Traning Client:

Jamaria did obedience training for our European Doberman Pinscher, Argo. We were both new to having a dog of his size as a pet and knew we needed some help in handling him. Jamaria not only trained our dog, but also she trained us. We learned so much through his obedience training that we are more than comfortable with our decision of have him as a pet. Argo does really well with his commands and has shown great levels of maturity since being trained by Jamaria. She has also boarded Argo whenever we went on vacations. We felt that Argo was in great care with Jamaria and never worried. We definitely give credit to Jamaria for helping Argo become the great dog he is today!

Mansur & Kionne Abdul-Malik, 
Let me start off by saying what an amazing woman Jamaria is. She truly loves her dogs & has a passion for the Pit Bull breed. I'm always very wary about who I let take care of my animals, but knowing Jamaria & her passion & love of animals made my decision about leaving my girl Athena with her. At first Athena was nervous, but within an hr Jamaria sent me photos showing me that Athena had warmed up to her. Jamaria is also Athenas trainer & I couldn't be more happy to give Rising Moon Kennels a 5 star rating. I will only trust Jamaria & Rising Moon Kennels with my girl. 

Tabatha and Gianni Laban, 
​Jamaria took good care of Ghost and Albus during their stay with her.  We couldn't be happier and will be using her services again.  She kept us updated with photos and videos of our boys.  She truly has a passion for dogs and we are thankful that we found her.

Catherine B., 
Ft. Meade, MD
I would like to share with everyone how wonderful Jamaria is! She took care of our orange little kitten suprises while we were away for a long weekend. She kept us updated sending photos of them being nosey little misfits. Loved her! 

Jody K-G., 
Ft. Meade, MD
Declan had a good time with Jamaria over Christmas. She sent me a lot of pictures and video of him playing in the yard. It was nice to see him having fun.

Tamy R. 
(Rover Client)
We found Jamaria on the Ft Meade Pets FB group page.  We emailed her to see if she was available to watch our George and Livy for a weekend and she was.  She sent us updated pictures and we could tell that my dogs were well taken care of. We look forward to using her services again.  She books fast, so make sure you schedule her in advance.

Jordan T., 
Ft. Meade, MD
Jamaria was awesome!! She sent constant updates on my pup while I was away.  Will definitely be using her services again!

Kaylin G 
(Rover Client)
Jamaria has watched my babies Lapu & Titus several times throughout the year.  Working for the government in NC, I have to travel for my job.   When I travel to the VA/MD area, I make sure that Lapu and Titus are scheduled to stay with her.  I highly recommend her for dog sitting services as well as obedience training for your dog. 

Dawn C., 
Holly Ridge, NC
Jamaria watched my sweet Olyver when my daughters and I went on vacation. She kept us updated by sending pictures and videos of him and although we missed him while we were gone, we knew he was in good hands and being spoiled daily. Thank you for caring for our baby while he was with you.
I recommend Jamaria for dog sitting services, you won't be disappointed.

Brenda R., 
Severn, MD
Training Client:

He was a rescue, was dumped at a kill shelter along with other litter mates, then picked up by a rescue out of VA. I got him at roughly 15 wks old from the rescue. He's very loving a friendly to everyone. His name is CJ. I had problems with him as far as having in home obedience. He would chase the cat around non-stop and when my clients would come over for hair appointments, CJ would constantly jump on them. Jamaria came over for a consultation and discussed options that could help. We then set up weekly time and sessions with her to help with the situation. Jamaria was able to help me properly train CJ and he is now great. I love having control when my clients come over and they see a completely different dog. I recommend her services if you need any help with training a pup/dog within your home.

Jenny E., 
Ft. Meade, MD
Not long ago, I was faced with the dilemma of finding care for my dog Panda while I was traveling. Usually, I would ask my neighbor to care for her while I would travel for business or personal trips. However, her life has become very busy with her children and work and looking after Panda just was not possible. I didn’t know what I was going to do with having commitments to volunteer with the Maryland State Special Olympic Games as well as travel for a dear friend’s daughter’s graduation in Philadelphia. Fortunately, I was blessed to find “Rising Moon Kennels’’ through a post on Facebook. I scheduled time with Jamaria Fernandez to watch Panda from June 9th through 14th. What an amazing experience!!! From our initial walk through to the explanation of how she would care for Panda to even supplying a special place for her to rest, it was a true home away from home for Panda. Ms. Fernandez even sent periodic photos to me of how Panda was doing. I am so glad that I have found a place that will take care of my Panda like I would!!

