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Joe Z.

94 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Joe's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
10 yr 1 mo old
Australian Terrier
11 yr 1 mo old
Labrador Retriever
8 yr 1 mo old

Joe's House

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

About Joe

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have provided Boarding and Pet Care for hundreds of dogs over the last eight years. I have studied and am certified by A Lucky Dog Pet Care as a certified Animal Handler. I am a member of Pet Sitters International and I love dogs. I have fostered dogs for United Hope for Animals as well. My goal is to make your dog as comfortable and happy as possible while you are away. Dogs are not crated and they enjoy a safe fenced back yard. Dogs relax in a large tiled family room with Doggie furniture and a big screen TV. Guests sleep in the master bedroom with their host. We treat your Dog like a member of our family so the Dog Owner can enjoy a worry-free vacation! Give us a call to learn more about how we can make your next vacation your dog's best vacation!
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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
  • Advanced senior issues

Joe Z.

94 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joe's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Joe's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
94 Reviews
Our dog had a great stay with Joe. It's the third time he stays at Joe's, this time for three weeks! It's peace of mind for us, and Panda has a great time. We can't recommend him enough.
Joe is a great caregiver to the dogs. He took care of our dog when need and he was very nice as well. He updated is with pictures of our dogs and his day when we asked. I would definitely go back to Joe and recommend him to anyone who needs to place their dogs/puppies in a great and responsible hands.
My dog is a rescue dog and I do not want to leave him in a kennel again. Joe's place is a wonderful place for my dog to play and be happy! I like the way that he introduces my dog to the pack one at a time. This provides a smooth transition into Joe's home. He really understands and loves dogs!
Mr. Joe was fantastic! My dog is a weirdo who won't eat and pouts when he's not included on our trips, so I warned Mr. Joe to expect a mopey dog. He checked in with me daily to let me know how Jack was doing and when he's appetite returned. The best part for me was when Mr. Joe texted that he was going to miss Jack when he left and he was welcome back anytime. I will definitely use Mr. Joe again because he made my holiday travel less stressful. He loved my dog as much as I do.
Charlie loves going to see Joe and the crew for daycare. We've had 3 daycare visits so far, and plan to keep going. Charlie is basically a good guy, but has had some issues. I really liked that Joe has small and large dogs, variety of ages, and temperaments. The first day Charlie and the others established themselves, and I got lots of updates, and from then on its been wonderful to drop him off for the day, and let him socialize with all the guys!
Joe was great. Our dog stayed with him for almost three weeks. He had a great time, and Joe sent us frequent updates. Will ask Joe again to take care of our dog again!
Joe was great! My dog had a blast and was really taken care of. Will definitely have her stay again!
Couldn't have asked for a better experience! We left our Koda for the first time and Joe took such good care of him:) Definitely will bring him back!
We love Joe! I actually already booked another vacation for my dogs for a longer period.

I left my two dogs Bailey and Bok Choy last weekend for one night with Joe. This is their first time staying somewhere other than my house. We used to have someone to house-sit for us. So I admit I was a bit nervous. We did a meet and greet the week before and that went well too.

I got an update from Joe shortly after dropping them off and told me the dogs are doing great and playing with the other dogs outside.It was really nice to hear!

The next day, we called about 10 minutes before picking up the dogs and they were all ready when we got there. He told us about their stay with him and I love how he really paid attention to both my dogs' needs as well.

When we left, both dogs were tired but happy!

