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Joan M.
Metuchen, NJ 08840
133 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
$49/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Joan's Resident Pets

Gator (he doesn't live with me- he lives in Co)
Male
3.5 years old

Joan's House

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

About Joan

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
NOTE: The response time listed on the website is incorrect. I respond within 2 hours.

I am a dog lover with over 27 years experience with raising dogs. I have a big fenced in backyard where your dog can play. My dog passed away and I am very happy to be able to care for another dog again- whether that's for a day, a night or even longer.

I work from home, so I am with your lil one all the time. I have an extremely flexible drop off/pick up policy and I love your dog like I loved my own. I can administer any time of medicine, special care and pampered pooches are my specialty.

My reviews speak for themselves and remember, I haven't met a dog i didn't like!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues
Joan M.
Metuchen, NJ 08840
133 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
$49/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 23, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joan's Home
$49 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Joan's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
133 Reviews
Thank you!! We're lucky we found you!!!
Licks from Cooper!! xoxo
Licks from Cooper! xo
Cooper runs to the sliders in Joan's house, he can't wait to go outside - he loves being outside without a leash!!!! Joan is great!!!
Licks from Cooper!!! xo
Cooper loves his visits with Joan and family! Thank you all for loving Cooper!!!
heads & tails above boarding in a kennel! Joan treated Latte like she was her dog. Texting photos of Latte hanging in the backyard were not only awesome, but let us know Latte was in excellent hands and having a great time.
Best time our pup had as he enjoyed his vacation too with Joann. He was very happy and we felt he was in good hands as we kept getting updates on him. Joann took very good care of him. Its like 2nd home for him.
Another great visit with Joan! Barkley had a great time hanging out with Joan and her other dog visitors. She sent me pics every day and I knew he was well taken care of. While I missed him, I felt a lot less guilty. Pet sitting with Joan is like bringing your pet to a good friend's house. She is awesome.
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thank you!
Our beagle (PITT) loves having vacations with Joan. She provides a lovely home for lounging, backyard for playing and the all important family interaction. PITT recently spent 10 days with Joan where most of the time he was able relax and play with Buddy, another vacationer. From the daily reports and pictures which Joan provided through messaging, they had a grand time. I highly recommend Joan for your pets next vacation haven.
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Cooper had a wonderful weekend with the other dog guests, all 4 played wonderfully. Thank you for keeping Cooper so happy!!!
Cooper loves his home away from home! Thank you for all you do for Cooper!!!
Licks from Cooper - he came home happy and exhausted, BIG PLUS!!! Thank you Joan!
We love Joan!! Cooper comes home exhausted, the playtime he has with the other dog guests is such a good thing for him, keeps Cooper socialized! Thank you again!!
Everything was wonderful as usual, Cooper loves his overnights with Joan and friends!! Thank you!
We love Joan! We are SO sad that this was Zolie's last vacay with Joan, as we are moving to SC. But I will definitely be booking Joan when we're back to visit because Zolie just loves it there so much!!
Stressfree, never an issue - very accomodating! We thank you you Joan!!
Joan is the BOMB!!! Thank you for all you do for Cooper!! xo
I am so happy I was able to book my weekend with Joan for my two boxers thru dogvacay. Previously I looked into a boarding kennel, my one boxer was totally stressed, so I was very uncomfortable with the thought of leaving them for even a couple of hours. Joan was excellent with the both of them, I know this for sure because my silly nilly female did not look at all stressed when I picked them up. Actually when I got there to pick them up they were outside playing ball with Joan. Never for one second would I hesitate to have Joan watch them for me again, they are my children and I would never leave them with just anybody. Thanks Joan for making my weekend away from them possible, this was my first time away from them.
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always a pleasure, Cooper enjoyed his playtime with Holly. Thank you Joan!!
perfect! Thank you!!!
As usual, my dog didn't want to come home with me when I went to pick her up from Joan's! I literally think she was depressed for the next two days :). Joan treats her like the princess she is. And I always appreciate the texts and pictures to let me know what a good time she's having. Joan is my go-to when I need a sitter!!
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Joan is great, very flexible with pick up/drop off times. As always no worries, Cooper is well taken care off!!! Thank you Joan!!
xoxo!!! Thank you!!!
Cooper runs to the back door before I leave, his home away from home!!! Thank you all!! Licks from Cooper! xo
Always a pleasure!! Thank you Joan for loving Cooper!!! Licks from Cooper! xo
Thank you for taking such good care of Cooper while I am away.
Thank you for taking such good care of Cooper while I am away.
Joan took excellent care of Bebe while we were away. She sent pictures and updates on the regular basis. Bebe is 16 years old and required a lot of extra attention and TLC, which Joan provided in abundance.
I would definitely use her services in the future if the need arises.
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Cooper LOVES Joan and her family, so refreshing to know I can walk out of her home and be relaxed that he will be happy and welll taken care of. THANK YOU it means so much to me!! Licks from Cooper! xo
