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JoAnn H.

107 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

JoAnn's House

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

About JoAnn

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a large fully fenced-in backyard where I love to play with my dog guests. My house is a block away from Lake Baldwin Dog Park, formerly Fleet Peeple's Park, on Lakemont Avenue in Winter Park and I do take dogs there, but NEVER inside the fence where the other dogs are, just on the outside where there are shady areas with lots of sniffing spots to explore. Your pet will receive 24/7 supervision and lots of fun 'cause I love to play with my dog guests.

I lost my Yorkie several years ago and am really eager to spoil your pet with belly rubs and backyard fun. Would love to pamper your pooch. No dog crates here, just love and lots of attention.

I have grandchildren ages 7 and 10 who visit me after school one or two days a week. They both LOVE dogs and would so love the opportunity to love and play with your dog. They were ever so gentle with my Yorkie, so they know how to lovingly treat dogs.

I do encourage owners to have their dog flea-protected before boarding with me.

**I do not board medium or large dogs.**
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JoAnn H.

107 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At JoAnn's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5 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
Daycare At JoAnn's Home
$17 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
$15 /bath
107 Reviews
Joanne extremely nice and so sweet to my little Simba. Very welcoming and flexible. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
My dog is a handful, and I had never used this service before. We were very lucky to find JoAnn as a host! She watched my mini schnauzer for a week and a half and sent regular updates and photos so I knew she was doing fine. Joann took her out for walks, gave her plenty of attention, and has a big yard for plenty of exercise. My dog can get nervous and chew her hair out but she was fine with JoAnn. I would happily book my dog with JoAnn again!
Cookie was happy and healthy staying with JoAnn for a week over Christmas holidays. She received plenty of love and attention.
I immediately felt comfortable leaving my puppy with JoAnn for the day. She is so nice and welcoming, and is very knowledgeable about dog care. Our experience was truly pleasant, and I would recommend JoAnn on any occasion. Thank you!
JoAnn is a wonderful host and went above and beyond to make me and my pup feel comfortable. Highly recommend!
Very flexible on dropping off and picking up the dog. Kept me informed of how my dog was doing.
JoAnn took great care of Cookie when I had to make a quick trip out of town. She gets lots of love and attention, and is always happy to stay with JoAnn
It was my first experience in DogVacay. I was really worried about Joey but Ms. JoAnn was great with Joey. She kept in touch during the day with updates and pictures. She really took a good care of him! Definitely would go back and recommend her.
Thank you Ms. JoAnn!!!
We had to leave town for 5 days and Joann took amazing care for our beagle
It was good..
We were very satisfied with JoAnn. Our little King George felt very comfortable right from the start. The big backyard is a huge plus. JoAnn updated us on how our dog was doing while we were gone. We would leave our dog with JoAnn anytime again.
JoAnn is perfect! I couldn't be more thankful. She really care about the dogs.
Was the first time using this kind of service, and I will use JoAnn's service again when I need, that's for sure! My dogs were treated as her own pets. She deserves even more than 5 stars!
JoAnn, thank you very much. I am amazed with this experience.
Ms. JoAnn was great with my babies Zoe and Bullet. She spoiled them both during their stay. She kept in touch during the weekend with updates and pictures. Definitely would go back and recommend her. Thank you Ms. JoAnn!!!
