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Jennifer M.

69 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
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Pet Requirements

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

Jennifer's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Jennifer's Apartment

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

About Jennifer

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are lifelong 'dog people' (some of our best friends have been dogs) who don't have a dog ourselves at the moment and thought this would be a great way to help others and spend quality time with some great dogs.

We will treat your dog just as we'd treat our own while he or she is in our home (following any specific feeding or behavior rules you want us to enforce of course). Lots of attention, fun, and affection – that's a promise!

We own our pet-friendly condo near several parks (one literally around the corner) in East Boston. We're just one T stop from downtown Boston (waterfront/financial district), or, by car, right off 1A or 90.

We have two cats who are dog friendly. Our place is small but that means lots of attention. (Out of sight out of mind isn't even an option. :)

If your dog enjoys walks in the park, treats (owner-approved), play, or just relaxing on the couch watching a movie, he or she will love staying with us!

We make an extra special effort to keep in touch with you during your dog's stay. You won't need to wonder about how your dog is doing.

Plenty of room for favorite toys, beds, blankets, etc.

Note: Our profile says we have a 99% response rate. This is a technical issue with DogVacay. From DogVacay:

"We are seeing on the back end that you have a 100%, but there is a bug with the Dashboard where it will not update. This is a known issue and our Product team is working on a fix."

Please be assured that if you contact us, you will get a response. :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Jennifer M.

69 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 4, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jennifer's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$15 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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69 Reviews
Oh my gosh- Jenn and Rob are amazing. My husband and I haven't been able to take a vacation without Anouk for 2 years, as she is delicate and has special needs. Nothing was too much for them and they sent constant updates to set our minds at ease. We will continue to use them, knowing that our fur baby is in wonderful, caring hands. They are very special individuals.
Jenn and Rob were amazing hosts for my puggle McKenzie! I was traveling in Europe for work and received regular updates and photos of McKenzie. The photos are the best I have of her since she was a puppy and she just turned 10 years old! I tend to be nervous leaving her for extended periods of time and Jenn and Rob immediately put me at ease with their consistent communication and clear love for dogs!
Jenn is hands-down the best DogVacay host we have ever used! Our dog Cricket stayed with her for ten whole days while my husband and I went to Europe. Cricket had stayed with Jenn once before, and this time Cricket was wagging her tail and tugging at the leash the whole time we walked up the street to her apartment. She clearly had a good time and was excited to be back!

As always, Jenn's communication with us throughout the trip was excellent and she shared great photos as well as funny stories about what Cricket was up to. She even gave Cricket an extra toy to keep her entertained. I can't recommend Jenn enough- you'll know your dog is being cared for in a safe and fun environment. Thanks Jenn!
Kyra had another fun stay! We are comfortable leaving her knowing she is safe and in good hands. :)
Jennifer was awesome. My dog is a sweetheart in many ways but has some quirks and she was on top of everything. Lots of pictures and communication and great expectation setting ahead of time. Highly recommend.
I couldn't have asked for more from a DogVacay host! Jenn was responsive to my questions and set up a meet and greet at her place so my dog, Cricket, could meet her and check out the apartment. After talking for a few minutes, I could tell Jenn was a true dog lover and I knew I was leaving Cricket in good hands. During her two night stay, I got text updates several times a day as well as some amazing, professional quality photos of Cricket playing in the park, snuggling with them back at home, and clearly having a great time. I highly recommend sending your pup to stay with Jenn-- she takes great care of dogs and is very clear, thoughtful, and thorough in her communication. Cricket's already looking forward to her next Vacay with Jenn!
We had a great experience! Our dog seemed very happy and content upon return from his vacation with Jennifer! Throughout his stay, Jennifer was in contact with us and provided beautiful photos of him enjoying his time there. Jennifer provided him many great opportunities to play and walk at the park, which our dog especially enjoys. I wholeheartedly recommend!!!
Jenn took awesome care of my dog Winnie, was extremely responsive to my questions and proactive in sending me updates and photos over the weekend. I was impressed by how much personal care and love she gave my dog and her thoughtfulness toward me. Thanks Jenn!!!
I don't actually have a dog. Instead, I have a 35lb mini pig, and when I reached out to Jenn about watching her, I had no idea how she'd react. Luckily, Jenn and Rob were open to the idea, and were very excited at the prospect of watching my peculiar pet.

I had never left P alone with anyone that wasn't family, and certainly not at their homes. I was a nervous wreck, but Jenn and Rob were SO EASY to work with, and sent me tons of pictures and notifications throughout the trip. By the end of the first evening, I didn't have to feel nervous about who was watching P, and could get busy with the work of missing her terribly.