Bailey has also been trying to leave with me in the morning for work, which she has never done before. So I don't know if she wants to go back to Joe's but that's what I'm thinking =)
Thank you Joe for taking care of Rocky in a very short notice. This is my first time using DogVacay, and would definitely recommend Joe for everybody. He was very caring and sent me video of Rocky.
Joe is a true dog lover, and will love your dog as much as his own. My dog had a great time and I got many pictures of his stay. I'll be contacting Joe again!
I was visiting my son in California from Seattle and while there we spontaneously decided to take a little trip. We found Joe Z on DogVacay, communicated with him both on the phone and in person and found him to be pleasant, personable and having a genuine love of animals. Joe took both of my son's dogs, sent pics and notes and it was obvious they enjoyed their "playcation." Thanks so much, Joe! You are definitely a keeper!!!!
I left our dog Shugo with Joe for a week during a trip to the East Coast. Joe sent us pictures and updates of Shugo, and it appears Shugo had a great time with Joe's other dogs. I would not hesitate to let Shugo stay with Joe again in the near future.
Joe was very accommodating, and Skippy had a great time! I especially appreciated the stay, since I didn't give much notice. It gave me time to visit with my daughter without the hassle of a dog. She got to visit with him afterwards! Thank you Joe!
This is our 4th time (I believe) leaving our Chippy with Joe. We are always so sad to leave our doggie, but are so lucky to have found Joe to watch over him! Thank you so much! :) Matt & Ana
Joe is an amazing host for our pup! :) Thank you !!!
Joe is a true dog lover. Sandy had a great time and Joe sent regular updates. She came back looking happier and healthier than when she went in. Highly recommended!
Joe was great, looked after Buddy and sent us loads of video and images.
Joe is an amazing host for our Chippy! :) Thank you so much!!!
Joe Z did a great job keeping our 2 pups for a long weekend. He sent us pictures and put our minds at ease.
Duke played and played. Great communication with Joe!
Very helpful, had a last minute trip and Joe was willing to accomodate regardless of schedule.
Joe took great care of both of our dogs! We really enjoyed updates and photos while on vacation. Since they both came home happy & tired, we know they had a good time playing with the other dogs.
Like many others have commented, Joe is a dog lover who showed us great photos and vedio of our dog, and is flexible with drop off/pick up time. Our dog played like crazy for 3 days straight at Joe's and made new doggie friends. Joe also offered us useful advice about training. We are definitely considering coming back sometime for daycare or boarding!
My dog has loads of fun - definitely seemed like she had a great time. Really appreciated the constant updates, pictures and videos!
The two night stay was a trial run when I'm on a week-long vacation. I hesitate leaving Melanie with anyone because she has behaviorial issues with humans and animals. To ease my worries, Joe sent pictures to me of Melanie hanging out with other dogs. I was sooo surprised! I will for sure book Joe while I'm away on vacation.

Thank you, Joe for taking care of my cocker spaniel, Melanie!
Joe took great care of my lil guy! He had a wonderful day at daycare.
Joe takes such good care of our Chippy! :)
Joe is so awesome !!!!
Left my nervous dog with Joe for almost a week, and it went flawlessly. Leaving Mocha with Joe for daycare once weekly for a month or two prior to my business trip helped to acclimate Mocha, and from Joe's photo updates, Mocha seemed to have to have really enjoyed his stay. I trust that Joe treats my doggy like one of his own. Thank you, Joe! Highly recommend.
Goldie had a great time DogVacay-ing with Joe. Plenty of play time, and I got lots of photos of her hanging out with the pups. Plus, we extended our trip by a day, and we were able to add a day with Joe without any issues (through DogVacay, of course!)
“Don't worry about a thing, Buddy will have a great time playing with my dogs. Go have a great time.” - Uncle Joe

Well, Buddy must have had an amazing, active time, because when we brought him home, he was exhausted! But a tired dog is a good dog.

We could tell as soon as we met Joe that he loves dogs and dogs love him right back.

Joe asked us many questions that were pertinent to Buddy's well being. He even queried about Buddy's couch privileges at home.

Joe took great care of our 11 year old Golden Retriever for the two ½ days we were out of town.

Dogvacay made it easy to plan and pay for Buddy’s well being.

Joe even gave Buddy all his meds and sent photos of him having a great time.

