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Jennifer E. F.

44 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • Responds within 20 minutes
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Pet Requirements

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

Jennifer E.'s Resident Pets

Luigi Giuseppe
Yorkshire Terrier
5 yr 0 mo old
Lucia Giovanna
4 yr 0 mo old

Jennifer E.'s Apartment

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Large Balcony
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Dog door access

About Jennifer E.

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a certified Grade 5 teacher with a Master's+ education in Salinas who truly loves animals of all kinds. I genuinely believe that animals are furry/hairy/scaly/fuzzy/wrinkly/leathery/feathery little people, and deserve to be treated as such.
I love taking my two little fur babies for walks on the beach, around our neighbourhood, or just to pick up the mail. They have traveled with me to Ontario, SoCal, and all over Chicago & the Central Coast; my two li'l co-pilots! If they can come with me, they do. If your pooch is car-ride-friendly, he/she will come with as well!
We literally live RIGHT beside my apartment complex's Dog Park, so letting your pooch outside is easy-peasy. It even has it's own poop bags & poop disposal centres, and there are lots of friends to meet and smells to sniff! My two love going out onto my balcony (which also has its own XL FreshPatch on it; most dogs take to it immediately!) to watch their furfriends come and go!
As you can see from my pictures, all pets are welcome on the furniture in my apartment! They have free reign to explore and sniff around, get comfy on a pile of pillows, or take up the whole couch if they please. My two sweet pups sleep in bed with me, so if your pup does as well, the more the merrier!
In addition to loving my pups to death, I have a DoggyCam in my apartment, so that I can check on them throughout the day. Ok, a lot throughout the day! ;o) I work ten minutes from home, so if I notice anything amiss, I can scoot home in a flash and fix the issue. And, of course, love on my pups while I'm there. I can use the PupCam to talk to them, listen to them, and take pics and video of them as well, if they're doing something super cute and am able to catch it!
I take it all very seriously, and your pup will truly be loved on as if he/she were my own.
P.S. Please keep in mind that I am a teacher, so I do work during the day, (roughly 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) but my schedule changes often. Depending on the time of year, I am able to offer 24/7 sitting, ie. the summer, Christmas vacation, Spring Break, long weekends, (President's Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, etc.) During that time, I can be super flexible about pick-up and drop-off times.
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Jennifer E. F.

44 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer E.'s Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jennifer E.'s Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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44 Reviews
Jennifer is a dream. Our dog is just over 10 years old, and has never been out of our sight, let alone boarded before. You can imagine our trepidation with finding someone to watch her.

The entire trip was made complete by regular photos and updates!

Right off the bat, we were not only impressed by the professionalism that Jennifer expressed, but more importantly, the loving touch she obviously conveyed. From the beginning she asked questions about needs, routine, temperaments, habits, etc. She clearly displayed knowledge of a wide array of temperaments and situations.

But when it came to making sure that our pup was adjusting well, it was all hands on deck! She has two pups of her own, and at first we were worried that two younger dogs (4, 5 y.o. at this time) might be a bit much for our older one to handle. But honestly, they were so sweet to her that it couldn't have been gone better. They engaged her, but at her own pace, and never crowded her when she didn't want it. But they were always up for playing when she did!

Jennifer had to work one of the days she watched our Little One, and things couldn't have gone smoother. She had constant access to a potty area, and was under constant surveillance by Jennifer herself even while at work. When she wasn't at work, she took her on a special trip to the dog park!

