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Janelle H.

73 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Janelle's Resident Pets

Ada
Dogue de Bordeaux
Female
8 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Janelle's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Janelle

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm a Veterinary Technician with 18 years of experience. I've worked in general practice, emergency, and specialty medicine.

I offer highly responsible, reliable and trustworthy personalized dog sitting service in a home environment tailored to meet the needs of you and your dog. Whether it’s a day, a weekend, a week or much longer, your dog will receive individual attention suited to his/her personality and demeanor. Your dog will get a healthy dose of human and dog interaction while you are gone, including walks, stuffed frozen kongs and, play-time – unless otherwise specified by you.

I'm 100% comfortable with medicating, feeding, bathing and dedicating myself and my time to ensure that while you are gone, your pup will get the best care and attention which would otherwise be unavailable in a caged boarding facility.

I will provide security and peace of mind not only for your animals but also for you while you are away. I am a life long pet owner and animal lover.. Let your animals vacation with me!

Drop off and Pick up times:
7-11 am
5-8 pm
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Janelle H.

73 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janelle's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
73 Reviews
Simply put, Janelle was amazing. She was so helpful, accommodating and considerate. She checked in with us, sent us pictures of Sheldon while we were away, helped work on his walking on a leash, and much more. We are so happy we found her and look forward to using her again!
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Our pup Gizmo can be quite stubborn and quite the handful at times with new people. I'm always worried about leaving her with someone new in case they can't handle her. But with Janelle this was not an issue. She has plenty of experience and is very knowledgeable. I felt 100% comfortable leaving Gizmo with her and knew she would be in good hands. She enjoyed her stay and I enjoyed the pictures that Janelle sent every day. We will certainly be checking to see if Janelle is available the next time we need a dog sitter!
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Bella spent this past weekend with Janelle. She loves going to Janelle's and making new friends. It is such a relief to know that she is in the best hands when we go away! Janelle is the best! Thanks again Janelle!
Muldoon stayed the weekend with Janelle - my plans were a bit unsettled on when I would pick Doon up from his doggie vacation. Janelle is always so flexible and understanding with her time and we try to always stay true to drop off and pick up times. Picked Doon up later than expected that day..thank you for all do for us Janelle!
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I can't imagine leaving Lexxi with anyone else. Janelle is tops. Lexxi has spent many nights with Janelle and even some other doggie pals. We get pics and updates which are always a warm welcome when we travel. One of the hardest things about travelling and having a pet is where and with whom can you safely leave your fur friend. I can honestly say while we think of Lexxi every day when weare gone, I know she is safe, warm, well fed, and loved by Janelle. Can't ask for anything more. It is a pleasure to have Janelle as A sitter for our dog. Dog Vacay is a must for anyone who needs a sitter for their pet.
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Janelle was awesome, Atom came back happy and exhausted :-) Will definitely recommend/book again.
Arlo was having so much fun that he stayed an extra night! He came home happy and healthy. We will definitely book with Janelle again.
Janelle always makes us feel comfortable. I know that Bentley is in good hands!
Once again Janelle watched Maya and once again it was a fabulous visit. I got daily pictures and updates. Maya came home happy and tired. She should be with all the walks Janelle took her on. Give Janelle a try, you won't be sorry.
Janelle never ceases to be amazing and very accommodating! Muldoon is always ready and excited to spend time with her when we are traveling for work. Thank you Janelle!
Janelle continues to be our go to sitter for Lexxi. We have travelled all over the world and have never had to worry about whether our dog was being taken care of. We have great confidence in Janelle and will continue to have her as our dog sitter.
Great dog sitter!
Maya spent another fabulous vacation with Janelle. This is the longest we have gone away. We wouldn't have left her with anyone else. Maya had many walks, exercise and snuggle time with Janelle. She kept us updated daily with many pictures.
Arlo was having such a good time that he stayed one extra night! We were able to relax and enjoy our own vacation because Janelle sent us updates every day--sometimes twice a day--with photos and videos. We could see how happy he was. Janelle made sure he got plenty of walks and playtime, which is important because he is just 1 year old. When we picked him up, he had just had a bath. We are thrilled to have such a great pet sitter and highly recommend Janelle.
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If you want someone who can be trusted with your 4 footed family member, who takes the time to keep you informed about your fur baby, and gives you peace of mind when you have to leave your fuzzy pup, Janelle is the person!! My dog, Lexxi has stayed with her on numerous occasions, this last time for over a month while we did an around the world adventure. While I missed Lexxi terribly, I knew she was in safe hands and well taken care of. Janelle is definitely a keeper! Thanks, Janelle!
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The only thing I worry about when Ernie is with Janelle is whether Ernie will ever want to come back home. Janelle is wonderful. Jacqui C.
Thank You Janelle and Dog Vacay! It has been about 10 months since Muldoon's (10 year old Pug)first Vacay with Janelle; We have had 10 vacays and will probably have 15 by our 1 year mark in September. Janelle has been a blessing of care for Muldoon and a true professional -she takes her business seriously! A piece of mind for me with my crazy travel schedule.

