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Sarah and Jon G.

54 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
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Pet Requirements

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

Sarah and Jon's House

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Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Sarah and Jon

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a young, married couple with a love for four-legged friends. We have been working through DogVacay for almost two years now and have had many wonderful visitors and experiences.

We both grew up having dogs in the house, however, we do not currently have our own dog (yet!) I have 25 years of dog ownership; Jon 26. Through our lifetimes, we have owned Labs, a Maltese, a Lab/Shepard mix, and a shelter dog mutt. I personally have experience with dogs with PTSD, anxiety, and a neurological disorder that involved daily medication administration.

We live in a 2-bedroom, first floor condo just outside of Davis Sqaure in Somerville. We haveh a large living room, dining room and kitchen just outside of Davis Square in Somerville. We have a medium sized backyard,a large deck and live on a quiet, one-wa, street (perfect for walks!) and within walking distance of the bike path, dog parks, parks and the Square.

Outside of DogVacay, I work as an Athletic Trainer/EMT at a local high school. I am CPR certified with an overview in animal CPR. My normal hours are usually in the evening, with weekends and school vacations off. Jon works at in the athletic department at a college in Boston and is off Monday and Tuesday and works the late afternoon/night shift.

Please check us out our FaceBook page and follow us on Instagram @puppyretreat_on_quietstreet to see some of our happy guests!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Sarah and Jon G.

54 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 13, 2017


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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah and Jon's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
54 Reviews
Sarah and Jon watched my Old English Sheepdog over the holiday and they were amazing! They took him on tons of walks and to the dog park where he got to run and play a lot. Sarah also sent me tons of pictures and updates on how he was doing because I was a little nervous about leaving him for the first time. I would definitely recommend them for your future vacations, they are super friendly and genuinely care about the dogs they watch!
Jon and Sarah are amazing!! They kept me up to date the whole time I was away with videos and pictures of my pup. He was very excited to see them again, which I take as the ultimate seal of approval.
Sarah and Jon are great! It's clear that our dog, Millie, had a great time staying with them. She came home happy and relaxed. Pick-up and drop-off also couldn't have been easier. I couldn't have been happier.
Sarah and Jon were great hosts!! We'd definitely book with them again in the future. Mack and Daisy seemed to have a great time :) Thank you both for taking care of our babies!
Sarah and Jon sent super cute and frequent updates, were very responsive, and got along great with our high-energy dog!
Sarah and Jon were great with our two pups! They were very accommodating and made our dogs feel at home right away. We will most certainly be using them again the next time we are out of town.
Sarah and Jon were fantastic during our greyhound's stay at their house. In addition to sending us pics of him throughout the weekend, they were extremely understanding of our pup's anxiety. We felt completely at ease knowing they were watching him and are so grateful for welcoming him into their home!
We had the best vacation ever, I have anxiety so it ment a lot that I didn't have to worry about Jackson and Astrid at all. Next vacation I know who will be watching them, thank you so much Sarah and John.
I used dogvacay for the first time. I must admit I was a bit nervous but with the many good write ups and a friend' recommendation for the site I gave it a chance. Sarah and Jon were great. It was easy to make plans. They stayed in my home for an overnight. They sent me updates. I saw my dog in his element acting like himself. That was the best reassurance. He was happy. My dog and my home were well cared for. Thanks Sarah and Jon.
Jon and Sarah were amazing! They stayed at our house with our dog, sent us pictures everyday and took her on walks. It was clear that Esther was comfortable with them when we arrived home, very well cared for and happy! They went above and beyond in caring for home. We were so appreciative after a four hour drive home from the Cape! Thank you Jon and Sarah!!
Sarah and Jon made our old man feel so welcomed, loved and special during his stay! As the owner of an older dog with various special needs, it was very relieving to know that he was in caring and capable hands. We highly recommend Sarah and Jon!
We cannot begin to adequately convey how very, very happy, excited and grateful we are to have found Sarah and Jon. They are truly EXCEPTIONAL; truly EXTRAORDINARY; truly HONEST and SINCERE ANIMAL LOVERS! We recently lost our long term dog sitter of six years due to a relocation. We were devastated. As one might imagine, we were extremely anxious and concerned about finding a suitable, loving replacement. When we found Sarah and Jon on DogVacay, we absolutely "lucked out." They stayed in our home for several days to care for our dog (and cat). Clearly our guys Opie (dog) and Gus (cat) loved them; the proof was in the pictures they sent us each day. We knew Opie would love them but cats can be aloof...so we were worried about how he might do with "strangers." No problem! He obviously sensed that Sarah and Jon are genuine "animal people" so he took to them right away; even allowing them to cuddle him...we couldn't believe it. They kept us up to date every day with emails and messages about how our guys were doing and sent lots and lots of pictures. As an aside, we think they may be professional photographers under cover because their "shots" were so good. And, our house was absolutely immaculate when we returned. Couldn't even tell that anyone had been there. They are the "real deal!" We cannot, cannot, cannot recommend them highly enough. They deserve "ten stars" in our book. The are TERRIFIC!

