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Jo R.

31 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Jo's Resident Pets

bugga boo
Boykin Spaniel
7 yr 1 mo old
belly button
Australian Shepherd
10 yr 7 mo old
Australian Shepherd
7 yr 5 mo old

Jo's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Jo

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm a stay at home Mom with animal experience. I worked at Sumner Vet Hospital and lodge in the kennels. It was my job to walk, feed, clean and play with all the boarded dogs. While there I was trained in safe animal restraint, how to safely break up fights and how to give a dog CPR. I've been grooming my own and friends/families' animals for about 12 years. One day I would like to open a Dog rescue, and by that time I willl hopefully be an ER vet and can care for all pets in my facility. I absolutley love dogs and all their different personalities. I have a Boykin spaniel, Bugga Boo (female 4) and a Mini aussi, Belley Button, (female 7). Both very playful. They can be separated if your dog needs to be a one dog watch. I have my phone on me at all times, so if you feel you need to check in or would like me to send pics periodically, I'd be happy to do that. I'll take them for walks in the neighborhood or at the local dog park if allowed. We have a large back yard for running and it is fully fenced. We are in the process of killing off all the bad grass and growing hardy grass for better dog play and we do not use chemicals. Its very safe for your dog though, ours play on it all the time. We have a dog run as well. While I watch them they will have run of the front room/ kitchen that leads to the backyard via dog door. My husband and I are both very relaxed individuals but on watch the whole time. We both are dog people in every essence of the word and hope to raise our son to feel the same. I will try my hardest to make sure your dog is as comfortable as possible. I tend to go to bed around 10 pm. We have a laundry room/ dog room they can over night in with our animals or we can work something out if you have other ideas. I'll work with you if your dog needs checking on through out the night. I will also follow special meal plans if needed. I'm very flexible. Thank you for taking the time to read my information. I look forward to watching your fur baby !

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Jo R.

