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JoAnn S.

38 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

JoAnn's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

JoAnn's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About JoAnn

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned a dog most of my life. My last dog passed away in 2013 after 14 years of loving care. I also volunteer at the Michigan Humane Society. I currently have an indoor cat, but I always have a love for dogs. I offer walks, play time and love for your dog . I require proof of rabies shot and flea prevention for the safety of my household.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

JoAnn S.

38 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 26, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At JoAnn's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At JoAnn's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
38 Reviews
Thank you, JoAnn for taking such great care of Jackson! This was his first experience and with every picture you sent he looked liked he was making himself right at home! We will be using you again and highly recommend you to anyone needing your service!
Maury & Martha
As always, our lab Ella was treated like a family member at JoAnn's. We would highly recommend her care for your pet.
JoAnn was great with Bogie, our aging Australian that's having mobility issues and probably not the most social dog anymore. Regardless he seemed to do very well with JoAnn, who you can sense is a true animal lover. She was also happy to send a few pictures throughout his stay which made us feel relieved. Definitely would recommend her.
Sahara was well cared for! She is an elderly dog and needed a gentle touch. JoAnn, I couldnt be happier! I will definitely use your service again! :) Thank you!
JoAnn was great and very flexible when my plans got delayed. My dog got more walks and attention than she gets at home. My family enjoyed the pictures she sent, it is reassuring to see your pet having a good time. She is usually upset with us when we pick her up from a kennel, but at JoAnn's, I think she would have been happy to stay a while longer.
Excellent care for Ella each and every time
We are, and continue to be, very pleased with the care Ella receives from JoAnn and her family
The same excellent care every time
As always, excellent
Excellent personal care for Ella, as usual
JoAnn took excellent care of Bailey. JoAnn was very professional & provided a great home away from home environment. We highly recommend JoAnn!
JoAnn was fabulous with our dog. We will be back!
JoAnn is awesome! Bella and Harley think so too! They were very excited to go back and spend last weekend with JoAnn.

Bella (9) and Harley (8-1/2) were exhausted for a few days after their 'vacay'...a sure sign of a good vacation!

She took them for walks and shared pics and videos during their stay. It was nice to see that they were as comfortable at JoAnn's as they are at home. We didn't worry about the pups well-being in her care. It's a good feeling.

I located JoAnn on the DogVacay app that I had downloaded to my phone quite a while ago. I thought it was finally time to find a dog-sitter beyond family.

It has worked out really well for us...I have already made another reservation!
JoAnn hosted our pups for a 'trial' date before their first long weekend stay at her home. We were very excited to hear that everything went really well!

