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Joanne J.

49 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Rafeiro do Alentejo, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Joanne's Resident Pets

Riley~In Memory Of~Always in Our Heart
West Highland White Terrier
Male
13 yr 0 mo old
lily
West Highland White Terrier
Female
13 yr 9 mo old
Daisy
Dachshund
Female
10 yr 7 mo old

Joanne's House

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

About Joanne

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a dog owner and love all breeds of dogs. If I could I would definitely own more dogs, but since that is not possible I have enjoyed boarding dogs in my home where I can enjoy many different breeds. My first dog as a child was a Siberian Husky (I talked my parents into that breed as I was under the impression that they were hypo-allergenic. I was never able to have more than a rabbit and a hamster as my sister was allergic to dogs, so when she left for college I seized the opportunity to finally get a dog!) He was a real challenge as I learned that Huskies love to wander--and pull!!! By the way, no dog IS hypo-allergenic! After I was married and had children we bought our first family dog which was a Samoyed! I love that Sammy smile! Later on we went on to adopt a wonderful yellow Lab, and after he passed went on to own a Westie. He loved
other dogs, so we got him another Westie named Lily, who we still have. We also
have a dachshund named Daisy who we adopted from a friend and a black Lab for a granddaughter who loves to play fetch! Abby always ramps up the fun factor! My daughter has always adopted senior dogs who have been rescued and are in need of the love they deserve.
Given my love of dogs, when my children left the nest I went on to dog grooming school and have worked as a certified dog groomer. I. have gone to many dog-care seminars and taken classes in first aid. I love spending time with dogs and your dog will never be left alone or put outside without my supervision. I will give them all the love and attention that I give to my own dogs. They will receive an abundance of play and cuddle time! Assuring your dog's safety and happiness is always my priority! I have a large yard for your dog to run around, completely fenced. During their stay they will enjoy lots of outdoor time With Me-- weather permitting! If your dog is more of a couch potato, they will enjoy lots of time to laze around on or off the couch--YOUR choice! I will always follow your instructions so they don't go home with habits you'd rather be discouraged. You can be assured that when you pick your dog up their tails will be wagging as much as they will be when you drop them off!
In order to make sure everyone is in a safe environment, I will need to have a
copy of your dog's vaccinations. Also, I would like dogs to have the canine flu shot. I also will need to know how your dog interacts with others--both people and other dogs! Your honesty will help me keep everyone safe and happy!
Feel free to bring anything that your dog requires to help him feel at home. Beds,
Bowls, even their own crate (I can also provide a crate if your dog enjoys
one but I will NEVER crate your dog unless you do so at home and request that I crate them). Please bring their food as keeping dogs on their usual diet is important. I will give any treat you bring per your instructions. I do not believe in overfeeding of treats as it spoils the dog's appetite and can lead to stomach discomfort! I want your dog to feel well when they go back home!
Your dog is my number one priority! I love what I do! Unlike a regular boarding
facility, I do not charge extra for services such as texts, giving medications, extra playtime (I will play with your dog and walk them all day long!), and am very lenient on pick up and drop off times. Your dog will have the run of my house and be part of the family!
I hope you have gotten a good feel for the kind of experience your dog will have,
but if you have any questions you can contact me or set up a meet and greet! I
look forward to meeting you and your dog!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Joanne J.

49 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 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 will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
49 Reviews
Joanne is great our puppy is so excited to see her.
This was our first experience with Dogvacay and it was an outstanding experience for my wife and I - and most important for our pups Ruger and Walter. We initially had a meet n greet so that when the day come to drop them office, they were so excited to see Joanne again. Our "boys" had plenty of play time, exercise and extra TLC. We even received photos of their down time - napping on the sofa.

We are so pleased with Joanne and would highly recommend her.

