The Hardy-Berndt Ranch

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Jes B.

37 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 9 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Jes's Resident Pets

12 yr 5 mo old
7 yr 0 mo old
6 yr 8 mo old
4 yr 10 mo old

Jes's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jes

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to The Hardy-Berndt Ranch!

Our family adopted our first dog together shortly after moving into our first home, six years ago. Since then, we have adopted and fostered almost forty dogs together and love having extra heartbeats in our home. We even chose our current home for its dog-friendly neighborhood, large yard with multiple fenced areas, and plenty of space for visiting dogs to settle in and feel comfortable.

We appreciate dogs of all sizes, shapes, breeds, and ages with a special soft spot for shy dogs and seniors. Our resident dogs are a variety of sizes, ages, and personalities, so for social clients we are happy to match up playmates within our family for those clients looking for social interactions. Dogs who enjoy the company of other canines will be welcome to visit in our home and be with our resident pups.

Having fostered several dogs with challenging behaviors and understanding how important it is for them to be safe and comfortable, we welcome dogs who may prefer to be separate from others and/or enjoy the company of humans only (an additional fee may apply if full separation is requested). For dogs working on social skills and with specific training needs, our family will gladly discuss with you and do our best to reinforce the training you are working on at home. As you will see from our photos, we do have a dedicated "rescue room" devoted to canine visitors who would prefer a little extra space. This includes a private, fenced yard area connected so visitors can be outdoors without interacting with others if needed.

Our household is committed to helping your pet(s) feel comfortable and receive the best possible care while you travel. We look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Jes B.

37 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 9 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 28, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jes's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
37 Reviews
Positive stay. Jes very professional and really is cautious about safety and comfort for your pet. Highly recommend, and will use in the future.
Communication was excellent. Jes and her family took wonderful care of my dog. It is obvious Jes has a passion for dogs and has a very thoughtful approach to their care. She sent great pics that I really appreciated. I would recommend her without hesitation and would happily book another stay with her. Thanks!!!
Cleo had a great time with Jess.Had other dogs to play with she was really tired when we picked her up.Definitely will use her again if we need a sitter.
Our 3 mo pup Sophie spent the weekend with Jes and had an absolute blast. It was her first time staying away from home, and she had just been spayed. Jes kept me up to date with texts and pics. Asked me questions regarding how much she ate. Overall it was great to leave Sophie in great hands and not have a worry in our minds
Jes and her family are so welcoming,kind and attentive in the way they cared for Hastings during this visit and on our other visits. I recommend them for anyone with a true concern for their dog's experience and who wishes for their pet to feel at home.
Jes had a meet and great with my 2 dogs before their first overnight. We're "gearing up" for a week vacation. I was so worried my older boy would stress and have problems. Jes has a nice flexible set up and pays lots of attention to her guests - even 250 pounds worth of guests. My dogs took right to her. She voiced interest in learning about my breed, GSMD, and researched them because "she geeks out like that." LOVE IT! She's able to accommodate meds every 12 hours and provide comfort for older dogs with some health conditions. When we dropped them off for overnight, they didn't even run to the door after us. Settled right in and had a grand old time. No stress, no issues! I'm so relieved to have found her as a back up to my family for babysitting.
Jes took great care of our Brittany, he prefers lots of outside time and she made sure he had the chance to play to his heart's content. Jes treated our dog like he was part of her family, and she kept us up to date with photos, emails and texts. We were out of the country for long vacation and we never had a day of worry. When we picked him up, our pup was relaxed and had no signs of stress from his time there. We consider Jes our number one choice when we need to leave Hastings with a trusted sitter.
Awesome, as usual! Highly recommended.
My two dogs were comfortable with Jes from the moment they met, so I knew they were in good hands while we went on vacation for 8 days. She is an awesome sitter, and took great care of them while we were away. I am so glad they were with her!
Porter and Hanna loved their stay with Jes! We loved that we could vacation with peace of mind that our babies were well cared for. She has such a love for animals that you can't help but feel comfortable leaving your pups with her. Her place is truly set up for caring for dogs of all sizes which we love. We will use Jess as long as we can! Thanks for caring for our fur babies Jes!
We've been using DogVacay since our dog was a puppy. Almost 3 years later, we're beyond thrilled with the service, especially since it led us to Jes & Alex. I feel good knowing Jackson is in good, loving hands. With Jes' extensive experience with dogs, I know Jackson gets the care & attention he needs. He always comes home happy & tired! With their sprawling ranch property, our dog has plenty of room to run & enjoys being part of a pack for a few days. We get great feedback & regular texts/pics during his stay. We're so happy Jackson has a home away from home! Jes & Alex make this the easiest part of our travel!
We just had our first DogVacay with Jes over the weekend, and our little guy had a great time! He came home sufficiently tired, so I know he got plenty of play time in. Jes sent us pictures during his stay, and even though much younger and smaller, you could tell he got along great with the other, larger dogs. It was clear that Jes loves her dogs, and we felt incredibly comfortable leaving Finn there overnight. We will definitely utilize her services again!
Our Lebo is a very fearful dog, especially of people he doesn't know. But he was comfortable with Jes right away. She is very knowledgeable about how to deal with different dog issues, and I've already learned a lot from her. She is very kind, understanding, patient, and willing to work with Lebo's issues. We are looking forward to Lebo's next dogvacay with her. Thanks Jes!
Jes was very accommodating for our schedule. Loved the updates we received. Jasmine seemed happy and gave Jes kisses when we left so she must have liked her.
We loved the interaction with Jes and her family during Sparky's stay with them. Jes was very responsive and accommodative to our needs.
She posted several pictures to keep us updated about how he was doing. Sparky always came back with a big doggie smile and a wag. He is a rather sensitive dog so it was very clear to us that he had a good time at Jes's place.

