J 'n K's Doggy Retreat

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John S.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

John's Resident Pets

10 yr 10 mo old

John's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About John

39 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Located right in downtown Toronto just steps away from St. James Park where your pooch will join ours on four walks a day.

Myself, John, has had dogs for almost forty years. I’m retired so your pooch will only be left alone in rare circumstances. Koichi is working, but will supply all kinds of cuddles and lavish loads of affection on your pooch.

Griffin, our rescue Pomeranian is a dog-friendly little guy. Griffin has only been with us just over a year. He’s a lively little guy between 10-11 years. He quite often has a Wheaten and two Shih Tzu’s staying with him so is comfortable with other dogs. They are all girls, so it’s his little harem!

Your pup will have free run of the apartment and also see what’s going on from our small balcony. At night your pooch will have ‘good night cuddles’ on the bed but be expected to sleep on a dog bed afterwards. We’ll maintain the feeding/treat schedule you already have so your pooch will feel comfortable.

You’ll be able to go on vacation knowing your dog is being looked after just like our own. We’ll send you updates to let you know how they are doing.

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John S.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
14 Reviews
John has been so accommodating and flexible with changes in plans. He goes above and beyond what I expected. My dog looked right at home with john's family and he gave me updates which made me feel relieved and relaxed as I go on my vacation. Thank you so much for your exceptional service, John!
John and Koichi made our dog feel like family. They gave us a steady stream of updates and photos to give us the peace of mind that she was in very capable hands. When Kindle came home she was very relaxed, and well behaved - as if she truly just had a vacation. Would definitely use them again, very much recommended!
We were very nervous to leave our Ruby with strangers -- she is a fairly recent rescue and doesn't always adjust easily. We had nothing to worry about! Right away we could tell John & Koichi were incredibly loving and responsible. John sent us picture updates which helped us relax while we were away -- we could tell Ruby was having a blast and was in very good hands. She was totally comfortable when we picked her up and we are already looking to book with John & Koichi for our next weekend away. Thank you guys!
There are not enough stars for John and Koichi!! I was very lucky to have found these wonderful dog lovers and their sweet dog Griffin. They took the best care of my dogs over four nights, I will return to them again and again. As soon as I met John, I felt at ease and knew my pups were in very good hands. Each day I received detailed updates and photos. My dogs were right at home with them and they have been very relaxed (and tired) since coming home. Thank you John and Koichi, you guys are fantastic :)
These guys are great! My pup requires a little special attention and has needs and they were more that willing to accommodate. Great folks, really enjoyed the pictures they sent. Would totally use them again to watch my little munchkin. Thanks you guys!
Just amazing! John was great, caring and attentive. Will always come back.
My dogs had a wonderful time with John and his partner. He kept me updated with pictures and texts. My little dog is usually skittish with new people but he cuddled with them. My older dog loved stretching out in the sunroom, and they both looked very comfortable in the condo. They were happy to see me, but neither one wanted to leave.
John really understands dogs, and he has a gentle kind energy with them. I felt very comfortable leaving the dogs with him and he was really accommodating when I extended the visit by two days. His flexibility with evening drop off and pick up much appreciated.
The first impression of John was that he is a very friendly person. Benjii my dog immediately took to him with waggy tails. John's home is immaculately clean which was a huge relief to me. I received pictures of Benjii while I was away. I will recommend John to anyone with the care of your pooch.
John and his family are the most loving and caring family you could wish for to leave your pup with. They take your pet as one more of their own family! With John you can be sure you can have your peace of mind knowing that your pups could not be in better hands. John is a very organized, respectful and loving and caring person and any dog that stays under his care is lucky! They take them for numerous walks, to the beach and even for coffe breaks! Griffin, (their dog) is also very friendly and an educated pal for your pup.
John sends you pictures to let you see how your pup is doing! I will always try to leave my dog with John if he is available! no questions asked! I recommend him 100%.
We were so delighted to find John and to have Banjo stay with him. We received lots of updates via text (with lots of pics!), which made us comfortable throughout our time away. We would completely recommend John, and plan on having Banjo stay with him again if we ever need to. Great experience!!
John is warm and loving host. Any pup would be lucky to stay with him.
John's vacay was amazing and I had complete peace of mind that Billy was getting the best treatment. John is very sweet and considerate as he sent pics and kept me updated on my dog's stay. I highly recommend John for your pets stay. I will definitely be calling on him and his friendly dog again!
John was super accommodating of my older dogs little quirks, and took great care of her while I was away. I'd use him again in a heartbeat!
Bodie & Wylie loved their stay with John. He was a wonderful, caring person ensuring my dogs were walked and loved. Highly recommend John for any dog sitting required.
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