Janelle thank you for being extra careful with Muldoon in this hot weather and keeping an eye on his right paw! I appreciate you!
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Hi my name is Hobbes, I am german shepard mutt and last week I vacationed with Janelle and her family while my pet mom was vacationing. It was a wonderful stay. Ms. Janelle took good care of me. I got lots of walks and had plenty of space to roam. I'm a diabetic and need 2 insulin shots a day. Ms. Janelle was pawsome with helping me get my medicine and my diet (just like humans, us doggie diabetics have to watch our weight).
Not only do we recommend her, we hope to be back in August for another visit.
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Janelle was wonderful as always! When our dog arrived for his stay, he was having some tummy trouble, but we felt perfectly comfortable leaving him in Janelle's care. Sure enough, within a day, he was all better and had another great stay. Don't know what we would do without Janelle!
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I am so happy we found Janelle! She is a caring person and took great care of Bentley. She gave us daily pictures and videos and always reassured us that he was fine. He loves to walk and his daily walks were such a plus!! It was the most relaxed I've ever been and I will be a repeat customer! Thanks again Janelle. You're the best!
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We were so worried leaving Zoe for the first time when we took a family vacation. Janelle made us comfortable and assured us of Zoe's happiness. Daily pictures of her doggy outings proved to us that she was happy and well cared for. The problem we face is that Janelle spoiled Zoe so much that she expects all day attention, doggy play dates and more dog park time now that she is back home. Thank you Janelle for a great first DogVacay experience.
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Our dogs had a wonderful stay. Janelle took great attention of them once again. We can't thank her enough for making sure they were well cared for so that we could go on vacation without worry. Thank you Janelle!
Once again, Janelle is wonderful and our dog is happy and healthy after a stay with her. We had to go out of town unexpectedly and Janelle was very accommodating. Our dog recently had minor sugery and had stitches. I felt perfectly comfortable knowing Janelle would take excellent care of our dog and meet all of his needs. The peace of mind Janelle provides us is priceless. Thanks again, Janelle!
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This was our second time using Janelle and as always the experience was excellent. Loved that she sends daily photo updates
we recently returned from a trip and was greeted with a snow storm. We were concerned that our flight would be delayed or cancelled. Janelle assured us that whatever happened Lexxi was In good hands and not to worry. We have every confidence with Janelle taking care of our dog when we are away. She is the best!
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Janelle was FANTASTIC! She is extremely knowledgeable about dogs and and not only had my stubborn Pitbull walking like a lady when I got home but got her on an track with eating actual "Dog food"! Janelle is truly a caring professional. My dog was with her for 5 days while I vacationed and It was my first time leaving my girl anywhere so I was pretty nervous but the daily updates and videos of her playing and sleeping put my mind at ease. If you are a nervous Mommy or Daddy to a fur baby like I am you will be happy that you went to her! I will be going back again!
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Max had a blast!!! We felt very relaxed that he would be well cared for. He came home happy and clea . She's like a home away from home!!!
Janelle was wonderful ! She took all 4 of my dogs, two of whom had medical needs. They went on walks, played, wandered the yard and came home totally tired out. Plus, Janelle is excellent at emailing you with updates and pictures. I will definitely be using her again !
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Janelle took great care of our puppy. He came back clean and tired: perfect combo. He was happy to be there and enjoyed the large selection of toys.
Janelle was amazing once again. She is so good with our two dogs. She is also very caring and kind to them. We cannot thank her enough for taking such care of our fur kids.
Janelle was amazing! She sent us 5 pictures in the 24 hours that our dog was ther . We hate leaving max, so the pictures were so reassuring. He was walked and played with. He had a great time! We felt relaxed that Janelle cared for him like we would. We will definitely use her again!!
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Maya always has a great time at Janelle's house. We got Maya back and Maya wanted to go with Janelle.
Janelle is amazing. She provides daily updates, which allows you to see how your pet is doing. I could see how comfortable Maya was, which makes me feel better about leaving her. This was not our first vacay with Janelle, and it certainly won't be our last. We have referred her to everyone we know. You will not be disappointed. Maya was spoiled. Who wouldn't want that for their pet?
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Sydney had a great time with Janelle and we look forward to her next stay!
oh my gosh--what a wounderful experience. I was introduced to DOGGY VACA by a fellow worker. We had a family emergency and I was about to call the kennel for about $130.00 per night and the poor pup would have been in a small cold jail. We take our boy with us every where and to find a jem like Janell was fantastic. Tuck had so much fun and we felt confident that he was in a loving caring safe enviorment. We will be returning. Thank you so much for giving us peace of mind.
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Janelle was great! I have never left Muldoon with anyone but family. I was a bit nervous but Janelle made me feel very comfortable both in our email exchanges and at our Meet n Greet. Based on the pictures I received Doon look like he had a great time and returned home just as happy as he left! We have already booked our next vacay with Janelle!

