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Joanne K.

10 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day 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
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Doberman Pinscher, Miniature Pinscher

Joanne's Resident Pets

9 yr 7 mo old

Joanne's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About Joanne

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My entire life I have always had dogs. I had granddogs before grandkids. It was good preparation for the little boys who followed.

There is a little motto in my kitchen that says: 'A home without a dog is just a house.' My sentiments exactly.

My home is located on a quiet street in midtown Ventura, convenient to the 101 and 126 freeways. I have a secure, fenced area, as well as a large grassy area, and plenty of plantings and cpaths to explore. Dogs have full access to the entire home, with comfy dog beds in each room.

I have one dog, his name is Kirby, and he is a long haired dachshund that I rescued through CARL. He is very friendly and sweet, and loves to meet all dogs.

Kirby and I both love to entertain, and look forward to meeting and hosting your pets.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Joanne K.

10 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 3, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joanne's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Joanne's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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10 Reviews
Joanne was great. She's very kind and soft spoken with the animal. My pup was very well taken care of. Joanne even called me to let me know how my pup was doing. She was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her without hesitation.
Joanne is very thoughtful and caring and our little dachshund had a great time with Kirby.
My dog Tulu loves to stay with Joanne and Kirby. I left town confident Tulu was is the best hands possible. Tulu is shy and Joanne is so kind and gentle Tulu soon enjoyed cuddling in a chair with her.
Joanne and her dog Kirby are a great pair! My dog, who is shy, did great spending the day with them. I am happy knowing my dog was in a welcoming, gentle and kind environment.
From the moment we met, I knew that Joann would be the perfect dog sitter sir my mom's senior dog, Scooter. She is warm and loving towards the dogs she cares for and goes above and beyond to ensure that they are comfortable, healthy, and happy. We will use her fo of our pet sitting needs, Thank you Joanne!
From the moment we met Joanne, we knew she would be the perfect caretaker for our two precious, energetic Boston Terriers. At our Meet and Greet, it was obvious that she loved dogs. They made up to her immediately, even our feisty 12 year old. She did two daily home visits for us for a week.and we were able to totally enjoy our vacation without any concerns. We also appreciated how promptly she replied to every question we asked both before and during the trip. And getting pictures of our girls while we were gone was great! We will definitely be calling her again for our next get-away.
I'd like to start out by saying there are far and few people like Joanne. She was a true blessing that we happened to find on Dog Vacay! We started out by having a meet and greet so we could determine if this would be a good fit for her and her pal Kirby. Couldn't have worked out better! Joanne and Kirby welcomed my little Lady and myself into her home. She graciously showed us around her home and chatted with us for a while. She answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable at the same time! I immediately knew Joanne was a perfect fit for my Lady dog! I'm very particular about who watches lady and have only left her at a boarding kennel once! My intuition was spot on. Joanne by far exceeds my expectations! On the day of drop off Joanne welcomed Lady with open arms and assured me she was in good hands. She was true to her word. Joanne gave me frequent updates on Lady and even sent some pics. Which was very reassuring! Lady is a finicky eater but Joanne had a few tricks up her sleeve and got Lady to eat her kibble and stemmed veggies! Talk about a 5 star dog vacay for Lady! Joanne did all of this while taking care of her own dog Kirby. Joanne is a person who really does care for your pet as much as you do. She was absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a genuine caring person to take care of their beloved pet! I cannot give Joanne enough great compliments! She is the real deal! Thank you so much Joanne!
I wish I could rate Joanne higher, because she is absolutely amazing. She welcomed our dog into her home and treated her as her own. We knew right away that Joanne was good with dogs, but she surpassed anything we could have expected as far as quality of care and she truly went above and beyond. The only thing I can say bad about Joanne is that she doesn't charge enough. I would pay a lot more to get the kind of T.L.C. that our pup got. I highly recommend Joanne to anyone. If you want to leave you doggy in good, loving hands, choose Joanne. Thanks again Joanne!!!

Ps. Her in house dog, Kirby, is the cutest little loaf you'll ever see.
I picked up Darby yesterday and received a very positive report from Joanne. I could tell by my happy dog that she had a great vacation. There is nothing better than knowing my Darby is in good hands while I am gone. Her own dog, Kirby, is a sweetheart and was great company for Darby. I highly recommend Joanne & Kirby to babysit your pet! I will use this host from now on. Thanks Joanne and Kirby!
My dogs (8 years and 1 year)
had a great time with Joanne and Kirby. She sent frequent newsy updates and photos, and I could see my dogs were happy and occupied. They greeted me with high spirits and seemed a little reluctant to leave her actually! She is great for any smaller breed dog (like mine) and I would think she would do well with any nervous dog.
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