Jen T. - Medical professional w rescue experience

First Hill, Seattle, WA

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$35 per night

Traveling Dog Sitting

100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
Description:

Traveling can be a stressful experience for both owners and pets, so my goal is to make petcare one less thing to worry about!

Regarding my petsitting philosophy, I think dogs are pack animals and social creatures, so that's how things are run during a petsit. It's common to watch dogs of differing ages and/or sizes at the same time. A stay could be described as a small scale dog daycare with walks/hikes/fieldtrips and an overnight attendant.

About Jen T.:

I'm a physician that recently left the stress and red tape of the medical world in lieu of caring for people's fur babies full-time. I have almost a decade of experience with dog rescue, primarily with Doberman Pinschers and small breed dogs (toy fox and rat terriers, italian greyhounds, miniature pinschers and chinese cresteds). I've cared for and fostered dogs of all ages from newborn puppies to senior dogs, 2 lbs to 100 lbs, some from puppy mills or with anxiety, medical or other issues. I also have experience with obedience and behavioral dog training, having fostered and owned a number of rescued Doberman Pinschers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

I may be slow to respond to inquiries from new clients so if you really want to book with me, feel free to check back in if you haven't heard from me in a few days. The more detail included in your message, the easier it will be for me to know whether I'll be able to accommodate your needs. Thanks!

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I've been a dog owner for almost 10 years and had fish, cats and small animals growing up.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

The only potential dealbreaker may be if a visiting dog is dog aggressive or had a kill-the-cat level prey drive. My definition of dog aggressive is an altercation that results breaking the skin and sending another animal (or person) to the emergency room. I am able to handle reactive or anxious dogs and their usual doggie communication/body language. Otherwise, it's helpful to know if your dog has any other issues or quirks so I can try to prevent or avoid those situations if possible.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

Yes

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes. I've cared for dogs with conditions including diabetes, allergies, post surgical, paralysis, terminal illness, etc. There's no extra charge for related care as I realize this is one of the reasons owners may choose to book with rover.com rather than sending their pups to a boarding facility.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

I am currently petsitting fulltime; the amount of time spent with each dog depends on the schedule and the dog's needs. Some dogs are never or rarely alone during a stay.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

There is a fenced 30' x 5' patio which can be used for quick relief, but walks are still the preferred way to get business done!

Where will my dog sleep?

Crated, run of the house (which usually means couch or dog bed in the living room or in the bedroom), or in bed, whichever he/she and/or the owner prefers.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

I have housesits and dog walks in various parts of Seattle so your dog is welcome to ride along!

About Jen T.:

I'm a physician that recently left the stress and red tape of the medical world in lieu of caring for people's fur babies full-time. I have almost a decade of experience with dog rescue, primarily with Doberman Pinschers and small breed dogs (toy fox and rat terriers, italian greyhounds, miniature pinschers and chinese cresteds). I've cared for and fostered dogs of all ages from newborn puppies to senior dogs, 2 lbs to 100 lbs, some from puppy mills or with anxiety, medical or other issues. I also have experience with obedience and behavioral dog training, having fostered and owned a number of rescued Doberman Pinschers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

I may be slow to respond to inquiries from new clients so if you really want to book with me, feel free to check back in if you haven't heard from me in a few days. The more detail included in your message, the easier it will be for me to know whether I'll be able to accommodate your needs. Thanks!

Jen T.'s Experience:

The rate for pet/housesitting applies within a 1 mile radius of my address (98101) with a $1/day/mile rate increase for locations further away (gas/bus money). Each additional dog is an extra $10 per day. Home sitting includes at least 3 daily visits with no time limit on the visits, we get done what needs to be done and will spend as much time as possible with them. I will sometimes bring a (friendly, housetrained) visiting dog with me to housesits so let me know if your dog is territorial or if you would prefer not to have a visiting dog in your house. Also please specify in your request if you're looking for someone to make home visits or if you'd like for someone to stay over. Thanks!

