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John W.

5 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
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  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

John's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
2 yr 6 mo old
Labrador Retriever
0 yr 9 mo old

John's House

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

About John

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Starting with our first rescue dog 7 years ago, my wife and I have trained one therapy dog and one service dog for wounded military veterans. We are now training our second Service Dog, Dayton. Additionally, we dog sit for friends and family when they leave on extended vacations. I have experience with dogs large and small, active and not so active, old and young.

Specifically, I have extensive experience in applying any needed medication as well. I love bonding with dogs on walks, especially through nature trails and with kids.

CRATE TRAINED: Both of our dogs are crate trained and are kenneled while we're at work, running errands, or sleeping at night. You dog(s) must be comfortable being crated. Thank you.

NOTE: If you're looking for me to board or sit multiple dogs, DogVacay doesn't show multiple dog rates. Please message me for multiple dog rate. Second dog from same family receives discount! Thanks!
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

John W.

5 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 7, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
5 Reviews
John was great! My golden doodle is a therapy dog and I needed someone that was familiar with what what she does so she wouldn't pick up any bad habits. John is training his own dog to be a therapy dog as well as fostering a service dog. Perfect dog sitter for me. From the pictures he sent, Remi looked extremely content in John's care and I actually wondered if she was going to want to come home with me:)
Kole had a great time at John's! John and his wife took great care of him and sent just enough pictures so we weren't worried about him. In fact, I think Kole was a little sad to come home. Kole got plenty of exercise and looked like he made himself at home. This was a great first experience with DogVacay!
John and his wife were absolutely fantastic, highly knowledgable about dogs, their behaviors, and training methods, and are just great people in general. Their home is very dog-friendly, even for a smart husky looking for extra food.

They sent us many photos showing our husky getting along with their younger lab and a collie that was also staying with them and our kids loved that.

I cannot recommend John highly enough. Great expereince from begining to end and well worth the drive from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids to get our dog there. Thank you so much!
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