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Joan C.

26 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Joan's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
9 yr 2 mo old
Yorkshire Terrier
9 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

Joan's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Joan

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs


I am a retired business owner of 20 years and chose to returned to college at Pennsylvania State University in 2008 for my degree in Psychology while raising our youngest daughter. I graduated in 2014 and found that I have a lot of time on my hands. I chose to go into business again doing something that my husband, daughter and I love... Caring for your dog. My husband, our 13 yr old daughter, and I absolutely love spending our days caring for your pet. We treat your dog(s) like one of the family. Because my husband and I are retired... Its important to say that We walk, play and love every four legged friend that comes through our doors. We look forward to meeting you and your best friend. When they stay with us they will have days filled with walks, playtime and meals on schedule to fit your pets regular routine. We also specialize in dogs that have medical issues. We have years of experience caring for pups with many illnesses as well as administering many medications orally and also by injection if needed and more. In addition... playtime, hugs, petting, story time, and belly scratches are always included at no extra charge.
We are available on short notice and can assist with transportation to the groomer, the vet, the dog park or just take your pup for a ride in the car.

A complimentary "Meet and Greet" will be arranged for your peace of mind. We have a fenced in yard, and access to many parks right in our area. Your dog will feel right at home and you can feel content knowing that they will be well taken care of. Your dog will have all the comforts of home, whether they sleep with us, in our bed or sit on our couch watching television with Sam our bichon and our newest member of the family, Ashley, she was a puppy mill dog who was rescued down south after she was tossed because she was unable to produce anymore litters, due to a breast tumor. She is a 9 year old Yorkie and the most precious little girl I have ever met! We all will make your dog feel like they are right at home!!!

All dogs must have all shots! Updated Rabies and Distemper either a one year or 3 years and Bordatella. Flea and tick treatments are mandatory. Your dog should also be house broken, spayed or neutered (unless under age) and should be KID and PET friendly. PLEASE do not schedule any surgeries close to your drop off dat. Dogs do not do well when they are compromised and put in a new situation with new ad unknown pups.

It's just my husband and our daughter who is 13 yrs old, my self and Sammy and Ashley in the house now, but the kids and grandkids stop by all the time.

?? Because we give up our holidays to care for your dogs, we feel it is important to let you know prior to booking your stay. We have different rates for holiday's, illness, and some extremely elderly dogs when they stay with us.??

HOLIDAY RATE $50/DAY (24 HOURS-ALL OF OUR DAYS CONSIST OF A 24 HOUR DAY. i.e. 10 am Sunday to 10 am Monday = 1 day, 10am Sunday - 9pm Monday = 2 days)
We also are very experienced in caring for sick and or elderly dogs. ???? The fee for that is $45 per day. Puppies under 2 yrs old $45/day

????all other rates stay the same. see under ??"services"?? for rates

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Joan C.

