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John G.

37 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • 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

John's Apartment

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Outdoor area
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About John

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***Just moved into Brooklyn! Previously lived in the Bronx and have taken care of over 50 dogs ranging from chihuahuas to Pitbulls! I also have over 35 - five star reviews with tons of references.

I moved to a great neighborhood in Brooklyn - 3 unit multi family building. The apartment is big and also has a fenced backyard, great to let your pup run around. (Of course under my supervision)

I mainly work from home and will spend most of my time with your loved one.

I have an American Bulldog back home in Florida, and I know how important it is to find a loving and caring host. Just know that your dog will be in good hands with me, so no need to worry while you’re out of town.

I also take a photo and/or video of your dog each day and send it to you via email or text so you can get an update. Do not look any further! References available.

Contact me today!

*UPDATE - I now use the app Presence (live video stream) to look over your little one whenever I am away from the apartment.
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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
  • Advanced senior issues

John G.

37 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 14, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$150 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At John's Home
$31 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$31 /bath
$65 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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37 Reviews
We always have Aggie stay with John when he's available - she is incredibly happy every time and runs straight to their apartment as soon as we get to the building. They are flexible and lovely to deal with!
John was awesome. We had an initial meet prior to the booking because our dog is not so great with new people. He gets scared easily. John did the right thing by letting Marley come to him. He didn't approach Marley until Marley felt safe around him. Right off the bat you could tell he's been around dogs before. He was super professional. Continued to send us constant updates and pics/videos. This was our first time leaving our dog with someone we didn't know and I would totally put my trust in John again. Can't thank him enough for everything! Thank you so much John, we will definitely use your services again on our next trip. 10/10 would recommend.
My third booking with John/Maria and once again seamless and amazing. Thank you guys.
John was so great! Our puppy loved him! He was flexible with the drop off and pick up times, which came in handy since our flight was delayed by over an hour. He sent us constant updates including photos and videos. It was a big relief to know that our puppy was in such good hands while we were away. We will definitely use his services again in the future!! Thanks again for everything John!!
I did not have time to do a meetup, so I booked John days before going or of town. John was great and sent updates. He was very responsive and calmed my nerves. Will definitely use John again. Thanks!!
John was great! He was very accommodating on drop-off/pick-up times. He answered questions before the trip very quickly. John took very good care of Charlie and I plan on making this a repeat!
Overall great experience. John took excellent care of my senior dog, administering meds, helping him make new pup friends and posting pics along the way. I have an off-schedule so he wasn't as flexible with drop-off and pick-up times as I had hoped, but I'm sure it's not really a problem for others with a normal schedule. Still highly recommended.
This was my first time leaving my pup, Prince with someone other than family--I was a nervous wreck!! After reading the amazing reviews I decided to give John a chance, and upon first meeting him I knew I was doing the right thing. Prince took to him with no problems and he (John) helped to ease my fears and anxiety. Everyday I got a picture--THIS HELPED A BUNCH!!! Overall, great experience, and I can tell Prince had a great time...Thank you and you will be hearing from me again! :)
This was the first time that we used DogVacay and were a little apprehensive but John was OUTSTANDING!!!.
He made us as well as our precious girls comfortable from the get-go.
Our 2 girls had a great time as evidenced by the great photos and videos that John sent.
We definitely intend to use John again and HIGHLY recommend him.
OMG. Where can I start. John was great from the first time we met him, he was on point. My two dogs felt at home at his place . He sent constant updates which made us feel at ease. He was very understanding to our needs. Will definitely come back to him and our eyes closed
I had John & Maria dogsit my fur baby for a few days, and the experience was great ! Oscar is only 8 months old and still not fully house trained so I was a bit nervous, but John put my mind at ease stating that they had lots of experience with puppies so it would be fine. I received puppy-mail everyday including pics of Oscar having a blast in the park, and play time with other puppies ! John was also very flexible with drop off/pick up times which I appreciated. I would definitely book them again. Thanks Guys !
So glad to have met John! We didn't worry for a minute - we received a video of Ruari having a walk and knew she was enjoying herself much more with him than if we'd brought her with us to a party with too many guests and an unsecured yard. Five stars all the way - can't imagine using anyone else!
I am very happy with the care Coqui received with John and Maria. I love the pictures he took from Coqui it gave me a peace of mind knowing my best friend was happy and in good hand.
My second booking with John and Maria and once again it was seamless. I received picture/video updates and Ruby/Olivia returned as happy as always. I will do all my future booking with John because I can always enjoy myself with peace of mind.

