Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC is the proud recipient of 9 awards and recognitions, three international and five local awards, celebrating pet care achievement and animal rescue efforts. JND has also been featured in publications such as The Boca Raton Tribune, Newswire, The Palm Beach Post, Sun Sentinel, Pets+ Magazine, among others. JND has also been interviewed on iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, Podcast Addict, and locally on Delray Morning Live! Read more below.

 

BEST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, TOP 5 PET SITTERS 2023

Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC was named Top 5 in the Palm Beach Post's Best of Palm Beach County "Best Pet Sitters" of 2023. The top-three finalists are featured in a Best of the Best special publication and are honored at a special awards gala where the first-place winners are announced. Winners of Best of Palm Beach County represent the finest the region has to offer and can use this prestigious award to promote their business all year long. Last year, more than 200,000 total votes were cast. Only the best in the county are selected as top 5, with stiff competition for the number one spot. Winners will be announced for the 2023 Best of Palm Beach County in March of 2023! Please visit our social media pages to vote for Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC, and help us retain our title! 

2022 BEST OF BOCA RATON AWARD: BEST PET SITTERS

 Jill’s Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services LLC has been selected for the 2022 Best of Boca Raton Award in the Pet Sitter category by the Boca Raton Award Program. Each year, the Boca Raton Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Boca Raton area a great place to live, work and play. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Boca Raton Award Program and data provided by third parties. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

PET CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR 2022, IBPSA

Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC was named Pet Care Provider of the Year 2022 (Independent Provider). These awards, nicknamed the IBBYs, were established by the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) to honor those businesses raising the bar for professionalism and success in the pet care services industry. These individuals or organizations who have a clear vision and a positive company culture, excel at animal welfare, and take part in education and certification programs. Ibby finalists and winners are decided by the IBPSA Ibby Selection Committee based on nominations by fellow IBPSA members. Deciding factors include: financial growth in the past year, company description and the vision, company culture. how the business excels in animal welfare, education and certifications completed by pet care services business owners and employees.

PALM BEACH POST'S BEST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, BEST PET SITTERS 2022 

Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC was named the winner in the Palm Beach Post's Best of Palm Beach County "Best Pet Sitters" of 2022. The top-three finalists are featured in a Best of the Best special publication and are honored at a special awards gala where the first-place winners are announced. Winners of Best of Palm Beach County represent the finest the region has to offer and can use this prestigious award to promote their business all year long. Last year, more than 200,000 total votes were cast. 

nextdoor favorite

Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC is a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite! Recommendations and page likes received from June 2020 through July 16, 2021 voted by neighborhood fans, are counted towards 2021 Neighborhood Favorites Awards. Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC is thrilled to be able to provide the community with the best pet care: dog walking, pet sitting, kitty and small animal care, pet taxi services, hotel visits for vacationers, and add on concierge services. We aim to provide the BEST communication while the client is away from home, to offer optimal peace of mind in adherence to our Peace of Mind Blueprint mission. 

 

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 2020. 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.

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 are chosen by a combination of readers’ votes and editors’ input. BoPBC receives tens of thousands of votes and is published in their annual Best of Palm Beach County issue. Winners are named in 500 categories with a county covering 2000 sq. miles and a population of 1.5 million.

Pet Care Professional Jill Merjeski Now Serving South Florida Communities with Award-Winning Company Jill's Next Door

Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC has quickly become a top choice for pet parents living and traveling in Palm Beach County, offering various services that ensure pets receive the best care possible. Jill's Next Door Dog Walking & Pet Services, LLC, was founded by pet care professional Jill Merjeski, MS, CPPS, CTNRP, and has become one of South Florida's premier dog walking and pet sitting companies. Jill's Next Door strives to provide pet parents with high-quality services and the peace of mind they need that their beloved animal companions are in good hands. You can read the full article here.

in the news: caT 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. Four years ago, she began feeding cat colonies and fostering kittens. After that, she completed several online cat care classes, specializations and certifications while fostering through Florida’s Forgotten Felines. Read the full article here.

Jill's Next Door Interviewed on Delray Morning LIVE!

Delray Morning Live! (through the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce) 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. We also offered animal rescue advice, and what you can do to help support your local rescue and get involved in your community. 
 

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

PET ADVOCACY WITH JILL MERJESKI

Pet Sitter Confessional is a podcast by pet sitters for pet sitters, dedicated to sharing the your stories and experiences, so the pet care industry can grow in knowledge and community.  
 
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. You can listen to her podcast interview here.