When I got back, I found that my skittish, hyper-alert piglet had gotten comfortable at Jenn's home, and didn't want to leave. They gave her so much attention, treats, and cuddling time that I had to do some serious bribing to get her to come with me.

Neither I nor Penny could have been happier about my decision to go with Jenn. Seriously, those two are the best.
Jenn and Rob provided awesome care for max. He is shy naturally, and they took special care to make him feel protected and cared for. Within a few days he was out of his shell and running around and playing. They sent detailed updates and tons of photos so we didn't miss him too much and we knew he was doing great. Would definitely use them again. Max had a great time. Thanks Jenn and Rob!!!!
Jenn really loves my dogs. Bokku and Cholong are very shy, but she made them friendly. Jenn brought them out and walked a lot, I can notice they were really happy. She kept in updating their photos, so I felt comfortable.
My dogs and I appreciate her.

Wonderful experience! Olivia felt comfortable since she passed the door. She immediately started playing around. Since the very beginning we knew that Jenn is a real dog lover, which was important for us. Olivia had a lot of attention and we also got a lot of photos and updates from her stay which made us much more comfortable about not having her with us. I would recommend Jennifer as host for every four legged friend since she goes along with them really well. Additional plus for putting up with our travel arrangements.
Jenn and Rob were great and I will definitely use them again. Our doggy got a lot of attention and loving care. She was very happy staying with these animal lovers and I was very confident leaving her in their care. AND I got a lot of photos!

From the first, Jenn and Rob were very welcoming to Artemis. I could tell our little dog began to feel at home right away in their cozy home where evidence of their love of animals is everywhere. We easily walked through the peculiarities of Artemis' schedule which left Jenn and Rob completely unfazed.

I received lots of photos during our trip and could tell that Artemis was having a blast. This was my first experience with the site and it was a great one. I am a big fan!
So amazing!!! I couldn't have imagined a better person (people, really... thanks Rob!) to leave our dog with. With frequent, thoughtful updates and adorable photos, we never spent a second worrying about Charlotte, and could really enjoy our vacation.

We'll definitely be having Charlotte stay with Jenn again in the future, and have already recommended her to all of our friends!
Nissa had a great time with Jenn. This was Nissa's second visit. Her first was March 2014. Nissa was so cared for and so loved. She came back a very happy girl. Jenn kept us posted of how our girl was doing. We are so happy that Jenn is so accommodating and so loving. We are lucky that we found Jenn.
Jenn & Rob were so great! They really appreciated the anxiety of leaving your baby! So, they kept the pictures and notes coming. They were skilled in understanding her behavior and making her feel totally safe and comfortable. My new go-to dog sitters!
Kyra had another great (3rd!) stay with Jenn & Rob! We can trust that she is safe and being well cared for when we go away. Communication is easy and the text updates are appreciated!
Cody loved staying at Jennifer's home. He got a lot of love- tons of high quality photos taken of him and regular emails to us detailing his adventures. Cody would be happy to go back.
Our dog Jack was diagnosed with diabetes about a month before we were supposed to leave for a 16 day vacation. That left us with limited options for sitting and boarding at the last minute. I was panicking and by some stroke of incredible luck I found Jenn and Rob. We had previously brought him for a one night trial stay and I had a good feeling from the very start. When we brought him back for the long stay, he was soo happy to be there! That just confirmed what I already knew - that they took extra special care to make him feel comfortable and at home. Jack is probably the neediest, most anxious, worst behaved dog on the planet and Jenn and Rob totally welcomed him and laughed at his quirks. They sent me dozens of pictures over our vacation and kept in close contact knowing how nervous I was. I felt totally comfortable the entire time, even having limited cell service and with his newly diagnosed diabetes. Typically when we bring him home from boarding or sitting it takes him a little while for his anxiety to subside and for him to settle back in, but he was as happy as a clam when we picked him up and was his little old self almost immediately. I will never ever book a trip without knowing Jenn and Rob can take Jack for those dates ha! Do not even look elsewhere for a sitter, they are amazing!
Thanks, Jenn and Rob!
Chip loves Jenn and Rob!
We always feel reassured leaving Chip with Jenn and Rob!
Jenn and Rob are the best!
Great with Chip as always!
Jenn and Rob were absolutely incredible. Our dog Jack is newly diagnosed with diabetes and is a pretty high maintenance dog as it is anyway, and they were willing to do whatever it took to make sure Jack's stay was happy and healthy. We set up a trial stay, because I was unsure how Jack would be around their cats, and wanted to make sure he wasn't too much trouble for them before leaving him for a longer stay. They went above and beyond in making sure that I was comfortable. I was so nervous about leaving him, especially with his new diagnosis, and they totally got it. They sent me tons of updates and pictures that set me totally at ease. It was a short stay, but I feel that they truly cared for and treated Jack as if he was their own. I'm so happy to have found them and look forward to working with them again and again!
Jenn and Rob were as wonderful as always. This is my 3rd or 4th time booking with them. Jenn sends me regular updates on my pup and Zoey is always happy to be there. They take her on walks all the time and she meets new dogs in the neighborhood as well. Zoey is so comfortable with them I know she's safe and happy whenever I book Jenn.
Thanks Jenn & Rob!!!
Jennifer was a fantastic dog-sitter. I left my husky daughter with her and her husband for 3 days/2 nights. She kept in constant contact with me, sending me texts and pictures of their adventures. On the last day, she sent me an email summary of their weekend and a Flickr link to all the pictures they took! I don't trust many people with my dog, but I am happy to add her to that short list. Thanks!!
Rob and Jen are wonderful to Emmie-We call it her vacation because she gets so excited to stay with them.
My husband and I went on a 6 day vacation and had Jenn watch our dog Tucker while we were gone. She was super quick to respond to my initial messages and to schedule a meet and greet with myself and Tucker. After meeting with her I felt totally comfortable leaving our little guy with her. She sent us a link to daily photos of Tucker and sent nice emails with descriptions of his day.
When we arrived to pick him up we could tell that he had been treated really well there. I would definitely recommend boarding your dog with Jenn. Next vacay I will for sure try to schedule her!
This was our first time using any type of pet sitting service, and we couldn't have been more satisfied! Jenn and Rob were absolutely great with Cooper, who was with them for over a week! He seemed to integrate into their family (including two cats!) with no issues. Jenn sent a daily email update (long, detailed, and awesome), including lots of pics, and I found myself totally at ease and able to enjoy my vacation without constantly wondering how my dog was doing. I will absolutely use Jenn and Rob in the future, and I'll recommend them to anyone needing this type of service.
This was the second time we've booked Jenn and once again our pup, Zoey had an absolutely wonderful time! We left her over Christmas this time around but Jenn did all she could to make sure Zoey had a special time - including buying her Christmas presents!