Lee & Karla F
Hershey
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This was only the second time we were apart from our little girl...and the longest! We knew that being away for almost 2 weeks was going to be difficult...especially for us! Joanne was amazing and it was quite obvious that caring for dogs was not a "job"...it was a passion! During our entire stay in Mexico we received updates, pictures, and assurance that our puppy was doing great! Nothing we requested was too much...even allowing Paris to sleep in their bedroom! She loved playing with their own dogs as well as "the new kids" who arrived on occasion.We also noticed a wonderful change in our puppy when we picked her up...she was calmer, unafraid of other dogs, and not as "needy" when alone at our house. We could not be happier with our new found "adopted Mom" and would recommend Joanne to anyone. We are now comfortable to plan our next trip to Italy!
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My little 7 pound pup was the happiest she's ever been when I picked her up. I'm thrilled with Joanne's service and plan to use her again. She sent pictures to ease my mind.. sometimes twice a day, and it seemed as though she and her husband loved our dog as much as we do. Thanks for the great service.
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Joanne sincerely cares about the dogs she sits. We were very apprehensive about leaving our pups and she made us feel very comfortable. Her love of dogs is immediately apparent as soon as you arrive. She sent us text message updates and photos throughout the stay and our dogs seemed to have a very comfortable and enjoyable stay! I will definitely leave my pups with Joanne again. They will be in good hands!
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Great!
Joanne was a terrific caregiver for our Cocker Spaniel! Lily seemed to love Joanne and I think the feeling was mutual. We will definitely use her again!
Excellent once again....we can go on vacation and be comfortable our fur baby is well taken care of
This was my first time taking my little 5 pound dog ANYWHERE for sitting.. I was very very nervous.. I've had some people come INTO my home to watch her and was getting frustrated because I couldn't find a reliable sitter... Because she's so tiny - I am super protective of her. I've had really sweet dogs try and pick her up in their mouths, or bat her like a lovely little squeaky toy, so the thought of placing her in a home with other dogs terrified me - plus she had a very bad life before I rescued her - so she has some separation anxiety.. I worried that being away from her home would cause her even more stress.. I spent a very long time choosing which DogVacay sitter to utilize..and ultimately chose Joanne based on her reviews..
The SECOND I met Joanne - I knew I had made an excellent choice. She exudes such a love for dogs - and it was noticed right away! Nala went right to her - no hesitation, and started making herself at home immediately.
Throughout the "vacay" - Joanne sent me photos and videos - further helping my anxiety greatly. Nala LOVED it there.. you could tell she was very comfortable with Joanne - and the interaction with other dogs was really great for her! I would not hesitate to recommend Joanne to anyone! Thank you Joanne for making this little vacation an awesome experience. Nala will definitely be back!
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Joanne took good care of our dogs. She has a big fenced in yard for the dogs to play in; clean environment; nice neighborhood. We will definitely call her again when we are in the area.
I was somewhat hesitant to leave my boy Thor, this was my first time using this or any service like this.

However, Joanne was superb in her care of him. She sent me photos and videos so that I could enjoy my vacation as he was enjoying his!

I would definitely recommend her very highly and will use her again myself.
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Thank you for keeping wonderful care of my dog. It was awesome to recieve daily pictures and texts to peek into how she was doing, she looked blissful in each one! Will definitely use your services again next time I leave town, would highly recommend!
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We extended our vacation one day and couldn't be happier with Joanne. Jake had a great experience. Highly recommend.
We were very nervous about leaving our dog with someone other than family but Joanne treated Jake like family. He was very well taken care of and a happy pup...we'll be back. Thank you.
Joanne took such good care of Ben and Stella! This was our first time with Dog Vacay.com and Joanne. They were very happy and calm when they came home because they continued getting the love and attention they were used to getting on a daily basis which just reinforced the fact that we made the best decision. They had playmates which was great for them and we loved getting the daily updates! We will gladly have them stay with her again when we go away. We were not worried at all. We highly recommend her services!
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This is our second time using Joanne, and we and our dog Rusty love her! Joanne welcomed us with a one on one visit so she and Rusty could get to know each other. That helped ease my anxiety with leaving Rusty with someone I didn't know. Joanne is warm and friendly and truly seems to love the dogs she is caring for! She has a great backyard and great house layout for taking care of your pet. She has been very flexible with drop off times and pick up. She sends us pictures and texts letting us know what Rusty is up to. Most importantly for us, Rusty is a senior dog with eye issues and he is on 4 different eye drops each day. Joanne was very willing to take on Rusty and his eye issues... she does a great job and his eyes always look great when he comes home. We are so glad we found Joanne - she has been a blessing!
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Very very pleased with Joanne's service. She welcomed 'Rusty' and me to see her place before the actual stay. She has a lovely fenced-in back yard for the dogs. Joanne kept us up to date on how Rusty was doing both by email and pictures. Rusty looked very happy when I picked him up. I would strongly recommend Joanne's sitting service.
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Great as always.
I was very happy with my choice of having Joanne take care of my two dogs. They wete well looked after and it was like a mini vacation for them. She sent me texts with pictures showing them enjoying their stay.

I definitely will request Joanne again in the future.
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Our boxer Duchess is a loving, but high energy dog. Joanne loves Duchess as much as we do, and she does a great job at managing dogs with different personalities and temperments. I'm glad we have found a place where we know Duchess is well cared for when we are away.
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Chewie had an excellent time with Joanne! It was his first stay away from us, and he was with Joanne for almost a full week. We really appreciated the daily photo and video updates, and Chewie always looked like he was having a great time. We were afraid he wouldn't want to come back home! Joanne was also super-flexible with pickup times and very responsive. We wouldn't hesitate to have Chewie stay with Joanne again the next time we go out of town :)
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Joanne was fantastic. She obviously knows about dogs and our little guy felt at home right away. She made everything so easy and she was flexible with our pick up time. She communicated regularly and got right back to us when working out logistics. Her backyard is a very well kept and a great place for dogs to run around. Her home is VERY close to Hershey if you are planning to visit chocolate town. I give her an A+.