All-in-all, there's nothing that could have gone better. There was nothing to improve at all. Any time we need a place for her to stay, we've found it.
Jennifer was great! I was gone over Thanksgiving week, and I was concerned having somebody new watch my dachshund, but she was very reassuring and sent me photos daily and gave me updates on how he was doing. She also picked up and dropped off which made it very convenient. I will definitely use her dog sitting services again! :)
Jennifer was amazing!! Hank LOVED being with her and got along really well with her dogs. She was reliable and sent consistent and cute pictures each day. I know Hank was well taken care of because he was calm and loving as soon as we picked him up. We will DEFINITELY be using Jennifer again to help us take care of our baby!
Jennifer was so great to accept Misty last minute. Misty adapted thanks to Jennifer patience and love. Misty has gone thru a lot of separation trauma so it was not easy for her. She has also been spoiled so is a but stubborn but Jennifer helped her to cope, get trust and took care of her welcoming her at her nice cozzy place! Jennifer was flexible with our weird schedule to drop Misty and pick her up. She is indeed a puppy lover! Misty can't wait to see them again!
Jennifer was so awesome. It was Misty's first time away from home and without family around so it was hard for her but Jennifer didn't give her up. She was patience, caring, loving and by second night Misty had already figured that Jennifer and her doggies were new friends and she was safe. Misty look forward to see them again!!
Jennifer was so also so flexible accommodating a last minute request. This was great since I had to find a solution in short time. She was responsive and attentive and supported me to the process as well!
Jennifer was great, and her two cute dogs were great with my lab Shadow. Easy location in Salinas, great option if you are in the area (i.e. Carmel Valley, Monterey peninsula, etc) and need doggie coverage. Jennifer was also super flexible with drop off / pick up times. Thanks Jennifer!
Jennifer was awesome! Ohana had fun with his new friends and we loved the picture updates. It was comforting to see Ohana resting and eating while away from home. Jennifer was also very flexible and accommodating when we made a last minute swap of days. Thank you for making Ohana feel part of your family.
We were very happy with the doggie boarding with Jennifer! My dog was very happy and had fun playing with Jennifer's dogs :)
Jennifer was awesome! She took great care of my two girls and they loved to play with her two fur babies. They were exhausted and fell asleep less than 5 minutes after we left her house. She was very accommodating to pick up and drop off times.
Jennifer was very nice and extremely caring about Marley. Just wish she had more room to roam, rather than apartment.
Jennifer took good care of our scaredy-cat dog, Cocoa. She is attentive and insightful. She's also a good communicator with the humans and easy to talk to about the eccentricities of your pet. If we were up in the area again and needed a sitter, we would feel comfortable using Jennifer again.
Jennifer was great. We specifically picked her so our little guy would have other dogs to play with. After getting picture updates, we were convinced our pup made new friends. We are happy to know that we have a safe and reliable place to leave him when we are out of town.
Jennifer was completely amazing with our shy and anxious German Shepherd! I was nervous at first because I had never used Dog Vacay but she made us feel so comfortable and sent adorable and reassuring daily updates.He got daily walks, tons of affection, and even got to sleep next to her bed! He also got to practice his social skills with her well behaved pups. He was completely relaxed and happy the whole time and we felt so great knowing how much loving attention he was getting from Jennifer, I almost felt bad taking him home. We will 100% use Jennifer for any of our future pup care!
We were so excited to have Jennifer watch our two fur babies this past weekend! Sadly our July 4th holiday weekend plans were completely derailed by unimaginable traffic. I felt SO awful about having to cancel our reservation last minute, but the situation was beyond our control. I was able to connect with Jennifer very easily about our initial tardiness and eventual change of plans, and she was incredibly understanding which took a huge weight off of my shoulders! In all of our communication, it was so clear that she is a true animal lover. I think what sold me was that she allows and welcomes her furry guests to sleep wherever they are comfortable. For my little girls, that's in bed with their people! I think they would be confused and stressed locked in a crate overnight. She treats her own pets like family, and would have extended that care and love to my own babies. What more could you ask for? I absolutely plan on using Jennifer in the future when our travels take us down to the Monterey Bay area.
