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Joy S.

18 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Joy's Apartment

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Joy

21 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm a dog lover looking to help other dog lovers to provide love and care while the owners are away. I offer daily walks to park or just for exercise around the neighborhood (weather permitting and depending on physical conditions of your pet). Sadly our beloved dog Sunset, has passed away due to cancer. :( I have a 5 yr old daughter who LOVES to give attention and play and I also have a 1 yr old son so the dog(s) MUST be good with children. Safe neighborhood, private back patio which opens to large backyard. In the past I fostered puppies at a shelter in Florida and took home elderly dogs to give them a break from the facility so I am experienced in all walks of a pooches life. If you're looking for your pet to be safe, very well taken care of and be loved like a part of the family then please email me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
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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
  • Leash Pulling

Joy S.

18 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 25, 2017


Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joy's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Joy's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
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18 Reviews
I recommend Joy 100%.

She knows a lot about dogs, she was very flexible with the time and the days. She kept me informed all the time about my babies and I sent lots of pictures. I was out of the town for 11 days. I have two big dogs and one big advantage is that she does not have dogs and she dedicate all her time to my dogs. My favorite part was when she told me that his two kids played all the time with my dogs. She deserves more than 5 stars, she deserves 100 stars!

Thank you very much Joy!
Joy was very communicative leading up to the visit and also during the visit. Our sweet pup felt right at home at Joy's house! We would definitely entrust Joy in the future for the care of our dog.
Gus loved his stay with Joy! When we first had our meet and greet he took to her right away. She also sends pictures and updates to you while you're gone. I was nervous about leaving my fur baby with a new person, but he was in great hands and I would definitely recommend her to a friend and leave Gus with her again.
Hugo had a great time with Joy; he had fun with the kids and she even helped train him a little while one walks. Thanks Joy!
Joy was great. Provided me an update on my dog and was very understanding. I will be using her again.
Joy was great! She's very caring and it shows.
Joy response very fast to all of our messages, she sent us updates and pictures almost daily without asking for it and we definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to have a great sitter for their pups.
We will definitely book her again to take care of Merlin.
Thank you Joy, we're sure he had a great time with you.
Joy and her family loved on Jefe like he was their own pup! Jefe was happy and was not depressed when we picked him up, which seemed to be the case every time after boarding at the vet. Being with a family was a much more positive experience for him, he loves to have kids to watch over. Joy have Jefe lots of love and he enjoyed his Christmas vacation! We will definitely use her again!
Joy was absolutely wonderful! At the time Charlie was a 12 week old puppy and quite a handful. I so appreciated her sending us pictures and texted updates so we knew how he was doing! I would definitely use her again!
Joy is fantastic! Our dog is like a family member to us, and Joy treated our Lizzy like family. She sent regular photo updates so we could see how well our dog was doing, and took great care of her while we were gone. Would book Joy again, would recommend her to a friend. 5 stars.
We've used Joy on a couple of occasions, and she is fantastic! She writes daily notes, sends periodic text updates, and even a picture of our pups getting treats! We highly recommend her!
We just moved to the area and had to fly out for the weekend for a wedding, so our dog Ceiba had been a little bit stressed. We were so lucky to have Joy and her family watch her! I felt very comfortable that Joy had watched other dogs, especially English bulldogs. She was very welcoming and sent updates to let us know how Ceiba was doing. Ceiba loved playing with her kids and getting lots of attention. We will definitely have Joy watch her again.
Joy was an excellent pup sitter! She was very attentive to our dogs personalities and needs. She left a log of each of her visits and kept us informed if anything was out of the ordinary. We will definitely have her back again!
Joy was great to work with, very flexible with arrangements. Gave us great updates during our pups stay. I would recommend her and her family for anyone needing a dogsitter!!
We were in a bind to find someone last minute to watch our puppy for the weekend and Joy was very willing to help us out with that! She responded quickly with emails through the site and also by texting me pictures and updates about our little guy. She also had no problem administering medication for him. I could tell he was well taken care of all weekend!
We were extremely pleased with Joy's attention to and care for Rex. She was very quick to respond to our emails (always less than a day and even within the hour). This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we were thrilled with how everything worked out. Getting pictures of Rex via text let us know that he was doing well. Joy took such good care of Rex that he almost didn't want to leave. She was flexible with drop off and pick up times and was a real pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Joy to anyone looking for someone to take care of their dog. She was very friendly and her dog, Sunset, and our Rex got along wonderfully from the moment they met.
We will definitely bring Rex back to Joy when we are in the Kansas City area.
I wanted to take a min. to thanks Joy & her husband for taking care of Bruce while I went out to Boston for the Marathon. I got some nice updates while I was gone. Thanks Patrick
Joy and family were excellent! Jess enjoyed playing with Sunset (dog) and family members. Joy provided timely responses via both Dog Vacay and text message while we were away. She was very attentive to all our needs and gave our Bully lots of love and attention. I would recommend her and know we will be using her services again in the future.
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