No complaints. PERFECT always! Cooper loves Joan and her family!
Cooper is part of the family, Joan is Cooper's mom away from mom - he truly loves her!! As always never an issue, thank you!!
EASY PLEASY. Joan is great, very flexible with pick up/drop off times. As always no worries, Cooper is well taken care off!!! Thank you Joan!! Licks from Cooper!!!
Joan is such a warm person! I know my dog Gus felt comfortable in her home. I was especially thankful for her flexibility! Joan was able to watch Gus last minute when I had an unexpected meeting in New York and allowed me to do a late pick-up the same day.
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Thank you for taking care of Cooper, he truly loves spending time wtih you!!!
Thank you for taking care of Buddy.
always a pleasant visit with Joan, I have NO worries at all when Cooper is with her and her family!! Thank you Joan!!
Wonderful as always!!! Thank you Joan!!!
It's great to go away knowing my dog is in such great hands. Joan has been wonderful.
Joan took such a great care of Layla (our chihuahua). When we went on vacation for 3 weeks we needed a baby sitter for our little princess. We found Joan through the dog vacay and we were immediately drawn to her profile. We scheduled a meeting to meet Joan and to get a feel of the house and to let Layla( our dog) get used to the environment. Right away our dog was comfortable with the surroundings and ourselves felt like at home. Joan is truly an amazing person she followed up with pictures of Layla and phone calls to let our pup hear my husband and my voice through the phone. Communication with Joan was so easy and while on vacation we had no worry as to what our dog must be doing or feeling. That made our vacation that much more relaxed and memorable. With Joan I feel as if she's become a part of family, not just our dog sitter. I would highly recommend her to everyone looking for a warm cozy lovable home to keep your beloved pet. I will only call on Joan on our future outings & vacations. The experience was surly a pleasurable & one best yet, our dog enjoyed. That's what matters. We thank you Joan from the bottom of our hearts for taking care of our pet as if she was your own.
Regards,
Tindwani Family
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We love Joan!! And more importantly, so does our little Frenchie. The ease of drop off/pick up is awesome. The updates via texted pics is so comforting. Joan is our "go-to" sitter for Zolie when we can't bring her with us. She's amazing!
We love leaving Grishm at Joan's. He always has a friend to play with and is well taken care of.
Thank you Joan!!! Cooper slept all day Sunday after I picked him up! Licks from Cooper!
Joan is great, thank you for always taking such good care of Cooper!! Licks from Cooper!!
Cooper had a very Happy New Year with Joan and family, including the other 2 pups who were staying as well. Thank you Joan for taking such good care of my sweet boy!!!
I am from Los Angeles, and was lucky enough to have Joan watch my little pup while I was visiting New Jersey. I have a 8 month old toy poodle puppy. Joan was very sweet and took great care of my little one! She was very communicative and flexible. I will definitely use her again if I am in town!
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Joan is the BEST, Cooper loves her!!
Very nervous about leaving Cooper with somone other than family; recently diagnosed with cushings disease, I wanted to find someone who will give Cooper the love and attention. I met with Joan for meet & greet, immediately felt comfortable.
Cooper's first sleep over was a success!!!
Cooper having anxiety Joan assured him (and I) there was no reason to worry, and she was right when I picked up Cooper he was a exhausted, happy dog. Thank you Joan!! . We look forward to more over nights with you! Licks from Cooper.
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As usual, Penny had a terrific time at Joan's house. She helped decorate the house for Christmas and had fun running around the yard! Joan takes wonderful care of Penny and we love the pictures of Penny she sends us:)
Joan cared for our 6 month old puppy, Sadie, over the long weekend. This was the second time she cared for her, and she was as well-loved this time as she was the first! Joan was very thoughtful and sent updates and photos to us while we were away. I am grateful to have someone I can trust.
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful Joan is. She took care of our "senior" dog for five days as if he were her own. It was amazing to go away with the piece of mind that my dog was in such great hands. She is amazing!
Joan responded to my reservation request very quickly, and was willing to work with me on the drop of and pick up times. This is the 2nd time I had used Joan...once when my dog was just 5 months old..and now at 20 months. I knew the minute my dog saw Joan again that she was in for another great stay. And I was right. Upon my return I saw one happy and "tired out from playing" dog. Joan even gave her a bath because she wanted me to have a nice smelling pooch. I was thankful for that kind gesture because I had planned on giving the dog a bath upon my return home. Your dog is in great loving hands with Joan.
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Chloe LOVED her stay as always. Joan is great with giving Chloe love and attention when we are out of town. Easy to book, communicate with, and Chloe loves her, which is most important.
We left our fourth month old puppy, Sadie, with Joan for an overnight. Joan was wonderful with her and we will most definitely ask her to care for her again!
This the second time that our beagle (Pitt) stayed with Joan. Though this time was just an overnight stay Joan was our first choice of sitter rather than family and friends. She provides a wonderful home and is very attentive to her furry vacationers needs. Most of all Pitt really has great time visiting Joan and the other doggie friends she is caring for.
George K.
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A wonderful vacation experience for us and our dogs Snickers and Brooklynn , thanks to the care and peace of mind that Joan provided. This was the first time we have been separated from our dogs and should the need arise again we would not hesitate to rely on Joan. We recommend her highly.