Thanks Joe! We’ll never use a kennel again!
We’ll be back!
My buddy Shugo had a great time with Joe. He kept me posted with videos and photos to ensure that all was well. I appreciated this greatly!
Joe took great care of my dogs and sent me pictures of them. He made my trip worry-free. Highly recommended
Joe was great! Super communicative, and clearly knows how to handle dogs (Cooper has separation anxiety but Joe eased the transition for him seamlessly!) Also, his own dogs are sweet as pie. A great place for your dog to play and tire him/herself out!
I felt very comfortable using a dog sitter for the first time especially using Joe Z! My 2 dogs (mini Yorkie & puppy Shih Tzu) came back happy and well taken care of. I would recommend Joe Z.
Joe was great! We got updates during the stay and Newton, our pup, hardly wanted to leave after his stay. Will definitely go back.
Joe was absolutely wonderful! Trixie had a marvelous time.
Joe was just great with our dog, and sent us frequent updates on how he was doing. We were gone for a long weekend, and felt very comfortable leaving him with Joe. We will definitely be asking Joe for help next time we need to be out of town.
This was my first experience using DogVacay, and Joe was a fantastic host! He was extremely responsive to every message I sent, even replying to me in as quick as 5 minutes.

The night I dropped Nova off, he sent me a short video of her playing with the other dogs. It was very reassuring as it was my first time ever leaving her at another person's house. He sent me updates throughout the stay and I got to enjoy my trip worry-free!

I highly recommend Joe, who is just great with dogs and even offered great training advice and potential classes with him. I am definitely leaving Nova with Joe on future occasions!
We left Chippy with Joe for 2 weeks while we were out of the country. Joe was totally awesome! He kept in touch with us every few days, with photos and videos of Chip to keep us at ease that our little furball is taking care of and doing well. Thank you Joe for going the extra mile to keep our worries away! :)
My doggy stayed with Joe for 2 weeks and I couldn't have been any happier!! Joe texted me with regular updates and photos. I felt at ease knowing that my doggy was being well cared for and was treated like a member of his family. I highly recommend Joe!! Thank you!!
Joe was amazing! From sending me daily pictures and updates about my dog, to immediate responses to any of my questions and/or concerns. Joe's house is setup as a perfect vacation spot for any dog. There's plenty of outdoor and indoor space, along with a number of resident dogs to run and play with. Since my dog has only lived solo thus far, he truly enjoyed being part of a dog pack while staying with Joe. I'll be using Joe for any and all of my upcoming doggie sitting needs. Thanks Joe for taking such good care of my kid!
Joe was an excellent host for our dogs. He's very passionate and was confident and comfortable administering medicine to our dog that has occasional seizures. Would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Joe is a true dog lover and a stand up guy. No question about it.
Hmmm.. What's there to be say about Joe that hasn't been said from the tons of comments below me??

Joe is a wonderful person with such a big warming heart for all dogs of size/age/color/breed/etc... Without giving away too much details about his personal home, I can tell Joe's home is similar to Disneyland for us folks meaning there is plenty of roaming spaces and plenty of enter/exit routes for dogs of all sizes to roam around/go about their business. I was extremely pleased about Joe and the way he conducted himself in-person even going out of his way to offer me some tips about to how care/train for my pit. Not only Joe responds fast via text messaging but he also responds consistently which is more than a customer could ever want. Looks like Jazzy will be vacaying a bit more often now that I am moving closer to the area!

Thanks again for your hard-work/dedication Joe!
Joe was great - super flexible and accomodating with pick up and drop off times! He was great with the pup and sent photos to update and keep us at ease since it was our first time leaving him with a stranger. Would definitely call Joe again next time we need a dogsitter!
Once again Joe was a great and Lola seemed to enjoy her stay! I would definitely recommend Joe.
Boarding our puppy with Joe was a great decision!!! We were looking for someone to leave our puppy with for 10 days while we were on vacation. Before we left left, we did a short Meet and Greet and it seemed like Aria was right at home. Joe did a great job of making us feel at ease that Aria would fit right in. Like a lot of other puppy parents, we wanted to leave Aria in good hands while we were on vacation.