John is great! He is reliable, great with Milo and Maya and always available even if I need him last minute. Hes also very flexible when I need to pick them up late. I have used his service two times already. I highly recommend him to anybody...actually I already forwarded his info to another dog owner who works with me.
I was so glad to find John and Maria relatively last minute. Although I missed my pup while he was on vacay, I never worried about his well-being once. You could tell right from meeting the hosts that they truly love dogs and that they really enjoying hanging out with the pups that come to stay with them. Caesar will certainly be staying with them again soon!
John and Maria are great hosts. they are patient and accommodating which helped make this a wonderful first experience with dogvacay. my 2 small dogs stayed with John and Maria for 11 days on short notice. they sent me daily pics and videos and made me feel comfortable with their care. in the future, John and Maria will be my first choice for hosting and i give high recommendations for their services.
I was about to cancel my trip as I couldn't leave my darling Chloe dog with her regular sitter this time.
With not much hope I skeptically researched some web sites and found DogVacay a very reasonable option. John replied warmly to my last minute request within hours and he had no problem with giving Chloe her meds. I went with my instinct and comfortably left Chloe with John and his girlfriend.
Daily pictures and videos during her stay confirmed my feelings. Chloe came back home happy and looking her usual beautiful self. I'll definitely be asking John to watch after Chloe in the future.
My puppy had a great time with John and Maria!! I was nervous and worried a lot at first since it was my first time to leave him alone. My puppy is 9 months old and miniature pinscher and jack russell terrier mix. Super energetic and fun to be with but can be demanding at times.

John sent me pictures and videos almost everyday for daily updates so I was assured that he is doing well with them. John also let me know there will be another dog with my puppy and made sure they are getting along with each other well.

I am so glad that I tried pet sitting with John and Maria and from now on I don't need to worry about taking a vacation or business trip. I can tell my puppy is comfortable with them and I am sure he will be more than happy to be with them again.

