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.

PALM BEACH POST'S BEST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY: WINNER

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. 

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 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.

nextdoor favorite

Jill's Next Door 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. 

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 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. 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!