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John L.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
116 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 11 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

John's Resident Pets

Eli
Boxer
Male
6 yr 1 mo old

John's House

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

About John

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog will enjoy a large enclosed back yard to run around in, play, or just relax in, as well as walks in the beautiful neighborhood located in west LA just east of Santa Monica, north of Mar Vista and south of Brentwood.

There's 24/7 supervision and I take last minute bookings. Feel free to send me a message with any questions or clarifications needed.

Your dogs will have the best vacay!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
John L.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
116 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 11 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 20, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$32 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$12 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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116 Reviews
John has cared for Dante twice... Last time I was unable to drop him off and John was kind to pick Dante up at our home. Thank you John!
John was amazing! He was so flexible and made it easy to work around my schedule and my dog clearly enjoyed himself. I love that he has a big open space in his house and a back yard and he makes sure that all of the dogs that he watches get along well. I will definitely be using John as a more permanent dog sitter.
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John and his Boxer, Eli, are wonderful! So sweet and easy going, they make dropping off & picking up your furry beast as simple as possible (i.e. they're flexible on times) - and their warm, friendly personalities ensure our Whippet feels safe and has the best time!! When we pick her up, you can tell she's been having a blast! Plus, the house & backyard are perfect for pets, and the cul de sac John lives on is ultra quiet, safe and ideal!! We cannot recommend John/this DogVacay option more!!
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John has watched our senior dog a couple of times now. Each time John has been very accommodating of our schedule and thoughtful of our senior dog's needs -- including lots of quiet rest mixed with just the right amount of playtime to ensure he comes home well rested with a spring in his step.
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John was great. Responsive and super flexible.
Roxy was such a happy dog at John's. She was clearly well taken care of, well exercised, and had lots of playtime with Eli and other pups. The space for the dogs is great...cool on the hot days but with plenty of access to the backyard.

