"I just wanted to thank you so, so much for taking such fabulous care of my dogs, Oliver and Mischa! They truly love you and I feel so much better when I leave knowing that they're in great hands and that my house is in control. You've been a wonderful addition to our family and I can't thank you enough for all that you do for us! Ohana and Friends is the absolute best! Thank you!"
"To all humans,
When my human goes away for holidays, business, reunions, etc. I know I will still get some love from Ohana and Friends. I look forward to Joelyn or one of her staffers to come by and feed me and play with me and maybe, if I let her, brush me. I will get lots of attention when Ohana and Friends come by my lair. I will get my litter scooped, I will get a fresh drink and a new meal. I love my human, but, I can't wait for Ohana and Friends to come!!!!! Missing you Ohana, Midnite the Cat!!!!!"
"I highly recommend Joelyn and Ohana & Friends. I have used her services for years because I feel completely confident that my beloved kitty will be well taken care of whenever I need to go out of town – that he will not only be fed, his litter box cleaned, etc., but that he will feel loved and cared for. Whenever I come back from a trip he seems happy and contented and like he barely noticed I was away! If you want someone to take care of your pet like they’re family, go with Ohana!"
"I have used Ohana and Friends for cat sitting my old pal, 'Kit' for years! I completely trusted her in my home and knew Kit was so well taken care of every time I had to go out of town. It was SUCH a better experience to have her cared for in her own home, and will never 'board' a pet in a foreign premises in future. Will always recommend Joelyn and staff to my friends who want the best for their pets."
"For 7 years now, Ohana & Friends has been who I turn to when I need someone reliable and trustworthy to care for my cat Walnut. Joelyn is professional, easy to work with, and very communicative. Though it's always hard to leave Walnut, I feel better knowing that he's under Joelyn's watch. So happy I found Ohana & Friends!"
"Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting is outstanding! We found Joelyn upon moving to CA and she has provided our two dogs with excellent care and us with fantastic updates. She is very responsive in communication, detailed, and truly cares about animals. And cares about people, too. She made our vacations much less stressful knowing our pets were being taken care of so well. Most importantly, every time we returned home our dogs were happy and excited to see us, but sad to see her leave. It was quite obvious they were well taken care of in our absence. I would recommend Joelyn and Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting to anyone who has beloved pets."
"Ohana and Friends is a top notch pet sitting service! I've had many sitters over the years for my cats and dog, and Joelyn is by far my favorite. She is very professional and has always treated my pets with kindness and love. She's great about providing daily updates when she stops by and always follows through with special requests."
"For pet sitting, I can't recommend Ohana & Friends highly enough. Very professional and responsible, followed through to a T, and we felt completely secure while away, knowing that our two cats were being taken care of in the best possible way. Truly a wonderful service."
"I have trusted Joelyn to care for my beautiful fur babies for years. She is kind and loving to all sizes of animals and smart and trustworthy to come into your house. Plus the pictures she takes of my dogs are fantastic! They are always happy to see her and I feel good knowing they are well cared for while I'm at work. I recommend her to everyone!"
"Joelyn has taken excellent care of my kitties for years. She is reliable, dependable, and totally trustworthy. I would recommend her highly for anyone seeking quality pet care."
We loved and miss our Jakey Boy, but we also miss Joelyn, and we can’t recommend her services highly enough."
"For several years, Joelyn was Jake’s second (technically third – I guess I would have been second) mother. After our kids grew up and moved out of the house, Joelyn would come over and spend truly quality time with Jake when we were away. Pet Sitting is more of a calling for Joelyn than a job. It was always obvious that she truly enjoyed her work. We would return to find Jake happy and well cared for. Notes always were left letting us know how and when he ate, drank, took care of business, received his medicine, if necessary, etc. Additionally, she’d add where and when they walked, who they saw, and many other cute tales (or tails) regarding their adventures. On top of all that, she had the key to our house and we felt like we were leaving a trusted friend to mind our home; including bringing in the mail and papers, alerting us if anything needed our attention, and just being there in and out so the house didn’t appear to be empty.
We loved and miss our Jakey Boy, but we also miss Joelyn, and we can’t recommend her services highly enough."
"Joelyn went out of her way to make us comfortable leaving our dog, Nacho, home alone for the first time. She walked him twice a day, played with him and left a diary of his activities. She even texted us pictures of him! He loved it and we really don't think twice about travelling because he is in such good hands. Thank you Ohana and Friends."
"I have the guardian of two felines for almost the last nine years, brother and sister, Jem and Scout. Most of my friends say I indulge this pair but, honestly, I think it is more than worth it for the pleasure they have provided to me. However, if it weren’t for Joelyn of Ohana and Friends, I would find it very difficult to do two things necessary in my life: one is spending the occasional week or so at my company’s headquarters in Northern California and two, spending an extended weekend or longer working as a volunteer counselor at a camp for children affected by cancer. The peace of mind afforded by knowing she is checking in on Jem and Scout is worth every dime. And while I do actually have a camera set up in my apartment so I can check on them myself, the emails Joelyn sends with a picture or two is always a treat. And when I get home, I can say the best sign is that my two furry fiends appear relaxed and after a normal hello, act as if I haven’t been gone very long."