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I've been a dog owner for almost 10 years and had fish, cats and small animals growing up.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

The only potential dealbreaker may be if a visiting dog is dog aggressive or had a kill-the-cat level prey drive. My definition of dog aggressive is an altercation that results breaking the skin and sending another animal (or person) to the emergency room. I am able to handle reactive or anxious dogs and their usual doggie communication/body language. Otherwise, it's helpful to know if your dog has any other issues or quirks so I can try to prevent or avoid those situations if possible.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

Yes

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes. I've cared for dogs with conditions including diabetes, allergies, post surgical, paralysis, terminal illness, etc. There's no extra charge for related care as I realize this is one of the reasons owners may choose to book with rover.com rather than sending their pups to a boarding facility.

Are you willing to do additional tasks at my home while I'm away
(e.g., water plants, bring in the mail)?

Yes.

Additional Information
Location: Seattle, WA 98101
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 3
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Price: $39/night
Radius: 10 miles (see map)
Cancellation Policy: Flexible
Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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Ratings

April 19
Love the pictures Jen sent us while we were away. Great pickup and dropoff service. Definitely will return.
April 17
Jen is always reliable and whenever I need someone to take care of Eli I call her! :-)
April 16
We just had Jen take care of our two large dogs and our large cat for the first time, and it was a wonderful experience. She sent us fun/brief updates and photos while we were away, and every single thing she did gave us great peace of mind. Jen is a professional and she genuinely cares about animals. We would definitely hire her again! :-)
April 15
My husband and I left for our destination wedding and honeymoon for two weeks and Jen was willing to watch our very energetic 5 month old puppy during this time. She was amazing! She sent updates and pictures of Karma and made us feel at ease while being away from our baby for so long. We would definitely ask Jen to watch her again! Thanks so much! Talia and Max
April 15
Jen, as always, was awesome. Flexible with time/pickup arrangements, and Butters came home very happy and loved (and missed Jen for a good while).
April 14
Jen came and gave my two rascals daily walks one two occasions while I was out of town. She was very responsive and posted lots of pictures of the pups every day. I could tell they were very happy! I will definitely work with Jen again.
Thanks so much! Chaco had a great stay.
I contacted Jen with pretty short notice. She was able to accommodate me with no problems. She made everything really easy (pick up, drop off, keeping in touch while I was away.) I'll definitely be using her again and I would recommend her to anyone who has a dog they love who needs a place to crash! (:
April 6
Jen was incredibly helpful and took wonderful care of my little pup. To accommodate my busy schedule, she both picked up and dropped off Roxy and was very flexible. Roxy came back home happy, healthy and clearly had a great stay! I also loved that Jen periodically updated me through this website with notes and pictures, which was especially helpful since I was traveling out of the country. I highly recommend Jen to all dog owners out there. In fact, I've already booked Roxy's next stay with her! (Collapse)
Thanks to Jen for a great dog-walking experience. Rusty was much calmer and happier for the time out of the house.
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Testimonials

SL C. November 6
Jen is a responsible and efficient person. When she tells you she is going to do something, she does it. She has on a daily basis taken care of my hyper, howling Jack Russel, Hopper. Jen is an animal person; she fosters dogs and actively supports dog rescue groups. There are few people that I feel comfortable giving them a key to my house and letting them take care of my escaping dog. Under Jen's watch, Hopper never went missing; I cannot say the same for others. He is quite a handful. Jen is someone I trust and I would highly recommend. (Collapse)
Scott S. February 20
Jen is exceptional with dogs, to echo all of her other testimonials. Within minutes of our meet-and -greet, we felt completely comfortable leaving Carmen Dog in her hands. She knew exactly what to ask, as she has been working with dogs for a long time and has her own. Her disposition puts dog parents at ease, which is not an easy feat. Carmen Dog took to her immediately. Jen and Carmen had a great weekend, going on many walks and even field trips.We think Carmen was sort bummed that we came home instead of Jen. ;) We would ask Jen to care for Carmen again in a heart beat. She has our highest recommendation. (Collapse)
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