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This is the 4th or 5th time using Joan. We feel so comfortable leaving our dog with her. Bubba had a great visit this weekend as usual!
Penny had a great time at Joan's house! She played with shoes and went for walks in the neighborhood. She even had a special dinner treat! We're so glad to have found someone who loves dogs and takes such good care of penny while we're away:)
My puppy Holly has been going for daycare with Joan a few times a week, and loves it! Holly is very active, so Joan gets her lots of exercise in the fenced in backyard. Holly loves playing with other dogs that may be staying at the same time. Joan takes great care of her, and I highly recommend her!
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Jasper Johns is a high energy dog and we could not be happier with the expertise and knowledge that Joan brings to her care of Jasper when we leave him with her. She understands his need to run and play but also his slight anxiety when left alone. She is the perfect fill in parent for Jasper when we need to be away for a day or longer. Thanks Joan!
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Pitt our nine month old Beagle had a wonderful stay with Joan. He was with her for 11 days, during which time she had introduced him to other doggy friends which he learned to interact with, play and share time. Joan provided a home away from home. She also sent daily text messages and pics of Pitt, updating my family on Pitts activities. The communications really put my family at ease as this was Pitts first vacation. Joan really cares for the furry friends which she takes in and make her home thier home. Joan will be first on our list for when Pitt needs another vacation whether it is only for a day or two, or an extended stay. Thank Joan for the care which provided for Pitt.
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We had to make a decision as to how to take care of Milo during a three day trip for a family wedding in Pittsburgh. We heard such nice things about Joan’s Dog Vacay that we just had to inquire. Well, all of the glowing words from other pet owners turned out to be understated. Milo and Joan got along so well. Immediately, Milo was as much at home with Joan as he was with us. The delightful, fenced in back yard, the loving care and the fun that Milo had on his three day Dog VaCay exceeded our expectations. Thanks and our heart felt appreciation to Joan for taking such wonderful care of the littlest member of our family.
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I was blessed when I found Joan online. I feel comfortable going away knowing that my Bentley is safe and happy at Joan's home. Thank You Joan!
Chloe had fun as always! She loves going to Joan's house - Chloe goes right in and makes herself at home. I always know she is in great hands staying with Joan! Even though it was only for 1 night, we still received updates and pics via text.
Had 2 dogs staying with Joan for 5 days. All went great. Dogs are back home in perfect health and happy. Joan also sends regular texts and photos to keep you up to date about your pets! Overall: great host! George
Joan was wonderful with me and my dog, Milly. It was her first time away from home and I trusted that all the great reviews I read before meeting Joan would hold true for Milly's stay too. I was not disappointed. Joan was very welcoming and made Milly feel right at home. I felt very comfortable leaving Milly with Joan and will use her services again in the future as the need arises. Thank you, Joan!
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Joan was great, and very flexible with our schedule. She gave us text updates and sent pics of our dogs so we knew they were doing fine while we were away. We would definitely use Joan again without hesitation.
Joan lived up to all of the glowing reviews. With no other dogs to compete for her attention, Barkley got 100% 1:1 service. He made himself right at home and Joan texted me daily photos and updates. I felt very comfortable leaving my boy with Joan and would not hesitate to use her in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
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Joan is just amazing.. Our baby came back happy and healthy:-) Everything was perfect ! We would def go back to joan in the future to take care of our furry baby. Highly recommend her...
Maddie had another successful vacation with Joan! Maddie was excited to see Joan again when we dropped her off, and she was happy and well-cared-for when we picked her up.
Joan, was great! This was my first time leaving Bentley in another home, but the photos she sent me made me feel better. You could see he was comfortable and clam, which meant so much to me. Thank you Joan!
Henry had a great stay with Joan! She was easy to get in touch with and made pick up/drop off easy. Would definitely leave our buddy with her again.
Joan is great! Grishm is always in good hands and enjoying his time at her home. We get pictures and updates and can always see him just having fun. We highly recommend Joan!
Joan is awesome! Zolie absolutely loves staying there, as she is treated like the little princess she is. I love getting pictures from Joan, showing Zolie basking in happiness :) I can't even bear to take Zolie to the kennel anymore. We couldn't be happier with our experiences with Joan.
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This is my 2nd time using Joan. She is great. Dogs are happy and are in good hands. She sends us pics to keep us posted.
We are very satisfied with the service Joan had provided! Our dog had spent 1 week with Joan and got back home healthy and happy. Joan had sent daily updates and photos and followed all the instructions we had provided. Great service. Highly recommend.
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We are so happy with Joan! She took great care of our dog Sandy! Sandy looked so happy when we picked her up! Joan is very nice and caring! We will definitely leave Sandy with her again! :-)