Rising Moon Kennels, you are one in a million!!!! Thanks for taking such great care of my puppy.

Always the best,
Erick P.
Glenburnie MD
Training & Boarding:

By far one of the best Training and Pet Boarding I've ever experienced. Definitely 5 stars worthy.

November 2016 Rising Moon Kennel owner, Jamaria, commuted over an hour to assist and help us train train our Rottweiler Pup -Yoshi (just weeks after our sons birth). She provide tips and suggestions prior to arriving, all of which aided in an immediate change in Yoshi's behavior. At the time Yoshi showed signs of jealousy and disobedience. With the proper training from Rising Moon Kennel, Yoshi has been an amazing family pet! After our first training Jamaria suggested a new collar and gifted us with a brand new leash.

Following our training Rising Moon contacted us with reminders, new tips, and follow ups.

Both my wife and I travel OFTEN on business. After having a horrible boarding experience with another boarding service-where Yoshi returned home injured we decided to start traveling with Yoshi. With our most recent trip being an extended stay and our trust in Rising Moon Kennels expertise we decided to give boarding one more try.

Jamaria was extremely thorough with Yoshi's medical history, and informing us that she keeps her pets separate and only boards pets from one household at a time to ensure safety. She occasionally sent pictures and brief updates of Yoshi. When she noticed Yoshi's irritability with her ear she immediately contacted us and with approval made the next available Vet appointment.

For the course of her Yoshi's stay my family felt at ease, knowing Rising Moon Kennels had our pups comfort and health as their priority. We are clients for life!

Thank you for everything!
Wendell & Tamer'a A.
Baltimore, MD
Jamaria is great and put us at ease when we went out of town on our vacation. I used to dread taking my dog to a kennel when I had to travel. Jamaria is extremely friendly, professional, and spent a lot of time with our three dogs. Prices are great and the dogs have a nice fenced in yard to use. This is the first time I've gotten my dogs back from a daycare and they haven't been extremely stressed. Beyond thankful and will use again.

Nick H & Andrew B., 
Ft. Meade, MD
Rising Moon Kennels by far exceeds our expectations. Very personable and professional. When I picked Maximillion up he was very excited to see me, but seemed to enjoy himself so much, he kept running back to Ms. Fernandez to play... that truly set my heart at ease. When we dropped him off, I was nervous he was going to cry and not feel comfortable. He was anything but. Rising Moon Kennels is very welcoming and we will definitely be using this service for any out of town trips. Although we have plenty of family in area, nobody took care of him and was as tentative. I highly recommend Rising Moon Kennels to anyone searching for exemplary pet care!

Morris Family
Crofton, MD
My family is so happy with RMK and the care our two shiba inus (Ari & Maya) received. I felt so comfortable leaving them in a home setting, and I know my two dogs felt the same way. I received numerous updates on how the dogs were doing, which made me feel really comfortable while we were gone for the week. I already booked two more stays with RMK!!!

Stephanie F., 
Ft. Meade, MD
Training Client

Thank you Jamaria!
If you are looking for a place to have yourself trained as well as your dog Rising Moon Kennels is the place. Jamaria is amazing she has a lot of knowledge about the dogs and their behaviors. And she has an awesome personality. I didn't have a lot of knowledge about the Pitt Bull breed when Kaos came into out family, but Jamaria helped me to understand her behaviors and how to correct them. She also boarded Kaos, I had never boarded a dog before this, and again I was not disappointed .The next training session after Kaos was boarded she was so happy to see Jamaria she gave her lots of kisses and body wiggles!
Please give her a call you will not regret it. 

Dawn & David M.
Glen Burnie, MD
Rising Moon Kennels was referred to us by a friend and what a blessing it was. When we met Jamaria for the meet and greet with our two APBTs, she was very welcoming and her calm and positive energy put us at ease. We knew after the meet and greet that our two pups were going to be in great hands. We also love that she doesn't double book clients.

While on our trip, she sent us updates and even worked with our pups to overcome their fear of going up and down stairs. Our dogs have only ever gone up and down a couple of steps of stairs and by the end of their stay, they were running up and down the stairs no problem. Jamaria also kept us updated on how they were doing and sent pictures. Our pups looked so happy and relaxed and that was great and reassuring to know.

