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Janice L.
Vienna, VA 22182
124 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

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About Janice

We are a loving family and consider it a joy to watch your precious pet. We watch dogs of all sizes and personalities and are thrilled to be an alternative to traditional kenneling. We simply love what we do!

We consider it a high responsibility to care for your pet while you are away and we do so with respect, attention and love. Your pup will be walked with additional "sniff time" outside. We give the pups free roam of the house including allowing on furniture and sleeping with us if so desired. They are truly part of the family. We adhere to your house rules however and if they differ from that we will respect and reinforce. For instance, if you crate your pup occasionally you can of course bring that crate and we will honor your requests.

I am at home with my kids so I can give plenty of attention to your pup. I am out of the house only for errands, not daily or for more than a few hours. We have a great home and children that love dogs. My husband is a full partner in the care of our guests who equally loves what we do. Our yard is spacious, and we have a beautiful large screened in porch for the pups that like the outdoor entertainment. Our neighborhood is dog friendly lined with sidewalks for safe sniffing, walks or even runs. Directly behind our yard is a protected green space with a trail and stream, great for walking. As a rule I take no more than three dogs but have at times with extenuating circumstances taken more.

You will receive updates via text, email as well as photos and maybe even videos as a part of our standard of great care. I understand how important your dog is and will honor that in my care of your dog and in our communication during their stay with us.
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Janice L.
Vienna, VA 22182
124 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 15, 2015

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janice's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Janice's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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124 Reviews
As always, Janice and her family were wonderful to my boys!
It's been some time since we had Janice and family take care of our Yorkie, however I have not made the time to leave a review. We had a wonderful experience with this family and would highly recommended them. Jeff
Casady's favorite home-away-from-home. I know when she's with Janice and her family she'll have a good time and be well cared for. That makes it easier for me to leave her when I'm away. Thanks.
Janice and family,
Polo and I can't thank enough for his years and years of wonderful stays at your home.
Best wishes on your upcoming move and future adventures.
Many, many thanks for your marvelous care.
We will miss you tremendously.
Amy & Polo
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Janice and her family are awesome! We feel like Lulu enjoys her visits and that makes us feel good too!
Harper's second weekend stay with Janice & couldn't be happier. Janice has a way with dogs & she involves her whole family in their care & love so Harper couldn't be happier either!
I can't say enough good things about Janice and her family. Lars is always happy to be dropped off and comes home happy and tired. In addition, Janice is very accommodating of our travel plans. She is by far Lars' favorite host. Highly recommend.
Janice and her family were wonderful hosts for our 6 month old cockapoo puppy, Finn. Finn is our first puppy and this was our first time going away without him, so I was very nervous. From the moment we met Janice we knew she was going to be terrific. Janice is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about dogs. She is also a very kind and sweet person. Janice provided daily updates via text and even pictures and videos. She took care of Finn like he was her own puppy. Finn was very happy during his stay. Janice gave Finn his medicine, walked and played with him, and made sure he was safe and had a loving, comfortable place to sleep. I had no worries about Finn during his stay with Janice. We cannot say enough positive things about our experience and would not hesitate to have Finn stay with Janice again.
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As always Maya was very excited to go spend a day with Janice and her family. She seemed to have had a good time with her hosts and their other doggie guests.
I also appreciate Janice taking Maya at short notice.
Janice is a wonderful host. Maya loves her, and we are relaxed going away leaving her with the Lum family.
Thanks again, Janice!
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Janice was great. Really flexible with Mara's needs and we loved the picture updates. Janice made us feel like Mara was safe and welcome in her home. Will definitely be going back with any pet sitting needs.
We love working with Janice and her family!! We love getting the pictures and updates.
Great visit! Harper's (17 month old golden retriever pup) first weekend stay with Janice & couldn't be happier. My puppy has a bit of
"spunk" as Janice nicely put it & Janice was so go with the flow & sent me updates to let me know Harper was having a great weekend with her new visiting dog friend Lola. Fortunately for Harper she'll be back to stay with Janice again in a few weeks!
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Our 2 pugs enjoyed their stay with Janice! They are typically couch potatoes, so it was good for them to have some extra activity and attention while we were away.
An all around wonderful experience for both Polo and myself! :)
We feel very comfortable leaving Lulu with Janice and her lovely family. We know she (Lulu) has a good time.
Can't recommend Janice and her family highly enough. They are extremely kind and caring and made us feel very comfortable leaving our 18 month old pup. We will certainly be taking him back.