Loki had an awesome day with Joan! He seemed to have had a happy, active day and was ready to relax back at home. Joan sent me picture updates and let me know that he was doing great! Loki will be back soon! Thank you Joan!
Joan was a wonderful host to my dog while we were away recently. After our meet and greet, I felt completely at ease that he was in good hands and in a safe environment. I would definitely use Joan's services again and highly recommend her.
We were happy with the care and attention Joan gave our dog,Tinkoo. It is a great relief to see Tinkoo enjoying her time with Joan.
We were happy with the care and attention Joan gave our dog, Tinkoo. It is a great relief to see Tinkoo enjoying her time with Joan.
Chloe stayed with Joan for the 3rd time and she loves it! She is very comfortable staying there and I know she has a great time. Now when we drop her off, she goes straight to the backyard to run and play! And we love getting the photo text from Joan showing us how much fun Chloe is having!
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I felt very comfortable leaving my dog Maddie with Joan.
Joan's house was clean and quiet.
She was very knowledgeable about dog-behavior & had good tips about how to leave Maddie without stressing her out.
I loved how Joan sent daily texts (w/pics!) to tell us about Maddie's vacay-days.
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Joan did a fantastic job watching over our puppy Cleveland for 8 days. My wife and I love to travel and we knew it would be hard finding someone we can trust. Well, we now have a dog sitter, and hopefully for a long time. She was patient, answered all of our questions before and after watching him, and was flexible with everything you can possibly think of. She sent text messages and pictures of Cleveland to us while we were away, and responded to us via text message or phone call immediately. We would recommend Joan to anyone.
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Joan was terrific with our dog, Penny! This was Penny's first time on "vacation" since we adopted her 5 months ago and we didn't know how she would react to being away from home. We shouldn't have worried at all. Joan made Penny feel right at home. Penny got to snuggle with Joan on the coach, romp in the backyard, and make friends with another dog on "vacation". Joan even took the time to send us pictures of Penny having fun! Joan is a warm and caring person who really loves taking care of dogs and did a great job watching Penny. This was a great experience for us and I would definitely recommend Joan to anyone looking for someone to care for their pet.
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Joan is a dog-lover who provided great care to our dog along with frequent communication and pictures. I highly recommend her!
Joan was great! She was able to take care of my dachshund while I was out of the country for a few days. She messaged me pictures and updates which really made me feel comfortable about leaving my dog. I would definitely recommend her!
Joan was great. She took our Grishm last minute on xmas and dogsat him while we went away for 5 hours. Great with communication and made everything so easy. She's great with puppies! Thanks Joan!
This was Roscoe's third stay with Joan and we couldn't be happier. She sent me numerous pictures of him looking happy and comfortable. I never worry when he stays with her. Hearing how much she enjoyed having him warmed my heart. Thank you Joan!!!
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I have used Joan twice now and she is great! Really good house setting for your kid(s) with a private fenced in yard and clean, safe environment. Unless she's booked, I won't use anyone else!
Joan is lovely! This was such a great stay for our frenchie. It was so nice to pull up to the house to pick her up and see her outside, laying in the grass. Joan even sent a picture via text after their "morning exercise"! We felt so comfortable leaving Zolie with her. We can't wait to do it again!
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Charley had a wonderful time with Joan and even made a new friend while there! Joan is responsible, nurturing, and flexible; in short - everything one would want in a dog sitter. Five stars!!
Charley (our Golden) had a wonderful time and even made a new friend! Joan is responsible, nurturing, and flexible; in short, she is everything one could want in a dog sitter.
Joan is amazing! She took great care of Chloe and I could tell Chloe had so much fun staying with her. Joan sent us updates and pics while we were away, which was great seeing how happy Chloe was. This was our first time using Dogvacay - booking was easy and Joan had great communication with us leading up to Chloe’s stay. We will definitely use Joan in the future!
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I needed to go away on a last minute business trip. I found Joan's profile, reached out to her and she QUICKLY arranged for a meet and greet, and the rest is now history. My 7-month old puppy ZoE was well taken care of and had a great time staying with Joan...and actually still misses her! Joan sent me daily pictures and provided a brief update, which put my mind at ease. This was ZoE's first time staying with Joan, but it will not be her last.
Thank you from one Happy Dog and its Owner!
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Joan was simply outstanding. I will only consider her to care for my baby in the future. He felt right at home. Considering his many health issues ( He takes 3 different medications for a heart condition and seizures), Joan was on top of the game and on top of his meds!!!! Her house is very safe and dog friendly.
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Excellent! Joan was totally flexible and accommodating with our schedule, and our little guy was well taken care of
Our dogs had a wonderful experience with Joan. She is a good communicator and very reliable. We will use her again in the future.
Our dog stayed with host for the second time last week. A great experience once again!!
Joan was great! When I came to pick up my dog, he was running around in the large fenced-in backyard like he was right at home.