Jennifer was wonderful! She warmly greeted us and Shadow, took great care of her, and her apartment is lovely. She also accepted a last minute booking which was very appreciated!
Awesome sitter, can't put a price on piece of mind for your pet. My dog can be a handful being a 2 year old black lab but she handled him so well. Will absolutely use again.
Jennifer had a great dog friendly apartment/ patio with a potty area for the dogs. She had a basket of dog bones that Baloo found as soon as he walked in the door and loved it. Very attentive with responding to messages and sent multiple pictures of him throughout the day.
I was so worried about leaving my sweet dog while I went on a trip, but I knew immediately after talking with Jennifer that she was going to be in great hands. She did an amazing job! Sent lots of pictures and gave my girl lots of love. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!!! :)
Jennifer took great care of my dog Frankie. He was very comfortable during his stay. He came home happy.
Jennifer was wonderful to my dogs - and more wonderful to me! She put me at ease right away with pictures and texts - and my dogs greeted me with wagging tails from her outdoor porch as I arrived to pick them up. Jennifer was flexible and eager to please - which was also wonderful considering I was a last minute booking.
Jennifer is amazing! Our shy dog felt fit right in to Jennifer's home. Jennifer sent pictures and kept us up to date. We could tell that our dog loved the experience playing with Jennifer's 2 adorable small dogs. We would highly recommend Jennifer. Jennifer is now our "go to" person for all of our pet sitting needs. Thanks Jennifer!!! You are the best!!!
Jennifer and Dogvacay were a blessing and I'm so appreciative!! I needed last minute doggie sitting for my puppy during my wedding and was so glad to have found Dogvacay and Jennifer! My puppy is a bit needy and needs some adjustment time to be social with other pups. Jennifer was very flexible in agreeing to a meet 'n' greet with my pups and hers to make sure they would get along ok. When I met with Jennifer, it was obvious that she is very warm and caring towards animals. I felt comfortable leaving my heart (dog) with her and that she would take care of him. When I had technical difficulties with the website, Jennifer reached out to Dogvacay who helped me make the reservations. All were extremely kind, thoughtful and understanding about my chaotic wedding day. I would highly recommended both Jennifer and dogvacay!
Repeat Customer! Thanks again Jennifer! Above and beyond care for my dog while I was gone over the weekend. Jennifer will always be my first contact when I go out of town to watch my dog. Thanks again!
Jennifer was very accommodating and caring. She sent photos and kept us informed about Marley's visit. We will definitely keep Jennifer in mind for the future.
Jennifer, Lucia, and Luigi are wonderful! My beagles had the greatest time with them and were comfortable in their home. She cared for my dogs like if they were her own.
Jennifer is so sweet and great with dogs. This was my first time ever leaving my puppy (Chianti) with someone and I was a little worried because of that reason. Jennifer started sending pics of my him as soon as we left her house and that made me feel so much comfortable. She kept me posted on how he was doing at all times and she would reply right away whenever I texted her to find out about Chianti. It was a good experience!
Jennifer was absolutely wonderful. She treated our shelty like one of her own. We were able to make last minute reservations with her with an almost immediately response. We are in the Monterey area often and will definitely use Jennifer again. I highly recommend her.
Jennifer was absolutely amazing on all fronts. My boyfriend and I came from Los Angeles to Carmel for a wedding. I was having a really hard time finding a place to board our dog until I stumbled upon Dog Vacay and found Jennifer. I am so happy I did. She was super fast in her response time in any/and/all correspondences. She friendly, and amazing with dogs. Our dog took to her and her pups right away. While our dog was in her care, she sent us pics of her throughout the day which was awesome. Her place was clean, her dogs are adorable and playful, she lives right by a park, and she LOVES animals. I had nothing but good vibes from my first email interaction with her, until the end when we picked up our dog after her stay. I cannot recommend Jennifer highly enough. She is wonderful.
Jennifer was the perfect host for my dog! She was very accommodating and left me completely confident that my dog was taken care of while I was away. Very nice and personable...I think my dog likes her more than me now. Will use her again in the future and highly recommend her to other dog owners.
