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Joanne S.

29 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Joanne's Resident Pets

Zoom
Shetland Sheepdog
Male
6 yr 11 mo old
Chase
Shetland Sheepdog
Male
11 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Joanne's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Joanne

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Don't worry about your fur-baby while you're away with our private and personal dog boarding services. We welcome your dog into our family, where he/she will be as loved and spoiled as our own dogs are.

Our home is located on 2-1/2 quiet acres, including over 1/3 acre large securely fenced yard for play and exercise. Eagles Nest Park is practically in our backyard, and the D&L rail trails are easily accessible for scenic walks along the Lehigh River.

I have been involved in competitive dog training and showing for over 20 years, teaching Puppy Kindergarten through Advanced Competition level classes. If your dog is having issues with proper house manners or walking calmly on a leash, I can work with your dog during his/her visit.

I am one of the only home boarding providers in the area who has the REQUIRED License from the PA Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (License #9253). The most recent inspection was completed in July 2016.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Joanne S.

29 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joanne's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Training
$25 /hour
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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29 Reviews
Our Boston Terrier had a wonderful time with Joanne and her family. She was extremely well cared for and we appreciated the photo updates while we were away. I highly recommend Joanne to anyone who is looking for excellent care for their dog.
We couldn't have been any happier with our Yankee's care. We have never left him with antone other than family until now. He was very well taken care of. I think he is missing Bella. I wish we could give more than a 5 because this family excels at what they do.
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This was my first experience working with Joanne as a sitter for our golden retriever. I would not hesitate to use her services again. Her home and yard are pet friendly and she was very accommodating. I received several text updates and photos during his stay with her and I picked up a healthy, happy dog. Such a comfort to know that he was part of another family while we were away.
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Our dog was well taken care of. She enjoyed being outside in the large yard and had a vacation away from home. She adusted well and fit in with their family and pets.
Wonderful experience. Joanne made my boy Andre an immediate part of her family. He had a great time there, and we'll certainly be back!
This is probably my 5th or 6th time bringing my two dogs to Joanne. From the very start I was super comfortable leaving my dogs with Joanne and her family. The house is clean and comfortable and has a wonderful fenced in yard for the dogs to play in. While on vacation its a blast to get pictures of the dogs from Joanne showing what a great time they're having. I would definitely recommend this.
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We were very pleased with Phoebe's stay with Joanne. We were hesitant because she is so attached to us, but she seemed to adjust fine to the new environment. We tried just one night at first, but will book for a longer stay next time with her. We were very satisfied. Phoebe got along well with her dog, Zoom. Thanks Joanne for a great experience!
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Joanne is a great dog sitter! I was a little nervous because I never left Patches with anyone but parents and in-laws. Joanne eased my mind. She and I text everyday and she sent me pics of my little girl. I highly recommend her. I am already telling friends and neighbors how Patches had a great time on her vacay. She ran around her yard with her dog and slept with the kids. I loved knowing that she wasn't kept in a kennel all day. She became a part of their family for a few days. I would let Patches stay with her and her family any time.
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I was very nervous about leaving Ace with anyone as he is rather skittish and has never been away from family. I was delighted that he seemed to be very happy while away as indicated in the picture of him that Joanne sent us. From comments that Joanne made in her emails it was very obvious that he was being given a lot of attention while there to make him feel at home.
We don't usually have reason to go away, but when the need arises, I would definitely call on Joanne to take care of him again.
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Joanne was great! The boys came home tired out! The pictures she sent really made us feel good too. We knew they were well taken care of! We will be returning!
This was my first time bringing my dogs to Joanne and I was extremely pleased with everything. It was wonderful being away and knowing the dogs were happy and well taken care of. The house and yard are just wonderful, nice and clean and a great fenced in yard for loads of playing. It was great to receive pictures of the dogs while away and see they were content. I am definitely planning on booking with Joanne again in the near future.
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Once again, Kitana returned home happy and exhausted, spending time playing and sunbathing at Joanne's house. Highly recommended sitter. Thank you, Joanne.
This is our first experience with Joanne. Everything was beyond expectations. First, and most important, Kitana received superb treatment and a great vacation and stay with Joanne and her family, two and four legged! Everything from the meet and greet to the pick up after almost a week was handled promptly. Kitana is going back for two days in a week or so, and I suspect will enjoy returning to hang out in the future. Kitana rode home exhausted and happy. And an exhausted dog is a happy dog. Thank you, Joanne and family.
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Missy had a wonderful visit with Joanne. She's a rescue dog that doesn't usually warm up to people but was sitting with Joanne on the sofa in one evening! Joanne was able to get some great photos of her playing in the backyard too! We were nervous about her stay but Joanne was so reassuring and kept us in the loop of what was going on.
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Joanne was awesome! I really can't say enough good things about both her and her family! Because of a death in my family she literally took Finn and Lily in at a moments notice and from the very beginning treated them like they were her own pups! You can only imagine as a fellow pet owner what a relief it was for me at a time of immense sadness to know that Finn and Lily were in kind and capable hands! Joanne sent multiple daily pictures of my pups galloping and playing in her great big fenced in back yard and lounging on her couch hanging out with her family! I would highly recommend Joanne to anyone who wants caring and competent boarding for their best friends!
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Huge fenced yard in a country suburban location. Made a real big difference compared to some other dog sitters we looked at where an escape attempt would mean shooting out a door into street traffic. And our little dog goes nowhere without a leash because she knows no boundaries. Streets are nothing more than places to run faster than sidewalks to her.
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Our dogs seemed to really enjoyed themselves at Joanne's! When they got home, they did not have the usual signs of needing to recover from the stress of being at a boarding kennel.

