Dognacular Joule of Paradise

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Joule C.

54 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Joule's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
2 yr 4 mo old
Labrador Retriever
5 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Joule'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
Dog door access

About Joule

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I offer the kind of dog boarding services I would hope to have for my own dogs. I also teach dog training for all breeds. My personal specialty is retriever work for hunting and performance events. I've been a DogVacay Host since August 2012, almost since its inception earlier in 2012.

I have separate fenced yards and multiple indoor rooms for guests, each of which serve different purposes, depending on needs. I offer special packages for hunters, and hunter prep.

All my rates and policies, such as the cancellation policy, are customized, based upon individual circumstances. I offer discounts for multiple pets, multiple days and repeat clients.

Please see the Rate Info below. I also offer training for boarding clients.

Regular rate = $30/24-hours per dog

Rate for two dogs from the same owner discounted rate = $50/24-hours
Regular 1 week discount = 10% off
Regular 2 week discount = 15% off
Longer than 2 weeks discount: Ask
2nd booking discount = 25% off 1st night (3 night minimum)
3rd+ booking discount = 50% off 1st night (3 night minimum)

Up to 8 hours = $20
8 to 9 hours = $22
9 to 10 hours = $24
10 to 11 hours = $26
11 to 12 hours = $28
More than 12 hours = $30 (same as 24-hour rate)

OTHER RATE INFO: Please ASK ME about the range of options and associated prices for: Daycare, Checkups & Visits, Walking, Grooming, Bathing, Pick-ups/Drop-offs and Training. The DogVacay website does not enable me to list this info in detail.

I am willing to consider dogs of any age, from very young to very old, dogs on medication, and those with special needs. However, please note that special pricing may apply to these situations.

When I have boarded my own pets elsewhere in the past, it always has seemed the drop-off and pick-up times never quite mesh with my needs, particularly when I am coordinating with airport shuttle schedules. I offer the convenience of setting these times to suit YOUR needs, 24/7, including holidays. However, please recognize that I am just one human and do I need some sleep occasionally. So, I will work with you to set times that work for me, as well as you, to the maximum extent possible.

If my published rates don't work for you, please let me know, and I'll try to make a special plan just for you.

WEATHER NOTE: I am located at 2,000' elevation, which is significantly cooler than the valley in hot weather and cozy in the winter. My house has central A/C and heat, plus I have a woodstove and gas fireplace as backups during electrical outages. My yard is well-shaded with huge fir and pine trees. A popular option with many dogs during the day isn't either my house nor my yard -- it is my large wood deck. The dogs are free to choose where they wish to hang out, and can change their minds whenever they want, because I have a dog door.

MY VACCINATION POLICY: For the protection of your pet, mine, and my other guests, please note that I need CURRENT and COMPLETE PROOF (vet records) of all the vaccinations that I require not later than the day before boarding or day care; however, it is strongly recommended that you submit your dog's records asap so that there is ample time to resolve any potential issues. The easiest method for most of my clients is to take a photo of their dogs' vet records using their cell phones and then to text them to me. My cell number and address automatically are released when a Meet-n-Greet or Custom Quote is accepted via the DogVacay website or app. In an attempt to eliminate confusion, and help educate dog owners, I have prepared the following synopsis. This info is composed from multiple vets and based on risk factors local to Paradise, CA. Your vet's protocol may vary. Exceptions can be made for dogs who are elderly or have chronic conditions.
CORE VACCINATIONS FOR DOGS - All are required at Dognacular Joule's:
* Rabies - 3 yrs (after initial puppy set)
* Distemper - 3 yrs
* Hepatitus or Adenovirus (hepatitis & respiratory disease) - 3 yrs
* Parvo - 3 yrs
NON-CORE FOR DOGS - Also required at Dognacular Joule's:

* Bordetella - 1 yr (one cause of 'kennel cough')
Most effective when given 2 weeks prior to potential exposure.

* Leptospirosis (Lepto) - 1 yr
The initial Lepto vaccination requires a booster. The amount of time seems to vary by vet; so please ask your vet and plan accordingly. After the initial set, it only needs to be repeated annually.

* Parainfluenza - 1 yr (one cause of 'kennel cough')
* Canine Influenza (different from the Parainfluenza vaccine)
* Lyme (caused by Borrelia burgdorferi)
* Rattlesnake
* Corona

CATS: Yes, I offer boarding/care for cats as well as dogs -- my home or yours.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Joule C.

54 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joule's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Joule's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$40 /hour
$35 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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54 Reviews
Joule was great to work with. She has dogs of her own and is a professional trainer so she knows how to work with dogs and it shows. My Quincy was with her for 11 days due a business that took me out of town and he seemed to do really well. Joule kept me updated along the way with texts and pictures so I knew that Quincy was having a good stay with all his new friends.

