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Joshua O.
San Diego, CA 92116
21 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

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About Joshua

I live in a cute little house with a yard and am walking distance to a couple of dog parks. I'd love to have canine company!
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Joshua O.
San Diego, CA 92116
21 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated August 15, 2014


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joshua's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
21 Reviews
Joshua was an excellent host to Zorra. He accommodated her crate so she would be comfortable over night. He graciously took my request last minute when I was traveling out of town. He even loaned me a phone charger when I discovered I had left mine at home. Overall it was an excellent experience and I would use Joshua's services again!
Josh was truly awesome. Our pups took to him immediately and he was great about getting things ready beforehand and updating us. He's super-responsive and a really nice guy on top of it all! We highly recommend him.
Great as always!!
Joshua was very professional and we felt comfortable leaving our very active fur baby in his care. Sadie seemed to have a great time! She came home happy and tired (an added bonus.) We will definitely recommend Josh and to our friends!
Josh was a great host to our two Frenchies! He sent us photos and gave us updates and seemed to genuinely enjoy watching them over the weekend. The pups seemed happy as can be when we picked them up - and tired from their vacation! We look forward to dropping them off again soon! Thanks Josh!
Joshua stood out early on in our search because he does not have pets of his own. Chewy likes other dogs but being a new member of an established pack stresses him out. Josh provided our little guy with a nice home environment with other canine guests for Chewy to play with during his stay. It gave us great peace of kind knowing he was in good hands. We would absolutely call upon Joshua for boarding again.
You can relax on your time away from that special pet. Josh truly loves his job as your pet sitter and truly loves the dogs he cares for. He is considerate ofdoggie relationships and attentive to their needs. I will be leaving Foxy with him again in November and feel great knowing she will be in good hands - safe, healthy and loved.
If I had to describe Joshua in one word it would be.... incredible!

My boyfriend and I were traveling for a week and a half and Joshua took care of our dog babies, Nala and Billy. As we started researching boarding facilities prior to our trip, we both became uneasy with the idea of leaving them in an environment that is nothing like home to them, and we knew that this would effect our ability to relax and enjoy ourselves while traveling. One day we came across DogVacay.Com and after doing some browsing, we found Joshua and immediately contacted him to set up a reservation. Joshua was prompt in responding, and very professional and personable. Instantly, the anxiety and stress was removed and we knew Nala and Billy would be taken very good care of.

We couldn't had been more right. Joshua treats every dog as if they are his own. While traveling Joshua sent us multiple photo updates, and in each one Nala and Billy were completely happy and relaxed. When we returned to pick them up, I noticed immediately how relaxed they were. I have had experiences boarding Nala, and every time I picked her up she was anxious and "hyper". Joshua took such good care of Nala and Billy that I believe they had their own vacation!
Our dog has never done well in a traditional boarding situation. He gets very anxious when we leave him and sometimes has a hard time socializing well. We were really excited to try doggyvacay so our pooch could stay in a home with someone who would give him one on one attention.

Josh was awesome. As soon as we had our first meet and greet, he made us feel comfortable leaving our dog. He even gave us some great advice about how to judge our dog's appropriate weight. We could tell he had a lot of knowledge about caring for dogs. He was also really friendly, and although our dog sometimes has a harder time warming up to males he liked Josh right away.

Josh was extremely prompt about replying to all our messages, through doggyvacay and text message. He was always ready for us when we arrived for pickup and drop off. This was really great because our dog often has anxiety when we leave him with other people. Josh knew just how to handle the situation and our dog never seemed stressed out.

Our dog got lots of socialization and exercise and came home relaxed and very happy. Josh will definitely be our go to person anytime we have to go out of town.
We are repeat clients and very happy with Joshua.
I have a 1yr old Chocolate lab pit mix pup that I was very anxious to leave with just anyone. Joshua was awesome and knew exactly how to deal with my shy/rambunctious/strong pup. It was so nice to go on vacation and have no anxiety about leaving him with Joshua. Thanks again!
This was our fist outing with DogVacay and Joshua. DogVacay was a great in helping me. I fat fingered Joshua's details and DogVacay got me on the right track.

Joshua was wonderful in working with us. If you're flying out of town he is convenient to the airport. Since our dog likes Joshua and since Lisa and I fly a lot we expect to be seeing much more of him in the future.
Joshua was Awesome, Chunk didn't even want to come home with me when I went to pick him up. Definitely will use him again!
Joshua was awesome. Chunk didn't even want to come home with me! I would definitely use him again!
Joshua took great care of our dog while we were out of town. We feel very good about how he looked after her and we will definitely have her stay with Joshua again.
Joshua took both of our Labs in on very short notice. He took good care of them and I would use his service again.
Joshua was excellent with Obi and established a connection with him instantly during the meet-n-greet. This is not always easy with not only dachshunds but with Obi. He'll be 10 this year and is not only stubborn, but can be difficult to build a rapport with. Joshua did. Obi couldn't get out of the car fast enough when I dropped him off. Joshua sent photos and updates throughout the entire reservation. His response time is impeccable and he's very flexible and understanding when travel delays require an extended stay/reservation. I couldn't be more pleased with Joshua, and will definitely work with him in the future and look forward to doing so (as will Obi)!
As a pet owner, and as one of a doxie with special needs/limitations after a disc injury...I know I can rely on Joshua to care for Obi and keep him safe. Joshua not only knows dogs, but is also very knowledgable of the limitations and/or risks that dachshunds in particular, can be vulnerable to.
Top notch. Great experience for myself and for Obi - who was exhausted and seemingly bored when he returned home! Thanks again, Natalie & Obi wan.
Josh was great with Max. Max can be difficult sometimes and we think Josh did awesome. Max was wore out when we got him home. Good with the dog and flexible with the humans.
Josh was great with Miley! Miley was very comfortable with Josh right from the beginning. Josh sent pictures of Miley everyday to show what fun she was having. I would definitely have Josh watch Miley again!
Josh was excellent! I had some flight delays on my return trip. Because of that, I couldn't pick up my dog on the time we originally agreed on. Josh was very helpful, and worked out a new pick-up that worked for everyone. I had a happy puppy when I picked him up! I'm heading out of town again, and I'm going to reserve another Dog Vacay with him right now!
Joshua knows dogs - he participates in dog shows and has a pup of his own that he shows, therefore I felt confident leaving my pup Stella with him
(he took my dog to a show with him too and sent me a picture which is adorable because she is 100% mutt).

I can always tell if my dog is happy after a visit with a boarder/kennel. Granted, she's a pretty carefree and happy pup to begin with...even more reason to see a change in behavior if she had a bad time.

Not only was my dog chipper and happy to see me when I arrived to pick her up from her dogvacay with Joshua, she seemed sad to go and whimpered as we walked to the car. I think that says it all.

I needed to tag on an extra night and Joshua was incredibly flexible and responded promptly - just like he did when I first scheduled my original dogvacay at the 11th hour.

He asked all of the right questions of me when we arrived and was intent on making sure he had all of the details recorded.

I'll use him again for sure. That will make my pup pretty happy...
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