Strut Your Mutt NJ's mission is to be your ideal one-on-one pet care service. We listen to your pet’s health and safety needs, and we truly customize each pet-visit.
Daily, we strive to make our clients' lives easier, by keeping their pets content and healthy. We check-in via text , with a photo of your pet.
We are available for dog walks & cat care everyday, nights, weekends, and holidays, in Vernon NJ (07462), and all its surrounding areas!
Our vacation care is a perfect solution for the frequent traveler, or for the occasional get-away. With Strut Your Mutt NJ, your pet remains comfortable in your home. We offer this because we didn't like the panic displayed by our own dogs when we visited a kennel that had a multitude of other, crated dogs.
With us, instead of missing Mom and Dad, your dog can wait for our visits with joy and expectation, in your own home!
Contact us today to discuss your pet care needs.
Walking multiple client dogs in a group ('pack walking') is a risky practice that can lead to animal aggression and injuries. For this reason, you can rest assured that Strut Your Mutt NJ will never pack walk animals under its care.
Strut Your Mutt NJ gives your pet what he or she needs to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Please note -- Strut Your Mutt NJ also does a "Poop Scoop," so you always come home to a clean yard and home.
Discounted monthly packages are available if your pet needs at least three walks per week. To see monthly packages, scroll down or click HERE.
Strut Your Mutt NJ cares for your pet in your home while you are away, on vacation or for business. We offer an alternative to boarding your pet. There are no unnecessary injections for kennel-cough. We offer late-night (“last outing”) visits unlike a kennel. We provide consistency and one-on-one pet care . Your dog sleeps in his/her own bed, and you can rest assured that your pet is comfortable in your own home.
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My house is at its best when it's full of animals. Boarding depends on how the pets get along, so contact us to set up a meet and greet to see if we are a good fit for your dog(s)!
Strut Your Mutt NJ has boarded disabled dogs, including blind and deaf pups.
Contact us at (201) 841-1171 for more information. (Text is best.)
Please keep in mind that Strut Your Mutt NJ cannot board a dog without a prior meet & greet for both client and pet. For each pet, we also require proof of all inoculations -- including Bordetella.
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When you need a responsible, insured, and communicative driver to bring your pet to a groomer, to a local kennel, or to your veterinarian, Strut Your Mutt NJ safely and securely transports your pet, and stays at your pet’s side to ensure all is well.
DOG ESCORT FOR WEDDINGS
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Strut Your Mutt NJ is an experienced wedding dog-handler, for when your fur-baby is your Best Man, Maid of Honor, or Ring Bearer.
We organize with your wedding planner, or with you, to escort your canine to and from from your wedding! We walk your dog down the aisle, or hand him/her off to your Best Man or your Maid of Honor.
Then we transport your pet safely to the next location for you. We assist with canine photos, too, if necessary! We often then board your pet at my home.
Your wedding day is your big day! Let Strut Your Mutt NJ make it easier!
Please note that -- due to the COVID-19 Pandemic -- we are not booking Wedding Dog Escort services until further notice.
If you need your dog walked three or more times per week, you should consider buying a monthly package with Strut Your Mutt NJ. Purchasing a package helps to reserve your dog’s desired time on our calendar, plus it offers great savings!
Packages are pre-paid on a monthly basis. They are available for purchase in specific areas near our home base, in Vernon, NJ. Prices may vary based on the number of days per month.
30 MINUTE DOG WALK
I am Janine, AKA J9 (rhymes with 'canine'), owner of Strut Your Mutt NJ and a former English teacher. I rescue, rehabilitate, and work with all animals. I began animal shelter work in my teens.
My latest rescue was saving the life of Tank, the infamous Vernon NJ American Bulldog who bit a neighbor. Four lawyers said “it would not end up well,” unless I had “tons of money and time.” Each advised me to give up on him.
I did not.
It will never be a perfect world until every animal has a home.
Tank was held almost a year, slated to be euthanized. With the help of an animal-lover lawyer, we transported Tank to another state; one without NJ’s untenable dangerous dog laws.
Next up: Changing NJ animal law.
I don't complain; I work toward change. Adopting older, discarded pets is key to my happiness. Networking for animal rescues, covering spay/neuter programs, and fostering dogs & cats all add joy to my life.
In my rare spare time, I have built a few Victorian dollhouses. I am also an avid reader
To care for your pets with as much dedication and love as I devote to my own fur-family members.
(201) 841 - 1171
We would love to hear from you! Please contact us about our dog walking, dog sitting, and cat sitting services today! If you are getting in touch for the first time, please be sure to provide your cell phone number.
Note that we are usually able to respond to text messages more quickly than voicemail or email communications.
Strut Your Mutt NJ looks forward to serving you!
When getting in touch, be sure to provide a phone number so that we can promptly get back to you. We also ask that you give us your name, the name of your pet(s), and the dates and times that you will need service.