"Miller is the luckiest boy in the world. Joelyn spoils him with cuddles and takes him on his favorite thing to do...walk. When he gets really lucky, his buddy Hunter and Koa come over too. We can't say enough about Joelyn and her extra care she gives to our boy. She makes us smile with adorable pictures she takes of Miller. When I leave in the morning I tell Miller his girlfriend is coming over and he tilts his head and wages his tail. Joelyn is so professional and so friendly too. We can always call her to keep an eye out if Miller's allergies are acting up or if he tweaked himself while playing around. Mike and I have peace of mind that Miller is taken care of which makes our work days go by with an extra smile and a little quicker. We love Joelyn and so does Miller!!! Thanks Ohana & Friends!!"
"I’m very happy to recommend Ohana and Friends, and confident that you’ll be just as pleased with their services as my wife and I are. Joelyn and her assistants have been pet-sitting our 'fur-kids' for many years now, and we wouldn’t think of switching to another sitter.
Joelyn is extremely responsible and reliable, and has helped us many times with last-minute travel plans. We appreciate that she always texts us the night before her first visit to confirm she’ll be there the next day, and checks in with us when we get home to make sure we’re back safe. Often while we’re away, she and her assistants text photos of our fur-kids so we can see that they’re happy and well looked after. And Joelyn always leaves a written log, letting us know exactly what she did on each visit and how our pets were doing. It’s reassuring for us to know that our pets are in such caring, responsible hands when we travel.
Along with pet-care, Joelyn helps by bringing in our mail, watering our plants and making sure the house is okay while we’re away. And Ohana and Friends’ prices are very reasonable - well worth the value of their services, especially given the confidence you’ll have knowing that your animals are in such good hands. I would definitely recommend Joelyn’s visits over boarding your animals, or any other pet-sitting service. In 20-plus years, we haven’t found a sitter who we trust and appreciate more than Joelyn. I’m sure our fur-kids would agree!"
"I've been using Ohana & Friends since 2010. I completely trust Joelyn and her staff. My kitties are pretty temperamental and have some special health needs and they always do a great job taking care of them. They not only look after my kitties, but get the mail and water the plants, and generally make sure my home is safe while I am away."
"Joelyn has always been the best when we worry about out kitties out of town. She coaxes them out and sends us happy pictures. Our furry kids aren't always trusting of new people, so it comforts us to see them happy and safe."
"My boys, Max and Milo, have been part of the Ohana and Friends family for over 4 years, and we couldn't be happier. Joelyn provides not only excellent care for my dogs, but peace of mind for me. I feel like there is someone on our side that cares as much for my pets as I do. The scheduling, care, communication, as well as the cuddles, love and support are all top notch. I couldn't do it without Joelyn. I highly recommend."
"I have a weird schedule. I work from home all of the time. Sometimes I have to leave for the day unexpectedly and Ohana & Friends is there in a pinch. Thanks for being more reliable than ME. :)"
"It is my pleasure to recommend Ohana and Friends Pet Sitting. I am satisfied that my dog, Lucy, receives good care and attention when I am away from home for several days. From the first meeting with Joelyn to discuss the schedule, food, and meeting with Lucy, I was assured that she would be receiving professional care including playtime and walks. It has been a good experience for the past two years for Lucy and me. I always enjoy the diary of the days Lucy's sitter leaves for me at the end of the period."
"I love knowing that my kitties are in amazing hands when I head out of town. Joelyn and her team are reliable, friendly and understand that our pets are family. I get texts with photos while I'm gone and there are always detailed notes when I come home. Great service at an incredibly reasonable price!"
"I can't tell you how relieved I was to have Ohana And Friends (Joelyn) take care of Flynt during multiple business and personal trips over the years. Knowing that I would come home to a daily report card and even receiving text messages of my best friend during my travels really made me feel at ease and I didn't worry nearly as much about Flynt as I would have otherwise. Every time I came home from a trip I would read Flynt's daily report cards about eating treats and playing with toys and purring while giving head butts. (A Flynt specialty.) Joelyn is great and takes fantastic care of my best friend/family member. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends who need someone caring and compassionate to watch after their loved one(s) while they're away. THANK YOU JOELYN!"
"It's a leap of faith, giving a new person a key to your house and entrusting your pets to them. But I had absolute confidence having Ohana & Friends look after my cats. I felt Joelyn would and could handle anything unexpected that came up with my house or my felines, one of which had a medical condition that required a bit of extra care. I recommend the company, and my kitties give it four paws up!"
