Joyful Bark - Addtnl Dogs Only $10

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Joy F.

10 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Joy's Resident Pets

10 yr 0 mo old
11 yr 0 mo old

About Joy

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
****Additional Pets only $10 each!****

With Joyful Bark it is my mission to provide affordable, reliable and loving pet care in the safety and comfort of your pet's own home. It is my goal to become a part of your extended family by providing a friendly person to call when pet care is needed. I pride myself in being flexible, so I can always be there when I'm needed. With a calm and prepared-for-anything attitude it is my hope that you and your pets will feel comfortable and absolutely safe with me in your home.

I have over 4 years professional and 20 years personal experience with pets. I have experience with puppies, seniors, behavioral issues, training, exotic animals and have an impressive knowledge of dog breeds. I have also taken the initiative to become Pet CPR and First Aid Certified. My motto is "prepare for the worst, hope for the best" so I am always ready for anything.

Before I opened Joyful Bark I worked for the Orange County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and volunteered at local animal shelters. I take pride in being an advocate for animal rights.

I understand what it means to have animals as a real part of any family. My two dogs are my children and I would move universes to give them everything they need in life. I'm willing to do that for your pets too.

I offer Overnight Sitting in your home as well as afternoon Dog Walks. Services include playtime, cuddles, exercise, feeding, refreshing water, waste clean-up, health & wellness check, medication administering (topical, oral or injectable) plus photo updates via text. Complimentary home care also included as requested (bringing in the mail & newspapers, handling trash bins, watering plants, alternating lights or flushing the toilet to change the water meter readout etc…)

Contact me today for your free Meet & Greet!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Joy F.

10 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$80 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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10 Reviews
Joy made our first experience with a pet sitter fantastic! She was prompt and thorough at our meet-and-greet, provided an exceptionally professional orientation, and made meeting our animals her first priority. Little things like the new client packet she put together were a demonstration of her commitment to making her business and our experience a success. Most importantly, she loves animals and made sure ALL FOUR of ours felt important during her visits. The house was tidy when we returned, the pups greeted us as if we'd gotten home from a day at work (not traumatized for being kenneled for three days), and even the food bowls were clean and water bowl fresh. She provided updates via text and left "welcome home" notes for us to keep us informed of any issues. I wish we could take the pups everywhere with us, but when we can't, we'll call Joy first. Thank you, Joy!
Joy took very good care of our babies and kept me informed how they were doing while we were away. I trust her completely and know the house and the dogs are in good hands while we are gone. I can tell she truly cares about our dogs. She is very responsible and a great person.
She does a great job, happy dogs, happy home.
Joy was wonderful! My dogs were so happy to see her. She is so responsible, arrives on time and left my house spotless! I will definitely call her again!
Joy is very professional! Her communication is great with updates, pics etc. and I feel very confident with her taking care of my puppy :)
Great job and came home to very happy and chill pooches
Just a short visit and went very well. Both our dogs took to Joy immediately.
As with the first sitting, Joy has outdone herself in taking care of my two beloved doggies. The experience with Joy reads just as she advertises and I come home to the happiest dogs. Joy also keeps in touch with me as often as I like during my time away and I NEVER worry about my babies. Overall, Joy is the perfect dog sitter and we are all spoiled to know her! You cannot go wrong having Joy watch your dogs. THANK YOU Joy!!!
Joy was great with our pets. (Golden Retriever and 2 cats) She obviously loves animals and they were very well cared for. Lots of love was given to our pets and she treated them like her own. Very reliable and she takes caring for pets seriously.
Joy was great! She was right on time as scheduled, even if we were running a bit late. She made our dog feel comfortable, and you can tell she is passionate about animals. She is really sweet, and calm mannered which also helped with our dog's separation anxiety. We will definitely use her again!
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