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Joyce F.

28 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Joyce's Resident Pets

Cinnamon
Maltese
Female
3 yr 11 mo old

Joyce's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Joyce

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Looking for small dogs to love! We have only one fun, playful morkie and 4 humans in the house. Not enough of her to go around! I am a stay-at-home mom with 2 terrific teenagers. My husband of 20 years has recently semi-retired, so there is someone nearly always at home to care for your baby! :-)
We send multiple pics/videos each day to your cell phone or email. The dogs are NEVER left outside unattended and we have a fully fenced in spacious yard.
I love to take walks and 2 are included with daycare or sleepovers!
Very flexible hours - anytime between 8:30am-8:30pm for drop off and pickup.
Housetrained and Friendly dogs only please.
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Can administer oral medicine

Joyce F.

28 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joyce's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Joyce's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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28 Reviews
My 5yo Bichon had an amazing time with Joyce and her family. I really liked Joyce's place because the yard is huge and the whole house is super clean. She's also low key and only watches a few dogs at a time so my furr baby had lots of attention. She will definitely be back to Joyce's the next time I head out of town. Almost forgot, Joyce sent lots of photos and videos which was great.
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I just took my dog to Joyce's for his second stay. Before we even got to the door my dog was jumping for joy. He had a great time and slept for a solid 2 days after his visit.
My dog had the time of his life at Joyce's house during a 4 night stay. I know this because he came home and slept on the couch for 5 hours after I picked him up. Joyce was great at communicating with me via texts and videos. My dog made several new friends and I highly recommend using Joyce for fur baby needs.
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We were very happy with our first experience!
Joyce and her family were great! We loved getting pictures and video of Pax. She sent daily updates and he was made to feel right at home. He was taken on walks daily and enjoyed spending time with her dog.
We will definitely use Joyce and her family again next time we are traveling!
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Joyce...you are awesome! I highly recommend you and will be contacting you again in the future. You kept me well informed with pics too! Of my fur babies while I was away. Not going away all that frequently , I prefer keeping my dogs in their surroundings. Joyce made me feel less anxious about leaving them and provides phenomenal care for my dogs!

Thank you, Joyce!
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There are not enough words to express how much we appreciate Joyce, her family and Cinnamon! Our little guy Spike loves staying with Joyce and being with Cinnamon. Joyce just doesn't take excellent care of Spike, she and her family make him a part of their family.

Joyce reassures us daily with pictures and videos to let us know that Spike is eating and playing and getting lots of love and attention.

For the first time since Joyce has been taking care of Spike we are able to enjoy our vacation 100%. We miss our little guy a lot but we do not worry about him at all because we know that he is being well taken care of and loved very much.
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We would like to send a big thank you to Joyce and her family for taken such great care of our baby Teddie. This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we feel Blessed to have come across Joyce' site. We received loving text messages/photos and videos of our little sweetheart while we were away on a family vacation. This helped us be at ease knowing our family member was being taken such great care of. We highly recommend Joyce and will definitely ask to have Teddie stay with Joyce and her family again for future trips.
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Joyce was Amazing with Mary Claire! I don't think Claire even missed us. She had Cinnamon to play with. Joyce had a big yard for Claire to get her running out of her system. She ate well which she never does because she was not stressed. Joyce sent us multiple videos and pics of Claire each day. We never worried about her for a minute. Thank you Joyce.
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She was wonderful, such a kind and loving family! Joyce sent lots of pictures and really cared for my little Morkie. Highly recommended!!
My dog, Louie, had such a great time at Joyce's! She sent me videos and photos throughout the day (as I requested), which I was assured my dog was in good hands. Even when I first met Joyce for a meet and greet, she was very kind and showed a lot of compassion toward my pup! I can confidently say I trust Joyce in taking extraordinary care for Louie and will be coming back!!
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Joyce did a absolutely fabulous job watching our dog for a week. We received pictures every day and many days video as well. We would highly recommend her services to anyone needing dog care. Thanks so much Joyce!!!
Joyce was awesome. She took great care of our Dudley and helped us out of a jam. She offered to do a meet and greet the night before to get acquainted. While in her care, she kept us informed as to how he was doing. Took him for a walk allowed him to play with the other dogs, sent videos and photos of his interactions during his stay. I would recommend Joyce to others.
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Joyce and her family took excellent care of our dog, Gracie, while we were traveling. We felt very comfortable and grateful knowing she was in good hands. Joyce sent us regular updates and pictures throughout the week. We are very thankful we found Joyce!
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Joyce was the perfect choice for our little Miyagi! She soon learned how much Miyagi wants to constantly be playing ball and she did just that. We were always updated on how fun and active Miyagi was having through pictures. We will definitely use her again!
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What can I say except..... this was the most positive vacation experience we've ever had knowing our young Shihtzu dog was having a wonderful time without us. Joyce took amazing care of Bonny, who was treated as if she was one of their family. The house is immaculately clean and they have the perfect enclosed back yard so the dogs can run and play without any danger. Joyce sent us EVERYDAY photos or short videos of our dog Bonny and her dog Cinnamon playing and enjoying each other's company. I cannot recommend this host highly enough. We will certainly use Joyce again.
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Joyce was awesome! I loved receiving all the pictures and videos while I was away. I always knew he was safe. Will definately use her for any other trips I have!
We had to leave our little Malchi for 7 weeks and we are so happy that we found Joyce on DogVacay. Our dog was quite at home, had a blast playing with her dog and got pampered everyday by Joyce and her family. Leaving our dog for such a long period was very uneasy thought but Joyce sent us so many videos and pictures everyday that reassured that he was having a great time too.