Janice is wonderful! This review is long overdue - but she is always our first choice for the pups when we are out of town. But book early, she fills up fast!
Janice was awesome! I have a skittish Golden Retriever so we tried a day visit first & Janice was very patient & made Harper feel very at home. She took her time to wait to introduce the other dog she was watching, sent me an update & pic to let me know her day was going very well.
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Our dog had a great stay with Janice. It was really nice to get daily pics and notes. I was really happy that we were able to leave our dog with a host that was so caring and attentive. Will definitely book for another vacay in the future!
Janice and her family were great hosts for our puppy, Harper. The daily texts and photos gave us peace of mind and extra assurance that everything was going well. We'd let Harper stay with Janice again, anytime!
My daughter highly recommended Janice so I left Gracie with her while I was away on a short trip. I was so grateful that they loved her and treated her a as a part of their family. The pictures Janice sent to me were proof that she was a happy girl!
Janice took such great care of my dog while I was on vacation with my parents. In addition, she was so flexible on the time I would be dropping my dog off as I was driving home from medical school in Michigan and not exactly sure what time I would arrive at her house. The pictures Janice sent me while I was away were proof that my pup was very happy. Lots of wagging tails and love.
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Janice is a wonderful host. I had such peace of mind leaving my dog with her. She was very patient with my dog who has a problem with pulling on the leash and she knew how to take care of him. I will definitely use Janice again! She and her family are so kind and loving. Its a great place for your dog!
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As usual, Lars had a wonderful stay with Janice and family. He came home calm and relaxed and was sorry to say goodbye to them! I highly recommend Janice as a host to dogs of any size. She provides a very loving and nurturing environment and is by far Lars' favorite host on Dog Vacay!
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Very responsive, was able to watch my dog on short notice, and it seemed to like a great place for my dog to spend a couple days.
Janice and her family were great with out dog EZ. The lines of communication with Janice regarding all aspects from meeting EZ before his stay, drop off, pick up and daily notes and pictures during his stay were great. We would use Janice and her family again with no hesitation.
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We're first-timers with dogvacay and were pleased with our experience. Janice and her family were very welcoming to Zeus and us right from the start. Everything felt "right" at our meet-up visit -- Janice showed that she was caring and experienced. Janice kept in contact while we were away, and we definitely got the impression that Zeus was comfortable, cared for, and felt at home. When we picked our boy up, we were pleasantly surprised to hear that our people-loving Golden really enjoyed playing with Janice's other doggy visitors too. Zeus has definitely found a home-away-from-home with Janice.
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We're so glad that we found Janice and her family to look after our dog. Again they took great care of Kim! I received a lot of updates and pictures on how Kim was doing. You absolutely deserve 5 stars!!!!!
This was Mauer's first experience being away from us for a long period of time and we felt so safe and secure leaving our pup for the first time, we really couldn't have asked for a better experience! She not only took the time to get to know Mauer's personality but also willing to give him a special diet in time of need. Her communication was stellar as we received daily pictures while we were away for our wedding which to me is white glove service at its best! You cannot find a more loving, caring, and comfortable environment for your pup in the area. No doubt Janice will be our go-to for Mauer's vacays!
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Flexible, communicative, and thoughtful with our dog. Wonderful as always - thank you!
This was Swagger's second stay with Janice and her family and it could not have been a better experience. Daily pictures and updates were great and my dog was calm and happy when I picked him up.
Janice is delightful and we felt very safe leaving our Lulu with her. We heard from her and she even sent pictures while we were gone. Thank you Janice!
If there is someone who loves Polo as much as I do, it would be Janice. Polo had another wonderful, caring, loving experience with Janice and family. Thank you so much! Polo and I are so very grateful to you!
Janice and her family were amazing with my two dogs (both large mutts 65+ lbs.). Janice took the time to really understand my dog’s personality at the meet-n-greet. From there, she welcomed them into her family as if they were part of her family during their stay. She was very mindful of introducing my boys to another dog she was boarding and she walked me through the planned introduction. The introduction went well and Janice was very proactive in communicating that to me. She sent me multiple texts with pictures throughout the stay. It was clear that my dogs were loved, thoroughly exercised with multiple walks and doted on while we were away. She even texted me the day after I picked them up to make sure they were doing well with the transition home. I will definitely book with Janice again and I highly recommend everyone else do the same!
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I want to thank Janice and family for Polo's safe, secure, successful, and very fun visit. I do not worry when Polo is there and he comes home very happy and tired from all the play time and walks. I would highly recommend Janice to anyone considering DogVacay, although I hope she doesn't get so busy that she doesn't have room for Polo!!