"Joelyn is a conscientious, trustworthy, and dedicated pet-sitter who naturally connected with our dogs. Our dogs both felt comfortable with her from the getgo, and she was willing to help out when she could on short notice. She’s also a lovely person, and I enjoyed getting to know her and appreciated the love and care she showed our dogs. I give her our highest recommendation."
"We've been using Ohana & Friends for years now and I can't be positively emphatic enough in my praise. Very professional, attentive to our needs and thorough in their attention to detail. My only advice: book around holidays well in advance as they are in demand!"
"When I moved to California a few years ago, I left behind a wonderful dog sitter in NJ. I was really nervous that I wouldn't be able to find someone I felt as comfortable with. My Chihuahuas, Molly and Teddy, are seniors and it is VERY important for me to know that they will be in the best hands possible when I go away. Ohana & Friends is THE BEST!!! My babies can stay home and I can go away with NO worries. I love the pics that are sent to me while I am away so I can see their happy little faces and I also love to read the notes when I get home about their daily activity and walk. Thank you Ohana & Friends for all the love you show my pups!!!!"
"Joelyn and her team have been sitting for our cat Peggy for several years now. It's been so long in fact, I can't even remember how many years it's actually been! We live a little further away from some of Joelyn's clients, but this wasn't a problem at all for her to handle. She has a great team of other pet sitters too that are equally as professional as Joelyn. It feels like you're having a good friend (which she basically is now) take care of your baby when you're out of town, and that's a real comfort for worrying cat-parents like us! I have and always will recommend Joelyn to my friends with pets too."
"Ohana and Friends has been a pleasure to work with. I used to travel a lot for work and it is difficult to find someone you trust to take care of 4 cats who 'demand' attention. Not only was Joelyn always able to accommodate my busy schedule, but she was extremely easy to work with and the cats loved her- she frequently sent photos of the most mischievous of the 4, Liuy the Siamese, playing fetch with her. I could tell they enjoyed her and I never hesitated hiring Joelyn, knowing my babies were in good hands. Her rates are fair and her services are second to none. I can’t stress how grateful I am to her for providing me with peace of mind. My only regret is moving away from the Toluca Lake/Burbank area!"
"I have been using Ohana & Friends for over two years. I have two cats, one is diabetic and insulin dependent. A strict diet and time schedule must be met. I could no longer rely on just anyone to care for them. I travel several times of year from several days to two weeks. I first checked area vets and kennels and having a cat with special needs would have cost a ridiculous amounts to be cared for at a boarding facility.
I came across Ohana & Friends and emailed them for info. Joelyn has great rates and my cats get to stay at home when I am away. She came out to meet me and I felt comfortable right away handing her a key and leaving her with the responsibility. I have never asked for dates she couldn't make happen even over the holidays each year. I have even asked last minute and she was able to accommodate me. She takes notes every day with updates and sends pictures via text when you are away which my daughter loves so she can see her cats are doing well in her absence.
I completely trust and recommend Ohana and Friends to everyone who has pets!"
"When I go out of the country, I totally trust Joelyn to take care of my only dog named Willy. Willy has so much fun hanging out with the two other dogs that Joelyn walks on my street. You can trust your house with her also. She waters the plants, takes the mail inside, hoses down the balcony, sends a photo of my dog, and writes a daily dog journal; so, I say...try her, you won't regret it!!"
"Joelyn, I do not know what I would do without you! Whether it's a short weekend away or a few weeks, I know that my 'fur babies' are in good hands with you. I think they are almost disappointed to see me return!
I especially love how you provide a written day by day diary of their care. (Thank you again for sweeping up the messes caused by their rambunctious nighttime shenanigans!) And, receiving pictures via text when I'm gone makes me feel like there is no need to fret as they are in the very best of hands.
I used other services before moving to Burbank, but none of them EVER provided the combination of exquisite care, reasonable pricing and those little extras that you provide. You and your service the BEST!"
"Over the years, Joelyn has shown a genuine love for our dog, Sophie. She has done an incredible job for us, and the friends that we have referred to her. Joelyn is a true animal lover and is extremely responsible and conscientious in caring for peoples’ pets, as well as in how she manages her business.
I feel confident in saying that you will be very pleased with Joelyn’s services."
"Ohana and Friends have far surpassed our expectations for a pet sitter. We've used them a number of times over the years, and their warmth and professionalism have always put us at ease. This past Christmas we waited until the last minute to make our travel plans, and Joelyn went out of her way to accommodate us. Most importantly, she sent us daily photos of our cats, Buzz and Sally, so we could better keep tabs on them. We wouldn't consider using anyone else.
Charlie and Stephanie"
"I have always been happy with the care Joelyn has given my cat Amstel. She is very knowledgeable, honest, and a real animal lover. I do not worry at all while on vacation and have full confidence knowing she is taking care of my cat. I am happy to recommend Ohana & Friends to take care of your furry kids."
