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Joan A.

6 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
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Pet Requirements

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

Joan's Resident Pets

Husky/Shep/Lab Mix
2 old
German Shepherd Dog
3 yr 4 mo old
Tonka Toy
Corgi/Terrier Mix
3 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Joan's House

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About Joan

Home 24/7; Entire yard is fenced with 5' no-climb fencing; separate yards for large & small dogs; loving & safe family atmosphere for your pet!

Vacationing in Central FL and want to bring your dog? We offer flexible housing & boarding services so that you and your pets can vacation in style. Dog House Lodge is located just 20 minutes SW of Disney on 5 securely fenced acres with lush trees and plenty of room to run & exercise. The entire property is fenced with 5’ no-climb fence and reinforced with chicken wire at the base to prevent digging.

At Dog House Lodge, your pet will stay in our exclusive dog lodge that sits directly behind our home and offers 100-200 square foot suites. Each suite has indoor space (with AC & heat) and an outside private patio, and is equipped with raised beds & bowls, plenty of toys & treats, and DogTV. We strive to follow the same routine your dog is used to in your own home. I work from home, so except for an occasional run to the store or out to dinner, our pets and boarders are rarely ever left alone. Leaving your dog in our care will not only provide you with peace of mind on your own vacation, but we’ll provide a fun, loving, and stimulating vacation for your pet while here. Many travelers to central FL bring their pets to Dog House Lodge because you are welcome to come visit with your pet while he/she is here, and you are welcome to take them for outings and bring them back for the night. We are flexible with pickup & dropoff days and times and even offer free valet service (in a limited area).

Through 20 years of volunteer pet rescue work, we've gained much experience in canine & feline care and communication. We are very adept with reading dogs’ body language and safety is our #1 priority. I am certified in canine & equine energy healing as well as canine massage, so we offer many spa services in addition to providing a safe, fun, and loving environment for your pet.

Rates vary by suite size:

100 square feet = $45/night
200 square feet = $60/night
Additional dogs from same family in same suite = $15 per dog.

We require proof of Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Bordatella vaccinations.
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Joan A.

6 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Last updated June 8, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joan's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Joan's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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6 Reviews
I highly recommend Dog House Lodge with Joan. I attended a meet-n-greet with my Lily & Joan before the actual boarding date. The boarding facility was extremely clean and odor free. She only takes a limited number of dogs in order to provide personalized care & special attention to each dog. I was more than impressed with the kennels and Joan herself. She answered all my questions and asked me questions about my Lily. Her lodge is peaceful and well secured. On boarding day, drop off was easy and non stressful. She posted a few pictures on the Facebook page. She accommodated an evening pick up. Lily seemed happy, comfortable and at home. Our experience was wonderful.
We where very happy how Joan treated our dogs and the dogs enjoyed their holidays too.
Joan did a great job of taking care of Tre again. I highly recommend her.
This was Tre's 3rd stay with Joan. She took great care of him again. She kept in touch with us during our trip and sent us pictures of Tre making friends. It's a long drive to get to Joan's from our house, but it's worth it because she is such a great dog sitter!
Joan did a fantastic job taking care of Tre! I had boarded him at other places previously and this was the first time he didn't come home stressed with a flare-up of colitis! I could tell that he had a good time playing and was very comfortable with Joan. Joan is very caring, organized, and responsible. You can tell that she really loves dogs. It's such a relief to be able to enjoy my vacation knowing that my baby is in good hands. I highly recommend Joan for dog-sitting and I plan to use her again.
Joan A and the Dog House Lodge were fabulous. Wiggles was comfortable and at ease. Normally, Wiggles won't eat when she's away from us, but she didn't miss a beat staying with Joan A.. Thanks Joan for your wonderful service. Wiggles looks forward to her next dog vacay with you!!
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