Thank you!!
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As always, Maya seemed to have had a comfortable and pleasant stay with Janice and her family. I think she got a lot of hugs and cuddles which she loves! Janice sent me updates and very cute pictures of Maya all through the weekend.

I am always most relaxed when we leave Maya with Janice. It was a stress-free weekend for us.

Thanks so much again Janice, for all your help. Maya is looking forward to her next visit with you and your very affectionate family.
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Janice and her family are awesome! We put our three dogs with her and they had a blast and came home so tired! We have one dog that is skiddish and scared and he came out of his shell quickly which was even surprising to us!! I would highly recommend that anyone and any dog could go stay with her and her family!
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Our pups enjoyed their visit with the Lum Family. We are very confident and satisfied with the love and care they receive. We will continue to use their services.
Our dog is safe, sound, and happy whenever she stays with Janice. We never have to worry that she is being loved and cared for. Janice provides a happy place for our dog and a happy state of mind for us!
Charlie has spent the last 5 years with a family friend while I was away. Could not this year so we had been spoiled and I was SO worried....Well then I left Charlie Tearful with Aunt Janice and within 5 minutes there was a E Mail and Picture of my Charlie looking happy and well. That continued for the next 2 weeks pictures and stories of how well my Boy was doing. I didn't look back enjoyed my trip and fell in love with Janice and her family.. for looking after Charlie and me too!
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Leaving my fur-baby behind for a couple of days always makes me nervous, but Janice was very in tune with that and made every effort to make Lana and I comfortable. Thanks Janice!
This was the first time I used DogVacay and Janice L. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog Stevie with Janice and I could tell that Stevie would be well cared for and treated like a member of Janice's family. What a great service
We had a WONDERFUL experience with Janice and her family!! Our 1 year old French Bulldog puppy, Cortez is like our baby, so when we had to plan our summer vacation without him, I was a WRECK worrying about leaving him at a boarding facility. Since I work from home, he is used to lots of love and attention throughout the day and even more when my 3 kids and husband get home in the afternoons/ evenings. I found Janice and loved that she was LLC'd and stayed home all day with the doggies and ALSO had 3 kids of her own that would be home with them!! We corresponded many times thru DOGVACAY, then did a meet and greet. Her home was spacious and airy and she was so friendly!! Cortez felt right at home, exploring everything!! I went ahead and made the reservation with her and was SO relieved to have found someone I was completely comfortable with. I had many, many other questions, before the big day, but she answered them all. While on our vacation, she sent daily texts/pics of our Cortez and quite honestly, they MADE OUR DAY. Seeing him with his doggy friends or getting love from herself and her kids. I cannot say enough good things about Janice and her family and thank them from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of our baby, giving him the love and attention he deserves. We will be SURE to book WAY AHEAD to make sure our Cortez always stays with Janice when he cannot go on vacation with us. THANK U, JANICE, FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Brenna loves going to Janice's house. So fortunate to have found her!
Percy spent 5 nights with Janice and came home happy and tired. Janice was so sweet and sent me pictures of Percy playing with other dogs while we were away. We love sending Percy on "vacation" to Viva Vienna when we vacation and can't take Percy along. We will absolutely use Viva Vienna again!
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Janice and her family took extremely good care of our 13 year old dog. Janice welcomed us in a very enthusiastic and friendly way. Every day we received a couple of (motion) pictures so we were well up to date. We had a great vacation and our dog had a great vacation too!! Thank you so much and seeing you next time!!
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From the minute we walked through the door for our meet and greet, we knew our dogs would be safe and comfortable at Janice's. We got such a good vibe from the household. Kabo and Mattie had such a great time and I could tell from the daily updates and photos that they were part of the family. We would not hesitate on leaving our precious doggies there again and in fact, would not be too keen on going elsewhere since I doubt anyone can top Janice.
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Once again, Janice took wonderful, loving care of Charlotte. Charlotte always returns home happy and rested from a visit to Janice's, and we wouldn't thinking of taking her anywhere else.
Janice and family were amazing hosts for my 15 year Yorkie, Guinevere. Janice was very quick to respond to my initial meet and greet request, my reservation request and general communication. I received pictures and/or videos on each of the 5 days I was away, along with Guinevere's status texts. I truly believe that my baby was in great hands, and will definitely be contacting Janice for our future vacay needs!
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Brenna had a wonderful stay with Janice and her family. The updates were great & I continue to recommend without hesitation.
