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Jessica M. - A playmate & fenced-in yard: what could be better?

Alexandria, VA

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About Jessica M.:

We are a young professional married couple living in Alexandria, VA. Our best bud Gizmo is a 45lb lab mix who loves company any day of the week. We have a fenced in yard that is perfect for playing!

Due to size constraints on our space, we unfortunately can't take the lovable giants, but everyone else is welcome.

Please feel free to bring along any food, medications, or other special items to keep your pooch happy and healthy.

We would love to have the opportunity to meet you and your dog in advance of their stay. Please also feel free to ask any questions or concerns via messaging and we are more than happy to answer.

Thanks for your interest - we look forward to working with you soon!

About this sitter:
My husband and I are young professionals in the Alexandria/Annandale area, looking to help out anyone who needs a loving hotel for their dog.

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

We have both owned varying sizes and breeds of dogs since early childhood. Some with severe health problems, and others with healthy, energetic personalities, so we are ready for anything. Our current pup is a rescue from a kill-shelter in South Carolina, and is about 3 years old with an energy to match.

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

We would love to know a little more about your dog, his/her tendencies, and how s/he interacts with other people and dogs. We would love to be able to meet in person as well, schedules allowing. We have a backyard available or we are more than happy to meet at a park or other location for a no-pressure first meeting.

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

Yes. We have a car and easy access to 395, Columbia Pike, and highway 50.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Absolutely! Our pup takes meds every morning, so we are accustomed to sticking to a schedule.

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

We work from home a good bit, so your dog will be out of the crate and free to roam the house most of the day. We also have a fully fenced back yard, which is a great place to run off-leash and get your energy out!

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

It's fully fenced, and wraps around the back of the house. It's flat, and fully covered in grass so it's really just a large open space that's perfect for playing!

Where will my dog sleep?

Wherever they like. If your dog is accustomed to sleeping in a crate, please feel free to bring it, or if s/he has a bed or blanket that's great too. We also have a number of blankets and beds around that we are more than happy to share.

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

We live in a quiet neighborhood in Alexandria with plenty of sidewalks and walking trails. Our fenced in backyard also provides a great place for the dogs to run and play!

Additional Information
Location: Alexandria, VA 22312
Home Type: House
Yard: Fenced
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 3
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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Gizmo

Age: 3 years, 7 mo. old
Weight: 45 lbs.
Breed: Brittany & Labrador Retriever

A true mutt in every sense, but as lovable as they come! He was rescued from a kill-shelter in South Carolina, and has never looked back.

7 Reviews

David M.

October 14

Jessica and Ben were so welcoming! Our dog loved the playtime in the yard as well as the company in Gizmo. We felt very reassured that she was left in good hands. Photo updates as well!

Anna W.

October 8

They were amazing, even though I screwed up and forgot our first appointment. I would be happy to leave my pup with them again!

Kristin K.

September 29

Sadie's stay was the best I could have asked for! She was exhausted and happy...love that yard & Gizmo! Jessica & Ben were so inviting & treated Sadie as their own allowing me to travel worry free. Thank you so much!!

Pam T.

June 26

Jessica and Ben did a wonderful job of including our dog in their home. Dexter came home happy after lots of doggy play. We were able to travel worry free, knowing he was in very competent hands.

Kathi P.

April 29

I was really pleased. I have already rebooked with her! Overall, we had a great experience with Jessica.

Testimonials

Ben M.

November 3
Gizmo would love to have your dog over to play! Our family loves dogs and cannot wait to have your pet stay with us. Feel free to message or email us with any questions!

Rob R.

November 3
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