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JoEllen M.

50 Reviews
18 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

JoEllen's Resident Pets

Lhasa Apso
5 yr 9 mo old

JoEllen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About JoEllen

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have one dog, a very sweet four-year-old Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix named Fozzie. I am a foster parent at several of the local shelters and have fostered a variety of breeds in the past including puppies.

I live in a quiet, safe and very dog-friendly neighborhood in Old Jefferson. My backyard is fenced and well-secured and a great play area for the dogs. I can give meds as well as feed Fido any special food or treats that you prefer. Walks are included as well.

I can assure you that your dog will be in good hands with me so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. I love sending photos and updates as well while you are away.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

JoEllen M.

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At JoEllen's Home
$30 /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
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
50 Reviews
JoEllen was awesome. This was our first time to leave our dog with someone besides family or friends. She texted us pictures and sent us updates on a daily basis. This was greatly appreciated. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you again!!
JoEllen was an awesome sitter. I have a shy dog and she kept me updated all weekend. Would not hesitate using her again.
Mi dog loves her. Jo Ellen updated with photos of the great time my dog was having. I left her there happy and picked her up happy. Recommend her 100%
Joellen was super flexible with pickup and drop-off times and returned diesel absolutely exhausted. She was great about sending updates and according to his activity monitor he played an absolute ton with the other dogs there. She'll be our go-to for weekends in new Orleans from now on!
JoEllen was a great host. She was extremely friendly and accommodating of my last minute reservation and 6am drop off. She has a great home and backyard and was extremely sweet to Major.
JoEllen was a great host - Thanks!
JoEllen was great with Loki. We really enjoyed the cute pictures and updates.
Great experience, she was nice and her dog played well with ours. Sent me update photos which i love to show the kids when we are traveling.
Couldn't be happier with JoEllen watching Rosie. Always a great/Easy experience!
Rosie LOVES her stays with JoEllen! We could not be more pleased when we leave Rosie with JoEllen. She sends lots of pictures and makes sure we know that Rosie is in good hands.
Hi Aunt Jo and Fozzy ~ thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful vacation (while my humans also vacationed for a little bit). It sure was nice spending time with you, again! You take such good care of me. I have been exhausted for the last couple of days . . . this means, I had FUN!!!! Thanks and Woof You! Happy
JoEllen was great! This was my first time leaving my dog, Milly, and she was very accommodating; she sent me pictures or videos of Milly everyday to let me know how she was doing. Milly also got along very well with her dog. I would definitely use her again!
Coconut's stay with JoEllen was excellent!!! I was in bind and found her on very short notice and she was very accommodating. She took excellent care of Coco and sent sweet updates and pictures daily. I truly felt my dog was in great hands, with a very caring and sweet lady with a passion for dogs. I look forward to using her services again. Annette
Happy is so happy to have stayed with you and Fozzie! She loves coming to stay and looks forward to her next DogVacay (and so does her Mommy)!!!! Thanks! Woof (Happy)!
JoEllen sent pictures and updates on Jolie's progress during her stay. JoEllen went out of her way to keep her dog and Jolie separated because we agreed before hand that was in their best interest to avoid any possible conflict. It was a good experience and I would board Jolie with JoEllen again.
JoEllen is FABULOUS! What a wonderful surrogate Mom for our babies. They were so well cared for ... happy....she sent pics and videos every day. We were able to relax and enjoy our vacation without worry. I couldn't recommend her more highly! Peace of mind is priceless
Once again, JoEllen was awesome. My dog loves going to see her. The updates that she sends during the time that he is there are great.
Aunt Jo, Happy is so Happy (and very tired so I KNOW she had a fun time with you) after her recent stay! She even had a birthday party on 8/3 (her fourth birthday)!!! She could not wait to tell me everything that happened, but she fell asleep before she was finished describing her week with you and Fozzy. I know she has a great time when she is so tired and goes to bed early when we get back home. Thank you so much and Happy thanks you too!!! We look forward to her next stay with you and Fozzy!!! Thanks!!!!!
JoEllen, was so welcoming to our pet Fela and was kind enough to take him in on a short notice. Would recommend her to anyone looking for someone trust worthy.
JoEllen was great. I received updates on how my dog was doing including pictures and a video.
I cannot say enough good things about JoEllen. She is so helpful with any questions and responds very quickly. AND I know I don't have to worry about my dog when he is with her.
Ace had another fabulous stay!
JoEllen was awesome as usual. Razr has stayed with JoEllen several times, and I always know he is in great hands. She sends me frequent updates and pictures while I am away. I cannot speak highly enough of JoEllen. I can tell she cares about Razr as much as I do.
JoEllen is great. This wa Rosie's 2nd stay with her. She sends pictures and updates daily. We love letting Rosie stay with her while we are gone!
JoEllen is amazing! She was so great with my miniSchnauzer Mozart! I have complete trust in her. She also sent many photos of him while I was on vacation and it really put my mind at ease. Mozart looks forward to his time away at her house!
Always great and accomadating!
JoEllen was awesome! Pictures and updates every night and two very happy puppies. I had to book their stay last minute because of work and JoEllen was very accommodating. I have already recommended her to all of my friends!
