"She truly loves the dogs she cares for, and I would recommend her to anyone" - Michelle
"Robyn is very reliable and trustworthy, and it's comforting to know that our baby is in such good hands." - Leigh
Dedicated Pet Care
Red Cross trained
in Cat & Dog CPR
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
My name is Robyn Janssen, and I'm a professional dog walker and pet sitter. Let me tell you, it's the BEST JOB I HAVE EVER HAD!
My cat, Fitch and my dog, Taylor were the catalysts for Mutts About You, and I learned so much from them throughout their lives. As with many of my clients, Taylor was my "child", so I was very invested in her behavior, training and anyone that would walk or watch her overnight. I truly do understand when first-time clients tell me they are nervous to leave their dog with a stranger. I was too.
I had Fitch for 18 years and Taylor for 11. Now that the're both gone, I take all of the love I have for them, and I give it to the dogs & cats I see everyday.
Even though I have a degree in Business Education, I spent the first part of my career, in corporate America, working mostly in sales/marketing, and event planning. During this time I actually had a dog walker, for Taylor, because I commuted over an hour for work, and I volunteered at a Monmouth County shelter as a Dog Walker & Cat Socializer. This was my first experience with handling many dogs and/or cats at the same time, and it was also where I loved spending time!
Over time, I found myself wanting to climb the corporate ladder less and wanting to work with animals more. It really turned out to be a natural transition in that I was already helping friends and neighbors, with their pets, and I was beginning to be a go-to person for pet questions. At that point, I knew that I wanted to start a dog-walking business, and not long after, Mutts About You was born! As I got more experience, while working for a larger pet service business, I learned that there was also a need for in-home pet sitting as well as walking. Some dogs thrive in group settings, but some really struggle, and they could truly benefit from someone staying in THEIR home. I like to think that I'm a great alternative, to larger boarding facilities, when you have an anxious, older or special-needs pet.
There are lots of choices, when it comes to finding a dog walker or sitter, so take your time, and trust your gut. I believe in transparency, so you will know when I'm with your dog, EVERY TIME, and you will know what happens at each of our visits. You will get lots of pictures and real time information as much as possible. I am also 100% positive reinforcement, so I prefer not to work with prong or shock collars, because I believe behaviors can be taught in other ways.
I am fully insured, and I am Red Cross trained in cat & dog CPR. I also support a few local animal rescues.
It's nice to have another set of eyes watching out for your pet. I'm so happy to be that person.
SERVICES AND FEES
Serving the Jersey Shore Area
After our complimentary meet-n-greet, we will set up a schedule that works for you and your dog. Each visit will last 20-30 minutes, and will be tailored to the needs of your dog(s), so that they get the most out of our time together. On days where the weather isn't great, we will still try to walk, but we will spend the remainder of the time inside playing and snuggling.
Mom and/or Dad will get text pictures, during my visit, and a "report card" of potty activities, treats, drinks and any other notables of the day.
*24 Hours notice is needed for cancellations and service requests. I will make every effort to accommodate late walk requests.*
PRICING STARTS AT:
$20.00 - 20-30 minutes - 1 dog
OVERNIGHT PET SITTING
During our complimentary meet-n-greet, we will go over your dog/cat's daily routine. Throughout my stay, I will try to mimic what typically happens everyday, so the only thing that changes, in their life, is... ME. I will ask for you to leave instructions regarding: feeding - any food allergies or illnesses - medicine - sleeping arrangements (I'm HAPPY to sleep with your dogs/cats!!) - crating when alone - important things I should know. I'll also ask for a local emergency contact and your vet information.
*If an overnight stay is cancelled, within 48 hours of the start day, I will request a 30% payment of the entire stay.*
**I bring my own food, and I will leave your home as if I was never there. PROMISE!**
Up to 2 pets (dogs/cats): $85/night
Each additional pet (cat/dog):