My doodle (Swagger) and I had a fabulous experience with Janice and her family. From the moment we were introduced at our meet-and-greet until pick up after his stay, I felt completely confident that my dog was in good hands and was made to feel like one of the family. Janice sent text updates and pictures while throughout his stay and it was obvious he was having fun....and probably hoping he just got adopted. We would definitely check with Janice first the next time dog sitting was required.
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This was our first time to leave Baxter for two weeks . I think he wanted to stay longer! We loved the messages from Janice seeing her daughter using Baxter as a pillow while she watched TV. I always know he has a loving family and wonderful dog friends to play with.
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What an incredible find for those that love their dogs but can't take them with them. Janice and her family took such wonderful care of our dog Mancha! He was a bit under the weather when we left but Janice nursed him back to health, gave daily pictures, updates, and even a video! He didn't seem to miss us much and was his usual good self after a day of rest from all the play on his long weekend doggy vacay. He even came back to us slightly better mannered than when we left. We wholeheartedly recommend Janice's family! We will be sure to recommend her to our friends and will have much less anxiety leaving our pup with her if we should need to travel.
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Buddy's first experience away from home was a great one. Janice sent me texts and pictures of Buddy so I would be comfortable, and she made sure Buddy was happy.
Second time Brenna's spent time with Janice and her family. When we got there, she ran in the door and didn't look back. Always comes home happy and tired!
Polo had another wonderful visit with Janice. Janice and her family take excellent care of him and I can't thank them enough! Both Polo and I look forward to my next trip as both of us enjoy our vacation time.
My two older dogs had a great stay with Janice. They came home very relaxed, and Janice was wonderful about sending us a note and/or pictures every day to let us know how they were doing and what they were up to. I'd recommend Janice without hesitation, and hope to be able to leave my dogs with her again.
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Janice and her family are great. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone. Brenna the dog and I look forward to many return visits to Janice's house!
Barkley had a wonderful time with Janice and her family! We look forward to Barkley's next visit and are very grateful to Janice for taking care of our little guy while we were out of town!
We left our dog Ellie and our in-laws dog with Janice for the first time. We loved the daily messages and pictures that we received and were able to tell the dogs were enjoying their stay. We will definitely be bringing the dogs back to Janice for our next trip!
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It was a short first stay for our 8-year-old pit bull and 10-year-old Welsh corgi, but we could tell Mojo and Ruby were happy with our choice--they didn't snub us after we got them home, the way they have after their stays in kennels. I know they loved all the attention from Janice and her family. Regular text updates (including a picture) helped us rest easy, knowing the kids were in the best hands. Mojo and Ruby are looking forward to their next vacation with these outstanding caregivers. Thank you, Janice and family!
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Baxter had another wonderful stay with Janice and her sweet family. He knows when I turn down her street and gets excited because he knows where he is going! It makes me feel so good to drop him off a place he loves. Thanks Janice!
My 3 year year old Labradoodle, Emmy, seemed to have a very successful first stay with Janice and her family. Emmy loves attention and I felt like she got it in spades! Janice's home is very inviting, clean, and warm---I couldn't have asked for a better place to leave our family pet.
My first impression of Janice was that she was a positive, warm, and no nonsense person.My level of comfort leaving Emmy with her was high, my mind was totally at ease. This being said, I plan to use Janice's services whenever there is a need in the future.
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Our 7-month old puppy Percy spent 3 nights with Janice and her family and I know he had a great time from the pictures Janice sent me and how happy he seemed when he came home. In the past when I've used a kennel, Percy would come home needing a lot of TLC. When I picked up Percy from his stay with Janice he was happy and you could tell by the way he was acting he had a great time. He didn't need as much TLC because I know he was getting that from Janice and her family.

When you leave your dog with Janice you aren't just leaving your dog at someones house. You are leaving them in a loving, clean, warm, friendly HOME.
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Janice was very patient and caring with my overactive and sometimes aggressive pup. While Suzi was great with people, she was not as "friendly" with the other dog under Janice's care. However, Janice and her family didn't panic and worked with my girl to try and help her understand that two dogs can live together without conflict. Janice was a regular diplomat :) I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to board their dog in a warm and loving family.
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Our first time with Janice was wonderful. And this second time is even better. She listened to my concerns and made the special arrangement to accommodate our situation. To do that, she has to turned down many people's inquiries. With her devoted care, my JJ came back perky and more confident. I feel like my puppy had her vacation as well.
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Lindy and Maple had a lovely experience at Viva Vienna! I felt their needs were taken care of in a loving way. I would definitely ask Janice to watch over my dogs again!