Jenn is great at keeping in touch and giving lots of wonderful updates and pictures. I highly recommend leaving your dog in her care while you're away.
A lovely visit, the dog assured me. She wants to return someday soon.
Kyra's first (and definitely not last!) stay with Jenn was a great experience. We felt confident that Kyra was in good hands and would have a fun and safe stay after the initial meet and greet. It can be stressful to go away knowing you have to leave your doggie family member, but judging by the photos of her visit, Kyra was well cared for and had a great time! Loved the personal and detailed e-mail of everything that she did during the day, too!
We adore Jenn and Robb! We know with every update and photo that they adore Chip and care for him as well as we do (if not better...)!
It's the BEST feeling when I have to bribe my own pup to leave! We LOVE Jenn & Robb :)
Jenn once again helped us out in a pinch and took such great care of Kyan, from long walks in the park nearby and cuddling on the couch, Jenn always makes Kyan feel right at home (and keeps us updated so that we aren't at all worried!) Would recommend her services to everyone :)
Roxy had a great time as usual with Jen! She always keeps us well informed of Roxy's stay with daily emails, pictures, and texts. She even was flexible when we ended up needing to drop Roxy off a day earlier than planned!
Jenn was totally awesome! It is clear that my dog had a great time while I was gone. The care is very thoughtful and loving. The daily updates were humourous and fun to get. I highly recommend Jenn and I hope she is available for dog-sitting the next time I travel.
There aren't enough positive things to say about Jenn and Rob. Simply put, they are AMAZING pet sitters! They watched Bandit for 10 days and we couldn't have been happier! We received wonderful daily updates on Bandit’s stay. The updates were more than we expected; they were hilarious, sweet, and included several priceless photos on their flicker account. They even gave him a few special treats during his stay. We can guarantee Bandit loved his little vacation with Jenn and Rob, ever picture they took showed he was happy and comfortable. Having Jenn and Rob watch Bandit and knowing Bandit was enjoying himself definitely made it easier for us to enjoy our vacation, we knew he was in good hands!!!
I would give Jenn 6 stars if possible, she wildly exceeded our expectations! She was quick to respond to our initial inquiry, flexible about drop off/pickup times, and easy to get ahold of at every step along the way. We set up a meet and greet prior to our booking since our dog had never met a cat before. He was a little uneasy, but she made him feel so loved and at home. Our dog had an amazing weekend with her while we were away--I know this because she sent us regular updates complete with a description of their day, photos and even videos of all their adventures, and when we went to pick him up, he barely wanted to leave. This was our first time away from our dog since adopting him and I wasn't worried for a second knowing he was in such loving, capable hands. He even made some new friends in her cats! Will definitely be using her again!
Zoey had a great time with Jenn and Rob! We were gone for nearly 2 weeks but every day received emails and pictures from Jenn. I felt I knew exactly how Zoey was doing and felt very connected to her despite the distance (we were overseas).