JoAnn was wonderful. She treated my dogs as if they were her own. She has a big heart and a sweet spirit. I would recommend her to anyone and look forward to using her again in the future.
My dog Lucy loves JoAnn and she is very attentive to her and me. Thank you so much for updates on her and photos. ❤️
JoAnn was great with Ty. He was very happy when we got him home. Her house is totally set up for dogs and she loves loves loves animals. That is really obvious! Next time we go away, we will definitely use JoAnn!
Joann was the sweetest woman and the best choice for our dog.
JoAnn was fantastic! JoAnn was extremely comprehensive throughout the entire process and I felt at ease knowing my dog was with her. She even texted me pictures/updates of my dog while i was gone! I will definitely leave my dog with her next time I go out of town. I would highly recommend JoAnn!
Thank you Miss JoAnn for the toy and for taking care of Domino. And, thank you for finding him new treats to enjoy. You took wonderful care of our puppy with late notice. We can't thank you enough. Thank you DogVacay for the hook up.
My first ever experience w/ DogVacay was beyond disappointing. I have never experienced such unprofessional behavior in my life, & I have worked customer service positions for years. JoAnn decided one day into my reservation that she didn't want to care for my animal anymore, telling me that I needed to come get him when I was over 1,000 miles away. She screamed & yelled at me over the phone, & as she spoke on another phone to management from DogVacay I could hear the whole conversation. JoAnn traumatized my dog w/ her anger & outlash, & ruined my vacation w/ the stress that she caused. I was truly worried about my dog's safety in her home as she screamed at both me on the phone & my poor little pet. I would not recommend her as a host, but rather I recommend that she no longer be a part of this company. JoAnn & her profanity while I was away on vacation have ruined my chances of ever trusting someone to look after my dog again. The first night she had him, she scared him so badly he hasn't been the same since. I trusted her to care for my four legged family member & instead of doing so, she caused both my family & my dog immense stress & complications. JoAnn did not express any love for animals or her job as far as what I could see. I am extremely disappointed in how I was treated by her, & I fear for any animals placed in her care. I've never had someone treat me this way when I was paying very good money for their services, & to say I was displeased is an understatement.
We returned to DogVacay this month after not using the service since we trusted JoAnn with our dog in 2013. We just had a great experience with a new provider, and were prompted to post a review of our original disastrous experience. We asked JoAnn not to allow our shelter dog to use her doggy door as she is a runner. But she did, and our dog escaped her backyard. We received a call from someone who found our dog quite a distance from JoAnn's home. Our pup escaped a second time. I am just thankful I had my phone number on my dog's collar. We should have shared our experience back in '13.
JoAnn is great! She takes great care of the dogs there and she has the perfect setup. I'm glad that my dog is around smaller dogs his size ! I will always use her as a sitter
Excelent! Thank you for putting us at ease!
JoAnn was very nice and accommodating. I will definitely use her again and also recommend her services. This is our first time using the service and we were very pleased.
Lucy was very happy and JoAnn was very helpful and responsive.
JoAnn was a wonderful and kind caregiver/host to my two dogs! I could tell right away that she was animal lover. She had treats available when we went to our meet and greet and warmly welcomed the dogs into her house. She has a nice backyard that the dogs loved too. I would definitely ask JoAnn to keep my doggies again.