Janice and her family are SO wonderful! They took the best care of Hank! From the moment you meet Janice, you know that she is someone who has a lot of experience with dogs, and completely understands them. Hank came home happy and tired. :) I would 100% recommend them as people who love and care for your dog as well as you do.
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Janice is so accommodating and was really wonderful when I had a change in my schedule this week. She sends great photos and updates and I love having my dog stay with her family. One of the best on DogVacay!
Janice is awesome! Our first experience with DogVacay was amazing. We are so thankful for finally finding a place that we can leave our baby ( Big Mac) where he gets a lot of love and fun. Dear Janice, Thank you and your family!!!!
As with previous visits to Janice's home, Riley had a wonderful time and was treated just like family. We can go away and not worry at all!
We knew Janice was the one for us when we first met her in the meet and greet. We just need to get our dogs socialized more and 'out of their shells' so they will have an even more enjoyable time. The were very tired the rest of the evening, which was awesome! We look forward to their next stay and hopefully many more!
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Janice and her family are amazing. Samson had a great time with her and we loved getting all the pictures and updates. We know it is not easy to walk a big dog in over a foot of snow but they took everything in stride. Very thankful to have found such a lovely host. :)
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I have left Polo with Janice on several occasions and each time he is returned to me happy & healthy! He has a great time in her home and Janice is a wonderful caregiver. I love the daily updates & photos and overall can't say enough good things about his stays with Janice.
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I was a bit in a bind, needing a place for my dog on short notice. Janice responded to my request immediately, answered all my questions and provided a great stay for my dog. She sent me text and photo updates daily. I highly recommend Janice and will stay with her again when I need to travel without my pooch.
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As always, Maya seems to have had a wonderful time with Janice, her kids, and her other dog guest. She has been sleeping since she got home. So I'm guessing they had a real party even if it was only for a few hours!

Maya is looking forward to going back to Janice and her family next week.

Thank you for all your help, Janice!
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If I could give ten stars to Janice, I would! She treats our dog Charlotte like family and goes out of her way to accommodate us. Charlotte always comes home healthy and happy after a visit to Janice. The peace of mind that having our dog in Janice's care provides is something we could never put a price tag on. We could not recommend Janice more highly.
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Janice was truly fantastic. Our dog is older and has special needs, and Janice was always exceptionally responsive and helpful. She couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We will definitely use her again.
Casady has stayed with Janice and her family two more times since the reviews I wrote below. I can truly say “ditto” to the glowing reports I previously wrote. The most recent time Janice was going out of town, but her husband, Alden, and their children agreed to care for Casady for 2 days, and she had a great time with them. Viva Vienna is always my #1 choice for boarding my 3-year old dog when I am away!
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The pups had a very special "sleep over" with Janice and her family. We are very pleased with the outstanding service she provided to us and our dogs. Thank you
My 3-year-old cavachon, Casady, had a wonderful time staying with Janice L. and her family during Christmas week. This is the second time Casady stayed with Janice, and the second time I’m writing to say how pleased I am with the way her family welcomed Casady into their home. My dog loves people as much as she loves other pets, and was overjoyed to have three children and another puppy to play with that week. Casady has always been a reluctant eater, and Janice was great at catering to Casady’s food preferences. (Thanks!) My dog has slept on the bed with me at night since she was 6 months old. Janice and her husband let Casady sleep in their bed, which I really appreciated, and I know was comforting to Casady. Janice sent me text messages with photos of Casady during the week. I knew Casady was happy with her Christmas vacation at Janice’s house. When I came to pick her up, she was wagging her tail a mile a minute, but didn’t immediately run for the door to leave. Needless to say, Janice will be my first choice for boarding when I can’t take Casady with me!
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I just love Janice and her family. I feel so comfortable leaving Lady in their care. It's great to see Lady excited and bounding up the steps to see them when we arrive. I know she's happy with them and that they take great care of her. This time she had multiple dogs at the same time and was kind enough to make sure that they were fed at different times/spots because Lady is a little bit protective of her food. They sent many pictures and updates which I really appreciated. I will definitely be having Lady stay there again!
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Lars had yet another great stay with Janice and her family. He was happy, relaxed, and content when we picked him up and settled right back in to his home routine when he got home. Janice provides a nurturing, fun, and relaxing environment for her dog boarder pals. I highly recommend her.
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Gwynneth had a terrific time with Janice and her family. They are a caring and wonderful family. I appreciate the updates and pictures and full report when I picked her up. Their house is incredibly clean and bright, and it's obvious that the dogs have a great time there. I am very happy to write how pleased I am with her care. Thanks!
