & Max are fabulous.
Janis and Max are wonderful! Most of our trips are planned in advance for Murphy's stay with them, but this time we had some plans come up mid-week for the weekend. Even though it was just a few days out, Janis said they would be thrilled to have Murphy come stay with them again! When we arrived, Murphy was so excited as he ran up to the door! He got in and made himself right at home. Janis sent me daily photos with updates. I am always so comfortable with him staying there. The peace of mind Janis and Max offer us truly allow us to enjoy our time away, knowing our Murphy is in good, caring hands.
We had just gotten a new shelter dog for my 14 yr.old daughter 2 weeks before going on a 10 day vacation. My daughter and I had visited many kennels in the area and didn't feel comfortable with any of them. A friend of mine had seen an ad for dogvacay and I decided it was worth a try. We found Janis and Max and couldn't be happier. They sent us daily emails and pictures with updates. The love and kindness they shared with our new dog Coco was priceless. In fact I think Coco was even a little depressed coming home. I just wish I had known about them earlier I would have been sending my previous dog to them instead of the kennel. I will recommend all my friends with dogs to Janis and definitely will return with Coco as well.
We were going on 2-week vacation and worried a lot about leaving our 10-month old puppy for a first time. From the very first meeting with Janis we knew that she will take care of our dog as it was her own. She sent us emails, picture, and even videos. She kept in touch very well and was so helpful. In the end we picked up a very happy puppy. I would love to use her services every time we have a long trip.
Murphy enjoyed another wonderful stay with Janis and Max! He was so excited when we arrived at their house. He couldn't wait to get inside to see them, and begin his fun weekend. Janis and Max are so thoughtful of Murphy's individual personality needs, and do everything they can to make his stay feel as much like home as possible or better! They allow Murphy the same rules in their home as we give him in ours. They made homemade dog biscuits for him, and even made special mix-ins for his food if he wasn't eating to increase his interest level in his food (liver and rice mixture--Janis asked first if it was ok with me--and Murphy loved it). Janis was constantly in communication with me throughout Murphy's stay. She sent photos daily, and even sent a slideshow video of his stay after we picked him up. Janis and Max are definitely dog lovers who understand dog personalities and do their best to make every dog's stay special! We will definitely be booking with them again!
I can't say enough good things about Janice and Max! They were TERRIFIC!!! They were so nice and I'm sure our dog Charlie had a great time there! They sent a ton of pics and even made the cutest video of his stay! I would definitely recommend anyone to leave their precious pup with them!
Janis and her husband, Max, were wonderful hosts for our dog, Murphy! They sent me updates each day of his stay, and pictures too. They made sure to go the extra mile to make Murphy comfortable and welcome in their home. They treated him like a kid they were babysitting. It was a comforting feeling to know he was so well cared for in our absence. We will certainly be sending Murphy there for his next DogVacay stay!
Once again Janis was awesome. The dogs were very happy with their week long stay. 10 stars!!
Janis was the very best dog sitter I have used! She took extra special measures with my very old dog including meds and special foods. All 3 dogs were very happy and adjusted when i picked them up even the one with seperation issues. Such a wonderful thing while I'm so far away to get such happy pictures of all of them enjoying their stay. Highly recommend Janis for all dog sitting needs!
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