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John M.

41 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

John's Resident Pets

Harvey
Labrador Retriever
Male
12 yr 9 mo old

John's House

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

About John

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Professional and responsible couple here, with a great 11 yr old black lab who loves all dogs big and small as your hosts. We have a large sunroom with a futon in it, and another futon in the second living room, along with two bedrooms with fluffy dog pillows for relaxing spaces. We just installed artificial grass throughout the whole property and have air conditioning available for those really hot days. There are two of us; he works from home, and she is fairly flexible as well so we can really give your dog attention, mainly we do this so our dog can have a playdate so it's always fun!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

John M.

41 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
Pack Promoter
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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At John's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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41 Reviews
Tinker had a blast at John and Jennifer home as usual. Loved all the cute photo updates!
John is a great sitter! His home is also fenced in which is a huge bonus. I received text and pics of my dog threw out her stay. Will for sure re-book John in the future.
My dog had an incredible time at John and Jennifer's. Already booked our next daycare session. The space is warm and open and my pup left happy and exhausted.
John was great! I needed a sitter at the last minute and he was extremely flexible with me. I even needed to push back my pick up time and he accommodated that for me. I would definitely use John again and recommend him to friends. He lives in an adorable house that has two yards for the dogs to roam and sun bath in. My dogs had a great time!
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John and Jennifer are great! They are friendly, caring and really took care of my dog. When I had to make last minute changes, they were very flexible in accommodating. I highly recommend them!
I appreciated John's attention and concern for Lola's well-being. We discuss a couple of Lola's little quirks early on to make sure she had a good stay. Lola was in good spirits when I picked her up and looked like she had a good time.
This was Loki's very first DoggyVacay sleepover, and John and Jennifer made it the best stay ever...we were so lucky to find them right off the bat! They are experienced with young adult shepherds and knew just what to do to transition him to a new environment; and Jennifer sent pictures of Loki having a blast and comfortably spoiled during the whole trip. I could not recommend them more as hosts--thank you both so much!! Loki's mama
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John and his wife were great! They gave us photo updates throughout the weekend and Loki had a fantastic time with them.
Great experience from beginning to end! John was great and Snoop had a really fun time! Will certainly vacay here again :)
Mack is always very excited to come here :)
John was very helpful and flexible with drop off and pick up times. My dog was happy to hang out with John's dog!
John is great. He is really accommodating and sends adorable pictures of my angel each day. My dog was in great hands, and I would leave her with John every time.
John is a great pet-sitter, and we have used him and his girlfriend twice now.
Great experience! Bella really enjoyed being with other dogs there and John took great care of her. I could tell from the photos that she was having a great time!
We're so thankful for John and Jennifer to be so close and available to take Lexi in on such short notice. She made some friends with the bigger doggies at the house which made us happy to see. We are definitely going to be sending Lexi to them again! Thanks, John and Jennifer!
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John an his girlfriend were great with my french bulldog while I was out of the country. I got photos of him snuggling on the bed with them and their black lab, who was really friendly as well. Easy to schedule with, quick answers to questions. Great experience overall.
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Alfie loves staying with John and Jen! He's a pretty high energy pup and we've had Alfie stay with them a couple of times now.
John and Jennifer are my go to hosts whenever I have to leave town for work or any other personal matters. I usually try to book through them because Tofu loves their attention and always enjoys his time there 5 Stars as usual!
My dog has only one eye from a previous attack by another dog so I was apprehensive about having him around other dogs without supervision. John and Jennifer were great hosts. I introduced Tofu to their house and dogs before the actual date of reservation. They showed me around and mentioned that they would constantly supervise Tofu.

When I left for my trip, I received pictures and updates from John and Jennifer. They took Tofu on long walks and he seemed to have a great time.

Tofu came back extremely happy and I was very satisfied with the experience.
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John was amazing. He took great care of my Finn, and sent updates to show how much he was enjoying his stay. I'd highly recommend him.
Dorey had a great time! John was very accommodating. We have used him before and will definitely book again!
John absolutely rocks, period!
I had to book a last minute trip out of state and wanted the best for my paw-son. After reading several profiles, I got in contact with John the day before leaving, met him the day of, and we booked together that day!

He genuinely loves dogs, is very attentive and nurturing, gives special attention to each dog he is taking care of, and has a fabulous space for a doggy vacay. Seriously, don't hesitate to book with him!

