Wags and Kisses in NW Austin

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Janie M.

65 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Janie's Resident Pets

15 yr 1 mo old

Janie's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Janie

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our home is shared by myself, my husband Mark, and our precious pup Kirby. I am a retired teacher and Mark is a retired govt. employee..

We have both owned and loved dogs with sappy overindulgence our entire lives. Kirby is a 14-year-old, 23 lb. Bichon-Fence Jumper mix. He loves to play, but tires out more quickly than he used to. He is the perfect host-playmate for your furry family member.

We provide a lovely home with a doggy door, an enclosed fenced pool (accessible to those dogs who swim) and a beautiful, grassy, fenced backyard. It is the perfect place for a nap in the sun or shade, or to chase a ball or a squirrel.

We love all breeds, sizes and ages of dogs and are willing to attend to most medical needs including shots. We have a special place in our hearts for our senior pets Aggressive dogs and energetic puppies are not a good fit for us. We ask that your pet be clean, vaccinated, free from fleas and ticks, and fully house-trained.
If you are looking for the BEST VACATION EVER for your beloved pet, the next-best-thing to home, with all of the love and attention they can stand, we are your Sitters!

We are looking forward to meeting you and your wonderful dog.

Mark and Janie
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Janie M.

65 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Janie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
65 Reviews
Always outstanding
Janie and her husband could not have been nicer and accommodating for my two dachshunds. They sent updates, photos, and most importantly, my dogs tails wag when they get there! -CCW
Janie was so amazing with my pup cooper! She sent many photo and text updates and I felt reassured that cooper was having a great time during my entire trip. I really liked that there were some other puppies during cooper's stay so that he had plenty of entertainment during his stay. Thank you so much for taking such good care of cooper!! Will definitely rebook the next time I go out of town!
I was very Happy with Janie M. She was very kind and gentle with my baby girl Bridgett. She sent me a picture. And I talked with her several times. She went beyond my expectations. Thanks Again Janie!
Janie and her husband take such good care of Tucker. I never worry about him. They such kind and loving people and Tucker loves to go to their home.
Janey and her husband Mark are great! Our dog stayed with them for a few short stays before we went to Colorado for a week, and we were completely comfortable leaving her with them for that long. Janey sends fun pictures and texts while we are gone, and I've never had a boarding place do that before. You can tell they both love dogs so much and consider them valued guests while in their care. They are wonderful hosts.
Janie and Mark were so great. Clementine is a sweet dog but can be needy and at times a little whiney. Janie and Mark didn't seem to mind and by day 2 clementine was so happy there. They kept us up to speed throughout the entire week we were out with text pics and an email here and there. They walked her routinely to make sure she got all her energy out. I also really liked how they limit their care to only two dogs at a time. It makes for a very calm and caring environment. And they're also just really nice people. We plan on using them again.
Great folks, dogs have plenty of space, updates on our pet via tex. Our Boston must have had a great time as he wasn't just real excited to see us.
A-plus! J was responsive to all questions before our trip, sent us updates and photos during, and J&M both treated our baby like their own. He obviously enjoyed vacay-ing with them. We will be repeat clients. J&K
Janie and her husband were great with our girls. Flexible when I needed to leave town a couple of hours early, and I think the girls would like to have their own dog door at home!
Janie is so great!! Stella always has a fantastic time.
Janie was very kind to accomodate the dates I needed to board my dogs. She has a wonderful place and is very loving with the dogs. My dogs couldn't have been in a better place with awesome people! Love it and totally recommend it!
Henry always has an awesome time over at Janie's.
Janie and her husband took great care of Rascal while we were out of town. We will definitely be using them for any future dog boarding needs!
Our dog Daisy is given LOTS of love and attention when she's at Janie and Mark's. (she probably has a major letdown once we bring her back home!) They are serious dog-lovers and I know that Daisy is in great hands when leaving her in their care. They are even considerate enough to text me fun pictures of her while I'm gone, and it is always reassuring to get them. I would absolutely recommend them to friends!
Janie was great. Appreciate the updates.
Janie was a wonderful host for our dog! She gave us daily updates with pictures to let us know how he was doing. We will definitely use her services again.
The best hosts for our two dogs while we were on vacation! They updated us almost every day telling us things about their day with lots of nice pictures. Their home and yard are great for dogs and even has a pool they can jump in. Will be using them over and over!
Great stay for my dog and they were easy to works with!
Great Host!
Excellent as always!
This is the second time Janie and Mark have taken care of our 11 year old dog, Scooter, and we couldn't be more pleased. It was obvious that he felt right at home and was well taken care of. The pictures and updates they sent while we were away put our minds at ease. We also appreciated the flexibility in drop off and pick up times, and definitely plan to use them again in the future.
Alicia and Mark
Maybe enjoyed her stay! Janie was super helpful and very flexible, which is greatly appreciated! I adored the daily updates! They definitely put my mind at ease! Would go back to Janie any day! Look forward to having her pet sit Maybe again!
Janie and her husband are the best! They watch Mango and Frank every time we leave town and need a sitter for em. Highly recommended.
I was nervous about leaving Kina outside our home being a new parent of Kina. Janie and Mark were Very helpful, friendly, and careful to understand all that is needed to take care of Kina. Thank You!
I have had my puppies stay with Janie a few times and she is an awesome hostess. I received notes and pictures every day and they we very well taken care of. I will continue to use her often!
Janie was very helpful and accommodating with my hectic schedule. Lilly had a great time and was spoiled on her vacay. Thank you Janie
Janie was wonderful with our small Pomeranian. She's very caring and treated LadyBee like her own. She's extremely flexible with drop off and pick up times and it great about sending daily update photos.

