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Joshua S.

23 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Joshua's Resident Pets

Daphne
Boxer
Female
5 yr 11 mo old

Joshua's Apartment

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Joshua

36 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dogs are my life, my passion and love. I have years of experience with many sizes and breeds of dogs. I am a certified dog handler and trainer, licensed insured and bonded. I have fostered over a dozen dogs while I lived in California for Karma Rescue. I currently volunteer at the Jersey Animal Coalition rehabilitating dogs so they can find forever homes. I am committed to fostering positive relationships with dogs and their owners.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Joshua S.

23 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Joshua's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Joshua's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$12 /half-hour
$18 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Training
$60 /hour
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23 Reviews
Just picked up Lucy from a 2-week stay with Joshua and couldn't be happier. From our very first meeting with Joshua, my husband and I knew that we were leaving Lucy in great hands! He is very knowledgable and confident in his work, and easy to reach/communicate with. Lucy had a blast and we will definitely be using Joshua's services the next time we travel.
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Josh was an outstanding host and my dog absolutely loved him! I've used Josh on two separate occasions and have a third booked. I highly recommend Josh and his very qualified team!
Josh and his staff did an outstanding job! They posted pictures & video's on Facebook daily, I was eager to see the fun my dog was having. I highly recommend Josh and will be using him again in the future!
Josh was great with Addie
First time with staying with Josh and my pup had a great time. He was was excited to see me and relaxed if that makes any sense at all. As much as I missed him I knew he was in great hands. I am so happy that I have someone so wonderful to care for my pup.
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I do not worry about my dog when he is with Josh. I know he's in great hands. Ruben loves to stay over. Josh is super cool, attentive and knows his stuff. Rest assure that your pets will be taken care of the right way.
Josh always takes amazing care of our dog, Jack! Whenever we are away we look forward to seeing videos and pictures online of Jack having a great time playing with all the other dogs. He always comes home happy and exhausted. Despite being a little far from our house we wouldn't think of leaving our dog woth anyone else.
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Joshua is fantastic. Our 5 year old Golden can have a little anxiety when we go away and Joshua eased him in and Norman ended up making so many friends! It was really cool to see pictures and videos of Norman playing on Joshua's Facebook page. Anyway, awesome experience for Norm and I highly recommend having your Dog stay with Joshua.
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Awesome as usual!
Joshua is great. I know he took very good care of my dog for the weekend, and she came home healthy and tired. Highly recommended!
We brought Josey over for doggie daycare and she clearly had a blast. Joshua is fantastic! He truly does treat the dogs as if they were his own, and after we did our initial meet-and-greet with Josey and his two dogs, I knew it was the right fit. I trust Joshua, and I don't even trust some of my own family members to watch our dog! Josey will definitely be back!
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Josh and his wife Jennifer are great people! They have so much experience caring for dogs and it shows. I had no qualms leaving my puppy and other dog who is on various medicines and needs extra special care, with them while I went away. So glad I found them through dogvacay and will continue to use their services.
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This was our second stay. Jake recognized where he was when we pulled up at the curb and was eager to get out of the car. Immediately joined the gang out back. Clearly cool with being back for another sleepover. Came home happy and tuckered out. Had a shower, an early dinner, and is now having a good snooze.
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This was the first time we boarded our dog with Josh and we couldn't be happier. Brinkley is always a happy dog and Josh is so enthusiastic and caring that it was a wonderful match. We really appreciated Josh's photo updates; it was so nice to go away on vacation knowing how well Brinkley would be treated.
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Joshua was amazing!! His knowledge, professionalism, attitude, and caring were amazing. He made Maxie's 5 week stay stress-free. We could tell she was having a fabulous time. We highly recommend him!
Dealing with Joshua was amazing. Everytime we kennel ours dogs prior to using Joshua and his services, we always felt bad about leaving them. Josh with his Facebook photo updates and video updates allowed us to vacation without any pressures of wondering how your pet is being treated and what "real" conditions the dogs are living in. Josh was great with both Copper and Oliver and was very interested in ensuring that they were able to bond with his puppies in the house. Our vacation was an especially great one this year knowing our pooches were being cared for by such a capable and loving guy. I think my Boxer was a little sad to come home as he was leaving a bunch of newly found friends at Joshua's house. If anyone if contemplating using Joshua, understand that your puppies will be in more than loving and very capable hands. Drop them off, and enjoy the HumanVaca...
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Joshua was a dream to work with. Fast response on communications and flexible with drop off and pick up times. His fenced in yard is perfect for the dogs to go romping in, and he posts pictures each day so you can see how much fun your pup is having. I felt like I was leaving my fur baby with a friend who would take care of her (and spoil her a bit) like I do! I know Lucy will be more than excited to visit Joshua and his pack again the next time I'm traveling!
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Joshua was very flexible with drop off and pick up times, he made sure that Midnight was comfortable before we left him in his care by having my husband take him on a walk to reintroduce him to the pack. It was great to see pictures and updates of Midnight during his stay, it gave us great peace of mind. Joshua is also VERY knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior and was able to give us more insight about Midnight and his personality as we adopted him about 6 months ago. It was wonderful meeting Joshua and we highly recommend him. Thank you SO much for taking such great care of our Midnight.
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Josh was great. My 14 year old puppy had a comfortable vacation and the photos (with captions) Josh sent me every night kept me in the loop and gave me so much peace of mind. He and his wife go out of their way to make your canine family member feel at home. This is not jus someone who likes dogs and is willing to puppy-sit for you. Josh knows what he is doing - he has made dogs his life. I definitely recommend him.
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Joshua took such wonderful care of my Shelby Girl. Seeing the photos everyday while I was away was awesome. I knew she was having an awesome time!!! It was a great experience for both of us! I was able to enjoy my time away and Shelby definately enjoyed her time with Josuha and the rest of the pack. It was wonderful to see how well Shelby got along with the other dogs. Joshua is TOP DOG in my book!!! His passion is DOGS!!!
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Gimi had a great time making friends with Bentley and Daphne while he stayed with Joshua. I especially appreciated all of the yard space and all of the other dogs that Gimi was able to spend time with.

I would definitely recommend Joshua and will use his services again in the future.
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Joshua looked after our furry child Pepper for a week. From the first time we met Joshua for the meet and greet, we liked his personality and professionalism. It was clear he is a true dog person and pack leader and that Pepper would be in good hands in his care. Pepper came home happy and healthy. Joshua also sent us regular updates of Pepper's stay. We enjoyed our vacation worry-free, seeing Pepper too was enjoying herself. We highly recommend Joshua.
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Josh was very flexible and Summer had a great staycation! All around, a good experience.
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