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Jonathan W.

28 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Jonathan's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Jonathan

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I live in a sunny, clean and quiet apartment in a dog-friendly, doorman building on the border of Chelsea/Hells Kitchen and am 2 blocks away from the nearest dog park. Given that I like to keep my apartment nice and clean for your dog during their stay, I wipe down/wash all paws for every dog that I sit after walks as well as baths if needed.

I am a responsible, non-smoker and NYC-resident since graduating from Columbia University. I currently do not own a dog, but have been providing dogsitting services for the past 5 years and absolutely love the companionship and unconditional love from all dogs. Your dog will have a room with a wonderful view and will be given lots of walks and love. Since I work only a couple of blocks away from my apartment and have flexible work hours I am happy to give your dog as much exercise and attention as he/she is used to so walks during lunch wouldn't be a problem. As it is important for the parents to know how their dog is doing, I keep the parents updated on their activities via photos and videos throughout the day.

I prefer to dogsit small to medium sized dogs so your dog has plenty of space to run around and play and typically I only watch one dog at a time in order to ensure your dog receives the proper amount of attention.

Please consider me for your dog's next staycation!
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Jonathan W.

28 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jonathan's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jonathan's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
28 Reviews
Jonathan was great and sent loads of photos/videos of Baxter while I was away. He was also very accommodating of drop-off/pick-up times. Baxter looked like he had a great time!
Jonathon is hands-down the best!! I wish I could give him 100 stars. All of the reviews before me are absolutely true. I would say I am very particular about my (also particular ;)) small breed, rare pup, and Jonathon completely surpassed my expectations. It made leaving her behind completely stress-free for me. He's very caring, intuitive about the puppy care, flexible, communicative, and kind. I, too, was actually concerned that Ahava, my dog, wouldn't be excited to see me after she'd clearly fallen in love with Jonathan. Thankfully, she was still excited :) and I was completely at ease throughout her entire stay. Another bonus was that my dog came back with all of her training intact (a first), super happy, and hadn't lost any weight (another first). Thank you so much dogvacay and Jonathan! Ahava can't wait for her next vacay!
Jonathan is an incredible sitter. My dog Jumbo has never been happier, I was almost worried that he wont want to come home after all of the love and attention he got in Jonathan's care:) I recommend Jonathan above and beyond any stars and look forward to having my pup stay with him again in the near future.
I highly recommend Jonathan! My dog has stayed with him multiple times and now goes sprinting towards his building when we get close. Jonathan is really flexible with the pick up and drop off times and keeps me regularly updated with pictures and texts.
Our Frenchie, Diesel, had a wonderful week-long stay with Jonathan. Prior to Diesel's visit, Jonathan was very communicative and allowed us to meet with him at his apartment to ensure he was a good match for Diesel. While we were away, Jonathan sent pics/videos each day so that we knew how Diesel was doing. Diesel came home happy and healthy. We could tell he really enjoyed his DogVacay!
The pup seemed super happy with her stay with Jon! Got lots of pics and some great videos too.
Jonathan is amazing with Barney every time!!
Jon was great per usual! Very communicative and flexible for drop off and pick up. Highly recommend!
Jonathan kept us informed of how Lola was doing throughout the day including sending us pictures. That was very much appreciated. She had a lot of fun and we felt comfortable with how she was doing.
Jon made sure to keep me up to date with Max's daily activities with pics and texts. He really does pay attention to the details when caring for your pup. I highly recommend!
Jonathan was a great host for our fun-loving dog.
He was thorough reminding us of what to bring for Popcorn's stay and sent us photos and video of how he was doing. He really seemed to enjoy having Popcorn and we would definitely send Popcorn to him again.
Jennifer and Lorenzo
Jon is an amazing host. He took the time to send us a couple pics each day of what Max was up to, making it easier to enjoy our vacation. I would highly recommend!
Another great stay!
Ollie had a great time with Jonathan, thank you!!
