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Jen W.

Star Sitter

Long Lake, MN

5.0 out of 5 stars
•23 reviews
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Jen W. has Star Sitter status

The Star Sitter program highlights responsive sitters who deliver highly rated care and have a history of listing accurate availability and preferences, making it easier for pet parents to find the best care for their pets.

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Pet care experience

Paws and Breathe...Holistic pet care in your home means that not only are the furry babies loved in their own space with their own routines, beds, friends, and toys; I take care of your home, inside and out. You can travel worry-free, knowing your plants, deliveries, and everything about your space will be taken care of. SERVICE FEES: Please add non-dog/cat pets as an additional dog so that I am paid appropriately to care for the correct number of pets. I charge per day, with a discount for stays over a week. ABOUT ME: I'm a mature (that's a nice way to say middle aged) professional house-sitter who has cared for cats, dogs, bunnies, chickens, ducks, goats, donkeys, sheep, and a partridge in a pear tree. I keep your home safe and clean while you're gone, and your pets loved and cared for like my own, so you can travel without worry. I am new to this site, but have many years of experience. I have fostered, homed and adopted rescue dogs, cats, and ducks, and have a special affinity for those who need a little something extra; attention, space, warmth, gentle talking for the shy ones, playtime and puzzle solving for the working breeds, and for the more dominant dogs, I establish a confident hierarchy so that they know I'm Alpha/the protector. Anxious pets tend to gravitate towards me as a safe person. Ok, maybe there have been no partridges...yet.

Reviews

Tracy S.
House Sitting • May 12, 2024
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We are so happy we found Jen! She is kind, reliable, communicative and so great with Wrigiey! Would love to have her back again! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nancy F.
House Sitting • Mar 20, 2024
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Jen is an EXCELLENT dog sitter! Our elderly rescue dog has a few ailments that Jen handled with ease. She kept him safe and content. Her communication is outstanding, as well. She sent me pictures and videos, posted more pictures on Instagram, and we exchanged many texts. I was completely reassured that our dog was well cared for. Also, it was great to have someone so experienced staying at our home. We could barely see that someone had been staying here. It was very clean! Thanks, Jen!

Jaden V.
House Sitting • Mar 10, 2024
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Jen was amazing! Usually it's family who watches our dogs so it's somewhat of an adjustment asking someone new to watch them. We have two Australian Shepherd's so we know they can be a bit much at times.. she was able to manage their goofy quirks and keep us updated with some pretty awesome photos along the way! By the looks of it they were having a pretty great time too :) I'd recommend Jen to anyone who's looking for a dog sitter! She made us feel very comfortable and at ease during our trip.

Kelly C.
House Sitting • Mar 09, 2024
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Jen is amazing! Sent lots of updates and took such good care of our sweet dog. Will definitely be hiring her again!

About Jen W.

Communication

6 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in around an hour
90% bookings with photo updates

Skills

9 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience

Safety, trust & environment

Pets feel so much more comfortable with a new person when I'm there consistently, and they can build trust with me more quickly, without disruption in their routines or familiar locations. Yes, your dog(s) can sleep in bed with me. Check out my instagram page (@jensitswithpets) for more photos, information, humor, and inspiration!

Information Jen W. would like to know about your pet

Dogs must be house trained and at least 1 year old. I love puppies, but don't like getting up in the middle of the night. I ask pertinent questions at the first meeting. Any background is helpful, especially for rescues, so that there is context to any problematic behavior (usually explained by a fear or trauma response and not a naughty dog.) Before each sit, I read up on the breed(s) so I know more about their specific needs and personality traits. Dog breeds are SO different, and I customize their care accordingly.

A typical day

I'm a leisurely walker (not a runner or strenuous walker,) so we will mosey around the neighborhood and sniff around. Then we will probably snuggle and binge Netflix.

Services

House Sitting
in your home
$85per night

Jen can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs
Dogs over 1 year old

Availability

ON A TYPICAL DAY... I work remote, so I am generally at your home and with your pets all day & night. Because I will be working from your home, I just require a good internet connection and a clear space to work on my laptop.

Available
Not available
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House Sitting Cancellation Policy:

About Jen W.

Communication

6 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in around an hour
90% bookings with photo updates

Skills

9 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience

Safety, trust & environment

Pets feel so much more comfortable with a new person when I'm there consistently, and they can build trust with me more quickly, without disruption in their routines or familiar locations. Yes, your dog(s) can sleep in bed with me. Check out my instagram page (@jensitswithpets) for more photos, information, humor, and inspiration!

Information Jen W. would like to know about your pet

Dogs must be house trained and at least 1 year old. I love puppies, but don't like getting up in the middle of the night. I ask pertinent questions at the first meeting. Any background is helpful, especially for rescues, so that there is context to any problematic behavior (usually explained by a fear or trauma response and not a naughty dog.) Before each sit, I read up on the breed(s) so I know more about their specific needs and personality traits. Dog breeds are SO different, and I customize their care accordingly.

A typical day

I'm a leisurely walker (not a runner or strenuous walker,) so we will mosey around the neighborhood and sniff around. Then we will probably snuggle and binge Netflix.

Location

Long Lake, MN

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Jen W.

Star Sitter

Long Lake, MN

5.0 out of 5 stars
•23 reviews