AWARD: PET ADOPTION ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

PET SITTERS INTERNATIONAL (PSI) 2020 PET ADOPTION ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

The association recognizes Jill Merjeski, owner of Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC, in Delray Beach, Florida, for her efforts to help kitties in need and promote local pet adoptions by creating Jill’s Next Door Feline Alliance Program (FAP). FAP is a self-funded, advocacy, and feline adoption program created as an alliance with local pet rescues around Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Florida. You can read more about Jill and the coveted Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year Award here.

AWARD: PETATARIAN OF THE YEAR

INTERNATIONAL BOARDING & PET SERVICE ASSOCIATION’S (IBPSA) PETATARIAN OF THE YEAR 

IBPSA names Jill Merjeski, of Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking and Pet Services, LLC, Petatarian of the Year. Jill and her team at her rescue alliance, JND Feline Alliance Program, recognizes her outstanding efforts in public service initiatives who contribute to the improvement of animal welfare. “As the pet care industry continues to explode and competition increases, it’s important to recognize  those professionals who are setting themselves apart from the crowd,” said Carmen Rustenbeck, IBPSA’s founder and CEO. “Pet owners should have a gold standard to look to when choosing a pet care provider and Jill Merjeski is helping set that standard.” You can read the full article from the Boca Raton Tribune here.

AWARD: BEST DOG WALKERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY 2019 & 2020

Best of Palm Beach County is the highest designation given to the businesses with the most votes in their category. Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC has been chosen as “Best of Palm Beach County” in the pet care category for 2019, and 2020!

Winners and nominees are chosen by a combination of readers’ votes and editors’ input. BoPBC receives tens of thousands of votes and the process culminates with the publishing of their annual Best of Palm Beach County issue. Winners are named in more than 500 categories and community sectors, with a county covering nearly 2000 square miles and a population over 1.5 million.

in the news: “PET ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR BUILDING CATIO FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED CATS”

As COVID-19 began to hit South Florida earlier this year, animal advocates were worried that its financial effects would force pet owners to surrender their animals. Then, with many people staying at home more, some rescue organizations saw an increase in pet adoptions at the beginning of the pandemic.

Throughout all of it, Jill Merjeski, founder of Jill’s Next Door Feline Alliance Program, said she tripled her online awareness efforts by taking professional photos of each cat to increase its attraction for adoption by followers on her social media accounts.

But helping felines in need is not new for Merjeski, owner of Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC in Delray Beach. Four years ago, she began feeding cat colonies and fostering kittens with Kitty Karma of Delray Beach. After that, she completed several online cat care classes, specializations and certifications while fostering through Florida’s Forgotten Felines. You can read the full article here.

Jill’s Next Door Interviewed on Delray Morning LIVE! 

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
 
 
Delray Morning Live! interviewed Jill Merjeski, founder of Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC. Jill’s Next Door operates year-round in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Highland Beach with a team of insured, bonded, and trained pet care professionals. Whether you’re vacationing or local, JND offers an array of pet services customized to fit you and your pet’s needs. They are also currently looking for wonderful professionals to join their team! For more info: https://www.jillsnextdoor.com/
 

Check us out on Delray Morning Live! November 18, 2020!

podcast interview with pet sitter confessional

Pet Sitter Confesional Podcast: Jill Merjeski, owner of Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC, is on a mission to perform at the highest standard and equip her clients to give the best care possible.
She shares her passion for ethical pet care and why it’s important to understand canine emotion and cognition. We discuss what it means to be an advocate for pets and raising the bar on industry standards.
Listen on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or at: Pet Sitter Confessional Episode 149