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Joan G.

90 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Cane Corso

Joan's Resident Pets

Dottie
Dachshund
Female
9 yr 2 mo old
Timmy (cockapoo)
Mixed Breed
Male
3 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Joan's House

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

About Joan

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello,
(NOTE: If you are a repeat customer and you see that I am 'booked' for the time you need, please message me and we will see if we can still accommodate you.)

Our family lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in North Raleigh with our two sweet dogs. I am reliable and caring and will give you peace of mind in a nurturing, loving environment for your fur baby!

I have had dogs all my life and enjoy them immensely. Some of the activities we enjoy are walking, hiking, attending dog shows, playing Frisbee and watching fly ball. I have also been a foster parent with the NRGRR (Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue).

The Greenway leading to Durant Nature Park is two blocks from my home with plenty of tree covered paths for your dog to explore while we walk.

I prefer dogs that are sweet, well socialized, neutered/spayed, on flea/tick protection and have proof of all current vaccinations (rabies, distemper, parvo, and bordetella). If your dog is young, he/she must be crate trained for its safety/ protection and my peace of mind if I need to step out.

I am also aware of the needs of geriatric dogs as one of my dogs lived to almost 16 yrs old. I am happy to accommodate special dietary requests or administer medications. I have a few "special needs" guests (fragile or older canines, or those with physical limitations) and I make every effort to assure their comfort and safety so I may limit hosting availability during their stay so I can provide one-on-one care.

I work 4 miles away, and am home for a 1 hour lunch. In addition, my adult daughter lives at home, and is in/out of the house for work in the late afternoon. We make a great team working together and are able to provide seamless care.

Is your dog more comfortable in their own home environment? If so, I offer multiple daily checkups/visits to your home within a 5 mi radius. I can bring in your mail, water your plants etc. while you're away if you prefer that arrangement too. I also offer small pet care for cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.

Please check out my profile and see some of the dogs, cats and other animals I have cared for in the past. Feel free to contact me for a meet n greet or you can send a general inquiry if you have any questions. Meet 'n greets allows us and your pet to get acquainted, ensures we are a good fit and provides an opportunity to discuss any details. Assuming the meet n greet goes well, then a reservation request can be placed.

I look forward to spoiling your dog with walks, belly rubs and play. Your doggie will be treated as part of my family by giving them the quality pet care they deserve!

Best regards,
Joan G
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling

Joan G.

90 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 18, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joan's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
90 Reviews
This was my dog's first stay with someone other than family/friends so it was important we found the right person to take care of him. Joan was awesome! She texted us pictures and updates throughout the weekend. I know she took great care of him and he had a fun experience while we were out of town!
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Joan was excellent from start to finish! This was our pup's first stay with her and we were all very happy with our experience. Joan took great care of Tali and sent us lots of pictures and updates throughout the stay. We will absolutely be using her again!
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Joan has taking care of our sweet Boston Terrier several times. I trust her completely. She is wonderful and I never worry about him when he is with her. She sends regular updates and pictures of him. She is very easy to work with. She loves him as if he were hers. I will continue using her.
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