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One word - wonderful!!
Words are not enough to express my gratitude. Janice and her family are wonderful caregivers and I recommend them highly.
I would give Janice more than 5 stars, if that was an option.
I only hope with this review that I can still board Polo when needed! :)
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This was the 2nd time Hudson, our Chow Lab mix was able to enjoy Janice's great hospitality and friendliness. Regular notes provided me with the peace of mind that he was enjoying himself and Janice went out of her way to make sure Hudson was well taken care of. This was not the first nor will it be the last time we use Janice for our dogs.
Rene (+Hudson)/Alexandria
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Wonderful family, Janice and Aldon really know about dogs, and it shows. Bella had a wonderful time with them, I would recommend them to anyone to watch their pooch.
Janice and her entire family are absolutely awesome!! My dog was happy and obviously very comfortable when I picked her up. She said she loved being there. She especially liked all the hugs from everyone. And when I brought her home, she fell asleep. She had a GREAT time. She can't wait to go back! :)
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I left our 2 dogs Hudson, a mix Chow/Lab and his "sister", a Chow/Basset mix with Janice and her family recently for an overnight. The entire experience was very positive and I know the "kids" had a good time with the family. Having children around who would pet them and play with them was an added bonus. Janice and her family were very friendly and I will definitely call upon their hospitality in the future. Rene, Hudson and Natasha
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Not only did Polo have a wonderful stay with Janice, but I had a worry free absence. I am very appreciative of the time and effort that Janice and family provided while I was away. A million thank you's to Janice! Polo will be returning again soon!
Janice and her family were wonderful with my little Georgie girl. Georgie was all wags when we arrived to pick her up, I could see that she really liked and respected Janice. Makes me happy that we have such a great alternative to traditional boarding.
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Captain had a fabulous vacation! She was so loved and cared for. It was fun getting daily text message updates :))) I've already made another reservation. Thank you Janice and family!
Janice was wonderful!! From the very beginning I knew she was going to be awesome and make Molly feel right at home. Janice and her family treated Molly like she was there dog and a pet owner couldn't ask for anything more than this! I would highly recommend Janice to anyone :)
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I used DogVacay for the first time a week ago when I went on vacation. The beach was too hot, and had no shade, so it would not have been fun for Casady my 3-year old cavachon. I could not have chosen a better place for her to stay than with Janice and her family. They provided all of the love and attention I would have, and Casady clearly enjoyed her stay because she wasn’t in too much of a hurry to leave when I picked her up. Janice emailed photos and notes each day. The photos were not just random shots. Janice obviously spent a lot of time with Casady, and learned her typical expressions and moods. The photos captured the essence of my puppy, and it was so nice to know that Casady was having a good time. I already scheduled Casady’s next vacation with Janice and her family, and I highly recommend them as an outstanding DogVacay host family.
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Janice and her family took such great care of our golden retriever. We appreciated the photo and text that she sent to keep us up-to-date on how he was doing. I am so glad this worked out and will definitely contact Janice again.
I have reviewed Janice before but she seriously deserves another glowing recommendation! Janice gave us plenty of updates throughout the day, complete with pictures. Our dog Clyde is somewhat of a clutz. He is 105 pounds and can probably run 20mph at full speed. . On his last day, Janice texted us to let us know he ran into the closed sliding glass door at full speed. Knowing that he runs into things all the time (he once hit a scooter. He was fine but the scooter lost its front end) our first reaction was "How is your door?!" Janice was more concerned about Clyde (her door was fine by the way). She sent us many updates on him after the "hit" and watched him for a concussion all day. We loved it because she could have easily not told us. He was in such good hands with her! Probably better than we could have ourselves. Our other, less clumsy dog, Maggie who LOVES attention got PLENTY from her sweet children. We will never hesitate to send our babies to Janice and her family. They truly are amazing!!!
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Having just moved to the city from the suburbs of PA and needing a place for Riley, our golden retriever pretty quickly we were excited to find an alternative to a traditional kennel in DogVacay. We reached out to Janice and she was available to take him for a week while we were on vacation. Nervous about leaving him so soon after a big move, in a home with other dogs and children, my fears were dispelled as soon as I met Janice in person. She has a very calming manner and listened to my concerns while assuring me that Riley would be just fine. I received texts and photos of him during the week (he had some special opportunities that he doesn't usually get so this was a real treat for him!) and could see that he was happy.
When I picked him up I had a chance to meet the rest of the family and could see that Riley was well cared for and I think brought some joy to them during his stay.