Highly recommend letting your pup stay here! We will be using Janie again in the future.
My dog Chloe had a great time! We will be back to see Janie and her family!!!
My dog Chloe had a great time! We will be back to see Janie and her family!!
Samson and Delilah had a great time with Janie, as always!! I love that she sends fotos of them in the act of having a great time!!! WE highly recommend Janie and look forward to seeing her again!!! Peige, Samson and Delilah
Janie and her husband are great. They always give extra love and are patient, even when one of my little ones had problems going potty outside. They even sent one of my babies home with a cute hoodie to keep her warm. They are very loving and I am so glad they take them in. This is our 3rd time having them sit for my dogs and we couldn't ask for more.
Friendly caring environment for our dogs. Couldn't be happier with the care given.
Always excellent!
Very helpful, friendly, and careful to understand all that is needed to best care for our furry friend.
Janie took great care if our 11 year old Border Collie, Lacy! She felt at home right away! We couldn't go on vacation without these wonderful people!! Thank you!
I recently adopted my dog and was wary about leaving him while I was out of town since he's a senior and requires some special circumstances. Janie met all of those so when I left Dino with her, I didn't worry about him much! Any any worries I did have were dissipated when I went to pick Dino up. He was so happy and healthy looking! I would absolutely leave him with her with full confidence he will be taken care of!
As usual, Gracie had a fantastic time at Janie's and was well taken care of. She had other dogs to play with, toys to steal, and lots of love and attention. I love having the peace of mind in knowing Grace happy and safe when I'm away.
As usual, Janie and her husband took care of my girl like she was their own. Makes vacation for us humans so much easier. Grateful!
Joe had so much fun staying with Janie! He acted as if I interrupted his vacation when I picked him up. Highly recommend.
Got great updates! Dogs looked great and happy!
Janie was great and I think Fiona really loved her stay. We would take Fiona back for sure.
Once again Janie and her husband were great. This time they watched our two lil ones and they came back happy and even a lil spoiled! We are dropping the lil ones with them again for Thanksgiving holiday!
My doggies love going to Janie's house!! There is a doggie door, beautiful backyard, in-house playmate 'Kirby'...and Janie lets Delilah sleep with her and her husband!!! These are my kind of Dog People and I highly recommend them!!!
Janey was great, she took really good care of my dog, Pixie. She watched her on such short notice when my husband and I were packing and moving and without hesitation.
Janie is very friendly and you can see that she is a huge animal lover. It was nice for my dog to have the companionship of other dogs when in her care since he is the only pet in our home.
Gracie had a lovely time with Janie and I could tell she treated Grace just like she was her own. There was a yard for her to play in and other dogs that she really enjoyed hanging out with as well. Plus, Janie is just really sweet and nice to talk to. I'd recommend Janie any day of the week.
Excellent host. Felt comfortable leaving my golden retriever with Janie; will do so again when I need to travel out of town.
We absolutely LOVE the care that our dogs get when we leave them with Janie! She and her husband treat all their guest dogs like their own and it is obvious from the moment you walk through the door. We will never use anyone else and will gladly recommend her to anyone. You can count on Janie to keep your dog happy and well taken care of while you're away.
We had just moved to Austin and needed someone to watch our dogs while we unpacked - Janie was awesome! Our pups had such a good time, and Janie was very helpful and accommodating. Bella and Deacon can't wait for their next visit!
Janie was really sweet to my boy and it seems that he enjoyed himself. The price was reasonable and she accepted me last minute which worked out well for me. She gave me a full report when I returned which I appreciated as well.