JoAnn takes such good care of Tiki. She will always be our first choice. We were glad to find someone that keeps small dogs only.
JoAnn was excellent, as always. She took great care of Cookie with plenty of love and exercise. Cookie is always excited to arrive at JoAnn's and loves staying there.
JoAnn is amazing as always!! Thanks so much!!
JoAnn is just wonderful! Our dog Nandi absolutely loves staying with her. I've never seen him as excited as he is when we pull up to her house! Over the last year she has watched Nandi a dozen times for daycare and longer trips and it's always so wonderful to know he is in good hands, being loved, and having a great time while we are away. We're so thankful to have someone we trust to take great care of our little guy - thank you JoAnn!
Love Ms. Joann! Her home is inviting and she only boards small breed dogs! Toby made new friends and he was happy when we picked him up.
JoAnn was great. You can tell she loves the dogs she watches. Our dog will definitely be staying with her again. 5 stars!
JoAnn has taken care of Mia and Zoe several several times now. She is always very good to them. She makes sure they eat (they're both very finicky). I have already booked her for my next vacation.
Fabrizio always LOVES going to stay with JoAnn! She is such a wonderful host and I do not worry about him when he there. Thank you!!!!
This is the second time Boo has stayed with JoAnn and he has been well taken care of, she even spoils him a little(as if he isn't already LOL)
JoAnn is great with my babies! This was the 3rd time she took care of my dogs. I totally trust her! They were happy to go right into her house. She sent us pictures all the time. I would definitely have her take care of my babies anytime I go away.
Once again JoAnn was wonderful to our baby. Shiloh is actually a senior dog and JoAnn made sure that he was always comfortable in her home. She fed Shiloh his special homemade meals and took him out for walks. It is so important to us that a host is compassionate, responsible, and caring. JoAnn is all that and more!
What more can I say? JoAnn always takes great care of my dog. Cookie is always happy to go to JoAnn's and excited when we arrive.
JoAnn loves our little Sassy like a second Mom and we are so grateful for her. We had to go out of town for a memorial service and had to leave our 6 year old Chihuahua for the first time in her life (we've always found pet friendly hotels, etc. when traveling previously). JoAnn kept us updated with texts and photos so that we knew everything was going great! JoAnn goes out of her way to kept things as normal for your baby as they are used to and that included letting Sassy sleep with her! We will continue to use to JoAnn for all our pet care needs. She is a lovely woman and pet lover! Sincerely, Gail
Once again JoAnn took great care of my miniature dachshund. Cookie actually loves going to JoAnn's house and her stay, where she gets lots of attention and love.
This was the first time I've ever used Dog Vacay or left my little baby with anyone other than family and friends. I would HIGHLY recommend JoAnn. Ella had a wonderful time. She was able to play in a fenced in back yard and taken on walks daily. JoAnn was so wonderful and I will definitely be using her in the future!
This was our dogs first visit with JoAnn, and she did great. I think she came home a bit spoiled, too much snuggle time with JoAnn at bedtime! She sent numerous photos too, keeping us from not missing her too much! Thanks JoAnn!
Great, as always!
JoAnn takes great care of my dachshund Cookie. Cookie gets plenty of attention and activity. She's excited when we arrive. JoAnn has a spacious fenced yard with plenty of room to run and many comfortable spots for dogs indoors. This is the best place the leave Cookie when I'm out of town. JoAnn is at the top of the list!
JoAnn was great as usual. Mia and Zoe are happy and well taken care.
I knew I couldn't leave my 7 month old Golden mix puppy at a boarding facility where they would crate her almost the whole day. So I was very happy when I found DogVacay.