Thank you!
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Sydney had a great time with Janelle! My husband and I loved getting the video updates. It's so nice to go away and know that your dog is in great hands and you don't have to worry at all. We will definitely use Janelle again!!!
Janelle is amazing. She provides daily updates, which allows you to see how your pet is doing. I could see how comfortable Maya was, which makes me feel better about leaving her. This was not our first vacay with Janelle, and it certainly won't be our last. We have referred her to everyone we know. You will not be disappointed. Only problem is that Maya didn't want to come home. She was spoiled. Who wouldn't want that for their pet?
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This was our first experience with DogVacay. Janelle made us feel very comfortable about leaving our older dog. We loved getting a message and picture each day. When we picked him up he seemed happy. We plan to ask Janelle to sit for us again.
I am so thankful that I found Janelle. I interviewed her at a park nearby my house and was impressed with her vast dog knowledge and especially her knowledge regarding Greyhounds and the aspects of their breed that makes them different from other dogs.

I am very particular about my Greyhound's care and after meeting Janelle, I was 100% confident that she would provide the best in care for my girl in my absence. I was correct. I vacationed for 1 week and never once worried. I truly was at ease.

Without hesitation, I highly recommend Janelle to you. And, Greyhound owners (yes, we are a special group) please do not hesitate in selecting her for your Grey. She is the best.
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Without a doubt, janelle is the best dog sitter we have ever had. Lexxi does not like a crowd of dogs. She stops eating and will not engage in play. Janelle had all the right answers and Lexxi seemed to thrive. We travel a lot and are so relieved that we can leave Lexxi with Janelle and not have to angst or feel guilty about leaving her. I know there are a lot of folks out there who have searched and worried about where they can leave their beloved pet. Believe me, I know the feeling. I can say, with total sincerity, janelle will care for your 4 legged family member, and you will be able to enjoy your time away. We especially enjoyed, and looked forward to, the morning report and picture of Lexxi. Big bonus. I hate to keep gushing, but Janelle is the answer to our prayers! Thanks Janelle!
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Grace stayed with Janelle for her first time and had an awesome time. She came home happily exhausted!! Thank you Janelle - you gave us peace of mind that our furry child was in such good hands!
We left Bella with Janelle again for a long weekend. As always Janelle kept us informed of how Bella was doing several times each day. She took her for many walks each day and even gave her a bath. It is so comforting knowing that she is in good hands. When we drop her off, she runs right to Janelle and basically says "ok....you can go now"! Thank you Janelle.
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Janelle did an outstanding job with our dog Cosmo. He was just diagnosed with diabetes. We were worried we would not be able to find someone with the knowledge and medical background to watch him for us. We were so glad to have found Janelle.
He needed medication, insulin, and urine testing. She met his daily needs and kept us up to date. She was just awesome in her care of him. We would not hesitate to have Janelle look after Cosmo again!!!!
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Pawsome...I see what you did there. Anywho, Janelle was great! She is very structured, and her house was impeccably clean. My wife and I were very nervous about leaving our dog for his first ever time, and Janelle was reassuring and helpful. She was also accommodating and flexible in our ever changing itinerary. We got a picture and update every day, and even got a text when our dog coughed, and Janelle just wanted us to be aware. Gizmo is the same dog that we dropped off, and thats the most important part. We would totally use Janelle again in the future.
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Janelle has an engaging and extremely dog friendly personality. Our Golden Retriever warmed up to Janelle immediately and she took great care of her while we were away. We would definitely consider using her again.
Great experience - very easy to coordinate. Dog was very happy. Would use her again.
Janelle was wonderful!! We left our Luna for almost 2 weeks, and everyday we would get pictures and comments about how she was doing, needless to say, that made the separation from our little one almost bearable. I can't thank her enough for taking care of our baby, I will highly recommend her, and most likely we'll use her services again!!
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Janelle is AWESOME! Leaving Bella with Janelle enables us to relax and take the worries away of leaving her for a few days here and there. Bella was so excited to see Janelle even though she has not seen her in over 8 months! We have another tripped planned and have already booked the reservation through Janelle. She is amazing!
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Janelle was awesome!! I knew from the moment I met her that I would feel comfortable leaving Buddy with her. She asked if I like updates, which I love them, and she came through. She sent updates all throughout the day which gave me the feeling that Buddy was doing great. It made my vacation experience just as great!!
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This was Maya's second visit with Janelle. Maya was so excited to see Janelle that she didnt't even stick around long enough for us to let us say goodbye to her. Off she went with Janelle. Maya enjoyed her stay. We will be using Janelle next time.
Awesome! Communication was great and we didn't worry about our dog at all during our trip out of town. We were very pleased with Janelle! Thanks so much.
Do Not hesitate to book a doggie vacation with Janelle. She was absolutely wonderful!!
First, let me say my fur baby Hobbes has diabetes, so finding some one who was comfortable giving insulin shots was very important. Janelle was a pro. Next she was extremely accommodating with my schedule. I work 12 hour days and I had no problem with scheduling a time to meet and chat. She gave us daily updates with pictures and videos.

