Jesse K.

Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Under half 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 client
19 Reviews

Ryan K.
Ryan K.
Dec 27, 2018
Verified Stay

She did an awesome job and far exceeded our expectations. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

Jesse K.
Jesse K.
Mindy B.
Mindy B.
Nov 25, 2018

Jessie watched our two dogs for a full week while we were on vacation. During that time she provided updates and photos so we could rest easy that they were doing well. They seemed to take to her quickly as they were stuck to her like glue while she was there! In addition, Jessie left our home in better shape than when she arrived, doing a number of things around the house that we definitely ...

Jesse K.
Jesse K.
Meghan G.
Meghan G.
Oct 23, 2018
Verified Stay

This is the first time using Jesse and she far exceeded our expectations! We usually have family or friends watch our dog if needed but since we just recently moved to the Madison area, we no longer have that option. Our dog has some special training needs so we are very picky when it comes to finding a dog sitter. We came across Jesse’s profile on Rover and felt confident she would be a ...

Jesse K.
Jesse K.

About Jesse

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

26+ yrs dogs/cats/horses/aggressive

I have been house/pet/horse/farm sitting for over 26 years. (I’m 42) From cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, birds, chickens, goats, horse-breeding facilities, and clients with over 20 animals, I’ve done it. I am great with and love all animals-young to very old. I have a lot of experience with dog-aggressive and human aggressive/untrusting dogs, and handling difficult horse & animal situations. I’m very comfortable taking care of special needs ...

What Jesse would like to know about your dog

All breeds are welcome. I would like to know the health of your pets/issues, vet information, all emergency contacts available, what NOT to do, the animal(s) personality, your list of requests & rules, but most importantly, what your pet loves to do the most!

I have been sitting & caring for animals & houses for over 26+ years & am new to Rover-I have always gone by word of mouth.

I do have my own emergency vet care release form in pdf format I would like to email you ASAP to be filled out before I sit. I send this form via email. I do require it to be filled out completely & signed before I begin taking care of your animal(s) for your, my & the vet’s peace of mind.

For dog walking clients, I require that we walk the dog(s) together so i can learn how you prefer your dog to behave on their walk & what type of leash & collar/harness you use.

I highly prefer collars or gentle leaders over harnesses, as harnesses were invented to help dogs “PUSH” their chest out/forward in a “pulling movement “ into the harness, thus the dog easily pulls you forward—just like a horse does with a carriage.

After training service dogs and dogs that pull, as well as puppies & dog school classes, I am really only used to using a leather leash to prevent rope burns on my hands & really dislike retractable leashes unless it’s for very small dogs. I always have my good ol’ trusty leather leash with me that I’ve had forever, which i bought in Germany over 16 years ago.

I do train “heel”, “wait”, “stop & sit” (before crossing the road). I also can train in German. Please let me know if you’d like me to teach your dogs this. I ONLY USE positive reinforcement. I’m not a believer in giving dogs “people food,” but I do use tiny hotdog pieces to get attention & for big rewards-for food-driven dogs if you approve.

I’m huge into taking all the time an animal needs for them to grasp concepts. I do not charge an extra fee for that, though I do require YOU buy the hotdogs or their other favorite treats & have them always available for all walks/training work.

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

When Jesse watches your pet

I will walk dogs anywhere you’d like: hiking/dog parks/ around your name it. I do require that your pet(s) have all up to date tags on their collars (not necessary for a cat that doesn’t wear a collar, but preferred).
Tags must include: you & your pets(‘s) Name/address/current rabies license /city dog or cat license tags. (*for dog parks you MUST have dog park license as well*)

For dogs you’d like taken places, we will have to discuss transportation time/cost as well-depending on how far away you are from the park. That way if somehow anyone gets away, I can retrieve them. I also have MY OWN tag that I put on for sitting/ walking & drop-ins with my info on it, so people will be able to get a hold of me just while you are away... I feel it’s just a better way to keep all of our minds at ease.

I’m great with high energy dogs-chuck-it, frisbee, swimming, sticks, whatever they love to do, I’m all for it. If you would like your dog taken to the “DP” or hiking, there will be a traveling fee-we can work that out upon the meet & greet. (As recorded for gas price/mile in 2018-cost is $0.54 per mile-Information can be found on a government website)

With dog aggressive dogs, many times I take them to golf courses or private acreage at night to walk/RUN them, so they get their exercise & neither of us have to stress about meeting up with other dogs. If you have other specifications, I can work within that.

Jesse's Service Area

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