We are planning on leaving him with Janice as often as she is available when we need to travel.
Sincerely,
Pam & Steve Vesce
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Another great stay with Janice and family. Friends dropped him off and said he ran in the door and ran around telling everyone hello. So excited!
I have already scheduled two more stays. Baxter can't wait and neither can I!
So wonderful to plan a trip and know you have a great place and loving family to take care of your pet.
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When Janice mentioned that she would be out of town from Aug 10 to Aug 11 but her husband Alden would watch Maya for us, I was a little apprehensive. But Alden and their three wonderful kids did a great job taking care of her. Maya must have partied hard with her new friend, Riley, and Janice's kids because she slept for two days after she came home!
The Lums are a great family and they all care for their dog guests. I will gladly leave Maya with them again even if Janice is not there for some reason. And I will definitely recommend the entire family to other parents looking for someone to care for their pooches.
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and we are so happy with the results! Janice was wonderful with Sandy. She asked a lot of questions (and presented us with a form) when we dropped off Sandy to ensure she understood both ours and Sandy's needs. She communicated with us regularly to let us know all was well. Most of all, she provided a very loving home and a positive place for Sandy to vacation while we were away. We highly recommend her and only hope she is available the next time we need a safe, loving, temporary home for Sandy,
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We are so happy to have chosen Janice and family!! This was our first experience and we are so glad Rocky was well taken care of. Janice followed my puppy schedule without hesitating to contact me with questions. We appreciated her updates which included a photo and video of Rocky having a blast. She also gave us a few tips in potty training. The good energy in this family filled their home and it definitely showed in my pup. Rocky looked well rested, clean and behaved when we brought him home! Thank you to Janice & Family :-) Till next time....:-)
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Janice is definitely Pawsome! We don't know what we would have done without someone like Janice to look after our female Golden Retriever during our 10-day getaway. Our dog doesn't like to go to city kennels. She needs a regular home and loving humans around her. Good bless Janice and her family for providing that loving environment for our Golden girl. I certainly recommend her to all dog owners looking for a caring host. I will certainly contact her again next time I need someone to look after my dog.
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I'm so grateful to have found Janice and her wonderful family! This was my first experience with DogVacay and I have been talking about it ever since. Janice sent text updates, photos and videos daily, and has continued to check in with me to see how my dog has been doing since pick up. My dog is a wild puppy (though sweet) and Janice handled him wonderfully and was very patient with some of his unruly behavior (jumping and nipping).
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I just love Janice and her family! They are the best and I feel so comfortable recommending them to anyone looking for a place for their dog to vacay. This was the longest time I have ever left my dog and I was nervous, but I was so glad that Janice and her family were taking care of her. They sent me pictures and videos and daily updates, gave Lady her heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and took great care of her. She always comes home happy and tired and is excited to go back to visit them again soon!
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This was Baxter's first stay with Janice and her wonderful family. They have a lovely home, that is warm and welcoming to both the dog and the owner. Baxter loved it! Janice sent picture updates of my pup being cuddled and loved by her children. What more could you ask for when looking for the perfect home away from home for your dog? I have already booked a second stay for Baxter. We are both looking forward to it!
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We just picked up Clyde and Maggie from Janice. Absolutely amazing! We went to Mexico for a wedding and normally I wouldn't be able to enjoy the vacation because of being worried about the dogs the whole time. Not this trip! Janice is so welcoming and you can tell she not only loves dogs but KNOWS dogs. We got daily updates from her via email which was awesome because we could keep up with the dogs and not get charged obnoxious roaming fees while out of country. I am very particular about who watches my sweet baby angels and highly recommend Janice. The only sad thing is they didn't want to leave her house! They couldn't care less we were home after a week away. We literally had to drag them away. This speaks volumes about how happy THEY were with their stay. Dogs read people well. Definitely book with Janice. You won't be disappointed!!
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Janice and her family were amazing with Colbie! She was very patient with her (Colbie takes a little while to warm up), and willing to help her adjust to her vacation home. Her family was great, very friendly and happy to be hosting. Janice was constantly sending us updates and photos/videos of Colbie while we were away. All in all it was a great experience for us and Colbie, and we will definitely be going back to Janice and her family again.
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Lars had an absolutely wonderful visit with Janice and her dog-loving family. Janice was very attentive, caring, responsive, and extremely amenable to our schedule. Lars received plenty of walks, play, and TLC; what more could a Labrador want? He even cried in the car on the way home, which is a testament to the good time that he had. Highly recommend.