My puppy Moose (weimaraner, 1 year old) had such a blast with John & friends, and I'm sure he's looking forward to hanging at John's again!
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John was great. His place is set-up perfectly to watch dogs. He's also super responsible and smart.
John and Jennifer were great. Chico seems to have had a great time, and he was happy and playful when I picked him up.
Have used John on multiple occasions, my Mack loves him!
Our pup has stayed with John and his wife for a total of 3 stays now. They are extremely professional, responsive, and well versed in keeping our pup in safe hands while we're away. This is our goto place for keeping our pup happy and safe.
This is the second time Lucy has stayed with John and family. Her tail was wagging like crazy when she saw John and she didn't look back when I left. She has a great time and John sends pictures of Lucy's adventures. She will definitely be going back!
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We had our two dogs stay with John. Their place is great - totally fenced in and there is indoor and outdoor space for them. John sent a few texts and a photo over the three days. They came back exhausted and I would take them back there!
So surprised by our experience after reading all the great reviews about John.

Pros:
He is quick to respond, easily available, and flexible.

Cons:
We picked up our dog and noticed she was limping. I asked what was wrong and he said "oh I heard a little scuffle this morning but we played a lot so she's probably tired"

When we got home we noticed a 1.5 inch gash in our dogs back leg and bite marks on her face. When we asked John for a further explanation he admitted the following "well they were all getting along so well so I admit I fed them at the same time and wasn't watching them. It must have happened while they were eating."

Every smart dog owner knows you don't feed dogs together that don't dwell in the same home. His dog got jealous over the food and attacked my dog.

I would not recommend using John due to his lackadaisical approach to sitting your dog!
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John was great -- he took care of my pooch for 8 days and she was very happy. He sent pix to keep me updated of what's going and I really appreciated it.

Very friendly and caring -- and his partner also helps out so it's nice to know there are two people that can watch over your dog. I'd definitely go back.
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I was going on a last minute trip with only 2 days to find someone to care for my babies and John responded very fast letting me know that he would be able to watch Sophie and Roi. He was very accommodating with the drop off time and as soon as I dropped them off, they were eager to go with him and didn't hesitate or look back at me. It pleasantly caught me by surprise since it was their first stay with John! I was starting to miss them and then a text popped up and it was some pictures from John with a message letting me know how they adjusted. John sent pictures and updates which gave me great peace of mind. He is responsible, reliable and responds to your messages quickly! When I picked the doggies up a few days later, they just snuggled into their beds and slept the whole night! I will gladly use Johns services again!
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John is great! This is my 2nd time leaving my dog with him, and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. His home and space is perfect for dogs too. Thank you, John.
John took great care of my girls over a weekend. I got a photo update and always had a quick reply back if I texted John with a question. It was nice to leave them in such good care!
John and his wife were a great host. Facility was clean and our pup was well rested and happy when we picked him up.
John was great. I felt really comfortable leaving my "fur baby" with him.
John was great with sending me updates during my dog's stay. He came back very happy!
This is the second time we used John. The first time was just for a weekend, and this last time was for 11 nights.

Nugget always comes home worn out, which means she had plenty of romping time with the resident dogs and visiting dogs.

Both John and Jennifer are hosts and I received one email pic from each of them during the 10 day stay, which was fun and reassuring to receive while away. That was enough for me, but if you are one who would like to receive texts/emails more often, I'm sure if you just ask they will accommodate the request.

They are very responsive, flexible with drop off and pick up times, and obvious dog lovers (Jennifer even sent Nugget home with some home made treats!)
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Josie was all smiles and tail wags when we picked her up from John's house. He made the process very easy, allowing us to have a meet and greet and working with our schedules for drop off and pick up. We will definitely be using John again!
I had made a mistake in my initial reservation and John made every accommodation possible and went above & beyond! My pooch, Ike, had a great time and I would not hesitate to recommend John to anybody seeking a place for their pet. John, you are Tops!!
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This was our first time using DogVacay and were a little nervous to leave our precious pup but John took great care of our husky. She had lots of walks, belly rubs, and other dogs to play with. She came home exhausted! John sent multiple updates and pics to keep our nerves at bay. We will use them again!
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John was a great host. My dog Mel seems to have had a great time and came home as happy as can be. Johns' lab Harvey is very friendly and I'm sure Mel had a fun time with Harvey as well. Also, scheduling wise John was very accommodating and pick up and drop off worked out great.
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