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Joanna W.

43 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Joanna's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
9 yr 11 mo old

Joanna's House

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

About Joanna

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am retired and have the time to devote my full attention to your furry 4 legged family member(s). When you have to leave them they deserve a vacation too in a warm, relaxing home environment. I have a miniature Schnauzer who loves to host new guests and I have a very large dog friendly backyard perfect for lots of play time and exercise. Also neighborhood walks are a daily routine in good weather. I have high baby gates separating rooms for the purpose of feedings and sniffing introductions between furry guests before they are allowed to socialize together. My home is always kept clean and the yard is pooper scooped several times daily to keep it sanitary. If you want to go away and feel confident that your pet is being lovingly cared for contact me. My home is not a kennel and the dogs roam the house and yard freely so please make me aware of any allergies or limitations. My pickup up/drop off times are between 8am-6pm daily. Meet and greets can be scheduled most weekday and weekend afternoons before 5pm.

(Tracy J. May 27
"Joanna was very friendly, her house was very clean and I could tell right away that she loves dogs. I felt completely comfortable leaving my puppy with her. Joanna sent me updates through the weekend and I had a worry free weekend. I am so happy to have found her. She took very good care of our dog"

Lauren I. February 16

"She's a great dog sitter! You can tell that she takes extra special care of any dog she has and really pays attention to requests and needs of every dog she has. I've been having her sit my little chihuahua/terrier for a while now and never have any worries when I leave him with her. Sometimes, I'll even have to drag him out of her house when I'm picking him up because he doesn't want to leave! I always recommend her to anyone who wants a warm, caring sitter for their dogs!"
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Joanna W.

43 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joanna's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
43 Reviews
I had my meet and greet with Joanna couple of weeks before going abroad. We connected on the first day and so did Toby which was very important for us as I was going to be away for 18 days. The house is very clean and comfortable. Joanna has been a great sitter for Toby and took great care of him. Joanna has a huge backyard which was great for Toby.
I didn't worry at all about Toby during my trip. Joanna sent me a photo of Toby and told me how he was going everyday. I highly recommend Joanna to anyone as I felt good knowing that Toby was in great hands. I would definitely contact Joanna again if I ever go on vacation.
As a Dog Vacay host ourselves, we visited several hosts before we selected Joanna. We do not live in the area and are willing to travel to make sure our Golden Retriever fur babies would be well cared for. We were not disappointed, they were happy and Joanna is a warm, pup loving person. We will be using her again in the future!
Joanna is a wonderful dogvacay host. She is very calm and has a nice demeanor. Joanna watched our cocker spaniel for seven nights, and sent us text message updates and pictures periodically, which we really appreciate. Joanna also answers text messages very quickly, which is super! I will certainly use Joanna again, and would highly recommend Joanna without any hesitation.
My dog had the best time! Joanna is very nice and she really gets dogs! I was so comfortable knowing Bentley was with her while we were gone. It was clear that she had control over the dogs in her care, and that they would have a good time too.
Joanna is nothing short of the best dog sitter ever!
I have two sweet but high-maintenance yorkies, and she took wonderful care of them while we were on vacation for a week! I got pictures and updates, and never once had to worry about my babies. She is very gentle and kind with all the dogs she sits, and none of them seem to be scared or uncomfortable at her house at all. I knew after our meet and greet that I'd found our family's new dog sitter!??
Joanna was EXCELLENT in loving and caring for our two little dogs. We have never had a dig sitter as good, and thoughtful. She texted us pictures several times that really made us feel good, and we could see that our little guys were having a ball. Joanna gets 5+ stars from
When my Yorkie, Bindi and I had our "Meet and Greet" with Joanna, I could tell he liked her and felt right at home at her house.

Bindi stayed with Joanna over a three day weekend. It was my first time leaving him with a sitter. She sent me three pictures and I could tell he was settled in. He got to go for a walk which is his favorite thing to do. She brushed him which I didn't expect her to do.

I am very happy to have found Joanna and would definitely use her serves again.