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Sara and Jon were absolutely wonderful with Snowy. They were great about keeping us informed on Snowy's antics/activities throughout our trip.
Snowy was super excited to see them and had a blast hanging out with Sara and Jon. Thank you guys. We had a fun family vacation knowing Snowy was having his own vacation.
Sarah and Jon were amazing dog sitters! Not only did they love Sammy like he was their own, but they also kept us up to date with notes and pictures while we were away. They were great to talk with and we really look forward to having them take care of Sammy again!
Sarah and Jon were the most amazing hosts to our 7 month old puppy, Pepper, over the Christmas holiday period. We were able to enjoy our trip safe in the knowledge that P was being treated like their own well loved pooch. The photos and video that we received were fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend them. True dog lovers!
Bosley had a great time with Sarah and Jon! As the mommy of a senior dog, it can be nerve racking to leave him with others. However, Sarah and Jon made sure he was as comfortable and happy - if not more - as he is at home! It was reassuring to know that our dog was in such capable and loving hands. Bosley was even a little sad to leave his new friends! I highly recommend Sarah and Jon and am very appreciative of their high level of pet care.
Sarah and Jon were really great with our babies. They were very responsive and attentive to all of our concerns. This was our first time leaving Maxx and Archie without family, but everything went well. We are happy we chose them!
great experience all around …thank you to Sarah & John
Great job! Our dog barely misses us when he visits! Thanks!
Terrific sitters! Plenty of emails and photos of Freddy while we were away. Lucky we found them!
What great hosts! Pepper had a fantastic time with Sara and John and we were able to leave her for her first weekend away with utter confidence. Looking forward to the next stay!!
Sarah and Jon are amazing pet sitters. Our doggie arya adopted them for the 12 days that we were away and they her as their own.
Sarah and Jon were excellent when they watched Lincoln for the week! Loved the daily picture updates, made it easier to leave him.
Sarah and Jon took great care of Benny! It was a great experience! I would highly recommend them. Benny was a very happy dog!
What a great experience, felt so comfortable with Sarah and John from the moment I met them. Looking forward to more of this, what a great way of leaving your dog while we are away. thanks a lot Eike
Also had a wonderful stay!
They are always a pleasure to work with!
Sarah and Jon were awesome with my anxious dog! Cody seemed to feel comfortable with them pretty quickly - which is not typical for her!
Another wonderful experience! This was Bijou's 3rd stay with Jon & Sarah.
Another great experience. my dog Conrad had a great time while I enjoyed the Patriots game! Thanks a ton!!!!
Excellent first stay for our Husky! He was very happy and well cared for. We appreciated the picture updates during his stay.
Peggy seemed to love her stay and seemed very comfortable with Sarah and Jon. They inspired confidence and I really appreciated the photo updates! I'll definitely go back to them whenever I need a safe / happy / fun place for Peggy to be for a bit.
This was my first experience with DogVacay and I think both Sarah and Jon as well as my new puppy Conrad had a great time! Got a bunch of pictures and they were very helpful in dealing with such a young dog. Highly recommended
This was our first DogVacay experience, and I'm so glad it was with Sarah and Jon! From the photos and updates, it sounded like our dog Milo had a great time, and it was clear he was right at home with them. He got lots of snuggles, ball playing and walks, and I know he's excited to stay with Jon and Sarah next time we go away.
Our Santino had the best time at Jon & Sarah's! We received photos and updates on our pumpkin the entire time!!! Thank you so much!!! Andrew & Nina Armata
Sarah and Jon were great for Conway! He came home happy and relaxed! Thanks for making our weekends easier! ;-)
As always, I picked up Grover yesterday and drove home appreciating Jon and Sarah's flexibility and positivity. These two are so easy and pleasant to work with and make my dog feel very at home.
Sarah and Jon are great! I received pictures and videos every day, so I didn't have to worry about my dog Scarlet at all. When I came to pick her up, she ran back into their living room wanting to stay longer lol. I would definitely recommend Sarah and Jon and will be using them the next time I go away.
Sarah and Jon are the greatest. This is the 3rd stay at their house for Bandit. This time it was a single overnight stay. We can definitely tell he is comfortable at their house. He rushed right in when we arrived with tail wagging. We can see from the update we got that he definitely treats their home like a home away from home by sprawling out on their furniture while napping. Couldn’t be happier with their sitting!!
After several days of cross-country travel with my dog, I felt awful dropping him off after all he'd endured. He seemed equally disappointed when I left him, but when I picked him up at the end of the first day, he was relaxed and back to his usual self. Sarah and Jon sent several photos a day and it was clear Grover was very comfortable and that plenty of affection put him at ease and made for a much happier pup when I picked him up. Sarah and Jon were very flexible as I had some unusual scheduling. They are clearly experienced and comfortable dealing with a range of pet issues. Thanks for welcoming us to the area and giving Grover such a comfortable stay!
Our poodle has had two stays w/Sarah and Jon and we couldn't be happier! They play fetch with her and she gets lots of cuddling time on the couch. They have been very flexible with pickup and drop off times and there have been no issues giving Piper her medication or keeping her on a special diet. Thanks Sarah and Jon!
They are exceptional people and dog hosts! I would highly recommend them a thousand times over. I plan on using their services again, and would very much advocate for anyone to do the same! So impressed and thank you!!!!
Jon and Sarah were great with Cora! Our dog has separation anxiety and is selective with who she will warm up to. Jon and Sarah quickly helped Cora settle in, taking her for long walks and keeping her company all day! They sent many photo updates, letting us know how Cora was adjusting. Cora was calm and relaxed when we picked her up, a great sign! We will definitely try to use Sarah and Jon again.
Sarah and Jon are an awesome couple. They truly enjoy what they do and it shows. They are friendly, very accommodating and extremely easy to work with. I have never seen Bijou so excited with strangers. He felt right at home from the get-go. At one point my husband and I thought that he was going to forget us; that’s how happy he was. Clearly we weren't the only ones on vacation. Sarah & Jon kept us updated with pictures and videos on a daily basis and were very quick to respond to messages. We enjoyed our vacation knowing very well that he was in good hands. We can’t thank them enough for looking after our baby. We highly, highly, highly recommend them. I told Sarah that I found me a permanent pet sitter :) and I sure did. Bijou will be spending more time with them next month. Give them a try. You will not be disappointed.
Sarah and John were great hosts! Also had a great time with them!
Another great stay for Bandit with Sarah and Jon. We appreciate that Jon and Sarah send photo updates to us during Bandit's stay. We can tell Bandit was enjoying his time in their home; he seemed to be lounging/sprawled out the same as if he were at home. :)