Jennifer-Lucia and Luigi did just awesome on our last minute booking our vacation on from SF to LA. It was our first time using dogvacay so she responded us very fast and answered our questions regarding our dog's stay. As i said she did an excellent job and updated us sending photos no needed to ask her anything about our dog's stay as we saw the happiness on our dogs eyes :)
We are glad that we have somewhere to leave our dog around now. Wuffff!!!
Jennifer was great. I made the request very last minute, but she was flexible on the drop off and pick up times. Her photo updates of Clea were reassuring so that I knew that she was doing fine. When I picked her up, Clea really seemed to have had a good time. All in all, it was a good experience, and Jennifer would be my first choice if I need to board Clea again somewhere over night.
Jennifer was awesome!! Our Woody had so much fun! Her daily picture updates really helped us feel at ease while we were away. We will definitely be booking her again!
Jennifer is a person who knows dogs. She was incredibly intuitive and acomodating to my dog's unique needs and obviously made it a point to care for him appropriately. I would trust Jennifer again with my dog anytime.
Jennifer was AWESOME! I couldn't of asked for a better host for my precious Sadie! She made us feel at ease with the pictures she would send on how much fun Sadie was having!
We took our 5yo cockapoo to Jennifer last summer. It was on our way to vacation! Jennifer has 2 adorable very small dogs, one of them looking exactly like ours! They seem to be getting along very well. The apartment was small but very clean. There are lots of green area right out the door for walking. Jennifer had installed a gate so the dogs couldn't escape from the apartment and I loved that! I felt that our dog was in really good company both with the doggies and Jennifer! We will come back!
Jennifer and her two puppies were a great fit for Skipper while I went away for the weekend! It was the first time I'd be leaving Skipper in someone else's hands and of course was a little anxious but once I met Jennifer, all my worries went away. She is so inviting and caring. Shes truly loves taking care of pets. The best part was her updates via text message with photos and video! I couldn't be happier with her and will definitely be reserving her in the future.
Jennifer and her pups were very nice to my Roy. Although her location is in an apartment, it is very roomy, with a large grassy area right outside her door. Roy seemed really happy when I picked him up and was hesitant to leave, which made it clear he liked them. I will def be seeing this family again. Thanks again Jennifer!
Jennifer was so caring and attentive to our two dogs when we boarded them with her. She sent daily updates with photos attached, which made us feel comfortable and reassured while on vacation. I would recommend Jennifer to others looking for a reliable dog sitter.
buck loves jennifer! he's stayed with her twice and always comes home happy and healthy and ready for another visit. jennifer always send pics and updates and she has taken buck on many adventures...way beyond the call of duty!
Jennifer seems to be a really warm and caring person. We were lucky to have found her at the last minute. Our dog was really well cared for when he had some stomach problems. She was patient and understanding with him, and we were so grateful. Also, it was so easy to drop him off at her house on the way to Monterey for the weekend.
Bozley LOVED staying with Jennifer and her pups. Luigi and Bozley were such good playmates. Bozley was tired every night and happy to go see Jennifer and the dogs every day. He would run to the door to greet them!
Jennifer, Lucia, and Luigi were the best!

I used Jennifer for doggie daycare, and my dog had the best time!

Everyday he was so happy to go to her house, he would head right up to the door without waiting for me.

He would curl up and cuddle with Jennifer (he's kind of picky about that) and would even smile in the morning to great Jennifer (which he does to 3 people in the whole world).

I would recommend Jennifer to anyone!
Jennifer and her two pups, Lucia and Luigi, were fantastic! My dog was so excited to go to their house everyday. He greeted Jennifer every morning, so I know he was spending time with her because he wanted to seek her out.

The dogs played great, my dog was tired every night, which was very helpful on a business trip.

My dog got to have a vacation, but at the same time, things stayed pretty normal for him which worked out wonderfully!
Jennifer was very caring to our dog Prince and also to us as it was our first time leaving him for a weekend. Prince had gastrointestinal issues during our time away, and Jennifer kept us up to date on how he was doing. She also sent numerous photos showing us that even though he had some sickness during his stay, he was having a good time with Jennifer and her two little pups. With Jennifer keeping us connected to Prince all weekend we were much less anxious about how he was doing. We highly recommend Jennifer to anyone wanting a safe and loving setting for their dogs.
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