Carolyn. K.
Becks had a great stay. He is a dog with anxiety who cant handle a kennel. Joanna took great care of him and will definitely book again! Being from the east coast and not knowing many people in Cali Im glad to know Beckham is somewhere he is well taken care of and has a place to play with with alot of friends!
Joanna is the perfect person for our little Bandit. She truly loves the pets under her care. Bandit found his way on to Joanna's bed!!! We don't even let him sleep on our bed at home. He truly had a dog vacation with Joanna. We are already planning our next vacation and will definitely be calling on the dog mother for our little Bandit.
Our dog was happy when we picked her up. Joanna seems to enjoy the dogs and we felt safe leaving her with Joanna. Definitely recommend her!
Joanna is an accommodating host for our Golden fur babies, Sammy and Gracie. We are DogVacay hosts ourselves and visited several hosts before choosing Joanna to care for our pups. Her home is warm and pup friendly and they were both very happy during their stay. We will be using Joanna again!
It was just an over night stay, but the moment we met Joanna we new our Matty was in good hands. So plan on using Joanna in the near future. Thanks Joanna!!
Joanna is great, would leave my 13 year old 10 lb chihuahua with her any time. He obviously did really well with her & the lovely house & yard.
Joanna was amazing! I wasn't able to meet Joanna in person before our dog stay but we had a good chat on the phone. When we arrived at her home she was very welcoming to everyone. Her house is lovely and she has a great set up for multiple dogs. She can keep them separate if necessary. Her yard is completely fenced. Joanna sent us updates everyday. One of our dogs wasn't eating well for the first couple of days and then she hand fed him. He started eating after that point. We felt very fortunate to have our babies looked after so well and to stay in a nice safe home environment.
Everything was great!
Our experience with Joanna was wonderful. She is a great dog sitter and Coco loved being with her and was so relaxed with her. She was so happy and she loved being there playing with the other dogs. Joanna was very caring and made sure Coco felt comfortable with the other dogs and really listened to our needs for Coco. Joanna's place is very homey and Coco felt right at home. We really liked the fact Coco went for walks to get exercise. We will for sure be back and have Joanna watch Coco again. She is AWESOME!!!
It was a pleasure to meet Joanna and her other four footed pals. The home is gorgeous, spacious, clean and welcoming. The first floor is made to accomodate dogs with beds at various location, and guard gates. As it was our first time I was nervous about the entire experience. I brought along the pillow my pups use and left it at the home. The pups are given a treat at noon day. Joanna is very attentive to their needs and in fact shared with me that Bella my girl dog was being chased by two smaller sisters and thus she went to rescue Bella. This is funny because Bella is very vocal but I imagine it was the new environment. Oh this took me back to dropping my kids off at kindergarten. I recommend Joann's home, and I will be returning to Joann's dogg-vacay.

Thank you so much Joanna for removing some of the stress from my life! They are my 4 footed kids.
Joanna was the perfect person for my old grouchy guy. He's found his home-away-from-home! Janice
Penny was in doggie wonderland at Joann's! New friend, new smells, and Joanna is very loving.
Joanna seems to be our locale dog whisper. Shadow loved her and she was well taken care of. She will be our pic in the future!!!!
Joanna, was really nice and our dog Daisy had a nice time. She was very helpful with sending photos and updates about Daisy.
When I took Scooter for the "meet and greet", I could tell right away that Joanna was our "go to girl". Her home is very clean, the backyard is really big and spacious for her pup guests, and you can tell she really loves animals. This was our first time leaving Scooter with someone other than family, and we were more than happy with the care Joanna gave, considering Scooter kept everyone up half the night panting and shaking because of fireworks! No complaints from Joanna though, only concern for Scooter. We'll definitely use Joanna again, hopefully at a time when there aren't fireworks! We give Joanna a 5 star PAWSOME!
We love having Joanna care for our two labs Jack & Kayla. She is an awesome host and we know our two dogs are well cared for, get lots of exercise and play time, and get to see some friends. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Joanna is very accommodating and flexible, responsible and texts pics while we're away. We're grateful we found such a wonderful "playcation" home for our two.
Joanna was wonderful! What a pleasure having her watch our Gracie! She sent several photos of Gracie and kept in touch with us the entire week we were gone. And Gracie LOVED Joanna! She will be going back for a visit with her and Tank again soon! Thanks again Joanna!
Joanna is awesome - I don't worry at all when our two small dogs are there because I know they are well taken care of. She keeps us posted and send pictures. I'm so happy that we've found a great dog sitter.
Started with a great meet & greet. Dog appeared to like the yard, Joanna and her dog. Sent us a couple posts while we were gone. I would have no hesitation using Joanna again. Rick
My husband and I think Joanna is a wonderful doggie host!! Our girls (Tasha and Cinnamon) had a great time with their host....she kept them very busy and that's what they like. They definitely will be returning for another stay with Joanna in the near future!!