"Whatever details you ask during your pet visit - you get it with Ohana and Friends! They take notes and will do everything you want for your pet! Rabbits can be particular and I really trust Joelyn. I know she comes at the times I request and she also has a great memory! She remembers all the little things. I feel safe knowing when I'm gone for a long time things at home are well cared for including my mail."
"When it comes to finding the best pet sitter around, I always refer Joelyn of Ohana and Friends. I know that my cats are in the best care with Joelyn, and I trust no one else. Joelyn gives me daily updates when she visits my pets, send photos, feeds and cleans up their litter boxes so thoroughly. She can also medicate your pet if needed, so you never need to worry about a lapse in their health care while you are away. Joelyn has a special way with furry creatures…they love her! She is truly the Pet Whisperer!"
"The humans in our family love to travel, but our cat, Marlowe, and dog, Benny, do not. Ohana & Friends have made it SO easy for us to travel the world while knowing our furry family members are well taken care of! We had used other pet sitters before, but none compare to Joelyn and Ohana & Friends. It is super easy to schedule with her - something I can’t say about all other services. Joelyn is also responsive and easy to contact, getting back to you quickly with scheduling and questions. Most importantly, Ohana & Friends takes great care of our pets! I cannot say enough good things about Ohana & Friends. Stellar company, 5 stars all around!"
"Joelyn from Ohana and Friends has been taking care of my pups for over three years now! I trust her completely! At first, I had a cocker spaniel named Riley, who passed away at age 13, almost a year ago. She needed some extra attention because she was almost blind and had medication to take. Joelyn took care of her so wel!! She took her on walks and would send me photos of her in the yard, on her walks, or eating a treat. One great photo shows Riley in the kitchen eating a treat and her tongue is curled up on her nose! I love that pic!!!
About two years ago, I got a long haired English Cream Dachshund name Ringo. Talk about a difference in energy between my two pups! Joelyn was able to handle my older dog and my young, wild puppy with no problem! Now she only takes care of Ringo (who loves the walks she takes him on!), and I really appreciate the care she gives him. He's still a baby at heart and is closer to me than Riley was. When I'm gone, I worry about how lonely he will be. Joelyn gives him lots of hugs and cuddles until I get home! I really appreciate the care she gives and how responsible she is and how she loves animals as much as I do!"
"There is nothing more exciting than planning a vacation. The selection process of destination, accommodations, excursions, etc. leave the mind reeling with choices. But if you are a pet parent, a little voice in the back of your head says 'what about my babies'. And suddenly the yearn for adventure comes to a grinding halt, replaced by an inner burning of guilt.
I experienced that awful sensation when I planned my last vacation to the Pacific Northwest. As I confirmed one reservation after the next, the thought of my 3 feline besties became a heavy burden to bear. Two options came to mind... delivering them to a facility where they would ultimately feel abandoned and scared, or hiring a stranger to provide in-home care.
Fortunately, a Google search brought me Joelyn from Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting. From the beginning of the process to the end, Joelyn was amazing. Her in-home meet and greet, contractual agreement, attention to detail, and commitment to remain in constant contact on the daily was almost too good to be true. Besides being an extremely affordable service, Joelyn took great care of my kitties in the comfort of their own home. While I'm certain they were initially indignant for having been left behind, they were safe and well-adjusted when we returned. It was a good feeling.
I highly recommend Joelyn and Ohana & Friends pet sitting service to anyone who loves their pets and worries about leaving them when they travel."
"Thanks so much for keeping an eye on Molley. I really appreciate it big time. Again, thanks for being so diligent and everything; I mean, you're the best by far!"
"Ohana and Friends provides a premium service for pet parents. Joelyn's attention to detail, her thoroughness, and her notes at the end of each visit speak volumes about the care our pets are getting. We've been with Ohana & Friends exclusively for two years and we'll never look back. We cannot recommend them highly enough!"
"Joelyn and her team at Ohana and Friends are the only people I trust watching my fur babies! They are so reliable and kind, and genuinely care about our cats. They send me a picture of the kitties every day they are watching them along with a detailed note of what she did that day along with how the kitties were doing that day. They came and watched our cats last minute on Thanksgiving this year and are always available when we need them. I highly recommend Ohana and Friends to watch over your pets as well!"
"Joelyn goes above and beyond as a pet sitter. She took care of our cat, Max, our plants, our mail, everything, while we were traveling out of the country. We were completely confident leaving her in charge, as she is very professional. She even gave pills to Max, who was sick at the time — something that is not always easy to do. We will definitely call her for our next big trip. Thanks, Joelyn!"
"I entrusted my dog Bradley to Joelyn when he was recovering from an operation and neither I nor my wife could take care of him due to our busy schedules. The attention Bradley received was the greatest. We are forever indebted to Joelyn for the care she gave. I recommend her highly. Your pet could not be in better hands."