Joan had lots of toys, she even let my dog take one home :)

I received updates without asking. Joan also took my reservation on short notice. She's very nice and easygoing. Thanks Joan!!
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I would recommend Joan for your dog sitting. From the moment we arrived at her house, our Koda was comfortable with her and happily running around around her nice big yard. He was also relaxed when we picked him up, without the usual separation anxiety... (that must be the calm in her... she is also a Yoga instructor.) Thanks Joan!
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Joan was great with Chester my bassett hound. She kept me posted all the time about how he was doing. I would definitely have her petsit him again.
Joan is the best. My guys were happy to see me, but not desperate to see me like when they've stayed at a kennel. When I arrived to pick them up she had them out in the yard playing. She's also very down to Earth and nice, and takes the stress out of drop off and pick up. Will definitely be coming back!
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We recently had our two dogs stay with Joan and she is terrific! She was very flexible with accommodating our schedule and we were also able to arrange a meet-and-greet before we dropped the dogs off to make sure that everyone got along well. Joan has a big backyard that is fenced in which the dogs both loved! One of our dogs is very shy and timid, but she was at ease with Joan and we felt very comfortable leaving our dogs in her care to attend a very important wedding. We highly recommend Joan!
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Our dog stayed two nights for a trial (first time) prior to the next long sit (over two weeks). Joan sent to us news every day (with pictures of our dog). We are very confident with Joan for taking care of our dog. Very glad to meet her. Joan is great!
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Joan was great. I felt very secure leaving my dog with her.
This was our first experience with DogVacay and I must say it was a pleasure. Joan was terrific with our dog. He felt right at home and had a blast. It was comforting to know he was in a loving home and well taken care of. I loved that she kept in touch with us via text message to let us know how our baby was doing.
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Joan is very nice and definitely a dog lover. She has a well sized back yard and lives in a great neighborhood. I would highly recommend her to others.
Our dogs have always done well staying at a well known "stay and play" facility. However, after a negative dog park experience one of our pups no longer did well with the "play" part of their visits. A friend suggested I look into DogVacay.com. That is how we found Joan! And, now I don't know how we ever took getaways without her.
Joan is a joy to work with on the human side, and a fantastic canine caregiver. At our meet and greet, Sam and Dave walked right in and explored her home. They (Sam, Dave, and Joan) played in her fenced yard. They seemed happy; we thought, "this could work". When we brought them back for their first stay, as we turned onto her street Dave started getting very excited-he knew where he was going! Again, they ran right up to her porch, in the house, and back to that wonderful yard!
Joan's love for dogs shows. She took care to listen to our concerns about each of them. She inquired about their positive and not so positive behaviors. She kept them on their familiar schedule for food, play, and sleep. On our last trip, she was incredibly understanding as our cross country flights were delayed multiple times.
When we return from our vacations and pick up the pups from Joan, they are healthy, happy, and exhausted. We can now take our getaways without stress and anxiety because we know our "babies" are in Joan's care.
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I wanted to board Banjo with Joan because I saw she had so many good reviews and they were all on mark. Joan and Banjo got along great and I felt he was in great, caring hands while I was away. I am so glad to have found her.
Joan was great with my puppy! She was very flexible with last minute bookings and last minute changes. I will be using her everytime I need a sitter!!
I cannot tell you what a wonderful experience this was for both me and my dog. First of all, this was a last minute emergency and Joan responded to my request immediately. She was completely flexible with my request and was totally accomodating. Her home was easy to get to and very conducive for dogs. Her backyard is fenced in and great for dogs to get out and run around. I give me highest recommendation for Joan and hope I have to opportunity to use her again!
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Joan was a life saver. It was the very first time I left my puppy alone and she made the expierence ver comfortable. When I was missing him the most she sent me a picture of charlie and a message. I then knew that he was in good hands. Thanks Joan for everything you have done. I will be reaching out for your services again.
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It was our first time with Joan. We had no problem meeting with her, the communication was very easy, and Kaya enjoyed her stay. I will definitely use her services again! Thanks Joan
We are so very thankful to Roscoe's mom for recommending Joan -- we couldn't have been happier and I would HIGHLY recommend her. From now on, Joan will definitely be our first choice when we need to go out of town. Not only did she take great care of our pup but she was beyond accommodating (we dropped off on Xmas day) and flexible as well. Thank you Joan!
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Joan was great. She was very professional, precise, and personable. Available for a meet n greet convenient and liked her from the get go. Our pup is shy around new people and Joan was very patient with her. Our girl also has mild epilepsy and is given two medications. Joan had no problem whatsoever administering the doses and our pup was happy when we picked her up. The location is nice, quiet, lots of green parks and safe sidewalks. Joan's house has a good size yard that is well fenced. There were plenty of spots for play and poo. The house itself is cozy and a pretty open floor plan with lots of places for your pup to find a comfy nook. Will def be using her services again!
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We were very happy to find Joan. My pup is a rescue from a high kill shelter and does not do well in a kennel type environment or typical doggie daycare. He has his quirks and gets anxious around new people/dogs. None of this seemed to phase Joan when I explained this to her at the Meet & Greet. We were very nervous as our pup usually stays with family when we are out of town and we were dreading getting a call while on vacation that it wasn't working out.