26 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joan's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Joan's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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26 Reviews
did a great job! dora loved it there and got along well with Joan's dog. great family, great sitter!
Joan was an excellent host and we were very happy, and so were our two dogs. They had a fine time and we would certainly board with Joan again.
Our Bella had a great time with Joan and her family! She was spoiled & we loved getting pictures and updates while we were away.... We would highly recommend her :) Bella can't wait for us to go away so she can see her 2nd family!
Joan did everything she possibly could to make Bailey feel comfortable in their home. He was pampered and included as part of the family . We were sent pictures routinely . He got personal attention which does not happen at a kennel. Overall we are thrilled with every aspect of the care he received, and would highly recommend Joan to anyone looking for a warm, hospitable environment for their pet when they travel.
Our senior dog stayed for a second time with Joan and her family, who love him like her own and tends to all his needs as a 12 year old dog.She was even able to pick him up for us. He has bad arthritis but still prefers to go for walks than out in back yard and Joan took him for several short walks a day instead. He is a collie and needs grooming and again she was willing to brush his coat so he came back to us all neat and shiny! A perfect home away from home for our dog, if he has to be away form us!
Oliver was a very happy pup during his stay with Joan, and I was a very happy owner. I received updates and pictures daily on his activity and was very much reassured that he was in good hands. I will be be booking his next stay with Joan for sure.
Joan and her family are very loving people, my dog was well taken care of and given a lot of love during her stay. I highly recommend Joan and plan on using her again in the future.
Joani (and her family) are wonderful caregivers and treated my dog like family!
This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and naturally I was like the anxious Mom- but Joan put me at ease at the Meet and Greet by asking all the questions about my senior dog's special needs. I was so reassured that Joan or her husband was at home during day as my collie was a rescue and has separation issues. She was also able to walk him several times a day if necessary. During his stay, Roscoe was treated like a King- allowed to sleep where he wanted and given lots of hugs by all the family! He got on well with Joan's little dog and seems to be missing him! Joan sent me photos of my dog as well as texts during my trip away too and that really helped me relax about how he was doing.
Libby had her first stay with Joan over two days and nights. I was so impressed by her level of care and love for 'her' dogs. She went over and beyond what I would have expected. I would not for a moment hesitate to use her again. I know Libby feels the same way!
When asking my dog Zoe about her stay with Joan, she barked 5 times so I must give her host the 5 star recognition that she so deserves.
My dog is more of a people dog and let's just say socially awkward around her peers. Joan has made a significant improvement in her interactions with other dogs and as a result has given me the confidence and assurance after drop off that she is in the best care possible. Joan has even slept with her in a guest room to make her feel more at home and less confused; that is above and beyond.
Do not hesitate to set up a meet and greet with this wonderful woman, who lives in a beautiful house and has nothing to give but love to everything around her.
Joan has an awesome family and they all go above and beyond what you would expect for your dog. No family would ever treat your dog better. Joan also responds to your questions quickly. I still can't figure out how she keeps such a clean house. I would only want my family to be with her family.
I would rate Joan a 10 on your 5 star rating system. She is the best. I am so happy I found her. She treated my dogs just like they were part of her family. She was very concerned about their welfare and that I felt comfortable entrusting my babies with her. I also enjoyed getting pictures of my dogs having a great time at her house.
Hamish had a great time at Joan's. It was good to know he was safe and having fun. I enjoyed the picture updates. I may book MYSELF in for a vacation! - Roz Stevens
This was our first time using Joan. Not only is she very knowledgable and experienced in taking care of dogs, she is very nice and caring. Joan responded very quickly to my emails about our first meet-n-greet and our reservation. I was happy to receive a video of Abby playing with some of the other dogs that were there today. I already booked another time for Abby to stay with Joan. I highly recommend her.
Joy had a wonderful stay at Joans house. We will be sending her back :)
Melva M.
This was the best experience for our puppy, Brooklyn. Would you believe she learned so much? Brooklyn learned to sit, stay, fetch, and actually walks like a little show dog. She was much more calm. Joan and her family are adorable. They truly love dogs and take excellent care of them. You get pictures and little updates each day!!! We highly recommend this family!!
What a wonderful experience! Joan and her family were great with rocky. They were so good with him that I'm not sure he wanted to come home. We met 4 sitters before Joan and no one felt right. Joan made us feel comfortable right away. We got pictures and updates everyday. What a great place for our rocky to stay and make new friends.
Working with Joan was a great experience. Our "get to know you" visit was managed extremely well. Joan completed a detailed questionnaire about our Piper so that she had all the pertinent information to keep her happy and comfortable during her stay. We just brought Piper home from her first overnight and I'm not sure she was ready to leave. I would highly recommend Joan to anyone looking for someone to care for their pet.
Joani and her entire family were fantastic!! My elderly lab Grace felt right at home the second she walked in. She has a beautiful home both inside and out for the dogs and her and husband go above and beyond for all the dogs in her care. She was a great find!! My kids especially loved getting photos of their best friend when we were away!!! Thanks agin for the great care and Grace can't wait to see you again:)
Joan and her family are very nice and caring people. Highly recommended.They took care of our Malteese like its their own dog. Thanks a lot for all the help ans we are looking forward to our next visit in a few months.
From the first meet and greet experience, I was impressed by how my dog, Mieka, responded to the environment. We booked Mieka's vaycay right away with out difficulty.
We arrived to a warm welcoming greeting. Mieka, a normally skittish dog made herself at home in this very clean home. I was amazed at how Joan and her family had a very kind and gentle control of her doggie guests. Joan sent update photos regularly though I didn't receive them because I forgot to take my devises off of airplane mode. OOPS!
Anyway. I would highly recommend Joan and her family for caring for your dog. Mieka had a great time and my mind was at ease. Thanks, guys
Joan and her family took excellent care of our Gus while we were away for a week. Gus injured his leg two weeks before our vacation and was scheduled for surgery the week we got back. We needed to find a family that could provide him just the right balance of companionship and limited exercise he needed. Joan and her family met this challenge and then some! Each dog in their care is treated as part of the family with individual needs accounted for with love and attention. We received pictures and updates daily to let us know all was well. I can't say enough good things about them or the care they provided - just wonderful!
Joan and her family were absolutely wonderful. They sent pictures of Sailor everyday we were away which made my 8 yr. old dgt. very happy. Sailor made friends with the other dogs and seemed very much at home when we picked him up. Will definitely stay again! Thanks!
I am so thankful that I found Joan! This was my first experience with Joan and DogVacay. I was extremely pleased with everything from the initial inquiry, to making the reservation, and dropping off to picking up.

Joan answered all of my messages promptly and when I met her during the meet and greet, I immediately liked her. She is friendly and you can tell she loves animals. She was flexible with drop off and pick up times. She took the time to ask questions about my dog's special needs and carefully observed the dogs who would be together to ensure everyone's safety and compatability.

Joan, and her family, took such great care of my dog, Maddie, that I felt like I left her with a trusted neighbor and friend. My family loved getting the photo updates every day and we could see how much love and attention she was getting. Maddie had her own little vacation and even got to swim in the pool!

I highly recommend Joan and cannot say enough good things about her and and her family!
joan and her family provided a true warm and loving environment for our standard poodle, lucy. joan's attention to detail was greatly appreciated from our first "meet and greet" to the daily updates we received while we were away for two weeks. knowing that our dog was so well cared for gave us peace of mind while we were away. what a wonderful experience we had - and I look forward to many futures dates to book with joan and her family!!!!
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