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John R.

62 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

John's Resident Pets

10 yr 4 mo old
Australian Cattle Dog
4 yr 0 mo old

John's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About John

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I work from home, and am able to stay with your pet all day.

I've grown up around dogs and absolutely love them. I've had 4lb puppies up to 100+lb dogs, and can handle anything they throw my way. I've had 12 years experience being the primary caretaker for dogs and have had dogs in my life for 30 years.

I have a spacious house and huge yard for plenty of room to play and getting out all their energy. Dogs absolutely love the large bay windows! I do walks daily and have lots of toys and beds for them.

My dog passed away to cancer in late October. He really was the best dog ever.
I'll most likely get a new dog towards the end of January after some traveling.

I'm very detail-oriented person who knows how important your best friend is to you. You can rest assured knowing that I will follow any specific instructions you may have. I've taken care of dogs who needed to take medication at certain times of the day and taken care of senior dogs who just need a little bit more love than others.

Please let me know:

When you typically feed your dog.
If your dog has any allergies.
If there are any particular snacks you don't want them to have.
If your dog is house-trained.
If there's anything you're trying to teach your dog so I can help reinforce it.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

John R.

62 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 11, 2017


Background Checked
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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$80 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At John's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$35 /hour
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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62 Reviews
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I loved getting to meet John! He is a very nice and welcoming host. He made sure I had no problems getting to his house and came out to welcome me warmly. He had a few pups with him and they seemed very happy and well cared for.

He has a very roomy house that is extremely dog-friendly as well and a large backyard that is perfect for dogs of all kinds and sizes. He has had past experience with dogs, and you can tell that he knows what he's doing. Dogs that stay with John will be in good hands!
John is a great pack leader. My boys always love time spent with John! He's awesome.
Great stay. Gave daily update pictures
Our dogs were very comfortable with John and we feel that both Shiitake and Rocco were well taken care of. We are impressed. We have already booked John again for an upcoming trip. There was plenty of room inside and out of John's house - and his home was warm and welcoming. John's home was just the type of environment we were trying to find for our two little dogs.
Great weekend for the dogs and us. We had a chance for a weekend away and John was the best to accommodate us!! He is super and the dogs always come home tired. You know the saying "a tired dog is a good dog!" and they were good dogs when they got home!!
This was my first experience using DogVacay. John is fantastic. He is very friendly and accommodating. He sent lots of photos while I was away for work, which was reassuring. My dog, Andie, made herself at home and was well taken care of during her stay. Plus, she enjoyed have the company of other dogs and a big back yard to run around in. Thanks again, John!
Another great stay for Sammie! She loves going over to John's when we are out of town.. So many friends to play with and a great large yard to run around. Thanks again John!
Our dogs had another great stay at John's house. He sent several updates throughout the weekend and included pictures each time. John was very flexible about drop-off and pick-up times as well. We appreciate him taking care of our pups!
This is our dogs' first time staying at John's and I think the dogs enjoyed his leadership and companionship. John went out of his way to take care of our dogs and updated us multiple times/day. My dogs came home after the weekend looking relaxed and happy, unlike the disheveled looks they got when I left them at other big daycare centers (they always came home being thirsty and infested with fleas too :/). Will definitely come back again.
John was great. He sent me updates and pictures/videos of Barkley daily.
John was great. He was very accommodating about the meet and greet with our dogs ahead of time, and also sent us picture updates all weekend. We hadn't boarded either of these dogs before, and not only did they appear to do wonderfully, but we felt really comfortable leaving them. We already have another reservation for our vacation next month.
My dogs came home happy, tired and calm. This is proof they enjoyed themselves. We will rebook with John.
John always keeps us well informed as to how the kids are doing. They always appear to be having a good time.
John took care of my two dogs really well! They had a great time running his big backyard with other dogs. He sent many pictures and videos throughout the stay and was very easy to reach. I liked his service very much and will use him again!
John took great care of my two dogs. He was very easy to reach and I received many pictures and videos throughout the stay. My dogs looked very happy playing and running around with other dogs in his huge backyard. I will definitely use his service again!
All I can say is I would not trust to leave Joshua with anybody except with Jody!
It's very rare that I write the review. John has met my expectation. He took care of Benji, my white German Sheppherd dog, while we went to Austin for our daughter's wedding. Choosing between Resort Rover Oak and him was a challenge. The great thing about John is we've been updated with photos of our dog's activities throughout the day with its comments. I could see he loves animals and has a lot of knowledge about how to take care of them at our first meeting. John deserves the 5 stars, enough for me to cancel our reservation with the Resort. Thanks John.
John is great!!! We had used John for a test run back in Aug, just for a day and our dogs were very well cared for. This was for a week this time and he was totally awesome. Dogs had a great time, came home exhausted (remember, a tired dog is a good dog!), and we will definitely use him again next time we need to go out of town. Thanks so much John!
John is very responsive. He kept me updated on Shilo's status with pictures daily. I highly recommend John for daycare and overnight care.
John was so accommodating with our drop off and pick up time. He sent photos and videos of our boys having a good time (they were actually smiling in one picture)! He obviously knows how to handle dogs and is very comfortable with them. We liked the experience so much, we are leaving our pups with him for 10 days while we go on vacation. I have complete confidence that they will be well taken care of and will actually have a great time while we are gone!
John always does a great job keeping us informed on what the kids are doing with pictures and videos
We left our Pug, Sophie, with John for 2 days and were extremely pleased with the experience. We were impressed with the amount of attention John and Vivian were able to give to Sophie as well as the regular updates. A big positive for us was that they are with the dogs full time. We would highly recommend John and intend to ask him to watch Sophie next opportunity.