She's already looking forward to her next visit with John. Thank you.
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From the first time we met John at our "meet and greet" we felt comfortable at his home. This was our first time leaving our Lexi...she is an 8 years old German Shepherd , however we have only had her for 9 months and she had come to rely on us. John was friendly and warm, and his home was ideal for a dog to go and visit and enjoy a home away from home. We left our Lexi for 13 days, John helped us through that time by sending us pictures of her playing and most comforting to us was seeing her asleep on her own bed....just like at home. We had such a wonderful vacation....and so did our Lexi...Thank you John we look forward to Lexi's next stay with you and Elijah.
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I think I have a good thing going! My Maddie enjoys going over to John's while we are gone. She always come back happy and clean. He is close to my own home which is very convenient too!
John was extremely responsive which is an absolute necessity as far as I'm concerned. Ziggy tends to get separation anxiety, specially when put in new situations. He was very involved with her daily behavior (eating, sleeping, etc) and did everything he could to make her feel more at ease. We will for sure go back as she's now more seasoned around John and his family.
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John is an ideal dog sitter...communicative, great with dogs, has a good yard, and extremely reliable. Highly recommend!!
AJ had a wonderful, safe time at John's - playing with Eli and his little friend. The pics John sent made me feel good and we look forward to his next visit! Joe
John has watched my 10-year-old dog "Bean" many, many times now. Bean is always THRILLED to arrive at John's house, and practically drags me up to the front door! He always has a great time, and comes home happy & sleepy from running around John's great backyard with other doggie friends. I never worry about Bean when he's in John's care. 5+ stars! John is the best around!
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Everything was great. Thank you!
John and his family are amazing!! I've used them several times because my dog Cooper loves their dog Eli and Cooper always seems to come home happy and pooped from the weekend. John is definitely my first choice dogsitter and would highly recommend to others.
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My pups absolutely loved their stay with John! They came home pooped from all the fun they had running around in his yard & playing with the other dogs. John was great.. Super flexible & accommodating. Will definitely continue to take my dogs to John when we need a sitter.. In fact, they're going back again this week!
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Buddy slept for two days after his DogVacay at John's! He had a blast!
Best place for a dog to be, John is lovely, has a great big back yard and his own adorable dog. My dog didn't miss me at all I think.
Benji had a great time with John and came home a happy camper. John was great, flexible with drop off/pick up times and just made the whole experience great, my Benji was in good hands :) will def bring him back to John!!
I've used John quite a few times now and am always pleased. my 2 dogs love getting to play in the backyard and always come home happy. John is really great about sending me picture updates while I'm away, which I love. He is always very accommodating and definitely my go-to sitter whenever I have a trip!!
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John has watched our dog Maggie several times and is always amazing. He has a big back yard that she loves playing in, and she is always tired and happy afterwards. She really loves playing with his friendly dog, Eli also. John is easy to get ahold of, very flexible with scheduling, and regularly updates with photos. Thank you for always taking such good care of our child, John!
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John is great! Our 3 dogs 2nd stay & John graciously accepted us last minute. Thank you DogVacay & thank you John! We will be back. :-)
John was so fast to respond to me that I was impressed by my first contact. I was happy to meet with him and he confirmed my good feelings. The house, yard, people and resident dog were great. Maddie returned to me happy and contented. An added plus was the fact that he is located very close to me!
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John has watched our dog Jazz several times and always does a great job! Jazz loves going over there and is well taken care of. John is also very flexible and accommodating. Love the adorable pictures John sends too! Thanks as always!
John took excellent care of our dog when we had to go out of town for a few days. He was very flexible with my changing schedule. Our dog made fast friends with his boxer and had a great time. His house and yard are well set up with lots of room for dogs to run and play. I picked our dog up happy and tired. I would definitely trust John with our dog again in the future.
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Another great visit with John! the pups are always excited to go :)
Another great stay with John!! The pups had a blast and John sent lots of photos and videos of them playing!
Super flexible with dropping off and picking up Tinker. Loved the picture updates!
This is long overdue...John is so great with our pups! When we travel we feel so great when Roi and Sophie get to stay with him, knowing that they are in great hands and will have a blast!
Perfect stay EVERYTIME - Repeat client - Zulu loves him!