Throughout the trip, Joe sent us photo updates about how Aria was doing, which we really appreciated.

Once we picked up our puppy she was happy, healthy and tired!!! We will definitely be bringing her back for doggy day care and anytime we are leaving out of town. If you are looking for a great boarder, we would highly recommend Joe!
Joe was great! He communicated very well while I was away and the pick up/drop off was very convenient. I would recommend leaving your dog with Joe!
Joe pulled us out of a tight spot with Gauge. We really needed someone to take him last minute and Joe was friendly, helpful, relaxed, and almost too good to our big dog. Gauge can be a handful, but Joe loved him and treated him like one of his own dogs. We got texts from Joe assuring us that Gauge was having a ball while we were gone and I can't imagine having a better dog sitting experience. Thanks again Joe!
Joe did a great job of putting our shy girl at ease. She has a very hard time being home alone so daycare was a great change of pace for her. She will definitely be back soon!
Joe was our hero on the hottest day of the year! The electricity went out at home and the house was like an oven, so it wasn't a good environment for dog or human. I called Joe who didn't hesitate when I asked if I could leave Coffee with him for a few hours. Thank you, Joe!!
Joe is my go to guy in LA. After our first meet I knew he was a perfect match for Ghost. Ghost is excited for his visits and comes home exhausted.
Sophie had a great visit with Joe! His gentle demeanor and easy-going style set us all at ease from the very beginning. He responds quickly to our reservation requests as well as any texts. We plan on more day care and boarding visits with Joe.

Sophie came home a tired but very happy little dog.

Mike, Susan & Sophie J.
joe did a great job with my golden retriever. I am one of those pet owners that are paranoid about my pup in every single way. She is a little anxious around other dogs but she seems like she had a great time at joe's house. He sent me updates on a daily basis, and was more than understanding when I told him about my dog faye.

definitely would have faye stay there again. He truly loves dogs and you can see that right when you walk through the front door.
Sophie was one tired but happy little dog after her visit with Joe and her new dog buddies! Joe even sent us a pic with text letting us know all was well. We're definitely sold on Joe's kind and easy going way with dogs.
Sent information or my dog photos everyday,im no worry
Joe is a great dog sitter who understands dog behavior and training. He treats the dogs very well and feeds them only high quality food.