I would recommend Joule and will no doubt use her services again if the need arises.
This was our second time with Joule- she took great care of my dog and he come home exhausted and happy. I love leaving him with Joule because he gets a vacation, too.
Joule is amazing! She made sure I felt comfortable leaving my dog with her and was very thorough beforehand. When I got there, she showed me the beautiful big backyard and then shooed me away- I wouldn't have been able to leave otherwise. She kept me updated and sent a ton of pictures.
Joule was very good about sending us progress reports ,and all the pictures she sent to us. We felt like she was sharing with us ,the time we were without our precious dog. We would call her again!
My dog loves her stays here and never seems stressed or depressed like she did when she boarded at a traditional kennel. The home environment is perfect for her and it's clear that Joule loves dogs and cares for them well.

In addition, Joule is very prompt with responses and her schedule is very accommodating for last minute bookings and long stays.

I highly recommend her.
We had a great experience with Joule. She is a warm caring person and we were so excited and thankful to find a loving person and home for our dog Grace to stay at. Before we were even out of town Joule was texting pictures of Grace exploring her backyard and visiting/playing with her dogs. She even sent a funny text about Grace finding a new novelty (the dog door!) and how she was running in and out of it with a big smile on her face! The pictures showed that Grace was having fun, relaxed and felt right at home. When we picked her up she was exhausted -- and a very happy camper! We will definitely be leaving Grace with Joule and Grace's new friends again! Thank you Joule!
Sue Jespersen
Joule is easy to work with, her home is safe and very dog friendly. She sends great and frequent photos and updates. Banjo always comes back very happy and tired.
Everything went as planned. Texted pictures and comments on most days to tell us how our dog was doing. Some training was also provided. She critiqued dogs behavior/performance at end of vacation. Would use her again
I'm always uncomfortable with leaving my hairy best friend somewhere when I travel, but this decision turned out to be a great one! I could tell when I picked up my pup that she was treated very well and really liked Joule. I also thought she was a very warm and friendly person. She reported positive things to me and shared pictures throughout my trip, which really relaxed my nerves. It's difficult to find someone you can trust to treat your dog like family. I have definitely found a new dog sitter!
A little about me and my pups, I work from home and both of my labradors are with me daily. I have searched for the perfect match on DogVacay for over a year… Only to be satisfied and have my expectation surpassed upon meeting Joule. We live in Sacramento and drive the one and a half hours north to paradise specifically because Joule, her dogs, and her home environment are equal to them being at home with me... I joke, it may be better!

Joule is responsive, supportive, and a very clear communicator. As a pawparent I'm extremely specific and treat my two labs like my children. I had zero concerns and was actually confident my pups would be in great hands.

Joule sends updates and pics often which I greatly appreciate. They are well socialized, play, and you can tell happy to be there upon arrival to pick them up! When we got home my pups had no behavioral problems while transitioning back into their home routine, this is a testament to how well Joule takes care of the dogs and ensures everybody plays nicely with doggie manners.

Joule's rates and expectations are completely reasonable... Easy to work with.

I consider myself and two labradors reoccurring customers; I've already referred family members if/when they may need overnight care.

I'm forever grateful to Joule!