I left Moxie, with JoAnn 2x, when I had to leave town last minute. JoAnn was extremely accommodating to my needs and to Moxie. Moxie was homesick at first and wouldn't eat. But, JoAnn managed to get my pup to eat, because she has so much experience with dogs. JoAnn sent multiple texts with photos and/or videos of Moxie, which was reassuring since I was so far away from her.

JoAnn's home is extremely dog friendly. She has a fenced in yard, and welcomes the dogs to sit on the (covered) couches. It is clear that JoAnn loves her dog guests, as if her own. Thanks JoAnn!
JoAnn once again took great care of my babies, Mia and Zoe. She made sure they ate (they stop eating when they're away from home) and gave them plenty of cuddles. I've already booked her two more times. Thanks JoAnn.
JoAnn was an absolute dream! My dog came home tired and happy after a day at her doggy daycare. She was so sweet and caring toward all of the animals staying with her. Her house was clean and had a great big backyard! We will definitely be using her again! Thanks so much for taking care of our little guy!
She was wonderful with our dogs. This was our first time leaving them and she made us feel very comfortable.
This was Charlie's first experience away from home. He had so much fun playing with the other dogs. JoAnn kept us updated on what Charlie was up to while we were away. He came home happy and well cared for. Highly recommend!
Our pup loves it when we drop him off at JoAnn's - he knows he'll have a ton of fun and will get spoiled once again :) JoAnn has been our dog sitter for over a year now, she's the best!
JoAnn was amazing. It was the first time Mia and Zoe stayed with her so I was quite nervous because I knew they would not eat while there. JoAnn went above and beyond to ensure they ate. I appreciated that so much. She let them sleep with her at night so they were in heaven. She sent me pictures of them and we texted back and forth. I'm so happy with the care JoAnn gave my girls that I've already booked her for my next vacation. I highly recommend her.
Awsome as usual.
Absolutely Loved JoAnn! Casey was well cared for, and she knows her way with dogs. Would use her again, and no wonder she has so many repeat visitors. She was calm, and Casey was happy when we picked him up. JoAnn sent a daily photo, and put our minds at ease. Thank you JoAnn!
She is great! I've had my dogs taken care of by JoAnn a couple of times and they are comfortable with her. She always sends us pictures and keeps us updated on our babies. I will definitely book with her forever if possible!
Sid had a great time, again!
JoAnn was our first exprience with a dog sitter. Our dog is a senior dog with some separation issues and we were apprehensive to leave him. JoAnn was such a blessing for us. Her house is filled with dog toys, beds and even homemade dog biscuits. Our Barkley even got to sleep in her bed. She was so good at sending pictures frequently. I'm confident Barkley is looking forward to his next stay!
Rooney once again had a great stay. Joann is awesome!
As usual, Spartacus seemed to really enjoy his stay. JoAnn was also very flexible and accommodating when our flight landed a couple hours late.
Spartacus had a great time with JoAnn, she has a nice clean home and backyard. She sent updates to let us know how he was doing, couldn't have asked for more.
This was Cooper's first visit to JoAnne, so I was a very anxious Mommy. Cooper had the time of his life! He played with other dogs she was watching and got walks in the park. JoAnne sent me emails with photos everyday and always answered my check-in texts right away. I would recommend JoAnne to anyone.
JoAnn was so good!! First time leaving our baby for a couple nights without us and it was a little hard but JoAnn made him feel so comfortable and he warmed right up to her and had fun the whole time. Really glad to know he has a safe place to stay if needed in the future. Definitely going to use her again and recommend anyone who needs a great place for their pup, to contact her!! Thanks again!!!
This was the first time I have left my Babies with anyone other than my parents, and I could not have chosen any better than JoAnn. She sent me pictures of both my dogs on a daily basis. She is very patient with them, as my Star wouldn't eat because she was nervous. JoAnn was great, and I definitely will be booking with her again. Thanks Again JoAnn!!!