John was great! He has a big back yard, which my dog loved! Was quick with responses and always available to message. Sent pics and updates while we were gone. Highly recommend !
Jamison had a great time here. Too bad we moved away...we'd certainly seek out John again in the future.
We got our dog back very balanced and happy. We would definitely book him with John again.
John has a large back yard for dogs to run around. Our dog is used to going to the dog park on a daily basis so a yard this big is not bad for a couple of days. He has two dogs of his own. I would use his services again.
John is lovely, accommodating and very caring. Reggie loves his vacays at John's!
John was amazing. He sent pictures and updates throughout our trip. Our dog had so much fun and was very well taken care of. So happy we found our new dog sitter. Sofi will definitely stay with John again.
Amazing as always! Great communication prior to confirming reservations, flexible drop off and pick up times. Always provides photos/videos during stays.
John has watched my 10-year-old dog Bean many times, and Bean always has a fantastic time. When I pick him up he's always happily running around with other dogs, and sleepy from so much fun playing in John's amazing yard! John is easy to communicate with and I love that he sends photos of Bean having fun while I'm away. When Bean stays with John I completely trust that my dog is safe, happy, and in the best care possible. John is the best!
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Very accommodating to drop off and pickup time!
Once again our boys had a great time with John. It makes us feel so good when they run away excited when we drop them off because they are ready to have fun. They are exhausted from all their playing when we pick them up. John as always is flexible with our schedule which is extremely helpful.
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This was our first time using DogVacay and I could not of asked for a better experience. Our three dogs had such a good time. John is a wonderful host. He sent picture updates and communication was great from the start. With a calm loving environment I felt at ease knowing our dogs were being well taken care of. Highly recommend and will definitely use John again.
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As always, our dog Cherry was very happy spending some time at John's. John has his own dog and often has other dogs boarding and Cherry can play with them.
I didn't have the chance to meet John personally because our schedules didn't match, but I met his family and they were amazing.
I felt I was living my dog in good hands, within a family of genuine dog lovers. I felt I could leave with peace of mind.
They also have a great yard for dogs to run free and have fun, which was amazing for Riff. He had a great time!
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We thank John and his family for making Lexie feel at home on her first away stay. When we saw her picture of her snoozing on their leather couch we knew she was happy! It was nice to see her in nice family environment and that she was well taken care of. We definitely be back. THANKS!
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Another great stay for Mady! John is responsive, flexible, sends lot's of great photos and Mady comes home exhausted from playing with the other Dogs. We highly recommend John!
We did love this host but the last time our dog visited he ended up in the Vet ER needing foxtails removed from his paws because of the backyard at the hosts house.
Amazing! This was the first time we used DogVacay and John was wonderful. Our two big boys (Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain dog) felt immediately at home with John and barely even noticed when we left. During our time away John sent pictures and a video of the fun our boys were having. He even took them on a hike in the Hollywood Hills! I would highly recommend John to any dog owner.
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Dante stayed with John for 3 weeks and couldnt not have had a better time! He was so sad to leave John and all of his buddies he had made during his stay! We love having Dante dtay with Kohn while we are gone- we receive video and photo updates!
Zulu stayed with John twice already and we just booked a third stay.
Great experience. Zulu loves John and the backyard. He always comes back happy and tuckered out.
Dante loves to stay over!!! We now have used John 2x in the past 3 weeks! When Dante comes home he is sooo tired from all the fun he has had!! Highly recommend!!
John is the best! Reggie loves the time he spends with John, and comes back a happy and healthy doggie..
It was our first time using dog vacay and I have to say we found a great person to watch our dog! John gave us pictures and videos of Dante. We are 100% going to use him again. We couldnt be happier!!! We are referring our friends to him now!
This is the second time we leave Bella with him he takes good care of our babie,good home and location we are happy to have chose this place for our baby
As always, John was awesome with my pup Sushi! Big backyard, other dogs to play with, and lots of love and care. What more could you ask for?
john was great - kept me updated on how my pup was doing and came home to a happy dog.
This was our first Dog Vacay, and it was such a great experience! John was super friendly and accommodating, and sent us great photos and videos while we were away. Our dog obviously had a lot of fun!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :)
John was a wonderful host. We did a quick meet and greet and my dog was so happy, he didn't want to leave.