"I can not recommend Joelyn and Ohana & Friends more highly. I met Joelyn in 2011 when I first adopted 2 kittens. From the first time she came over for an initial visit, I felt completely at ease and assured that my beloved pets would be in the best possible hands. Joelyn's dedication to maintaining their daily routine is clear by the detailed forms and notes she takes, as well as the cute little report card that she leaves behind at the end of her visits, detailing everything down to the cuddle they get. But most importantly, I always return home to happy kitties. There's no one I trust more to take care of my fur babies when I'm away."
"We really appreciate you being there for us, and Curley really seems to like you. It's really hard to find somebody trustworthy to help with your dog, and we really feel we have that with you."
"Thank you again for watching the cats! We were worried about leaving them for so long with someone new so we are beyond happy we have someone we can trust. Next time we go out of town we will get a hold of you. Thanks again!!!!"
"Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting is the best! They took great care of Padme while we were on the East Coast!"
"They really went above and beyond watching my dogs when I was away. Every day I received text updates letting me know they had walked them, and when I returned, there was even a piece of paper with notes of every walk.
I can't say enough good things about them, I'm really glad I found them."
"We just wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job taking care of the cats. So we were very, very happy with everything that you did, and wanted to thank you for that."
"We can't recommend Joelyn enough. We love our boys more than the world and it's so comforting to know that they will always get the love and attention they need. She's caring, conscientious and very trustworthy!"
"Joelyn from Ohana and Friends visits our puppy Curley whenever we are at work too long or heading out of the city for a day. She is trustworthy, friendly, attentive, and hardworking. When she comes over to walk and feed Curley she always texts me the cutest photos of him too! 10/10 would recommend her to all in the Burbank area!"
"Joelyn is amazing! From the email correspondence to the first Meet and Greet, I knew I could have a full trust to leave my cat on a capable and trustworthy hands while going out of town for 3 days. It was my first time leaving my cat so I was super nervous. But when I met Joelyn, I knew he would be well taken care of. She paid close attention to my detailed instructions I left in the kitchen. Sent me updates and pictures daily. She prepared Toto's meals with supplements, cleaned the box, made sure to turn on and off lights, open and close the blinds, and turn on AC on a hot day. She also cleaned Toto's eyes which I highly appreciate. She even fixed my sticky lock, which is way and beyond her responsibility! Her contract is clear and detailed and thorough. I came home to a well taken care of kitty and I am very happy to have found her service. Joelyn is just the right person to go when you need a pet sitter. Highly recommended! Thank you so much, Joelyn!"
"I can't say enough good things about Joelyn!!! Before we even met, Joelyn demonstrated her professionalism by emailing the required forms to me. I had everything filled out and knew what to expect at our meeting.
When she arrived, she was on time, friendly and concerned with the wellbeing of my beloved pets. As we went through the house, she asked many questions and took lots of notes so she knew just what to do with my dog, cats and rabbit! She even picked up the mail for me.
When I got home, I found a log of her visits, both morning and evening so I knew that she had been there and that the animals were well tended to. She even texted me photos of them each day while I was gone!
The thing that really tickled me was seeing my furry babies on Instagram! She took better photos of my little ones than I do!
I will be using Joelyn from now on for all of my pet sitting!!! She is wonderful!"
"What a great & helpful service! I was pulled away on an unexpected business trip and Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting saved the day. Joelyn made sure that not only was my cat was well taken care food and water wise but that she spent a little time with him to know he wasn't abandoned in a new apartment. I am beyond grateful and will use again in the future!"
"Ohana and Friends are the best!! Received daily updates with photos while we were away. Our cat Soots was in good hands!"
"We used Ohana and Friends over the Thanksgiving break and it was terrific!!! Joelyn took such good care of our little fur child, Professor Science. We got regular text photo updates! Never knew my cat was so photogenic! Will definitely use Ohana again!!!!
"Ohana & Friends is awesome. It's great when our biggest worries are catching trains, the weather, and where to eat, never worrying about if our 'family' is OK back home. Thank you!"
"I was very, very, very pleased with your firm's service."
"This is the first time we used Ohana & Friends and we couldn't be happier. Joelyn was great and did a fantastic job at feeding our cat and our fish. Our cat was fine when we got home and happy to see us. I felt good we had someone trustworthy watching our pets and house. We will definitely use her again the next time we take a long trip."
"Joelyn was wonderful! Very thorough with communication before, during and after her visit to our cats while we were away, so we felt very assured and comfortable that they were doing ok and well taken care of. This was our first time with Ohana & Friends, and we are so happy we found them! I would highly recommend, and will definitely be contacting them again next time we are away!"
"Joelyn is everything you want in a pet sitter! She is organized, communicates proactively, and incredibly professional! She and Liz took amazing care of our pets while we were away: they left a detailed log, sent lots of pictures, and brought in the garbage cans and the mail! Very happy with this service!"
