Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Joan can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Joan can host up to 3 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
125 Reviews

Jessica C.
Jessica C.
Dec 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Joan is an extraordinary person and dog sitter. This was our first time using Rover, and we had the good fortune to find Joan on our recent vacation in Santa Barbara. Her communication was clear and prompt from the beginning. When we arrived at her clean and lovely home, we were surprised and delighted to find our dog, Louie, settling in and making himself comfortable alongside Joan's dog. Once we left, Joan updated us with ...

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Grace C.
Grace C.
Dec 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Joan and Ellen were so wonderful, caring and professional. Leading up to our dog’s stay, they answered all our questions, made sure to know all our dog’s needs, welcomed us into their home, and were very reassuring. They also provided guidance and suggestions for other local services. During the stay, we received photos everyday, as well as prompt responses to all our messages. Upon pickup, our dog was happy and healthy. I could ...

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Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.
Dec 6, 2018
Verified Stay

Loving care in a safe, inviting home. Joan and Ellen are gracious and kind and updated me regularly with photos and texts. By far the nicest dog sitting experience our family has ever experienced. I will only work with them going forward.

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About Joan

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

HOME F/T! Dog-Centric Home

Greetings; thanks for considering us to take care of your canine companion(s). We are passionate about dogs (ours and yours!) and would welcome the pleasure of your small to medium size dog's company for short or long stays, day care or overnight.
Small dogs: $45 each 24-hour day/night, $35/day
Regrettably, we can no longer care for large dogs (over 40lbs) or those who require significant exercise.
We have many years of ...

What Joan would like to know about your dog

All we need to know is if there is anything we can do in order to make sure your dog is comfortable in our home and enjoys her/hisstay as our guest. Dog guests must get along well with our two Cavaliers who also enjoy canine guests. In all our years hosting, we have never had a problem.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Joan's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Joan's Pets


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
12 years, 9 mo. old, 18 lbs.

When Joan watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
We will go on long walks around our lovely neighborhood. IF you are comfortable with it, we also sometimes take dogs to fully enclosed dog park in Goleta.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Your dog is welcome to sleep wherever s/he feels most comfortable, whether on own dog bed, curling up in on the living room couch or snuggling in bed with us.

Time I'll spend with your dog
One of us is fully retired and home most of the day and so we will be able to lavish your beloved pup with plenty of attention.

In Joan's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Joan's Neighborhood

All stays booked on Rover receive our Rover guarantee, 24/7 support, and our reservation protection.