Jonathan was flexible with drop off, first of all. He sent me a picture and update of my dog every day. My dog looked like he had a great time there and Jonathan made sure to give him his vitamins (my dog is a little older and has arthritis). He was also flexible with pick-up when I returned. Overall, he is a great host and I would happily leave my dog with him again!
Jonathan was great-- he made even my nervous (afraid of people dog) feel at home and his twin(my dog's, not Jonathan's) loved it too.
Once again, Jonathan was wonderful! He really does make it a vacation for your dog! Our pup Maultsby enjoyed a trip to the Big Apple Barbecue Block party and dog park playtime. Jonathan also taught Maultsby a new trick - high five! I wholeheartedly recommend selecting Jonathan as your dogsitter - very reliable and does a great job!
My dog's second time with Jonathan was just as good as his first. Even as we entered the lobby of Jonathan's building, Dill was crying from joy/excitement and pulling me forward as he wanted to get back to Jonathan's apartment. He clearly remembered what a good time he had with his first visit!
Jonathan made my first experience with Dog Vacay exceptionally great! I was in a hurry to leave town and he offered to meet me downstairs at my cab to pick-up Barney and his things. Before I left town he sent me a pic and video of B bouncing around his apartment, clearly feeling right at home. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend Jonathan sent pics and videos of my happy pup on multiple walks around town. I feel like I found the perfect place for Barney when I'm traveling and he can't come with me. Thank you, Jonathan!
Yet another awesome time with Jonathan! He put up with all my crazy-dog-lady antics, like me texting him that I had a hunch my dog Brody was sad - he even went home midday to check on my dog and sent me tons of videos/pics of my happy pup so that I could see that everything was ok. He even taught Brody a new trick! Best dogsitter in the world, and I'm sure Brody agrees.
Jonathan was a great host. He asked all the right questions pre-stay to make sure he could be the best host possible for my dog Dill. Jonathan provided lots of photo/video updates and was flexible with drop off and pick up times as well. Dill had a great time and we look forward to staying with Jonathan again!
I highly recommend Jonathan for your pet sitting needs! I can tell that he really loves dogs and take his pet sitting responsibilities seriously. He keeps me up to date regularly on what Dixie is up to while I’m away – you’ll love the pictures and videos! He’s very flexible with pick-up and drop-off times, which I really appreciate since my schedule is quite unpredictable. Plus my dog Dixie gets so excited every time we drop her off at Jonathan’s apartment, which gives me even more confidence that I’m leaving her in good hands.
My dog Teddy absolutely loved staying with Jonathan! It was an absolute pleasure for me to be able to be away and not worry about him, knowing that he was in safe hands. Jonathan anticipated and took care of every hiccup which was an absolute lifesaver. I really can't give a more enthusiastic recommendation!
Jonathan was amazing! This was the first time my boyfriend and I left our puppy with anyone other than my parents and it couldn't have gone any better. While we were away, we looked forward to our morning pictures/videos as well as others throughout the day. Couldn't have asked for a better sitter!
We will absolutely be using him in the future.
This was our second time leaving Maultsby with Jonathan and he was wonderful! He sent lots of photo and video updates and is very prompt to respond to requests, etc. I highly recommend leaving your pup with Jonathan. Wonderful experience!
Jonathan was great with my dog, Coco. He was friendly and easy to schedule pick-up/drop-off with. Jonathan sent pictures of Coco while I was away and definitely put my mind at ease. I'll look to him when I have to leave town again!
Jon is an amazing dogsitter. Jiggs has stayed with Jon on multiple occasions and he could not provide better service. He gives daily photo updates and is very accommodative with the pickup and drop off schedule. I could not recommend him more!!!
Jonathan was awesome and was able to accommodate me for a very last minute reservation! My Chi/Yorkie tends to be very uncomfortable with men, so I was nervous about how this would go. I haven't been able to find someone who he trusts yet, so vacations have been non-existent for me. But he met Jonathan and loved him right away! If my dog likes you right off the bat, that's an AMAZING sign :) Jonathan sent me pictures and videos, walked my dog during lunch, gave him a bath - the whole 9 yards! I can't wait to go away on longer vacations, knowing my pup is in great hands.
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