Just moved to the area and this was our first experience with DogVacay. Joule made it a great one. Our dogs enjoyed their stay and daily photos texted to our phones were a nice touch! Joule even took the time to keep us posted regarding a wildfire that sprung up while we were away. So nice to have this level of care. Thanks Joule! We will be back!
Joule is a super host! I highly recommend using her dog sitting service! She is very sincere and it is obvious she cares about the dogs she watches, and has a passion for training and entering her dogs in competitions!
The dogs were nice and relaxed when I picked them up and seemed to have had a good time. Joule's care of my pups was very much appreciated.
Awesome best experience!!!
Joule obviously loves dogs and was terrific with "Rocky". His stay was even more remarkable because it was arranged on very short notice.
Very professional, lots of room to run and play in the large fenced backyard.
We had a last-minute need for a dog-sitter and Joule very kindly agreed to look after our dog. Our dog and one of hers became great friends and played a lot -- which was a wonderful change for our pup, who doesn't have a canine pal at home. We loved getting texts with photos of them playing and hanging out. This was the longest we've left her somewhere without us and it worked out great. Thank you, Joule!
This was a very positive experience. I've never used a dogvacay sitter before. Years ago we used dog boarding/kennels and hated them for our dogs. Our current dog, Cubby, had been in an SPCA shelter for four days and appeared to be very traumatized by it so we didn't want to repeat a like environment for his boarding. Joule loved him and it showed and Cubby, although happy to go home, was all tuckered out from his play with the other dogs. I loved having the texted photos to see what Cubby looked like there. The first one showed a very happy dog and the others showed a very contented dog. I love this concept and the reasonable rates. Thank you, DogVacay and Joule.
Jim and Bonny McDaniel
Shiva reported that she had a wonderful time while on vacation with Joule. She indicated the outdoor activities were very enjoyable and that here were plenty of toys to go around. Shiva indicated that she enjoyed meeting new friends and hopes to get together in the not too distant future.
We were very happy with the care that Joule provided to our two dogs while we were away for two weeks. She was very patient with our small dog who can sometimes be a bit more difficult throughout the night. I really appreciated how Joule would send frequent photos and updates. She really takes the time to get to know your dog and make sure they are comfortable and happy.
Our large Bernese Mountain Dog has had several terrific stays with Joule C. Joule is very conscientious and very knowledgable about dog care. Our dog loves to run around and play in the large yard. She loves to play with the other dogs that are there. Now when we take our dog to Joule's, she gets excited just pulling onto her street. She loves it there!
Joule cared for our 2 year old mini dachshund and 13 year old Boston for 3 days. She was fantastic! We received texts and pics of the girls. She definitely accommodated their needs and personalities- especially for our older dog. She has a large property with lots of room to play. We were able to have a great vacation knowing our dogs were so well cared for. I highly recommend Joule.
i am so so happy that we found Joule. It was last minute and our regular sitter had to cancel. I was desperate to find someone that could take our little dog with a big personality. I read all the reviews about joule and thought she would be the best fit. She exceeded all of our expectations. She responded so fast and was very helpful. We dropped Winnie off on Friday afternoon and before we got too far she sent us a picture of our little guy reassuring us he was adjusting. She was so accomadating to Winnie and was in contact with us all weekend to keep us updated. Absolutely a fabulous experience! We will totally be seeing Joule again.
Penny loves visiting Joule and her pups, she wags her tail when we arrive and always has a good time. We are glad to have a safe and comfortable home for her when needed
Joule is a great sitter and trainer, my dog is not the most well behaved, but I could trust he was in good hands while I went out of town :)
We have had Joule care for our Tootsie several times and each time she has been really well cared for. Joule does a fantastic job and is extremely knowledgeable about the care of her own dogs and her guest dogs. I cannot say enough good about Joule !!! Barbara Ensworth
We always love leaving Biscuit with Joule! He loves to play and interact with her dogs and I always know that he is being well taken care of! He loves being at Joule's!
Joule was very prompt getting back to me when I contacted her with any one of my number of questions, concerns, etc. Dharma appeared to be well cared for and Joule sent several pictures of her to me during her week stay.
Joule is wonderful. She is kind, understanding and goes the extra mile to make sure your canine family members are safe and happy. My Tiff is terrified of thunder and lightning. Sure enough when we were gone, there was a long storm. Joule was so king to Tiff and did her best to comfort a really scared dog. Very wonderful house and yard.
Joule is professional and has a true love of animals.
We were very pleased and will bring the girls to her again.
My 1 1/2 yr. old Doxie had never been boarded and our in home sitter was not available. I was referred to dogvacay by my girlfriend. Joule came up for my zip code and all I could see was rave reviews. I arranged for a meet and greet and could tell by Joule's relaxed demeanor and love for dogs that Parker was going to be okay. Now don't get me wrong. When I dropped him off I was fully prepared to fall apart but as he followed Joule with a wagging tail my husband and I left with a lighter heart. I immediately began receiving pictures and videos with details of Parker's experience. When we picked him up 2 days later his tail was still wagging and he was so happy. What else can a parent want for their child but a safe happy place to stay when they are away from home?? We will continue to call on dogvacay and Joule when we need excellent care.
Our pup has a ton of energy and loves to play as much as you will let him. Joule is so great with him and sends us updates about how he is doing and how much fun he is having playing with her dogs and the other doggy visitors. Great to know that he is safe and happy while we are away.
My German Shepherd, (Rocko) is 6 years old and can be difficult to handle. I have not been able to find a sitter for him until I found Joule.
Joule has years of experience training and working with dogs and she was able to handle Rocko without any issues.
Joule kept me posted via text while my husband and I were away for three days.
I appreciate her expertise and love for pets and I will definitely be contacting Joule again to watch Rocko.