Even though we don't have any long vacations coming up I do plan on using Janelle through out the summer for those quick trips to the shore.

I can't thank her enough.
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I have never left my baby with anyone and was hesitant to go away. I was nervous to leave her, but after meeting Janelle, I was immediately put at ease. I felt more comfortable about leaving her. With the updates and pictures daily, I could see that I left my little girl in good hands.
I would not hesitate to leave her with Janelle again. I recommend her highly.
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Janelle is a Godsend. I dropped my ailing Peke at her house with meds and a saline bag for sub-cutaneous administration. I received updates and photos several times per day. Came back to a happy recovering Peke. I don't know what I'd do without Janelle and her vet tech skills. I hope I never have to find out!
Jacqui C
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My 4 year old dog was well taken care of during her visit. We are very grateful that Janelle was so good to our pup and highly recommend her. She kept us updated throughout her visit. THANK YOU!
This is the second time my dog stayed with Janelle and we were a block away from her house and my dog was so excited to see her. As soon as we pulled up to Janelle's house my dog could not wait to see her and ran right over to her....and she hasnt seen her in months. My fur baby had a great time and was well taken care of. She got plenty of walks and playtime and we are thankful that Janelle sent us photos and kept us updated during her long stay. Thank you Janelle!l
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We cannot thank Janelle enough for taking care of and giving proper attention to our 15 year old dog who has medical issues during her first stay with her. Janelle took really good care of her and sent us photos throughout her stay. She allowed her to sleep in a special orthopedic dog bed that she had so she would be comfortable during her stay. There is not too many people I would trust to watch our baby. Janelle was very kind to her. Thank you Janelle.
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Janelle was wonderful as always. We love the photos Janelle sends. Our dog was happy to arrive at Janelle's and in great spirits when we picked him up. We already have our next stay reserved with Janelle. Thanks again, Janelle!
Janelle was very friendly and helpful. This was our first Dogvacay experience and she made it a good one. When my trip was unexpectedly extended and she was unable to keep my dog due to previously accepted reservations, she got on the phone and worked with Dogvacay to get my pooch to another local host she trusted.
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Janelle was wonderful as usual! Our dog, Sheldon, was so excited when I dropped him off. As soon as we pulled up to Janelle's house, Sheldon's tail was wagging like crazy and he could barely wait to see her and go into her house. He was happy when I picked him up. Janelle sends the best pictures to keep us updated on how Sheldon is doing. Sheldon is ready for his next stay with Janelle in a few weeks! Thanks again, Janelle.
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I was very happy with having Janelle watching over my dog. Especially with him being a senior, it was important for me to find someone who was able to take care of his needs and make him feel comfortable when I was out of town. Thank you!
Janelle is the best! Our dog, Sheldon, recently stayed with Janelle for the third time. As soon as we pull up to Janelle's house, Sheldon's tail starts wagging and he gets so excited. It's the best feeling knowing that he's happy and receiving such wonderful care. The photo updates are great. Thank you again, Janelle! Sheldon looks forward to his next vacation with you.
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we left our 60-lb doberman-hound mix with Janelle over Christmas Eve night. everything went perfectly. Janelle texted photos to keep us informed and our dog had done his "business" (1 & 2) and was nice and tired when we picked him up. Janelle was easy to talk to and set up times and expectations. when we are in need of a sitter and in the area again, we will be contacting Janelle. we are so appreciative of her opening her home to our pup on that holiday night.
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We could not have asked for a better experiance than this past Thanksgiving. This was the first time we were leaving our dog with someone other than family and wer were very nervous. Janelle sent lots of pictures and videos and updates of Bella's stay. She took Bella for many walks and even gave her a bath. Janelle was awesome and we have already scheduled Bella for another vacation. Janelle truly takes the worry out of leaving our dog for a vacation.