We were thrilled to learn that our pup did very well and she enjoyed having him. She actually said that he was very well behaved and she would be happy to care for him again. Music to our ears.

When he came home, he was very tired, but happy. Usually, he is a bit off for a few days after we have been away for a while. Not this time. We will use Joan again.
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This was Sport and Lylas first stay with Joan and I was very pleased with her care. When I picked them up they both seemed calm, relaxed and very comfortable there. In the past when I picked Sport up from a doggie day care he would be agitated and clearly upset. I felt they were in excellent care and I would definitely use Joan again!
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This was the first vacation.Joan was wonderful with Hindung, a first time, alone, and away from her home for 3days. We will be using Joan again!
Joan was wonderful with my 2 dogs, Brandy and Lola. Brandy is a very anxious dog. This was the first time i had someone other than family watch my dogs. Both dogs came back home very happy and very tired. I will feel very comfortable with Joan watching my dogs again. Thank you Joan!
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Joan was so great with my two dogs! My younger dog (just turning a year old) is full of energy, and I'm sure she was a handful, but Joan handled her just fine. They had so much fun I could tell they missed her after they got home! She thought of everything, and was more helpful than I could have hoped for! Her place is great, with a nice back yard for the dogs to romp in. We'll definitely bring our dogs back to Joan for their vacation when we go on ours.
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Joan is a caring, warm, and friendly host. Moreover, she is very accommodating to your needs, especially mine, which was a last minute booking. She has a more than sufficient yard for exercising your pup and a clean and pup-proof house.

