Dog Lover In NE Oakland County, MI

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Joan G.

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15 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Joan's Resident Pets

Deedee
Mixed Breed
Female
9 yr 11 mo old
Jackie
Pekingese
Male
10 yr 11 mo old
Sully
Mixed
Male
11 yr 11 mo old
Jazzy
Shih Tzu
Female
11 yr 11 mo old
Ginger & Holly
Pekingese
Female
11 yr 11 mo old
Pixie
Mixed Breed
Female
15 yr 11 mo old
Dooley
Pekingese
Male
12 yr 11 mo old
Precious
Pekingese
Female
11 yr 11 mo old

Joan's House

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

About Joan

38 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I live in the country and have 10 dogs of my own ranging from 9 - 15 years old. We have a fenced in area and all tile or vinyl floors for the dogs and many dog beds around the whole house. I have a large yard to walk the dogs also. I have dog sat for many people while living in Muskegon, MI and here in Leonard and am looking to doing more. I have had dogs my whole life and have been dog sitting for over 20 years. I have also had a blind dog of my own, a deaf dog of my own and a diabetic dog of my own that got shots 2X per day. My rate is $29/day for 1st dog, $38/day for puppies under 1 yr. old and $22/day per additional dog. with same family. Please note that what Dog Vacay quotes, is not the actual rate for the second dog, I will adjust the quote accordingly before you hire me. All dogs must be up to date on shots and have bordetella shot. Also, all dogs must be housebroken, if not, they must be crate trained.
Our typical day starts early with going outside and then breakfast. Then, of course we have plenty of play time and walk time. Even when the weather is bad, we get outside for a bi if they want to play. Tehn again, after dinner, there is time or play or snoozing, depending on the dog.
I do not offer grooming services.

Note: At this time, I only offer sitting for dogs; I don’t currently accept cats. Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Joan G.

Online Now!
15 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

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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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joan's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
15 Reviews
Joan and her husband watch many dogs like maybe 12-15 dogs at a time in about 3 small rooms of their home and in their small fenced in yard. It's ok for small dogs, but I would not recommend it for medium to larger dogs.
Our dogs were just over a year when they stayed with them and our Dalmatian had a hard time in a new situation, he had a few urine accidents while he stayed in their home. He was anxious and nervous around the other dogs that were there. He was used to naps and alone time and I forgot to mention he needed this every day as well as our little beagle, so things only got worse without that. We won't be using them again, but we appreciate their efforts. I would maybe advise not to have so many dogs in such a small area and realize dogs as young as ours maybe still need some quiet time or nap time. We used them twice, the first time was fine, the second time didn't go so well. They advised we take our Dalmatian to a dog park, we have considered this in the future.
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Wonderful sitters for dogs who love having other dogs to play and cuddle with. This home is extremely dog friendly and I felt they really care are true dog lovers! Fenced in outdoor play areaand pets allowed to cuddle with sitters and other dogs on the couch.
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Cooper's stay at Joan and Brian's was awesome! They are wonderful people who just love dogs. They sent me photo updates more than once, and were very easy to communicate with to calm my nerves. I would DEFINITELY book with them again!
Joan and her husband, Bryan, have such big hearts for dogs! My golden retriever had a great time playing with all the dogs, and was tired out when he came home!! Home and yard are well taken care of and clean!!
Joan and her husband are really great caregivers, they really did a great job caring for our 2 pups and their friends.
This was our first time leaving our puppies who are almost 1 1/2. It was nice to finally be able to get away as a family and know they were having fun too and in good hands. Joan really listened to our concerns and needs and worked very hard to satisfy them.
Even our children felt their puppies were in good hands.

Joan sent us lots of really cute pictures of our pups having fun.

Her and her husband Bryan, are true dog lovers, and you'll see that as soon as you drop your pup or pups off. Great people!!

We will definitely use them again and refer them to our friends and family.
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Joan is the best. I think my dog is sad to come home where there aren't any other dogs to play with!
Our dog had a great time staying with Joan. She sent frequent pictures and updates to us while we were gone and we could see how our dog was enjoying herself with the other dogs. I highly recommend Joan.
Joan was amazing! She is so nice and you definitely know that her and her husband have a huge love for animals. She took amazing care of my 2 dogs and I could tell that they had a great time while I was on vacation! She really does treat them like family. This was the first time I've tried DogVacay and I'm so glad I did. Joan kept me up to date with tons of pictures. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking board their dog while away.
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Zoie did wonderful staying with Joan and her family. Each evening she would send updates and photos of our dog. We highly recommend Joan. We will have her doggie sit again.
Genna had great care and fun at Ms Joan's home...I would highly recommend her as a dog sitter and will definitely use her in the future. Thanks for taking such good care of her:)
We felt real comfortable leaving Bentley with Joan and upon our return we were pleased to see how much Bentley enjoyed his stay. Can't thank her enough for the attention she gave to Bentley and would recommend her to our friends and family.
I would not hesitate one second to board my dog with Joan G again, any time!
Joan did a great job with our dog Scooter. She was very attentive to his needs. He has never stayed with someone other then a family friend. He was a little shy at first, but Joan and her husband were very gentle with him and helped him acclimate to the new home. Joan sent daily pictures and updates. Our dog had a great stay there. The home was clean and neat and the dogs had a great fenced yard to play and get exercise. Our dog is not used to being kenneled and Joan was nice enough to let him sleep on her bed. We will definitely use her again!
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Penny was a shy puppy when she arrived but warmed up quickly to the host and her dogs. The meet and greet that we had earlier helped us in feeling secure in leaving Penny with Joan. Joan also texted us pictures and updates of how Penny was coping as she became acquainted with her environment and new playmates. We would leave Penny with Joan again in the future if the need arises.
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We had the most wonderful experience with Joan and her husband. Our dogs were welcomed in and treated like family while they were with Joan for the week. We never worried about them while we were away (usually I'm a wreck for the first few days, not this time!) because Joan sent us photos every day of our dogs playing, frolicking in the big backyard and sleeping like babies. Her updates were very reassuring, and we quickly realized that our dogs were having a great time. Joan and her husband are very experienced dog owners and their love of dogs is apparent the minute you meet them. I would not hesitate to recommend Joan to anyone, and we will definitely use her again the next time we are away.
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