My dog loves sniffing / playing outside and John's backyard was a perfect mini adventure for him. I loved the updates and pictures that John sent. There was another dog guest, in addition to John's dog, and I could tell the pack had a great time together.

I would definitely leave Jack with John again!
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FANTASTIC! Highly recommend him! My dogs came back tired and happy. He sent me videos of them playing w other dogs and having a fun time all around. Plus, he was v flexible with my changing schedule. I'm grateful for that!
Eli had a wonderful time. I could see the joy in his face when I picked him up today. His whole family is very friendly. Big backyard. Thank you John!
This was Jazz's second time with John and he had a great time! John was flexible with drop off and pick up times and took great care of Jazz. I also appreciate the photo updates John posted. Thanks for making Jazz feel at home while we are away!
John and his family are amazing! As soon as we stepped into their home for the meet and greet I could tell it was a calm, loving environment where my dog would be well cared for. They have a lovely house in a quiet residential area with a BIG backyard and often host multiple dogs, which I like because it allows my pup to play and socialize while getting personal care and attention. John was also very responsive via text and sent me some pictures and video during the stay. Thanks John!
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John is wonderful, as soon as he invited us into his warm loving house we knew Lisa would be so happy for 2 weeks under his care. He sent us updates during the stay and we knew Lisa had so much fun playing with the other dogs when we picked her up we could tell she didn't want to leave! Definitely John is our new DV go to guy!
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Thanks again, John, for a fun and loving visit for our dog!
John is great! We've left our dog Zoey with him a few times now, including over Thanksgiving weekend. She always seems very happy to see him and his family, which is the most important thing for us. John is also very communicative and easy going.
I am so happy that Jazz had the chance to stay with John for 12 days during my vacation! John was very communicative, friendly and paid attention to my requests about Jazz. His house and backyard are very nice, and I was happy that Jazz had a few other dogs to play with during his stay and 24 hour supervision, as he can be a troublemaker when left alone. Jazz looked happy in all of his check in pictures, and I'd say he came back just as healthy and happy from his vacation as I did! We will definitely use John again. Thanks John and family!
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Uncle John's House is always the best to Raider! He loves his sleepover days at his home! I get lovely pictures and I know his whole family loves Raider. Lol. :)
Booker loves John. Would recommend to anyone!
My dogs love going to John's house!! He is great.
Lots of cute pics of Otto having fun.
John is always the best! My dogs have been there probably a dozen times now and they love it!
My dog was fine, but her harness was ripped.
Thanks so much for letting us make a last minute extension on Coco's stay.
Got lots of photos, thanks!
Our dog Cherry had great stay over at John's place. She played with other dog in John's backyard and came home happy ! Thanks John.
Thanks for extending Auggie's reservation!
Another happy vacation for Auggie!
John and his family were very accommodating. Loki had a fantastic weekend playing with the other dogs in John's huge backyard!
My dog did enjoy herself running in John large backyard with other dogs of all sizes.
I have used John few times in the past. John is great, he sends pictures daily and cares for Milo well. I love the big back yard.
All 4 of my dogs had the best time there!!! They always do.
Our dog Cherry had enjoyed staying at John's as she always has in the past. The place has a big backyard and Cherry and other dogs were playing while stayed at John's. John is our go-to host whenever our Cherry needs a place to stay while we are out of town. Thanks, John !
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John is the best! Always sends picture updates and great with communication! My dogs always have the best time there.
I love the spacious back yard and the love Milo gets
Auggie loves to stay at John's! We love the cute pictures he sent us!
John was was easy going, responsive and took great care of Madyson. She came home worn out which is almost impossible for this dog! I would definitely book him again!!!
John is always great and my dogs always have the best time there!!
My trip was supposed to be 9 days. On my 7th day I had a great opportunity to extend my vacation by 3 more days. Emailed John and got a pleasant response of "No worries, enjoy your time away, Maggie is doing great!". Maggie and myself had a great experience with John. Recommended highly!
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5 stars all the way! Could not recommend John more. I am very attached to my pup and this was our first time apart for more than a few days. Went for a meet and greet and within minuets Maggie and I felt very comfortable. He has a great house, nice big back yard, and inside play area for the dogs. He was great about sending pics and updates. John is my goto for any future needs.
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Thanks John! Abby and Henry had a great time! They loved playing in the yard.
John Is awesome. Buckaroo loves it there.
John is awesome! This is maybe the 4th or 5th time that he's watched my dog Bean, and Bean is always SO happy to arrive at John's house & run around in his epic yard. John is easy to communicate with, flexible, and always sends great check-in photos of Bean having a blast! I'd recommend John to anyone.
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Another great stay at John's. Auggie was happy to enjoy the big yard and the loving family. Thank you for accommodating the extra night!
Our dog Bella stayed with John and his family for 4 days. We chose John because he was very close to where we live (convenience), he's really competitively priced (in this area), and the meet & greet went well.

Overall I think the stay went smoothly, but there are a few reasons why I'm rating him as less than 5 stars -- the first is that we received very infrequent updates. I'm not sure what the default is for most hosts, but another host we've stayed with before sent updates/pictures multiple times a day, whereas we only got 1 update with 3 pictures over the 4 days.

The second reason is related in that he wasn't very communicative. We would have liked to talk to him when we picked up Bella but he wasn't home. We didn't know he wouldn't be there and while his family was home with Bella, she was in her crate and we had no way of finding out how she did, if she had eaten/gone for a walk, if there were any issues, etc. He did text after we picked her up to let us know he had been at work, but it was just unexpected (and could be totally normal for others but wasn't what we had expected given our experience with other hosts).

I think he's up front about this as well, but he does host multiple dogs at once and you may or may not get a chance to acquaint your dog to the others.

