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Julie P.

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63 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Julie's Resident Pets

Border Collie
11 yr 0 mo old
Border Collie
3 yr 0 mo old
Border Collie
8 yr 0 mo old
Border Collie
3 yr 0 mo old
Border Collie
11 yr 0 mo old
Border Collie
2 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Horses or other large farm animals

Julie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Julie

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, my name is Julie. My husband and daughter live on 4 acres of paw heaven here in Bakersfield, California. My Daughter Apryl, is 20 and is attending Taft college while working on a nursing degree.

I have many years of experience in most aspects of dog training and illnesses and injuries through my work in a local veterinary office here in town and have a certificate in canine first aid and emergency procedures.

One of the many benefits of boarding your dog with us is that we NEVER expose your dog to the MANY diseases and/or possible exposure to the random aggressive dogs at a dog park. Dog parks are not monitored by any county or city official. This means that your dog could be attacked by another dog while you watch unable to save your dog. Dog parks will typically have dogs that are unvaccinated, leaving your dog exposed to the MANY forms of parvovirus and other dog diseases.

A typical day for your dog can include:

AM: A morning walk through our country roads filled with almond groves along a beautiful canal with plenty of "local" wildlife to amaze your dog and keep him entertained. Some of which are horses and riders, golf carts, goats on leashes and an occasional cat out for a stroll!

PM: Another walk, only this time with the mystery of the beautiful sunsets we have here!

Your dog will be made comfortable with a nice assortment of comfy dog beds and mats. Toys and tugs, along with 24 hour supervision by myself and my family.

Since we value your dog as much as you do, we will be providing your dog with an extra measure of security by attaching a GPS tracking dog tag to his collar upon his arrival. Then, should your dog get loose (not likely), we will have the means to find your dog's exact location within minutes!

When you book with us, please provide in your text your pick up and drop off times. We are pretty flexible with the times, just text us if your plans change or if you need extra time.

*Things to bring:

*Food and food dishes along with feeding instructions;

*Leash and collar with id tags;

*Crate if crate trained; *please note, unless you WANT your dog crated at night or at other times, your dog will NEVER be crated or caged*

*Dog bed (optional);

*Something from home for comfort;

*Emergency contact information, along with name and telephone number of your vet;

*Medications if needed along with instructions for administering.

*Additionally, please administer flea medication prior to boarding.

DAYCARE hours: Any 8 hour period.

Cancellation Policy: Per DogVacay policy.

REMEMBER! Please make sure your dog has been treated for fleas prior to boarding.

ABOUT US: We have six fur babies of our own, all of whom are well behaved, obedience trained, house broken, agility/herding dogs who are either getting ready for the show pen or have been retired. We have raised and trained Border Collies for ten plus years and through that time, we have gained lots of experience with the handling, care and training of dogs.

I believe our experience with dogs, will be an asset to you when caring and keeping your dogs safe and happy while you are away.

We GET that your dogs are your family, and you can expect that your dogs will be pampered and treated like family with us as well!

Our location is very convenient in that we live close to the city, but still have the country feel in our neighborhood.

I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

*Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well.

I'm happy to stay at your house
or visit your dog or cat while you're away.

We welcome all dogs of every size.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Julie P.