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Janice was such a nice host and she had a lab before, so we could instantly tell she had a way with our energetic jumping boy when she met him. Toby loved her and responded well immediately. Her home is very clean and spacious, so Toby loved exploring and making himself comfortable.

Toby definitely looked tired out and skinnier (a good thing, he needs a diet!) when we picked him up, so she provided ample walks and attention...and thanks to her kids, he always felt a part of the pack I am sure.

Toby came back to us cleaner than we left him with her, which was a nice treat. She also sent us dog photos through the dogvacay concierge while we were out of town.

We were slated to have our dog stay with her again, but unfortunately Toby was a little too crazed around her kids so she found us a suitable alternative, which eliminated any research we had to do later. Yay!
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Janice and her family provided a loving and comfortable environment for Charlotte's vacay! Charlotte came home content and relaxed. We have already booked her next stay with Janice.
We cannot say enough good things about Janice and her family. My dog Bonz, absolutely loves them all and feels so much at home. Janice is fantastic with daily updates and pictures. He gets a lot of love and hugs and cuddles. We absolutely love Janice.
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Janice and her family were wonderful hosts to Roscoe again. She is great about sending updates with pictures or videos. I was so happy when she informed me that we would be hosting dogs again. I highly recommend Janice.
Lady had a wonderful experience on her dog vacay with Janice and her family. I loved seeing the text picture updates that Janice sent and I felt very confident that Lady was having fun. Lady loved playing with the children and enjoyed being the center of attention. She came back happy, tired and ready to continue our vacation. I'm glad that I chose Janice as my first dogvacay stay and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a place for their dog to stay near DC!
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Fanfurrytastic! If my dog Zoey could talk, I am sure she would have told me what a wonderful time she had with Janice and her family. They gave me great photos and videos the entire time I was gone so I had no worries during my vacation. Janice also went above and beyond to contact my vet when Zoey's specialty food ran out AND even kept Zoey another day/night when I had flight issues getting home. You don't get that kind of love and attention at other boarding locations. You can tell they are an animal loving family and really go the extra mile to make sure your furry friend feels right at home. Zoey will be back in the future!
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As usual, Janice and family took wonderful care of my dog this visit. He obviously felt right at home, no anxiety issues, and got lots of attention. Thanks, Janice!
Maya loved Janice and her family, and so did we! She seemed to take an instant liking to Janice and her children at the meet-n-greet. So we felt very comfortable about leaving her with them for two days. Janice kept us updated on how Maya was doing everyday with text messages, photos, and a video. Though this was the first time we were leaving Maya with Janice we had a worry-free little vacation.
Janice is very warm and loving, and her children are gentle and great playmates for Maya! We would leave Maya in Janice's care any day, and would highly reccommend her to other dog parents too.
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Janice did an excellent job caring for our 5 year old English Bulldog while we were away. I am always nervous to leave her with people we don't know, but Janice immediately put me at ease. She sent text messages (even video!) when we were away so that we would know how Charlotte was doing. I look forward to using her services again!
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Janice and her family were great with Roscoe. She sent us daily text updates, pictures, and a few videos too. We enjoyed getting the updates as we missed him while we were away. She truly loves dogs and we were a bit worried that Roscoe may not want to come home with us. The next time we are away we will be checking with Janice to see if she is available.
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Bonz was so excited to see Janice again and a added bonus, he had a playmate. Janice and her family as always were amazing with Bonz. He has been sleeping since we got him home.
Janice is just fabulous. Bonz absolutely loves her and her family and he feels so at home there. She sent me daily updates with photos of Bonz. Bonz stayed with Janice for almost 2 weeks and I bet he did not miss home at all. They took excellent care of him. Bonz loved being with the kids and playing with them. Janice and her family are true dog lovers and care of pets as if they are their own.
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Our golden is very timid and this was her first time leaving home. Janice was very accommodating and going out of her way to help JJ. She texted us with pictures of JJ so that we knew how JJ was doing. Her children are gentle, even her husband spent some time to keep JJ company at night. This is an amazing family with kind heart. We are lucky to have Janice be our dog's boarding host.
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I cannot say enough good things about Janice and her family. They were so loving to Bonz. Janice is very prompt with her emails and easy to get in touch. She was very accommodating to our ever changing schedule. Bonz is going to stay with her for 10 days, and I am sooo happy that he will be in a loving families care.
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Janice and family were wonderful caretakers for our dog. They worked hard to follow his usual routine for walking and eating. We enjoyed our trip so much more knowing that our dog was in a happy situation.
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