I have already recommended DogVacay to a few other people. So excited to find reliable dog sitting close to home!
JoAnn is a super nice person and I completely trusted her w Zeus!
Joann and her husband were amazing! Our puppy Blue was happy, well cared for, and spoiled. Joann even bought him a toy which her loved. My kids were worried about leaving their dog behind but were reassured by the photos and videos while we were away. We will definitely be calling Joann again.
Regular pictures and comments throughout the stay were helpful and reassuring. Will book with JoAnn again.
We had a great experience with JoAnn. She made us feel very comfortable leaving our 13 year old Max in her care for a week. Max had never been to someone's house for his own vacay before and we think he enjoyed it. JoAnn sent us pictures and videos every day and took such. good care of our baby. We highly recommend JoAnn and will be requesting her services the next time we need someone to look after Max.
JoAnn was wonderful and she took amazing care of our 18 month old lab mix, Ollie. We left Ollie with JoAnn for 6 days. She took Ollie for walks, played with him, cuddled with him on the couch, took him to the dog park and generally just treated him like a member of her family. It was exactly what we were looking for in a pet sitting situation! JoAnn also sent us photos and videos updating us on Ollie's visit with her. We felt so comfortable leaving Ollie with her and loved getting the updates on our vacation. JoAnn was very responsive with my questions and very flexible about drop off and pick up times. Before confirming the reservation, Ollie and I went over to JoAnn's house so we could all check-out each other out and get comfortable. We will definitely book with JoAnn the next time we travel (and can't take Ollie with us).
JoAnn is great with our beagle Rudi! He has some special needs. She makes him feel right at home!
Monster is a very satisfied repeat customer. Thank you very much!
We are a first-time DogVacay user, and leaving our 5 yr old black lab Holly with JoAnn was the first time we left our dog with anyone other than friends/family.
We couldn't be happier with the result! JoAnn and her family took extremely good care of Holly. JoAnn really treated Holly like a family member. She kept us updated daily with pics and videos, and it was clear that Holly enjoyed herself very much! (It made our vacation much better to know that our dog was OK.)
We strongly recommend JoAnn, and we'll be certain to ask her help in the future.
Thank you, JoAnn!
My family and I were extremely happy with Jo Ann S. and her family, and the care they gave our dog, Cruiser. In the last few years we haven't left our dog with anyone but family. We had the same plans, but that suddenly didn't work out so we looked online for someone to watch him, and we found Jo Ann S. My daughter was hesitate about anyone watching him, even family. Once she meet Jo Ann S. she was put at ease. We think she and her family are great. Cruiser likes to be around someone a lot and he become fond of her son and her son let him even sleep in his room. We are very grateful for finding Jo Ann S and her family. She send lots of updates and pictures which we really appreciated. Thanks again Jo Ann S.
Joanne was very accommodating to my schedule and my dog enjoyed her stay. Overall very pleased with her service
JoAnn was awesome. I'd highly recommend her. She posted pictures every day showing how good my little dog was doing. It was a wonderful experience!
JoAnn was great! Loving care! She sent daily pictures/videos. She was always responsive and made me feel comfortable. Macy was well cared for and had a great time on her doggie vaca!
Scarlet had such a good time..she didn't want to leave. JoAnn was simply PERFECT. We have already booked Scarlet's next stay.
JoAnn took great care of our Monster. We looked forward to the pictures that we got on a daily basis; it was good to know that Monster was being well taken care of. Monster loved his daily walks, even in the snow. We would definitely recommend Joann and her family, and would use her again in the future!
My dog LOVES going to visit Ms. JoAnn and her family. He is clearly well cared for and gets so much attention from them. :)
Absolutely fantastic! Such a wonderful dog loving family. Daily photo or video updates, dogs were so well cared for they were bummed out that we came home, lol. Wouldn't hesitate to use Joanne and her family again and again!
Joaan was great. He had his daily walk and playtime. She kept us updated daily by sending us pics. I will definitely use her service again.
JoAnn was such a great host for our dog. She sent several pictures every day, which we really appreciated. They have a great amount of space, and our dog got lots of walks in addition to playing with another dog they were hosting. This was a great experience for us and (it certainly seemed) our dog and we will definitely be repeat customers!
This was our first experience with DogVacay. Candi was very well taken care of, and we felt more comfortable having her stay with a family rather than being in a kennel. We looked forward to seeing the pictures that Joann sent every day.
JoAnn takes great care of Isaac. He gets plenty of attention and exercise. He always comes home happy and healthy. I definitely recommend her!
Our older vision-impaired collie felt so at home with JoAnn and her family! He is so sensitive and needs gentle handling which he received with her. She was responsive to my initial inquiry and sent adorable, comforting pictures while we were away. I hope she will continue to be available when these situations come up again!
JoAnn was extremely gracious and hospitable to us and our 1 year old lab mix Gracie. She was welcoming and accommodating from start to finish.

It was so comforting to know that our dog was being looked after on a large countryside property rather than a crowded cement kennel with no windows!

I would recommend this dog vacay caregiver to anyone and everyone. Thanks JoAnn!
My dog, Mak, had such a good time with Joann and her family! It was clear by how he responded to them when I picked him up and by how exhausted he was after he got home. I received pictures daily and Joann was flexible and accommodating with me. Mak appeared well cared for. I would definitely use Joann again and I would highly recommend her to others.
Ella, our 8+ year old black lab, felt comfortable and immediately made herself at home during our meet-and-greet visit to JoAnn's home. Ella was well cared for and we were pleased to receive daily photo updates showing her activities. We couldn't have been more satisfied with JoAnn's loving care for our important family member and we will be booking more vacays at JoAnn's !
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