Such a relief to leave our baby girl with someone we can trust and just have peace of mind so that we are able to enjoy our vacation. We will most definitely be using Jenn again.
Can't say enough how great Jenn and Rob are!!! Chip always come home in better condition than we left him -- thanks for everything!!!
This is Emmie's second stay with Jenn and Rob-they take such good care of her that we laugh and say Emmie is on vacation when she stays with them! They play with her, take her on 2 walks per day and even on special outings (like the drive-in movies!). Jenn and Rob are awesome!
Our 7 month puppy Kyan recently had an amazing stay with Jennifer & Rob. After a schedule change in his neutering operation, Jennifer welcomed him less than 24 hours after the operation, knowing that he could require extra attention and care, even though she could have kindly refused. That in itself speaks volumes of just how much Jenn loves dogs and is an incredible caretaker. The rest of the weekend I was constantly updated with detailed texts and emails, videos and even Flickr accounts of each day he was there. Being in Florida and feeling like I knew exactly how my dog was doing practically 24/7 allowed me to enjoy vacation so much more. Jenn and Rob go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of dogs, Kyan even came home with a new bone that they purchased him. Seriously cannot say enough about Jenn as a host and would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone. She truly catered to the needs of my pup and will absolutely use her again in the future as a first preference.
There is no other place or individual(s) that we feel comfortable leaving our pup with -- We love Jenn & Rob!
Jenn is awesome! She did such a great job taking care of Emmie, I was worried Emmie wouldn't want to come home. Jenn took her on two walks per day, often on new routes; played with her; and treated Emmie as well as she would treat her own dog. Jenn sent me daily email updates, along with photo and video links that showed how much fun Emmie was having. She's definitely watching Emmie again!
Jen and Rob were amazing with Bandit!! We received text updates & pics, nightly progress emails, and best of all a load of pictures on a flicker account. We loved the updates and the pictures. We could tell he was enjoying his stay!!

They also live very close to the airport, which is an added bonus.

We will definitely use them for future stays!
We couldn't have found a better place for our eight month old puppy, Fergus, to stay while we were out of town for a week! It was our first time leaving him but we knew from our "meet and greet" that he was going to be a happy, well-cared for dog. Jenn started sending us updates and photos before we even got on the plane so we could see how Fergus was settling in. It's obvious that she and Rob really love dogs. Fergus had such a good time - we're sure he'll be staying there again!
Jenn- was so wonderful! She kept us posted on our girl so that we could get married knowing that Nissa was well cared for and would be treated like a member of the family. Jenn went out of her way to help us with our dog. I can not say enough wonderful things about her.
Jennifer was awesome! She took such great care of our dog, Sammy, and treated her like she was her own. They went above and beyond to make Sammy feel at home. She also takes beautiful pictures and sent us an album of pics and videos of our dog while we were away. We would definitely use Jennifer again in the future.
Jenn and Rob were the most amazing dog sitters! They were very easy to communicate with, sent great summaries, pictures, and videos of my dog while I was away, and seemed to genuinely enjoy the pet-sitting! This was my first time leaving Bonzo with someone outside the family, and they made me feel incredibly comfortable. I'd recommend them without reservation!
I cannot say enough good things about Roxy's stay with Jennifer and Rob. Even though I made a late NYE request, Jennifer was accommodating and very prompt to reply, making the whole process very easy. Throughout the stay Jennifer sent cute and thorough updates on Roxy's walks, comfort, and making friends with her kitties. The best was getting a Flickr site of Roxy's stay. She definitely made herself right at home at their place!
Shef had a wonderful time! Jenn kept me updated with photos, video and very detailed emails about Shef's stay. He got plenty of walks and got along great with her two cats and the other dog that was staying there. I was really happy there was another dog during the period he was there so he could become more socialized--Jenn did a great job making sure Shef was comfortable! Also, Jenn's apartment is only minutes from the airport, so it was super easy to get our pup when we flew in!
This is my second time leaving Murphy with Jenn and it was fantastic as usual. Jenn sends these great, funny updates at the end of the day with a full summary of the day's events. Murphy absolutely loves his time at Jenn's place.
We have no hesitations leaving Chip with Jenn and Rob, just hope that they'll be available since they're so great! Looking forward to traveling knowing that we'll have such great caretakers to rely on.
Jenn and Rob were AMAZING with Chip and we are so glad that we found them! Again, THANK YOU both so much for going the extra mile and taking care of Chip! Words can't express how appreciative we are for their willingness to take care of Chip as if he was their own. The text/email updates, pictures, and videos were so helpful for us to ease our thoughts of missing him and wondering what he's been up to.
Jennifer and Rob took care of copper for the second time and did an amazon job of it. It is important to be consistent when delivering a service and Jenn and Rob excel at it.
Jenn was incredibly personable, friendly and attentive. I received numerous updates via text, email and photos all documenting the fact that my dog was having a wonderful time and being well cared for.