My dog, Ghost, came back tired (he is passed out right now!) and very happy. I have no doubt that Ghost will be back here in the future.
He is very kind and really relates to the dogs. My dog is not used to being away from home and I was afraid he wouldn't adapt. But he had a great time. Sometimes, he comes home after being boarded and is all stressed out, but today I felt like he wouldn't have cared if I came for him or not. I was so glad to find Joe as I had to be away over 4th of July and didn't want him left home alone with all the fireworks noise around here. I am very happy with him.
Joe and his pup's welcomed Charles with tails wagging. Charles was having so much fun he didn't seem to want to come home.
Coffee goes to Joe's for day care a couple times a week. I could cut and paste my "reviews", saying how wonderful the experience was for Coffee...because it always is. I look at Joe's site, and it looks like I'm keeping a diary or something with all of my reviews. I will continue to take him to daycare, but I don't want to keep droning on...saying the same thing. I will add this, though. Coffee is so excited to go to Joe's that when we turn the corner near Joe's house, Coffee yelps for Joy and tries to get out of the car. When we pull up in the driveway, Coffee jumps out and runs straight to the door. (I usually have to put him on leash to make sure he behaves.) Joe opens the door to greet him and Coffee runs in, out of sight! The only question I have is, should I be jealous...?
Coffee says, "thank you" for such a wonderful group of friends at day care!!!
I have 3 dogs and was going out of town on business for a week. My foster dog Mocha is a nervous dog who is completely scared of boyfriend, so I couldn't leave him with the other two dogs. Surprisingly, Mocha took to Joe within minutes and adjusted well in Joe's home. Joe was patient with Mocha and treated him like one of his own. Throughout the week, Joe gave me updates via text messages, including photos of Mocha having fun. This made my trip worry-free and now I know what to do if I have to leave town again. Thank you Joe!
I chose Joe because of his experience training nervous dogs, and I'm glad I left Mocha with him. Mocha is a fearful dog and gets very anxious when I am not around, and he gets especially nervous around men. Mocha quickly became very comfortable with Joe and by mid-day I am getting texted photos of Mocha getting belly rubs from Joe! Joe is also responsive, I usually get a response from him within the hour, and flexible with making arrangements. Thank you Joe for the peace of mind! Will book again.
Coffee is looking pretty tired after day care. He must have had a ton of fun!
Coffee had a great day at day care! Thanks, Joe!
I wasn't able to hook Coffee to his leash in the morning, but he went running to Joe on his own anyway. It is so obvious that he loves being at Joe's house. Should I be jealous?
Joe is the greatest thing that has happened to Coffee. Coffee is getting rid of his extra energy during the day, and sleeps all through the night! Thank you, Joe!
Coffee had a great day at day care! He slept like a baby...
Coffee had another wonderful day at day care! He had another restful night. Thank you, Joe!!
Once again, Coffee must have had a fun-filled day because he fell asleep fast...and slept through the night.
Coffee had another great day at doggie daycare! Thank you, Joe!!
I'm not sure what it is, but Coffee always seems calmer after being at Joe's...the "dog whisperer"...or perhaps the "dog mesmerizer."
I could swear that Coffee was smiling all the way home after day care today. He always has the best time with all of his friends at Joe's.
Coffee came back from day care tired and ready to sleep all night. That's exactly what I needed!! Thanks, Joe.
Coffee had another great day at Joe's. Thank you, Joe!
Coffee is back on track, now that he spent the day at Joe's Dog Care. He slept through the night...and so did I.
Coffee spent a great day at day care with Joe. He had to miss one of his days this week, and I could tell he was a little sad about that. He definitely looks forward to time with Joe and Joe's furry family.
Coffee had another wonderful day at day care! Thank you, Joe, for making him feel so at home.
Coffee had another great day at day care! Every time I open the front door these days, he looks at me in anticipation that it's another day to go to Joe's. He can't wait until the next visit! Thank you, Joe.
Coffee couldn't wait to go to day care on Thursday and play with all his friends, and he had another great day!! Thank you, Joe!!!!
If anyone needs peace of mind while you are at work or somewhere else you need to be, I highly recommend you leave your loved one with Joe. I trust him like a member of my family.
Once again, Coffee had a great day at day care. This means he slept all through the night (which means I did too!!) Thank you, Joe for letting Coffee be a part of the family!!
As always, Coffee had a wonderful time at day care! Thank you, Joe!
Coffee is so excited to go to day care. I can take his leash off, and he runs to Joe. Joe's pics of Coffee are so cute! It's obvious that Coffee feels right at home and he is in good hands. Thank you, Joe!!
Coffee seems to be less anxious these days because of the time he spends at day care with Joe. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
Coffee has day care with Joe two times a week! He has a girlfriend now! (Coffee...not Joe.) I have peace of mind now that Coffee has a great "home away from home."
Coffee had the best day at day care. Thank you, Joe!!
Coffee had a great day at daycare. I needed to go to several appointments, and Coffee doesn't like to be alone. So, he spent the day with Joe and Joe's furry friends and family. Coffee had a great night's sleep from all the fun he had. I intend to use Joe more often during the week because I can feel at ease that Coffee is in good hands!
Joe, as always, was super accommodating. A true dog lover! Thanks, Joe!
Joe is terrific- a real animal lover! My dog had a great time here, and I will definitely book with him again. He was available for me last minute, responds so quickly, and was very generous and flexible about pick-up. Thanks, Joe!
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