The Happy Doggie Cabin

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Jenn and Dean L.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 26 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Jenn and Dean's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Jenn and Dean

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Heya! Thanks for checking us out!

First and foremost, Dean and I are dedicated to making sure your dog has a LOVING, safe and stress-free time here at THE HAPPY DOGGIE CABIN. In fact, we like to think that your pet's time here is a resort-like experience.. You'll discover our service is premium and we will treat your pet as if it were our own. Generally, we prefer to have just one dog - our max is three in case we get siblings and want to add one more to the mix. But if you prefer for us to just sit for your dog only - that's fine just let us know. We require a meet and greet for all of our doggie guests. Our schedule is flexible so it'll be easy to set up!

We have a cozy house and a HUGE fenced in yard. 20,000 sq ft of nature, squirrels and trees all around! Your dog will love it here. There is ample squirrel chasing and play time. Dean and I spend a fair amount of time outdoors - whether it's exercising or doing various yard projects. We will also play with your dog - fetch, hide and seek or chase - whichever helps them get a hefty dose of rigorous exercise. This is best for your dog and the most effective way to mitigate stress. A tired dog = a happy dog.

My love for animals:
As a kid, I was always rescuing animals and bringing them home. As an adult, I believe animals are a way of life. When it comes to our four-legged doggy friends, I would say I’m not only a dog lover, I am a dog enthusiast. I read books on dog behavior. I want to understand them. I feel like this deepens my connection with them. My husband and I have had a lot of animals over the years, our last dog was a pit mix that we rescued right off our street. We had her for five amazing years until she got an aggressive cancer and she passed away. It crushed me and we are not quite emotionally ready to parent another four-legged soul, so we have no other pets at this time. That being said, we love helping parents out when they have to go out of town. We understand how stressful it can be to leave your pet in someone else's care. We are incredibly detail-oriented and thoughtful pet sitters. When you return, you can expect a full download verbal report of all the nuances we've observed about your beloved doggie.

Happy Doggie Cabin - a premium doggie service:
- Multiple romps per day out in the half acre of nature
- Mini training sessions - Including hide and seek! - this is a fun game that gets them connected to me and wears them out. (I will adhere to the training commands you’ve established with your dog).
- A calm, relaxing chill place to sleep
- Plenty affection and love
- Photos and videos and updates so you can relax and know your doggie is in excellent care.

Other considerations and things to know:
- Dean and I work from home and have a flexible schedule but we do structure our time. Please be communicative on your pick up and drop off time.
- If you want your dog to be the only dog, that is totally doable! After the meet and greet we will work out a custom quote.
- Every dog is different and has a different level of energy. Walking is calming and necessary for dogs. However, because the yard is so massive, and rigorous exploration and exercise is possible within the confines of the fence, doggie walks are an additional fee starting at $10.
- If you have a senior dog or one that needs medication or has special care instructions - we are thorough and detail oriented and have a lot of experience caring for sick or disabled dogs.
- All dogs must have current vaccinations, be FLEA free and be fully house trained (puppies on a case by case basis).
- Please bring your own doggie bed. I have blankets if needed.
- I have taken many doggie training classes, so I will adhere to the commands you have in place for your dog.
- If you feel your dog would be better in a crate, please provide one. Or we can use our extra large crate for a $15 set up and take down fee.
- At this time, we are only comfortable taking dogs who are good with other dogs unless you’ve indicated that you’d like your dog to be solo here at The Happy Doggie Cabin.

Pick up and drop offs:
*** All overnights are a 24 hour period with a two hour grace period. So if you drop of at 11 AM you will want to pick up by 1 PM on the day you choose.
If you want to extend beyond the grace period, then we charge the regular daycare rate and you have the flexibility of picking your pup at a later time.
Please be clear on drop off and pick up times.

A typical day for us with your dog: Morning exercise, training and hide and seek. Then a little family breakfast, followed by lots of love and a snooze. Lots of pee breaks and romps throughout the day followed by dinner. When the evening gets cold, we snuggle up in front of the tv and watch a movie or show. This would be followed by a late night pee break, a treat if allowed, and then a tuck in.Then a final smooch good night as our eyelids get heavy and we dream of bones falling from the sky. It's pretty fun being here...

If you think you’re dog would be a good match with us, we’d love to meet her or him. Please message me and we can set something up.

Thank you so much for considering us.
We love dogs...and all other sentient beings.

Jenn (and Dean)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Jenn and Dean L.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 26 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated April 11, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jenn and Dean's Home
$53 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$85 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Jenn and Dean's Home
$53 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
4 Testimonials
Dec 2016
Jennifer just loves animals, straight up. And is incredibly patient, kind, and smart. She has watched both of our dogs, and we absolutely relaxed knowing that they were not only in trusted hands, but that they were getting the love, understanding, and attention that buzzes animals. They were no doubt spoiled by her spacious (more than enough room to run) and beautiful yard. Plus, the regular updates she'd send cemented it. She's. The. Best.
Dec 2016

If you are looking for pet care and are considering Jennifer and Dean, you should look no further. They have had many animals over the years and are truly pet people. Not only are they very caring and loving, but they are very good about sensing what the individual needs are for your pet. I have been to their house many times and witnessed first hand how they are with animals. They have attended dog training classes, they’ve nurtured and cared for sick pets of their own, administering fluids and medicine. They are incredibly responsible and reliable. Also, their property is heaven for dogs! Lot and lots of space to fetch and run around. If they have the availability to watch your dog, you and your pet are very lucky.
Dec 2016
Jennifer is one of the most passionate dog lovers I know! She's worked hard to educate herself about dog behavior and training and is a passionate advocate of shelter dogs. Jenn is also fortunate enough to live in an amazing fully enclosed mini-forest within Los Angeles. Her property is very large, fully enclosed with high fences and is a little piece of paradise for any dog lucky enough to stay there. Give her a try. Your dog will thank you!
Dec 2016
I have known Jennifer for over 10 years. Jen is one of those magical people that animals just love!!! Jen has a gentle demeanor and she's a woman who knows how to lovingly be the Alpha in the pack! I trust Jen with my dog Jemma because I know Jen is under the care of someone who cares about her happiness and safety! I can highly recommend Jennifer as your dog's, DogVacay mommy!
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10 Reviews
Jenn & Dean are amazing! They took such great care of Charlie and sent plenty of update pictures and videos. The yard is huge and perfect for lots of play and exercise. I can't recommend them enough!
Jenn & Dean were amazing and have an even more amazing place for my little Harvey to run around in the backyard like a madman! They took great care of him and made sure he got a lot of play time. They sent my wife and I photos and videos throughout the stay. Let's say we were all very satisfied and will be taking Harvey back to them whenever necessary.
This was the first time we have felt truly comfortable with leaving our dog in someone else's care. Jenn and Dean were exceptional, so engaged committed, communicative and obvious dog-lovers. Our dog seemed to have a great time, the property is perfect for him to run around. He had a small unexpected health issue while he was with Jenn and Dean and I could not have wished for better handling of it, so much care. Best ever! we will be back.
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