31 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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 Jo's Home
$25 /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
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Jo's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$25 /min
$45 /max
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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31 Reviews
Hello! Jo''s dog vacay was very accommodating for our old dog, Cosmo. We had special instructions for Cosmo and Jo made sure that he was well taken care of. I will definitely return. Cosmo had a great time too.
Jo is flexible with pick up and drops off time, easy to communicate to.
Jo did a great job with Batman, she had him for a week and came back happy and tired. We would definitely use her again.
I would definitely go to Jo again if I needed a pup sitter for our dog, Bear! While we were away we got frequent pictures of bear and he seemed very happy when we picked him up! We had a great experience!
Jo and her family are great! Our dog loves it there; so much so that every time I pick her up, she doesn't want to leave Jo's house. Jo is very accommodating!
Brandy is gonna be in good hands when I go on vacation :)
My elderly rescue dog, Roxy, and I had been to a couple of dog sitters before we were lucky enough to find Jo. As long as Jo is willing to watch dogs, I will never take Roxy (or any dog I have) to anyone else. Jo is knowledgeable, kind and truly knows a lot about dogs. Roxy even plays when she's with Jo and her adorable kids. I didn't know Roxy even knew how to play!
Daisy had a wonderful stay with Jo. She had two other dogs about her size to play with, and from the frequent photos it looked like they were having the time of their lives. Daisy was also treated like a family member, with lots of interaction with Jo's family. She was happy and sleek when I picked her up and looked like she had indeed been on vacation. I particularly liked the frequent notes from Jo. I believe she has experience as a vet tech, and she was a good observer of Daisy's health. I will definitely leave my dog with her again!
Jo R was wonderful! My two pups loved their mini vacation away from Home. She took very good care of them and they loved playing with toys, kids and other dog. She shared photos and they were definitely content. I/we will be repeat attendees. Thank you!
Jo and her family were amazing with my dog. I got tons of pictures throughout his stay and she even helped me figure out what dog food was best for his digestion. I will definitely be using her again when I'm in the area.
I was very happy with the care my dogs received with Jo. She has all the required experience to handle any situation that may arise. Jo genuinely loves all the critters she cares for. I will positively use her service again. It is especially great because she makes dogs feel like they are home.
Jo took great care of Chief our Great Dane. He is a big boy and had a great time visiting and staying with her family. She shared photos and messages on how he was doing. Great piece of mind for us parents away from their baby.
Always awesome. Jo is the best.
Very pleasant experience. Easy drop off and pick up. Jo kept us updated via test with photos and let us know how they were doing. Would recommend her and will use her again in the future.
Jo was the best! She has 2 very young children that we could tell were very comfortable around dogs. From the moment we stepped in the door our dog was happy and acted like he had been there many times. Jo was extremely accommodating when our plans changed and when we brought Toby back a second time he was very excited to get back in to her house. While we were at our son's college graduation Jo sent us a photo of Toby and her son snuggling up to each other. That meant so much to us. Thanks so much and if we were ever in town again we would want Jo to be our dog sitter.
Gracie loves going to Jo's house! As soon as we turn into their neighborhood, she gets excited. When I open the car door, she runs straight to their front door. Jo and her family treat each dog as if it's their own!
Jo was great to work with! Leiko loved staying there!
Oreo is happy and enjoyed play time and all the love. Jo is awesome she kept me informed of oreos well being and if any issues which there were not any. I will use Jo again. Thank you.
Another great stay. Jo was very accommodating to our needs. She kept us updated on our doggy and she came home exhausted from playing so hard. Thanks again!
This was Lilybelle's first stay. Jo and her family were wonderful. It was so easy and Lilybelle was well taken care of. Highly recommended.
My dog thinks Jo is her new person! She was happy to see me after a week away but she has become so comfortable with Jo that I was convinced she did not miss me. Jo is wonderful. She takes super good care of my dog and all the dogs she watches. And it seems like she always has clients. I trust her to make sure my dog is comfortable and safe and I have never been let down. This is probably the eighth time I have had Nala stay with her and I adore her. She just does such a great job.
My sweet old man dog, Bob, and I had a great experience with Jo. She was so great at being flexible about times, making sure Bob was comfortable and keeping in touch with me with updates and sweet pictures. I will definitely be turning to her again to love on my sweet Bob. Thank you Jo!
Our dog had a fabulous time staying with Jo and was well cared for. She was very attentive to him and gave us some great insights on caring for him. We would leave him there again in a heartbeat.
Great experience for the pups from start to finish. Great yard, other pups to play with, snuggle time on the couch, treats, and plenty of walks. Came back into town to 2 happy and exhausted dogs.
Jo asked and was glad to continue their daily schedule but also offered them a little extra love (read: chicken) on their first few days getting used to a new place.
She has so much experience with animals, and her calm demeanor really brought me piece of mind and made it easy to leave the dogs and enjoy a vacation.
Daily pics and texts let me know everything was good (and also when it wasn't...which I appreciate even more).
Will definitely book with her again and recommend to others in Tacoma.
I am brand new to the area--after only 2 weeks here, my work had me away from home for a week. I didn't know anyone to watch my dog, so I found Jo on this website. My dog Gracie is pretty shy and skittish, but she had a great week with Jo and her precious family. Jo texted me every day and sent pictures of Gracie, which were fun and reassuring to receive. I will indeed be using Jo's services again soon!
Nala just loves Jo! She was happy when we pulled up - she now knows the house - and happier when she went inside. I really feel comfortable leaving Nala with Jo. Now that she is older Nala has a lot of pain in her hind legs and trouble getting up stairs. She has meds that she takes as needed and Jo has no trouble handling that. She will text me if she is unsure or text to say she followed my vets instructions and gave her a pill when she is showing signs of being in pain. I know Jo is paying attention to my dog and making sure she is not suffering. I have a week long business trip coming up in June and I have already booked my trip with Jo. I am really confident that Nala will be safe with her the whole time. This is so important as I need to be worry free when I am there.
Thank you Jo!!!
Great visit with Jo. She was patient with me when I was running late and as usual complimentary toward my dog also. She really makes things easy and I know my dog is safe when she is there. I am really happy she is the person who looks after my baby when I can't. Thanks again Jo!
Another great visit with Jo! My dog was excited to see her when we got there, and not very jumpy when I got there to pick her up. She seemed like she had a good time and was happy about her visit. She likes Jo and her family and I could tell she was well taken care of.
Thanks Jo!
First visit with Jo went great! I am new to this area and had to find a pet sitter again. My former sitter Cheryl also from here was just awesome, but too far away now. I had a good feeling about Jo from her profile and I was right! Jo is definitely dog people and so is her husband. She has a good set up going and sees many dogs regularly. She is used to dog habits and does not seem to mind little things that make my dog comfortable, like giving her a place to sleep on their bed! She didn't actually want to but Jo would have let her if she did! My dog was happy and acted fine when I went to pick her up too. So I know she was not scared or too worried. My dog has a way of telling me when things are off.
Other things to know, Jo was flexible and easy going about drop off, pick up, and even our meet and greet. She was easy to get a hold of and she was good about texting me pics of Nal and of checking in with me. Bottom line, I was at ease knowing my dog was safe which made it easier for me to concentrate on the training I was doing instead of worrying.
I would recommend Jo and will be going back to her next week for another overnight.
Thanks Jo!
Jo and her husband were awesome! Thank you so much for the care you provided to Lona and Daisey. The daily pictures were wonderful. It was nice to see the were comfy and doing fine.
I think we left the thunder wrap. We will pick up the next time the puppies stay with you.
We highly recommend Jo. Our puppies had a terrific time.
Thanks Jo
my pups were happy to stay with jo and her family. highly recommended!
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