joEllen is wonderful!!! My dogs were cared for and loved. she sent me daily pictures and updates and reassured me that my children were fine.
JoEllen was great. She was very accomodating to our last minute request to keep our dog Maddie and Maddie seemed to have a great time.
JoEllen was fantastic, as always. I will happily ask her to take care of Peter in the future!
JoEllen is a great host! My dog required antibiotics during his stay and she had no problem giving him his daily dose. She also sent us updates and pictures which always brings a smile to a pet owners face. Great backyard and clean environment. And Fozzie is an absolute sweetheart!
JoEllen and Fozzie made me and Happy so comfortable during our meet and greet ~we knew this would be the perfect match. Happy was thrilled to be with Aunt Jo and Fozzie and came home totally exhausted so I KNOW she had a wonderful stay! We even got photos/videos which was awesome! Thanks for taking care of our Happy girl and we look forward to our next dogvacay (and she does too!!)! Thank you!!!!!
My trip away was unexpectedly extended an extra day. I messaged JoEllen to see if she could keep Razr for one additional night because of my schedule change. She responded within minutes saying it was not a problem, sent me a quote for the extra night on DogVacay.com, and I was able to quickly pay over the phone. She is the best!
JoEllen was incredible as always. She send me several pictures and videos to let me know my buddy was doing fine. She gives me peace of mind when traveling, knowing Razr is in great hands!
Fantastic again, she is so accommodating with our crazy travel schedules and receiving picture updates is so wonderful!
JoEllen was able to accommodate me by watching all 3 of my pets at the last minute for a party I was having. She was very kind and soft spoken. When I went to pick them up, they were outside playing. JoEllen was able to tell me about each dog and what they did that evening and she hit it on the nail as to their personalities.
JoEllen was a great host. My wife and I were surprised when we received pictures of Rusty while we were gone. JoEllen's home was a perfect fit for our dog. I will recommend JoEllen to all my friends.
I found the perfect sitter for my poodle. Joellen was very caring, and answered all my questions before I left on a weeklong trip. My previous sitter cancelled on me last minute, and Joellen stepped up to the plate to save my vacation. It was so nice to know that my pet was being well cared for, and in a great environment. I would not hesitate to use your services again. Thank you for everything!
JoEllen was great! She kept us posted with updates on Rosie so that we knew she was happy. We would love for her to watch Rosie again sometime.
The previous reviews that stated that JoEllen was the best were ABSOLUTELY on point!!! Our dog Chloe was not the most cooperative guest for the first 24 hours, but JoEllen was patient and genuinely concerned about her and provided pictures and updates while we were away.
JoEllen is gifted to host our 4-legged family members, and you will not be disappointed in selecting JoEllen as the temporary caregiver for your doggie.
We were very comfortable leaving LeRoi with JoEllen. Her home is warm and dog friendly, he had another animal to play with, and received more attention than a pet boarding facility can offer. The best perk of her service is the daily picture or video updates she texted, we really looked forward to them!
Rocky stayed with JoEllen this past weekend. It was our first experience with DogVacay and we were very pleased. JoEllen responded quickly to our requests and provided pictures with updates every day. Rocky was hanging out in her back yard enjoying the day! It was nice to be on our trip knowing he was in a comfortable home. JoEllen was very helpful in accommodating our drop off and pick up schedule.
Razr stayed with JoEllen for the second time this past weekend. She was just as great as the first time. I am happy and relieved I have found her. And I know Razr is too!
JoEllen was great! She responded quickly and took great care of Razr. I could tell when I picked him up that he had a great time with her! She also kept me updated on how he was doing and quickly responded each time I checked on him. I have already scheduled another reservation with her to watch Razr again! It was a hugh relief knowing Razr was safe and happy while traveling!
I was at first unsure of leaving my dog with a stranger...but I could tell at our meet and greet that Joellen would be a great host and temporary dog mom for Ace, and that our two dogs would have a blast. And they did! Joellen updated us with photos reassuring us that our pup was being well taken care of. Anytime we go out of town, we know our pup is in great hands.
Joellen has been a godsend! Ace has stayed with her and fozzie twice now and has had a blast both times. She has a quite lovely backyard that Ace loved running around in. Joellen is very kind and accommodating, sending me pictures both times. I wouldn't think twice about leaving my fur baby with her again.
This was our first experience with dogvacay.com, but it won't be the last! JoEllen took great care of baby while we were away. We received a picture and an update every day. Since we had always traveled with our girl, those were a great way to see how she was adjusting without us :-).

JoEllen was very helpful in accommodating our drop off and pick up schedule needs. If you live in the New Orleans area or plan to travel there, don't hesitate to consider JoEllen as your host.
It was great! Our dog is very spoiled and she took care of him. She even sent us a cute picture of him snuggled up on her couch!
My puppy's stay with JoEllen was great. JoEllen is so kind and loving with both dog's that were visiting. My dog loved lounging in her backyard...how do I know? Because sje texted me pictures each day I was gone. I would recommend JoEllen to any friend.
JoEllen took very good care of our Taffy for three nights recently. She even picked her up at our hotel and returned her to us there, so we wouldn't have to find her home in an unfamiliar city. Taffy loved playing with her dog, Fonzie, and even slept with JoEllen. She sent us a photo and a video of Taffy during the time she was there. We were very pleased and would highly recommend her.
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