Work at Home, Dog Lovers in SOMA

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Janie G.

22 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tosa

Janie's Resident Pets

French Bulldog
5 yr 5 mo old

Janie's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Janie

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
About us:
Patrick and I are a fun-and-dog-loving couple living in a pet-friendly apartment that includes a dog park and lots of furry friends! We absolutely love dogs, and have years of taking care of various breeds of all different ages and sizes. Our mission is to make sure your pup has a blast, so let us know if that means going out for playtime at the dog park or cuddling up on the couch and watching TV!

What you can expect:
- One-on-one attention: There are currently no resident dogs and we only host one dog at a time, unless the dogs are from the same owner or good pals already
- Photo updates: We upload photos at least once a day so you can check in on your pups daily adventures
- Puppy playtime: Visits to the beach (Fort Funston), dog parks (Alamo Square Park, Hayes Valley), and hikes on the weekends! If your dog prefers to kick back and take it easy, no problem - we love laying low at home with our mellow guests too :)
- Walks: We walk our guests anywhere from 3 to 7 (puppy bladders are small!) times a day, depending on their needs. Let us know what your dog is used to and we’re happy to accommodate
- Interactive toys: Dog sitting has become a big part of our lives so we’ve bought some awesome toys that are vet and puppy approved! We wash whatever toys are used after each guest and are careful to discard any toys that become too worn out
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Janie G.

22 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 26, 2017


Background Checked
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Home Checked
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Janie's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
22 Reviews
FINALLY, we've found some one in the city we feel comfortable leaving our dog with. Janie and Patrick did a wonderful job taking care of Charlie. They sent us photo's everyday of his stay and his walks. They are very centrally located which makes it easy to pickup and drop off.
Janie and Patrick are great hosts. I got regular photos of Lia while I was gone, including one of Lia giving kisses to Janie within minutes of my dropping her off.
I highly recommend Janie! She took care of our Yorkie for 9 nights and she did a great job!
She was great, they sent us a bunch of pictures so I knew my pup was happy and being well taken care of! Will definitely bring Eva again!
Great experience and very accommodating. Brady seemed to really enjoy the stay.
Janie was amazing!! Very responsive and so sweet the Sonnie. She sent me updated of Sonnie throughout his stay and I could see that he was really comfortable and at ease with her. She is my go-to person to watch the little dude. Everything went so smoothly and I appreciate the great experience for Sonnie and I.
Janie and Patrick took care of Chanel for a week.
Chanel went to the vet for her diarrhea before she was boarding with them. But Janie manage to keep her diet, cook for her and gave her oral medication.

It was not easy to care for a sick dog. They both were calm and follow the vet's instruction. Eventually, Chanel feels their confidence and back in health.
Thank you!
This was the first time I ever left Lily with someone I didn't know and Janie was great. Very flexible and accommodating.
Janie and Patrick were very accommodating and easy to work with and they've watched Jasper multiple times. Jasper seems happy too!
This was the first time I left my labradoodle with a sitter. I met Janie before I booked and she was friendly. She was very flexible with pickup and drop off times. My "pup" was happy and so was I.
She did a great job updating us and being flexible with pick up and drop off! Grover had a great time!
Janie is Great! She went far beyond my expectations.

My 12 year old lab, Tag, developed a medical issue during her stay (a growth started to bother her).

Janie immediately contacted us and took the lead on making a vet appointment, taking the dog and administering the prescribed drugs. She was professional and caring the whole time. I never worried that Tag wasn't getting the care she needed.

Having my dog get sick while i was away horrible , but knowing she was taken care of and loved made it a lot easier. Janie was in frequent contact (which was hard as i was often "off the grid") and sent many photos.

Janie watches dogs because she loves them - not as a way to make money.

I will definitely use Janie again.
Janie took great care of Bon and sent us photo updates daily! We were coming in from out of town so our arrival time was a bit uncertain but she was very flexible with dropoff and pickup times. Thank you Janie!
Max came home very happy after 5 days of Vacay with Janie. They kept us updated about Max with pictures. Even when our flight was delayed, they were flexible in allowing us to pick up Max. We can't thank you enough and we will definitely recommend Janie to anyone.
Zoey's 2nd stay - she loved it even more! I don't think she was ready to leave.
Zoey's first stay with Janie and her BF was a success! They opened their arms and their home to Zoey. A steady stream of updates were sent which were great. Zoey is looking forward to her next stay!
Panda had a great time!
Janie was absolutely amazing. We have never left our dogs with a stranger in the 14 years we've had them, but we felt completely comfortable and knew that our four-legged children were in good hands. She kept us updated with their daily activities and sent pictures. We would give her 10 stars if we could :)
Ino loved his stay with Janie! The apartment complex is centrally located in downtown and has a great size dog area. The location makes it easy to drop him off on a night out and be guilt-free from having to leave him home by himself. Janie's place is cozy and quiet, providing a calm environment for cuddling, which is one of Ino's favorite things to do!
Barri had great time. Will use Janie again
Janie was very accommodating to my schedule and was great with Yogi. I can tell he was well loved by the pictures she shared and the way Yogi seemed sad that we were leaving her apartment. Would rebook for next time!
I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with Janie. She was excellent at keeping in touch and organizing the stay. She took amazing care of Frankie and shared photos of him while I was away. I highly recommend her!
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