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John R.

28 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

John's Resident Pets

6 yr 6 mo old

John's House

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

About John

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been dog sitting for 2 years now. I own a 5 year old Chihuahua who's great with other dogs. Having had my old dog sent to a kennel during a vacation and coming home only to get cancer 1 month later I always have doubted whether he was stressed out and if that was the reason he got cancer. Ever since I would never take any of my dogs to a place like that. I strive to be professional, and will give great care to your dogs. I have a huge fenced in back yard with plenty of room to run around. I also love giving walks and taking the dogs to the nearby park. I truly try to make it a stress free environment and a true doggy vacation.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

John R.

28 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At John's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
28 Reviews
Awesome family! They have a nice yard and they took great care of Medusa I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Super easy going, they were very flexible when I had to extend her stay.
Our two 12 year old schnoodles had a wonderful time at John's. In the past, we have had a house sitter or a neighbor take care of them and when we returned, it was obvious that they had been lonely. They are not very socialized either and bark or growl at other dogs on walks. We were a bit concerned that they would not get along with the other dogs. When we picked them up, they were happy and seemed to have enjoyed their time with John and the other 3-4 small dogs. It was quite a relief. This experience was a bit life-changing for us and we plan to have them stay with John in the future.
This was our first time using a service like DogVacay and we couldn't be happier. The communication with John was excellent. We immediately felt at ease when we dropped our dog off. Great value and we will probably never use a kennel again. Thanks again John, you've got another repeat customer!
John was great he was very accommodating responded quickly. I think i found my go to person next time i use dog vacay. Thanks John.
Our dogs had another great stay with John & his family. We are very happy with the care they are given and they really do bond with them. Will definitely use John again!
We had a great experience with John & DogVacay. The whole process was very easy and we felt like our dog was well cared for. John was very flexible with drop off and pick up times too which was appreciated.
John and his mom are great! Very flexible on drop off/pickup times and sent pictures on a couple occasions taking Bandit for a walk. I will definitely be using his services again.
This was our second time having our dogs stay with John R. This time they were with him for 6 nights. I was a little worried because we have not had them away from the family that long. They always stayed with my daughter who recently moved away.
When I texted to see how the dogs were doing, I got texts and pictures back quickly. John's mother also helps take care of the dogs. She is wonderful. I actually talked to her on the phone during the dogs stay. By the 3rd day, I was confident that my dogs were in a great place getting great care. I got pictures almost daily of my dogs relaxing, or playing, or going for walks.
Upon my return, my dogs were thrilled to see me, but I could tell they were content and happy at John's home.
No cages, no pens. Dogs have freedom of being at home. I can't say enough. They will be staying again for a few days next month.
Thank you so much.
I have used John's service a couple times and it's been always great. The price was reasonable, the dogs well taken care of, and John's very flexible in drop-off/pick-up times, from early in the morning until late at night. When I was running late and had to pick up the dogs the following day he didn't even want to charge the extra night. When I picked up the dogs the bowls had been cleaned, the beds aired out in the sun, and the dog had even been given a bath! Will definitely use the service again.
We are SO happy with the care Miss Rosie received. She came home very satisfied . We loved getting pictures and could tell she was happy there. She even got bathed before we picked her up! Will definitely use again!
This was my first time ever using a service like this, and I can honestly say I was a little nervous at leaving my dog with a stranger at first. After first meeting John and seeing how he interacted with my dog Jazz, I felt complete peace in knowing he would be in amazing care. Happy to say that this was one of the best experiences Jazz has ever had, and John and his family were so sweet and did such an amazing job! They kept me updated while I was out of state how Jazz was doing and would send me pictures. I wholeheartedly recommend him!
Thank you for caring for Oso and Bonnie. This was their first experience away from the family. I appreciated your quick response to my texts. They seemed happy upon my return. Now that we have found you, we will be having Oso and Bonnie stay with you.
John was great and very accommodating. Sophie really enjoyed her stay and was well taken care of. John sent us daily updates and photos. We usually only leave Sophie only with family but this time we all travelled and did not have to worry about her. Highly recommend and will use again.
This was out first time using DogVacay and we were so fortunate to find John. They were so accommodating to our drop off and pick up times and even gave our pup a bath and washed his belongings! They sent us photos and we were at ease on our vacation knowing my dog was in good hands. I will definitely continue to go to John and his family/home when my dog needs a dogvacay and we 10000% recommend.
What a great find! My dog is a little shy and very attached to me, so I am really cautious about his care. John and his parents were awesome with the dogs! They also have a very nice home with a big, fenced yard. My doggy had a great time!

