John Harper

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John H.

27 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
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

John's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
5 yr 1 mo old

John's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About John

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
When sending me a new request please include number of nights and number of pets my phone does not always include this information

When you are ready for a vacation or a business trip give your best friend one too. I offer a Smoke-free boarding home for dogs. We will take trips to the park, have plenty of playtime, photographs, tender loving care, and more. Im at home most of the time, set my own schedule, and can make sure your pet doesn't feel lonely and gets all the attention he/she needs to avoid homesickness . I can also help with any kind of training issues.

All guest dogs will be kept inside the house when not supervised. I have a separate dog run area available with a 6 foot fence all the way around.

Also Pit bulls are always welcomed. They are just misunderstood friends. I see them as playful sweet dogs just like any other breeds.

Feel free to reach out to me and ask me any questions you may have!

I do have discounts available:
- additional dogs
- stays over seven days
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

John H.

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
27 Reviews
John was accommodating to wait for me when I had a delay dropping the dogs. There were several issues with this host. In his page, he states that have 1 dog but when I arrived, he told me he has 5 dogs which is OK but I would have factored that into my decision of choosing him. The thing that really upset me was that I never received updates or pictures. The first day, i wrote to him when I realized I was not going to get one. He know that one of my doggies is old and not feeling well so, for me, that is a no-no. When I arrived, the dogs looked shy and intimidated so I am not certain they had a happy stay. I will never know because I did not receive updates.
John was so helpful throughout the whole process. This was our first time taking our dog to a sitter and it worked very well. John communicated promptly and always sent pictures of Tanner so we could see he was healthy and happy. We could tell that John loves dogs and is experienced in caring for all types of dogs. We will definitely use him again!!
John is really a nice person! My dog requires a lot of attention. In the past we usually leave it at petsmart where he always unhappy when we pick him up . This time is our first trial with a dogsitter . Clearly John played with him a lot since several scratches have gone. Our dog always make scratches on himself if he feels lonely. Thanks John!
Our dog returned depressed, upset and unable to sit. She has multiple lacerations on her face and paws. One can only assume she was mistreated in this home. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS MAN AROUND YOUR ANIMALS!
Our dog Lexie seems to have done very well while in the care of John Harper. Lexie had a health issue the week we had to leave her and we were very nervous about her care, but John kept us informed and sent pictures every day. We appreciate the good care she was given and will definitely book with him again as the need arises.
My pupper had a blast! When i went to pick him up he didnt wanna leave. John is awesome.
The puppies were very happy staying with John. He provided picture updates almost instantly, and was even VERY accommodating when plans changed and I had to pick them up late. I would bring them back to John whenever I have a need for an overnight sitter. You can tell he's truly a dog person!
Great person with my luv muffins.
I had never used a dog sitter before and was really nervous but John took great care of our dogs and they seemed to be really happy when we picked them up. Would definitely leave them with John again.
John was great with our chocolate lab during his stay and even sent us pictures with updates on our dog. We look forward to boarding our dog with John again!
I have to say this was an excellent five * stay for Baylee and myself!! John was accommodating from the very beginning and allowed me he flexibility to extend day per day! When I picked Baylee up it was adorable she had a friend in her crate with her! I cracked up! Not only is he wonderful with her he is a good Christian man , I will continue to bring Baylee to him ! Thank you John for being so good to my girl while I was gone!!!

Robin R
John kept me updated with pics of Major. I had a last minute trip and John was there to provide care. Thank you
This was my first Dog Vacay experience. It was easy to make the reservation and communicate with John. I will use the service again. Thank you John.
I forgot to provide food and he handled it for me. Also, he helped train my dog to walk on a leash. What a nice man. Thanks for everything!
John walked out dogs, cared for them, sent us pictures, gave us updates and was a great overall host. We recommend him!
I will definitely book boarding with John in the future! John replies quickly to messages; and my little dog, Charlie seems to have enjoyed his time with him.
John was great. I will absolutely use him again! When I got my dog back she had already had a bath! It was so easy dropping off and picking up the dog and stress-free.
Could not have been more comfortable having John take care of my dog Bella. From the moment we met I know I had made the right choice. John even sent me a picture of Bella while I was traveling.
This was my first time leaving Bella in the care of anyone, John made me feel comfortable, assured about my decision and I could not be happier.
John was great! My dog isn't always easy to manage, but John and his whole family are great with her and she loves going over to their home. Thank you!
My first experience having to leave this Prince Charming with someone I didn't know and beyond 2 days. Boo had to visit John for 2 full weeks and under already emotional times for my baby Boo. All siblings are being displaced right now.

John seems to make Boo happy, spent time with him and I got photos to prove.

Thanks so much! For loving my pitty Boo!
I believe John took good care of my Lucky. He was very friendly when we met prior to me leaving him in his care.
John did a great job taking care of my dog. He sent me pictures every day. He has a very flexible schedule and his family that lives in the house also help taking care my dog. I did like that because my dog was always with someone. He also offered me a good price. I definitely recommend him !
John was great! He was affordable, accommodating, and great with our pup! He sent us pictures and videos of our dog's stay every day. Would definitely recommend to others!
John took great care of my dog. You can tell he really loves dogs and knows a lot about them and how to handle them. I'm really particular about my dog and she was very happy when returned to me.
John and his family were great with our little Maltese, Dagny! John is a natural dog lover and has a calming presence. He went above and beyond my expectations: grooming, hair, pictures, play and feeding.
John was awesome! Picture updates and a warm and comfy home for my pup during the storm over the holidays. Thanks again John!
we are very thanks full for John's help!!
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