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Jef W.

44 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Jef's House

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

About Jef

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*****Update as of June 2016: After 2 years of this joyful experience, It is with deep regret that I am no longer taking new clients but will remain open for past clients only.

As you can imagine, at times is it stressful to care for others dogs who are strangers to you and your home. Usually the first night of a stay is little or no sleep for me, as the dog(s) are trying to adjust to being without their family in a strange place and are restless most of the first night, sometimes two. Dealing with some life issues myself, I need to focus on me right now, and can't handle the sleep issues at this time. I also am hoping to be on the search for one or two pooches to add to my family as well, and need to only have dogs to sit that I know get along well with others, as the protection of my pooches will be just as imminent as is yours.

If you are a past client, my calendar is blocked out. Send me a message if you need to reserve, and if I am available, I will open up those dates for you which will then allow you to book the reservation.


I work from home in the City Heights area of San Diego and am home all day and night. So I have all day to interact and love with your pet. My office is very large and can also have a pet bed, or they can lay in the chair or couch next to me while I work.

I have a park just a block away for dog walks, a doggy door, dog run, with an accessible patio area for doggie sunbathing. Yard is fully fenced and secure.

Dog Walking and grooming is just a part of it. I don't charge extra. If your pet requires a vet visit or daily doses of medicine. We can discuss that.

I am a major dog lover and just lost mine, so just looking to help others out for now. I have always had dogs in my life so very attuned to their needs.

I also deliver pet food for PAWS San Diego once a month to those who are low income or disabled and need help with food and vet services. Picture of me is during the food pick up at the warehouse.

The pictures are of the deck and patio area. The dog run is on the other side of house if they wish to run all around that yard, both are attached to the other.

They will receive the best of care and love while here. I have doggie beds if that's what they prefer. I don't believe in crates for dogs, so if that's your deal.. I won't do it. Sorry. I believe that like us, animals should have freedom.

I don't want to break your bank while you are on vacation, I just love dogs and love their company. You can be rest assured that just because I don't charge a high price, doesn't mean that your family member won't get the best of care while they are with me. I will give them more love and care then they can handle..
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Jef W.

44 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jef's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jef's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
44 Reviews
Wonderful and flexible pet sitter!
Never left our dogs with anyone before and we were very leary to do so. One has ocd issues and is on medication and one had been a prison dog and confined for a long period of time. The 3rd dog is 15. Jeff had them for 3 days while we were in San Diego for a funeral.They were there from morning until early evening. They were so happy to get there every day and were so well taken care of. We can't thank him enough.