Jan Haile
Joanna is attentive to detail and checks in daily. She is energetic and fun, too!
Once again Joanna treated Belle just like a member of her own family. She understands Belle and gives her lots of caring TLC.
Joanna treats Belle just like family. She makes the visits fun for our pup. I always feel that Belle is safe and happy at Joanna's house.
Joanna did a fantastic job with our shitzu, Bella. She was very accommodating with our time schedule, but most importantly she made Bella feel right at home. I will definitely call on Joanna the next time we leave town!
This was our first try with DogVacay, all we can say is terrific, caring, and compassionate. We left our little "Bandit" for 14 days as we went out of state to our daughter's wedding. Joanna sent a photo update only hours after we had left to show how our "baby" had made himself at home on the sofa next to her son. Joanna has a very clean and dog friendly home and backyard but the best thing is the love Joanna has for the pets in her care. WOW!!! and a great big BOW-WOW from Bandit too. We will be telling all our friends about Joanna and how Bandit had a vacation and came home happy and relaxed.
Joanna is the best dog sitter ever. Our dog loves going to her home. Joanna has a large back yard and takes dogs on walks sometimes too. She gives special care such as helping Belle deal with fireworks anxiety.
Joanna is our hero! We were able to go on vacation and not worry in the least knowing our babies (doggies) were in the best care with Joanna. She has a lovely home and great yard for the dogs.

We have two mini dachshunds who were not distressed in the least when they came home after our two week vacation, and seemed to have enjoyed their stay with Joanna and Tank. It is comforting to know that we have finally found someone trustworthy and great with our pets. I can't thank you enough!
Joanna is a great Dog Mom! She cared for our 2 labs, Jack & Kayla, for a week. They loved staying with her, had plenty of exercise and play, they really didn't want to come home!! Joanna texted photos and handled a minor medical emergency very well. She kept us up to date on a daily basis and made us feel very secure that our pets were in a safe and loving environment. We look forward to having Joanna as a host again and highly recommend her.
Great again and very flexible. Thanks!
This was our first time Joanna took care of our two small dogs, Princess & Rusty, and we think Joanna is awesome. We appreciated the updates and pictures and the wonderful care she gave them. She took them on long walks and they had a great back yard to play in. We could see that our doggies were happy on their vacay! Will definitely go back!
Joanna was available on very short notice and was easy to communicate with. My dog had a great time and was really excited when I dropped her off in the mornings. And in the evenings she was totally exhausted from playing all day. Thanks Joanna!
I left our older pup with Joanna for the first time last week and I will definitely be calling on her again. It was evident she is a dog lover from the first time we met at our meet-n-greet. Her house is clean and she has a nice back yard. She was even sweet enough to send pictures of Lucky having a good time, which of course put our minds at ease. He seemed to have loved being with her and her sweet, mini schnauzer, "Tank." Best of all, she was able to take him very last minute (called her same day!), as we had to rush out of town for a funeral. I feel I can definitely recommend her!
Joanna was a lifesaver. We were gone for 4 days and our original plans fell through. She agreed to a let minute booking for our little guy and completely exceeded our expectations. She has everything set up to accommodate the dogs and updates frequently with photos and status. I felt our best friend was very well taken care of while we were away. Thank you Joanna!!
I was very excited to see a DogVacay sitter in Stockton. I inquired with Joanna and we scheduled a meet and greet. The moment I drove up I was happy with the house. Joanna was very friendly and clearly a dog person. She and "Tank" welcomed us into the house. We went to the back yard and I could tell my dogs loved it. They investigated and the 3 of them got along great. Joanna was a great communicator, available by phone or text. When we dropped the dogs off to stay they didn't even look back at us leaving. We received 2 pictures of the dogs while we are away which we enjoyed. We came back to stress free dogs.

We will definitely use Joanna again!
Joanna is a great host. Her home and background is very nice and set up to accommodate your dog. She obviously has a lot of experience as a dog owner/caretaker, and I felt very comfortable leaving my furry baby with her. My dog came home happy and tired from having a fun day with Joanna, Tank, and the other dogs. I would definitely recommend meeting Joanna for your dog care needs.
Joanna is an amazing dog sitter. She is genuine, nice, and responsible dog sitter who will take care your dog like they are her own child. Her house is a great environment for the dogs, especially her back yard is big and pretty. She is very flexible for her hours and she will update how your dog is doing by text so you know that your dog is in good hands. I had my puppy stay with her and her cute dog Tank for about 3days and my dog was so sad to leave her house when I came to pick her up. Thank you for your amazing service!
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