Expert Dachshund Dog Sitter in Washington State (Will Travel) –

Welcome! My name is Jessica and I have been boarding Dachshunds, and small dogs, in my home for over 10 years.

I work from home, and only watch 1-2 Dachshunds at a time, so I can give your dog focused attention and spend plenty of time making sure they are having a good time.

I specialize in long-term stays. Some clients have stayed with me for up to 6 weeks at a time!

In addition to your dog’s stay in my home, you can add on services like hiking, camping, training, and pick up/drop off.

Your dog will maintain as much of their familiar routine as possible while away from home, including sleeping in my bed if that is the norm at your house.

I also love taking photos and videos so I sent my clients updates daily with plenty of each to keep or share on social media.

For more about why your Dachshund will enjoy their stay with me, and add-on options, please read on.

If you’re new to Rover, use the code JESSIR48972 for 20% off your pup’s first stay.

I would definitely leave my dogs with Jessica again; I like that she sent pictures of them and kept me posted on how they were doing.” – Maria L, Spot’s Mom

What Your Dog’s Stay is Like

When a Doxie stays with me in my home, they get treated as one of my pets.

I try to maintain as much of their normal routine as I can but I care for them alongside my two Dachshunds – Summit and Gretel – and they get treated just as good.

  • I let your pup sleep in my bed if they are used to sleeping with you.
  • I work from home so your Dachshund won’t be left alone for long periods and I can tend to their needs as they arise.
  • I have a securely-fenced yard your dog can run and play in (supervised).
  • I provide frequent potty breaks as often as needed when I am home.
  • We cuddle in the evenings on the couch when we are not gone on adventure.
  • I am patient and work with each dog’s personality to make sure their stay here, and interaction with other dogs in the house, is as fun as possible.
  • Daily enrichment is provided in the form of games, walks, and short adventures around home.
  • I observe your dog’s behavior and needs in an unfamiliar setting and provide a verbal report at the end of the stay.

Her home is catered to the ease and enjoyment of the dogs which is so amazing and definitely was appreciated. From start to finish, we loved our experience with Jessica!” – Ashley B, Tilly’s Mom

Included adventures

When your dog stays with us, they become a part of our family and enjoy the same lifestyle that my own dogs do.

For example, I run a big Dachshund club in Seattle called the Adventureweiner Club, and your dog may come with us to events.

I also try to walk my dogs for a minimum of 30 minutes at least 4 days a week. Your pup will go on these walks with us or I will walk them separately if needed.

I always check beforehand to make sure I have your permission for these “daily life” adventures, and make changes to my schedule if your dog doesn’t like riding in the car or meeting other people and dogs.

Add-ons to your dog’s stay

Although I love having a rotating cast of dogs visiting us, there are some things that require extra effort that can be added for an additional fee.

These include:

  • Pick up and drop off service (book on Rover with your stay)
  • Basic obedience training or reinforcing of behaviors
  • half of full-day hikes
  • Camping trips

If you’re new to Rover, use the code JESSIR48972 for 20% off your pup’s first stay.

What Others Are Saying

Owners of Dachshunds that have stayed at my house have good things to say about me.

Here are a few reviews and testimonials:

Jessica specializes in dachshund breeds and knowing that there would be other doxie friends for her to build her social game made it even better!

“My doggy had the time of his life with Jessica and her dogs. We will definitely bring him back there! Cannot say enough about how much Jessica does to make certain the dogs are happy, entertained and comfy!

We are so grateful to have found Jessica. This was the first trip we have taken since getting our 2020 puppy so we were definitely nervous about leaving her but once we found and met with Jessica those nerves were lessened.

I never once worried about Fido’s care while I was away.”- Sharon C., Fido’s Mom

“Jessica was great with Coffee and Libby, she understands the breed very well, she was very patient, and you can tell she loves them.

“Jessica was absolutely fantastic with Bleu & Brie. I felt 100% confident the entire time I was away that the dogs were well taken care of.

I would definitely leave my dogs with Jessica again, I like that she sent pictures of them and kept me posted on how they were doing.” – Maria

Since she’s an avid dachshund blogger and all-around dachshund expert I had peace of mind that she knew how to take care of my guys and ensure their comfort and more importantly their safety. I would highly recommend her for watching your dogs.” – Jenny

Jessica was so patient with the humans making sure all of our questions were answered before we left as well as keeping open communication and sending photos throughout the stay.

“I am so glad that I found Jessica on Rover. My girls Smokey and Mei Mei both need some special care, and I was stressed out finding someone who can care them like his/her canine children.

“LaaLaa always has a good time when staying with Jessica, she let him stay in the bed with them! She even offered to pick LaaLaa up to accommodate my schedule…

Jessica is a very knowledgeable dachshund lady and has two very cute dachshund kids. Knowing how healthy and happy her dogs Chester and Gretel are, I trust Jessica taking care of my girls.

She agrees to carry him up and downstairs after his back surgery. She is great!” – Wenling

She provided excellent care of them and sent us updates on a regular basis when we were on vacation. I highly recommend Jessica for all the dachshund parents who are looking for a sitter who you can count on.” – Yuchi

Jessica was great with Coffee and Libby, she understands the breed very well, she was very patient, and you can tell she loves them.

If you’re new to Rover, use the code JESSIR48972 for 20% off your pup’s first stay.

Why I’m Different

I started my own business back in 2012, specifically so I could spend more time with my Dachshunds.

Since then, I have spent thousands of hours studying the Dachshund breed, have grown this blog to one of the premier, trusted resources for Dachshunds on the internet, and founded the largest Dachshund social meetup club in Washington State.

I choose to specialize in Dachshunds because:

  • I absolutely love the breed. I don’t think I could ever NOT have one of these cute, funny little dogs in my life.
  • Dachshund owners just get other Dachshund owners. Dachshund owners treat their pets like family and worry sick when they are away from them. I get it and am cool with that. I’m happy to send as many pics and status updates as you want while you’re gone.
  • I have over 20 years of experience with Dachshunds. I’m most comfortable around them.
  • I understand the Dachshund personality. Dachshunds have very unique mannerisms and traits and not a lot of dog sitters in Seattle understand that.
  • I have experience with IVDD, back injuries, and other medical needs of Dachshunds. I can provide care just for them just like you would at home.

My credentials include a 10-hour certification in pet first aid, a 3-hour off-the-grid dog first aid class, and 24 hour mountain oriented first aid for humans (a lot of this applies to dogs too.)

I live just outside of the Seattle area in the mountains of the Central Cascades with my husband and three miniature Dachshunds – Gretel, Summit, and Otter.

When I’m not kissing dogs or working, you’ll find me traveling, hiking, and camping with my Dachshunds.

If you’re new to Rover, use the code JESSIR48972 for 20% off your pup’s first stay.

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