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Janelle is still as fabulous as she was the first time we met her. She loves our little guy just like he was hers. She allows him to run her house (much like he does at ours). She really is the absolute best!
We are so grateful we found Janelle to watch our dog while we were away. She treated her like a princess and kept us updated. We have never used a pet sitter before and felt really comfortable leaving our "fur" kid with Janelle. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and medical conditions with dogs as well as professional. Our dog had a surgery that she was recovering from and Janelle was so good with her and making sure she continued to heal. Janelle is AMAZING and we would definitely want to use her again. We highly recommend her. She is really wonderful.
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Janelle is simply amazing. My pup loves being over there and she seems to love him just as much! This was our 2nd stay with Janelle and everything was perfect, just like the first stay. Our pup could have cared less when I dropped him off, they were on their way to their first walk, he didn't even look back. I just have a sense of calm when I leave our little man there. Janelle is definitely a rock star!
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My special needs dog had her second stay with Janelle recently. She was coddled and nurtured and photographed galore. She wasn't even upset when I left her and, frankly, not all that excited when I returned! Janelle is amazing with her. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Janelle is an angel sent from heaven. I feel so fortunate to have found her. My senior Pekingese is handicapped and cannot walk. I have been hesitant to leave her with anyone and have really limited my traveling in the past two years. But Janelle has experience with handicapped dogs and wasn't phased by Annie's handicap in the least. They took to each other immediately. Janelle sent me updates and photos, even videos! When I returned, Janelle even had suggestions for how I can make Annie more comfortable. Also, I came home to a freshly bathed dog with freshly washed bedding! If I had anything bad to say about Janelle, it would only be a lie to try to keep you from occupying her time the next time Annie and I need her!
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Janelle is a true pro and I am so happy we found her. I highly recommend her. From the very first message I sent her to the minute we picked up our dog from his stay, Janelle was responsive, professional and very friendly. I feel great comfort leaving our dog with her because of her extensive knowledge about dogs as well as her big heart for them. Our dog is anxious with humans, but he took to Janelle quickly. I was very impressed when Janelle told me about the variety of dogs she cares for including those with physical or disposition issues. I communicated with a couple of her other clients and they could not say enough good things about Janelle and they were right! As any loving dog owner knows, it's hard to leave your dog in the care of someone else, but Janelle made it easy for us. We miss our dog when we are away, but we know he is receiving great care. We just got back and already have our little guy scheduled for his next stay with Janelle!
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Janelle could not have been more amazing! When we met for our meet and greet I immediately knew our dog would be in great hands-it's just something about her. Our dog had scratched open a "hotspot" on his shoulder and right away she knew what to do, how to take care of it and when I showed her the medicine we used she knew it right away. When I got to Janelle's to drop our dog off everything was set up and ready for him to be there. Our dog is a bit spoiled and Janelle was so completely great about our dog taking over her house. Janelle's puppy is the sweetest and I think our dogs new girlfriend. Janelle sent us an abundance of pictures and videos (which was perfect) of our dog to let us know everything was going okay. When we came to pick him up he smelt delicious and we realized Janelle had given him a bath-above and beyond and the "hotspot" was all dried up and healed perfectly. I can not explain how comfortable I felt leaving our "baby" with Janelle but can say we will definitely be using her again in the (near) future!
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