After 21 years in sales and retail management, I’ve been lucky enough to reevaluate my career. I thought about what makes me passionate and happy and the first thing that came to my mind was caring for dogs! I’m excited to become your go-to sitter and walker.
I’m studying to become a certified dog trainer and I’m a seasoned dog sitter/walker. One of my first jobs was walking a pair of Dobermans for a neighbor in high school, which I did for 4 years until I moved to Baltimore. I even watched an ex girlfriend’s Great Dane for a week! I’m the one my neighbors and friends ask to watch their dogs while they’re away. I understand that communication is very important especially when you are away from your pet! I know I like to see my boys, Jim and Glenn, while I am on vacation.
Along with my experience sitting and walking dogs, I am currently studying to become a certified dog trainer. There’s only one nationally accredited certification program by Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. There are two parts to the certification and I am currently working on part one prerequisites for the Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessment. I’m really excited to learn more about your dog–and you of course!
My dogs Jim and Glenn love when new dogs join the Dog Fam. Jim is an 85-pound Rottweiler/Hound mix and Glenn is a 100-pound American Bulldog/Hound mix. Jim is friendly with all adults, children, and dog breeds. He wants to play and is very affectionate. He’s food driven and not aggressive during meals. As for Glenn, he’s just the same but a tad more submissive. Glenn usually just says hi and wants to move on to the next human or dog.
As for my house, dogs are allowed on the bed, on the furniture, and basically anywhere else–as long as it’s cool with you. I don’t want to start anything!
While I have a small, fenced in backyard, I never use it! I live in Locust Point, which is great because I have three parks close by to walk around. Ft. McHenry is about a half a mile away and I try to go there daily as long as the park is open. I’m right across the street from Latrobe Park, which includes a fenced in dog park. I, personally, don’t visit the dog park a lot only because I enjoy walking my boys so much. Riverside Park is about a mile away and has a great loop for walking. We enjoy searching for squirrels, checking peamail and meeting other people and dogs on our treks.
I have plenty of toys to play with: ropes, tennis balls, lacrosse balls, kong balls, rubber bones, rubber frisbees, antlers (my boys LOVE these!) and too many chew toys to name. Your dog will be allowed to jump on the couch— if you’re cool with it of course (I don’t want to start anything…) to cuddle with me and the boys. If that doesn’t fancy them I have four large dog beds your pup can relax on.
Joe has been watching our dog for the past six years. He's reliable and dedicated to making sure our dog is taken care of and every timeJoe arrives our dog is excited to see him. I would definitely recommend Joe as your next dog sitter!
When my family leaves town, Joe is one of the few people we trust with our pug. He loves Neo like he loves his own dogs. He's available when we need him and can always rely on him to care for Neo and keep us updated while we're out of town. I cannot think of anyone that is more passionate about dogs than Joe is.
Joseph has been our neighbor over 5 years and during that time he has dog sat for us at least 4 times. Our dog is jack Russell and full of energy and he was well taking care of Joseph was always reliable and he is a dog lover he has two dogs of his own he walks 3-4 times a day and he don't just walk across the street he goes for long walks and enjoys his time with the dogs.
I am so happy to have found Joseph- he is clearly an animal lover and and treated my dog Louie like one of his own. I looked Joseph up when I needed dog boarding at the last minute, and he was super nice, easy going, and responded to my messages immediately. His place is great for dogs (sweet location!) and he wasn't shy about snuggling up on the couch with Louie - which I appreciate, of course, because that's what I would do at home. Joseph checked throughout my trip with Louie updates and photos, and it was clear from the first photo that Louie felt quite at home at Joseph's house. I will definitely be calling him back again and can't imagine sending Louie anywhere else.
Joseph was an amazing dogsitter! He sent us so many pictures while we were away, and we could tell that Lucy had an amazing time at his house with his dogs. He was very professional and friendly, and we had absolutely no concerns about leaving Lucy with him for the weekend. We will definitely be using Joseph again when we go out of town!!
This was our first time using Rover and Joe and we couldn't be happier. Joe really understands dogs and the owners need to be at ease while their pet is with him. He sent us plenty of updates and photos, best of all he took him on 3 long walks each day. Winston got along great with Joe's dogs. I highly recommend him!!!!
Joe took care of my puppy, Charlie, every day this past week from morning until evening. He sent updates throughout the day (including pictures) and took Charlie on walks and runs. By the second day, Charlie would get very excited when we arrived and eagerly ran up toJoe's door, so I know she has enjoyed her week there. Charlie is still learning to control herself when she greets people or gets excited, and Joe went out of his way this week to work with her on that among other things, and gave me great advice/tips on how to move forward with ensuring Charlie remains on track. If you book with Joe you can be confident that your dog will well taken care of and will get plenty of exercise and love. I would definitely book with him again and the future.
Joe has been great with Maybelle. He took her for a walk and sent me lots of pictures.
Wow wow wow! Joseph was the best dogsitter! My dog had such a fun sleepover with Joe and his handsome boys! Joe was very flexible, as I booked Boomer's stay kind of late. He kept in touch with awesome messages and GREAT pictures. He was easy to get in touch with and it was comforting knowing my best bud was safe and happy while I was away. Thanks again Joe!