I don't know what more to say, other than we are beyond satisfied with Rising Moon Kennels' care for our pups and happy to have finally found a very reliable pet sitter. We will definitely be booking with RMK again in the future.

Jill & Jack W.
Pasadena, MD
Jamaria was great. I'm only worried that my dogs like her more than they like me!

Kelly (Rover Client)
Pasadena, MD
Love, love, love Rising Moon Kennels! Jamaria was amazing with our three dogs. She sent pictures and video updates a everyday, we could see how quick they felt at home with her.
We finally feel comfortable planning a vacation because we know our fur babies now have a home away from home.

Amy H
Baltimore, MD
RMK was referred to us by a friend and my only regret is why didn’t I use her the second I found out about her. Jamaria is a life saver! We brought our pup to her for a short 5 day stay while we were on vacation. Let me start by saying our dog had “A LOT” of issues we were struggling to manage. He was not crate trained, potty trained and he had really bad anxiety which would cause him to scream for hours when left alone. He kept us up all night screaming which was very hard especially having young children in the home. He screamed so hard at night that we would wake up to him having an accident all over his cage every morning and would need a bath. It was getting very overwhelming that my husband and I considered rehoming our sweet pup. When I met Jamaria I was afraid to tell her all of this because I thought she would turn us down. She assured us that she will be just fine. We came home expecting to get a call the next morning to pick up our dog instead we got videos and photos of Jamaria and jojo bonding and having a great time. The next 5 days Jamaria took the time out to work on the things my dog was having issues with. When I picked up jojo she gave me a lot of tips on what to do moving forward. I can’t even believe this is actually happening but we have a completely different dog. Since Jojo came home he has not screamed once in his crate or had any accidents in his crate. Jamaria completely brought peace into our home again. Thank you so much RMK!

Ify Addy, 
Columbia, MD
Jamaria has a great setup and Scout seemed to have a good time there. Will use Jamaria again.

Steven B.
(Rover Client)
I have been using Rising Moon Kennels for the past few years, and the service is always 5 star. As a new dog owner I am pretty lost at everything it involves in caring for a dog, but Ms. J is very knowledgeable and always very responsive when it comes to my questions. My dog is a bit of a handful and does not do well with new people. We had to board him for a trip and he took almost no time bonding with Ms. J. WE LOVE IT AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE.

Stacey & Damon R.
Baltimore, MD
We had great experience with Jamaria taking care of our two labs Cooper and Zoey. I was not sure about leaving them because Cooper our male lab has never been left with anyone. He did well and even our new little girl Zoey did well. We really enjoyed getting pics every day and it made me feel better knowing Jamaria was taking good care of them and they were happy. We will be using this kennel again and will refer our friends and family.

Kim Herman
Pasadena, MD
We had a WONDERFUL experience boarding our two fur babies with Jamaria! I always stress leaving them and even put off trips because they aren’t great at the vet or in a typical boarding setting. But when we came to meet her she was amazing with them. I loved that she boards in her home with only one family’s dogs there at a time. She sent us such nice pictures and video each day while we were away, which we all looked forward to. Boarding with her made for such a different trip for me since I wasn’t worrying about how my pups were doing. I am so happy we found Jamaria and will definitely use Rising Moon Kennels any time we go away from here on out!

Emily Campbell
Ft. Meade, MD
I can’t say enough about my experience with Rising Moon Kennels! My new puppy Bailey had never been away from our family since he arrived six months ago. I was a little nervous since it was his first time but I quickly realized that Bailey would be just fine. Jamaria welcomed our little guy into her home and they bonded quickly. She has such a calm demeanor and gives special attention to your pet. I really appreciated the daily texts with pictures and videos of my puppy! If you’re looking for top notch service look no further.

Lisa Abraham
Columbia, MD
Jamaria made our pups right at home which gave us great peace while we were away! Highly recommend her for pet boarding!

Sarah Ailes
Ft. Meade, MD
Jamaria was professional and put our mind at ease from day one. Our boxer Kane and Jamaria bonded instantly. She made him feel at home and was very affectionate towards him. We were very impressed with the pet camera feature that allows you to talk and see your furbaby all day. We feel like this is his home away from home.