We may or may not have Bella stay with John again in the future, particularly if it's a short trip and we just need somewhere last minute, but for long trips, we definitely prefer hosts who can be a little more communicative and involved.
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Our dog was very happy at John's as always!
John has watched my dog Bean multiple times now…he's become my "go-to" person for whenever I need to head out of town. Bean loves going over to his house, and gets super excited when we arrive! I know he has a great time running around in John's fantastic yard! :-)
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John has a huge backyard that Alaska loved and she seemed to be happy to go there for the second time. I would recommend John even more because he was flexible on the pick up and drop off time!
3rd time having my 2 dogs stay with John and he was great as always!! Thank you John!
Our dog Cherry spent great time with other dogs at John's. Thanks for the great service, John.
This was my 2nd time having my dogs stay with John. They were in great hands and I know they had a great time! John is great with staying in touch too!
John was great! Very easy to communicate with, he has a fantastic fenced-in yard and my dog loved it. Would recommend him & use him again. :-)
John was very flexible with pick up and drop off times - even keeping Ally an extra day when we got home late. Ally seemed safe and in good hands when picked up.
John was great! He sent me updates every time I asked him how my dog was doing. I think Raider had a blast there because when we got home, he was so tired and pooped from all the playtime he had outside in his back yard! Johns entire family were sweet too, I think they all loved Raider. It was a good time for Raider which made me worry less.
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John was communicative and flexible with drop off and pick up and Mali definitely had a great time. Great host.
We can tell Auggie had a great time at John's place. Our Auggie is an escape artist and that was our main concern during his stay. He hung out with other doggies and humans too! He was very tired when I took him home. We will definitely take Auggie for another vacation at John's!
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This was the first time with John and both we and our dog are very happy with the experience. John is prompt and easy to communicate and his place has a large grass backyard for our dog to run with John's dog. We will use his service again ! Thanks, John.
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John was perfect for my 2 dogs!! His backyard is ideal for my babies to be able to run and play and I knew they would have a great time there. I would definitely use John again in the future.
I felt great about leaving my dog with John, and I'm pretty sure my dog felt great about hanging out with him in his big yard.
John is amazing! He is usually available for last minute reservation. From the photos that he sent, it looks like my puppy was having a lot of fun with him playing on the yard.
It's really hard to tell how well your dog likes their host since dogs can't talk! However, as a test I took my dogs by John's house a while after their stay. Both dogs ran around the corner to his house and up to his door. On our second stay there both dogs ran into his house as soon as he opened the door so I'd say that they must feel at home there. The fact that I can walk my dogs there from home is a plus. John is young and so perhaps not the most professional but he seems genuine and I think he will mature nicely with time. It feels a little more like you're leaving them with the neighborhood kid rather than a professional boarding agency. But I totally feel secure leaving my dogs there and I will use him again in the future. I give him 4 and a half "woofs." Keep up the good work John and maybe one day you'll be the new Cesar Millan...
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John is great. Very accommodating and always quick to respond to reservation requests. My dog loves staying with him.
Our dog Jelly had an amazing time an John's house during our recent 10-day vacation. John was very nice and friendly and we will definitely use him again. He sent us photo updates throughout our trip which we loved! His family is also very kind and we feel fortunate that Jelly stayed in a loving home.
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Wowee - this was such a great experience! John took great care of my girl - Lacy - he texted me pictures of her and responded to my inquiries while I was away. I will be using John again.
John was great, throughout my trip he kept in touch and sent me pictures of Milo. When I went to pick Milo up, Milo was very happy. I highly recommend John
John was a great host! He was friendly from the start and clearly had a lot of experience watching dogs which made me feel very comfortable. While I was away my dog created a hot spot on her paw that then ended up getting infected; John was very attentive the entire time and gave me continual updates about her condition. It made my trip much easier knowing that my pet was with someone who paid such great attention and wanted to keep me in the loop. I will definitely be using John again in the future.
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We are very pleased with the care John gave to our Siberian Husky the seven days we were gone. He responded promptly to our text messages even sending pictures back to us. We will be sure to use his services again.
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