I would recommend anyone that has a pet that they love to give Jef a try. You WILL NOT be disappointed. We will use him every time we have the opportunity to come back to San Diego if he is available. My dogs are a handful and he never one time made us feel like they were anything other than a pleasure to have in his home. This man is truly a dog lover and it shows in everything he does for them.
Jeff is incredible!! He is responsive and kind. Our dogs loved him as well!
Jef is amazing. He would send us photo updates of our dog and you could see how happy our dog was from the huge smile he had on his face. He's kind and gentle with your dog and let's him roam free in the house. I would def book Jef again!
I searched high and low for a good sitter for my dog who would really take care of our golden like one of his furry friends. I did find one and that's Jef. During our initial meet and greet, our dog Misty felt so much at home at his place, She started playing with the toys and was excited. We dropped off our Golden at Jef's house for 4 days while we were out on a short trip. Jef sent us daily pics and videos and used to tell us how she was doing. It put me at ease that my furry friend was been looked after well and got enough care and attention. That is all what I wanted. Thank you Jef!
Ella loved Jef and he is very accommodating!
Awesome experience. Our dogs was so happy and comfortable with him. He is so friendly and accommodating!!! We will go back for sure!
Max had a great time at Jeff's place. We were gone for 5 weeks and we chose Jeff because he takes one dog at a time. Max is very energetic and active dog and he takes lots of time. Max loves to be in the company of people and with Jeff he got lots of personal attention. We got updates with pictures from Jeff, even though we were on the other side of the world. We were glad to know that Max is well taken care of, happy and loved. Thank you Jeff for letting us to enjoy our vacation worry free about Max.
Jef was fantastic! He took great care of our Kenya and sent us updates of how she was doing in texts and pictures and even sent us a video of how excited she got when he took her for a walk. It was obvious not only was she getting really wonderful care but he really cared FOR our dog. We really felt at ease having him watch our baby!!!!
It was our first time using DogVacay so we were a little apprehensive about leaving our "baby" with a stranger. After meeting Jef we felt he would take good care of our dog, which indeed he did. He sent us daily updates and photos and even sent us home with homemade dog treats. We shall plan our next trip around Jef's availability.
Jef was able to take Igor in for us after planning a last minute get away. Thank you thank you Jef for spending quality time with our hairless wonder!
Jef was great with our elderly dog, and very patient with her. He even sent her home with some yummy homemade treats, which she loved. We would definitely recommend Jef.
As always, Baxter had a great time with Jef. I never have to worry about Baxter when leaving him with Jef. I would give him the highest recommendation possible. Thank you Jef.
We were so fortunate to find Jef. Our puppy BoBo loved him at first sight :) Thank you soooo much, Jef!!
Jef was great at accommodating all my pups little quirks. Jef sent daily updates and was easy to get in touch with, he even sent Griffin home with homemade treats!
We are so happy we found Jef. He has a lovely home. With a fenced in backyard plus a couple of different food/water bowls and comfy dog beds already in his home, our 15 year old dog had a really comfortable and safe place to stay while we were away for 6 days. With our dog already in her senior years and having some special care instructions because of her arthritis (including daily medications, a need for more frequent walks/bathroom breaks, and a need for occasional assistance with her balance issues on slippery wood flooring), we are very cautious about who we entrust to watch her. Jef made sure to provide an even safer area for Mattie by putting down additional floor mats and closing off stairs to prevent slips and falls. Jef is an extremely warm person and very clearly loves dogs. He kept us up to date several times a day with picture texts, which we really loved and appreciated. We were able to enjoy our trip away feeling confident that Mattie was in such good hands. When we picked Mattie up, she was so comfortable in Jef's home it took a few minutes to get her ready to come home - I don't think she wanted to leave! Jef even made some homemade dog treats for Mattie to take home! We hope we're lucky enough to book Jef again in the future.
Jef was very hospitable. kind and conscientious. he sent us several pictures during her stay and I was relaxed, confident that she was being well cared for. when picked up she seemed calm and happy. Thanks, Jef!
This was Baxter's third visit in just the past two months (22 total days). It is awesome being able to leave him with Jef and not worry at all about how is being taken care of. I know Jef treats Baxter like he was his own. Simply the best on Dog Vacay!!!! Thanks Jef!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jef took such good care of our baby! He is very loving and caring with Charlie! Jef sent a daily report and picture which we greatly appreciated. Charlie will most definitly be going back there. I love that Jef takes him right in his home, let's Charlie sleep with him and is home with Charlie. Thank you so very much Jef for taking the most awesome care of our Charlie boy!
Jef was great with our two dogs Maddie and Murphy. He kept us in the loop and sent us pictures throughout our trip. I was initially worried to let anyone look over them, but when we came back it seemed like they didn't want to leave! Thanks a ton, Jef.
Jef is the best! Baxter has stayed with Jef numerous times and his latest visit was excellent as always. It is great knowing my Baxter is in great hands while I am away. I can assure you it makes being away much more enjoyable.
Jef is always very flexible on pick up/drop off time and even takes on my dog and another dog friend. He's great! This was my 2nd time with him.
Jef W is great! His house his big and plenty of room for a big dog. He's a pleasure to work with and sends pictures of your pooch throughout their time there.
5 out of 5 stars. My dog was very happy thanks to Jef. Professional, and a great host. Have many pics of my dog having a fun vacation while we were at Disneyland. I bet she would have liked space mountain too.
Jef has a natural rapport with dogs. All three of our pets, including a Chihuahua, a terrier-poodle mix, and a German Shepherd, were very comfortable at his cozy home, and in his fun yard space. Though our dogs have very different personalities, Jef found just the right ways to be a warm and caring friend to each.
I was very hesitant to hand my dog off to a complete stranger for a whole week while on vacation. But comparing this scenario to kenneling I knew it's what I had to do. From the very beginning Jef was great! He replied almost immediately answering all of my questions and concerns. During my trip I did not worry about Charlie once (of course I missed her like crazy) but Jef made me not have to worry. Everyday he'd send me pictures of her at the beach or running around playing fetch! Always giving me updates. He was great working with my schedule leaving and returning home and even was kind enough to drop Charlie off at home. I swear she loves him more than me now! I will definitely be returning to Jef for future trips and recommend him to everyone!
Jef was wonderful! - He took great care and showed lots of love for our Angel. Even though we were travelling international for two weeks Jef managed to keep us up to date with pictures. Angel can be a challenge sometimes with her ball "addiction", Jef showed great patience. We will definitely use him again for next year's three week vacation.

