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Jan F. - I'll love your furbaby as much you do.

Olympic Hills, Seattle, WA

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from $30 per night
100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests within 24 hours
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
100% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover on every stay
Jan F.'s Skills
  • 25 Years Of Experience
  • Oral Medication Administration
  • Injected Medication Administration
  • Senior Dog Experience
  • Special Needs Dog Experience
  • Can provide daily exercise
Jan F.'s Home
  • House
  • Fenced Yard
  • Non-Smoking Household
  • Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
  • No Children
  • Dogs Allowed On Bed
  • Dogs Allowed On Furniture
About Jan:

Hi, I'm Jan. I love working with puppies and dogs! I have 10 years experience working for an Animal Emergency Clinic and specialty vet, sterilizing surgical instruments and some tech duties (see testimonial from Dr. Daniel G.) I also sat several pets that belonged to the vets, including the clinic owner's animals. I am very comfortable giving shots and medications or changing bandages if needed. I also worked the puppy section in an animal shelter for about a year which was great. I had a blast every day. It was far from feeling like a job. Over the years I've even trained and shown my own puppies and adult dogs in obedience.

I have a really great roommate I've known for 25 years. Shes' a total animal lover just like I am. She also happens to be a Rover sitter (Elena D, the one with over 90 5-star reviews.) We co-sit together so the pups get tons of attention.

I live in a large house two-story house in a safe neighborhood. I have a doggie door and a large fully fenced yard. I'm home all day so your fur-baby will get all the love and attention he or she needs. There is rarely a time when one of us isn't home.

I have three wonderful dogs. All are, fixed, and current on all their shots. They love to play with puppies and are great at helping socialize your little one. My youngest Trip is the toy that never rests.

Overnights are done indoors where they are safe and warm. Your dog can sleep on a doggie bed, in my bed, or in a crate. I'll do what ever it takes to make you and your dog happy.

Drop-offs start at 10:30am. SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.
We offer pick-ups as late as 12am. Arrangements may be possible for later pick-ups with advance notice.

I'm a huge dog lover of all breeds, however I do have some breed and temperament restrictions for boarding. PLEASE read my entire profile to view restrictions and my rates.

With me, your fur-baby will be in GREAT hands.

Why I love dog sitting
Honestly, I've been a dog lover since birth. I'm the type of person that when I see a dog I ask the owner if I may pet their dog. I believe that there is no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners.

I've worked with dogs at both an animal shelter for about a year and a speciality surgical vet office for about 10 years. I've babysat for some of the vets I've worked with. I've also had 3 years in obedience training and have done obedience dog shows which we've placed in.

Meet my pets
I have three really great freshwater fish tanks. I have a 29 gallon community tank and two Indian pea puffer tanks.

My pet loving, co-dog sitting roommate Elena has a desert tortoise she's had since he was a hatchling. He's about 20 years old now and is a HUGE dog lover!. She also has two geckos.

About my yard
I have a big fully and securely over six-foot foot fenced backyard. I have a doggie door to help get your puppy housebroken if need be. The yard is grass with some small trees. TONS of room for running, night glo-ball and Chuck-It. All yard play and bathroom breaks are supervised.

My experience administering medication
After working for a vet for 10 years I sure am. I do booster shots all the time, and I give one of my own dogs eye drops daily. In fact, her eye vet told me I take AMAZING care of her eyes, and I'm very disciplined with it.

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What Jan needs to know about your dog

I'd just like to know the basic things. Are they up to date on shots? Is the dog an inside or outside dog? Are they on any medication? Do they have any health problems (including worms, ticks or fleas)? Is there any special needs? Is the dog fixed? Has the pup had any training etc... Anything you'd like to tell me would be great too.

Males over 6 months must be neutered/females over 9 months must be spayed. I cannot accept any dogs in heat. If a female comes into heat during the stay, an additional fee of $10 per day will be added.

No aggressive dogs (food aggressive dogs can be fed alone), excessive barkers, fence jumpers, runners (bolting for/out the door) or diggers. I do have a preferred size limit of 50 lbs or 20" at the withers (shoulders), but I do make exceptions.

