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Jocelyn S.
Portland, OR 97219
28 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Jocelyn's Resident Pets

Black and Tan Coonhound
4 old
Dobby the House Cat
Maine Coon Cat
9 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Jocelyn's House

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About Jocelyn

I am a professional dog handler with a life's worth of experience handling show dogs, training, grooming, and most recently managed a doggy daycare here in Portland. Now that I am back in school pursuing a law degree I find that I miss working with dogs and their owners and figured I'd fill the void with pet sitting in my home! I understand that kennels or doggy daycares are not the best environments for every dog. I have a clean and quiet home located 1/4 mile from Marshall Park, 2 miles from Gabriel Dog Park, and I have a very well socialized pup of my own to run around with or cuddle up to during the day. Everyday brushing, medications, specialized diets, I can handle it all and I urge you to contact me with any questions!


Having recently finished school and started working part-time Monday through Friday, I will only be able to accommodate dogs who can be kenneled for 2-3 hours in the morning while both my husband and I are at work. Dogs must be crate trained and come with their own kennel. Additionally, due to my dog's issues with giant breeds, we cannot accommodate any male dogs over 60 lbs.
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Jocelyn S.
Portland, OR 97219
28 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated July 20, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jocelyn's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Jocelyn's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$22 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
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28 Reviews
Jocelyn was very flexible with drop off and pick up. I really felt like she loved my pup! I can tell that my dog felt at home there because she was "protecting" the house when I arrived. She had been pottied and fed and was relaxed as though she'd received plenty of exercise. I will definitely book with Jocelyn again when I am back in Portland.
Our little terrier-ist LOVED her vacay with Jocelyn!
Wonderful as always!! Bruno loves going to stay with Jocelyn. She's always so easy to coordinate with, and takes great care if Bruno!
Fantastic first experience with DogVacy and Jocelyn exceeded my expectations. She meet me and my "kids" and put us all at ease! She took notes about my dogs peculiarities and made it very easy for me to leave them in her care. She kept us informed on their stay with great photos throughout our vacation. When I picked up the dogs they were very happy and she bathed them too. Will definitely use her pet boarding service on our next vacation!
Thank you!
Jocelyn was great. She watched our two terrier mixes for 12 days while away our honeymoon. We had a meet and greet beforehand with her and her coonhound Otis. Our dogs got along great with them right off the bat. She has two cats, but they never came to be an issue. We were a little concerned of the location, they live off a semi-busy road and the yard isn't fenced in, but she made it clear that safety is her main priority and would always make sure the dogs were on leash going outside. She kept in contact during the trip with emails and photos of the dogs. Overall very pleased and would go back to her again.
Great host. They let my dog sleep in the bed, just like at home. :)
nice , dog friendly folks
Everything was great
Everything was great. Zoey likes to come visit!
Great time for our dog with Jocelyn!
We're so happy to have found Jocelyn! She was so welcoming to Bruno, and he seemed happy and well loved upon pick up!
We feel great leaving our dog with Jocelyn ! Have left her about 3 times. Our favorite!
My dogs were nurtured and very well cared for by Jocelyn . She even let them sleep on her bed! I highly recommend her to care for anyone's dog
Jocelyn was a great hostess for my pup, Cudi! After a bit of a mix up (I got lost) which caused us to miss our first scheduled meet-and-greet, she graciously agreed for a last minute meet-and-greet at her house the day before my scheduled drop off. I thought I would be more nervous dropping Cudi off with a stranger for his first ever home stay, but Jocelyn really calmed my fears. Cudi had a wonderful time playing with Otis, the cats, and one of Jocelyn's regulars, Zoe. I have picture proof of how much fun he had! When I picked him up, you could tell that he was worn out from all the playing and long walks they went on. And while it's a bit of a bummer that Jocelyn doesn't have a fenced yard for the dogs to play in, I know that Jocelyn makes sure to wear them out with long walks and hikes everyday. I will definitely be scheduling Jocelyn to take care of Cudi next time! Thanks Jocelyn for taking great care of my baby!
Great hosts! Very friendly and welcoming. Glitter had a wonderful stay and was loved. Lots of photos and I could tell Jocelyn was very much a caretaker as she informed me of Glitter having itchy allergies...she was proactive and bathed her with special shampoo and everything! Highly recommend!
It was great leaving our 2 girls with Jocelyn. She is obviously very knowledgeable about dogs and cares very much for them. I felt totally comfortable knowing that my dogs were safe while I was out of town.
Jocelyn was great with picture updates. Blanco the dog is always happy to see her and comes back better trained!
Jocelyn and Otis are both super sweet! Oreo had a great time there, and I can definitely tell that she felt like she was part of the family while she was there. Jocelyn is also super particular about who gets boarded at the same time, to minimize conflict between dogs. This is great, because I never have to worry about Oreo being boarded with the wrong dog. Highly recommended.
Jocelyn is great! She's very sweet and absolutely adores our dog, Simba. He's a large dog, about the same size as her hound, Otis, and they get along great together. I've even had pictures of them cuddling! Jocelyn is always first choice when it comes to taking care of Simba, and she has a lovely home, close to a good dog park. He's always happy to see us when we pick him up, but I can tell he wasn't missing us too badly, either.
Zoso had a great visit with Jocelyn and Otis! We appreciated the pictures and updates, and it's such a relief to know she was with a good family and having fun. Thanks!
We went on a quick weekend trip to see family and left our pups with Jocelyn. She was the most friendly and amazing doggie boarding person we've ever left our pups with. From meeting her at a dog park for an initial evaluation to dropping off and picking up the dogs, she couldn't have been more compassionate, flexible, understanding, and easygoing. She sent me pictures and reassuring texts each day and our dogs loved their stay and were exhausted for 2 days afterward--so much playtime with the other doggies. We also had a terrible schedule mess up and Jocelyn was so understanding and patient as we missed our pick-up time.

Overall, leaving our dogs with such a wonderful host was stress and worry free. We will definitely ask her to board them the next time we are out of town!
Jocelyn was great! She made us feel very comfortable about dropping our dog off for his stay with her, and kept us updated on how he was doing. Our dog came home healthy and happy. I will call Jocelyn again.
Jocelyn was wonderful! Django came back exhausted from all of the hiking and playing. Jocelyn took her for long walks in the woods. Otis was the perfect playmate for our lively girl. Jocelyn sent text updates about Django's well being (how she was eating, playing, etc.) When we went to pick her up, Django was lounging on the sofa--just like at home. I highly recommend Jocelyn. Django can't wait for her next playtime with Otis.
A great hosting experience. My dog loved his stay and had a great time making friends with Otis. They were very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend them.
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