I would not hesitate to use her again and I would suggest her to anyone looking for a dog sitter as I believe that she is the best possible choice!
As always, great experience with Jenn!
Jennifer is the best! frida has the best time with her!
Jenn and Rob looked after Copper like their own dog. They went above and beyond our expectations. This is the first time we boarded our dog and we could not have asked for a better family to take care of our dog.

Here are few things they did that we did not expect:

1. They sent us a detailed note everyday, sometimes twice, with lots of photos and videos as to how the day went. It assuaged our concerns and kept at us ease.

2. Copper is a picky eater and they came up with a creative way to get him to eat. This involved a lot of work and copper loved it, of course.

3. It was copper's first time staying without us and they worked very hard to make him feel comfortable and at home.

4. If we have to board our dog again, they will be the first family we will call.
Where do i start with what a great dogsitter Jennifer is? She definitely went above and beyond getting my dog Mickey acclimated to her ever so patient cats! I loved the photos and texts to regularly update me on activities and concerns (not eating - which is typical for my dog while I'm away. I should have told her, but so glad she asked.) I also loved that he had a "big city adventure" and all was documented for me in a Flickr album. Such a relief finding a sitter who is an absolute dog lover who treated my dog just like her own. I could relax and enjoy my trip. Thanks Jenn!
Jen was fantastic! We have a 12-year old toy poodle who is a rescue with a slight disability. Jen was super patient and sweet, and was amazing about keeping us posted while we were away. She clearly loves dogs and enjoys spending time with them!
From the moment we met, I knew Jennifer was the dog-sitter for me and Frida. She's calm and confident and clearly loves the pups. The drop off and pick ups were easily coordinated and while I was away I received texts and emails, including pictures (really fabulous pics!) with updates of Frida's vacation at Jenn's place. I don't revel the thought of leaving town without my dog, but when I must, I will definitely be asking Jenn to watch my girl again.
Jenn and Rob are amazing! I left my minpin, Dobby, with them for over two weeks, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. They were so attentive to Dobby, and really kept it fun for me by sending texts with pictures from their morning walks and setting up Flickr albums every couple of days. They're so great, I can't say enough good things about them. Look no further- you've found your dog's new best friends while you're on vacation!
Jennifer and her husband were really great when they watched my Remi for a week. They were great about giving him that extra care he needs and we got so many awesome pictures of Remi during his stay there :) We felt extremely comfortable and would definitely use Jenn again anytime!
This was my first time leaving my rescue dog with anyone but a family member, needless to say I was a little anxious. Murphy tends to be a little nervous because of his past, so I wanted to make sure he was as comfortable as possible. I did a 'meet and greet' with Murphy and Jenn a few days before dropping him off so he could get acclimated. He quickly warmed up, jumped on her couch and started to snuggle. Bingo! I knew everything would be alright. I dropped Murphy off on Thursday night after work for his 3 day vacation. The first couple of hours I was a little nervous, but Jenn sent me photos of him hanging out in the park and sleeping on the couch. I instantly felt better. Jenn was even able to clean his ears that night! Throughout the next few days I got loads of pictures of him on all these adventures through the park and meeting other dogs. He was so smiley and happy. I was running VERY late on Sunday and Jenn was extremely accommodating. When I picked him up Sunday she told me he got to ride the Blue Line, which shocked me since he can be nervous. All in all the experience was wonderful. I am sure Murphy had the time of his life. She even inspired me to try more things with him! I highly recommend having Jenn take care of your pets, she is the best!!!
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