Thanks a lot John and Maria!! I will see you soon :)
John is great! My Chihuahua Lobo stayed with him for 4 days without ever having met him before (save a quick handshake in the park). He was happy when I picked him up, and I got lots of videos while I was away. John is very confident with dogs and good at maintaining a safe space if there i more than one Vacay dog in the apartment. John got boarding requests for 2 other large dogs at his place for the same weekend as my Chihuahua reservation which made me nervous at first. It's standard Chihuahua to sport a feisty, provocative attitude, but John assured me knew the other dogs well, all of them would be very closely monitored. They went for walks together and shared the apartment just fine, even though I heard Lobo refused to share Maria's lap (John's finance). Lobo will definitely be visiting John's house again. I'm grateful to have John providing this service in the neighborhood.
John is an amazing sitter. He truly understood what our dog needed. Our Sandy was well taken care of and we were sent updates on his stay daily with photos and videos too. He had an awesome vacay with you guys. Thank you again. Hope to have a revisit soon.
John was an awesome sitter! Very friendly, responsive, and constantly updating us. He sent us a couple pictures of our little Laika having fun in the sun. Laika did not want to leave at the end. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family, and will use him again.
John was great! Ivy had a nice trip
John was a great host to both Bear and Foxxy. During their stay, I received tons of pics and a video of my babies. He was extremely flexible and accommodating, as I had to push back my pick-up time to due flight issues. I'm fortunate to have John in the neighborhood and I would highly recommend him to anyone in search of a host.
To say that I am thrilled with John and Maria's care of my little guy would be an understatement. I was extremely nervous leading up to my pups weekend stay considering he is never away from our family, and they did a wonderful job of reassuring us that everything was going to be great! We received pictures and updates every day of his stay which made me feel so at ease and allowed us to have peace of mind while we were away. Thank you both for loving and caring for Dex like we do. It was apparent from the moment that we picked him up that he wasn't anxious or scared and that he was well taken care of! Thank you, thank you, thank you for being so wonderful! I would highly recommend John and Maria to care care of your pups will love them!
Choco had a "DogVacay" with John for one week. As usual, there is an adjustment period when separating. Choco had the company of two other dogs to keep her happy and busy. While I was away, John sent photos and videos for me to enjoy. Most important, Choco was well taken care of; I definitely plan to use John's service again. Thanks John.
Again and again, John is able to come through for me. From taking last minute bookings, late night pickups, arranging a pet taxi service to pickup/drop off Lorenzo, lots of videos/pics, fast responses, etc., he does it all. Highly recommended. Thanks again John!
Excellent service!
John was great! He was super communicative, sent plenty of pics and videos of Lorenzo which my mom adored, and was accommodating whenever my schedule changed. And he was able to wash Lorenzo and administer his meds on a regular basis. Thanks!!!
John was wonderful - he and his partner (fiancee?) are incredibly sweet and responsive. We were leaving our Aggie for over 3 weeks, so it took us a little while to decide to go with John... but even though I hadn't made the reservation, he still told other people "no" until I had decided for sure. I thought that was a classy move. They made everything quite painless, and Aggie seems to have had a great time.
This was our first experience with DogVacay and I must admit I was very nervous to leave our girl with someone we never met. John was great to communicate with, he is flexible, provided us with ease and sent us great updates during Penny's stay! Our dog suffers from separation anxiety and he was wonderful at addressing and caring for this. I would highly recommend John to any dog owner & will contact him again for future vacays!! Thank you!
This was my first experience with Dogvacay. John was great, he took really good care of our dog Scruffy. Scruffy is a high maintance dog because he has a lot of genetic allergies and john kept up with Scruff's needs. John was very pleasant and flexible.
I give John a five plus star rating! First time I separated from Remy, who I call my son. From the first day we met John with Remy, I felt at ease because John was very friendly, understanding, and we all clicked right away. John followed my instructions to a T with regard to Remy ' s needs (cocker spaniels are high maintenance dogs because of their ears) John was kind enough to send me updates, videos, pictures, every single day during my twelve days away from Remy. I definitely recommend John to care for your pet. You won't regret it!
I cannot say enough of what a great experience I had with John. Having my dogs in great care was vital for me to enjoy myself while away. Receiving picture and video updates was so amazing and seeing my pets were actually happy, and making new friends made me feel at ease. John answered all my questions and concerns in a timely manner and none of my questions went unanswered. I will absolutely book again, thanks again John.

Great and secure place! Definitely will use the service again. Thanks John, the video of our dog was a surprise; during our trip to be able to watch the dog during his play time. Will recommend to anyone that need a safe place to leave the dog temporarily in a loving a caring place.

John is a rockstar! Cairo enjoyed his visit and was verry happy during the week! I'd recommend John to anyone looking for a fun, responsible and caring pet sitter!
John G. was great he sent me pictures everyday . he even sent me video of Chloe and Panda going for a walk in the park . I was so pleased when I returned home to see that they weren't overly anxious to leave John's house , that showed me that they were comfortable there. He even treated Chloe's dermatitis without any complaints and gave Panda his Benadryl for his allergies. What more cold you ask for in a sitter . Now I will begin to vacation more knowing that John G. is available to care for my babies .
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