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JIM W.

47 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 17 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Doberman Pinscher, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Dachshund, Yorkshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Chihuahua, Miniature Pinscher

JIM's Resident Pets

Dakota
Collie
Male
8 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

JIM's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About JIM

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My wife and I love animals and have had dogs, cats and horses all of our lives. My wife volunteered at our country vet's office for a while but, most importantly, we took in stray/unwanted dogs and cats, puppies and kittens for the small town in Missouri where we lived. We gave all of the animals vet care as needed, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, gave dogs basic training and re-homed all the animals with a 100% success rate.

We have now moved back home to Colorado so no longer fill the Missouri town's stray animal needs but we currently take care of family and friends' dogs when asked and, of course, our DogVacay pups.

We have a well-mannered, sweet-natured Collie/Sheltie mix, Dakota, and 3 cats.
All of our critters have current vaccinations and all are happy to share their home with others.

All dogs must be house trained. All dogs must be spayed or neutered. All dogs must have current vaccines - Rabies, Bordetella (kennel cough) and DHLP (Distemper, Parvo and Influenza).

Dogs boarded overnight must be picked up by noon the morning of their departure. If not, a daycare fee will be charged. If picked up after 6pm on the day of their departure, an overnight rate will be applied.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

JIM W.

47 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 17 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At JIM's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At JIM's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
1 Testimonial
Jan 2017
Sentence or two review? Won't work. Jim has taken care of our Collie/Sheltie Dakota and our little Sheltie Austen many times in the past year and I would never use anyone else. I'm one of those mamas - I know, sickening - that is terrified of leaving my dogs. But ya know, you just have to get away sometimes and they're too big for the airplane on-board crate. I had a tiny Maltese once.....

So, if you're new to Dog VaCay or just looking around, I really think that you'll like Jim and his wife Jana. Have no fear, your babies are indulged when my patience would have long run out. They have that gorgeous big yard just made for dogs, walks are done far more faithfully for mine than at home. They're also meticulous with vitamins or any extras you might need. I had to lug a crate over for my shy Collie to hide in but he didn't even need it there..... As I said, I tried several situations but Jim's is where my dogs always stay.
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47 Reviews
The few times I've left Barlow with Jim and his wife, I've left knowing that he was in good hands. He's walked daily, he's got friends to play with and he's always happy to see them when go back. Thanks Jim!
Jana and Jim were amazing with Reese! They were nice enough to set up a meet and greet so Reese could meet there sweet dog Dakota and the other dog that they were going to be boarding. Watching how well Reese got along with both dogs and how comfortable he was in their house and yard definitely put me at ease. Throughout the stay they sent me updates and he was nice and tired afterwards from playing the whole time! :) The other dog that was being boarded ended up chewing on Reese's bed (just took out a bit of stuffing...nothing crazy) and not only did Jana stitch it back up, she went out and bought him a whole new bed!! The amount of love, care, and attention to detail was greatly appreciated and I will certainly be using them next time I have to leave town for work!
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Our12 year old Willie was well taken care off during his stay at Jim's. It was the first time we've left him with anyone but a family member, so we were nervous. But I had nothing to worry about! Willie even made his first ever cat friend during the stay!
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