Ruth and Dave
Jef was just fantastic with our brood. He made us really comfortable with text updates and they must have had fun because they didn't seem ready to leave. Thanks Jef!
Jef was great! Our dog was well taken care of. It is very obvious that he loves animals and they take priority in his house. He rolled out the red carpet for Fenway and made his stay very comfortable. We plan to use Jef in the future and thank him for being a wonderful host.
Jef was great with Astro! He spent a lot of quality time with him. When I came to pick him up, Astro was obviously bonded to Jef.
Jeff was a huge help with our dog Logan during our move! It was reassuring to know that he was in good hands for the night and we even recieved a picture to let us know he was fitting right in!
I am so glad I found Jef in a last minute travel trip! I reached out to Jef and he responded immediately and as luck would have it, he was able to take Lolita in! I Knew Jef was a really great guy when he took in 2 lost doggies and made sure he found their owners!Jef made sure that LolIta was safe until the lost doggies were returned to their owners. Jef also sent pictures of Lolita having a good time:)
Thank you Jeff for not giving up on us (Princess and Rocky).
Jef was great, and our dog Pepper had a great time! Jef sent daily pictures letting us know how Pepper was doing, and treated him just as we would--covering him with blankets when he was cold, cuddling with him, etc. Jef also has a stash of toys and beds on hand so you only need to bring your own if you want to. Pepper was well taken care of and we will definitely use Jef again.
Jef is great and took really good care of Alfred. Its obvious that he loves dogs, and my dog alfred responds to him very well. He sent us photo updates very often during our long trip, and it was great to see alfred being taken care of. His house is great and is perfect for dogs, it was pretty obvious that alfred was very comfortable in his temporary home.
I highly recommend Jef. He is great with my dog Baxter who is only one and full of energy. Jef will send along pics to keep you updated and let you know your pup is being well taken care of. This was Baxter's second visit and won't be his last. Thanks Jef.
Jef is friggin' awesome! We left Zeus and his favorite friend Pippi in Sept. Jeff made sure that we were receiving updates via email. He treated them as if they were his own babies! We'll be back!
Jef texted a picture (and even a video once) everyday of Baxter,which really made me more at ease and allowed me to enjoy my vacation to the fullest. He took great care of Baxter and I would highly recommend him. I most certainly will use him again for Baxter. A+ care!!! Thanks Jef.
Jef took great care of George; treating him like his own. Keep me updated with pictures and messages about how George was doing. I will definitely use Jef again for my dog sitting needs.
Jef is a caring dog lover and my Luxury almost did not want to back home when i returned to pick her up. Will book Jef again...Thanks again !
Jef is a wonderful, caring dog lover. My boy had a ball and I felt very secure knowing he was in Jef's hands
Shasta had such a good time she didn't want to come home :).
Jef was great!
He invited me and my dog over for a little meet n great prior to my trip. House was nice with a nice back yard, prenty of bog toys and even a dog bed. Jef mentioned he also worked from home, which was a extra bonus for us.
Jef was even so sweet to email me some photos of my dog and funny video showing how happy my dog was.
When I arrived back to pick up my dog, she was for sure happy to see me, but my she made sure to make a final jump on the couch next to him… sorta like a thank you Jef. It was al very cute.

I was very happy and think you will to.

Thanks Jef
Jef was amazing! He was very flexible and accepted my last minute booking and also provided me with photo updates throughout Stedman's stay. He has a plethora of toys for the pups to enjoy too! I will definitely use Jef for future visits!!
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