Online Now!
63 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Julie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Julie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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63 Reviews
Reggie had a great time. Julie is an excellent host.
Great host, sent pictures of dogs throughout Vacay. Also baked us some very yummy Chirstmas cookies. Will definitely use again.
My dog loves this place!
Our dog Trigger had an incredible vacation with Julie. We were a little unsure of using DogVacay at first, but our concerns quickly went away after a great meet-and-greet. Julie sent us photos and videos throughout the trip, and we could tell that Trigger was being treated like he was part of the family. Pick-up and drop-off went very smoothly, and, most importantly, Trigger was in a wonderful mood when we brought him home (not always the case after boarding). Bottom line: we definitely plan to use Julie and DogVacay in the future and have already recommended them to our friends and family.
Jubilee loved her stay with Julie and April! There is so much room for her to run and play. Thank you!!
Thank you Julie & Apryl for watching our pups on such a short notice!! We appreciate it greatly! Our pups came home happy and enjoyed the treats you provided :)
Julie replied within minutes after I send my booking request.
Our first experience with Julie was great. She was very quick to respond to any questions, sent pictures while we were out of town and Simba seemed to really like it there. When I dropped him off and picked him up our host was very attentive and showed that they really care for out little ones. I will definitely be taking more trips without having to worry about Simba. Julie is a great sitter!
I know my dog is in good hands when I have to leave her. This place has been nothing short of the best.
My dog sitter of the past seven years is leaving. I am so thrilled to have found Julie P. at Sioux City Ranch. After a meet-and-greet and an overnight stay, my two doggies have found the best home away from home. They have a huge yard to play in, friendly resident dogs, and they will never be bored. Julie and her family seem devoted to accommodating all my pets' needs and she always has time to talk about doggy issues. We have an upcoming 5-night stay, and I know my dogs will be happy!
Julie and her family were great! They helped us out with a last minute request when my husband had to travel to Bakersfield for work. I received plenty of pictures and updates during her stay there which helped put me at ease. If you are ever in the area and looking for a good dog-sitter, I highly recommend booking with her!
Julie&Apryl we're great with Hendrix! I 1st set up a meet up to see how Hendrix would be around other pets and we sat and chatted for about an hour. This reassured me that my fur baby would be just fine. I received daily pics which also helped put my nerves at ease. They were very quick to respond to me. I would definitely recommend booking a vacay with Julie! Hendrix will be back
We would definitely recommend Julie for dog sitting. We left our two border collies for four days. We did not pick up the pictures as we were not in cell phone range most of the weekend. When we arrived on late Monday to pick our boys up, they were running and playing in the yard with Julie's dogs. They came to say hello to us, but then went back to playing. They were not anxious to go home. They seemed very happy and seemed like they got very good care while at Julies.
We will use her again when we need dog sitting.
My dog is my baby and I was a little nervous to leave her anywhere overnight I found Julie's place and all my worries were put to rest. They were extremely accommodating, quickly responsive and super nice. My Lucy girl can be a handful and has what seems like unlimited amounts of energy, when we picked her up she was exhausted and happy. We will definitely take her back to Julie's..
This was the first time we have left our dog with anyone besides family, but since this was a wedding everyone was with us. I found Julie and her daughter Apryl met with them before hand and knew they would be perfect for our little Pumpkin Noodle. He absolutely loved his time with them, made me relax and enjoy our wedding knowing he was in safe and capable hands. We will definitely be recommending and using them in the future.
I can tell Champ had a great time and he was well worn out when he got home. Thanks for the "little extra" we found when we got home. Nice touch.
Oliver has stayed many times and is always happy to go.
Such a wonderful experience and ease for me. Very responsive, communicative and couldn't ask for more with the service provided. Thank you for doing what you do!
Our dogs loved the big back yard and making new friends. One of our guys takes daily medications that were completed as requested. We are very happy to add Sioux City as another choice sitter for our dogs.
Julie and her daughter April's care for my dog was outstanding. The place is ideal for dogs is perfect. I highly recommend Julie to care for your animal.
Julie and April's place was a great experience for Teddy. He loves being outdoor with other dogs and the environment was perfect for him. We will absolutely consider going back again.
They did a wonderful job!
My doggy Sokka seemed well and very happy when I went to get him. I did not meet Julie, but her daughter and partner Apryl was very welcoming and knowledgable. One suggestion I would be to send more pics and videos.
Our two dogs were treated with loving care. They had patience for a ten month old and the extra exercise he required and patience for a twelve year old "grouchy, old man". The photos they sent were really appreciated. Certainly, we'll book again!
Thank you,
I had never left our fur baby with anyone but the vet border, and had some real concerns about whether our dog was being walked etc. Julie was awesome with our dog, and I felt so relieved that he was able to run and play in her big fenced yard. Julie also commented that Jasper got along really well with her son, and so she allowed him sleep on his bed. We were also sent photo updates of our dog every few days and that put my heart at ease knowing he was having fun as well! I fully recommend Julie's service and plan on using her next summer as well. We were sent home with a card and cookies for Jasper. It was a great experience for us all!
I was very disappointed with my dog sitter. She came two times to feed two dogs and give a pill to one dog. It was over $60 to have that done. She did not follow some of the directions. I asked her specifically to make sure both dogs, who have to be separated when eating, to make sure they both finished eating. One dog likes to finish the other dog's food. She had texted me that they both finished their food. When I came home, there was a lot of food left in both bowls. She opened up the dog door in the laundry room which goes out to the garage where I park my I guess one dog would not be trapped since she did not wait until the dogs ate. (The dogs are both 10 pounds or less so it wasn't like she had to wait a long time for the food to be finished) So, when I got home, I opened up the garage door and both dogs ran out. I had to chase them down. This was in very hot weather.
Shadow is an active dog and we believe she benefitted from being able to run and play as opposed to staying in a small kennel.
I believe our dogs were treated ok, but .... I need to see how my petsitter interacts with my dogs. I made arrangements to meet Julie and check out her facilities a few weeks before the stay. She asked to move the time out 2 hours and still didnt make the appt., nor was she present when we dropped off the dogs, she sent her daughter out, nor was she available when we picked up the dogs. Unfortunately this probably isnt a good match for us.
Well, I left Max with Julie again while I was on vacation and he came home happy, wasn't stressed out, wasn't real sure if he wanted to come home with me or stay. I will be able to go and not worry so much about him. Thank you for taking such good care of my baby. Ethel
Penny had a great time staying with Julie and her family. We received plenty of photos and updates through the app, and felt reassured that our active dog was getting plenty of exercise and fun while we were away! Penny will definitely be back.
Recommended to us by a friend. Loved that she was available at the last minute. Our puppy seemed to have a good time, and she even emailed a little video of our puppy taking a walk- very nice touch! Our leash got lost, but she quickly offered to replace it. Overall, we were happy to have him there and would use her services again.
Julie was the best choice for my dog Ben. He is a senior with some medical issues and she handled everything plus lots of love. I highly recommend her.
I was so fortunate to have found Julie. She and Apryl were wonderful with my two dogs. Pictures were sent on e-mail which made me feel so good about leaving them for 19 days. They also worked with them on a problem of jumping up on people. I would definitely take my dogs back to Julie.
Julie did a wonderful job taking care of our puppy. We couldn't have asked for someone more caring for him. Thank you for a wonderful Vacay!
Apryl was very accomodating and super quick to respond to our reservation. Less than 10 minutes she said it was okay to drop our pup off at 5:00 am the next morning! What a life saver as we were in a bind. Our pup had a great time and was well exercised even made a new puppy friend! Would definitely use her services again!
Max gets nervous and I worry about him, he seemed to enjoy his stay, the pictures that you sent made me more comfortable with having left him, when I picked him up he wasn't in a hurry to leave, in fact he walked over to your daughter to say goodbye. Thank you for caring for my baby. See you again in June. Ethel
I loved seeing pictures of my Bernie and knowing he was safe and in good hands! It was fun to see he even made friends with a Boxer that was about twice his size!!!!
We felt so comfortable knowing our pup was in great hands and getting lots of love. Julie was so easy to work with and we loved receiving pictures while we were away.
Our dogs loved having all the space to run and enjoyed their vacay while we were at the beach. They were great at sending us pictures and updates. We will definitely have them keep our doggies again while away. We loved the thank you card and doggie treats.
Julie was great. The dogs have a nice big yard to play in and they were in great spirits when I came to pick them up.
Julie and her family took great care of our dogs. I will definitely be re-booking with them. :)
Julie and her family were great. They quickly integrated my two dogs in with the rest of the dogs there. They let them run around the yard multiple times a day and gave them individual attention. She I had only had the two dogs for 2 months since I rescued them, Julie was more than happy to help with some of the training the dogs needed. I would recommend highly recommend Julie.
Great experience. Had a meet and greet and they were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable with the stay. Our dog came home tired and happy! Would highly recommend
This is the first time we used DogVacay and definitely not the last. Julie and her family were great and kept at ease from the first meeting. We usually used our vet for boarding but always had a guilty feeling know Rosie was in a cage. Here with Julie she was able to be outside with other dogs and seemed to enjoy herself.