Everything went smoothly. Ann was a pleasure to work with and obviously loves dogs.
JoAnn was exceptional! She provided our two Bostons with the best of care. JoAnn is a true animal lover and it shows. We will definitely be bringing Brandy and Butch back to stay with JoAnn and would highly recommend her to everyone that is looking for quality care for their pets.
We had a wonderful experience with JoAnn!! She went above and beyond to make sure our dogs were loved and cared for. She sent daily pictures and updates on how they were doing. She cared for our pets as though they were her own. She was amazing!! We loved her and our dogs did too!
Booboo did great! For his first time away in over 2 years, she was a great vacation Mom. We received 3 instant message pictures and he was having a good time. Joann is very caring and loving. p.s. even makes her own healthy doggies cookies.
Thanks JoAnn
This was my first time using DogVacay for my Bella. JoAnn was AMAZING!!!!!!!!
JoAnn is a true animal lover. She was so excited to spend time with our dog. She even made homemade treats for her. We got pictures of our dog everyday and she was very flexible with scheduling.
Once again, Shiloh was well taken care of and one happy camper when we picked him up from an extended stay. We received photos daily and was assured of his safety and well-being. Thank you JoAnn for being such a kind, responsible, and caring dog sitter! See you next month!
JoAnn is awesome. I needed someone to watch my 4 year old Jack Russell mix on short notice and she was very accommodating. I felt comfortable leaving my dog in her care and he was very relaxed and happy when I picked him up. I even got picture updates throughout the weekend. Thanks again!
another wonderful experience with JoAnn!
She is so sweet and just loves little dogs. She shared pics of my pup the whole time I was gone. Jaggie had a blast !!!
We picked up our two frenchies and they looked like they had a fun time over the Memorial Day weekend. JoAnn regularly sent us pics throughout the weekend, which we thoroughly enjoyed. And we were enthused to see that she was able to handle one of our dogs that requires a little special care for his medical condition with ease. Highly recommend her.
Up to now, we had been boarding Abby at a commercial kennel in Orlando whenever we would go out of town. The last two times, we saw problems with Abby after coming home from the kennel. It was after the last time boarding that I decided to look into We looked over the prospective caretakers in our area and based on previous good reviews, we decided to contact JoAnn for a meet-n-greet. Once we arrived at JoAnn's residence, it was quite obvious that she knew what she was doing and also loved what she was doing. She had no issues taking on Abby even after cautioning her that Abby may not play well with some other dogs. I have to say that when we picked up Abby after 8 days, she acted her usual self right away. That was the clue to us that Abby received top-notch treatment. JoAnn treated Abby as if Abby was her own. And it was reported back to us that there were no issues whatsoever with any other dog. Overall, the experience was excellent and we will have no qualms in the future leaving Abby with JoAnn.
I won't use anyone else... Fabio is always happy an healthy when we pick him up!!!
Always the best!
JoAnn is a lovely host, very experienced, she took care of our american bulldog Angel and I totally recommend her.
Another wonderful experience again with JoAnn
With a short notice I contacted JoAnn via this website. This was my first time on here so I was a little nervous I will admit. After reading the reviews and meeting with her the day of I felt at ease and comfortable! She texted me daily with updates and pictures of my baby having fun & relaxing. That was a nice personal touch! :) I will be recommending her to my friends and family and buddy now has a new sitter! Definitely happy with my experience!
JoAnn is the most awesome pet sitter! She shares her love freely with our dogs, even making them special food if they aren't eating well. They get walks, a fenced in yard, and plenty of attention. She is the BEST!
JoAnn is wonderful and she is always excited to have Bailey stay for a sleepover.
JoAnn was amazing! Sent photos of our dog everyday, consoled her through the thunder storm (not an easy task!) and spoiled her rotten with lots of love. Our dog come back healthy & happy, which makes us very happy as well.