My only feedback was that I would have loved to have more pictures while I was away.
Janie and her husband were great. They texted photos daily like we requested. Switch was a happy boy when we picked him up. He had lots of freedom to play in their yard and lounge in the sun. She made sure to give him medication while we were gone as requested. I would definitely send Switch with her and her husband again.
As usual. Maggie came home more spoiled than when she left. It's so easy to travel when you know your dog is so happy and well cared for.
Janie and Mark are so wonderful! Our boxer had a great time with them.
Janie was great with my dog Stormy and she was able to take a last minute reservation for Thanksgiving which completely saved me! I was a little worried during our initial meet and greet because Stormy was not acting like herself, but Janie and her dog made her feel right at home. Stormy had a great time and came home totally exhausted from all the fun, we will definitely go back!
Truly appreciate having Janie take Mimi in. Mimi was a happy camper with other dogs to play with, and a lap to sleep on. Plenty of space in the backyard for her to play in.
We are extremely grateful to Janie and Mark for taking our anxious poodle on such a short notice. Janie scheduled a meet and greet right away and our dog was immediately comfortable with her family and home. It was obvious how much Janie and Mark genuinely care and enjoy being around other dogs. They were professional and communication was great. She had a great stay with them. Mark even took her on a walk, and she is a serious sniffer, so probably not an easy walk. When we picked her up, she would have been very happy to stay and play longer with their awesome dog Kirby and other campers. She already has her bag packed and is ready to visit during the holidays!
What a great experience. Janie and Mark were great hosts to my wacky dachshund. She has always had anxiety when we leave but not this time with these great people. She was totally relaxed and happy when we picked her up. Will definitely use them in the future.
Wonderful vacation for my two furry guys! Janie is great! The dogs were very calm on their return home, not stressed at all. It was like I had just left them overnight, not eight days. I emailed once while we were away, asking how my guys were doing, and Janie responded right away. Everything was ready at the door for pickup. I can not say enough positive things. This was just such a great home, I would never use a kennel again.
This was our return visit with Janie and Mark and they were wonderful as always. They were very kind to accommodate us when we missed our flight home. They were great with his medications and even did research on other treatment options to help him while he was there.

Our dog Jake comes home happy and healthy! Thank you so much!
Janie was PAWSOME! Ziggy and Chloe felt right at home. Thanks a bunch!
Slugger had a great time with Janie. He had a yard to run around in, and Kirby was a great playmate. He returned to us well-fed and tired from all his fun. It was so nice to know that Slugger was being entertained and loved while we were away. I'd highly recommend Janie to anyone wanting a fellow dog-lover to watch over their pup! So glad to have found them and would happily use them again if the need arises.
Janie took great care of our 12 year old dog, Dale. She was very responsive and professional in the initial communications. We were on vacation in Texas for two weeks and while staying in Austin to visit my husband’s family, needed nearby boarding for the weekend.

My dog was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago. When I mentioned Dale had diabetes, Janie was very familiar with the disease and had administered insulin previously. At drop off, she went over all of my feeding and scheduling instructions with me. She asked all of the right questions and made me feel extremely comfortable that Dale would be in good hands while we were visiting with family.

Their dog Kirby was very sweet and took to Dale right away. Janie was very accommodating and did not mind it one bit that I called into check on Dale a few times.

Janie, Thank you very much for taking such good care of Dale and giving us peace of mind to enjoy the weekend without any worries.
Jane was a great host for my 11 year old terrier. Right from the start, it was very obvious that Jane has lots of experience with watching dogs. Her dogs are friendly and well behaved. She was also flexible on the pickup times which is a big plus in my book. When I picked up my dog, she was well fed and very happy. I recommend Jane to anyone as I will be using her services again myself. THANKS JANE!
Our dog Jake had a great stay with Janie and her family! She was very responsive in the initial communications and he seemed to love her home and dog Kirby immediately during the meet-and-greet.

Janie and her husband took great care of Jake. They adhered to his medication schedule and were very flexible when it came to his sleeping preferences, eating routine, etc.. He seemed happy and content when I picked him up. They gave me updates when we were gone on vacation. They have a large backyard with doggie door with ample space to run/play as well as tile and wood indoors since my dog likes to stay cool on a hard surface.

Their dog Kirby is sweet and playful and he and Jake became fast buddies. We would certainly have Jake stay there again!
Thanks very much Janie!
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