There is a slight fee increase for:
• Larger dogs than I normally take in
• Special needs dogs
• Medication

• Daily doggie day care also available for a reduced fee. No age limit.

***Sorry, but I can't take in Rotties, Chows, Akitas, Siberian Huskies, Shiba -Inus or German Shepherds.

When your dog stays in Jan's home

Here's where we'll take our walks
For liability reasons I do not take dogs out of my home. I have a huge fenced yard which allows the dogs to get plenty of exercise.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
They can be crated, have a doggie bed or share the bed with me. I want to keep their routine as close to normal as I can. I feel a dog is a family member and should be treated as so.

Time I'll spend with your dog
As much time as they want. I'm home all day and I have a roommate that's also a Rover 5 star sitter. One of us is almost always here. They'll get lots of play time with me, my roommate and my dogs. My dog youngest boy Trip is the toy that never wears out.

This sitter accepts:

Maximum of 3 dogs, from multiple clients at a time

  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (16 - 40lbs)
  • Large (41 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (101lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies
  • Dogs who can wait at least 0 to 2 hours between potty breaks

This sitter does not accept:

  • Unspayed females
  • Non-neutered males
  • Females who are in heat
Cancellation Policy: Strict

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Cassidy

Age: 14 years, 1 mo. old
Weight: 20 lbs.
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

131 Reviews

Karin C.

April 25

We could tell Clyde was having a great time with Jan by the pictures she sent us everyday. His tail was wagging and he looked well adjusted and happy. He had lots of outside time during his stay. Our return flight got in late the evening of our return and Jan was very accomadating.

Jodene E.

March 9

Lindsay M.

March 3

The dogs always love visiting their "countryside estate" with Jan!

Lindsay M.

March 3

This was a very very last minute trip and we were able to coordinate with Jan super easily & get everything worked out so we could be out of town. Jan loves those pups!

Erika W.

March 3

Took great care of two of my dogs. One of them is an 8 month old puppy that usually gets into everything. They made sure she was kept busy and safe. I would highly recommend to others looking for a sitter.

Michelle S.

February 22

Cody seemed to enjoy his stay. We really appreciated the daily photos and updates. Thank you!

Laura R.

February 19

Doc came home happy, healthy and relaxed after staying with Jan F. We felt very comfortable dropping him off at Jan's house. It felt warm and inviting. Jan sent us pictures of Doc throughout his stay which helped us feel even more confident that he was happy there. We will definitely use Jan again!

Eleazar V.

February 12

Jan and Elena are the best dogsitter that my dog (Mika) could have. We are so grateful we found them. I could tell how comfortable Mika was in their home, Jan always sent pictures of her and she looked really happy. It's clear how much Jan and Elena loves dogs, and their dog is absolute sweetheart, Mika loves him.

Jennifer R.

February 1

Thank you Jan! We loved the picture updates of Kona while on vacation!

Testimonials

Billy M.

October 10
Jan is great with puppies. I have had her sit my boy Simon off and on since he was just a few months, he's just over one now. Jan not only helped with training him while at her house but gave me lots of tips and advise I never would have known. I highly recommend Jan.

Margaret R.

October 10
Jan is the BEST dog sitter with a heart of gold! I had a last minute family emergency requiring several days of travel but despite having to worry about all kinds of things; I never had to worry about my little "needy" cuddle bug. Jan always takes the best care of him. Thanks for all you do for us Jan!!

Daniel G.

October 14
I worked with Jan Fogel for several years and can attest to her abilities in handling dogs, cats, reptiles, and birds. She has the requisite skills in observation and attention to detail to provide exemplary care for these pets.

Janelle O.

December 10
I had never left my dogs with a sitter until we used Jan for 3 nights. After our meet and greet I felt very comfortable leaving my 3 dogs in her care. All 3 of them had a great time while we were away and Jan sent us photos and daily updates while we were away. I highly recommend Jan; your pups will be in good hands! Janelle O.