House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:
Rover Now Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
37 Reviews

Emily P.
Emily P.
Nov 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Joel went above and beyond walking my dog while I was out of the country for almost 2 weeks. He communicated so thoroughly with not only me, but also the sitter my dog was staying with. He eased my worries as a nervous dog parent from thousands of miles away!

Joel B.
Joel B.
Loryn A.
Loryn A.
Nov 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Joel is wonderful! He took great care of Tyrone. Even on a rainy day he made sure to stay inside and play with him, since my dog hates walking in the rain!

Joel B.
Joel B.
Emily P.
Emily P.
Nov 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Joel was great walking my pup who can be a little skittish and was new to the neighborhood. He’s excellent with communication especially when my dog was staying at my sitter’s place. Highly recommend!

Joel B.
Joel B.

About Joel

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check
  • RoverGO

Dogs love a calm, kind vegetarian

Hi there! I'm Joel and I love forging connections with new dogs. I love all kinds of pups: Rowdy dogs bring joy and quiet dogs bring serenity. I do miss running and hiking with my pups, so having new companions is wonderful.

I have raised my two Cocker Spaniels, Fred and Louis, since they came into my life as puppies 15 years ago. I'm studying journalism full time at Sacramento State, but I have a ...

What Joel would like to know about your dog

Once your dog and I meet and get to know each other a little, I will ask about schedule -- when meals are, what time to wake up, when the best time for a walk is. Tell me anything you can think of about your dog's wants and needs. No one knows a dog's heart better than their best friend, so I would ask you the fastest way to it!

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

When Joel watches your pet

I always make sure to walk my dogs on different routes, so they can smell new smells and see new sights. I have favorite spots all over Sacramento. McKinley Park is one of my favorites, with a lovely walking path all the way around it, and a duck pond in the southwest corner. I run three times a week, and would love to bring your dog if that’s workable. I also go hiking frequently, and love exploring new hiking routes around Sacramento.

Joel's Service Area

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