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Joan L.
Bethesda, MD 20817
11 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Joan's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Joan's House

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Outdoor area
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Joan

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have always had a dog, for the last thirty year until just recently. I have been a dog lover my whole life. I give my guests great care, love and affection and plenty of exercise. I live across the street from a very big open field where the dogs love to be walked. We go on at least three - four walks a day, plus time to lounge in the backyard. All my guests have free range of the house and a number of them get to snuggle on my bed with me at night. I encourage clients to bring their pet's bed and a toy or two to play with. I do however have a pile of toys in the family room for all to share.

I also am able to supervise your pups 24x7 and provide transportation to a vet in case of a pup-emergency.

I am always busy over all the major holidays and love sharing them with my furry friends. Friends and family love to come and visit and play with my guests.

Your pet will be loved and well cared for with plenty of hugs and kisses provided!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Joan L.
Bethesda, MD 20817
11 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

Credentials

Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
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

Boarding Overnight At Joan's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Joan's Home
$55 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
11 Reviews
Joan took great care of our dog while we went away! She kept us updated with pictures and she treated Charlie as if he were her own. I would definitely recommend Joan to my friends and family!
Joan is terrific! It was clear that our Blake was comfortable in her home and that he was well-cared for. Top three reasons we'll book with Joan again: 1) Blake's many eye drops and ear drops and other medications didn't phase her; 2) her frequent updates and prompt responses during, before and after Blake's visit; and 3) she suggested and later followed up about his coming for a free, short visit between the meet and greet and his actual visit - since a fair amount of time had lapsed between the two. I didn't see more than the main floor but the home appears plenty spacious, and I liked that she has a lot of experience with cockers. One more reason to book with Joan - she's very nice and easy going - great with dogs and humans alike.
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Our precious Riko had a wonderful stay with Joan! We have only left Riko a few times in the past, and were nervous about leaving him. I set up a meet and greet…and the rest is history! Joan welcomed my family into her home and was very professional with regards to the care of our dog Riko. She asked questions with regards to health, diet, and the character of Riko. These things are very important when you leave your dog in the care of someone. We were very impressed in Joan’s knowledge of dogs. All our questions were answered completely. Joan explained in length the daily routine that would take place in her home. Then something wonderful happened! It is called love and compassion. We all want this for are dogs. Joan’s love for animals was evident when she began to interact with Riko. We set up our overnight stay with Joan and were extremely happy with the outcome. Riko was in great spirits when we picked him up! He had been fed, walked and most of all loved! What more could we ask for! Thank you so much Joan for taking care of our Riko. We will definitely bring Riko back for some overnight stays full of fun and love!!!
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Coop had another great stay with Joan and her son. He is scared of car travel, but when he sees where we are he runs excitedly to the door to get in and say Hi to Joan. He always comes home looking happy and well rested from his stays.
I love the photo updates as well!
Top marks.
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Joan was wonderful with our dog Cleo. It was so nice to hear reports of how Cleo was doing while we were away along with many pictures. Joan was very nice and was willing to have a meet and greet with us before our trip. I was able to fully relax knowing Cleo was being taken care of well and loved.
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It was a great experience working with Joan! I brought Sadie for a meet n greet and then back again a couple weeks later for a 'refresh' because Sadie had had basically no experience 'sleeping out'!

Sadie had a great time at Joan's house, spending some time with another 'client' and some time as an 'only' dog...and fortunately I can report that she behaved herself on her visit :)

I appreciated that it was rather a last minute reservation/request for the Thanksgiving holiday and that Joan was able to fit me in. She's very caring, very experienced with dogs and dog sitting, and kept me updated by both phone and sending photos while I was gone. I will definitely use Joan again!
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Thanks to Joan for allowing us to take a week long vacation without worry about how our dog was doing. She gave us regular updates while we were gone and Teddy seemed happy and comfortable when we arrived back to pick him up. We will definitely use Joan in the future.
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We are very happy to have found Joan... Our Suki felt comfy on our visit with Joan and her son and didn't feel anxious to leave which was a great sign...We really enjoyed receiving photos of our baby eating, playing and getting kisses while we were on vacation. She was relaxed, calm, happy and got a big kiss goodbye from Joan on our way out :) We will definitely use Joan again.

Thanks a bunch for caring for our little pooch and keeping her safe and happy!
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We left our dog looking so sad, we thought he would just stand by the door not eating the whole time. Then Joan sent photos of him happily eating and snoozing on the sofa! He was completely calm and happy upon pick-up.
Coop had another excellent stay with Joan! I am sure he now also walks on the leash better. Great host.
Coop had a great time staying with Joan and her son. I loved getting the photos of him while on vacation as well! I'll definitly be using Joan again for Coop.
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