Look no further for a dog sitter, JoAnn is it!
How great was Joann. Very friendly and it was easy to see that she loves dogs! The boys felt right at home and the pics set My mind at ease. Will certainly call on her again anytime the boys need to pampered.
JoAnn was so great with my two shih tzu's..Coco and Chanel. I was a nervous wreck leaving them with anyone since my breeder moved away a year and a half ago. I am so glad I trusted her. She answered all my calls and texts..and believe me there were a ton :-) Chanel is only three pounds and requires extra supervision and she was so great about holding her and making her feel loved and safe. Her granddaughters are also very gentle and were so loving with the pups. They came home so calm and it was the first time I felt like they were in great hands in so long. My, dogs are never left alone very long at home , so between Joann and her granddaughters they got constant attention which was exactly what I was looking for! Would recommend to anyone that wants their pet to spoiled rotten. I got pics everyday of them playing and making themselves at home. Will def use againin the future! Melissa
Everything went well. JoAnn played with Lucky quite a bit by tossing a ball with Lucky going after it. Her granddaughters also enjoyed Lucky. No problems at all.
I left this message yesterday, not sure what happened to happened to it. My dog's Oreo and Tori stayed with Joann for two nights. They were worn out after their stay. They were in good hands, JoAnn sent pictures through out their stay to my phone. That made me feel better since this was the first time to her house. She has a big fenced in backyard which was great for running around. The girls seemed at home away from their home. Thank you JoAnn. Sherrill D
Everything went very well. JoAnn was a delight to work with. She sent two very cute photos. Everything went well.
Joann was amazing! I highly recommend her! Finn had a wonderful stay at her house.
JoAnn was a wonderful host. Everything went very well. My dog is larger than she normally hosts (55 lbs.) but she took him in and things went well.
This was Shiloh's second visit with JoAnn ... and it won't be the last! Again, JoAnn was very patient and kind with our senior boy. We received updates and photos during the week and our dog looked like a very happy camper. Thanks JoAnn!
We were extremely lucky to find such a loving, caring person to take care of our Roxy when we had to be away.. She treats our dog as if her own. ...Shows her love and affection. Before we dreaded leaving town having to leave Roxy in a kennel where she was clawing at the gate when we drove away....When we leave her at Jo Ann's she wags her tail and goes right in as if she owns the place. Runs to her to be picked up and gives her kisses. Even sleeps with her! Roxy We leave knowing Roxy is content and happy!
... Roxy has a doggie door to use and run around in her large fenced in backyard.
...Takes pictures of Roxy and sends via text to touch base and let us see how Roxy is enjoying her stay!
Both our dogs had a wonderful experience, they were pampered. They were in doggy heaven. My mother and I will use Jo Ann definitely again.
This was great. JoAnn took very good care of my boy and she was very accessible.
JoAnn was wonderful. She was so warm and friendly that Nikki must have felt like she was home. We were out of contact for the whole week and although we thought about Nikki every day, we knew that she couldn't have been in better hands. JoAnn even went the extra mile to accommodate our very late arrival to pick Nikki up. Thank you very much.
JoAnn is a wonderful host. She treated our senior dog so well, keeping in touch with us during the stay, and sending much appreciated pictures. This was our first time using DogVacay so we were a tad apprehensive. However, we felt good about leaving our dog in JoAnn's care. Our Sheltie is shy and anxious, JoAnn was very patient and accommodating. When we picked him up, our dog was comfortably napping on her couch, just like home. We highly recommend JoAnn!
JoAnn made me feel at ease dropping of our Lucy (beagle). She was treated as her own and had a great time with JoAnn's grandchildren!! Looking forward to future reservations!!
JoAnn was wonderful. She truly loves animals and Bailey will be going to her again.
Single Grandmother with no dogs of her own was a perfect match for our min. Poodle that isn't crazy about other dogs, but loves people:). She sent several pictures and videos of a very content dog. No issues, and I think he was very well taken care of:)
JoAnn is wonderful. She made it a great experience for out pets and we will definitely have her watch our two little ones in the future.
Brody was thoroughly loved, walked, and well taken care of by JoAnn. Highly recommend!
My 2 dogs stayed with JoAnn for a week and I was afraid they wouldn't want to come home! She loved them like they were her own. They went on walks, had a yard to play in and lots of cuddle time.One of mine got a tummy virus while at her house and she took her to the Vet and nursed her back to health. I can't say enough about Joann and the piece of mind I had while away. We are all looking forward to the next time we travel, as I now don't need to stress about the furry kids care.
In a few words: SHE IS THE BEST... look no further.
JoAnn was wonderful with Cody. It was like a luxury vacation for him. She treated Cody just like he was her own. We would not hesitate to leave Cody there again. We highly recommend JoAnn to everyone.
JoAnn is such a sweet lady and took good care of my 6mth old lab named Olive - who I know is a handful!! I will recommend JoAnn's services to anyone I know who is looking for a sitter.
JoAnn helped out in a pinch and was available on very short notice. She took great care of my dog. He had a true vacation experience. He got to meet other dogs, had walks to the dog park, and was generally well loved. Also, JoAnn kept sending adorable pictures of his stay on a regular basis. I highly recommend her as a host.
My dogs loved their stay with JoAnn! They came back home tired and happy! A big backyard and belly rubs? They were in heaven! JoAnn is also great about sending text updates with pictures and even videos of your furbabies. I highly recommend you choose JoAnn for your next DogVacay reservation!!
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