Thanks again Julie P. and we will be using you again in the future.
Excellent. Julie sent me photos and was very responsive. My dog enjoyed this time there. I will definitely be using her in the future. Thanks.
Essie received some much needed leash training. Essie will be back!
Julie, we are so blessed to have found you & our personal 'Merlot' caretaker. It was so much relief to know our furry friend was being taken care of as if April was her owner. Thanks so much for the care you gave Merlot.
It's comforting to leave your dog with someone who also loves dogs. Me pet was well cared for and happy when I pitched him up.
Luna has the best time with Julie and her wonderful family. She is always brilliantly cared for and excited to go back - and Julie sends regular photos and updates. These are THE dog-sitters to go in Bakersfield!
Io was very pleased. Gwyn was well taken care of and happy. It was nice to get picture updates. Would highly recommend to others.
Julie has been so great with my mom's dogs; she even e mailed me pics so I could see them. My mom had some medical issues and she also offered to go visit her with the dogs which I thought was going above and beyond. So happy we found her!!!
Julie, A special thanks for taking care of Merlot. She must have had a great time playing with your guys.. Jerry
We booked Julie after our usual dog boarding spot was full during our trip. I'm so glad we did!! Our pup came home smiley and happy. She had a fantastic time. Julie and her girls took such great care of our dog and were so great about sending pictures and updates every day of our trip. Julie also gave us a nice bag of cookies and very very sweet gift when we went to pick up our dog. It was wonderful knowing our pup was in great hands for the weekend! Will definitely book with Julie again in the future!
Julie and her family were perfect hosts and took care of Luna so well she hardly wanted to leave to come home. Julie is very knowledgeable and professional and has all the dogs under control in a great enclosed space for them to run around and adequately supervised. Thoroughly recommended.
Wonderful big yard and lovely people.
I was very happy with leaving my dog Lola with julie, I felt comfortable knowing she was in a environment that was similar to home. When I picked her up she was very content with her doggy sitters. Thank you for taking good care of my lola!
I had a great experience with Julie!
The fact that she has property for dogs to run on and get exercise was wonderful, I knew my dog was going to love that as opposed to being in an indoor kennel. My dog also loved playing with Julie's dogs and it provided a chance for her to learn to be more social and learn from the other animals. I was also VERY impressed that ,over the course of my dog's stay, Julie taught her to walk on a lead! And even let me keep the harness she sweet!

