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Joanie W.

27 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Joanie's House

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

About Joanie

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! I would love to welcome your beautiful dog into my home, where I promise they will get the love and attention they deserve while you are away!

Ever since my English Bulldog, Lucy, passed away, I have been craving for the companionship of a furry friend. I will love your dog like it is my own (which is A LOT!), letting you enjoy your vacation (or work day), knowing that your loved one is happy.

Since my kids have moved out, I have lots of room and love to share with your pup! I look forward to meeting you!

Note: I do charge $10. more per day for holiday weekends, Christmas, Thanksgiving etc. as demand is very high during those timeframes.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Joanie W.

27 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 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 Joanie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Joanie's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
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27 Reviews
Cannot say enough good things about Joanie!! She did such a great job taking care of our puppy, she treated him as her own and he loved her by the end of the week. I felt at ease leaving him with her for a whole week, highly recommend!
Having Joanie watch our dog while we were away was a great experience. I was nervous because it was our dog Reggie's first time staying with someone besides family. Joanie kept us updated with texts and pictures and I can tell that Reggie had a great time and made some new friends. Thanks Joanie!
Joanie was an absolutely fantastic sitter for my Lily. She sent me tons of pictures and updates while I was away and Lily could not have been happier or more comfortable for her entire stay. I will absolutely be using Joanie again for my next vacation and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a sitter!
I couldn’t have been happier with my experience with Joanie, and can’t recommend her enough. She was patient with my thorough instructions and made me feel completely at ease with updates and photos of their stay. If you are hesitant, schedule a meet and greet and all your fears will instantly be eased. Thank you Joanie!
I was hesitant about using this service rather than a typical doggie daycare at first. Now, I'm glad I decided to go with Joanie! She's awesome. Very nice lady. Let me right in, chatted for a while and chewie instantly started getting acquainted with the other pups, which weren't hers but you couldn't tell them that lol. I would HIGHLY recommend Joanie. I felt like I was just leaving my chewie with his grandma :). Chewie slept all day when he returned home.
I was hesitant about leaving my dog in the care of a complete stranger, but Joanie went out of her way to assure I felt comfortable. She had us over for a meet and great, and answered any questions I had before I even a booked a stay.
Joanie sends updates (often with photos) to let you know how your dog doing while he is with her, and she always gets back to you right away when contact her.
Her attention to all of the individual dogs personalities, their needs, her calmness, and the way they all interact with her made me like her almost instantly. The fact that my dog can't wait to jump out of the car when we arrive now, absolutely solidified my comfort in knowing he is in great hands when under her care.
Wrigley and I can not recommend Joanie enough!!
Joanie sent lots of pictures during the stay! She also took the girls on walks and even to a cider mill!
Franklin is a very sensitive dog and Joanie recognized that immediately. She comforted him when he was anxious during thunderstorms. She kept us up to date with many daily pictures which put us at ease during our trip. Would highly recommend Joanie and would definitely use her services again.
We needed to travel out of town the weekend following our return from a week long vacation. Bindi had just had a great first time stay with Joanie, but we were not sure how she would react to being left again so soon. We were happy when we arrived at Joanie's because Bindi actually ran for Joanie's door. Her tail was wagging and she was very happy to see Joanie. Bindi had a great weekend with Joanie!!!
This was our first experience with Dogvacay and Joanie was wonderful!! Bindi is a treasured part of our family. In the past we have left her with family, but that was not possible this time. Joanie was so kind and welcoming to Bindi. The pictures she sent let us know she was safe and enjoying herself. Joanie really seemed to go out of her way to make Bindi feel comfortable and secure. She is extremely kind and really connects with the dogs. Our vacation was so much better because we could tell Bindi was enjoying her stay with Joanie!
Joannie was awesome! Gonzo was obviously happy and well cared for- what a great experience.
Great host. Loving, caring and spent allot of time with Batman. Highly recommend her
Joanie was awesome! I emailed her the night before and she was able to book a reservation for very early the next morning! She was so kind when we went to meet her and our 15 week old puppy loved her! She sent me multiple pictures and texted me updates throughout the day. She also kept up with our potty training tactics. Our puppy came home happy and exhausted! We will definitely be using her again when we both work!
She was great!!! She's a natural with pets!
My girl has never stayed anywhere except with me and another family member - and she is nearly 11 years old - so you can imagine how nervous I was about leaving her with a sitter. Joanie was WONDERFUL!! No doggy-anxiety at all. In fact, when I went to pick her up she sat in the doorway trying to decide if she should stay with Joanie or come back home with me - lol. Thank you Joanie for caring enough to make our family member - your family member - while we are gone.
we love getting messages with pictures on how our dog is enjoying himself
She's a wonderful pet sitter, I'm really glad we met her!
Joanie kept us updated on Charlie's stay with photos of him. We were very comfortable leaving him with her. Will definitely uses her services again.
Joanie was great. She sent us pictures every day. Our dog Pepper was walked and pampered. We could tell Joanie has a lot of love to give her doggie guests. We won't hesitate to work with Joanie in the future.
Joanie kinda made us feel like our dog liked her better, matter of fact he does like her better than us, and when we searched for somebody to watch our dog thats exactly what we wanted. Joanie updated us with pictures each day , and as the days progressed Ted looked like he was at home. We now consider Joanie Teds aunt.
To prepare for a weekend trip, we tried boarding our dog, Fran, overnight in a reputable kennel where she goes for daycare. She came home the next day so stressed that she wouldn't eat or drink and was sick all day. We tried to look for alternate boarding places and found Joanie on DogVacay. Joanie is a Godsend. She took Fran for walks, to a dog park, etc. Fran really enjoyed her stay with Joanie that she gave Joanie lots of kisses before we left. And Fran was her same playful self when we got home. We highly recommend Joanie to anyone who wants a loving person to care for their beloved pet. Thank you so much, Joanie!
This boarding was my dog's first experience. He is sensitive and get nervous easily around people or other dogs but he got used with Joanie right way at our meet-and-greet session. Joanie is a highly loving and caring person and he had a wonderful weekend with her. Appreciated a daily report with pictures as well. I'll definitely go back to her next time. Thanks, Joanie!!
Lucky, our little baby dog, absolutely loved her vacation with Joanie. Joanie is so caring, loving and absolutely reliable. We got every day a little note with a cute photo to reassure us of Lucky's well-being. We will definitely send Lucky back to her and can really recommend leaving your dogs in her care.
Thanks Joanie!
Joanie took care of Paomo very well during the weekend. She walked him and played with him a lot and I can see Paomo was very happy and did even want to stay longer with Joanie.
This is the first time we used Dog Vacay. Normally we have friends or family watch our dog but our daughter was getting married and everyone was at the wedding. He was a shelter dog so we were reluctant to take him to a kennel. He'd think we abandoned him. When we picked him up he seemed right at home with Joanie. He came to say hi to us and then turned back to play with her some more. It's fantastic to know now we have this resource.
Joanie was a patient host to my 10-month old rescue puppy. We rescued Charlie just two months before our trip, and it was difficult for him to be away from his new home. Joanie did a wonderful job of keeping us informed and never gave up on him when he presented her with a challenge.
Joanie was so great with our dog Evan! She spent the whole weekend playing ball with him, walking him and bringing him to the pet store where there were llamas! Ev seemed very well cared for and slept for about a day straight when he came home- so we know he had fun! We would definitely recommend Joanie to anyone looking for a dependable host!
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