John was great!

We did a meet & greet with a few other dogs and it went fantastic. John has a nice size yard and several rooms dedicated for the dogs.

I immediately felt very comfortable that our Echo would be well cared for.

He was flexible on both drop off and pick up times, as we ran into some traffic issues on the way back from our road trip.

He also sent pics and videos through out our pups stay, which was a nice touch.

I would definitely recommend him and will certainly be booking with him again.
John was awesome. My two dogs had a blast. They say a tired dog is a good dog, and trust me, they were tired. I have a young terrier mix, and I've never seen her sleep an evening away!
John was amazing with a fast response and accomadating us last minute. He send us updates and photos for our dogs stay with him. I highly recommend him! We will be using him again. Lola just loved her time there. Thanks again John
John is awesome!! He really makes sure that your dog is comfortable and relaxed as possible! Thanks John!
Took good care of our Pooch!
John always does a great job keeping me updated on the kids and how they are doing.
Our 2 dogs stayed with John for the first time in August 2016 and we had a great experience. John was very flexible with dropping them off and picking them up and he even allowed us to stop by a few days before our stay for a meet and greet. He texted us plenty of pictures and updates of the dogs and seemed to get to know their personalities and preferences. Our dogs seemed to enjoy their stay and I'm sure we will be using John for Dog Vacay again.
Kirby had a GREAT time staying with John. John was extremely flexible and worked with me on pick-up and drop-off times. I got picture and video updates daily!! I felt very comfortable leaving Kirby, and will definitely be booking with John again.
John is great! He's reliable and the dogs love him! He sends daily pics and videos! I had a neighbor's tree fall in my yard. He went over and let them know to have it removed before he damaged the garage or fence. Will keep booking him. - Donna
It was our dog, Sammie's, first time boarding on dogvacay and we're so happy we went with John. He actually had a last minute business trip so his gf Vivian took care of Sammie and she was fantastic! She was very diligent about our dog's schedule, made sure medication was administered, and constantly messaged us videos/pix throughout the entire stay. Sammie had so much fun with the other dogs that were boarding at the same time it truly looked like doggie heaven for her.