Julie was great about keeping in touch with me also. She was very responsive to my texts and she even text me pictures of Molly (my dog)! I could relax on my vacay knowing that my dog was being well cared for by kind and loving people. Great place!!
A special thank you to Julie & her family for taking such good care of Merlot. The updates she sent put our mind at ease. would highly recommended her to anyone who really loves their dog. Thanks again Julie & April.
Note: She doesn't bark at horses anymore! lol

Jerry & Debbie
My husband and I were more than pleased with julie watching our pup while we had a little trip. I was able to check in on our boy thru text. She also sent pictures which was one thing my husband liked the most. I absolutely loved the yard/play area there's so much to keep them busy. We will definitely be booking with julie for all our trips.
Penelope had a great stay with Julie. Julie provided video/picture updates every day and when I went to pick Penelope up, she ran back inside because she didn't want to leave. I think that's a great testament to Penelope's care. Their backyard is huge and there were lots of other dogs for Penelope to play with. Julie was super flexible on drop off/pick up times. I would definitely recommend your pup staying here.
My two labs seemed like they enjoyed their visit at Julie's house. There was plenty of room for them to roam and plenty of smells (horse, goats, other dogs) for them to sniff and stay busy.
Julie and her family took excellent care of our young puppy. They sent us update text messages, including photos, so we were able to relax knowing that our puppy was having a great time. A wonderful family and a great environment for a dog. Thank you so much Julie and family, for your care of Maggie. We really appreciate all that you did to welcome her and help us feel at ease during her stay!
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