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Joe C.

5 Reviews
4 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
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Joe's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
2 yr 0 mo old

Joe's House

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

About Joe

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I believe there are 2 main factors in being a great caretaker for a dog. (1) Having knowledge, understanding and experience in working with canines. (2) Having the personal characteristics including high motivation that creates successful care taking. I strongly believe I have both. I have been a dog owner for over 25 years and take pride in continuing to learn about dog psychology. Actually, I have a degree in psychology and had a career working in counseling. While that is a positive factor, my greatest asset has been my desire to learn and gain a greater understanding of dogs from my direct experience. Part of that experience has been doing volunteer work at a local animal shelter. This has been both challenging and rewarding. In addition, I have been an avid follower of the "Dog Whisperer" and have benefited from reading and watching how he successfully interacts/rehabilitates dogs. I'm fascinated with the canine species and simply love having them in my life. While I receive many personal rewards in being around dogs, I'll never lose site of their needs and how I can best meet them. I'm committed to this and in becoming a strong leader for every dog I take care of.
Although I have a modest size house, dogs will have access to most areas within it. I also have a patio deck and a decent size backyard that is completely fenced in. This makes it ideal for a dog to fetch, play with another dog or simply romp around chasing birds, squirrels, etc. I have a nice neighborhood to walk a dog and a wooded area ( full of various game) only a few hundred yards away. I take my dog Coco in the woods almost daily.She is an 2 year old mixed breed whom I rescued in November of 2016. She has a sweet disposition and loves having new playmates come to the home.Finally, I've lived in my home with my wife Sarah for 18 years.She loves dogs and also owns a horse that she deeply cares for. In short, she's darn good around animals. I'm home a lot taking care of my house and dog as well as helping my wife with a small business. This makes it easier to host someones dog as I have the ability to give a dog enough affection, play time and of course, any needed rules, boundaries and limitations!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Joe C.

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joe's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Joe's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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5 Reviews
I can't say enough about Joe. He was absolutely amazing with my Jax and Jax took to Joe instantaneously from our first meeting. I trust him implicitly with the care of my pup.
Joe was awesome! Very attentive to Hailey. She was a bit anxious being left, but Joe and his wife were very loving to her, and she relaxed and had fun romping in the big fenced yard and going on walks. She got along with the other dogs there as well, including a very sweet Pit-mix. He was also very accommodating with drop-off and pick-up times. Had very good communication. Would definitely hire him to watch Hailey again!
Oh Joe was fantastic! Diesel has been going to Joe's for years but he recently turned his dog sitting service into a Dog Vacay and it's great! He had Diesel running and playing and going for walks, walks, walks! Diesel ALWAYS comes back from Joes calm, well cared for and happy. His home is large, dog-friendly and has a big, fenced back yard. I know if I take Diesel to Joe's then I'll never have to worry! I was so happy with my experience with him...I'll send Diesel to him every time we leave!
Ollie's stay with Joe C. Was the best! He loved the walks, having other dogs to play with and Joe's attentiveness! We are very happy that our beagle now has a home away from home!! The pictures and text updates made our day!!
Rosie had a ball staying with Joe and his wife and playing (non-stop) with Maia. The dogs have a nice fenced yard to run in, and plenty of room to romp or rest inside (including their own bedroom). Joe was very responsive in helping me to plan my trip and attentive in making sure he understood my dog's needs and habits. He even texted me a couple of pictures of happy dogs, just to ease my mind. A great all-around experience!
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