Thank you again Joule :)
My lab loved playing with Joule's dogs. That's why I take him. I know he has a great time.
Our young pup felt like he was at Disneyland when he spent the day with Joule and her family. Joule really focused on the dog's feeling at home and being comfortable. Unfortunately, our pup had no experience with a dog door which caused problems for Joule . However, Joule mentioned that he quickly learned about the dog door with the help of the other dogs and his mistake only happened once.
One last note, we had to attend an evening event that required us to pick up our dog at 10pm. Joule graciously agreed to the late pick-up. All in all we feel lucky to have a dedicated dog lover in Paradise, available to care for our pet.
Two nervous pet owners, plus two dogs that have never been away from home overnight little alone away for two nights equaled four very satisfied participants. My wife and I received updates throughout each day letting us know how Roger and Jack were doing. Roger is our 13 month old Great Dane and Jack is our seven year old terrier mix, they mixed right in with Joule's family and from what we understand a great time was had by all. Joule's back yard was amazing and from the looks of our dogs and the fact they slept for 4.5 hrs on the ride home I can only guess they played and explored every inch of the area. There is no doubt we will be looking for Joule's services again when we are in the area.
Host was very nice to accept my reservation last minute. Drop off was a good experience but the pick up wasn't . After waiting outside in the rain I finally got my pooch back and the conversation made it pretty clear that she just didn't like my dog.
Joule was great with my dogs and they were well cared for. Wonderful secure outdoor area for them to run around. She kept me updated with photos throughout their stay :D
Hienz seemed to have a great time running around and playing with the other dogs! First time using this service and Joule, couldn't be happier :)
Joule learned the behaviors and personalities of each dog so that she could ensure their comfort. She kept us informed of their activities through emails and photos. She seemd dedicated to making each dog's stay a positive experience.
Joule was wonderful. Great communication. Many fun pics. Excellent care. Charlie will miss being there w Primus. I would highly recommend her to any.
Joule is a wonderful person, my dog is begging to like her. Lilly is not much of a people liker but Joule's is getting to her and Lilly is going to be a great dog soon. I am going to take Lilly to Joule's soon to do classes with her.
A wonderful person, lilly getting to really like her. she cares so much for the dogs. She is a life saver when we need to get out of town.
As always my dog is happy when she leaves Joule she does a great job with my dog. The best person to watch your dog when you go somewhere, thanks Joule
Once again Joule was great with Lilly and my dog is getting better being around people. Lilly is well taken care of when she stays with Joule. A great person that I would recommend to anybody needing someone to care for there dog.
Joules is a great dog person that really loves and understands each one of her clients animals. Going to start training with her as soon as possible.
Joule was great. She welcomed Riley into her home and treated him as one of her own dogs. This was our first time boarding our dog and she came highly recommended. We enjoyed the daily pictures and text messages describing his day. We will definitely use Joule again when we have to board our dog.
Joule went above and beyond, calming our fears of leaving our dogs over night.
Mollie & Nitro had so much fun while staying with Joule that they never even missed us. She kept us up to date with text messages and photos of what the dogs were doing and they seemed very happy when my Husband went and picked them up after our vacation.
I would highly recommend Joule and will definitely be calling on her again in the future.
Thank-you Joule for everything! =)
Previously, we had boarded our older dog at a large kennel when he could not travel with us. He is not used to being around other dogs and he was very stressed by the constant barking and the confinement. Boarding him with Joule was the perfect solution! Joule's home atmosphere, safe environment, and attention to him was perfect. She taught him how to use the dog-door and to accept his medicine with no fuss (who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?). She texted us frequently with doggie updates and lots of photos so that we could see how he was doing, which eased our minds tremendously. He came home happy, bright eyed, and stress free! We will definitely let him "vacation" with her again!! (Thanks so much Joule!)
We had the opportunity to leave our two dogs with Joule and believe they were in very good hands.

Should you be looking for a situation where your dog is well cared for in a home environment, this is the place to go.

We will definitely use Joule again in the future.
Joule is so good with Biscuit! She is so caring and attentive when it comes to my dog's needs and making sure he is happy and healthy whenever he has stayed with her. Her location is Paradise is perfect as well! Biscuit has stayed twice now, and we most certainly will be picking Joule whenever we need a dog sitter.
I was very thankful for Joule's knowledge and experience with dogs! My dog can have high energy and separation anxiety. I felt completely comfortable leaving him with her and her beautiful lab! She has a wonderful yard and was very attentive to Marley's needs.
Joule was awesome! Cody enjoyed his short visit in her home. Thanks for helping us out.
Safe place for your dog. Joule does have her own ideas on dogs, which may or may not work with yours. Great fit for someone needing direction, input or looking for training. Not a perfect fit for me and boarding.
If I could give Joule 1000 stars I would! Guinness, our beloved baby (six month old lab) stayed with Joule and Primus for nine days. She has a wonderful home and yard for the dogs to play in. Joule's love and dedication to dogs is obvious. She is passionate about training with a kind gentle manner that makes the dogs think it is play time. Guinness made a new best friend in Prime and we will definately take him back for another vacation with Joule and Primus the next time we go out of town.
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