I will use her again and again and again, or as long as she's willing to take my girl in!! A+ for Joan hands down..
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My dog now thinks hehas two homes and two families. What a great find in Joan, I could not be happier.
Once again I can't stress how pleased I am with Joan. My dog is so excited when I drop him off, I feel like he now has a second home.
Joan was wonderful. She absolutely loves animals, and it shows. She was accommodating, genuinely cared for our puppy and was a pleasure to work with. She sent us photos while we were away, which was great! I would trust her with our pup any time, and you should feel confident to trust her as well.
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Moon had a wonderful day with Joan! She was very accommodating to a last minute reservation request, and took great care of my guy for the day. He was happy and tired when I picked him up - he certainly had a fun play day. Will absolutely go to Joan in the future.
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Joan was wonderful! I really appreciate how treated and loved my dog as if he was her own. I am certain he had a great time and enjoyed how much time she spent with him outside.

I am relieved to know that I have found an excellent sitter for my dog.
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I was very happy with Tito's stay at Joan's house. When I met Joan, I knew right away that she was very capable of handling my dog (he is a big boy!) and taking good care of him. After his stay at Joan, Tito looked happy and well-cared for.
Cassey enjoyed her stay at Joan's. They were very friendly and flexible with all my weird schedule changes. Cassey loved her vacay!
Joan is such a caring and responsive person. I feel safe and confident leaving my dog in her capable hand when we were away.
Joan was very easy to work with, even in dealing with a last minute reservation. Snowflake did great and got lots of attention. We will definitely leave her with Joan again in the future.
We had a great experience with Joan! She was responsive and flexible with our schedule. She also kept us updated and sent pics of our little buddy while we were away. Highly recommend.
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