"We had a great time visiting my dad in Vegas, thanks in large part to an amazing pet sitter. If you are looking for someone to care for your furry friends, look no further than Ohana & Friends. Those of you who know Daisy know that she is terrified of anyone outside of our immediate family. She barks ferociously at anyone who tries to enter the house. Joelyn performed a small miracle and actually made friends with Daisy at their very first meeting. It was honestly an amazing experience. Very thorough, organized, and professional. She sent updates and photos every day 🥰"
"So very fortunate to have found Ohana & Friends to care for our dog. Such good caretaking, daily walks, and sends messages/photos on the visits. Great communication. Glad to have them right here in our town, and also other caretakers in Burbank area for other family's pet caretaking needs, as well. Thank you."
"Everything was wonderful! Joelyn and Nicole were so nice and so accommodating. All of my instructions were followed, including giving my cat medication and tracking her litterbox activities for her medical issue. I was so happy each day to be texted an update and photos of my cat while I was away!! Took care of a lot of my stress, thank you so much! :)"
"Discovering Ohana and Friends was such a gift over the holidays! Joelyn and Nicole took such good care of my cat. The meet and greet was thorough and they both asked excellent questions. My cat was immediately friendly and comfortable with both of them, something that does not happen often. While I was away I did not have any worries, as the great pictures and text updates Nicole would send were very comforting and reassuring. I'll be using Ohana and Friends whenever I am out of town, and cannot recommend them enough!"
"Had a great experience with Ohana and Friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. While traveling, Joelyn took great care of our cat, and provided us with daily text updates, which was very reassuring. We would definitely use the service again."
"I used Ohana & Friends just last week, and I was extremely pleased with the level of professionalism and concern she brought to the job. She did everything I asked and is apparently a cat charmer, as she was able to snap a couple of photos of my extremely shy rescue kitties. Seeing these photos while I was away was very reassuring."
"Due to a last minute trip, I was in desperate need of a pet sitter for the weekend. I contacted Ohana & Friends (not having had any experience with them) and was very impressed by the professionalism and level of service received. From the first call, Joelyn was wonderful despite the late notice and I immediately knew I would be able to completely trust her to take care of my pet. Joelyn was thorough in her questions and it was obvious she care about all of the animals in her work. In addition, on a daily basis Joelyn would send text messages and photos to update me on how my pet was doing. It was clear she is truly an animal person and I would not hesitate to use her again. She is very honest, trustworthy, and dependable. My cat loved her and I highly recommend Ohana & Friends!"
"As good as it gets. Watched over our little guys while we were away for a week. Extremely thoughtful, reliable, and kind. Got daily updates and pictures. Came back to find the house even cleaner than when we left it. Hope to have her come back in the future."
"Super pet sitting service! I don't trust many people with my pets and they did a great job. My mind is at ease when I travel thanks to Ohana & Friends."
"We cannot recommend Ohana and Friends enough. Joelyn and her staff are amazing. They take such good care of our precious Siamese cat, Michi. Not only do they feed and clean up after our pet, they give her lots of love and keep us informed on how she is doing with texts, pictures and a daily diary of activity. And to top if off, Joelyn and team go beyond just pet sitting to ensure everything is safe and sound at our home while we are away. I will never forget the time we were out of the country and Joelyn found a leak in our roof. She helped coordinate repairs while we were away. We are so grateful for her! If you need someone you can trust with your home and your furry family members, look no further than Ohana and Friends!"
"What can I say? They were absolutely fantastic to work with. We have three lovely elderly cats, that they took care of without problems! Highly recommend them to anyone who needs a professional, affordable pet watching service!"
"Love Joelyn and Ohana & Friends! We are new to the area and were recently seeking the services of a pet sitter. I came across Ohana & Friends and after reading all five star reviews from clients, reached out to Joelyn. She met with us right away and although we were just out of the Burbank area that was not a hinderance for her services. She took wonderful care of our two kittehs (one who gets a daily pill and is sassy) during our vacation and provided timely updates and photos showing us that all was well at home. She also helps with mail, trash removal and plants or any other things that might need attention when you are away. The thing that really stood out for me is the peace of mind that we had when entrusting Joelyn with the care of our little girls. We will definitely employ the services of Ohana & Friends for our fur babies the next time we travel."
“I can’t begin to express my gratitude for the amazing care you have given to my Betty and Judy and my home. I am so very grateful to have found you! Simply the BEST experience EVER!”
"Joelyn and her team are the absolute BEST!!!! They are everything you want when you are looking for someone to take care of your fur babies. They are thorough, consistent (Joelyn drove an hour every day for nine straight days around the same time to take care of our kitties - it meant the WORLD to us), friendly, kind, thoughtful, reliable, caring, I could go on and on... the point is Ohana and Friends Pet Sitting is the absolute best in the business and the only reason my family can travel anywhere, ha! I wish I had a mechanic, hair cutter, doctor and lawyer that I trust as much as Joelyn!! At least in the area of pet sitting, we have found the purrrrrrfect match for us. And if you do use Joelyn's services, ya better treat her like the angel she is or there'll be a pack of angry cats and dogs after you, ya hear??? The end! Love, Whitney"
"I cannot recommend Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting enough. Joelyn is excellent, reliable, communicative, and truly cares about the well-being of our cats. She provides daily updates while we are away that put our minds at ease knowing our cats are in great hands. She even sends us adorable photos of our cats-which is a great added bonus!"