Glenroy Haskins
Ft. Meade, MD
We used RMK for the first time for our vacation in December 2018. Jamaria was awesome! We had a meet and greet before hand, she gave details on everything and how it all worked. We even payed extra for the puppy cam and we loved being able to check in on our dog while we were gone! She sent us pictures during his stay as well. We love that he was in a home environment (he even got to lay on the couch like at home!). We plan to use RMK again soon and recommend it 100%!

Michelle Melendez
Ft. Meade, MD
Highly recommended.
Took care of our small corgi who does not take to strangers. By second night, had completely warmed up to Kennel owner. Very professional, clean and even provides remote camera to view/talk to your pet over the web. Best kennel and doggy care around. Excellent experience and will continue using in the future.

Ivy Skippy
Fort Meade, MD
Jamaria is so incredibly dedicated to the her boarding visitors! One of our dogs had just started a complicated medication regimen and Jamaria very graciously and professionally ensured the meds were properly administered. She'd send daily pix of our two gals playing and relaxing, and she maintained frequent communication on how everything was going. We're so blessed to have Jamaria in our lives. Our doggies came home as happy as we left them. It fills my heart with joy to know that our pups weren't just visitors... Jamaria treated them as her very own! Thank you and we'll certainly be back!

Ana Duarte
Columbia, MD
I'm so thrilled to have found this wonderful lady! My pups are my babies and she takes such good care of them, for the first time in my life I'm happy to leave my babies for a stay knowing they will be loved on and well cared for when I cannot have them with me. I would heartily recommend her and her happy kennel to anyone who needs to have their baby well watched and cared for.

Kendra Winter
Westminster, MD
What a welcomed treat! My Smokie hates everyone...well not Jamaria! I was afraid he would not want to return home to me. J. loved on my doggies like I would and additionally administered medication to Sunshine (my aging Lhasa Apso).

I received daily pictures of my pups and she even offers “puppy cam”

We have already booked 2 future stays.

Gemini Gordon
Baltimore, MD
Training Client:

Zada saved by Rising Moon Training!!

Thanks Jamaria for a life changing experience!! 
May 24 2016 I rescued 4 month old Zada. After trying several other dog trainers, Jamaria was able to bring out the angel in my baby. The staff at Banfield knew when Zada arrived for her visits because she would cry (Congo dog cry) and lunge when she saw other dogs. I had to avoid other dogs while on our walks and after several sessions with Jamaria, I can now proudly walk Zada everywhere without avoiding other dogs. In fact today we walked passed a deer with no issues. She now comes when call. I'm truly grateful and appreciative for Jamaria's training, guidance and encouragement and recommends her to every dog parent that I meet. 

Odenton, MD
Home Training Visit/Consultation:

I visited a clients home to help do some work with their 4 Frenchies.  The results are what's important.

Mary R.
Severn, MD
Home Training Visit/Consultation:

Jamaria with rising moon kennels came to help us with our puppy's (nipping and biting) behavior today.
I contacted her after hearing many positive reviews from other clients. She was very quick to respond. Jamaria was very personable, professional, and is truly a dog whisperer! She not only trains your dog, but teaches you and trains you. We will be reaching back out to her as our pup gets bigger for more training. If you need pointers for your pup don't hesitate to contact Rising Moon Kennels! 10/10 would recommend.

Brianna C.
Ft. Meade, MD
Training Client: Blu

Miss J is the best!! She taught us soo much with our dog Blu. He did not know the basic commands and by the end of our sessions he already knew them.  We couldn't have accomplished all of this without her help.  Highly recommend especially if you have a pit.

Sarah T.
Laurel, MD
Jamaria was wonderful with our pup, Roxie. She is so personable and knowledgeable. We loved getting daily photos and videos. I highly recommend Rising Moon Kennels.

Monica C.
Crofton, MD
By far the best dog sitter/kennel I have EVER been to! Sent pics and updates! I didn’t worry one bit! I know he’s in good hands and will plan all future vacays around him being able to be at Rising Moon!

Jennifer B.
Glen Burnie, MD
My dog loved her stay at Rising Moon Kennels!!! Jamaria was nothing but professional and welcoming to me, and showed my Cali bear the same love and attention (honestly, even more) that she receives at home. I chose to board with RMK because my dog doesn’t do so well in a traditional boarding environment, so I was relieved when I found RMK. J sent me pictures of my girl during her stay and kept me updated on my baby’s well being! I can’t recommend her enough or wait to utilize her services again! Thank you, RMK!!!

Marlene M.
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