The Wetzel Pet Bed and Barkfast

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Virginia and Jerry W.

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50 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Siberian Husky

Virginia and Jerry's Resident Pets

Buddy
Jack Russell Terrier
Male
10 yr 6 mo old
Sasha
Yorkipoo
Female
9 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Virginia and Jerry's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Virginia and Jerry

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Virginia, my husband is Jerry and we would love to watch your four-legged friend! We are animal lovers to the core! At the Wetzel Pet Bed and Barkfast, your pet is treated like a member of our family! Our pets are our children. My husband and I have been boarding dogs and cats for 10 years! We have two dogs of our own, a Jack Russell and a Yorkie-Poo, and four cats we rescued, we have big hearts for the furry citizens; they are our children and our world! We are sorry, but we now are no longer accepting new large breed dogs. Please send us a private note or text us if you are an existing client. As you may tell from our reviews, we are a very busy hosts and one of the very best in town with every customer booking again. The primary reason for our high booking numbers and repeats is the care we give your pets, many cant wait to come back and run right up to the front door. Booking with hosts that also work full-time jobs such as ourselves during the day, your beloved animal is excited and benefits from free reign of our 3000 sq foot house during the day and open play time with the other borders or our resident dogs. Your pet typically will have non-human intervention for 3-4 hours than a happy dog siesta visit at lunch time with lots of love and attention. Then one of us is home again usually around 3-4 pm varying on the day, We would love for new clients to schedule a meet and greet to get to know us and see why we are one of the busiest pawcation spots. . Our favorite part of the stay is to see the joy of returning guests and the smiles from both the pets and the parents at deBARKcation time. Many moms and dads come for pick up at the end of pawcation , and tell us their pet slept for 2 days after they left on the last visit.. We are very accommodating to any and every need of your pets. One of the accommodations we offer is a doggy door that allows each guest access into the fully fenced and locked 1.5 acre backyard as they please. There are lots of places for your purrfect pet to play and explore with the other guests inside with our resident dogs or romp and play outside during the day in our 1.5 acre completely fenced back yard. We have two benches by the front windows and all our past pawcationers love to stare out the window and bark and bark at passers. Your dogs can cool off whenever they like in the in-ground saltwater pool so its soothing to their skin. Every paw is treated equally, meaning one does not get a treat unless everyone can have a treat. Every pawriffic visitor receives daily attention, we love them as much as our own pets and nurtured with the pac!. Please inquire in advance for drop off times or meet and greets. During the weekday times will vary between early am, the mid-afternoon dog siesta, and most evening drop offs after 4:45. On the weekends we provide 24/7 attention. We even all pile on the large couches for evening TV time every day. Our house is all tile, so if there is an accident, it's OK, it can be easily cleaned! We are flexible when it comes to special needs, medications, or other special requests just means we give them extra love and care!! We are experienced with giving medication whether orally or injections, and understand the importance of medication for your loved ones. We have many repeat clients with multiple stays and tell us their beloved pet can't wait to come back to the Wetzel Pet Bed and Barkfast! We love seeing their joy and excitement of when them come back to our home to be a part of our lives again. It brings us great joy in knowing that our care and compassion goes a long way with your pet! We also offer services such as bathing and nail trims so their paws can be squeaky clean for their return home from their pawcation. We work hard to reflect your puurfect paws current sleeping conditions in our home based from parents instructions . We have blankets and extra dog beds. We make sure every paw is tucked in each evening either within the humans bedroom around the bed, the doggy cove, couch or wherever your beloved pet may choose to sleep. Some parents prefer crates and we place the crates wherever the pet prefers. Our room rate is $25 per pet per stay. Each stay is based on 24 hour periods from check in time. Need a late check out, please let us know we are flexible. Your pet's luggage should include food, leashes, sleeping blanket/bed or crate (same sleeping conditions as your home) and send any other special comfort needs for their stay to be barktastic. If a late check out (more than 6 hours extra) is required please request a custom quote. Our full service bed and barkfast includes high end all natural foods with no fillers, sleeping attire and leashes at a cost of $35 per 24 hours with a free check out bath. Please notify us of this choice before booking. Book your dog's next barkcation with peace of mind knowing that your kid will be well cared for, spoiled rotten and have a barksalot pawriffic time! Drop off and pick up times will vary depending on our work schedules, they are usually very consistent. Weekends we have full availability for most hours during throughout the day. We have cats that live peacefully with our dogs. We request your pets be cat friendly. All boarders must be current on shots. Thank you so much for considering the busiest and most caring host in Jacksonville with one of the largest number of satisfied reviews from our repeat clients. We care for about your time away as much as we care about your pet while they await your return!
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Separation anxiety

Virginia and Jerry W.

Online Now!
50 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 22, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Virginia and Jerry's Home
$25 /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
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
50 Reviews
As always - the very best experience. They are absolutely wonderful with our dog. She misses them when she returns home.
I cannot say enough good things about the experience ! Virginia and Jerry were the BEST substitute pet parents for Buster ! We will not hesitate to use them every time we leave town! Buster was so happy and well cared for, I was almost afraid he use them every time we leave town! Buster was so happy and well cared for, I was almost afraid he wouldn't want to come home! We have found his home away from home. We received many pictures, texts, updates, on our sweet boy! Really took the "stress" of pet worry completely out of our vacation!
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LOVE Virginia and Jerry! Could not ask for better sitters. Our dogs love them. Sometimes our dogs mourn them after we take our dogs home. We would highly recommend Jerry and Virginia to anyone looking for someone to watch their dogs.
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