Doug B.
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This was Emma's first time staying somewhere other than at home or being with on vacation, so wanted to make sure she was in great hands. Joanne was friendly and is definitely an animal lover. She sent daily pictures/videos of Emma playing with the other pups as well as updates on how she was doing. Highly recommend and will be taking Emma back when we go on another vacation.
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Our dog, Ottis, had a fantastic time at Daisy's Bed and Biscuit! Despite his old age and need of medications, Joanne was more than willing to work with us to ensure Ottis was taken care of and that we felt comfortable leaving him. We felt so confident in Joanne's abilities to take care of Ottis that we reserved another stay for him in a month. Thanks Joanne!
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Shadow had a wonderful stay with Joanne and her dogs. The yard is lovely and fenced in. Shadow was happy and tired when we got home. We will definitely visit again.
Joanne was friendly and welcoming; willing to accommodate our scheduling needs. Our dog Russell was happy and comfortable with her, making our own vacation much more relaxing.
Appreciated the pictures every days. Razz looked comfortable and at ease. There seemed to be a nice mixture of play and attention. Also appreciated Joanne's daily updates and observations. She really seems to enjoy the dogs.
I wish she were local to us! But we'd definitely book with Joanne again whenever visiting the Hershey area. She has a beautiful home and layout for guest doggies, her own dogs are awesome, she sent pics--and even gave one of our dogs a much-needed wash and blow dry. Highly recommend. :)
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Great location near Hershey Park. Clinton had a great time playing with all the doggies there. Joanne was also very flexible with drop off and pick up and sent updates throughout Clinton's stay so we knew he was being good and having fun. Will use Joanne again on our next trip to Hershey.
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Haylee didn't want to leave. She came home exhausted and very happy. Will be returning.
Haylee was so happy and so much fun at Joanne's. She sent us several pictures and videos so we didn't have to worry or wonder how our pup was doing. I will definitely come back!
Joanne was very accommodating & Maggie was well taken care of.
We thought Joann was great a natural lover of dogs our dogs had no problem they are usually picky . They like her and so do we and we would continue to go to her.
Another great visit for Bailey. Joanne is terrific.
This was Ylvie's first stay ever away from home. We were a little nervous, but it turned out awesome.
Joanne is lovely and welcomed our puppy from the first moment on. Ylvie enjoyed every single day and we will definitely bring her back. Thank you so much
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I have used Joanne for the first time during our getaway in May. I am always careful in who I let my furbabies with but I can tell you Joanne has been wonderful with them and put my mind at ease that I made the right choice, she has made us so happy and our dogs as well. We will always use her services in the future. I highly recommend Joanne for your furbabies needs.
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Joanne was absolutely wonderful and obviously loves dogs. I felt comfortable leaving my dogs with her, knowing they're in great hands and getting lots of attention and play time. She took photos and kept me updated and I will definitely leave Harley and Mila with her again next time we travel.
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Thor had a blast at Joanne's. She kept me updated with pics and I'm so glad she was able to accommodate me in such short notice. Definitely recommend!
Joanne, was fantastic! This was a great first experience and I know my zeta had a great vacation as well. Joanne was inviting, friendly and easy to talk to;she loves what she's does and is great at it. Our family made the exact right choice picking out the right people to care for our Zeta.
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Everything went wonderful when Milly spent her time with Joanne. Large yard which is what she loves. We are planning on using Joanne in March when we are away for 2 weeks.
"Chief" was given the personal love & attention He deserves, I will gladly have Joanne care for Him on My next visit to the Hershey area
Cody had such a wonderful time! Joanne is very easy going and would definitely recommend her to others.
Wonderful pet loving person. Very easy to work with. Already scheduled my second stay.
Joanne was terrific and very accommodating. We felt she was well cared for and she enjoyed being with Joanne and her two dogs. We will definitely keep Joanne in mind for furture dog-sitting needs!
Joanne was a fabulous host! She is a very caring and knowledgable caregiver. Dash will stay with her everytime we visit the Hershey area!
Duchess loves the attention of people and playing with other dogs. We were so happy to see Duchess excited when she sees Joanne. We can enjoy our time away knowing she is in good hands.
Joanne was great and sent lots of updates of how Isabella was enjoying her stay. She even sent a video of Isabella playing in the back yard. Will definitely use Joanne again.
Joanne gave updates and sent pictures of our dog's adventures which I greatly appreciated. Teddy seemed very relaxed and happy when we picked her up. I would definitely request Joanne again!
Joanne was great! This was such a great experience for us, our dog had a happy safe place to stay and we got to check out Hersey's sights as we were passing through. Highly recommend her and this website.
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