Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
48 Reviews

Christina P.
Christina P.
Jan 14, 2019
Verified Stay

Joel does a great job of walking my Shih Tzu Ace. He is a caring and conscientious walker who provides nice summaries and pics of his walks. Will definitely continue to have Joel walk my pup!

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Joel B.
Ben W.
Ben W.
Dec 24, 2018
Verified Stay

I left my dog with Joel for nine days when I went on vacation. He sent pictures everyday and was always accessible when I sent him a message. My dog doesn't warm up to everyone, but he really seemed to enjoy Joel's company. I highly recommend reaching out to Joel to care for your pet.

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Joel B.
Ian G.
Ian G.
Nov 29, 2018
Verified Stay


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Joel B.

About Joel

years of experience
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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 raised my two Cocker Spaniels, Fred and Louis, since they came into my life as puppies 15 years ago. I moved to New York early in 2018 to work as a freelance ...

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 New York. Riverside Park is one of my favorites, with a lovely walking path all the way around it. 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.

Joel's Service Area

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