I'm so happy we found Joseph to watch our pup while out of town. With so many providers on Rover, its difficult to choose but I'm happy we found Joseph. We met prior to the stay at a local park where our dog was able to meet his dogs and go for a short walk. While out of town, Joseph sent several photos of our dog to keep us updated on her activities and the drop off and pick up were smooth. I highly recommend him for your doggy needs, he loves animals and it shows in his demeanor. Your dog will be in good hands, we are very thankful!
Joe is very responsive in communication, calm in handling the dogs, kept us updated with photos and kept our pup entertained the whole day. Will definitely return to see him and his cool dogs!
Joe was great for our 1.5 year old pup, Leroy. He had tons of chew toys for inside time, and kept us updated with multiple pictures and messages each day of Leroy's stay. Leroy came home happy and exhausted. Thank you, Joe!
As a new dog owner I have been a nervous wreck about...everything!! Joe has been so patient with me and Zola. I've only had her for 5 days and we truly wouldn't be able to adjust to our new life without Joe!!
I cannot recommend Joe enough! He went above and beyond with his messages and photos to update us on Skala's stay. We could tell from our first meet & greet that he truly loves dogs, and will ensure they receive plenty of quality time while under his supervision. We will certainly be using him as a sitter again in the future 🙂
Joe was awesome. Our 7 month old lab loved his weekend with Joe and the gang. Even though the weather was rainy, prestyn got a ton of excercise and had a ton of fun. Nice and tired pup now.
I would definitely recommend Joe! We happen to own high maintenance puppies and Joe is amazing with them. He is flexible and communicates very well. He goes above and beyond in making sure you know that your dogs are being walked and fed with a lot of TLC. We will certainly be using him as our walker.
Joseph was amazing with my pug puppy, Barnaby! He met me a few weeks before my dog's stay to introduce himself and his dogs to see how they interacted. I received so many hilarious action shots throughout Barnaby's stay. My dog was clearly having a great time on all his outings in Baltimore! I would highly recommend Joseph for his care, humor and professionalism!
Joseph was great he took Lilly on two nice long walks and sent tons of pictures along the way! Highly recommend using him.
Joe is fantastic!!! He was wonderful with my beagle-terrier mix, Moose. He is a true dog lover and has two very sweet dogs of his own. I love how he takes the dogs on several long walks throughout the day and sends lots of dog photos of your pup with updates. Kind and very responsible. Moose had a great time and will definitely be back.
Your search for the perfect dog-sitter / walker ends with Joe! Hands-down, Joe is the most attentive, experienced, dependable, and quality dog caretaker we've ever worked with. From the pre-stay meet up / interview for our Westie, Napoleon, to the end-of-weekend farewell pat on the head, Joe ensured us that our pup was cared for, loved, and exercised by one of the best. He truly gets to know your pet- a quality clearly important to him as he finishes up with his certified dog training program- and your pet will trust and feel comfortable with Joe in return. Communication with Joe through the Rover site is seamless and informative. Last but not least, Joe takes the time to take some of the coolest photographs of your pet while on his walks or simply hanging around the house. I can't recommendJoe enough. We look forward to setting Napoleon up with him again.
I absolutely recommend Joe! Our pup stayed with him for 3 nights and came home happy and exhausted. Joe sent us several pictures and a message about how our pup was doing each day, which really eased our minds about leaving her. We will definitely use Joe again when we can't take our pup with us!
Joe was absolutely fantastic! Our pup had the best time hanging out with Joe and all his other pups this weekend! Joe takes them all on so many walks and has lots of toys for all the pups to play with. This was our first time using Rover and I cannot express how much we loved it. I never once felt worried about Gusti and loved seeing all the pictures! Joe even brings a go pro with him on the walks. I highly recommend using Joe and Gusti can not wait to see all his new friends again!
Joe is fantastic and extremely professional! He took great care of my dog during his daily walk and sent plenty of photos. His pictures are the best I've ever gotten from a walker. Thanks, Joe!
Joe was terrific with Pepper. We left Pepper with Joe for 5 days, which is the longest I've ever had to leave her with a sitter, which made me nervous. Joe gave us peace of mind by staying in contact with us the whole time and sending great photos of her having fun with other dogs. He was very thorough during our initial interview asking questions regarding habits, health, medication, and any other items of concern. I was very impressed with the professionalism and his level of care. You can really tell he has a passion for pups! I highly recommend Joe!
Blue seemed to love his time with Joe! Joe sent lots of pictures, was very responsive to our texts, and kept an eye on a potential medical problem!
Joe is very sweet, knowledgeable, and most importantly PASSIONATE about what he does. He took excellent care of Tucker and we knew he was in good hands. Highly recommend his services!
Joe was super easy and professional to work with, and our pittie Bunk loved him! Bunk isn't often around other dogs, but Joe did a wonderful job making him comfortable as part of the pack for the weekend - Good socialization time and still gave him room to chill solo when he wanted. Plenty of pictures and updates, we will be booking another stay with Joe for sure! Thanks "Uncle Joe"!
Samson's stay with 'Uncle Joe' was amazing! Samson loved the walks, socialization with other dogs and the loving, personal attention! As Samson's parents, and our first booked stay, we were especially nervous to leave him, but absolutely loved the constant check-ins to let us know Samson's demeanor, status and amazing photos of him during his stay. We'll definitely be staying in touch for future vacations and doggie daycare stays!