Jana Z.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under an hour


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
23 Reviews

Robyn A.
Robyn A.
May 14, 2018
Verified Stay

Jana stayed with our special needs pit bull for two weeks while we were away on a European vacation. We received multiple photos of our dog each day as well. Jana is thoughtful and really wants to get a sense of how your dog's daily routine goes. Our dog usually loses a couple of pounds when we go out of town for extended vacations (she's very sensitive), but I was delighted to see that she ...

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Thank you Robyn! Dixie is such a gentle, quirky, sweet soul - I love that girl! I hope I get to ...
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Jenny W.
Jenny W.
Feb 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Jana did a great job taking care of my two dogs. She follows instructions carefully, sent daily pics, and asks lots of questions. She even got them new toys! This was her second time house/dog sitting, and won't be the last.

Jana Z.
Thanks, Jenny! I hope I can help you out with Sophia and Giget again sometime, they are so fun to ...
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Rebecca B.
Rebecca B.
Dec 4, 2017
Verified Stay

Jana was great! She's responsive, responsible, friendly, and best of all, our fur babies love her!

Jana Z.
Thanks, Becca! I appreciate the kind words. You've got a great fur gang - love them all!
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About Jana

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Vet Clinic Mngr Loves Quirky Pets

Exactly like the headline reads - I've got 7+ years of previous experience working in medical services at a humane society and I love pets with personality. I have a soft spot in my heart for special needs pets, whether medical or behavioral. And, I enjoy all breeds, especially bully breeds.

Prior to moving to Austin, I worked at the Richmond, VA SPCA's (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) veterinary clinic for over seven ...

What Jana would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences! I'm equal opportunity for all forms of furry cuteness!

I'd like to know if your dog has any medical issues, any special diet restrictions, and/or medications they need to be given. Please tell me about their personality - what they like and do not like - I'm interested and want to be aware. I'm happy to keep up with any dog training too, just let me know. Really, anything you think I should know, I want to hear. Feel free to give me written instructions also, the more details the better. I lived with a special needs dog, so I realize that some pets need very particular attention on a regular basis.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Jana watches your pet

I love to hike and swim, so I'm happy to take your dog(s) along, if that is something they'd enjoy. I also love the river trail along Lady Bird Lake, which is awesome for younger or older dogs of varying athletic ability. And, if your dog loves the dog park - let's go! Some of my favorite Austin parks include the Shoal Creek Greenbelt parks and Eastwoods park as well as the old standby, Zilker. But, I also appreciate that many dogs are super happy exploring their own neighborhoods, checking out their home territory. Happy to play ball and with toys, whether inside or outside, if that is what my new furry buddy is into!

If your dog is more low key, I'm just as much a movie buff as a hiker and love to sit and cuddle with my furry friends. And, playing in the house can be just as much fun as playing outside! Also, I'm a PhD student at UT, so much of my time involves me sitting and reading...which is so much more fun when I have animal pals by my side.

Jana's Service Area

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