It's nice to know John and Vivian are both very capable for handling a group of canines so your dog is in great hands with them. Already booked Sammie's next vacay with them!!
What a great option for our pets. You could tell our hosts love for animals on our first visit. Our pups came home happy and relaxed.
If you live anywhere near Sugarland and are looking for a great place for your furry four legged family member to vacay, look no further. To be honest this was my first experience leaving my dog ANYWHERE and now I don't have to ever worry in the future because I found the best place on the first try. I'm so thankful for the way you guys kept me updated and took care of my sweet dog, being attentive to his needs and making sure he fit in with the rest of your group of pups. You're a sweet couple and you will definitely be seeing us again in the near future. I wish you best of luck on your business, because you deserve it and I personally thank you for your sacrifice to do this job. Not many could do it as efficiently as you do and I know it takes a lot of work.
Thank you for giving my dog a good time! He was nice and pooped when I got him. I could tell he had a wonderful time and was in the right hands. Thank you Vivian and John!
I am so happy to find John and Vivien. They're such genuine dog lovers and take amazing care of Phoebe. My puppy loves to play with other dogs She gains more and more stamina as she gets older and apparently tires out all the other puppies camping at Canine Camp. I'm so grateful they've willing to take on a young, growing energetic puppy. Thanks John and Vivien.
John was great with our 3 kiddos. This was the first time we were using his service and we totally at ease during our weekend out of town. He constantly send us pictures of them and kept us informed about their activity.
John was awesome! I would highly recommend him. He kept us in touch, sent us pictures and videos of the dogs on every visit. He went the extra mile and cleaned up whenever needed. Awesome person!!!!
Jake had a great time on vacation with John and Vivien for 2 weeks! We will absolutely send Jake back to Canine Camp for boarding. Excellent experience!
John is amazing! Throughout our vacation he kept us updated with how our dog was doing and he even sent pictures. I trusted him with her and really felt like she was in good hands. I would totally hire John again and recommend him very highly. I think he genuinely likes dogs and knows a lot about them.
Friendly and helpful. John keep us updated about our dog every day. He provided acomodation for him. Charlie our dog like to stay here. I highly recommend it to any of my friends and family.
Great stay. Lots of friends to play with and outside time. So much better than a kennel!
We would highly recommend John! He took exceptional care of our pets in our home while we were gone. John stays in touch, sending texts and videos, so you know your pets are happy and well cared for.
John alleviated a lot of my fears of leaving Dewey! He messaged me with a picture or video at least once a day to let me know how Dewey was adjusting, and when my flight got diverted and delayed, John worked with me so that I could still pick up Dewey. I don't go out of town much where I need to leave my dog, but if I need a dog sitter again, I would call John!
John and his wife are very sweet people. He allowed my pup and I to meet him and tour his home before I actually booked. I am happy to say that I was pleased with meeting John and viewing where Jordan will be spending his days away from home at. His home is quit spacious with a nice size yard where multiple dogs can run around and play. John was great, he sent me plenty of pictures and updates of my pup. I will definitely book again. Thank you John and your wife. This was a great experience.
Bella had a blast at Canine Camp!
She enjoyed her Meet & Greet, which put me at ease that she would do well with the other dogs on her vacay. We discovered that she loved the pool, and I brought a life vest for her during her stay.
I loved that John and Vivian are obviously such dog people, and they attend to the needs of all the dogs, as individuals and as a "pack".
Getting pictures, videos and updates on Bella while we were away was such a treat! She can't wait to go back the next time we are out of town!
John is so great with the dogs! He sends pics and videos and updates. My dogs Sophie and Margeaux love staying over. They have so much fun with John and the other dogs. This is our second time using him. Our dogs always come back happy! It's a vacay for them.
Great host, great service. Sent pics everyday. Thank you.
John took care of our 7 yr old Shih-tzu mix for 5 days - I appreciated how attentive he was to our dog's needs, such as her own eating and sleeping preferences. John communicated with us daily via photos and updates which assured us our dog was extremely well taken care of....she looked happy and adjusting to being with other dogs. His house is a great set-up for dogs - large fenced-in yard, a pool, and comfy indoor areas. We were super pleased and highly recommend John!!
John was great! Hunter had a great time! We are going to use John again!
John and Vivian took care of Louie while we were out. They would send videos and kept us well updated on a daily basis! We had peace of mind knowing Louie was with great people. Definitely going back in the future! Highly recommend! Thank you, John!
Doggy day camp. Occasionally we just need a place to leave the dog for the day when we are doing yard work or having repairs done in the yard. John was very good about acclimating Jake to his own pets and the other dogs. Jake had a good time roaming the yard and house and interacting with the other dogs. Totally beats the kennel. We'll definitely use John again when we go on vacation.
John was great! He was very nice and accommodating.
John was great with Ellie and gave me lots of updates. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a dog sitter.
This was my 2nd time having Snowball stay over at John's house, and John definitely lived up to expectation.

Snowball had a wonderful time and according to John, stuck with him the entire time! He sent me photos and videos, which brightened my stressful day, of Snowball playing with the other doggies.

Anyone who is looking for an amazing sitter should definitely give John a shot! He's the most amazing dog sitter in the world!

Thanks so much!
See you next time. :)
John did a good jog keeping me updated on the "kids" and making their stay happy.
John is AMAZING ! He took such great care of our pup. We received daily texts, videos and photos of our pup having the greatest time. He came home tired and happy. We have already booked John for our next Vacay!
My Chocolate Lab, Scooby had a great time on his Dog Vacay with John & Vivian! They were so great, I was able to book his stay last minute (the night before) and they were super flexible with his pick up time. We received text updates with pictures and videos of Scooby having fun walking, playing and swimming with the other dogs. I would highly recommend John to anyone and I actually shared his information with a few of my neighbors who also need a dog sitter from time to time! Thank you so much for making it so easy for us to go away, knowing Scooby was well taken care of! Angela :)
John was so great with my rambunctious pup, Lola! Their house has so much room to play and the backyard is really big as well for them all to play chase. I got updates all day showing me all the fun she was having! She even passed out on the way home and for the rest of the night! She had a blast, and we will be back again!
I left my dog, Frannie, with John and Vivien for the first time the last week of March. It was a great experience, as Frannie was well cared for and happy when I picked her up at the end of her stay. I intrusted John to give her medicine, which he did faithfully. John also sent photos of Frannie which showed her walking and enjoying herself. She also loved the homemade doggie treats Vivien made. I plan to leave Frannie with this sweet couple again in July. Thank you John and Vivien!!
I was worried about leaving my Leo to somebody I had never met before but when I went to drop off my dog I had the feeling he was going to be just fine. And I got the confirmation when I saw the videos and pics John sent me. Leo had so much fun at John's. I would absolutely recommend to leave your buddy in John's hands! I couldn't have hoped for a better person! Now I know there's somebody who will take care of my Leo if I have to travel! Big thumbs up to John :)
John did an excellent job taking care of our baby! We received pictures and videos frequently to put our minds at ease about our first time leaving him. We could not have wished for better care of our beloved dog. We will use John again without any hesitation.
John was amazing! I had to go out of town last minute and sent him a message the night before I had to leave, desperate to find someone to take care of my Snowball. Luckily for me, he was available and happily agreed to look after my pup for me.

I can definitely tell that Snowball had a fun time at John's Canine Camp. He even sent me photos of my pup without asking!

5-stars all around.
Thank you so much, John!
I will definitely get in touch with you again the next time I am out of town.
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