Gulf Coast Testimonials

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Dogsmith In-home Pet Care is the best dog sitting service I have used. The daily feedback gives you peace of mind while you are away. Knowing that a licensed professional is caring for my dogs allows me to enjoy my vacation worry free.

ChrisPensacola, FL

Finding JJ was a Christmas miracle for us! The amount of love and care our pet received during the canine slumber party was more than we could’ve ever asked for. His mental needs were cared for just as meticulously as his physical ones–that’s an important issue for our having a large breed who doesn’t like thunderstorms or being left alone. Never again will we ask a friend to “watch” our pet when the need arises. We will always turn to our new Gulf Coast DogSmith! Not only will we have peace of mind knowing our pet is receiving great care and love, but he’ll be having loads of fun!!!

Carolyn & DeanCantonment, FL

We can’t say enough positive things about JJ Banchant Brown who was our dog sitter while we were out of town for a couple days. If you’re looking for someone to watch your pet(s) who is professional, reliable, devoted, caring, and compassionate about her job, then don’t hesitate to contact JJ Banchant Brown. You won’t find a better dog sitter who you can trust in knowing your pets are taken care of while you are away. JJ loves animals and it shows! Thanks JJ for doing such a wonderful job caring for our dogs — you’re the BEST!!

DeborahPensacola, FL

It was really nice to hear from JJ about how my pets were doing while I gone. From the pictures I saw on the DogSmith page, I could tell that they were happy and well cared for, which I did not get with a different dog sitting service I had previously used. JJ was wonderful with my dogs. My male 1 year old Boston was scared of strangers but JJ took her time to get him introduced to her during the initial home visit. She not only gave me updates, but also my mother, who was coming to care for the dogs for a few days after the DogSmith services were complete.

SherryPensacola, FL

My DogSmith experience has been very positive. Sometimes I need a bit of help with my dogs and cats. It’s such a helpful service to have the DogSmith come in when I can’t get home for lunch to let my dogs outside. I think it’s great for my pets to have repeat interaction with the DogSmith that they have come to know. Imposing on a neighbor or relative for help with my pets isn’t the best solution for me, so the DogSmith is a great resource.

AmandaPace, FL

JJ Bachant Brown was responsive, prompt, and professional in communications. During the initial consultation, she quickly established a positive relationship with our 3 animals, and conveyed interest in learning their needs and habits. We enjoyed the pictures she sent and appreciated the informative notes upon return. JJ presents as calm, competent, and highly conscientious. She instills confidence and trust, and we will have no hesitation about using her services in the future.

BeverlyMilton, FL

JJ has been my “GO TO” person for my pets for the last 10 years. Her experience and expertise are unsurpassed but her connection with my dogs is what sets her apart. JJ recongizes that EVERY dog has is own personality. Whether they need patience, firmness, attention or room to explore she tailors her approach to each dog individually. JJ is a tremendous asset for caring pet owners.



JimMilton. FL

JJ is a wonderful person who looks after your fur-babies with the same care and attention as she does her own. This is not just a business to her this is truly a passion. It was very refreshing to be able to go out of town and know that all 6 of my dogs were in good hands. We even had an injured one that required some extra care and she was wonderful. I received a text after every time she took care of them so I knew exactly how everyone was doing at the time. I will defiantly use her again and recommended her to all my friends.


Rachel Cantonment. FL

I’ve lived in many different places and have used many different people/services, and our experience with JJ was by far the best experience I’ve ever had with leaving my dogs. For probably the first time ever we were able to have a truly carefree vacation where I knew I didn’t have to worry about my boys. I was honestly more at ease knowing my boys were with JJ than I was in the past when I had family members stay with my dogs. I knew they were in good hands, and in the unlikely event that an issue came up, I was fully confident in JJ’s ability to handle the issue at hand. And it looks like our boys had a carefree vacation also. We had never left the younger dog before, so it was very important to us that he had a good first experience with us leaving him behind. He had so much fun hanging out with JJ and her pack, and while he was happy to see us, I’m pretty sure he was bummed his slumber party was over so soon. We had worked hard to establish some ground rules for our younger dog (such as no jumping on the furniture), and JJ respected our boundaries and made sure he adhered to them. Our older dog has had a rough run in life and he has issues whenever we leave. However, he seemed to be completely at home with JJ – he didn’t exhibit any of the anxiety that he normally has whenever we leave him. Furthermore, in the past whenever we returned, he would be clingy and insecure at home for the next few days – following us around like a shadow and basically constantly afraid we’d leave him again. This time, however, we noticed a marked change. He was happy to see us, but over the next few days he didn’t feel the need to keep us constantly within his line of sight. That, to us, spoke volumes of the exemplary care he received. Not only is JJ an expert in dog behavior, but her pack and her entire household environment creates a positive atmosphere that we are very fortunate to have for our boys. We would not hesitate to leave our boys with JJ again, and will definitely recommend her to everyone that we know. Our only worry is that word will get out about how awesome she is and we’ll have to make our reservations several months in advance!!


Rita Cantonment, FL

While I was away I knew my pets were getting the best attention and care they could receive. when I returned I could tell the dogs received exercise and were treated great.


JeffMilton. FL