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John Z.

8 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

John's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About John

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Going away for the weekend?

Active young professional offering a spacious apartment for your dog to safely lounge and play. Included in your pup's visit: multiple walks around the South End neighborhood, trips to Blackstone Square (if they are OK with other dogs), and plenty of nap time with myself and three roommates. Also includes plenty of text and picture updates.

Growing up my family always had a dog and I would eventually like to have a furry buddy of my own. In the meantime, I dog sit and volunteer at the Animal Rescue League in Boston.

Kind, attentive, and energetic sitter for amazing pups!
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John Z.

8 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At John's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
8 Reviews
John took great care of our 2-year-old, very-high-energy lab. We were so happy to see that he successfully tired out Arnie with plenty of playing and walks, and Arnie was even a tiny bit sad to leave! John was very accommodating when we weren’t sure exactly what time we would drop off/pick up, and also provided fun photo updates. We highly recommend John, and definitely will be using him again next time we are out of town.
We left our pug, Welly, in John's care for a weekend and we are certainly going to have John watch Welly again. From the beginning John was very professional, responsive, and easy to get a meet-n-greet scheduled with. During the Welly's weekend John was with Welly the entire weekend taking him long walks, bringing him to the parks around his place, or just relaxing together in John's place (relaxing is pug's favorite thing - so this was great). I other words, Welly received a lot of attention and care from John. John also sent photos every few hours letting us know how Welly was doing. We were more than satisfied with John and we never had one concern our whole weekend. We are planning on recommending John to anyone looking for a dog sitter - five stars all around!
John was terrific and did an awesome job taking care of our rescue mutt while we were away. He seemed very experienced with all types of dogs, so we felt very comfortable leaving ours with him. We received multiple text updates with pictures throughout. Will definitely use John again.
John is really awesome. Very responsible and very good with Maggie. She was obviously at home and well taken care of. John did a great job of keeping me updated with texts and pics. I hope to have Maggie stay with John whenever we need a dogvacay. (As another reviewer said, I want John all for myself!)
Thanks, John!
I have a 5 year old Doberman that is my life so it is hard for me to leave him with just anyone. In the past, he's stayed only with family members, but last weekend, I had nobody to dogsit Onyx. I came across John's profile on DogVacay and decided to contact him. He was very fast to respond. He met with me and Onyx several days before my trip. He was very professional and friendly and exuded a great, positive vibe. I felt comfortable with him right away so I decided to book him for the weekend.

John sent constant updates and pictures of Onyx and was always super responsive to any text I shot his way. He made me feel very at ease that my "little man" was being well taken care of. I was never worried about Onyx.

Onyx, being a Doberman, loves exercise and long walks and John could not have been a better in this respect. They went on super long walks together every day, multiple times a day.

Anyone looking for an outstanding pet sitter should seriously consider John. It's hard to imagine anyone else doing a better job than he did. Needless to say, I will only use John going forward.
John was absoultely amazing! He sent regular updates with pictures and took great care of my babies while I was away. They will definitely be having another vacay with him!
John was great with Summer. You could tell they became best buds over the weekend she stayed with him. John was awesome at providing updates and keeping us informed of Summer's fun filled weekend. Wouldn't hesitate to book him again the next time we are out of town!
I was heading out of town for 4 days and I needed a place for Duffy to stay. I had her set up at a local boarding place but I was pretty unhappy with her last experience there.

I signed up for DogVacay a little nervously and found John. He met with me and Duffy beforehand and I noticed she immediately took a liking to him. He was very professional and friendly. I relayed to him my bad experience with the prior boarding facility and how I wished I had more updates and photos to know she was doing ok.

The day I dropped Duffy off she seemed quite excited. Immediately I started getting updates about how well she was doing and lots of pictures. John even took Duffy to the local pet store and got her some toys/treats to make her stay more exciting.

This is by far the best boarding experience I have had. I was never worried about Duffy for the entirety of her stay and knew she was being well looked after. When I picked her up she seemed like she didn't want to leave and I could tell she was very content. John is responsive, professional, great with dogs and any dog owner would be lucky to have him take care of their pet. I almost selfishly didn't want to leave a review so that I could keep John's services all to my self, they are THAT GOOD. I've already booked a second go around.

So nervous dog owners who need boarding take comfort: your dog well be well looked after with John.
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