Will never consider boarding him anywhere else. Thank you so much Joyce!
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Joyce was an excellent babysitter for my dog! She always answered my emails right away and while we were out of town she was always sending videos and pictures. Even more so she took him on a walk in the morning and a walk in the evening. He loves to play ball outside and she was sweet and played with him constantly. It looked like he was having such a great time we were worried he wasn't going to want to come home! I highly recommend Joyce to everyone who needs a loving and attentive sitter.

Avoid Judy D. who has a split personality and yelled at my husband once and me once.
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Joyce kept our two Havanese pups for 7 days. We are always hesitant to leave them as we have had some bad experiences at kennels in the past. Our dogs had so much fun while they were with Joyce, and we knew because she sent us tons of daily updates, photos and videos of them getting lots of love and pampering. Getting to see the pictures really put our families minds at ease so we could enjoy our own vacation without worry. I would definitely recommend Joyce to anyone. She is kind, responsive and definitely a dog lover! :)
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Absolutely fantastic! Joyce and her family are extremely kind people who have a genuine love for dogs! For Teddy's one-night stay, I received numerous photos and VIDEOS of Teddy eating, playing, napping, and just having good old time. I can't thank Joyce enough for taking such good care of Teddy! Highly recommend!
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Our experience was phenomenal!! We will NEVER board our dog at a kennel again! Daisy had a blast playing with their dog (and the others staying there) and Joyce sent us pics & videos throughout our trip which gave us peace of mind that Daisy was in good hands!!
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My little dog is very shy, but Joyce won him
over very quickly. Her husband and
2 teens are dog lovers also. He stayed for
2 weeks...the longest he's been away
from me in 3 years. Joyce sent me
photos and videos almost everyday.
Wally got along with her dog, Cinnamon
really well. He was so happy in there
home, I wasn't sure if he would want
to come home with me. I would never
want to leave him with anyone else!
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Joyce was great, her home was very nice and clean, big backyard. She sent me multiple photos and videos everyday so I knew the pups were doing awesome and definitely were not missing us! They were probably more sad to come home! ;) They went on walks everyday and looked very comfy while indoors. Overall very pleased and will return if she'll have us! :)
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Shima loved her vacay @ Joyce's home. I can tell because every time I ask about Cinnamon she gets so excited! That is so nice to know since I hate to leave her. Thank you Joyce and your family for making Shima so comfortable!
Cooper has had two more stays with Joyce and her family and absolutely loves them and his best buddy Cinnamon! He has so much fun there and they take such good care of him! He's always so excited for his visits with them : )
Joyce and her whole family were pawsome!!! ❤️
Joyce was amazing! We loved the daily videos and pictures that we received. We were about to truly enjoy our vacation knowing that our dog was being well cared for. I would highly recommend Joyce and her family.
Joyce and her family are wonderful hosts! I knew during the meet and greet that we had found someone who would treat our dog like their own. Joyce sent texts, pictures, and video so we could see what a great time he was having with their sweet morkie. This was the first time we've made a reservation through DogVacay and we will definitely be booking with Joyce again!!
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