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Joanne M.

50 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 16 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Joanne's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Joanne

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I offer doggy daycare (or nightcare up to 12 hours) and boarding (24hrs.) Most likely there will be other dogs here too. They all go with me on errands, visit dog friendly stores, and friends with dogs. When weather permits we go to the dog park and swimming at Lake Whatcom. In the summer I have a kiddie pool that some dogs love.

I drive a station wagon that is outfitted with a hammock over the back seat and a crate in the back cargo area. Two large dogs and three smaller dogs will fit comfortably and be able to see out of the windows.

There is a doggy sunporch at the side of my house where dogs may climb up a ramp to get on the shelf at the level of the big window or pick spots where they can look out into the yard through smaller openings. There is a ramp leading out into the yard when the main outside door is closed and a dog door that opens into the kitchen. I also have a long tunnel in the yard that some dogs like to walk through. Old dogs are welcome as long as they are not incontinent. There are few steps, however the floors are bare wood and tend to be slippery. I am able to provide a yoga mat path from the dog's bed to the side door, which does give the dog some traction to get up and moving.

When spending the night (boarding), your dog is my companion 24/7. We do the same daytime activities as daycare visitors. Those who sleep here will enjoy the added attraction of watching the fire in the fireplace in cooler weather.

We all sleep in the same room, but not in my bed. There is a selection of dog beds and 2 large crates. Some dogs like the security of a cave-like enclosure. Your dog is welcome to bring his or her own bed too. Each dog has a private corner where his or her meals are served. Sneaking into another's eating space is strongly discouraged. Dogs have to work for treats. They practice basic commands such as sit, stay, lie down and shake hands and take gently, no grabbing. I also work on no-pull leash walking.

I love watching dogs who don't know each other become acquainted and become a pack that does almost everything together. I used to teach preschoolers and I find that caring for dogs is similar in many ways. If the environment is set up correctly, the dogs are secure and comfortable and rarely make errors of judgement.

Because there are usually several dogs here at one time, I don't take dogs that use pee pads. It is too confusing to the other dogs and not good for my 124 year old, straight grain clear old growth fir floors.
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Joanne M.

50 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 16 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 29, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joanne's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Joanne's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
50 Reviews
I love that Joanne takes all the pups she's sitting on adventures with her! To the store or wherever Joanne goes- the pups go, too.
Was able to make a reservation that day of which was extremely convenient. Easy drop off and pick up. My dog was super content when I brought her back home. Overall very pleased with my experience!
Chief loves playing with friends at Joanne's!
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