We will certainly be using her services again in the future.

I will never leave Sasha in a 6 x6 chain link cell again! Jess is the most caring dog sitter. Her home is perfect for dogs in the way she has it set up. She also understands 'dog'. I've always hated leaving Sasha at a typical kennel because she is such a person dog. Leaving her with Jess I knew she would get the personal attention she gets at home. I WILL be having Sasha stay with Jess again.
Wonderful and amazing! We don't trust anyone else to look after our 'special needs' dog while we are out of town. Jes is a great person, who we know will always have Lady's best interest in mind!
Our older, blind dog was very happy with Jes, and we were too! She loves dogs and dogs love her.
Jess is great! She is very caring and loving towards my dog. I feel comfortable having my dog stay with her and her doggies. She also has a lot of dog handling experience.. She is great and we will be using her service on an ongoing basis.
I was very pleased with the care Sweet Pea received. She fit right in with Jes' other dogs. Jes is caring and warm to the dogs in her care. I definitely recommend her to anyone needing care for their dogs.
I feel Jes took great care of our dog. We had a great vacation but I think Moonshadow had a better one. We were sent pictures and texts of her stay with Jes. Moonshadow was able to play with other dogs at Jes's place. Our introduction to Jes and the "ranch" made it an easy choice. We plan on leaving Moonshadow with her on our next getaway.
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Jes sent updates and pictures, even a video of Doc playing with other dogs. She was very patient with Doc's parents when they called and expressed their own separation anxiety. Jess was very attentive in giving Doc his medication a half hour before eating. He had a really good time and loved Jes. I'm sure he will love going back to visit with Jes and her doggy friends again.
Jess was flexible on drop off and pick up times, and gave us daily text messages with photos about our dog's stay.
Jes and Alex are awesome! My dogs love going to "puppy camp" at their house, and we get frequent updates on their day(s).
Lily had the best time and Jes is wonderful - Lily can hardly wait to come back again!
Jes is a very low key, dog loving person. Her years of experience doing all her rescue work shows in her calm manner. She is great at reading your dog and instantly knowing what will help them be happy during their stay. Her home provides a big play room and fenced yard was an extra perk! We will see her again!!!!
We definitely will continue booking with Jes and Alex. This is the second time we've booked them because we recognize that they know what they're doing when it comes to dogs. They have the perfect set-up for keeping dogs overnight for multiple consecutive nights. My husband and I know that our dogs get the 5-star treatment when they're with Jes and Alex. Jes does a superb job of keeping in touch and providing updates (via text message) throughout the dogs's stay. We never worry! We know they love!
Another good stay! Jes sent me a few photos/updates during our vacation. Nice to see our dog Carly having fun outside with other dogs. Jes has a very nice set up at her house for dogs and is flexible with drop off/pick up times. Glad we chose Jes to watch our dog while we were away :)
My sensitive senior pooches were treated to lots of cuddles! They got their meds and specialized care and I got lots of updates and pictures :-)
There's no one else we would have left our little man with! He's not even 4 months old yet, so we're still overprotective and overly-worried parents, but leaving our puppy with Jes was a complete no-brainer. We know no one else who has so much care, compassion, and love for dogs, and we'll definitely be taking our puppy again the next time we leave town overnight. Thank you, Jes!
Jes is Amazing! We wholeheartedly recommend her for your dog's vacay.

She made our dog, Hunter, comfortable right away, and we when picked him up at the end of the week, it was obvious that he had a great time and made new friends.

Thank You, Jes! Sandi and John
Jes was great! Her home was set up very nice for "dog sitting". She has three large fenced in sections in her yard and a large sun room dedicated just for overnight doggie guests. She sent me updates with photos during my time away. I would definitely use her again!
this is our dogs' second stay with Jes & Alex. They both seemed to enjoy themselves & had a great time. We feel very comfortable leaving the girls here. Additionally, Jes & Alex are very accommodating with drop off & pick up times. This helps us a great deal. we really appreciate their flexibility.
Jes and Alex were awesome. They hosted our dogs for 3 nights and provided them with a welcoming and loving environment. You can tell both of them have a lot of experience with dogs. They sent us appropriate updates and were always available by phone or text message. My husband and I were very pleased with the service we received. We would definitely book them again in a heartbeat!!!
Harry had a good time playing with the other pups. We received picture and video updates from Jes that made leaving him much easier. We would highly recommend her services.
Overnight stay went well. Both girls were happy when we picked them up.
Jes and Alex are awesome with my dogs - they are extremely caring and spent a lot of play time and snuggle time with each. My dogs are fairly high maintenance, and there are very few people that I trust with their care. Jes and Alex are two that have my complete trust.
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