In a little picky, wanting to get many pics and videos daily showing my little guy having fun with others. Whenever I asked, John sent a few so I knew my doggy was doing just fine.

When I return, I'll definitely use John again
John and his lovely mother took great care of my babies! They were happy and well cared for and I feel like they really loved my girls for me while I was away,i'm so thankful to have found this safe home for them to stay when I need it! They bathed the girls and also washed their bedding before pick up,John's mom also sewed up a broken zipper on the bed! She is a sweetheart! They were very accommodating of drop off and pick up times. Will def leave my girls in their trusting hands again!
This is the first time we used John's doggie daycare and we will definitely use this daycare again. We started off by going for a pre visit and the dogs loved it.
Besides being close to our home it worked out well. When we returned both of our dogs looked happy and well. The home has a lot of space and a huge play yard for the dogs. He sits other dogs but they are all small so it was perfect for our two. I would definitely recommend him again. It was a good experience.
This was a great experience. John is super capable and my dog loved it there. He has a small dog about my dogs size and they got along immediately. Also he has a large, well fenced, backyard. Johns mom is super nice also, so you get a whole family of dog lovers. I got photos during the stay and my dog was a happy camper when I arrived to pick her up. I also feel like his rates are lower than other providers here, while offering a better service. Super value.
John and his parents took very good care of my dog while I was out on vacation. They even give her a bath sometimes.
John and his mom were amazing! They had my Frenchie over labor day weekend. They gave him a bath and took him on walks, sent me pictures everyday which made me feel a lot more comfortable. They even cleaned his crate and washed his sleep blanket!!!! My flight was late getting in and they were totally flexible, allowing me to pick him up hours after our scheduled time. I will bring my dog to them EVERY time I travel. They also have a great backyard for the dogs to run and play and genuinely love the dogs they watch. Absolutely amazing experience!!!
John is always my choice when having to travel and cant take my dog with me. I trust my pet with John and I can have piece of mind that he is being taken care of and loved. John always sends me pics and that is always nice. He has been flexible and always available when I need.
John did great with our two dogs! Will definitely use him again when out of town.
John really made Benny welcome and was happy to be flexible on drop off and pick up times. We plan to use him again.
Once again John took great care of Riley! His large back yard gives Riley lots of room to Run and the Dog Couches make him feel at home. I appreciate the Dog walking as well. Riley was even given a Bath during his stay. I highly recommend John to anyone looking for a fun and safe place for your dog to stay and play.
Our Sammy Boy loves staying over at Johns place! He gets lots of attention and is always well fed and nicely bathed when we pick him up. Communication is great because John always sends us pictures and emails on Sammy boy's status. I highly recommend John!
We are so happy to have found John for our little Olaf. Even though he lives 35 mins away we still do the drive because he is so kind, reliable, & trustworthy! His mom also helps & she is just the sweetest! His dog Paco gets along so well with Olaf & when we drop him off he is super excited to play with his buddy. Now that we found John, we no longer stress or feel guilty when leaving Olaf when we go out of town because we know he is in good hands! I would definitely recommend John!!!
John has taken care of my sweet little Keliah a few times now, he is fabulous with her and she is always happy as can be when I pick her up! We will contact John first any time we need dog sitting!
My dog was in a good mood when I picked him up from the sitter. The fenced yard had plenty of room for him to roam around. John did a good job of taking care of my dog and the price was very reasonable.I would definitely use him again.
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