Sarah and Jon are excellent dog sitters, they are also quick to respond to messages which is definitely a bonus when trying to coordinate drop off/pick up times. We will definitely continue to use them in the future.
Sarah and Jon were the prefect host for our mini poodle! Not only were they fast in responding to emails, we got pictures from them almost every other day while our dog was with them. Thank you so much again for looking after Dobby!
I cannot say enough about Sarah and John having Benson for a week. The pictures we received through out the week made me very happy seeing Benson taking over the house and looking like he was at home!!! Thank You Both for making him feel like he was on vacation!!
I could tell that Bandit enjoyed his time at Sarah and Jon’s. When I picked him up, he ran around very excited as if to show me how much he enjoyed staying with them. They sent several adorable pictures and quick updates during his stay which is always a huge bonus! They are easy to get in touch with and are quick to respond to messages. They are great hosts; we will definitely continue using them for future stays.
Sarah and Jon made it very easy. In a short visit they made us feel confident and comfortable leaving our dog. They welcomed Cooper immediately and it was easy to see they are both dog lovers! We would absolutely recommend them
They took Nala into their home and loved on her like she had been THEIR own dog forever!!!! Working with Sarah and Jon has been a wonderful experience in every aspect!
These guys treated my girls like family. I was afraid they wouldn't want to come home! They sent me pics almost every day and I didn't worry one moment. I would whole heartedly recommend them!
Buddy was very happy staying with Sarah and Jon. They are amazing hosts.
Sarah and Jon were amazing hosts! Sarah is very easy to work with and was flexible on the drop off and pick up times. In fact they dropped off also all the way to my home.

They accommodated my last minute request and were really excited to watch Also! They sent me a lot of pictures of him and text updates which really put me at ease.
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