They got lots of attention, probably more than at home since Joanne was home most of the time during the day and took them for walks. They also got to sleep with the kids, just like being at home. One of our dogs has food allergies. Joanne and family were really good in keeping her on the strict diet needed.

Joanne was great in sending updates and photos. It was very comforting to see how the dogs are doing while we were away.

We are so glad that we found Joanne, who is very organized and confident with the dogs. We highly recommend her and will definitely book with her next time.
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Joanne was a great host for my dog Bailey. She had him for 6 days and did a great job taking care of him and keeping me informed as to what was going on with his eating habits, etc. She was great in keeping in contact with me by email as well as via telephone. Her communication by email was important to me as I did not have access to a telephone while I was away. Joanne's kids seemed to enjoy Bailey as well so that was a plus. I am so glad that I chose her and her family to host our dog!
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Joanne was really great. One of our dogs is N anxious guy and had never been boarded before. Joanne was wonderful with him, and he had a great time. I definitely recommend Joanne. Her house and yard are very dog friendly.
Our dog had a great time at Joanne's They treated him like one of the family Joanne sent us updates and pictures every day which was great. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
What a great experience! We have never left our pup with anyone except family but because they were vacationing with us we had to find someone to watch her. After looking at websites and researching I found Dog Vacay. We had a meet and great with Joanne and her two Sheltie's Zoom and Angus a couple weeks before and they got along great so we felt comfortable leaving her while on vacation. Joanne has the perfect yard large and fenced in. We received many pictures and updates while we were away. If Sidney could talk I am sure she would say she had a great time! She slept with Joanne's daughter and played with her son also. Sidney loves everyone so she fit in perfectly. Being that she is only a year old I was worried a bit about her manners but was assured she was a joy to have. I would recommend Joanne to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to leave Sidney with her again when we vacation.
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Joanne had the perfect retreat for our city dog. There were other dogs for Hudson to play with, she had a large fenced-in backyard, and Hudson even got to take her first swim in the pool (we now know that she is a natural!). She sent along pictures and gave us feedback on how Hudson got along with the other dogs. We would mention that Joanne charged per day, instead of the typical 24 hour period that our other DogVacay watchers follow (which is allowed, but just want to point that out). Also, she has children of her own, so be aware that your drop-off and pick-up times should be accurate, as not to throw off her schedule.
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Molly is our two year old Miniature Goldendoodle. When we decided to take a winter vacation we did not want to put Molly in a kennel and did not have anyone who we felt could give her the attention she needs and enjoys. That is when we found dogvaca.com from a radio advertisement. We decided to check it out and we were amazed at the help and number of options we had that were relatively close to our home. We decided to visit Joanne along with Molly and immediately felt that Molly would enjoy her "vacation". Molly spent 13 days with Joanne and her family of dogs and children. We were delighted to receive pictures and comments from Joanne throughout our vacation. Molly received a ton of attention, got a bath and looked great when we went to pick her up. Our only concern was that Molly would want to stay with Joanne! The fenced in large yard was perfect for Molly as she loves to run. We are now relieved that we have a home away from home for Molly if we need it. Thanks Joanne.
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Joanne was great to deal with involving the care of my 1 year old Snorkie named Parker. She was very responsive in making the arrangements for Parker's 4 day vacation and the facility (her home) was ideal . It has a huge fenced in back yard and two dog loving (her children) helpers. Parker was able to romp in the yard and had full access in the house including the beds at night
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Joanne & family, we are so happy to have found you! Your home & great yard are extremely dog friendly & it was very obvious to us that Maggie was treated like a member of the family & there were photos to prove that! Thank You so much! We will absolutely send Mag your way again!
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I cannot express how thrilled we were with the care that Joanne provided to our very spoiled boy "Riley" the Ridgeback. After arranging for a "meet and greet" w/Joanne, it was very evident that Joanne was very intuitive to dogs and their behaviors, she was so warm, welcoming, professional and kind not only to Riley, but also to myself and my husband. It was such a relief to be able to go away and know that our boy was not only being cared for, but loved by Joanne, her lovely children, and her furry kids; Angus & Zoom. Riley loved being able to play in Joanne's large fenced in yard w/the other dogs and it was great to see pics & receive texts of funny stories while we were away. This was our first visit w/Joanne, but I know it will not be our last.
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Joanne and her children were great. This was the first time I left my 2 dogs in the care of someone other than my family. But I was happy to know that they were treated like members of Joanne's family. They played, slept and ate in a real home with plenty of room to run outside in a safe environment.
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Joanne was friendly, professional, and very experienced with dogs. Joanne sent us updates and pictures of Cooper several times a day throughout the week. Joanne's property is fenced in and she welcomed cooper to be free in the house. This was definitely a vacation for cooper. I'm certain I will be a return customer to Joanne thru dog vacay in the future.
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My very high energy English Setter loved Joanne’s big back yard and other dogs to play with from the minute we dropped her off and was happy and tuckered out when we picked her up. Joanne is easy to like, clearly loves and understands dogs, and provided an environment that was safe and fun for Scout to stay in. Will definitely return if I’m in the area, and highly recommend.
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