"Ohana & Friends is the best! Joelyn and Sue were absolutely amazing taking care of our dog while we were out of town. They sent us constant updates and pictures and made us feel at ease. We knew that she was really getting that extra level of love and care while we were gone. I can't recommend them highly enough. We've found our pet sitters for life!"
"We highly recommend Ohana & Friends because Joelyn did an amazing job taking good care of our furry kiddos. She's very attentive, joyful and thoughtful in understanding your needs and situation. Aside from pet sitting, she did a good job around the house. From the keys, mails, trash, and lights, she took care of them all. Every day, during her visits, she updates us by texting us pictures of our cats. That's why we were at peace while away from our home and precious pets. Ohana and Friends pet sitting is a good company you can trust."
"Ohana & Friends is simply the best!! Knowing that Joelyn is going to care for my cat when I travel is a huge relief. I always receive text updates and photos to let me know that Lucy is doing just fine. Not to mention, they always check to make sure I get home safely from my travels. You can trust Ohana & Friends to take care of your pets - I can't recommend them enough!!"
"You are so sweet. I really cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and your business. You put our minds at ease that our guy is in good hands. You are amazing 💜"
"Ohana and Friends is SO professional and super easy to work with. I love how much they care about our pets. I trust them 100% with my kitties. I also recommend them often."
"We recently used Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting to take care of our three cats while we were away and Joelyn was terrific! She's both professional and personable and very reliable. I loved that she took pictures of our furry kids and texted them to us with a daily report while she was at the house. We will definitely use her again."
"Joelyn of Ohana & Friends have been taking care of our dog Alfie for about 6 months since we moved to Burbank. He loves it when she comes to give him walks! She takes great care of him and our house—she’s on time and always send texts with Alfie’s status and a picture. I highly recommend her and her service."
"Joelyn has been cat sitting for me for almost 2 years, and I would recommend them to all my friends if they lived in Burbank! She is dependable, and does a thorough job of making sure my cat is okay when I am on vacation. I even get a picture by text - even though my cat hates her picture taken! Ohana & Friends has a long list of services available for dogs and cats - check them out!"
"I’ve used Joelyn and Ohana for 10 years for our 2 cats. They’re great! Definitely recommend."
"Joelyn is great. Her rates are very reasonable and she takes very good care of our cat when we are out of town. He is diabetic and needs insulin shots twice a day, and she not only did that, but cleaned his litter box, and watered our plants. We have hired her on several occasions and trust her completely with our cat and our house."
"No other dog walker we have ever tried is as professional as Ohana And Friends. Our dogs love them!"
"Absolutely THE BEST!
Ohana and Friends (Joelyn and Liz) has been taking care of my kitty when I'm away for the last 6 months or so, and I couldn't be more pleased. They are
* Trustworthy, and I have no qualms at all about having them in my house while I am gone.
* Conscientious, and dutifully clean my cat's litter box and feed her every day. They also take a photo of her everyday and text
it to me.
* Kind to my kitty and try to engage her in play or or petting every day.
* Helpful to me in other ways, too. They bring in mail and packages. They put kitty waste in the outdoor garbage.
I couldn't be more pleased to recommend them."
"Joelyn and Liz did a fantastic job taking care of our two cats while we went away for a week. Their communication, attention to detail, and follow through is excellent. Our cats and home were very well taken care of. We will certainly be hiring Ohana & Friends again in the future. I'm glad to offer our highest recommendation."
"We love Joelyn and her associates at Ohana and so do our pups! We have been clients of hers for over 3 years after having some not-too-good experiences with two previous people. She is professional, flexible, and incredibly kind. We can’t recommend her more highly."
"Totally trustworthy and great communications. We've used Ohana and Friends multiple times to take care of our two cats for short and longer periods and would highly recommended them."
"So my person had to go out of town on 'business,' whatever that is. And just when I thought he had left me all alone, along came Aunt Joelyn to make sure I had plenty of big girl cat fud and water, and to scoop out my cat box. She even sent pics like the one below to my person every day just to let him know I didn't even miss him. At all. I guess I'm glad he's back, but I can't wait until he goes on another trip so Aunt Joelyn can come back to take good cat care of me.
"This review is long overdue! We love love LOVE Joelyn. As someone who has worked in veterinary hospitals and worked rehabilitating rescues I am very selective with my pet sitters. Having done some dog walking and boarding special dogs for clients I know what it takes and what it looks like when you find a good sitter. Joelyn is worth her weight in platinum!
1) excellent communication and always thorough
2) report cards describing what she did with each of our children
3) looks after your home like it's her own
***when we come home our dogs and cats are never going ballistic and ready to explode; they simply look at us with "oh you're home..." that response says it all!! They love her and it is obvious that her presence is calming and soothing to them.
We miss Joelyn having moved out of her service area and are sorely tempted to move back just to have her as our sitter again."
"Would recommend to anyone who needs a pet sitter. Reasonable price and they go above and beyond our expectations!"
"Ohana and Friends took great care of my three cats while I was on vacation. Great communication prior and during my trip. I was very happy with their care and will definitely hire them again!"
"Joelyn and Liz are our go-to sitters when we go out of town. They've taken care of our dog and cat multiple times. We trust them 100%. They are detail-oriented and communicative. We get pictures and updates at every visit. They also check-in with us to make sure we got home ok. You can tell they really love animals and care about our fur babies. Super reliable!"
"I’ve used them 3 times in about 3 months and love them! The very best pet sitters ever!"
"We were nervous hiring a professional service, because in the past we’ve had a friend take care of our girl, or she’s gone to boarding. Neither of those were an option for this past weekend, and I’m so glad we found this company. They sent daily rundowns of what she got up to (lots of chilling outside & playing tug, as you can see.)
🐕❤️ This is not an ad, but it IS an enthusiastic recommendation."
"Joelyn and Liz are awesome! Did a meet and greet a couple of days before our trip, Joelyn took notes and emailed me back the list of instructions to make sure everything was correct. Liz updated us every day while we were gone, pictures if she could get them (our cat is pretty shy) and texts always. She took care of the food, water, litter and even checked our mail. Overall everything was perfect and I would highly recommend Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting to anyone and everyone!"
"I have used Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting every time I take a trip, and am super happy with their service. I never worry about leaving my 18 year old kitty in Joelyn's care - she's very communicative, detailed, and sends daily updates and photos (which is awesome)! Honestly, I wouldn't think of hiring anyone else. Thank you for taking such good care of my grumpy old cat. :)"
"Joelyn has truly been a big help. We have a busy household and sometimes we are just not able to tend to the pups for their walks. Joelyn is very good with Ziggy and Chewy and I love how she sends updates and pics. I'm so glad I have someone that I can depend on to help with the dogs when we need it!"
"I've been hiring Joelyn to help with my cats when I'm out of town for years now, and I always recommend her to my friends when they have similar needs for their pets. She's always been great, extremely professional and communicative, keeps me updated on what's going on at home while I'm not there, and has even been able to help me medicate my cats when I've needed that done while I was away. I'll continue to use her services for as long as she's operating in my area... thanks for all your help over the years, my cats and I appreciate it."
"I can't recommend Ohana & Friends enough. We took multiple trips this year and Joelyn and her staff were always available to watch our two cats with great care. Over the holidays we had a flight cancellation, and Ohana was able to extend their service for three extra days. It was relief to know our cats were taken care of."
"I recently moved to the Santa Clarita area and was concerned about finding a good pet-sitter for my two cats. I lucked out with the first one I tried! I wasn’t going on vacation, but needed help with my kitties’ care after I had some surgery. Joelyn of Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting was polite and professional from my very first enquiry. She is very thorough in her questions and paperwork for the animals she is to care for. It’s obvious how much she loves animals and she takes the time to get to know them. She is great about communicating by text. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to call on her again for pet-sitting or for her other pet services."
"Joelyn and her team are fantastic! Ohana & Friends has watched our cat Wentzel several times when we have been out of town, and everyone is always very sweet to him and sends us daily updates and photos about how he's doing. He's a scaredy cat, and it's always so wonderful when someone who is watching him gets him to come out and play/snuggle. It's great to know he's in good hands when we're out for a few days."
"I cannot recommend Ohana & Friends enough! We have had Joelyn and her team watching our floofy family for about six years now, and it is such a relief to know they're in such great hands anytime we leave. Joelyn and team are incredibly responsive, and they keep us updated with text message check-ins (complete with photos and videos) throughout the stay, and when one of our furry babies decides to wreak havoc (diarrhea on the couch... for example....), they do effective damage control. On our most recent trip, we got caught up in the Southwest flight cancellations, and they were incredibly gracious and flexible in extending their time caring for our floofs, which gave us great peace of mind. In short, they are fantastic!"
"Ohana & Friends is always my first choice when I need someone to check in on our pups. Joelyn is amazing and our dogs really like her! She is great at communication and sends photos when she visits which I really appreciate!"
"I've been using Ohana & Friends since 2019 and they are by far the best pet sitting service I have ever used."
"Joelyn and her company, Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting, are excellent! They are responsive, reliable and take pet and home safety seriously. Our cats love them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."
"We have had great experiences with Ohana & Friends! I appreciate that Joelyn is very professional & detail oriented. She creates a written contract to ensure clear expectations/communication. I get daily updates listing what she has done & photos—which is a fun bonus:) We feel very comfortable leaving our pets in their care. I highly recommend Ohana & Friends Pet Sitting!"
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